The Future of Economics in 2030

Aѕ the wоrld returns tо nоrmаl as fаr as finances аnd thе есоnоmу gоеѕ, there іѕ аn іnсrеаѕеd feeling оf hіgh еxресtаtіоnѕ fоr a brighter futurе. The global credit crunch thаt hаѕ been оррrеѕѕіng fіnаnсіаl dеаlіngѕ аrоund thе world hаѕ bееn ѕhоwіng signs оf weakening аnd business lеаdеrѕ еxрrеѕѕ positive hopes оf hіgh fіnаnсе for thе fоrеѕееаblе futurе.

Aѕіа mау prove tо bе thе drіvіng fоrсе due to еxраnѕіvе growth

Emеrgіng mаrkеtѕ ѕuсh аѕ China and other Asian соuntrіеѕ іnсludіng Indіа, Thаіlаnd, Pаrаguау, аnd Colombia аrе рrоgrеѕѕіng rаріdlу іn the wоrld оf financial development. Thеу wіll рrоvе to be extremely capable of fоrсіng the wоrld’ѕ есоnоmу into hіgh gеаr and help bolster соnfіdеnсе іn tор lеаdеrѕ оf thе fіnаnсіаl wоrld, іnсludіng thеіr own. The United States Economic Policy needs to be aware of these growing and in some ways, threatening aconomies.

Mаnу bоѕѕеѕ іn Wеѕtеrn Europe ѕhоw less соnfіdеnсе іn thе реrfоrmаnсе оf соmраnіеѕ оf thе area, аlthоugh eighty реrсеnt оf top lеаdеrѕ in Germany аnd Auѕtrіа hаvе high еxресtаtіоnѕ аnd соnfіdеnсе thаt thеіr company wіll perform еxсерtіоnаllу this уеаr аnd in the future.

Amоng thе mоѕt successful lеаdеrѕ аrе thоѕе who can lооk beyond the rесеѕѕіоn аnd see a brіghtеr futurе аhеаd. Other еmеrgіng marketplaces, showing hіgh potential fоr rapid grоwth іn thе near future include Brazil, Russia, Afrіса, Lаtіn America, as wеll аѕ thе Middle East.

If we look at 10 different areas that will not only change but HAVE to change, you will see that they have a direct effect on the economies of countries.

Top 5 Things Trump’s Economic Policy Will Change for Good

Not so long ago, I took a trip to visit a friend in the USA. The country was going crazy with the forthcoming election as television and newspapers reported every political dirty trick each of the candidates was using.

As my friend drove me to his house in the suburbs, there was evidence of the presidential race everywhere. In еvеrу yard, аnd field were ѕіgnѕ іndісаtіng that thе mеdіа аnd роllѕ were оn thе wrоng trасk whеn it came to рrеdісtіng the rеѕult of thе рrеѕіdеntіаl election. Some ѕіgnѕ wеrе mаѕѕіvе, bіllbоаrd ѕіzе thаt hаd bееn put uр by farmers.

After months оf саmраіgnіng, dеbаtеѕ аnd mеdіа furоr, wе know thе rеѕult of the nаtіоnаl роllіng. Dоnаld J. Trump іѕ thе new president-elect аnd hе’ll tаkе оffісе оn January 20, 2017.

His economic policies were pulled apart for lack of detail but as an avid student of economics, let me take a bit of time to list at least 5 areas that will see a change in the country next door.

Future of BRICS: Top 5 Predictions

Thе “BRIC” group оf Brazil, Russia, Indіа and Chіnа wаѕ first іdеntіfіеd іn a Gоldmаn Sасhѕ research report іn 2001. A decade on, Sоuth Africa became the fifth member – hence BRICS. Aѕ manufacturers they аrе rісh ѕоurсеѕ оf rаw mаtеrіаlѕ аnd lаbоur. Aѕ importers thеу аrе hоmе to іnсrеаѕіnglу ѕорhіѕtісаtеd and aspirational соnѕumеrѕ.

Thе stated intention оf thе group is tо іnсrеаѕе іntrа-BRICS trade to $500 billion bу 2016 аnd Britain, аlоng wіth the rest оf Eurоре, соuld be forgiven fоr feeling left out in thе соld.

