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Another attempt at economic intervention, the Canada Anti-Inflation Act, became effective on 16 December 1975.
The economic downturn that began in the United States in 2001 negatively impacted the Canadian economy.
In addition, the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) worldwide harmed tourism and exports in Canada, as Toronto was struck by the worst outbreak of the disease outside Asia.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Americas/Canada-ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT.html   (503 words)

 Great Depression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Europe, the question of the war reparations were fundamental to the economic and political history of France, Germany, Britain and America, but the greatest effect was on Germany, since the country had to pay the largest portion of reparations[1].
Second, there are structural theories, including those of institutional economics, that point to underconsumption and overinvestment (economic bubble), or to malfeasance by bankers and industrialists.
On a purely economic level, the work needed to build the military power necessary for its expansionist goals was believed by many to be a relative success, although it was treading a path of autodestruction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Depression   (4363 words)

 Top 20 Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In common usage capitalism refers to an economic system in which all or most of the means of production are privately owned and operated and where the investment of capital, and the production, distribution and prices of commodities (goods and services) are determined mainly in a free market, rather than by the state.
In "Economics in One Lesson", Hazlitt argues that if the value of the work of some potential employees is lower than the minimum wage, it would penalise the employer to employ them.
There are two Indices of Economic Freedom used in economic research, one published by the Heritage Foundation (a neoliberal thinktank) and the Wall Street Journal, another published by the Fraser Institute.
encyc.connectonline.com /index.php/Capitalism   (9526 words)

 Bastiat, Annotated Bibliography, by Sheldon Richman: Library of Economics and Liberty
He begins by recognizing the economic regularity that daily permits Paris to be fed. Remarkably, that regularity is not designed or maintained by any grand master.
For Bastiat the task of economics is to explain this order produced by that "prodigiously ingenious mechanism"—the free market—which harmonizes the interests of the multitude, enabling each person to enjoy an array of consumer goods no one of them could produce in ten centuries.
All government interventions designed to create or save jobs, such as tariffs, are obstacles to progress because, by creating or maintaining artificially high prices, they leave consumers less money with which to satisfy other wants.
www.econlib.org /library/Bastiat/BastiatBib.html   (2334 words)

 Background Research : International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Humanitäre Intervention: Zur Bedeutung der Menschenrechte in den Vereinten Nationen.
Defends the emergence of a right of humanitarian intervention and argues that it is not incompatible with state sovereignty.
Study of the legality of humanitarian intervention, examining the genealogy of the doctrine and arguing that as a legal concept it is incoherent.
www.iciss.ca /04_Biblio-en.asp   (11605 words)

 'Just War' Tradition in Today's World
Secessions, Interventions and Just War Theory: The Case of Kosovo Pugwash Occasional Papers (2000) 1(1), 11-36.
"Humanitarian Intervention in the Context of Modern Power Politics: Is the Revival of the Doctrine of the "Just War" Compatible with the International Rule of Law?
"Economic Sanctions, Just War Doctrine, and the "Fearful Spectacle of the Civilian Dead," Cross Currents (Fall 1999) 49(3).
newark.rutgers.edu /~natalieb/justwar.htm   (962 words)

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