Monthly Archives: April 2007

Enrico Fermi and Alfred Nobel

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Enrico Fermi. Alfred Nobel. What is ironic about the link between the 2 entities? First of all, they are not “entities”, they are people. Beyond that, it’s a matter of opinion… Enrico Fermi won the … Continue reading

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What if GE is broken up?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What will happen to GE if the company is broken up? will shareholders benefit? Most likely. Dissolving conglomerates usually perform very well, especially if the management does the dissolving on their own, rather than under … Continue reading

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Poverty: domestic vs. international

A question from Yahoo! Answers: We can’t solve poverty in this country. Is it reasonable to think we can fix it world-wide first? There is poverty and hunger in this country, as well as other countries world-wide. If these countries … Continue reading

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Is trade deficit a concern?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: With the current situation with the u.s. deficit should we be concern? do you agree/ disagree with FREE TRADE i was reading up about china and canada and i just need someone else’s opinion about … Continue reading

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The slow industrialization of Russia

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Why did industrialization come more slowly to Russia than to Western Europe? Because Western Europe did away with servitude a long time before Russia did; in Russia, servitude was abolished only in 1861. So the … Continue reading

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Did high gas prices hurt the American economy?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Did high gas prices hurt the american economy? Its like a snowball effect. Not as much as you would think… Look at Europe; it’s humming along nicely with gasoline prices twice as high as they … Continue reading

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Can income inequality be reduced?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Income Inequality??? What are some plausible ways in which the issue of Income Inequality in the US can be eliminated (to an extent)? ex. Should the tax system be altered, how so?, can this problem … Continue reading

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Why do crude oil prices fluctuate so much?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: Why do crude oil prices fluctuate so much? Crude oil prices are the major determining factor in the price of a gallon of gasoline. I think the government is investigating the wrong question. Not manipulation … Continue reading

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The greatest impact on American society in the next generation?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What event/invention/development will have the greatest impact on American society in the next gernation? why? The greatest challenge for the next generation will be coping with ever-increasing longevity. At this point, we don’t know exactly … Continue reading

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What is a Commodity Trading Advisor?

A question from Yahoo! Answers: What is Commodity Trading Advisor? I know as much about Commodity Trading Advisor as the name suggests. They make money by teaching others how to trade commodities. Do you know if they also manage their … Continue reading

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