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  • Antidumping And The Wto - 1,979 words
    Antidumping And The Wto While antidumping doesn't get a lot of press, it is certainly one of the biggest issues that the WTO is dealing with today. During the recent WTO Ministerial Conference in Seattle, much was mage about protesters who were demanding higher environmental standards or international labor standards. Little was mentioned about antidumping. However, In the midst of the many demonstrators there were steel workers and members of other union organizations like the AFL-CIO who were there to defend US antidumping laws. Antidumping regulation was a major issue for Seattle as it is for the organization of the WTO in general. From the inception of the WTO, there has been controversy ...
    Related: market share, international labor, industrialized nations, agriculture, sunset
  • Economic Geography - 3,518 words
    ... lation, who produces agricultural goods, is assumed completely immobile between regions, with a given peasant supply of (1-u)/2 in each region; workers are however mobile, moving to whichever location offers them a higher real income; and the total supply is constant: incorpora CorelEquation s  Farming takes place under CRS, thus farm labor used in producing any given quantity of agricultural goods can be set equal to production: incorpora CorelEquation s  Manufacturing, however, is characterised by IRS and, thus, involves fixed costs and constant marginal costs: incorpora CorelEquation s  Because the economy-wide supply is fixed, if incorpora CorelEquation s  is the forc ...
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  • Labor Demand - 750 words
    Labor Demand In light of the limits that have been placed on this answer I will only focus my comments on the demand for labor and on the other hand the supply of labor. First the demand for labor. This is to me by far the most interesting aspect of the course. Labor demand is derived from the firms desire to maximize profits. This is a basic assumption of labor demand. Will the firms continually try to make changes that will improve the profitability of the firm? We assume that yes they will. Firms are basically price takers. Now their main decision is what quantity of their product to produce. This is because as they hire more people they basically increase output so the decision hire more ...
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  • Microsoft - 1,120 words
    Microsoft The current Microsoft antitrust case, still in progress as this review is being written, has been both hailed and condemned as the most important antitrust action of the coming century. Its potential significance has been compared to that of the Supreme Court's 1911 Standard Oil decision, which not only applied for the first time the trust-busting power latent in the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 to break up John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company, but of at least equal importance enunciated the rule of reason on which judicial interpretation of the Sherman Act continues to be based. While none of this conference volume's contributors develops this comparison, readers may come a ...
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  • Microsoft Antitrust Issue - 1,137 words
    ... nfinite number of times at marginal cost. In other words, the productive "capacity" of every piece of software, once written, is virtually infinite, even if its current sales are minimal (qtd. Rule, 3). Windows is very popular partly because it provides for thousands of Independent Software Vendors ("ISVs"). This is a valuable platform that simplifies the task of creating compatible applications. Also, millions of consumers have become familiar with the "look and feel" of Windows and have assembled libraries of Windows applications. These "externalities" insulate Microsoft from competition. An example of this is the way Microsoft unfairly grabbed for Internet-browsing software with Ameri ...
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  • Price Discrimination - 1,692 words
    Price Discrimination Prices are based upon the price elasticity of demand in each given market. In other terms, this means that during ladies night at the local bar, it costs more for men to have a beer than women simply because these bars find it o.k. to charge females less, as a way to draw more females to the business on a specific night. Price discrimination is part of the commercial and business world. Movie theaters, magazines, computer software companies, and thousands of other businesses have discounted prices for students, children, or the elderly. One important note though, is that price discrimination is only present when the exact same product is sold to different people for diff ...
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  • Price Discrimination - 1,174 words
    Price Discrimination Define, discuss, and account for the existence of price discrimination. Compare and exemplify the first, second, and third degrees of such discrimination. Overview Price discrimination is the practice of setting different pricing formulas in different virtual markets, while still maintaining the same product throughout. The prices are based upon the price elasticity of demand in each given market. In more practical terms, that means that during "Ladies Night" at M.P. OReillys, it costs more for me to have a beer than if I were a female simply because this particular saloon sees fit to charge members of the female species less as a means to draw more such females to the e ...
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  • Price Discrimination - 1,186 words
    ... ly purchase such large quantities of certain goods (e.g. 10-packs of household 3-in-1 oil). This format of "moving" merchandise in a way where the amount or items purchased arent necessarily discretionary is especially popular at auctions. Second Degree Price Discrimination A tiered form of price discrimination, second degree is the practice of selling incremental amounts of a good for incremental prices. The first 12 pairs of shoes are $80, the next 12 pair are $72, and so on. The customers, like in discrimination of the 3rd degree, are grouped together in the corresponding tiers so to speak, and since the tiers all pay the same price, the marginal revenue is constant within each tier a ...
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  • The Growing Threat Of Computer Crime - 1,584 words
    The Growing Threat Of Computer Crime Running head: THE GROWING THREAT OF COMPUTER CRIME The Growing Threat of Computer Crime Diana Ritter Baker College of Cadillac May 9, 2001 Abstract Computers have been used for most kinds of crime, including fraud, theft, larceny, embezzlement, burglary, sabotage, espionage, murder, and forgery, since the first cases were reported in 1958. One study of 1,500 computer crimes established that most of them were committed by trusted computer users within businesses; persons with the requisite skills, knowledge, access, and resources. With the arrival of personal computers to manipulate information and access computers by telephone, increasing numbers of crime ...
    Related: computer crime, computer fraud, computer security, computer software, computer systems, crime, growing threat
  • Where Is Your Company Among The Life Cycles - 1,443 words
    Where Is Your Company Among The Life CycleS? Where is Your Company Among the Life Cycles? (How Long will the PBX Life Cycle Be?) Recently we did a detailed life cycle evaluation not only on some companies but the system or product used. This example, the PBX system or private branch exchange, would be considered buried in overhead by some, but we broke down into detailed areas evaluating specifics that effect ever-changing technology factors. As PBX technology becomes more advanced, the life expectancy of PBX systems is shrinking. Enterprises must plan for shorter life cycles for newer, server-based PBX systems. I will show different criteria for several types of enterprises using the system ...
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