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Surviving the Economic Crisis : Current and Future Trends

By: Mark W. Medley

... wealth. Consumer goods are far cheaper compared to incomes, then anytime in human history, thanks to the outsourcing of industry to low wage countr... ... are really responsible for partly owning essential key National assets, like resources, and some subsidized or state owned industries. Countries ... ...al ally is Russia, being neighbors and former "ideological foes." China needs resources, whilst Russia needs to sell those resources. China needs new... ...any future stimulus packages. 20 6. Trading Nationally owned Resources Russia recently made a trade agreement with China to suppl... ...ies and Organizations. Cash strapped Governments and citizens coping with the human fallout of the economic crisis, may decide Charity does begin a... .... One major area of the "Green" Economy is the reinvention of how we use our resources, and how we create a sustainable economy. Simply moving away ...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...I. The Right to Life It is a fundamental principle of most moral theories that all human beings have a right to life. The existence of a right impl... .... But it is not clear whether it has a right to go on using the mother's body, or resources, or to burden her in any way in order to sustain its o... ...one have the right to use other people's bodies, their property, their time, their resources and to deprive them of pleasure, comfort, material pos... ...tain, or prolong them at SOCIETY's expense (no matter how major and significant the resources required are). Still, if a contract has been signed -... ...y's obligations - but fulfill them it must, no matter how major and significant the resources are. Still, if a person volunteered to join the army a... ...forcefully. II. Issues in the Calculus of Rights IIA. The Hierarchy of Rights All human cultures have hierarchies of rights. These hierarchies ref... ...e a calculus of hierarchically weighted rights. (See "Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life" by Baruch A. Brody). One form of calculus is the uti... ...e Mother is a morally significant person and that she is a rights-holder. All born humans are and, more so, all adults above a certain age. But wha... ...quires in order to materialize his potential. It sounds very much like many other human contracts. And this contract continue well after pregnancy...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

... Also published by United Press International (UPI) It is impossible to describe any human action if one does not refer to the meaning the actor sees... ...henomena such as "strong reciprocity" - the propensity to "irrationally" sacrifice resources to reward forthcoming collaborators and punish free-ri... ... react to the level of visual exposure to advertising - regardless of its content. Humans may be too multi-dimensional and hyper- complex to be usef... ... hopefully improved, assumptions. One way around this apparent quagmire is to put human cognition (i.e., psychology) at the heart of economics. A... ... human cognition (i.e., psychology) at the heart of economics. Assuming that being human is an immutable and knowable constant - it should be amena... ...ved phenomena, both those related to economics and those pertaining to non-economic human behaviour. It must adequately cope with irrationality and ... ...ound the Malthusian concept of scarcity. Our infinite wants, the finiteness of our resources and the bad job we too often make of allocating them e... ...We are forever forced to choose between opportunities, between alternative uses of resources, painfully mindful of their costs. This is how the p... ..., defines the dismal science: "Economics is the study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them am...

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