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    As the political debate roars on, the numbers are clear: Even two full-timers at ...
  1. What are some of the drawbacks of industrialization?

    Learn about the major drawbacks of industrialization, such as environmental damage, income inequality, overcrowding of cities, ...
  2. How can I increase my standard of living in my retirement years?

    Find out how to plan for retirement, target a standard of living and improve your financial situation once you've already ...
  3. What caused the American Industrial Revolution?

    Read about the causes of the American Industrial Revolution, beginning with the first textile mill and throughout the rise ...
  4. Is industrialization good for the economy?

    Find out why industrialization can be considered the most important economic transition in history, dramatically increasing ...
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