Global Instability, World War, What Comes Next in 2016
In watching the 2016 State of the Union Speech and legacy optimism speech by Barack Obama, I had to think what kind of Kool-Aid is this gentleman drinking? There is instability everywhere. The US may very well have entered a recession in the 4th quarter of 2015, and if not it seems to be headed there in the first quarter of 2016. We see China, which has painted itself into an economic corner is now experiencing the consequences of their many mismanagement mistakes over the years. Oil prices are crashing, some now predict they could go to $16-20 per barrel before they recover – nations will economically implode at continued low oil prices (as of writing this article today, crude oil dipped under $30 per barrel – 2003 prices).A Circuit Breaker For Circuit Breakers
China pulled the plug on its stock market circuit breakers. That is probably a good thing.Horse and Sparrow Economics
It can be interesting to see how the Federal Government managed the economy during an earlier time. Today’s concerns may have been yesterday’s problems as well.Diversification in Agriculture Sector: A Catalyst For Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria
Nigeria economy is no doubt depended on fossil fuel sales proceeds. The economy has over the years witness substantial growth and development especially in telecommunication sector and oil and gas sub-sector. With the development witnessed, the wealth can’t be said to be equally distributed. The article is thus suggesting diversification in the agriculture sector to ensure inclusive growth and development.Economic Development Assistance Brings Back the American Dream
Area leaders are realizing the benefits of providing Economic Development Assistance. The stronger the economy, the stronger the region.Obesity A Threat To National Wellbeing
The warning by Professor Dame Sally Davies, Britain’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), that overweight and obesity in women has now become so widespread that it should be treated as a “national risk” alongside threats such as terrorism and climate change, has focussed attention on a problem that has grown alarmingly over the past few decades. Apart from its other implications, both for the nation and for the individuals concerned, attention has again been drawn to the fact that a large part of the cost of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is incurred in treating conditions that are preventable and self-inflicted.The Leading Cause of Illness, Disability & Death Is Prescription Drugs
Most quotes on medical deaths are based on data 20 years old when 106,000 deaths were reported in hospitals from Adverse Drug Reactions defined as “properly prescribed and administered,” which means it was not from MD or RN error. It’s shocking to consider, but thousands are made sick daily and this article updates the deaths and illness dramatically.Why Do We Consume Luxury Goods, But Spend Little Time Enjoying Them?
It can be perceived that day by day, the number of populace investing in Luxury Goods/Services is cumulative. For example, if one was to observe posts on Instagram or Facebook, there would be an increasing number of designer handbags, luxurious meals and luxury cars to be seen. At the same time, it can also be observed that the usage of these products is significantly lower than depicted on social networks. So are people investing in luxury goods and services only for conspicuous consumption?Global Recession
The global economy is facing recession. Most of us are affected by it. We can survive and sustain in times of recession if we take small but important steps.Increasing Inequality: A Crisis Of Capitalism
The recent recession from which some countries are slowly recovering has focussed attention on the problem of growing inequality. During a period in which most people suffered a loss of income followed by a slow recovery, the senior executives of major banks and corporations, not to mention the burgeoning ranks of oligarchs, enjoyed steadily rising monetary rewards. It appears that the rich continue to grow richer, whatever the state of the economy, and the cost of a recession is borne by the less affluent majority. As a result, disparity of income has reached unprecedented levels, and people are beginning to seek ways to reverse the trend.How Innovation Is Making Global Poverty History
IN A fictitious village in Africa lives a farming family very representative of many farming families in poverty stricken regions in the world. Jamu is a pre-teen girl who is hungry, typically sick with fever, and unable to read or write. She would love an education, but must stay at home to help her mother who has to walk two kilometres twice daily to draw water.