MAKING ILLEGAL LEGAL: BECOMING LAX ON SOME LAWS COULD BOOST ECONOMY

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“What used to be illegal is now legal.”


legalities

What at one point in time used to be illegal is now becoming legal. One of those things is the legalization of Marijuana in small quantities. What before could have gotten you sent to federal prison has become a lot more lax. And to add to it, there is now a market to capitalize off of the sale of Marijuana to dispensaries.

new legalities

Are there any new industries that may emerge which will open up for mass consumption which used to be illegal? And know what in particular which is still the oldest profession; prostitution. But the idea of this becoming legal in America is such a far stretch, that it’s not even worth the conversation. Now, in other countries there is a legalization, but not America. So, there goes that idea of a new industry.

why the wait

There are multiple reasons as to why the government has waited for some period of time to legalize what has been illegal. One of the reasons is that not enough time goes by where a generation sees the illegal product or service as negative. In the past years, if you had the legalizing Marijuana debate, both sides took issue.

Another reason for the wait, is what do you doo with all the people sitting in prisons for the crime. There are countless Marijuana offenders who are doing hard time in prison. Do we let them go? Because then again, the majority of them are non-violent federal offenders.

economics

Remember prohibition; the illegal sale and use of alcohol. It seems a world away from the past where drinking beer was a fine. Now, we have beer commercials during sporting events. Enough time has went by to make it ok for use and sale. But also because the amount of revenues collected by companies as well as government for the sale of alcoholic beverages. The same will be for a narcotic like Marijuana. A multi-billion dollar industry that in the next 25 – 30 years will be a blip on the radar of conversation.


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THE BIG HURT: WHEN WILL THE NEXT ECONOMIC COLLAPSE TAKE PLACE

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“The fall of all falls.”


the fall

Since the Great Depression which was the fall of 1929, the United States has had numerous economic falls. But nothing has come close to rivaling the Great Depression. I’m talking about an economic downturn which sent people into a life of crime to survive. A choice that people thought we never had to make in life to live. You even had a lot of people committing suicide. Doing everything from shooting themselves to jumping from windows. Now, my question is, when will the next big one take place? We came really close back in 2008/2009.

fears

The panic, the fear, the money supply running out, the bank runs. All of the things that people are scared could happen when the big collapse happens. But could America sustain another major fall? Who knows, the next one could be the one the end our civilization. Don’t think that America can last forever. We have had far greater empires come and go, who were much stronger, and lasted longer. Yet no one wants to think about that potentially happening. And if this could happen, what if anything could stop it form happening?

stay ahead of the curb

America has always been the leaders of technological innovation. But is that starting to go away. Because is still strong because the “idea” that we are great exist. And the reason I say idea, is because through so much political and social strife in recent years, we are falling behind other nations. Nations that we never would have thought would become rivals. We have to learn to be innovative and maybe even inventive as we are social and political. If not, you will start to see happen what has happened to great empires in the past, they fall; fall from the strife within.


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MASS MEDIA HYSTERIA: HOW CONSTRUCTED STORIES EFFECT A NATION’S GROWTH

Man Reading a Newspaper

“If it’s news, must be important.”


generation information

Remember when breaking news used to be breaking? Now, it seems like anything is breaking news on the television screen. It was done in the past to signify a tragic event, not the news uses it for bringing more eyes on their particular story or agenda. And the problem is that we are now becoming desensitized to the word breaking. But how is this all effecting our economy in America? Is there something to the nation’s economy and the way the news presents the information in various mediums?

stocks go up and then they go down

I’m not someone who is well traversed in the stock market. But whenever the mass media talks about the market, you start to see a shift in confidence. It’s because the average Joe really doesn’t know much about the market. So when they hear commentators discussing the market, it makes them either nervous or optimistic. Because these the trusted people who have worked in the space of finance. So when the commentator starts to question the market, then you will notice, if this person is trusted, a slight show of loyalty to what they are saying. But the commentators don’t have anywhere as much influence as the market numbers in the newspapers or websites.

ratings can’t be the driver

Whenever you see the media, there is always a left or right agenda. Yet when you are presenting the market numbers, having a left or right agenda can hurt directly even more. Because playing with the market’s numbers can effect how people invest, and in turn the jobs in our market. So when presenting information about the market, show the numbers as a reflection of what is because a lot of people have investments riding on those numbers. Views on political parties and social issues are more ambiguous than the numbers that coincide with the market.


