Economy Essays


Minimum Wage in the United States

-- CNN Money. CNN Money. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://money.cnn.com/interactive/ economy/minimum-wage-since-1938/ Rubics, D. (2015). New Mcdonald's In Phoenix, Arizona Run Entirely By Robots. News Examiner - Examine Your World. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://newsexaminer.net/food/mcdonalds-to-open-restaurant-run-by-robots/ Continue Reading...

Political Structures in the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties

Furthermore, he waged careless, disastrous wars which led to rebellion and destabilized the Chinese economy. Yangdi made off to south China's rural areas, and was killed in the year 618. A general, Li Yuan (Duke of Tang), claiming the Mandate of Heaven, proclaimed himself as ruler. This effectively ended the Sui rule and marked the beginning of the Tangs' regime.   The Tang Dynasty This dynasty which was founded in the year 618, reigned for nearly three centuries (between 618 and 907 C.E.). Chinese socioeconomic and political changes accelerated under the founder's son -- Li Shimin -- who reigned… Continue Reading...

Monetary and Fiscal Policy

are the two main ways in which governments influence the health of the economy. Monetary policy is conducted by central banks, while other branches of the government are responsible for fiscal policy. The Federal Reserve illustrates the three major ways in which is uses monetary policy. Monetary policy reflects the amount of money that is in the economy, which in turn influences the health of that economy. The Fed sets monetary policy in line with seeking a stable rate of growth, controlled inflation and a healthy rate of job creation. The primary means by which the Fed implements monetary… Continue Reading...

Walmarts International Business

biggest global market with more than 2,300 stores, the recent slump in its economy has resulted in significant poor sales of the company (Forbes, 2014). Another significant challenge that the company has faced is owing to cultural differences. This can be perceived in China where regardless of being in operation in the country, Walmart has only been able to open just over 400 stores. The main challenge faced has been difficulties in comprehending Chinese consumers owing to the fact that their decisions to purchase commodities are not determined by price at all times. Rather, they have a preference for… Continue Reading...

Free Trade Vs Protectionism

it is a valid concern to want a local or even national economy to be as self-sustaining and independent as possible. At the same time, exports are a huge way to make money for a country, its businesses and its citizens. The best answer to the burning question of this report is to allow free trade as much as is possible but to develop and protect local and national interests as much as possible while doing so. Conclusion There is no question that the world is getting smaller and smaller when it comes to trade, communication, the internet and… Continue Reading...

Democratization Of the Bahamas

contributes to its democratization process. Perhaps one of the more important of these is the fact that the economy is largely based on two industries -- tourism and finance. This fact is significant because it alludes to some of the political allies that the Bahamas has, which is both the United States and the United Kingdom. These close ties with Westernized influences helps to fuel the principal industries in the Bahamas. Quite simply, a fair amount of the tourists that frequent the Bahamas and which help to provide a substantial source of revenue for the country's gross domestic product… Continue Reading...

Examination Of Presidential Advertisements

this made me like the candidate. I learned from him that he wants to fix the economy and understands the situation the U.S. economy was in at the time. His opinion and use of information appealed to me. However, what would make it more effective would be inclusion of what he would do to solve this problem of lack of work. The selected candidate is George Bush and the campaign ad can be found here: http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/1988. The campaign is called "Revolving Door." The ad centers on a negative portrayal of Dukakis with indirect imagery of the escaped convict William… Continue Reading...

Is Globalization a Good Thing

when it comes to vying for the higher-end jobs that would help the Mexican economy much more than agriculture and manufacturing jobs (Mullan, Kenney & Dossani, 2008). Even with the challenges that Mexico faces when it comes to the nexus of globalization and knowledge sector workers (like those in information technology), all is not lost as the country is certainly doing its best to catch up with the rest of the world. Indeed, Mexico has been making a strong effort to become the most open country in Latin America when it comes to the presence and development of knowledge… Continue Reading...

Discrimination Case Analysis

not given enough attention to by neoclassical economies. Primary-type and secondary-type jobs make up the economy. High ranking jobs with better pay make up the primary-type. They are more stable and the working conditions are better but the opportunities for advancement are limited as personal connections play a role in securing a higher ranking position. Dual market theory asserts that black men and women typically start off in the secondary labor market. White and black people's job standings vary a lot because of discriminative practices is both recruitment and promotion (Dr. Lilly Fernandes & Dr. Nora Hadi Q. Alsaeed,… Continue Reading...

The Effect Of Globalization on Business

money being made means less buying and a weaker economy, and a weaker economy means businesses suffer. At some point, the world comes to a stop -- there are no more borders to be entered, no more emerging markets, no more consumers. Therefore, globalization can be thought of as merely the last great extension of trade. Once markets become saturated and production and innovation halt, the endpoint is reached. Globalization is, in this sense, a two-sided coin: on the one side, it is an exciting opportunity for businesses the world over; on the other side, it is also the… Continue Reading...

Business Land Scarcity in Hong Kong

the perception that land supply is fixed in such a robust and dynamic economy could trigger a speculative land bubble that could in turn damage the economy of Hong Kong in the future and negatively affect the s List of references Bertaud, A., 1997. Measuring Constraints on Land Supply: The Case of Hong Kong. World Bank, Processed. Hong Kong housing shortage: Leung Chun-ying plans to increase land supply (2015) Available at: http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/news-Hong_Kong_housing_shortage_Leung_Chun_ying_plans_to_increase_land_supply-2175 (Accessed: 17 September 2016). Peng, R. and Wheaton, W.C., 1994. Effects of restrictive land supply on housing in Hong Kong: an econometric analysis. Journal of housing research,… Continue Reading...

Australian Economic Growth

The economy of Australia has been experiencing a positive growth. In particular, the economy of the nation has indicated extraordinary and remarkable progress devoid of going through a single recession for over two decades. This is a record that is unmatched by any other nation across the globe. The Australian economy has seen incessant growth and this has encompassed low unemployment rates, inflation that has been kept in check, considerably low public debt, and a financial system that is comprehensively strong and stable. For more… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Fatness in America Body Image

and enabled to fit more seamlessly into mainstream American culture, society, and economy. The history of fat is not an isolated story. As Rice notes, fat shaming and the social and cultural perspective of obesity in the West has ties to other cultural cues.[footnoteRef:1] Rice states that the cultural message regarding fitness and fatness contribute to perceptions of that "fat" people are unfit for society, do not have good social values, and are somehow morally inferior to others.[footnoteRef:2] Stearns moreover provides a timeline of how the history of fat really took shape throughout the 20th century in the West,… Continue Reading...

Problems Unsolved and a Nation Divided

SWOT Analysis of the U.S. economy economy has historically been the strongest economy in the world. The economy boasts leadership in areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship, higher education, communications infrastructure, capital markets, and business management (Porter et al., 2016). These aspects make the U.S. economy an envy of many countries around the world. In addition, the economy has demonstrated quite impressive recovery since the devastating 2008/2009 recession. Despite these strengths, the economy has been deteriorating in the last one decade or so, with many of the economic indicators… Continue Reading...

Positive and Negative Personality Traits

performance: the mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation. Small Business economy. Zahra, S.A., Covin, J.G. (1995). Contextual influences on the corporate entrepreneurship-performance relationship: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Business Venturing. 10, 43-58. Staniewski, M.W., Janowski, K., Awruk, K. (2015). Entrepreneurial personality dispositions and selected indicators of company functioning. Journal of Business Research. 69, 1939-1943. Continue Reading...

Kuwait Case

In particular, the oil wealth has generated a comparatively democratic economy centered on a comprehensive system of distribution that provides the citizens of Kuwait with basic services that consist of free healthcare, education, and social security. Considering this, the positive externality is that the oil wealth of Kuwait is that it is successfully utilized to benefit its residents (El-Katiri et al., 2011). Nevertheless, at the same time, there has developed a negative externality. In accordance to El-Katiri et al. (2011), the policies of rent distribution established and implemented by Kuwait have advanced in an unplanned and extemporized way into… Continue Reading...

Role Of Women in Developing Culture in Nigeria

played a role in kin group sustenance. Subsistence level economy was maintained in the nation before the colonialists invaded the region, and females effectively took part in economic activities. Besides assuming domestic responsibilities and taking care of children, women were significantly involved in services and goods manufacture and distribution. Farmers and their wives worked shoulder to shoulder in food production. South-Eastern Nigerian women were also known to engage in palm kernel and palm oil production. Furthermore, they undertook local as well as long-distance trading to different areas of the country and also participated actively in foodstuff and associated commodities'… Continue Reading...

Germanys Economic Policies

Germany has established itself as a successful country with a growing and stable economy. In terms of its economic policies, since 2014 its score has fallen by .2 placing it into rank 5 within the international top ranks. Of its many efforts to stabilize the country, the most notable is increased regulation, meaning pension-system expansions and a minimum wage (). Along with economic policies favoring regulation, Germany has remained strong in terms of employment growth and export performance, allowing for low unemployment rates and rising wages. While Germany has improved and stabilized, the rising influx of refugees has… Continue Reading...

Lord Of the Rings Fellowship Of the Rings

the film industry has passively impacted on New Zealand economy (Pinchefsky, 2012). It has been noted that the most significant change to the middle Earth cultural fabric is the absence of song and poetry. Tolkien makes use of song and poetry as indices to cultural identity of the society in most of the books, including 'The Lord of the Rings'. The important role can best be understood when we think of the culture in terms of the social definition of a particular way of life that expresses certain meanings values both in learning and art as well in ordinary… Continue Reading...

Impairment Issues and Accounting Codes

allows impairment charges to be reversed if there is a change in the recoverable amount, asset's use or economy. The asset's impairment can be reversed but the revaluation cannot be made greater than the carrying amount had no impairment been charged. IAS 36 7 c notes that paragraphs 109-116 provide guidelines "for reversing an impairment loss recognized in prior periods for an asset or a cash-generating unit." 9. The impairment calculation would increase accordingly. That would put a $22 million difference between future cash flow and sale price allowing for the impairment mark down to be taken. This is… Continue Reading...

History Of Government Intervention in Tobacco Markets

-- or indeed any choice not to intervene and thus create a pure market economy for that good -- is a choice that has winners and losers. One's view of the value of that intervention surely is determined by whether they win or lose. For tobacco farmers, the intervention to create the subsidies was clearly something positive, because the artificial market for tobacco products was profitable. Tobacco manufacturers lost on that deal, but ultimately were also highly profitable because of the lack of regulation surrounding their products for so long. So market intervention was at worst neutral for them,… Continue Reading...

Pro Slavery in the Antebellum Period

slavery were making good progress. [footnoteRef:6] [6: ibid] Supporting Slavery Defenders of slavery argued that ending slavery would grossly impact local economy in the South where most of the economic activities were supported by slave labor. The tobacco, rice, and cotton economies were seen as some of the areas that would face imminent death with the abolition of slavery. [footnoteRef:7] [7: "The Southern Argument for Slavery." 2008. Accessed October 12, 2016. http://www.ushistory.org/us/27f.asp] Other defenders argued that it was the nature of humanity to have slaves as centuries-old practices evidenced. The Romans, Greeks and even the English had slaves. They also used… Continue Reading...

How Shopping Mall Have Gone International

with the shopping mall boom that occurred in the U.S. in the 1950s. Having exhausted the economy in the U.S. developers and investors turned to Europe and now are finding welcoming embraces in emerging markets like India, Asia and Latin America. Thus, the shopping mall has truly become international. In Latin America, moreover, professionals are looking for guidance on how to proceed with shopping mall management, development, maintenance, expansion, retail and so on. The ICSC provides them the opportunity to receive instruction and to network -- however, some of the education that is being given them is based on… Continue Reading...

Shopping Malls in Latin America

mall business and Latin American communities closer in the direction toward collaboration with the interests of the international economy. With the development of shopping mall professionals, international organizations such as the ICSC will go on having a significant role to play in the Latin American area, not only by instigating professionalization but also educating and training them. A key aspect that can be perceived is the fact that the international shopping mall industry benefits from the pre-contemporary practices and network associations amidst the reigning elites in Latin America that it laments (Davila, 2016). Chapter Three Summary The third chapter… Continue Reading...

Pro Sports and Stadium Construction Trends

forms of sporting entertainment around the year no matter the season. With the rise of the share space economy in today's world -- with businesses like Airbnb, Uber and the plethora of shared office space businesses located throughout cities around the world -- the advantage of a multi-use facility over a single-purpose venue is strengthened by the trend towards conservation of space and the maximizing of potential as a way to preserve energy and keep communities as green as possible (Rhodes, 2015). It is this trend which is coming to dominate Europe today and as Europe is still something… Continue Reading...

Persuasive Speech

pay taxes, utilize government services and collect benefits. vi. They are a major contribution to the economy. c. Main Point 3: Link between immigration and drug trafficking, drug use and crime rate. i. Strong correlation between drug trafficking and immigration for the reason that majority of the illegal drugs entering the United States come from outside the nation. ii. Illegal immigrants coming from various nations operate as couriers, and smuggle narcotics and other proscribed drugs into the United States. iii. Consumption of illegal drugs is extensive internationally and has been deemed as having extended prevalent magnitudes within the United States.… Continue Reading...

Role Of Labour Market Imperfections in Generating Unemployment

Golder (2008), regulations in the labour market may achieve vital redistributive outcomes in a market-based economy, particularly to the benefit of vulnerable workers. This may be important for cushioning vulnerable workers against unfavourable market outcomes. Additionally, labour standards may pressurise employers to pay greater attention to enhancing labour productivity through efforts such as training and development (Jha and Golder, 2008). These few examples demonstrate that the labour market may not actually function effectively in the absence of strong institutions and regulations.     On the whole, the increase in unemployment has been a major concern for most countries in… Continue Reading...

An Indepth Analysis Of Diversity Management

¶ … diversity in management? Technological developments and the emergence of a universal, globalized economy have brought individuals from different societies closer than they have ever been. Hence, institutions like schools/colleges and corporations are seeking means to better cater to the entities constituting them. This encompasses the ability of attracting and retaining the finest and most capable workforce. Diversity deals entirely with difference. It implies: the presence of a broad array of different individuals; differences between them are on account of numerous variables including race/ethnicity, sex, religion, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability… Continue Reading...

Marx, Weber, Bourdieu, and Gramsci

pp.39-95. Written in 1845-1846 Weber, Max. "The Distribution of Power within the Political Community:Class, Status, Party." In the author's economy and Society, Volume 2. Ed. by Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1978, pp 926-939 Weber, Max. "Domination and Legitimacy." In the author's economy and Society, Volume 2. Ed. by Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1978, pp 941-955 Continue Reading...

Rise Of Feminism and Women Rights During the Ww1

urban places enjoyed their fruits of new mass-production of the consumer economy; they adopted new styles and lifestyles, and this pushed traditional limits (Kramarae & Spender, 2004). During this period, gender politics of women saw a shift as women became trained about sex and their sexuality and this enabled them to seize great control over their bodies and lives. The contraception gospel spread and this was a form of liberation for women. Feminism is a term that came into use in the 1910s and looked at issues of marriage, sexuality, the workplace and the home, which were all beside… Continue Reading...

Ford Motor Company External Threats Analysis

threat to NAFTA is a threat to Ford (Reuters, 2016). The economy is a source of threat as well. A poorly-managed economy will often face recession, which is a threat to Ford. The company fared badly during the last recession and can ill-afford another one. The social climate is still quite positive for cars, and Ford has a wide range of vehicles. But there is a threat in the sense that many millennials are eschewing car ownership, a trend that if it continues to post-millennials means a long-term decline in U.S. automobile sales. Ford is responding to environmental/social issues… Continue Reading...

African Slave Trade

an acceleration of trade and profounder African ties with the emergent world economy across most of Africa. Although the cruel human cargo transport from Africa's West Coast, across the Atlantic, thrived for half a century more, the resistance to slave trade began to win out slowly and progressively. From the drives against slave trade emerged a novel form of cultural effect of Europeans in the West Asian region, via the institution of colonies initially inhabited by liberated ex-slaves from the North American region and, subsequent to the year 1807, by individuals aboard slave ships who gained freedom owing to… Continue Reading...

Quantitative Easing

rates. Low interests also favor the individual investors. This is an advantage to the American economy as it has plenty of investments coming into the country (Cochrane, 2011). Quantitative Easing was used to stimulate the economy following the "Great Recession." At the start of the financial crisis, the European Central Bank did not decrease its rates. However, when the Lehman Brothers' institution collapsed, the ECB cut its key interest rates to historic low levels. In the period between October 2008 and May 2009, the rate was reduced to 1%. In particular, the positive impact of this monetary policy was… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

been growing with the rise in number of ESG opportunities and risks within the contemporary international economy. Timely and improved organizational policy-related data access and the effect of organizational policy on communities have made it considerably convenient for customers to express their dissatisfaction by simply quitting a brand. When international brands' images are sullied by ESG-related problems, the resultant instantaneous backlash has the capacity of abruptly and negatively impacting income and demand (Eccles, Ioannou & Serafeim, 2014). Organizations having a poor reputation when it comes to ESG related matters are vulnerable to monetary risks, including a very genuine threat… Continue Reading...

Vietnamese History Throughout the Centuries

marketing own goods in the Western model Thus in 1986 the South helped to stimulate Vietnamese economy, and shifted to individual peasant-owned farms It was an era of increasingly open trade, as the country could not just rely on the Communist bloc Also, the influence of the South helped Vietnam become culturally freer, with more free speech Confucianism, folk practices, many traditions still remain. Questions 1. What are some of the trends we can see throughout Vietnamese history, which define Vietnamese culture? Confucianism and Buddhism remain the most defining features of Vietnamese culture. The earliest dynasties were influenced by Chinese… Continue Reading...

Book Review Of Bethany Moreton’s “to Serve God and Walmart

how these traditionalist Christian females' faith assisted them in molding the novel service economy, by offering the philosophy and drive that gave meaning to their work. Christian females' faith made the "Christian service" motif endure for the junior-level employees of Walmart. This strong grassroots dogma ultimately converted the prominent business power and proprietorship metaphors into a "servant leader" doctrine that effectively combined economic trends with evangelical ones. With the family shopping task falling to rural women, consumer demand brought an ever-greater array of Christian merchandise into Walmart outlets, together with a number of extensively recounted merchandise purges which effectively… Continue Reading...

8 Issues Regarding Public Health in Brazil

such as available health care, poverty, available resources, and the economy. All of these factors and variables are interconnected and Brazil's population is one of the main underlying elements that each of these factors has in common. Thus, its importance to the nation's public health should be self-evident. The growth of the population should be effectively monitored and maintained. 6. Migrations. Migrations are another issue that Brazil should face head-on. As persons and families migrate from rural regions to urban regions, cultural shifts occur and issues within the Family Health Program arise, particular due to how funds are doled… Continue Reading...

Greek Debt Crisis

more easy credit with the expectation of "a brave new Goldilocks economy" (Jacobs, Swilling). The Greenspan vision of growth is dead in Greece and should be laid to rest. Amidst today's globalization, these theories are not only implementable but necessary. Today's central banks are over-leveraged (see the Bank of Japan, for instance, or the ECB, or the Fed), and when QE comes to a final halt there will be nothing to prop up the markets. An enormous rush for the exit will cause worldwide and systemic collapse. The sooner Greece cuts ties with these agencies and looks inward for… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Revelation 3: 14-22

as mankind's only redeemer. The advice he gives is consistent with the Laodicean economy's three mainstays: riches, clothing, and eye balm. Christ's 'refined gold' is trials; allocated righteousness is his clothing; and spiritual vision is his cure for the eyes. It is only from him that the above gifts may be obtained. 'I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice... I will... share a meal with him...' Christ requests the people of Laodicea to return to him. Their self-reliance has left no place to rely on Christ. He is waiting at the doorstep of… Continue Reading...

Islam and the Turkish State

political, cultural and economic life in the country. Much of Turkey remains primarily an agriculture economy. The values of the people in the cities and those in the country are substantially different, and the differences in power between the areas was symbolized by religion and attitudes towards the West. While Turkey's big cities looked westward, its military aligned with NATO, and is politicians dreamed of the European Union, most of Turkey remains rural, conservative and religious (Taspinar, 2012). The tension also manifests in the situation with the Kurdish minority. Kurds in general are highly religious and rural, and the… Continue Reading...

The Grand Chessboard Book Analysis

systems. Typically, China has become indispensable to the American economy since China supplies low-cost labor to the American companies, thus, American-China cordial relationship is vital to the international peace and security. A challenge to the American economic power can be detrimental to the U.S. economic global dominance because if China refuses to supply their labor in the future, it can lead to a collapse of some American companies thereby threatening the U.S. economic global dominance. Brzezinski maintained that America was able maintaining its dominance by alienating irritants Saddam Hussein, and dealing with Kim Jong II, and Slobodan Milosevic of… Continue Reading...

Terrorism in Nigeria and Boko Haram

for policy conduct and conflict resolution," (p. 536). How can Nigeria diversify its economy so that infrastructure and viable employment opportunities in Northern Nigeria render Boko Haram irrelevant? What economic sectors other than oil can Nigeria rely on for the empowerment of its people? 2. Using deprivation theory, it is important to immediately create job creation policies and programs. What is the development threshold in terms of rate of unemployment or family income that renders Boko Haram irrelevant? 3. The Nigerian government has disavowed negotiation, but many analysts disagree, believing that negotiation is preferable to force because it addresses… Continue Reading...

Chinese Sport Venue and Market Values

development of the Chinese sporting facilities. (Yang, & Yang, 2016). Since the market economy is being gradually established in China, the operations of the sporting venue are presenting unfavorable phenomenon. For example, there have been the issues of the operational inefficiencies since the government lacks the operational understanding of the sporting business. The NFL and NHL difficulties in China The ambition of NFL (National Football League) is to extend its operation globally. Moreover, China has become a most important market to explore based on the increase in the standard of living of the middle class and growing population. In… Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

by management consultants and companies for promoting efficiency, expanding markets and remaining competitive in today's swiftly-progressing information economy. To many individuals, the transformation of prior social identities and commitments by modernism has led to spirituality replacing religion. But in today's context of individuality and eroded traditional community loyalties, 'spirituality' has emerged as the novel cultural obsession, in addition to an established solution to modern life's troubles. Individuals disenchanted with conventional institutional religions hail and adopt spirituality, considering it a curative force that leads to internal transformation and wholeness (Carrette and Richard 1). Ever since the 17th-18th century Enlightenment, religion… Continue Reading...

