Poverty and the Role of the Government

In the words of Adam Smith, no single society can be said to be jolly, flourishing and happy when a bigger part of its population is languishing in misery, poverty and when they are suffering from malnourishment especially due to social exclusion and segregation (Vollman 210). These words highly resonate on the strong sense of social responsibility that is considered inherent to a big proportion of feelings, thinking and breathing human beings. However feeling pity for the poor in the society is not enough, proactive steps are supposed to be taken so as to eradicate poverty within the society. ...

Government Budgeting

The need to use energy in our day to day activities is unavoidable; however, due to the concern of high energy prices, as well as the increasing rate of pollution in our environment, The New York state policy has deduced ways of saving energy and conserving the environment through the introduction and implementation of the ENERGY STAR tools which have provided effective and efficient methods to reduce energy costs and provide a cleaner environment which has been beneficial to the American economy. ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program by the US Energy Protection Agency (EPA) designed to provide e ...

Federal and Central Government

The founding fathers of the US were suspicious of a strong central government (Zinn, 2003). Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were somehow opposed to federal government. It is for this reason that Jefferson, when he was elected the third president of the US, tried to destroy the federal government. He was in favor of a united state. After independence, there was an establishment of nonfederal congress. However, powers were limited in issues of economic, military and other areas after the Philadelphia convention that gave the central government more powers than the federal states. In politic ...

Business or Government

It has been noted currently that the gap between the big and medium size enterprises in the country today in terms of fortunes is at a record high as compared to fourteen years ago. One of the major factors influencing this kind of condition is the taxes and government charges that have put a brake on investment. The small business index according to their research carried out by the Australian Chamber of Commerce illustrated that the interest rate rise has also played a major role in inserting pressure on small business turnaround. Small business profitability has gone down and in turn limite ...

Ancient vs Modern Governments

The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the United States of America, adopted by the Continental Congress on the 4th of July, 1776. It proclaimed the secession of 13 British Colonies that were located in North America. This document was extremely valuable for the whole world as it was the manifestation of the ideals of the U.S. democracy. This document promoted equal political voice and democratically responsive government. At first, few words about the American democracy should be mentioned. In the famous Gettysburg Address (1863), President Abraham Lincoln described it as ...