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Do governments affect the standard of living?

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Rebecca Liu

on 7 March 2014

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Transcript of Do governments affect the standard of living?

Do governments negatively affect the well being of their citizens?
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
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.
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
"He ordered whole families put in jail"
-Robin Hood
Trend of Safety Index
Trend of Health Care Index
War torn countries score lower
Property to income ratio
Negative Effects
Overall governments improve well-being
Protect and serve citizens
Citizens can be at fault
Fundamental rights
Economic environment
Consistency of leadership
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