By Michael Shally-Jensen

That includes the paintings of virtually 2 hundred specialist participants, the Encyclopedia of latest American Social matters contains 4 volumes, every one dedicated to a selected topic sector. quantity one covers company and the economic system; quantity , felony justice; quantity 3, kinfolk and society; and quantity 4, the surroundings, technological know-how, and expertise. assurance inside those volumes levels from biotechnology to id robbery, from racial profiling to company governance, from tuition option to nutrients safeguard. The paintings brings into concentration a large array of key concerns confronting American society this present day. nearly 225 in-depth entries lay out the controversies debated within the media, on campuses, in govt, in boardrooms, and in houses and neighborhoods around the usa. serious matters in criminology, drugs, faith, trade, schooling, the surroundings, media, kin lifestyles, and technology are all rigorously defined and tested in a scholarly but available method. Sidebars, images, charts, and graphs all through increase the entries, making them much more compelling and informative.

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Foreclosure sales accelerated the decline of real estate prices, and a dismal financial free fall eclipsed the beginning of 2008. The carnage from this lending and housing implosion was magnified by widespread use of derivatives and BANK BAILOU TS securitization products by banks; therefore, even financial institutions that did not hold mortgages but held instead, for example, credit default swaps or other mortgage-related derivative products suffered from the market decline as well (Congressional Oversight Panel 2009, supra note 9, at 9).

Hence, from the late 19th through the mid-20th century, banks prioritized the lending of relatively scarce credit to economically productive activities.

Government promotes the export of media products across borders, and one of the justifications for the relaxation of ownership restrictions at home is the argument that the media conglomerates need CONGLOMERATION AND MEDIA MONOPOLIES to be massive to succeed overseas. This contributes to a general mindset that firms that do not grow through mergers and acquisitions will be swallowed. Ted Turner’s pursuit of both broadcast networks and motion picture studios before Turner Broadcasting became part of Time Warner in 1996 is testament to this way of thinking.

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