Wallpaper patterns

This wallpaper pattern has a rotation order of 2. There is a reflection, but only in one direction. Therefore, this is a pmg wallpaper. I think.
This is kind of hard to see since it isn’t flat, but this wallpaper pattern has a rotation order of 2. There is not reflection and no glide reflection. Therefore, it is a p2 wallpaper pattern.

How Local Economy is Fueling Accelerating Population Growth

Windsor, Canada is growing at rates that hasn’t been seen in at least two decades. What is causing the growth at such drastic rates? Experts are saying that the lure of a strong economy, affordability, access to the U.S., immigration and secondary immigration from within Canada are the cause.

From July, 2006 to July, 2009, the population decreased or remained the same for 36 consecutive months. It began to rebound in 2011, and the growth rate of the past 16 months is two to three times what the previous seven years produced.

Justin Falconer, senior director at Workforce WindsorEssex, displays a chart showing population change from 2011-16 in the Community Labour Market Plan, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Dax Melmer / Windsor Star

This growth is extremely important because it isn’t just retirees. It is also young families with lots of children. It looks to grow even more as the agricultural area expands as well as the residential areas.

This growth is a great example of the hunter and the prey analogy that we spoke about in class. As the population grows, so does the work, but once the work is complete, then what happens to the population growth?

Windsor saw this happen in the 80’s when the GM and Ford companies began a tremendous amount of expansion. I hope that Windsor learned from history so that it doesn’t see an even larger recession in the near future.

Estate and Inheritance Taxes around the World

For a country that is so focused on making money, this seems to be something that the US isn’t paying close enough attention to. From the article, it seems as though the estate and inheritance tax in the US, is the fourth highest in the world, but is only bringing in less than 1% of the federal revenue. At one point, the US even eliminated it for an entire year, but brought it back for whatever reason.

I am uncertain of the technicalities of the way the tax works, but I would be willing to wager that they are meant to help the rich and not help the middle or lower classes. I could be wrong, but history isn’t in the governments favor on this.

However, from the research done for this article, there is evidence that eliminating the tax altogether could even help the economy. While I am not sure exactly how that would work, it does seem like something that the government should spend a few minutes looking into.

Table 3. The Effect of Estate Tax Elimination
Economic and Revenue Change Estimates for Estate Tax Elimination vs. Current Law Projection (Billions of 2015 Dollars)
Change in Level of GDP 0.8%
GDP Change in Terms of Today’s Economy $137
Change in Private Business GDP 0.8%
Change in Private Business Stocks (Machines, Equipment, Structures, etc.) 2.2%
Change in Wage Rate 0.7%
Change in Private Business Hours of Work 0.1%
Full-time Equivalent Jobs (in Thousands) 139
Annual Static Federal Revenue Estimate in Steady State -$20
Annual Dynamic Federal Revenue Estimate after GDP Gain or Loss $8
Source: Tax Foundation Taxes and Growth Model.

While there are 13 countries that have repealed this law, I am not sure that the list of countries itself is necessarily one that supports the idea that we should abandon the tax ourselves. I do think that looking at the changes in economic growth or failure since the time that they repealed it, is definitely worth looking at more closely.

Table 2. Thirteen Countries or Tax Jurisdictions Have Repealed Inheritance or Estate Taxes Since 2000
Country or Jurisdiction Year of Repeal
Macau 2001
Portugal 2004
Slovak Republic 2004
Sweden 2005
Russia 2005
Hong Kong 2006
Hungary[7] 2006
Singapore 2008
Austria 2008
Liechtenstein 2011
Brunei 2013
Czech Republic 2014
Norway 2014
Source: Family Business Coalition.

The Dangerous Imperfections of a 3-way Vote

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From what I am understanding, from class and this article, voting can be looked at under the same idea as Game Theory. However, I do not think that trusting the government should be a game of chance.
As in the current events in the United Kingdom, one cannot simply vote what their preference would be. One has to weigh the outcome of their vote against what others appear to be voting. If I want candidate C to win, I may actually have to vote for candidate A so that candidate B doesn’t get the most votes.
This is also the case in the United Kingdom with the Brexit Referendum. However, their vote comes with even more questions than just who wins. Their vote also asks, “what next”, if they choose to leave.
I am curious if there ever was a time in voting history, if one could actually vote their preference without worrying about the “what if’s”.

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I am not a huge fan of math. I never have been. I am hoping that this class helps me 1) get the credit I need to be done with math (sorry) and 2) maybe give me a better outlook on math in general. I mean the homepage is kinda cool, sorta, maybe.