Russia invades Ukraine: Here’s everything you need to know




An Analysis of Iran’s Trade Regime, and its Economic Ties to Key Global Players

As the West continues to consider imposing tighter, more restrictive economic sanctions against Iran, it’s worth examining the trade-related foundations underpinning the political rhetoric. In particular, Iran’s economic ties with Russia and China further complicate an already complex international debate.

Personal Responsibility: Protect Your Wealth

There’s a global conspiracy against wealth today. It isn’t obvious – no conspiracy is – but the signs are there if you know what to look for. A “jobless recovery”… a collapsing dollar… runaway government spending… bloated “zombie” entitlement programs that’ve long eclipsed the policies they were originally intended to implement and now exist with the sole purpose of furthering their own existence… these are all indicators of the worldwide march away from economic freedom and toward collectivist state control. If and when the conversion to global socialism is completed (and the current liberal U.S. government is sprinting as fast as they can toward that day), wealth will be sin, and it will be too late to protect what you’ve worked for….

Iran Braces For An End To Subsidies

The populist government of Iran has been pressured into modernizing its economy by phasing out costly subsidies. Although past leaders have been unwilling to withstand the burden that the change in policies will entail, the prospect of crippling sanctions by the West has aligned its leadership in support of a 5 year subsidy reform plan. The reforms will save the country $100 billion USD a year in subsidies, while correcting market distortions, strengthening the middle class and diversifying the country’s economy. This progress however will not come with out challenges, as a rise in costs will likely be followed by inflation.

Rebuilding the US Economy Is Not a Matter of More Economic Shell Games

As the country searches for a solution to our economic meltdown, we must examine deep-rooted causes, not just the events of the past few years. America’s declining competitiveness has been visible for decades to those who were looking, and in the 1980s, both underlying causes and solutions were identified. Most of this year’s pundits and policy-makers focus discussion on the manipulation of funds-stimulus packages, tax revenues, cost-cutting measures-but our country’s former economic greatness came about through the manipulation of technology, not through the manipulation of funds. Understanding the difference between economic-based planning and technology-based planning is key to identifying what we have been doing wrong. And shifting our thinking away from the purely economic-based solutions that have been accepted without question as valid is key to finding real answers to our crisis.

Turkey’s Accession to the EU

Although Turkey’s attempts at accession to the European Union have been replete with hurdles, Turkey has in effect benefited greatly from complying with these requirements. In Turkey’s attempts to gain accession to the EU, it has vastly improved its political and economic institutions. Further requirements for accession, particularly the aquis communautaire, stand to offer Turkey’s institutions the same if not more benefits than other reforms.

How We Interpret Economic Data

Economic data and financial news might be the most analyzed and, at the same time, the least truly understood information in the news today. For example, is the fact that China’s economy continues to grow good or bad news, and why? One analyst might report that China’s continued growth is indicative that there is still growing worldwide demand, which should be good for the world’s economies.

Reasons That Makes the Wall Street Earnings Estimates Sorted For

The earnings season is a season that gives most of the companies that are publicly traded a good chance of knowing whether they are on top of the market or not. This is mainly because this is the season that they release their reports of the earnings they have made in that quarter and compare themselves with the rest. Many companies usually have their earnings season at the same time although there are those that do not do it at that particular time because of the difference in when the company’s quarter ends.

Government Needs To Change Its Own Health Habits

Obamacare is, at bottom, a wild spending spree. It’s a government land-grab. It’s a transfer of a sixth of the U.S. economy from the job-creating private sector to the wealth-destroying public sector. In a metaphoric sense, Obamacare (having been rammed down the patient’s throat with dubious legislative procedures) is like a cancer on our economy. It’s a glut of carcinogenic taxes and spending, the likes of which have made our government fat, slow, and stupid….

German Economy Sees a Strong Rebound After Financial Crisis

Among the many European economies that have been hit with a poor outlook when it comes to finances and growth, Germany is finally emerging as a rock solid recession buster that has shown a gain of 3.6% during the past year. The downturn in their economy began in 1990 with reunification. That period in time marked the worst for Germany since World War II. And the economy was plagued by shrinkage to the tune of some 4.7% during 2009.

Fiscal Policy and the Challenging Economic Environment

In the face of the increasingly alarming global economic crisis, the Philippine government, as the institutional embodiment of the sovereign authority of the Filipino people, is challenged to fulfill its constitutional mandate to protect the general welfare. Debates over what government must do to save the economy are happening almost everywhere, from public offices and school classrooms to wet markets and barber shops. It is argued that it is through its fiscal administrative power that government attempts to resuscitate the dying economy.

The Global Economy

Globalization is a necessity in today’s economy. However, many different economic factors have brought down the global economic trend. Many different global economic factors affect government policies and trade policies. For example, technology, labor migration, trade, and environmental degradation are all things that affect the global economy.

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