Tax Essays


Are Labor Unions Good or Bad

Unions The author of this brief report has been asked to answer to the question of what is thought about of unions. Unions certainly have their time and place and they should go the way of the dinosaur. At the same time, people should not be coerced or intimidated to join unions as they are not for everyone. Beyond that, there are some kinds of workers that need to realize who they work for and who ultimately funds their check as they seem to forget that. Lastly, some people like to be judged based on merit rather than just time… Continue Reading...

Political Structures in the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties

as an ungrateful opportunist, but she made valuable contributions including granting significant tax relief to citizens, effecting civil service improvements, reducing the old nobility's power, and encouraging and advocating for military expansion (Ahmed, 2015). Following Empress Wu's demise, her grandson ascended the throne under the name of Emperor Xuanzong, reigning between 713 and 756. The initial thirty-eight years of Xuanzong's rule were characterized by economic success and peace in the society. He expanded the Grand Canal, brought about coinage and bureaucracy reformations, supported the arts, and maintained a lavish court. But blinded by his love for Yang Guifei, Xuanzong… Continue Reading...

Monetary and Fiscal Policy

Monetary policy 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… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

and laws by the organization's lobbying attempts and Political Action Committee (PAC); this includes the Superfund tax's extension (the tax was established under the 1980 CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act)). Pharmacare has a huge production unit located in Colberia, an African country where it can employ the services of a number of "healers" keen on sharing free information on native medicines. Additionally, in Colberia, a large labor force ready to do work -- that is, harvest plants and walk for a total distance of five miles daily, to and fro between the forest and the manufacturing… Continue Reading...

Autodine Restaurants Business Plan

of private limited company that incorporates and assimilates the tax structure of a sole proprietorship or partnership business forms with the limited liability of a company (Warda, 2007). This form of business does provide a number of benefits. To begin with, in the event of legal suits, the owner of the business is protected and shielded from any sort of personal liabilities in different situations. With a limited liability corporation, if a client or consumer files a legal suit against Autodine Restaurant owing to financial issues and goes through, the personal assets and possessions of the owners cannot be… Continue Reading...

Walmarts International Business

its business operations are situated. These encompass employment regulations, food safety standards and regulations as well as tax laws (Rowland, 2015). Environmental Walmart has to ensure that it retails products that are economic friendly as this is a trend that is growing force. Secondly, in order to attain sustainability, the company has to enhance its operational efficiency. This can be through enhanced policies and standards for the business (Rowland, 2015).   Porter's Five Forces Analysis This technique was developed by Michael Porter and it analyses the competitive analysis stance of an organization as it assesses and examines the competitive… Continue Reading...

The Cost Of Freedom

History has shown that freedom is not inherently a part of society, rather it is something fought hard for and won. When countries fight for freedom, when people rise for liberty, they do so because they feel they must. Whether it is a strict government, a deranged dictator, or a highly religious society, people have seen their freedoms limited to varying degrees. The United States has been built upon the idea that freedom should be a basic right. While the country has seen its fair share of battles, with itself and with outsiders, it has maintained this very ideal throughout… Continue Reading...

Employment Laws in the United Kingdom

The author of this report will offer a summary of two important laws and regulations when it comes to employment in the United Kingdom. Those two pieces of law will be the Employment Rights Act of 1996, commonly known as ERA 1996, and the Equality Act of 2010, commonly known as the EA 2010. For both laws, the particulars, specifics and common requirements for all parties involved, both employee and employer, will be covered. While the two laws covered in this report were pass nearly a generation apart, both of them hold a very important place in the employment law… Continue Reading...

Advantages Of Mutual Funds and 401ks

for the employee to invest in a pension scheme, which is also supported by the advantageous tax treatment of any funds one invested. This means that the pension plan is likely to offer the greatest potential for growth, making it the most suitable investment vehicle when saving for retirement.  Continue Reading...

Open Source Software

The term "open source software" has been used to refer to computer software whose source code is available for public use, either exactly the way it is, or after certain alterations are made to it. Such software normally requires no license fee. OSS applications are available for various purposes like web design, communications, office automation, content management, and operating systems (Necas & Klapetek, 2012). One major difference between proprietary software and OSS is license. Just like copyright material, one will nearly always find that software is licensed. Software licenses reveal what use the software is intended for. OSSs are unique… Continue Reading...

Strategic Resource Management Hewlett Packard Enterprise

needs to take into account running costs like maintenance, repairs, road tax, and insurance, as well. IT and administrative hardware and equipment: This includes articles within administrative or executive offices, as well as easy chairs, carpets or rugs, display material for visitors (in reception areas), and office pantry items (disposable or reusable coffee and tea cups, toaster, microwave oven, kettle, etc.). Office use equipment includes chairs, desks, storage cupboards, filing cabinets, telephones, answering machines, fax machines, word processors or computers, printers, scanners, copiers, a petty cash box or safe, franking machines, stationary (hole punches, staplers, etc.), rosaries, stress-busters, and… Continue Reading...

Business Land Scarcity in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, it is the people who bear the brunt of high prices for housing. This is an indirect tax on land. Businesses face high costs of operation. It also becomes hard to put up critical infrastructure (So, 2014). The land matter has been sensitive since the colonial days. Laurence Wong, the president and founder of Many Wells Property Agent Ltd. says as much. Wong is privileged to be an eye witness to the changes in land dynamics from the colonial time until when Hong Kong was handed over to the Chinese authorities. He observes that the land problem… Continue Reading...

Different but Related Accounting Scenarios

important (if not vital) include fixed costs, variable costs, tax rates, volume of sales, the amount of overhead and fixed costs, the margin between variable costs and prices for goods sold and so forth all matter. However, they can matter to different degrees in different situations. Questions Answered Why do many organizations make the effort to prepare a different type of income statement for internal purposes? This is mostly the case because what is mandated to report via distributed income statements and what is scrutinized internally will tend to be somewhat, if not very, different from each other. The… Continue Reading...

Renaissance and Rise Of Humanism in Painting

logical and easy to interpret ("The Tribute Money"). In the center of the scene is Christ along with the tax collectors of Capernaum (to the right of Christ) and the Apostles (to the left). Christ and Peter are both pointing to the left of the panel, where in the background, Peter is depicted taking the fish out of the sea and retrieving the tribute. To the right of the scene on the right side of the panel is Peter paying the tribute. Thus, in order of sequence from left to right, the second scene comes first but is pictured in… Continue Reading...

Permanent Supportive Housing for the Homeless

receive care from emergency rooms in hospitals (Rog et al., 2014; Tsemberis et al., 2004). The tax paying citizens who must ultimately shoulder the bill for these services may thus be in this manner reimbursed and their own load lightened, as research has indicated that PSH cuts costs associated with ER visits. Second, government can stabilize communities by offering PSH for homeless mentally ill persons and give them a place where they can receive care, be off the streets, and be adequately provided for, thus allowing for social workers and community organizers to provide housing for the homeless and… Continue Reading...

Sports Management Taxonomy in the Last 20 Years

Sports management is defined as a coordination of technologies, resources, personnel, processes, and situational contingencies to enhance efficient exchange and production of sports services. Typically, sports management is related to other business management that involves planning, organizing, evaluating and using managerial skills to achieve the organizational objectives. Chelladurai, (1993) classifies sports management with references to the services delivered, which include participant services, consumer services, professional services, spectator services, and sponsorship services. The author also points out that the sports management has overlapped the recreation and health administrations leading to the interrelationships with other disciplines. While Chelladurai, (1993) evaluates the taxonomy… Continue Reading...

Large Corporations Engage in Dishonest Business Practices

use their financial power to make sure that decisions are made to favor them and not against them. tax evasion is one of the major issues that make the current business immoral because such corporations find ways of circumventing the system. Large corporations across the globe do not want to pay the taxes that they should. This makes the tax burden to be taken or carried by the rest of the small companies in a specific country. The effect of this is that most of the nations end up losing a lot of money that would have been paid… Continue Reading...

Rubens, Caravaggio, and Bernini Baroque Artists

Francesi -- "The Calling of St. Matthew" Caravaggio has painted a Baroque masterpiece that depicts the reality of being a tax collector at the moment when Matthew is called by Christ to be a disciple. He looks up from the table where the "seedy" business of money collection is taking place and has an almost "incredulous" look in his eyes -- as if to say, "You want me?" Few people notice the presence of Our Lord -- the scene is dark -- but split down the middle, with Christ's emergence drawing the line between the light and the dark. A… Continue Reading...

Experience Modification Factor

a local charity. This will be beneficial for the organization in that it will obtain a tax deduction for the value of its employee's labor. More so, the employees will work temporarily and the organization saves money in the long run (Ceplenski, 2014). References Ceplenski, C. (2014). Benefits of a return to work program for employers, supervisors and employees. HR Daily Advisor. Retrieved from: http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/2014/01/31/benefits-of-a-return-to-work-program-for-employers-supervisors-and-employees/ Lanier Upshaw. (2016). The Benefits of Return to Work Programs: For Employers and Employees. Retrieved from: http://www.lanierupshaw.com/2014/06/the-benefits-of-return-to-work-programs-for-employers-and-employees/ Risk Administration Services. (2016). Understanding Your Workers' Compensation Experience Modification. Am Trust Group. Retrieved from: https://amtrustgroup.com/Amtrust/media/Amtrust/Documents/Loss%20Control%20Docs/Understandingyourwcexperience-1.pdf Continue Reading...

Patient Named Eliza

Part 1     Eliza, a patient aged eighteen, is enrolled at the City University and resides in a dorm with friends. The patient is currently seeking treatment for stress/anxiety and low self-image (Eliza Intake Document Provided by Customer). Eliza has not indicated any life stressors. Her father, Burt, drives a truck for a living, whereas her mom, Joan, is an elementary school secretary. While the father-daughter relationship appears to be quite strong, Eliza appears to have issues that need working on, when it comes to her relationship with her mother. As of now, Eliza is not taking any mental health… Continue Reading...

Second Chance Act Of 2008

of the SCA, it is still critical to evaluate the program to avoid wasting the tax-payer money into a white elephant project. A valid method to carry out the evaluability assessment of SCA is to introduce the innovative social program that will assist the released prisoners moving away from the criminal activities. Despite the benefit of this program, the program is underfunded amidst of tight budget making the state government believing that the program is a risky initiative. However, the Roca's intervention model assists young people transforming their life and move towards achieving an economic independence. The model is… Continue Reading...

Mcardie Estate Vs Cox

Mcardie Estate v. Cox case, by providing a case summary, comparison of exclusive professional practice scope and right to health care professionals' title, and protections for healthcare workings abiding by practice standards. Malpractice and neglect are perhaps the aspects most carefully covered by healthcare policymakers. Healthcare law may be considered distinctive in the legal sphere, as it is one subdivision that affords numerous scholarship approaches a chance to succeed (Jocelyn, et.al, 2002). Healthcare law is an interdisciplinary and dynamic domain, with numerous legal, scientific, economic, social, political and philosophical grounds for its dynamism. Case Summary McArdie Estate v. Cox was… Continue Reading...

Apple Investment and Financial Analysis

Ratios Margins % of Sales 2015 2011 2013 Revenue COGS 59.94 61.41 62.38 Gross Margin 40.06 38.59 37.62 SG&A 6.13 6.56 6.34 R&D 3.45 3.30 2.62 Other Operating Margin 30.48 28.72 28.67 Net Int & Other 0.55 0.54 0.68 EBT Margin 31.03 29.26 29.35 Profitability 2015-09 2014-09 2013-09 tax Rate % 26.37 26.13 26.15 Net Margin % 22.85 21.61 21.67 Asset Turnover (Average) Continue Reading...

Problems Unsolved and a Nation Divided

and the standards of the average citizen, thereby reversing the deteriorating competitiveness of the U.S. economy. tax Reform Taxation is one of the major factors, according to Porter et al. (2016), that have negatively affected the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. Both corporate and personal taxation have been key obstacles to economic growth and shared prosperity as a whole. Indeed, taxation is an issue that has attracted intense discourse in recent months in the wake of the forthcoming presidential elections. Each of the two major presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, has included tax reform as a key element… Continue Reading...

Germanys Economic Policies

the labor-market. Regardless, there are many positives in Germany's economic policies that has boosted tax revenue. The boost also comes in terms of reduction of debt-to-GDP ratio even with rising debt. Germany has done an amazing job of successfully addressing many serious financial hurdles and weaknesses brought on by the post-unification period. They did so by introducing a robust economic structure characterized by a good mixture of industrial and service sectors and a wave of reforms that improved several key areas. These key areas are the pension system, unemployment benefits, and corporate taxation among others (). In terms of monetary… Continue Reading...

Factors That Led to Enron Downfall in 2001

loan. Moreover, the company was trying to avoid the federal tax through their subsidiaries such as Portland General Electric. Enron also colluded with foreign analysts to portray a false image of the company's financial performances. Above all, Enron founder and other top officials failed to meet the ethical challenges. Additionally, Enron top officials carried out an inconsistency behavior towards the employees and their suppliers. The average workers were not paid the retirement benefits rather they were vested with the retirement plan in the company stocks. However, when the stocks were devaluing, employees were blocked from selling their stocks. Top… Continue Reading...

History Of Government Intervention in Tobacco Markets

elasticity of demand. A tobacco consumer is likely still going to be a tobacco consumer even after a tax increase, and this encourages government to increase taxes on tobacco, especially when combined with a public health objective as well (remember that government pays Medicare, Medicaid and the VA, so pays for a lot of health care for smokers). However, if the tax increases are high enough, people will stop smoking. This is particularly true of people who wish to stop smoking, and need incentive to do so. Further, tax increases can price cigarettes out of reach of young people,… Continue Reading...

Why My Future in the Energy Industry Is Bright

diversification portfolios renewables that are profitable and pragmatic. Globally as well as in the United States, tax credits are becoming more common for solar; these tax incentives and government policies coupled with lower prices on solar panels has been driving the energy sector towards solar in particular (Fehrenbacher). By some estimates, "solar will account for 35% of new power generation infrastructure built out over the next 25 years," (Fehrenbacher). Therefore, my future in the industry depends on knowledge and information sharing in the exciting realms of renewable energy. Renewable energy is part of every energy company portfolio, regardless of its… Continue Reading...

Pecking Order Versus Trade off Theories

that organizations would naturally finance new investments using debts as against equity; first to trade-off tax liabilities and then second to cause some level of scarcity on the stock as a means of increasing a company's worth. However, opponents of the TOT claim that it failed to explain the cause of a decline in stock prices as seen when companies announce new issues. The ensuing discussion evidence that debt financing correlated to periods in positive direction especially about economic boom and rates. Conversely, the POT disagrees on the degree of simplicity postulated by the TOT. POT explains that the… Continue Reading...

Pledge for Homeless Families in Seattle

to try and find shelter for, the amount would increase. We are proposing a property tax increase. The property tax increase would cause addition revenue for the city of Seattle. However, it could also cause more people to be homeless because of the increased amount required. We have prepared several cost-benefit analyses in order to make sure if we are provided the additional funding now, there would be savings in the future. The benefits would outweigh the cost in the future. Mainly working with the United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Administration and Diabetes

Pre-diabetes Condition Burden of disease: disability/morbidity The word 'pre-diabetes' applies to persons highly susceptible to contracting diabetes mellitus (type 2). Those diagnosed as pre-diabetic have sustained, higher-than-normal blood glucose levels; however, these levels are not sufficiently high to be characterized as diabetes. Pre-diabetics suffer from either IGT (impaired glucose tolerance), or IFG (impaired fasting glucose), or both. The former denotes a condition wherein glucose tolerance levels of individuals after two hours of glucose consumption lie between 140 and 199 milligrams/deciliter whereas the latter refers to a condition wherein fasting blood glucose levels lie between 100 and 125 milligrams/deciliter (when nothing… Continue Reading...

Character Analysis Of Emily in Rose for Emily

Emily through the eyes of the townspeople, who narrate William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily." The townspeople's understanding of Emily is limited by prevailing norms and values: as a mysterious and almost antisocial woman, Emily subverts gender norms and roles in the traditional Southern community. Emily never marries, although she is rejected by two men. Her fear of abandonment is the only identifiable aspect of Emily's character, as her abandonment issues are made clear relatively early in the story: "After her father's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at… Continue Reading...

Pro Sports and Stadium Construction Trends

Multi-Use Sports Venue The trend in modern-day professional sports is for teams to make their mark -- to brand themselves into giants with millions of fans and followers wearing the jerseys of the athletes they love. Part and parcel with this devotion is the concept of a sports team having its own arena or stadium -- just like a god or goddess in ancient Athens would have had its own temple dedicated just to their worship. Indeed, of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, 22 of them have their own publicly-owned single-purpose stadiums. In the NFL, a similar ratio is… Continue Reading...

Supply and Demand Of Grain in the United States

the biofuel subsidized by the government? Method the government employs in providing the biofuel subsidies is by providing the excise tax credits for the company that produces the biofuel, the strategy encourages an increase in the production of biofuel. A tariff protection against biofuel imports is another form of subsidy. tax exemption is another form of biofuel subsidize where the government exempts biofuel producers from paying taxes. The government also offers subsidies to factors of production used to produce biofuel. For example, the government offers support for labor who work in the biofuel producing companies. The government also targets in… Continue Reading...

Florida Congressmen

payments to Iran) HB 3438 (allows delay of expensive regulations) HB 3590 (keep income tax deductions from medical expenses) Yes: HB 5461 (requires report on Iranian officials' assets) Table 2 -- U.S. Senate Partisan Affiliation Voting Record on Key Legislation Bill Nelson Democrat Yes: SB 2040 (override the veto of legislation allowing terrorism lawsuits) Yes: U.S. Senate Joint resolution (support sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia) No: SB 3100 (removes federal funding from "sanctuary cities") No: SB 2193 (increases penalties for illegal reentry into the country) Marco Rubio Republican Yes: SB 2040 (override the veto of legislation allowing terrorism lawsuits)… Continue Reading...

Project Management

procurement, and the legal team. The team may also include outsiders such as tax experts. The role of each position within the project team must be clearly identified. The WBS provides a breakdown of the various steps and activities required to accomplish the project (Kerzner, 2009). In this case, for instance, the project may be broken down into the following phases: partner valuation and selection, sending letter of intent, negotiation, approval, and implementation. The approval stage may involve activities such as due diligence, board and shareholder approval, regulatory approval, and stipulation of the merger or acquisition agreement. The implementation… Continue Reading...

