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public works

any expenditure by government on social INFRASTRUCTURE such as roads, houses, hospitals, sewers, etc. Such expenditure was strongly advocated by KEYNES during the DEPRESSION of the 1930s to alleviate the problem of UNEMPLOYMENT and to stimulate AGGREGATE DEMAND via the MULTIPLIER. See KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS, MACROECONOMIC POLICY, GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE.
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Despite marketing challenges, the focus on internal improvements had boosted operational efficiency, created departments leading to revenue growth and helped the company maintain its leading position among regional shipyards in 2014, it said.
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In all, federal internal improvement expenditures, about $1 million per year on average before the Civil War, were inconsiderable by modern standards and compared to private, corporate inputs.
The court struck the minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, which was placed in the appendix to the brief, because the minutes were not presented to the trial court.
We are confident that we will continue achieving consistent good results during the coming months in light of the strategic plan we have, as well as internal improvement or products and services, and growth of the economy," said BNH chief executive Mahmood Al Soufi.
To be sure, the Cumberland Road, like many internal improvement projects of the Jacksonian era, covered a large enough span of territory that it could be seen as a national interest properly within the jurisdiction of the federal government.
Consequently, when the substantial benefits of Class I improvement are first introduced (productivity gains up to 30 percent or more), the response is often swift and skeptical--particularly from operations managers, internal improvement teams and IT specialists.
In the first few decades of the nineteenth century, pages and pages of the Annals of Congress and Register of Debates were filled with repeated debates over the constitutionality of federally-sponsored internal improvement projects intended to facilitate commerce through improved transportation.
The self-assessment can be used as an internal improvement effort or as the basis for a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award application.
These problems arose in part from the depressed state of the nation's economy in the late thirties, but even more importantly, they arose from the manner in which Governor Mason handled the sale of Michigan's internal improvement bonds.
He is the author of Bonds of Enterprise: John Murray Forbes and Western Development in America's Railway Age (1984) and of several articles on internal improvement policy.