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Research international policies, regulation, and supervision of foreign investment. Select one topic from your research, and summarize your findings in 3-4 paragraphs.

Write an additional paragraph addressing the following question: Has business globalization and the inception of e-commerce impacted the importance of such policies?

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Research international policies, regulation, and supervision of foreign investment. Select one topic from your research, and summarize your findings in 3-4 paragraphs.
International Policies

The main components of policy are:

a. Adoption of a market oriented system for the allocation of resources.
b. Encouragement of private investment and entrepreneurial activity.
c. Opening of the economy for foreign trade and investment.

Truly, the United States has traditionally welcomed the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy and provided foreign investors fair, equitable and nondiscriminatory treatment with few limited exceptions designed to protect national security. The Exon-Florio provision, for example, is implemented within the context of this open investment policy. The intent of Exon-Florio is not to discourage FDI generally, but to provide a mechanism to review and, if the President finds necessary, to restrict FDI that threatens the national security. The Exon-Florio provision is implemented by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS"), an inter-agency committee chaired by the Secretary of Treasury. CFIUS seeks to serve U.S. investment policy through thorough reviews that protect national security while maintaining the credibility of our open investment policy and preserving the confidence of foreign investors here and of U.S. investors abroad that they will not be subject to retaliatory discrimination (see http://www.treas.gov/offices/international-affairs/exon-florio/ for more detail).

In fact, promotional efforts to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) policy have become the focal point of competition among developed and developing countries. This competition is maintained even when countries are pursuing economic integration at another level. And it often extends to the sub-national level, with different regional authorities pursuing their own strategies and assembling their own basket of incentives to attract new investments. While some see countries lowering standards to attract FDI in a "race to the bottom," others praise FDI for raising standards and welfare in recipient countries. Several trends are reinforcing traditional impulses for foreign direct investment, such as access to natural resources, markets, and low-cost labor. With the rise of globalization, technological progress ...

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Based on research of international policies, regulation, and supervision of foreign investment, this solution summarizes one specific topic in a related area. It also addresses the question: Has business globalization and the inception of e-commerce impacted the importance of such policies? Supplemented with two compelling articles.

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It is argued that many environmental regulations are too costly. Do the economic effects of environmental public policy outweigh the costs?
Some policies have little or no direct monetary costs. These policies remove subsidies to special interests and restrict or deny access to national resources. Many environmental policies involve some very real costs that must be paid by some segment of society. In general, states with the strictest environmental regulations also had the highest rates of job growth and economic performance. Nations with the highest environmental standards also had the most robust economies and rates of job creation. Only 0.1% of job layoffs were attributed to employers to environment-related causes. In summary, we can draw several conclusions from our examination of the impact of environmental policy on the economy. Environmental public policy does not diminish the wealth of a nation; rather, it transfers wealth from polluters to pollution controllers and to less polluting companies. The environmental protection industry is a major job-creating, profit-making, sales-generating industry. The argument that environmental protection is bad for the economy is unsound. Not only is it good for the economy but environmental public policy is responsible for a less hazardous, healthier, and more enjoyable environment. While this is certainly one view of environmental public policy, there are certainly rebuttals to this position, also based on notions of sound science and economic evidence.

1. take a position on public policy, global sustainability, and global economics. Be able to support your position with evidence.

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