What is a Woman? Focus Group Reacts

Why the Keynesian Approach is Failing to Revive the Economy

The Keynesian approach to economics is derived from the idea that the government can smooth out economic highs and lows to create a more stable situation. It is controversial, but is currently in use world wide. The question is why isn’t it working?

Consumer Rights in the European Union

In their role as consumers, ordinary EU citizens are key players in the Union’s new frontier-free single market. The Union has in fact incorporated, as the basis of its consumer policy, the protection of the five fundamental rights which lie at the heart of national policies.

Government Budget Proposals For 22nd June – How Will They Affect You?

With a national deficit now hovering around £155bn, what can you expect from the UK budget proposals on Tuesday 22nd June? Here is a comprehensive roundup of budget changes already announced, of budget proposals that appear likely, and of other possible government budget cuts to come.

Awareness About the Money in Your Pocket

Throughout the current financial crisis, it has become increasingly apparent to the average individual that money can be and has been created out of nothing. Although the complexity of the Federal Reserve and central banks all over the globe is beyond the scope of this commentary, it is important to obtain an basic snapshot of what money is.

The Drain From Spain

Greece’s latest downgrade gets a ton of press, but it reminds me of all the fuss that was made when GM/GMAC went below investment-grade – You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, was my reaction then and now. Like GM, Greece is a storied, even fabled entity to which we owe western democracy. I used to call GM the country of GM because it was so Byzantine – 35 layers of management at its bloated peak!

Pogo’s Take on the Economy

Arguably, the comic strip character Pogo’s most famous quote was, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” That pretty well describes how we got into this mess in the economy and why it is going to be so difficult to get out of it. There is plenty of blame to go around. We had “cheap” mortgages; business was good; the economy was strong; the consumer savings rate dropped to almost zero. Then the enemy showed up (us), and everything blew up.

A Lesson in Import Export Trade For Beginners

Importing and exporting are ways that can improve one’s life forever. There is often a situation when a person wants to start a business in this area but can’t due to lack of sufficient knowledge and expertise.

Is the Oil Spill the Final Straw That Breaks Our Economic Backs?

I don’t want to talk about who is to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, there is enough finger pointing going around already. I want to concentrate on the facts. What is really happening out there?

What is Wrong in the Australian Economy? – Effects of Other Countries’ Policies on Australia

This article comments on various aspects of the current crisis as applicable to Australia. In an earlier article I commented on the effect idiotic political decisions had on our economy.

The Gulf Oil Spill – When Will it End?

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a critical environmental disaster in US history. In this article, I will discuss the likely outcome of this disaster, and what the repercussions could be for the US government and BP.

The Main Event – Wall Street Versus Main Street

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I am Buck Boxer your announcer for tonight’s boxing festivities. We have a special treat tonight, as the world champion Wall Street will be defending his championship.

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