The first to react has been Google, which can no longer provide its Android services to Huawei. This means that the largest mobile vendor in Spain cannot continue to offer Google Play and other Google applications with their new terminals, something unimaginable for anyone using an Android today.
Lately, there have been a lot of challenges and serious setbacks facing many economies. Notably, the US economy has had a good share of such setbacks for it to have emerged the top superpower nation. Regarding all those challenges, one of the significant points of concern to its economy is science and technological innovations. The US has prospered in this department up to even being the leading innovative nation as well. Furthermore, it is crucial since it is what mainly fuels its economy.
China is already a world leader in manufacturing, but they want to take the lead in high-tech manufacturing. To achieve this, they are mobilizing state-owned businesses, gathering intellectual property, and cultivating new technologies to catch up and then surpass the West.
As the United Kingdom draws closer to closer to Brexit due in March next year, the last few months have been dominated by demands for a second vote, scaremongering and a no-deal scenario. Too little has been said about the idea of a CANZUK agreement, a movement which is gaining popularity in all countries involved. Many on the "remain" side have called Brexit "insular" or "isolationist." I and many others, on the other hand, see it as an opportunity to open ourselves up to the rest of the world and reforge alliances with old friends who we have long forgotten and neglected.
It was George W. Bush who once said, "Free market capitalism is far more than economic theory. It is the engine of social mobility, the highway to the American Dream."
It is hard to find solid "Made in the USA" goods. Go to any store, and you cannot easily do this. Goods are from other places all the time. Yes, it is difficult to find "Made in the USA" products in your house or at the store. Sure, the United States manufactures stuff like medical equipment, airplanes, movies, pharmaceuticals and agricultural products, but still, all this means is that we are barely caught up to the rest of the world. We need to set up "Made in the USA" goods to beat other countries.
Seriously, you can’t even find a decent American flag that is made in America these days. I’m not kidding. Go to any store, look around. You cannot find anything made in the USA. We Americans have a retail habit. We like keeping the institution of the store around. Yes, China is developing a huge manufacturing industry, but only because Made in the USA is a rare, hard to find breed, while “Made in China,” is everywhere.
“In America, it's bling-bling, but here in Africa, it’s bling-bang,” says a cool Leonardo Di Caprio in a very well done South African accent. The 2006 drama Blood Diamond set in Sierra Leone features a South African mercenary turned blood diamond smuggler played by Di Caprio and follows his quest for the “largest diamond he’s ever seen.” The intent of the film was not to draw attention to the blood diamond industry but the writer, Charles Leavitt, decided that he wanted to portray the diamond industry accurately. In particular, he managed to piss off global diamond industry giant De Beers, a company that specializes in jewelry, diamond exploration, and diamond mining. For those who don’t know, De Beers quite literally invented the engagement ring. The film managed to actually use De Beers as the “greater evil” that would eventually purchase the diamond sought by Di Caprio’s character. In order to really appreciate the film, you must first understand the subject matter, blood diamonds.
The Shipping Container "is at the core of a highly automated system for moving goods from anywhere, to anywhere, with a minimum of cost and complication on the way. The container made shipping cheap, and by doing so changed the shape of the world economy." (Levinson, 2006 p. 2)
Diamond. Upon hearing the word, many people think of it as a symbol of status, wealth, and love. However, what people are often unaware of is the bloodshed that accompanies the production of these gems. Through unethical practises, woman and children are tormented, workers are exploited, and the environment is degraded. When a diamond is produced in such a manner, it is considered a blood diamond, or a conflict diamond.
Is History Repeating Itself?
Now that the President has outlined his priorities the Republican led congress is prepared to go on the attack. Social Security is one of the first governmental programs that will face an uncertain future with this President and Congress. Many economists argue that one of the best ways to stimulate the economy is to put more money in more people's pockets. But, with the Republican mindset lately what they propose is draconian cuts in the programs that affect millions of Americans. Social Security is going to be one of the first programs that will face a curtail test. Will it survive and allow our seniors to be able to keep pace with the rising cost of living? Good question. But like so many other initiatives the President has laid out, these plans have yet to be realized. And, with congress the way it is more doom and gloom will most likely be the reality for our seniors and the disabled. What will it take to secure Social Security now and for the future? National Economic Reform's Ten Articles of Confederation when implemented will effectively ensure our seniors and the disabled will have the financial means for them and for generations to come.