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The economy is in fact over-expanded, particularly in railroad construction, and the weak link turns out to be the banking house of Jay Cooke and Company, which helped the U.S. Government finance the Civil War and also underwrote the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Jay Cooke and Company, a large and respected banking house declares itself bankrupt, and announces its failure on September 18, 1873.. (The bank's collapse precipitates the "Panic of 1873" and the ensuing three yea depression during which more than 10,000 businesses fail.     The basic economic problems are overproduction, a declining market and deflation. Investors in Europe, where a depression is already underway, begin to call in American loans. The New York Stock Exchange closes its doors for 10 days; other businesses fail; and railroad construction is curtailed, with some railroads defaulting on their bonds. The unemployed begin to move about the country seeking jobs, and bread lines appear in the cities. The hard times drove numbers of laboring people and those in humble circumstances to the West and other portions of the country, to seek the rewards which the stagnation of business in the great commercial centre denied them.

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comment Is the “Asshole Effect” a phenomenon correlated with wealth?
If i remember right, thr second study looked at if expensive cars would yield the right of way to someone in a crosswalk. Expensive cars are not a good proxy for "wealthy"
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comment How can groups make more progress in moving public discourse past denial of anthropogenic climate change?
@Avi, the change isn't that big. The OP wanted to know what the most effective way organizations could spread alarmism about climate change. Polls show that they haven't been that effective to date. So, it answers their question in a round about way, (I.e. stop doing what you are currently doing, it isn't working.) Alarmism isn't any worse than denialism, neither you or Bobson seemed to mention denialism as an issue.
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answered How can groups make more progress in moving public discourse past denial of anthropogenic climate change?
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revised How can groups make more progress in moving public discourse past denial of anthropogenic climate change?
made the question less subjective.
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comment Can a Hero Event be used on another Hero player?
@deworde, don't blame me, it is a direct quote. So, no bears in the game, with a chance at being humorous like magic the gathering?
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reviewed Close What was Fred Phelps' platform when he stood for election?
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reviewed Leave Closed Have past U.S. presidents been as involved in social commentary as the current one?
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reviewed No Action Needed Where is the USA's report on enhanced interrogation techniques located?
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reviewed No Action Needed Why is India called the biggest democratic country?
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reviewed Reviewed Why is India called the biggest democratic country?
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comment Can I use a creature's ability on my opponent's turn?
It might be worth noting cards that say, "use this ability only anytime you could cast a Sorcery" would be excluded.
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comment What are the relevant models and dynamics of immigration and asylum politics?
This is way too broad. You want what the immigration policies are for 160+ countries, and the reasons why they are that way. Good luck.
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