Marketing an Emba Program in Vietnam

higher for a program that gave them an international business component, especially with the recent stagnation in the Vietnamese economy (Tho, 2013). Having an international component has been shown to improve outcomes for graduates on the cognitive, behavioural and attitude levels (Schuster et al., 1998). Hilgert (1995) showed that EMBA students expect to have "life changing" outcomes, and broader perspectives about the world. This tells us something about the pain points we are trying to solve with this program. The target market is generally successful in their respective fields, but having come up in Vietnam, and maybe without the… Continue Reading...

Economic Inequality and Austerity Motivator for Revolution

country is not homogenous, and globalization has made the economy of the Arab world be interwoven with the world economy. For example, the economic crisis of the U.S. affected the economy of the Arab country, and the global economic crisis in 2008/2009 led to a drop in oil prices and tourism. Consequently, a significant decline in oil prices had a direct impact on the economy of the exporting countries such as Libya and Algeria. There was also a decline of the capital flow in the petroleum producing countries. For example, there was a fall in export by 14% in… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Honolulu International Airport

safety, but also create jobs and stimulate the state's economy. The ultimate goal is to transform Hawaii's major airports into world-class facilities over the next decade, so they can meet the future needs of island residents and visitors alike. This $2.7 billion program will be funded through airport user fees, which include airline rents and landing fees, federal grants, passenger facility charges, and airport revenue bonds that will be paid back with airport user fees. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) "identifies nearly 3,400 existing and proposed airports that are significant to national air transportation and thus… Continue Reading...

Identifying Opportunities to Improve Managerial Skills

so-called hard skills assume even greater relevance and importance during periods of adversity or downturns in the economy when these conditions can result in ineffective managerial practices and the loss of market share (Schachter, 2010). Although every manager's working environment is unique, researchers have identified three critical skill areas: communication, empowerment, and political acumen (Schachter, 2010). These three critical management skills are described further below. Communication Skills. Communication skills are closely associated with virtually all other areas of professional and personal development as well as all types of managerial skills (Schachter, 2010). Described as a "soft skill" by Singh… Continue Reading...

Nigeria Boko Haram and African Terrorism

as well as theoretical issues. The topics addressed include the oil-based economy as potentially contributing to the problem, as well as "endemic corruption, poverty, frustration, despair, and social exclusion and marginalization," (p. 103). Solutions need to focus on root causes, and include good governance policies, leadership, and institutions like welfare and job creation. Onuoha, F.C. (2014). Why do youth join Boko Haram? United States Institute of Peace Special Report 348, June 2014, Retrieved: http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR348-Why_do_Youth_Join_Boko_Haram.pdf The key question for the author is why young people are drawn to the group in the first place, and methodology includes the use of… Continue Reading...

Macroeconomics and Gas Stations

GDP growth rate reflects the rate at which the economy is growing. GDP is gross domestic product, which is the value of goods and services produced domestically. This includes consumer consumption, government spending, business investment and foreign inflows. The GDP does not include the value of American investment abroad. A growing GDP typically reflects a higher demand for fuel, and gasoline is one of the most predominant types of fuel used in the United States. For example, if the GDP is this city is growing, that will typically mean more people driving to work and more delivery drivers. The… Continue Reading...

Democracy or Not for Economic Development

ever since. This instability has hampered the ability of the country to lay the groundwork for developing its economy. The evidence shows that there is a pathway to economic development, even for the least-developed country, and this paper will elaborate on what those steps might be. South Sudan is a landlocked country of 12.5 million people that split off from the Sudan in 2011. South Sudan is a multiethnic society, with different tribal groups living in the basin of the White Nile, which flows from Lake Victoria until it meets with the Blue Nile. The split of Sudan came… Continue Reading...

How to Grow the Economy

debates exists out there in the economic ether regarding the best economic structure for an economy. Even so, there is a broad amount of consensus that exists regarding what should be done during expansionary economic shifts and what is less than wise. With that in mind, the author of this report shall address a number of questions related to that overall topic including what should be done with taxes, government spending and the general tools of the Federal Reserve Bank including the changing of the reserve ratio requirements, the discount rate and the selling of government securities. There is… Continue Reading...

Oreo's Entry into China and India

company, dominant in America • Weakness: Too expensive for India economy, no awareness of product in India; not localized • Opportunity: Opportunity for localization through acquisition of Cadbury which already a footprint in the country; India was also traditionally a strong biscuit (cookie) eating society ("the world's biggest market for biscuits" in fact "with a 22% market share") (Clements, Jain, Jose, Koellmann, 2013, p. 110). • Threat: Competitor's low pricing and strong distribution (Parle G. is everywhere and affordably priced for the price-conscious Indian consumer) India would clearly be a much different case from China: a short-term target could be… Continue Reading...

Chesapeake Middle Colonies Georgia and the Carolinas

growth. Almost unconsciously, it became a slave-based community with a thriving economy. The Carolinas -- this southern-most settlement in mainland America comprised of two extensively disjointed regions, the South and North. The latter area (called Albemarle) began to be colonized by about the 1650s. The chief occupation here was agriculture along the Albemarle Sound's shores. The landholders of this region concentrated on the favorable South Carolinian areas. In an attempt to accelerate their endeavors to glean profits, the Albemarle landowners hired expert planters from Barbados, the little Caribbean isle which was the foremost, wealthiest, and most densely populated British… Continue Reading...

Inside the Meltdown

chairman. The chairman told the shocked leadership that the U.S. economy was on the verge of a serious meltdown and things were probably going to take a nose dive for the worst in a few number of days. A sudden pause fell upon the room, almost as if oxygen had been sucked off it, remembers Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) (TPF, 2009). With the housing bubble bursting and trillions of dollars in mortgages beginning to go bad in the year 2007, fear began to spread through the big firms that are the heartbeat of Wall Street. By spring 2008, with… Continue Reading...

Culture Leadership and Organizations

have a sense of responsibility towards the result provided (Prewitt et al., 2011). As the global economy creates increasing levels of interdependence, will the return on investment from inclusive leadership continue to increase as well? Why or why not? What other effects do you anticipate from increasing interdependence and inclusive decision making? Interdependence leadership cultures takes into account the aspect that leadership is a combined and joint activity that necessitates mutual examination and learning. As the global economy increases levels of interdependence, the return on investment from inclusive leadership will continue to increase as well. This is because through inclusivity,… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Diffusion Of Innovation

emphasize the ways Boko Haram's activities have disrupted the Nigerian economy. Research Design The methodology used for this study will be quantitative and quasi-experimental. A regression discontinuity design or a propensity score matching method are both quasi-experimental design methods that can be used for this research because the research design may require the use of retrospective data related to the Nigerian economy (White & Sabarwal, 2014). A quasi-experimental design can also be used to examine the diffusion of information, ideology, technology, and terrorist techniques throughout the region and within radical Islam. It is also possible to examine the causal… Continue Reading...

Addressing the Budget Deficit Problem

more businesses to the U.S. is a good start because it provides a means for the American economy to grow (something it has not done in years). More businesses in the U.S. means more jobs -- and even if corporate taxes are lowered, the fact that more workers are having income means that more money will be flowing (the velocity of money is a major factor in contributing to a market economy) and more income will flow into public coffers as a result. The reduction of the budget is not an enterprise that should be undertaken piecemeal: it can… Continue Reading...

Skills Needed to Be a Financial Manager

to be successful at this job include the ability to monitor world events, as what happens in one economy or political environment on one side of the world can have a tremendous impact on the economy of a country on the other side of the world. One must be able to accurately foresee and predict events -- judging the way the dominoes line up and fall, so to speak. One must also be able to accept responsibility and show accountability at all times -- even if unforeseen events cause losses to occur. Of course, a good financial manager will… Continue Reading...

How Hong Kong Responds to Fitness Clubs

is found in the fact that Hong Kong is a service economy -- the tertiary sector of the three sector economic model. It is one of the most prominent financial centers in the world and one of the most densely populated city-states as well. However, with more than 7 million people residing in its community of coastal skyscrapers, Hong Kong boasts a wide range of activity among both "haves" and "have-nots," with clear evidence of economic disparity in the classes of Hong Kong life. The question this paper poses is whether there is potential for the fitness industry (a… Continue Reading...

Transportation Of Coal Using a Ship

January 2017, <http://www.cjamarine.com/publications/Coal%20Cargo%20-%20Precautions%20Prior%20to%20Loading%20&%20During%20Voyage.pdf> Mitra, A 2011, Ports Need Deeper Draft to Attract Bigger Ships, Business Line, viewed 14 January 2017, <http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/ economy/logistics/ports-need-deeper-draft-to-attract-bigger-ships/article2290543.ece> Ott, C 2012, Safe Shipment of Coal, Shipping Regulations and Guidance, viewed 14 January 2017, <https://www.skuld.com/Documents/Library/PI_Columns/SKULD_Safe%20Shipment%20of%20Coal.pdf> US Environmental Protection Agency n.d., Bituminous and Subbituminous Coal Combustion, US Environmental Protection Agency, viewed 14 January 2017, <https://www3.epa.gov/ttnchie1/ap42/ch01/final/c01s01.pdf> Continue Reading...

Negative Interest Rates Analysis

of loanable funds would push interest rates up (though perhaps not before causing an economy-crushing bank run)". (The Economists, 2015 p 1). Negative interest rates can also make commercial banks short of cash because of low propensity to save, which will reduce banks' ability to carry out their traditional lending objective. A report by Risk Bank (2016) shows that NIRP has an impact on bank profitability in Europe. Essentially, banks need to have excess capital to provide loans to companies and households. At Eurozone, many banks have recorded low profitability for a long time thereby having negative effects on… Continue Reading...

Uk Trade Policy and Its Departure from the Eu

the EU and Canada, which accounts for 1.3 billion pounds of the UK economy (CBI, 2016, p. 2). Moreover, were the UK to stay in the EU and the EU to complete all its current negotiations, nearly 90% of all trade for the UK would be covered (CBI, 2016, p. 2). These trade arrangements provide numerous incentives for Britain; the downside of these arrangements, however, is that sovereignty of the United Kingdom is not front and center and the danger of centralized forces in the EU voting for a trade deal like the TPP in years to come is… Continue Reading...

African Terrorism and Boko Haram

society. Moreover, the dependent variable in the research will be related to the Nigerian economy. As a terrorist organization using destruction of public infrastructure as a military tactic, Boko Haram undermines the very causes it seeks to uphold: the economic uplifting of the people. Using these theoretical frameworks, the research will identify some of the causes of Boko Haram with the goal of identifying the most sensible solutions. Quasi-Experimental Research Design A quasi-experimental research design is experimental and tests a causal hypothesis, but lacks the strict controls of random assignment (Trochim, 2006). With the dependent variable as an economic… Continue Reading...

Solow Growth Model and Unemployment

of the business cycle is that the rate of growth in an economy will shift over time, but in a more or less repeatable pattern. The structure of the pattern is, roughly, that economies will grow quickly, then a turning point will occur and the economy will turn into recession. After a trough, the business cycle will begin anew with a fresh period of growth. For most Western economies, characterized by rising populations, intensive resource exploitation and continuous technological improvements, are on a long-run growth trend in their GDP. The business cycle should be identifiable outside of that trend.… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Gender in International Relations

in a gender-neutral manner.  Gender relations play an important role in international politics issues like global economy and war.  In the recent past, there have been numerous efforts to develop various IR bodies that focus on theoretical and substantive research relating to women (Youngs, 2004). Establishment of Social Policies and Inclusive Peace Strategies Secondly, incorporating gender in international relations is viewed as a crucial element towards establishing fair social policies and inclusive peace strategies (Ivanov, 2012).  Men have traditionally acted as the major perpetrators and negotiators of peace and war in international relations.  On the other hand, women and… Continue Reading...

Why 2017 May Be a Good Time to Buy Gold

in 2017 with the price of equities, precious metals (PMs), and bonds. Collum provides analysis on investing, the U.S. economy, banks, geopolitics and much more in order to justify why he is currently at nearly 60% cash (with expectations of a substantial market correction -- or "mean regression" as he puts it -- to the downside, Collum wants to be sure to have funds available to purchase at the bottom). This paper will analyze Collum's Review and evaluate outcome expectations using three general economic principles (taken from Mankiw's Ten Principles of Economics, three macroeconomic indices, their relation to the… Continue Reading...

Niger Delta Militants

in terms of working towards peace in the Niger Delta. Tobor (2016) utilizes critical theory and the political economy approach specifically (p. 24), which is an appropriate lens for viewing the problem, as the political-economic factors are main drivers that impact stakeholders' perspective on the situation. Tobor (2016) appropriately uses and applies relevant literature throughout, with the majority of sources coming from recent publications (within the past 5 years). Quantity of sources was not emphasized over quality as all the sources used relate in some way to the issue at hand. The literature review itself adheres to the parameters… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Immigration on Religious Beliefs

persecuted by the majority, either economically or social-justice-wise, they may be motivated to migrate to a region or economy that can allow them to thrive because of, or in spite of, their religion. There are therefore huge economic incentives for members of the persecuted group to move to a more accepting society such as the United States. The United States happens to be tolerant of different peoples' political and religious views and so affords people a friendlier surrounding and environment to practice their religious activities while also getting a chance to pursue their economic interests (Chiswick). The conditions of… Continue Reading...

Key Concepts in Economics

decline in the unemployment rate are a suggestion that the United States economy has been steadying up well despite the fact that the Chinese economy has been experiencing a slowdown, the increasing risks in the emerging markets, and also volatility in the stock market (Schwartz, 2016). In addition, the significant improvement in the economy can be perceived in the increase in the number of jobs as well as a major decline in the unemployment rate from 2009. Application of Economic Concepts There are various economic concepts that can be applied to the points highlighted above. The first economic concept… Continue Reading...

Ethnic Self Identity

058). Santasombat *, Y. (2004). Karen cultural capital and the political economy of symbolic power. Asian Ethnicity, 5(1), 105-120. doi:10.1080/1463136032000168925 Weng, S. & Netting, F. (2014). Culturally Responsive Strategies Used to Deliver Ethnic-Specific Services to Asian-Americans. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 95(4), 253-260. doi:10.1606/1044-3894.2014.95.32 Yeh, C. J., & Huang, K. (1996). The collectivistic nature of ethnic identity development among Asian-American college students. Adolescence, 31(123), 645-662. Continue Reading...

How Diversification Can Help Ceos Financially

Yigit, I. (2016). The Relationship Between Diversification Strategy and Firm Performance in Developed and Emerging economy Contexts: Evidence from Turkey, Italy And the Netherlands. Journal of Economic and Social Development, 3(2), 78-86. This research encompassed a close look at data from 166 firms in the Netherlands, 265 firms in Italy, and 128 firms in Turkey (using data from 2007-2011). The point of the research was to explore the difference between various types of diversification and production performance in those three nations. Akpinar (professor, Kocaseli University in Kocaseli Turkey), and Yigit (business faculty member at Marmara University in Turkey) explain… Continue Reading...

President Trump's First Day

up to now. His team claimed unneeded, detrimental policies were damaging the economy. His website stated that lifting current curbs would prove highly beneficial to America's workers; their salaries would grow by over thirty billion dollars in the course of the subsequent seven years. It also posted further strategies on foreign policy, the armed forces, and the US economy. His job plan aims at growth-friendly tax reforms, including reduced corporate taxes. Hence, overall, his first day at office showed the 45th President getting to work immediately. Illegal immigration was the main theme of Trump's campaign and, unsurprisingly, several initial… Continue Reading...

Kuwaiti Public and Private Sector Job Market

is one of the major components of the country's economy and has played a significant role in current economic problems in the country. Since the beginning of the oil era in Kuwait, the country has increasingly relied on a growing workforce (labor market) across all sectors of the economy. Given the role of the labor market in the nation's economic growth and development, understanding the major issues facing Kuwait workforce is crucial towards addressing the current economic problems and promoting growth and development. It is increasingly important to deal with Kuwait's labor market issues because of the decrease in… Continue Reading...

World History

and less overwhelming to pupils. Periodization offers a plan to interweave economy, culture and technology, and aids pupils in dealing with the notion of change, whilst not being overcome by simple determinism.[footnoteRef:11] [11:. Peter N. Stearns, "Periodization in World History Teaching: Identifying the Big Changes," The History Teacher 20, No. 4 (1987): 561-580, http://www.jstor.org/stable/493757.] Bibliography Bentley, H. Jerry, A Companion to Western Historical Thought. Edited by Lloyd Kramer and Sarah Maza. Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. Bentley, H. Jerry, Civilization as a Global Project: Sedentary and Nomadic Societies in Cross-Cultural History. Edited by Susan Porter Benson, Stephen Brier, and Roy… Continue Reading...

Short and Long Term Causes Of the American Revolution

of these were designed to help Britain keep a strong hold on the colonists' economy. What it did was anger the colonists and motivate them to organize to fight back against Britain. Which they did, and convened the First Continental Congress in 1774 (a first step towards independence). The Long-Term Causes of the American Revolution The big picture vis-a-vis the American Revolution was that over time there was a strong desire among the colonists to break away from Great Britain. The passion to break free became specially prominent when the inequality between the colonists and the King of England… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

nations. The benefits of globalization include increased growth in the economy, political integration in various expanses, and interdependence among countries of the world. The key international institutions that facilitate globalization include the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO). To begin with, the IMF plays a significant role in global financial stability by facilitating global trade that promotes job creation, poverty reduction and economic growth. It also encourages exchange rate stability and an open system for international payments. Secondly, the World Bank aids in trade liberalization, transference of information and knowledge to developing… Continue Reading...

Pope Concerns and Theology Of Book Of Amos

idolatry for money pointed out that present way of running the economy resembles the ancient idolatry way of worshiping golden calf in the old testament According to Pope, the present world economy lacks truly human purpose, and the worldwide crisis is affecting economy and finance leading to imbalance and lack of concern for human. Pope also shows a concern for income equality revealing how elderly homeless people die of exposure to cold and the stock markets in most countries loses two points. According to Pope, income inequality is becoming unbearable to the extent that while some people are throwing… Continue Reading...

Multinational Companies

firm behaviour, particularly in an increasingly globalised business environment. Against the backdrop of tremendous growth of the Japanese economy in the 1980s, Japanese firms invested in a great deal of foreign direct investment (FDI) (Yu, Park and Cho, 2007). This background provided an opportunity for Toyota, Honda, and Nissan to expand their presence around the globe. As a result, the transferability of the Japanese style of management attracted scholarly attention from all over the world. Today, Japanese firms remain prominent sources of management lessons for firms in diverse sectors and industries around the world. Country-of-Origin Effect and HRM Strategy… Continue Reading...

Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

depicted the country's then recent partition and her stagnant economy, this was a nation that was plunged from a colonial ruling system of over 200 years into a locally-run and nearly-unfamiliar system of governance. This situation led to self-evident genres in Indian literature, with only few authors and writers shouldering the responsibility of retaining consciousness of societal norms. The Indian diaspora was also created by the postcolonial Indian literature, with groups refusing to be associated with the local administrative set-up, and moving to the lands occupied by ex-masters who derided Indians as slaves. Themes indicating a lack of touch… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis to Develop Strategy

market. Further, the threats posted by substitutes are quite serious. If the economy tanks out, for example, people know that there are substitutes that might be cheaper (i.e. fast food) and use those instead. This has two implications. First, a thorough understanding of the target market will be required in order to ensure that we target a market that can withstand economic shocks. That reduces the propensity to substitute. Second, it means that 3 Squares has to strongly differentiate its offering. It is not enough to position our offering as "meals" because the substitutes also offer meals. The positioning has… Continue Reading...

Non Credit Programs on Workforce Education

rapid population changes and reducing educational level affecting California society and her economy has been the focal point of many recent studies. A reaction to these studies is the involvement of non-credit programs in the increased interest in fundamental skills success and adult learners as a method of meeting the states workforce requirements. Obviously, a significant part will be played by non-credit programs in community colleges and adult education in K-12 districts in the efforts to tutor, train and employ the future workforce. California has an estimated two million students involved in non-credit programs and K-12 adult education. Non-credit… Continue Reading...

Economic and Environmental Benefits Of Short Sea Shipping

reducing the impact on the environment is vital to ensure there is sustainability for society and the economy. Conclusion There are many benefits that a country could reap from adopting the usage of short sea shipping, and the paper has gone a long way to demonstrate some of the benefits. Reducing road congestion is no longer a necessity, but rather it has become a requirement for any country. With increased road congestion, the delivery of cargo takes long and the costs for transporting increase. The impact of road transportation on the environment is also increased. Adopting new modes of… Continue Reading...

Americana Group

fast-moving consumer goods. In addition, being set in the food industry, there is less likelihood that the economy will have a depressing impact on Americana's business operations. As a result, more and more consumers will have a preference for convenient foodstuffs and this will give Americana a better competitive edge (Thomas, 2009). References Americana Group. (2017). About us: Our Group. Retrieved from: http://www.americana-group.com/About-Us/Our-Group.aspx Bitar, Z. (2015). UAE's food imports to rise to $400b in 10 years. Gulf News. Retrieved from: http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/investment/uae-s-food-imports-to-rise-to-400b-in-10-years-1.1482864 Boursa Kuwait. (2017). Stock Profile: Kuwait Food Company (Americana) (S.A.K.). Retrieved from: http://www.boursakuwait.com/stock/stock.aspx?stk=704 Chernev, A. (2014). Strategic marketing… Continue Reading...

Carrier Hvac

and buy-in are managed. Beyond that, the mention of "prioritization" is key to focus on because if the economy is slowing, this is all the more reason to get costs down, lower error rates and keep things efficient. Even if Carrier has to slow things down a bit and/or just be more diligent, they do need to move forward with SupplierLink, based on the information at hand at this time. Identify the reasons (be specific) why Carrier should be interested in adopting the "new model", the "E-marketplace", as their means of E-procurement. Base this on the case information and… Continue Reading...

Berkshire and Us Department Of Education

idea where profits are going to come from). The report highlights "the economy" (p. 4) as a factor in the company's poor performance at times and includes no metrics or guidance or goals in its first initial pages. The Department of Education, on the other, is very upfront about goals and objectives and provides a number of metrics and graphs to show how goals are set and to be achieved. Berkshire shows profit charts for its top companies, but such charts do not discuss goals or outcomes that are being pursued. These differences exist because the two organizations are… Continue Reading...

