Economics in the Workplace

5 page paper addressing each point listed below and to include any addtional information that may be helpful.

Define what your company does: Substance abuse treatment facility providing methadone medication assistance treatment to adults.


Does competition reduce costs? No all clients are covered by medicade and organizations are paid the same rate for all services stipulated in the contract.


What is the impact of regulatory pressures? Quality of client care suffers due to demand on paperwork, deadlines, and added paperwork.


How is labor divided? therapist, medical doctors, managment, and administrative employees


Explain you company’s productivity, efficiency, and output? For profit organization therefore the organization very profitable.


What are the trends in your industry?


Explain the information technology externalities.

Is there a global experience? How has it impacted the company?


Three year projected new product lines. There is no forseen new product lines as the insurance companies that pay for treatment saves money by mandating clients to participate in medication assistance treatment.


Three year projected new business development? expanding business to treat with other medication assistance treatements such as suboxone and vivitrol.


Summarize in a few paragraphs the organizations ability to withstand the current economic turmoil. Organizations such as substance abuse treatment continues to excel as more people prescribed narcotics to deal with stress and become addicted and in need of treatment.


Please let me know if additional information is needed to complete this assignment.

Maladaptive Behavior Case Study

You learned about some of the person, environment, and time dimensions (i.e., biological, psychological, spiritual, and physical environment). In this assignment, you will generate a case study of an individual, highlighting his or her maladaptive behaviors, and then create a report demonstrating how you would work toward improving this individual’s healthy functioning.



In a 5- to 6-page paper, describe an individual who demonstrates maladaptive behavior. In your case study:

  • Describe in detail the individual and his or her behavior.
  • Explain how this individual demonstrates maladaptive behavior. Include behavioral characteristics, problems, and symptoms.
  • Discuss factors that contributed to the development of maladaptive behavior in the individual.
  • Identify and apply appropriate theories of maladaptive behavior to this individual.
  • Propose strategies and services for improving healthy functioning in this individual. Remember to include the specific patterns of change in the individual and in his or her environment needed to promote healthy functioning.

Submission Details:

  • By Wednesday, October 7, 2015, prepare a 5- to 6-page paper. Your response should rely upon at least two sources from professional literature. This may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov). Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA format); and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Design Thinking Inspiration and Ideation

Discussion: Design Thinking Inspiration and Ideation

While you are doing your coursework for this program, what workspace are you using? Are you currently at your workplace in your office or cubicle, or perhaps working in a home office or a shared space? Regardless of where you do your work for this class, do you find it to be an ideal workspace? Perhaps you need better lighting, a quieter environment, or inspiring and motivating mementos to keep you focused. Perhaps you need an innovative improvement. These are exactly the types of issues that can be solved by design thinking and the application of your own creative skills.

This week, you will complete assignments that involve the design-thinking process. By utilizing this creative process, you will gain a deeper insight into the ways that you can bring creativity to your own life at work and at home.

Phase 1: Inspiration 

The first phase of the process, as described by Tim Brown, is inspiration.

Take some time to interact with the space where you work. This could be at your job, where you do homework, or your home office. Make sure it is an environment over which you have some control, such as with lighting, sound, furniture placement, etc.

Adopt the role of a neutral observer and generate a list of observations of how you use this workspace. Your list should answer the following questions:

  • What about the workspace is already optimized or ideal?
  • Why do these things work well?
  • What about the workspace could be improved?
  • Are there problems or difficulties that you repeatedly experience?
  • What behaviors, functions, and interactions that take place in your workspace seem interesting or notable?

Your process should take the form of brainstorming. That is, the initial list does not need to be formal in tone. Rather, you should strive to capture your observations as they occur and generate as many ideas as possible.

After completing your list, write a short paragraph describing in greater depth one of the difficult or problematic aspects of your workspace you identified during the brainstorming phase. This will be the workspace challenge that you will continue to work on for Phase 2 of the design thinking process. Remember, you are not coming up with solutions at this time, but only a detailed description of the workspace challenge you have identified.

