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  • This article uses Nike as a case study of globalisation and looks at the social and economic impacts of industrial development by TNCs.

    Nike: A Global Presence

    Nike: A Global Presence

    by PositronWildhawk1

  • Economist Arthur Laffer is famous for his Laffer Curve which illustrates the fact that at a certain point increases in taxes result in a decrease in tax revenue. While considered a radical new theory by many, this theory was first advanced 600 years ago by the Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun.

    Tax Revenue Theory: From Ibn Khaldun to Arthur Laffer

    Tax Revenue Theory: From Ibn Khaldun to Arthur Laffer

    by Chuck Nugent0

  • West African fisheries face grave challenges. This paper proposes how to resolve them or at least mitigate their difficulties.

    Saving West African Fisheries

    Saving West African Fisheries

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • Micro-finance agencies in the U.S. do not achieve the same results that they do in less capitalist countries. There is a reason for that. In reflecting back on the successful micro-loan agency I helped set up in Grenada in the West Indies, the key differences from the U.S. became clear.

    How Micro Loans Can Uplift Poor Communities

    How Micro Loans Can Uplift Poor Communities

    by Sustainable Sue3

  • The cornerstone of our monetary is based on fractional banking. This, along with the Federal Reserve (I will discuss the Federal Reserve in another article) play an important role in the value of our money, the dollar. It also has a significant...

    Fractional Reserve Banking: Engine for Economic Growth or Fraud?

    Fractional Reserve Banking: Engine for Economic Growth or Fraud?

    by Gregg Hoffman9

  • It's a lie that we can't shut down certain businesses because there won't be anymore jobs. The truth is that where once humans had to work a long time to produce what they needed, that is no longer the situation. We can change the economic system so that we don't need jobs!

    Let's Change the System: Why We Don't Need Jobs

    Let's Change the System: Why We Don't Need Jobs

    by Tessa Schlesinger6

  • The evidence of this study suggests that financial crisis was not avoidable. However, some issues must be taken into account depending on firms or banks that they choose in order to avoid a financial crisis.

    Was the Financial Crisis Avoidable?

    Was the Financial Crisis Avoidable?

    by Waleed Ahmed0

  • The world’s economy is evolving. From an economy that worked on exchanging physical goods for currencies and valuables, we’re now moving towards a digital economy, where services and goods are bought and sold over the internet.

    Digital Taxation for the Digital Economy

    Digital Taxation for the Digital Economy

    by Amanda Bliss0

  • Economic development is usually measured by the total value of goods and services produced in an economy. The environment is the source of goods and services that fuel economic growth. Therefore, an increase in economic growth indicates an increase in natural resource utilization of the environment.

    Economic Growth and the Environment

    Economic Growth and the Environment

    by AL8

  • NAFTA has had a controversial impact on the countries involved. This article explores the effects of the agreement on the United States, Mexico and Canada.

    The Effects of NAFTA

    The Effects of NAFTA

    by Analise Friedberg0

  • This list of the pros and cons of globalization attempts to give a summary of the essential for and against arguments employed by people when they debate the merits of globalization.

    The Pros and Cons of Globalization

    The Pros and Cons of Globalization

    by Paul Goodman10

  • China's economic relationship with Africa is coming under increased scrutiny, as some now view it as predatory in nature, rather than working to boost economic growth in the region. This article looks at both sides of the issue.

    Has China Financially Hijacked Africa Against Its Will?

    Has China Financially Hijacked Africa Against Its Will?

    by Gary Bourgeault1

  • America needs employment. We need employment in order to pay taxes. The American automobile industry is in disarray but how can we the consumer help if we drive a foreign car? Must we buy an American car or can we make an impact by changing our gasoline station? Who is American? Who is paying American taxes? What you need to know may provide a job for your family members, your neighbors or even yourself. Read on - what you must know...

    Reclaim American Jobs: Buy American Gasoline

    Reclaim American Jobs: Buy American Gasoline

    by American_Choices5

  • With the politicization of absolutely everything in life, we have forgotten that civil discourse and ethics of leadership really do set the tone for all of society.

    The Confusion of Economics Vs. Politics

    The Confusion of Economics Vs. Politics

    by Dan Demland0

  • This will be a review of China's meteoric economic rise, and how it came at the expense of America. China has not only surpassed America, but it has perhaps crippled America's ability to recover.