Persuasive Speech

to illegal immigration such as terrorism, lack of jobs, costs in terms of tax and how prevalent it is becoming in the present day. b. Relevance: Illegal immigration in the United States is the highest in the world compared to any other nation. c. In accordance to statistics, there were approximately 11.1 million illegal immigrants in the United States (Krogstad et al.) d. Credibility: I have done research on illegal immigration, its benefits and shortcomings from various secondary sources. e. Thesis: I am going to urge you to see the need for more stringent measures on immigration. f. Preview:… Continue Reading...

Role Of Labour Market Imperfections in Generating Unemployment

Similar to product markets, labour markets tend to be characterised by imperfections. The imperfections stem from factors such as monopsony, trade unions, wage discrimination, labour immobility, government interventions, as well as incomplete information on the part of workers (Manning, 2010; Abbritti, Boitami and Damiani, 2012). Indeed, labour markets are persistently imperfectly competitive (Dwivedi, 2010). Imperfections in the labour market often play a significant role in generating unemployment (Baker et al., 2004; Jha and Golder, 2008). They do so by hindering employment creation, determining wages, and creating wage inequalities (Boeri and Ours, 2013). With reference to Europe, this paper analyses the… Continue Reading...

Islam Developing Trade Routes in Africa and Asia

the countries in the north; they needed them for tax money and horses (Debrouse). Since ancient times, wide trade routes were noticeable in Africa. The trade routes acted as conduits; both for barter exchange of material and men, and for ideas. Islam was one of the sublime ideas shared. Africa had greatly endorsed Islam. They created trade areas along their trade routes in order to improve the way goods flowed as well as the merchants' safety. Gold was the main item exported from West Africa. There were other products such as kola nuts, salt and ivory. North Africans 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 and ideologies (Rice, 2010). Companies capable… Continue Reading...

Quantitative Easing

and through the strengthening of economic activity, which in turn increases tax revenue (Gagnon, 2013). What is more, debt leveraging, which is also referred to as debt deflation has the effect on the economy of increasing the level of borrowing allowed by the banks, which in turn instigates the level of spending by the consumers in the market and in stimulating the overall economic activity (Engen, 2015). Will there be room for more quantitative easing in the future if we were to go into a recession? There will be less room for more quantitative easing in the future if… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

¶ … environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and financial performance of companies Investors are increasingly recognizing the fact that ESG (environmental, social, corporate governance) elements can substantially affect companies' security rates and financial performance. The aforementioned components' contribution to financial markets has 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,… Continue Reading...

Capital Budgeting Case Study

must also include the fact that debt creates a tax write-off. Debt is removed from the income prior to deriving the taxable net income. This means that any debt payments that accrue represent a tax writedown as well. The value of that must also be reflected in the cost of debt. The cost of debt is therefore calculated as follows: 4.717 * (1-.3), where .3 represents the 30% tax rate. =4.717 * .7 = 3.3019% This figure, 3.3019%, is the cost of debt to be included in the weighted average cost of capital formula. To determine the cost of… Continue Reading...

Community Planning Methods That Involve Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

California is likely to present a proposal similar to the Regulate and tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act on the ballot on November 16th. If the 12 states succeed in legalizing the use of Marijuana, it means that over 60% of the population will be living in areas where the substance is legally consumed. The challenge that the shift presents revolves around how to effectively legalize an industry that was illegal under the laws of the state and is still illegal under federal law. Jurisdictions that have legalized the use of marijuana should embark on policies that will promote… Continue Reading...

Cross Cultural Impact Of China on Vietnam Today

Vietnamese leaders were able to measure the effects of their policies on tax revenues by reviewing these detailed records every 5 years (p. 164). The widespread bureaucracy in Vietnam was instrumental in helping Vietnam manage its various classes, but it also represented a weakness because it diminished the relative power of these administrative centers compared to their Chinese counterparts and even village chiefs retained a significant amount of influence at the local level. By the mid-19th century, Vietnam's attempts to survey all of its landholdings for tax purposes resulted in widespread resentment -- including open rebellion -- and the… Continue Reading...

Vietnamese History Throughout the Centuries

centralized government instead of relying on the local lords for land tax revenues The goal was to take power away from the elite families, and divert power to state. Female property ownership was still possible, something that would change somewhat when Confucianism became more entrenched. Although Buddhism was popular in villages and aristocracy, it was no longer used at court. The government was still considered aristocratic. Then in 1433, Le Thai To ushers in new form of government, based on East Asian bureaucratic model that was similar to the Ming model, complete with Confucian examination systems and extensive written… Continue Reading...

Choosing a Corporation over a Sole Proprietorship

a profit, the shareholder must be paid a reasonable wage. For tax purposes, this could actually be beneficial for West once the business does become profitable, because his own personal taxes will be less due to the wage that he receives. For his company, West would be the primary shareholder of the company, and though he is not anticipating earning a profit in the first couple of years, when the business does begin to turn a profit, West can pay himself a wage from the company and thus being personally taxed based on profits alone. The S Corp, like… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Strategies

change in design enhances the reusing of Inkjet deliveries by 25%. Lastly, there is tax and duty decrease. In this technique, HP makes a decision as to where it should source and procure parts and also assemble its products. The amount of taxes and also duties levied on parts, subassemblies, and products will be dissimilar on the basis of the nation of origin (Supply Chain Brain, 2016). Hewlett-Packard is reliant on its supply chain strategy to remain agile and provide consumers what they want in the printer, personal computer, and server markets. In accordance to Eshkenazi (2013), HP has… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and the Human Brain

Artificial intelligence has been at the center of many science fiction stories in the last fifty years. Some have become obsessed with proving or disproving the idea that computers can possess real minds, real consciousness. The latest take on this has been HBO's Westworld, a show about androids achieving consciousness. However, realistically many say this is an impossibility. While true artificial intelligence seems, unrealistic many have tried to actualize such a dream through AI projects and development of new, robotic technologies. However, will the goal of real consciousness derived from artificial intelligence be achieved in the future? Will humanity ever… Continue Reading...

Should the Government Ban Assault Rifles

due to reducing residential values of property, violence greatly lowers tax revenues. The government should, therefore, address the massive needs of citizens. The straight annual expense of violence crimes at every level of government was approximated to be $325 per resident (Webster, et al., 2012). The researchers summarise that programs laid by law are stronger than "gun laws." They analyse that the most effective plans incorporated punitive and supportive plans to reduce the violence. It's important to note that research findings are more than theoretical. Supreme Court Justice, Stephen Brever, and America Court of Appeals Judge, Richard Posner, are… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is one of the world's largest, oldest, and most beautiful airports. As the principal aviation gateway of the city and county of Honolulu on Oahu in the State of Hawaii, HNL is also identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States. Total traffic now exceeds 21 million passengers a year and is rising (Honolulu International Airport, 2016). Owned and operated by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, HNL covers 4,520 acres of fast and submerged land. The airport itself is larger than the major resort destination of Waikiki, which is located 10… Continue Reading...

Kings County Library Changes Needed

Kings County Library system is one of the more impressive and expansive library systems in the United States. It boasts dozens of locations and thousands upon thousands of books, magazines, journals and other resources. However, it has become clear in recent months and years that the basic form and function of the library is not what it could or should be and the modernity and selection of the facilities is starting to falter. The patrons of the library system have made notice of issues that they see and the same is true of the people that work for the library… Continue Reading...

Macroeconomics and Gas Stations

.....gas station owners have no control over the price that they pay for petroleum, and only limited control over what they will end up charging the customer. The base price for crude oil is set on the basis of global supply and demand. Local prices reflect a variety of factor -- the crude price, cost of refining, cost of transportation, oil company markups and taxes (EIA, 2016). The price that consumers pay therefore reflects a variety of factors, almost none of which either the consumer nor the gas station owner has control over. This paper will discuss these factors in… Continue Reading...

How to Grow the Economy

During the aftermath of the Great Recession, an example of this would be the Social Security tax "holiday" that many enjoyed. There were also tax incentives like the HIRE act that encouraged people to hire workers that were not employed. As far as government spending goes, there is typically an increase with that as well with the focus being on the aforementioned Keynesian spending. Meaning, while there is obviously a focus on supporting situations and problems that are more protracted during recessions like unemployment and welfare, there is also a focus on projects and spending that get the economy… Continue Reading...

How Democracy Leads to Tyranny

middle class man is obliged to obey the laws, regulations, tax code, TSA orders at airports, and so on that the ruling establishment passes on his behalf. The little bit of liberty that he is allowed is specifically in the realm of the sensual: he can choose where to eat, what to smoke, whom to pursue for sexual intercourse. Even the realm of the intellectual is limited to him: he may not discuss certain matters (those that are politically incorrect) for fear of ruining his career and public name. But America has always been like this -- even before… Continue Reading...

Addressing the Budget Deficit Problem

Reduce the Budget Deficit Statutory budget controls in effect from 1985 to 2002 were designed "to reduce the budget deficit" (Lynch, 2011, p. 1). The Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act (1985) and the Budget Enforcement Act (1990) were primary drivers of deficit reduction mechanisms, which provided controls to cap Congressional spending and support to the legislative process with regard to reducing the deficit. The first of these Acts actually enabled Congress to increase the deficit but did so with the stipulation that "gradual reduction" be accomplished over the following six-year period (Lynch, 2011, p. 1). The deficit goals… Continue Reading...

John Stuart Mill’s on Liberty

Political Philosophy II: Theories of Freedom John Stuart Mill's On Liberty is one of the foundational defenses of liberal, democratic government. According to Mill, there are certain core principles "that should regulate how governments and societies, whether democratic or not, can restrict individual liberties."[footnoteRef:1] Mill wrote that regardless of whether a monarch, dictator, or even a democratic majority governed, the only reason to deprive others of their liberties was what he called the harm principle, namely, that "a harm, an action must be injurious or set back important interests of particular people, interests in which they have rights" and "justifies… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Assessment

revenue less all of the direct and indirect costs, including interest and depreciation, but before tax, divided by the revenue and expressed as a percentage (Elliott & Elliott, 2015). The calculation for the net profit is presented below in table 3. Table 3; it profit for Starbucks 2012-2016 Net Profit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Revenues 13,300.0 14,892.0 16,448.0 19,163.0 21,316.0 Net Income (before tax) 1,384.0 8.0 2,068.0 2,757.0 2,818.0 Net profit margin 10.41% 0.05% 12.57% 14.39% 13.22% This measure is highly indicative of the way in which the organisation has been operating. The profit appears to be generally… Continue Reading...

Kiwi Medical Devices Limited

rates, a greater and more stable supply of labour, as well as better tax benefits (Fawcett, 2014). Though the advantages of an interior city appear more attractive, a port of entry would be better for the location of the new manufacturing facility given Kiwi's competitive challenge and its strategic goals. From a logistical point of view, it is more prudent to set up a manufacturing facility closer to suppliers (Kalantari, 2013). Though geographically dispersed, Kiwi's suppliers ship products into a port of entry. The company specifically desires to reduce its manufacturing and supply chain costs. Locating the new manufacturing… Continue Reading...

Uk Trade Policy and Its Departure from the Eu

nation becomes an option that was not considered -- especially if tax incentives are provided to the company that is otherwise facing stiff tariffs. This type of situation can be an outgrowth of a new stance on trade, and with the UK taking back its authority to negotiate agreements on its own behalf, the playing field widens, the parameters of investment, taxation, tariffs, and exchange all become fluid, and a more positive and mutually-beneficial (positive-sum game) can be initiated. Should the UK favor market forces over protectionist policy, it could settle upon a cost-benefit ratio that supports its own… Continue Reading...

Solow Growth Model and Unemployment

of production, firm markup and short-run demand, in addition to tax. Wages are set based on the worker's markup, income tax, and the reservation wage, or more specifically the difference between the reservation wage and the real wage. Wages are included in the marginal cost of production, so there is a relationship between prices and wages in an economy. As such, wages can be affected by a shift in productivity, changes to the tax structure (either VAT or income tax), changes to worker markups, and the different factors that might influence these things. So technological advancements that affect productivity… Continue Reading...

Why 2017 May Be a Good Time to Buy Gold

Dave Collum's (2016) Annual Year in Review posted at Peak Prosperity and Zero Hedge one week ago gives a lengthy rundown on the year's social, political and economic events, with the core focus of the report going to what will happen 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… Continue Reading...

Organizational Leadership

swift economic transformations and organizations' attempts at market expansion, tax breaks, and labor cost reductions, a trend is being witnessed, of relocating businesses out of the country (Sanders, 2014). For ensuring this move's effectiveness, individuals who can adapt and redesign organizational operations are needed. Sociocentric thinking represents mankind's intrinsic inclination to form a narrow, prejudiced, group-focused opinion of the world, and to function in the world via unfair, prejudiced group beliefs, influences, interests, norms and group think (Paul & Elder, 2013). Our mind is naturally sociocentric and egocentric, but can also think logically and sensibly. For becoming a practical… Continue Reading...

Consumer Protection Memo

Consumer Protection Memo: Consumer Protection In their article in the Harvard Business Review, Robinson, Viscusi & Zeckhauser (2016) argue that consumer warning labels are not effective. They resoundingly assert that the labels do not communicate adequate information for consumers, especially in terms of benefits and risks. Essentially, the current labeling system is miserably ineffective in differentiating between significant and insignificant risks, or between "wolves" and "puppies" as the authors put it. Most of the consumer warning labels place the same emphasis on both small and huge risks. Such a warning system, according to the authors of the article, is of… Continue Reading...

Wandering Through the Garden Of Youth

Wandering in the Garden, Waking From the Dream What was Fragrant Cassia in the old days and what is she now and what is the difference? In the old days Fragrant Cassia was "still a concubine" (p. 334) and now she was the official "Madame Tou". The difference is that she is now the head of the house -- no longer a secondary wife, but the main wife of General Tou. She has risen position and become a very admirable and respectable lady. What does the title of the story refer to and why is it significant? The title of… Continue Reading...

President Trump's First Day

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 promises he made after assuming office revolve around this theme. In his campaign, Trump delineated numerous steps he would be able to instantly take, mostly by employing his executive authority (Shaw, 2017). On several occasions, he pledged to do away with all unconstitutional EO's, particularly, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans… Continue Reading...

Kuwaiti Public and Private Sector Job Market

Kuwait labor 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… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan for Gustav Klimt Art Class

Gustav Klimt Lesson Plan Central Focus "Describe the central focus and purpose for the content you will teach in the learning segment". Students will learn the art of Gustav Klimt, which will assist in creating the work of art that will resemble Klimt's style. Moreover, students will be introduced to the Gustav Klimt's artwork focusing on his love for cats. (Weidinger, 2007).Students will also learn their artistic style and utilize their patterns and shapes to fill up their works. Moreover, students will continue to build and develop the basic skill sets utilizing art tools such as paint, glue, scissors, and… Continue Reading...

Short and Long Term Causes Of the American Revolution

The Short-Term Causes of the American Revolution Essayist Colin Bonwick writes that a short-term cause from the British perspective was the loss of revenue from taxes generated by American businesses and trading companies. And the short-term legislative measures by the British government were called the "Intolerable Acts" (Bonwick, 2002). More on the Intolerable Acts later on this page, but from the prospective of the colonists, their short-term causes included their rage at the " . . . indebtedness to rapacious British merchants and of navigations acts requiring them to trade through Britain" (Bonwick, 70). On the subject of the Intolerable… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Statement Analysis

operating expenses D & A Exp G&A Exp Litigation Charge #DIV/0! Total Operating Expenses Income from Equity Investees Operating Income Interest income Interest Expense Earnings before taxes Income tax expenses Net Earnings The vertical analysis shows some interesting things. First that the bottom line reveals basically nothing -- the net income in 2013 is entirely a reflection of the litigation charge for a lawsuit the company lost. So to understand the actual trend in the business one needs to look at the other line items. Top line revenue is increasing at a fairly rapid rate, up 10% in 2014 and almost 12% in 2013. This reveals that Starbucks in this… Continue Reading...

Cause Of Us Revolution

conflict, and sought to recover that money from the colonies it was collecting. This increased the tax burden on the colonists. In turn, the colonists had less to fear from either French or Indians, after this conflict. As such, the saw Great Britain as being more expensive and less useful. Britain passed several acts that inflamed the people in the colonies. The Currency Act removed the ability of the colonies to issue their own currency. The Stamp Act increased taxation, adding new items to the list of things taxed, and defense of the colonies was specifically cited as a… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

account the civil, common and theocratic law legal systems. Some of the types of laws include tax, contract, criminal, product safety, antitrust and dispute settlement laws. Chapter 7 Chapter seven delves into corruption and ethics in global business. For starters, ethics can be delineated as the branch of philosophy that takes into account the values related to human behavior, with respect to whether actions are right or wrong, whether there were good or bad intents and the consequences of such actions. Integrity, on the other hand, means abiding by moral and ethical principles. There are four steps in making… Continue Reading...

Multinational Companies

may from time to time relocate their corporate headquarters for tax reasons. Rather, the home country refers to the country to which a MNC attributes its historical experiences and institutional foundation (Noorderhaven and Harzing, 2003). IKEA, for instance, the largest furniture retailer globally, is headquartered in The Netherlands, though the firm has a Swedish origin. The country-of-origin effect stems from three major factors: economic factors (e.g. physical resources and industrial capacity), culture (e.g. values and institutional norms), and political factors (e.g. government regulations and policies) (Noorderhaven and Harzing, 2003). These factors significantly shape the behaviour of firms in the… Continue Reading...

Tax Avoidance Gone Too Far

improper and a rental loss situation. The goal across the board is to devise a compensation and tax approach that will prevent the IRS from claiming tax avoidance or other such things as well as a plan that limits tax implications and higher costs for the firm. While it is sometimes rankling and maddening when the IRS makes such moves, their reaction is a little predictable given the facts involved. The Plan The IRS taking issue with the compensation is a little predictable, and for a few reasons. First, it is presumed by the author of this response that… Continue Reading...

Argos Shipping Company Business Plan

national flag to assist in determining the legal jurisdictions to operate and determine our tax obligation. The benefit of declaring our flag of convenience is to reduce our tax costs and operating costs. We will register our shipping business in accordance with Luxembourg "article 5 of the Luxembourg Maritime Act 1990." (Luxembourg Maritime Administration, 2017 p 1). We will use P&I (Protection and indemnity) insurance to protect our business from unforeseen business risks. We will join a P&I Club to allow us in risk pooling, and to source information that will assist us managing our business effectively. Certificates needed… Continue Reading...

