Education for Iraq and the Dinar

Education reform is a challenge for every country. We have our own issues with education in the U.S. – lack of funding, under performance in math and science, under paid teachers, etc. However, the burden of education reform in the U.S. does not compare to Iraq. How is education reform related to the Iraqi dinar? A strong educational system in Iraq will reduce violence by diminishing the youth’s appeal of joining insurgent groups, helping close the stark gap between the rich and poor and in the future, allow Iraq to be a power player in the global economy. Education will provide stability and strength in Iraq, which are both necessary for a strong dinar.

Iraq used to have one of the best educational systems in the Middle East. Before the Gulf War, literacy was above 90% and the dropout rate was the lowest in the Middle East. In addition, Iraq placed a huge importance on education, as evidenced by spending 20% of its budget on education. It is no coincidence that the Iraqi dinar was at its peak value during this time. However, since the 1980’s, the Iraqi educational system has been declining and has essentially crashed amidst all the wars, educational neglect by Saddam Hussein and instability in the region to name a few factors. Bottom line, Iraq’s educational system was at the forefront of its region and it most regain its form to shape the future of Iraq and the dinar.

Education is a strong component in deterring Iraq’s youth from joining violent groups that threaten the stability of the country and hamper the dinar. The illiteracy rate has soared to 39% in the rural population and the drop out and displacement rate of students are at its all time highs. As more and more kids slip through the cracks, more and more kids are subject to recruitment by violent insurgent and terrorist groups. The youth that drop out of school might see a future with these groups, while education becomes an insignificant priority. The most troubling concern is that as more and more children are recruited into these violent groups, the effects last generations. A strong educational system will provide hope and a promising future for the youth of Iraq and diminish the appeal of joining factious groups. At the least, a stable school system will reduce the number of kids on the streets exposed to these rebel cliques that only bring instability and uncertainty to Iraq.

There really is no middle class in Iraq – the class the drives an economy and country forward. The consequences of the lack of a middle class is shown in the current political impasse. The political and cultural elite that control the government don’t have the urgency of a stable government that serves the masses who are suffering the most. Education is the great equalizer and will spark a rise in the middle class and enable them to participate and contribute to the government by responding to the needs of the general public. When the rich and upper class control the government and there is no middle class, it is laughable to think that the government will meet the needs and interests of the rest of the country. The current political vacuum should serve as a warning and motivate Iraq to support a robust educational system, much like the years before the Gulf War when the Iraqi dinar was at its peak value.

An educated population is necessary for Iraq to become an influential player in the global economy. Iraq is already a player in the global economy because of its oil reserves. However, Iraq must not become complacent and must invest in education to become one of the most powerful players. Iraq has to play catch up when it comes to the technology and medical industries that will dominate the future. While the oil industry will support Iraq’s economy for a considerable time, it must invest in education so that Iraq can diversify its industries. Oil in Iraq, while abundant, is still a finite resource. With education, the possibilities are endless, who knows what new discoveries a brilliant scientist will make or what new successful businesses will be formed. The common ground is that it is all rooted in the same foundation – education.

The potential results of a strong educational system are tremendous: peace, a more informed general public, more job opportunities and more technological advancements. These are all voids in Iraq that can be addressed by educational reform. Again, the golden years of the Iraqi educational system were also the golden years of the Iraqi dinar, that is not a coincidence.

Is There a Future For Graduates of Political Science?

Can one make a living out of political science? The answer to this question will be answered below. But before proceeding, it is also important to know the basics of this course. So, what really is political science? This question is often the most basic point that students of law, politicians, and even laymen are trying to answer in their quest to understand politics. At its most basic core, political science is the study of political behavior, political processes and dynamics, as well as the study of governments in general. Being one of the branches of social sciences, political science aims to analyze, describe, and predict political behavior in relation with existing political systems.  Although it is considered science, political science revolves around subjective elucidations rather than verifiable empirical data. As a science, its most essential function is to help individuals understand interpersonal relationships as well as study how relationships between individuals affect other individuals, groups, nation, state, and governments.

