Public Confidence in the Economy Has Been Slowly Increasing

By: Tuesday December 13, 2011 12:40 pm

Public perceptions about current economic conditions and people’s optimism about the economy have managed to improve modestly over the past several months since their low last autumn according to Gallup. It the trend continues, it should slightly improve President Obama’s reelection chances.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ben Tarnoff, Money Makers: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters

By: Saturday February 12, 2011 1:59 pm

Massachusetts issued the New World’s first paper currency in 1690. With poor soldiers returning from a failed campaign against the French in Quebec, the colony found itself short on silver and copper coins to pay the men for their service. To solve the problem, the government printed bills of credit—promises of payment once the colony had collected more taxes. These slips of inked paper, deeds to a future fortune, quickly spread, offering a convenient medium of exchange for all thirteen colonies, whose reserves of precious metals were scanty and often concentrated only in the hands of the rich.

FDL Movie Night: Speaking in Tongues

By: Monday September 13, 2010 5:00 pm

Speaking in Tongues teaches the advantage of students taking part in an optional immersion programs for Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish, following four students ranging in age from kindergarten to 8th grade during a year of their studies.

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