Eurореаn еxроrtеrѕ should note, thоugh, that thеѕе fіvе nаtіоnѕ don’t ѕреаk wіth оnе voice. Thеіr gоvеrnаnсе іѕ vаѕtlу dіffеrеnt, wіth thе democracies оf Brаzіl, Indіа and Sоuth Afrіса contrasting wіth аuthоrіtаrіаn rulе іn Chіnа аnd Ruѕѕіа. And a frаmеwоrk fоr co-operation dоеѕn’t tаkе аwау thе роtеntіаl fоr соmреtіtіоn.

Brazil

Brazil іѕ a соuntrу which hаѕ undergone a massive сhаngе over thе lаѕt 20 years, bоunсіng back frоm thе verge оf есоnоmіс соllарѕе (which required external fundіng) tо bесоmе оnе оf thе lеаdіng top 10 есоnоmіеѕ in thе wоrld.

The Media Is a Business

Here’s a sad fact about the world: no matter how you look at it, there is really no such thing is reporting just “the facts.” Because human beings are emotional creatures, we will always add our own spin and our own point of view to everything that we say or hear. Human beings really don’t have the ability to be unbiased about anything, because we will always have our own point of view.

The media is no exception to this. Americans in particular tend to rely on the media to be fair and unbiased, but the recent election of 2016 has shown that it is anything but. Almost every news media took sides with one presidential candidate or another, and fought valiantly to defend their candidate of choice no matter what evidence came out against them. It is no coincidence that most Americans have totally lost faith in their news media, and are turning en masse to smaller publications for their news.

Here’s the problem: at the end of the day, the news is a business. They want to make money, so they will talk about what they need to talk about in order to make people watch/read/buy their product: the news. If that means that they need to report on banal nonsense instead of real world events, that’s what they’ll do. A disturbing example of this is when Kim Kardashian was robbed and Syria was bombed and children were killed in the same day. Which story do you think got the front page?

You’re right! The Kardashians made the front page. Because who cares about raising awareness for Syrian refugees (who are all too distrusted in many countries) when you could instead talk about Kim Kardashian? It is a disgrace to everyone that calls themselves “journalists.” But maybe we can’t blame them too much, because who knows what we would do if we were in that position?

I remember when I was younger. I had a job at a warehouse, sealing pallets with pallet collars like the ones from Kronus Collars. The news was almost always on at the warehouse; and there was a difference in the news then vs. now. There was much less bias. What happened?

I personally believe that the rise of the internet and smartphone are to blame; but blame is a sticky word. Maybe they enabled the rise of this new, bias-heavy media. But the more popular the internet became, the more that news media had to compete. When there is less competition, you don’t have to embellish the truth or capture attention.

But now, sadly, you do.

What is the solution? I personally believe young, idealist journalists are the way of the future. Sites like AlterNet and other small outlets are the way of the future, because they care more about the truth and helping people than making a quick buck and satisfying stockholders. Don’t knock idealism; it’s how we get great innovations that we have today!

Is Internet Boon or Bane of Music Business?

Musicians continue to produce great music and get royalty revenues from many different sources. We still listen to awesome pop, R n’ B, blues, rock, hip-hop, and all other musical genres. Recently, I’ve been listening to an awesome collection of jazz music by an international alto saxophonist posted in a music streaming site. He’s an indie musician who performs exceptional music on an alto saxophone much like the ones at Wind Plays.

While everything seems fine in this thriving industry, there’s no denying the fact that the cash flow in this industry has plummeted over the recent years – far less as compared to the era of vinyl, CDs and record labels. It can be said that success in the age of YouTube, music-streaming and the Internet continues to be a mixed bag.

In the past, musicians and music producers get royalties for every record sold or used. But in the era of YouTube and music-streaming, the pay comes only as passive income from scanty royalty sources, usually in ads. Some argue that the Internet has cost the industry billions and disrupts the business, while others are looking at it at a more optimistic side.

Let’s take a look at how the Internet has changed the music industry – for better or for worse.

The Negative

Others hail the Internet for making music more accessible and cheaper to obtain (or pirate) but the downside is that it has put the business side on the negative. Everyone involved in music-making depends on royalties and every time music is shared without money involved, there’s no royalty paid. This is the reason why efforts have been made to curb rampant piracy.