Phase 2: Ideation

To begin Phase 2 of the design thinking process, focus on the workspace challenge you identified in Phase 1 of this Discussion. Considering the workspace challenge you indentified, brainstorm a list of at least 10 innovative ideas that could resolve or help you meet the challenge; if you come up with more than 10 ideas, feel free to post them all. To generate innovative ideas, consider the following guidelines:

  • Do not evaluate your ideas; all are valid and there are no bad ideas.
  • Do not limit your ideas to products. An innovation can also be a new service, process, or organizational change.
  • Reach the maximum amount of possible ideas; do not waste time analyzing.
  • Do not fear extreme ideas; often the best innovations come from ideas that initially seem extreme.
  • Strive to suggest a disruptive innovation if at all possible–a completely new and radical idea.

Post by Day 3 your list of workspace observations and your description of one particular problem from Phase 1, and your innovative ideas list from Phase 2.

Physical Environment

A person’s physical environment has a direct influence on his or her behavior. Individuals interpret the interaction between the physical environment and behavior in a multitude of ways. For example, built environments are man-made environments and these environments can be structured to promote health. Research has shown that people tend to favor elements of the natural environment; therefore, it is important to include elements such as sunlight, water features, and plants when building a health-promoting environment. Stimulation, control, and behavior-setting theories attempt to provide additional context to the relationship between the physical environment and human behavior.




Using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, explore these concepts and respond to the following:

  • Choose a public place to go and observe the environment for thirty minutes. Be sure to consider all the built environment features and key concepts (such as accessibility, activity, adaptability, comfort, and control) used to describe the relationship between the physical environment and behavior. Share your observations.
  • Observe the individual or group responses to the observed environment. Share your observations.
  • Using a minimum of five of the key concepts, discuss how your behavior was affected by the observed physical environment. For example, was the environment comfortable and accessible?
  • Discuss how understanding your behavior may influence how you interact with others.

Submission Details:

  • By Saturday, October 3, 2015, post your responses to this Discussion Area in a minimum of 300 words. Your response should rely upon at least two sources from professional literature. This may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov). Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA format); and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

English Homework Help

Question 1.

The reading focuses on disciplinarity. Post an insightful comment on the work you have done or will do in your discipline. You may want to consider the following questions: What does disciplinarity mean for you and your studies? Have you taken any courses in your major thus far? If so, what have you learned so far about the “shape of the discipline”? What do you hope to learn? If you have not had courses in your major, what do you expect to learn, or what do you already know from job experience about your major? If you have “real-world” experience in your field of study, how does that compareto what you hope to learn or what you currently are learning?(This is my first semester) (My major is Associate of Science in Health Information Science/Medical Coding Emphasis)


Question 2.


In a 100-200-word short essay, describe the approach to the essay examination as presented in your reading. You will want to summarize, paraphrase, and condense the information. You might consider organizing your response by glossing over the entire process or by honing in on a particular aspect of the reading.


Question 3.


In a 100-200-word short essay, address the following questions: When considering the whole essay in revision, how do you understand FACT? What is your definition of each of the letters of this revision strategy? What are some questions that you would ask of the text when considering each letter? How does this approach help to ensure that the essay has a holistic revision approach?




Using what you have learned in this unit’s reading about writing in the disciplines, write a 100-200-word short essay that addresses some or all of the following: What is your major? What “discipline” does that major most easily fall into? Given what you know about your major so far, what types of methodologies are used? What kinds of evidence are considered permissible? What type of documentation format is most often used in that discipline? What kinds of questions does the discipline ask itself? What are some of the writing assignments in the discipline?


If you use outside sources, including their textbooks, you need to use quotation marks for lifted language, as well as in-text and reference list citations

The Books used in the course are The Little Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises Second Custom Edition Jane E. Aaron and The West Encounters & Transformations Levack/Muir/Veldman Custom Edition Volume 1: to 1715

Question 1 at least 75 words

Question 3-4 100-200 words.

Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Justice System: Strengths and Limitations

On the surface, the juvenile justice system closely resembles the adult criminal justice system, but there are dramatic differences. While the criminal justice system considers shame to be a component of correctional criminal justice, the juvenile system takes great care to protect even the most violent youthful offenders until they are deemed adults and are eligible to enter the main criminal justice system. Most youthful offenders are subject to truncated due process rights in order to protect their interests as children, and they are stewarded through the juvenile criminal justice system with the hope that they can be reformed. (However, some young offenders accused of very serious crimes are tried as adults and receive the same methods of adjudication and correction as adult offenders.)

