Articles tagged in inflation

08.04.11

The Federal Reserve

Samantha Eckles

Whenever you listen to the news, you have probably heard about “The Fed” in some form or another, especially with the current economic crisis. But what exactly is The Fed and why does it matter? Here’s a brief history about The Federal Reserve and the power it has. click to enlarge Use the code below to embed this Infographic: Source:

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05.02.11

Visualizing World Inflation

Alex Gutow

We all know that a dollar doesn’t buy as much today as it used to. However, the United States’ inflation rates seem paltry when compared to some other countries around the world. Inflation is a current issue for many developing countries and one that can severely harm an economy. Take a look at some of the inflation rates across the

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01.14.10

The Highest Global Inflation Rates

Stan Reybern

While those of us in the U.S. may complain about increasing costs, many countries in the world have a much higher rate of inflation. While the U.S., Canada, the UK and Spain have inflation rates below 3%, Zimbabwe has the most shocking inflation rate in the world at 12,563%.

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12.31.09

The Past, Present, and Future of Minimum Wage

Stan Reybern

The U.S.federal minimum wage was established at $.25 per hour in 1938 and has increased over the years, in theory, to keep up with inflation, cost of living, and many other factors. Although the federal minimum wage is currently set at $7.25, each individual state ultimately has the ability to set their own minimum wage. Residents of Kansas are keenly

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11.08.09

Best and Worst Gas Prices

Stan Reybern

Here’s a look at where you’ll pay the most for a gallon of gas in the U.S. and the places where it’s cheap in comparison.

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