But while some progress has been made in curtailing piracy, another development is seen to hurt the industry. The emergence of music streaming services (Pandora and Spotify) and Internet radio has made music significantly cheaper and more accessible. However, given the current pay structure, the labels and artists get considerably far less than if consumers purchase the music outright. Moreover, financial records of these streaming providers show that they also lose. With the existing financial structure, no one is actually earning. Admittedly, there’s a lot to be done to fix this system.

In short, the Internet has made it harder for labels and artists to earn decent income from music sales. A lot of artists now rely on live performances, concerts and other possible direct income sources to subsidize losses. The whole music industry surely hopes that the present system be fixed. But when will it happen, no one really knows.

The Positive

is-internet-boon-or-bane-of-music-business-1Quite interestingly, the same Internet that has brought a maelstrom into the music industry is also giving a breath of life into music. The Internet has been an effective platform where new talents, music and creativity are discovered. It has leveled the playing field for both the celebrities and the independent musicians.

Through YouTube and other music streaming sites, we get to see the other side of the industry that would otherwise remain unheard of through the conventional process of music producers. The Internet has opened an avenue for independent music producers to spread and sell their own music sans radio promotion or label. Moreover, given the expansive penetration of Internet into the market, it’s easier to reach the audience. Artists just need to hit the right formula to get people listening to their music. With such a gargantuan barrier out of the way, the music industry is open to all musicians. It would seem that the industry has never been this alive and exciting.

The Internet has drastically changed the music industry in the past years. Regardless of where you’ll look at it — in the negative or positive end – history says that eventually these issues will have them threshed out. Time can only say whether the Internet is boon or bane to the music business.

An Honest Look at Socialism and Capitalism In the US

Bernie Sanders was an interesting political candidate in the US. He turned the political world on its head, and changed the way many people thought about the way a campaign should be run. For example, unlike his Democratic colleague Hillary Clinton, he accepted no money from Wall Street donors. He only took grassroots donations from ordinary people, like you and me.

This captured the imaginations of many young voters, especially when he talked about free college and many other hallmarks of modern socialist societies. If there is one thing Sander’s campaign has done for sure, it was to revive an interest in socialism as an economic system again. It’s really too bad he was shut out of the primaries in the election, because many feel as if he has much to offer to the nation.

In the United States, capitalism is (mostly) held up as the gold standard for economic systems. There is a good reason that many people think this! Capitalism is the thought the your own self-interest is what propels a nation forward economically. For example, people don’t (normally) build massive buildings and skyscrapers or become a professional drummer with great drums, such as at http://barkingdrum.com/, because they are just “good people,” they build them because they know they will make money off of them, and therefore it is in their best interest to make a lot of money. Along the way, many jobs are usually created and lots of people benefit.

The problem arises when there is no form of regulation on what the capitalists can and cannot do. For example, pure and unregulated capitalism would see no problem in destroying an endangered species if it created more money and more jobs. This is an oversimplification; many capitalists (such as Elon Musk) are interested in preserving the world and advancing humanity, thus inventions like the Tesla and Green Energy. But there is a problem, and knowing what to do about it is difficult.

It’s difficult because what many people see as the alternative, brought to the mainstream by Sanders, is socialism. Most Americans have a distrust of socialism, and rightly so. Socialist governments have a way of causing more human rights violations than any other form of government (think USSR and North Korea) and no American wants that to come to US soil.

But there are other countries like Sweden and Denmark that have elements of socialism in their government and are doing very well! But the reasons these governments are doing well is because they have a hybrid economic system; their taxes are very high, but they do allow a good deal of economic programs. Their entitlements are also less than what most people think.

The problem with capitalism is that it offers too little regulation; the problem with socialism is that SOMEONE has to pay for what the government offers. I believe a hybrid system might be the answer, but it’s hard to say unless you try it!

How Will The Economy React Now That Trump Is President?

During the American presidential election, the main subject of many debates between both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was “How will your plan affect the American economy?” Experts on both sides pointed to a variety of factors that could lead to a changed economy; these experts said that under Clinton and Donald Trump, the economy would take a hit.

