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The Global Economy - I. Introduction The global economy is comprised of a multifaceted patchwork of key actors, which contribute to the development, sustainability, and strategic direction of a country. With this said, it is crucial to assess the key players of an economy with regards to the composition of public and private enterprises. The effectiveness and significance of these public and private enterprises need to be analyzed in order to measure the scope of positive or negative impact it has on the national economy when taking into account the nation’s economic indicators....   [tags: Development, Sustainability, Strategy]
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Throwing Away your Money - Section One Residents may be throwing away more than trash when the city run garbage trucks collect their rubbish. Government run solid waste collection costs approximately twenty-five percent more than when a private contract company is utilized. (Teel 1993) The concept of privatizations of solid waste collection services is nothing new. This change from using government employees and government owned trucks and landfills to contracting with a private company for solid waste collection is a trend that is getting more attention lately....   [tags: Environment, Trash Collection] 1990 words
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The Transition Of Public Management in America - The Transition Of Public Management: 2000s A puzzling question is what can be expected from public management and public managers in the new millennium. What are the important issues such as regulatory reform, public sector budgeting, human resources management, strategic policymaking, ethics, and corruption, now and in the future. Will the alternative to government delivery of service be privatization. The concepts of Rational Administration, Accountability, Planning, Control, Budgeting and Financial management are major factors in the future of this nation and the world....   [tags: Public Management Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing - Introduction This paper is a general overview of outsourcing. It explores when to outsource and what advantages and disadvantages a public manager may face when deciding whether to outsource. I have chosen references to support this text that are both academic and colloquial. Indeed it was a discovery to learn that "Outsourcing" had become a well-developed academic area of study. My prior study of the subject revolved around personal conversations and non-academic magazine articles. It may be interesting to note that an internet search using key words, "privatization + government" in both Yahoo and Dogpile failed to bring up a specific government agency devoted to outsourcing or privatizati...   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Neoliberalism and The Environmental Issues - Throughout the course of the semester, neoliberalism is a concept that is continuously reflected within the literature. Neoliberalism is a set of political-economic practices that proposes human well-being can best be advanced by deregulation of the economy, privatization, private property rights, lower government spending on social services, and by free trade/country can’t impose tariffs. Neoliberalism connects In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers, Planet of Slums, and Forest Guardians Forest Destroyers....   [tags: literature, capitalist economy]
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The Fall of Russia - After the collapse of the Soviet Union there were many different problems facing the new Russian government. Through the use of reforms many of these issues were cured but not overnight. Boris Yeltsin and his Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar implemented several policies while the economy was not moving well. Then Vladimir Putin would carry on reforms while making new ones or changing existing policies. How would these amendments affect the economy after the collapse of the Communist regime. In 1992, Yeltsin launched an economic reform program developed by Acting Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar....   [tags: Russian History ]
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The Author’s Thesis in “Race Against Time” by Stephen Lewis - The eight Millennium Development Goals proposed by the UN during the Millennium General Assembly of 2000 will not be reached in Africa by 2015 if international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund continue to impose unethical and punishing economic policies through the Structural Adjustment Program (SAPs) on the poor and undeveloped countries of Africa and if the wealthy old core countries continue to break promises and hesitate to donate enough financial aid to Africa to help it recover from the destructive effects of the SAPs and the AIDS pandemic, and to also ensure gender equality and rights of women in Africa....   [tags: Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis, ] 825 words
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What is the Future of Social Security? - What is the future of Social Security. There is much-heated debate on the issues of Social Security today. The Social Security system is the largest government program of income distribution in the United States. People are concerned that they won't see a dime of what they worked so hard to contribute into the Social Security system for so many years. Social Security provides benefits to about forty-three million Americans. Not only to retired workers, but also to their spouses and dependents of the workers who die prematurely....   [tags: essays research papers] 1069 words
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Privatizing a State Run Natural Monopoly - A Natural Monopoly In Economics, a natural monopoly can be defined as an industry where the fixed cost of the capital goods is so high that it is not profitable for a second firm to enter and compete. The reason is that the nature of that product or service makes a single supplier more efficient than multiple, competing ones. The purpose of this essay is to discuss that the economic arguments for and against on privatizing a state run natural monopoly. You will find out on following contents....   [tags: Economics Economy Papers] 1474 words