Federalism and States Rights Regarding Drugs

driven to a cash-only business which can "attract thieves and tax cheats," (Hill, 2015, p. 597). Other problems include the inability of Americans to legally transport cannabis over state lines, even between two states that both legalized the drug. Canada recently announced that it would be eliminating drug prohibition nationwide (Government of Canada, 2017). Almost all border states in the USA have legalized cannabis on some level, but it is illegal to transport one's personal supply of marijuana across what is the longest land border in the world. Cannabis and drug prohibition are areas that highlight the conflict between… Continue Reading...

Sample Letter from Tax Collector

.....regret to inform you that your required tax payment is now more than 90 days overdue. You are no doubt well aware of the fact that the State of California is dependent upon timely payment of tax revenue to function. Taxes pay for the schools, social support, roads, bridges, and basic functioning of the State of California. All Californians benefit from these services. Taxes are also necessary to ensure that government employees are paid on time for the hard work that they devote to serving the people of the state. California is a… Continue Reading...

Race Identity and the Ontology Philosophy Of Race

Race is a philosophical issue because it has a strong bearing on identity construction and metaphysical or ontological self-concept. As long as race remains relevant as a means of constructing personal identity or projecting identity onto other people, race will remain a critical component of humanistic philosophies. A discussion of race as a metaphysical concept is distinctly different from a discussion of race as an ethical concept, even though both metaphysics and ethics fall under the rubric of philosophy. However, a discussion of race as an ontological issue depends on an understanding of race as an ethical issue as race… Continue Reading...

Camden New Jersey and Corruption Exploitation

Camden, New Jersey is a city that symbolizes racial segregation and embodies the worst of American capitalism. In Camden, "poverty is a business," (Hedges and Sacco 88). George Norcross, aka "King George" -- is the de facto big man of Camden. Only, Norcross does not live in Camden, has no official elected position, and is white -- unlike the vast majority of Camden residents. Camden is not the typical white flight story, either. The history of Camden reveals potent trends in American urban geography, particularly the theme of how intersections between race, class, gender, and power entrench corruption in American… Continue Reading...

Debt Versus Equity for Start Up

.....debt and equity has a number of different implications, including some significant tax implications. Debt is repaid from earnings prior to taxation, where equity payouts typically occur on an after-tax basis. This is because debt repayments take priority over the payment of dividends or even to stock buybacks or retained earnings. Debt capital is thus repaid before the company is taxed -- debt lowers taxable income. Thus, debt will also lower the total tax burden that the company faces (FindLaw, 2017). If the company opts for equity financing, it will face a higher tax burden. The taxable income will… Continue Reading...

Letter to Legislator

Dear Sir or Madam, I have written this letter to you to bring attention to some nursing quality deficiencies at the Cass County facilities that myself and other citizens of this country have brought attention to. The overall issue would seem to be that the nursing staff at Cass County locations is lackadaisical, less than impressive in terms of quality, the training of the nurses would seem to be usbstanard and so is the level of oversight exerted by management and supervisors. I can and will provide specific examples of where the county has been clearly derelict in getting proper… Continue Reading...

Traditional Costing and Activity Based Costing Approaches

The study examined the different performance indicators such as net profit margin ratio (ROS), margin before interest and tax ratio (MBIT), return on assets (ROA), gross profit margin (GPM), return on equity (ROE) along with return on investment ratio (ROI). The outcomes of the study indicated that 78 Performance variables displays that the path for the enhanced ratios after executing ABC system is 37 Performance variables and the other 41 Performance variables path shows worsening performance after implementing ABC system period (Al-Hroot et al., 2015). In general, the study indicated that the majority of the performance variables seemed to… Continue Reading...

American History During Early 20th Century

the groundwork for such sweeping political and policy reforms. The Progressives had helped to create the federal income tax, a radical concept at the beginning of the 20th century. From income taxes came the ability of the government to create ambitious public works projects during the New Deal era. These projects were in many cases antidotes to a capitalist free market system that had been unregulated in spite of Progressive attempts to reform it through anti-trust laws. The stock market crash of 1929 precipitated many of the most notable New Deal acts. Among the most important New Deal decisions… Continue Reading...

Minnesota Higher Education Committee Minutes and Review

state. Of course, the committee itself and the services they help fund come from tax collections from the state of Minnesota. Also predictable is that the committee handles and discusses issues of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The issues discussed were pretty basic and not wholly controversial. Indeed, there was not a lot of argument that some people should get assistance when it comes to tuition and preventing fraud and waste is also a high priority. There was not really any dissent or other issues. There was a lot of deferring for the later omnibus but everyone… Continue Reading...

Apple Market Share Increase for Ipad 4

different market zones pose is the issue of varying tax regimes experienced in these regions. These different tax rates mean that the company will have to keep adjusting the prices accordingly to align the profit margins with the different taxations. It is also apparent that in some nations, the tax imposed on imported or foreign brands is prohibitive. There are also nations implementing overly strict labor laws and regulations on remuneration. It will be a challenge to fully internalize the labor laws from various regions and some may lead the company into realizing very small profit margins. Economic Analysis… Continue Reading...

Need for Cultural Change at an Organization

Culture Shift There is something to be said for the idea that an excessive focus on culture and what makes people different is at some point counterproductive and less than conducive to progress. However, the ignorance of culture and differences between people is fairly to very unwise and it should also be kept in mind that having a strong, defined and proper company culture is necessary for a firm to operate and exist in the proper way. With that in mind, there are times and situations where a culture shift within an organization is required to restore or regain cultural… Continue Reading...

Apple Increase in Market Share for Ipad 4

of the concerns that the ventures into the different market zones pose is the issue of varying tax regimes experienced in these regions. These different tax rates mean that the company will have to keep adjusting the prices accordingly to align the profit margins with the different taxations. It is also apparent that in some nations, the tax imposed on imported or foreign brands is prohibitive. There are also nations implementing overly strict labor laws and regulations on remuneration. It will be a challenge to fully internalize the labor laws from various regions and some may lead the company… Continue Reading...

Marketing Management Plan

The importance of market research cannot be overemphasised. Market research provides crucial information about the needs of the market and facilitates an understanding of how to best serve the needs (ESOMAR, 2007). Market research is relevant for not only profit-oriented, but also non-profit organizations (Lewis, 2017). This paper provides a market research plan for Health through Walls (HtW). HtW is a non-profit organization that works with low income countries to improve the healthcare of their inmates. The organization assists resource-constrained countries to provide better health care services in their prisons, focusing primarily on disease identification, management, and prevention (Health through… Continue Reading...

Airport Design

.....blueprints of a new airport which would have two separate runways and is seen as the most beneficial project that could be carried out in the region especially considering financial, environmental and security implications. This airport would have two runways running parallel to one another which will be in use concurrently. This runway will be built to 4-E specification, which comfortably accommodates all present day commercial plane designs and those whose designs are still in infancy. Aircraft parking spaces, taxi roads as well as several passenger terminal buildings will also be constructed. The major passenger terminal would be where normal… Continue Reading...

Andrea Yates Case

Research the McNaughton rule. What was McNaughton and how did the McNaughton Rule come into being? The name McNaughton came from the son of A Glasgow wood turner who was deluded that there was conspiracy against him when the catholic priests sent spies to harass him. It is from these encounters that the McNaughton Principle came into being. The rule in based on understanding what is right and wrong. It is a test of the two concepts, i.e. "knowing right and wrong by oneself in the course of their actions" (Asokan, 2007). The idea of uncontrollable impulses was not considered… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Influences on the American Constitution

Clause. There has been dispute between federal government about who has the right to tax certain foreign goods in Missouri UNIT 3 DISCUSSION The Modern Presidency In the United States, there has been a tremendous growth of presidential power over the last 100 years. Historically, between 20th and 21st century, there had been a growth of presidential power because of the immense power was concentrated on the president. Typically, the president can use the presidential power to act more quickly than the Courts and Congress. The growth of the United States economic and military superiority has contributed to the… Continue Reading...

Leadership in the Public Sector

Leadership is a challenging endeavor in any sector. In the public sector, however, leadership tends to be particularly more challenging. Public sector leaders often have to work with fewer resources to address increasingly complex challenges. In addition, effective leadership in the public sector is vital for not only driving employee motivation and performance, but also ensuring efficient performance of government agencies and the government in general (McCarthy, 2015). Indeed, leadership is important for effective public governance -- transparency, accountability, planning, efficiency, and so forth (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], 2001). Another challenge stems from the fact that public… Continue Reading...

Career Options in Accounting

career paths. These include financial accounting, managerial accounting, internal auditing, tax accounting, financial analysis, payroll clerking, and forensic accounting (Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS], 2015; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants [AICPA], 2017). Though related, each of these careers is unique in its own way. A financial accountant is involved in making and receiving payments, recording transactions, and preparing financial statements. Closely related to financial accounting is managerial accounting. While a financial accountant prepares financial statements for use by outsiders such as shareholders and lenders, a managerial accountant prepares financial records for internal use. The work of a payroll… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Csr

the most regulated industries. In addition to generally applicable regulations such as tax, employment, competition, and corruption regulations, pharmaceutical firms are subject to product safety and environmental regulations. Without adherence to all the relevant government regulations, the firm may be subject to costly litigations. WCH and Human Rights Issues As mentioned earlier, workers comprise one of the most important stakeholder groups for WCH. In its Colberian operations, the company subjects local workers to inhumane working conditions. The company pays local workers $1 a day. Additionally, the workers have to carry heavy loads of indigenous plants for up to five… Continue Reading...

Group Dynamics and Teams

With workplace tasks becoming increasingly complex, the significance of teamwork cannot be overemphasized. Teamwork often facilitates faster and more effective execution of tasks. Nonetheless, managing a group or team of people can be a challenging endeavor in large part due to conflicts and communication issues. Indeed, conflict, misunderstanding, and miscommunication can greatly affect team success and productivity (Bateman, Snell & Konopaske, 2016). With reference to Kolb's learning model, this paper describes my own experience with a team. Following a description of the experience, I reflect on the experience, interpret the experience at a deeper level and identify ways to respond… Continue Reading...

Tax Advice Benefit

Compare the long-term tax benefits and advantages of each type of reorganization, and recommend the type of reorganization that will be most beneficial to the client Reorganization takes into account any company restructuring that may be tax-free under the United States law section 386. It encompasses the notion of acquiring new entities in a manner that all financial transactions are non-taxable. There are certain general requirements that have to be met in order to qualify. To begin with, it must be a plan of reorganization, must have… Continue Reading...

External Business Environment from 3 Squares Restaurant

industry that 3 Squares Restaurant considers. They are as follows: Restaurant tax laws: tax changes could affect 3 Squares business environment. At the end of 2015, for example, Congress passed the 15-years tax depreciation schedule that dictated new constructions and improvements of restaurants. This means that the restaurant has to plow into its revenues regularly to comply with the improvements and new installations when necessary. tax credits that occur as enhanced tax deduction approaches are meant to deductions for charity and purchases of equipment (Blumenthal & Collins, 2014). Discussions into the federal task code in Congress could also affect the… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Ethical Decision Making

it is commonly known that short-term national, foreign and state returns on income tax will in most cases be needed for the targeted company from the time the tax year of the target begins to the day the acquisition occurs, it may be difficult to manoeuvre through completing the tax returns (Sayuk, Fricke, Naughtin, & Dugger, 2012). Determine the Preparer Many tax service personnel may be completely involved in the preparation of returns. In order to achieve simplicity, the short-term return preparations are mostly done by the service provider that prepared the target's returns for the previous year, regardless… Continue Reading...

Democrats Poor Performance in the 2016 Elections

that appealed to the American electorate.  The broad agenda included pledges to ensure tax fairness given the taxation disparities between the poor and the rich.  However, in the 2016 elections, Democratic Party did not have a broad agenda, which eventually flipped the election in favor of Republican Congressional candidates and presidential nominee. In conclusion, the 2016 presidential election is one of the hotly contested elections in the history of the United States.  The Democrats were seemingly in control of both houses and the White House after winning the 2008 and 2012 U.S. elections. However, contrary to predictions by political… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs Practice Explained

challenges that all businesses have to deal with on some level such as human resources, tax compliance and so forth. Rather than having dedicated people such as an HR manager, there are instead people that wear a lot of "hats" within the firm. For example, a lot of the HR functions of the firm are done by the owner/manager and the supervisors (Brady & Lowell, 2014). The owner/manager notes that not dealing with HR is not an option and outsourcing to other people or firms just tends to complicate things even more (Brook & Milner, 2014). One other important… Continue Reading...

Horizontal and Vertical Analysis

Accounting Vertical Analysis Balance Sheet Ratio Analysis Current Ratio Cash Ratio X Interest Earned Debt/Equity Gross Margin Operating Margin Net Margin There are several relationships that might be worth investigating further. One issue that arises is with the lack of cash on hand, despite high debt. The current ratio is acceptable, but it is all in accounts receivable, which presumably comes from these attornies. But the joint venture information has not been provided, and that is where the most significant issues lie. The joint venture information basically has the company with large accounts receivable, a lot of deferred taxes, and… Continue Reading...

Concept Of Judicial Philosophy, Social Security, and Political Realism in the U.s.

Social Security could be kept going for future generations through gradual increase of payroll tax rate and increasing or eliminating the limit on Social Security taxable wages. The other option could be to reduce its benefits for wealthy or high-income retirees, increase the full retirement age, and utilizing a slower-growth index for cost-of-living adjustments' calculations (Fox Business, 2016). The most politically realistic option is increasing taxation because benefits cuts are largely unpopular given the significance of Social Security to retirees and other beneficiaries. Additionally, increased taxation is more popular among the various options for Social Security reforms and improvements.… Continue Reading...

Crimes Against Property

to take their property. It takes into account the use of deception to steal property and instances consist of tax evasion and embezzlement. In can also be delineated as nonconsensual, non-violent, and non-fraudulent theft of property at the time when the owner is efficaciously not present. This can include instances of auto theft or burglary. On the other hand, the inclusion of arson then crime against property can be defined as destructive property crime as this encompasses the illegal damaging or destruction of property and the fitting examples include vandalism and arson (Wright and Jacques, 2009). References Blozis, J.… Continue Reading...

Multivariate Statistics Compare and Contrast

Multivariate Techniques There is a number of mathematical and statistical tools that businesses use to survive and thrive in their respective markets. Some of the math involved is quite simple and basic. Examples of such basic operations would include percentages, standard deviations and so forth. However, there are some fields and realms where much more intricate mathematics are involved and statistics would be a common example of such a complex method. This brief report shall specifically cover the use of multivariate statistics. Three of the more common manifestations of multivariate statistics are factor analysis, cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling. While… Continue Reading...

Facilitating Airport Development Today

.....blueprints of a new airport which would have two separate runways and is seen as the most beneficial project that could be carried out in the region especially considering financial, environmental and security implications. This airport would have two runways running parallel to one another which will be in use concurrently. This runway will be built to 4-E specification, which comfortably accommodates all present day commercial plane designs and those whose designs are still in infancy. Aircraft parking spaces, taxi roads as well as several passenger terminal buildings will also be constructed. The major passenger terminal would be where normal… Continue Reading...

Solid Waste Management

A huge and continuous problem for local authorities in the rural and urban regions across the globe is public solid waste management (SWM). This problem is more pronounced in the developing countries. From the available data, it is clear that despite the low per-capita income in the developing countries in relation to that of the developed nations, they generate a very high proportion of the public solid waste recorded globally despite their relatively small ownership of the world's wealth. However, taking this problem in its stride, this situation in the developing countries needs to be taken more seriously as it… Continue Reading...

Veterans’ Mental Health Problems and the Affordable Care Act

TRICARE or VA mental health services were now entitled to tax credits for buying insurance coverage through the soon-to-open exchanges, thereby offering them accessibility of key mental health services (Russell & Figley, 2014). Of the roughly 23.8 million veteran citizens of the US, the majority (15.96 million individuals) lack a VA healthcare system enrolment. A large number of these individuals can access reasonably priced, superior-quality healthcare insurance plans by means of state insurance exchanges that offer increased choice and promote competition. They may also be entitled to cost-sharing cutbacks and premium tax credits (Hayley & Kenney, 2012). Thus, improvements… Continue Reading...

Campaigns and Super Pacs

in quality and quantity. Memorable strategies included Gore's criticism of Bush's planned tax cuts and Bush's claim Gore administration would dent the budget surplus. (Baker) 2. Has the US Supreme court case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (2010) changed the landscape of interest group influence or is it largely the same as it was before? The Citizens United ruling was released early in 2010 (January), and removed the union and corporate ban on producing financing electioneering and independent expenditures (Dunbar). It allowed unions and corporations to spend an unrestricted sum on ads as well as other political… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Irrevocable Trusts on Gift Tax and Estate Tax

you achieve personal and financial success. In addressing your issue of irrevocable trusts, estate tax and gift tax, we will utilize a six-step procedure to provide you with the most reliable professional assistance. Based on your request to establish an irrevocable trust for your two grandchildren, the determination of the impact of such a trust on gift tax and estate tax is important. An irrevocable trust is one with specified terms that cannot be changed even by the grantor once the agreement has been signed (Garber, 2017). In your case, there is no restriction on the transfer of assets… Continue Reading...

Democratic Theory in American Politics

the reduction of federal taxes in 2001 and 2003 during the Bush era. The tax cuts significantly reduced the tax burden on the wealthy. However, the opinions of the public regarding the tax cuts were astonishingly misinformed and confused. Though the benefits of the tax cuts were mainly reaped by the top 5%, opinions on the tax burden of the wealthy did not significantly influence public opinion. Another ideal example is the temporary abolishment of the federal estate tax in 2001 (Bartels 5). Similar to the tax cuts during the Bush era, the cancellation of the federal estate taxContinue Reading...

Proposed Legislation in Nursing

out the Medicaid expansion and eliminate subsidies for low-earning Americans. It will replace the latter with a flat tax credit based on age. This system would imply that most Americans would be left without coverage. H.R.959 bill, which is currently as the subcommittee of health, was introduced to curb the problem of nursing shortage. The bill seeks to use Title VIII nursing programs and federal funding to help states like Hawaii guarantee quality health by ensuring that RNs are employed when needed (H.R.959 n.p.). Although the implementation could be costly, there is nothing precious than a healthy nation. References… Continue Reading...

