Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 28, 2014
Here’s a fun-n-easy guessing game!
(Emphasis on “easy.”)
Don’t be scared or intimidated by the fill-in-the-blanks.
(Which appear as _?nation?_.)
It’s really only two answers.
(The other answer is _?currency?_.)
HINT: (None of which are “United States.”)
The CIA World Factbook
The _?nation?_ economy has experienced continuous growth and features low unemployment, contained inflation, very low public debt, and a strong and stable financial system. By 2012, _?_ had experienced more than 20 years of continued economic growth, averaging 3.5% a year.
Demand for resources and energy from Asia and especially China has grown rapidly, creating a channel for resources investments and growth in commodity exports. The high _?currency?_ has hurt the manufacturing sector, while the services sector is the largest part of the _?nation?_ economy, accounting for about 70% of GDP and 75% of jobs.
_?nation?_ was comparatively unaffected by the global financial crisis as the banking system has remained strong and inflation is under control.
_?nation?_ has benefited from a dramatic surge in its terms of trade in recent years, stemming from Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This is the second in a multi-part series about our national economy.
How we are affected by downturns, spikes and elevations in the economy individually/personally and as families/communities has great similarity across a wide spectrum. But perhaps most importantly, in this instance, once we know the problem, or the causes of the problems, we also know the solutions. That is the natural corollary to identifying those problems.
The CIA World Factbook – which is available online at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html – indicates that “Since 1975, practically all the gains in household income have gone to the top 20% of households.”
The next question that arises from that fact is this: Why?
The Central Intelligence Agency offers this explanation: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, February 27, 2011
Recently, I had the pleasure to revisit with a good friend, and we shared pleasantries, and updated each other on our lives. For several hours, we had a genuinely pleasant time.
My friend has dual citizenship – that is, he is a citizen of the United States and of another nation. He is also an entrepreneur.
What he shared with me gave me serious pause for thought – however, it wasn’t as if I had never seriously considered the implications of the subject he addressed. The subject was about the American economy.
Before we parted ways, I said that Read the rest of this entry »
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