Posts Tagged ‘economy’

McCain vs. Obama on the U.S. economy

December 22, 2009

Good American Economy presents Dick Alexander and Dr. Ravi Batra, Economics Professor at Southern Methodist University, as they offer a deeper glimpse into the past to take economic policy, and economic efforts as well as Republicans, led by the current U.S. economic decline in income, employment growth and other problems. For more information go to: … Ravi Batra Economy United States Economic Policy McCain Obama Budget Deficit Clinton Presidential Election Political Bush…


Is the American economy from terrorist attack?

December 7, 2009

Is the American economy in the context of a terrorist attack? Most U.S. economic indicators are down. Consumer confidence is low, gas prices are high, food costs rising, unemployment is on the rise, the value of the dollar declines, mortgage foreclosures are still rising, and basically the economy is a mess. Is this just a normal cycle or something else driving the downturn?

Most of what is happening to the U.S. economy appears to have little meaning, and the turbulenceself-induced. Banks and mortgage companies did not have to raise home interests even though the rates were not fixed. As soon as they saw what was happening, any rational mind would have stopped raising rates and re-evaluated its impact before it got out of control. It benefits no one to have banks foreclosing. Did they think that by doing so there would be thousands of more homebuyers waiting in the wings to scoff up the empty houses?

We all know what is happening to oil prices. Economists tell us that prices are generally driven by factors such as inventories, demand, political unrest, climate, the value of the dollar and speculation. While these are often made excuses to raise prices, can not take up the facts. According to most reports, are the stock in order, effectively shutting down the demand, political disturbances are minimal and the climate has not destroyed in the recent past or stopped too many drilling operations. The dollar is definitely out, partly due to the oil issue, butthe decisive factor seems to be speculation. According to most analysts, it is speculation that id the current rise in oil heats absurd. These same analysts also say that speculation makes little sense and does not appear to be driven under normal conditions of supply and demand. The obvious question is who are these speculators, and they have a hidden agenda?

On the food front, things get worse. Prices by 4% in 2007 and expected to rise at leastanother 4% in 2008. We have seen food riots in countries such as Mexico, India, Italy, Indonesia and Africa. The United Nations is warning of massive food shortages as the ravages of global climate change and reduce the use of food additives as a biofuel strong global supply of food. There are persistent attempts by U.S. truckers stage a nationwide strike on diesel costs, but all crippled deliveries of food to the markets and many on fixed incomes are facing choices between food or medication. Here inMaine, it is quite possible that the lobster fishery, and this summer will be decimated by rising fuel costs.

Given all this negative news we see addressed with little or no public policy at addressing these problems. Record profits uncontrolled oil, food and energy costs are out of control, are a seasonal basis at high risk and yet nothing is done to deal with these problems. Scientists have reported faster-than-expected increases in greenhouse gases and polar iceis melting at unexpected rates. Assuming an active storm season this summer to combine all these factors to further exacerbate an unstable economic situation.

It is clear that things like environmental disasters will be able to change from our immediate capabilities. It seems, however, the economy shooting itself in the leg, and nothing is done to get to the victims, namely the consumer. The fundamental question is who was doing the shooting? Who profits from all theseTurbulence? Who is pulling the strings economic devastation for the economy? There are "economic terrorists" bent on disruption of the global economy?

Free market economy and free-market University

December 1, 2009

Cambodia was drawn into the "free market" after the radical agreement in Paris on 23 Done in October 1991. And these "humanitarian trend is" of course, mostly accepted by Cambodians. From this, Cambodia has boosted integration into the regional and international communities their economies.

Education is today one of the most or probably the most urgent agenda of the Cambodian people and the government. I myself and most of the Cambodian people, rich and poor,formed, showing low levels of education and illiteracy, negative perceptions of mushrooming universities in Cambodia.

I've seen that almost all the universities do not play like the "human resource developers", it seems like the commercial competition, profit-oriented. " University can play the role of 'for-profit entity? " It would be too dangerous for the university to turn in the profit-oriented businesses, because the whole nation wouldsuffer in the future. Do in this short article, I do not want my content from the presentation and analysis of existing or imminent disadvantages that the universities will lead to profit-oriented view enlarge.

Many apparent problems were seen and complaints by the students were ubiquitously heard, unemployment, not quality of training, lack of clear academic curriculum. So who or what those problems are created. Are universities, which play role of profitdramatically, to the problems mentioned above. Obviously, we see that almost all the sectors that have economic, political, social and analyzed by the international movement of people or institutions. And why is that? Universities are not convinced that the production of human resources, replacing those of foreigners.

I see that there are two possibilities, unemployment is rising in Cambodia;

1. Truly educated people are not with an opportunity to express their skills and provided

2.Although the vacancy is available, we did not occupy the qualified persons.

I have no analytical resolution to the chaos, because I keep this article short and simple like. But I'm only one point command: improving the quality of universities is the first step, and especially from all the other improvements and we'll see how it will always continue. Under Article 6 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR),Everyone has a right to work and earn a living, not just the ICESCR, Cambodian Constitution and other international instruments that have entered Cambodia, guaranteed to do the same and self-employment is entitled, but the quality and the possibility of the problem in Cambodia, as the pursuit of this international instrument is very difficult to achieve.

"Quality is everything, but that's all plotted on the willingness and the government, of course, is thatWillingness to provoke "(Coined by Lay Vicheka, 2005).