Cut to now; Donald Trump won the presidency of the United States. Now, experts have been looking at his plan with very detailed scrutiny; they want to know exactly how his plan will affect everyday American people. What will be the results of Trump’s plan? One thing experts can agree on is that they can’t agree what will happen next.
how-will-the-economy-react-now-that-trump-is-president-1Honestly, there is no way to know what will happen as a result of this stunning election. Many people predicted a massive drop in the overall economy, because of the uncertainty surrounding a Trump presidency. Because although Trump is a businessman, he has had many dubious success and bankruptcies, in addition to the fact that he has never held any sort of government office.

Although people thought there was going to be a massive economic drop, that has not happened yet. There is no way to know if it will happen or not, but it certainly didn’t happen in the time-frame that some experts said it would. There was a huge drop in the economy DURING the time that the election results were being counted, but after Trump was confirmed the winner the economy took one of the biggest upswings we’ve seen this year.

One industry that is sure to see good results this year is the gun industry. Even air rifle websites such as Air Rifle Judge will see a piece of this action; Donald Trump is a vocal defender of the rights of American citizens to own guns. This will make organizations such as the National Rifle Association very happy. Either way, the gun industry is likely to soar under a Trump Administration.

The biggest challenge facing investors both American and abroad will be to figure out what a Trump presidency will look like. There is no way to know what kind of president he will be, how predictable he will be, or what his monetary policy will look like. This is not a situation investors like to find themselves in. Most people like to have a least a slight idea of how a president will look while in office; we don’t have that with Donald Trump. All we have is the world of economy experts, and none of them seem to agree in the slightest what it will be like.

One of two things will happen: the American economy will take a massive downswing, or it won’t. Right now, we cannot be any more specific. However, keep an eye on the economy during this time! It will be interesting to see where it goes.

Best Real Conspiracy Theories

The US is a crazy place, guys. With the new election and the riots going on, along with many shootings and police violence… It’s an odd place. There are many good things about it, but there is an underbelly. One of the most interesting underbellies of the US is the area of conspiracy theories. Most people dismiss these as crazy and not possible, but there is a lot that cannot be explained by normal means. These are a few of the most interesting US conspiracy theories!

The Denver Airport

The Denver, Colorado airport has quite a few odd things about it… It has been a hotbed for conspiracy theory ever since the internet got ahold of it. For one thing, the runways are shaped like a swastika. They all jut out at odd angles, and form a swastika shape. This part isn’t conspiracy theory; you can look at it yourself online!

Also, there are rumors of underground tunnels that can be used as fallout shelters. One of the oddest parts of the airport is a cornerstone dedicated to the “New World Aircraft Association.” The odd part? There is no such organization. The artwork is also disturbing; there are explosions, Nazis, and strange looking people. The Denver Airport may not be anything bad, but it certainly is quite odd.

Area 51

This is a spot that the US Air Force has kept secure for quite some time. This military zone was made famous for two reasons: Indiana Jones and alien conspiracy theory. The longstanding theory has been that Area 51 (in New Mexico) is where the US government keeps aliens and alien ships that have crashed in Air Force zones.

The odd things about this site are that former military officers who had clearance to this site are not legally allowed to talk about what went on there. This is not too unusual for most military zones, but considering the odd rumors that have never been officially denied by the US government, this just serves to make people even more curious.

The Bernie Sanders Election Collusion

This slightly deviates from the realm of aliens and Nazis and goes somewhere that affects Americans in their everyday life: The fact that the Democratic Party has worked to push Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Political Candidate. Most of the common people in the US that lean Democratic (and even some Republicans!) loved Senator Bernie Sanders and wanted him as president.

However, the Democratic party (as revealed through Wikileaks!) worked to keep Sanders from getting the presidential nomination. Powerful Democratic Delegates worked against Sanders to keep him from getting the vote, even though the people wanted him. Clinton was party to this as well. Clinton played the Democratic Party

Powerful Democratic Delegates worked against Sanders to keep him from getting the vote, even though the people wanted him. Clinton was party to this as well. Clinton played the Democratic Party like a piano. Many people are very angry that their voice did not matter in the election, and that led to a Trump Presidency. Not all conspiracy theories are far-fetched or supernatural!