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    In Esping-Andersen (1990), they describe three types of welfare states; liberal, conservative, and social democratic. Each model places higher value on what is important for their society. For example, in the liberal welfare state, the market is a keystone to their welfare system, whereas in the conservative welfare state family and contribution to society are placed higher in value. Germany is often considered to be a conservative welfare state, with large emphasis given to civil society and…

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    The Luddite Movement

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    demands of capitalism and trade, mainly facilitated by the expansive supply of iron and coal. However, the increased use in machinery brought the replacement of many skilled artisans and textile workers. Concurrently to this increase in structural unemployment, depressed trade due to the French and American wars caused an economic depression, and the additional loss of jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers. Furthermore, the price of grains and food increased due to poor harvests, and…

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    winning the election, he sought to reassure the public during his first inaugural address, saying, “...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” (“FDR and the Great Depression”). At the time of Roosevelt's inauguration on 4 March 1933, the unemployment rate had reached 25% and the banking system was almost at a total collapse (“The Great Depression”). Within days, Roosevelt signed and Congress passed some of the most important programs and institutions of Roosevelt’s New Deal. This included…

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    depression is defined by some key characteristics; unanticipated increase in unemployment, decrease in available credit, decreasing output, decreased investment, price deflation or hyperinflation and increased bankruptcies. In a depression the ability to purchase goods is much lower than compared the amount of goods that could be produced given potential output. Effects of a…

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    policy. Australia, in regards to recovering from the depression, did not have an effective policy in place until 1932, by which time Australia had already felt the effects of the depression more so than other countries. Unemployment in Australia peaked at 30 %, however, unemployment in American peaked at 25%. In America, there was a wave of lawlessness where people such as Bonnie and Clyde became folk heroes. The American government's failed attempt of prohibition was abandoned in 1933, Al…

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    production value. The people also began to invest in the stock market which underwent rapid expansion and reached its peak during August of 1929. By the time anyone noticed what was happening, the stock market already started to decline and the unemployment rate started to rise; with people in shock, bankers and investment companies bought large amount of stocks in hopes of stabilizing the already declining market. This move worked for a few days until black Monday and black Tuesday, in which…

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    The minimum wage policy will cause more negative effects on people. Some people argue that minimum wage policy increases workers' productivity since the higher wage makes people more willing to find jobs and stay at their job positions. However, it will also create dead weight loss and inefficiency. Based on the graph shown below, minimum wage is set above market equilibrium price, functioning as price floor. Since the current wage is higher, employers that are willing to hire workers at a lower…

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    Arguments Against Nafta

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    agreement, promising to improve labor conditions, and have better benefits for all workers. In contrary to this plan, NAFTA ended up benefitting mainly investors and large corporations instead. As a result, NAFTA has been a failure, increasing unemployment as well as decreasing wages for thousands of workers. In our posters we have proven that since there are less trade barriers that exist between the countries it has been been decreasing the prices of goods, but increasing the amount of goods…

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    Great Depression Effects

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    The Great Depression was a tragic and devastating period for many families, companies and countries all around the world. This period also had huge effects on the many economies involved. From financial panic and unemployment to misguided government policies, it was called “the longest and most severe depression experienced by the western world”. The years following World War 1 were not necessarily easy for many countries. When World War 1 ended in 1918, a lot of countries had war debts but on…

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    In 1929, it started. Industrial production declined, business collapsed and depression began in the United States of America. It starts with the rise of unemployment and it continues into a domino effect with people’s income decreasing, underutilized capacity, the drop in primary-product prices and the collapse of international trade combined to depress the international economy. Property owners felt scared because their assets were reducing, manufacturers had to deal with declining sales,…

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