user1873

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Age: 39

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.

May
20
awarded Notable Question
May
14
comment How could the government encourage more women study higher education
How does the government encourage anything, "tax what you want less of, subsidize what you want more of."
May
13
awarded Nice Question
May
7
comment What are the President's responsibilities in executing judicial order?
Congress can impeach him for that reason, or no reason at all.
May
7
comment What are the President's responsibilities in executing judicial order?
There isn't such a thing as judicial law. The Constitution requires that the President faithfully execute the law. If he failed to follow a judicial order, only congress could remove him.
May
4
awarded Famous Question
May
2
comment Countries with loose regulations
There are always nosy officials you need to pay off. That is why they became officials in the first place. So, you are looking for a place where they don't have many regulations, hay will cost the least amount in bribes. I would suggest any county with a good US$ to [government $] conversion. That will make your 2 million go the furthest.
May
1
awarded Popular Question
Apr
28
comment How would the Libertarian non-coercion policy apply to a business being required to bake a cake for a gay wedding?
How exactly does this answer the question? I thought you were supposed to be saying whether a libertarian would side with the bakery or accept state intervention in discrimination protected classes. Yes, libertarians would be against tax subsidies (that pay for public schools) , but that isn't the question at hand.
Apr
23
comment How is it that in the US there so many laws being enforced that the majority of people never agreed to?
@PointlessSpike, you should remove this then, " Smoking bans occur because smoking does real damage, even if people don't realise it. This is backed up by facts and statistics that they have available to them" Unless you would support a ban on living indoors too
Apr
23
comment How is it that in the US there so many laws being enforced that the majority of people never agreed to?
@Bregalad, I stand by my statement. SHS just isn't that dangerous. The EPA estimated lung cancer deaths at about 7k, where radon deaths from breathing indoor air were estimated at 21k. This fear of SHS reminds me of people who are afraid of having their kids visit a home with guns, but have no issues with having their kids go to a house with a pool (drowning more likely to kill them). If you don't like SHS, we have these things called legs, walk away.
Apr
22
awarded Yearling
Apr
22
awarded Yearling
Apr
21
comment Do any national US politicians exist who are pro-choice, but oppose Roe v. Wade on constitutional grounds or vise versa?
"We, therefore, conclude that the right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but that this right is not unqualified, and must be considered against important state interests in regulation." Roe v. Wade
Apr
21
comment Do any national US politicians exist who are pro-choice, but oppose Roe v. Wade on constitutional grounds or vise versa?
"A pro-life politician who thinks the Constitution as written protects abortion and would have to be amended," Roe v. wade specifically says that there is no explicit "right to privacy" in the Constitution. What exactly would you amend? I suppose you mean a constitutional amendment that specifically banned abortion, which I am sure you could find all sorts of Congressman/Senators support. As to the second part, "distorts the Constitution," what do you mean? Have you read the decision?
Apr
21
comment How is it that in the US there so many laws being enforced that the majority of people never agreed to?
Marijuana is harmful to who? The people using it, shouldn't that be their choice? Isn't making drugs illegal also harmful (gang wars in the 80s). BTW, second-hand smoke isn't really that dangerous. You are more likely to die from living inside a building or eating bananas.
Apr
21
comment How is it that in the US there so many laws being enforced that the majority of people never agreed to?
We only vote for representatives, not directly on laws, except in the case of initatives and referendums. Probably because the legislature gave up their right to make laws by allowing the bureaucracy to make the laws for them. Now you only have the APA (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_Procedure_Act) to protect you against the government bureaucrats.
Apr
21
revised How is it that in the US there so many laws being enforced that the majority of people never agreed to?
edited title
Apr
21
revised Is it legal for the U.S. Government to charge U.S. citizens with a crime for "attempting" to join a terrorist group?
removed poll. The SE model doesnt do polls, nor moral questions about what should/(n't) be.
Mar
31
awarded Yearling
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