For the most part, child criminals are protected from scrutiny at large and entered into a system that ideally helps them change their behavior patterns and become functioning, contributing members of society. Although protecting the interests of the child offender is of great concern, the stigma of being a delinquent—a term that was, incidentally, coined to avoid stigmatization—still proves to be problematic in society and, therefore, possibly undermines the attempt at reform rather than punishment.


Submit 150 – 500 word response: Due by Wednesday 10/07/15 a brief description of two strengths and two limitations of the modern juvenile justice system. Be specific and use examples to illustrate. Then, take a position: Do you believe that the juvenile justice system has a raison d’être—a reason to be? Justify your position with specific examples.


Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your explanation, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards.

Income Tax Return

Assignment Details

PART A (20 marks)

Note: All amounts are in Australian dollars. Ignore any double tax agreements.

You are an Australian-resident individual. During the income year ended 30 June 2015 you earned the

following amounts:

• $90,000 (gross) salary from working in Australia. Australian tax withheld was $40,000.

• $10,000 (gross) salary from working in France for two months, on which $4,000 French income

tax was paid.

• $30,000 capital gain net of any applicable discount from the sale of shares in a United States

company. United States tax of $12,000 was paid on this.

• $35,000 as a fully franked dividend from an Australian resident company. This amount received

is net of $15,000 franking credit.

• For foreign income tax paid, you wanted to know how much you can claim as foreign income tax

paid in accordance with the Foreign Income Tax Offset (FITO) limit. You would do a further

research on this matter.

• You have a private health insurance cover for the whole year under Medibank Private.

In addition to the above:

You and Maxine are equal partners in a partnership. The partnership operates a car dealership selling

brand new and second-hand cars. The partnership is registered for GST purposes.

Note: All amounts are GST-exclusive unless otherwise stated.

During the year ended 30 June 2015, the partnership had the following transactions:

1. Cash received from sales of $2,500,000. Accounts receivable balances as at year end were as


• 30 June 2014: $260,000.

• 30 June 2015: $180,000.

2. Trading stock purchases of $1,200,000. All purchases satisfy the requirement of being on hand.

Opening stock value for tax purposes is $1,300,000. Closing stock value for tax purposes are as


• Market selling price: $1,600,000.

• Replacement price: $1,400,000.

• Cost: $1,100,000.

3. Interest expense of $400,000 in relation to a $2 million bank loan. The money was used as


• Working capital: $1,200,000.

• Return of capital to partners: $800,000.

• The partners used the money returned to them to carry out extensive renovations to their

private home.

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4. Parking fines incurred by employees of $2,100.

5. Salary costs of $500,000. Of this amount, $80,000 was paid to Maxine as salary.

6. Restaurant meal expenses of $5,000. Records indicate that these expenses were incurred taking

highly valued corporate clients to dinner in order to maintain good business relationships. You

and Maxine were the only persons from the business to attend. The partnership has not made a

meal entertainment election for FBT purposes. You wanted to know how much you can include

in your allowable deductions and might do additional research on this matter.

7. Clothing allowance of $3,000 was paid to sales employees on 30 June 2015 to purchase more

professional attire as required.

8. Professional fees of $6,000 paid to Raul David Chartered Accountants on 28 February 2015. The

fees relate to investment advice to assist the partnership to set up a small share portfolio of

$1,400 and the preparation of the BAS and compliance with GST obligations of $4,600.


(a) Calculate the minimum net income of the partnership for the income year ended 30 June 2015.

For all items (excluding items 1 and 3) provide a relevant section reference or case law to support

your answer. For items 1 and 3 provide relevant case law to support your answer. Explain all


You may want to use the following format:

Item Description/calculation

References (Legislative

references are to ITAA

1997 unless otherwise

stated) and/or Case law




Sales: <insert computation, if


<insert case law or relevant

section reference, see

requirement letter (a)>

<insert amount>

(+) for


income, (-) for



2.. etc.


(b) Calculate your minimum tax payable by, or maximum refundable, for the income year ended 30

June 2015. Show all workings, references are not required.

(c) After completing your calculations in (b), download the electronic copy of the Individual tax

return 2015 (NAT 1371-6.2015) from the ATO website and fill out the required information to

complete your income tax return accordingly.