Causes and Consequences in American History

that the United States was more connected to the global economy during the Antebellum years than historians have typically given the country credit for, and that these international commercial activities are linked to some of the economic underpinnings of the war. History is systemic; the Pax Brittannica might not seem to have any relevance for antebellum America but it did through British foreign policy, prosperity, and trade agreements that stimulated interest in the cash crops that depended on slave labor. Sometimes these kinds of connections are intuited or hinted at for years by historians and then eventually become phrased… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

of firearms • Risks to employment, heightened by the loss of firearms manufacturing jobs • Risks to the hunting economy, heightened by restrictions placed on rifles • Risks to state budgets, heightened by billions of Euros in compensation to those negatively affected by the proposal The concerns of the Czech Ministry clearly highlighted practical, social, economic, and political consequences relating to the banning of B7 weapons. The proposal, moreover, considered in the light of the findings by Redaelli appeared misguided, as it failed to address the issue of a lack of proper guidance for the deactivation of weapons. Revisions to the… Continue Reading...

China and Confucianism Society

Singapore, which fuses some of the elements of Western democracy with Confucianism. The third chapter applies Confucianism to the economy and especially talks about how ethics can be fused with a market economy, which is what the authors claim is what China needs to do and can do. Chapter Four talks about the importance of education in a Confucian society, and Chapter Five is where the authors relay their main argument about how China can become a world leader if they can refine the "China model" to one that is applicable throughout the world. Critique The Great Equal Society… Continue Reading...

Apple Market Share Increase for Ipad 4

30, No. 1, 46-52. Kuroda H., (2013). Asia's Challenges. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from http://www.oecd.org/ economy/asia-challenges.htm Harshc E., (2004). Africa And Asia Forge Stronger Alliances. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/april-2004/africa-and-asia-forge-stronger-alliances The Economist, (2016). 1.2 Billion Opportunities. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21696792-commodity-boom-may-be-over-and-barriers-doing-business-are-everywhere-africas Jureviscious O., (2016). Apple SWOT Analysis. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from https://www.strategicmanagementinsight.com/swot-analyses/apple-swot-analysis.html Hellman J., (2014). Apple Inc.: A Short SWOT Analysis. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from http://www.valueline.com/Stocks/Highlights/Apple_Inc___A_Short_SWOT_Analysis.aspx#.WNMTdrglHcs MacRumors, (2017). Apple Stores. Retrieved March 31, 2017 from https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/apple-retail-stores/ Bajarin B., (2011). Why Competing with Apple Is So Difficult. Retrieved March 31, 2017 from http://techland.time.com/2011/07/01/why-competing-with-apple-is-so-difficult/ Warren T., (2016). Apple's iPhone… Continue Reading...

Apple Increase in Market Share for Ipad 4

Product Recall," Long-Range Planning, 30, No. 1, 46-52. Kuroda H., (2013). Asia's Challenges. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from http://www.oecd.org/ economy/asia-challenges.htm Harshc E., (2004). Africa And Asia Forge Stronger Alliances. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/april-2004/africa-and-asia-forge-stronger-alliances The Economist, (2016). 1.2 Billion Opportunities. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21696792-commodity-boom-may-be-over-and-barriers-doing-business-are-everywhere-africas Jureviscious O., (2016). Apple SWOT Analysis. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from https://www.strategicmanagementinsight.com/swot-analyses/apple-swot-analysis.html Hellman J., (2014). Apple Inc.: A Short SWOT Analysis. Retrieved March 24, 2017 from http://www.valueline.com/Stocks/Highlights/Apple_Inc___A_Short_SWOT_Analysis.aspx#.WNMTdrglHcs MacRumors, (2017). Apple Stores. Retrieved March 31, 2017 from https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/apple-retail-stores/ Bajarin B., (2011). Why Competing with Apple Is So Difficult. Retrieved March 31, 2017 from http://techland.time.com/2011/07/01/why-competing-with-apple-is-so-difficult/ Warren… Continue Reading...

Evaluating Success Of a New Venture 3 Squares

segment proves a challenge. This means that many businesses do not succeed and grow consequently resulting in a redundant economy. The growth strategy of the company revolves around diversification through organic growth, innovation, and geographical expansion. The company in the future seeks to enter into the bakery business by acquiring another bakery firm and continues to expand its business portfolio in bakery through new channels of distribution and innovative products. The company also should seek to expand its portfolio by investing in producing its raw materials to reduce the cost of production (Dimitri, & Oberholtzer, 2009). America today is… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Durdens Zerohedge Website

day keep readers coming back to see the latest report on stocks, banks, gold, the economy, politics, and the world in general. The tone that Durden uses is appropriate in the context of what is being achieved. It is a sardonic tone that is employed, but the tone is well-liked by readers as they commonly express their disgust for mainstream media narratives and mainstream "fake news" -- which is another expression that Durden loves to use when referring to other news sites. The consistency of the point of view is also sufficient. However, there is a tendency for the… Continue Reading...

Overall Health in Fargo North Dakota

with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate. 3. economy: poverty rate, unemployment rates, median income. Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate. 4. Education: High school completion rates; higher education statistics. Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate. 5. Identify two Morbidity and Mortality/Risk Problems: (Based on your observations from Week 1 subjective assignment, windshield survey and key informants provide Morbidity, Mortality (M&M) and risk data for your… Continue Reading...

Child Drug Addiction in Afghanistan

to the problem. Unless Afghanistan is able to rebuild its country and develop a sustainable market economy, the people will continue to live in poverty and turn to drugs either as a means of psychological coping or as a means of avoiding physical pain and hunger. 2. There are several outstanding incidents depicted in this film. One is the child prostitute. He is nine years old and spends many nights with his patron, a man who gives him enough money for drugs. Another incident is the child who admits that his drug addiction stems from post-traumatic stress due to… Continue Reading...

The Black Wall Street

spent went back into the community. Such a closed community had its own economy. Black customers bought from black store owners. Black patients went to black doctors and so forth. This was because of the hatred whites felt at the time regarding blacks. Regarding the first domain and applying that lens into Black Wall Street, Fundamental Economics has 13 key concepts. Two of which can be used for the way black people prospered in Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa. The two concepts selected from the Fundamental Economics domain are money and incentives. Money fueled the incentive to build businesses in Greenwood… Continue Reading...

Feasibility Of Investing in Organic Foods Menu

farms that ensure the locals are supplied with fresh foods. The economy of the area is driven by farming and agriculture courtesy of its favorable climate. Many the farmlands are medium-sized; this offers the ease of controlling the quality of production and offers greater choices regarding suppliers. In fact, most of these suppliers work together to ensure constant availability of raw materials (Poulston & Yiu, 2011). With all these into consideration, 3 Squares Restaurant may pursue the niche market in the current location. The facility will provide various healthy organic meals made from local fresh products brought directly from… Continue Reading...

Understanding Voter Behavior Patterns

were at fault for the current state of the American economy and wanted Trump would solve this problem by ridding the country of such immigrants. "Many people voted for Trump because they wrongly believe that undocumented immigrants take their jobs and hurt our economy, that equality for people of color comes at a cost for whites, and that if we just give more money and freedom to big business and the rich, the poor and working class will somehow reap the benefits" (1).[footnoteRef:2] This way of thinking is not based on facts or sourced from research. It is based… Continue Reading...

Globalization Culture and Politics in Asia

product and display is part of the South Korean market economy. The hats indicate that South Korea 1) has incorporated Western products into its market, as a result of globalization, and 2) has become reliant to some extent on the sale of these goods in order for its economy to stay stable. The hat stand thus is seen as an economic prop for South Korea: it illustrates the extent to which the country is dependent upon outside influences and forces on an economic level. As Lee and Lee note, economic development was slow for South Korea following the Korean… Continue Reading...

External Business Environment from 3 Squares Restaurant

the election. Rapid reduction in the prices of commodities and the slowdown of the Chinese economy created market tensions. Such occurrences also affect the restaurant that fetches produce whose prices rely on the existent market forces. Currently, the strength of the equity market promises economic stability that the restaurant relies on to grow and expand. Social Factors The segment focuses on demographic and cultural elements within the restaurant's industry. These issues also affect 3 Squares Restaurant that include: Real food: consumer increased awareness on food choices have accelerated a preference for clean eating. In this case, customers prefer food… Continue Reading...

Dangers Of Backcountry Skiing to Society and Individuals

are many impacts of the activity not only to individuals and society but also to the economy and environment. Although environmental conservation campaigns have been on the rise, limited literature explains the impacts of this activity on the people and the environment. The activity is used as a recreational activity for most of the people, but recent calls have been made to have an environmental analysis of the effects of the activity to ensure that the negative impacts have been reduced across the globe. In some cases, the skiing takes place on mountains or the raised grounds in the… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis Of U.s. Automobile Industry

of the most significant sectors in the United States economy given the role cars and other automobiles play in the nations public transportation system. An important aspect of the U.S. automobile industry is the car services sector, which is crucial in the nation's public transportation. Apart from the role of cars in public transportation, they also act as status symbols for many Americans. The car services sector is affected by some internal and external market factors that affect the profitability and success of the different players in the industry. These factors can be effectively demonstrated through a SWOT analysis… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban and Why It Is Bad

far more than it curtails terrorism. Finally, the Trump travel ban has already had a detrimental effect on the economy, both domestic and international. As a travel ban, the executive order directly deals a blow to the lucrative business and leisure tourism sectors (Torbati, 2017). The downturn in travel is not just from nationals of the six affected Muslim nations, but has had a cross over effect in which people from around the world are now opting out of visiting the United States; whole conferences have been called off (Schaper, 2017). In addition to affecting tourism in a direct way,… Continue Reading...

21st Century Skills and Competencies

to deal with this complexity in the workplace (Bolino, Turnley, 2003). With the global economy at a possible inflection point, leaders must be able to know how to appeal to the diverse demographics that now appear in their workplaces for any failure to do so could result in organizational collapse (Bhargava, 2012). These changes are important to keep in mind, especially with regard to how leaders approach their role in a globalized environment. Increased competition: increased competition is another factor that emanates from globalization. More and more businesses are competing for market share -- whether it is Wal-Mart in… Continue Reading...

Rise Of Ricers in the Car Culture Scene

to evolve into the most influential icons of the 1950's. The post-war era saw a booming economy, and car consumerism was booming, and the number of babies was increasing. Parents viewed a car as very important, and when a teenager reached 16 years they could get their driving license, and most parents would give their children cars. This was viewed as a rite of passage in both the teens and the adults' eyes. For the teens, the license meant they could have independence and some semblance of privacy. The parents saw the license as a rite of passage where… Continue Reading...

Annotated Bibliography on Corruption

corruption in the United States. Rose-Ackerman, S. (2013). Corruption: A Study in Political economy. Burlington: Elsevier Science. This book deals with corruption in several forms. However later in the book, it covers police corruption and how there is a growing need for structural reform. Although the need for structural reform is there, it is often a difficult task to undertake due to the nature of the job of police officer. This is due to the need for police officers to patrol neighborhoods either as singles or in pairs. It would be too difficult to supervise every person. The author shows… Continue Reading...

Launching a Car Rental Company at Okc Airport

a 5% increase over the previous year fueled in large part by a strong local economy and the city's burgeoning tourism industry (Monies 2). A listing of current car rental companies located in the airport on a lower level concourse is set forth in Table 1 below. Table 1. Listing of car rental companies in the Will Rogers World Airport Company Description Enterprise Car Rental Offers full-size cars, economy, SUVs, minivans, and luxury cars. Hertz Offers a wide range of luxury, sports and hybrid vehicles. OKC Airport Car Rental This independent company offers compact, medium-sized and larger sedans. Thrifty… Continue Reading...

Democratic Theory in American Politics

what legislators vote for and what their constituents prefer. In his book Unequal Democracy: The Political economy of the New Gilded Age, Bartels argues that the increasing economic inequality in the US is evidence that legislators do not in reality represent the interests of their interests -- they represent the interests of more powerful groups or entities as opposed to the average citizen. With reference to matters of economic inequality, this paper discuses the discrepancy between the choices of legislators and the policy preferences of their constituents. Who actually governs in the American political system remains a contentious question… Continue Reading...

Differences in Mentoring and Sponsorship

rise and accomplishment, and want to encourage everyone present here at the luncheon, to do the same. The current knowledge economy is characterized by a dearth of qualified workers having superior analytical and communication abilities, a problem expected to exacerbate in the next decade (Benko & Weisberg, 2008, p. 5), necessitating companies' upgradation of workforce skills and employment of diverse personnel. Researchers have proven the positive effect of workforce diversity on company efficacy, bottom-line, grasp of consumer base and adaptability (Hamdani & Buckley, 2011, p. 43). Women-centric sponsorship initiatives facilitate their promotions on the basis of performance and ability, especially… Continue Reading...

American Corrections and Sentencing Trends

in America. (Macmillan, 2013).] For delivering up groups ordained for gainful sentencing, jailhouses' political economy banks on racialized presuppositions of criminality (including pictures of African-American welfare moms giving birth to criminals) and discriminatory practices in the trends of detaining, convicting and sentencing. Non-White bodies make up the chief human resource within this massive experiment for eradicating the key social issues of the present age. After stripping away the air of magic from the incarceration solution, bloodsucking capitalist profit, racism, and class bias remain. Jails' industrial system ethically and materially weakens inmates, consuming the societal wealth necessary for dealing with the… Continue Reading...

Eugenics Movement

percent of the population must be justified from a social point of view, as social economy, and the protection to children from the tragedy of being reared by feebleminded parents” (p. 389).  Conversely, with respect to positive eugenics, Osborne makes the spurious argument that smart people are the ones who are most in need of being “restored to a normal condition” because there are far fewer smart people than so-called “defectives” who apparently reproduce willy-nilly. For instance, Osborne maintains that: An increase in births among the limited number of people recognized as carriers of superior genes would not directly… Continue Reading...

Foreign Debt and Debt Services in South Africa Essay

Department of Commerce South Africa’s population of 50 million enjoys the most sophisticated, mature and productive economy on the African continent today (U.S. commercial service, 2014). The country’s GDP represents approximately 33 percent of the sub-Saharan total and the South African economy has experienced sustained growth of 3.2 percent over the past 5 years (US commercial service, 2014). According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, “The U.S. Commercial Service in South Africa is co-located with the U.S. Consulate General [with the] mission  to create jobs in the United States by advancing commercial opportunities in South Africa and strategically assisting firms… Continue Reading...

Credit Rating Agencies Essay

have restored investor confidence (Stanton, 2007). Moreover, the horsewhipping taken by the global economy following the 2008 housing bubble burst resulted in a number of initiatives that are intended to improve regulatory oversight and transparency in CRA operations (Stanton, 2007). Regulators in the EU have taken careful note of the 2008 housing bubble experience and have taken steps to prevent a recurrence there (Update on regulation of credit rating agencies, 2013). Recommended reform to CRAs Credit-reporting services are restricted by state and federal laws. Critics of the system continually seek to add further restrictions, including measures to do the… Continue Reading...

Legalshield Pre-paid Legal Services Essay

faster at 2.7% (Morea, 2014).  In addition, continued improvements in the national economy will translate into increased corporate profit margins and corresponding increases in corporate activity which will generate additional demand for legal services in the near future (Morea, 2014). At the micro level, Smith reports that, “The key supply for law firms is talent. The oversupply of talent in the market, along with increasing differentiation of the talent required (partner track associates vs. staff attorneys vs. paralegals) means that the dynamic has changed and law firms have more flexibility to adapt their staffing models than in the past” (2015,… Continue Reading...

One Nation Under Walmart Essay

its profits. For example, Gupta (2014) notes that, “Since the 1980s, Walmart has revolutionized the U.S. economy from a ‘push’ system, in which manufacturers determined what was sold on store shelves, to a ‘pull’ system, in which retailers set the terms” (p. 33). Indeed, even Walmart’s partnership with the Executive Office can be viewed as both good and bad.  According to Hauter (2014), “There will be folks who spin this announcement as good news, claiming any increase in the volume of organic food sales, no matter where or at what price, is a good thing. But unfortunately, it's not… Continue Reading...

North Korean Missile Testing

known to suffer from food shortages. Within the country if there is a failing economy, diplomatic relations and diplomatic strategies should then be focused on improving the economic situation of North Koreans to see if progress can be made in stopping missile testing. Furthermore, Americans should get to know why North Korea views the United States in such a negative light. “The American ‘perfect tense’ leads with a complete automaticity towards the dogma that the Korean War was started in 1950 by Stalin and Kim II Sung, it ended in 1953, and its sobriquet ever since has been ‘the… Continue Reading...

Organizational Culture at Southwest Airlines and Koch Industries

how Koch Industries does business. Washington Post. Retrieved November 25, 2017 fromhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ economy/an-inside-look-at-how-koch-industries-does-business/2017/07/01/2db9667a-5699-11e7-b38e-35fd8e0c288f_story.html?utm_term=.ea4fb984c848 Makovsky, K. (2013) Behind the Southwest Airlines culture. Forbes. Retrieved November 25, 2017 from https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenmakovsky/2013/11/21/behind-the-southwest-airlines-culture/#618f599a3798 Southwest.com (2017). Culture. Southwest.com. Retrieved November 25, 2017 from https://www.southwest.com/html/about-southwest/careers/culture.html Continue Reading...

U.s. Presidents 1789 to 1840

its main markets in Western Europe. Two years later, the Embargo Act was repealed and although the economy recovered, the United States was eventually drawn into the war between Britain and France on the North American front: the War of 1812. Monroe featured prominently during the War of 1812, during which the future president served as the Secretary of State under President James Madison. Both Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe made a major impact on American domestic and foreign policy. Both presidents established a precedent for making compromises with racists, with Jefferson himself being a slave owner and Monroe… Continue Reading...

Gaap and Ifrs Convergence Pros and Cons

US decided that convergence with IFRS would be a positive for the US economy, and began the project. Fundamental Differences Yet, there were fundamental differences that made convergence more difficult than was perhaps originally anticipated. Fundamentally, the two systems are different in their cultural foundations. Ding, Jeanjean & Stolowy (2005) note that GAAP is a set of principles, while IFRS is a set of standards. An example would be a situation where in one there was a prescribed rule for handling, but in the other there was merely guidance, the latter being much more open-ended. Cultural differences are theorized… Continue Reading...

Bump in Us Incomes Nyt Article Review

more informed retirement and savings plan. References Cohen, P. (2017). Bump in US Incomes Doesn’t Erase 50 Years of Pain. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/16/business/ economy/bump-in-us-incomes-doesnt-erase-50-years-of-pain.html   Continue Reading...

Greece Economic Problems Analysis

Environment The economic environment of Greece is that of a capitalist economy, but with significant public sector contribution – about 40% of total GDP is from government activity. This speaks more to the relatively small size of the Greek private sector than to excessive government ownership of industry. Tourism is one of the major drivers of the Greek economy, accounting for 18% of GDP (CIA World Factbook, 2017). Thus Greece would be characterized as a mixed economy with some government-owned entities. Greece is a member of the EU, but has also received several bailouts in recent years, and struggles with… Continue Reading...

Gold Smuggling and the Gold Black Market

the import or export of precious metals, driving gold markets to the grey and black zones of the global economy. In a world in which international banking leaves a potentially dangerous paper trail, gold has become a means of anonymous exchange, causing many of the most wealthy and powerful players in politics and business to participate in the black market of gold trading. The most notable examples of those who currently love to use gold as currency include the Philippines/Hong Kong exchange, the Italy/Switzerland exchange, Central Asia and Russia, and the United States. As much as 95% of the… Continue Reading...

Fundamental Analysis Vs Technical Analysis

of demand for a company’s products, changes in government regulations, changes in the economy, and company or industry comparisons. Chauhan (2013) state that fundamental analysts believe that the most suitable indicators of the intrinsic or fair value of a stock. On the contrary, technical analysis is a valuation method that involves predicting the future financial price movements of a stock based on the past price movements (StockCharts, n.d.). While it does not generate absolute forecasts regarding the future, technical analysis provides suitable information for investment purposes. In this regard, technical analysis helps investors to expect what is more likely… Continue Reading...

Implementing Compassionate Immigration Reform

and the education and experience to contribute to the American economy. Likewise, the initiatives that have been implemented by the Department of Homeland Security to identify potential terrorist threats is an important addition to the immigration law mix. . References Bender, S. W. (2010, November). Compassionate immigration reform. Fordham Urban Law Journal, 38(1), 107-111. Early American immigration policies. (2017). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Retrieved from https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/our-history/agency-history/early-american-immigration-policies. Kopan, T. (2017, August 2). How to earn 'points' to come to the US under Trump's immigration plan. CNN Politics. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/politics/cotton-perdue-trump-bill-point-system-merit-based/index.html. U.S. population. (2017). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/… Continue Reading...

Economy and U.s. Health Care

average worker. Kellerman and Auerbach (2017) contend that swiftly growing healthcare expenditure may end up harming the nation’s economy by bringing about employment and GDP declines and a growth in inflation. Greater national expenditure adversely impacts economic development, to a considerable extent. Rise in workforce health insurance premiums has deterred investors from investing in the US and led them to turn their attention to Canada and other such economies having appreciably lower employer premium burdens. In sectors like the automotive sector, employee insurance at the time of manufacturing an automobile stands at 1,300 dollars, which is costlier as compared… Continue Reading...

Naylor Against World Wide Trading Of Weapons in Wages Of Crime

2006). References Finckenauer, J. O. (2006). Black markets, illegal finance, and the underworld economy, R.T. naylor, cornell university press, 2005. Crime, Law and Social Change, 45(3), 227-230. Naylor, R. T. (2004). Wages of crime: Black markets, illegal finance, and the underworld economy. Cornell University Press. Retrieved from https://books.google.co.ke/books?id=mr6q4zNufC0C&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=chapter+3+%22Gun+Smoke+and+Mirrors%22+in+Wages+of+Crime&source=bl&ots=VzBj1Wo5BG&sig=JaEtS-KXvzQt0ov66Gn0wF2Ls7k&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBkoKozazXAhWJuhoKHWUaD7MQ6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q=chapter%203%20%22Gun%20Smoke%20and%20Mirrors%22%20in%20Wages%20of%20Crime&f=false on 7 November 2017 Richard N., C. (2002). Wages of Crime: Black Markets, Illegal Finance, and the Underworld economy R. T. Naylor. Foreign Affairs, (5), 200. doi:10.2307/20033290 Van Duyne, P. C., Pheijffer, M., Kuijl, H. G., Van Dijk, A. T. H., & Bakker, G. J. (2003). Financial investigation of crime: A tool of the integral law enforcement approach.… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

adversely impacts governmental and societal stability. Immigration and Economic Security The second factor threatened by migration is national economy. Migration has, in the past, and continues, in the present day, to significantly affect the economies of the origin as well as destination nations. Displaying economic pros as well as cons, the extended definition of the term ‘security’ to incorporate economics has garnered more focus on migration’s economic challenges; consequently, the phenomenon is being deemed to be a security challenge. Economic migrants and asylum seekers/ refugees both potentially jeopardize a nation’s economic security. Immigration of workers is believed to jeopardize origin as… Continue Reading...

