Wall Street Journal Project

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Wall Street Journal Project ECNC 214 Susannah Carnahan 1. “With Jobs Elusive, Young Workers Quit Looking” written by Sara Murray. Found in Business section. Published on August 24, 2011. 2. UNEMPLOYMENT 3. In this article, the author is intending to show how many young workers are no longer looking for summer jobs because it has become increasingly difficult to find work. 4. In this article, the author describes why young workers are no longer looking for summer jobs nor are they being hired for summer work. This summer held the lowest number of young people who found work than any other year on record. “Fewer young Americans found jobs this summer than last year, but because some of them didn’t look for work”…show more content…
The government has to consider raising the debt ceiling or there will be severe consequences for the American people. Because of the excessive amount of national debt, people may not continue receiving their funding from the government. “Without raising the limit, the federal government may have to stop or delay payments such as Social Security checks, Medicare benefits and military salaries” (Murray, S. 2011). Not only will the debt crisis affect the American people, but it will impact the global economy as well. 5. The unintended consequence of the author’s purpose is to scare the American people into making impulsive decisions. If people are concerned that they will not receive their funds, then they make take out loans to make ends meet. Some of the individuals will not be able to repay the loans they take out on a whim, which will cause the debt crisis to worsen. Reference: Murray, S. (2011). What the Government Debt Crisis Means to You. Retrieved from The Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904800304576478621267758678.html?KEYWORDS=national+debt 1. “Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit” written by Sara Murray. Found in Business section. Published October 5, 2011. 2. SOCIAL SECURITY 3. The author’s purpose is to discuss the percentage of American people that receive a benefit from the government and why the number is on the
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