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Would companies having to raise minimum wage to $15 mean raising the prices on their goods a great deal?

If minimum wages are raised to $15 an hour then would these companies that are forced to raise wages not increase their prices exponentially in order to maintain their current profit? And, if this ...
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What is the prospec of the attack helicopter TAI T-129?

Why is not Pakistan buying Turkish TAI T-129? Why are they requesting AH-1 Viper from USA, and, trying to buy Mi-35 attack helicopters from Russia? Even if they buy from Russia, Why not a more ...
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What is the most possible scenario for the dissolution of the United States? [on hold]

In the post-Civil War United States, what is the most likely circumstance for the dissolution of the Union, regardless of how likely it is? How far into the future could something like this happen? ...
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What are some of the strongest reasons for allowing private election campaign funding?

There seems to be a resounding consensus on the internet that private campaign funding is a bad idea because it usually leads to corruption and unfairness. Are there any good reasons to think ...
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55 views

Why are so few US presidents from the west?

It appears that very few are from the west or mid-west by this Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_home_state
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Why is stopping climate change prioritized significantly below the economy and other issues?

Why is climate change prioritized significantly below other issues? Is it because it is not as much of an immediate issue than, for example, reducing the government debt, raising the minimum wage, and ...
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Is there a huge difference between the the Pershmerga and the PKK?

Germany has send to the Kurds in Irak weapons. Germany will send enough weapons to arm 4,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq battling against Islamic State (IS) insurgents, whose advances ...
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What do people against state recognition of same-sex marriage think of the fourteenth amendment in US law?

From Christianity SE. Please migrate me to Law SE if needed. Thanks. From what I understand, the fourteenth amendment in American law is interpreted by the SCOTUS to be implying that bans on same-sex ...
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are democratic candidates/politicians vulnerable to questions about reparations?

it seems to me that Coates' "The Case for Reparations" opens the door to asking democratic (especially presidential) candidates about their opinion. this is a trap -- if they say yes, they energize ...
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Why don't German workers ask for the money they deserve?

German macroeconomy is doing really well. Much better than the other economies within the Eurozone and better than most countries from all around the world. However, workers (low and middle classes) ...
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How many new settlements did Israel build in the last decade in the West Bank?

I mean I've seen many news about Israeli settlement "expansion" in various international media but when looked into it all turned out building new houses within the borders of already existing ...
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How much does those bombs and missiles cost which are not used up and get outdated?

Big military powers are in a constant need to improve their weapons otherwise they might lag behind. This means that there must be tons of unused bombs, missiles, etc which they didn't use up but ...
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How can Norway have such a high public employment rate while keeping a low public spending?

Norway has one of the highest public employment rates (as a fraction of the total employment) in the "developed world" (around 30%, the highest in the OECD32 and about twice the average of the OECD32, ...
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What are the differences between a PAC/SuperPAC and a political party?

My understanding is that both PACs/SuperPACs and parties are organizations that raise and spend money for/against particular candidates/issues. Aside from PACs/SuperPACs not being allowed to ...
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58 views

Why has the perception of corruption in China increased suddenly?

Source of Data. This is the compilation of data from Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index. This chart shows that in 2014, China suddenly plunged to 100th position. On the other ...
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What would be the impact of CPEC on Pakistan?

What would be the short term impact of China's investment of $46 billion in Pakistan's economy? Is Pakistan going to become a transit route like Hong Kong or Dubai or Doha? What would be the impact ...
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Why has Rio Grande do Sul state (Brazil) never reelected its governor?

This question is created inspired in a comment at this related question: What state/country, given the right, refuses to reelect any previous governor/president by most consecutive time?
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What are the residency requirements to vote in the U.K. Labour Party elections?

In the U.K. Labour Party leadership election, 2015, people who want to vote need to register as members or supporters can vote. But what are the U.K. residency requirements to register as a supporter ...
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Why do governments use death marches?

Why do governments use death marches? I'm not asking from the angle of "Why are people so evil?". But more that, in some cases, virtually all victims of the death march die along the way. Why engage ...
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What are arguments against weakening nations and strengthening local communities more in the EU?

At the end of the day, the majority of people's lives take place in a local, perhaps regional context. Doesn't having a national level of administration between people and the EU create an extra ...
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Does the “average American” know that the embargo on Cuba is unpopular around the world?

I know that "average American" is a loose expression, but I did not find a better way to mean an American citizen that in this case is not interested in international relations, that is not ...
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What state/country, given the right, refuses to reelect any previous governor/president by most consecutive time?

In Brazil, mayors, governors and president have the right of one consecutive reelection since 1998. (Such right is being reviewed at Congress right now, but it is not relevant to this question). As ...
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What is The Kremlin?

This is probably a pretty stupid question, but I just don't know the answer. I hear people on news radio shows, on TV, and I've seen articles that talk about "The Kremlin" but nobody ever describes ...
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Does the stock market hurt the economy directly? [closed]

In 1929 America experienced its first stock market crash within a relatively close time period of the ushering in of phone booths . The first stock market crash in history may have been around 1750 ...
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55 views

How will USA vote on 2015 “UN Resolution against the US embargo on Cuba”?

