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The Economic Case for Almonds
The Economic Case for Almonds One almond requires one gallon of water to grow and uses approximately
10% of the water California's agricultural industry uses each year. With
the drought in California, the agricultural industry, which uses 80% of the
state's water supply, has been cast as the primary villain. Specific...
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An Economics Naturalist Essay: Why Do People Scalp Tickets?
Imagine, if you will, that you are enjoying an evening out on the town with your significant other and you read a pamphlet advertising your favorite band performing live right down the road. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see them live so you go to the venue and try to buy two tickets for that night’s performance...
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An Analysis of the Effects of Evaluation and Guiding Principles in Economy
“The purpose of documenting guiding principles is to foster continuing development of the profession of evaluation, and the socialization of its members. The principles are meant to stimulate discussion about the proper practice and use of evaluation among members of the profession, sponsors of evaluation, and others intere...
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The Issues of Misconstrued Facts in Freakonomics, a Non-Fiction Book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
In Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s non fiction work, Freakonomics, the underlying argument throughout the text revolves around misconstrued facts. The authors challenge with discourse over various subjects with a tone that’s subtle yet slightly sarcastic. They tactfully use the rhetorical modes of arguments, cause...
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The Solutions to the Issues of the American Economy
The American Economy The American economy is one of the most controversial topics there is regarding the government, and if you ask three different people how it’s doing, you’ll get three different answers. There are many individual topics within the umbrella of “the economy” – income inequality, paid sick and family lea...
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Information Asymmetry Shown on the Example of the KKK and Real-Estate Agents in "Freakonomics" by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
The Ku Klux Klan and Real-Estate Agents Chapter 2 of Steven D Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's Freakonimics
addresses one of the key aspects of modern interaction: information
asymmetry. As could be guessed from the chapter title, they use 2 main
examples to show information asymmetry at work, both in the KKK's powe...
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A Discussion on the Negative Effects of Wealth on Happiness
The Negative Effect Wealth Has On Happiness The myth that money can bring people happiness has been around for centuries. People argue that the only way to be satisfied with their life is to be a millionaire, and when they get twice as much money, thus becoming richer, they will automatically become twice as happy. A reaso...
1,602 words
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Historical, Business, and Economical Aspects of the Growth of American Economy in the 1920's
The economic prosperity of 1920s America cannot be explained by one single argument. No doubt the dramatic growth of the motor manufacturing industry was a major contributor to the US economic boom, but it was by no means the only one. Other factors such as technological advancements, new business methods and government pol...
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Globalization and Western Domination Theories in Jihad vs. McWorld
Globalization Theories Globalization has opened up the world for many many years to everything influential. It literally is constantly changing the way people think, feel, eat, act, etc. There is definitely no escaping from globalization because it is currently influencing the world at every second and in every way. Many...
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The Importance of Having Inequality of Wealth Concentration in the United States of America
The phrase,“The rich get richer and the poorer get poorer.” Is a great example of wealth concentration. It is very important to have financial inequality in terms of wealth concentration because wealth concentration boosts the economy, and motivates people to work harder. This can be seen in modern day American society as w...
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