As an academic subject, political science is a relatively new form of discipline, which has only gained enough recognition in recent decades in the United States and other countries. It has many subfields such as philosophy, international relations, theory of political systems, political economy, policy studies, and other related fields. Formal students of political science aim to get enough understanding and knowledge of politics in general to help them in their political career. In the United States, graduates of political science are called political scientists. They can get jobs in many government agencies including exciting ones in local, state, and federal government. Some graduates can also go into law, business, electoral politics, and even international organizations.

Job responsibilities can range from boring to exciting. This includes analyzing the entire spectrum of political behavior, public opinion, taxation, public administration, and voting. Research on many public issues and political relationships are also part of the job. Political scientists can also make recommendations as well as suggestions on matters that affect the environment, business, and citizens. Elections such as the coming 2010 Federal Election in Australia can get varied opinions on TV, radio, and other media from many political scientists involved or monitoring the event.

Since getting into career options in college considers the chance of getting employed after graduation, or the high number of future employers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States made a study on the course. The Bureau claimed that jobs available for political scientists is constantly increasing. Thus, there is bright future in this field just like any other career. Average earning of political scientists depends on their education, geographical position, and experience, but usually the starting salary is $27,000. Those with advanced degrees can make more than the average. Further, bachelor’s degree holders can also move into paralegals or administrative assistants vacancies. Many graduates of this course can also employ themselves in colleges and universities. On top of this, they can also boost their income by teaching summer school courses, writing books, and even doing consulting works.

Current Economic and Marketing Trends That Will Shape the Next Generation

The primary purpose of our publication is to provide useful and effective information while at the same time providing an understanding of current trends in the marketplace, and then subsequently joining together these concepts into a meaningful conclusion to provide companies with an effective result. An effective outcome, from my perspective, is to purely think about the trends shaping our economy, and having the insight to project these trends into your sales and marketing strategy.

We continually look for new and innovative ways for companies to look beyond the daily scope of their business. First and foremost, consider the purpose. The operative word is “trend”, so let’s begin by providing a definition:

Noun: a general direction in which something is developing or changing.

Verb: change or developing in a general direction.

The most effective way to construct your plan is to immerse yourself into a profound appreciation of the economic landscape in America, and the trends shaping this landscape. In past publications, despite my overwhelming desire, I have steered clear of the political composition, unfortunately, as business executives, we need to consider the path we are headed and how we can intellectually capitalize on this potentially negative trend and transform it into a positive development.

Consider the media environment and broad message America has been digesting each and every day. Russell Brand, the world’s greatest intellect is a prime example. In a recent interview; he proclaimed that a ‘socialist revolution and massive redistribution of wealth is necessary in America, he believes in heavy taxation of corporations and an increase in punitive responsibilities for energy companies exploiting the environment. ‘ This is the rhetoric our young people are hearing and the message being embraced by the Obama administration and the liberal media. How ridiculous. Who is Russell Brand, and since when does a British comedian become an expert on the capitalistic revolution?

We need to begin by exploring the failure of our current president and political system. No world leader in history has made so many errors and provided so few options. The last five and a half years will shape our economy and business trends for decades well into the future. One failure after another is well documented: the economy, Benghazi, Solyndra, the stimulus package, health care reform, foreign policy, the national energy policy, partisan politics, social reform, the campaign to divide America through class warfare. Not to mention the fact that his administration has been and will be documented as the worst selection of cabinet members in history.

Abstract:

  • The federal debt as a percentage to GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has exceeded 100% in every year since 2007. See the graph below.
  • The number of people receiving benefits under the federal government has grown from 94 million people in 2000 to more than 128 million in 2011. This means that over 41% of the U. S. population receives at least one benefit.
  • A large portion of the American public have two kinds of income: (1) money they earn and (2) money transferred to them through a taxpayer service vehicle.

The Obama Policies are here to stay, for a long time to come, a very long time. The employment and industry growth trends are hard to pinpoint, however, if we take a detailed look at the industries shaping the American landscape, here is what our team of experts have ascertained.

