Heat Index
Latest Headlines
Read More
Read More
Read More

Trending Topics
Editor's Pick
Top Stories
Latest Headlines
Right Now
Veterans Affairs
Most Recent
Read More
March 1, 2017

Does Government Spending Contribute to the Economy?


Jia Liu, PhD – Research Fellow Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Daily Economy

When governments spend more money than they bring in, they create budget deficits. When deficits accumulate as time goes by, governments incur debt. The U.S. federal government debt as of today is about $19.3 trillion, which, to put it in perspective, equals about 105 percent of the previous 12-month GDP.

From 1966 to 2015, an average deficit of 2.8 percent of GDP was added to the national debt each year, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO also projects the deficit would increase from 2.9 percent to 4.9 percent of GDP over the next decade if [...]

Read More
March 1, 2017

Poverty in America: Social Changes & Global Crises

Poverty in America: Overcoming Economic and Social Crises

December 7, 2015


 1  0 Google +0

Looking at poverty in the American continent is essential to better understand how the former colonies have evolved into radically different countries. Country by country, analyzing the social and economic paths taken, we can see the effects of discrimination, land ownership, wealth distribution & corruption.

If you want to read more on the origins of the huge wealth differences between North America and South America, we recommend the article on the causes of poverty.

USEFUL LINKS ‍Poverty in Brazil Poverty in Cuba Poverty in Haiti Poverty in [...]
Read More
March 1, 2017

The Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry | Cato Institute

By Stephen Moore June 25, 2003 Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness Committee on Government Reform United States House of Representatives

Thank you Chairman Burton for the opportunity to testify on the pharmaceutical industry in the United States. In keeping with the Truth in Testimony law, I wish to declare that neither the Cato Institute nor I receive any government funds, nor are we seeking any.

Why is it that when it comes to medical care in this country, policy makers in Washington almost always abandon sound economic principles that we know work to create wealth and [...]

Read More
February 14, 2017

Societal Representations of Mental Illness

Historically, the treatment of people with mental illness can be described as nothing less than horrific.  From burning people at the stake in the medieval ages because they were “products of the devil” to mass sterilization and mass murder initiated by the eugenics movement in Nazi Germany, people with mental illness have been demonised throughout. Even terms associated with mental illness have negative connotations associated with them today. Take the word ‘asylum’ for instance. By definition it is a place offering safety of shelter or an institution for the care of people, yet the word often conjures imagery of straight jackets, incoherent, nonsensical and dangerous [...]

Latest Articles
Top Five
Heat Index
Why Do Fermata Partners Have Issues With Black Men?
Did Someone at DivSearch Makeup a Fake Contract?
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Johns Creek PD
Must Read:Why Do Fermata Partners Have Issues With Paying College Athletes?