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Public sector, private sector and their interdependence

The current economic and financial crisis, which has lasted for more than two years so far, urged both experts and non-experts to reconsider their views about the size of their government, its involvement in their lives and also their spending habits and plans for their future. Unemployment rates have hit the two digits, while most of us – regardless of whether we are employed, underemployed, unemployed, laid off, or looking for a job – have lost money in one form or another. Some of us have lost money because of what is going on with the financial markets, others got themselves into schemes and so on. These issues returned politicians back to the stage. Continue reading

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Election results in Great Britain analyzed

On May 6, there were parliamentary elections for the British Parliament’s House of Commons, which sits 650 members also known as MPs (Members of the Parliament). According to latest results, the Tories – the Conservative Party – won most of the constituencies contested: 306, or 20 shy of a simple majority needed to form a government. Their victory was relatively expected, especially after the Labour Party’s major losses in both the local elections and the European elections last year. This victory, while another slap to the Labour Party – which lost 91 seats and is now expected to hold 258 – brings the challenge to David Cameron and his party. The Conservative leadership is now looking for a coalition partner in order to form a new government. The country’s political future for at least the next year or two is technically in the hands of one party: the Liberal Democrats led by Nick Clegg. According to the latest election results, they have won 57 constituencies. Continue reading

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Sicko The Movie

About a month ago I watched Michael Moore’s Sicko. I found it on Youtube after I first heard of it, and I was just interested what there was in that movie. Many people had been talking about it – some had bad opinion about it, others found it incredible. I have mixed impressions and here’s why. Continue reading

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Gas Prices or the Prices That Control Prices

Gas prices have always been an issue since the beginning of the use of gas-operating devices. They have always been not just a political issue but also an economic, a financial and one that concerns the security of a country, that is, the most important issue for its existence. Continue reading

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