Monday, April 20, 2009

Factors That Destabilize the Economy

Consider how violence or talks about violence threatens the markets stability. "Ahmadinejad's speech also took aim at the United States for its role in the global economic crisis and at Western countries for imposing unfair economic conditions on the developing world. Among his more brazen claims was the allegation that Zionists instigated the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in concert with weapons manufacturers."

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

16 comments:

  1. Violence threatens the market stability by having to take action in case of a tension that can lead to a war. Taking action means spending money for preparation of war or tensions. Violence is a dangerous topic because if violence breaks out, tensions break out which leads to possibly a war and that leads to spending money on the war which hurts the United States economy. Ahmadinejad speech is a pure example of that. He said that the UNited States is to lame for the global economic crisis for unfair economic conditions and Barrack Obama was disgusted by these comments. Ahmadinejad also stated that Israel was the "most cruel and repressive racist regime". These comments bring tension because Barrack Obama is not just going to let Ahmadinejad talk about the United States like that and the United States allies. Iran obviously does not want to be the United States allies and they keep talking about the United States and how bad they are with their past and present actions. These sparks affect the economy because the market cant stay stabilized now because we have to take action and spend money on our rebuttal and spend money on something much bigger. That could be war products in case the Iranian people want to start a war which could drastically hurt the U.S. economy. We will spend so much money on the war and our economy will get much worse which is pretty frightening at this point. United States is still a power country and if one of their allies gets involved in tensions, we have to go and help them out and spend money on them.

    "The United States decried the remarks by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as hateful _ reinjecting tension into a relationship that had been warming after President Barack Obama sought to engage Iran in talks on its nuclear program and other issues".- Fox News- Iran leader sparks walkout at UN over Israel

    "Ahmadinejad _ the first government official to take the floor at the weeklong event in Geneva _ delivered a rambling, half-hour speech that was by turns conciliatory and inflammatory. At one point he appealed for global unity in the fight against racism and then said the United States and Europe helped establish Israel after World War II at the expense of Palestinians". During his speech, he accused Israel of being the "most cruel and repressive racist regime". "Ahmadinejad's speech also took aim at the United States for its role in the global economic crisis and at Western countries for imposing unfair economic conditions on the developing world. Among his more brazen claims was the allegation that Zionists instigated the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in concert with weapons manufacturers".- Fox News- Iran leader sparks walkout at UN over Israel

    Obviously these comments by Ahmadinejad are threatening. This causes tensions and when he said that we are to blame for the global economy then we have to step up and prove him wrong. We will also have to help our allies. All these violence and talks about violence threaten our market by having us to spend money on other nations and spend money on our nation if we ever have to go to a war and that is how our ecomony loses money. There will never be peace and that means there we will never have a stable market.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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  2. I don't think these kinds of threats affect the stability of the market at all! I think we can all agree war is all about money (and oil). But I don't really think that Almadinejad threatening America has any affect on whether or not someone chooses to buy or sell stock!

    If he follows through with the threat, we are in trouble, But we aren't talking about going into another war, we are talking about being threatend with war.

    As things stand now, the market is as unstable as it gets, but I dont acredit that to Almadinejad.

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  3. Recently at a UN conference, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called Isreal the "most cruel and repressive racist regime". "The United States decried the remarks by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as hateful _ reinjecting tension into a relationship that had been warming after President Barack Obama sought to engage Iran in talks on its nuclear program and other issues." Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is running for President very soon and his crazy behavior is quite stupid. If there are talks of violence or acts of violence, the goods of the country who the person represents. For example, the Korean President recently talked about creating his own nuclear weapons, and the price of Korean goods go up, which hurts the Koreans. If you look at the Wall Street Journal and the markets, you can see them increase as a result of violence or talks of violence. And just in general, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments towards Isreal are just crazy and scary.

    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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  4. Ariel_Sierra_Ivan1April 24, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    As Mike said, Violence effects the market. Consumers are not likely to buy items in times of warfare. Most likely happiness encourages consumer intake. Violence can also, disturbingly bring countries out of recession and the problems they are in. Our country did a reverse nose-dive when World War II kicked out, and violence ensued. We were the providers and makers, and it raked in the dough. Our economy went up at the expense of others.With every attack oil prices sky rocket. Oil is everything in our world, its a reflection of our market. In the beginning of the year a class would ask three questions a day, one: what is the price for a barrel of oil, and two: what is the debt/inflation rate? Both coinside with eachother today, and its a problem. The market is effected either way, with good or bad things arising in life. Spending is spending, and the market will only rise when we continue spending. Violence is not gonna lead to spending unless another war breaks out.

