Macroeconomics Forecast

Macroeconomics Forecast

Macroeconomic Forecasts:
Federal Reserve
WorldBank.org
Mortgage Bankers Association
Indicators:
– Total Consumption
– Business Investment

A. Federal Reserve
Total Consumption
In the year 2002, the year drew to a close with the likelihood of the U.S. engaging in war with Iraq, businesses responded by holding off on making spending decisions. The U.S. economy (measured as gross domestic product, or GDP) expanded by a meager 1.3% in the fourth quarter of 2002 and 2.0% in the first quarter of 2003. With the announcement of the conclusion of major fighting in Iraq in April, the delayed business decisions were exercised; the economy expanded by a decent 3.1% in the second quarter and then surged to 8.2% in the third quarter, the strongest rate of growth in nearly 20 years. The U.S. economy continued its solid performance in the fourth quarter of 2003 and the first quarter of 2004, growing 4.1% and 3.9%, respectively. Real GDP in the first quarter of this year was 4.8% higher than a year earlier. Employment suffered three straight years
of declines, losing nearly 1.8 million jobs in 2001, 563,000 jobs in 2002, and Consumer spending is predicted to be a robust 4.0% this year and a solid 3.5% next year. This will contribute to light-vehicle sales rising to 16.8

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Emerson View Of Nature In Relation To Transcendentalism

Emerson View Of Nature In Relation To Transcendentalism

Emerson

Emerson?s ideals of transcendentalism are clearly expressed in Nature and ?The American Scholar.? He alludes to the transcendentalist belief in the soul?s inherent ability to grasp the truth in Nature when he says:

?Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable. We must trust the perfection of the creation so far as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy. Every man?s condition is a solution in hieroglyphic to those inquiries he would put.?

Emerson at first seems to have had very contradictory ideas about the separation between man and Nature. To explain how the “me” can be shown by the “not me” Emerson makes examples of Nature, using such imagery as circulating currents of water and air. His less ambiguous references are metaphors about the interaction between man and nature through spirit. The basis and inspiration for the creative insights that Emerson desires come from being immersed in the revitalizing stream of Nature: “Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, why should we grope among the dry bones of the past…”

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Lenin And Stalin

Lenin And Stalin

Before any state can ascend to the status of superpower a shared philosophy, or general direction, must first be established. In this paper I plan to compare and contrast the ideologies behind the political and economic practice of Vladimir Ilich Lenin and Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. The similarities between the men are staggering: each followed the teachings of Socialism and Marxism, each had the tribulations of applying their methods during hostile resistance, war, economic collapse, and foreign invasion. Furthermore it must be brought to attention the staggering time differences in Lenin and Stalin?s time in power (Lenin ruled for six years, while Stalin ruled for almost thirty). Light must also shine on the fact that Lenin oversaw the installation of the Bolsheviks from scratch while Stalin had Lenin?s foundation and was left with continuing the work rather than starting it. Throughout the remainder of this paper I will examine the similarities and differences, between both the ideologies and the actual practice, of Lenin and Stalin?s beliefs.
Lenin, who was the more accomplished theorist and author of the two, outlined the major points of his work in his most important work: ?What is to be Done.?

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Flu Season

Flu Season

Each year the winter seasons brings with it cold, snow, holidays, and to a lucky few a break from work or school. To many, however, winter brings the dreaded Influenza virus, a virus which, if left to it?s own devices, can bring death, especially to the young, the old, and the infirm. This year winter also brought with it a shortage of the Influenza vaccine, which was due to a contamination of one manufacturer?s supply. (Flaherty A02) The resulting decrease in supply caused a dramatic increase in the price demanded by suppliers (and the price paid by consumers). (Flaherty A02)
Flu Vaccine for the United States was produced solely by two foreign manufacturers this year, Aventis Pasteur and Chiron Corp. These two manufacturers sell their vaccine to U.S. distributors like Stat Pharmaceuticals Inc. of El Cajon, CA and Meds-Stat based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL who will go on to sell to hospitals, pharmacies, and health care clinics (Flaherty A02). On October fifth the Chiron Corp. announced that their entire supply of Flu vaccine destined for U.S. markets was unfit for use due to a contamination problem at their British manufacturing plant (Flaherty

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English Composition

English Composition

English Composition

I must apologize in advance for any emotions stirred as a result of the following points of view. In no way have I intended to single out any one individual in the passages to come.
The truth in all honesty is that I have been disappointed with the curriculum presented to me in English-111 this semester. This in part inspires my major paper. We are assigned works which all follow the short story, or ?essayish? (if I may be granted for a moment the liberty to create my own words, much in the style of Shakespeare himself). Now, in all honesty, I have absolutely no problem with the writings selected for the course, nor do I particularly dislike the style itself; what I may ask, however, is why not some variation A few essays, maybe a short novel, a couple pieces of poetry?dare I suggest a play In this way, the student could be exposed to various writing styles and subjects. I believe that this would, like I mentioned before, ?broaden his/her horizons?, not to mention make things a bit more interesting. The curriculum is very structured; in my opinion, a bit