Repealing Of Glass Steagall a Mistake

time and should have been left in place. Prior to Glass-Steagall, the US economy was subject to a multitude of economic shocks. Under conditions of laissez-faire management, the economy went through a number of boom-bust cycles. Dating as far back as the Dutch tulip boom in the 17th century, to booms associated with the opening of new markets (i.e. South Seas), finding new deposits of gold, to railroads, economic activity followed boom-bust cycles (Bordo, 2003). Marx predicted that these cycles would continue if capitalism were to be left unfettered. Following the latest bust, the stock market crash of 1929,… Continue Reading...

Quality Control in Airlines and Aerospace

America, Inc. (2016, June). The Troubled Airline Industry: Its Impact on Aircraft Manufacturers and the U.S. economy. Retrieved October 27, 2017, from http://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/THE-TROUBLED-AIRLINE-INDUSTRY.pdf Stolzer, A. & Halford, C. (2004). Quality in Airline Safety: Quality Methods and Tools Are Needed to Manage New Directions. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 13(3), 27-32. Retrieved October 27, 2017, from http://commons.erau.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1546&context=jaaer Continue Reading...

Other Cultures Xenophobia and Understanding

who does not understand other cultures may not survive in the global market economy. Understanding other cultures is important on a practical, pragmatic level in that it improves ones job prospects and expands opportunities in multiple business industries. Understanding other cultures does not mean that the individual loses his or her own identity; in fact, identity can be strengthened through cross-cultural contact as the person ceases to assume that his or her culture is the only one, or the most valid one. As Bryan (2014) points out, culture is inherent to identity but resisting diversity or refusing to understand… Continue Reading...

Political Systems in Ireland and Britain

with the need to participate in the global market economy. The procedural politics are totally different in Ireland versus the United Kingdom, especially with regards to the methods of voting and Ireland’s PR-STV method. Irish political institutions have emulated those in England, especially with regards to a fused legislative and executive branch and a higher but weaker house comprised of non-democratically elected officials. Yet Britain’s model is majoritarian, and Ireland’s is not, reflecting the vastly different political cultures in the two neighboring countries. The greatest strength of the Irish system is PR-STV, coupled with the accountability of TDs to… Continue Reading...

Organizational Analysis for Veterans Health Administration

different, the employees are more than willing to take up their roles and perform their duties as required. Political/ economy Model The Political/economy theory focuses on how an organization must adapt to its external environments by stressing the effects that power and resources have on the organization. In order for an agency to survive, it must have legitimacy and political power. Legitimacy refers to the organization having the appropriate legal status and a justification for its existence (Razin, Sadka, & Swagel, 2002). Political power refers to the ability of an organization to influence the entities that make decisions regarding the ability… Continue Reading...

Colonialwebb's Human Resource Plan

one of the booming industries across the globe given the proliferation of real estate properties ( economy Watch, 2010). Secondly, this industry is also characterized by an increase in skills shortage given the long-term downturn that existed in this sector even before the 2009 economic recession (Pillai, 2015). The increase in skills shortage has been experienced in major economies like Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Some of the factors that have contributed to increased skills shortage in these economies include the fact that specialty trade workers have shifted industries and professional workers have moved to other countries… Continue Reading...

Probability Of Inflation or Deflation

in the next two years in the current economic environment. Inflation and Deflation Inflation occurs when an economy is characterized by the existence of too much money in comparison to demand for goods and services. On the contrary, deflation occurs when an economy is characterized by the presence of too little money in comparison to the demands for products and services. Inflation and deflation have significant impacts on individuals and the economy, particularly in relation to economic growth and development. According to Amadeo (2017), inflation hurts an individual’s purchasing power since it creates an environment where people have to pay more… Continue Reading...

How Autonomous Car Will Change Everything

vehicle. Gas plays such a major part of the global economy, however; and many people enjoy driving gas powered cars themselves. They enjoy the roar of the motor and the thrill of controlling a vehicle. The new green technology and the autonomous technology will make driving and roads and regulations completely different—and how that impacts communities is anyone’s guess. Whether communities as a whole will permit this innovation or reject it still remains to be seen. References McGoogan, C. (2017). Google sues Uber over ‘stolen’ driverless car technology. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/02/24/google-sues-uber-stolen-driverless-car-technology/ Murray, J. (2016). Electric vehicle charge points to… Continue Reading...

Federal Reserve and Interest Rates

sheet—that’s what the market cares about. The Fed attempted to stimulate the economy with its unconventional monetary policy known as QE—quantitative easing—from 2008 to 2013. It has not been alone in this process: other central banks around the world have joined in and are still purchasing bonds to “stimulate” the obviously fragile economies of the world. The BOJ has a balance sheet that represents a deluge should it stop buying and start trying to unwind its portfolio (like the Fed is supposedly going to do). The ECB is another one that is still buying bonds and driving interest rates down.… Continue Reading...

Globalization Is Not Americanization

McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Shell, and other proudly American companies have dominated the corporate landscape of a globalized international economy, a wealth of non-American companies have likewise participated in the dissemination and distribution of ideas and neoliberal policies that characterize postmodern globalization. In some ways, globalization is the antithesis of Americanization. As Collins (2015) points out, globalization “has led to the continuing deindustrialization of America,” as labor markets have become transnational (p. 1). Whereas the United States became a 20th century superpower because of its industrial edge, the nation has since ceded that edge to countries that now provide the… Continue Reading...

The Hypothetical Case Of the Nacirema

occupy a broad and diverse geographic zone between Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Their highly developed market economy belies, or perhaps informs, the evolution of elaborate body rituals. The body rituals of the Nacirema are diverse and usually gendered. The underlying assumptions of the Nacirema body rituals are that the human form in its natural, unadulterated or unadorned state, is inherently profane, impure, and aesthetically unpleasing. Therefore, the Nacirema set up shrines in their home. The shrines contain magical serums, lotions, and potions with mysterious properties. Wealthy Nacirema may have several shrines, elaborately designed, and many set aside special… Continue Reading...

Which Is Better Paper or Electronic Currency?

merely concerned with expedience. References Davies, R. (2004). Origins of money and banking. Retrieved from http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/origins.html Kemp, J. (Jun 28, 2001). Our economy needs a golden anchor. Wall Street Journal. (Eastern edition). New York, N.Y.: pg. A.16 Continue Reading...

Role Of Privately Owned Media in a Democracy

in the pre-Internet era, the media was the dominant way that information about politics, the economy and other subjects of governance and national merit were disseminated in societies. Even today, formal media maintains substantial competitive advantage over informal channels, though recent events suggest that perhaps this influence is waning in favor of social media propaganda (The Economist, 2017). That is a discussion for another day. Privately-Owned Versus Government Media The high level of influence that the media has over public discourse naturally makes it a powerful tool in any society, but especially in societies where people elect their political… Continue Reading...

Human Resources and Labor Shortage by 2030

force of the future can meet the demands for their services to perpetuate a robust global economy. Surveys do show that among highly skilled job seekers in countries around the world, most (at least 60%) are willing to migrate to another country. Interestingly, the three countries where people are least likely to be willing to move include Germany, Russia, and the United States. The United States is, on the other hand, the country where most people in the world want to migrate to. In any case, the labor crisis of the future will be related more to a greater… Continue Reading...

The Tourism Industry in Mexico

all, the development of industry is what helped America create a strong economy. As Berger and Wood note: “tourism as a modern social practice first gained popularity with the advent of the railroad and steamship” (Berger & Wood, 2010, p. 2). Without the railroad and steamship, Americans would not even have had the capacity to travel in mass to Mexico for holidays and fun. Mexico is being too passive in its relationship with the U.S. and should be more assertive. It should not rely on the good will of America to stake its own economic growth but should pull… Continue Reading...

Social Worker Job Concerns

accompany it.” Identify strengths, proactive capacities, and resilience in parents “It’s not easy raising a child all alone, especially in today’s economy. It may seem like much now, but simply being able to hold down a career as a secretary to provide for the basic necessities for Sarah is doing her a world of good. There are many adults unable to do this for themselves, yet alone for their children.” Recap what was just said and clarify any points of confusion “You told me that as far as you can tell, your son was on the right track until you moved… Continue Reading...

History Of Immigration in United States

been inspired by the promise of economic opportunity and social freedoms. Immigrants have also been pulled by the American economy offering an abundance of unskilled jobs. Unlike Canada and Australia, the United States has never favored highly skilled workers as a rule (Zeitz 1). Humanitarian reasons have also been important push and pull factors, starting with World War Two. World War Two led to a flood of new immigrants seeking refuge, while global humanitarian norms established during the middle of the twentieth century facilitated this flow of people (Alvarez 1). By the 1980s, the United States had established a… Continue Reading...

Gender Roles in Traditional East Asia

Steven Topik. The World That Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World economy, 1400 to the Present. 2nd ed., M.E. Sharpe, Inc, 2006. Tonomura, Hitomi. “The So Village.” Community and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan: the Corporate Villages of Tokuchin-Ho, Stanford University Press, 1992, pp. 37–187. Vaporis, Constantine Nomikos. “Obtaining a Divorce: An Appeal for Assistance (1850) and Letters of Divorce (1857, Undated).” Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life during the Age of the Shoguns, Westview Press, 2014, pp. 6–216. Yasuko, Tabata. “Women's Work and Status in the Changing Medieval economy.” Women and Class in Japanese History, Center for… Continue Reading...

Proposed Immigration Bill

mentality. Many migrant workers have a lot to contribute to the American economy, and if allowed to stay under the blue card program would tremendously benefit the United States. Also of note is the Two Tiers for Merit-based Point System: which is a system that works well in other immigrant countries like Canada and Australia. The United States education system is failing our own students, and our economy is doomed for failure unless we welcome highly skilled workers from around the world. Similarly, the point-based system is used in other nations and has proven successful. These provisions fall under the… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

foothold within the United States. The American government did this to maintain ‘stability’ in the American economy. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 demonstrated the first major law that restricted immigration into the country. Those living in the West Coast saw the Chinese workers as direct competitors and attributed economic ills and declining wages to their immigration. The act placated worker demands and allowed satisfaction for those wishing to maintain white ‘racial purity’. (Gyory) The motives behind the exclusion were deeply seeded in racism and demonstrates the ugly side of the American government. The same was done to the… Continue Reading...

Future Of the Wto

permitted the country’s trade partners to deal with China as a ‘non-market economy’ (NME) for a period of up to 15 years. NME status made it a lot easier for importing countries to impose special tariffs on Chinese exports, in the form of antidumping duties.” As a major importer, the U.S. benefitted substantially from this WTO mandate. Yet, before the 15 years were even over, China was being viewed by other trade partners “such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and South Korea” as already having market-economy status. Meanwhile, the U.S. and the EU have refused China this recognition in a… Continue Reading...

The U.s Economy and Health Care

(CBO, 2017). This paper will examine the impacts of health care on the economy, and seek to determine if there is a better pathway to health care delivery. Impacts on the economy The exorbitant healthcare expenditure in America, and its consistent growth, is a widely -examined and -discussed topic for many years. Of late, increasing concerns have been voiced, with hearsay as well as research evidence indicating constant swift increase in expenditure can pose a threat to the nation’s economy. But examining the aforementioned possible association is complicated. Healthcare expenditure has multifarious and multifaceted influences on the economy, which… Continue Reading...

The Culture Of the Eastern Band Cherokee

rely on tourism and their casinos to support their local economy. Politics and Economics The Eastern Band of the Cherokee is considered a sovereign nation but one must be over 18 in order to become a member. Moreover, members must prove that they have an ancestor who is on the Baker Roll of 1924 and that they have at least 1/16th Cherokee blood (Eastern Band of the Cherokee, 2018). Its government is similar to that of the U.S. and consists of an executive branch with a chief and vice-chief, a legislative branch, consisting of 12 tribe members, and a… Continue Reading...

International Trade and Nafta

on the objectives of trade policy in general. The entire point of trade policy is to expand the economy by leveraging comparative advantages. While there are high profile instances where Mexico has comparative advantage, and has therefore won some trade away from the United States, the US has the most number of products in which it has a comparative advantage, with Mexico the least (Mzumara, Chingarande & Karambakuwa, 2012). The authors note, however, that Mexico has developed trade surpluses despite having the fewest number of products with comparative advantage. They conclude that this means that Mexico benefits, but that… Continue Reading...

Macroeconomic Indicators

that the FED’s unconventional monetary policy has not worked to kick-start the economy in any meaningful way. And while Real GDP has risen from 14938 in 2007 to 17163 in 2017, the measures of Real GDP may not be as effective in determining economic health as the FED might have the public believe, especially when one considers the effect of the shadow or hidden economy (Dixon, 1998). What is interesting to note is that GDP has increased while PCE has stagnated. Using the Expenditure Approach, GDP is measured by totaling the money spent on 4 categories: Consumption (C), Investment… Continue Reading...

Climate Change Impacts

concern for the consequences. However, we can still grow the economy in ways that are less destructive, but only if we make that part of the choice, instead of always choosing the easiest, laziest option. We can instead accept that economic growth should be slower, that we should think things through more carefully, be more creative. In the long run, if this type of economic growth is destructive, it will just end up costing us more. So clearly, the best course of action is to start taking this destruction into account when we price things – stuff that is… Continue Reading...

Leadership

and business methods that they had used for years. Since the economy and society has passed them by, this led to Blockbuster ceasing to be because what worked in the past was no longer viable. Since they didn’t change, this led to Blockbuster failing as a business in different and more modern times (“A Quick Look”, 2018). The other main reason that failure could and should be a major teaching point for any good leader is that some amount of failure is to be expected if a leader is being aggressive enough. Meaning, a total lack of failure and… Continue Reading...

Consumer Behavior and Puffed Rice

catch children’s eyes. Manufacturer and consumer motivation Several buyers in the contemporary American economy are guided by product cost. For marketing to such individuals, producers as well as retailers provide offers, coupons and promotions (e.g., in- store promotion, yellow- sticker rates, deal days, and so forth). This approach proved effective on buyers A1 and A2, who both bought goods kept on sale. Typically, all grocery outlets these days have their own economical brand which targets cost- driven buyers and Redner’s Warehouse has named its brand ‘Great Value’. For appealing to the increasing segment of health- conscious buyers, marketers generally underscore their… Continue Reading...

Virtual Teams

transferred into action that is profitable (Derven 2016). Collaboration in the new, global knowledge-based economy is essential and well thought-out, functional virtual teams are an ideal way to promote such knowledge-sharing (Olaisen, & Revang 2017) References Derven, M. (2016). Four drivers to enhance global virtual teams. Industrial & Commercial Training, 48(1), 1-8. doi.10.1108/ICT-08-2015-0056 Ferrazzi, K. (2014). Getting virtual teams right. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved: https://hbr.org/2014/12/getting-virtual-teams-right Olaisen, J., & Revang, O. (2017). Working smarter and greener: Collaborative knowledge sharing in virtual global project teams. International Journal of Information Management, 37(1a), 1441-1448. doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2016.10.000 Continue Reading...

Apple

to profit from the repatriation of billions back to US soil and reinvesting that money into the US economy could reap big rewards, especially as China looks to close the door on big tech competitors. If Apple wants to maintain its place in the tech market, it needs to return to its innovative roots and embrace a more visionary approach, similar to that which Elon Musk has brought with Tesla. With the price elasticity of demand impacting sales (and with a rehash of old products under new names impacting them as well), and with the market beginning to turn,… Continue Reading...

Proper Supply Chain Management

Based Solutions. Procedia CIRP, 56(The 9th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - Intelligent Manufacturing in the Knowledge economy Era), 326-331. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2016.10.030 Continue Reading...

Oil Crises Term in West Africa

of oil-exporting countries. Protracted low oil prices have a likelihood of having major implications for economy growth and inflation. Oil prices that are weak will also give rise to major shifts in real income from exporting nations to importing nations, impact fiscal and prevailing account dynamics, and result in lower prices for non-oil goods. These different elements may limit macroeconomic policies in different ways while at the same time paving way for prospects to address long-term reform necessities in different economic areas. Oil exporting nations in the region are bound to experience a negative effect because lower oil prices give… Continue Reading...

Whole Foods Market Strategic Analysis

a significant chunk of its annual sales from the United States market. Downturns in the economy of the country, such as a recession, could deeply hurt the company’s bottom-line. 4.1.3 Opportunities a. Favorable Industry Trends: It is important to note that over the last two decades, significant awareness has been created on the relevance of eating healthy foods and the benefits the same has on our long-term health and wellbeing. Today, people are more conscious of the kinds of foods they consume on a daily basis. It therefore follows that an entity offering organic as well as natural food… Continue Reading...

Will Brazil Become a Global Trade Partner

the 1930’s Great Depression because of the disastrous turn of events in its economy. With coffee being its main exporter at the time, Brazil had to change its economy. It did so during this time by creating an import substation strategy where the government would invest a massive amount of money and targeted key industries. Along with the investments and focus in other areas, Brazil’s government also safeguarded against competition using high tariff walls. The article notes that the strategy worked for four decades. Brazil saw a 7% growth from 1950 to 1980. The strategy also led to the… Continue Reading...

The Environment and Human Kind

context for the issue—namely that in the last 70 years, the global economy has grown sevenfold, water usage has tripled though the “capacity of the hydrological system to produce fresh water through evaporation” has not, seafood is being consumed at levels beyond that which will support sustainable oceanic life, and fossil-fuel burning has increased carbon dioxide emission levels fourfold, which of course has accelerated the rate at which greenhouse gases are trapped in the atmosphere to warm up the earth and lead to global warming (Brown, 2005, p. 18). The strength of Brown’s argument is that he is able… Continue Reading...

The Good and the Bad Of Capitalism

initiatives - hence effectively improving the quality of goods and services offered for sale. In the ideal capitalist economy, inefficiencies are eliminated through the inherent operation of supply and demand forces, in which case participants (buyers and sellers) are free to participate in the various activities of an economic nature, guided by their respective self-interests. It was Milton Friedman who once quipped: “a society that puts equality before freedom will get neither…. a society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” Capitalism, in essence, breeds economic freedom. Marx was also appreciative of the relevance… Continue Reading...

California's Congressional Senators

Alaska, with a population of thirty-seven million according to 2010 statistics. The state boasts the nation’s largest economy, having made it first to the trillion-dollar gross state product milestone. By the year 2012, the state became the 9th largest global economy. Its several million acres of agricultural land makes California a largely rural state. It ranks as national leader in crop production. Further, California houses several world-famous national parks and cultural institutions such as Disneyland, Hollywood, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park. Its biggest cities include Los Angeles, San Jose and San Diego. The state’s… Continue Reading...

Donald Trump 2018 Political Issues

current president of the United States is hopelessly incompetent on matters regarding the running of the world’s largest economy. To sum it up, Max Boot, in a commentary on Chicago Tribune, remains optimistic that America as a country will outlast Trump’s incompetence. In his own words, Boot points out that “the United States will survive Trump, but we won’t be the same nation after him.” Donald Trump was elected on a platform of change, with people largely connecting with his message about ‘making America great again.’ However, his approach towards leadership has largely been wanting. I am of the… Continue Reading...

Immigration in the United Kingdom

such as wage and employment but also fiscally impacts the economy in general. Nonetheless, it has proven to be difficult to fully conclude whether the increase in the number of immigrants is adversarial or constructive. The most ideal preceding evidence recommends that the general impacts of migration on employment and wages are either trivially different from zero, or considerably positive. The base of proof on the impacts of migration on employment in the nation, though comparatively thing, gives the suggestion that the impacts are not considerably dissimilar from zero (Reed, 2009). Background Interest in the impact of immigration on… Continue Reading...

Steps Of Economic Growth in Usa China and Germany

and setting up to run the global stage, by 2005 China’s overall economy took over as the second biggest globally following the United States when assessed using a purchasing power parity (PPP) formula (Fogel, 2010). The Chinese authorities hold a target of quadrupling its GDP by the year 2020 and also doubling its per capita Gross domestic product. An extensive market economy system plus some decrease in government function has been apparent ever since 1978. The authorities encourage a combined economic framework that has started out from a socialist, centrally designed economic system to a socialist market financial system,… Continue Reading...

Homelessness

warmer climates, tends to have greater homeless populations than elsewhere in America. Even though the economy in the nation is booming more acutely, the cost of housing continues to rise, and more and more people simply can’t afford a place to live (McEvers, 2017). In southern California, there isn’t a city where this is more vividly represented than in Los Angeles, on skid row. While skid row isn’t my community, southern California is, and skid row reflects the core of this social issue. The homeless tend to congregate there, and in greater downtown Los Angeles, and for good reason:… Continue Reading...

Environmentalism and Some Positive and Negative Trends

and mitigate climate change, while also making the global economy more stable and promoting global security. Even China has committed to reducing its reliance on coal because of the potential of renewable energy technologies to provide the electricity needs of a growing population (Carrington, 2017, n.d.). Electric cars are also becoming more common, and batteries becoming far more efficient, thereby reducing the pressure placed on electricity grids while also reducing the pollution caused by discarded batteries (Carrington, 2017). Technologies are also enabling resource-dependent industries like construction and textiles to reduce their environmental footprints. Consumer trends are also driving the… Continue Reading...

Apple Expansion into Myanmar

the world. However, the GDP growth rates are as follows: Year 2015 2016 2017 GDP 290.8 308.6 330.9 GDP Growth Rate 7 6.1 7.2 Myanmar has the 7th-fastest growing economy in the world. There is little doubt that the vast majority of the country remains poor, with 70% of the workforce engaged in agriculture, but that actually helps Apple, because it can focus market entry solely on the key cities on Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw. One estimate has the economic growth rate in Yangon at 11.17% per annum beginning in 2008, which is much stronger than in the country in general (Fox & Verrucci, 2017). GDP per capita is growing at roughly… Continue Reading...

