The stock market crashing, scarcity of jobs and opportunity, economic slump, these were once descriptions that accurately depicted the great depression and American life from 1929-1939. However, as time goes on those depressing images and loss of confidence within the United States’ system is becoming more familiar, and some of the documents written in that time period seem to have come right out of a paper today. Maybe history does in fact repeat itself, and the documents I chose represent that, and are easy to relate to. To begin to understand this period of time on a personal level, we must understand what happened, how it happened and its impact on the United States historically. During the late 1910’s and 1920 America was prospering, we had become urbanized, industrialized and established ourselves as a world power.
You will need to consider at least two of the strategy concepts. Introduction: The objective of this report is to understand how the global economic recession of 2009 affected Caterpillar Inc. this report will set out and analyse Cat’s recent profitability and performance, looking at information over a ten year period 2000-2010. Taking into account the globalised world in which Caterpillar Inc. operates, this report will introduce two strategy concepts that will explain Cat’s performance. The two strategies that will be included are Porter’s Five forces and Chandler’s. The report will conclude with an overall discussion on the findings and reach a final decision relating back to the original question.
Reflective Paper-Carter President Jimmy Carter’s statement “We are not alone in our worry about both the physical aspects of aging and the prejudice that exists toward the elderly, which is similar to racism or sexism. What makes it different is that the prejudice also exists among those of us who are either within this group or rapidly approaching it” in his book “The Virtues of Aging”. This is a telling revelation of how not only the general public views our older generation, but also how the older generation view themselves. Whereas, the older generation was once looked upon with respect, they are now ignored. Many people, including the older generation, feel that the older generation is a burden on society.
Once the nation recovered from the rebuilding years after the war Dowd points out that America then Advanced in the so called pecking order of nations. The United States accomplished this by using military force and was aided by economic despair in Europe after the Great War. This supports his thoughts that the United States will rebound from the decline it is experiencing today. The trend of pointing out America’s fortitude persists throughout Dowd’s essay. He also mentions many other situations in which America fell and did not hesitate to get back up.
This economic policy is also known as “Reaganomics” which in those times definitely worked for what the American people needed. Before Reagan gained office the unemployment rates across our nation were on the rise, we needed something to happen before more people weren’t able to pay for their bills, food or lose their jobs. When Reagan’s second term took effect unemployment rates dropped from 7.8% to 5.4% which is a huge decrease. With all the income tax cuts and cuts in the budget and also more jobs rising to help the unemployed find jobs the nation was slowly working its way out of slum and into a prosperous time. Though there was still more that needed to be done with federal budget and tax cuts the solution Reagan had put into place really started to help boost the economy.
At the same time, the people of America that were considered the lower class citizens were left struggling because the reduction of jobs and Reagan reduced the amount of funding that went toward Medicaid, Medicare, and housing. Reagan showed plenty of favoritism toward the wealthy, and doing this he showed the country that cutting programs did not bother him like it did to the people if effected. In the Future…. Our country has been through a lot over the past couple of decades and has seen its
Benedict has suggested that in simpler pre-industrial societies there are three main differences in the ways that children are treated compared to modern western societies, claiming that responsibility is taken at an earlier age, for example Punch’s study in Bolivia found that children from around the age of 5 are expected to work. One sociologist, Aries, found the changes throughout history of childhood. Aries found evidence that children had the same values as adults, from evidence he found from paintings before the 1600 to children being shown no affection in the 1700-1800. But from the 1800 children’s rights in the work place were changed along with education, which became compulsory, and child protection laws were all changed for the better. Aries believes that we now live in a child centred society due to these changes.
Slavery was becoming an outdated since industry and factories started to make profits bigger for investors. Supply and demand would have eventually stopped slavery. new technology would have made the supply of cotton or another crop increase while the demand for labor would have gone down. Slaves were necessary in building America in the earlier years, but when technology evolved, there wasn’t a need for slaves. Slavery became outdated due a lot of technology that we have seen in our lifetime.
The post industrial revolution has contributed to economic change which is associated with changes found in demographics, work and education. These, in turn, link to changes in families (Starbuck, 2010). Following World War II, childbearing rates increased dramatically. As a result of the baby boom, this partially increased divorce rates and crime as the majority of teenagers and young adults were most likely to get divorced and involve themselves in delinquent acts. Both skills and industrial habits, such as punctuality and discipline were stressed as being important in order to prepare the young to live in a democratic, industrializing nation (Starbuck, 2010).
It seams to be that corporations tend to take the easy route by claiming for bankruptcies leaving many creditors with losses. Although we cannot blame such corporates, in today’s time this is known as one of the hardest time to search for jobs and stay alive as a business. Looking at it form the economic view bankruptcies are not the best thing to do, especially in today’s economic many of these corporates and small businesses help contribute to our economy. Many of these bankruptcies occur due to government decisions such as drastic minimum wage increases from $11.45 to $14.00 and $15.00 by