His book will help them make more money. But if John Locke’s also interested in making the most money, he ought to rethink whether issuing his books at 99 cents without a publisher is really the best commercial strategy. Let’s do the math. Locke has sold 1 million ebooks at 99 cents each. He gets 35% of the revenue, so that amounts to something less than $350,000 (credit card fees are deducted from the net).
For all the cuts that have been made to school foods, six percent has not been a big decrease. School lunches don’t provide any nutritional value for the kids. The purpose for a school lunch is to provide kids with a dependable lunch that has good proportional amounts and nutrition value. The obesity rates need to drop higher and faster in the next ten years if they want to make cuts out of our meals and the meals need to be proportioned to size. The government may have cut down on the obesity mass around the world, but some people go home hungry because they only get provided the school lunches.
First, over 700 million dollars is being lost per year just because of the time wasted counting pennies! Imagine you want to buy a nice TV that costs a thousand dollars and you’ve been saving up pennies for awhile now and you think you have enough. You get to the checkout aisle and you sit there for 30 minutes counting all your pennies making a bunch of people angry because they have to wait in line behind you while you count them all. You could get out of that store way faster if you counted nickels or quarters instead of all those pennies. Also, according to
Only nine months after they hit the shelves, Keurig Kold was discontinued by Keurig, the machine did terribly and a few reasons were highlighted in this article by Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/why-keurig-kold-failed-2016-6. In the soda marketplace there are many opportunities for Keurig to expand their horizons and grow beyond just coffee. Although, considering the product only lasted around a year, it was evident that the challenges outweighed the opportunities. One of their biggest hurdles was their competitor, SodaStream, the maker of a home carbonation product, similar to Keurig Kold. However, unlike Keurig Kold, SodaStream’s cheapest model runs around $90 compared to Kold’s $370 price tag.
Back in 2011, it had lost over 70% of its sales and became third following stiff competition from Coors Light brands. According to Beer marketer’s Insights, Budweiser currently accounts for just 8% of the U.S. market swimming in a pool of light larger which account for about 70% of all beer sold in the United States. Rebranding Intention Budweiser rebranding to “America” is intended to boost its sales during the summer ahead of the next presidential polls. Perhaps the manufacturers hope they will round off the edges from the Old World and blend seamlessly into the current. Just like baseball and apple pie, they want to let its fans on dive bars that their light larger of their choice in red, blue and white cans is a big part of “America” and the brand is here to stay.
SCI International recently stated that aluminum consumption by the auto industry in China will drop to 210,000-220,000 tons as compared to a prior-forecast of 250,000 tons, indicating a drop of 14%. This will increase the oversupply situation in the industry and lead to weaker prices. On the other hand, in Europe, the rate of growth in car sales is decelerating, which is another reason to worry for
Jobless. These jobs will be replaced by technology or eliminated due to cost. The cons outweigh the pros in increasing the wage. American’s with fifteen dollar an hour paying jobs will soar above the poverty line, but half a million will be left without source of
The inheritance tax brings in around $20 billion for the government, and if it was abolished something would need to replace it. However, compared to the rest of the income the government collects, the death tax brings in almost no money at all. $20 billion seems like a lot of money to the average person, but compared to the $3.2 trillion the government brings in every year, it doesn't amount to much. For example, if the government brought in $100 this year, the death tax would only bring in 63 cents. “Under the Tax Foundation Taxes and Growth Model, a simulated elimination of the estate tax results in approximately 150,000 additional jobs and 0.08 percent additional annual GDP growth in the decade after elimination”(Cole).
A study by the Center for American Progress found that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would help 3.5 million Americans get off food stamps (Rachel West and Michael Reich, 2014). Americans spend $80 billion each year financing food stamps for the poor, but the country has no idea where or how the money is spent (Luke Rosiak, June 24, 2012). The rise of minimum wages would allow this number to decrease drastically. If minimum wage is increased by ten percent, it would reduce food stamp usage by two to three percent. This would allow for an improvement of approximately $4.6 billion that can be saved or returned to the taxpayer’s wallet (Rachel West and Michael Reich, 2014).
But, the truth is, video games cause a huge strain on gamers’ wallets. Popular game titles cost more than $65. In a study conducted by IGN, formerly known as Imagine Game Network, average gamers spend more than $700 every year, “$341 on console titles, $233 on PC games and another $140 for accessories.” These are just the normal, average gamers. Staunch gamers, on the other hand, may spend more than $900 every year on games. Since average gamers are teenagers working in part-time, low- wage jobs, $900 every year becomes a preposterous amount to spend (Kohler).
According to data from the 2014 season, the Steelers rank sixth in highest ticket prices, with the average cost of a ticket being $328 (Reevy). Such high ticket prices result in less opportunities for new fans to attend a game because they may not be willing to spend hundreds of dollars yet. Also, these high ticket prices drive away families from attending a game. By the time a family of four buys their tickets, pays for parking, and satisfies their hunger and thirst, they could very well be $1500 in the hole. Making going a Steeler game regularly almost impossible for the average family.
Furthermore, as the federal poverty line is considered to be roughly $23,050 for a family of four the population that falls below that level take up nearly twenty percent meaning that these families without aid will not have the ability to attend college. Ultimately, free education as a whole may be a great idea to bring America up in global education levels along with stopping the continuous growth in student debt however at this point in time it seems impossible. In addition free higher education in the United States would require a complete reshaping of the economy as the U.S has a national debt that is reaching near twenty trillion dollars along with the recent president elect Donald J. Trump being a member of the top 1% the consideration of the lower and middle class people will likely be overpassed for the businesses of the
Despite the impression left by some, the average Social Security retirement benefit today is modest. Only $15,500 per year overall for men with an average of only $13,200 per year for women. When people aren’t able to receive benefits for 5 more years, it is like cutting these benefits by 20 percent or more and will result in millions of today 's workers facing poverty at retirement (Raising the Social Security Retirement Age: A Cut in Benefits for Future
He is planning to spend six trillion dollars less than what we are currently spending every single year. Right now, the U.S is spending about ten thousand dollars per person which adds up to three trillion dollars per year. In other words, he is planning to get the country out of debt with the money we aren’t using for the Medicare. When you propose all these things, it sounds phenomenal to have more Medicare coverage for less, but analysts say it’s too good to be true. According to media and Kenneth Thorpe, an Emory Universal Health-Care expert who worked in the Bill Clinton, “finds that Mrs. Sanders’ proposal would actually harm many working beneficiaries of Medicaid, the state- federal health care plan for the poor and the near poor”.
In ”Guiding a First Generation to College”, Tina Rosenberg discussed that how to help high-achieving poor students to get into College. In the paper, “About 30,000 students from poor families score in the top 10 percent on the SAT or ACT college entrance exams and yet don’t go to selective schools. And nearly a quarter of low-income students who score in the top 25 percent on standardized tests never go to any college.” In fact, there are many resources can help reduce the yawning dimensions of the college gap. Tina Rosenberg points out one big part of the divide is the information disconnect. She mentions in the paper that “ lack college-educated parents often don’t know how important college is.” and “Most are unaware that top colleges