Japan’s Lost Decade, 6 Lessons Learned That May Help The US Economy
Decades ago, Japan’s economy was the envy of the world, ranking first in GNP per capita in the late 1980s. Then, this Asian tiger was brought to its knees for the next decade for a variety of reasons, its economy slowed to a crawl primarily due to the twin “Ds” of debt and deflation, never to regain its previous stature. Many economists are wondering if the United States is in the midst of a similar “lost decade,” and they are scrambling to study the slowing of Japan’s growth in the 1990s in search of lessons that could…What Do You Really Know About Macro Global Economics?
The other day, I got into a rather interesting conversation with an acquaintance about the reality of macro-economics. Specifically the new complexities garnered due to emerging nations becoming power houses without ever fully emerging. Yes, in this discussion no doubt I had China in mind, and perhaps India to follow and how all that compared to the other BRIC nations, as well as countries like Mexico and their emerging global reach.The Advantages of Recycling for the City of London
Recycling is the treating of waste used materials into new goods. The benefits include less fresh materials being required and possible useful materials are not thrown-away. For a recycling program to function efficiently there needs to be a large on-going supply of recyclable material. Many countries now operate obligatory collection laws that determine targets that cities must achieve frequently in the form of a proportion of material that must be diverted from the city’s waste. Some people question whether recycling is economically efficient and the focus of many recycling programs in industry is understandably cost-effectiveness. One dilemma is that most products are not designed with recycling in mind. As energy costs go up, industry may come to appreciate that long-term planning should include recycling. As the UK, in common with most industrial countries, is trying to recover from a double dip recession, the time has come to increase recycling. London is playing its part.A Dialogue of Global Injustice With A Left Leaning Quasi-Socialist Thinker
Okay so, for this dialogue I’d like to introduce myself and my guest here today. I am a self-made entrepreneur, founder of a think tank, and a proud free-market capitalist. My quest is an admitted left-leaning quasi-socialist thinker and wants justice in the world for all – that includes redistribution of wealth from rich countries to poor countries, welcoming migration rules for refugees, and help in nation building for emerging nations, especially those with larger populations with weak governments that cannot feed their own people. My guest is a citizen of a wealthy first world nation; Australia.QE3 Explained
The Federal Reserve, and Ben Bernanke, announced today a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) to help stimulate the economy. Which would be great news, if it worked.How To Painlessly Remove $9 Trillion From Our $16 Trillion National Debt
This article reivews some fo the excellent analytical work that has been done by many American consulting organizations, analytical work that has identified many ways to remove at least $9 trillion from our $16 trillion national debt with minimal impact on the averaeg American. Their suggestions include ways to reduce criminal fraud in government programs, increase inefficiencies of government functions, eliminate redundancies across government entities, and eliminate unnecessary government spending. They prove that unnecessary government spending and waste is possible.Democrats and Wealth
Many Republicans think that they own prosperity. They do not.Economics 101 – Excess Money Equals Inflation
The government can print money. So why don’t they simply print more and then give it away to everyone? Certainly this would alleviate poverty and stimulate the economy. Within modern economic societies money is used so intensely, that many times people forget what money really is and why we use it.Definition of Economics
Economics as a word comes from the Greek: oikos means ‘family, household, or estate’, and nomos stands for ‘custom, law’ etc. Thus, “household management” or managementof scarce resources is the essential meaning of economics.Economics encompasses production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services. Economic logic is applied to any problem that involves choice under scarcity.Rising Student Loan Debt Creating Problems
Student loan debt is an ever-growing concern for our economy. Warnings have been issued from a number of financial institutions and money experts that there is a remarkable and troubling similarity between the college financing problem and the financial meltdown that occurred in 2007.5 Ways to Survive the World Recession
Over the years, world recession became a problematic situation for a lot of people. Despite the many efforts of the governments, it still hasn’t been solved. These few steps will help you survive through recession.