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Can a good government embrace both capitalism and socialism?

Governments around the world have long combined capitalism with socialism -- with varying results. What brought the two together in the first place?


Is Fake News the Problem or Are We?

Fake news stories, which are often hard to discern from those that are true, have permeated the news cycle. HowStuffWorks finds out who's at fault. See more »

Corrupt Government Officials Are Once Again Americans' Biggest Fear

A survey of American fears showed that distrust in the government had reached a level of dysfunction. HowStuffWorks explores why. See more »

How Israeli Settlements Work

The Israel government insists Israeli settlements are legal while much of the rest of the world says they are not. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Trump Considers Removing National Monument Status ... But Can He?

The Trump administration is reviewing the validity of dozens of national monuments. HowStuffWorks looks into why. See more »

Can Facebook Help People Oppose Government Corruption?

What is the relationship between access to Facebook and a population's opposition to corruption? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

5 Things to Expect if the Government Shuts Down

The federal government is on the verge of shutting down if Congress can't agree on a budget. HowStuffWorks looks into what could happen if they don't. See more »

When Removing Confederate Statues Requires a Military Defense

The city of New Orleans is removing four Confederate statues. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

March for Science: Thousands Worldwide Rally on Earth Day

The global movement in support of science took place on April 22, 2017. Learn more about the March for Science in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Trump Wants Border Wall; Design Collective Wants Hyperloop

Trump's border wall has competition from a design collective who wants to create a super fast transit system in its place. HowStuffWorks explains. See more »

Fifty Percent of Americans Are the Usual Suspects

Half the adults in the U.S. are in a network of police face-recognition databases, according to a 2016 Georgetown report. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »