Contemporary Global Issues
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the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex
the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation
philosophy that certain rights or values are inherent by virtue of human nature, and universally cognizable through human reason
a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
Universal Declaration of human rigthts. It is more complex rights and protects people and their values more.
Bill of Rights
In the constitution. 10 rights,
an international organization of countries set up in 1945, in succession to the League of Nations, to promote international peace, security, and cooperation.
the use of children in industry or business, especially when illegal or considered inhumane.
theory about the work gains from trade for individuals, firms, or nations that arise from differences in their factor endowments or technological progress.--- forest gump and tom brady example
Any good going into a country
Any good going out of country
Trade with no tariffs or barriers
the economic policy of restraining trade between states (countries) through methods such as tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, and a variety of other government regulations
(of a country or region) build up a system of industries:
"the country needs to -------------- to create both exports and jobs"
less developed industrial base, and a low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries
the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen
the contracting out of a business process to another party
a limited or fixed number or amount of people or things, in particular
sum of money granted by the government or a public body to assist an industry or business so that the price of a commodity or service may remain low or competitive
a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.
the action of buying and selling goods and services
the difference between the monetary value of exports and imports of output in an economy over a certain period
the amount by which the cost of a country's imports exceeds the value of its exports
the amount by which the value of a country's exports exceeds the cost of its imports.
North American Free Trade Agreement
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Treaty organization affiliated with the United Nations whose purpose was to facilitate international trade
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Gross domestic product is a monetary measure of the value of all final goods and services produced in a period.
the basic rights guaranteed to individual citizens by law, e.g. freedom of speech and action
leaked that the government is collectively gathering data everyone uses just to make sure nothing suspicious is going on. Used after 9/11
National Security Agency- protects the American people
USA Patriot Act
"Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001"
Nuclear non-proliferation treaty
international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology,
A weapon that can cause mass destruction, death, and radiation
Right to Privacy
People have the right to keep their business to themselves without anyone knowing anything
the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims
Rapid increase of weapon accessibility
the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture.