Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library


Categories: Govt Information,History,Presidency

Calls itself a virtual research room and digital repository that provides free access to the digitized collections of the FDR Library.  From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum


Net Effects: The Past, Present, and Future Impact of our Networks

Categories: History,Telecommunications/Internet

Examines the history of three network revolutions—the printing press, the railroad, and the telegraph—and how the fourth network revolution, digital communications, will be affected by those experiences.  Written by the newly appointment chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.   From the FCC


CMS Finalizes Physician Payment Rates for 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Press release on final payment rates and policies for 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule with links to further information.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Can Structural Reforms Help Europe?

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance

Questions the timing and design of economic structural reforms imposed on European countries suffering economic woes.  Argues that when interest rates are low, reforms designed to increase competition in product and labor markets may be contractionary.  From the Federal Reserve


The Economic Status of Women of Color: A Snapshot

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Provides information on Black, Hispanic, and Asian working women especially with regard to income, employment, educational attainment, poverty, and the gender wage gap.   From the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor


The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2010

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Taxes

Finds the average federal tax rate for all households in 2010 was 18.1%.  Also examines the effect of taxes on households with differing amounts of income, with a range of 1.5% for the lowest quintile to 24% for the highest quintile of income.  Also shows trends over three decades.  From the Congressional Budget Office