What could Macedonia Learn from a Tiger? Asian Tigers and Uninterrupted Economic Growth
The first reaction of economies in transition is a sharp decline in their production, mainly in industrial production. In the countries which attained independence with the demise of the British Empire (where the sun never set) - industrial production fell by 20% on average.
Public Procurement and Very Private Benefits
In every national budget, there is a part called "Public Procurement". This is the portion of the budget allocated to purchasing services and goods for the various ministries, authorities and other arms of the executive branch.
Ifs and VATs of Taxation in Macedonia - Should VAT be Applied in Macedonia?
To be justified, taxes should satisfy a few conditions:Above all, they should encourage economic activity by providing incentives to save and to invest. Savings - transformed into investments- enhance productivity and growth of the economy as a whole.
Battling Societys Cancer: Unemployment
The official figures are staggering: 35% of the workforce - about 280,000 people - are unemployed and looking for a job. Each 1.
Should the Government Compensate the Clients of TAT?
This, of course, is a political decision. There is no "right" thing to do.
The Typology of Financial Scandals
Tulipmania - this is the name coined for the first pyramid investment scheme in history.In 1634, tulip bulbs were traded in a special exchange in Amsterdam.
Is The Bill Of Rights Necessary?
The Bill of Rights to our Constitution caused -- and still causes - some contradiction, confusion and danger with the Constitution itself. It is unfortunate that a bill of rights was included with the Constitution.
Economic Illiteracy Can Be Very Costly!
I'VE ALWAYS ARGUED THAT ECONOMIC ILLITERACY IS VERY COSTLY.This is true with respect to credit card rates or broader economic principles in government policy.
The Will To Fight for Islam
The more I study the dynamics of WWII the more I am convinced that we won the war because of our entrepreneurs and their output; manufacturing capability. With most other things being equaled; technology, techniques of war strategy, etc.
Religion, Wars and Civilization
Many are quick to point out the benefits of religion in civilization as the bond that keeps us together; a bond, which keeps society from disrupting into chaos and spontaneously turning to anarchy. Yet, to do so without discussion of the flip side of the coin is misleading at best.
Truckers Take Some Hits and Keep On Trucking
After 9-11 insurance rates on Independent Truck Drivers and smaller trucking companies showed an average increase of over 30%. Larger trucking companies are generally self insured, however incessant lawsuits have also hurt them and caused higher self insurance funds causing decreased earnings and thus higher over all shipping rates to the consumer.
Toll Ways Hurt The Flow of Transportation
The United States has never done a full study on the economic losses caused by the toll ways, which impede our daily lives and the flow of our transportation. Transportation is vital to the health of a nation, its GDP and the flow of commerce and trade.
Minor Disruptions Cause Chaos in Transportation
Recently the Los Angeles Transit workers are on Strike and the RTD is not operating, this happens every few years. This disrupts the flow of people on their way to get food, go to work, attend college or visit friends.
Maximizing Efficiency at Our Airports
Our Airports have excess capacity, which is not being used due to the fact that many airliners sit during the nighttime and fly during the day. This is only one problem we have that can be solved through better optimization.
Bureaucracy Suffocating the Flow of Transportation
We are slowing the transportation flows of our civilization by over burdening our transit systems, transportation companies, airlines, railroads and shipping companies with linear thought out rules and regulations. We are over regulating, over taxing and attacking the free market sector companies and this is cost America jobs, governments in tax base and hardship for travelers, vendors and industry, which rely on this transportation.
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The week in politics - CNN
Stop covering politics as a game - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
Don't Be a Grinch About 'Money in Politics' - RealClearPolitics
Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
Stop covering politics as a gameNieman Journalism Lab at HarvardIf there is one truth about political journalism, it is that the game frame dominates. Politics is covered as a competition between left versus right, Democrat versus Republican; a battle of individuals and political factions, rather than a debate over ...
How to talk politics at your family Christmas gathering - Fox News
Don't Be a Grinch About 'Money in Politics'RealClearPoliticsBut if Christmas toy commercials and snow-filled movie trailers were replaced with political ads, then gleeful carolers would be replaced by shrill outrage. Anti-speech liberals would lament the rise of ?money in politics,? turning to the government ...and more »
Sweden and the Politics of Denial - National Review
How to talk politics at your family Christmas gatheringFox NewsIn holiday political conversations, we shouldn't expect too much. Chances are that we will not win people to our point of view in between forkfuls of Cousin Catherine's congealed salad. But if you want to get your foot in the door, consider telling a ...
