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Causes Of The Great Depression - Between the late 1890’s, after the panic of 1893, and the late 1920’s, the American people led good lives in which most prospered. In the 1920’s the problems that led to the Great Depression were dispersed over a time of maldistribution of wealth, and what was called a bull market. A bull market is a stock market that is based on speculation. Speculation was a system of borrowing money to buy stocks and selling for a profit. Speculation only worked if the stock market was on the rise though. To this day people who have not been properly educated about the Great Depression believe that President Hoover was the cause....   [tags: American History] 3212 words
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Ford and Flexible Manufacturing - The automotive industry is a highly competitive market where brand loyalty is only as strong as the latest gizmo and horsepower upgrade. The automotive assembly process, perfected by Henry Ford, was based on the simple principle that “customers can order a Model T in any color they wanted as long as it was black.” After the 1920’s the market witnessed new entrants with unheard of automobile features that ended Ford’s golden age. New automakers such as Buick, Chrysler, and Oldsmobile offered customers varying colors and styles that propelled sales....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Economics of Baseball - The Economics of Baseball The economics of baseball has grown since the beginning and has become more complicated every year. Baseball players are now making millions of dollars to do something that they love and enjoy. It's not their fault the money they can receive has reached the million mark, even for some of the less talent of ball players. This has happened to all sports, but especially to the American pastime. Baseball is more of a business than just a game and many things have made it this way....   [tags: Papers] 735 words
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Leones Spaghetti - Leone’s Spaghetti The “spaghetti” western, Sergio Leone’s conscious departure from what had come to be known as the “classic” western formula, became a modification of the conventions of the traditional genre. In the film For A Few Dollars More (Per qualque dollaro in più, 1965), Leone’s formula is developed through a reformed narrative structure, slight changes in the traditional characters, his unique style, and the simple use of language, which revolutionized the western. The American “classic” western formula, according to Peter Bondanella in his essay A Fistful of Pasta: Sergio Leone and the Spaghetti Western, employed “a combination of narrative possibilities generated by three c...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Nuclear Weapons - Nuclear weapons are a plague on society. These weapons have no positive effects or results, yet many countries today continue to create and stockpile these weapons. The creation and storing of these weapons have immense costs. They are extremely destructive. The cleanup after the detonation of one of these bombs can cost millions and the deactivation and decontamination of the weapon itself is incredibly expensive. What do these weapons actually do. How are they made. What do they cost. How can we stop the creation and use of them....   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]
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Unethical Charity in Missouri - Unethical Charity in Missouri On a Saturday morning while running errands usually one might notice a few men collecting money at the corner of any two busy intersections. People give the sticky change that has been laying in their car baking for three months, to the organization. Little do they know that the money they worked hard to scrape from the bottom of the ashtray in twenty seconds while at a stoplight is not going where they think. A recent investigation found that a firm run by Missouri’s top police officials has raised millions of dollars on behalf of charity (Bill Smith A 7)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Turbo Or Nitrous - Turbo or Nitrous As you are driving, you see many cars going over the speed limit. Many of the drivers are into racing and modifying their cars. In most cars there are two major modifications that can be done, they are; turbo kit, or a nitrous kit. Both increase horsepower dramatically, but one is instant and the other goes into effect after a certain rpm. Turbo, is a turbine that is connected to your engines air intake that spins to create explosive power at high rpm's. This is something that with minor modifications can be done to almost any car in the market....   [tags: essays research papers] 432 words
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Interest groups and politics - Interest Groups and Politics As we approach the 2004 presidential election everyone is getting in line to throw their money into the Proverbial feeding trough that all politicians take from. Campaigns are made and broke depending on how much money they have to spend. Fundraising is one way for politicians to receive contributions from your typical everyday blue collar citizen, but where do the four and five figure contributions come from. They come from intrest groups and lobbyists. These are the people, companies, and organizations that control our government whether they admit it or not....   [tags: essays research papers] 1279 words
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rights fees in sport - The steadfast rule when it comes to sports and rights fees is that it’s the business of entertainment. The dollars are going to go where the value is. With Rights fees, networks pay fees to have the rights to a particular broadcast, for example march madness, the NFL or the Olympics. Rights fees are determined by the value a certain property holds, this is determined by the ratings. The most important ratings market world wide is undisputedly the North American, and in particular the US market as we will later discuss with the Olympic media coverage....   [tags: essays research papers] 1516 words