Monitoring Our Home Planet

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Monitoring Our Home Planet

The Internet is a powerful tool that provides the ability to monitor natural phenomena and disasters that happen all over planet Earth.

In this assignment, you will research resources available on the Internet for monitoring natural phenomena including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, global climate, and weather.

Based on your research, do the following:

  • Identify a minimum of three different natural phenomena that are typically responsible for natural disasters. Analyze the potential impact of these disasters.
  • Analyze how these phenomenon are monitored, or not, via the Internet. Critique available Web sites, which publicly display up-to-date monitored information related to each of the natural phenomena you have identified. Focus on the following aspects:
    • Geography
      • What parts of the world are potentially affected by these phenomena? Specifically identify the countries.
    • Resources
      • What kinds of resources are allocated toward monitoring these phenomena and why?
      • What types of Web resources monitor the phenomena and provide up-to-date information about them?
      • What kinds of technology are involved in monitoring the phenomena?
    • Politics
      • What political ramifications would this disaster-preparedness technology cause between more-developed countries and less-developed countries?
      • What kinds of issues could this technology cause between less-developed countries?
    • Economics
      • How would this technology directly impact the economies of those countries that have the technology versus those countries that do not?
      • Do you predict any indirect impacts? What current evidence supports your position?
    • Disaster Preparedness
      • What types of systems are in place in terms of disaster preparedness related to these monitored phenomena?
  • Summarize your findings. Evaluate how this technology will impact the future of humanity, both positively and negatively. Be sure to consider the political and economic issues discussed in your future predictions.

Liquidity Ratios

  1. Liquidity ratiosEdison, Stagg, and Thornton have the following financial information at the close of business on July 10:
  Edison Stagg Thornton
Cash $6,000 $5,000 $4,000  
Short-term investments 3,000 2,500 2,000  
Accounts receivable 2,000 2,500 3,000  
Inventory 1,000 2,500 4,000  
Prepaid expenses 800 800 800  
Accounts payable 200 200 200  
Notes payable: short-term 3,100 3,100 3,100  
Accrued payables 300 300 300  
Long-term liabilities 3,800 3,800 3,800  
  1. Compute the current and quick ratios for each of the three companies. (Round calculations to two decimal places.) Which firm is the most liquid? Why?
2.      Computation and evaluation of activity ratiosThe following data relate to Alaska Products, Inc:
  20X5 20X4
Net credit sales $832,000 $760,000
Cost of goods sold 530,000 400,000
Cash, Dec. 31 125,000 110,000
Average Accounts receivable 205,000 156,000
Average Inventory 70,000 50,000
Accounts payable, Dec. 31 115,000 108,000



a.      Compute the accounts receivable and inventory turnover ratios for 20X5. Alaska rounds all calculations to two decimal places.





3. Profitability ratios, trading on the equityDigital Relay has both preferred and common stock outstanding. The com­pany reported the following information for 20X7:




Net sales $1,750,000
Interest expense 120,000
Income tax expense 80,000
Preferred dividends 25,000
Net income 130,000
Average assets 1,200,000
Average common stockholders’ equity 500,000


  1. Compute the profit margin on sales ratio, the return on equity and the return on assets, rounding calculations to two decimal places.
  2. Does the firm have positive or negative financial leverage? Briefly ex­plain.




4.      Horizontal analysis. Mary Lynn Corporation has been operating for several years. Selected data from the 20X1 and 20X2 financial statements follow.
20X2 20X1
Current Assets $86,000 $80,000
Property, Plant, and Equipment (net) 99,000 90,000
Intangibles 25,000 50,000
Current Liabilities 40,800 48,000
Long-Term Liabilities 153,000 160,000
Stockholders’ Equity 16,200 12,000
Net Sales 500,000 500,000
Cost of Goods Sold 322,500 350,000
Operating Expenses 93,500 85,000

a.      Prepare a horizontal analysis for 20X1 and 20X2. Briefly comment on the results of your work.


5.Vertical analysis. Mary Lynn Corporation has been operating for several years. Selected data from the 20X1 and 20X2 financial statements follow.

