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Corruption Perceptions Index. A Decade of Tax Cuts and Deficits. Looking back, ahead at federal taxing, spending. Looking back, ahead at federal taxing, spending By John Waggoner, Julia Schmalz, Joshua Hatch and William Couch, USA TODAY This tax calculator will give you a rough idea of your federal tax bill — and where your tax money went — from 1940 through 2010.

Looking back, ahead at federal taxing, spending

Caveats: The calculator is for a taxpayer who files individually, uses the standard deduction instead of itemizing, and has one exemption. The calculator also figures your Social Security and Medicare taxes. We've adjusted all figures for inflation, using the consumer price index. Regarding how the federal government spends those tax dollars, we broke out each tax bill into the amount that would be allocated among the government's broad spending categories. So, take some time to explore. Questions? Guidelines: You share in the USA TODAY community, so please keep your comments smart and civil. US Producer Price Index Chart and Data - YCharts. Europe's Web of Debt - Graphic.

Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time. Peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows. Circular_flow.wmv. National income, output, and expenditure are generated by the activities of the two most vital parts of an economy, its households and firms, as they engage in mutually beneficial exchange.

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The primary economic function of households is to supply domestic firms with needed factors of production - land, human capital, real capital and enterprise. The factors are supplied by factor owners in return for a reward. Land is supplied by landowners, human capital by labour, real capital by capital owners (capitalists) and enterprise is provided by entrepreneurs. Firms The function of firms is to supply private goods and services to domestic households and firms, and to households and firms abroad. Factor incomes Factors of production earn an income which contributes to national income. Members of households pay for goods and services they consume with the income they receive from selling their factor in the relevant market.

Production function Q = f (L, La, K) Video The Circular flow of income. Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before. TradingEconomics.com - Economic Data for 196 Countries. World debt comparison: The global debt clock.

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