Thematic Integration Of Faith, Learning and Business

to entrepreneurs, who make up a massive part of the economy. “Mitchell J. Neubert and three colleagues at Baylor University investigated the connection between faith and the propensity to start a business, by examining data from a survey that queried 1,714 U.S. adults about their religious habits” (Neubert, 2013). Essentially, entrepreneurs were found to pray more often than non-entrepreneurs and to possess a higher level of faith, believing that God was directly listening and answering their prayers (Neubert, 2013). Such a finding is highly revelatory as it suggests that faith in a higher power is crucial for such a… Continue Reading...

Britain’s Industrialization and China’s Stagnation

expansion and trade across oceans that would have helped to foster industrial change.[footnoteRef:7] China remained rooted in an agrarian economy, without encouraging inventors. This made them a consumer of the products that Britain wanted to export, hence encouraging Britain’s own industrial development. [6: Rober Tignor et al., Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present. The Mongol Empire to the Present. Volume Two. (New York: WW Norton, 2014), 575-576.] [7: Ibid. ] There were factors that suggested that China could have been the epicenter of the industrial revolution, as it… Continue Reading...

India Government and Economics

be held in 2022 (CIA World Factbook). Views on Trade India has an enthusiastic, growing, burgeoning economy. Focusing on the positives, India’s economy is highly diversified and well poised for the information technology and service sectors as well as traditional manufacturing and agriculture. Since the 1980s, India has liberalized its economy steadily and continues to improve. Deregulation of most major industries and privatization of formerly state-owned enterprises has helped India join the free market economy with ease (CIA World Factbook, 2018). Although India once had tight controls on foreign trade and exorbitant tariffs, that is not the case anymore. Since the… Continue Reading...

The Election Of 2016 Outcome and Evolution

be too difficult for Clinton to counter. The election of 2016 counteracted some conventional wisdom. Economically, the economy was not floundering, as was the case in 2008, when Obama was elected president and created a similar shake-up of conventional wisdom regarding the type of candidate people would gravitate to (Schrieffer & Clark 2). On the other hand, Obama’s legacy was seen as complicated, given the lingering sense that many of his major objectives such as Obamacare had been imperfectly realized. Also, there is often a reluctance to vote the same party into power over three consecutive terms. Clinton’s association with… Continue Reading...

H&m Trade Comparative Advantages

the jobs will not only cost less but allow the workers to put more money back into the Romanian economy. So the government can do a few things. It can\'t impose tariffs because it doesn\'t control its own trade policy, but it can control some of the assistance that it gives the industry in terms of taxation, incentives, and even purchasing textiles on a large scale. One way or another, the Romanian government is likely to find a way to shift some money into the textile industry in order to prop it up, and ideally maintain enough comparative advantage… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Immigrants on the Uk Economy

Migration, Employment and UK economy Point 1: Perception and Reality do not always align Duffy and Frere-Smith (2013) published their report on perception versus reality where immigration\'s impact on the UK labour market are concerned. The report highlighted several gaps between perception and reality, such as the composition of immigrants being largely asylum-seekers (most are students), and the fact that concerns about immigration have been rising recently. They also highlight that concerns are often surrounding impact on public service and benefits, but ignore positive elements like… Continue Reading...

Myanmar's Place in the Global Garment Business

government under Aung San Suu Kyi, which has resulted in democratic reforms and a shift towards a more capitalist economy. Annual GDP growth rates in the past few years have been around 7%, which puts Myanmar in the top ten for GDP growth, but the country is still very poor, with a GDP per capita of $6300, ranked 163rd in the world. While several neighboring countries are global leaders in textiles, the industry is relatively nascent in Myanmar. Yet, clothing ranks as the #6 export earner for the country (CIA World Factbook, 2018). This paper will examine the current… Continue Reading...

Seattle Homelessness Action Plan

push such persons to the street. [1: King County, “Median Household Income in King County and U.S.” https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/executive/performance-strategy-budget/regional-planning/benchmark-program/ economy/EC02_Income/MedianIncomeChart.aspx, (1998). ] 2.1.1. High Cost of Housing To understand the genesis of the prevailing high housing costs, it would be appropriate to conduct some background checks. The creation of the Office of Economic Development (OED) was key towards the enhancement of workforce development. In essence, this provided Mayor Norman Rice with the appropriate foundation to power through his social equity objectives. Together with the Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI), many of those who lacked adequate incomes were able to access living-wage placements… Continue Reading...

American Dream and Wealth Gap

the dollar, the rise of inflation, the turning of the economy from free market to command (thanks to central banking interventionist policy like quantitative easing), and the stagnation of wages, it is harder for the American Dream to seem possible. As Kiersz (2015) shows using data from the St. Louis Fed, income inequality has gone up considerably over the past 40 years. The top 1% in the country have seen their paychecks grow exponentially while the working class wages have barely moved. Meanwhile, food prices, health care, education, homes, cars, stocks, bonds—virtually everything has gone up. The wealthy can… Continue Reading...

Women in 20th Century Canadian Society

a right to earn their own living, and indeed, could make vital contributions to the economy.”[footnoteRef:6] In a sense, the war represented a paradigm shift and demonstrated that women could be valuable members of society who contributed directly to the economy. This directly challenged the perspective of the typical woman. Hence, during the war, women responded to their circumstances by taking the jobs of their husbands, not merely to make money, but as a means of breaking free from social constraints. [1: Dorothy May King quoted in Linda Goyette and Carolina Jakeway Roemmich, eds. Edmonton: In Our Own Words,… Continue Reading...

Star Wars Vs Lord Of the Rings Comparison

by virtue of their masculine and feminine qualities and the classic principles of theatre—clarity, simplicity, elegance, order, economy and symmetry—are expressed in both films through the scores written for the films, the plot points, and the balance of action with drama and humor. Cultural and Historical Analysis Regarding America’s past, Star Wars speaks to the two opposing voices in America’s history—the Imperialists and the Isolationists or humanists. The Imperialist agenda is represented by the Dark Side (the Empire) and the Isolationists or humanists are represented by the Jedi and the Princess’s team. In Lord of the Rings, America’s past… Continue Reading...

Immigration Essay

This may be due to how immigrants are seen and the potential effects immigration causes to the American economy. Essay Hook: Immigration is a hot-button issue in the United States and always has been since its formation. Thesis Statement This essay will cover the roots of American immigration, patterns of immigration, social and political effects of illegal immigration, and the current handling of illegal immigrants by current President, Donald Trump. Body Background Most of the early immigrants to the United States came from Great Britain. Information from the 1980’s United States Census shares that over 49 million Americans or… Continue Reading...

Brexit Essay

instant collapse doesn't seem to be happening. The UK economy is, for now at least, taking Brexit in its stride. (p. 3)  Indeed, in the month following the Brexit vote, there were more than 150,000 more job listings in the UK than in the same month in 2015 (Halligan, 2016). Likewise, Bowler (2017) agrees that the negative economic impact predicted by many analysts post-Brexit has not materialized. For example, Bowler points out that, “Before the referendum last June, many economists produced gloomy forecasts which have since been proved wrong. Consumers' confidence has not suffered, and by and large, things… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

Such a sentiment could be for many reasons. The stagnant economy, the multiple recessions could be one reason. The lack of quality and affordable education and healthcare could be another. People coming to this country are experiencing regret because their picture of the American Dream has been shattered.  This leads to what the American Dream consists of today. The Modern Day American Dream People who have grown up looking towards America, thinking as adults about achieving the American Dream, have seen an evolution of such a notion throughout the years. Back then, the American Dream signified hope and a… Continue Reading...

Global Warming Essay

U.S. by 2030, and these plans will have an enormous adverse impact on the economy. Thesis Statement This essay reviews the relevant literature to identify the arguments for and against anthropogenic sources as the primary cause of global warming, a discussion and critical analysis of these arguments and a summary of the research and important findings concerning the causes of global warming in the conclusion. Arguments implicating anthropogenic sources as the cause of global warming The straightforward definition of global warming provided by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) states that, “Over the past 50 years, the average global… Continue Reading...

Bitcoin Essay

allow people to conduct transactions without banks, without a paper trail, and without buying into the capitalist market economy. Other bitcoin essays could examine some of the subjects mentioned in greater detail. For example, it would be interesting to learn how bitcoin is used on the gray and black markets around the world. It is well known that bitcoin has been used as a dark web currency and for money laundering, but because of the anonymity of bitcoin, it may be difficult to discover whether non-state actors like terrorist organizations use bitcoin. The potential list of topics in a… Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

expected as in those days, nearly everyone depended on an agrarian economy and India and China had the majority of the world’s people so it made sense that they had the bulk of the GDP. “Starting around the 1820s—the decade economists Kevin H. O’Rourke of Oxford and Jeffrey G. Williamson of Harvard have pegged as the start of modern globalization—the G7 share starts to swell. Over the course of about 170 years, it goes from about one-fifth up to about two-thirds of world income. That’s how powerful globalization—the movement of goods across borders—was” (Baldwin, 2018). This demonstrates the sheer… Continue Reading...

Financial Managers

firm. This means understanding both how to optimize financial condition when the economy is going well and to minimize downside risk when the economic is doing poorly. The best financial managers are able to take a situation when financial conditions are not as expected, and then make recommendations based both on short-term and long-term impacts of the different decisions that are being made. By being able to understand and express how the impact of changing variables in a highly complex environment will impact the firm. Dealing with this complexity is really one of the most important attributes of the… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Nursing Rates Of Care Community

in losses in productivity with potential net losses to the local economy. Some obese individuals develop health problems that prevent them from being able to perform at work, or problems that lead to premature death. The personal costs associated with obesity and related treatments also hurt the patient and the family, as few insurance policies will cover every aspect of the obesity care interventions. As a result, obesity is restricting access to what would have been patients’ disposable income that could be used for life-affirming activities such as travel and hobby pursuits. Obesity can also impede the ability of… Continue Reading...

Economics and Global Capitalism

to consume. If we are not buying new products all the time, we are told our economy is going to go into a recession. We are encouraged to spend rather than to save (especially since the Federal Reserve drove interest rates down to near 0% for so long, which meant that savers were essentially losing value over time because the rate of inflation was higher than the interest they were earning on their savings). So markets really dictate our thought processes, our actions (we work long hours all week in order to be able to spend and have the… Continue Reading...

Global Merchandising

life five or six years ago saw little shopping, an economy almost entirely controlled by the military junta, and in many areas there were things like curfews. Mom-and-pop shops that closed at dusk were the retail environment. So the changes that the country is seeing are quite astonishing, when put in that context. International companies – the first were cell phone companies but since then others have joined – have started to enter the market. The malls are the key to international companies entering the market, though many consumer goods companies are starting to explore distribution through the existing… Continue Reading...

European Muslims in Germany in the Postwar Period

Post World War One, Germany boasted a booming economy and there was a need for healthy male workers to fill the demand. Germany was in need of men who could act as laborers for both factories and mines in the period after World War Two. This period bestowed Germany with much economic blossoming and swift expansion. Turkey and Germany had a recruitment treaty, which established terms for the guest workers; after Turkey, subsequent Islamic nations formed recruitment treaties with Turkey, such as Morocco and Tunisia. For many of these workers from Islamic nations, finding… Continue Reading...

Should Businesses Offer Paid Maternity Leave

wages”—a point which is actually beneficial for the whole economy (Miller, 2015). The more workers there are to contribute to the overall strength of the economy, the better off the nation is as a whole. Women who are given paid time off for maternity leave are women who are more likely to return to work satisfied that they have achieved one objective thanks to their employer’s support and now will be willing to come back to that same employer in gratitude and work harder than before. While paid maternity leave may be a minor burden on businesses for a… Continue Reading...

Cause and Effect Essay Example: Climate Change & Hurricanes

modifiers thought it would be a good way to jumpstart certain sectors of the economy.  Or perhaps asking such questions is as unfair as saying that this year’s hurricanes were stronger and more powerful than last year’s because of fuel emissions—or cow emissions—or whatever it is that people claim is causing climate change to be the harbinger of doom that it so wants to be.  The fact is:  climate change is a part of nature—it’s a part of history—it’s a part of life (Bell, 2012).  The world is always changing—and just as the seasons come and go and come… Continue Reading...

United States Markets Essay

used to determine or understand the strength and status of a nation's economy. Through this theory, an economy can examine how its market compares with other countries with regards to efficiency. Based on information shown in market prices or stock prices, market efficiency is classified into three i.e. weak, semi-strong, and strong. In light of the theory of market efficiency, United States markets are generally considered as semi-strong form market efficient. Generally, semi-strong market efficiency is where the present stock prices are reflections of historical prices and all present publicly available information. This information includes changes in accounting policy,… Continue Reading...

U.s. Interest Rates Rise and Fall Essay

very cautious about raising them even just 25 basis points, eyeing a fragile global economy and surely taking note of the impact that a rate rise would have on certain asset classes (like real estate, stocks, and bonds). The economic factors that impacted the interest rate changes over the past three and half decades cannot be divorced from the Fed’s own economic policies and the political variables acting independent and interdependent of Fed decisions. For instance, the Fed hiked at the end of the 60s, when the Vietnam War was in full swing and the military-industrial complex was making… Continue Reading...

How to Become a U.s. Citizen Essay

of Representatives has how many voting members? four hundred thirty-five (435) 11.  What is the economic system in the United States? capitalist economy 12.  When was the Constitution written? 1787 13.  What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? saved (or preserved) the Union 14.  Why does the flag have 50 stars? because there is one star for each state 15.  What did the Declaration of Independence do? declared our independence from Great Britain 16.  We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? six (6) 17.  Who is the Commander in Chief of the military? the President 18.  What is one promise you make… Continue Reading...

Marketing Plan for Vietnamese Business Essay

a program that gave them an international business component, especially with the recent stagnation in the Vietnamese economy (Tho, 2013). Having an international component has been shown to improve outcomes for graduates on the cognitive, behavioural and attitude levels (Schuster et al, 1998). Hilgert (1995) showed that EMBA students expect to have "life changing" outcomes, and broader perspectives about the world. This tells us something about the pain points we are trying to solve with this program. The target market is generally successful in their respective fields, but having come up in Vietnam, and maybe without the benefit of… Continue Reading...

Brexit

European Central Bank, which provides central bank function for the countries within the Eurozone. Impacts of Brexit on the Global economy Globally, Brexit will weaken both the EU and the UK, as both will have lower bargaining power in trade negotiations. Together they were stronger. Both still have the ability to sign trade deals. In that sense, the UK will probably be hurt a bit more, as it is smaller, but most countries would want deals with both regardless, because of the sizes of their respective economies. The cost of doing business will be higher in Europe because now companies… Continue Reading...

Genentech Book Analysis Business Science

find points of convergence that help benefit all three. Growing the economy and creating multiple revenue streams does not necessarily need to come at the expense of diluting science or academic inquiry. Moreover, Hughes discusses the different methods and roles of risk management processes in science versus business. In science, risk is managed using carefully considered procedures and the ethical guidelines of academic or scientific councils, whereas business risks are looser. In both cases, foresight and strategic planning are required to mitigate risk and ensure success. The success of Genentech comes from the author’s cogent analysis of one of… Continue Reading...

Whether Immigration Is a Problem or Not

Immigrants also contribute to the companies they start, or the companies they work for, creating a robust economy. Finally, immigration is not a problem because it builds both economic and cultural capital. Economic capital is built through immigrant contributions to the economy in their labor and their entrepreneurship. Immigrants directly build cultural capital by introducing arts, music, food, and business ideas to the United States. It would have been impossible to grow the American economy a hundred years ago without the contributions of immigrant laborers, from the Chinese railroad workers to the scores of immigrants from Eastern Europe, South… Continue Reading...

Foreign Business Environment Of Columbia

This conceptualization is inconsistent with Colombia’s present reality: the nation now boasts a sound democracy, a vibrant economy, ongoing social advancement, and the restoration of its stability and security. Though it still has a long way to go, the country is definitely on the right path to progress (Villegas, 2014). The Colombian economy has progressed along a positive direction during the last 5 years, in spite of the existence of severe armed conflict within the nation. Indeed, its private sector and policymakers count the year 2007 among the best years, economically, of late, after the year 2005. The economy’s… Continue Reading...

Latinos and Deportation Arrests

platform that sought to place the problems of the American community, economy, ethics and justice on the backs of Latinos in a way that made them seem remarkably like a scapegoat for the presidential hopeful. With Trump’s election, the campaign pledges became promises that would be kept. As the Associated Press reported in February 2018, “people arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration’s commitment to cast a wider net.” As Trump intersected race with justice from the beginning of his campaign, the rise in deportation arrests of Latinos… Continue Reading...

Universal Healthcare

also pragmatic reasons why universal healthcare makes sense for the American economy. According to the World Health Organization, countries that implement universal healthcare reforms have reduced their overall healthcare spending costs; if the United States adopted universal healthcare coverage the country would experience the same reductions in overall healthcare expenditures (World Health Organization, 2018). Thus, universal coverage could potentially reduce bloat and drive down costs, creating a more efficient, cost-effective, and ethical healthcare system in the process. Universal healthcare coverage would increase access to preventative care, thereby reducing the numbers and costs of emergency room visits, and promote a… Continue Reading...

Globalization and International Business

this has been an improvement in the quality of life in those countries, and improvements in the global economy as a whole (Barrios et al, 2009). Unit 5 A lot of American companies want to do business in China, because of the overwhelming size of the Chinese market. Yet, in addition to some significant cultural differences between the US and China, there are also some major political and legal differences. For one, China is not a democracy, but rather a Communist country. While there are some elements of capitalism in its economy, by no means does China run a… Continue Reading...

Trade and International Business

own. Where Ireland needs FDI to have a strong economy, Japan actually does not, because it can produce goods to sell to the rest of the world. So the structure of the Japanese economy is quite different. Further, there are cultural barriers that make Japan a more difficult place in which to invest. Where Ireland has a society more open to foreigners, and is English-speaking, Japan has always been somewhat mistrustful of foreigners, there are language barriers, and again there is also strong local competition. Companies are happy to sell products to Japan if they can, but they have… Continue Reading...

Immigration in America

to immigration—such as the fact that it brings in new people to the economy, new workers who help it to grow, new blood to help replace the old blood in the civics centers, where disillusioned generations, spoiled of the American Dream, exit en masse generation after generation (Vallejo, 2012). This paper will explore the costs and benefits of legal and illegal immigration to the U.S. Benefits As Vallejo (2012) shows, Mexican immigrants are one example of foreigners who seek a pathway to citizenship and who are typically more “civically active” (p. 22) than their white American counterparts just to… Continue Reading...

Health Public Policy Analysis

Healthy Communities initiatives has the potential to reduce healthcare costs, improve the economy, and also enhance all quality of life factors including social justice, affordable housing, and health outcomes. Therefore, the Mayor of Puerto Santa Lucia is motivated by a strong set of data-driven, evidence-based solutions. Challenges Challenges to making policy changes include the need to solicit funding and other perceived financial impediments, and the time it takes to realize public health behavioral changes. Behavioral changes require normative culture changes, which can take years to manifest. However, case studies in Taiwan, Latin America, North America, and Europe offer the… Continue Reading...

Should We Get a Basic Income

the goal of the policy is to jumpstart the economy—much like the concept of basic income is meant to do. The more money people have, the more likely they are to spend, right? That is why CEOs like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg support the concept of basic income—it is populist and it puts more money in the pockets of people who will then likely spend it frivolously (perhaps not on electric cars or ad space from Facebook, but the idea is that they will stimulate the economy and help grow a country’s GDP) (Schiller, 2017). The problem with… Continue Reading...

Colonialism in Higher Education Indigenous

skills that enable them to participate in the existing global market economy, or is higher education designed to teach ways of knowing and critical inquiry? Research shows that the impact of a colonialist method of higher education has deleterious effects on individual students and on whole communities. Individual learners are inhibited, prevented from developing their full potential, stymied from reaching opportunities for applied knowledge that could transform socio-political realities around the world. In fact, epidemiologists are starting to study the adverse effects of colonialism in higher education. Public health data shows that the “forced acculturation imposed on Aboriginal peoples”… Continue Reading...

Eileen Fisher

world’s resources and contributes to a substantial loss of economic power for the global economy. With the industry’s focus on linear production, which contributes to the greenhouse gases that harm the atmosphere, a change is needed. Eileen Fisher was established to solve this problem and uses its Tiny Factory to achieve circularity in production. The Tiny Factory takes recycled clothing and “sorting, storing, selling and remaking reused Eileen Fisher garments” (Fernandez, 2017). Eileen Fisher has developed a Vision 2020 program to achieve 100% sustainability by 2020. The goal of this program is to implement an “end-to-end merchandising and sourcing… Continue Reading...

Jewish Ethics

moral terms and suggest theologically based measures to prevent a recurrence. Moreover, in an economy governed by Jewish law, the subprime market would never grow large and would therefore never reach a level where its collapse could have global ramifications” (404). This is a fascinating take on widespread economic fallout, and is one that echoes theories on the many of the corporate scandals of the early 2000s. WorldCom, Bernie Madoff, the Tyco looting scandal, and others, were enabled because there was an entire lapse of moral judgment and a collapse of moral decency. Had Jewish law and ethical guidelines… Continue Reading...

Variables Crime and Violence

was found that when there is growth in the economy, the rates of violent crime tend to decrease (Pajnzybler, Lederman, and Loayza, 2002). In the words of the authors, “since violent crime is jointly determined by the pattern of income distribution and by the rate of change of national income, we can conclude that faster poverty reduction leads to a decline in national crime rates” (Pajnzybler, Lederman, and Loayza, 2002). In yet another similar piece, McKeown (1949) points out that “criminologists have generally concluded that poverty and slum conditions are positively associated with criminality.” The latter article clearly indicates… Continue Reading...

The Interaction Of Capitalism and Industrialization America and China a Comparison

the industrial revolution. Industrialization refers to the journey/procedure via which a region or local economy metamorphosizes from one founded on the dependence of agrarian pillars (such as farming) to one that is founded on the manufacture of goods. Via industrialization, manual labor on the small scale is replaced by mass production through mechanized means, and lines of people working in an assembly replace individual crafts people. While not perfect, industrialization is often connected to things like an economic boom, the division of labor in society, harnessing technological innovation as a means of solving problems, rather than keeping a primary… Continue Reading...

