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1. What specific standard is applied to a company whose only contact with a forum state is through its Internet site? If you had an eBusiness, what could you do in order to limit your liability to suit in multiple jurisdictions? How could it be set up? In your opinion, would your plan be ethical? Why or why not?

2. Name one economic decision that must be made by each of the four sectors of the economy (households, businesses, government, and the foreign sector). Be sure to state what a possible opportunity cost might be for each of these economic decisions. Recall that the opportunity cost is the highest valued thing that is sacrificed when a choice is made.

3. Give an example of something that would cause a change in the demand for a product and an example of something that would cause a change in the quantity demanded of that product. Be sure to state how each would be shown on a demand curve graph.

4. Research the GDP of at least two countries other than the US and compare the size of those economies to the GDP of the US. Online encyclopedias are a good source for this type of information.

5. Describe a real world example of something that has shifted (or could potentially shift) either the AD curve or the SRAS curve for the US or some other country.

6. Give a real-world example of how the spending multiplier works.

7. Discuss what President Bush has done during his administration to try to stimulate the economy, or what Congress has done in recent months to try to improve the economy.

8. What is the Federal Reserve currently doing to promote the health of the economy? Do some research on the current actions of the Fed and share them with the class. If you prefer, you can pick some past actions of the Fed and explain how those actions were used to help improve the economy of that time period.

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1. The United States is ranked number one out of 60 countries for e-business readiness among the major world markets. It is the country that is best suited for Internet-related activity, particularly e-commerce, because of the extensive use of the Internet and credit cards. The federal government has adapted old rules and adopted new laws to facilitate online business.

Most organizations have adopted Communication Standards through the Internet like http, FTP, SSL. The transactions are made through electronic purchase orders like OAP, BMECAT. Membership of the e-Business Network is open to private and public sector organizations.

The key points regarding the set up of an e-business are as follows:

A) E-business marketplace:

The propose e-business should have the necessary underlying conditions for online commerce, including rich human resources, a well-developed transport and financial infrastructure, and supportive public administration.

B) Company strategies:

Every e-business should seek to increase the consumer loyalty by supplying improved and customized service over the Internet. The most prominent online retailers continue to specialize in selling compact, easy-to-ship goods to consumers.

C) Internet penetration and infrastructure:

The country should have a highly developed computer and telecommunications infrastructure in order to facilitate the e-business.

D) Taxation and laws:

The federal government has been at the forefront of adapting and devising legislation for the Internet. Protection of consumer privacy, use of digital signatures and the levying of sales taxes are all important areas for setting up an e-business.


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