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Major League Baseball Salaries and the Economic Effect Competition and the Consumer - Major League Baseball Salaries and the Economic Effect Competition and the Consumer As long has there has been business, Management and Labor have warred against each other for a bigger piece of the pie. Major League Baseball is no different. In the early years of professional baseball the owners controlled the salaries of the players and decided where they could play and what they would be paid. The players were bound to their team by the Reserve Clause that stated, the services of a player will be reserved exclusively for that team for the next season....   [tags: Economics Economy Essays Baseball]
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Do Rich and Poor Districts Spend Alike? - Do Rich and Poor Districts Spend Alike. (NCES 97-916) Ordering Information The right to a free and public education has long been considered to be at the heart of the American ideal of equal opportunity for all. The importance placed on public elementary and secondary education services is reflected in an annual expenditure of approximately $250 billion. Given the magnitude of this investment, it is not surprising that there is also a great deal of interest in how these dollars are allocated to students....   [tags: essays research papers] 1489 words
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High School Athletes Should Not Turn Pro - High School Athletes Should Not Turn Pro Lebron James and Freddy Adu are both young athletes and with millions in their pockets with a countless number of endorsement contracts. Whether it is high school athletes skipping college and discontinuing the development of their education for millions of dollars, or teenagers signing contracts with businesses for massive amounts of money, youth sports programs are changing rapidly. However, American high school athletes are not financially, physically, or mentally prepared to tackle and endure the pressures of professional sports....   [tags: Professional Sports Argumentative Essays]
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The Good The Bad And The Ugly - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Western films are the major defining genre of the American film industry, a eulogy to the early days of the expansive American frontier. They are one of the oldest, most enduring and flexible genres and one of the most characteristically American genres in their mythic origins - they focus on the West - in North America. Western films have also been called the horse opera, the oater (quickly-made, short western films which became as common place as oats for horses), or the cowboy picture....   [tags: Western Films Movies] 1767 words
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Lack of Funding Of Sports Programs - Lack of Funding Of Sports Programs      Lack of Funding in Sports Programs is causing schools and after school programs to drop sports all together. Sports is good in not only helping individuals cope with problems, but learn to interact with others and the importance of team work. Educational departments are cutting funding for these programs and this is hurting children for many reasons. This paper will help people understand how important sports are and what is being done with the money that is supposed to go to sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 801 words
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Management Planning At Tyco International Incorporated - Management Planning at Tyco International Incorporated The year 2000 was a year marked by scandal over the accounting practices of some of the biggest corporations in the world, including Tyco International Incorporated. Tyco's top executives were indicted and convicted of fraud charges stemming from both improper accounting practices as well as improper personal use of company funds....   [tags: Business Management Analysis Strategy] 1064 words
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Are Alternative Fuels The Best Alternative? - Are Alternative Fuels The Best Alternative. With the millennium just around the corner, new energy conserving ideas are being brought to the market. Among the most prominent are cars powered by electricity, as opposed to gasoline. Electric vehicles seem practical, and they protect the environment by reducing pollution. But our economy would suffer colossal changes in order to accommodate these low-emission vehicles. The entire oil industry would bear an enormous loss, car manufacturing would have to completely change, and many people involved in the gasoline industry would become unemployed....   [tags: essays research papers] 479 words
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Soft Money: It?s Elimination from Governmental Campaigns - Soft Money: It’s Elimination from Governmental Campaigns The current use of soft money in the US Governmental elections is phenomenal. The majority of candidates funding comes from soft money donations. Congress has attempted to close these funding loop holes; however they have had little success. Soft money violates standards set by congress by utilizing the loop hole found in the Federal Election Commission’s laws of Federal Campaigns. This practice of campaign funding should be eliminated from all governmental elections....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Our Current Health Care System - There are many Americans in the United States that do not have health care. To be exact forty-three million Americans are uninsured. Health care should not only be offered, but affordable for all. Some of the biggest problems with our health care system right now are the unbearable cost of insurance premiums, denial of services due to costs or loss of coverage because of lay off or changing of jobs. Late in 2003 and continuing into the early part of 2004, seventy thousand workers went on strike their health care benefits....   [tags: Health Care Benefits Insurance Essays]
