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Public National Debt Exceeds Bank Deposits

National public debt now totals $11.6 trillion, compared to the $10.6 trillion in U.S. bank deposits.
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Public debt has grown 23% since 2010 vs. 13% for deposits.
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When Work Disappears

Jobs may be the biggest factor confronting our country today.
Mark Condon
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The lack of work is a far bigger issue than the few who mooch off government.
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Courage and Conscience

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters share lessons from Watergate scandal.
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National interest should guide the country rather than ideology or money.
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Traveling the Rural Road

CEO devotes career to the financial needs of small-town North Carolina.
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In high school, Maurice Smith was voted “most likely to become a bank president.” He fared far better, becoming CEO of Local Government FCU.
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Fixing the Economy

CUNA's economists debate the merits of government stimulus vs. fiscal restraint.
Bill Merrick
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In 1932, John Maynard Keynes ignited a debate among economists and policy makers that still burns to this day. In a letter to the Times of London, Keynes proposed using federal deficit spending to reduce the length and severity of the Great Depression. Is that the best approach to tackle today's economic challenges?
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What Could Have Been

A recent report shows how government intervention helped avert 'Great Depression 2.0.'
Mike Schenk
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Has government action hurt or helped the economic recovery?
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Federal Debt and the Risk of a Fiscal Crisis

Persistent deficits and mounting debt could have negative economic consequences for the U.S.
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Over the past few years, U.S. government debt held by the public has grown rapidly—to the point that, compared with the total output of the economy, it is now higher than it has ever been except during the period around World War II.
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