Economic disasters

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  • The Economics Of Disaster Relief

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    The Economics of Disaster Relief Relief is one of the important methods employed immediately after a disaster. In this article, we argue that, among different kinds of activities, relief provided by the government is the most efficient and feasible way to reduce the harm brought by a disaster. We first distinguish three kinds of activities that influence the magnitude and incidence of a disaster, and then elaborate their interdependency with one another, and explain why relief made by government

  • Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

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    ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF NATURAL DISASTERS ABSTRACT: Disasters of both natural and technological origin have a considerable impact on communities. The effects of disasters in India are significantly reduced by well established counter disaster arrangements at all three levels of government. These arrangements comprise comprehensive plans of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery and in more recent times, of mitigation. The economic effects of disasters can be devastating and widespread. When

  • The Economic Causes And Impacts Of The Chernobyl Disaster

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    Chernobyl disaster, which happened just over 40 years ago, was the result of a single reactor exploding after a multitude of errors led to the safety systems not being active. While not resulting in massive losses of life, it has had serious economic impacts on countries like Ukraine and Belarus and serious impacts on health and immune systems in the contaminated areas. Both of these factors are especially true for people who are poor or impoverished. Poverty is an important issue in disaster research

  • Canadian Economy : The Economic Disaster Since The Great Recession

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    1.0 Introduction In 2008, a financial crisis that originated in the United States led to the “Great Recession”, the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression. While the well-regulated Canadian banks did not collapse as they did in the United States, Canada was still impacted severely. The Canadian economy should be examined in the context of the Great Recession, which it is still recovering from. Additionally, regional disparities and the recent oil crisis affecting Alberta should be taken

  • The Economic Disaster Of Detroit

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    000,000. There was a point in time where many other major U.S. cities envied Detroit and were jealous of its ever growing economy and infrastructure. At this time it seemed as though nothing would stop the economic growth of the Motor City. Sadly, these are

  • Capital Punishment: A Moral and Economic Disaster

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    Capital Punishment: A Moral and Economic Disaster The average cost for a death penalty case in the United States of America is 2.4 million dollars. Currently, the number of people on death row is 3261. The government, therefore, would have to pay a little over 7.5 billion dollars to execute every single person on death row (“Death Penalty Statistics”). The United States government can alternatively spend this large sum of money in numerous ways aside from taking people’s lives, such as saving them

  • Is the banking industry responsible for the economic disaster in Iceland?

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    European Economic Area, as well as many other international organizations. “Is the banking industry responsible for the economic disaster of Iceland?” Until the 80’s, Iceland was a more regulated economy with many interventions by the state. Since then, the Icelandic economy has been unbundled and increasingly liberalized. Since 1991, many state enterprises were successfully privatized. With the establishment of the European Economic Area between Iceland and other member

  • The Emergency Management Profession

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    The emergency management profession has developed the concept of the disaster cycle as a basis for disaster management. The disaster cycle has four distinct yet interrelated phases: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. The concept of the cycle implies an ongoing process in which communities, businesses, and individuals plan for and reduce potential disaster losses. Historically, emergency management programs have focused heavily on the preparedness and response phases, leaving limited

  • Bp : The Spill Of The Gulf Of Mexico

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    well-established mega giant never considered the chance of having a blast at an operating site. On the bright side, due to this incident and similar others, numerous organizations have been formulating and establishing emergency or disaster plans and policies to respond to a variety of disaster scenarios. Thus, suggesting that contingency planning is imperative for an organization in the long run in order to avoid massive instant loss since there

  • Resilience Of Resilience Across A Lifespan

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    Throughout this paper resilience will be applied to all of the above mentioned concepts. Resilience across a lifespan is described through theories, measures, and even personality characteristics. Resilience has also been applied to the impacts of disasters and traumatic experiences in which will also be touched on throughout this paper. Resilience is discussed as to whether it is an inherited trait or whether it is a learned trait. Resilience can be found in everyone. Some people have more resilience