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The Role of the Government in Securing Economic Rights
My personal viewpoint on the role of government in establishing economic security is that true freedom depends on basic material rights being met, and therefore government needs to secure basic economic rights to fulfil its purpose. The strongest counter argument to this position hinges on the opinion that freedom does not...
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True Freedom and the Role of the Government in Establishing Economic Security and Basic Economic Rights
Great thinkers like John Locke believed that people enter into a social contract with one another in order to ensure protection for basic human rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have adopted this thinking as Americans and built our nation upon it. However, in order for those basic human rights t...
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The Effects of the Great Depression on Political Affairs
The Great Depression was a horrid time in the timeline of American history that started in the late 1920’s. The Great Depression was started after the economic weaknesses were exposed, the farms were overproducing and ruining the land, causing the dust bowl which devastated the land making the profession of being a farmer e...
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The Tasks of Government and Private Companies Done Through Different Methods and Techniques
The government of the United States of America handles public services at different standards and different procedures in comparison from other private companies. We, as a whole, pay the taxes the government has issued in order to execute a wide variety of services to provide for our day-to-day need. However, even with our...
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How Brexit Affects the UK
\ How Brexit Affects the UK This past June, the UK narrowly voted to leave the European Union. Britain’s exit, or Brexit, subsequently led to the pound dropping to its lowest value in recent years, as well as alienating nations and putting EU foreign nationals residing within the UK in jeopardy. Because of Brexit, the Br...
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A Summary of Bill O'Reilley's Reports on Josh Earnest and on the Stem Express Company
Bill O’Reilly has a story with Josh Earnest, the White House Press Secretary. The story is about how President Obama supports Joe Biden for running for President. In addition, the story mentions that Hillary Clinton’s emails are enough to charge her on a misdemeanor towards national charge. If she is charged, then she will...
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The United States Spends Too Much Money on Military Programs
Throwing Our Money Away There is no doubt that the United States is in an extremely large
public debt. Year after year, the government constantly spends more than it
collects in taxes, and adds more to the public debt. But where does that
discretionary spending go? Congress decides this every year, but the body
has a...
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The Importance of Being Decisive and the Fall of George McClellan
George B. McClellan had many outstanding qualities that made him the golden boy of his superiors. He also had great competence. At fifteen and a half, he entered West Point (and ranked in the top ten at the end of that first year). Then, at age 34, he was promoted to major general. So how comes McClellan didn’t fare as well...
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A History of the Jeffersonian Politics and How Jefferson Dealt With the Conflict Between France, Britain and America
After the leadership of George Washington, and John Adams, America has finally had found a change is a political parties that had taken office, the man himself Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States, he had lead from 1801-1809. During this time Jefferson had established his followers...
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A Discussion on the Quantitative Easing Policy
Quantitative Easing 2 QE2, or quantitative easing 2, was one of the most criticized
policies that the Federal Reserve has ever implemented. QE2 pumped 600
billion dollars into the economy in order to fight deflation. This policy
was intended to raise consumer prices and minimally fight unemployment.
However, not every...
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An Outline about the Risks of CIA's Investment into the Drone Program
One of the main risks the CIA’s program faces is that we are pumping so much money into the drone program. The UN might conclude that the drones are not fit for combat and that we need to get rid of them. If so, we will have wasted a lot of money and time. The UN thinks that it is unfair to only have loss of money as a c...
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The United States Postal Service Should Be Privatized
When it comes to delivering the mail, Germany has the right idea.
"After selling off all but 24 of 29,000 post office buildings in the past
15 years, the German postal service is now housed mostly within other
business 'partners,' including banks, convenience stores and even private
homes..." (Rosenthal). In a time of treme...
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An Overview of the Privatization of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA Project
Privatization of NASA Pros of Privatization: Effective way to fund critical infrastructure needs Can be a source of immediate revenue Can appeal to investors and bidder → more money and funding Often more efficient than the government → better service at lower cost Expedient solution to public problems Cons of Priva...
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A Discussion on Whether the Framers of the Constitution Created It With the Primary Goal of Protecting Their Wealth
Charles A. Beard’s excerpt from An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution provides a different, objective outlook toward the potential true objective of the framers of the constitution. “And these groups grew more and more determined to reconstruct the political system in such a fashion as to make it subserve their per...
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The Different Visions of Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun about the Economy of the United States After the War of 1812
When the War of 1812 ended, there was a move of nationalism in America. The National Banking System started, decisions made by the Supreme Court gave more federal power to the government, more transportation systems were built to connect the nation. Although America has been very successful, the views of the citizens diffe...
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The Role of Religion in Swaying the Poor Vote for Redistribution
Do the poor vote for redistribution? The goal of democracy is to guarantee that the needs of the many are met. In all societies, democratic or not, the poor are “the many”; there are always far more poor people than wealthy people. However, we still see that in many democracies there is high income inequality. The poor...
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The Positive and Negative Sides of Prioritizing Tax Increase over Spending Cuts
Affirmative My partner and I affirm the resolution “Resolved: The United States should prioritize tax increases over spending cuts. First, we will define a few terms. United States refers to the US Federal government. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, prioritize means “to rank in order of priority, or superiorit...
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The Way Governments Deal With Bad Economy
Governments need people to function. Without the people, they would have nothing to govern, no one to exert power and authority over. However, having people to govern isn’t enough. If people are very unhappy with the government, the government’s goals can never really be accomplished, no matter how hard the government tries...
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An Explication of Personal Income Tax, Excise Tax and State Sales Tax
Three examples of taxes are a personal income tax, an excise tax like that imposed on cigarettes and alcohol in the U.S., and a state sales tax. The first two are sources of revenue for the federal government. Individuals must file income tax returns each year, paying a certain percentage on each portion of their income as...
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The Governmental Policy of Laissez-faire
Laissez-faire Although the economic growth of the United States between 1860 and 1900 had been attributed to a governmental policy of laissez-faire, it was in fact encouraged and sustained by direct governmental intervention. In the early years of American history, most political leaders were reluctant to involve the feder...
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An Introduction to the Analysis of Martin Luther King's Ideology
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Ideology: End of Poverty, Start of Peace In “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community”, Dr. King stated that poverty is a big issue in America that affects both African Americans and Caucasians. The causes of poverty are poor housing, lacking of education, and fragile family relationships. Ther...
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An Introduction to the Failure of Neoliberal Agricultural Policies in 1970 - 1980 Africa
The Failure of Neoliberal Agricultural Policies in 1970-1980 Africa African countries today are some of the most impoverished and underdeveloped regions of the world. The continents contemporary history is largely characterized by the lingering shadow of colonial hegemony, political instability, military conflict, and la...
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Ethical and Social Aspects of Communism Compared to Capitalism and Democracy
Ethical and Social Aspects of Communism Compared to Capitalism/Deomcracy Communism: the socio-economic theory that promotes the establishment of a classless, stateless society through the equal distribution of goods among citizens. (Marstin, Luke 2) Economic Communism from a Social/Ethical Standpoint It is not ethical...
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