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King Arthur; THE ONCE And Future King

King Arthur; THE ONCE And Future King

Real King Arthur In The Once and Future King, Portayal of the Middle Ages is thought to be made of magnificent castles, beautiful clothing, great kings and queens everything and everyone perfect. No proof of the.Towns back then were not pretty. Dirt thrived in cities there were diseases and crud everywhere. Communities during the Middle Ages were not orderly. They were probably outright chaotic. As far as the king goes, he probably did not do much to help the fairness of towns. Arthur, such a great king. He would not have existed back then. Kings during the time of The Once and Future King were mostly insane, or cruel, or just should never have been remembered. No king ever did so many things that they would have stood out so much as Arthur would have. Lancelot was a great fighter and was brave, fair and set on doing the right thing not many knights were like that. Lancelot lived so easily he could get away with anything, and would fight for anyone as long as it was for the well-being of someone good. All blood and gore, no fancy romantic, pictures of life. It was dirty, and not always so

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Egypt

Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in the Northeast corner of Africa. On Egypt?s southern border is Sudan, while to its west lies Libya. To the east lie the countries of Jordan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Egypt separates the Mediterranean Sea in the north from the Red Sea in the east. The Nile, the world?s longest river, runs down the eastern side of the country. Most major cities and about 99% of Egypt?s population lie along the Nile River. The capital city of Egypt is Cairo. Cairo is the home of many of the world?s most famous monuments, including the Great Pyramid of Cheops (also known as Khufu) and the Alabaster Sphinx. The Egyptian flag consists of three colored stripes; red on the top, white in the middle, and black on the bottom. In the center of the flag is a golden eagle with an escutcheon, or shield, on its chest. This flag is very symbolic to the Egyptian people. The red section of the flag stands for revolution and sacrifice, the white section symbolizes the future of Egypt, and the black section serves as a reminder of

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Effective Writing Is Important

Effective Writing Is Important

Effective Writing is Important

I have become to notice, through my coursework, that writing well is a
tool that everyone can benefit from. Good writers will tell of many an occasion
in which their talent has earned them advancement; an advancement that comes to
play not only in the job market but also for personal gratification.
Fortunately, writing is a skill that can be both taught and practiced to a point
at which virtual perfection is reached. The many facets of writing can seem
quite overwhelming to the novice. The aspect of writing that most people are
unaware of is the fact that it is actually broken down into just a few basic
principles. Because of the many benefits that proper voice, structure, and
thesis development bring to ones writing, these facets of writing are more
important than any other.
Voice in a piece of writing can bring rewards like nothing else can.
Voice is the key to getting the reader involved in an essay. Without it, the
reader becomes passive and the essay can not be comprehended. Most essays have
the essential material, so the manner in which the material is presented can
make a difference. When voice is properly

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Joan Of Arc

Joan Of Arc

Joan of Arc:

France and England had an unstable history with one another and in 1337, King Edward III of England decided to lay claim to the French throne based on a relation on his mother?s side (Walker 219). This led to the Hundred Years? War, which would consume the people?s lives from 1337 to 1453 (Walker 220). During this time there was a great plague sweeping Europe, the ?Black Death? which was the cause of millions of people?s unseemly demise. Joan was a young peasant girl born in 1412, whose strong faith and belief in God led her to fight in his name for her country (Walker 221). Why English political leaders wanted Joan of Arc discredited and burned as a witch. English political leaders used the Roman Catholic Church to have Joan of Arc discredited and burned as a witch because they feared she had supernatural powers, was being used as a symbol by the French Nationalists and that she might become a martyr in the event of her death. English political leaders believed Joan of Arc possessed supernatural powers of some sort and they feared what kind of advantage this could bring to the French armies. The English

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Karl Marx Economic Views

Karl Marx Economic Views

Karl Marx Economic Views
Trained as a philosopher, Marx turned away from philosophy in his mid-twenties, and started leaning towards economics and politics. Historical materialism, Marxs theory of history, is centered around the idea that forms of society rise and fall, and then impede the development of human productive power. He saw this as the way that the economy rises and falls, with expansions and contractions. There was no way to stop this. There are always going to be periods where the economy does really well, then the economy will have contractions, and neither of those times last forever. He also said that 2 necessary conditions for commodity production are in a market. Exchange can take place, and a social division of labor, in which different people produce different products. Without which there would be no motivation for exchange. Marx suggested that commodities have both use value, in other words

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