What do you do when you do not have enough money to pay all of your bills and buy all of the things you want. Unlike the ordinary citizen, the government can simply print more money and use it to pay its debts and fund programs that may or may not benefit the people.

Extreme fiat money printing can have an initial stimulative effect on the national economy, but over time, it can lead to a devaluation of that currency against other fiat currencies around the world. In addition, as you increase the money supply, prices will adjust upward Read the rest of this entry »

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According to newly released study, recoverable natural gas supplies in the United States are at an all time high. The figure of 2,384 trillion cubic feet is an increase of 26 percent on figures from 2010. The Potential Gas Committee attributed the increase to the development of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. This natural gas windfall is set to help make the United States a net energy exporter, and the largest global energy producer.

There is debate as to what Read the rest of this entry »

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March 22nd, 2013 Author: admin

Although there are many downsides to multinational corporations, the globe-spanning businesses do have some positive attributes.

Multinational corporations create jobs and wealth around the globe. Developing economies need foreign currency, and the investments by multinational corporations provide it. The jobs they create also boost expectations of what is possible for people in developing countries.

Multinational corporations benefit from the economies of scale thanks to their scale and size. This leads to reduced average prices and costs for Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29th, 2012 Author: admin

Americans And The Economy
If there is one ultra-progressive issue with Americans and their economy, it’s their initiative of forward movement. Middle class Americans rarely stand still long enough to tolerate a downward economy. When the 2008 Financial Meltdown showed clearly errors of unabated spending, Americans of average incomes did what they always do in a financial crisis: tighten their belts. It was refreshing to watch young families realize the days of “Shop Till You Drop” were over and a nasty recession was curtailing much Read the rest of this entry »

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Economic Crisis
Experts agree 50 of possessions Americans own are wanted rather than needed. For 3 decades, Americans consumed more luxuries than at any other time in history, amassing great landfills of items disposed of when trends or fashion dictated. In this consumer feeding frenzy, no thought was given to the possibility the economy would retaliate in a downward direction: a Great Recession.

Lessons Learned For Sadder But Wiser Americans
Once unemployment grew, Americans realized their baptism of fire into lessons in frugality. Suddenly, new car purchases were curtailed as fast as foreclosures on unaffordable homes grew rampant. Americans Read the rest of this entry »

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The current condition of the U.S. economy is creating a shift in consumer attitudes and behavior. The bottom line is that Americans are saving more, but is this an entirely good thing?

Household savings is the difference between a household’s income and what it spends. A negative savings rate means that a household is using credit to maintain its way of life. During the 1980′s and 1990′s some financial experts expressed alarm that Americans had one of Read the rest of this entry »

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May 23rd, 2012 Author: www.sandpworld.com

How outsourcing jobs impacts the US economy is a matter of worthwhile argument. For those to the political right, this occurrence can have an overall positive impact on the US economy since it saves monies for firms, broadens employment opportunities for better business deals in the US and results in more American citizens holding better and top management level careers. Experts and researchers are saying that employing international employees have an immediate impact on the US economic stature since it strips a lot of American Read the rest of this entry »

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The outsourcing of American jobs has had a very negative effect on the American economy say some experts. Businesses in America want to cut costs in order to earn a higher profit. In recent years, many businesses have started outsourcing their work to workers in other countries.

Due to laws and regulations, it can be very expensive to hire an American worker. This is the case even if the worker is not paid benefits like health care. The minimum wage in America is almost 7 times what a worker living in an emerging economy can earn. Read the rest of this entry »

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