Affordable Care Act and Marijuana

be seen as qualified. The ACA established a punishment via tax on anyone who didn’t procure their insurance covers via the packages. For the ACA to be formed, Congress left a lot of the brainwork to the executive. Over forty benefits of the ACA are subject to the reading of the laws and the giving out of official guidelines in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act by the administration. Nonetheless, its other benefits enjoin federal officers to create programs and processes even though it doesn’t specify doing this using by official methods. By applying this method and several others,… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Climate Change

providing financial incentives to businesses in the form of tax breaks for using alternative, renewable energy forms like solar power and wind energy to fuel their factories and offices. These policy changes are simple and easy to implement as long as enough control is exerted in certain directions. Livestock is a major contributor to greenhouse emissions in the form of methane and should be addressed. The same can be said of fish as well. Fish farming leads to increased pollution and can make waters already experiencing problems, even more toxic. "Pollution by fish farms Fish farms, especially those for… Continue Reading...

Autocratic and Transformation Leadership

Dead Poets Society (Autocratic and Transformation Leadership) The transformational and autocratic leadership approaches as a novel quality standard impact organizational process and role development. An organizational leader is required to apply the leadership process to make sure long-run corporate targets are achieved, particularly in the current competitive, unstable business climate. Normative principles and policies, methodical management and strict discipline mark Mr. Nolan's leadership. Follower obedience is grounded in both set agreements and realistic regulations and standards. Followers are restricted by the limits and duties fixed for them. Hierarchical systems pre-establish and rank worker compensation. They explicitly delineate coercive procedures and… Continue Reading...

Guantanamo Bay Essay

Introduction The United States has leased 45 square miles of land and water at Guantanamo Bay from Cuba for more than a century. Commonly known as “Gitmo,” the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay has been the source of increasing calls for its closure as no longer necessary or appropriate in the 21st century. To determine the facts, this paper reviews the relevant literature concerning Guantanamo Bay to provide the background of the issue and an analysis of this issue to determine whether the U.S. interests in Guantanamo Bay justify its continued operations. A summary of the research and important… Continue Reading...

Foreign Debt and Debt Services in South Africa Essay

U.S. 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… Continue Reading...

Credit Rating Agencies Essay

Introduction Today, credit rating agencies such as Moody’s, S&P and the Fitch Group wield global influence by assigning credit ratings to bonds and even countries that have an enormous impact on investor confidence. Following the 2008 subprime mortgage meltdown and the Great Recession of 2009 that resulted, there were growing calls for reform of the rating processes used by credit reporting agencies. To determine the facts with credit rating agencies, this paper reviews the literature to provide an overview of these for-profit organizations and a description of the purposes they serve. An examination of the regulatory environment in which credit… Continue Reading...

One Nation Under Walmart Essay

disabilities by required some level of physical activity for all positions and by hiring more part-time workers; Walmart usually demands tax breaks when it opens a new retail facility, meaning that there is no corresponding increase in local tax revenues; Because of its size, Walmart also exerts a downward pressure on retail wages and benefit throughout the country; and, Because of the low wages it pays, government subsidies are required to help support many of its poverty-level employees and nearly half (46%) of children of Walmart employees lack insurance or are on Medicaid (Shaw, p. 179). Indeed, even in those… Continue Reading...

Jeff Bezos Leadership Skills

2017). It also has costless delivery charges in specific locations. The company’s significant weaknesses are tax avoidance challenge – Amazon has attracted unconstructive publicity on consideration of tax Avoidance in nations such as the United Kingdom and the United States. Moreover, the company introduced the fire phone in the United States, which was an extreme failure. Kindle Fire did not do well as vibrantly as Kindle. Therefore, numerous failures may scar in the company’s deep pockets. Conventional communication and acquisitions are some opportunities that the company can enjoy. Amazon can introduce its interior trademarks in diverse products groups (Boss, 2017).… Continue Reading...

How to Address the Tire Recall Issue

The problem with tire recall is that there is no system in place (as of 2014) to track and monitor tires among retailers who might determine at a glance that a specific tire is part of a recall. As ABC News has shown, there is a real and serious need for system reform because of the invisible hazard that exists in terms of unsafe tires that have been recalled being sold to an unsuspecting public. Tire manufacturers have a responsibility to be part of that reform and to develop an adequate method of tracking where all tires are delivered and… Continue Reading...

The Importance Of Social Media and the Fire Department

an exceptional way of establishing trust and assuring the public that their tax is not being mismanaged. Increasing transparency could involve taking photos or videos of firefighters on site and posting details on professional development programs and training sessions. The positives of social media and its use in fire services are many and are not limited to the few mentioned above. However, the negative effects of such networking come to play when the department’s personnel exploit them for amusement purposes or for advancing their interests at the expense of the public. Despite the nobility of the intention for its… Continue Reading...

Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, As Founding Fathers

All of the founding fathers of the United States were great because they acted on their values and beliefs, helping to sow the seeds of a new nation. The work of the founding fathers became instrumental for independence from the British Crown. Being willing to stand up to Britain was no small feat, making the deeds of the founding fathers even more admirable. The founding fathers will be celebrated throughout history for their contribution not just to America but to the world. Although many men and women can be considered instrumental to founding the nation, there are seven key players… Continue Reading...

Bump in Us Incomes Nyt Article Review

higher sum in a retirement account that happens to be tax-deferred. The generation that comes after me would have to set aside an even higher sum. To raise my potential income, I would have to ensure that I enter the workforce with a higher wage. This I could do by ensuring that I have better qualifications than others competing for the same position. In the article, Ron Haskins points out that “you have to have better skills and more knowledge to make $60,000 to 80,000 a year now than in the past” (Cohen, 2017). In addition to undergraduate qualifications,… Continue Reading...

Active and Passive Mutual Funds

decreased capital gain distributions that will be perceived in the tax returns (Anspach, 2016). Therefore, in the shorter period, despite the fact that active funds come along with higher expenses, they also generate higher returns. In contrast, for the long-term period, passive funds generate lower returns but also have decreased expenses. I would recommend the mutual funds that I have chosen to other investors. This is largely for the reason that the schemes are well acknowledged for generating consistent and strong returns. It implies that the investors will be guaranteed of attaining proper earnings from their investment. Secondly, the… Continue Reading...

Greece Economic Problems Analysis

the EU, but has also received several bailouts in recent years, and struggles with tax collection, and overall economic development. tax evasion ranges between 6-9% of total GDP in Greece, which makes it a significant economic problem (Georgakopoulos, 2016). Recent Macroeconomic Data In recent years, Greece\'s economy has flatlined. The country has received several infusions of capital from other EU countries, but there is a lack of confidence in Greece that is hampered investment at present. The GDP grew 0.4% in 2014, slipped 0.2% in 2015, and was flat in 2016. The country ranks 191st in real GDP growth… Continue Reading...

Coping with Emotional Challenges Among Salespersons

another common medium for sales or pitching for one. These forms often tax the mind of the salesperson, often subjecting them to emotional strain and emotional challenges during and after the sales encounter. Unfortunately, there has been little done in equipping the sale people across the varying cultures with the requisite skills to cope with the emotional challenges. There is need hence to have mechanisms of dealing with the emotional challenges among the sales persons which in this case will be expressive suppression. The human behaviorists indicate that an individual can keep their emotions from showing during social interactions,… Continue Reading...

Gold Smuggling and the Gold Black Market

and similarly traded in ways that resemble other types of organized crime. National laws often tax either 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,… Continue Reading...

Channel Member Marketing Plan

However, farming that out to a channel member, much like many firms do with accounting or tax services, is something that might save the company some money. If this is a function that is needed on a consistent basis, then a full-time hire by the manufacturer might be wise. However, if there will be a temporary swell in work hours needed, a contractual arrangement with a channel member that has relevant experience and expertise would probably be very lucrative for everyone involved. The same can be done for things like promotions and information management. The firms and companies that… Continue Reading...

Economy and U.s. Health Care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) witnessed a twenty-five percent growth in insured individuals. But the above growth was accompanied by a concurrent sharp rise in insurance companies’ premiums. Furthermore, it led to a tremendous healthcare sector burden, increasing the nation’s budget twofold, from 1.3-2.5 trillion dollars according to 2009 estimates (Tuller, 2017). The above phenomenon constituted a gross domestic product increase of 3.8 percentage points (pps.), committed to America’s healthcare sector. In Tuller’s (2017) opinion, the healthcare structure is a “hidden thief” that may be held accountable for no appreciable rise in the wages of the average worker. Kellerman… Continue Reading...

San Diego Police Departments Literature Review

Annotated Literature Review Carlitz, R. (2013). Improving transparency and accountability in the budget process: An assessment of recent initiatives. Development Policy Review, 31(1), S49-S67. The author of this article is a political science professor at the University of California, an exemplification of his mastery and knowledge of the subject. The article emphasizes the importance of transparency and accountability in the budget process. With reference to empirical literature, the author points out that though there is no universally accepted methodology for ensuring transparency and accountability in public budget management, there are four important ingredients of success: the production of valid information,… Continue Reading...

Using Expats to Spearhead Global Expansion

Background The company has decided that in order to expand globally, it will need to send two expatriates to two different countries. We will need one person in Dubai in order to run our EMEA business, and one person in Hong Kong in order to run our APAC business. This report will present a significant amount of discussion with respect to the business cultures in those cities, in the regions as a whole, and what the company needs to do to ensure a successful expatriate deployment. The first thing that the company must know is that we cannot send people… Continue Reading...

Public Funding and the Police

Enforcement and the Budget The most important stakeholders in the public finance of law enforcement organizations are the tax payers. Without taxes collected, the government could not afford to fund organizations. Municipal taxes, bonds, grants and more all go to fund law enforcement organizations. State and local taxes pay salaries and pensions for retiring officers, and yet still many municipal, state and federal level law enforcement agencies are required to borrow in order to meet structural requirements. Many cities run a continual budgetary deficit, with mounting debts putting pensions at risk. This is common across America with states like Kentucky… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

policies are generally associated directly with other issues and policies: * Regulation on tax, trade and tariff, govern the articles migrants are allowed to carry along, the services they are permitted to deliver when stationed for a short term within the nation, and individuals permitted to remain. EU, in particular, does not outline many migration limitations. Nearly all inhabitants or citizens of a signatory country (some of the freshly incorporated member nations might be an exception) can move across the EU, seeking employment wherever they desire, with little scope for member nations to attempt to prevent this without treaty renegotiation… Continue Reading...

Comparing the Us and Canadian Healthcare Systems

Introduction The health care system in the United States is often compared with that of other countries, and the one that comes up the most frequently in Canada. The Canadian system has better outcomes in general than the American system, and is completely different in terms of structure. This paper will examine the key areas where the systems differ, and seek to extrapolate what that means. Basic Systems At its heart, the US system relies on market forces for much of its activity. Health care is providers are usually paid by insurance companies (or the government, which will be discussed… Continue Reading...

Reforms Needed for Three Strikes Law

Define the Problem The defined and existing problem is going to vary in scope and definition depending on who is doing the defining. However, there are some clear and obvious problems with the “three strikes” law. The policy itself was meant to address a problem. However, that policy has created a new set of problems. Indeed, there are situations where three-time violent felons are justifiably put away for twenty-five years to life. However, the major problem with the policy are the human and budgetary costs that are created by people being thrown in jail for life for minor offenses (“Ewing… Continue Reading...

Testing Reliability and the Mitigation Of Risk

Discussion 1: I have used many different types of assessments in my classes in the past. I would use student self-assessment, portfolio assessment, observational (informal) assessment, and formal assessment such as tests, quizzes and exams. I felt that the more varied your assessment methods, the more reflective of the student’s overall abilities the score at the end would be. Student self-assessments allow students a chance to review their work on their own and judge their performance; it promotes active engagement with their work instead of passive engagement with whatever assessment the teacher gives. Portfolio assessments are good because they allow… Continue Reading...

John Hinckley Jr. the Stalker

To the Obsessive Point John Hinckley Jr. is a highly notorious offender who committed a very heinous act. In 1981 he managed to shoot U.S. President Ronald Reagan (Daniel). He also succeeded in shooting other members of Reagan’s staff that day. As egregious an act as this was, Hickley Jr.’s shooting became even more unusual when it was discovered that he had allegedly done it because of an infatuation with actress Jodie Foster. This fact motivated many who followed the case to initially believe that the shooter had a questionable mental status—both at the time of the shooting as well… Continue Reading...

Repealing Of Glass Steagall a Mistake

Introduction I believe that repealing Glass-Steagall was a mistake. There are several reasons for this, not the least of which is the critical, fundamental difference between investment banking and retail or commercial banking. But the protections that Glass-Steagall put into place guarded against issues that were relevant in the 1930s but never stopped being relevant. The financial crisis of 2007-2009 is strong evidence that the need to protect against commercial banking volatility is more important that the need to allow investment banks to \"innovate\". This paper will illustrate the case that repealing Glass-Steagall was a mistake. Glass-Steagall Act It is… Continue Reading...

Ibm Supply Chain Concerns

Executive Summary This document considers the various points of correlation between human resources, management information systems, and supply chain management in relation to critical IBM concepts of managing an organization. It identifies how these three areas intersect and their long term value for organizations as a whole. Ultimately, they are vital aspects of operations in the contemporary business world. Introduction There are a number of eminent facets involved in the management of contemporary organizations. Encompassing a wide range of characteristics, the most notable of these pertain to information technology, resource allocation, and varying elements of procurement. Effecting competitive advantage today… Continue Reading...

Organizational Analysis for Veterans Health Administration

Review of Research and Opinion: SAGE Publications Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA. Razin, A., Sadka, E., & Swagel, P. (2002). tax burden and migration: a political economy theory and evidence. Journal of Public Economics, 85(2), 167-190. Rodriguez-Clare, A. (2007). A political-economy theory of trade agreements. The American Economic Review, 97(4), 1374-1406. Veterans Health Administration. (n.d.). About VHA. from https://www.va.gov/health/aboutVHA.asp   Continue Reading...

How Autonomous Car Will Change Everything

Electric and Self-Driving Cars Both the electric car trend and the self-driving car initiative may be considered fads that in the long run are simply untenable. Autonomous cars present numerous safety obstacles that are currently not being addressed, and the electric car phenomenon presents numerous obstacles as well. Currently it is a niche market: increasing power to the electric car and making it equal to gas-powered vehicles is a substantial obstacle, and a solution—expanding the number of electric vehicle charge points—needs to become part of the infrastructural horizon. In the UK, this solution is already being applied, as Murray (2016)… Continue Reading...

Bethseda Mining Case Study

Land: Purchase cost is $4 million. The land is held for ten years, after/ tax sale currently $6.5 million 8. $2.7 million is necessitated for reclamation at year 5 9. Donation of land for $6 million deduction 10. Equipment cost of $95 million, 7 year MACRS depreciation 11. Equipment sale is at 60% of purchase price after completion of contract 12. tax rate is 38 percent 13. Rate of return is 12 percent Taking into consideration that the net working capital is built up ahead of sales, it implies that the initial cash flow will be reliant party on this… Continue Reading...

Inpatient Admission Of the Poor for Healthcare in the United States

not—remit so that the medical facilities, and by extension the tax payers, are left to pay the costs (O'Shea, 2007). The premise is that if the impoverished were as healthy as their wealthier counterparts, they would not need those services. Again, the approximation of the percentage difference caused by the utilization of emergency room treatment will not surpass 3 percent. This projection is based on the fact that those in penury could be perfectly healthy and still require emergency room treatment from issues pertaining to drugs, crime, and other social ills pertaining to economics. Another example which supports the… Continue Reading...

Apples Stock Movement 2017

the board, as the market has expected the President to introduce tax cuts that would be good for businesses like Apple. I was attracted specifically to Apple because I am an Apple user, enjoy the products, have many friends who enjoy the products and think it is a great brand to be a part of. I think that it will continue to perform well thanks to the creative forces within the company and the good leadership at the top of the company. I bought AAPL at $156 and sold at $174 for an 11.5% gain. I purchased the stock… Continue Reading...

Political Science

Politics There are several patterns and outcomes that are fairly common in the realm of political science. Similarly, there are some subjects and points of study that are more common than others. Just a few that come to mind include the ethics of congressional staff, whether third party candidates could or should be a viable option and the demarcation that could or should exist between federal and state authority. For each of these three major examples, there will be an example given of such a thing and an analysis of the overall paradigm and question. While there are some ideas… Continue Reading...

Careers in Criminal Justice and Prospects

A cursory glance at job market statistics offers a grim picture, leading many to pessimistic conclusions. The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics points out that increasing numbers of young people are graduating from college and entering the job market now, leading to increased competition in many job sectors (1). Likewise, rates of unemployment have been at near-record lows, especially for young men (United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics 1). Baeurlein also points out the problem that many college students have with debt accumulation from student loans, making it difficult for them to get… Continue Reading...

Crowdsourcing and Quality Control

Quality Control Variables CrowdFlower offers a number of different options for quality control. Variables include setting contributors – and you can choose internal, external or both. You can set the contributors by geography or language, which would for example allow you greater granularity when translating into languages with a lot of regional variants, such as French or Spanish, and this can also be set by capability level. A company can use test questions to gauge the accuracy of the platform – and to help identify contributors who are best suited for the role. A company with a particular vertical could… Continue Reading...

Obama’s First Year in Office

that allowed the big banks to put the burden of their mistakes on the backs of tax payers to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars (Hoven). However, and as Randall Hoven points out, the TARP bailout was quickly paid back to the U.S. government—with interest. The only entities that did not repay their debts were those who went bankrupt: companies like General Motors and Chrysler. Taxpayers lost about $30 billion there, but Obama argued that there really was no other option—and he provided American voters with a choice: they could embrace the stimulus plan that he was… Continue Reading...

Michigan Community Child Watch Programs

1. The Michigan Community Child Watch Program is a program dedicated to helping deter crimes against children. Being a Michigan based program, it helps spread education and awareness of child victims. However, the program has it weaknesses. 2. Established in 1979, the Michigan Community Child Watch Program offers the community a chance to minimize the risk of children becoming victims of crime. Administered as a joint effort by school districts and local law enforcement agencies, the Community Child Watch Program owes its long-running success to volunteers that are trained to recognize, observe, report, and record any suspicious persons and activities.… Continue Reading...

