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Compound Interest: An Essay
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Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Category: Essay » Business
Compound interest not conducive to economic growth and harmony in society. Proposes banks charge simple interest on loans, and be allowed to invest in entrepreneurial partnerships to supplement profits. This produces absolute wealth, more assets for society rather than redistribution.
The Piketty Task
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Price: Free! Words: 12,930. Language: British English. Published: January 30, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
The main economic problems in 2015 are national debt and declining real incomes. Piketty’s theory of investment and growth is outlined before economic remedies are considered. These might include vigorous pursuit of tax avoidance by multinationals and restoration of the state’s role in public housing. The curious nature of money and ways of reducing national debt are considered.
Scotland? No such country!
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Price: Free! Words: 11,750. Language: British English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
The sources for national identity are considered in terms of five factors: language, religion, economy, geography and a common enemy. The only difference between people north and south of 55 degrees latitude that emerges is that the Scots dialect of English remains closer to German than does standard English. This book updates the 2014 version and separates the economic proposals into a new e-book
The Final Discrimination
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Price: Free! Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
Our civilised societies have abolished discrimination - right? WRONG! Read how we can remove the final discrimination.
American Poverty: Why America’s Treatment of the Poor Undermines its Authority as a World Power
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Series: American Stories. You set the price! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
In 2014 Russian aggression towards the Ukraine and the rise of ISIS called into question whether or not the United States genuinely functions as a world power anymore. In this thoughtful and thought provoking book, author-historian Laurel A. Rockefeller takes a look at the role poverty plays in American foreign policy effectiveness.
Australian Politics -The Alternative Commission of Audit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
The newly elected Australian government appointed a Commission of Audit, a group of conservative businessmen. The result they produced sent the population shuddering at the horrifying vision they painted. We have produced our own Audit report, a vision by the People, for the People. It paints a far rosier picture that would build a fairer, more equitable and inclusive Australia.
The Currency Paradox
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Price: Free! Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic conditions
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With the publishing of French economist Thomas Piketty's seminal work, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, many have begun to contemplate the effects of economic inequality and the potential for a "post-capitalist" world. This essay outlines the fundamental flaw of the capitalist system and attempts the daunting challenge of conceptualizing a system that could viably replace it.
Australian Budget 2014 – The Alternative
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
We are told there is a debt crisis - but there isn't. We are told we have to slash spending - but spending is not the problem. In this article Skye looks at the Australian Budget in 2014 and discusses the truth behind the lies, and looks at how we might make cuts, if they were necessary, by starting at the top.
Australian Politics – the GST Solution
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
Social and political commentator, Skye Blue, looks at an innovative solution to the GST issue in Australian politics.Do we have a revenue problem, or a spending problem? Who should decide what the GST rate is? Perhaps you should decide? Join Skye in this unique article about the GST.
Unsustainable Population
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Price: Free! Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
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The book attempts to put the issue of sustainable population on the political agenda. Global warming, species extinction and migration pressure arise when seven billion people occupy a planet that may only sustain two billion. Anti-immigrant feelings, the Arab Spring and wars in Africa and Syria may be consequences of the birth rate. Options are considered for six countries.
An Impulse to bring-off a "Remodeled India"
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Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
A Monograph on "Politics and Economic Development".
Un coup de pouce ou une aumône : des suggestions pour améliorer le programme canadien de péréquation
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Price: Free! Words: 9,030. Language: Canadian French. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
The French edition of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's popular e-book on the Canadian equalization program.
Do Americans Believe Capitalism and Government are Working?: Religious Left, Religious Right and the Future of the Economic Debate
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Price: Free! Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
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Greed, lack of equal opportunity, poverty and lasting inequality are the reasons more than 4-in-10 (42 percent) Americans say capitalism is not working well, a major new national survey finds. The survey, which explores Americans’ views on faith, values and the economy, also finds that only the oldest Americans believe they are better off than their parents’ generation.
The Other Side of Democracy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
Once people hear about democracy, their minds directly think about beautiful and positive concepts like freedom, justice, and rights. Why don’t we consider the other side of democracy away from what mass media presents and how society shapes our minds. The following article highlights some of the weakness points of democracy.
A Hand Up or a Hand Out: Ideas on How to Improve Canada's Equalization Program
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Price: Free! Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
The current Equalization formula, which re-distributes some $16 billion in federal funds to six provinces (PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba), is set to expire in 2014. We’ve gathered in this eBook the writings of a handful of individuals and groups, all who have made suggestions on how to improve the program.
Emergency Economy: A PFRI Paper by Dr. Imran Chaudhry and Saleena Karim
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Price: Free! Words: 7,930. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
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This paper, produced by the Pakistan First Research Institute (PFRI), presents a two-pronged contingency model for a sustainable microeconomy in Pakistan’s context.
Analysis of The Flaw In Laissez Faire Capitalism
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Price: Free! Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
A concise and straightforward analysis of the serious flaws in laissez faire capitalism. The last century of United States economic history is reviewed to identify the policies that caused recessions and depressions, with resulting business slowdowns and unemployment.
The Economics of a Storm
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Series: Economics Simply Put. Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
What happens when a major storm barrels through an area? In addition to the tragedy of loss of life and loss of property that accompanies so many of these storms, we also see shortages and cries of price gauging. In this short work on the topic, Catherine lays out her argument for why price gauging is not evil, and that artificially maintaining low prices in a crisis situation is not virtuous.
Reclaiming Socialism, or: Economic Democracy (Recovering a Stolen Word)
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Price: Free! Words: 15,410. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
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An attempt to reclaim the word "socialism" from those that have re-defined it and rendered it taboo. Socialism does NOT mean a state-run economy or the end of private property, let alone Soviet-style tyranny. Socialism DOES mean economic democracy, worker-owned business, an economy for the 99%, and a humane alternative to capitalism. Capitalism is broken and it's time to discuss replacing it.
Charade of the Debt Crisis
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Price: Free! Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Government & business
A rampant blunder in the marketplace is a mix-up between the destination and the journey. A showcase arose with the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath: frantic politicians wasted mounds of public funds even as they crippled the financial markets and the real economy. More generally, a solid grasp of means and ends is the first step toward thrashing out a cogent agenda in any domain.