Author Archives: Alpha Traore

About Alpha Traore

Hello everybody, I am Alpha from Burkina Faso. I am married, and I have a two years wonderful boy. My major is business. I have some experience in online learning, and I like Jim way of teaching the economics subject. I am very excited to be with you guys this semester, and I am sure we are going to learn a lot from each other.

Obama’s Exaggerated Health Care Claims President Obama made some exaggerated claims during a recent speech in Cleveland about the Affordable Care Act and the House Republican proposal for Medicare. The president said his health care law is “reducing the overall costs — $1,800 in people’s pockets.” The $1,800 is not a reduction in insurance premiums, but rather the difference … Continue reading Obama’s Exaggerated Health Care Claims

Book Reading Assignment

The book I chose for the reading assignment is: The Deep Economy: The wealth of communities and the durable future. This book was written by Bill Mckibben, an author, environmentalist, and activist.

Reaction Maddison Book: Some similarities between Spanish and French colonies

After my reading of Maddison book, I can make extrapolate some of Maddison view to the French and British former colonies in Africa. I see that the way Maddison made the difference between Spain in Mexico and British colonies in America is the same comparing British and French colonies in Africa. To illustrate what I … Continue reading Reaction Maddison Book: Some similarities between Spanish and French colonies

The Four Asian Tigers

This video from youtube gives some precious ideas we need to know about Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan, the Four Asian Tigers. These nations showed an exceptional high growth between 1960 and 1990.