The economic history of the United States is about characteristics of and important developments in the U.S. economy from colonial times to the present. The emphasis is on economic performance and how it was affected by new technologies, especially those that improved productivity, which is the main cause of economic growth. Also covered are the change of size in economic sectors and the effects of legislation and government policy. Specialized business history is covered in American business history. Colonial economy to 1780s Shipping scene in Salem, Massachusetts, a shipping hub, in the 1770s The colonial economy differed significantly from that of most other regions in that land and natural resources were abundant in America but labor was scarce. From 1700 to 1775 the output of the thirteen colonies increased 12-fold, giving the colonies an economy about 30% the size of Britain's at the time of independence. Population growth was responsible for over … [Read more...] about Economic history of the United States
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Murders, rapists, paedophiles and international drug smugglers were among the criminals jailed across Merseyside in 2018. In many cases, their victims showed tremendous courage in facing their tormentors in court or fighting back against the thugs who targeted them. Officers have spent months and in some cases years working tirelessly to bring these callous criminals to justice for their horrific crimes. Below are all the details about 500 of the men and women put behind bars in 2018. January Ryan Lacey Doorman Lacey was caught up in a mass brawl after a contingent of Eintracht Frankfurt fans travelled to Liverpool to “participate in violence”, on November 22, 2017. After trying to defend a colleague, Lacey was filmed “body-slamming” a local man, Damion Tucker, who was mistaken for one of the German group, before stamping on the head of Jan Richter-Gemer. Mr Richter-Gemer, 25, spent weeks in Aintree Hospital where he required intensive treatment for multiple … [Read more...] about 500 people locked up in Merseyside in 2018
Supermodel Twiggy, Python Michael Palin and England manager Gareth Southgate are among more than 1,000 people awarded in the New Year Honours 2019. The list celebrates heroes - from 43 responders to terror attacks, to the divers who stunned the world in the Thai cave rescue. But there are also awards for Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and authors Philip Pullman and Margaret Atwood. And a cronyism row is set to brew after Theresa May rewarded big business chiefs who just happen to back her Brexit deal. There are plenty of famous faces in the honours list - but far more people who quietly work away at doing good for their communities. So to honour them all, we’ve reproduced the list in full - and highlights - below. New Year Honours 2019 in numbers Overall, 1,148 recipients are named in the 2019 New Year list. That includes the 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. Some 544 women … [Read more...] about New Year Honours list 2019 in full
Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Chapter 1 “Inmates Run This Bitch” Chapter 2 Prison Experiments Chapter 3 The CCA Way Chapter 4 “You Got to Survive” Chapter 5 Lockdown Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch” Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). I take a breath. Am I really going to become a prison guard? Now that it might actually happen, it feels scary and a bit extreme. From the editor: Why we sent a reporter to work as a private prison guard I started applying for jobs in private prisons because I wanted to see the inner workings of an industry that holds 131,000 of the nation’s 1.6 million prisoners. As a journalist, it’s nearly impossible to get an unconstrained look inside our penal system. When prisons do let reporters in, it’s usually for carefully managed tours and monitored interviews with inmates. … [Read more...] about My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: A Mother Jones Investigation
By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?