    China Overtakes U.S. Economy

    China Overtakes U.S. Economy

    by Ken Burgess5

  • Just the term "balanced budget" makes me yawn. But this is so very important for the health of our economy that I felt compelled to explain why a balanced budget is so crucial.

    Why a Balanced Budget Is Important to America

    Why a Balanced Budget Is Important to America

    by Brie Hoffman11

  • When China joined the world trade organization in 2001, it led to the beginning of true globalization. This opened up the world as a market for Chinese goods. Since then, China’s export volume has been increasing.

    FDI and the Growth of Manufacturing Sector Output in China

    FDI and the Growth of Manufacturing Sector Output in China

    by Gitiya Geoffrey Karanja0

  • I wrote this originally as a class paper in early 2008 to explore whether or not and how much globalization has affected the unions and whether or not this has had an impact upon our standard of living. I let the paper stand on it's own merits...

    Globalization and the Impact Upon Unions

    Globalization and the Impact Upon Unions

    by Nanny J.O.A.T.7

  • As COVID-19 spreads throughout the world, the Kenyan economy has been hit hard by the challenges of dealing with the virus. Fishers and seafood exporters in the coastal enclave of Kenya report that their trade has been nearly nonexistent while farmers complain of a coming food crisis.

    How Covid-19 Has Affected the Kenyan Economy

    How Covid-19 Has Affected the Kenyan Economy

    by Kiplangat Yegon2

  • The Democrats regained power in the House of Representatives and many state legislatures in 2016. Their resurgence has created a schism between the new Social Democrats and moderates. This relationship and how it reflects on the nation at large is key to the party's future and that of the U.S.

    The Dangers and Opportunities for America's 2019-2020 Economy

    The Dangers and Opportunities for America's 2019-2020 Economy

    by Howard Schneider6

  • This article uses the principles of Modern Monetary Theory to explain the fate of dollars when the federal budget is in surplus. I touch upon economic contraction, removal of dollars from the economy, what would happen if America tried to pay down the national debt by buying back bonds, and what would happen if America tried to pay down the national debt by running persistent surpluses.

    Budget Surpluses Hurt the Economy

    Budget Surpluses Hurt the Economy

    by John90

  • Trading wars have been going on for too long. Each morning, the presidents of the two biggest global economies smile shaking hands, but evening comes, and new sanctions are declared by both sides. It’s become obvious that America is doing everything to suck the oxygen out of the yuan.

    Trump vs. the Yuan: Why He Wants China to Commit Economic Suicide

    Trump vs. the Yuan: Why He Wants China to Commit Economic Suicide

    by FxPro0

  • A summary of the next Industrial Revolution - Industry 4.0 - and the expected social and economic changes this will undoubtedly lead to. We are currently near the end of the 3rd revolution and I think we will be moving almost immediately into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

    AI, Industry 4.0 and the Future

    AI, Industry 4.0 and the Future

    by Robin Olsen1

  • Fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—are currently the world's primary energy source. These non-renewable resources have fueled the global economy for centuries. However, they are finite resources, and a future without them is a very real prospect.

    Fossil Fuels: An Inconvenient Future

    Fossil Fuels: An Inconvenient Future

    by AL2

  • Stagnant wages, high and rising cost of living, and a culture that encourages spending as a way of driving the economy.

    Why Do Americans Save so Little?

    Why Do Americans Save so Little?

    by Angelo0

  • The day President Trump was elected, our economy was in sad shape. In his first year in office, thousands of companies announced enormous new capital investments, employee raises and bonuses, and plans to hire more people. Unemployment went down to its lowest level in fifty years, and wages went up.

    The Economic Miracle of President Trump

    The Economic Miracle of President Trump

    by James A Watkins72

  • Gross Domestic Product or GDP is an intricate calculation of many figures. GDP is mostly used to understand a country's economic power and development, but also to compare nations.

    GDP Figures as a Means of Comparing Countries

    GDP Figures as a Means of Comparing Countries

    by Andro Mathewson0

  • Pros and Cons of Capitalism defines capitalism; the theory of capitalism; positive effects of capitalism; creative destruction; Private Property; Capitalism vs Socialism; Democracy; Free Enterprise.

    Pros and Cons of Capitalism

    Pros and Cons of Capitalism

    by James A Watkins113

  • Pennies are relics of an age when American coins were worth more. Now they are just bothersome novelties that have no real use and no longer should be made. Learn why in this article.

