Memes of Misinformation: Federal Spending: Unraveling the controversial, socio-economic and political issues behind those annoying social media memes

Memes of Misinformation: Federal Spending: Unraveling the controversial, socio-economic and political issues behind those annoying social media memes

by Julio C. Castañeda Jr.

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Overview

In this first installment of the Misinformation series, the author tackles complex socio-economic and political topics related to the economy of the United States, such as the federal budget, wasteful spending, the national debt, unemployment and social security.  By breaking down each subject into layman’s terms, the author clearly and concisely presents, in an unbiased manner, the facts behind the fake news, half-truths and general misinformation from the annoying headlines and memes cluttering social media on these volatile subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622733200
Publisher: Vernon Art and Science Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Description
Dedication
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
List of figures
Preface
Introduction

Chapter 1    National Debt
Debt vs. deficit

Chapter 2    Progression of the debt
Surpluses & deficits

Chapter 3    Sources of revenue
Effective tax rates
Revenue changes over time

Chapter 4    Federal spending
Types of spending
Spending changes over time

Chapter 5    Who owns the debt?

Chapter 6    Gross Domestic Product & debt

Chapter 7    Origin of the welfare  entitlement society
Relief
Recovery
Reform
Success or failure?

Chapter 8    The Fed, gold & the debt ceiling
The Federal Reserve Bank
The Gold Standard
Bretton Woods and Triffin, oh my!
The Debt Ceiling

Chapter 9    Debt interest & impending doom
A brief history of Fed time
The cost of borrowing

Chapter 10    Analysis by President & Party
Budgets & spending
Category analysis by President
Category analysis by Party

Chapter 11    Loose ends
Wealth distribution
Unemployment
Social Security
Homeland security

Chapter 12    Final words
The Barleycorns
The fiscal endgame
Tanner and Skye

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Biography
Preview
Index

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