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  5. I agree with Mike when he says, "Violence threatens the market stability by having to take action in case of a tension that can lead to a war." When a country feels threatened, they will begin to resort to violence. Violence leads to more violence, Iraq is a perfect example of this. Iraq has bombings every single day, this is the way the people express their outrage of Americans and Israelites invading their countries. "Iraq is a very poor country, for three dollars you can pay a child to plant a bomb." The Iraqis are angry at everyone, a ticking time bomb that can go off at any second. This causes people to buy whatever they need in order to feel protected, mainly weapons. People will begin to steal weapons and guns to protect themselves.
    The extra money is spent on protection, some people are willing to pay a lot of money to keep themselves out of harm's way. Companies get broken into and ransacked. People band together and cause riots, deaths, and blood is spilt. It destabilizes the economy, every time there is violence, our oil prices in America go up. People in the middle east suffer because they can't get any medical help or supplies if something goes wrong. Every event relating to violence affects our prices.

    "Ahmadinejad has been praised by some in the Muslim world for his attacks on Israel. The hard-liner has often used international forums to criticize Israel." "One of the protesters shouted "You are a racist!" before he and the other demonstrator were taken away by security."

    "Ahmadinejad interjected: "I call on all distinguished guests to forgive these ignorant people. They don't have enough information."

    "While the speech was interrupted several times by cheers from the large Iranian delegation, it may not be well-received among many others in Iran, which is suffering from high inflation and unemployment partly as a result of its global isolation. Many have criticized Ahmadinejad, who is up for re-election in June, for spending too much time on anti-Israel and anti-Western rhetoric and not enough on the country's economy."

    Ahmadinejad is contradicting himself, hypocrite. He is the one who is against homosexuals and the people of Israel, and he is calling others racists. Some people praise him for this which is outrageous. There are innocent people who are getting injured, including the soldiers in Iraq under the rule of Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad is up for election this year and it is very likely that he will be elected again. The people love him because he gives them the words he wants to hear. Violence is getting out of hand everywhere and because of it our costs are going up. Right now the stability of the market is unknown because it can fall apart at every moment.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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  6. Violence is always a possibility in economic market. Violence should not be related to economics at all but it is always used as a last resort.

    War for oil and resources are all about money without any concern to the safety of innocent lives.

    No matter how civil humans can ever become, it will always lead back to war because it is the easiest way to get out of situations.

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  7. I agree with Mitchell here. I do not think that just because someone decides to threaten us with war that the economy should have an effect on the economy. Also as Mitchell said, if war does break out between the United States and Iran, that is a whole different story. That could have serious repercussions. As Sierra, Ivan, and Ariel said, during World War II our economy sky-rocketed. That was because our factories were never attacked, and that we did not have a standing army at the time. We needed to build all those M1 Garands, and Sherman Tanks, and Aircraft carriers simply because we did not have them. Now, in 2009, we have most of what we need. There wouldn't be a huge "arms race" again like in the 1940's. If we were to start ANOTHER war, I feel our economy would take a turn to the south. There is absolutely no way America could fight a war on terror in three countries.

    "Ahmadinejad's speech also took aim at the United States for its role in the global economic crisis and at Western countries for imposing unfair economic conditions on the developing world.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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  8. RobertinoS1,KyleL1April 30, 2009 at 9:49 PM

    threats of violence or threats towards other countries can possibly affect the economy for the reason being that investors do not want to invest their money in a country that is hated in every way and there are many threats of war or terrorism. This is why many investors are switching away from US and going towards countries like China or Japan, because they are not being threatened with war and are being more involved with the problems in their country and are addressing the issues to better their economy. another way for war or threats of war affect the economy is the sale of weapons. The US is the top supplier of modern weapons and it is a boost to their economy if they are able to sell there weapons to countries that are in dire need of them. So we believe that war can destabilize the economy for the reasons directed above.

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  9. Danielle1, Zita1May 1, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    No America could not fight a war on terror in three countries. We can barely fight the war in two countries, nor could we have the same boom in the economy has we did in the 1940s. World War I and II were total wars. That meant that everyone in the country was focused on helping the war effort.
    Ahmadinejad is trying to create panic and chaos with his speeches. He knows that what he says with shock and upset people, escpecially in the western part of the world.

