Conclusion By Stephen Simpson Labor is a driving force in every economy — wages paid for labor fuel consumer spending, and the output of labor is essential for companies. Likewise, unemployed workers represent wasted potential production within an economy.
Here population nearly doubled in 10 years, and home prices tripled and urban planning circles hailed the boom as the new America at the far exurban fringe.
But others saw it as the residential embodiment of the Edward Abbey line that "growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Owners of 1 in 10 mortgages owe more than their houses are worth, and many just walk away.
Without vested owners, vandalism runs rampant and the place becomes a slum.
Through immigration and high birth rates, the United States is expected to add another million people by We've already added million people since ; we have a net gain of one person every 13 seconds.
This housing boom was spurred by the state's broken tax system where cities were hampered by by property tax limitations and increased revenue by the easiest route: Developers plowed up walnut groves and vineyards to pay for services demanded by new school parents and park users.
A lesson can be learned from cities like San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and San Diego, which have stable and recovering home markets, have fairly strict development codes, trying to hem in their excess sprawl.
Developers said these cities would eventually price the middle class out, and start to empty, but this hasn't happened. Instead, the free-for-all cities like Las Vegas, the Phoenix metro area, South Florida, this valley - are the most troubled, the suburban slums.
Population growth feeds these 'booms'. Build it and they will come, say the developers, confident that growth is always the answer. They have no idea about carrying capacity. And most people still do not realize that economic hard times are related to carrying capacity.
With so many of us burning fossil fuels, gobbling up renewable resources, and generating toxic trash, our life support ecosystems are threatened.
In the central North Pacific Ocean gyre, swirling plastic fragments now outweigh plankton 46 to one. CO2 in the atmosphere is higher today than anytime in the pastyears.
Nearly one in four mammals is threatened with extinction, and worse - one in three amphibians and a quarter of all conifers. In many parts of the world, including the High Plains of North America, human water use exceeds annual average water replenishment; by 1.
Unsustainable farming practices cause the destruction and abandonment of almost 30 million acres of arable land each year. The number of humans is still increasing by 1.
Even though China is only growing by 0. Many argue that a decrease in human numbers would lead to a fiscal catastrophe, seeing that, in the last years, unprecedented economic growth has been accompanied by an equally unprecedented increase in world population.US California: Slumburbia.
February 10, New York Times* By TIMOTHY EGAN. In Lathrop, Manteca and Tracy, California, among some of the world's most productive farmland, you can find streets of foreclosed home, looking like a 21st century ghost town, with rock-bottom discounts on . Structural unemployment is categorically something that should be considered heavily by macroeconomic policymakers as the ramifications can last for decades and may require drastic actions to readdress the situation.
Bermuda Government since July 19 Legislature, Constitution, Executive, Judiciary, Voters. By Keith Archibald Forbes (see About Us) exclusively for Bermuda Online. Introduction. Bermuda is a parliamentary representative democratic dependency. This paper documents the sources of data used in the construction of the estimates of the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing (LIMEW) for the years , , , , , , , , , , , and Technological unemployment is the loss of jobs caused by technological initiativeblog.com change typically includes the introduction of labour-saving "mechanical-muscle" machines or more efficient "mechanical-mind" processes ().Just as horses employed as prime movers were gradually made obsolete by the automobile, humans' jobs have also been affected throughout modern history.
Consequently, unemployment is a significant concern within macroeconomics. "Official" unemployment refers to the number of civilian workers who are actively looking for .