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Economic Issues of the United States

A listing of economic issues specific to the United States of America.

The Performance of the U.S. Dollar in 2007

The Performance of the U.S. Dollar in 2007

A Futures Market On Terrorist Attacks

A program which would have established a futures market on terrorist attacks has been cancelled according to ABS News. It's unfortunate that this program got cancelled as it would have led the FBI and CIA to accumulate information they might not have otherwise been able to get.

American and Japanese Personal Consumption and Savings Habits

An essay which compares and contrasts American and Japanese consumer spending and savings habits over the last generation.

Is The Jobless Recovery Due to Small Business Outsourcing?

Right now the hottest economic topic in the U.S. is the "jobless recovery". All kinds of talking heads have been on TV trying to explain why the jobless figures are taking much longer than usual to improve during this economic upswing.

American-Canadian Trade and Exchange Analysis

Article detailing how trading patterns and exchange rates are linked between the United States and Canada.

American-Chinese Trade and Exchange Analysis

Article detailing how trading patterns and exchange rates are linked between the United States and China.

American-Japanese Trade and Exchange Analysis

Article detailing how trading patterns and exchange rates are linked between the United States and Japan.

American-Mexican Trade and Exchange Analysis

Article detailing how trading patterns and exchange rates are linked between the United States and Mexico.

Is The U.S. Economy Improving Or Not?

We seem to be getting a lot of mixed messages lately. On the 4th of July it was reported that the unemployment rate hit a nine-year high. Not all the news is gloomy for the United States however. The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development or OECD for short issued a recent report indicating that both the American and Canadian economies are about to enjoy increased growth.

NAFTA Softwood Lumber Dispute Ruling Put Off

We're going to have to wait until the 17th of July to hear NAFTA's ruling on the softwood lumber dispute, according to this article in my hometown London Free Press.

On Spending, Bush is no Reagan

I wonder how much longer the media is going to refer to George W. Bush as a conservative. The American government currently seems to be anti-Free Trade and pro-big government, two things you would not expect from a supposedly conservative President. I was happy to see this morning that I was not the only one to notice this.

The Executive's Local Constituencies

Essay answers the following question "Why has the executive branch sometimes tended towards protectionism despite representing a national constituency?"

Recent Developments in the Global Economy

An essay by David Stone that summarizes the current and unique macroeconomic pictures we now see in Japan, the United States, and the EU.

Trade in Iron and Steel Between the U.S. and Taiwan

An essay by David Lewin: Trade in steel and iron between the United States and Taiwan is an important issue for many reasons; Taiwan is a major exporter of iron and steel products, while U.S. imports of steel from Taiwan, among other foreign countries, has been increasing significantly in recent years.

Basic Ingredients of the U.S. Economy

An examination of the capitalist economy of the United States.

America's Capitalist Economy

An examination of the capitalist economy of the United States.
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