20X2 20X1
Current Assets     $86,000     $80,000
Property, Plant, and Equipment (net) 99,000 80,000
Intangibles 25,000 50,000
Current Liabilities 40,800 48,000
Long-Term Liabilities      153,000      150,000
Stockholders’ Equity 16,200 12,000
Net Sales     500,000      500,000
Cost of Goods Sold     322,500      350,000
Operating Expenses       93,500 85,000




  1. Prepare a vertical analysis for 20X1 and 20X2. Briefly comment on the results of your work.


  6. Ratio computation. The financial statements of the Lone Pine Company follow.
  Comparative Balance Sheets
  December 31, 20X2 and 20X1 ($000 Omitted)
  20X2 20X1
  Current Assets
  Cash and Short-Term Investments $400 $600
  Accounts Receivable (net) 3,000 2,400
  Inventories 3,000 2,300
  Total Current Assets $6,400 $5,300
  Property, Plant, and Equipment
  Land $1,700 $500
  Buildings and Equipment (net) 1,500 1,000
  Total Property, Plant, and Equipment $3,200 $1,500
  Total Assets $9,600 $6,800
  Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
  Current Liabilities
  Accounts Payable $2,800 $1,700
  Notes Payable 1,100 1,900
  Total Current Liabilities $3,900 $3,600
  Long-Term Liabilities
  Bonds Payable 4,100 2,100
  Total Liabilities $8,000 $5,700
  Stockholders’ Equity
  Common Stock $200 $200
  Retained Earnings 1,400 900
  Total Stockholders’ Equity $1,600 $1,100
   Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $9,600 $6,800
  Statement of Income and Retained Earnings
  For the Year Ending December 31,20X2 ($000 Omitted)
  Net Sales* $36,000
  Less: Cost of Goods Sold $20,000
  Selling Expense 6,000
  Administrative Expense 4,000
  Interest Expense 400
  Income Tax Expense 2,000 32,400
  Net Income $3,600
  Retained Earnings, Jan. 1      900
  Ending Retained Earnings $4,500
  Cash Dividends Declared and Paid   3,100
  Retained Earnings, Dec. 31 $1,400
  *All sales are on account.






Compute the following items for Lone Pine Company for 20X2, rounding all calcu­lations to two decimal places when necessary:


a. Quick ratio


b. Current ratio


c. Inventory-turnover ratio


d. Accounts-receivable-turnover ratio


e. Return-on-assets ratio


f. Net-profit-margin ratio


g. Return-on-common-stockholders’ equity


h. Debt-to-total assets


i. Number of times that interest is earned

Ecosystems And Trophic Levels

In this assignment, you will be creating a trophic pyramid, also known as an “ecological pyramid,” for a specific ecosystem. Your completed trophic pyramid will be used to identify the trophic levels within the food web, as well as their effects on the ecosystem. To complete this assignment go to to retrieve the trophic pyramid worksheet. When completing the worksheet follow the guidelines below:


  1. Select an ecosystem from an area of interest to you. When choosing an ecosystem, be specific. For help differentiating between biomes and ecosystems, review “Biomes and Ecosystems.”
  2. Utilize credible sources to select and research your chosen ecosystem, including the textbook and the Internet (specifically, you may find the World Biomes page located at helpful).
  3. When researching your selected ecosystem, give special attention to the plant and animals species that inhabit that ecosystem. This information will be used to design the ecological pyramid.
  4. Refer to the “Trophic Pyramid.” You will complete this template by entering the names of the species that belong to the various trophic levels (Apex predator, tertiary consumers, secondary consumers, primary consumers, and primary producers).
  5. Refer to the text for further information and an explanation of trophic levels.


Using your completed trophic pyramid, answer the following questions in a separate Word document of at least 250-500 words:


  1. Of the primary producers you selected, which one do you think has the biggest impact on the ecosystem you researched? Explain.
  2. What species did you select for the apex predator? Explain the importance the apex predator’s impact on the other species in your tropic pyramid.
  3. How did the amount of energy gained compare to the amount of energy lost as heat at the 2nd–4th trophic levels?
  4. Referring to your completed trophic pyramid template, select one species. If this species was removed from your trophic pyramid, what would be the impact on the other species of the ecosystem?
  5. Can efforts to save a species from extinction be successful if the focus of preservation is only on that species? Explain your answer
  6. Considering the amount of energy required in producing animal-based foods and goods, should humans change their habits so they consume products closer to the bottom of the trophic pyramid? Provide rationale for your response.


This assignment requires a minimum of two peer reviewed references to be included.


Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.


This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.



You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.