Argentina vs. The IMF: Argentina’s 2022 Refinancing Agreement, Explained



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The management of Argentina’s economy swings wildly from conservative to progressive to conservative stewards. Former Conservative President Mauricio Macri signed a contract with the IMF that was incredibly restrictive to Argentina’s politicians. After losing reelection, President Alberto Fernandez took over and renegotiate the contract. Here’s exactly what’s happening in the ongoing story of Argentina’s economy.


The EPA Goes to the Supreme Court; Enforcing the Clean Air Act in 2021, Explained



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Back in 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act, which allowed the Environmental Protection Agency, an Executive Branch Agency, to craft and enforce their own emissions rules. Enter the case of West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency. This case questions that blank check delegations, and sets to rein in their authority. Here’s exactly what’s happening!


Rising Bond Yields, Explained: Stocks, Inflation, and The Federal Reserve



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Stocks are down, and bond yields are up. That means bonds are paying out more money than they used to. So, why do bond issuers have to pay higher prices when competing investments are down? Inflation and federal reserve proposed rate hikes are pushing up rates. Here is exactly what’s happening.


Ted Cruz Fights Campaign Finance Laws at the Supreme Court; FEC v Cruz for Senate



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Ted Cruz just intentionally violated a federal election law forbidding post election fundraising to pay back campaign debt. The law was designed to limit corruption, but it could be infringing on candidate’s free speech rights. Here’s what’s happening.


Ukraine Russia News: The Escalating Tensions, Explained



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Russia appears to be on the cusp of invading Ukraine? The question is why, after years of having troops quietly in Ukraine, is Russia suddenly considering an all out invasion. The answer, Russia is losing the war, and needs to change something in their strategy or risk losing control of their Western border. Here’s what’s happening.


Congress Solves Partisan Gerrymandering! The Freedom to Vote Act, Explained



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Freedom to Vote Act: https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/e/4/e448657f-914b-43a3-9153-05cabfb31c76/68440D88BF5EF1F90133FCB5AD2865D9.freedom-to-vote-act-text.pdf

What’s In the Freedom to Vote Act?

https://www.businessinsider.com/freedom-to-vote-act-john-lewis-voting-rights-bill-explainer-2022-1

Partisan Gerrymandering is the process of redistricting a state to dilute the voting power of a political party. Problem is, the rules change on districting based on what state you live in. In “The Freedom to Vote Act” congress is proposing the first uniform rules for preventing partisan redistricting.


The Senate Filibuster Fight, Explained



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Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell are facing off again. This time, it’s about rolling back the filibuster, a mechanism by which the senate votes on whether to vote on something or not. Here is the politics behind that debate.


Nord Stream 2: The Russia, Ukraine, and European Turf War, Explained



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Russia is almost done building a pipeline connecting themselves and Germany. That may sound like a nonissue, but the pipeline would severely reduce Russia’s dependence on Ukraine. This geopolitical shift is rebalancing the relationship between Europe, Ukraine, and Russia. Here is exactly what’s happening.


The Continuing Turkish Lira Inflation Crisis, Explained



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When Erdogan announced he was pursuing growth at all costs, he wasn’t kidding. Unfortunately, with skyrocketing inclination, that cost is continuing to rise. Here is how the Turkish Central Bank is thinking about monetary policy and a Pro vs. Con analysis of their conclusions.


Jerome Powell’s Federal Reserve Inflation Debate, Explained



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Inflation is driven by three primary factors, supply of goods, supply of money, and number of transactions. The Federal Reserve has put it’s thumb on the scale to push consumption. They are achieving this by printing and distributing money and tanking interest rates to make spending a more appealing option than saving. Here is the debate over how to tweak these systems to address inflation.