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Applying Critical Thinking - Introduction On August 12, 2010, the Governor of Illinois notified the Federal State Employee Union (FSEU) Local 343, of the state’s intent to outsource and privatize the Department of Transportation (DoT) information systems management function (B. Glenn, personal communication, August 20, 2010). In response, Mr. Padilla, the president of the FSEU Local No. 343, requests the FSEU Director of Human Resources, Ms. Glenn to evaluate the notification. The memorandum dated August 20, 2010, includes Ms....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Private Prisons and Interest Groups - Private Prisons and Interest Groups Privately owned prisons began to emerge in the mid-1980s. These prisons emerged because of the ideological imperatives of the free market, the huge increase in the number of prisoners, and the substantial increase in imprisonment costs. (1) Proponents of privatized prisons put forward a simple case: The private sector can do it cheaper and more efficiently. Corporations such as Correction Corporation of America and Wackenhut promised design and management innovations without reducing costs or sacrificing quality of service....   [tags: Papers] 2656 words
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The Public-Private Prison Debate - California is suffering from a crisis in the prison system. Its facilities are operating at double capacity and " grossly deficient medical care" is the cause of at least one inmate death per week (Wood, 2008, para. 2). Because of this need for reform, the federal government is stepping in to direct the state prison’s operating procedure. Although the financial choices of each state should be free from federal control, the federal government is still known to put pressure on states to make decisions, especially when lawsuits arise....   [tags: Private vs. Public Prisons]
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Public and Private Management - Unlike many of the other writing assignments done thus far, this paper will be providing brief synopses for several essays on issues involved with the study of public management. Although it might be possible to state that the ideas and theories presented in these texts are either true or false, it will be the goal of this writing to take the simple approach and focus on the thoughts that are presented are still relevant in modern practice of public management. However, it is first important to point out that even today there is no aggregated view for weighing or measuring the success of public managers....   [tags: Business, Performance Review, Quality Management] 1795 words
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The Global Divide Between the Rich and Poor - The Global Divide Between the Rich and Poor For the last five centuries, there has been a growing split throughout the world; this split has been between the "haves" and the "have-nots". These two groups can be defined two ways. One, between the rich and poor in individual countries and two, between the rich and poor countries themselves. Both definitions have seen increasing polarization over the last 500 years, but the definitive century was the last 100 years. The twentieth century held wealth and fortune beyond the dreams of many, but desperation and famine for many others....   [tags: Papers] 2099 words
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Dismantling Public Schools, Displacing African Americans and Latinos - Our discussion about chapter three had a tone of enlightenment and deep frustration and took us back to the first day of class where we were challenged to differentiate between politics, policy, and law as it relates to education. I will admit that this question stumped me. Through discussion on that first day we arrived at an explanation that compares the trio to the human psyche. Educational policy is casted as the “ego”, the rational aspects of education. Politics is the more primal and self-driven “id” and, in turn, politics has a direct and strong impact on policy....   [tags: politics, policy, and law]
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We Need to Slow Down Our Freshwater Consumption - ... Many third world countries in Africa, South America and Asia are facing water stress and scarcity. The government should make it a priority to educate its citizens as regards conservation of water and the consequences of water over use Global water use awareness will cut water over use more than any other water conservation method if governments will fully educate its citizens on the right methods to conserve water. Municipalities should be made to follow water regulations. Pay adequately for the water they pipe underground through poor resident of these communities to access clean fresh water....   [tags: drinking water resource depletion] 1262 words
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The Polarization of the British Political System - ... 64) Nigel Lawson is suggesting that Thatcherism follows the notion of classical liberalism, because it’s primary goal emphasis on securing the freedom of the individual by limiting the power of the government. This ideology advocates civil liberties with a limited government under the rule of law, private property rights, and belief in laissesz-faire economic liberalism. Laissez-faire can be described as an economic notion that promotes transactions between private parties are free from government restrictions, tariffs, and subsidies....   [tags: politics, economic, social policy] 1036 words