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DIGITAL DOLLARS: WHO WILL LAST OVER THE LONG HAUL

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Whose going to sink or swim?”


bubble or not

In an age where so much is dominated by the market, what will be the company or companies that last? But also, what will be the companies that don’t last? Always remember that nothing last forever. And it all comes to an end at some point in time. So who will be the first to bite the dust? Because something will happen a major company; maybe not this year or next year, but it will.

devastation

There was social communication prior to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snap Chat, there will be after. But can you imagine the downsides of a known tech firm. But the word tech and social media are not just the platforms we known. Yet still, you can’t but feel for the the employees who are forced to find new jobs because of the collapse.Then again, I don’t see happening anytime soon.

acquisitions

Companies in today’s society are known to be bought out so they are not having an worry of dissolving to company. Which is yet another reason a lot of companies don’t break down that easily. Companies that do dissolve are generally companies that are much smaller. The ones that are still popular enough to survive are bought by bigger more popular companies. But knowing when to pull out your investment in one of these companies is important so you don’t lose money.


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BARTER FOR BUSINESS: MAKING MONEY TO NEGOTIABLE WAY

Man in Blue Top Giving Box to Man in Gray Top

“Give me what you got.”


fair exchange

Throughout human history, man has had a variety of methods of exchanging goods and services. And one of those methods was the barter system. You give me this for that, without the use of a consistent price tag. The price for this bag of potatoes is $5.00, but I you only have $3.00. Well how about this, give my the $3.00, and we’ll see what we can negotiate with that. Meaning, I will give you what amounts to $3.00 worth of potatoes. This way you get something and I do as well.

economics

Does the barter system hurt the economy? And the answer to that question is both yes and no. No the economy is not hurt because there is always a constant buying and selling of goods. Also, instead of putting items back on the shelf, you’re selling. And now the inventory that would otherwise be thrown away is used to some degree. The problem with the barter system is that it’s difficult to gauge how strong your currency is in a country. Because you’re paying with a negotiable price, money is not always reported, so it’s hard know the strength of your country via GDP.

small markets

I have stated earlier from posts that America has roughly 19,300 cities and towns. Now, the majority of those places are not major cities, but small towns and cities. And a lot of these places are in markets where jobs have shipped overseas. So is there any possibility that the barter system could work in these places. Because a lot of places are dying because of a lack of job growth. They could use the barter system. Now tell me something, what do you think?


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TWO TERM TRUMP: COULD A DOUBLE WIN EFFECT THE ECONOMY

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“A successful 2020 run.”


two times the charm

Sitting here and observing the landscape of the United States socially and politically, you can’t help but to acknowledge the idea of Trump winning twice. What could happen if anything from a second win? I know that a strong amount of the young demographic is now pushing back against the president. But is it really enough to stop a second run and ultimate victory?

debates

There was yet another school shooting in Texas, and more gun debate. There are issues surrounding law enforcement and racial intolerance. All of which could negatively effect an economy. So what are people to do if there is a sharp downturn from nothing being created in society. We are creating separation among people, but no real economic growth. But is it all what it’s cracked up to be.

truth in lies

Is there anything to the idea that mass media is pushing a lot of the stories that are creating a crazy climate? And if so, is there something to gain financially from this climate of fighting. Is our economy really performing and this fighting is nothing more than just hype to scare people? What if the country is really on an upswing? Is this attributed to the Trump administration and what is being reported on the news does not tell the full story?

hard truth

In reality, it may be very difficult to win another election for Trump. Nearly half the country didn’t vote the first time and Hilary Clinton still almost won. Now there is a lot of those nearly half who wish they had voted in favor of Democrat. What could that mean for the Republican Party if people do show out? And if people show up and he wins twice, will the wave of social and political issues continue to be the face of the nation and overshadow the economic growth.


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GROWTH OPPORTUNITY: CAN SMALL TOWN AMERICA BOUNCE BACK TO GLORY

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“From hustle and bustle to bust.”


all american 

America has about 19,350 cities and towns, with the majority being small cities and towns. Small places that were once a hustling and bustling town are now desolate. And the reason being is that when companies realized going overseas could mean cheaper labor for higher profit margin, that was it. Small towns and cities that were industrialized started to wither away. Younger generations left and now you have an aging generation left behind.

rebuilding

I wonder, just wonder, is it at all possible to rebuild some of these small towns. Maybe the emerging tech industry will open up new opportunities for these places. Could something possibly be built on the web, or of enough strength that could bring these places around? Because what was once environments for coal mining and steel workers is no more. And with everyone running out to Silicon Valley, is there a chance some of those people can rebuild these broken towns.

they’ll see it, not I

We all would like to build something and reap the benefits of what we built. But what happens when your vision becomes bigger than you? What are you to do when what you want to build you just won’t be around to see. And that is yet another reason why it’s so hard to rebuild these small places. Someone or many people are needed to build for the next generation. Yet who will be the sacrificial lambs to do so. And that’s the big dilemma; who will take one for the team. Because in order to rebuild, someone has to step. Who will it be?


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