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The Efficiency of Hybrid Cars - The Efficiency of Hybrid Cars      Transportation is a large concern in today’s modern world. Most individuals have opted to buy vehicles for their personal use. Most of these vehicles consume gasoline and a smaller proportion is hybrid based. These two types of vehicles have many similarities. The two such vehicles require an energy source and both types of vehicles provide an important function to society. That function is to provide people with a reliable form of transportation. Although these two types of vehicles have many similarities, their differences are what distinguish them....   [tags: Hybrid Cars Car Gasoline Efficient Essays] 732 words
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Is Deforestation out of Control? - Is Deforestation out of Control. Humans are very greedy when it comes to thinking of themselves and only themselves first. This is more so a problem in the United States of America than compared to other countries around the world, but the American way of life and its economy has a huge effect on the rest of the world and how it operates. For some reason, industries struggle to respect the natural resources that are on this planet. The industries use the Earth’s natural resources with reckless abandonment and do not necessarily have a back up plan to put in effect once all of them are depleted....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1434 words
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Repeal of the Estate Tax - Repeal of the Estate Tax On June 9, 2000, 279 members of the House of Representatives wholeheartedly supported the repeal of the federal estate taxes. 136 members voted against the repeal, most of them being Democrats who where in support of reform, not abolition. Estate taxes yield roughly $30 billion dollars a year for the United States Government, also Federal estate taxes affect only about 2 percent of estates, which represents at most the top 5th percentile of families in this country (NYT-Krugman-6/14/00)....   [tags: Papers] 756 words
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Essays - Capital Punishment is Our Best Solution for Unwanted Criminals - Essays - Capital Punishment is Our Best Solution for Unwanted Criminals Have you been wondering where all our tax dollars are going to these days. A large amount of it is going towards maintaining murderers, rapists and thieves, and for what reason, to live the good life. The average prisoner costs the federal government one hundred and fifty dollars a day which amounts to fifty- three thousand four hundred dollars a year. Now, ask yourself this question, Is it worth all this money to keep these savage criminals in jail....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 610 words
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The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer - "The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer" Living in the United States of America allows for many freedoms and opportunities to its citizens. Growing up, children learn that in the United States means that everyone is treated equally, and fairly. In addition, one is made to believe that a prejudiced outlook on minorities is a problem of the past. Jeffrey Reiman's article, "The Rich get Richer and the Poor get poorer," displays the truth of how the real world is. The article shows a clearer picture as to how destitute and African American people are treated extremely different then Caucasians do....   [tags: Wealth Poverty]
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where is all of my money going? - While searching through various newspapers and newspaper web sites online, I realized that the biggest social problem of all is the how misinformed and uneducated the public is. In search of articles on important social problems, the most prominent topics I found were things such as “Halliburton is awarded $72 Million in Bonuses,” “Putin blows of steam over baltics at EU Summit,” “Egypt Presidential Vote may not be very open,” “China is unwilling to impose sanctions on North Koreans.” Although these are fairly important “world” issues, they aren’t as important as things such as global structural inequality, racial and ethnic problems, gender inequality and male superiority, over consumption...   [tags: essays research papers] 660 words
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Why you should hate the Yankees - A father wanted to surprise his family of four to a New York Yankees baseball game on a beautiful Saturday morning. As the father pulls up to the parking lot, the family is excited at what they see in big letters on a TV screen “Welcome to Yankees Stadium” The cost of parking can range from 10 to 30 dollars depending how far wants to walk. The father decides to pay the 30 dollars, since he knows the two children are going to be tired after the game....   [tags: essays research papers] 456 words
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The Use of Steroids in Athletics - The Use of Steroids in Athletics So many athletes strive their hardest to be the best. The best athletes in the world spend hours upon hours in the gym, on the field, or in the weight room, and still have plenty of room to improve. However, there is a much easier and faster way through all of those strenuous hours of practice. Instead of spending all of your precious hours of the day practicing, running and lifting just pop a couple of Androstine pills with a gulp of water and go work out for a hour or so....   [tags: Papers] 357 words
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Pro Athletes are NOT Overpaid - Pro Athletes are NOT Overpaid Many people in today’s world complain about how much Pro Athletes get pay. So I ask are Pro athletes overpaid. Look at it in this sense; they are living their dreams just like most business men do everyday. If you think that professional sports is not a job then just try to walk in the shoes of a athlete for a day. Sports, like medicine, healthcare, or software, are a business. In that business, owners pay their players what they deem they are worth. Out of all of the professional leagues the three that make the most money are: MLB, NFL, and NBA....   [tags: essays research papers] 360 words
