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"Effectively, it was a portable office so I could be available" in case of a national security emergency, Mnuchin said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Steven Mnuchin: Government plane for honeymoon was considered for national security

"Effectively, it was a portable office so I could be available" in case of a national security emergency, Mnuchin said.

The inherent follies of giving the government more money to spend

By Tim Worstall

Larry Summers is both a clever man and a very good economist. But when he's talking politics, he's as fallible as any other.

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Median household incomes hit new record high in 2016, finally eclipsing 1999 levels

By Joseph Lawler

In 2015, median incomes grew the fastest of any one year on record, and poverty fell.

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Tax reform and philanthropy's 3 percent solution

By Adam Meyerson

One of the best ways to strengthen civil society is to increase charitable giving to 3 percent of gross domestic product.

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