Fracking Policy Analysis

1. Executive summary While the extraction of natural gas by means of hydraulic fracturing is a decade- long practice, of late, it has witnessed immense development owing to advancements in the area of horizontal drilling which enables gas and oil operators to now harness earlier- unprofitable natural gas reserves within rock formations. Extant extraction- related policies combine state-federal alliances and voluntary endeavors by private organizations. More unprejudiced, scientific studies providing details on how fracturing and extraction potentially affect environmental media like water and air are essential, in addition to those focusing on natural gas surges’ long- term effects on local… Continue Reading...

Future Of the Wto

the threat of trade wars—manifested most recently in the GOP’s border- tax proposal—has jarred the status quo and led commentators to speculate that the World Trade Organization (WTO) would serve as the legal impetus for retaliation by those who felt that unfair trade restrictions based on economic nationalist policies were adversely affecting their own GDP (Brown, 2017). While the WTO offers some semblance of an economic salve for the aggrieved, the reality is that the threat of trade war—and the expression of nationalistic self-interest that underpins it—may very well undermine the WTO itself. In this tense and global economic environment,… Continue Reading...

The U.s Economy and Health Care

a disproportionate adverse impact on the capital goods and export sector; further, payroll tax funding had a disproportionate negative impact on the consumer service sector (Folland et al., 2016). But one must bear in mind the fact that certain economists deem healthcare expenditure growths to have at least a neutral, if not a positive, economic effect. Here, healthcare expenditure growths are considered a transfer. Government spending Growing health care expenditure contributes greatly to the American government’s financial wellbeing. Public financing for the year 1960 made up roughly one fourth of overall healthcare expenditure. By the year 2002, the above… Continue Reading...

Economic Impact Australian Mining Boom

was given the task of evaluating the implications of the imposition of a tax on the production of mineral ores in Australia. If the mineral ore market was already operating at a socially optimum level, explain the welfare implication of the proposed tax that should be included in the economist’s recommendations. Use diagram to explain your answer In delineation, the social welfare resulting from the production as well as consumption of a certain amount of a commodity is the summation of the surplus from the producer, surplus from the consumer, together with any taxation revenue that is taken up… Continue Reading...

Macroeconomic Indicators

on QE have surely left a mark. Government incentives did not factor much into my consideration, fortunately—especially since the new tax cuts signed into law by the Trump Administration have effectively capped the amount of deductions that one may take. My house was not so expensive that this would make much of a difference either way—but for some it will matter. The state of the economy today is such that there is a great deal of concern among investors. Credit is still relatively cheap—but interest rates are set to rise. The new chair of the FED has questioned the policies… Continue Reading...

Biological Diversity Of Today

Biodiversity Defined Biodiversity is a term which refers to the amount and degree of diversity found within living biology. Biodiversity is likely best measured as the sum total of the number of existent creatures, systems, and variety of creatures found within the world at large (National Geographic, 2016). In order to best understand the significance of this statement, it is necessary to codify biodiversity into three different varieties. There are ecosystems, species, and genes which comprise all of the variety found within the notion of biodiversity (National Wildlife Federation, 2016). Therefore, all that is needed to determine biodiversity is to… Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Analysis

as follows: Political and Legal Factors potentially impacting the company: trade restrictions, tax policy, labor laws, environment policy, FDA certification, etc.; Economic factors: gross domestic product, interest rates, forex rates, disposable income, retail price index, demand and supply conditions, and unemployment rates; Social factors: trends, practices, traditions, wants, population, educational qualifications, aspirations, income distribution, corruption, customer awareness and education, standard of living, religious values, and family structure; and technological factors. Introduction Key Facts Name: The Coca-Cola Company Industries served: Beverage (more than 600 brands) Geographic areas served: Worldwide (more than 200 countries) Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States Current CEO:… Continue Reading...

Common Property and Animal Testing

one of the reasons for this may be the fact that people are aware of the fact that their tax dollars go to support the cleanliness and upkeep of such monuments. There is also the question of respecting structures with historical significance. Finally, there is also the question of benefits derived from taking advantage of the public area. While there is relatively little personal or economic benefit to be derived from defacing a public monument, on the other hand there is often great benefit to be derived from practices such as over-fishing (both in terms of the financial benefits… Continue Reading...

Ups and Fedex Case Study

1. What happened to the two company’s stock price in 2004? Why did it rise? Did one company outpace another and if so why do you think that happened? How should we interpret any increases? Mid-year 2004, China and the United States attained a revolutionary air-transportation covenant that increased the number of commercial cargo trips between the two nations four-fold. In addition, the agreement encompassed the permission for air-cargo hubs to be created in China and also sanctioned the right for commercial airlines to land at any accessible airport. Taking into consideration that United Parcel Service, Inc, together with FedEx… Continue Reading...

Clipboard Tablet Co Marketing and R&d Analysis

Political and Legal Factors potentially impacting the company: trade restrictions, tax policy, labor laws, environment policy, FDA certification, etc.; Economic factors: gross domestic product, interest rates, forex rates, disposable income, retail price index, demand and supply conditions, and unemployment rates; Social factors: trends, practices, traditions, wants, population, educational qualifications, aspirations, income distribution, corruption, customer awareness and education, standard of living, religious values, and family structure; and technological factors. Introduction Key Facts Name: The Coca-Cola Company Industries served: Beverage (more than 600 brands) Geographic areas served: Worldwide (more than 200 countries) Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States Current CEO: James Quincey… Continue Reading...

Accounting Cost and Performance Management

nonprofit does not mean the organization has a lack of concern for financial data. “Nonprofit is a tax status, not a way of operating: Positive operating results (unrestricted revenue consistently exceeding expenses) are an indicator of strong financial management” (Kramer, 2013, par.6). The ways of tracking financial success may be slightly different for the institution—for example, versus, “overly focusing on the ratio of earned to contributed revenue” reliability and a steady revenue stream may be a better indicator, indicating that the organization consistently has enough funds to support its activity (Kramer, 2013, par. 5). But that does not mean… Continue Reading...

Apple

peak set two years prior and touch USD 229.23 billion (Statista, 2018). With the Trump Administration reducing the corporate tax rate, Apple stands 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… Continue Reading...

Private Security Vs National Security

state provides security forces that are paid for by tax payers (local, municipal, state and federal police, and military forces); however, private security forces, typically operated by ex-military officers who bring their training and experience into the private sector to fill gaps in the market where demand cannot be satisfied by state security apparatuses alone, do exist and do operate both in developed and developing nations. Private security contractors like Academi, GRS, and Aegis look like military forces and often work with military forces when political factors require governments to apply to them for assistance (as has been the… Continue Reading...

Health Information Systems Assessment

has been adopted by organizations in the said industry over time. 5. With regard to tax purposes, which type of depreciation methods do organizations prefer and why? With regard to tax purposes, the depreciation method preferred by most organizations is the declining-balance method. It is important to note that in the initial years of a specified asset’s ownership, this method, in essence, occasion a higher depreciation expense. In the words of Porter and Norton (2007), “when depreciating an asset for tax purposes, a company should generally chose a depreciation method that reduces the present value of its tax burden to… Continue Reading...

Oil Crises Term in West Africa

oil consumption, and in the similar period creating fiscal space, policymakers could adjust tax policies on the use of energy, particularly in nations where fuel taxes are low (Baffes et al., 2015). Deteriorating oil prices decrease the need for fuel subsidies, and offer a prospect for subsidy reform with restricted impact on the prices that are paid by customers. This kind of subsidy reform ought to give rise to an extensive and permanent tilt towards more fuel pricing that is based on the market. The implication of this fiscal policy is that it will avert increasing fuel subsidies at… Continue Reading...

Privacy Risks and Principles

Part A My website of choice in this case will be eBay (https://www.ebay.com/). In essence, eBay is “a ‘virtual marketplace’ allowing eMerchants, located anywhere in the world, who have registered with eBay to trade within this ‘virtual world’” (Bardopoulos, 2015, p. 51). Some of the site’s product categories include, but they are not limited to, health and beauty products, toys and videogames, sporting goods, computers and consumer electronics, clothing, cell phones, books, etc. The site also offers for sale motorcycle and automotive accessories and parts. The website has in place a comprehensive privacy policy that outlines the various ways through… Continue Reading...

Will Brazil Become a Global Trade Partner

of issues while also increasing exports (major priority). The first main problem was insufficient infrastructure and high tax burden known as ‘Brazilian cost’. The second problem related to the major priority of exportation. An assortment of barriers exist that keep world markets from purchasing Brazilian products. To remove these barriers there was an attempt to reinforce the Mercosur union. The Mercosur union consists of a regional integration area of Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. This area became the largest buyer of Brazilian goods. Along with being a great market for exports, it was together a valuable trading bloc. However,… Continue Reading...

Climate Change Evidence

cars and lightbulbs, and also taxing coal-fired power plants and using a federal carbon tax to discourage excessive driving (Thompson). Expanding the nation’s public transportation network can also be useful (Thompson). But this requires federal investments in green technology at a time where there is growing resistance to the idea. Finally, there is also unfortunate evidence that there lingering disbelief in the science presented in favor of global warming by average Americans. In 2009, 57% of all Americans in Pew Research survey stated that they felt that there was evidence for global warming (“Fewer Americans”). To generate the massive… Continue Reading...

The Four Control System Steps

best changes can (and often do) come from the people that are on the “front line” of operations and tax completion. Rather than management and executives having to do their normal duties and also collect the details related to solving problems and perfect processes, they can instead step back a bit and just keep a tab on things. In many ways, the team members can figure out the rest on their own (Mauritis, Veer, Groenewegen & Francke, 2017). Another huge upside to the team approach is that there is not a huge need for scheduling, structure, ranking and so… Continue Reading...

Texas Constitution

are riddled throughout the document. For example, another way this manifest is via the context that the government can tax and accumulate debt are clearly itemized: this is so the government can be kept small the powers and money given to the executive branch and state legislature are intentionally kept limited. Another manifestation of this trend is the usage of the long ballot, meaning that all positions in the state are given via election, not simply appointment (Collier et al., 62). This can at times conflict with the political preferences for limited government as constitutional reform and revision continues… Continue Reading...

California's Congressional Senators

and Feinstein are in favor of the dream act, and against the GOP’s tax cut and republic healthcare bills. As committee member, Feinstein regularly appraises intelligence reports, activities and budgets on a regular basis, and takes part in committee inquiries (Dianne Feinstain, 2018). Additionally, she supports the constant efforts at improving healthcare access, decreasing healthcare costs, and investing in illness prevention and research. According to Senator Harris, citizens of the nation won’t be safe simply by closing its borders to foreigners. On the subject of gun control, the Senator is of the view that mentally unsound persons and dangerous… Continue Reading...

The New Nation Jackson and Beyond

the colonists came to a head in the Whiskey Rebellion, when Alexander Hamilton attempted to tax distilled liquor. This reminded many colonists of the previous tea tax imposed by the Crown and federal troops were required to quell it. Q1. What social and political changes occurred to the United States in the Jacksonian Era? The Jacksonian Era was a time of tremendous social upheaval during United States history. Jackson himself embodied many of these changes. He was not from the aristocratic class of landed gentry like Jefferson or Washington and illustrated that a different spirit was entering the American… Continue Reading...

Immigration in the United Kingdom

therefore facilitating any shortages in workers, leads to an increase in average wage rates, and constructive fiscal contribution through tax payment and welfares. References Anderson, B. and Rogaly, B. (2005). Forced Labour and Migration to the UK. TUC report prepared by COMPAS in collaboration with the Trades Union Congress. Available at: https://www.tuc.org.uk/international-issues/forced-labour/migration/foced-labour-and-migration-uk (Accessed: 30/08/16). Duffy, B., & Frere-Smith, T. (2013). Perceptions and reality: Public attitudes to immigration. [Online]. Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute. Available at: https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/publication/1970-01/sri-perceptions-and-reality-immigration-report-2013.pdf (Accessed: 30/8/16). Dustmann, C., & Frattini, T. (2014). The fiscal effects of immigration to the UK. The Economic Journal, 124. Pp F593 – F643. [Online].… Continue Reading...

Homelessness

needs of the homeless against the rights and needs of the tax-paying residents who have to walk around the homeless and their many encampments, with the smell of urine and sometimes feces in the air (LATimes, 2018). Los Angeles, a warm urban metropolis, has always had a homeless problem, like so many major cities. However in recent years its gotten far worse, and this paper will examine why. Extent and Longevity of the Problem In the last six years, the number of people living in streets, doorways, and in shelters of Los Angeles expanded from 32,000 to 55,000—a 75%… Continue Reading...

Meaningful Usage Of Health Information Technology Hit

Abstract Meaningful use constitutes a key health information technology project driver as it impacts all players in the health care sector. By 2016, 95% of hospitals has demonstrated meaningful use of HIT through the CMS HER programs. Meaningful use achievement has appreciable effects on extent and long-run health information workflows. HIT acceptance and implementation necessitates substantial state support, robust federal support, and an alliance between state governors, Medicaid officers, and state CIOs (chief information officers) joining hands across and within borders for ensuring state-developed governing regulations and technological infrastructures jointly support the Act’s spirit and effect intra- and inter- state… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Strategy Implementation at the Coca-cola Corporation

General and Admin. $16,772,000 $18,084,000 $18,401,000 $18,205,000 Non-Recurring Items $0 $0 $0 $0 Other Operating Items $0 $0 $0 $0 Operating Income $8,626,000 $8,728,000 $9,708,000 $10,228,000 Add'l income/expense items ($592,000) $1,244,000 ($669,000) $1,110,000 Earnings Before Interest and tax $8,869,000 $10,461,000 $9,808,000 $11,940,000 Interest Expense $733,000 $856,000 $483,000 $463,000 Earnings Before tax $8,136,000 $9,605,000 $9,325,000 $11,477,000 Income tax $1,586,000 $2,239,000 $2,201,000 $2,851,000 Minority Interest ($23,000) ($15,000) ($26,000) ($42,000) Equity Earnings/Loss Unconsolidated Subsidiary $835,000 $489,000 $769,000 $602,000 Net Income-Cont. Operations $7,362,000 $7,840,000 $7,867,000 $9,186,000 Net Income $6,527,000 $7,351,000 $7,098,000 $8,584,000 Net Income Applicable to Common Shareholders $6,527,000 $7,351,000 $7,098,000 $8,584,000   Continue Reading...

H&m Trade Comparative Advantages

allowing foreign banks to do business in Romania. Weaker environmental regulations, weaker regulations on unions, and lower tax burdens are other ways that the government can attract FDI – showing active support for the industry and working to reduce the cost of doing business across the board will likely have a positive impact. 4. The case is old, but surely H&M is not smaller than Zara. H&M has 4500 stores and does $27 billion USD in revenue; Zara has 2200 stores and does $9 billion in revenue. Still, these companies do not operate in an oligopoly and therefore do… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Immigrants on the Uk Economy

that concerns are often surrounding impact on public service and benefits, but ignore positive elements like the tax contribution and economic benefits of immigrants. This study supports the findings of Dustmann and Preston (2007), which held that residents of the UK were mostly concerned about the impacts of immigrants in terms of paying taxes and using the welfare system. They found two areas where such concerns were disconnected from reality. One being that such concerns were outsized in proportion to the actual relevance of that particular issue, and the other being that more important concerns, such as big picture… Continue Reading...

American Dream and Wealth Gap

Economics and Global Capitalism The American Dream has always been tied to homeownership, yet homeownership has always been a prospect made possible through long-term loans made to credit-worthy applicants. For Main Street, this was mainly the case at least since the Baby Boomers came to age. For subsequent generations, predatory lending came about as the monetization of debt became another way for Wall Street to make money off Main Street. The American Dream prior to this was connected to the concept of upward mobility, but this too has been linked to the prospect of homeownership. Essentially, the American Dream has… Continue Reading...

Legal Precedent Constitution Religion and Education

Original Post Blackstone initially set the precedent, so to speak, for English common law. English common law became the foundation for American common law, which values judicial precedent over statutes. Many European countries in fact use statutes over legal precedents as the means by which to determine legality, distinguishing the Anglo-American system from others. Blackstone indicated, “that precedents and rules be followed, unless flatly absurd or unjust; for though their reason be not obvious at first view, yet we owe such a deference to former times,” something that has become so entrenched in American judicial practices that it is sometimes… Continue Reading...

Issues Relating to Taxation

19, 2018, from http://www.nbcnews.com/id/14801823/ns/us_news-wonderful_world/t/bears-shutout-means-free-furniture/#.Wq96FMhRWCQ Bureau of Internal Revenue. (2009). Your federal income tax for individuals. Charlotte, NC: Department of Treasury. Odds On Promotion. (2007). World Furniture Mall Gives Away $300,000 in Free Merchandise. On Target. Retrieved March 19, 2018, from https://www.oddsonpromotions.com/application/assets/pdfs/BM_OnTarget_1Q07.pdf   Continue Reading...

Anti Obesity Programs and Policies

Few other public health issues have drawn as much attention, and garnered as much support for policy and programming as obesity. Obesity programs have been initiated and implemented at the federal and state levels, and all fifty states currently have early childhood education physical activity and healthy eating regulations and policies (The State of Obesity, 2018). All the major national public health research organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health likewise inform and promote obesity-related policies and programs. Government agencies like the Food and Drug Administration and the USDA also have distinct… Continue Reading...

Obamacare Essay

annual or lifetime dollar limits; Small businesses with fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees can receive tax credits for up to 50% of their employees’ health insurance premium costs; and, Young Adults are allowed to remain on their parents’ plan until age 26 years (The pros and cons of ObamaCare, 2017, para. 5). Notwithstanding these benefits and advantages, there are some aspects of the Act that remain the source of serious controversy as discussed further below. Cons of Obamacare / Disadvantages One of the most contentious elements of the Act that has attracted the most criticism is the so-called “individual… Continue Reading...

Global Warming Essay

American public will be eager to shell out even more tax dollars to prevent the sky from falling. In this regard, Newman points out that, “Scaremongering to swindle the public out of money and freedom is an old trick. But hopefully, people will know better than to fall for it again next time” (2010, p. 26). The diametrically opposite interpretation of the scientific evidence concerning temperature increases over the past century that are advanced by proponents of these two schools of thought is proof positive that both sides deserve closer scrutiny. It would appear that the follow-the-money argument, though,… Continue Reading...