Palmetto Politics: Bobby Harrell running for Statehouse, would-be opponent says - Charleston Post Courier
Sweden and the Politics of DenialNational ReviewWhen neo-Nazis planned a march that would go past the Goteborg synagogue on Yom Kippur this September, for example, it stirred up outrage across the political spectrum. A court ruled that the demonstrators had to change their route. There is, however ...and more »
Fake Facebook profile behind newest Tea Party tangle in Tarrant County politics - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probe - Fox News
DI Politics Chat: Is Trump the Worst President of All Time? - New York Magazine
Today in politics: Live updates - CNN
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George Bush and the Iraq War - Down on Downing Street
You, the reader, should be aware of my affluence of love for literature in all its forms, for instance: the novel, the novella, the short story, the poem, and the comic strip - which, in its own right, is a literary and creative milestone tantamount in importance to Shakespeare.However, without doubt, one of my favorite genres of literature is: the memo.
Dealing with Massive Prisoners of War
In the last Gulf War we saw thousands of enemy soldiers giving up. Killing them is against Geneva Convention and they know it.
Making Peace with Our Ancestors and Neighbors
As a result of the conflict analysis exercise and a workshop conducted earlier this year by the Liberia Community Infrastructure Program, (LCIP), participants indicated a strong resentment of ex-combatants by the war affected community leading to traditional cleansing ceremonies. Sentiments from both tribes indicated a mutual approval/acceptance of the Zalakai/Zalayei traditional healing process; only being assisted by LCIP.
Close to 500,000 people - one in four - live under the poverty line in a country where the average monthly salary is less than 150 US dollars. More than one in three members of the workforce are chronically unemployed.
Sweet Lies, The Aspartame Issue
Aspartame activists are constantly being attacked because all data are a matter of public record from congressional records to government documents. Now there is even a movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World (www.
Suicide Prevention in Prisons
Prison guards and corrections professionals are hard at work insuring that suicides do not take place. They have special attire, suits, straps, rubber rooms and event blankets, which cannot be tied in knots.
Anyone Awake Out There?
As we reel from the news of the recent bombings in London, England, it is incumbent upon all of us to examine, seriously, why such attacks by Islamic Extremists are occurring. We cannot combat what we do not understand, let alone try to wage an effective war against such an insidious enemy.
French NON to Europe Might be Engrained in Their History
Many of the problems that the members of the European Union are expressing with their constitution are in matter of fact problems with they perceive to be the 'one size fits all' idea of policies. The French are loudest in expressing their objections and looking at the history of the evolution of the nation state, perhaps they have a point.
Let us Disband The FTC's Franchising Division
Previously Senator Dick Armey and his staff in 2000 to review seriously the important decision to scrutinize the FTC's franchising division. Mr.
Lyndon Johnson - The Day After Dallas
J. Edgar Hoover and LBJ used to enjoy watching Hoover's agent filmed blackmail evidence for all Washington movers and shakers and we are now a lot more aware of the nature of the unelected Tyrant who rulled for five decades.
How Bill Cosby got it Wrong
Bill Cosby got it wrong. His many speeches regarding the plight of poor blacks in this country and their lack of personal responsibility were not only off the mark, but completely irresponsible.
US Army in Catch 22 on Gays Issue
Many of those who wish to fight for our country come from families with strong ideals of freedom. Most of them are strong Christians in fact.
Richard Nixon, the truth
Richard Nixon was by far a most fascinating and colorful character in our nations history. Richard Nixon, well even his dog's past was checkered.
Medicade Scam; Worse than You Think
You are not going to believe what is going on in North Western Michigan; Check this scam out, typical health care fraud. There is a $3000 allowance per month if your child is on medicade because the parent is poor.
When Will the World Wake Up?
How can any human being today, anywhere in this world, not be fearful and angry? We have turned into a society where hate is a primary emotion. People are killing people, nations are destroying nations; it's a never ending battle of might over right.
Problems in the Media
I am noticing an increasing and alarming rate to which the media journalists in all forms use the media for public opinion and not for news. Whereas this is not all bad, it is bad when it is purported as news and not public opinion.
Technology and International Terrorism
Airlines do not allow cell phones on board, but they do allow AirCell a specialized new technology for in flight calls. AirCell's technology has been approved by the FCC because it uses a single regulated frequency.
A friend of mine, who lives in the thick of the Arizona conflict concerning illegal Mexican migrants, sent me a web site that you really should read:http://www.newswithviews.
Arbitrageous Outrageous and Immoral
Back-Dooring the CSIS:The US and Israel have admitted they back-doored Canada's top secret computer for about eight years. They did not admit it until they were discovered so we can imagine they are still doing this kind of thing.
Voting Pro-Environment is Good For Jobs, Health, and Security
There are many issues on the minds of US voters these days, but according to national polls, the environment ranks ..