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The Digital Film Making Industry - The Digital Film Making Industry Digital filmmaking is quickly changing everything about filmmaking. Everyone from professionals to amateurs are currently seeing great advancements in many aspects of the industry. Every year thousands of independent films are made. The vast majority of these films are created using digital cameras and basic home computers. A few years ago this was impossible due the sheer cost of quality 35 millimeter cameras, and extremely expensive editing equipment. Now anyone can make a relatively high quality digital film with a 1000 dollar camera and a 2000 dollar computer....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 778 words
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The Debt: An Economic Catastrophe - The Debt: An Economic Catastrophe Few national economic issues have generated the same kind of concern as has the federal debt problem of Canada. There is a pressing need for long-term policies to lift Canada out of the national debt hole it is in. Eliminating the debt will not only free up money being spent on interest and reduce taxes, but make Canada a more feasible place for future generations to live and work. Interest on the debt has eroded the government's ability to fund its own operations and essential social services....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Salaries in Major League Baseball - Salaries in Major League Baseball Every year, it becomes more obvious that many sports in America have problems. For years, Hockey has been criticized for its excessive violence. The National Football League has also been scrutinized for this reason as well as the fact that many of the top players have constantly been in trouble with the law. Major League Baseball is no different. The situation with baseball is more complicated, and is not only ruining the game itself, but also drawing millions of fans away from the sport....   [tags: Papers] 1293 words
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Filing For A Quick Divorce - Filing for divorce has become a simple and quick process with the release of self-help kits. In the past a simple divorce would cost an average of fifteen hundred to two thousand dollars and take about six months to complete. Now for a fraction of the cost and time you can file for a divorce without hiring an attorney. For thirty-five dollars you can purchase a self-help kit at the courthouse and begin the process of ending your marriage. The kit breaks down the process into simple steps, it includes all the forms necessary for filing and one hour of legal advise from a public attorney....   [tags: essays research papers] 717 words
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The United States Should Leave Iraq - The United States Should Leave Iraq The United States is in a tough situation. This country has gone to war without the UN's approval, and now has more casualties than when the war 'officially' ended. Now, the war could cost taxpayers $87 billion dollars, and more if the war drags on. The situation is at the critical point. If the Bush Administration does not leave Iraq, we will lose thousands of troops, spend billions sending more troops to Iraq, and we will lose the faith of the international community....   [tags: Iraq War Terrorism Violence Essays]
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Hurricane Wilma - Damage Hurricane Wilma is the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin. The atmospheric pressure was 882 millibars on Wednesday, Oct.19 making it a category 5. Wilma was the 21st storm of the 2005 hurricane season. On Tuesday, Oct.18 the hurricane was a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Wilma came just a week after Hurricane Stan, affecting some of the same countries. By Friday, Hurricane Wilma had caused at least 11 deaths in Haiti and Jamaica. Mudslides were becoming a real threat, prompting evacuations in Central America, The Caribbean, and as far as the United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 329 words
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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs - Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Many of you probably did not realize that you could spend twenty dollars for a light bulb, and most of you are wondering why you would. The answer will surprise you: to save money. Before you decide that I have completely lost my mind, hear me out. The light bulb that I am referring to is a compact fluorescent light bulb, commonly called a CF. This is a self‑contained fluorescent light that fits into standard 120‑volt light fixtures. When compared with incandescent bulbs, CFs use only 25 to 30 percent of the energy and will last up to ten times longer....   [tags: CF Electricity Light Bulb Essays]
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Corporations and the economy - Corporations and the Economy Economics is a very broad yet complex subject. Sometimes, in order to get a better view of the picture as a whole, it is useful to make an up-close and in-depth analysis of the elements which make up an economy. Examining the details of this topic can offer a revealing look into what composes a complex society such as that of America. Two very basic elements to be reviewed are ‘producers’ and ‘consumers’ and the relation that exists between the two. More specifically, as in the article I have chosen to review, how it is that a producer reaches its consumer, how their market is defined and what effects marketing has on both the targeted audience and third p...   [tags: essays research papers] 1434 words