Bitcoin Essay

The finance world is finally abuzz with news of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. What are cryptocurrencies, and what do potential investor need to know about them? This bitcoin essay offers a brief background of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, also referring to the blockchain software that underlies them. Then, this bitcoin essay explores what financial analysts say about the viability of bitcoin as an investment. Finally, this essay will how and why people purchase bitcoin, as well as how bitcoin can be used as both currency or as investment. Because they are taking the financial world by storm, is important to… Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

Globalization: Advantages, Disadvantages and Concerns This essay discusses globalization and how social commentators and historians act like globalization is a new concept, but it’s not. It’s something that has occurred between nations for as long as nations have interacted. According to the SUNY Levin institute, “Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process has effects on the environment, on culture, on political systems, on economic development, and prosperity, and on human physical well-being in societies around the world (2018).… Continue Reading...

Financial Managers

would be if the company wants to analyze the impacts of changes to tax rates, and then overlay that with an analysis of different capital structures. This type of modeling and contingency modeling would allow the financial manager to make a recommendation to senior management about, say, whether it should buy back stock this year, or issue new bonds, in order to finance expansion. The financial manager might not be able to predict the future, but is in a position to model potential outcomes and make financial recommendations on that basis, and then execute the one that the CFO,… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Nursing Rates Of Care Community

OBESITY 1 OBESITY 15 Obesity Name Date Introduction Obesity is a global epidemic affecting almost all population cohorts. Rates of obesity are rising worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2013), the obesity epidemic “is not restricted to industrialized societies,” with millions of obesity-related cases burgeoning in developing countries (p. 1). With billions of cases worldwide, obesity has therefore been described as the “major health hazard of the 21st century,” (Zhang, Liu, Yao, et al., 2014, p. 5153). Given the global nature of the disease, clinical guidelines have become increasingly standardized, but it is still necessary to tailor interventions… Continue Reading...

Public Meeting on Land Development

Summary of Meeting This meeting was classified as a public hearing, headed by Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie and the Committee on Business and Economic Development on March 5, 2018. The substantive content of the meeting comprised four separate urban development issues including the redevelopment of waterfront station, parcel easement, the redevelopment of center leg freeway, and a Spring Road disposition approval. Each of these issues are legislative bills being proposed and were discussed in order including PR22-0629, B220609, B22-0632, and PR22-0717, starting with the waterfront station disposition approval resolution. Although they are different resolutions, each of these revolved around development,… Continue Reading...

Businesses in Kuwait

its way. It tried to introduce “subsidized insurance, zero down payment, interest-free financing, exemption of purchase tax and trade-in subsidies”—however, at the end of the day, what the consumer wants is a low price (Bloomberg, 2015). Subsidies and other incentives might sound nice but the price tag is the immediate eye-catcher: it is the factor that jumps out at the consumer more than anything else. That is why GM learned the importance of price elasticity. By making prices elastic to consumer demand, GM could maximize profits while demand was strong and lower prices when demand fell in order to… Continue Reading...

Should Businesses Offer Paid Maternity Leave

The Benefits of Paid Maternity Leave Introduction While women have earned their way into the workplace to be treated as equals alongside men, part of what still makes women unique is their ability to be mothers and to carry a child. Mothers play an integral role in society, especially in the early days of when a child is born: the mother is the nurturer, the consoler, the shelter, and the provider. The mother’s bond with the newborn is effected over the first few weeks that the child is alive and this bond plays a significant role in the development of… Continue Reading...

Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations Essay

Essay Prompt An analysis of an article is required for any class that is missed (as listed below). The analysis of an article will be 1-2 pages, single spaced, with one-inch margins. The analysis will include four topic headings: I. Article reference. List the bibliography information so that the instructor can find the article if he or she so desires. The article should be chosen from a respected journal or scholarly website. Furthermore, the article must relate to the corresponding chapter reading of that particular week. II. Summary. In this section briefly summarize the content of the article, identifying what… Continue Reading...

Unemployment Insurance Essay

comes in. Employers (in most cases) pay a percentage-based tax based on wages paid and those taxes are used to fund benefits for the currently unemployed (BizFilings, 2016). Even with that, there are situations where unemployment insurance is abused. One perfect example was when the Great Recession happened in 2007 to 2009. While there was most certainly an economic meltdown during that time period and in the years preceding it, unemployment benefits were extended for many people to a rather staggering 99 weeks. That is nearly two years and is a bit excessive, perhaps. Even if it is not,… Continue Reading...

Should Homosexual Partners Adopt Essay

over alternative means of child rearing including artificial insemination and surrogacy. For example, some employers and some states offer tax credits for parents who adopt. Given the wide range of benefits to adoption, it is recommended that homosexual couples adopt. For a gay or lesbian couple, adopting can in many ways be more rewarding, psychologically and socially satisfying than alternative child rearing or family planning options. Many homosexual couples use methods like artificial insemination or surrogacy, both of which offer the opportunity for at least one member of the family to pass on his or her DNA and create… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs. Practice in Small Business Setting Essay

legal roadblocks and other challenges that all businesses have to deal with on some level such as human resources, tax compliance and so forth. Rather than having dedicated people such as an HR manager, there are instead people that wear a lot of “hats” within the firm. For example, a lot of the HR functions of the firm are done by the owner/manager and the supervisors (Brady & Lowell, 2014). The owner/manager notes that not dealing with HR is not an option and outsourcing to other people or firms just tends to complicate things even more (Brook & Milner,… Continue Reading...

Trade Union Act Of 2016 Essay

Essay Prompt: On 4th May 2016 The Trade Union Bill received royal assent to become the Trade Union Act 2016. Employment Minister Nick Boles said: “These changes will ensure people are only ever disrupted by industrial action when it is supported by a reasonable proportion of union members. The Trade Union Act means the rights of the public to go about their lives are fairly balanced with members’ ability to strike.” Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey said: “The bill’s progress today is a dark day for workers and for those who speak up in their defence when power is misused.”… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty Essay

criminal justice system. Despite claims that the death penalty is just because it does not require the tax payer to subsidize a criminal for the duration of his or her existence, the actual evidence suggests that the death penalty is more expensive than imprisoning an individual for life because of the prolonged duration of the judicial process. “Death penalty cases are much more expensive than other criminal cases and cost more than imprisonment for life with no possibility of parole. In California, capital trials are six times more costly than other murder trials” due to “complex pre-trial motions, lengthy jury… Continue Reading...

Gun Control Essay

Many see gun control as a controversial topic that has sparked much debate. This gun control essay can offer ways to examine this topic from both the ‘pro’ and ‘against’ sides. By detailing the pros and cons of gun control, you will be able to see the impact on society. These examples include recent changes in laws, news stories associated with gun violence, and what other countries do about this highly debated subject. Examining a topic from both sides, it offers a deeper and richer understanding that cannot be achieved from one-sided analysis. [toc] Titles Gun Control: Examining Both Sides… Continue Reading...

Olympic Games Essay

(2010) point out, “It's enough to make you look twice at the IOC, which is based conveniently in tax-haven Switzerland. Although the IOC is a non-profit organization, employment (‘membership’) in the organization is a cushy job with many benefits” (p. 4). These criticisms of the IOC’s selected practices combined with the exorbitant price for hosting the Games has caused other observers to support a permanent home for the Olympics. For instance, writing in the Charleston Gazette Mail recently, Chad (2016) made the point that, “Why do we continue the farcically costly endeavor of building new Olympic facilities in different… Continue Reading...

Brexit

this will no longer be the case after Brexit. tax burdens will increase, especially given how many US companies were registered in Luxembourg and offshored their UK profits there – that loophole won't be available after Brexit. There are also the increased transaction costs associated with the stiffening of the UK-EU border to include potential tariffs and other trade barriers. Most US corporations would have set up their European operations on the assumption that the UK was going to be part of the UK, so any new change to just about anything – and many changes are expected –… Continue Reading...

Wal Mart Financial Ratio Analysis

ability to control costs (operating margin) and its ability to manage its interest and tax burdens. A company like Wal-Mart that competes with a cost leadership strategy is never going to have high margins – the entire business model is built around being able to offer low prices to consumers, so Wal-Mart forgoes high margins in favor of high volumes. The company’s 3.37% net margin is perfectly reasonable and in line with those of competitors like Target and Costco. Finally, the ROA is a measure of how well the company is converting its assets into profits. As with the… Continue Reading...

Federal Versus State Courts Authority

constitutionality, cases in which the states are a litigant, such as violations of tax policy, and real estate cases. State courts also often have special juvenile and traffic courts to hear those specific offenses (“State Courts and Federal Courts,” 2018). These cases often have unique features, such as the additional protections and restrictions offered to juveniles, which is why they are deemed to be more appropriately relegated to a separate system. The critical difference between trial and appellate courts is that trial courts hear matters pertaining to questions of fact, while appellate courts hear cases pertaining to the law… Continue Reading...

Global Operations Management

Global Operations Management: A Discussion When an entrepreneur first launches a company, most of the labor and materials can be covered domestically and in-house. However, as the business expands, it makes more and more sense financially to move the production overseas. For many companies, using a foreign supplier is the answer to absorbing the bulk of the burgeoning sales and administrative expenses. There are both marked benefits in the development of manufacturing outside of the United States, as well as significant disadvantages. Engaging in such an endeavor requires much preparation, flexibility and overall understanding of cultural diversity among nations, races… Continue Reading...

Universal Healthcare

Universal healthcare is a political policy based on the premises of universal human rights, fairness, justice, and equity. The United States was also founded on ethical principles like justice and equity. Therefore, programs like Obamacare that promote universal healthcare are essential for upholding the premises of the Constitution. Obamacare was in some ways a stepping-stone from the completely privatized healthcare insurance system that prevails towards a universal healthcare model like those practiced in many other countries with high degrees of success. Healthcare, like education, needs to be framed more like a universal human right than as a privilege, and covered… Continue Reading...

Globalization and International Business

Unit 1 Journal The development of the World Trade Organization has proved to be a landmark in the move towards globalization. This organization has sought the reduction of trade barriers among its members. This has facilitated both the flow of goods and the flow of capital between nations, two of the major drivers of globalization. This emphasis on freer global trade has contributed to globalization because it has allowed for companies and people in one country to become more dependent on the products and goods from other countries. The reduction of trade barriers has brought about globally integrated supply chains,… Continue Reading...

Immigration in America

taxes—which is a cost on the overall economy, since illegal immigrants do not pay income tax if they are being paid under the table). So for some small business owners (especially those in construction), the benefit of illegal immigration is that it allows the owner to put more money into his own pocket. Uncle Sam, however, is stiffed—and that is that main cost that has to be considered when discussing immigration. Costs The costs of legal and illegal immigration are much harder to quantify or measure, as there are various perspectives that can be used to approach the issue:… Continue Reading...

Should We Get a Basic Income

Basic Income To understand why the concept of basic income would not work, it is necessary to understand the meaning of money and how it has value. Money has value because of two things: 1) confidence—as in the confidence that is placed in the currency by those who use it, and 2) the fact that it represents a store of worth—for example, if a person works ten hours on a roof, he expects to be compensated. He could theoretically be compensated with wheat, or milk, or beef, or gas, or some other goods or even services in exchange; but to… Continue Reading...

Mass Incarceration in Arizona Social Cultural and Legislative History

of $1 billion being shouldered by the government and the tax-payer (Gottsfield, 2017). Each year the state budget of Arizona gets tighter, as more cuts are made to tax payers and to public programs for the elderly, the homeless and the disabled. Such a tight state of economic affairs suggests that there has to be a more viable option for those incarcerated. As already stated, many of the people locked up in Arizona are non-violent offenders who are behind bars on first time drug charges. Research suggests that there are programs and means available that would be more effective… Continue Reading...

Variables Crime and Violence

ways. One of the most prominent ways of measuring poverty levels is income, i.e. the pre- tax income a household or individual has access to against a specific standard. It would be interesting to find out what impact poverty levels have on crime rates. LEVELS OF MEASUREMENT Poverty: interval level of measurement. In this case, there is equal distance between two intervals. We could, for instance, have $1 - $500; $501- $1000; $1001 – $1500 in reference to household incomes. Crime rate: ratio rate level of measurement. In this case, it is possible to have a point with an absolute… Continue Reading...

The Problems Of Funding Basic Income Programs

not want to pay more taxes at least. The tax rate is already high and if more taxes are required then that will just mean that people have less to spend anyway, which will not help to stimulate the economy: the loss of money paid taxes will cancel out that obtain through basic income. Thus, taxes will have to be shifted—i.e., programs canceled that benefitted the public in other ways so that money can be given in the basic income program, though this is no different from robbing Peter to pay Paul. This point will be made over the… Continue Reading...

Economic Outlook Of the Us Economy

growth in the second quarter of 2018 will also be fueled by the impact of $1.5 trillion income tax package on households as established by the Trump Administration. This tax effects, which were enacted in January, will start to have significant impacts on the paychecks of many households in the second quarter of this year. The increase in GDP growth rate during this period will contribute to annual economic growth because of increased government spending, strong business and consumer confidence, increased consumer spending, and lower individual and corporate taxes. According to Bachman & Majumdar (2018), GDP growth rate in… Continue Reading...

Approaches to Psychological Profiling

Four types of profiles are 1) the offender profile, 2) the victim profile, 3) the DNA profile, and 4) the geographic profile. Offender profiling involves obtaining information from law enforcement regarding the types of people who commit crimes (Douglass & Burgess, 1986). From the data compiled about crimes and individuals who commit crimes, an offender profile is developed to identify the type of person who might commit crime. These types are categorized according to crime, with a specific profile developed for a specific crime. For example, the profile of an individual who might be an arsonist would differ from the… Continue Reading...

Argument in Favor Of the Life in Prison over Execution

The death penalty is a vestige of the past, a time when vengeance and retribution were the standard means of dealing with transgressions or deviance. While there are significant drawbacks with the American penal system and corrections institutions, a life term in prison is a far more reasonable sentence for the most heinous of crimes than capital punishment is. There are several reasons why the death penalty plays no role at all in a civilized democracy, and why it also threatens to undermine the very foundations of Constitutional law. The worst criminals—those who prove themselves incapable of rehabilitation or reform… Continue Reading...

Rounding by Nurses in the Progressive Care Unit

Introduction The progressive care unit (PCU) is a practice setting in which the researcher’s health care team is often failing to meet quality care objectives according to patient reporting on the hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems (HCAHPS). Opportunities for growth in quality care based on the HCAHPS of the PCU include topic areas related to patient inclusion as well as communication skills of the members of the healthcare team. Patient perception of quality is that the healthcare team in the PCU is unable to explain the care process in a way that the patient and family members… Continue Reading...

The Economic Costs Of Air Pollution

with domestic efforts to mediate air pollution through initiative such as tax incentives for renewable sources including solar and wind energy (McCarthy 76). Indeed, these clean-air initiatives have translated into hundreds of thousands of new jobs nationwide and fueled sustained economic growth for the past several years (McCarthy 77). Nevertheless, it is clear that these industries will become obsolete as soon as the stricter controls on industrial sources of air pollution are fully implemented pursuant to the EPA’s Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and its updated replacement, the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) (Harvey 6). Conclusion During the early… Continue Reading...

The Current State Of Education in the United States Essay

 Although the United States spends more on education than many other countries, the nation has failed to achieve the same positive outcomes than have been accomplished elsewhere, even in countries where per student spending is far less. Because education is widely regarded as the key to personal and professional success, it is important to identify current problems and potential opportunities for improvement in the nation’s approach to educational funding and delivery. Moreover, the arcane manner in which public schools are funded in different parts of the country, indeed within each state, combined with changing expectations concerning what curricular offerings are… Continue Reading...

How Do Endowments Differ from Trusts

is not. Taxes on the funds are typically paid prior to distribution. Estate expenses are tax deductible. Proceeds from a trust are taxable—i.e., income tax is paid on the taxable amount paid to beneficiaries. Deductions are only for distributed income for the trust. Gifts are taxable only on the part of the giver, who files the gift tax return and pays any tax on the money gifted if required to do so. Otherwise, the gift can be deducted. Continue Reading...

Apple

but one benefit to them is that they can provide private investors, tax incentives. Amazon.com had that kind of funding during its earlier stages. “The fund's largest single investment is not Amazon.com or Yahoo!, but CMGI” (Laderman, 1999, p. 174). The last option is corporate venturing. “In corporate venturing a non-financial corporation makes money available for investment in other companies, either directly or through a venture fund that is set up as subsidiary” (Von Stamm, 2008, p. 345). Typically investments remain inline with a firm’s strategy- gaining access to a specific market or technology, or obtaining other perks that… Continue Reading...

Making Good Personal Finance Decisions

Personal Finance: Making Good Decisions Financial decisions can have lifelong implications. Before taking this class, although I had a basic understanding of how financial problems could be calculated as equations, I did not necessarily know how to make optimal decisions in the real world. Making good financial decisions requires making an intelligent risk versus reward analysis. All decisions require an economic sacrifice or have an opportunity cost. The money diverted to a college education, for example, could be used for investment, and the time invested in college could be diverted to full-time work. Not all economic actors will have the… Continue Reading...

Tax Law and Status for Nonprofits

and sources of revenue, minus its itemized expenses (“Differences Between,” 2014). Q3. Explain if nonprofit organizations need to file tax returns in the USA? Many nonprofit organizations are still not exempt from filing reports with the IRS. First and foremost, nonprofit status is a legal status with strict requirements that the nonprofit must establish. Secondly, nonprofits may receive tax-deductible donations and filing with the IRS ensures that people are taking legitimate deductions when they file their own tax returns. According to the IRS website, nonprofit exempt from paying taxes that have income less than $25,000 (or $50,000 on or after… Continue Reading...

School Funding in Illinois and Dc

maintain their advantage as people flee the state and its increasing tax rate shows how deep these challenges go for Illinois. There is no easy solution to these problems. Challenges to D.C.’s funding formula include maintaining positive investment in the area as private funds for school raise capital that will go to support the school infrastructure throughout the District. As D.C. divides up funds according to the weighted needs of the levels of education, the District has also sought investment from private donors to boost the excellence of the schools through various programs and initiatives and the challenge is… Continue Reading...

How Environment Influences Business

corporations are mandated to pay taxes, which diminish the earnings generated. However, in the past years, the tax reforms that were propositioned by President Donald Trump to facilitate the level of competitiveness of the companies in the United States in the international market are beneficial. The main objective of decreasing the mandatory corporate taxation rate from 35 percent to 20 percent is bound to positively impact the profits generated by Apple (Thrush and Rappeport, 2017). Social The social factor of the framework takes into account the social impacts on the behavior and expectations of consumers with respect to products,… Continue Reading...

