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Do governments affect the standard of living?

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Transcript of Do governments affect the standard of living?

Do governments negatively affect the well being of their citizens?
Introduction
Factors that contribute to the well-being of an individual
governments have a more positive effect than negative on the well-being of its citizens
only in extreme cases will they have an almost entirely negative effect
Against (using fiction)
-brought upon themselves
-takes advantage of government
-affects governments decisions
-"Why the Sky is Far Away"

Negative Effects
Waste of tax money
Discrimination
Works Cited
"Curious George Takes a Job"- H.A.Rey

Fontinelle, Amy. "Standard Of Living Vs. Quality Of Life." Investopedia. N.p., 20 Oct. 2011. Web. 02 Mar. 2014. <http://www.investopedia.com/articles/financial-theory/08/standard-of-living-quality-of-life.asp>.

Merchant, Brian. "Motherboard." Motherboard. N.p., 30 Jan. 2013. Web. 03 Mar. 2014. <http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/why-finland-has-the-most-freedom-of-press-on-the-planet>.

"Minimum Standard of Living System in China: An Interview." Minimum Standard of Living System in China: An Interview. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014. <http://www.china.org.cn/english/2001/Aug/17444.htm>.

"Quality of Life Index for Country for 2014." Quality of Life Index by Country 2014. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014. <http://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/rankings_by_country.jsp?title=2014>.

Rey, H. A. Curious George Takes a Job. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1947. Print.

"Robin Hood" -Walt Disney Production

"What They Don't Teach You About History"-Tim Wood & Ian Dicks

Gerson, Mary-Joan, and Carla Golembe. Why the Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale. Boston: Little, Brown, 1994. Print.

Wood, Tim, and Ian Dicks. What They Don't Teach You about History. New York, NY: Derrydale, 1990. Print.
Against
governments provide benefits to those in need
governments provide freedom and rights to citizens
Over Taxation
"The wicked sheriff takes everything we have and gives it to greedy Prince John" -Robin Hood
Discrimination and
Inequality
"He ordered whole families put in jail"
-Robin Hood
Examples
Trend of Safety Index
Trend of Health Care Index
War torn countries score lower
Property to income ratio
Negative Effects
Conclusion
Overall governments improve well-being
Protect and serve citizens
Citizens can be at fault
Oppression
Fundamental rights
Economic environment
Stability
Consistency of leadership
War
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