The American Indian Genocide - 1,415 words
Textbooks and movies are still hiding the genocide of Native American Indian cultures, which began five centuries ago. There were many friendly and close relationships between early immigrant settlers and native peoples, but these were not the main current in their relations. U.S. history is destroyed by acts of genocide against native people, made worse by the deadly impact of new diseases spread by contact between new settlers and native Americans. Many aggressive attempts were made to reform the Indian peoples according to European cultural models, whether under threat of death or, later, through separation to government boarding schools. Government policies guided the destruction and con ...
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Positive Changes In The Workplace - 1,224 words
... l the mastodons and live for another season. We really have not changed all that much. Today's workplace requires us to give our best as often as possible. James Kouzes feels that "Opportunities to challenge the status quo and introduce change opens the doors to doing one's best. Challenge is the motivation environment for excellence (Kouzes, Posner 39)". The only exception that needs to be brought out by that is that we need to give people a change to get used to the changes before we introduce more. The major reason for stress is when you do not allow for the adjustment period in-between major changes. " Stress has gotten a bad name. Stress of all kinds is good ----- physical, emotiona ...
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Shrinking Buying Power Of The Middle Class - 1,654 words
The Shrinking Buying Power of the Middle Class According to the Merriam-Websters Online Dictionary, the middle class is a class occupying a position between the upper class and the lower class; especially: a fluid heterogeneous socioeconomic grouping composed principally of business and professional people, bureaucrats, and some farmers and skilled workers sharing common social characteristics and values (Merriam-Webster). In the United States, their family incomes would generally range from $25,000 to about $99,999 and the median is about $45,000 per year (Census). Nowadays, the middle class workers are less likely to work in manufacturing companies, although there were many of them in fact ...
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Country Risk Analysis - 1,754 words
In the effort to reduce company risk while simultaneously expanding operations, the firm should consider expansion into a new geographic market. By taking advantage of the unique attributes of the Irish economy and aligning them with the characteristics of this company, the potential to maximize shareholder wealth improves while the risk exposure of the company declines. By expanding our information technology operations into Ireland, this risk/return strategy can be successfully accomplished. Located just west of Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland is a small island state surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The population in 1999 was estimated at 3,632,944 people. The estimated growth rate ...
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Hummer Corporation Analysis - 958 words
I am writing to you in regards to the Hummer's target market. According to AM General's market research , Hummer's market is divided into four categories: the realist, the discerner, the conqueror, and the adventurer. The realist considers Hummer for its practical purposes, and will therefore make use of the vehicle's off-road prowess. The discerner is a connoisseur for the finer things in life, who appreciates Hummer's status, but is unlikely to go off-roading. The conqueror is a successful person who wants people to know it, who appreciates Hummer for its exclusivity and attention grabbing looks. The fourth type of buyer is the adventurer, who wants to take the Hummer off-road. By analyzin ...
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Atise - 1,190 words
Daekwon the chef and Rza Shogun, Sergio Suarez, Sylvia Lin, Anne-Sophie Young A Treatise on the Value of Economic Indicators The US Economy and Economic Indicators The United States economy is the strongest and the most affluent in the world. Besides having the highest GDP (Gross Domestic Product), the United States has a complex system of regulating economic policy and controlling the money supply. The system also regulates banks and financial institutions, and even has a central bank (Federal Reserve Bank) that decides on significant issues, such as raising interest rates. There are many economic indicators that affect the economy such as the CPI, which is the measure of prices at the cons ...
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Atise - 1,199 words
... e at times. They are highly volatile meaning that the retail sales report has a strong tendency, if not potential, to provide major surprises. The Consumer Confidence Index is an important economic indicator because it measures the level of confidence in the American consumer in each household. However, these surveys might not be reliable because times and situations of the American consumer can change dramatically. If consumers are concerned about job security, economic conditions, or personal finances, they are prone to spend less and this can cause disinflation and even deflation. Alternatively, if consumers have a good feeling about the economy, the opposite effect will occur. The Un ...
