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Jorge Ramos, Dwan Davis, Jake Q, and Wyatt Rickes

Mercantilism

Is an economic system developing during the decay of feudalism to unify and increase the power and especially the monetary wealth of a nation by a strict governmental regulation of the entire national economy usually through policies designed to secure an accumulation of bullion, a favorable balance of trade, the development of agriculture and manufactures, and the establishment of foreign trading monopolies

Pros-Mercantilism

England continued to tax the colonies. But since trade and taxation were difficult to control from far away, England made an agreement with the colonies. They would continue to regulate trade but allow colonists the right to levy their own taxes.Between the taxes they imposed and the measures the British Navy took to arrest smugglers, colonists were becoming increasingly angry. American shippers became more and more rebellious against trade restrictions with other countries.

Cons-Mercantilism

It creates high levels of resentment.The rich tend to get richer in a system of mercantilism and the working class gets to be stagnant at best. Eventually this creates resentment, which leads to rebellion, and ultimately it led to many colonies seeking out their own independence.There is always a risk of local raw materials and resources running out.

Because mercantilism is based on the complete use of natural resources, there will always be a day when those resources run out. Natural resources are finite in nature, so even if there is an extensive reserve in place that can be accessed, that reserve will one day run out.

Capitalism

An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. The word capitalism is now quite commonly used to describe the social system in which we now live. It is also often assumed that it has existed, if not forever, then for most of human history. In fact, capitalism is a relatively new social system. For a brief historical account of how capitalism came into existence a couple of hundred years ago.

Pros-Capitalism

Since there are so many divergent ideologies backing or fighting capitalism, there is no possible agreed upon argument list for or against it. Each of the above ideologies makes very different claims for or about capitalism. Some ideologies refuse to use the word at all.It's hard to answer this objectively. Apparently there has never been a clear agreement about the linguistic, economic, ethical and moral implications, that is, the "political economy" of capitalism itself.

Finally, the arguments appeal strongly to different interest groups, and often support their positions as "rights". Currently recognized property owners, especially corporate shareholders and holders of deeds in land or rights to exploit natural capital, are generally recognized as advocating extremely strong property rights. One important modern argument is that capitalism simply isn't a system, merely a set of questions, challenges, and assertions regarding human behavior. Similar to biology or ecology and its relationship to animal behavior, made complex by human language, culture and ideas.

Cons-Capitalism

Private ownership of capital enables firms to gain monopoly power in product and labor markets. Firms with monopoly power can exploit their position to charge higher prices. Firms with monopoly power can pay lower wages to workers. In capitalist societies, there is often great inequality between the owners of capital and those who work for firms.A free market will ignore externalizes. A profit maximizing capitalist firm is likely to ignore negative externalizes, such as pollution from production. This can harm living standards. Similarly, a free market economy will under-provide goods with positive externalizes, such as health, public transport and education.

Columbrian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange refers to a period of cultural and biological exchanges between the New and Old Worlds. Exchanges of plants, animals, diseases and technology transformed European and Native American ways of life.

Pros-Columbian Exchange

It Helped To Increase Food Production It was cheaper to crops. It was especially true with crops like corn and potatoes. It keep living longer.Diseases Traveled Fast There was an extreme danger of spreading death and disease. Harmful diseases like smallpox, or measles, or the flu.Livestock Was Introduced Before the colonization of the Americas, most of the animal protein that was incorporated into diets was obtained through hunting.When European settlers came, they were able to introduce the various livestock options that they were used to back home.This meant sheep, cattle, and pigs. It also meant that they were able to introduce domesticated horses to the continent.

Cons-Columbian Exchange

Since there are so many divergent ideologies backing or fighting capitalism, there is no possible agreed upon argument list for or against it. Each of the above ideologies makes very different claims for or about capitalism. Some ideologies refuse to use the word at all. It's hard to answer this objectively. Apparently there has never been a clear agreement about the linguistic, economic, ethical and moral implications, that is, the "political economy" of capitalism itself. Finally, the arguments appeal strongly to different interest groups, and often support their positions as "rights". Currently recognized property owners, especially corporate shareholders and holders of deeds in land or rights to exploit natural capital, are generally recognized as advocating extremely strong property rights.

