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:
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
- Where Americans Can See Where Their Tax Money Goes
- 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
For explanations of topics that frequently arise in posts use the following:
- Federal Reserve Bank publications
- definition of “inside” money and “outside” money
- Who owns the Federal Reserve?
- The IS/LM model (Investment Saving/Liquidity preference Money supply)