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2014-04-10 12:25:14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Editors and designers for the Harvard Political Review - a top undergraduate journal on politics and public policy supported by Harvard's Institute of Politics - have released the FY 2013 Annual Report of the USA (ARUSA), a research tool offering an examination of the federal budget and challenges facing American taxation and spending policy. Highlights of the report - including a short video showcasing the study's authors and their...

2014-03-19 12:24:04

LONDON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Money Dashboard shows exactly how the Budget will affect UK spending on alcohol and cigarettes George Osborne's latest round of tax increases on alcohol and cigarettes will cost the average drinker an extra GBP19.76 and a smoker GBP69.06 each year. This is according to research announced today by smart account aggregation service Money Dashboard. [https://www.moneydashboard.com ]...

2012-02-29 00:38:11

Having a powerful member of congress could have unintended consequences for a state's economy, according to a study published today (February 28, 2012) in the Journal of Political Economy. Researchers from Harvard Business School found that when a member of a state's congressional delegation becomes chair of a powerful committee, that state sees a tremendous influx of government cash through earmarks and government contracts, as one might expect. But rather than stimulating private sector...

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