Money Essays


Catcher in the Rye Essay (Updated for 2018)

Abstract Crafting a Catcher in the Rye essay on J.D. Salinger’s famed and beloved novel is an exercise both enjoyable and challenging. The book has done what so few pieces of literature have attempted to do and failed—it has remained relevant to youths everywhere, over half a century after its release. As a result of its celebrated quality, writing an essay on the novel can be daunting. This is because so many of themes and symbols have been picked apart and devoured repeatedly by scholars and critics. However, the better you understand the novel and the major concepts that shape Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay (Completed in 2018)

Topics The theme of unrequited love in The Great Gatsby Discuss the fallibility of youth in The Great Gatsby Discuss the primacy of socioeconomic status as it manifests in The Great Gatsby: which characters confront it with the most grace? Which with the least? If Daisy and Jay had been members of the same socioeconomic class would they have ended up together? Why or why not? Provide textual evidence. Nick Carraway goes to great lengths to show and tell the reader that he is a reliable narrator: discuss three concretes way he does this and how successful they are. How Continue Reading...

Are Labor Unions Good or Bad

gone to excessive lengths. Just as one example, many people decry the fact that there is too much money in politics and the common targets of that argument are the rich and corporations. However, the fact that unions can and do the same thing combined with the fact that they give the political action part of the union dues they collect almost entirely (north of 90%) to one party is unseemly even if the perception exists that the party in question is more loyal to workers. Indeed, if it should be about individuals and not groups, that should be… Continue Reading...

Minimum Wage in the United States

consistent staffing. Indeed, the market is often self-correcting.   References CNN. (2016). Minimum wage since 1938 -- CNN money. CNN money. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://money.cnn.com/interactive/economy/minimum-wage-since-1938/ Rubics, D. (2015). New Mcdonald's In Phoenix, Arizona Run Entirely By Robots. News Examiner - Examine Your World. Retrieved 26 August 2016, from http://newsexaminer.net/food/mcdonalds-to-open-restaurant-run-by-robots/ Continue Reading...

Monetary and Fiscal Policy

is uses monetary policy. Monetary policy reflects the amount of money that is in the economy, which in turn influences the health of that economy. The Fed sets monetary policy in line with seeking a stable rate of growth, controlled inflation and a healthy rate of job creation. The primary means by which the Fed implements monetary policy is through open market transactions. These are the buying and selling of Treasury securities, or government debt. If the Fed wishes to increase the amount of money in the economy, it buys securities and if it wants to decrease the amount… Continue Reading...

Engaging Employees in Change Process

from critics. • Avoid early goals which are costly. Ensure you will be able to account for the money spent on your project. • Have a thorough evaluation of the downside and upside of the goals you set. Failing in an early target puts you at a risk of having your transition plan ruined. • Add those who supported you in achieving your goals into your personal plan for learning (Hannan& Freeman, 1984). Conclusion As a leader, you have to ensure you solve any existing problem. It is a common thing for people to worry when there is a transition… Continue Reading...

Free Trade Vs Protectionism

the same time, exports are a huge way to make money for a country, its businesses and its citizens. The best answer to the burning question of this report is to allow free trade as much as is possible but to develop and protect local and national interests as much as possible while doing so. Conclusion There is no question that the world is getting smaller and smaller when it comes to trade, communication, the internet and beyond. As such, it will serve countries well to embrace that trend rather than resisting it. Closing off a country from the… Continue Reading...

Is Globalization a Good Thing

or back in Mexico. Indeed, there is a ton of money that is siphoned across the border from Mexican migrant workers that are in the United States working (legally or not) to families in Mexico that are being supported in whole or in part by those workers. For these workers to be doing this in an illegal and undocumented way is no small thing given the hazards that exist. In addition to the legal and immigration problems that arise, it is quite hazardous to cross the border illegally and this can absolutely involve death or injury when making the… Continue Reading...

At-will Employment and the Law

Department of Homeland Security had cut shifts of air marshals in order to save money on hotel fair for traveling air marshals. This order came on the heels of an order about a hijacking concerns, which meant that there should be more air marshals in the air -- not fewer. Maclean felt this to be an unconscionable move on the part of Homeland Security -- so he reported it to the media. Homeland Security then fired him for what it felt was an abuse of authority and the release of sensitive information. Maclean sued and the case was resolved… Continue Reading...

Stine and Vail Book Exercises

going up the C. stairwell." My: I could not hazard the money I won from the raffle in this game of chance. Word #7: Spoiled: To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency. "She says I am spoiled a lot, mostly whenever she is in a fight with her mother, but she has never said any of those other mean things..." My: Claire is so spoiled; she gets whatever she wants! Word 8: Neurotypical: (NT) is a term coined in the autistic community as a label for people who are not on the autism spectrum. "My brother… Continue Reading...

Differences Between Capitalism and Socialism

non-work income of sufficient amount will be less inclined to get a job because they are getting money without doing any work. A common real-world example of this would be unemployment. Indeed, many people assert that necessity and need is what spurs people to act. In other words, if someone has 99 weeks of unemployment left, they will be less likely to act that someone that has 99 hours of unemployment left. As far as how socialist and capitalist governments would differ when it comes to unemployment, a capitalist government would be more prone to insist that the person… Continue Reading...

The Effect Of Heroin on White America

persons in suburban areas seek a pharmaceutical escape: "If I have money I wanna spend it on something I know will get me high" -- and heroin is more of a sure thing than pills, according to the subject of this study. This study is helpful in that it sheds light on the mindset of the white American heroin user and raises questions about what is going on in the suburbs of white America that is making so many Caucasians turn to heroin as a means of escaping their reality. Seelye, K. (2015). In heroin crisis, white families seek… Continue Reading...

Project Data

contribution (Tools - Fundraising Effectiveness Project). Nonprofit entities raise a larger sum of money via investments in growth-focused fundraising methods which amplify gains as well as decrease losses. FEP's emphasis is "effectiveness" (or charity growth maximization) instead of "efficiency" (or cost minimization). A yearly survey is performed, helpful performance measurement instruments for gauging increase in giving are provided, and loss/gain statistics are issued via an annual report, by partnering with The Urban Institute, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and participant donor software companies. FEP resources back growth-focused fundraising initiatives. The Gig (Growth in Giving) program endeavors to increase… Continue Reading...

Advantages Of Mutual Funds and 401ks

to be very advantageous for the employee, as they make an initial 100% gain before the money is even invested and has chance to EAR from the underlying assets. The benefit is greater than just this initial gain, as the additional investment may also make gains in the investments, and these gains will help to support increased compound growth, as interest (gains) are earned on the total value of the investment, which will include the interest earned in the previous periods.  This matching scheme may be seen as providing a good incentive for the employee to invest in a… Continue Reading...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropic Foundations

the study is that gender is a significant factor in how much money is donated to a company's charity. With women in leadership positions, the dollar value of donations goes up (Marquis, Lee, 2013). Another key finding is that rather than corporate governance impacting the philanthropic organization, the philanthropic organization has an impact on corporate governance in the sense that corporate social responsibility (CSR) becomes a real value and a strategic aim of the company itself. CSR values are promoted and extended to stakeholders in the company, who in turn provide positive (or negative) feedback in relation to the… Continue Reading...

The Effect Of Globalization on Business

a business directly, it will surely impact it indirectly. Bankruptcies mean lay-offs, lay-offs mean less money being made, less money being made means less buying and a weaker economy, and a weaker economy means businesses suffer. At some point, the world comes to a stop -- there are no more borders to be entered, no more emerging markets, no more consumers. Therefore, globalization can be thought of as merely the last great extension of trade. Once markets become saturated and production and innovation halt, the endpoint is reached. Globalization is, in this sense, a two-sided coin: on the one… Continue Reading...

Abraham As Paradigm in the Priestly History in Genesis

son of Zohar, on behalf of Abraham, for granting him (in exchange for money) a burial area at his lands' extremity. They seemed to agree, and in the last stage, the parties gathered again near the town's gate, the usual venue in case of legal proceedings, allowing for many witnesses. Upon hearing Abraham's request, Ephron offered to give him the piece of land having the cave for free, to bury Sarah. Abraham was, thus, obliged to directly offer to purchase the land for its going rate. He casually quoted a price which, in his opinion, would be too expensive… Continue Reading...

Generational Differences in Social Media Usage

G. (2013, January-February). Say hello to the Millennial generation: Millennials love to spend money and use mobile banking but winning their loyalty is not easy. ABA Bank Marketing, 45(1), 24-26. Geraci, L. & Mcdaniel, M. A. (2009, March). The influence of age on memory for distinctive events. Memory & Cognition, 37(2), 175-181. Hansen, E. C. (2006). Successful qualitative health research: A practical introduction. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin. Harper, D. & Thompson, A. R. (2012). Qualitative research methods in mental health and psychotherapy: A guide for students and practitioners. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Konieczny, P. (2014, July 1). Signs… Continue Reading...

Different but Related Accounting Scenarios

the sales figures and prices are. In general, the higher the overhead, the more money that has to be made just to break even. In the case of the bookstore business, there is $11,000 in overhead that must be absorbed by the revenue that comes from producing sales volume (Business Terms & Decisions, n.d.; Slideshare, n.d.). Variable Cost Variable costs are those that ebb and flow with the sales or production volume. In the instance of the bookstore, the shipping cost would be an example of a variable cost. While the size and scope of the variable cost is… Continue Reading...

Leaders Direction for Organization During Change

Making that a realization before the plan is implemented can help save the organization time and money. A cohesive and harmonious team that allows free communication can help make such early detections (Brown, 2003). Conclusion Organizational culture is a key component of strategic management, if conditions in the external environment do not go through dramatic changes. Even with dramatic changes, beliefs and values, if strong and sound, can help an organization position itself for change and perform well. It is not necessary that change abandons all aspects of organizational culture. There should be flexibility in ideation and implementation. In… Continue Reading...

Renaissance and Rise Of Humanism in Painting

achieved by examining three works from three influential Renaissance painters -- Masaccio, Fra Angelico and Filippino Lippi. Masaccio Masaccio's The Tribute money (ca. 1420) is a perfect illustration of the complex formula of Renaissance religious symbolism and naturalistic beauty that characterized the works of art at this time. It tells the narrative story found in Matthew 17:24-27 in which Jesus and His disciples come to Capernaum and are told that they must pay the tribute. Jesus asks Simon Peter whether the children of the king or strangers pay the tribute. Peter answers that strangers pay it. Christ then asserts that the… Continue Reading...

Remedies for Ptsd and Abusive Relationships

violence are held hostage because they find it hard to leave due to concerns over money for upkeep and the welfare of the children plus their mental well-being. Most of the women who fall, a victim of domestic violence, are not in a position to leave since she relies on the man for survival and thus, any decision she makes becomes a lose-lose situation. Women have been forced to live with Concussion Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to the everyday result of abuse. In most instances, the woman would run away with the kids, but in… Continue Reading...

Large Corporations Engage in Dishonest Business Practices

that most of the nations end up losing a lot of money that would have been paid in the form of taxes. It is important to note that most of the large corporations always want to have a shortcut when it comes to projects. These corporations want to use the power they have in order to dictate the decisions made in the society. Taking the example of Donald Trump, it is clear from the interview that a public servant or an institution only becomes professional or is said to be ethical only when they make a decision that favors… Continue Reading...

Rubens, Caravaggio, and Bernini Baroque Artists

called by Christ to be a disciple. He looks up from the table where the "seedy" business of money collection is taking place and has an almost "incredulous" look in his eyes -- as if to say, "You want me?" Few people notice the presence of Our Lord -- the scene is dark -- but split down the middle, with Christ's emergence drawing the line between the light and the dark. A shaft of light falls on St. Matthew. The video is very informative and gives a good take on the situation, providing context for the painting both as… Continue Reading...

Karen Refugees Of America

not see relocation as an opportunity for long-term inhabitance and integration, but rather as a means of sending money back to their families in Burma. "The older generation used stays in refugee camps strategically as a means of economically supporting family members in Burma, while the younger generation view resettlement in the U.S. as a way of achieving educational aspirations" (Yarris, Stasiun, Musigdilok, & Win, 2014, p. 111). While the older generation saw economic opportunities, the younger generation saw relocation as a chance to gain a good education. This article helped reveal the motivations of the young generation of… Continue Reading...

Experience Modification Factor

or her salary. The lack of such programs and initiatives costs money to the organization, thereby increasing the experience modification factor (Ceplenski, 2014). Explain the benefits of an effective return to work program and explain how this may positively impact the injured workers and the organization Return to Work programs are purposed and designed to assist employers to obtain prospects to bring their injured employees and personnel back to work at the soonest time possible. This is regardless of whether it implies altering their work responsibilities up until the time they can get back to their normal work duties… Continue Reading...