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The Hidden Sides of Water Wars - In 1995, the vice-president of the World Bank, Ismail Serageldin said, “If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century would be fought over water.” Unfortunately, the water war had already started and he among many others are a huge part of it. This war is specifically over the privatization of water in poorer countries and is dominated by the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO, the G-7 countries, and large water corporations. They are able to make themselves the victims and the poor the villains in the eyes of the public....   [tags: Water Needs, World] 1014 words
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The Negative Benefits of Private Prisons - ... As the business expands so does the belief that they will save the state money by “5 to 20% of per-prisoner costs” (Benefield); however, where do these savings come from or how accurate are these numbers. According to the General Accounting Office report from August of 2000, it could not be proven that privately-owned prisons saved any money (Gainsborough); so, where are the statistical savings coming from. Companies specializing in privatization of prisons, such as the Tennessee-based CCA, may be cheaper when it comes to department by department costs, but the largest expense is not in the running of the prison, but paying said company....   [tags: cost, management, services, inmates] 630 words
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Alienation in Wisconsin - In recent weeks, Madison, Wisconsin has been in complete uproar with large protests against Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill. This budget bill would deny collective-bargaining rights to public sector workers in which the governor purposes will help with the state’s financial problems. By proposing this budget bill, Governor Walker is attacking unions which have nothing to do with the financial problems of the state. In fact, these unions have already agreed to make financial adjustments but the governor has rejected these proposals....   [tags: Government ]
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British Politics: Thatcherism and Reaganomics - The polarization of the British political system can be traced back to the movement of Thatcherism. Thatcherism can be seen as the conviction politics, economic, social policy, and is the political movement that can even resemble Reaganomics. Just like Reaganomics, Thatcherism is considered a conservative movement that emphasizes heavily on the free markets, restraining government spending, privatization, deregulation, and tax cuts. These are the policies that Margaret Thatcher focused on; this political movement took place between 1979 and 1990 while she was the Prime Minister of the British Government....   [tags: policies, lowering inflation, social policy]
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The Three Areas of Globalization - According to Thomas Friedman, “In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size medium to size small. And then around 2000 came Globalization 3.0, in which the world went from being small to tiny.” It is not something one can pin point and define as a formal structure of the current international system. Globalization is a notion of the growing interconnectedness of the world categorized into three forms, cultural, political and economical globalization....   [tags: culture, political, economic] 940 words
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Slovakia Economic Analysis - Slovakia Economic Analysis Country: Slovak Republic Formation of the Slovak Republic The Slovak Republic, or Slovakia, is located in Eastern Europe with a population of 5.4 million people and borders the countries of Poland, Austria, the Ukraine, and the Czech Republic (The World Bank). As originally part of the former nation of Czechoslovakia, the Slovak Republic has only recently begun to write its own history (Abizadeh, p. 171). During 1989 many revolts took place against eastern European governments under communism, including Czechoslovakia (Slovakia.Org, “20th Century”)....   [tags: essays papers]
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The New Constitutional Question - ... What converts the legal question—the horizontal effects of fundamental rights—into a burning political issue is the ongoing privatisation of government. Legal doctrines of horizontal effects usually dodge the tricky question of whether private actors are directly bound by fundamental rights provisions. A host of doctrines, according to which fundamental rights only have ‘indirect’ effects in the private sphere, have been devised.1 Simplifying grossly, there are two main constructions, albeit with numerous variants....   [tags: nation-state, societal law, legal theory] 596 words
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The Pros and Cons of Contracting Out In The Public Sector - Advantages and Disadvantages of Contracting Out In The Public Sector Introduction Many public agencies in recent years have followed the trend of privatization, or contracting-out. Activities and functions that were once performed, or services that were once provided, by public employees are now being performed by private sector employees (Lyons). Vehicle towing, health services, police protection, and solid waste collection are among the many services and functions that government has contracted out....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Mike Harris And The Ontario Conservative Party: Ceos Of The Year? - Private universities, private jails, private health-care and private water testing. What do all of these things have in common. They are all services the Tory government in Ontario has been trying to privatize with some disastrous results and possibly more to come. The Ontario government, lead by Progressive Conservative leader Mike Harris, has been slowly trying to do away with services that are currently administered by the province. The ideology in question, privatization, has been a hallmark of the Common Sense revolution....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Market and Freedom by Professor Dwight R. Lee - Market and Freedom by Professor Dwight R. Lee The Cold War is the long time war that was taken among the former USSR and the United States of America, and the war started immediately after the end of World War II. This war was essentially a clash, or a war, of two different ideologies; the Capitalism and the Communism. The Collapse of the former Soviet Union and its transition toward the free market economy proved that capitalism and its principles as the proper way of life. Capitalism's principles such as the privatization, specialization, small state authority, individual rights, freedom, and free market economy became the ideal and the model for many nations to follow....   [tags: Papers] 385 words
