360 got the RROD error. Got dragon age dragon age origins and fallout and mass effect two. Graduating in a year.
Any idea on an econ senor paper topic? And don't say rescission :P
10 years ago15deathblade
I loled at this:
BEAR ALERT - A BEAR HAS BEEN SIGHTED ON CAMPUS - GO INDOORS - DO NOT APPROACH THE BEAR
Yeah like anyone going to do that. Oh hi bear are you a freshmen here? Whats you major, Killing humans you say? Oh wait........
And if you do that you are so stupid that it is a good thing you are now died.
10 years ago15deathblade
*ECON 300 - History of Economic Thought
TuTh 9:30AM - 10:45AM Guild Center, Room 112 David Kiriazis
ECON 301 - Labor Economics
MoWeFr 10:00AM - 10:50AM Old Main, Room 104 Armond Rossi
*ECON 352 - Intermediate Micro-Economics
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:15PM Guild Center, Room 113 David Kiriazis
*ECON 404 - Public Sector Economics
MonWeFr 12:00PM - 12:50PM Guild Center, Room 113 John Neral
*ENGL 330 - Business Writing
TuTh 3:30PM - 4:45PM Dunkle Hall, Room 124 Mary Ann Chapman
* Not an elective.
In total i am taking 15 credit hours.
I do not like my new schedule. It sucks badly. I now have to wake up at 8:30 and I have the same instructor back to back. Guess what he is; the department chair. So I can not really complain to anyone about any grade discrepancies. Luckily though he is pretty cool. One of the best professor that department has. I can still complain I just have to go to the Dean of the business school. . Like hes going to listen to me...... Not only that but I am taking ONLY ONE ELECTIVE >< and I can't really help that becuase 2 of the required courses will not be offered for another year. So it take them now or set myself back. But no a side note I will be able to take questions about the labor markets after these classes .
There has been talk about well labor in other threads. So I though it time to make one.
What do you think should be done to reform labor in general?
To start it off.
I think that we should get ride of minimum wage. Minimum wage reduces jobs becuase it is a Floor on labor prices. (over simplified empirical proof of this) If you draw out the basic supply demand curves, the x. Label the Y axes price and label the X axes quantity. Then draw a line that across both supply and demand curves above the equilibrium point. One can plainly see that while price has increased quantity demanded has decrease. Mean the number of job out on the market. A better system would be to allow business to change what they wanted but to subsidized low income family. The number of jobs will not decrease and one get the same result one get now. If were to combine this with a tax/spend policy. One could use this to help stabilize growth and inflation as well.
Post edited 11/11/08 11:33PM
Take from a convo that people were having on immigration:
Very informative response by BigBen
For someone who I'm absolutely certain would say that all government operations are inherently ineffcient I think you're giving the INS quite a bit of credit.
The first step, getting a green card for legal residence takes a very long time by itself.
Even if you take the easiest route. You're the spouse or child of a US citizen. You're waiting 6-10 months every step of the process for paperwork to go through. That adds time. And you can only get in with no wait time if you're a parent, spouse, or minor child of US citizen. Otherwise it ranges from a 5-20 year wait to get a greencard. (for someone like the adult child of a citizen, or sibling of a citizen)
If you're the spouse or minor child of a lawful permanent resident (but non-citizen) you can still get in, but no extended family here)
If you're not...oh boy
If you're "skilled," meaning you have a college degree or known specialty application AND a job offer already waiting in the US, or prove you are an investor or have other special characteristics. Then you can apply for a green card and have a reasonable chance of getting in. But your prospective employer is going to have to spend about $10k on legal fees processing the paperwork, and even then there's a 5-6 year wait time. If you want to get a green card soon, you're going to have to apply for an H-1(b) Temporary visa for a skilled worker. There's only 85,000 of these issued per year, and demand is 2x that, they get "sold out" on the first day they're offered every year, and you have maybe a 50-50 chance of getting one depending on how good your employer is.
So then you can work in the US on a continuously renewed H1(b) visa until the paperwork for your greencard goes through (5-6 years), But if that paperwork doesn't go through, sorry your'e out of luck. There's no other way to transfer from an H1(b) temporary residency to a permanent residency.
If you're an unskilled worker? - meaning you can't prove you have any special skills that will create a benefit for the US? Good luck with that. The US only issues 10,000 visas for unskilled workers per year. Wait times are essentially infinite given that there's hundreds of thousands of applications for them every year.
Your only bet is to Apply for an H2(a) unskilled, or H2(b) unskilled seasonal temporary visa good for 6 months or a year. If you are lucky enough to get one, there is still no way to transition into a legal resident from these temporary visas.
The vast majority of our illegal immigrants aren't border jumpers, they're people that got temporary visas of various kinds and never left.
Also, just from personal experience. I'm friends with several people that work in the Immigration clinic here at the law school.
The law school spent $15k on a "virtual hearing" system, so we can have video teleconferences with the Immigration court.
Why, because up here in Northwest Arkansas, the Closes INS Court is in Memphis Tennessee, 4-5 hours away.
How many factory workers can even take a day off, much less have the money and the means to travel 400 miles one way to go to a hearing. Much less even be able to hire a lawyer to go to such a hearing.
Further, docket times on hearings for amnesty petitions and other similar petitions are more than 6 months. That is, you file the paperwork, and you'll get to see a judge more than 6 months from now. Often it's close to a year. For many people if their visas expire, they can be deported in the meantime.
Insourcing: foreign companies increase their investments and employment in the United States (ie same as outsourcing but the other way around)
Outsourcing: the process of U.S. firms shifting work abroad
The economic argument for both is that as demand for labor shift over seas, it lowers cost of labor here. This simultaneously raise costs over seas. The result you get stable labor costs globally.
Source The Economic Policy Institute
Post edited 10/20/08 3:30PM
The are other ones about this issue but they are 2 year old and one is locked. So I though i would make a new one.
So the question is what need to be done to lower cost of health care?
Should we go to universal health care or does the free market just need reforms?
Lets the debates begin.
10 years ago15deathblade
So Tuesday of this week I and a couple others for the econ department went federal reserve. They had 3 speakers, Dr Andy Bauer, Robert E Carpenter and Ray Owens. By far Ray Owens was the best. For those of you know do know who he is, he is the Chief Economist for the Richmond Bank and Vice President. He was the best becuase unlike the rest, which stayed way from forecasting, He did not. He like the rest did not talk about politics. But he did give a pretty bleak prediction of what is going to happen in this market. Unfortunately he did have a power point. So unlike the rest, we did not get to see any of the graphs or data he was talking about. He was just make a professional opinion based sole on what he saw.
However becuase what they said is important to most people I will post it up here. Here are some of those graphs:
(sorry about the size my scanner is a piece of carp. If some one could blow them up for me i would be very appreciative)
I am surprised no one posted in here about this. Personally I would like to see a lot of verity of weapons in the new games. I also think it would be cool if there was a level that allowed you to explore the ocean floor. But other then that i can't really see anyway to expend on what they have and still keep the tone of the game. Although a online co-op would be cool and maybe a multiplayer. But there again it doesn't really keep with the tone of the game. I do know that I really don't want to just be playing the same game I did in Bioshock one. What do you guys think?
P.S. if there is a thread out there it isn't in this forum section.
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