First of all, we must look at the current economic and social trends shaping our lives. These trends will have a profound impact on our daily routine and will influence the prospect of the future:

  1. The movement towards bigger government, higher taxes, and more entitlements. Obama and his administrative policies have opened the eyes to countless demographics that consider capitalism to be out of favor and socialism is acceptable. We must acknowledge that a vast percentage of people in the country are going to expect the government to create a long term vehicle to transfer wealth. Productive end entrepreneurial people are going to have to work harder with the expectations of higher taxes and fewer benefits. Because of this social and economic shift, expect corporations to redefine their purpose, to build legitimacy within their core customer base within the eyes of the demanding consumer. Companies must think way outside the box; they must find and establish new and creative ways to increase their organic growth and profit platform. The country will be firmly and problematically divided on the subject of increased taxes and bigger government and this will continue to create social class division in the U. S.
  2. Domestic oil production. Contrary to liberal viewpoints, in order to gain true fiscal financial freedom, we must first liberate our country from the dependence on foreign crude oil. Saudi Arabia is running out of natural resources on an exponential basis. The U. S. has the largest crude oil reserves in the world. Special interest groups have limited the production of these resources due to environmental concerns. Technology and neo-production methods have made the recovery of these resources implausible from a environmental standpoint. The government needs to relax the regulations and create more jobs in American and eliminate the funding of foreign natural resources. It is no secret that domestic energy production underpins virtually element of the domestic economy. Sixty years ago, it was not uncommon for domestic oil wells to produce 10,000 barrels of oil a day, today, many of these wells in the same fields (primarily West Texas, Alaska, and The Gulf) are producing 1,000 barrels per day and more. A single well producing this volume of oil creates $30 million in annual revenue, 1000’s of jobs along with untold federal and local tax revenue. Energy production is the foundation of the U. S. economy and contributes significantly to GDP productivity. Me MUST maintain a reasonable oil and gas exploration in the U. S. and rid ourselves of the dependence on foreign crude oil.
  3. Reasonably priced alternative energy sources. A movement to cheaper and more practical solar power, wind, alternative energy sources. Not a government funded programs designed to fund special interest and political action committees, but entrepreneurial endeavors that encourage the development of alternative technologies with real life solutions. Along these same lines is the reduction of CO2 emissions to a historic low. The government has wasted way too much taxpayer dollars chasing alternative energy ghosts because that is exactly what we have done in the past, look at Solyndra. You will see a very strong movement towards innovation driven by scientists, business visionaries, and investors. I personally know of a company who has invented the technology to convert animal waste into useable hydrocarbons. This is an incredible process because it alleviates three serious concerns: animal waste disposal, a useable highly refined product, along with job creation, all three of which make a more productive environment and a more productive economy.
  4. Traditional domestic industrial production. A movement to traditional and historic gross-producing industries. America was founded on the principle of growth and innovation. The primary industries that augment that principle is construction, domestic tangible innovation, domestic intangible innovation, information, and domestic production. The construction industry is expected to rise by 33% through 2020 due to an underdeveloped infrastructure. Domestic manufacturing, higher education, advancements in health care and medicine, the movement to alternative fuel sources, professional and scientific services, mathematics and engineering, oil and gas production.
  5. A local job creation economy. The boom to the open borders in America is coming to an end. Not because the melting pot has dried up, but because we need to create jobs within the existing outline within demographic profiles of American citizens. We need to “care for” and “provide for” the people within the borders, without inviting more competition for the infinitesimal employment prospects in America. Simply stated, we are going to see lackluster job growth because of higher taxes and unemployment numbers will not improve dramatically until we begin to cut taxes. At the end of the day, we will see a movement to supplement the job creation and job growth by people who have well established credentials as U. S. citizens.
  6. The changing cultural drive. The millenials have become the weak link in our economy. These are the trophy kids who have no work ethic and no competitive drive, they are not ready to commit, and they believe that big business is evil with a negative impact on society. From the standpoint of achievement, they want less than they were given. Fortunately, they believe education is more important than ever and will eventually snap out of this disturbing behavior because they have a keen sense of accomplishment and are late bloomers. I think you can even introduce the idea that the reason the millenials have acquired these traits in the first place is because they have been brought up as trophy kids, and I think they will lose this trait over time.
  7. Shift in the job market. Employers will find unsuitable talent pools to fill the expanding job roles. American, as well as the rest of the world has an aging population. In order for prosperity to persevere, the country must provide its youth with adequate educational opportunities. Although educational access is growing nationally, not enough students graduate with the skills desired by global employers and the market needs to persuade this expertise. Furthermore, woman, an increasingly well educated force in the market, with an incredible competitive drive, will become a factor in job fulfillment.
  8. The end of cheap China. As the economic engine evolves in China, it will become a lesser world faction. Why? Because they have tasted a new found wealth along with an emerging manufacturing popularity. The only substance of stability pertaining to the health of China’s economic engine is their cheap labor force, which is rapidly dwindling. The price of human capital (labor) has increased by as much as 20% annually for the last 4-5 years driven by a strong demand for goods and services and inexpensive production. China has literally priced themselves out of the world market by increasing their labor prices, and at the end of the day, NO ONE in the world, especially America, is going to buy Chinese goods and services at market rates. In short time, these jobs will be transferred to domestic counterparts who can produce the same product at the same price with much higher quality. The U. S. economy is still double the size of China (number 2), and triple the size of Japan (number 3). Sorry folks, but China is slowing, and it will continue to move in that direction.
  9. The movement to become a society of contra-form. This county must become the world leader once again. In terms of innovation, invention, scientific achievement, engineering, productivity, and the entrepreneurial productivity. This concept begins first and foremost with education, training and knowledge; we must once again embrace the belief that education drives innovation and invention is what made this country what it is today, and will make it what it desires in the future. No other country has the prosperity equal to the U. S. , not even close, you are going to see an enormous change in innovation like none other.

