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Study Reveals Shortfall of Language Competency in the UK

Discussing the lack of language competency in the UK as studies reveal the UK needs more people to speak the top ten languages for economic reasons. Research shows that less that 25% of the public can converse in another language.

Combating Unemployment in a Recessive Economy

A recession in the economy of any nation or society brings divers challenges. Among such isthe issue of unemployment and downsizing in relation to the survival of businesses and companies under a harsh financial environment. Many lose their jobs and away goes their peace and the income earned to cat

Does the Present Recession Affect Women More Than Men?

If men were the first to lose their jobs in the heart of the economic crisis in the United States, a study now shows a reverse trend, women-particularly mothers-today are suffering the collateral effects, while the American economy is back on the road to growth. According to a report by the Joint Ec

Mexican-US Relations and the Reality of Illegal Immigration

It is widely known that positive relations with a neighboring country or Nation State are extremely important and of course desired as well. However, we see problems with continuation of the charade with Mexico in order to foster US-Mexican relations.

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya - Who's Next?

Throughout our modern history we have heard about a "Domino effect," this inspired wars in Indochina in the 1960's, the age of military dictatorships in Latin America in the 1970's, and the collapse of Communism in the late 1980's. 2011 is the year of revolt in the Middle Ea

Excessive Greed Is Economic Reality

For several years, the entire world, including the United States, has been undergoing a severe economic recession, with record bankruptcies, bank closures, corporate failures, and extreme rates of unemployment. However, as in all things economic and political, all entities have not suffered equally.

Economic Recession - Does History Support Obama?

Unfortunately, when it comes to economic recession, history becomes clouded based on your political beliefs. The question I wish to answer is whether or not economic recessions and their severity have been at all shortened by the intrusion of government into a country's economic life.

Inflation in Duckburg

Uncle Scrooge worked hard to become the wealthiest duck in the world. We know he is an economist at heart by the lessons he teaches about money to his three nephews; Huey, Dewey and Louie. In one episode in particular, Uncle Scrooge warns his nephews about the implications of inflation as the three

How to Survive Downturn Or World Recession

In economics, the term recession generally describes the reduction of a country's gross domestic product for at least two quarters. The usual dictionary definition is "a period of reduced economic activity", a business cycle contraction.

Federal Reserve Alert -Fed Continues to Cut Rates

Federal Reserve cut its interest rate by half a percentage point as it seeks to help economy get back.The Fed said the "intensification of financial market turmoil is likely to exert additional restraint on spending, partly by further reducing the ability of households and business to obtain cr

American Workers Just Lazy?

I recently read an article that suggested that American workers are lazy because Americans are now getting 117 hours of leisure time per week vs. 110 hours per week in 1965.The suggestion was made that in a global market economy eventually American earnings will decline as they are overtaken by a co

Need For a Green Army to Revive the Economy

During the present economic downturn prevailing around much of the world governments have been seized with initiatives to revive economic activities and reduce unemployment. One of the proposals is large spending on new infrastructure projects. An infrastructure project worth considering appears to

Hu is in India but Who am I in China?

This is a short piece about an individual in another country in the light of President Hu's visit to India. Bilateral trade between the two countries is rising and the two nations are fast emerging as economic powerhouses...

Ways to Thrive During a Recession

What are some ways to thrive during a recession? The grim truth is that a recession causes pain to the average American and their family. Job layoffs and unemployment are up, the difficulty to acquire a new job, employed Americans can lose work hours, raises are not given, and benefits are limited.

Beware - Excessive Leverage is Hazardous

In a recent article, we wrote about striking similarities between the stock market crash of 1929 and the economic collapse of 2008. The main similarity is the root cause of both these painful events − excessive leverage. We also made the point, that these events were way to painful not to lear

Simple Statistics Proving the Inequities of Capitalism

Usable and consumable services and goods, produced, bought, and sold by the interactive components of an operative economic system, the ordinary workers, constitute the crux of a market economy.Yet, financial control over the means of producing the goods and services remains the deciding factor in d