California Drought

answer to this question, it is apparent that big money and big corporations are using their power and wealth to retain control of the land and water in the area. John Hancock is just one company involved when it comes to this. Many politicians in the area, both Republican and Democrat, are getting a lot of money from those same corporate interests. Even with that, there has been some scrutiny placed on the land rights issue up to and including a law that was passed by the California legislature and the signing pen of Governor Jerry Brown. One big… Continue Reading...

Criminal Process from Arraignment to Pre Trial

a bond or bail. It means that they have to deposit money or surrender title of their property to the courts pending hearing and conclusion of their case. Both surety bond or cash bail are options that may be requested. In case the bond is in the form of cash only, the defendant is required to deposit the amount with the courts. The amount is refunded upon completion of the case. Any fees required by the courts will be deducted. In the case of a surety bond, a bail bondsman is required to deposit some percentage amount with the… Continue Reading...

Amazon Vs Ebay

to post on the site so that customers can shop). Amazon's core money-maker is in cloud services -- not in transactions between a vendor selling drapes to a customer, or a consumer purchasing books online, for example. Amazon is everywhere and is generally regarded for having ushered in the demise of the American mall -- the traditional brick and mortar store. eBay is not credited with this. Yet what money Amazon does make, is not generated via the platform that eBay essentially pioneered, though demand at Amazon is less price-elastic than among competitors like Barnesandnoble.com (Chevalier, Goolsbee, 2003). Amazon… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics

the company's bill might be higher as credit cards make spending (often unnecessary) money easy. The presence of a credit card in one's wallet could make a company representative book a pricier hotel or visit a pricier restaurant for a client lunch. Unnecessary expenses can be prevented by detailing appropriate expenses (which includes hotel ratings, meal guidelines, airfare class, and restaurant gratuity limits) in one's expense account policy (Dembe, 2009). Problem Resolution and Avoidance of Similar Issues in the Future Although policies and laws haven't exactly changed with respect to where corporations can spend money and where they can't,… Continue Reading...

Second Chance Act Of 2008

is still critical to evaluate the program to avoid wasting the tax-payer money into a white elephant project. A valid method to carry out the evaluability assessment of SCA is to introduce the innovative social program that will assist the released prisoners moving away from the criminal activities. Despite the benefit of this program, the program is underfunded amidst of tight budget making the state government believing that the program is a risky initiative. However, the Roca's intervention model assists young people transforming their life and move towards achieving an economic independence. The model is designed to assist the… Continue Reading...

Apple Investment and Financial Analysis

2015). CAPM is calculated using the following formula: Where Rs is the expected return; Rf is the investor rate if investing in money risk-free; β is the beta; and Rm and Rf are the expected market return - the risk-free rate. An investor is expected to invest if the potential rate of return is greater than a firm required a rate of return. However, it is not advisable to invest if the potential rate of return is lower. Apple expected rate of return in 2015 is calculated as follows: CAPM versus Dividend Growth Model The CAPM and DDM (dividend growth model) are the… Continue Reading...

Byzantine Art from the Middle Ages

latter Middle Ages when artists soared to new heights, thanks to new money pouring into Europe and new devotions inspired by new saints. The teachings of the mendicant orders -- of St. Francis and St. Dominic inspired new religious feelings and these feelings were expressed through painting, sculpture and architecture, through stained-glass windows and music. They all told a story, however -- a story of the faith, of the lives of the saints, of the glorious eternity that could be shared with God in Heaven so long as one followed the straight and narrow path to Christ. The Byzantine… Continue Reading...

Economic Factors for Physicians

2), which contributes to a situation in which they are making even less money than they were before. However, some of these factors are ameliorated by the physician shortage in Texas, in which there would not be a dearth of hours for primary care physicians to work because of the high demand for them. Still, the most salient factor in analyzing supply is the cost of production determinant. A conservative estimate of the cost and fees of attending medical school, which is the primary consideration in specifying the cost of production for doctors, is approximately $55,000-year which translates to… Continue Reading...

Activity Based Costing at Amazon

cannot be overemphasized. While still keen on quality and value for money, customers desire affordable prices. ABC provides a valuable way through which such a balance can be achieved. Competitive pricing would in turn have a positive impact on business performance (Cokins, 2001). The organization would be better placed to not only attract and retain customers, but also expand market share, improve revenue performance, and increase profitability. These are crucial performance indicators for any business organization. With the immense competition Amazon faces, which may be even greater in the future, ABC may be important for enhancing the organization's position… Continue Reading...

The Best Approach to Human Resources

is getting done. In terms of "what" the firm does, that would be check cashing and sending of money from one party to another. The latter would be a Western Union-type place where money can be sent either within the United States or from one country to another, with some limitations and costs. The target market and customer base would obviously be people, in general, that need to send money from one party to another or that needs their checks cashed, if not both. As such, just a few of the core groups that would commonly be serviced by… Continue Reading...

Role Of Women in Developing Culture in Nigeria

weaving them in warp and weft patterns. With regard to how much money these females make through these woven mats, one woman is able to weave approximately ten mats per week, which she can take to the market to sell and obtain a price that is sufficient to feed and take care of the entire family's basic needs for the entire week. If the women weren't engaged in other bigger tasks such as farming, raising kids and running the household, they could make an average of 24 mats per week (Chigbu, 2015). Females in Nigeria have contributed their own… Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Household Management

made within the household. For instance, consumers with a great amount of money will spend less as compared to consumers with smaller amounts. The same case applies to individuals that spend more money in a current account as compared to money in a savings account. Therefore, this proposal will focus on different financial management activities within the household such as saving, spending, investment in relation to mental budgeting and accounting. Articles Selected and Reason Thereto 1. Cheema, A., & Soman, D. (2006). Malleable mental accounting: The effect of flexibility on the justification of attractive spending and consumption decisions. Journal… Continue Reading...

Walmarts Marketing Strategies

the belief that the retailer offers good value for money and therefore will aspire to shop more often than not with the retailer over its rivals. Secondly, wholesalers will also wish to undertake business for the reason that they are aware consumers visit the retailers. In order for retailing relationship to function, it is necessary to have long-term and continuing relationships with other members of the supply chain, as well as with consumers. More and more retail companies such as Walmart have come to the realization that a loyal customer base is the pillar of their business operations. The… Continue Reading...

Cost Vs Benefit Related to Training

versus benefit basis. Indeed, training can be beneficial but it can also be a waste of time and money. Even if there are technically benefits to a training even without proven cost/benefit ratios, it is wise to make a business case that proves that there is a benefit. Such was the case in the example given in the case study. The author will answer to all of the critical thinking questions in the case as well as at least two of the key learnings to be had as well. While training is not a panacea, it is a needed… Continue Reading...

Jerzee Fresh Natural Drinks

a presence in stores is going to take some money, some hard selling and really good products because the competition is very fierce at this point. It stands to reason that the number of competitors will reduce over time as the true contenders are revealed and the pretenders all away. Regardless, it's going to be a tough fight. References Balakrishnan, A. (2015). Report: Soda sales dropped again in 2014. CNBC. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from http://www.cnbc.com/2015/03/26/soft-drink-sales-hit-a-decade-of-decline.html Clark, M. (2014). What Big Tobacco Taught Big Soda. International Business Times. Retrieved 22 October 2016, from http://www.ibtimes.com/struggling-soda-companies-diversify-following-tobaccos-lead-1709264 Main, E. (2015). Trying To… Continue Reading...

Leadership Tools and Being Fair

they will not take kindly to it being assumed that they are wasting time and money when this can be proven to not be the case but the leadership will just not see it, for whatever reason (Mind Tools, 2016). Integrity & Trustworthiness One might wonder why or how "integrity and trustworthiness" could ever be perceived to be a bad thing in a workspace. However, it can happen. Beyond the fact that it can only be one part of the way that business is being done, there are also two terms that need to be kept in mind...tact and… Continue Reading...

‘araby’ by James Joyce

there in his class and eagerly waits for his uncle to get some money. However, the boy is snubbed by the lady in the bazar and his dream is destroyed; he realizes that all his dreams were in vain and the lady symbolized the outside world where people care only about are their desires and the need to achieve them, overstepping, discarding all that comes their way. Use of language The boy is focused on Mangan's sister who is presented as the world of desires and expectations in which the narrator can seek succor. The dark and blind alley… Continue Reading...

Developmental Learning and Technology

"Four adolescent male students viewed videos of themselves on an iPad solving mathematical problems to estimate the amount of money used to pay for a given item and the amount to receive in change" (Burton, Anderson, Prater, & Dyches, 2013, p. 67). Technology integration is often seen as a way to provide a fun learning experience for students. This study shows how using technology in the way of video recordings and then providing students with a way to evaluate themselves, can be beneficial in learning how to solve math problems. The study suggests the method is useful and allows… Continue Reading...

My Life

to work part-time if I need to, in order earn at least some money. I believe that this is also a phase that will enable me become even more responsible towards my actions. However, the future seems bright. I am ready to go forthright and achieve all the goals and objectives I have set for myself and see my dreams come true. Goals and Objectives My current goals are getting an internship immediately after graduating from college, and thereafter secure a permanent job. I am also keen on getting a Master's degree after two years of work, as by… Continue Reading...

Factors That Led to Enron Downfall in 2001

of the Enron collapse, numerous Enron executives were charged with different criminal acts that include money laundering, fraud, and insider trading. For example, Enron Treasurer was charged with 24 count charge of fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. The Treasurer pleaded guilty of committing fraud and received three- year prison term with a financial penalty of $1 million. Enron CEO faced 98 counts charge of fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy with reference to the Nigerian power plant project, and Brazilian power plant project aided by Merrill Lynch. The CEO pleaded guilty to securities and wire fraud. He was sentenced to… Continue Reading...

History Of Government Intervention in Tobacco Markets

particularly those with high cost structures -- would be flushed from the market, able to make more money producing other crops, and that is exactly what has happened. With no subsidies, the farmers face an uncertain environment where they do not know how much they will be paid for their production, and that uncertainty makes it difficult to plan production levels, investment in the industry, and it makes it difficult for farmers to know whether or not they will be able to earn a living -- many farmers have left the industry because of this uncertainty. III. Taxing Tobacco… Continue Reading...

Espn and Nba Deal

to carry ESPN. This additional cost is ordinarily passed down to the consumer. ESPN will also make more money under the present deal via franchises. The network is viewed not only in the U.S., but also worldwide. Through franchise agreements, the network is visible in more than 100 countries around the world, including Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. With more coverage of NBA events, coupled with increased access of the network's programming via digital platforms, ESPN's competitive advantage in the long run will be boosted. For instance, the company may be better placed to charge more for franchise agreements… Continue Reading...

Jerry Maguire Analysis

he is portrayed as being at the top of his game, he is making a lot of money with a total of 72 clients. His success is supported not only with the imagery of the film; Cruise is shown dressed in smart suited associated with success, he is also shown as having a stressful life associated with his role as an agent, which includes receiving over 400 calls a day. Jerry's success may be that desired by many people, but he is also portrayed as having lacking ethics, with an uncaring attitude. This attitude is seen when he is… Continue Reading...

Pledge for Homeless Families in Seattle

stories with other cities in King County. We would also request additional grant money to build the facilities from HUD. This grant money would be used to purchase an additional four shelters in Seattle. By working with VA, we are checking to see if any of the homeless families with children or homeless single women are Veterans. If they are, VA will be able to help get them off the streets and provide them with the necessary benefits needed to keep them healthy. They would also assist us with finding shelter for the Veterans with families or single women.… Continue Reading...

Shortage Of Water in California

a "rainy day fund" that will assist in having money at the ready if things get truly chaotic and problematic (Martineau, 2016). Even with the challenges that exist for California and their water supply, they have one of the most complex and elaborate water supply systems in the nation. This system is comprised of more than one thousand reservoirs, groundwater basins and local or regional water conveyance systems. The system is meant to capture and harness as much as the 200 million acre/feet of precipitation that falls in the state every year. Of that total rainfall, only about 35%… Continue Reading...

Pro Sports and Stadium Construction Trends

And the return on investment of such construction is not there: the money that is made from selling tickets and goods does not stay within the city as team owners are under no obligation to put profits back into the host city. And upkeep on the single-purpose facility costs millions per year as well, causing it to be an empty burden for much of the time -- and the only real return is the prestige that a city gains from hosting a pro sports team. The greatest example of this waste of expenditure is the NFL, which only plays… Continue Reading...