SO NOW WHAT?

Like any shift, we must examine these trends shaping our environment and transform them into real life and productive results. Never before has demographic change happened so abruptly and has divided the country so decisively. Companies operating in hope-a-land will be looking at others in their rear view mirror. Companies embracing these changes will adapt quite nicely.

Trends, by definition, are a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In almost all cases, current trends are short-lived, given time, they will be history. Understanding how these shape our lives is the difference between good leaders and great leaders. The political landscape in our country has been created by the citizens of a democracy, they have been elected. You can adapt, flee or die. It will take a long time to reverse these incredibly bad decisions of our president and for that matter, Washington in whole. Think about what you have just read and how you can incorporate this into your business to make it better.

We simply like to open your eyes towards looking into the next 6-10 years. Some of the material we present is a way for some insight and a desired solution by incorporating these trends into our business strategy is the smart move. Most of the information presented in our writings comes from conversations from everyday business people and a vast amount of resources.

Teaching The Truth – Giving Choice – Evolutionist Lack Motivation to Accept New & Exciting Knowledge

The Theory of Evolution has really became a religion for which has been established and worshiped within the halls of our greatest universities. Millions have been misled to believe in a theory for which would according to the latest evidence; take much more faith then to believe in a talented dynamic and all powerful Creator.

Although all living creatures evolve to survive; this religion of creation and nature or belief in a natural process of origin for which has never been proven, but has been mandated as truth and legally sanctioned as the only teaching within the public school system is outrageous. Evolution is a misunderstood or misdirected process, and the belief in such can clearly be understood as a religion in that it is institutionalized, interlocked, accepted, worshiped and utilized in every facet of our science and educational system; it is clearly permeably and influential throughout politics, education, sociology, psychology, etc., leaving very little progress, understanding, or pursuits for truth

Is it not interesting that many progressives today are always squawking “we need more progress, more technologies, more free and open ways of understanding processes, behaviors and values”; however, these identical persons are readily able and pursuing a conservative position in regards to believing in a theory for which is as out dated as the pre industrialized age. I have something to say to these persons that are stuck in the 18ths century…get with it, times have changed “as you say”; technology is now proving there is a God, a Designer, a great I AM, and that we are not an accident… so please get your head out of this Darwinian sand! In fact it remains clear that many Darwinian followers simply are ignoring the last 50 yrs. of conclusive research related to intelligent design and purposeful creation and there is a reason!

