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The Study of the Changes in the Stock of Amazon, PNC and Smucker
Final Stock Paper Over the course of the semester, I followed Amazon, PNC, and Smucker’s stock. Going in, I knew very little about the stock market or how it worked. I knew that civilians could typically buy into a company, that stocks could be traded, and that the stock market fluctuated on a day to day basis based on cer...
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A Market Analysis Using the Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand Model of J. M. Keynes
In a market economy, economic activity is guided by self-interest and
prices. Economists use supply and demand curves to examine how much
consumers are willing to buy at certain prices in relation to the quantity
supplied. The AS/AD model, based on the theory of J.M. Keynes, shows
aggregate supply and aggregate demand. T...
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The War on the Increasing Prices of Gas in America
Americans across the country, from a soccer mom, to truck driver, to a sixteen year old who just got their drivers license, has a new worry on their mind: the cost of gas. According to the article Gas prices: How high will they go? , AAA expects gas to rise to about five dollars a gallon this summer. This will have a huge...
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The Causes and Symptoms of Major Depression
Abstract This paper explores the etiologies, symptoms, treatment methods, and
prognosis of major depression. The diagnostic criteria for major
depression, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM), is listed and discussed. The etiologies, or causes, of
major depression will be explored, a...
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The Result of Capitalism in the Essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
“The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” In Walter Benjamin’s 1936 essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Benjamin gives his Marxist argument for the diminishing effect on a particular work’s “aura” as a result of Capitalist reproduction. Benjamin goes into great detail to explain h...
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The Different Factors of Economic Growth and Technological Advances
Schneider begins his chapter by describing the literature on ancient technology. Much of the literature before 1984 portrayed the ancients as having few technological advances, being a primitive, backward society that lacked capital and markets and relied on slave labor (Schneider, pp. 144-145). Schneider agrees that ancien...
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The Various Causes behind the Fall of the Russian Economy
Russian Crisis (2014-present): the Fall of Ruble Russia hit a colossal economic crisis in 2014, which, as it was expected, is still going and is being prognosed to stay. The crisis includes the value loss of the ruble, inflation and Russia’s inabilility to pay off its debts, due to its incapability of being economically pr...
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The Concept of Consumerism During the Cold war
Consumerism ideals that came about after the Cold War have continued to present day which has made it possible for consumers of the United States to achieve the American dream. The war called the “Cold” War because there was not an actual war that occurred at the time. The Cold War started in 1945 when both the Soviet Union...
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A Critique of Robert Brenner's Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-Industrial Europe
Robert Brenner’s ‘Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-Industrial Europe’is one of the most defining controversies of the last thirty-nine years in the field of early modern economic history. The publication has since drawn varied criticisms, including that of other neo-Marxists, and has created a body...
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The Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States
A newly married couple in Reston, Virginia just bought their first home together in order to raise a family in 2005. Neither one of the two have had a steady employment record since they graduated from Virginia Tech a few years earlier, yet many banks and lenders offered them mortgage financing to make the purchase. Little...
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