Disney Pixar Analysis

influence will reduce its ability to leverage this talent. Disney gives the company stability and money. These are not particularly valuable because Pixar could access other sources of money, and money is easy to imitate, not rare. All the competitors have money, too. So while Pixar can leverage this asset, it is not a special asset by any means. Pixar's brand is also powerful. It is rare, valuable, and impossible to imitate in the field of computer animation. Pixar leverages its brand well, though there are concerns that recent films are not helping the company to strengthen its brand. Continue Reading...

Supply and Demand Of Grain in the United States

an increase in the prices of the agricultural products. The agflation is not due to an increase in money supply but an interaction in demand and supply. For example, when a demand of cereal is more than the supply, there will be an increase in the price of corn. 2. Major problem facing the market for crops The major problem facing the market of crops is that the world is running short of certain categories of crops because of underproduction. Moreover, there has been a decline in the human consumption because of moderate growth of population. An increase in… Continue Reading...

Project Management

time, effort, and resources that will be invested. Failures may not only cost the organisation time and money, but may also hinder the organisation from attaining its long-term goals and objectives. Project Definition An important step of the project management approach involves defining the project. This particularly involves identifying the scope, objectives, deliverables, as well as participants of the project (Project Management Institute [PMI], 2013). Defining the project essentially sets the foundation for all its other aspects. It serves as a basis for determining costs and duration, singling out risks, identifying key stakeholders, and so forth. The project's scope… Continue Reading...

Persuasive Speech

the United States. The United States is in the meantime the most money-spinning market for global drug traffickers, with a great deal of proscribed drugs trafficked into the nation each day. In accordance to statistics, drug trafficking in the 21st century is just about to surpass the 10 trillion U.S. dollars mark. A lot of the carriers who are remunerated to bring in the drugs into the nation are themselves illegal immigrants. A resultant impact encompasses drug use within the nation. Consumption of illegal drugs is extensive internationally and has been deemed as having extended prevalent magnitudes within the… Continue Reading...

Glaxosmithkline and Porters Five Forces

a return to solid performance and they have not lost money for at least the last five years (Telegraph, 2016). Career/People Development Something else that greatly helps GSK's long-term future is that they proactively identify and elevate people that will clearly help their firm. Indeed, they have what The Telegraph refers to as an "elite post-grad scheme." They have a number of programs that contribute to the greater whole and one of them is the Esprit R&D program. This allows for future leaders, both from college and from within, to be identified and then developed using the culture and… Continue Reading...

Audit Planning Control at Home Depot

conduct this audit -- how many people, how much time, and how much money? The person leading the audit will have to make determinations about these things in order to plan the audit. A company like Home Depot runs a fairly straightforward retail business, but it is also a very large company, and those are factors that need to be taken into account by the auditors when determining what an appropriate scope for the audit should be. It is important that this part of the process takes into account a proper identification of the risk factors, because those will… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Moral Guidelines Criminal Justice

they do not even help the government to save money (Austin & Coventry, 2011). Therefore, privatized prisons should be abolished on the simple ground that they achieve no goals other than those that serve the interests of the corporations that run them. The criminal justice system needs to remain integrated in the government and only the government, where democratically elected officials govern overarching policies and practices. Furthermore, the government ensures that prison practices reflect the principles of the criminal justice system. The system needs to shift towards a more humanitarian basis, whereby rehabilitation and alternative sentencing are more important… Continue Reading...

Islam Developing Trade Routes in Africa and Asia

will to the countries in the north; they needed them for tax money and horses (Debrouse). Since ancient times, wide trade routes were noticeable in Africa. The trade routes acted as conduits; both for barter exchange of material and men, and for ideas. Islam was one of the sublime ideas shared. Africa had greatly endorsed Islam. They created trade areas along their trade routes in order to improve the way goods flowed as well as the merchants' safety. Gold was the main item exported from West Africa. There were other products such as kola nuts, salt and ivory. North… Continue Reading...

Story Of Anyi Wang and Granny

let that go for the most part when she grew older and spoke of money and how it could secure her family's loyalty. Even so, this is a mix of people basing their loyalties on what they will get back and the normalcy and predictability of family life. However, all of this is predictable. While Granny was surely not a terrible person or villain, she clearly acted out of her own self-interest and this included adopting or accepting cultural norms when it benefited her. Works Cited Houghton, K. (2016). What We Can Learn From Arranged Marriages. The Huffington Post.… Continue Reading...

Cultural Influences and Norms in Book Granny

She then speaks about how the people she could and would lend or give money to would be grateful and would not abandon her. Even if she took a circuitous route to the end, she eventually came to a conclusion that was generally acceptable yet keeping with the cultural norms of the time. Works Cited Encyclopedia. (2016). Wang, Anyi 1954- - Dictionary definition of Wang, Anyi 1954- - Encyclopedia.com: FREE online dictionary. encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 25 November 2016, from http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/wang-anyi-1954 Wang, A. (2016). Granny (1st ed.). New York. Continue Reading...

Whigs Democrats and the Second Party System

banking system as being inherently corrupt, was suspicious of paper money, which had yet to be widely circulated, and appealed to the substantial rural cohort who also mistrusted bankers in general and especially a federal banking system. Jackson's antagonism toward the federal government and its institutions earned him the support of farmers and other rural Americans who perceived the federal government as a corrupt tool in the hands of the wealthy. The Whigs under Clay focused on the banking issue as an integral part of their party platform. Initially, the Whigs were formed as an opposition party rather than… Continue Reading...

Team America Surveillance and Espionage

the implant would make it so that a person would never again get robbed because all their money would be stored digitally and accessed through the chip. Whatever the technology is designed to be for, the government can also infiltrate that technology to bring people under its power and sway. Once that happens, people will become like machines, totally programmable like soldiers in Team America. Films have the potential to raise awareness about current events and stimulate audience interest in taking action. Captain America: Civil War is one such film. Entertaining and fun, yet engaging and politically important, this… Continue Reading...

Ford Motor Company External Threats Analysis

$1 billion in Q3. Detroit Free Press. Retrieved November 15, 2016 from http://www.freep.com/story/ money/cars/ford/2016/10/27/ford-earnings-fall-1-billion-q3/92787426/ Muller, J. (2016) Ford made all the right moves in the recession. So why is GM reaping all the benefits? Forbes. Retrieved November 15, 2016 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2016/11/08/ford-made-all-the-right-moves-in-the-recession-so-why-is-gm-reaping-the-benefits/#6a08e0e1534f Reuters (2016) Ford Chairman meets with Trump over Mexico comments. Fortune. Retrieved November 15, 2016 from http://fortune.com/2016/10/05/ford-chairman-trump-mexico/ Continue Reading...

Quantitative Easing

United States was a deflationary phenomenon. Quantitative Easing injected money into the system that gave rise to an increase in prices. However, there is no prospective deflation because the M2 money supply continues to be considerably stable (Hayes, 2016). References Burnham, T. (2014). So, you thought quantitative easing was over? Think again. PBS Newshour. Retrieved from: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/so-you-thought-quantitative-easing-was-over-think-again/ Cochrane, J. H. (2011). Inflation and Debt. National Affairs, Issue number 9, Fall 2011. Retrieved http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/inflation-and-debt Dent, Harry S. The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper during the Great Deflation of 2014-2019. Print. Durden, T. (2016). Fed Admits Another $4 Trillion… Continue Reading...

Capital Budgeting Case Study

decision. The principle behind the use of discounted cash flows is that money earned today can be reinvested, and because of that, a pound earned in the future is inherently worth less than a pound earned today. The value of future money decreases over time. The NPV method discounts those future cash flows back to present value, and compares then with the cash outlay (Investopedia, 2016). The basic decision-making heuristic for NPV is that a project with an NPV above zero should be undertaken, as such a project increases the value of the company. It is assumed that it… Continue Reading...

Return on Investment with Fall Prevention

that hazards and challenges are both visible and hearable as they should be (NCOA, 2016). The amount of money that results from falls is rathe significant. As of 2013, the total medical bills relating to falls were $34 billion and more than three fourths of that was paid by Medicare. Beyond that, even when falls do not end up in injury, there is increased fear of falling, more physical decline, depression and social isolation. This can rack up even more medical costs as well as human and quality of life costs. Even if those amounts are hard to quantify… Continue Reading...

Accreditation Costs Of Healthcare Organizations

expenses for healthcare organizations as well as their clients. Exorbitant sums of money have to be allocated to accreditation, a procedure that entails healthcare organizations pay to accrediting firm (consultancy services), the requisite software normally purchased from the accrediting firm, consultancy services normally delivered by the same accrediting firm, and human resource to handling the process. Overall, accreditation-linked costs to the U.S. health sector are prohibitively high (Curnayn, 2011). Numbers on true accreditation-linked expenses chiefly include dedicated workforce, manuals, review application, education/training with respect to accreditation standards, interim review conditions, review process, subsequent review by a federal- or state-level… Continue Reading...

Questions Concerning Employment

on a corporate level. They also need formal education that costs time and money. It may seem like the 'right thing to do' to hire from disadvantaged populations, but unless they come already qualified and with some experience, it takes a lot of capital and time to shape them into viable employees that generate a company profit. That is not to say people from disadvantaged populations cannot do well if given the chance, it just means there are potentially most costs when it comes to providing them with the adequate training and education needed to perform their job duties.… Continue Reading...

Sea Treasures – Business Model

The need for aquarium for business enterprises should be offered on the basis of value-for money in the aquarium business service offer. iii. The aquarium business service should be provided by infiltrating the interest realms of the customers because they hardly show interest in training workshops. The hobby is nurtured by experience acquisition in phases. iv. Aquarium traders need to stay focused on the differences in style, form and content v. It is strategic to target male customers Long-Term Plan Vision: "empower people for action" The long-term action steps below have been suggested (Consultecon, 2008). Revenue Plan Revenues earned… Continue Reading...

Todays Strategic Human Resource Management

the organization. Workplace flexibility increases employee retention, job satisfaction and engagement, many employers save money by minimizing the time they spend recruiting, hiring and training new employees. I haven't worked for a company yet that is offering flexible workplace but I would be glad to have it because my mom has six surgeries on her back, two on her neck and headed for knee replacements. I'm out of work most of the time to care for her and a flexible program would be the program I need. Many other workers feel the same way. It is important to retain… Continue Reading...

European Union and Crime

of women who were eager to travel, see the world, make money and accept whatever jobs that were available along the way so that they could live the lives that they wanted to live (Agustin, 1988). Stories such as these highlight the fact that consensual agreements do in fact exist and that the stigma is probably inaccurate in at least part. Drugs The drug trade is often cited as another example of a victimless crime. It can be argued that people under the influence of drugs might be more likely to turn to crime to support their habits, however… Continue Reading...

Leadership Power Of Steve Jobs and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Wasniack regarding the level of the bonus, which resulted in jobs keeping the majority of the money received from the bonus (Love, 2011). In this case, the source of position power is slightly different, as jobs within charge of the contract and had had the power to choose whether or not to share the bonus equally with Wazniak. This is a different type of position power, where Jobs was effectively utilising his position to benefit itself, to the detriment of his partner. A third example may be seen when Mobileme was launched, and Jobs decided to fire the project… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Revelation 3: 14-22

was unneeded. All they desired could be bought with their money. Through this text, Jesus warns and commands believers not to fall prey to the malice of placing one's trust in worldly riches; instead, they must pursue a dynamic faith bond with him[footnoteRef:11]. The church of Laodicea lost its influence in the world owing to its obsession with the worldly; it had left Jesus waiting outside. This mistake mustn't be repeated. [11: Supra, note 7.] c. Passage and the contemporary western church Although Revelation 3:14-22 chiefly addresses the First-Century Laodiceans, its message applies to believers of all eras. The… Continue Reading...

Biblical Prophetic Literature and Hosea

are still tempted from their values by many other false idols, including money itself. People may be tempted to forsake their moral values because of the pleasures of the moment, and tell themselves that they need to do so because money is equated with security. However, when times are tough, without friends and faith, ultimately nothing will be able to stand for long. money is finite but true values such as generosity, trust, and charity are eternal. This is true not only on an individual level but of the Western church itself. Instead of preaching a gospel of wealth… Continue Reading...

How a Genogram Can Help in Therapy

based on the genogram below indicates that Elena suffers from diabetes and Juan from back issues related to work. money is tight because of the socio-economic conditions of the family. Juan drinks on the weekends but is not alcoholic. His weekend drinking is described as "blowing off steam." The parents have been referred because of the nature of their disciplining of their children. Their own childhoods have been fraught with abuse and physical violence from their parents which is depicted in the genogram below. The hostility that Juan and Elena show towards their children may originate in their own… Continue Reading...

Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis

My husband tells me to buy things for him from his money. He is not developing a habit of taking money from me.. If a husband starts to take money from his wife, then the wife eventually ends up surrendering before him." Reference Ali, T. S. (2011). Living with violence in the home: Exposure and experiences among married women, residing in urban Karachi, Pakistan. Ph.D. Dissertation Department Of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Ammons, S. K. & Edgell, P. (2007). Religious Influences on Work -- Family Trade-Offs. Journal of Family Issues, 28(6). 794-826. Ansari, S. A. (2011).… Continue Reading...

Psychotherapy Using Ipt and Act

was no response, Jen quickly defends herself, saying, "I love my work. I make so much money. There is nothing else I can do to make this much money. All my friends work harder than I do but they make less than me! I mean, I not only pull in what I make from dancing and tips but I also sell drugs out of my house, it's like the perfect job. And I am practically getting paid to get high or drunk or whatever. And there's no one telling me what to do or how late I can stay… Continue Reading...

Death and Meaning Of Life in Tuesdays with Morrie

Morrie than what is. What is not meaningful, according to Morrie, is money, power, fame, or status. These things may feel good temporarily but in the long run they do not provide meaning. Only caring, sharing, and acceptance can provide the greater meaning. On the eighth Tuesday, for example, Morrie emphatically states, "neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have," (p. 36). Ultimately, Morrie's philosophy about the meaning of life is summarized in his statement, "Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you,… Continue Reading...

Businesses Run by Women

do. Often men in power regard women as objects because they have the money and power to buy women's sexuality. These are the men that control and influence the work environment for women. If they still have negative beliefs concerning women in the workplace, how has progress truly been reached to a level where prejudices are non-existant? Women must contend with a millennium or more of society dictating what is feminine and masculine, and who is feminine and masculine. This leads to the assumption that women entrepreneurs cannot perform as well as male entrepreneurs or that they need assistance.… Continue Reading...

Sports Marketing Plan

often go for proposals that offer the great return on investment or value for money (Bruton, 2016). It will be important for Green Bay Packers to demonstrate to the sponsor how the sponsorship deal benefits both, Green Bay Packers and the sponsor, especially in terms of lead generation, brand visibility, and online traffic. References Bruton, D. (2016). Sports marketing. Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Shilbury, D., Westerbeek, H., Quick, S., Funk, D., & Karg, A. (2014). Strategic sport marketing. 4th ed. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. Swayne, L. (2011). Encyclopaedia of sports management and marketing. London: SAGE Publications. Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Management Of Household

the household. For instance, consumers with a great amount of money will spend less as compared to consumers with smaller amounts. The same case applies to individuals that spend more money in a current account as compared to money in a savings account. Mental budgets are linked to the end point, which is the spending or saving of the money. In this constricted perspective, mental accounting is referred to as mental budgeting and is deemed to encroach upon the supposition of the fungibility of money (Antonides et al., 2011). This research paper will take into account Arab students who… Continue Reading...

Discrimination and Harassment at the Workplace

cases are really expensive and the company can lose money if the judgment is in favor of the employee (Nayab, 2010). Nayab (2010) explains that the 21st-century workplace is multicultural in that it not only demoralizes, but also affiliates workers with the victim's group. Formation of cliques out of distrust, among the workers, as a result of discrimination, can affect free flow of communications and teamwork. Workplace discrimination usually affects the employee's psyche and the victim goes to a state of depression. This can further lead to domestic violence and murders due to loss of self-esteem. In addition to… Continue Reading...

Capital Investments in Emerging Markets

However, with respect to the discount payback period, the time value of money, also referred to as the discounted value of cash flow is taken into account for calculating the payback period (Capital Investment, 2016). Therefore, this is the period necessitated to recover the initial cash investment for a project, which is equivalent to the discounted value of the anticipated cash inflows. This particular methodology takes into consideration the time value of money and the discounting of future cash flows. Bearing in mind that the company has various projects in different business aspects, it is rational and beneficial to… Continue Reading...

Kings County Library Changes Needed

demanded given the public funds used to keep the system going. Throwing good money after bad, to use an expression, is certainly not a solution but it is has become clear that some measures need to be taken to make operations the best for the most people and conducted in a way that is amicable for as many guests and employees alike. Given all of this, it is important to plan improvements and refinements that will emerge over the next decade and restore Kings County to the upper echelons of customer service and knowledge, such as should always be… Continue Reading...

Crisis Situations

make the bank unwarranted fees revenue, thereby making more money. In the wake of the revelations, the firm paid fines amounting to $185 million, one of the largest corporate fines in the last five years. The scandal could significantly injury the reputation of the firm, particularly given that the firm operates in an industry where public confidence is crucial. Though the firm has since fired the 5,300 employees involved, the scandal could make both current and prospective customers consider other alternatives. 2nd Assignment In the wake of the crisis involving assistant basketball coach Dave White, Dearborn University through the… Continue Reading...

Gerontology Aging and America

Older Americans Act: Aging Well Since 1965," n.d.). Along with its federal provisions, the OAA freed up grant money for the states to develop " community planning and social services, research and development projects, and training personnel in the field of aging," (The Older Americans Act: Aging Well Since 1965," n.d.). Basically, the OAA created an actual infrastructure to support America's aging population. The OAA is currently comprised of seven titles: • Title I: Declaration of Objectives • Title II: Administration on Aging (Aoa) • Title III: Grants for State and Community Programs on Aging • Title IV: Activities… Continue Reading...

Absorption Versus Marginal Costing at Sleepease

more than it made, which is a great way to make money. Only by absorption costing did the company not meet its financial objectives. Had that been within the scope of Spenser's decision-making, then it would make sense to deny him the bonus. But the Sales Manager is not responsible for production decisions, and the absorption costing issue was entirely related to the slide in production. So the factor that rendered the year less profitable was entirely the fault of the production manager and the accounting method, neither of which are under Spenser's control. Spenser should only be evaluated… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Communication Skills

way to put a face to a communicatin ii. Not everyone has the money/resources to have the equipment c. Phone Calls i. This gives a voice but no face, typically ii. Tone and pace are huge when it comes to phone calls d. In-Person Formal i. In-person meetings where manners and tact are important ii. This would include meetings, etc. e. In-Person Informal i. Chatting around desks or otherwise in an unformal setting ii. Need to be mindful that people are working...so positioning and volume of voice is important. VIII. Conclusion References Bano, M., Zowghi, D., & Sarkissian, N. (2016).… Continue Reading...

Dual Enrolment Implications for Community College Leadership

college (Ferguson, Baker & Burnett, 2015). Indeed, dual enrolment offers a valuable way of saving money as well as completing college education faster. However, this may not always be true. Some commentators have actually termed the argument that dual enrolment saves time and cost as an exaggeration (Karp, 2016). Challenges and Implications for Leadership In spite of the benefits it may have, dual enrolment presents significant challenges and concerns for post-secondary institutions, especially community colleges. Since dual credit courses are taught either at high school or campuses, an obvious challenge is that high school educators may not have the… Continue Reading...

Macroeconomics and Gas Stations

during periods of high prices, gas stations often make more money, because the percentage margin that the use deliver higher dollar value profits per gallon. The population of the U.S. is rising -- though Trump's deportation plans would lower the population by quite a bit if those plans ever came to fruition. They won't. But more important, the long-run trend in the U.S. for a rising population. The country is also experiencing GDP growth, and should in theory be entering an expansion stage of the business cycle. The result should be sustained growth over many years that ultimately helps… Continue Reading...

Democracy or Not for Economic Development

has to be something. Typically this means exploiting an asset, and taking that money and investing it in education, transportation and communication infrastructure and adopting policies that encourage foreign direct investment. But where there are examples of wealth entirely disproportionate to population -- Qatar is a good one -- those are not necessarily corollary with the South Sudan situation. A more likely corollary could be Angola, which has oil wealth offshore, but is otherwise a typical African country made up of dozens of tribal factions, a colonial legacy and fairly poor non-oil infrastructure. The thing that is worth remembering… Continue Reading...

Significance Of Effective Logistics Management at Mcdonalds

well as conducting consumer research are relatively costly processes. The company will need to spend a significant amount of money in developing the system and performing consumer research. Secondly, the maintenance of the inventory system requires more people to ensure the correct data is keyed in to the system in order to generate accurate results. Third, these proposed solutions could become time consuming because of the complexities in the implementation processes. In conclusion, logistics management has developed to become one of the most important components of today's supply chain management initiatives. Effective logistics management help in ensuring smooth flow… Continue Reading...

Accounting Report for Referral Credit

Cost of Goods Sold $100 Cr: Sales $75 Cr: Liability of referral credits $25 Cr: Inventory $75 These entries outline the amount of money that the company will be generating from the sale, the cost of the good, the amount of the product that was in fact sold, the new liability that is being paid for by the company through the $25 credit and the decrease in inventory. It is imperative to note that devoid of the transaction by the new consumer, there would be no redeeming of the referral credit. This implies that the second journal entry would be different. Runway is… Continue Reading...

How to Grow the Economy

that people and businesses spend more. What in particular they spend their money on matters as it might be something that is fleeting and temporary or it may also be something more enduring and investment-worthy. There is also the question of whether a lot of the people involved will just use the cash infusion to "catch up" on expenses and bills or otherwise sock away money for a rainy day. Regardless, the overall goal of the cash infusion is to get people to spend and consume and investment-type spending is much more desirable over something that is a "one… Continue Reading...

Poverty in the Proper Perspective

to other people in other parts of the world until I travelled to Mexico. Analysis The fact that The money is written by a person with an Hispanic name and was, as is obvious, money correlates nicely to the revelation that I will talk about in this brief essay. As noted in the introduction, I was raised in the a fairly affluent, but not rich, household. We were never on public assistance or anything like that and we grew up in a neighborhood with people of similar socioeconomic stature and accomplishment. Early on, I remember being a bit confused when listening… Continue Reading...

Accounting Report

credits $25 Cr: Inventory $75 These entries outline the amount of money that the company will be generating from the sale, the cost of the good, the amount that was in fact sold, the new liability that is being paid for by the company through the $25 credit and the decrease in inventory. It is imperative to note that devoid of the transaction by the new consumer, there would be no redeeming of the referral credit. This implies that the second journal entry would be different. Comment by GL:?? 3. Runway is planning to adopt IFRSs in the near future. What… Continue Reading...

Unfair Treatment Of People with Privilege

life in which there are limited motivations, I am not motivated by money in order to achieve specific goals and rewards which can be purchased through financial resources are unlikely to stimulate my thoughts. This leads to a type of boredom that is difficult to explain. Several of my peers that are in a similar position have moved towards drugs and alcohol as a way of creating excitement in the life. This leads to a life with little perceived meaning. I do worry about my friends' future as they are wasting their lives in a search for meaning and… Continue Reading...

Chesapeake Middle Colonies Georgia and the Carolinas

plantations. Developing commerce with natives was counted as one among the swiftest money-making endeavors in the Carolinas. Deer skin export to Britain was a key business. However, in the process, North Carolinas' natives were enslaved, an action which resulted in unparalleled colonial violence accompanied by attacks from British and German colonizers. References Tindall, Brown and David Emory Shi. America - A Narrative History. New York and London: WW Norton and Company, 2013. Continue Reading...

Over Privileged Child

life where there are limited motivations, I am not motivated by money in order to achieve specific goals, and rewards which can be purchased through financial resources are unlikely to stimulate my thoughts. This leads to a type of boredom that is difficult to explain, and several peers in a similar position have moved towards drugs and alcohol as a way of creating excitement in the life. This leads to a life with little perceived meaning, and I do worry about my friends' future, as they are wasting their lives in a search for meaning. These may be problems… Continue Reading...

Addressing the Budget Deficit Problem

lowered, the fact that more workers are having income means that more money will be flowing (the velocity of money is a major factor in contributing to a market economy) and more income will flow into public coffers as a result. The reduction of the budget is not an enterprise that should be undertaken piecemeal: it can only be accomplished through a comprehensive overhaul of the strategy of government from the top-down. This means that it depends upon the policies of the acting Administration in conjunction with a Congress that is oriented towards supporting and executing austerity policies (Ban,… Continue Reading...

How Hong Kong Responds to Fitness Clubs

reason cited by respondents who were not members of fitness clubs was the issue of money -- with one exception being time. As the divide between upper and lower classes in Hong Kong is significant, this issue simply points to the fact that there is opportunity for the industry to appeal to lower classes by offering more affordable rates or memberships to those who cannot afford longer or more expensive memberships at more upscale clubs. Clearly choreography is a major draw for members at clubs, based on the qualitative data derived from assessment of online hangouts and open-ended responses,… Continue Reading...