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Sterioids in baseball - 80.3 million, 80 million, 42 million, and 35 million all have something in common (The Best-Paid Athletes). Could it be the population of the 4 most populated countries in the world. No, it’s the amount of money that the top four athletes will make each year. Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, Peyton Manning, and Michael Jordan in that order will make the following dominations as a paycheck each year (The Best-Paid Athletes). Many Americans make less than 1.7 million dollars in a life time [40 years in the work force]....   [tags: essays research papers] 1103 words
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The Enron Scandal - The Enron Scandal      Enron was established in 1930 as Northern Natural Gas Company and joined with three other companies to undertake this industry. The four companies eventually began to break apart between 1941 and 1947 as a result of a public stock offering. In 1979, Northern Natural Gas was placed under new management when it was bought by InterNorth Inc. In 1985, Kenneth Lay, CEO of Houston Natural Gas Company devised a transaction for InterNorth to purchase Houston Natural Gas. Lay was named CEO of the new company and changed InterNorth's name to Enron Corporation....   [tags: Accounting Business Stocks Market Essays]
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Legalization of Marijuana - The legalization of marijuana has been questionable for many many years now, but the government just seems to always decline. I feel that marijuana should be legalized. There are many reasons for and against legalization, but the arguments for it outweigh the arguments against it. I believe marijuana should be legalized for three main reasons. Legalization will bring in much needed tax dollars, it will free up prisons and their resources, and it will save the U.S tons of money. If marijuana is legalized, it can be taxed by the federal government, like alcohol and cigarettes are now....   [tags: Argumentative, Marijuana Legalization]
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International Monetary Fund - -International Monetary Fund-Addressing Fundamental Economic Goals On an International Level The International Monetary Fund is an important function that makes world trade less strenuous. The International Monetary Fund, or IMF as it is called, provides support and supervision to nations in all stages of economic progress. International trade is a key element to enable nations, large and small, to strengthen their economic positions. Larger nations need the international market to export their goods and services, and smaller nations also need this world scale market to import products so they are able to produce more efficiently....   [tags: essays research papers] 2405 words
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Walmart Financial Analysis - Investment Banker Since January 31, 2004, the investment banker for Wal-Mart has been Moody's investor services. Wal-Mart plans to refinance for their long term dept with Mood's Investor Services and also a few other investment banking for other corporate purposes that are not mentioned. Wal-Mart also plans to bowwow 3.3 billion dollars and an additional 1.1 billion for commercial paper By January 31, 2004 the, Wal-Mart had already established a 5.1 billion dollar lines of credits from 77 different banking industries and investment and used up approximately 145 million in the production of commercial paper....   [tags: Wal Mart Finance Investment] 977 words
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The International Space Station - The International Space Station is the doorway to the future of mankind and the world as it is known. The scientific and medical discoveries that will be made on the station could create billions of dollars annually. A plan like this, arranged to benefit the whole world economy, should sound like a good idea to every person, but some believe that the ISS is too risky, too ineffective, or too costly to create. Whether or not the space station is worth the money, time, and effort, one thing is clear, everyone is interested in this virtual floating laboratory and what assets or liabilities it will bring....   [tags: Science Space Exploration] 3088 words
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Sports And Money - Anywhere you look today you can see Mark McGwire hitting a home run, or Kobe Bryant dunking over someone. Every time someone watches television or reads a newspaper these, and many other, athletes can be found. Professional sports are all around us; they're a part of our culture. But, in the last few decades some changes have started to take place. As the popularity of professional athletics has increased, so has the cost to render them and their players' salaries. Many of the contracts signed today are for millions of dollars....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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Political Campaign Finance Reform - With the upcoming presidential election, it has been interesting to learn about things as they are actually happening in our country today. Among the many issues that surround the race to the office, financing the presidential election seems to be a major topic that is always in the public eye. There are many different views on how the election should be financed but it is hard to tell how far government funding and donations can go before democracy is left behind. After President Nixon and the Watergate controversy in 1971, the United States began to put limits on how much a candidate could receive and spend within a campaign....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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Campaign Finance Reform - Campaign Finance Reform The Democratic and Republican presidential nominees for 1999 raised an astounding 126 million to finance their campaigns in the primaries (Godfrey). The U.S. national political parties raised a record 107.2 million dollars in soft money contributions in 1999 (Campaign Finance Reform). During the 1995-96 elections, public citizens estimated that an astounding 150 million dollars was spent on "phony" issue ads designed to support or oppose congressional and presidential candidates (Campaign Finance Reform)....   [tags: Papers] 1554 words