    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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  10. Violence is a factor. When some one says "Oh look at this country they are invading another country" all of those who have stakes in that country not allies but others up the price of what ever service they have because they don't want to loose their money and stake in what ever they are protecting. This happens all the time with oil, and other imports from the east.

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  11. I agree with Vince because humans will always go back and resort to war if they don't get what they want. War and violence are easy ways to manipulate someone into doing what you say, because they are afraid for their country's safety.

    The fact is that countries are not at peace with each other and have no means to do so. Therefore it makes it harder to not use,talk, and see violence all around you; on the news, cartoons, real life.

    During war, the market is affected no matter what. In both World Wars the whole country was involved in rationing items so the soldiers could have more or buying war bonds, all in hope of helping the "war effort." If anything people buy more, just different things.

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  12. I don't think that Ahmadinejad's comments will hurt the economy, but if we were to go to war with Iran it would be on a higher level than the war in Iraq because Iran is a real nuclear threat to Isreal, are biggest allies in the Middle East. I think a war with Iran would help the economy, and would be a much more justifiable war than the so called "War on Terror."
    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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  13. I agree with Mitchell and Adam that the treats made by Ahmadinejad won't have a great effect on the economy. I also agree with Adam that war could definitely hurt us with our economy's current condition. War would cost a lot of money, money that we don't have. I really don't want to be in debt more and have CHINA and JAPAN buy our whole country! As Ms. Cestone would put it, "No bueno." I don't think that we should go to war ove these threats unless we are attacked first. Starting the war would worsen the outcome of the issue. Ahmadinejad and his people think differently and act more violently than other countries. This offends many people and is could cause other people in different countries to act violently as well. With Iran's reputation, people are more likely to get scared and defensive with every threat they make.

    "We call on the Iranian leadership to show much more measured, moderate, honest and constructive rhetoric when dealing with issues in the region, and not this type of vile, hateful, inciteful speech that we all saw," Wolff said at the U.N. in New York.

    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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  14. The United States decried the remarks by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as hateful _ reinjecting tension into a relationship that had been warming after President Barack Obama sought to engage Iran in talks on its nuclear program and other issues.

    Ahmadinejad _ the first government official to take the floor at the weeklong event in Geneva _ delivered a rambling, half-hour speech that was by turns conciliatory and inflammatory. At one point he appealed for global unity in the fight against racism and then said the United States and Europe helped establish Israel after World War II at the expense of Palestinians.

    "They resorted to military aggression to make an entire nation homeless under the pretext of Jewish suffering," he said.

    If you look at the Wall Street Journal and the markets, you can see them increase as a result of violence or talks of violence. It makes the market unstable and could crash any moment. This is strange because it would make countries think if they are violent, they get what they want. I think Ahmadinejad's comments are uncalled for and he needs to worry about their own economy before attacking ours.

    source: http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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  15. I think threats of violence won't effect the economy, but if the threat is carried through then we will be in some serious problems. Our economy as it stands right now cannot take anymore, yes previous wars took us out of trouble before, but now it is just going to dig a bigger hole for us to lie in. "Many have criticized Ahmadinejad, who is up for re-election in June, for spending too much time on anti-Israel and anti-Western rhetoric and not enough on the country's economy." Right now Ahmadinejad should be focusing on making his economy strong before weakening ours. Some threats affect the economy because people get scared and start to panic. I think for now we need to focus on stablizing our economy and bringing us on our feet.

    source: http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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  16. Threats and violence have a way of affecting the economy, but it takes time. Something simple, like a rally, could turn into something big and out of control and the next thing you know stores are being trashed and people are getting rowdy on the streets. However, not all threats and violence can affect the economy especially the threat that Ahmadinejad made.
    "White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, asked by reporters about Ahmadinejad's remarks, replied: 'Obviously, the president disagrees vehemently with what was said, as, from some of the video I saw, so did many others.'"
    Our country is simply to powerful for a threat from Ahmadinejad.
    "The United States decried the remarks by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as hateful _ reinjecting tension into a relationship that had been warming after President Barack Obama sought to engage Iran in talks on its nuclear program and other issues."

    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Apr20/0,4670,UNUNRacismConference,00.html

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