Ethics in Corrections

Outsiders associated with an inmate may approach a correctional officer with the intention of compromising them with money. Allowing oneself to be compromised demonstrates utter disregard on the part of the correctional officer for the grave consequences an inmate who escapes can cause. Some inmates may be dangerous, meaning that an escape is a threat to public safety. Correctional officers may also be compromised to allow inmates to smuggle illegal objects such as drugs and weapons into the facility, endangering the safety of other inmates as well as corrections staff. Therefore, correctional officers must always act in the interest… Continue Reading...

The Greatest Ponzi Scheme

promise to a few investors of doubling an amount they decided to invest. Rather than investing that money and doubling it, the person involved in the scheme takes money from a successive round of investors and the scheme continues (Knapp, 2011). The formula is ROI-R-I. The reason why the Ponzi scheme went unnoticed for so long was partly because of Madoff's reputation and a huge regulatory hole. This major discrepancy some say (regulators) was brought on by limited resources, lack of coordination and communication, and a fragmented oversight among agencies. Regulators could not uncover fraud and instead played catch… Continue Reading...

Analyzing a Workplace Culture

not identify with the objectives, which are mainly geared towards making money for the company. At Langone, the emphasis was clearly on serving the clientele in a variety of ways. As Watkins (2013) points out, "organizational culture is civilization in the workplace" (p. 4). When I discussed culture with the frontline workers that I came into contact, they agreed with this sentiment, indicating that they felt that NYU Langone had the best to offer the world in terms of health services and that they felt the culture at the organization be very civilized. In my own place of work,… Continue Reading...

Health Services Internships at Langone Medical

aspects of choosing the right career -- even more so than money. From this perspective, I found that interning at Langone provided me with a good understanding of what it means to love your work and what it means for an organization to truly have a positive organizational culture that promotes productivity, workplace enthusiasm, and devoted service. Thus, the positive lessons that I hope to emulate and integrate into my approach stem from this same orientation towards developing and supporting a positive workplace environment and culture through emphasizing strong leadership, communication and teamwork. My practice at being able to… Continue Reading...

Negative Interest Rates Analysis

In the contemporary financial environment, individuals who deposit money in the banks earn interest from their deposits. Similarly, commercial banks also receive interests from lodging funds with central banks. In other words, banks compensate savers by adding some percentages of the amount saved in the banks. In a sense, savers are lending their money to banks in order to be used elsewhere. In return, banks compensate savers interest incomes. Meanwhile, the interest rates are quoted as APY (annual percentage of yield) and savings account earns 3% APY. However, negative interest… Continue Reading...

Solow Growth Model and Unemployment

both serving to create new demand by either lowering the cost of money or in the case of fiscal simply borrowing against future earnings in order to spend today. This stimulus spending is viewed unfavourable by RBC supporters, because they do not see a case for it; but favourably by Keynesians who feel that there is a case, that new money put into the economy today will increase aggregate demand, and that in turn will stabilize an economy, compressing the business cycle. 2. Since 1975, Europe has had higher rates of unemployment, while other major economies (US, Japan and… Continue Reading...

Identifying Opportunities to Improve Revenues and Ridership Levels at Wmata

consistently higher ridership levels since 2005 by charging less money for fares (e.g., New York riders are charged .0.28 cents per mile versus 0.39 cents per mile for the Metro) compared to the Metro network (Birr, 2016). Moreover, despite the sustained increases in fares, the Metro has experienced declining revenues due to the precipitous drop in ridership levels (Birr, 2016). Part of the problem is attributed to the higher costs incurred by the Metro for human resources (McElhatton, 2010) which average nearly double what other major cities are expending for the same services (Birr, 2016). The chairman of the… Continue Reading...

Social Psychology

In this case, the new owner needs to change not only how a customer spends money but their entire lifestyle. This requires the offering of incentives that are far beyond simply saving a few bucks on membership, because the customer knows that they could save even more money by not using the gym at all. To motivate and persuade clients to spend money on membership, the customers need to perceive value in the gym. The gym needs to offer something beyond mere weight loss, by offering a lifestyle. Marketing the gym as a means of transforming the person's vision… Continue Reading...

Why 2017 May Be a Good Time to Buy Gold

People Face Tradeoffs, 2) People Respond to Incentives, and 3) Prices Rise When the Government Prints Too Much money. The first of these principles -- "people face tradeoffs" -- is evident in the outcome of the 2016 general election for President of the United States, a lens through which Collum views much of the year's events as it offers a polarizing juxtaposition of two worldviews -- the Trumpian and the Clintonian. The former presented voters with a vision in which offshoring was brought to an end, taxes were cut, nationalism defeated globalism, incessant warring was ended, terrorists were defeated,… Continue Reading...

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

after school is to not only get a job and earn money, but also for the society, dynasties and progenies. Another fundamental action that Mrs. Evans should undertake in her classroom is to lay emphasis on the strengths and resilience of the low-income students emanating from racial, ethnic, or language minority groups (Woolfolk, 2016). This encompasses numerous different actions. For instance, regular assessment of students' progress, strong leadership and management within the classroom, as well as creating a safe and systematic setting. It is imperative to point out that several students that are at risk of academic disappointment do… Continue Reading...

Terrorist Group Leaders

leaders may also indoctrinate their followers to view power, authority, notoriety, rebellion, freedom from social norms, and money as emotionally fulfilling. For terrorist leaders, organizational commitment is perhaps more important than anything else. They train their followers to be extremely loyal, secretive, and committed to the group's ideology and motives (Department of State, 2007). No one in a terrorist group wants to look less committed to the group than other members, oppose group proposals, or appear as a traitor. Indeed, signs of diminishing commitment or betrayal are often addressed with ruthless measures such as excommunication, torture, and even murder.… Continue Reading...

Kraft Foods Canada Targeting Of the Millennials

as an accessory that is needed. People who are not watching the value in the shoes could put their money into a portion of technology, priced equally to the shoes, nonetheless more directed toward their wants. Another potential strategy would be relevancy. Making the Kraft product "their own" is another trait of Millennial customers. The data that Millennials pull from to make decisions is enormous; they are continuously uncovered to and influenced by experiences that are diverse. The worldwide influences formed by the Web have developed a larger marketplace of choices, and new brands and services are being developed… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Ratio Analysis

of 29.5. References MSN Moneycentral (2017) Starbucks. Retrieved February 25, 2017 from https://www.msn.com/en-us/ money/stockdetails/analysis/fi-126.1.SBUX.NAS Starbucks Form 10-Q, Quarter ended January 1, 2017. Retrieved February http://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cloudfront.net/CIK-0000829224/e4ac07da-a03c-4ba5-901f-19a272530243.pdf Continue Reading...

Hollywood and the Red Menace the Hollywood Ten

under the bus, Hollywood could ensure that the movies would keep getting made and the money would keep rolling in. Ideologies, principles and noble ideals were not the underlying motives in any of this. They were simply the barking dogs that the industry had to respond to: and it did respond by throwing the Hollywood Ten to the dogs -- fresh meat for the baying hounds. Just as Chayefsky and Dominik (and others) have understood -- Hollywood, like the rest of America (and the world), has always been first and foremost a business. Idealists need not apply. Indeed, the… Continue Reading...

Groupon and the Sec

owing to the gluttonous and impatient nature of Groupon's executive management. In particular, they lay emphasis on obtaining money for themselves and as a result made the company shift away from its original notion of rendering products that add value. If the company employed different accounting standards, the present and forthcoming condition of the Groupon would be different. A good example can be perceived in the fact that subsequent to the IPO, the company's share price considerably plummeted. This is indicative of the company's poor financial performance and status, which is caused by its accounting. Continue Reading...

Chinese Literature

one must be a capable girl if she could make him spend money on her" (Chang 111). The diction of this passage speaks volumes about the theme of female agency in this particular piece. There is a direct correlation between such agency and Master's wealth. In her rumination, Ah Nee measures how "capable" or worthy Master's romantic interest by how much money he spends on her. Although the amount is not necessarily quantified in this quotation, Ah Nee is suitably impressed that her master would spend any of his money on a woman. Another critical facet of the diction… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Statement Analysis

much lower. The balance sheet basically tells the story of a company that owes a lot of money on a settlement and is preparing to make that payment. But despite that, it was successful enough that not only did its total liabilities drop (as expected ex-litigation) but retained earnings and total equity increased, illustrating underlying growth. The vertical analysis tells a similar tale. Cash was overloaded among asset classes, replaced in 2014 with an increase in long-term debt to offset the reduction in cash to pay for that litigation settlement. With the reduction in current assets as a class,… Continue Reading...

Budgeting

in the project timeline where work will actually occur is 62 weeks. How much money does the team cost per hour? There are 10 managers. The manager salary for an hour is $100. Therefore, the cost for managers per hour is $100 x 10 = $1,000. There are 100 programmers and staff. Their rate per hour is $35 per hour. Therefore, the cost for programmers and staff is $35 x 100 = $3,500. This implies that the team costs $4,500 per hour. How much money does the team cost per week? Every week contains forty working hours. Taking into account… Continue Reading...

Narrative Analysis and Life Span Interview Of Ms. W

like her. Analysis of Ms. W autonomy showed that she had faced difficult with money because her personal behavior was to please people. Typically, money was difficult to earn during her adolescent and always afraid to ask her mother for anything she might have needed because the response from her mother would be no. This was understandable because the psychology of losing her husband was still having an effect on her. Vitelli, (2015) argues that loss of a spouse can be the source of stress which can traumatize woman for many years especially when the woman is deeply in love… Continue Reading...

Movie Theaters Needing to Evolve

go to a theater, do not feel it is worth the money or any other litany of reasons. Customer Bargaining Power The Porter force that movie theaters have to take the most seriously is the implicit customer demand that they will go to the theater but only if it is "worth their time". Some, but not all, theaters have answered this clarion call by severely ramping up or otherwise shuffling things like pricing, amenities and concessions. Just a few examples are private (or nearly private) theaters and the option to enjoy dinner and movie at the same time rather… Continue Reading...

Cause Of Us Revolution

between Britain and the Colonies. First, Britain saw itself in debt from the conflict, and sought to recover that money from the colonies it was collecting. This increased the tax burden on the colonists. In turn, the colonists had less to fear from either French or Indians, after this conflict. As such, the saw Great Britain as being more expensive and less useful. Britain passed several acts that inflamed the people in the colonies. The Currency Act removed the ability of the colonies to issue their own currency. The Stamp Act increased taxation, adding new items to the list… Continue Reading...

Education, Military, and Governments in Ancient Greece

and Spartan soldiers. As for the citizens, they were prohibited from dealing with money. Only the middle class could touch money. Soldiers spent most of their time with their fellow soldiers. Spartan girls were also sent to school at the age of six. They ate, slept, lived and continued to train in their sisterhood barracks. Unlike Spartan girls, Athenian girls did not attend school but most of them learned to write and read at home (A History of Ancient Greece: Sparta, 2010). Military strength The stark lifestyle in Sparta contrasts the Athenian focus on learning and thinking. Whereas in… Continue Reading...

Life Span Interview

Ever since she was young Ms. W said that she had been a people pleaser. Because money was a difficult issue she was afraid to ask her mother for anything and frequently the response was "no." Her mother frequently confided in her and Ms. W found it difficult to sleep as an adolescent because she was so worried about her mother's adult responsibilities, including making enough money to pay for the house or to send her children to college. Ms. W felt very isolated from her friends because she did not have as many nice clothes, a nice house,… Continue Reading...

Pope Concerns and Theology Of Book Of Amos

2013, Pope Francis made a declaration denouncing a new idolatry for money pointed out that present way of running the economy resembles the ancient idolatry way of worshiping golden calf in the old testament According to Pope, the present world economy lacks truly human purpose, and the worldwide crisis is affecting economy and finance leading to imbalance and lack of concern for human. Pope also shows a concern for income equality revealing how elderly homeless people die of exposure to cold and the stock markets in most countries loses two points. According to Pope, income inequality is becoming unbearable… Continue Reading...

Noir Film Double Indemnity and the Femme Fatale

Neff into her clutches, which involves a preposterous scheme of murder and money. The film explores the manner in which a good man can become embroiled in a bad situation -- that way is mainly exposed as the way of the flesh. Neff's seduction at the hands of Stanwyck sets off a chain of events that eventually leads to his fall (bleeding and waiting for the law to come for him) and Stanwyck's death (at his hands). The web of deceit that she weaves is her own undoing and the film suggests that playing with a man's emotions (and… Continue Reading...

