Shut In: From the Blacklist to the Big Screen – Part One

Inflation in China: Government Looks to Take Control

For the past several months, inflation in China has become a growing problem. Most recently the CPI was measured to be 4.9%. Due to rising prices of food and oil, inflationary rates have been surging much faster and greater than the government ever expected. In response, the government has raised interest rates several times since October. Most recently, the banks in China have raised lending standards, making it harder to receive loans in China. In addition, the Chinese Government has also taken stressed concerns over the lack of domestic food production. Adding to the dismay and scares, Chinese officials are now controlling the housing market.

Societal Myopia

Why is it that we’re always focusing on the wrong things? There is a clear human tendency to only see that which is directly in front of us, as opposed to envisioning the bigger HD picture. We love easy answers.

Food Storage in a Poor Economy Just Makes Sense

There’s an old saying that Preparation is the only true Security. In these economic times with almost 9% unemployment, oil and gas prices soaring, food costs on the rise you have two choices: prepare for the future by taking matters into your hands, or hoping that government will bail you out if times get worse. With a “broke” government in place, do you really have a choice at all?

The 3 Component Parts of Price

Prices are commonly thought of as static means of conveying value. In fact, prices can be divided into three parts: Labor, Land, and Stock. Each part has a profound impact on price, affecting how a product is priced in a market.

The Fed Still Can’t End Stimulus Efforts!

The strong jobs report for March has raised expectations that the Fed will be able to begin raising interest rates to ward off inflation. Here’s why that is unlikely.

Why Iceland Voted “No” to Repay Icesaves Debt to Holland, and the UK?

The difference in what ordinary people think is right, and their governments can often create a paradox. This was the case when ordinary Icelanders voted a firm “No” to paying the cost themselves, of the huge four billion euro debt left by Icesave- a private bank based in Iceland. Why did the majority of Icelanders reject taking on this debt themselves?

The Benefit Of Going Green Is Sustainability

Today I’d like to share with you a little bit about going green. First of all, we need to know what going green is. We also need to figure out what going green isn’t.

Obama Advised to Look at Asian Americans for Solutions to Economic Problems

Key economic indicators such as unemployment rates, yearly median income, health insurance expenditure, and money transfers, reveal that Asian Americans are helping drive the U.S. economy forward. Asian Americans are finding a way to navigate through turbulent economic waters.

Clunkers to the Rescue

A look at how cars that were once considered worthless are helping the auto industry. Many people felt that the government program “cash for clunkers” would help, but it did not consider those that could not afford a new car.

Unions: Power Balance for Everyday People

To be represented by organized labor is a part of the fabric that made this country great. Take a closer look at the fundamentals of what is at stake. Who else is going to look out for the little guy but, the little guy? Have we become so short sighted that we have forgotten why unions were formed in the first place?

How Will the Chancellor’s March Budget Affect SME Businesses?

If George Osborne’s words are to be believed, then 2011’s March Budget is all about backing enterprise, kick-starting Britain’s economy through the private sector and supporting the ‘unsung heroes’ of the UK economy – SMEs. But is it all words and no action?

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