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The Future Of The Economy In The Year 2000 - 1,645 words
The economy has performed exceptionally well for the past several years, combining rapid growth and very low unemployment with declining inflation. Not only has the expansion achieved record length, but it has done so with far stronger growth than expected, stated Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in his remarks to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition annual conference in Washington (Business Week, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Economic Outlook, March 6,2000). Figures show that since 1996, the growth of GDP has averaged more than 4 percent, compared with an average of about 3 percent since 1973. Because of those four years of rapid growth, the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.1 ...
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Unemployment - 1,636 words
... ured goods grows and remains high, employment in the secondary sector remains high as well. There is also a third, or tertiary sector of employment comprising such activities as the service trades, teaching, administration, scientific research, medical care, art, and tourism, as well as other pursuits that are not carried on in factories. Technical progress in those areas is slight, compared to that in the primary and secondary sectors, and so the activities in the tertiary sector require a large number of people. In countries with high living standards, the demand for products of the tertiary sector keeps increasing; thus employment in that sector increases more rapidly than in the othe ...
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Tourism In Egypt - 1,091 words
Egypt is a country that is extremely rich in its historical background. With such a background it is easy to see why tourism is a big component of its gross national product. The well being of the Egyptian economy is highly dependent on a good year of tourism. The whole business of tourism has relied on the ancient monuments and relics of the past, but in recent years there has been a huge effort to create more modern tourist attractions like resorts and golf courses. The combinations of the old and new attractions comprise the biggest sector of the Egyptian economy. For the most part it is said that Egypt consists basically of six different tourist sites. Three of the sites; Alexandria, Hur ...
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Nationalism Is The Source Of Conflict Between Palestine And Israel - 1,021 words
... as mainly due to the excessive force used by the Israeli military. All types of bullets and ammunition, anti-tank missiles, helicopter gun-ships, and tanks were all used against civilian population trying to express their frustration with the continued Israeli occupation of their homeland, and against the Israelis who continued to deny their God given right for freedom, dignity, and independence. (http://www.pna.net/events/economy under siege2.htm) The government in Palestine has gotten more democratic. On January 20, 1996, residents of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip voted in the first democratic election of the Palestinian people. There were 672 candidates from 16 dis ...
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Laissez Faire - 1,062 words
... demand. With falling demand for output, business investment sank. High tariffs prevented an export-driven growth stimulus (2). (1) Flexible and falling prices, wages, and interest rates could offset an economic slowdown in several ways. In a business downturn, a decrease in labor demand and layoffs lead to a decrease in wages. Lower wages reduce the relative price of employing labor relative to capital and create an offsetting increase in the demand for labor. If prices fall further than wages, then purchasing power increases. Furthermore, with falling prices, the value of wealth holdings also increases - both effects contribute to increased consumption, offsetting the initial decrease ...
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The Overnight Sensation - 1,139 words
The book, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie provided a way for people to motivate themselves and enter the work force after the Great Depression. As an enlightened individual and business man of the time, Mr. Carnegie created a book that, "touched a nerve and filled a human need that was more than a faddish phenomenon of post-Depression days, as evidenced by its continued and uninterrupted sales into the eighties, almost half a century later," (Carnegie 13). The peoples' low morals and lost hope during and after the Depression made Dale Carnegie's book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, an "overnight sensation." As stated by "Overview of Great Depression," it is ...
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Immigration Into America - 1,143 words
In the eyes of the early American colonists and the founders of the Constitution, the United States was to represent the ideals of acceptance and tolerance to those of all walks of life. When the immigration rush began in the mid-1800s, America proved to be everything but that. The millions of immigrants would soon realize the meaning of hardship and rejection as newcomers, as they attempted to assimilate into American culture. For countless immigrants, the struggle to arrive in America was rivaled only by the struggle to gain acceptance among the existing American population. It has been said that immigration is as old as America itself. Immigration traces back as far as the 1500s when the ...