Business News from Around the World

to "ease rules" -- i.e., deregulate the industry substantially. As much of the time and money that goes into producing a drug for market consists of testing and reporting to the FDA, this pledge by the White House is one that could enable drug manufacturers to feel inclined to lowering prices, as their overhead would also dwindle should regulation become less stringent. However, a deregulated pharmaceutical industry could spell danger for consumers, especially if the easing of rules leads to fewer products that are proven to be safe and effective hitting the market. Nonetheless, Trump's populist message is here… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis to Develop Strategy

start-up phase. The reality is that quality employees cost money, whereas business owners can get by with minimal withdrawals from the business because they are receiving equity. At the end of the day, it is important to minimize the costs for salaried staff, especially in technical professions, in order to preserve cash flow during the initial start-up and rapid growth stages. The third strength is that the start-up has financing in place. This is an essential strength for a couple of reasons. The first is that a lack of capital undermines a lot of start-ups. Often, costs are higher… Continue Reading...

Book Strangers in Their Own Land

black person in Louisiana lives four years less, earns half as much money, and is half as likely to have a college degree versus a black person in Maryland -- which was also south of the Mason-Dixon line. A visual reminder of the persistence of racism in the South, Hochschild describes a cemetery in Louisiana that is divided into white and black sides, with the only grass on the white side being recently trimmed. Yet "nowhere in spontaneous direct talk" was race an acceptable topic of discussion (Hochschild, 2016, Kindle Edition). Conservatives in Louisiana consciously support and maintain a… Continue Reading...

The Effect Of a Public Policy on an Individual

will press charges. The 23-year-old African-American male has no prior offenses but his bail money is set high because the judge perceives him to be a high risk. Now, the young African-American male must ask his parents for bail money. If they cannot afford the bail money because of their middle class status and the unfairly high bail amount, then the 23-year-old will sit in jail awaiting trial. Likewise, if he cannot afford an attorney, the state will appoint a defense attorney. A defense attorney is legally bound to represent the client's best interests but the defense attorney lacks… Continue Reading...

Robert Hayden Those Winter Sundays

the cold" (line 11), but as a metaphor the phrase refers to the banking of money for the family. The young boy did not understand the connection between his father's labor and the "banked fires," and only does so later on after his father has died. Therefore, "Those Winter Sundays" is also about the ways men can reassess gender norms by revising their cognitive and emotional processes as the speaker does when reflecting on his father. The speaker remembers the father "polished my good shoes," an act of devotion that goes beyond just providing the boy with food, shelter,… Continue Reading...

Tax Avoidance Gone Too Far

29 April 2017, from http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/issues/2013/sep/20137412.html Spaulding, W. (2017). Stock Redemptions. Thismatter.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017, from http://thismatter.com/ money/tax/stock-redemptions.htm Tax Analysts. (2017). Is It Time to Liquidate LIFO?. Tax Analysts. Retrieved 29 April 2017, from http://www.taxanalysts.org/content/it-time-liquidate-lifo Continue Reading...

Argos Shipping Company Business Plan

rate of international trade, however, it is still pertinent to realize that shipping industry involves a lot of money because the business is competitive and capital intensive. More importantly, starting the shipping business requires having in-depth knowledge of container, import, and export, and logistics industries. Despite our intention to start the shipping business, we still need a business plan to realize our goal. A business plan is one of the strategies that can assist a start-up company in succeeding in the shipping business, and one of the important aspects of the business plan is the funding to start the… Continue Reading...

Legalizing Sale Of Organs

are many people that say that the ethics and money stakes involved pollute the situation entirely too much and that equity will never win out when greed or even good faith concerns about money are part of the situation. Further, there is the argument that while many people will give a life-saving transplant to others for no remuneration, there are others that assert that such compensation is more than fair to at least consider. As such, to only side with one extreme of the argument is not fair as there is not the maximization of benefit to everyone involved,… Continue Reading...

Sample Letter from Tax Collector

there, and to keep the state healthy, clean, and well-educated, taxes are necessary. Regardless of the sum of money you owe, it is an essential part of the state budget. No sum of money is trivial in the context of the heavy demands placed upon California to serve its citizens. Every citizen has a duty and an obligation to honor his or her commitment to ensuring that the state remain functional. Even if the sum of money may seem trivial to you, it is very significant from the perspective of the State of California. Of course, given the many commitments… Continue Reading...

Compare and Contrast Nozick and Socrates

as to get publicity and fame, not to mention money and power. The meaning of such a life and the meaning of the lives of those that glom onto those sorts of people is diminished and sad. The term "first world problems" comes to mind, and for more than one reason. It is hard to see any value in what people like the Kardashians bring to the proverbial table. This is not to say that people like that never do anything good for others, because that is not true. However, the value and meaning that people assign based on… Continue Reading...

Protecting Data and Health Information

be done in the way that is needed. It may cost additional money to enforce this option. Especially if people leave with the smartphones by stealing them. In terms of giving the option of electronic information for the community clinic, it is doable. If the community clinic can invest in creating a smartphone app, they can invest in at least buying a program or two to effectively encrypt and scramble the personal data. They can also generate a log in system with varying degrees of access. This seems like a good option so that way the community clinic has… Continue Reading...

Locke Vs Hume on Consent

language and a few other things and this was obviously aggravated by the small amount of money he/she would have [footnoteRef:2]. Hume clearly focuses more on the idea and concept of how people come to agree that they are thus obligated due to the political and other paradigms that surround them in a society. Hume goes on to say that when a government does good things and does its job, they have the allegiance of the people for that reason alone. Any amount of explicit consent, in the eye of Hume, does not change that [footnoteRef:3]. [2: UTM. 2017.… Continue Reading...

Camden New Jersey and Corruption Exploitation

-- and even in Washington -- have been grafting money designated for Camden's urban development and economic recovery. By taking what Hedges and Sacco claim is more than 95% of federal and state recovery packages, Norcross funds his pet projects -- usually large scale construction and real estate development (93). "Less than five percent of the $175 million recovery package was spent addressing the most pressing concerns of the city -- crime, schools, job training, and municipal service," (93). As a result, Camden is like a war zone, its citizens turning against each other, powerless to fight for their… Continue Reading...

Current Policy on Veteran Homelessness

highly likely that given more time and perhaps more money greater success could occur. Those involved in fighting veteran homelessness in particular laud the work of the Council on Homelessness for its ability to learn about solutions and ensure that agencies everywhere are aware of what is working and what is not. So with that, the current threat to the agency -- which would be completely eliminated in the Trump budget, if it gets passed, seems like it would be inadequate funding to build on the good work that has been done to deliver significant reductions in veteran homelessness.… Continue Reading...

The New Mobile Commerce Revolution

consumers come together to sell each other goods for money or via straight trades for different goods. One thing that the mobile revolution brought about was that many companies are providing the forum and logistics to make a sale but they just take a cut of the sales and mostly stay out of the way. Even full-fledged online retail sales are getting into the mix. Amazon, for example, will sell a lamp or a lawn tool on their site. However, consumers can sell that same item on the Amazon website. Amazon gets a cut because they provide and run… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Correlation & Causality

the average amount per person rather than just looking at the overall pool of money. This part of the index is necessary since it drills down, much like unemployment does, on the proportion of people that are likely or definitely in distress. Indeed, if the overall pool of income is $1,000,000, the amount of distress and problems will be much larger if there are 2,000 people versus 1,000 people. With the former, the amount of income per person is lower and it is higher with the latter one. Thus, it is important to measure the proportion and thus this… Continue Reading...

Carrier Hvac

are the only real viable choices unless ongoing operations would be affected by trying either of those two. Unless money really is that bad, they need to do SOMETHING rather than use the inefficient, error-filled and uncompetitive process. It is akin to the electronic healthcare records thing in healthcare. Doing it but doing it wrong is bad . . . but not doing it at all is such a waste. Further, it CAN be done if done the right way . . . Carrier just needs to figure out if the universal platform is workable. If so, they should… Continue Reading...

Film Culture and Its Impact on Civil and Social Rights

America get rid of racism. • We should no more put our money on businesses that discriminate against Blacks. Martin Luther King If I would seek for our freedom in the city of Birmingham tonight Martin Luther King Birmingham is the city where segregation is well known. Martin Luther King We will win out freedom and uphold our sacred heritage of our nation. Martin Luther King We are demanding immediate desegregation in schools, and public institution. Martin Luther King "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low,… Continue Reading...

Traditional Costing and Activity Based Costing Approaches

managerial accounting. In particular, a traditional costing system reports the amount of money that is spent and by who, but its shortcomings lie in the fact that it does not report the cost of activities and processes (Mahal and Hossain, 2015). ABC systems attain product costs that are more precise in comparison to those reported through the use of multiple cost drivers to follow the costs of activities of a manufacturing procedure of the products that consume the resources utilized in those activities. The ABC system is purposed to offer the most conceivable benefit at the least general expense.… Continue Reading...

As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto

readers may decide that this part ends with the author citing a similar case of John money's, where he attempted another failed gender transformation (John money is the individual who helped David transform from male to female and back) (York, 2015). "Meanwhile, David tried to come to terms with his new life," (Pg. 195). "It was only in my closing moments of my interview with Zucker, after I had turned off my tape recorder, that he let fall that the paper had another silent collaborator- an investigator who, when notified of the researchers' efforts, had hastened to supply records… Continue Reading...

Enron Ethics and Leadership Failures

to the actual performance of the firm. By fooling the market into believing that Enron was making money, it attracted increased shareholder revenues and proceeded to bull its way through the system unnoticed by regulators. The organizational culture at Enron was actually oriented towards manipulating the market almost as if it were the company mission -- the culture was also strictly oriented towards performance because the bottom 15% of employees would be fired every year. So it was more than competitive, and the human resources systems did not build in anything that would prevent unethical behavior to meet targets.… Continue Reading...

Management and Operation Consulting for Google

realized the importance of gathering data and the fact that their platform enabled them to generate money through advertising. Currently, the services offered by Google include Gmail, Google Search, Google Docs, and even a dedicated spot that mainly focused on advertisement (Goldfarb, 2014). Such are the services that continue to propel Google in the advertising industry to remarkable heights. Many people consider advertising see advertising as Google's main business but this is not the case. The other differentiating factor for Google is that their advertisement platform had insights and analysis of the people's behavior who are Internet users. This… Continue Reading...

Krispy Kreme Case Study

Kreme is giving away doughnuts for the next 3 weeks. MSN Retrieved April https://www.msn.com/en-us/ money/companies/krispy-kreme-is-giving-away-doughnuts-for-the-next-3-weeks/ar-AAmvCG23, 2017 from Continue Reading...

Online Consumer Reviews from the Consumer Perspective

Retrieved online: http://searchengineland.com/88-consumers-trust-online-reviews-much-personal-recommendations-195803 Edelman, D.C. (2010). Branding in the Digital Age: You're Spending Your money in All the Wrong Places. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved online: https://hbr.org/2010/12/branding-in-the-digital-age-youre-spending-your-money-in-all-the-wrong-places Weinberg, T. (2016). Are fake online reviews killing consumer confidence? Marketing Land. Retrieved online: http://marketingland.com/fake-online-reviews-killing-consumer-confidence-194239 Module 2: What do you think of the effectiveness of online marketing? How could the firms use online marketing channels to gain competitive advantages? The actual effectiveness of online marketing is hardly debatable. Even for luxury brands, which have typically lagged behind their counterparts in terms of using online marketing methods, using online marketing is becoming imperative, which is… Continue Reading...

Apple Market Share Increase for Ipad 4

of putting quality behind every of their product and ensuring that their technology is one that gives value for money. The iPad 4 is a product that will ensure it revolutionizes the manner in which the institutions conduct their research and business as well as their daily operations. The institutions will also get higher quality that is sure to transcend the times as compared to the competition. The iPad has numerous applications that makes is flexible and applicable in numerous situations all in one package. The Samsung tablet is seen to have significantly high market value for providing high… Continue Reading...

Apple Increase in Market Share for Ipad 4

putting quality behind every of their product and ensuring that their technology is one that gives value for money. The iPad 4 is a product that will ensure it revolutionizes the manner in which the institutions conduct their research and business as well as their daily operations. The institutions will also get higher quality that is sure to transcend the times as compared to the competition. The iPad has numerous applications that makes is flexible and applicable in numerous situations all in one package. The Samsung tablet is seen to have significantly high market value for providing high configure… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Influences on the American Constitution

Article I of the United States grants the Congress the power to mint money, declare war, regulate commerce, raise armies and establish roads and post offices. However, there are still debate about between state rights and federal power. Harwood, (2002) cites an example of controversy between the federal and state rights over the gun control where the debate revolves around the best strategy to control firearms. For example, Missouri has fought to weaken the authority of the federal government over firearms in their state. There is also controversy over the Commerce Clause. There has been dispute between federal government… Continue Reading...

