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The economy is in fact over-expanded, particularly in railroad construction, and the weak link turns out to be the banking house of Jay Cooke and Company, which helped the U.S. Government finance the Civil War and also underwrote the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Jay Cooke and Company, a large and respected banking house declares itself bankrupt, and announces its failure on September 18, 1873.. (The bank's collapse precipitates the "Panic of 1873" and the ensuing three yea depression during which more than 10,000 businesses fail.     The basic economic problems are overproduction, a declining market and deflation. Investors in Europe, where a depression is already underway, begin to call in American loans. The New York Stock Exchange closes its doors for 10 days; other businesses fail; and railroad construction is curtailed, with some railroads defaulting on their bonds. The unemployed begin to move about the country seeking jobs, and bread lines appear in the cities. The hard times drove numbers of laboring people and those in humble circumstances to the West and other portions of the country, to seek the rewards which the stagnation of business in the great commercial centre denied them.


May
10
comment Giving tea to infants
@DavidWilkins, testing is usually performed on rats rather than human babies, hence the Lethal Dose measurement is usually given in reference to when 50% of the rats die, not 50% of the babies.
May
8
comment Giving tea to infants
I would assume your fear is caffeine. Water is toxic too, at 90g/kg. All things in moderation I guess.
May
5
comment How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
Do you have a source that shows dressings slutty doesn't reduce your chances or rape?
May
5
comment How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
@dbmag9, "propagate a culture in which we blame victims," so we shouldn't propagate a culture that would blame a victim of racial violence who was exercising his right to free speech in Harlem, saying that the problems in this country are because of all the n-words. Parents give their kids lots of advice that we hope will keep them safer. We tell them not to wear short skirts that attract the wrong sort of men, and we tell them not to express racists attitudes in a place where it might get them killed. "empirically doesn't prevent them being attacked" I would love to see who commissioned that
May
5
comment Teaching children how to fight back
@JeremyMiller, you are free to inform principals, cops, and whomever you want that you have "your child was no longer restricted to blocking." When your child hurts another child seriously, feel free to let me know how that worked out for you after the police interrogation.
May
5
comment Not sure what to do about my teen daughters stealing and lying
@JeremyMiller, it was a joke, a play on the commenter's username. It didn't realize that therapy was the snake oil of the 21st century. Does it cure baldness too?
May
5
comment Teaching children how to fight back
" I informed them that my child was no longer restricted to blocking." Never tell the authorities that you told your child this ("you might tell your child this, but it might be dangerous to inform others").
May
2
comment How can I teach my son to behave nicely in the playground when other children make it hard?
@AntonZejev, of would depend upon the situation. The examples you gave didn't indicate that your child was being physically harmed (filling in holes, or messing up things he has built wouldn't qualify for self defense.)
May
1
comment Not sure what to do about my teen daughters stealing and lying
@Doc, I blame the OP for me not having other answers, it is unclear what they are asking. How do I stop my child from stealing, OR How do I stop my child from lying, OR how do I turn this all around (whatever that means). Questions should be seperated. Do you think theraphy, and spending quality time are the correct solutions to stealing, llying, and cutting? Physician heal thyself.
May
1
comment At what temperatures can infants be naked?
"Arguably, it may make them ill with cold" coldness doesn't make you ill. Diseases, viruses, and bacteria do.
Jan
18
comment How do I address a teacher humiliating my son by calling him a “tattletale”?
The teacher isn't even using tattletale properly (unless his purpose was for the teacher to hear it). The proper term would probably be busybody (hopefully, this wasn't an English teacher)
Dec
25
comment Should I tell my 11-year-old daughter that Santa isn't real?
Santa may not have to worry about money, but Justin Bieber does. Maybe Santa was able to get 4 tickets before his North Pole VISA card was rejected by Ticketmaster? Maybe her other 3-4 friends weren't high enough up on the nice list? Bad job at being parents? how?
Mar
18
comment Is it harmful to let a 4 month old baby eat an Easter peep?
marshallows could be a choking hazard, and due to a 4-month olds likely inability to mastiscate well might kill them. But, since they survived this time no harm no foul. No more dangerous than grapes, hot dogs, or any other round food.
Aug
6
comment How to fit 3 children car seats into the back of a car
Don't let scientific data stand in the way of ignorant downvoting.