    The Penny Is Obsolete and Should Be Discontinued

    The Penny Is Obsolete and Should Be Discontinued

    by Joseph Corney0

  • This article is a unique, detailed look at several reasons why the US economy is still bad—even in 2019. The mainstream media is lying to us about the real extent of the situation.

    6 Reasons Why the US Economy Is Still Bad

    6 Reasons Why the US Economy Is Still Bad

    by Ara Vahanian60

  • There are many problems with globalization that need to be addressed including, exploitation, loss of domestic jobs, and the deterioration of ancient cultures. There are ways countries can live with

    Problems With Globalization

    Problems With Globalization

    by takasugi1

  • China’s spectacular economic growth created a get-rich-quick mentality that has been easily exploited con artists.

    Chinese Ant Farming Scam

    Chinese Ant Farming Scam

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • A thoughtful exploration of the difference between ancient Egypt's paradigm of cyclic stability and our current paradigm of continuous growth. How can we learn from Egypt's example while avoiding stagnation?

    Ancient Egypt's Wisdom: Sustainability

    Ancient Egypt's Wisdom: Sustainability

    by Ellen4

  • Capitalism and socialism. These two systems are two very different ways for society to go into the future, and both have strong supporters and opponents. I'm solidly a capitalist, and in this hub I will explain to the best of my ability why. Why is capitalism good? Why doesn't socialism work? Comments are welcomed.

    Why Capitalism Works and Socialism Doesn't

    Why Capitalism Works and Socialism Doesn't

    by Bob Zermop337

  • Rapidly developing artificial intelligence and robotic technologies have started to impact human jobs, a trend that will accelerate as these technologies become more sophisticated and refined. We face a future with massive unemployment due to artificial intelligence and robots taking over jobs.

    Artificial Intelligence and Robots Will Cause Massive Unemployment

    Artificial Intelligence and Robots Will Cause Massive Unemployment

    by John Coviello3

  • Many of the tribulations in this world can be traced back to the basic problem of scarcity. In economics, scarcity is a fundamental problem that controls market conditions. Scarcity is also a key driver of technological advancement, specialization, and wars over resources.

    Scarcity: A Driver of Technology, Specialization, and War

    Scarcity: A Driver of Technology, Specialization, and War

    by Christopher Wanamaker2

  • It is widely agreed that automation in the form of artificial intelligence and robots will eventually displace a great number of workers throughout all industries. To what degree this will happen is not known. We will explore this as well as the concept of universal basic income as a solution.

    Universal Basic Income: A Solution to AI and Unemployment?

    Universal Basic Income: A Solution to AI and Unemployment?

    by JC Scull6

  • Paul Mason, C4 news anchor has written a new book on the future economic organization of our society. He argues we are reaching 'Post-Capitalism'. But is he right? I'll weigh up both sides to see.

    Is Paul Mason Right About the End of Capitalism?

    Is Paul Mason Right About the End of Capitalism?

    by CharlieMadsen2

  • This article deals with quantitative restrictions and measures equivalent to quantitative restrictions (MEQR) in the European Union's concept of Free Movement of Goods.

    European Union: Free Movement of Goods

    European Union: Free Movement of Goods

    by Marsden41

  • Are we headed for another recession? This article describes how the downturn of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the trade deficit, and the labor force participation rate can contribute to a recession and how an inverted bond yield curve can indicate a recession is forthcoming.

    The Inverted Yield Curve and Recession

    The Inverted Yield Curve and Recession

    by Mike Russo0

  • Since the beginning of the transitioning process in the 1980s, China has become a world power. This article explores the transition process in China and its main characteristics, accomplishments and consequences.

    China's Transition Process: An Overview

    China's Transition Process: An Overview

    by HH5

  • In America, it is often argued that our jobs are being taken by immigrants and other countries. The fact is, this is not true. How can jobs be taken when we are willingly handing them over?

    American Jobs: Taken or Given?

    American Jobs: Taken or Given?

    by Michelle Battle0

  • Capitalism's excesses are becoming too much for the world to bear. Three seminal events in the last eight years have highlighted this fact. The 2008 crash, Occupy in 2012 and Bernie Sanders' rise. Those are not three separate events, but a cascading evolution to something new, more sustainable.

    Financialization: Late Stage Capitalism

    Financialization: Late Stage Capitalism

    by Duane Townsend14

  • All politicians call for improved economic growth. But perpetual growth is an impossibility. Here's why.

    The Myth of Perpetual Growth

    The Myth of Perpetual Growth

    by lmmartin72

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