Bangladeshi Economy in the Post Partition Era

Bangladeshi economy Bangladesh’s per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the year 2016 was 1029.60 US dollars, equal to 8% of the global average, a never-before-recorded high. Between 1960 and 2016, the average per capita GDP of the nation was 487.18 USD. Its record low figure for GDP was recorded in the year 1972 (317.70 USD). The above figures may be compared against US and Japanese trends (Trade Economics, 2018). The United States’ per capita GDP for the year 2016 was 52194.90 US dollars, equal to 413% of the global average,… Continue Reading...

Neocolonialism Trade and Cocoa

thus these countries cannot hope to develop a robust economy. Value-added prices can only be done on manufactured goods. If for example, Ghana manufactured its own chocolate bars and sold them as organic and fair-trade, they would make more money from their product than just selling cocoa beans. However, changes within these countries and trading agreements between them and their former colonizers generated a different environment away from manufacturing. Furthermore, the rapid industrialization of the time, made it easier and cheaper to grow cocoa beans allowing developed nations like Britain and the United States to offer cheap buying prices.… Continue Reading...

The Problems Of Funding Basic Income Programs

why basic income is not a good solution to the problem of stimulating the economy or of providing people with the necessary income needed to maintain their quality of life as consumers. The essay will focus on why basic income will not work and it will do so by examining the problems associated with increasing the money supply, taxation, and debt monetization, which are the three ways in which basic income can be funded. The Steps of the Essay The essay will begin with some background information on what is necessitated by the state in order for basic income… Continue Reading...

Literacy Rates Among Females in Developing Countries

Introduction An often-forgotten component of advancing a nation’s economy is its literacy rate. As the world grows increasingly globalized as well as sophisticated in terms of the technology demanded to function at an optimal level, a literate population is critical for developing the necessary technological infrastructure needed for the state to operate within that global framework. However, not every nation has allowed female literacy to be a focus within its developmental strategy. In the Central African Republic, Iran and Myanmar, for example, female literacy rates are lower compared… Continue Reading...

Economic Outlook Of the Us Economy

Summary Economic forecasting refers to the process of trying to predict the future state of the economy through a series of different indicators. This process helps to understand the probable future of a nation’s economy and for policymaking to help promote economic growth. When developing an economic forecast, various macroeconomic factors/conditions are taken into consideration. This paper provides an economic forecast of the U.S. economy based on recent economic indicators in 2017 and 2018. Based on seasonally adjusted annual rates in the fourth quarter of 2017, the gross domestic product growth rate is expected to increase moderately… Continue Reading...

The Economic Costs Of Air Pollution

premature births caused by air pollution. How pollution represents a market failure and how it affects the economy A definition of market failures and a discussion concerning how air pollution represents such a failure is provided in this section. Conclusion Finally, the conclusion is used to present a summary of the research and key findings concerning the foregoing issues. HOW AIR POLLUTION IS A MARKET FAILURE AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE economy Despite the progress made since the passage of the Clean Air Act of 1970, air pollution remains a global problem, especially in heavily industrialized nations including the United… Continue Reading...

Graphic Design Historical Compare and Contrast

what the printing press could achieve and there was an economy of possibility. Creators had to pay close attention to the words they wanted to spotlight and how to balance the larger text against the smaller texts, while still providing necessary details, and engaging the spectator. In conclusion, the two promotional materials in question are both effective at the tasks they set out to achieve. They both engage the viewer, grab the viewer’s attention, and are able to successfully communicate a message. Both promotional items are able to demonstrate how simple but deliberate design choices such as font, font… Continue Reading...

Women Empowerment in Iran

women and generations to come. References Alikarami L., (2016). Women and Iranian economy – Where is the place of women in Iran’s economy? Retrieved May 11, 2018 from http://www.ihrr.org/ihrr_article/economy-en_women-and-iranian-economy-where-is-the-place-of-women-in-irans-economy/ Rahbari L., (2016). Women in Higher Education and Academia in Iran. Retrieved May 11, 2018 from http://www.hrpub.org/download/20161030/SA7-19607524.pdf Regencia T., (2016). Iran election: Women make gains in new parliament. Retrieved May 12, 2018 from https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/iran-election-women-parliament-160301121014801.html Sinha T., (2017). Breaking Down Social Barriers to Women’s Empowerment in Iran. Retrieved May 11, 2018 from https://borgenproject.org/womens-empowerment-in-iran/ TeachMideast, (2018). Introduction to Women and Gender Roles in Middle East. Retrieved May 11, 2018 from http://teachmideast.org/articles/introduction-women-gender-roles-middle-east/ UNHCR, (2018). Iran:… Continue Reading...

Economic Inequalities Essay

that Trump got elected: he continually promised struggling Americans who felt forgotten that he was going to fix the economy and make life more bearable for them. Many structures in place in America do little to rectify the unfairness present or level the playing field. In fact, notable structures exist to protect the rich, such as a government headed by officials that seek to bail them out when they steal and lie. Likewise, a media that glamorizes the wealthy does little more than to idealize that type of lifestyle, imbuing shame onto the middle class and impoverished. Finally, members… Continue Reading...

Money Economics and the Banking System

is that the value of things reflects the central body's vision of what it wants for the economy. Two is that the value of things does not reflect what the people living within that economy value. This creates a disconnect. In a planned economy, setting prices serves as the government's way of ensuring demand for goods that it has in abundance or for reducing demand of goods that are scarce. However, there are limits on how well this works. Ultimately, there is going to be a disconnect between the official price of a good and the demand for that… Continue Reading...

Southwest Airlines Boarding Process

17 May, 2018 from: https://upgradedpoints.com/southwest-early-bird-check-in Picardo, E. (2018). The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Business and the economy. Investopedia. Retrieved 17 May, 2018 from: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/110513/utilizing-prisoners-dilemma-business-and-economy.asp Southwest Airlines. (2009). Southwest Airlines Introduces EarlyBird Check-In, a New Customer Convenience That Simplifies Travel. Retrieved 17 May, 2018 from: http://investors.southwest.com/news-and-events/news-releases/2009/02-09-2009 Talwalkar, P. (2013). Southwest Airlines boarding and game theory. Mind Your Decisions. Retrieved 17 May, 2018 from: https://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/2013/03/05/southwest-airlines-boarding-and-game-theory/   Continue Reading...

Environmental Scan

aspect, specifically laying emphasis on the manner in which the current state of the economy will impact the completion of an environmental scan. One of the key objectives of an environmental scan is to gain knowledge and insight that would be beneficial to top-level management in its endeavor of mapping out and outlining the future course of action of the organization. The prevailing state of the economy can have an impact in the completion of such an environmental scan. This is owing to the fact that the external economic setting is a determining factor as to whether individuals and… Continue Reading...

Why I Honor the American Flag Essay

the necessity of slavery as a means of creating a foundation for the South’s economy. The fact that we could overcome something as awful and as critical to our economy as slavery, indicates that there is nothing this nation can’t overcome.  [ text from this essay is missing, view full version to see entire paper. ] Conclusion In summary, I honor the American flag as a symbol of the best things that this nation has done and the worst. The best things represent the bravery and heart that were continually put in jeopardy for something loftier: freedom from British… Continue Reading...

Nightclub Business Plan New York

in the nightclub business will become even more intense, and fewer companies will be profitable. Competition, a decline in the economy and changing social values are all external forces that could bring about challenges for YOLO. The reality is that YOLO is a great idea unless people stop wanting to go to nightclubs. But other competitors can easily take our idea and become direct competitors – rotating venues is a great idea initially but at the end of the day it is easy to replicate. Furthermore, we need young people in the city to have enough disposable income to patronize,… Continue Reading...

The Effects Of Manifest Destiny

the initial rise of territorial expansion programs. Manifest Destiny emboldened the American experiment, fueling its economy, bolstering its military and political power, and exacerbating social unrest and disparity. The relative ease with which the United States acquisitioned new territories helped to expand the economy and establish the nation as a global leader in both raw materials and industrial manufacturing. New land meant renewed opportunities to reap the natural resources available from those territories, also enabling rapid population growth. Manifest Destiny also perpetuated the slave trade and the institution of slavery by opening up new territories that would be incorporated… Continue Reading...

The Future Singaporean Sembcorp Company

to engage in substantial ingenuity, generating sustainable solutions which could be very valuable in the emergent green economy. Threats Coal use has shifted to Asia, and despite Sembcorp’s emphasis on sustainability, cheaper and nonrenewable fuels are still attractive. Additionally there has been a weakening of interest in environmental solutions, thanks to a weakened commitment by the United States and other key players. Strategic Alternatives and Recommendations One of the greatest dilemmas facing Sembcorp at present is the question of into which nations it should expand. While India is power-starved and should be an attractive market for green power, given… Continue Reading...

The Counselor Client Relationship at Work

Disabilities Act. Northwestern University Press. Walz, T. (1973). The upside down welfare state. Elwood Printing. 3 The influence of the local economy on the provision of resources to persons with disabilities is discernible in the extent to which local establishments make their facilities handicapped-friendly by providing access to and support for disabled persons. As the Governance and Social Development Resource Center (2012) points out, there are many “economic benefits of adopting a disability-inclusive approach” to business (p. 4). Businesses in the local economy can receive incentives, tax breaks and other subsidies by making their establishments more accommodating to disabled persons. Inclusivity has its perks in the… Continue Reading...

Repealing the Individual Mandate

https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/24991/412480-Eliminating-the-Individual-Mandate-Effects-on-Premiums-Coverage-and-Uncompensated-Care.PDF Luhby, T. (2017, November 15). What Repealing Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Means. CNN Money. Retrieved July 11, 2018, from https://money.cnn.com/2017/11/15/news/ economy/obamacare-individual-mandate/index.html Pauly, M. & Field, R. (2018, January 4). Beyond Obamacare: What’s Ahead for U.S. Health Care in 2018. Retrieved from Wharton – University of Pennsylvania website: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-future-of-the-aca/ Schechter, K. (2018, February 21). Removal of the Health Insurance Mandate Could Impact our Larger Health Care System. Retrieved July 11, 2018, from http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/374933-removal-of-the-health-insurance-mandate-could-hurt-our-health-care-system   Continue Reading...

Business Plan for Yolo Concepts

more intense, and fewer companies will be profitable. Competition, a decline in the economy and changing social values are all external forces that could bring about challenges for YOLO. The reality is that YOLO is a great idea and other competitors can easily take our idea and become direct competitors. Furthermore, we need young people in the city to have enough disposable income to patronize, and an economic downturn, especially in finance or tech, would bring about a disastrous scenario where that is concerned. Competitive Analysis There are dozens of nightclubs that are direct competitors. In all honestly, these change… Continue Reading...

Differences in Competencies Between the Adn Versus the Bsn Nurse

more comprehensive view of all the interlocking factors of the economy, the culture and pervasive social issues that impact health on the micro and macro level. Patient care situation: Difference in Approach of ADN versus BSN A patient care situation that two nurses might handle differently based on the type of degrees that they have would be what to do with the umbilical cord stump of a newborn infant. A BSN nurse will have had the superior education that is more in-depth and will be more likely to have engaged in rigorous research and study outside of class and… Continue Reading...

Tesla's Terrible Pricing Strategy

Strategy  There are several critical factors that affect making pricing decisions: customers, competitors, regulations, government laws, the overall economy, and production costs and some of the most important variables to look at when deciding on a pricing strategy. As Zeng, Dasgupta and Weinberg (2016) put it, differentiation is key to developing a pricing strategy that works for a company that has to set itself apart from competitors in order to secure market share. For Tesla, which is the subject of this paper, the electric vehicle (EV) market is beginning to heat up as competitors come into the business with their… Continue Reading...

Investing in China

deal of national interest in China in having access to the English language. Likewise, with China’s economy growing at an exponential rate in the 21st century—10% year over year in recent years (Bolton, 2008)—there is a great economic advantage to entering the Chinese market. This market, moreover, is fertile: “by 2020, it is estimated that 300 million, or 40 per cent of the Chinese population [will] be in the middle class” (Bolton, 2008, p. 8). As part of the middle class, these 300 million Chinese consumers are also more than likely to be English-language learners—and indication that the market… Continue Reading...

The Significance Of Relational Contracts

burdens of local liability are largely the result of the confluence of political economy incentives and policy imperatives amplified by central-local relationships and unbalanced economic development.” (Xiao 163) It is then the responsibility of other parties and in particular the client to assess the situation and be responsible for the results. Frequently a myriad of problems could arise, and it is up to the client to decide to take on more responsibility to fulfill objectives. While the PPC2000 facilitates relationship management, it does not enforce responsibility past assigned duties. Therefore, emphasis should be placed on handling one or more… Continue Reading...

Lending Institutions Human Capital and Health Care

and increasing the short-term interest rates so as to aid the growth of India’s economy (IMF, 2018). It is also important to note that so as to generate economic reform and change, these international lending institutions are also aiding developing counties through the re-establishment of market economies in developed nations such as the United States. Taking this into consideration, it can be claimed that international lending institutions have a pivotal role to play in the economic, social and political growth and development of developing nations. Discuss, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population… Continue Reading...

Electric Vehicle Industry

from https://www.mindtools. com/pages/article/what-is-strategy.htm. Todd, J. & Thorstensen, L. (2013). Creating the clean energy economy: Analysis of the electric vehicle industry. New York: International Economic Development Council. Uggla, H. (2016, March). Leveraging luxury brands: Prevailing trends and research challenges. IUP Journal of Brand Management, 13(1), 34-39.   Continue Reading...

Government Intervention Essay

of the Great Depression, America’s leaders tried to find ways to get the country going again, to stimulate the economy, put Americans back to work, and recreate the prosperous good times of the 1920s.  Franklin Roosevelt called for action.1  Hoover before him called for the government to resist intervention.2  Two decades earlier Teddy Roosevelt called for intervention in the regulation of labor.3  Henry Ford called for self-help—not intervention—but independence.4  Based on these four perspectives, this paper argues that government intervention leads to a culture of dependency, which does not facilitate growth or positive and innovative solutions to real problems;… Continue Reading...

Earthquakes

should be heading toward for its future energy requirements? 200 words. It is vital for America’s economy to initiate a shift towards renewable energy, founded on inexhaustible sources like solar energy and hydrogen. Stewardship, or managing ecosystem, marketable natural resource and ecosystem capital, proves crucial to attaining a future of sustainable energy. Target Earth International, a Belizean NGO (Non-Government Organization), has adopted renewable energy sources in all cases possible, thereby establishing an example for other companies. The nation ought to consider adopting such a strategy as well, envisioning a future where all school- and church- tops will have solar panels,… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Economics and Global Capitalism

cannot run entirely on each of the two ideologies; capitalism and socialism. While the general economy can run on capitalism, the social fabric of any society should adopt various aspects of socialism to ensure equity, a role that should be undertaken by the government of the day. However, the balance between capitalism and socialism is still a contagious issue. For example, the aspects of private property form a primary talking point in the discussion on whether private property should be and how it should be with regard to the ideology in place (TOP Wonks, 2012). Personally, I think that… Continue Reading...

The Global Economic Crisis

accept the repercussions, even if it meant pain for the global economy as a result. What resulted however was not this but rather the prevailing of a concept known as “privatized gains and socialized losses”—i.e., the players who had friends in high places in government were protected, and the players who were not as well connected were simply given to shoulder a few extra trillion dollars of debt. If this is rational self-interest and capitalism at work, it could be argued that someone’s definition of self-interest should be better explained. I believe that the global economy is formed of… Continue Reading...

Utilitarianism

such as soldiers and contractors, to have to find new work, which might not be easy, especially if our economy enters into a recession. So while I would have my free health care, the majority of society might feel overwhelmed by the burdens my own personal good places on them: instead of having the choice to decide whether or not they want to buy health care or pay for coverage, they are told they must because it is important that people like I have health care. Never mind that it would shave billions from other programs or that future… Continue Reading...

The Communist Manifesto Summary

to the fact that France had bled to death in WWI. The British economy was utterly destroyed in 1918 having gone into a war beyond its capacity. There had to be a settled peace-settlement imposed on the smaller nations by the surviving victorious powers (USA, Britain, France, Italy) referred to as the Treaty of Versailles, which had conditions imposed down on the defeated nations and the smaller victorious nations. Still, it ended up with a totalitarian approach to the peace process. This led to world political breakdown and revolution crisis especially among the nations that were seen to be… Continue Reading...

Trump Tax Cut Effects

recently passed a tax cut package. Depending on who one might ask, the tax cut will turbocharge the economy or it will lead to massive deficits in the years to come. The article that is summarized in this brief report looks at a take and summary from the New York Times. The verdict, in short, is that “time will tell” as to whether or not the tax cut will achieve the desired result. The article first points to a few claims that President Trump made during his recent State of the Union address. One of those claims, of course,… Continue Reading...

Early 20th Century Chinese Economic Reform

public sector, contributing to China’s inability to keep up with trends in the global market economy a century later. Because each of these three firms focuses on a completely different sector, it is interesting to see how banking, communications, and manufacturing concerns all reflect the prevailing political institution and economic policies. Continue Reading...

Database Professionals Employment Trends in Us and Monaco

occupation. The driving factor is the ever-increasing data needs of companies within the economy. Data has been seen as the next currency and every company wants to invest heavily in the management and processing of data. According to the (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), DBA professionals are ranked amongst the top 10 professions for the past several years. According to a survey carried out by (U.S. News & World Report), a majority of the current database professionals intend to retire in the next ten years since they are over 55 years. This means that there will be a need… Continue Reading...

Social Class Status in America Hierarchies

actions of the upper classes, while preventing those with lower status to access positions of power. The capitalist market economy exacerbated some of the class hierarchies, while also allowing for the emergence of a new middle class. Although the middle class would never possess the wealth or power of the elite, a middle class does possess some political agency, particularly when engaged in collective action. The purposes of determining to which social class a person belongs include the preservation of existing social customs and institutions; the purposes of determining to which social class an occupation belongs likewise helps to… Continue Reading...

Obesity Epidemic

ruled out. These variables include socioeconomic class status, the political culture and climate, religion, the economy, and worldview (Hu, 2008; Mela, 2005). Third, developmental psychology and life course theory has been shown to be relevant to the etiology of obesity in some populations (Hu, 2008). Specifically, the results of the longitudinal ALSPAC (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents And Children) study shows that fetal exposure, breastfeeding, parental impacts, school atmosphere and transition into adulthood are all critical nodes or junctures in childhood development (Reilly, Armstrong, Dorosty, et al, 2005). Fourth, in addition to applying developmental psychology theories to the epidemiology… Continue Reading...

Launching a New Product in the Market

the timing for the introduction/launch. Product launch should not be done when the economy is down. Launch location is the other factor. We should decide if we will only have a single launch or multiple locations at the same time. The best approach would be to have a planned rollout over a given time period. Product Discriminators Product discriminators are used to differentiate one product from the others in the market. There are many ways that companies can use to differentiate their products in the customer's minds. Two of them are price and design. Differentiating a product based on… Continue Reading...

Imperialism the Industrial Revolution and Management

led to urbanization, social class stratification, and the capitalist market economy. One feature of the Industrial Revolution was the newfound ability to mass-produce goods. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, any machine that was used to aid manufacturing, such as a loom or the cotton gin, could only be used by a single individual producing one thing at a time (“Industrial Revolution,” n.d. 1). Such machines were unable to produce goods in large quantity in a short period of time. With the advent of large-scale machinery powered by technologies like coal, it was possible to bring products to market faster… Continue Reading...

Port Security Customs and Border Protection

downside of increased maritime activity and the globalisation of the economy is the facilitation of the growth of international crime. Drug trafficking, people smuggling and arms smuggling has become big business in recent times. Transnational crimes are unlikely to go away by 2020. Chances are that such crimes will only increase. Corruption perpetuated by organised criminal groups which control illegal activities will definitely threaten security and safety of people and governments. Organised crime groups have an ability to come up with strong alliances and therefore infiltrate international borders sooner than later hence compromising State security (Banlaoi, 2005). CBP has… Continue Reading...

Investment

means that they actually add value to both the market and the economy at large. It is, however, important to note that active trading is not for everyone. Those who actually return impressive returns as active traders are experienced persons who have the skill for such an engagement. In addition to being patient, these traders have perfect control of their emotions and can be able to wait for the right trading setups without being tempted to enter suboptimal trades. Lastly, active money and investment managers could help restore sanity in market downturns where all passive investors are selling (Hachmeister,… Continue Reading...

Trading Strategy Of Cryptocurrencies

points out, “having a clear and unbiased benchmark while evaluating new decentralized projects in the crypto economy” could help to answer the question of valuation. Clustering commonly occurs around token type: thus, one routinely sees the clustering of currency tokens, platform tokens, utility tokens, brand tokens, and security tokens. Yet these are not the only clusters that may appear, the more closely one looks at the space. As clustering shows which cryptocurrencies move in tandem at the top of the market cap, it is useful to examine clustering cryptocurrencies to see what similarities in movement might tell us. Are… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Education to the Future Of America

America has long taken for granted its strong economy, failing to recognize dramatic and rapid changes to the labor market. Education is the number one key to boosting America’s economy and ensuring the future of the nation’s social and political health as well. The nation is dangerously falling behind other nations in terms of the quality of education and the preparedness of its students to meet the demands of the twenty-first century labor market. In fact, educational policymakers have been taking desperate measures to increase high-stakes standardized testing at the expense of… Continue Reading...

Late 19th and Early 20th Century Changes in the Us

the region after the Civil War. The New South was characterized by a shift from a plantation-based economy to one which was more industrialized and therefore similar to the North (Dixon, 2009). Unionization proliferated, giving new empowerment to lower class whites. Skilled labor, capital, and new wealth was generated. The South began to rebuild. On the other hand, African-Americans were simultaneously disempowered through a network of Jim Crow laws. Paragraph 2: Explain the European and Asian Immigration described as “the New Immigrants” and how they were viewed in the late 19th century by American society. Immigration reached new heights after… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Organization

and Acquisition 2. Bargaining Power 3. Organizational Improvement 4. IT alignment 1. Poor economy 2. Change in payment structure 3. Decreased monitoring 4. Ambiguity in the future direction 5. New regulations Strengths Strengths delineate what an entity prospers at and separates it from the rivals in the market place. Some of these strengths comprise of aspects such as strong brand, loyal consumer base, distinctive technology and others. The following are the strengths of Cleveland Clinic. 1. Brand name One of the key strong suits of this healthcare organization is its brand name. Cleveland Clinic has grown to become a renowned brand name not… Continue Reading...