The Bernard Goetz Shootings

fact that he was alone and seemingly without much money, created further paranoid and an increased need to protect himself. 4. A noteworthy vigilante case that perhaps built the foundation of the Black Lives Matter movement was the Trayvon Martin shooting. George Zimmerman saw a young, black male in the neighborhood he was watching and shot him. The boy died and Zimmerman faced backlash for his actions. However, he was later acquitted on July 13, 2013 on all counts, receiving a not guilty verdict after 16 hours of deliberations by the jury. Unlike Goetz, Zimmerman was able to get… Continue Reading...

Child Drug Addiction in Afghanistan

with his patron, a man who gives him enough money for drugs. Another incident is the child who admits that his drug addiction stems from post-traumatic stress due to his watching a bombing and then participating in the body collection process. These kinds of experiences lead to long-term trauma and it is understandable that drugs would be used as a means of coping. A third incident is the family that provides the young child with opium initially to treat pain, and then allowing the child to remain on the drug instead of dealing with the withdrawal symptoms. Focusing on… Continue Reading...

Tax Advice Benefit

the acquiring company may benefit if it does not want to give out a significant amount of money to finance the acquisition and also endeavor to protect itself from the liabilities of the target company. Third, type C reorganization takes into account restructuring where the corporation being acquired becomes liquidated and the stakeholders of the acquiring corporation purchase the stock of the target corporation. The advantage of this particular reorganization type is that the acquirer is permitted to be selective when choosing the liabilities it assumes. Lastly, there is type D reorganization where acquisition together with division are utilized… Continue Reading...

The Black Wall Street

in Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa. The two concepts selected from the Fundamental Economics domain are money and incentives. money fueled the incentive to build businesses in Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa. When black customers and patients needed a place to go shop or receive medical care, they had to go somewhere. Whites, thanks to racism and segregation, kept blacks separated from their communities and businesses. Thus, black business owners and doctors created their own supply that incentivized black customers and patients to spend their money in key areas. The second domain, economic growth, also several key concepts. The two that best… Continue Reading...

Federal Policy on Afordable Care Act

Working -- and How It's Not. Retrieved May 18, 2017 http://time.com/ money/4209465/is-obamacare-working/ Reisman M.,(2015). The Affordable Care Act, Five Years Later: Policies, Progress, and Politics. Retrieved May 18, 2017 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4571845/ Toussaint J., (2016). Improve the Affordable Care Act, Don't Repeal It. Retrieved May 18, 2017 https://hbr.org/2016/11/improve-the-affordable-care-act-dont-repeal-it U.S Department of Veteran Affairs, (2015). VA, Affordable Care ACt and You. Retrieved May 18, 2017 https://www.va.gov/health/aca/ Continue Reading...

Understanding Voter Behavior Patterns

at a cost for whites, and that if we just give more money and freedom to big business and the rich, the poor and working class will somehow reap the benefits" (1).[footnoteRef:2] This way of thinking is not based on facts or sourced from research. It is based on growing negative sentiments that spark a need to act. [2: Sally Kohn, "Let Donald Trump Supporters Have What They Voted For | Time.com," TIME | Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates, last modified November 9, 2016, http://time.com/4564226/let-donald-trump-supporters-get-what-they-voted-for/.] Even though Trump had no real, sound economic policy based… Continue Reading...

Factors Influencing Market Entry and Exit Decisions

can be planned. In any market, a business can make money by properly timing both the entry and exit. If one miscalculates any of these, then the business runs the risk of not getting the return on investment. Entering a market sooner has the advantage of being a market pioneer (Bednarek, 2013). In contrast, late market entry can be advantageous since the products are cheap or improved unlike those already in the market. Already cluttered markets serve an opportunity for late arrival based on improved quality. For instance, a company may launch its product in German, Mexico, and Australia… Continue Reading...

Working Capital

are part of the company's current liabilities. They refer to the money the company owes its suppliers. Accounts payable may also include money owed to lenders. Inventory denotes the goods a company holds at a given point in time. For the two selected companies, this analysis focuses on the companies' latest annual reports (2016). In the period in question, the two companies recorded the following figures as far as working capital is concerned. Item Costco Microsoft Accounts receivable ($ millions) 1,252 18,277 Inventory ($ millions) 8,969 2,251 Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments 4,729 113,240 Total current assets ($… Continue Reading...

Dangers Of Backcountry Skiing to Society and Individuals

in the number of competitions, experienced skiers battle it out for money and other prizes. The number of televised activities has also increased and indications that more people are taking part in the sport during winter. Consequently, some of the resorts have been involved in the creation of artificial snows with water and high-pressure air across the country. The practice is expensive, which is an indication that these resorts can earn enough money that can cater for the high expense in the creation of the artificial snow in different parts of the country. Artificial snow is created because climate… Continue Reading...

Cash and Accrual Basis Accounting

and revenues are recorded or recognized. The cash basis method accounts for revenues when money is actually received regardless of when the invoice was issued. Expenses on the cash basis accounting method are recorded when they are paid out and not when they were invoiced. The cash basis method is mostly used for personal finances and by small businesses. A good example for illustrating the cash basis method is a company could perform some work in a given year and receive payment in the following year. Using the cash basis method, the company would not report or record the… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis Of U.s. Automobile Industry

overall American automobile industry. One of the strengths of this sector is increased demand for vehicles, especially value for money cars. Customers continue to look for fuel efficient and high mileage vehicles because of the preference for cars for commuting, which in turn increases demand for car services. Secondly, this sector generates economic growth since every car service use ultimately concludes with a financial transaction or other benefits to improve the quality of life (Bhasin, 2016). The third strength is that the car services sector is characterized by continuous technological advancement and product innovation to enhance the efficiency of… Continue Reading...

Rise Of Ricers in the Car Culture Scene

and many teens shared this interest. The amount of time and money required to build and customize a vehicle was enormous, and teens had to create time between schools and home in order to build their vehicles. The passion that the teens had for cars and their ideas were changing every second. Customizing a car gave the teens, even more, a reason to cruise around and show off their latest modifications or additions. It goes without saying that some sort of competition would arise out of the custom cars. The competition was based on whose car looks better? Whose… Continue Reading...

Homeless Veterans

social problem is not as easy as one might expect as there is only so much money, resources and options that exist. Analysis The challenges that faces the VA or anyone else will tend to have when it comes to helping home veterans is that the homeless person in question has to want the help and assistance and must be willing to adhere to the strings that are often attached. While some might ask why such strings and willingness are even needed, there are good reasons. While many homeless people are in their situation on a temporary and fleeting… Continue Reading...

Theory Vs Practice Explained

better than what he witnessed in his employee job. However, he had to scratch up the money to do so and he also had to have a contingency to keep himself afloat and his bills paid while he brought the business online. It took him about a year, but he used all of his own funds and transitioned from working for someone else to working on his own over the course of a year or two. The additional twenty or so employees that work for him now have been added in the two to three years since then. He… Continue Reading...

Memo for Enhancing the Success Of a Sports Club

are better funded clubs in the league, which have the money to attract and keep the best players. Given the relatively limited funding for the club, it is increasingly clear that we are unable to compete with better funded clubs based on our current management framework. The club is currently facing difficulties in its ability to attract and keep star players, which in turn contributes to poor results on the field. While star players are the key to better results, our lack of financial muscle makes its difficult to compete with better funded clubs, especially with regards to finances.… Continue Reading...

Horizontal and Vertical Analysis

this is a current asset because the joint venture is going to pay the money back when it obtains its financing, or gets paid for the work. 9.a) Both a/r and advances on materials are current assets. Advances on materials would be materials sent to the joint venture to start the work. The accounts receivable would increase as well, because the joint venture has presumably contracted the work and that means there is payment receivable for ZZZZ. It relates to the materials provided, though there is no particular link between the dollar amounts -- that depends on the nature… Continue Reading...

Best Practices in Supply Chains

Yes. There needs to be a tracking of the time and money spent by that division. 2) Perhaps the best way to is to reduce variability where it is possible. If not, there has to be adjustment to the variability that is or could happen or customers will have to back-order or cancel (which is already happening 30% of the time) 3) Inventory levels provide a response time for when customer service receives a request for a part. A balance has to be struck between having enough inventory on hand but not too much 4) Lead time would indicate… Continue Reading...

Police and Public Relations

fiscal times? It can be given that having more and more police on hand costs money and this is not the easiest thing to do when budgets are stretched thin due to recession, over-use of resources and so forth. Is this a good idea? Yes? or No? Explain why. Only if it is properly limited and controlled. It can be good in that the volunteers can be extra sets of eyes and ears and this can in many ways replace the need to do simple patrols. However, there are some things that only the police could or should handle include… Continue Reading...

Management Vs Leadership Essay

potential gang members. People at-risk for joining gangs do so due to money problems. If there is a means of gaining employment, they may take that route instead of joining a gang. This way, prevention and training can go together. The last goal is to encourage further educational opportunities by offering educational material. Booklets, pamphlets with resources listed can help those looking for assistance, find what they need. This can then turn into a potential means of letting those at-risk find help on their own terms. This can lead to improved outcomes for the community and the organization. References… Continue Reading...

Marketing Management with Millennials

why (Millennial Marketing, 2017). Even with that, there are a great many Millennials that understand that businesses and marketers have money to make. At the same time, those people also insist that the companies that they do business with act and behave in certain ways and actively refrain from allowing or encouraging other behaviors. For example, it has come to be that company behaviors like focusing on sustainability and recycling, just to name two things, are very important to Millennials. It is to the point that these younger adult Americans will choose who and who not to do business with… Continue Reading...

Community Policing and Justice

and presidents. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) -- This organization looks into felonies like money laundering, drug trade, migration law infringements and human smuggling. Exclusive agents carry out criminal, civil, and administrative inquiries (Roufa 4). Law enforcers within the nation's justice system are tasked with performing investigations for collecting proofs and facts. Subsequently, the suspect is identified, whether or not the crime has been perpetrated is ascertained, and assistance is provided in the area of deciding the course to adopt. They are objective and unbiased examiners (National Center for Victims of Crime 15). Sound linkages based on mutual police-public… Continue Reading...

Concept Of Judicial Philosophy, Social Security, and Political Realism in the U.s.

Is the Social Security Trust Fund Running Out of money? Fox. Retrieved June 26, 2017, from http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/08/02/is-social-security-trust-fund-running-out-money.html Michaelson, J. (2015, June 27). Did the Four Dissenting Justices in Gay Marriage Case Just Suggest Treason? Retrieved June 26, 2017, from http://www.thedailybeast.com/did-the-four-dissenting-justices-in-gay-marriage-case-just-suggest-treason Moseley, A. (n.d.). Political Realism. Retrieved from The University of Tennessee Martin website: http://www.iep.utm.edu/polreal/ Regnier, P. (2015, July 22). What Happens if the Social Security Trust Fund Runs Out in 2034? Time. Retrieved June 26, 2017, from http://time.com/money/3967821/social-security-trust-fund-2034/ Sahadi, J. (2016, June 22). Social Security Trust Fund Projected to Run Dry by 2034. CNN. Retrieved June 26, 2017, from… Continue Reading...

Crimes Against Property

as well as, arson. In particular, the object of the theft-kind transgressions encompasses the taking of money or property, however with the lack of force or threat of force against the victims. Imperatively, the property crime classification takes into account arson for the reason that the offense consists of the destruction of property. Nonetheless, arson victims may be subjected to force. There are two crime measures in the United States with regard to crimes against property. One is the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) by the Bureau of Justice Standards (BJS), which encompasses reported and unreported crime from the… Continue Reading...

Effective Skills for Organizational Leadership

17). 7 Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills. Retrieved June 20, 2017, from http:// money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/04/17/7-ways-to-sharpen-your-leadership-skills- Watkins, M.D. (2009, November 4). Seven Rules for Succeeding as a Brand-New Leader. Forbes. Retrieved June 20, 2017, from https://www.forbes.com/2009/11/04/new-job-success-leadership-ceonetwork-employment.html Continue Reading...

The Birth Of Jazz in New Orleans

flow out of its spirit because clearly there was more to New Orleans than just a love of money. There was also a love of life there and that is what is seen in the way jazz came to birth there. Also of interest was the biography of Buddy Bolden. I thought this was a particularly good part of the chapter because it let the background history of New Orleans recede and the life of one particular person to come forward -- and that was Bolden who is known as having a founding role in the birth of jazz.… Continue Reading...

Two Greatest and Two Worst Presidents in Us History

people in the market, employing this as the reason for his ambiguous call to Senate members to "add additional money" to it. At present, the Republicans are encountering a critical situation to get a bill passed. Ever since the Obamacare repeal, Republican members of the Senate have been formulating their very own repeal covertly (Merica, Acosta, Fox, & Mattingly, 2017). (2) This question is largely opinion-based, but I would like you to use at least one academic source for each president. Who are the two greatest and two worst presidents in US history? Two greatest US Presidents Abraham Lincoln… Continue Reading...