The Counselor Client Relationship at Work

lower class workers, have to pay a significant chunk of their paycheck into the income tax. The lower classes get taxed, and the corporations get corporate welfare—subsidies, tax loopholes, and so on. References Blanck, P. (2000). Employment, disability, and the Americans with 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… Continue Reading...

Collective Bargaining in Illinois Public Schools

Abstract This paper provides a summary of the Illinois Policy Institute’s Bargaining for Better Schools: An Introduction to Collective Bargaining in Illinois Public Education. The policy paper discusses how teachers unions take advantage of the collective bargaining process in Illinois by working with school boards. The school board members are elected thanks in part to the campaign funds provided by the unions. When it comes time to negotiate teachers’ salaries and benefits, the boards are thus in the pockets of the unions, as they feel compelled to reciprocate by giving the unions what they want. Taxpayers are left in the… Continue Reading...

Repealing the Individual Mandate

an extra $338 billion over 10 years for their proposed tax cuts (Luhby, 2017). Additionally, repealing this provision would also fulfill Republican lawmakers’ vow to dismantle Obamacare. Repealing and removing the individual health insurance mandate would have significant impacts on the costs of health insurance and the healthcare system. The Case of the Individual Mandate The individual health insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare as its commonly known is one of the most controversial health care issues in the United States over the past few years. The controversy surrounding this issue comes… Continue Reading...

Behaviorism Psychoanalysis and Hte Psychology

Introduction Psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanistic, transpersonal, and existential (HTE) psychology are the three primary movements in the study of the human experience. Each of these movements uses different research methodologies and epistemologies, and each focuses on different aspects of the human experience. Moreover, each of these movements presents unique therapeutic interventions and goals in the field of psychology. With each having contributed tremendously to the social sciences, psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanistic psychology can also be integrated for a richer understanding of human consciousness and the human condition. Historical context of the science and practice of psychology helps illuminate the field’s… Continue Reading...

Tesla's Terrible Pricing Strategy

the $7500 write-off for consumers who purchase an EV like the Model 3 thanks to the tax credit available to green energy buyers in the U.S. (Sheldon & Dua, 2018). Still, this incentive is set to expire and that has put pressure on Tesla, too. The high-priced its EVs, the fewer consumers there are who can afford to buy them. The tax incentive was a big boost, but it is expiring and Tesla needs to get its prices down organically by cutting production costs. The rest of the auto industry is not far behind Tesla anymore either. Numerous companies… Continue Reading...

My Experience Of Traveling to China

accommodate me and likely other customers like me. Academic research: Property tax in China 1. How could property taxes affect residents I met in both cities Wuhan, Shanghai, and Beijing? Property tax is normally imposed on every kind of property – residential, agricultural, industrial and commercial – but where it imposed, local governments would be able to control skyrocketing housing prices, allocate resources, redistribute income, and stabilize local governments’ fiscal revenue. Residents in Wuhan, Shanghai, and Beijing who have large number of properties and are currently getting maximum profits from those properties, are at the greatest risk of losing out… Continue Reading...

Decision Theory

what might happen under a number of different scenarios. If you are giving a tax break to an industry, that is a cost to the taxpayer, and can be quantified. The benefits, however, are unknown. If that industry creates 10 jobs, or 100 jobs, or 1000 jobs, each will have different outcomes. The decision-maker can understand what the outcome will be under each scenario using sensitivity analysis. The odds of each outcome can be calculated, and then the expected outcome can also be calculated. If the expected outcome – the weighted average of the different options considered in the… Continue Reading...

Tesla's Problematic Pricing Strategy

benefiting by but is actually relying on government subsidies to sell its cars. Subsidies come from electric vehicle (EV) tax credits that purchasers are able to obtain whenever they buy a Tesla. The problem is that these credits are only given to consumers for a set duration. Once the government ends the subsidy, sales drop drastically, as has been in the case in Hong Kong where tax incentives basically were the whole of Tesla’s pricing strategy—and once the tax incentives ended, sales were decimated. Currently in Norway, which is Tesla’s biggest European market, consumers pay no import tax or… Continue Reading...

Lending Institutions Human Capital and Health Care

Lending Institutions, Health Care and Human Capital Explore whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Support your response with examples. For a long time now, developing nations have been reliant on the aid provided by foreign entities and global lending institutions to foster the growth and development of their economies and improve the standard of living of their citizens. International lending institutions, for instance World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) play significant roles in… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Economics and Global Capitalism

failure, we cannot in the modern day society, avoid the incorporation of some aspects of socialism. For example, the tax scheme all over the globe is oriented to a socialism idea of wealth distribution, and with particular reference to the United States, the welfare scheme is oriented to the socialism ideology of taking from the Haves and giving to the Have-nots. The other major impression generated from this debate is the fact that, a society cannot run entirely on each of the two ideologies; capitalism and socialism. While the general economy can run on capitalism, the social fabric of… Continue Reading...

Interest and Loan Calculations

amounts is $18,610.20, which is obtained by (516.95 × 36). The total amount financed is the sales tax together with the instalment amounts. The sales tax is 7 percent of the price of the vehicle, which is $1,309. Therefore, the total financing amount is $19,919.20. The financing charges to be paid over the life of the loan is $3,569.20. The main advantage of paying cash is the evasion of paying financing charges. Imperatively, when a person pays for an item, in this case a car, the only amount paid is the price of the car together with any related… Continue Reading...

The Global Economic Crisis

Economics and Global Capitalism The problem with the kind of thinking that postulates that human nature is based on self-interest is that underlying this supposition is the assumption that human nature is completely rational and logical and would never do anything to harm itself. This is not the case and economic booms and busts indicate as much. Self-interest is not always aimed towards a positive end. Sometimes, for instance, short-term self-interest is detrimental to long-term self-interest and vice versa. Sometimes people are motivated not by self-interest (at least in a temporal sense) but by charity, kindness, selflessness, self-sacrifice, or altruism.… Continue Reading...

Utilitarianism

help keep other programs afloat and to ease the tax burden that would otherwise be placed on future generations. In order for the U.S. government to continue to function, it cannot take on anymore debts (others will stop buying T-bills as yields begin to rise), and the government will be able to pay its bills. My own personal health cannot be greater than the health of the country—and yet am I not entitled to maintaining my own personal health and to receiving quality care? The problem here is that in order for utilitarian principles to be properly applied, some… Continue Reading...

Chief Executive Officer Ceo Of Durango Manufacturing Company

1. As the consultant, create an argument that you will present to the CEO that suggests accounting and financial management knowledge and skills will be essential to the company’s success and stability over the next five (5) years. Provide support for your argument. As a consultant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Durango Manufacturing Company, I have established that the firm has a weakened pecking order in terms of accounting and financial structure, lack of proper segregation of duties, lack of properly delineated responsibilities, lack of highly trained and proficient medium level and high level managers. Accounting and financial… Continue Reading...

Chomsky Pinker Vs Whorf's Model

The Pinker vs. Sapir-Whorf debate is central to the study of linguistics and related areas like psycholinguistics and cognitive science. Most linguists can at least agree that humans have a “unique language capacity,” (Levinson 25). Yet the innate capacity to learn language is where the similarities between Pinker and Whorf end. Whereas Whorf radically transformed both cognitive science and linguistics by using empirical evidence to show how language shapes thought, Pinker has also been influential with a nativist, modular, and nativist understanding of human language development. Both theories have their strengths and weaknesses, but ultimately the Whorf-Sapir hypothesis remains far… Continue Reading...

Capitalism and Economic Surplus

gain/keep business is a good example. It should be noted, however, that higher prices mean more tax money for the government. Thus, this means more for the surplus that will be going towards those that are unable to work and support themselves (LibertyPen, 2011). The other video, which is nearly three hours in length, is much more informative and eye-opening to those that might have different perceptions about society. For example, one thing the video cites is the partitioning of the “political” class (the 20 percent) and the other 80 percent that are just supposed to live their lives… Continue Reading...

The Communist Manifesto Summary

property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. Proposition of graduated income tax, stopping of all rights of inheritance particularly to land, all property that belong to immigrants and rebels to be confiscated. The manifesto also proposes that credit needs to be centralized in the hands of the state through establishment of a central bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly. Transport and communication should also be centralized in the hands of the state. All the instruments of production and factories needs to be extended, al waste land needs to be cultivated and… Continue Reading...

Trump Tax Cut Effects

Congress 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… Continue Reading...

Political Ideology Libertarianism

Introduction The political ideology I align with the most is libertarianism. A lot of Americans pay lip service to liberty, but I am not one of them. The libertarian political ideology is based on the fundamental principle of human liberty: that the government should not interfere in the lives of individuals unless their actions infringe on the rights of others. I believe that the founding fathers of the United States intended for a libertarian government, which evolved out of Enlightenment values and philosophies and made their way into the writings of luminaries like Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, David Hume, and… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Transaction and Transfer Donation

Philanthropy has been viewed as an ethical behavior stemming from moral virtue or moral duty. When philanthropic actions are conducted in exchange for what could be construed as personal gain, then what would be a moral act becomes a transactional or even selfish one. Donating money in exchange for some other gift, service, or benefit is not the same as selflessly bequeathing the same. “Pure philanthropy...is a transfer rather than a transaction in the sense that nothing is received in return,” (Keating, Pitts & Appel, 1981, p. 816). However, it may be unrealistic to expect that all philanthropic behavior stem… Continue Reading...

Equal Rights Act 1922 and Beyond

Elsie Hill defines equality broadly, to include all manner of equal protections under the law and equal access to opportunities and legally ensconced freedoms. According to Hill, women are not entitled to control over their own earnings and even over their own children. Women are also excluded from serving in public office, even though they are taxpayers. Hill calls for the removal of any and all forms of discrimination. The author proposes the Woman’s Equal Rights Bill, which would create a federal standard for gender equality, thereby precluding the rights of states to perpetuate their own misogynistic laws. Hill also… Continue Reading...

How to Conduct a Cost Benefit Analysis

the new plant. This will help the city in that it will be able to tax the new auto manufacturer as well. Problems with this are that the auto manufacturer may object to being incorporated into the city, as moving to an unincorporated county was viewed as one of the benefits. The third viable alternative is: Expand the current plant so that it can handle more capacity but still be stuck with facing the rising the maintenance costs. These costs could potentially be offset by a raise in taxes. That would have to be discussed by the mayor and… Continue Reading...

Pricing Decisions Coca Cola Product

for the product Item Cost Cap cost $0.10 Bottle cost $0.20 Label cost $0.05 Production cost $0.65 Ingredient costs $0.25 Total Cost (excluding labor, marketing and tax) 1.25 Selling Cost $2.45 Defend your product price and related cost structure The cost structure included in this calculation is sensible owing to the fact that the total costs incurred by Coca Cola in the production of its products takes into account the direct costs incurred for the product, which includes the direct material and the direct labor of the personnel partaking in the production of the soda. In addition, there are direct expenses in the form of manufacturing costs, which includes the utilities such… Continue Reading...

Kublai Khan Improvements to the Chinese System and Ideals

was undermined due to China’s isolation in 1433 (Rodrigue, 2017). Kublai Khan composed a regular and fixed tax system. The general population did not pay any money to the local collectors but directly to the government. The administration then next paid the nobles. He requested a lot of corvee, particularly to spend it on the construction of the Grand Canal, to interface the Yangtze River with his capital, keeping in mind the end goal to get enough grain to the capital, on the postal framework, and on development of royal residences and sanctuaries. He requested individuals give work as well… Continue Reading...

Strategic Options for Entering Foreign Markets

Foreign markets Strategic Entry Options Most large companies with their distributorship or licensing agreements in other countries often consider having their own subsidiaries or having licensing agreements that are long term in nature in foreign nations to enable them carry out their businesses. These business arrangements have their costs as well as their benefits and these may vary from one country to the other depending on the economic standards, the political situation and the human recourses available in the given country. In the case study given herein, the acquisition of the Tokyo Tee subsidiary by the USA based clothing manufacturer… Continue Reading...

Management and Leadership Dream Job Cfo

enter new marketplaces. The CFO develops new strategies for issues like fundraising and tax management, staying abreast of changes to public policy and legislation that impact our industry. Benchmarking is another management tool used by the CFO. A CFO develops and implements benchmarking methods that help our organization maintain a competitive advantage. Working with the managers of other departments, the CFO learns about issues and constraints such as supply chain challenges, the production time, and quality issues that all play a role in budgeting. From the CFO’s point of view, benchmarking can even be considered the basis for strategic… Continue Reading...

The Economics Of Fossil Fuels

alternate energy sources mean that we might never need to fully deplete the world's oil reserves. 5. Metcalfe's tax idea is to maximize social welfare. Basically let poor people continue to pollute. The tax would be applied on business, which of course will pass that cost onto consumers. Revenues would be used to offset personal income taxes – so the poor pay higher prices for things but don't really see the income tax benefit anyway. Metcalf's idea doesn't pass the basic economic sniff test, and doesn't change people's behaviors, two of the things he pretends it does. 6. The Deepwater… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty Based on Film Dead Man Walking

The film Dead Man Walking presents a complex view of the death penalty, as the filmmakers avoid oversimplifying the issue or pontificating a particular point of view. Sister Helen (Susan Sarandon) is called upon to work with a man on death row: Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn). Poncelet is presented as a thoroughly distasteful human being, one that the audience can scarce sympathize with at first. Yet as his immanent death approaches, Poncelet does change, however meaningless and futile that small change may be. His initial deceit fades into a frank recognition of his crime, and the audience is left to… Continue Reading...

An Art Centre for Special Needs Toddlers

Age/Grade Level of Children Creative art forms like drawing, coloring, painting, and sculpting form a key constituent of toddler/ preschooler with special needs curriculum. Engaging in creating artworks supports child development over multiple domains besides facilitating development of small muscle control and coordination. This paper will deal with the planning of an art center for older toddlers with special needs (aged 2-3 years). Number in Group The class will comprise of 20 children with special needs aged 2-3 years, an easily manageable number. A maximum of 4 to 6 toddlers will be allowed into the center at a time to… Continue Reading...

School Security Management

of funds to spend on security. The money ended up coming from the state via a 1% tax that allowed the state to have extra funds that it could use to satisfy some demand brought forward by the community. When the state asked the community how it would like the money to be spent, the community responded that it wanted safer schools. The state had enough money to try an experiment implementing the security system SIELOX CLASS at the elementary school. These extra funds made it possible for the school to have the security system—but without the tax, the… Continue Reading...

Marketing the Police Department

promote its image with the community, maintain a positive relationship with stakeholders, and show tax payers that their money is being put to good use in the police department. The objectives of the police department’s marketing plan are: 1) to raise awareness about policing, 2) to connect in a positive way with community members, 3) to offer outreach and education to the community so as to build police community relations, and 4) to show what the department is doing to serve and protect the community and why the department continues to need the support of the community to achieve… Continue Reading...

Parkinson's Disease

Abstract This paper examines the impact of Parkinson’s disease on elderly (65+ years of age) Caucasian males. This is an underserved population in the U.S. 1% of all elderly persons suffer from Parkinson’s and 60% of them are of this underserved population. The paper discusses risk factors that may lead to the onset of this disease but recognizes that the etiology of Parkinson’s is still as of yet unknown. It examines some of the most common health issues of this population and identifies existing barriers to care. The key factors and social determinants of health of this population are discussed… Continue Reading...

Illegal Immigration Essay

& Wiehe, 2016, p. 4).  What’s more, illegal immigrants tend to pay into the tax system than legal citizens:  “Undocumented immigrants nationwide pay on average an estimated 8 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes (this is their effective state and local tax rate). To put this in perspective, the top 1 percent of taxpayers pay an average nationwide effective tax rate of just 5.4 percent” (Gee et al., 2016, p. 4).  In other words, statistics show that illegal immigrants pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes than the top 1% or wealthiest people in… Continue Reading...

Student Reading and Writing

Reading Profile of a Student The student I selected is a 10-year-old 4th grade student who is a self-described “lover of books.” She views herself as a great reader and she is always carrying a book with her. I ask her if she thinks everyone should read more, and she says most emphatically, “Yes!” She maintains a very positive attitude toward reading—“Even when you don’t care for what you’re reading?” I ask. She says that she always finds something to like, no matter what she is reading. She says if someone took the time to write it, she can take… Continue Reading...

Fragmentation in the Health Care System

The U.S. Healthcare Systems 1 The U.S. healthcare system is fragmented by the fact that incentives do not align with the actual goal of healthcare (Enthoven, 2009). For instance, healthcare facilities are incentivized to “treat” patients rather than to help them lead healthier lives. As Goldhill (2009) points out, healthcare treatments are subsidized by taxpayer dollars—and there are powerful lobbies in the healthcare field that promote the use of pharmaceuticals or new health technology (like hip replacements, which could end up leaking cobalt into one’s body). Moreover, care providers are encouraged to perform tests on patients even though there is… Continue Reading...

The Meaning Of American Identity

Echoes of the Colonial Era in American Identity Essay The American Identity during the 1700s was still very much in development. Prior to the American Revolution in the latter half of the century, the colonists for the most part considered themselves subjects of England and the British crown. They had a king, they had local governments in their territories with members who represented the crown, but their identity as citizens of an autonomous, independent nation was not nearly as full-fledged as it is today. The American Identity really came into being thanks to writings of individuals like Ben Franklin, whose… Continue Reading...

Describe Yourself in Three Words or Less” by Rita Dove

Poetry Explication and Analysis Essay: “Describe Yourself in Three Words or Less” by Rita Dove Part I: Scansion and Analysis Rita Dove’s “Describe Yourself in Three Words or Less” is a poetic slap in the face to politeness and manners. She makes no apologies and no excuses. Her words resound with the lyrics of Nina Simone who sang similarly in her songs about being independent and doing as she pleased. Dove echoes that sentiment in her poetry, admitting that she has “a wild, thatched soul” (Dove 8). The meter used by Dove in “Describe Yourself in Three Words or Less”… Continue Reading...