The identifiable reason in which many scientist and young minds do not want to acknowledge a Creator or Designer is simply this; to do so would require accountability of some type. It would require restrainment and an adjustment of their processes, world view and their own values for which they hold sacred and the values of the scientific profession. Values are a powerful thing; they assist with nearly every facet of our lives; directing and controlling our beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

The larger question remains for many of those continuing to believe in such an outdated, unproven and socially as well as personally convenient theory… “Why change, when everyone simply finds it convenient and comfortable to believe in such a fact less story?”

This perception and understanding is destruction to man as a purposeful and designed creature. What does this message express to the young minds of our up and coming generations? “You are an accident; expect nothing.” What greater message of depression, destruction and self disregard could a society derive then to call their future leaders accidents?”

I claim we must resist this nonsense; we must acknowledge our purpose, our design, in order to be complete in who we are and for why we are here! Our genetics, talents and abilities are screaming to nature and the world; we are able, we are not accidents but living, breathing, amazing works of art waiting to think, feel and express!

The teaching of only evolution to our young persons also conveys the message; there is no choice, you have no choice… this is the only way! Not allowing the teaching of Intelligent Design within the schools is not American, it is not Democratic; it is Atheistic and Communistic. Americans deserve choice; “so the progressives live by… right?” Choice. Where is my son’s choice to hear both sides in the educational system? Why will my son not hear of the latest technological findings of design? Why are our schools not teaching the latest research data regarding design, purpose and our science advancements? “Hey scientist,” why are you holding out on us?”

To my readers: Write your congressman and ask them!

My friends, the Theory of Evolution is actually limiting science, advancement, and the true understanding of who we are and our origins! If we want to find and understand the truth regarding today’s science we must be willing to examine the current evidence. There are boat loads of evidence currently that a super intelligence operates among the universe. Just think. Currently oppositionist claim, that they do not want Intelligent Design taught within the public school system because this is the so called “religious rights” advancement into schools. Hog Wash! This is a political struggle and political battle rather than a pursuit for real truth and real choice for which all of our kids deserve.

Let our children decide. If Intelligent Design is really the illogical hog wash oppositionist claim that it is… kids and others would reject such ideas anyway…right?

Let me conclude in saying that I support Florida Teachers and others who are fighting for the right to give choice – let the latest knowledge and research based data be discussed – let the facts fall where they may. Tell your leaders that you are tired of these cowards that seek to explain a clearly theoretical, purposeless, and un proven idea such as Darwinism and Evolutionistic ideas of creation. Tell your leaders, hold marches in the streets of Florida and else where and show them you are serious! What are you waiting for? I know myself as well as others are tired of the educational system seeking to restrict assess to all of the facts…. not just some of the facts. What’s even more amazing is that the public school system wonders why so many are home schooling! Get with it – if the educational system would teach all the facts, give many choices such as choosing Intelligent Design as a possible origin in creation.. parent’s would not have to take such actions.

Furthermore, let me just tell you – the reason some people are afraid to hear the truth about what’s out there regarding new information is because they are afraid of what the truth may say. Just imagine them having to accept or begin to believe that a Creator may exist or that the evidence points heavily in that direction. Just imaging what there kids would begin telling them, believing in… WOW. Now you know why they are so persistent about not knowing more about the universe, more about new research, more, more, more, regarding any information that may redirect their world view – “A Creator Based World View.” Imagine how much this would change their lives and the world. “That my friend’s is their greatest fear.” “This is for which we fight.” Finding Truth!
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