On October 24, 1929, also known as ‘Black Thursday’, one of the greatest economic and social crisis in the United States of America begun. On that day more than 12 and half million shares of stock were sold, which was triple the usual amount. Next, over the following 4 days, the stock market prices fell 23 percent. Afterwards, the Americans had to face suffering and obstacles for the next 10 years. In 1933, the unemployment had risen from 3 percent to 25 percent of nation’s workforce and those who were able to keep their jobs faced harsh reductions in wages.
Although there has been a decline in the number of homeless Veterans since this announcement, the current glide path suggests they will miss the goal unless services are expanded and more success is achieved. In fact, in 2012, VA served more than 240,000 Veterans who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless—21 percent more than the year before. These numbers suggest the VA is becoming more effective and is serving more of the demographic in need, but it also paints an unacceptable picture of nearly a quarter million Veterans who were faced with life on the streets that year. More disturbing than this is the fact the percentage of homeless female Veterans with children increases each year, despite current VA
The internal forecast based on which it made all the arrangements, turned out to be wrong. The packages that arrived at its Worldport at Louisville, Kentucky far exceeded the capacity that was forecast internally. The internal forecast was for nearly 8 million packages at the Hub on Dec 23 and a forecast of slightly more than 130 million packages in the week before Christmas 2013. UPS had to handle a record 31 million packages on Dec 23, worldwide. Amazon Prime offers next day delivery and this resulted in last minute glut of packages arriving at the hub.
This creates problems because it adds to the eminence amount of tax dollars spent every year. In the article “The high price of incarceration in America” by Aimee shows that the average American taxpayer spends about $260 a year that is almost 80 billion dollars a year for incarceration (1). There have been many voters who have been trying to reduce the amount of mass incarcerations that have been going on since the 1980’s. The majority of prisoners who were released between 2014-2015 returned to crime but the rate that they were committing the crime and returning was dropped at an astonishing degree. In the article “Prosecutors Fight to Plan to Lower Drug Sentencing “ by Sari, Horwitz (1) shows how government officials are trying to cut back on the amount of long term sentencing for first time offenders.
Immigration in through Texas has always been at a high number, do too the border of Mexico touching Texas. However, the rate of illegal immigrants has increased drastically over the past couple of years. Studies performed by the Federation for American Reform (FAIR), shows that between 2010 and 2013 the number of illegal immigrants has increased by 70,000. With the rate of illegal immigrants, increasing at this rate, the taxpaying citizens, are taking a major hit. Illegal Immigration doesn’t seem like it would cause a major issue because they do make up 8.9 percent of the state’s labor force, based on the studies of the Pew Research Center.
Incarceration rates have skyrocketed over the last forty years-- which could be interpreted as good or bad. There have been many questions surrounding incarceration directly being linked to a drop in crime rate: both positive and negative. One pair of economical authors, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, approached this concept from a mostly-positive outlook: the high incarceration rate was responsible for one-third of the crime drop in the 1990’s (123-124). The authors use high incarceration rate along with innovative police strategies, plummet of the crack market, and aging in the population to make a base argument of reasons for crime drop; however, the main argument they utilize is the legalization of abortions (Levitt and Dubner 120-121,
Almost all the human’s daily activities negatively impact the whole globe, and as the population increases, so does the damage (Duncan). The first cause of overpopulation is the decline in the world's populations death rates. The death rates are only 55.3 million per year; while the birth rates are 131.4 million per year. One could see that the number of deaths is almost half the number of births. However, if we had balanced birth and death rates together; they would cancel out each other.
The country saw a huge rise in people claiming social welfare. GDP dropped by 14% and unemployment levels at a high of 14% by 2010. (Princeton.edu, 2014) Taxes began to increase and people found it became more difficult to secure employment in the country. In light of this the number of social welfare fraud cases also soared to a high. Figures released by the Department of Social Affairs show 334 criminal cases had been finalised in court up to the end of November, 2009 – an average of one a
Over 40 million people in the United States are foreign-born immigrants. They represent 13 percent of the total population resided in the country, and they are increasing constantly. However, over the past few years, many immigrant languages have declined in number. Strong pressure of monolingualism towards immigrants has led to extinction of their mother tongue. Bilingualism in the United States has been changed over one or two generations, from monolingualism in a minority language to monolingualism in English1.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide ( Reddy 1993; Lloyd-Jones et al. 2009). According to WHO, 23.6 million deaths each year by 2030 are caused by cardiovascular disease. In Malaysia, diseases of the circulatory system are the leading cause of death in Ministry of Health (MoH) Hospitals in 2012. 40, 000 new cases per year for 28 million people in this country while for number of CAD cases for young people which is below 45 years old is increased every year.
According to the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, 610,042 people were homeless on a given night. About 387,845 of these people were individuals without a home. Nearly one quarter of all homeless people were children under the age of 18. These numbers are staggering. However, these numbers are actually an improvement from previous years.
It seems that every week players are getting injured and carted off the field and statistics show that concussions had risen 32 percent between the 2014-2015 seasons, that is 271 concussions in the 2015 season compared to 206 in 2014. There was also an increase of ACL and MCL injuries between the 2014-2015 seasons, although the change was not as drastic. These statistics from ESPN show that there might be a better way to play the game but the leagues and programs insist that the players know the risks of what they are doing. As hundreds of thousands of sports concussions continue to happen every year, the issue has gathered people who say that the leagues/programs should do more and others who say that concussions and getting injured are just
Cabela’s accounts payable has seen relatively similar increases and decreases as its accounts payable. They experienced a huge decrease in AP % Change/ Overall % Change in Sales from 2006-2007. This could be in large part to the recession taking place, causing the company to carry less inventory, thus less accounts payables. Regarding their AP turnover ratio, it has fluctuated continuously over the period, ranging from 1-2.5. Cabela’s DPO ratio has increased throughout the 10 year period.