Causes of the 2008-2009 Economic Downturn

Please help, I need to write about Two Main Causes for the Great Recession 2008/2009. The Instructor wants a clear main argument and are not just telling the storyline of events that took place .

Entrepreneurs and new ventures

Can you check through these review questions? I feel pretty good about most of them; however I am having trouble supporting my responses to: 7,9,10,11,&13. Please let me know your thoughts on anything you feel is incorrect, and can you provide a reference to support your reasoning? Que...

Social Security Systems and Retirement Plans

1) Explain why workers who reached retirement age in the early years of the Social Security system are perceived to have received a better deal than workers about to retire and those who will retire in the future. 2) Various proposals have been made to improve the Social Security system's finances...

GDP & National Income Influenced by Government Spending

The U.S. Congress debates the new budget every fiscal year. Most Republicans want to reduce federal spending. Democrats do not want to reduce federal spending by as much as Republicans do. Choose a side. Should federal spending be drastically reduced? Indicate how Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and na...

Pros and Cons of Obama Care

Please provide research documents regarding the Obama Care. Basic overview and pros/cons of the Obama Care.

CEO Salary Discussion

Review the "Last Word: Are Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Overpaid?" (See attachment). Discuss your thoughts on whether CEOs' exceptionally high pay is economically justified. Explain your rationale. Additional references can be used, aside from the attachment. McConnell, C. R., Brue, S. L., & F...

Sports economy, Porter and Thomas

A. Read (and skim) the following portions of the Porter-Thomas paper, "PUBLIC SUBSIDIES AND THE LOCATION AND PRICING OF SPORTS," working paper, 2007. READ: Abstract READ: Introduction (pp. 1-2) SKIM: Section II: Subsidy Bidding and the Invariance of Team Location (pp. 3-11) READ: Section ...

Creating Shared Value

After reading Creating Shared Value: (the document will download, once you click on the link below) answer these questions by writing a 3-4 page critical evaluation of the article. - Correctly identify the issue or issues addressed by the author, related to creating shared value in a market econo...

Exclusion from health care consumption

Should health care should be something that can be excluded from being consumed? Should the government be responsible for supplying health care in the economy?

Barriers to entering a market

For this unit's discussion, choose at least two of the barriers to entry that affect the market in which your business operates. Explain to the class how these barriers affect your company. If you prefer, you may find an article that tells a story about barriers to entry having an effect on a certa...

U.S. economy and current market failures

Consider the information discussed/explained in the Library of Economics (link) and the Externalities (video) below. What do you consider to be the biggest current market failure in the U.S. economy? Why? How should the failure be addressed? Consider costs and benefits (for example, positive and neg...

U.S. economy and free trade

Use the link below and watch the video. Then, answer these questions please: In the 1992 U.S. presidential election, H. Ross Perot claimed that there would be a "giant sucking sound" as jobs left the United States and went to Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Why and ...

Minimizing average total cost and maximizing profit

1. If Redstone wanted to minimize average total cost, it would produce how many units? 2. If Redstone wishes to maximize profit MARGIN, it should produce how many units. 3. What level of output should the manager of Redstone choose to produce? Explain briefly. 4. Now triple the fixed cost...

U.S. Current Account Deficit Discussion

The media and others suggest that the current account deficit run by the U.S. is a problem for the economy. 1. Do you think that the current U.S. deficit is a problem? If so, why so? If not, why not? 2. What action(s) would you advise federal government officials to take on this issue? 3....

Berkshire Hathaway: Economies of Scale

Economies of scale question: Choose one of the top US firms on the list below: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/18/biz_07forbes2000_The-Global-2000-United-States_10Rank.html Do a little research into the company that you choose. Discuss the likely sources of economies of scale that are t...

The Expansion of Walmart Culture

How do you expect the Walmart culture to transcend international boundaries? How does Walmart operate in foreign cultures? And what impact will its own culture have in foreign markets?

Contributing Factors of Low Growth Rates

Why do some poor countries, such as Botswana, experience higher growth rates than others when all face the same challenges such as the HIV epidemic? Compare growth rates across countries by visiting The World Bank website (http://data.worldbank.org/indicator). How does GDP growth (GDP growth (annual...

Price Gouging and Windfall Profits in Oil Companies

During the energy crisis of the 1970s, and again in the last 5 years, Congress bemoaned the "price gouging" and "windfall" profits of the major oil companies. In the 1970s Congress imposed an "excess profits tax" on these companies. It did not do so this time? What does this change show about how ou...

Business Strategy Change: JC Penny and Macy's

JC Penny and Macy's both underwent changes to their business strategy. Your research should focus on a description of the change, the economic impact of the change, commentary surrounding the change and any final results.

Expenditures and Expenses

What characteristics of expenditures distinguish them from expenses in the financial accounting sense? (Answer provided in approximately 100 words.)

Human Capital Theory

Please help me with the following problem. I need help to support the claim that human capital theory fails to explain the relationship between skills and the economy.

A program evaluation is the systematic examination of any activity undertaken by government to make a determination about their effects, both short and long term. Programs are typically evaluated based on their compliance, efficiency and effectiveness/relevance. Some have stated these three evaluation criteria do not adequately evaluate the success of a government program. Therefore, in addition to the three evaluation criteria stated above, propose and discuss a fourth criterion that should be included in a program evaluation to better assess the merits of a government program.

A program evaluation is the systematic examination of any activity undertaken by government to make a determination about their effects, both short and long term. Programs are typically evaluated based on their compliance, efficiency and effectiveness/relevance. Some have stated these three evaluat...

Election equity voting

If the working and lower classes are underrepresented among those who vote, hold office, donate large sums of money to election, and have effective lobbying power, how can we ensure representative or democratic government in the United States ?

Hungarian method to minimize job time

There are three audits that must be performed and three auditors available at the current time. Each has his/her own area of expertise and, consequently, the times involved vary from one job to the next. The anticipated time required for each auditor on each job is given in the table below. Use the ...

Cancer screening

The recent debate over Cancer screening has led the Government to reissue opinions by the Health Care Agencies. Is the Government becoming too involved in Individual decisions? Do you object to mandatory determinations by government on the distribution of vaccines, regulation of air and water pollut...

Airline Sales Forecast

I need help with a 12 month forecast for retail sales and personal income for 2009, and how these will effect the airline industry?

Herfindahl-Hirschman index

Based only on the knowledge that the premerger market share of two firms proposing to merge was 20 percent each, an economist working for the justice department was able to determine that, if approved, the post merge HHI would increase by 800. How was the economist able to draw this conclusion witho...