Social and Environmental Challenges Facing Megacities

of the global urban population. On one hand, megacities are considered as the engines of the global economy since they effectively link flow of goods, people, knowledge, and culture. Additionally, these cities provide unprecedented concentration of technical resources and skills that help to increase wealth and enhance the quality of life to many people. On the other hand, megacities are facing significant challenges despite their role in global economic growth and development. The challenges facing these cities are largely attributable to overcrowding due to mass urbanization. Consequently, overcrowding in megacities has been a source of different challenges ranging from… Continue Reading...

Third World Relations with Other Worlds

associated with. The trading blocs would give the Third World nations the economy of scale hence lowering the production costs, concentrating on what they produce the best and combine efforts to mass export the products and produces from the blocs. Had the First and Second world collaborated in having a common approach to Third World, there would be no conflict of political and diplomatic influence over the Third World nations. This would in turn mean there would be no need to have military might contestations between these two worlds subsequently there would be no violent military actions and occupation… Continue Reading...

The Rise and Interaction Of Capitalism and Industrialization

the other hand, industrialization is defined as the process of transformation of the economy from basic industrial one to one that is based on the manufacturing of goods. Thesis statement Capitalism and industrialization are concepts that are intimately related in many ways. The two concepts are known to be prevalent in the contemporary economy where the industrial mushrooming is deemed to be way better than the agricultural expansion. There will be efforts herein to clarify what tenets make up capitalist system and what extent of industries qualifies a country to be referred to as industrialized. Of greater importance here… Continue Reading...

Kublai Khan Improvements to the Chinese System and Ideals

huge cultural diversity as well as promoted different religions. Kublai Khan added to the quick development of China's economy by reviving and upgrading trading routes. His tradition, the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), prompted the advancement of Chinese writing and structural style. In this manner, Kublai Khan affected China's economy, culture, political structure, literature and architecture amid his rule (Bordo, Taylor, & Williamson, 2003).  In different districts, Kublai Khan searched out specialists, craftsmen, and other employed people doing their civil duties. Accordingly, numerous people from various cultures moved to Yuan. A prime precedent was Marco Polo's investigation inside Kublai Khan's domain… Continue Reading...

Bangladesh and Its Connection to the World

the same social standing (Bangladesh, 2018). Economic aspects Despite being plagued by the issues of corruption and political instability, the Bangladeshi economy has undergone a 5.8 percent annual growth since the year 1996. Further, the nation enjoys a strategic position as the country’s gateway to East and South Asia. Nearly fifty percent of Bangladeshi workers are agriculture sector employees. The country features among the key producers of rice, wheat, sugar, tea, textiles, pharmaceuticals, ceramic tableware, and fertilizer. It experiences cyclones and monsoon floods every year that might have an adverse effect on regular harvesting. Comprehending this, as well as other cultural and… Continue Reading...

Minimum Wage and Aggregate Demand

wants to grow the middle class, which he calls the backbone of the economy, he should simply get on the Fed to stop printing trillions and increasing the money supply so that everyone’s dollars are devalued. No one’s wages are keeping track with the rate of inflation, and while raising minimum wage might help to increase aggregate demand, it would undoubtedly also lead to more unemployment as businesses struggle to maintain margins while passing on the cost of hire wages to consumers. Lowering the minimum wage or abolishing it altogether would actually do more to help reduce unemployment, as… Continue Reading...

America's Failed Economy Analysis

level since 1940 (Krugman, 2009). Such efforts to inject money into the economy through ‘regulation’ and so forth have only resulted in companies making huge profits and not spending those profits on increasing wages or sufficient job creation. People think perhaps regulation could solve this key issue…wrong! When it came to regulation, Capitalism was regulated after the Depression according to Wolff from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. During this period companies, board of directors were all regulated, and it allowed for economic growth in a capitalist society. Wolff stated that some considered that period, ‘the good times’. Then when Reagan… Continue Reading...

Overseas Marketing and Emotional Intelligence

to keep in pace with the changing world. The new economy in the 21st Century is based on the information technology (IT). Everyone is now talking of Internet of Things (IoT) whenever they want to buy an item. There are virtual services and virtual goods all across the globe and this makes it cheaper and more efficient since a potential customer can make an order for a service or item from the comfort of the home or even when on transit as opined by Shaughnessy, H. (2015). This then begs the question, can psychology of Emotional intelligence be instrumental in… Continue Reading...

Illegal Immigration Essay

at least, is the common perception. Another issue is how much illegal immigrants take from the economy.  The statistics show that the reality is they hardly take anything but rather give more than they receive: “Undocumented immigrants contribute significantly to state and local taxes, collectively paying an estimated $11.64 billion a year. Contributions range from almost $2.2 million in Montana with an estimated undocumented population of 4,000 to more than $3.1 billion in California, home to more than 3 million undocumented immigrants” (Gee, Gardner & Wiehe, 2016, p. 4).  What’s more, illegal immigrants tend to pay into the tax system… Continue Reading...

Slumdog Millionaire Thoughts and Reflection

the spectator to examine the bigger picture of the how the global economy works and who suffers from the mighty hand of all the super-powers. #2 When the film was over, one of the major issues that I was turning over in my head was about fairness, justice and karma. I understand that life isn’t fair but I have always thought that ultimately, there is some sort of overall fairness that touches people’s lives from the greater creator. When I see someone who has grown up in abject poverty, I wonder why I was so lucky to be born… Continue Reading...

History Political Social Economic Culture African American

social life in America (DuBois, 1994). Yet even after Reconstruction, African Americans struggled to participate in the American economy due to persistent and institutionalized racism that permeated political and social life (Tate, 1997). As a result, African American economic, political, and social history has largely been one of struggle—the attempt to achieve parity through democratic means such as social protest, legislative and legal challenges, and via the persistent attainment of upward mobility via various means including education and dominance in the creative arts. Current social status of African American culture in general has fluctuated, with tremendous strides being made… Continue Reading...

The Housing Crisis and Insecurity and Poverty in America

real means of experiencing any respite. While landlords and property owners certainly have rights to participate in the capitalist economy, when their work becomes exploitative to the degree Desmond demonstrates, policy needs to change in order to reflect the fundamental tenets of human rights and civil liberties. Likewise, social services and social safety needs need to become more robust in the United States, leading to improved quality of life outcomes for all citizens and not just the poor. There will always be persons who abuse the system, but the majority of people prefer pathways to self-empowerment and meaningful work… Continue Reading...

What Is Critical Infrastructure

food and fuel, remain vital to the daily workings of the economy. Again, however, it is important to be mindful of the interconnectedness of all aspects of the infrastructure, as an electricity failure due to a technological miscommunication can result in a stalled subway car, or worse, a blackout during rush hour. References Chertoff, M. & Grant, J. (2017). 8 ways governments can improve their cybersecurity. HBR. Retrieved from: https://hbr.org/2017/04/8-ways-governments-can-improve-their- cybersecurity CIKR. (2009). DHS. Retrieved from: https://www.dhs.gov/blog/2009/11/19/cikr Harwell, D. (2018). Algorithms just made a couple of crazy trading days that much crazier. The Washington Post. Retrieved from: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the- switch/wp/2018/02/06/algorithms-just-made-a-couple-crazy-trading-days-that-much-… Continue Reading...

Patient Care and the Affordable Care Act

treatment options (Samuel et al., 2009). How Access to Care Issues Affect the economy The access to healthcare propagated by Affordable Care Act (ACA) has injected an increased demand for healthcare service in the economy. The increased demand for healthcare services is however not matched up with an increased capacity of the healthcare institutions. Subsequently there is a creeping bottleneck towards individual access and service delivery in the healthcare industry. In effect there is a reduction in access to healthcare in the economy on the overall (Samuel et al., 2009). Current Events in Health Care Following the enactment of the… Continue Reading...

Marketing Wellness and Fitness Non Profit Organization

market grew by 10.6% between 2013 and 2015 at a time when the global economy decreased by 3.6%. America is ranked as the number one market for different wellness and fitness products or services. In light of this, the new non-profit organization in the city of Portland is likely to experience increased profitability across its operations. The target market for this new non-profit organization is obese African American adolescents who account for a significant portion of Boise Eliot Elementary School population. The high population of obese adolescents provide a suitable target market for the organization to achieve its objectives… Continue Reading...

Rousseau Social Contract Theory

Diverse World: Beyond Tolerance (London: Routledge, 2016)] [12: Aaron James, Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global economy (Oxford [etc.]: Oxford University Press, 2013)] Conclusion In conclusion, contemporary political issues like taxation, mandatory vaccination, and universal healthcare can be addressed within the theoretical framework of social contract theory. Rousseau’s interpretation of social contract theory provides the best understanding of the obligations of both the government and the people. While people should respect the laws that the government makes and passes, the people also possess the right to contest these laws and fight for a potential rewriting of… Continue Reading...

Health Care and Obesity

a global health issue because of the rise of the global economy in the post-war period and the spread of products using high fructose corn syrup through global corporations like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and many others. As countries around the world, both developed and developing, began opening their doors to these consumer food products, the population’s health began deteriorating resulting in obesity and other issues like diabetes, as happened in the Marshall Islands (Davis, 2008). Populations that abandoned their traditional, organic diet suffered health consequences—but when they returned to their organic diet, their health issues went away (Davis, 2008). Levels… Continue Reading...

Russia Economic System and Scarcity

After the end of communism, Russia adopted what was a thriving capitalist economy, buoyed in part by oil wealth. Still, Russia has attempted to pursue an independent financial policy, particularly given the considerable tensions which still exist between the nation and much of the industrialized world. It has not sought ties with many other nations, in contrast to the European Nation members. Currency woes, as the Russian ruble’s value has plummeted and inflation has increased, has led to shortages throughout the nation, including food shortages (Schearf, 2016). It might be assumed that this would generate pressure upon the government… Continue Reading...

Yasuni National Park

in the past been leased to oil exploration entities – both national and international. The economy of Ecuador, a developing country, is heavily dependent on oil export (Carrapatoso and Kurzinger, 2013). This effectively means that sustainability efforts are likely to be affected significantly, especially given the contaminating nature of oil exploration. In effect, in addition to contaminating rivers, oil residues are likely to infiltrate soils leading to the destruction of both flora and fauna. The opening up of roads as well as the laying down of pipelines is likely to further pressure the environment. References Andrianos, L., Sneep, J.W.… Continue Reading...

Product Analysis Of an Innovation

advantage over its market rivals as it will facilitate the manufacturing of low vehicle fuel economy, and creation of lighter and stronger vehicles (Daziano and Chiew, 2012). The company will have a competitive advantage by the creation of innovative products as well as systems that facilitate the protection of the environment, diminish carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in addition to the promotion of the development of intuitive, connected and more autonomous driving (Rugraff, 2012). Develop an implementation plan for effectively diffusing the innovation within the organization. Make sure the plan addresses potential resistance and obstacles, including people… Continue Reading...

Fedex Organizational Design

workflows, possible because the company serves a broad swath of the economy, and thus its revenues are closely aligned with the state of the economy overall. This analysis allows for the centralized decision making. If a region is expected to see a certain amount of economic growth, positions will be created in advance in order to support that growth. Thus, a centralized and mechanistic structure is not only possible but works well for the company. One of the interesting elements of FedEx's organizational design is that there is little in the way of informal structure. Adherence to chain of… Continue Reading...

Dual Credit Programs

resource allocation, human resources development, and opportunities for improving the state economy through improvements to the business and labor markets (Chatman & Smith, 1998). Only a few books have been included in this literature review, one of which is Fincher-Ford’s (1996) preliminary assessment of dual credit programs. The Fincher-Ford (1996) material is instrumental for outlining measurement and assessment methods that state boards of education have subsequently incorporated into their operations standards. Operational and administrative issues are evenly covered in the last several decades’ worth of literature on how to best design dual credit programs. Structural and funding issues are… Continue Reading...

Differences Between Inferential and Descriptive Statistics

clinical care plans. The growing share of healthcare dollars in the slow-growing or stagnant economy would generate slow wage growth for the healthcare workforce. However, smart phones and other technologies are expected to create new jobs in this sector through increasing access to point-of-care tools, enhancing focus on mobile health (mHealth), increasing demand for developers of technology-based health platforms, and increasing the need for tech-savvy health workers (Ventola, 2014). Some of the new jobs that may be created to meet new consumer demands to patient-centered care, less hospitalization of the elderly and culturally-appropriate care includes health data scientists and… Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

Marginalized to an Emerging Africa? A Critical Analysis,” Review of African Political economy 41, no. 1 (2014): 22. ] In the final analysis, and in light of the discussion above, the continent ought to rethink its political system design. This is more so the case given that Africa continues to reel under poorly designed political systems that effectively stifle sustainability as far as multiparty systems are concerned. Indeed, as Cheru observes, “notwithstanding the remarkable political changes since the early 1990s, democracy in Africa today is in profound trouble and has not moved beyond the holding of multiparty elections” (267).[footnoteRef:23]… Continue Reading...

Emirates Airlines Pestle and Swot Analysis

business operation. 2. Economic development It is imperative to note that the economy of the United Arab Emirates has been largely supported by the oil industry. However, in recent times, the government together with the private sector has made significant investments into other industries and sectors in the UAE economy, for instance the trade and commerce sectors. This is an endeavor to facilitate the UAE to be an attractive and appealing business destination to world. As a result, this has directly impacted Emirates Airlines in a positive manner in the sense that increased travel to the UAE implies increased ticket purchases… Continue Reading...

Christian Business Leadership Strengths

families—belts will be tightened and less money will flow into the economy, causing tough choices to be made about raising wages, giving bonuses or laying off workers in order to keep the doors open. · Global politics could break down to such a level that the current currency and trade wars devolve into a hot war, with the U.S. on one side and Russia and China on the other. This would seriously disrupt supply chains and lead to rising costs for the business (O’Marah, 2017). The company could be forced out of the market should a hot war last… Continue Reading...

Communism in Latin America

come sit at the big table must play according to the house’s rules. The global economy operates essentially out of the house of American capitalism—and many on the Left in Latin America are opposed to this house—but at the same time they recognize that in order to provide for their people they must play by the rules or risk being cut off from the global economic system. North Korea has long been considered a belligerent state on the other side of the world—Leftist and totalitarian and resolved to antagonize the capitalist model. Yet, when Trump expressed interest in meeting… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of Poverty

District of Columbia Public Schools). As a result, the larger economy suffers as well. Companies cannot grow as well as they might like because they do not have access to sufficient talent. When families grow up in poverty, the entire nation is limited, as a country is only as strong as its weakest members. As Pogge points out, poverty is also an injustice. It is perpetuated as a part of the scheme concocted by the ruling class to separate the haves from the have-nots. The system of capitalism as it is today enables the wealthy to increase their wealth… Continue Reading...

Comparing Etihad and Emirates

TV and leather-bound chair that turns into a bed. economy seating is also available. The company’s slogans have included the following over the years: · From Abu Dhabi to the World · The World Is Our Home, You Are Our Guest · Flying Reimagined · Choose Well It has a reach of 75 destinations and a fleet size of 116. Emirates Airlines Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East with nearly 4,000 flights every week leaving Dubai. Its range extends to 140 cities worldwide, 81 countries and 6 continents. It is the fourth largest airline in the… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Organized Crime

to credit cards, illegal gambling, narcotics trade, and insurance fraud. Organized crime has domestic and global consequences on the economy, political environment, social environment, and commercial environments. Financial security, safety systems, and healthcare are some of the most adversely affected areas by organized crime. Economic crimes from organized crime have monumental financial consequences on any society. Organized crime consequences extend beyond monetary consequences as well. Corruption, intimidation, and violence are primary characteristics of organized crime. Organized crime will characteristically affect the security and solace of any community, neighborhood, and home. Human rights to order, good governance, and peace are fundamentally… Continue Reading...

Financial Strategies Of Healthcare Organization

bottom-line and patient outcomes (American Nurse Today, 2008). The global economy is faced with uncertain times. There is also an increasing healthcare reimbursement threat from the insurers. For these and many more reasons nurses are required to be prudent enough in ensuring that colleagues serving in the finance department are not strangers but allies to them. This can only happen if both parties appreciate the fact that money ensures that healthcare is healthy as Dong (2015) would find in his research. Money helps healthcare institutions buy high-tech and progressive technology. It helps build better facilities in place of the crumbling… Continue Reading...

Higher Education Should Be Free for All

the values of equal opportunity in education. III. It is actually more cost-effective and better for the economy to offer free higher education to all students, to reduce the debt crisis and promote the economic empowerment of all citizens. IV. Free higher education would be an incentive for all high school students to achieve their goals, thereby improving the overall quality of life in the nation. V. Education should be free for everyone for ethical, financial, and social reasons. Why Higher Education Needs to Be Free For Everyone For well over a century, the United States has offered its citizens… Continue Reading...

Us Foreign Policy and the Use Of American Military Power

be achieved economically. Tactics ought to be evaluated based on measures of economy of force, rather than as tools to guarantee absolute safety (Haass, 2002). Another distinctive element of the US Empire in the present day is its putative nature, being governed by a democratic form of governance which espouses equality and sets store by the formal limits imposed on its personal power. The aforementioned principles are at odds with the imperial inclination of hierarchy and exerting extra-legal, unreserved violence. The nation is certainly capable of immense ruthlessness and hypocrisy, though its most blatant demonstrations of imperial influence have… Continue Reading...

The Historical Context Of Marx Scientific Socialism

have evolved throughout history. Capitalism became the natural outgrowth of a free market economy, one in which the pursuit of profit subsumed other elements of the social order such as religion or monarchy. With capitalists as the hub of power in the society, the masses were only bound to revolt, especially as the people shifted towards self-empowerment in the aftermath of both the French and American Revolutions. Scientific socialism shows how societies have become increasingly supportive of individual rights and freedoms, and that while capitalism may be superior to slavery and feudalism, it is inferior to the tenets of… Continue Reading...

Scarcity and Supply and Demand

Foundational Econ Problems 1 The argument that the economy is a result of scarcity because a country must make choices on how to use its limited resources to meet the unlimited needs and wants of its population is an economic theory that takes into consideration the fact that supply and demand is what moves markets; in times of scarcity, demand equilibrium is unbalanced and prices rise until that balance is achieved. This makes it so that some goods are priced beyond the point where ordinary consumers could reasonably expect to obtain them. If this… Continue Reading...

Mohamed Talaat Pasha Harb Contributions to Egypt’s National Development and Banking System

development from agrarian investment to investment in industry and proving that Egyptians were competent (234-255)5. Impacts on the National economy According to Mohamed Talaat Pasha Harb, prior industrial undertakings didn’t fail because of Egyptians’ incompetence or the fact that it was an agrarian economy. He held a definite vision of setting up a national industrial sector that employed citizens’ savings channeled via its national bank – BANQUE MISR (84-96)4. This would serve to make the public understand the significance of judicious saving for future lucrative investment. BANQUE MISR’s goals were clearly articulated, to connect society and the nation’s diverse economic… Continue Reading...

Nationwide Marijuana Legalization

can increase tax revenues exponentially and this would be great for the economy.  Advanced Holistic Health shows marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes for ten thousand years and has never been viewed as a harm to society the way it is criminalized in the U.S. today. Budget No budget is actually required for legalizing marijuana nationwide.  The reason is that legalizing marijuana requires no investment:  it brings in money, as has been proven in Colorado.  Since 2014, the state has brought in more than half a billion dollars in tax revenue thanks to sales of marijuana (Smith).  If… Continue Reading...

Health Care Policy Change

The formulation of the policy will involve experts in healthcare and the economy. Collaborative efforts from the government, healthcare sector, and the finance sector will be required to make the policy journey a reality. A conceptual framework of implementation will be designed thereafter. The pharmaceutical industry will be required to comply with the new policy regulations within specified time duration. It will be made clear to the pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributers, and retailers that new regulations limiting the amount of profits they can make have been put in place (World Health Organization, 2005). • Evaluation strategies This stage will involve… Continue Reading...

High Working Performance in Organizations

and novelty from which every individual, ranging from the employee to the employer and the economy in its entirety, can win. In accordance to Noe, Hollenbeck and Gerhert (2003) points out that high performance working is a system whereby an organization has the most ideal fit as possible within their people and their interaction, that is their social system, and the technical system, which are the equipment and processes. Yalabik et al. (2008) assert that high performance working is a system that guarantees an increase in productivity of the employees if they are motivated, engaged and offered autonomy. The… Continue Reading...

Durkheim and Weber on Sociology

accurately determining the relative value of goods for which reason no centralized planned economy could ever work efficiently in an organized society. In other words, Durkheim’s methodology led to a focus in the social sciences on ways to control society by studying objective facts, while Weber’s methodology led to a focus in the social science on why society could only be understood in terms of people’s perceptions and could only be regulated by a pure bureaucracy, which was however unlikely to ever really or truly be developed. For Durkheim, sociology was the science of society and the study of… Continue Reading...

Uae and Japan Relations

levels as well as impressive annual trade surpluses. In addition, the UAE has succeeded in diversifying its economy so that the portion of GDP derived from its oil and gas exports has been reduced by 30% in recent years (UAE economy, 2019). Furthermore, the UAE has taken steps to promote itself as a global trade hub, an initiative that has fueled increasing interest on the part of Japan which remains highly reliant on oil and gas exports from the UAE. In this regard, U.S. analysts report that, “Scarce in critical natural resources, Japan has long been dependent on imported… Continue Reading...

American History Civil War Slavery

of Native Americans and the enslavement of African Americans. Yet because the agricultural base of the budding American economy proved essential to the new nation, allowing it to gain power, prestige, and leverage in trans-Atlantic trade, Washington cowed. Instead of remaining true to the values and principles embedded in the Constitution, lawmakers entered into Faustian bargains like the Missouri Compromise, and outright deals with the devil such as the Kansas-Nebraska Act and most notably, the Dred Scott decision. In the Dred Scott case, the Supreme Court hid its decision behind presumed legal arguments but in fact, the Court could… Continue Reading...

