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Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism
LAW

Advantages and Disadvantages of Federalism

All countries on Earth have different political experiences. They are a result of different political ideologies and governments. There have been democracies, monarchies, oligarchies, and dictatorships. These governments have also been fascist, communist, socialist, and liberal. One of these ideologies is federalism. Like any other system, it has its own advantages and disadvantages. So let us explore them. WHAT IS IT? Federalism is the mixed or compound mode of government, combining a general government with regional governments in a single political system. This general government is also known as the central or "federal" government. The regional government can be provincial, state, cantonal, territorial, or other sub-unit governments. Federalism can thus be defined as a form of govern...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Life Insurance
Health

Advantages and Disadvantages of Life Insurance

There are some things in life that humans have control over. They cannot stop certain events from happening. But, they can take some precautions to make sure these events don’t happen. Even then, if these events start to happen, there is nothing that can be done to stop them. In situations like these, the most obvious choice would be to minimize the damage. These events can also lead to huge financial losses, which is where insurance comes in. One type of insurance is life insurance. So here are its own advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS INSURANCE? It can be termed as a form of risk management. Insurance is a contract that works as a means of protection from financial loss. It is represented by a policy, in which an individual or entity receives financial protection or reimbursement a...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud Computing
Technology

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Technology has made several tasks easy for humans. It has allowed us to communicate more easily, travel more easily, learn more easily, and so on. Another task it has made easy for us is storage. It gave us cabinets and containers. Later on, it gave us electronic devices that could store data while taking up a negligible amount of space. Now, it has allowed us to store data while taking absolutely no space. The invention that has made this possible is cloud computing. It serves other purposes also. Even though it might sound magical, it has its own advantages as well as disadvantages. WHAT IS IT? As the name suggests, cloud computing refers to computing that does not take up any space. This means that companies do not own computing infrastructure or data centres. Instead, they rent these...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying Abroad
Education and Communications

Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying Abroad

Education is one of the most important tools to determine an individual's quality of life. Therefore, it is no surprise that parents go above and beyond for their children to have the best educational experience. Every year, thousands of students make the decision of studying abroad to pursue further studies. It can be for a number of reasons. So let us look at the pros and cons of studying abroad. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International or foreign students are students that decide to take up a part of their education from another country. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that in 2017, there were around 5.3 million international students outbound for the purpose of education in various countries. Top countries where most international ...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Energy
Technology

Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Energy

Technology has created a need for constant energy and power. It has made us so used to living with devices that require energy constantly that it is impossible for us to live without them. However, it has also given us the sources for that power. Some of these sources have always been there, it just gave us the machinery required to harness energy from them. In other cases, it has created entirely new sources of energy. One of the sources of energy that have been created by technology is nuclear energy. No matter what the public perception around it is, one cannot ascertain how good or bad of an energy source it is without weighing its advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS NUCLEAR ENERGY? People who are good at science or have some experience with it might be able to infer the basic idea...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Living on an Island
Nature, Science

Advantages and Disadvantages of Living on an Island

Living on an island might seem magical but like any other place it has its benefits and challenges. Let us look at the pros and cons of living on an island. WHAT IS AN ISLAND? An island can be defined as a body of land surrounded by water. They have different names based on their size or characteristics. For instance, islands in a river or a lake are called eyots or aits, very tiny islands are called islets or cays among other things, and small islands off the coast can be called holms. Some islands are huge like Greenland which is the largest island in the world with an area of 836,000 square miles. On the other hand, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest island in the world is Bishop Rock situated in Britain. So, each island greatly varies in size, shape, climat...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media
Technology

Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media

It would not be wrong to classify social media as one of the greatest inventions of technology. It has opened up new possibilities, ones that hadn’t even been imagined before. But again, like all other pieces of technology, it isn’t without its advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA? The term itself is self-explanatory. Social+media. “Social”, in this context, refers to the society. “Media” refers to a medium of communication. Hence, social media refers to interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. Advantages of Social Media Connectivity The first and main advantage of social media is connectivity. People from anywhere can conn...
Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Commerce
Business, Technology

Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Commerce

We live in the age of globalization driven by digital connectedness and unlimited flow of data. One could even say that we are hyper-connected. There are no physical barriers left when it comes to connectivity anymore. And this even translates to our consumerism. As a concept, e-commerce has emerged as a symbol of this very globalization and a key to success in this digital age. So, let us look closely at the advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce. WHAT DOES E-COMMERCE MEAN? E-Commerce or electronic commerce means the process of buying or selling of goods or services electronically on the internet. It involves the transaction of goods and services, transfer of capital, and exchange of data. This is supported by a comprehensive usage of information and communication technology (ICT) a...