The U.S. American history is characterized by several events that had consequence around the world. One of them is the market crash of the 1929. In the October 29th, the Wall Street had a huge collapse and important reverberations in the entire American market. During the prosperous 20s the richness was unequally spread among people with the effect that Americans were producing more of that they could have consumed. Then the “easy-money policies” caused a growth of credits and speculations in the market.
The reading this week is by Mike Davis, and is titled Planet of Slums. Mike Davis creates an argument on how slums are a worldly issue that is spreading. Davis first begins his argument with statistics based on the monumental increase of population in all countries across the globe. He also uses examples of the increase of hypercities and megacities due to intensified urbanization in Mexico-city, Seoul-Injon, and New York. Which leads into the effects on the citizens, such as China and India, and the lack of proper housing and accommodations with such a rapidly growing population.
“Imprisonment in the United States has increased significantly, spurred by criminal laws that impose steep sentences and curtail the opportunity to earn probation and parole ” (ACLU, 2011). In the years since the advent of private prisons, incarceration rates have reached historic levels because of not only harsher sentences and deliberately sabotaging opportunities for probation and parole, but also states manipulate the court system in order to help private prisons maintain higher occupancy rates, run the prison, and get a cut of the
She states “because of the numerous amounts of loopholes in our countries current gun restrictions, it is pointless to keep enforcing these laws. A whole new set of tighter stricter gun laws should be enacted instead for a real change to occur” (Watkins). She does bring up a valid point here. These loopholes have resulted in some instances where people purchased a gun from a private seller without having to go through the standard waiting period and background checks that would typically occur if a gun was being purchased from a licensed arms dealer; however even with these “loopholes” the seller must report to the government the weapon being sold as well as the intended buyer of said weapon. One big problem people have with guns and gun laws today is gun shows.
The issue with implanting strict gun control regulations in our society is that people will become vulnerable targets for criminals. Criminals will continue to conduct harmful crimes, despite the laws, and law-abiding citizens won’t have the necessary weapons needed to successfully defend themselves. For instance, “59% of the burglaries in Britain, which has tough gun control laws, are ‘hot burglaries’ which are burglaries committed while the home is occupied by the owner/renter. By contrast, the U.S., with more lenient gun control laws, has a ‘hot burglary’ rate of only 13%” (“Crimes and Guns”). The implementation of gun control laws will thus increase crime rates as people will become vulnerable targets for criminals.
When focusing on the America, as discussed before, the suicide rate related to guns indeed increased faster than the suicide related to other methods. What the essay focuses on is the gun control in the United States, the longitudinal comparison of data is more reliable. In spite of the suicide rate of the United States is not the highest, the stricter gun control also could work and reduce the suicide rate. There have been some more reliable data could show that the gun ownership is likely to increase suicide rate. When taking the whole thing into consideration, it is clear that making the controls over guns stricter still could be beneficial in many
With them using illegal mining operations, that have very low health standards(Roberts ix); and in 1908 where they stockpiled 18 months worth of diamonds in order to keep the prices high (Roberts 85). Companies do these so they will earn a larger profit, and they are able to do it because people did not know or did not care. If these companies focused on improving the industry, they would have informed the public and its customers on what they are doing, or make the information easily accessible. While that information is still there, a person has to actively find that information if they ever want to see
These shifts can be associated with factors such as war, economic growth and decline, and new modes of transportation such as canals all contributed to the growth or decline of the decades previously mentioned. From this article I learned that certain factors have a bigger impact on urban growth in the United States than others. War has a huge impact on urbanization in the United States, simply because in both decades in which the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 took place resulted in a decline in urban growth during that decade. I have also learned that the economy also plays a big role in urban growth. The more economic activity a city has the more potential it has to grow as it provides more jobs and opportunities, the decades preceding the railroad era the biggest cities in the United States were all costal cities on the east coast because most trade, and transportation of goods were reliant on ships thus the importance of living in these areas became
He has done and tried both good and bad for the U.S.A... The good, he has improved the economy with his experiences with business, he has tried to fix Obama Care, though it failed.The bad, his views of most things hasn’t helped his case nor did his “loudmouth” with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, both have made threats toward each other.Donald Trump hasn’t made any actual moves because the moment he does that North Korea’s ally China would be deemed an associate orally and both would go to war plunging all of the 3 countries into a nuclear war, the U.S. would ultimately win because of its allies also have great power. The main reason some have many complaints toward
The Economic Benefits of Immigration Aseel Al Mohammadi Zayed University Martin and Midgley states that immigrants now are 31 million individuals in United States (as cited in Stewart and Jameson, 2013). Immigration is sometimes a process of traveling from one’s native country to another due to lack of job opportunities or disasters. According to Stewart & Jameson (2013), the U.S is considered to be a nation of immigrants and it strikes fear into citizen’s hearts because of the potential affect of immigrants on the labor market. Some people think that immigration should be stopped because there are negative effects to the economy. However, Immigration should be encouraged because there are obvious benefits to the economy of the host country