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Neoliberalism in Brazil - In an article entitled “Resisting and reshaping destructive development: social movements and globalizing networks”, P. Routledge describes neoliberal development, “Contemporary economic development is guided by the economic principles of neoliberalism and popularly termed ‘globalization’. The fundamental principal of this doctrine is ‘economic liberty’ for the powerful, that is that an economy must be free from the social and political ‘impediments,’ ‘fetters’, and ‘restrictions’ placed upon it by states trying to regulate in the name of the public interest....   [tags: Brazil]
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Effects of Downsizing - Effects of Downsizing Downsizing has been known by several different names, in the late 1970's and the early 1980's it was called reduction-in-force, as of late it has been called restructuring government, privatization, contracting out and last but not least downsizing. "In the public sector it is called "privatization". In business it is called "downsizing. Otherwise it's known as "contracting out." Code words change but the intent is the same." (DIAF 99) Public governments seem to think that using Downsizing, privatization or contracting out are the best ways to balance or cut money from the budget....   [tags: Workforce Business Jobs Essays]
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Areas of Reformation in Greece - ... Some other component in the reform, is retirement age from 61 to 65 would need to be increased and it is estimated would save €1.28 billion in 2012 alone and reduction of supplementary pensions between 10% to 20%. (OECD 2012) Product Market Reform Privatisation It also included privatisation programs which primarily centre on setting up public revenues in several energy and transport sectors which consist full or partial privatization which cost upward to €10 billion. To increase efficiency and improve a strong cooperation, public private partnership would be launched and concessions of the partnership as an attraction to the constitution....   [tags: tax, market, economy] 936 words
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The New Right - Starting during the 1970s, factions of American conservatives slowly came together to form a new and more radical dissenting conservative movement, the New Right. The New Right was just as radical as its liberal opposite, with agendas to increase government involvement beyond the established conservative view of government’s role. Although New Right politicians made admirable advances to dissemble New Deal economic policies, the movement as a whole counters conservativism and the ideologies that America was founded on....   [tags: Politics] 1588 words
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Life in Prison - If you walked into a room with 84 adults, chances are two of them have been in prison. One out of 42 adults in the United States has been incarcerated. 2.3 million people serving time behind bars outnumber the residents of the fourth largest U.S. city. According to California Prison Focus, “no other society in human history has imprisoned so many if its own citizens.” The U.S. has locked up more people than any other country (Paleaz, 2013). Are prisons in the U.S. doing what they were intended to do....   [tags: imprisonment, corrections]
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Jamaics's Economic Downfall - ... Policy makers hope by focusing on such issues that it would create an environment that is conducive to increasing production and exports. Characteristics of the Programs In general, the design of stabilization programs places emphasis on reforming the tax system, making the exchange rate more competitive, liberalizing the trade regime, increasing privatization and reducing the external account and fiscal deficits. By focusing on these issues, policy makers hope to create an environment that is conducive to increasing production and exports....   [tags: oil crisis, trade regime, inflation] 1452 words
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Small Farms Are the Key to the Future of Sustainable Agriculture - "Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.” George Orwell’s famous quote from Animal Farm encapsulates the specific evolutionary path of the egg within the world food system. Man’s inability to produce, forces our species to develop new techniques of controlling nature that will better support our population. Throughout history, from antiquity to present day, people have been consuming eggs....   [tags: food as an industrial commodity] 2114 words
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Negative effects of No Child Left Behind and Venture Philanthropists - In the two articles that I read the main theme seemed to be educational reform. Diane Ravitch focuses predominantly on the aspect of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) while Kenneth Saltman focuses more on Venture Philanthropists and their effect on the privatization of the public school system. Both of these articles look at the negative effects of these agendas. When Diane Ravitch looks at NCLB, it is with a critical eye. At first she explains what NCLB is trying to accomplish. Ravitch states “NCLB dictated that every student in every school would be proficient by 2014” (2011)....   [tags: Politics, Education]