Leadership and the Issue Of Ethics

the free market: ever since, it has been nothing but a command economy with the only thing traders worrying about is whether the Fed is going to shrink its balance sheet or continue to be the buyer of last resort. Because so much of the modern economic system is dependent upon return-on-investment (ROI), the entire way of life of the developed world would collapse in a heap of rubble were it not for the central banks stepping in to keep asset prices inflated. Pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, and all manner of funds depend upon it. This… Continue Reading...

Hypercapitalism and the Yellow Vests

as the main source of exploitation. Appadurai (1990) notes that the “the new global cultural economy has to be seen as a complex, overlapping, disjunctive order that cannot any longer be understood in terms of existing center–periphery models (even those that might account for multiple centers and peripheries)” (p. 296). In other words, the new era of globalization has created a global society in which dependency theory applies perfectly: wealth flows from the outside—the periphery—to the inside center where the elites rule and pull the levers of control. Because wealth flows in this direction and is not distributed among the… Continue Reading...

Microeconomics

in this regard and this is a prospect for the nation’s economy to grow. In addition, this will being in numerous tourists, increase consumer spending and attract more international companies to bring in their operations. The second recommendation is for Petrolo to sell offshore licenses to private international companies. The key advantage of this approach is that the government will not be the one to bear the losses. Secondly, there is decreased financial risk incurred and the oil pumping will continue in the foreseeable future. Furthermore, once the contract period culminates, it implies that the government will get back… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Six Themes in Entrepreneurship

significant role to play for the growth of the economy and creation of jobs within the society, they continues to face an incessant problem of lacking capital. Challenges in securing external institutional finance for sustaining the need for resources might give the implication that small business owners or managers deal with the need for resources through the use of different financial means. Winborg and Landstrom (2000) conducted a study examining the resource acquisition behaviors of small managers. As pointed out by the authors, small businesses are deemed to experience major challenges in securing long-term external finance, which is considered… Continue Reading...

Managing the Automation Industry

Introduction The automotive industry segment within the economy of the United States is a fundamental employer as well as a key donor of the American Gross National Product. The automotive industry segment is one that faces intense and comprehensive competition not only locally but also internationally. In recent times, the automotive industry has experienced deterioration in the revenues and profits generated and a decline in the market share as well as a lack of major employment opportunities. Within this similar timespan, the automotive industry has experienced major problems… Continue Reading...

Venture Capital and Industry Description

the size of Australia in relation to the United States economy is characteristic for an OECD nation, the total venture capital investment for the nation is comparatively smaller to that of the United States. Research undertaken has demonstrated that the number of venture capital deals and transactions is one of the major areas of difference between the United States and Australia reference . According to McDuling, “Multiple venture companies in the United States fundraised more money for single funds in 2016 compared to the entire Australian venture capital industry.” (smh.com.au) The performance of the venture capital industry in Australia,… Continue Reading...

Israel S Human Rights Violations

Israel and the Impossible Return.” ] How does the issue affect one aspect of your country (i.e., quality of democracy, economy)? This issue disturbs many aspects for the country simply because it is a social issue. As Avishai Baruch states, an Ethiopian officer of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), that he will “never consider to serve again” after the Israeli Police Commissioner accused that it is natural for his officers to assume that the 140,000 Ethiopian citizen neighborhoods are to be “suspected for more crime” (Gaffey & Moore, 2016). Initially, this affects Israel socially. Many Ethiopians serve their time in… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Command and Control Leadership

kind of leadership might have worked in the industrial revolution, but it cannot work in the current knowledge economy. There is a need for ideas in order for companies to outshine and outsmart their rivals. Any leadership style that limits and prevents employee ideas will not lead to optimal results for the organization. Organizations have to be innovative for them to stay in business and this is only possible by giving employees the opportunity to share their ideas. It has been posited that it is not that managers are not aware of the other leadership styles that might be… Continue Reading...

Canadian Society Global Perspectives

aspects such as the recent downward spiral of the global economy that impacted regions and nations across the world are a reminder that were are all existent in a global system. An additional example employed by the authors is the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute, which is a tribute to both the mean and women that participated in fighting for Canada in its wars and those who sacrificed their lives in order to obtain freedom. Diversity in Family Life: Gender, Relationships and Social Change This book partakes in the exploration of the variations in gender roles, close attachments, parenting,… Continue Reading...

Gender Status Impact Access to Social Political and Economic Resources

and work-from-home jobs being increasingly offered by employers (Kanbur et.al 92). By the same token, the world economy is being marked by increased joblessness among young males as well as females. Though the share of joblessness is greater in the latter group, the number of young males adversely impacted is greater owing to their higher participation within the labor market. The longer youngsters go without a job, the harder their reintegration into the workforce; further, disheartened youngsters are at risk of developing feelings of uselessness and social alienation. Within societies that view income earning as a precondition for marriage, such… Continue Reading...

Do We Need Globalization

values’ in the globalized world: Empirical evidence from Netherland, Singapore, Zimbabwe and Rwanda. Management Dynamics in the Knowledge economy, 4(3), 357-385.   Continue Reading...

Puerto Ricans and Us Immigration

now a popular paralympic sporting activity (Ellis, 2017). References Bogaty, D. (2017, April 12). 3 ways entrepreneurship can bring Puerto Rico's economy back from the brink. Retrieved February 12, 2019, from https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/12/3-keys-to-building-success-over-70-billion-puerto-rico-debt-disaster.html Bomey, N. (2017, October 04). 6 reasons why Puerto Rico slid into financial crisis. Retrieved February 12, 2019, from https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/10/04/puerto-rico-debt-crisis-bankruptcy-donald-trump/731091001/ Ellis, S. (2017, June 02). The New Key to Success for Puerto Rico. Retrieved February 12, 2019, from https://www.nationalteamsoficehockey.com/the-new-key-to-success-for-puerto-rico/ History Team. (2017, September 28). Puerto Rico. Retrieved February 12, 2019, from https://www.history.com/topics/us-states/puerto-rico-history Rosselló, J., & Bernal, G. (1999). The efficacy of cognitive behavioral and interpersonal treatments for depression in… Continue Reading...

The Traditional and Nutritional Values Of the Chinese Cultural Diet

Global Implications, and Promising Solutions.  Center for a Livable Future. http://livablefutureblog.com/2016/08/china-meat-and-dairy-on-the-rise The Cultural Dimension of Food: People, Environment, Science, economy. Barrila Center for Food Nutrition, 23-29https://www.barillacfn.com/m/publications/pp-cultural-dimension-of-food.pdf Wang, Shan-S., Lay, S., Yu, Hai-N., and Shen, Sheg-R. (2016). Dietary Guidelines for Chinese Residents (2016): comments and comparison. Journal of Zheijang University SCIENCE B, 9, 649–656. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5018612/ Xiao, C., Ruth, S., DeFries, Liming, L., and Kyle, D. (2018). Understanding Dietary And Staple Food Transitions In China From Multiple Scales. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195775   Continue Reading...

The American Revolution and Enlightenment Thought

for capitalism to work, when he warned of the danger of monopolies in a capitalist economy: “The monopolists, by keeping the market constantly understocked by never fully supplying the effectual demand, sell their commodities much above the natural price, and raise their emoluments, whether they consist in wages or profit, greatly above their natural rate…Such enhancements of the market price [by monopolists] may last as long as the regulations of policy which give occasion to them” (Smith 57). The Americans like the idea of a capitalist system, though they were not evidently too keen on Smith’s underscoring of the… Continue Reading...

Learning Culture and Memory

errors as due to the process of language acquisition and economy (Ashford University Library). The ability to read, write and communicate affect the development of behaviors, knowledge and actions effectively in many ways. How a person is taught as they grow determines their behaviors and life actions. An example of a personal real-life occurrence that indicates consequences of not well developed language acquisition is motivation. A child who is not motivated to learn will be forced to get into language acquisition unwillingly (Ashford University Library). The professional standards in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct… Continue Reading...

What Is the Economy

how their decisions and transactions impact the overall market economy. One of the principal assumptions of microeconomics is that people are rational and make rational decisions by weighing the pros and cons, costs and benefits of their financial decisions. This is straight out of rational choice theory (Frank, 2008), which states that people make decisions in their economic lives by comparing the costs with the perceived benefits. This is why consumers and organizations tend to respond favorably to economic incentives. The incentive to make a purchase or an investment decision appears like a greater benefit than the cost of… Continue Reading...

Conflict Mapping in South Sudan

crisis in South Sudan is the largest globally after Afghanistan and Syria (Dessalegn, 2017). The economy of South Sudan has been deteriorating since independence in 2011 and characterized by underdeveloped infrastructure ranking poorest in multiple socioeconomic indicators (King 2015). The country has a triple-digit inflation rate and poverty is widespread. The World Bank estimates the population of South Sudanese living below the poverty line amounted to 82% by end of 2016, additionally literacy rates amounts to 27% implying that the country lacks in a skilled workforce. Dessalegn (2017) reports up to 95% of the population is dependent on agriculture which… Continue Reading...

Globalization and International Political Economy

International Political economy and Globalization 1- Exercise your reasoning skills by using clear points and illustrations from Global Trade and economy Industries, give two or more reasons which justify the definitions of Globalization. Use a reasonable meaning regardless of its rigidity and typical nature. Globalization refers to the growing international dependency of worldwide nations and organizations as a result of cross-border trading of amenities, cultures, technological concepts as well as information. (Mingst and Arreguin 2011. 161) Furthermore, the basic principle of globalization originates from the… Continue Reading...

How Will Brexit Happen

prices of imports, which would weigh heavily on the British economy at a time when the global economy is already teetering on the verge of recession, as key indicators begin flashing from across Asia to the West.[footnoteRef:5] However, a hard Brexit would at least leave open room for negotiations. A no deal situation would not even allow that. [5: Pooi, Ah-Hin, Huei-Ching Soo, and Wei-Yeing Pan. "Prediction of the start of next recession using latent factors." In AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1782, no. 1, p. 050013. AIP Publishing, 2016.] No Deal The deadline for coming to some kind of arrangement… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Globalization

simple or straightforward.  When jobs evaporate, it has a ripple impact on the local economy.  This can lead to entire towns becoming economically vulnerable, requiring young people to move away from their home towns if they want economic security and good jobs.  This also means that the local governments no longer have a reliable tax base.  When this tax base disappears, so does the ability to provide the type of help and resources that any community, especially an economically vulnerable community, needs.   This can happen on a small scale in towns, or in a larger scale, for example… Continue Reading...

Macropoland

keep yields low, which would allow the government to keep borrowing and spending on projects to help stimulate the economy or boos infrastructure or do whatever was required. The central bank could also lower the funds rate, which would allow interest rates to come down across the board, incentivize borrowers to spend more or to make big purchases—such as housing or new cars—and thereby help to stimulate the economy as well (Balance). Expansionary fiscal policy would be conducted by the government and would include lowering taxes while simultaneously increasing the amount of money the government spends on projects to… Continue Reading...

Euro in Crisis

to throw everything including the “kitchen sink” at the problem in the EU to sustain the Euro and the economy, it was still only a matter of time before even the kitchen sink failed to make an impact (Hildebrand, 2015). The problem in the European economy was precipitated by the fact that a number of nations simply did not belong in the EU and did not have the economic status to benefit from a common currency with other states, as Milton Friedman and other economists pointed out in the 1990s (Trumbull, Roscini & Choi, 2011). States like Greece, Ireland,… Continue Reading...

Globalization and Major Programmes

to examine in detail the direct impacts as well as the wide-ranging consequences of a project on economy and society and to attain some improvements in the process of project evaluation and selection (Reinert, Ghosh, and Kattel, 2016). Hirschman lay emphasis on the side-effects of projects and delineate project appraisal as the art of envisioning them. On the basis of his delineation, side-effects are not solely secondary effects but they were also inputs pivotal to the actualization of the principle effect and purpose of the project. They were equivalently important for the project to mature into a long-standing endeavor… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics in Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

decisions to keep profits high and manage value. This is becoming even more prominent in the global economy when people of different cultures must interact with each other. The most important factor is that customers and other shareholders have to be able to believe the company when they are told that something is true. This analysis explores the VW ‘dieselgate’ incident involving Volkswagen AG a.k.a. Volkswagen Group, commonly referred to as VW. Background of the Case Consumers on a global basis are becoming more environmentally conscious and sensitive to the emissions of their vehicle. Features that promise to improve… Continue Reading...

History Of Populist Movement in America

of gaining political and economic power. With industrialists encroaching on the economy, and brokers controlling the prices of agricultural commodities, farmers had little control over the income they earned through their work. To improve their economic situation, farmers united in a common front, much as any other labor movement. 3. Populists demanded that the government become more responsive to the needs and concerns of the common person, rather than continuing to cater to the wealthy and powerful elite. Demands included the dismantling of strong federal government initiatives like a central banking system, as divesting power from the government and… Continue Reading...

Target Corporate Social Responsibility

is less a factor in Target’s business, until of course it affects the economy. There have been increasing warning signs of a pending recession, in many cases due to political policies that are hurting the economy. Target in particular is feeling stress from an increase in tariffs and other trade barriers, especially where China is concerned, as that country is a major supplier for Target. Target was among the companies that have publicly – and in their lobbying efforts – been at the forefront of a fight with the Trump administration over policies that have directly led to tariffs… Continue Reading...

Opioid Crisis in the United States

a severe human toll on Americans as well as the economy.  There are also some noteworthy regional differences in the number of opioid casualties across the country as depicted in Figure 2 below. Figure 2. Quarterly rate of suspected opioid overdose by U.S. region:  3rd quarter 2016-3rd quarter 2017 Source:  Opioid overdose overview, 2019 at https://d14rmgtrwzf5a.cloudfront.net/ sites/default/files/quarterlyrate_cdc_3.18.gif As shown in Figure 2 above, the Northeast region of the United States, an area that includes major cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., accounts for a majority of the opioid overdose deaths in the United… Continue Reading...

Johnson and Johnson Human Resource Value and Contribution

Productivity Learning increases the efficiency of employees which helps in improving the production, not only in quantity but in quality. economy in Operation Trained employees are able to make better and economical use materials and machinery which helps in reducing costs of production, Reduce Supervision Trained employees are more professional and disciplined. So, less supervision cost is required. Higher Morale Trained employees can work efficiently and sometimes get a reward for their work .in this way training helps motivate employees and boost up their morale Better Safety Training helps reduce unnecessary accidents at the workplace. Stability and Growth. Trained employees help… Continue Reading...

The Mis-education Of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson

trajectory of individual students. The effects have long-term ramifications for the American economy and society, too, as successive generations of African Americans are systematically thwarted from serving in positions of power in any field. For Woodson to recognize these facts would have been remarkable in the early 20th century. Yet Woodson accomplishes far more than mere complaining in the book. The author sets forth a comprehensive strategy whereby the African American community can counterbalance the mis-education of the Negro. For example, Woodson shows that the substantive content of the curriculum and of classroom discourse can be changed dramatically by… Continue Reading...

Nike Corporate Strategy

been a leader in this regard. The overall health of the economy impacts the industry as much of the purchasing in this industry is discretionary, both in terms of how much athletic apparel is purchased and also what brands. During tougher economic times, consumers might move away from premium brands like Nike, as was seen in 2017 when the high end sneaker market was struggling (Salzman, 2017). Successful firms in this industry master social forces. In general, the apparel and footwear businesses are driven by style trends, and these can fluctuate. The slump in the US for Nike in… Continue Reading...

New Business Plan Swot Analysis

threat is the overall health of the travel industry, which is tied to the health of the economy. Such a threat can reduce the overall demand for travel services, or reduce the risk that consumers are willing to take in terms of their travel – opting for known quantities rather than exploring new options. Such an occurrence might reduce potential revenues, and this reduction could be substantial. A third threat that exists with our business model is the risks posed by external actors, such as regulators, or hackers. Hackers obviously represent a risk in their ability to steal critical… Continue Reading...

The Great Depression

by balancing the budget and encouraging investment into public works projects to stimulate the labor market and the economy. Hoover did not want to indulge the banks, or corporations for that matter, in bailouts or on excessive federal regulations. The Hoover response veered towards the laissez-faire. The 1932 Election The Great Depression occurred under Hoover’s watch, but only a few months into his first term as President. Therefore, Hoover did not cause the Depression, and yet many Americans associated his presidency with it. Hoover’s seeming nonchalance towards the economic crisis was designed to reduce alarmism and promote public confidence,… Continue Reading...

President Roosevelt New Deal Era

approach to the Great Depression, immediately proposing the New Deal programs as practical steps towards rebuilding the nation’s economy. When he was elected, Roosevelt also demonstrated understanding of the need for emotional messages to help the American people remain calm and confident. For example, one of FDR’s most famous quotes was delivered in his inaugural address: “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Roosevelt capitalized on the power of the radio to deliver his message of hope and inspiration to the American public. Starting in 1933, Roosevelt delivered the “Fireside Chats,” which informed the public but… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brexit on Financial Firms

economic, and legal factors. Political This has got to do with the degree (and impact) of government intervention in the economy. In reference to Brexit, the Dec 11 parliamentary decision will impact financial firms and how they conduct business. Although an event of this nature ought to trigger uncertainty in the industry, the article argues that financial firms have been quietly preparing for Brexit. This has been made easy by three key factors that give the said firms an added advantage over other kinds of business, i.e. size, regulation, and fear. However, regulatory pressures are sure to be witnessed. For instance,… Continue Reading...

Hunger Eradication and Extreme Poverty

(Addae-Korankye, 2014). Agriculture is the backbone of the rural economy in Africa accounting to 90% of household income for the rural population. While the share of investment in agriculture in developed countries remains higher relative to the sector's contribution to the GDP, the reverse is prevalent in Sub Sahara Africa where agriculture sector contributes the highest proportion GDP but attracts less investment. Agriculture productivity in Africa has increased at a marginal rate in Africa. FAO notes that while Asia and Latin America have managed to increase yields to more than 3 metric tons per hectare, Africa has only realized… Continue Reading...

America's Anti Immigrant Orders and Its Implications

the following latent factors: to protect job opportunities and the economy, xenophobia, and the fear of the immigrants being terrorists. From his campaign speeches, President trump always expressed his negative feelings towards the policies that favoured the US immigrants. He did not seem to concur with the policies for immigrants which were put in place before his term. Since he was elected two years ago, he has lived up to his word and imposed many policies and initiatives against US immigrants. In USA, the injustice which has been shown to immigrants is not supported by the world’s popular religions… Continue Reading...

Trump Versus Hawaii

foreigners marked them for destruction since they were a struggling economy trying to put their social, political and economic sectors in order. The law targets immigrants and refugees, citing from the national Security Council memo, saying that every foreigner is a threat to national security until they are vetted. It is important for the refugees and immigrants to be protected under the first amendment stating America as the land of the free. It is also important to accept that most people are inclined to travel to the US for fear of being labelled suspects, but the constitution protects all… Continue Reading...

The Cuban Revolution and Marxism

army collapsed Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship in January 1959, Cuba became an entirely socialized economy fully subsidized by the Soviet Union. “The Cuba revolutionaries carried the most sweeping land reforms in Latin American history, radically redistributing wealth, providing all Cubans with basic health care, education, and social services, and became an important inspiration and ally in the export of Marxist revolution…”[footnoteRef:2] The support of the Soviet Union and the influence of Fidel Castro are major reasons for the embracing of Marxism and communist ideology. [1: Alan Knight, "Democratic and Revolutionary Traditions in Latin America," Bulletin of Latin American Research 20,… Continue Reading...

Adam Smith Capitalism Ethics and Business

achieving the full benefits of a genuinely free market economy. Whether a free market economy can ever reflect the ethical norms embedded in an idealized democracy remain to be seen. When governments constrain businesses on ethical grounds, as through legislation requiring equal pay, they risk short-term economic losses. In the long run, though, the profit-driven motives of capitalist organizations can be aligned with social justice objectives because the more people in the society are empowered to drive business and innovation forward, the more the economy will grow. The most extreme example of how this ethical dilemma has played itself… Continue Reading...

Target Enhancing Online Retail

ago, but that is a much higher growth rate than the retail business or US economy as a whole, both of which are more in the maturity phase. This expansion stage is why Target is aiming to enhance its digital business, because this is one of the areas where there is much stronger growth potential than exists in the rest of its business. The expansion stage is characterized as a situation where the business is firmly established, which is the case for e-commerce in general, but firms in the industry seek to capitalize on its stability by broadening their… Continue Reading...

Discrimination and Employment Law

is clearly justified. Older workers have made an investment of time and effort into their professions and the economy, and they should not be deprived of the ability to capitalize upon those benefits, nor should their previous societal contributions be ignored. Ethically, it is also immoral to discriminate against an entire class of human beings. But even from a utilitarian perspective, older workers can offer value to the organization. Older workers bring the values of experience to the workplace, and can actively mentor younger employees. Furthermore, youth is merely a temporary state, and all workers will be old workers… Continue Reading...

Circuit City Bankruptcy Analysis

inability to move proactively became major problems for them, setting the company up for failure the minute the economy turned sour. References “Abandoned, Season 1, Episode 22: Circuit City” (2016) Bright Sun Films. YouTube. Retrieved February 7, 2019 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=78&v=BWPLKXPM9Fg Continue Reading...

Recent Immigration in the United States

immigrants have a net negative effect on the nation’s economy. The reality, as is normal in most systems, is that immigration leads to winners and losers in the economy but the net effect is positive for the U.S. economy. Even when migrants lead to lower wages, gateway cities with lower wages often see new capital investments in the form of new factories to take advantage of the lower cost of labor (Abramitzsky & Boustan, 2017, p. 2). Is the Idea of American Culture as a “Melting Pot” Still Valid? Ethnicity theory over the twentieth-century focused mainly on the question… Continue Reading...

Wrongful Convictions Exonerations and Race

Hattery (2011) notes that wrongful convictions have monetary implication to the economy and estimates $42 million in lost wages, 7 million lost work hours and $87 Million expenditure on 250 exonerees by 201. Researchers have constructed conceptual frameworks on wrongful convictions and exonerations with the dominant construct being system errors and errors of impunity. Forst (2004) models basis of wrongful convictions and exonerations on two constructs; legal innocence or factual innocence. The popular faced “innocent until proven guilty” is the foundation of legal innocence. A convict whose trial was marred with errors due to violations of rules of evidence… Continue Reading...