By E.G. Frankel

This ebook examines the country of America’s socio-political process. It deals a serious evaluation of America’s management method, skills, and caliber. It additionally evaluates the impression of demanding situations by means of rising fiscal powers similar to China and India. It seems on the impression of globalization on management hazards, standards, and demanding situations. America’s management might quickly be challenged until it acknowledges the altering calls for of the hot globalized international.

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This tax was expected to raise about $22 billion in revenues over the 1993 to 1997 period, a rather small increase when considered against the then projected cumulative budget deficit over the same period. Energy use, especially of automobile fuels, imposes major environmental and socio-economic costs for which future generations will have to pay. In addition we are burdening them with an increasing national debt and penalizing the economy with larger balance-of-payment deficits. We are the only OECD country which does not impose a large fuel tax to discourage wasteful use of fuel, particularly in transportation, so as to encourage reduction in fuel imports, increased use of alternative less-polluting fuels, greater use of mass or public transportation, or to provide incentives for the development of more efficient or renewable energy sources for the propulsion of transport and other liquid-fuel users.

In other words, Americans want the cake and eat it too. They want cheap fuel and a clean environment without 36 CHAPTER 1 refineries in their backyards. Some states have made feeble efforts of encouraging use of fuel efficient cars, but their numbers are small and the incentives provided are often of little value. At the same time, neither the federal government nor the states are willing to increase fuel taxes significantly. S. has among the lowest fuel and particularly gasoline taxes in the world.

S. S. actually has smaller research exposure than those in most industrialized countries. FACTORS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH Economic growth depends on and is achieved by the interplay and effective use of factors of economic performance, such as • available physical and human resources, • economies of scale, • productivity and quality improvements, • technological progress or • a combination of the above. While economies of scale depend on increases in factors of production, such as investment, and an increase in resources depends on investment, discovery, and demographic factors – all of which cause an increase in the factors of production – technological progress is often independent of the level of the factors available and has been recognized as a principal vehicle for economic growth of nations, particularly those without adequate resources.

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