Light Rail Transport System Project

the development of a light rail transportation system in this district, voters have just approved a mil levy (property tax) increase to fund the system that connects the current system to a commercial airport located nearly 20 miles from the urban core of the city. Funding for this system is critical toward enhancing its development given that the creation of a light rail system would help enhance transportation across the district. Additionally, the development of such a system would help increased connectivity within the urban center of the city. Therefore, increased funding for this system is critical towards economic… Continue Reading...

Rousseau Social Contract Theory

Introduction Several theorists have used social contract theory to understand the government’s role in taking care of the public and addressing the public’s needs. Current political issues offer further examination of social contract theory and how it may help with understanding government obligation and public participation. Rousseau's social contract theory is best and most relevant for understanding and offering solutions to contemporary political issues like mandatory vaccination, taxation, and universal healthcare because it offers a foundation from which to explain the perceived obligations of both the government and the public. Rousseau’s version of social contract theory contrasted against other theorists… Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Reason to Faith

even knowing who or what this Man was (Matthew 9:9). Why should a tax collector stop what he is doing and throw all of it away to follow a Nazarene? There is no rhyme or reason to it other than that he was touched, like the other Apostles, by the spirit of the Holy Ghost. And yet this was not a total conversion because the seed or sapling of faith that they had was still very weak and needed to be reinforced. Christ Himself excoriated the Apostles for being weak in faith during the storm when they feared for… Continue Reading...

Make University Tuition Free

College Education Should be Free for Everyone People everywhere in the U.S. are going into major debt just to get a college diploma so they can be eligible for a career in the job market. Fifty years ago, having to get into debt just to be eligible for a job was not a characteristic of starting a career. It is a new phenomenon that has developed as a result of the federal government backstopping all student loans (Avery, Turner). Whenever the federal government gets involved in anything in the free market, prices go up (Wolfram). That is the reason health… Continue Reading...

Critical Analysis War Is a Racket

own people, and so on. It never ends—and the same clique always profits, generation after generation, while tax payers foot the bill. During the Civil War, it was the clothing manufacturers who got a big contract from Uncle Sam and then proceeded to make clothes for the soldiers that literally dissolved in the rain. During the Great War, it was the bankers with their Liberty Bonds, which our soldiers were obliged to buy only to find that they couldn’t sell them back at cost but rather had to take a nice haircut on the bonds to the tune of… Continue Reading...

Emirates Airlines Pestle and Swot Analysis

only ensure that its pollution levels are low and diminish the prospective tax amount to be levied, but also the present-day consumers who are protective of the environment will be comfortable in using the airline for traveling. Progressively more consumers want to be associated with socially and environmentally responsible organizations. Legal Factor Legal factors are external factors which take into account the manner in which law impacts the way businesses operate and consumers behave. They comprise of current and prospective legislations that may impact the industry in different areas such as employment, competition, safety and health. The business environment… Continue Reading...

A Brief History Of Medicare and Medicaid

it is also embracing the same conditions that have let down tax payers and patients It is argued that expansion of Medicaid while ignoring reforms is encouraging a failed system. It is also argued that even President Obama admitted in 2009 that Medicaid is broken, when he was signing the Obama care program (Turner & Roy, 2013). The White House’s approach of using one criterion for solving problems for everybody is an insult to the program integrity adjustments and common sense design tweaks that most state leaders advocate for. For example, the health issues facing people living in a big… Continue Reading...

Why America Sought Independence

Book Review: Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia Author’s Thesis Holton’s (1999) book Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia makes the case that the Founding Fathers of the U.S.A. were not really motivated by the laundry list of grievances identified in the Declaration of Independence. Rather, their individual experiences in the country taught them that, on a practical level, it would be easier for them to obtain what they wanted by operating independently of the England than through England. The main argument that Holton… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of Poverty

poorer education than those who grow up in well-to-do communities. The wealthy top 1% often receive government tax breaks and incentives to help them grow their wealth, while the bottom 99% merely get subsidies for health care. They are permitted to have student loans that are guaranteed by the federal government but they are still required to pay for their education and to pay interest on the loans they take out. They are unjustly disadvantaged because they are never given an opportunity to break out of the class divide. It is like the old caste system in India: the… Continue Reading...

Analysing Different Security Management Issues

How has the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) improved reporting measures for publicly held companies? What are the weaknesses in SEC procedures? The SEC has amended its reporting requirements in order to eliminate, modify, or integrate certain disclosure rules. These changes are aimed at improving disclosure effectiveness. Simplifying compliance without the need for significantly altering the total mix of information that is provided to the investors. Improving this reporting measures will allow public companies to eliminate redundant and duplicative requirements that forced the companies to publish or report the same information in different manners. Eliminating duplicate reporting requirements will make… Continue Reading...

Us Foreign Policy and the Use Of American Military Power

and NSA (National Security Agency) (Rosen, 2003). The Defense Department’s jurisdiction largely covers the sizable quantity of military-devoted tax money. During the latter part of the 90s, its yearly budget was more than 250 billion dollars. Further, over three million individuals (defense force members as well as civilians) were in the Department’s employ. The figure for the year 1998 was: 480,721 individuals actively serving within the US Army, 377,039 working for the Naval Forces, 365,639 Air Force employees, and 173,031 employed as Marine Corps members (Deutsch, 1997). The start of this century saw US citizens’ lives interwoven into global affairs,… Continue Reading...

Nationwide Marijuana Legalization

a problem that needs to be addressed because as several states show, legalizing marijuana can increase tax revenues and decrease the amount of black market crime.  Marijuana should be legalized nationwide and this proposal will explain why and how it can be. Discussion Analysis of Problem Marijuana is a drug with medicinal attributes that can help people to relax and relieve pain (Advanced Holistic Health).  However, it is still illegal under federal law and many people have been incarcerated for growing, selling and even possessing marijuana.  Additionally, the federal government needs to increase tax revenue to offset the taxContinue Reading...

Health Care Policy Change

Health Care Policy Change • Current nursing issues related to globalization of healthcare The term ‘globalization’ has been used in the description of increasing social and economic interdependence among and between countries (Bradbury-Jones & Clark, 2017). The shifting disease and health patterns have been linked to globalization. Global health means the health issues that are not geographically contained and that no one country can handle them alone (Bradbury-Jones & Clark, 2017). As an answer to the global issues of health and globalization itself nurses have had to practice their profession in the context of emerging and new transnational situations (Bradbury-Jones… Continue Reading...

Political Expression in Today's World

1. Why is the state considered a central institution in comparative politics? What does state power look like, and where does it come from? Towards what ends do states use their power? Give detailed examples from three country-cases.  The state is the central institution in comparative politics because it represents the group of institutions and agencies that exercise authority over the people subordinate to it. The state mediates disputes and serves to unite the individual will and the collective will under one umbrella. The state is recognized as the legitimate authority by the people and thus they comply with the… Continue Reading...

Leadership and the Issue Of Ethics

Abstract This paper focuses on questions of ethics and unethical behavior in the workplace. It discusses what leaders can do to better create an ethical environment in which people are respected and ethical values are promoted. It provides some examples from the real world of what happens when organizations fail to act ethically, and it also examines some of the problems that led to the disaster that was the 2007-2008 economic collapse. Ethical principles such as utilitarianism and virtue ethics are explained in connection with these discussions. The issues of diversity and discrimination are evaluated at length, and the issue… Continue Reading...

Hypercapitalism and the Yellow Vests

Globalization: From Capitalism to Hypercapitalism—a Decoupling between People and Societies Globalization is the transition from capitalism to hypercapitalism—the movement from economic order predicated on a division of labor in which the means of production are controlled by the owners of companies and laborers are paid according to an agreed upon sum to an order in which labor is outsourced and offshored to the lowest bidder, which results in a hypercapitalism that ends up cannibalizing itself, as can be seen in places like France today where the “yellow vests” are lashing out at the Macron government for failing to support the… Continue Reading...

Population Health Management

Introduction The concept of population health management refers to understanding and managing health outcomes at the population, rather than the individual level. Cousins et al (2002) highlight that risk levels for different ailments and conditions can vary by populations, so breaking down a population demographically can help to understand how risk varies. Their study showed that predictive modeling can be used to identify risk levels for different conditions among different populations. This underlying logic is the basis for the concept of population health management. If risk levels vary by population, then it can be easier to understand underlying causal or… Continue Reading...

Microeconomics

a decline in the social amenities provided by the government. For instance, if the tax revenues are used for constructing roads, then the government would commission a lesser number of public roads for construction. Most of all, this implies that there will be continues losses generated by producing the oil barrels at a rate of $50 yet the market selling price for every barrel is $40. Such losses will hamper the oil exploration and drilling process. Option 3: Sell offshore licenses to private international companies, which would pay a royalty of $15 per barrel with all extraction costs borne… Continue Reading...

Venture Capital and Industry Description

which implies that the funds will grow characteristically devoid of any tax implications until the point of withdrawal. Secondly, there is the tenacity of low rates of interest pushing investors from debt to equity financing and the increased levels of engagement from corporate investors. This is because the investments generating low rates of return are not appealing. “With a majority of investment from the private sector backing, the venture capital raising has emanated from domestic sources, with a negligible amount emanating from foreign sources” (The United States Studies Centre, 2018). This indicates that foreign venture capital investment is still… Continue Reading...

How to Achieve Environmental Health

that can be taken may include things like the carbon tax and a shift to clean, renewable energy using green energy sources such as solar power, wind power and geothermal power; however, there are other factors that should be considered as well. Currently, most of the world’s energy comes from the burning of fossil-fuels. These fuels provide the energy used to fly planes, drive cars, work machines and make electricity. The world is not going to switch over to green energy overnight—and yet if a sustainable culture is desired and air pollution is to be reduced, the world needs… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Today

against them” (Obama 437). This frustration stems from many factors—such as the income tax, income inequality, lack of job opportunities, the achievement gap—many factors affect people today. They do not have access to certain social circles; the system appears to be constantly “rigged” against them, as Obama says, and they cannot make their payments or reach their goals. They try and try but never get anywhere. The American Dream is more of a reality for those who run the social, economic and political system: unless you are rich, it is not for you. In fact, nearly every aspect of… Continue Reading...

What Is the Economy

something positive in return for their transaction. Incentives help, whether it is a tax credit from the government for consumers who purchase an electronic vehicle (EV)—which is something that certainly helped Tesla sell thousands of Model 3s over the past year (Capparella, 2018)—or a higher ROI given by a bank looking for consumers willing to open a CD. This paper will reflect on the three most valuable and important insights I obtained during ENCU 202 and discuss the importance of the insights to me as a manager and consumer. It will also look at the implications of my learning… Continue Reading...

Projected and Consolidated Financial Opportunities Of Netflix

and the projections made. There are also information gaps regarding the interest expense and the tax expense. Therefore, we are forced to make the assumption that the figure for the 2018 financial year will increase or decrease in a constant forecast, for instance, 5 percent or 10 percent. Failure to ascertain the manner in which these items are calculated makes it harder to project the figures for the next three financial years. The projections demonstrated above are appropriate because they are linked to the actions undertaken by Netflix and the path taken by the company. Specifically, they are in… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Globalization

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 the city of Detroit has experienced a tremendous negative impact because of the movement of manufacturing jobs out of the Detroit area.  The movement of these jobs out of Detroit led to a number of negative repercussions, which impacted life for everyone in… Continue Reading...

Tesla and the Global Market

war between China and the U.S. as well as government tax incentives in North America and Europe that help to increase sales of EVs. The trade war could be detrimental to Tesla, as Tesla is based in America, though it does sell in China. China is looking to promote domestic brands over international ones, however, and this means Tesla faces significant pressure from China. Economic factors include the loss of tax incentives in Europe and North America to get consumers to buy. Interest rates are also rising in North America and in China where Tesla needs to see sales… Continue Reading...

Macropoland

Macropoland The tools of expansionary monetary policy are: open market operations and controlling the funds rate. Open market operations would allow the central bank to buy treasuries. The central bank would be increasing the money supply by purchasing government debt, and by purchasing government debt it would help to create demand for the debt and thereby 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… Continue Reading...

Technologies Used by Isis the Terrorist Organizations

Terrorist organizations and terrorists are exploiting social media and the internet resources for the purpose of committing terrorist activities and for the facilitation of wide-ranging terrorist activities including radicalization, incitement, training, recruitment, communications, information gathering, planning, financing, and preparation (United Nations, n.d). Technology has quickly become a fundamental component of the modern day society. Technology governs itself therefore making it possible for terrorists to utilize it for the purpose of advancing their terrorism. Modern terrorism has become unpredictable and instantaneous thanks to technology. Technology has made it possible for terrorists to target large audiences and bring terror right into the… Continue Reading...

How Does Public Policy Work

Abstract This paper looks at the public policy of R2P and humanitarian intervention abroad, which serves as a major drain on American resources and benefits a foreign country more than it does the U.S. The money spent on these wars waged under the banner of R2P could be better spent on projects at home. The solution to this flawed policy is to address the elephant in the room, which is the Israeli lobby, to end the wars in the Middle East and put that money into healthcare, education or infrastructure back home, and to deny the persons in the State… Continue Reading...

A Strong and Clear Boundary Between Church and State

as a result of there being no law giving the state permission to collect tax from the church and also to fund religious programs (Curry, 1987). Despite each being independent, they have a role of helping one another in case of infringement of human rights and freedoms by either of them. An example is in a situation where the state is exploiting the citizens and failing in practicing their responsibility, the church has a right to criticize the state. On the other hand, in case the government perceives that a certain religion is practising activities which put the security… Continue Reading...

Reason for Supporting the American Revolution

If I were an American in 1776, I would have chosen to side with the Revolution because the English Crown was interfering too much with the will of the colonists. The colonists had set out for America to start fresh and have their own country to govern. People like William Penn came to America to have a place for Quakers so that they would not be persecuted in England any longer. He developed humane laws to help spread Quaker ideas in Pennsylvania, yet the Crown still interfered and asserted its own criminal justice system and taxed the people and made… Continue Reading...

21 Up Series

Abstract Unlike the other series, the 21 Up is unfocused and rambling. Its content is pretty complex. This paper seeks to explicate on the changes that have taken place in the lives of the 21-year olds in the movie 21-Up series. The dreams they had while young have change for some of them. However, some still hold onto their dreams to become lawyers. They no longer wear school uniforms like in 7 Up Series and hence their personal style is well seen in the 21-Up series. most of the 21- year olds are no longer shy but have high self-esteem.… Continue Reading...

Immigration in the United Kingdom

Windrush Generation Introduction After the end of WWII, the British were faced with a severe labor shortage. There were simply not enough workers to tend to the work needed in England. The war had wrought considerable destruction and the solution, it seemed at the time, was to import labor. Immigrants from the Caribbean countries, such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados were invited to the UK between the years of 1948 and 1971 to help fill the labor shortage. They arrived at the ship the MV Empire Windrush, which is where the name “Windrush Generation” comes from.[footnoteRef:2] As a… Continue Reading...

Working with Common Core

Deconstruction of a Standard Abstract The purpose of this deconstruction of a standard exercise was to unpack a standard, examine it critically and identify the key words to help determine the level of cognitive demand (based on Bloom’s Taxonomy). A review of the standard as a whole was conducted to identify the type of achievement target. The standard selected was the 9th Grade Mathematics Common Core Standard CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.IC.A.1. The achievement target for the standard was understanding (comprehension) and therefore the lesson targets focused on weighting the different cognitive demands according to the place in the process of understanding at which… Continue Reading...

Nike Corporate Strategy

from the prior year, as the company recorded a much higher income tax expense. Nike competes in the sports apparel industry, which is estimated to be worth around $184.6 billion worldwide, meaning that Nike holds about a 19.7% share. The industry is mature but still growing, with a CAGR of 4.3% over the past five years. Nike’s major competitors are all large companies as sophisticated as Nike is, including Adidas, Puma, Fila, but also Umbro, Ralph Lauren and lululemon (Bisht, 2015). Companies that have not succeeded in this industry are mainly ones that were unable to scale, but also… Continue Reading...

Fair Housing Act

the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) uses in collecting revenue. The principles include focusing on large tax payers and generally deterring other payers from evading tax, responding quickly to info they receive about those who do not comply, and randomly auditing payers. For HUD, this simply means focusing on large projects, checking on those who are suspected not to be in compliance with regulations, and regularly doing filed inspections to ensure compliance (The Opportunity Agenda, 2010; Li, Campbell & Fernandez, 2013). The above actions will ensure that there are higher levels of compliance with the regulations. a. Ensuring Fair Housing Compliance… Continue Reading...

What Makes Venice Beach Unique

across America—revitalized for the moneyed classes so that they can flock to the city and bring in investment and tax revenue. The diversity, charm and ethnic cultures that defined it from the 1950s onward have dwindled, and even the African Americans of Oakwood—the original population that helped dig the canals and construct Venice of California are leaving their community for other shores as the upper class white collar workers of Silicon Valley move in. Conclusion Venice Beach started off as a kind of ode to the most architecturally stunning and iconic city in the world: Venice, Italy. Kinney had… Continue Reading...

Ocean / Marine Life Conservation

Conservation of ocean or marine life has attracted significant attention in recent years given the devastating impacts of human activities on these ecosystems. This paper examines a study conducted to promote conservation of marine or ocean life across the globe. The review demonstrates the significance of combining policy interventions and management interventions to achieve this.  Background Ocean or marine areas cover approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface. Even though the depths of these areas are yet to be fully explored or exploited, they are habitats for a huge portion of the world’s biodiversity and essential in global climate change (Addis,… Continue Reading...

Fracking

industry. The government created subsidies in the form of tax incentives to promote sales of electric vehicles in numerous countries, from Canada to the U.S. to nations in Europe. Sales of electric vehicles were encouraged by the government because it was perceived that the usage of electric vehicles would benefit the environment. From the deontological position, the government’s duty therefore was to promote the sale of electric vehicles. If fracking is safe and profitable, the government should also promote it. This would encourage further investment and development of resources and tools that can be used to improve the industry… Continue Reading...

Target S Corporate and Social Responsibility

Outcomes Efforts: Cultural Awareness and Civil Engagement Activities Civil Engagement Target Corporation believes that sharing their experience and resources with policy makers will give rise to better decisions for communities and businesses. The civic activities of Target can be categorized into public policy, issue advocacy, and political engagement. 1. Public Policy The company believes that participating in legislative and public-policy activity is a significant and essential constituent of being a differentiated, multinational retail business. Target works in tandem with voted officials of both political parties to aid in shaping positive public policy solutions that are beneficial to its business operations,… Continue Reading...