The employer mandate requires that businesses with 50 or more employees provide health insurance to their workers. A new study by the Urban Institute says the mandate should be eliminated. Mutlu Kurtbas/iStockphoto hide caption

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The Occupy Wall Street movement helped put the issue of income inequality in the spotlight. But economists say there's a balance. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Gary Becker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in 2007. Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Janet Yellen smiles as President Obama announces her nomination for Federal Reserve chairwoman on Oct. 9. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke about the Federal Reserve's first and next century on Thursday at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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On Tuesday, Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting where many analysts expect they will announce a reduction in the central bank's $85 billion monthly stimulus. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time last week. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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One person who got a letter canceling his health insurance was Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. He holds up the letter during a congressional hearing Wednesday on insurance problems. He says his family chose to buy private insurance rather than use the congressional plan. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Ashley Hentze (left) gets help signing up for the Affordable Care Act from a volunteer in Florida. The government says that 40 percent of the expected enrollees for 2014 must be young and healthy for health insurance premiums to remain affordable. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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