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Formal Government Policies to Deal with the Slums of Egypt - The formal governmental policies discussed above were solutions to housing problems, in general, used by the government rather than the solution to alleviate informal settlements specifically of their predicament. The issue discussed above was solely to show how the government’s policies, both formal and informal, were trying to solve housing as problem and while doing so they infected other areas, creating informal settlements. Now developmental policies used for alleviating slums themselves will be discussed....   [tags: shelter, housing, Cairo]
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Post-Communist Transition Economies Touched by the Euro Zone Crisis - ... In a wider sense, the definition of transition economy refers to all countries, which attempt to change their basic constitutional elements towards market-style fundamentals. Their origin could be also in a post-colonial situation, in a heavily regulated Asian-style economy, in a Latin American post-dictatorship or even in a somehow economically underdeveloped country in Africa. There are three basic spheres of transformation: 1. economic liberalization and macroeconomic stabilization (the release of economic activity) 2....   [tags: world economic dynamics] 1376 words
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Labor Unions Must Fight Globalization or Become Extinct - “Two world wars [along with Roosevelt’s] “New Deal” had indeed, made government big.” (Moody, 2007, p. 114) Government became “big” because of its controlling interest in business and labor. The reason for this interest is that government was dealing with a failed economy and had two world wars to contend with. These wars required a continual supply of food and supplies to be produced. In order to guarantee supplies to be free of interruption, it required government gaining control over every major industry and labor in order to keep harmony....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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The Pros and Cons of Functionalism and Marxism - The two theoretical approaches I have chosen to compare to the study of crime are Functionalism and Marxism. I have done so, as I believe both theories are important/ significant to the study of crime and differentiate from each other. I will do this by writing a critique the advantages and disadvantages of both of the theories and thus, resulting in my own personal opinion in the conclusion. Marxism derived from German philosophers Karl Marx (also a political economist/ sociologist) and Friedrich Engels in the middle of the 1800s....   [tags: crime study, karl marx, emile durkheim]
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The Role of Politics in Public Transportation - Politics plays an important role in any aspect of planning, but none such more than transport planning and the investments and policies that go in to constructing the aspects associated. As with any discipline, politics plays both positive and negative roles in public transport planning, policies and investment; as it shapes decision-making and the degrees of financial support that is given to each project. Because politics brings both positive and negative effects to public transport planning it can both promote and obstruct development....   [tags: public transport planning,politics,transportation]
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Canada Must Fix the Healthcare System - When asked to describe what makes Canada unique compared to other countries, many outsiders might yell out “Hockey!” “Cold Weather!” or “Free Health Care!.” Health care is definitely one of Canada’s most noticeable trademarks when compared to the United States, but the reality is that our health care services are not what they are made out to be. Canadians tend to take pride in the fact that they have a Government funded health care system, but the system is failing at a rapid pace. One can gage the quality of health care in our country while at the emergency ward in any hospital, where most Canadians realize its downsides....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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Private Prisons or For -Profit Prisons - Private Prisons A private prison or for-profit prison, jail, or detention center is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned by a third party that is contracted by a government agency. Private prison companies typically have contractual agreements with the governments that commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or monthly rate for each prisoner confined in that private facility. Private prisons have been part of the system for quite some years now, specifically for involvement in corrections....   [tags: company, pay, private, cost ] 1203 words
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Hungary’s Attempts at Modernizing its Banking Industry - Hungary’s Attempts at Modernizing its Banking Industry It has been over a decade since Hungary has transitioned into the market economy. Its banking system has gone through numerous changes in order to accommodate an ever competitive world of financial innovation. Today, we see a Hungary that has adopted much of financial structure seen in Western Europe and whose banking sector is finally starting to see profits. Early transitional privatization saw an assortment of problems for state-owned banks including inadequate regulation and an agglomeration of non-performing loans....   [tags: Hungary Banking Economics Essays]
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In Favor of Social Security Reform - In Favor of Social Security Reform There are millions of Americans affected by social security. These Americans rely on social security to provide them with financial security. Recently President Bush agreed to proposing a method of privatizing the social security program so that in the future the vast reserves of the social security system would not run out nearly as fast. With the always increasing rise in inflation, and the baby boomer generation reaching ages of retirement fairly soon, this is an issue that needs to be dealt with correctly and rapidly....   [tags: Economics Politics Argumentative Essays] 1027 words