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The Effect Of Antibatista Sentiment In Cuba On Castros Rise To Power - 1,306 words
... re it was scheduled, and he did not have adequate human resources to ensure the success of his plan. Due to these insufficiencies, the attack was a failure, which resulted in the brutal slaying of seventy rebel youths, and the subsequent jail and torture of the remaining rebels. Although the attack itself was a failure, it served an important purpose in catapulting Castro into the public eye as a potential leader. It also demonstrated how in all probability an armed struggle would be needed to bring Batista down. In his trial, Castro launched into a denunciation of the Batista regime, identifying the problems of Cuban society, and relating how Batista was responsible for them. He called ...
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Great Depression - 1,562 words
The Great Depression took place from 1930 to 1939. During this time the prices of stock fell 40%. 9,000 banks went out of business and 9 million savings accounts were wiped out. 86,000 businesses failed, and wages were decreased by an average of 60%. The unemployment rate went from 9% all the way to 25%, about 15 million jobless Economic Indicators of the Great Depression Indicator 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 (in millions) 2.0 1.6 4.3 8.0 12.1 12.8 production workers (constant $) $27.00 $28.55 $25.84 $22.62 $17.05 $17.71 financial difficulties 499 659 1,352 2,294 1,456 4,004 (in billions of $'s) $2.9 $3.1 $3.3 $3.6 $4.7 $4.6 (in billions of $'s) $5.8 $5.4 $4.0 $2.9 $2.3 $2.1 The end of Wor ...
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Gun Control Misc - 952 words
Do We Need Tougher Gun Control Laws? What does the sound of amendment mean? In its entirety it reads, "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Does this confer an unqualified right to bear arms? Or is it a right conditioned by the clause preceding the statement of right? Does the militia refer to the pe9ople generally, or does it specifically relate to the organized ("well regulated") military bodies of state and national guards and the armed forces? Gun control is one of many major topics of debate on Capitol Hill these days, but does it get the due attention that it needs? Gun related ...
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5 Year Plan - 4,260 words
An analysis of companys strengths An analysis of companys weaknesses An analysis of companys opportunities Analysis of Major Competitors in the Field Expansion Strategy for the Future Five Years Expansion Strategy for the Future Five Years Expansion Strategy for the Future Five Years Growth Forecasts for Years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 For over thirty years, Star Appliances Inc. has been helping people to manage their homes. Today, Star Appliances Inc. is one of the major competitors in the household industry and one of the most selling brand in America. Achieve technology excellence in current and future generations of products, processes, and services. Develop innovations by cre ...
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Makah Indians And Whaling - 1,212 words
... he loss of our traditional seafood and sea mammal diet. We also believe that the problems troubling our young people stem from lack of discipline and pride. And we hope that resuming whaling will help The only chance of survival for the hundreds of Native American cultures is tradition. Being a people whose histories were recorded orally until only recently in history, tradition is rooted in the memory of the people. In the Makah memory tradition is the whale hunt. To the environmentalist the whale hunt is where it belongs, in the memory. The whale hunt to them is nothing but commercial exploitation, killing for a profit. Indeed, there is a profit in whaling. The Makah have shown interes ...
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Finland - 1,107 words
... he Tlnlahti Bay. Next to it is the new National Opera of Finland. The Temppelinaukion kirkko Church in Tl is the most popular sight in Helsinki. Helsinki is a maritime town. The busy Market Square with its fruit and flower stalls and white seagulls is right at the seaside. The Suomenlinna Fortress is only a short trip away and so is the Pihlajasaari recreation area, the beaches of which are very popular in summer. You can go to Korkeasaari, the Helsinki Zoo, either in summer by ferry or by car all-year. Seurasaari contains a large recreation area and a unique open-air museum. All the motorways in Finland start in Helsinki. Along the western coast runs the road called Jorvaksentie and ano ...
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