CORE Insights

Financing American government

This CORE Insight explains how the US Department of Treasury finances government spending and how the US Federal Reserve System conducts monetary policy both during times of normalcy and during economic crises.

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Too big to fail: lessons from a decade of financial sector reforms

This CORE Insight looks at what happened during the global financial crisis and how regulatory reforms since then aim to address the problems that arise when banks become too big to be allowed to fail.

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A world of differences: an introduction to inequality

Our prospects in life are shaped by a combination of personal characteristics and the environments in which we find ourselves. Both characteristics and conditions faced vary widely across individuals and groups. Read this Insight to learn about the meaning, measurement, and implications of economic inequality.

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