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The Internet

The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link billions of devices worldwide. The Internet can be whatever we make it. We can shape it. We can mold it. But most importantly, we can use it to connect people, communities, and countries around the world. Easy access to pornography (children seem to be able to find it easier than the adults).Viruses and malicious software that affect our home and business computers.SPAM - Need I say more on this subject?Deceptive marketing and scams.Online stalking of ourselves and our children.
  • Access to museums and libraries all across the world.
  • Instant access to the latest news and events.Instant access to friends, family and business associates through email, instant messaging, video conferencing, etc.Shop from home without leaving your chair.Consumer information on products you are thinking of buying.
  • Entertainment - music, movies, books, radio, etc.Trivial knowledge.
  • Pros-The Internet

    In a relatively short period of time, the Internet has had an amazing impact on almost every facet of our lives. With it, we are able access to new ideas, more information, unlimited possibilities, and a whole new world of communities. It has grown and evolved to influence how we interact, how we conduct business, how we learn, and how we proceed day to day. And as much as it has changed our lives, in the process, the Internet itself has changed too.

    Cons-The Internet

    The World Is Becoming Dependent all of our information is not stored with the use of the internet. This means our medical records, criminal records, educational records, and finance records are all completely dependent on the security of the sites that they reside on. Computer viruses are very common and are becoming more and more aggressive.

    Children Are Vulnerable and Exposed there is no way to truly verify age on the internet, this is a big concern because there is a wealth of content that should not be accessed by children. Pornographic material is the most prominent, and children can very easily stumble upon these types of websites and be exposed to things that they should not be.

    sOoOoO WhAt?????

    The Internet

    What is the Internet, exactly? To some of us, the Internet is where we stay in touch with friends, get the news, shop, and play games. To some others, the Internet can mean their local broadband providers, or the underground wires and fiber-optic cables that carry data back and forth across cities and oceans.
    Modern computing in the age of the Internet is quite a strange, remarkable thing. As you sit hunched over your laptop at home watching a YouTube video or using a search engine, you’re actually plugging into the collective power of thousands of computers that serve all this information to you from far-away rooms distributed around the world. It’s almost like having a massive supercomputer at your beck and call, thanks to the Internet.
    the physical world, you can see the people you share information with. You talk to them face-to-face, or meet them in a trusted place like a bank branch. That’s how you make your first judgments about giving them your trust.

    But online, it can be hard to tell who’s behind any website. The visual cues we normally rely on can be faked. For example, a phony webpage could copy the logo, icon, and

    design of your own bank’s website — almost as if they had set up a fake storefront on your block.

    Fortunately, there are tools to help you determine if a website is genuine or not. Some websites have an extended validation certificate that allows you to determine the
    How Does the Internet Actually Work?

    columbian exchange

    Geologists believe that between 280 million and 225 million years ago, the earth’s previously separate land areas became welded into a landmass called Pangaea. About 120 million years ago, they believe, this landmass began to separate. As this happened, the Atlantic Ocean formed, dividing the Americas from Africa and Eurasia. Over the course of the next several million years in both the Americas and in Afro-Eurasia, biological evolution followed individual paths, creating two primarily separate biological worlds. However, when Christopher Columbus and his crew made land in the Bahamas in October 1492, these two long-separated worlds were reunited. Columbus’ voyage, along with the many voyages that followed, disrupted much of the biological segregation brought about by continental drift.
    The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course World History #23

    Noooow Whaaaaat?????

    the internet

    The internet can predict natural disasters. Like in California with the wildfires the internet predicted this by how hot it was up there. Like the mass shooting in CA that went viral in a matter of 5 hours. Now every one is on a look out all be cause the internet. At football games, at any events around the us.

    columbian exchange

    If the Columbian Exchange never happened, we would not have the foods that we have today. We wouldn't have things like Chilies, corn, beans, potatoes, avocados e.t.c. We wouldn't even have pizza! Having these foods, made the human population healthier, and so that allowed more people to reproduce, causing the human population to rise. If the Colombian Exchange had never happened, we probably wouldn't have been as healthy as we are now, and so we wouldn't have been expected to live as long as we are expected to live now. The worlds human inhabitant also got more interconnected ethnically and genetically. This has helped all of us be able to ethnically understand each other, and basically just be able to communicate. Who knows, if the Columbia exchange never existed, all of us could have been living in different parts of the world, and never communicated with each other, just because we couldn't understand each others actions and language

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