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Deflation Explained

We hear an awful lot about inflation, especially during tough economic times, but what about deflation. The concept of deflation might be foreign to most of us because we hear of it so rarely. Truth be told, deflation is just the opposite of inflation. It can be equally damaging to an economy.

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Introduction to the Clayton Act

The Clayton Act, also known as the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914, was introduced to correct some of the inadequacies of the previously passed Sherman Act of 1890. The latter legislation was intended to deal with monopolies once they were found to dominate a given market. The Clayton Act changed the dynamic by outlawing some of the practices that would enable a company to become a monopoly.

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The Bank Failure Explained

Banks are similar to any other business inasmuch as they can fail or succeed based on the actions of ownership and management. What makes a bank failure different is the fact that it can have such a negative impact on so many other institutions and individuals. It is not like a mom and pop shop where closing would negatively affect only business owners and a few employees. When a bank fails, that failure has a ripple effect that can trouble the entire economy.

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Why Absolute Poverty Is Not Always a Reliable Measurement

Absolute poverty is an economic measurement that determines an individual’s financial ability to obtain the basic necessities of life. It is also a measurement that used to justify investing monies to help developing countries and, in some respects, even the poverty-stricken in our own country. However, absolute poverty is not always a reliable measurement of need. Why? Because of the units used to quantify poverty levels.

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A new twist on the impact of technology on productivity and job growth

Government officials and economists the world over have had great difficulty, especially in developed countries, in stimulating job growth to a material degree in their respective economies, ever since the millennium crossover. Productivity has continued its steady rise up the scale, but according to most economics textbooks, these gains are supposed to lead to more jobs, higher wages, and greater wealth accumulation, but such has not been the case for a disturbingly lengthy period of time.

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The‘Blue Chips’

A ‘Blue Chip’ represents stock with good reliability and profitability. And their impacts on the stock market are far bigger than other shares of smaller companies. So the details of blue chips are worth our study.

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Quoted Shares and Stock Exchange

Quoted shares are shares that have been quoted on a recognised stock exchange. And the stock exchange is a service provider for traders and brokers when they are dealing with stocks, futures, options, bonds, and other securities.

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What Are Shares?

Shares, just like the name, signifies the ownership of a business. A business needs money to start. In order to raise enough money to start a business, the initiator calls up a meeting among the people who want to take part in the business. They put their money together as their contributions to the business. And then they will get the receipts that show their investment makes them, the investors, part-owners of the company.

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