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    America's Downward Spiral

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    America's Downward Spiral In recent years, the economy in the United States has been in what most would see as a recession. American people differ in the way they react to a recession. Some, such as Michael Moore, feel it becomes a downward spiral as big business and it’s stockholders gain more money and power, and it’s workers gain less money and stability. With a loss of stability for the American worker there is a fear of losing their health benefits, social security, pension plan, and

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    The play Macbeth traces the character Macbeth's downward spiral from a brave, loyal soldier, to an ambitious, cold blooded murderer. Macbeth is the warrior hero in King Duncan's Scottish army. He is spoken of with great admiration. Macbeth is the Thane of Glamis because of his courage and valor. He is loved for his loyalty to King Duncan, and his bravery on the battlefield. Macbeth further proves his bravery and loyalty when he defeats the rebel, Macdonald. The King rewards Macbeth by naming him

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    Record high unemployment, declining home values, and a recessionary climate have plunged the housing industry into a downward spiral. It started with lenient mortgage guidelines that allowed millions of people to achieve the American Dream of owning their own home. Eventually they ended up living beyond their means. Adjustable rate mortgages came due and realizing that they could not afford the jump in mortgage payment, homeowners began to put their homes up for sale. There weren’t enough buyers

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    The stock market crash of 1929 and the year 2000 bug are very similar. Black Thursday was not one of the brightest days in American History. This day was the cause of a nation downward spiral that closed 4000 banks, starting the great depression, and leading to stock that at one time would decrease 89% to the value some had bought. The cause of the stock market crash was largely due to over investment. The problem was people who didn't have the resources, investing from credit to buy into the short-lived

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    Thelma and Louise escaped for a weekend getaway. These were two women that wanted to get away from their day to day lives and live a little. Louise had her own place, car and a job at the diner. Thelma was longing and regretful of her early marriage to her husband, Darrell. Since the young age of 16, she has been with the same man. Thelma had accepted her life and the way she was treated. Louise didn’t think highly of Darrell and thought Thelma could do much better. As they were on their way

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    Great Depression

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    hardship ever. This struggle, known as the Great Depression, affected every aspect of American life. As the result of economic disparity brought on by the First World War and the great stock market crash of 1929, the depression sent America into a downward spiral into poverty. Businesses filed for bankruptcy, farmers were unable to sell crops, and banks were incapable of providing people with their money as the once booming economy came crashing down. The most profound impact that the Great Depression

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    Americas Economy Today

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    spending fuels two thirds of the economy and consumer confidence fuels consumer spending. So far this year, consumer confidence has been dropping drastically. People have still been spending at about an average rate, but as the market continues this downward spiral people will definitely begin to hold onto their money a little tighter. Everyone knows about the big tax cut George Bush is promising us, but how much will it really help the economy? The Bush administrati...

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    Fear

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    Has fear ever caused you to do something other than normal? The definition of fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat” (google dictionary). When we are afraid, or scared, we react differently, whether or not the fear is actually real. Fear affects our decisions, reactions, and is behind all superstitions. Fear makes us do things we wouldn’t normally do. The definition of decision is “A conclusion or resolution reached

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    Alternative Martyr

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    Upon first glance, the disheveled, disappointed, and depressed Kurt Cobain doesn't seem to fit the profile of a martyr, but appearances can be deceiving. Cobain is often called the martyr for Generation X. He is the voice of the underdogs, the misfits, the misunderstood, and anyone else who has been outcast by popular society. Growing up, he struggled to fit in. After his parents divorced when he was seven, his behavior became uncontrollable and his mother sent him to live with relatives. Instead

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    Depression

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    People suffering from depression experience a lasting and continuously depressed mood that interferes with the ability to function, feel pleasure, and even maintain interest in life. The occasional feeling of being “blue” does not usually cause a downward spiral into depression. People suffering from major depressive episodes may feel so fatigued that they cannot go to work, school, or even do the simple things we take for granted. They may sleep day and night, have problems concentrating, and feel so

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