The UN General Assembly has, from 1992, passed a resolution each year criticizing the ongoing impact of the embargo against Cuba. That year, 59 countries voted for an end to the embargo, 3 voted ...
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Is there a greater number of deaths from gun violence in the United States within the last 40 years versus international terrorism?

I've been reading online and it seems like what people are saying is that gun violence is reducing but, still a greater threat than international terrorism.
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Within the context of U.S strategic interests, why is the U.S so fervently opposed to Iran getting a nuclear weapon?

It is understandable that Israel is opposed to Iran developing nuclear weapons given the comments made by Iranian leaders. However, how precisely does Iran developing nuclear weapons threaten American ...
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UK Austerity - Where does the money from all the cutbacks go?

So in the last election, there was a coalition between the Tories and Lib Dems. There were cutbacks, but some thing were stopped by the Lib Dems, such as tuition fees only going to £9000 instead of ...
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Why did Labour abstain rather than oppose the Welfare Bill from the conservative government?

In the United Kingdom, a government welfare bill was supported by the Conservative party, opposed by the Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats, and others, while the Labour Party, forming the ...
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1answer
63 views

Are there analysis of capitalist development as a dialectical process (i.e. not dialectical materialism)?

It is customary to point that one does not escape Hegel’s dialectic easily: opposition (or trying to negate) dialectic would still amount to be playing its game, since negation is a necessary step to ...
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What is the most democratic Arab country?

Using measurements of majority-rule, human rights, liberties, gap between highest and lower classes, which is the most 'democratic' Arab country today?
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Why do some claim that that the Oslo agreements between Israel and the Palestinians have failed?

In the Israeli public, many claim that the Oslo agreements, which are probably the most advanced diplomatic action between the sides throughout history, have failed. This argument is used often to ...
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Can a person that was once imprisoned get elected to the government of Norway?

I heard that after nine years Anders Breivik would leave the prison. Given that he already has a lot of supporters among the right-wing extremists, in my opinion he would be a person as politically ...
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1answer
129 views

Countries where rich people have more votes?

For example: one man with income 1,000$/month has only one vote, another man with income 5,000$/month has 5 votes. Are/were there any such countries? There were many countries where diffrent ...
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73 views

What is “lobbying” and how does it get used in Canada to change government policy? [Update 3]

I have heard a lot of talk about lobbying and how it is used to change laws, but when I look it up online most explanations sound like they are intended for layers (or are in regards to the USA and ...
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1answer
100 views

Iran Deal (Obama Administration)

Would the Iran deal be considered a treaty or an executive agreement? I understand that in order for a treaty to be considered the president must seek the approval of the Senate. However, how is the ...
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1answer
46 views

Did the Greek government take on private debt?

According to the latest figures the Greek government owes around 180% of GDP to various institutions and banks. Does anyone know if the Greek government converted any major private debt since the ...
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What would happen if Russia declared itself the successor of the Russian empire?

As I understand, Russia will have a right to claim on old Russian empire territories + Alaska. But it won't have any rights in UN. Am I right?
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Right to refuse service without explanation

I have a question regarding the right to refuse service. Can you be refused from a store without an explanation? I went to my local Family Dollar and the assistant manager rudely told me, "Umm ...
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47 views

Is the free trade agreement between Europe and the US (TTIP) held in secret?

I have heard in a lot of places that the treaty is being negotiated in secret. Is this true? If true, is there an official reason for it?
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Why don't political parties support independent candidates to the extreme of their opponent to split the opposition vote?

Let's say you're the DNC, why not fund an independent candidacy for a somewhat well-known, legitimate conservative politician who is too extreme to actually get elected, but with views appealing to ...
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Why are some politicians saying the Iran Nuclear deal is bad?

I've been hearing about this nuclear deal that was reached with Iran today. It seems to restrict what Iran can do with a nuclear program, and allows international inspectors to perform inspections ...
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195 views

Why does China think that they shouldn't follow the western model of democracy?

Why does China think that they shouldn't follow the western model of democracy? What would be the problem if China creates an open and public framework to slowly migrate to democracy within, say, 25 ...
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In which case separatism is considered legitimate?

What historical background usually gives a nation/minority within another country legal grounds for separatism in the eyes of international community?
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53 views

What steps need to happen for the alternative vote to be implemented?

The alternative vote seems like an excellent replacement for the first-pass the post. Per the answers on this question, I understand some of the reasons of why it hasn't been implemented in the USA ...
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1answer
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Restricting polls because of the “Bandwagon effect”

Bandwagon effect: The bandwagon effect is a phenomenon whereby the rate of uptake of beliefs, ideas, fads and trends increases the more that they have already been adopted by others. In other ...
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Are US presidential approval ratings dichotomous?

I came across some methodology in this Washington Post article that seemed odd. In the article, the author claims "since we’re predicting the Democratic share of the vote, signs on approval ratings ...
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Why do the Greens have no group in PACE?

In the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), there are five political groups: socialist/communist (Unified European Left), social-democratic (called Socialist), liberal (Alliance of ...
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What were the exact debt relief terms for Germany in 1953?

I read the Wikipedia article about the London treaty but it doesn't give me a bullet list with the exact concessions made and the terms. Such a list would be perfect to understanding what exactly ...
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Is cultural assimilation a violation of human rights for immigrants? [closed]

For immigrants, is it a violation of human rights to use cultural assimilation policies ?

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