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Groundwater Pollution and Drinking Water Scarcity - "By means of water, we give life to everything." – Koran, 21:30 Drinking water is our most precious resource, something every human being needs to survive. Yet today over 1.2 billion people a day on average do not have access to drinking water. Even if they might have this access, the chances are good that the drinking water is polluted with many contaminants. In the future, we will probably find that clean drinking water will go to the highest bidder, and even more people will find themselves without easy access to drinking water....   [tags: Water Environment Ecology Essays] 999 words
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Blue Gold: World Water Wars - Blue Gold: World Water Wars In the documentary, Blue Gold: World Water Wars, it follows several people and countries world-wide in their fight for fresh water. The film exposes giant corporations as they bully poorer developing countries to privatize their own supply of fresh water. As a result of the privatization, corporations make a hefty profit while the developing countries remain poor. Blue Gold: World Water Wars also highlights the fact that Wall Street investors are going after the desalination process and mass water export schemes....   [tags: fresh, water, corporations, country, profit] 1427 words
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Electricity Directive of European Union - The first EU Electricity Directive of 1996 concentrated on four areas: generation, retail supply, transmission and distribution, and unbundling. The main goal of the directive was to unbundle the industry and to open the national energy markets (Jamasb & Pollitt, 2005). Still, countries were given a great deal of leeway to interpret the rules. The directive can be summarized as follows:  In the field of generation, the directive provided member states with two options for building and managing power plants....   [tags: generation, retail, supply, transmission] 1023 words
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Funding Infertility Treatment: The Impact of New Public Management. - ... This section will look at why New Public Management developed. Who was the first government to use NPM. The benefits and cons of NPM. Section two will look at the economical side effect of NPM and lack of publicly funding IVF. This section will examine how NPM affects infertility individuals that need IVF. It will also look at how NPM has provincial health plans. The Third section will compare reason why the Province of Ontario’s health Plan (OHIP) stopped paying for mass IVF through their health plan and why the Province of Quebec started to pay for IVF treatment in there province....   [tags: reproduction, cost, downsizing] 759 words
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international trade - Privatization of social security Today, United State is on the edge for a huge change, President George W. Bush second term agenda to reform the Social Security has left us to think about a question that will have a huge impact on the future of United State, Should Social Security be privatized. Enacted in 1935, under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and modified many times since-including major change in 1983-Social Security provides benefits to workers and their family members upon retirement, disability, or death....   [tags: essays research papers] 836 words
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History of Social Security - History of Social Security Is it time to privatize Social Security. Many believe the system will not be able to meet all its obligations by the year 2012. They say Social Security will begin paying out more in benefits than it collects in revenue. To continue meeting its obligations, the system will have to begin drawing on the surplus in the Social Security Trust Fund. However, for many years the federal government has used the trust to disguise the actual size of the federal budget deficit, borrowing money from the trust fund to pay current operating expenses and replacing the money with government bonds, essentially an IOU....   [tags: Government Economy Economics Essays]
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Lithuanian Economy - Introduction In my research project I will be talking about the history of Lithuanian economy and how it had changed since the country became independent and took a place as a member of a European Union. In my work you will be able to see different points of view of being a citizen of the EU and the problems the countries are facing to get this membership. Lithuania’s membership in the European Union would be impossible without the public assent and support. This support was made most explicit during the referendum on the membership in the European Union on 10-11 May 2003, when 91.07% of those participating (the turnout was 63.37%) approved of Lithuania’s accession to the EU....   [tags: Economy, Low Cost Transactions] 2882 words
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Growth of Private Security - History and growth ‘It is clear that the private security industry has experienced substantial growth, particularly if one compares the size of the industry in 1950 with that in 1995. In 1950 there were a dozen or so companies involved in the provision of security services and products; now there are thousands, in what could be described as a multi-billion industry (George and Button : 30).’ Policing is now being widely offered by institutions other than the state, most importantly by private companies on a commercial basis and by communities on a volunteer basis (Bayley and Shearing, 1996).’ According to South, Jones and Newburn, private security industry in Britain has grown from the post...   [tags: Social Issues, Policing, Terrorism] 569 words
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