While China have been doing this the countries In the Middle East with the oil have been trying to shift away from having a customer base from over dependence on the Western market and so they have been looking at rapidly growing markets like China. Another example of how a good relationship leafs to a good supply of energy is the case of the US and Saudi Arabia. They had a symbiotic relationship, meaning that they depended on each other, but in the aftermath of 9/11 their relationship has become increasingly strained. This is because 15 out of the 19 hijackers were of Saudi nationality. However, they need to have a good relationship so they can both survive as Saudi Arabia need the money from exporting and the US need the energy.
As a country, we are spending over $190 billion a year treating these diseases, diseases that could be prevented by increasing exercise and decreasing calories. The scariest fact is that one in three children under 18 are overweight or obese, a rate that has tripled since 1960. The fact that the obesity rates are so high shows that as a society we accept this lifestyle. We need to be proactive as a country, and stop accepting this lifestyle and work towards a healthier society. If this continues we will have a new generation of people that don’t outlive their parents.
A change that has happened to childbearing since the 1970's is that over four in ten children are now born outside of marriage, which is five times more than it was in 1971. This means that more children are being born into lone-parent families or cohabilitating families. A reason for this is that there has been a huge decline in the stigma that used to be held over births outside marriage and also a increase in cohabiliatation. An example of this is that only one third of 18-24 year olds think marriage should come before parenthood, meaning that the rise in births outside of marriage is more to do with the increase in cohabilitating couples than it is to do with single parents. Another change that has happened in childbearing since the 1970's is that women are having fewer children and children later in life.
In other words, one-child policy is another way to reduce the resources. Chinese government encourages people “late marriage, late childbirth”, which make a big effect for young couples’ thoughts. In today’s China, some young couples choose to have children late or do not want to have a child. Some new styles of family are growing in China. For a big country like China, one important thing is being responsible to the world.
“Comparative News Story” Both the American and Chinese’s Healthcare systems are currently facing challenges. President Obama’s healthcare law is currently being analyzed by the U.S Supreme Court because there is a question of if it contradicts the constitution. Based on the article “How the Affordable Care Act Helps the U.S. Economy”, there are politicians who believe that President Obama’s healthcare law is unconstitutional. On the other hand there are citizens and other politicians who are supportive of the healthcare plan. China’s economy and citizens health is currently under fire because the universal health care spending is no longer proving a profit for the economy.
At the turn of the century, the Department of Health and Human Services stated almost fifty percent of the American population received the aid needed (Pimpare). Many people were kicked to the streets in cities large and small reaching overwhelming poverty rates all over the country. Welfare reform even today still has much more reforming and monitoring to be done if we ever hope to recover and improve our country’s debt in the years to
He discusses that although the population is growing, our planet may not have all the resources it needs to accommodate the growing population. Kunzig states that with the increasing population will the planet have the resources it needs to support our growing population? It is discussed that the death to birth rate is completely unbalanced with 5 births to 2 deaths every second, which is causing our population to grow drastically. It is also discussed how the life span has also gone up around the world and by the year 2045 there will be 9 billion people living on this planet. Both are very big issues to worry
If we do nothing to the current configuration of our Social Security program, projections are showing that by the year 2035, the Trust Fund will only adequately support 75% of beneficiaries. (Goss, 2010) This is in large part due to the current generation of baby boomers who are living longer, more healthful and active lives. When they start collecting Social Security benefits, they will collect for more years than previous generations. Although Social Security benefits account for approximately 40% of prior earnings for an individual who has worked, this would be a substantial amount of earnings to lose. For the economy, the challenge is to generate growth and financial resources needed to meet age-related spending needs.
We Should Be Concerned About the Speed of Population Growth in South and East Asia In a region that’s population is growing in between 1 and 2 percents annually, and is already struggling greatly to take care of the people that they have, something needs to be done before it gets any more out of hand. As it stands now the population density of East Asia is around 131 people per Km, and South Asia’s isn’t much less. There isn’t enough food to support the current population, nor is the health care system in place able to take care of the number of people now. Crime rates tend to increase as a country or region's population increases. Something needs to be done to either control the population growth in these regions or find a way to make it possible for such a large number of people to live in that region.
It is quite astonishing that a simple investment could be released back into the economy, with a five-hundred percent increase. Furthermore, the American Public Transportation Association estimates, “Every $1 billion invested in public transportation supports and creates more than 50,000 jobs.” Putting food on the table, buying a house, and ensuring financial security--these can all be achieved by having a job. In the competitive mindset of the American workforce, extra jobs are always needed. Investments in public transportation not only put more money into the economy, but these also can create a multitude of job opportunities. In turn, those who are struggling would be given an opportunity to turn this around.