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Industrial or Economic Espionage - Industrial or Economic Espionage A small Mississauga electronics safety equipment company is broken into. Although filing cabinets and desks were rummaged through, nothing was seemingly taken. An officer discovered the company had drawn up a bid for $7 million dollar contract a day or so before the break-in. The contract in question was for a foreign country. It was later discovered that the company in question was known for its aggressive economic espionage. An iron ore shipping company was also broken into....   [tags: International Business Competition Essays] 4333 words
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Family Values, Personal Values - Family Values and Unity There are so many various types of people with different ethnic backgrounds, culture and manner of living that are the cause of distinct values in a family. These families have poor, mediocre or virtuous family values, however what one may consider as a mediocre family value may seem poor to someone else and vice-versa. These family values differ from family to family world-wide. The most significant values are family unity, honesty and education. Family unity, is a family being together in blissful harmony on holidays....   [tags: Ethnicity Culture Families Values Beliefs Essays] 886 words
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Misplaced Government Spending - Misplaced Government Spending I am proud to say that I live in America, the land of opportunity. I am proud to live in one of the richest countries in the world. I guess you could say that I am a proud American. What other government has a national budget of $2 trillion. People say money can't buy happiness, but I disagree. The reason people say money doesn?t buy happiness is because they are spending it on the wrong things. Of the $2 trillion at the government?s disposal, $355.4 billion is spent on the military every year....   [tags: Education Finances Economics Essays] 1092 words
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Legalization Of Gambling - The Legalization of Gambling The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution in the Bill of Rights respectfully states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people”. (Gerald Murphy, Cleveland Free-Net). This Amendment states the individual’s choice about how to spend ones money. There are a few reasons that the Government should not involve themselves in this situation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Mustang Or Camero - MUSTANG OR CAMERO. Ever since the General Motors company built the first vehicle to compete with Henry Ford and the ford motor company, consumers have argued over which was better. Back in those days the better car was the one that fell apart last and was the cheapest. Today consumer values have changed, and with that change comes a want for more options and a good value for those options. “Creature Comfort” as it’s called is a big priority for the consumer. The next biggest thing is performance; the consumer wants a good performing machine that’s going to give them “Creature comfort” and a great value....   [tags: essays research papers] 993 words
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The Louisiana Purchase - The Louisiana Purchase was done in the year 1803. In this purchase the United States of America paid fifteen million dollars to get all the land west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains. This transaction was done between Thomas Jefferson and the great Napoleon. The benefits that the United States of America experienced from this purchase were numerous. For one, it gave the U.S. complete control of the Mississippi, which in tern helped many farmers with transporting goods....   [tags: Louisiana Purchase] 955 words
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Presidential Campaign Financing - Running Head: Presidential Campaign Financing Abstract President Bush won reelection against Sen. John Kerry in a presidential race that shattered previous fundraising and spending records to become the most expensive in U.S. History. Both candidates benefited from the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, which went into affect just before the 2004 election cycle began and doubled the individual contribution limit from $1,000 to 2,000 dollars. Anyone trying to run for President of the United States must raise enormous amounts of money to keep there campaigns going....   [tags: essays research papers] 367 words
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Nike Analysis - Since being founded in 1962, Nike has grown from a small fledgling shoe retailer into a world-wide corporate giant. During its first year, sales for Nike were $8000, but as of November 30th, annual sales for Nike were over 12 billion dollars. (hoover) Although Nike already dominates the sporting world, there are many opportunities for growth. According to our research, key strategic challenges facing Nike are increased competition from Adidas with their technological shoe, the Adidas One, and a potentially fatal inability to enter a new growth market such as the extreme sports market....   [tags: Business Analysis Shoe Industry] 1775 words
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The Euro - Abstract On January 1, 1999, when eleven nations of the European Union joined together and all shared the same currency this established the world's first common currency, it is known as the Euro. Is this Euro going to be the down fall of the American dollar as a world dominant currency. What are the effects on the United States economy from this overpowering currency. What impact will this have on travelers from the United States to Europe. The Euro, Effects on America On January 1, 1999 the world watched as 11 nations of the European Union joined their currencies to each other and established the world's first common currency, the Euro....   [tags: Currency Euro European Union] 1165 words
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