Research

People often ask me where they can go to find out if an email they received is true. On this page, I will keep track of web site resources that you can use to answer such questions.

For questions about the Obama/Biden ticket, use the following sites:

Obama/Biden – Fight The Smears
Obama/Biden – Fact Check
Obama/Biden – Snopes

For general fact checking, use the following sites:

Economic Report Of The President – February, 2010
Extracted graphs and link to full report
Urban Legends Reference Pages
Snopes.com
Where Americans Can See Where Their Tax Money Goes
Recovery.gov
USASpending.gov
Official Presidential Positions
The White House
Video of Important Events
C-Span – see video without interference from talking heads
Global economic crisis
The Baseline Scenario – Simon Johnson’s Web Site on What happened to the global economy and what we can do about it
Financial Crisis for Beginners Education about the world of mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, and so on.
Paul Krugman’s Nobel Prize – The Nobel Committee’s analysis of his contribution.
Health Care/Insurance Reform
America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 – text of House Bill July 14, 2009.  This is the bill that the protesters keep saying, “Have you read the bill?”  If you call their bluff and actually read the section they are discussing, you will find that they are lying.
St. Petersburg Times PolitiFact.com
PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in American politics. Reporters and editors from the Times fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on our Truth-O-Meter. We’re also tracking more than 500 of Barack Obama’s campaign promises and are rating their progress on our new Obameter.
Politicians’ Voting Records
Massachusetts
Congress
Scott Brown
John Kerry
Governor
State Offices

For explanations of topics that frequently arise in posts use the following:

The IS/LM model (Investment Saving/Liquidity preference Money supply)

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