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Budget Constraints And AIDS Fight

The economic meltdown of 2008 has had long lasting repercussions. Not only are the countries affected struggling with record unemployment and budget shortfalls, the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been negatively impacted as well. A meeting of public health leaders at the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS has found that the epidemic could be controlled by increasing the number of people being treated for the disease.

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One of the ideas that have been advanced repeatedly during the recent economic crisis, recession, and prolonged stagnated recovery is the notion of “stimulus” as a way to revive the economy. This strategy is based on Keynesian economic theory, and is predicated on the notion that when an economy drops into recession, the fundamental problem is a shortage of people consuming.

Corporate Bailouts – Is Government Postponing the Inevitable?

What makes a corporate entity too big to fail? Corporate money and influence over legislators is the single variable that allows some businesses to be allowed to be bailed out with tax payer dollars! This is a violation of the premise of capitalism.

Can Obama’s EPA Cut Our Industrial Base Fast Enough Saving EU, China, and Middle East Economies?

Not everyone sees the world economic and monetary flows as a win-win free trade and fair trade situation. However I do. Nevertheless, many countries would like to see the United States economic might pull back a few notches, giving them a new competitive edge.

Debate of QE Termination a Head Fake – Expect Market Rallies Upon Completion of QE2

“The USSR had two newspapers, Pravda and Izvestia. In the Russian language, “pravda” means truth and “izvestia” means news. The saying amongst the Russian people put the situation in a nutshell: “There’s no Pravda in Izvestia and there’s no Izvestia in Pravda”.

How to Survive Total Economic Collapse

As the U.S. dollar weakens and the price of goods such as petrol, gold, grains, etc. rise, many of us fear for the economic stability of the country. The U.S. dollar is weak and it may be too late to save the finances of this debt-driven economy.

Wheat Vs Oil: How High Commodity Prices Create Global Instability

If 2011 is seen as the year of continued revolt, there are two reasons why this could spread beyond the borders of the Middle East- High wheat and oil prices. Why does increasing wheat and oil prices create social instability?

Is It Time For A Bold Tax Rate?

Another new year has arrived and its time once again to propose a radical thought to assist America. The cost of Social Security Insurance to American workers and American business continues to soar upward. American workers will pay 4.2% (reduced from last years 6.2% taxable rate to help spur the sluggish economy) SSI tax on earnings up to $108,000 and an additional Medicare tax rate consisting of 1.45 % on all of their earned income for the 2011 calendar year. Business will pay out a SSI 6.2% taxable rate on all of its employee’s earnings up to $108,000 and a 1.45 Medicare tax rate on all of the employee’s earnings. The combined cost of the employees SSI taxes and the Medicare taxes to businesses discourages employee hiring. A reduction in the amount of matching the SSI taxes to business would encourage more hiring. A reduced SSI tax on employee’s income would also allow employees to keep more of their earnings. The more employees keep the more they would have to spend or to save.

Would You Pay Your Bank To Not Make You a Loan?

Currently there are about $1.2 trillion in “excess reserves” in the banking system, an amount held by banks above and beyond their reserve requirements (needed to “back up” their existing customer checking account balances.) Commercial banks are free to lend it out to their customers however most banks keep their excess reserves parked at the Fed, and get paid by the Fed an annual percentage rate (APR) of 0.25 percent (25 “basis points.”) This means that the banks’ excess reserve balance grows annually by 25 basis points, a convenient way for banks to earn interest by incurring no risk.

What Is The District of Columbia Two-Step?

This nation has been doing huge deficit spending and thusly squandering the future of its young people for over forty years. It began during the Vietnam War era when President Lyndon B. Johnson said we could have both guns and butter, meaning we could afford military war spending while creating an enormous amount of social spending. Ronald Reagan declared we could cut taxes and increase military spending while at the same time cut the deficit. This proved to be folly, as Presidential candidate George H. Bush proclaimed Reagan’s proposal as “voodoo economics”. The debt grew to over $300 Billion per year for a dozen years. President George W. Bush cut taxes for all income levels and created new social programs that resulted in $500 Billion per year deficits. President George W. Bush also invoked a war with Iraq that cost mega billions, and for the first time America fought a major war without a tax increase or a reduction in spending to pay for the war.

Why You Should Be Fed-Up With The Fed?

The American Congress and President Woodrow Wilson passed The Federal Reserve Act on December 23, 1913. The Federal Reserve established 12 central banks across the country. The main purpose of the Federal Reserve Act was to create a central banking system to assist in the recover of the American financial system during a crisis. The Federal Reserve made a critical mistake during The Great Depression when it called in a large portion of the currency. The lack of available funds resulted in business shutdowns. The business shutdowns created a large amount of unemployment from coast to coast.

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