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    Is Brexit the Lehman Moment for the $100 Trillion Global Bond Bubble? Is Brexit the Lehman Moment for the $100 Trillion Global Bond Bubble? Most economies have barely recovered from the 2008 subprime mortgage fiasco that was caused by sloppy lending practices at banks, overextended them and compromised essential liquidity to pay their own debts. Investopedia.com reports that Lehman Borothers, the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States, was forced to declare bankruptcy with $619 billion in debt versus $639 billion in assets in 2008. A vast number of defaults caused this razor-thin margin of debts-to-assets to become unsustainable, so the company filed for bankruptcy in the largest case of its kind in history. This bankruptcy snowballed…

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    Persuasive or Argumentative Did you know that since 2008 the federal government spent almost $700 billion dollars of taxpayer money to bail out companies (“Bailout Tracker,” 2016)? The government has used this money to give to companies that are failing or were about to go bankrupt. This is a small group of people deciding what businesses get the money and stay in business and which ones don’t. The money comes from us, the taxpayers, and it shouldn’t be used to support failing companies.…

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    Boomerang Buyers Essay

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    In 2008, the stock market took a plunge and lost approximately 1.2 trillion dollars. Many factors led up to this incident such as the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. The fall of the housing market quickly followed shortly after. Homeowners across the nation found themselves with no choice but to foreclose their beloved home. Six years later, these victims, who are called “boomerang buyers,” are beginning to get back on their feet, and get back on track with…

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    Subprime Mortgage Crisis

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    The subprime mortgage crisis was the closest the United States had come to economic instability. The subprime mortgage crisis was a four-year long period in which the home prices and ownership plummeted. The crisis started out in the 1990s, when the United States government wanted to help increase homeownership by the deregulation of policies. To tackle the issue of “affordable housing” the Department of Housing and Urban Development helped ease regulation to private companies and banks when…

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    Introduction When banks and large corporations have huge pending bills that they are unable to settle, they can turn to the government for a financial bailout. According to Casey and Posner (2015), a bailout is a transfer of resources, including money from the government to a private agent or even to an allied government. Government bailouts are aimed at preventing the potential collapsing of the economy by insuring the corporations against collapse. Notably, there was a substantial bailout in…

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    or country which is facing bankruptcy (‘Bailout”). The earliest example of a government program to help solve economic failure, would be 1933. Roosevelt held the gold confiscation to bailout the banks at the time. By having the collected a total 600 tons of gold it would create a credible base for the United States. The problem was once most of the American citizen’s gold was turned in, Roosevelt then raised the price from 20 dollars to 35 dollars an ounce. There were a few bailouts thought the…

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    had already been decreasing. This was before the official “War on Poverty” had even begun. This makes you wonder if the decrease would have continued even without government intervention and spending. The poverty rate’s decrease from both 1959-1964 and 1965-1979 can be attributed the rise of wages and increased levels of education. The increased education and wages led to increased self-sufficiency. This was why Johnson’s policies appeared to be working. However, in 1970, self-sufficiency began…

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    Head Start Assignment

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    Introduction to Policy Assignment 1 Head Start The social welfare policy that I have selected for this assignment is the Head Start Act Sec. 635. [42 U.S.C. 9801], also commonly referred to as Head Start. The Head Start Program can be traced back to 1965 during the Lyndon B. Johnson United States presidential era of the “Great Society” and “War on Poverty”. According to Marx (2011), “Housed in the Office of Economic Opportunity, these CAP agencies were given several objectives: to plan and…

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    Early head start is a program that stemmed out of Head Start. In January of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the war on poverty in his state of the union speech. Shortly thereafter, Sargent Shriver took the lead in bringing together a panel of experts that included nutritionists, psychologist and researchers in education to develop a comprehensive child development program that would help communities meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children between aged three to five years…

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    Economic Stimulus Act

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    Introduction and Economic Situation The Economic Stimulus Act was signed in February of 2008. The goal of the Economic Stimulus Act was to hopefully increase the economy throughout the United States and to attempt avoiding a recession. According to our textbook, a -recession is best defined as “a period of decline in economic activity lasting more than a few months, as reflected by falling output, employment, income, and other aggregate measures “(McEachern,2015). The Economic Stimulus Act was…

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