Gun Fu and Hong Kong Cinema

scene, Ho, Kit and the villain Shing are isolated from the police. Shing tells Ho that money and power are enough to ensure that Shing is never prosecuted for his crimes. Kit, the law-abiding son, knows that what Shing says is true. He cannot bring himself to take action, but he does give a gun to Ho, who shoots and kills Shing, thus delivering justice himself, with Kit being an accomplice. Ho then takes Kit's handcuffs and cuffs himself to Kit so that Kit can have his arrest. In this way, Kit and Ho complement one another at last.… Continue Reading...

Solid Waste Management

waste companies which were installing an ISO 14001 EMS showed that huge amounts of money and time were needed to establish and keep the systems in good condition (APWA, 2008). For Kent County in MI, the reported money spent was around $25,000 in establishing an ISO 14001 EMS at their landfill site with a considerable amount of time needed by the county workers, with a range of 10 -- 20 hours needed from a committed high ranking environmental compliance worker. In the case of King County in WA, this establishment of a waste facility EMS set them back by… Continue Reading...

Laws on Rape, Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Robbery

confining them to a controlled location. It is often associated with the kidnappers demanding forms of payment such as money for the kidnapped to be released. Presently, at least 9% of children in the US who go missing are kidnapped by members of their family with 3% being kidnapped by non-family members. In most cases, the child knows the kidnapper. Kidnappers are punishable under the Federal Kidnapping Act of 1932. Most of the states have their own version of this law that plays the role of providing justice to the victims of kidnapping. Perpetrators of kidnapping often receive a… Continue Reading...

Research Methods Lecture 5 Practice

.....child's household income level growing up and how they spend their money when they become adults. Essentially, you want to know if there is any association between childhood wealth and spending in their later years asadults -- not only in the sample but also in the larger population from which the sample was drawn.THIS DATA IS COMPLETELY MADE-UP. Below is the resulting contingency table with the actual frequencies. Childhood Wealth Totals Spending in Adulthood Grew up 'poor' Grew up 'rich' 1=Frugal spender fe11=_____ fe12=_____ 2=Average spender fe21=_____ fe22=_____ 3=Big spender fe31=_____ fe32=_____ Totals Compute… Continue Reading...

Campaigns and Super Pacs

making it easier to defeat individual candidates based on money and exposure. The decision was a 5-4 and while it made it easier to pay for the public sway of candidates, it still did not affect company and labor contributions, keeping such activity illegal. (Dowling and Miller) Although contributions are illegal, that does not keep wealthy people from donating to super PACs and then these super PACs spend on political campaigns. Super PACs must report donations. However, there is less restriction for nonprofits and business leagues that can accept donations without disclosing too much information. (Smith and Powell) If… Continue Reading...

Criminology in America

people due to their mental calculation of the amount of money which would be lost during prison time. Equally education reduces impatience or unnecessary risk taking, which translates to a reduced criminal tendency. The three literature sources considered by (Lochner and Moretti) all gave the same inference: education considerably lessens crime rate. This discovery has huge impacts on various types and intensities of criminal activity. There is a similarity between the impact of education on rates of imprisonment and frequency of capture of criminals as well as self-confessed offences. In order to reduce this to the barest minimum, the… Continue Reading...

Steel Frame Vs Concrete Frame Sustainability Score

of steel can lessen the cost differential. When it comes to construction schedule, time is truly money, as the old adage goes. In comparison to structural steel, concrete buildings are deemed faster to build. This is more so the case with proper planning on the part of developers, and with the application of whet is referred to as the 2-day cycle -- a well-known construction process - where an upwards of 15,000 square feet floor space can be "poured" every single day. This is, however, a somewhat labor intensive operation. Cities like Los Angeles and New York have already mastered… Continue Reading...

Contemporary Ethical Issues in Corrections

spirit, opening up a number of businesses which he used for the purposes of money laundering and, he said, to better the community where they were located. During his twenty years in prison, he gained an interest in physical fitness for the disabled. After being released, he used the entrepreneurial skills he had honed as a drug dealer for a higher purpose, creating a fitness business that catered to older adults. Mickens' example highlights how many criminals' experiences may not necessarily be evidence of a bad character, but rather their circumstances. It also highlights how educational initiatives and support… Continue Reading...

Holistic Victim Restitution Plan

Victorian working-claw life are as a result of a request for efficiency and 'value of money' from the 'new' police forces. In this context, an history of resilience was seen as an advantage (Walklate, 2013). There are three main institutions that make up the criminal justice system that moderate a case from the start, via trial, to sentence. The law enforcement officials commence a case, they collect evidence to recognize and utilize against the assumed culprit through inspection of the crime. The court carries on with the case to assess in case the presumed culprit is guilty without reasonable… Continue Reading...

Aged Population Showing Early Symptoms Of Dementia

giving the others like music and movies a run for their money. References Anguera, J. A., Boccanfuso, J., Rintoul, J. L., Al-Hashimi, O., Faraji, F., Janowich, J., et al. (2013). Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults. Nature 501, 97 -- 101 Aristotle University Of, T., Greek Association for Alzheimer Disease and Related, D., Instituto, P., & Virtual Reality Medical Center, U. (2015). Cognitive/Physical Computer-Game Blended Training with Personalized Brain Network Activation Technology for the Elderly (AlterniityAR). Ballesteros, S., Bischof, G. N., Goh, J. O. & Park D. C. (2013). Neural correlates of conceptual object priming in… Continue Reading...

Practice 1 and 2

26-40 (c) 41-60 (d) 61+ Opinion on Welfare Policy:Do you think government is spending too much money on welfare, too little money, or about the right amount?" Questions: 1. Which variable listed above are ordinal-level variables? __Opinion, Social Class, _ 2. Which variables are nominal? __Gender, _ 3. Which variables are interval-level? _Income, _ 4. Which variables are dichotomous? ___Age, _ Lecture 2 Practice Asian females respond to a survey about their federal pay grade. Respondent # #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 Responses 3 6 9 6 4 9… Continue Reading...

Restitution for Victims Of Crime

significantly affect the restitution process causing unnecessary loss of monetary compensation or even delays in submission of the restitution money (University of Portsmouth, 2012). E. Bearing that the restitution process can be tedious as indicated before, there is need to have a holistic approach to restitution that will centrally involve the victim and the perpetrator and all the players in the process. The victim advocate needs to be made aware of the loss information just as the victim. This will help in having a collective follow-up. Then there is need to have the crime report number for ease of… Continue Reading...

Eugenics Movement

China agreed with this goal (Dorsey, 2002).  There is also a great deal of money to be made by biotechnical firms that specialize in genetics technologies, with the majority of these companies being located in the United States (Dorsey, 2002). Given the enormous political clout that these wealthy biotechnical firms can bring to bear on policymakers, market demand may become the driving force behind eugenics technologies with little or no governmental oversight. In this regard, Dorsey concludes that, “These corporations are, by their very nature, guided by their bottom line. And yet, if financial considerations are allowed to drive the… Continue Reading...

Yonuts Product Description Essay

premium product, and doughnuts are entirely discretionary purchases.  To spend extra money on a premium product you don't need typically requires not only good taste, but a fairly high amount of disposable income.  Likewise, our customer therefore also has, in all likelihood, a university degree or higher, as there is a high correlation between education and income.   Our target customer is between the ages of 21-45.  Individuals will typically be less open-minded about new foods as they age, so even wealthier, urban individuals over 45 are less likely to adopt our innovative new product.  Younger customers are going… Continue Reading...

Guantanamo Bay Essay

only thing it is good for is making politicians look tough. And America shouldn't be wasting its money and reputation for that” (emphasis added) (2014, p. 37). Indeed, America’s money and reputation have been squandered if the results to date are any indication. For example, according to Conniff (2013), growing international outrage over the treatment of the suspected terrorists housed in the Guantanamo Bay detention center has damaged the credibility of the United States. In this regard, Conniff (2013) notes that, “Now, the spectacle of military medics force-feeding hunger-striking detainees, many of whom have been held for more than… Continue Reading...

Foreign Debt and Debt Services in South Africa Essay

capital formation 15 15.9 16.2 17.1 18.8 21.1 23.2 Change in inventories (after inventory valuation adjustment) -2.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -1.0 Residual items -0.1 -0.8 1.0 0.4 0.6 0.0 -0.7 Exports of goods and services (XGS) 33.0 28.1 26.7 27.4 29.7 31.5 35.4 Imports of goods and services 29.1 25.8 27.1 28.2 32.9 34.6 38.5 Monetary aggregates (percentage change) money supply (M2 - end of period) 16.28 15.94 11.63 17.68 20.06 20.70 10.47 Prices and interest rate (percentage change) Inflation (percent change)b 9.3 6.2 1.6 3.3 4.6 7.2 9.8 Saving rate (%) 10.25 7.25 6.75 6.25 7.00 9.75 10.25 Lending rate (%) 17.00 11.50 11.00 10.50 12.50 14.50 15.00 Exchange rate               U.S. dollar exchange rate (end of period) 10.52 7.56 6.45 6.36 6.77 7.05 8.25 Real effective exchange ratec 82.55 103.23 110.13… Continue Reading...

Credit Rating Agencies Essay

current regulations requiring the use of an assessment of the creditworthiness of a money market instrument or security or any references to credit ratings in such regulations; Modify such regulations identified in the review to remove any reference to, or requirement of reliance on credit ratings; and. Substitute with a standard of creditworthiness as the agency shall determine as appropriate for such regulations (Credit reporting agencies, 2014). In addition, on May 18, 2011, the SEC introduced new rules intended to address the additional requirements set forth in the Act (Credit reporting agencies, 2014). In this regard, in August 2014,… Continue Reading...

Us Airways and American Airlines Merger Essay

much as possible in order to cover those fixed costs, because planes cost money whether or not they are flying any passengers. The imperative for profitability in the industry is to align supply with demand, and for decades there was too much supply. In addition, the older airlines typically had defined-benefit retirement plans that were a drag on fixed costs. Retirees were living longer, health care costs were exploding and the new competitive environment meant that airlines could not make enough money to pay these benefits. Many benefits dates to union deals from the pre-deregulation era when airlines were… Continue Reading...

One Nation Under Walmart Essay

is based on practices that increase the corporate consolidation of the food system, take money away from farmers, workers, and food processors, and drive agriculture to get more industrialized” (p. 19). Because these pressures are already at work in the organic sector, critics argue that Walmart will simply exacerbate these forces further (Hauter, 2014).  This point is also made by Gupta (2014) who notes that even as Walmart was being praised by some corners, others were attacking the company’s entry into the organic food market depending on their point of view about the potential effects of the giant retailer… Continue Reading...

Human Trafficking Essay

and abroad. In fact, after drugs and gun-running, sex trafficking is the largest source of money for criminal organizations in the United States. Given the enormity of the problem and the vast sums of money that are involved, it is not surprising that the international community has not been successful in eliminating this practice. To determine the facts, this paper provides an analysis of the relevant literature concerning the correlation between prostitution and human trafficking to demonstrate that the two have an inextricable but difficult to quantify effect on each other. A summary of the research and important findings… Continue Reading...

Student Loans Essay

being manipulated by loan servicers in ways that bilk them out of even more money. For instance, the editors of American Banker point out that, “Many of the 3,800 private student loan complaints that the CFPB reviewed from October 2012 through September were related to payment processing issues, particularly when the borrower tried to pay off the debt early or set up a certain periodic payment structure but incurred a fee to do so.” 15  The CFPB has also reported that borrowers with more than one student loan have been unable to pay additional amounts on the loan that… Continue Reading...

Torture and Interrogation Essay

more than $1 billion a year with a half dozen research firms actively involved. All of this money did pay off in terms of identifying new interrogation and torture methods. In this regard, Hodge and Cooper note that: The research ranged from using electric shock, to giving LSD to unsuspecting subjects, to employing sensory deprivation. It was the latter experiments that bore fruit, producing a revolutionary new psychological torture paradigm that was superior to various physical methods that had been used for 2,000 years, from ancient Rome's hot irons to the medieval rack and wheel.21  The CIA reduced its… Continue Reading...

Carnival Cruise Customer Relationship Management

information on what type of services the family often spends money on (whether or not Mom likes to go to spas, etc., and whether or not Dad likes to go to bars or shows). It can show how the parents spend money on the kids, and what types of fun activities they like to do. If the findings of all this data reveal that there is a trend about what families like this do with their free time and their extra cash reserved for vacations, Carnival could adapt itself so that it offers these types of activities to the… Continue Reading...

Tesla Motors Accounting Policies

The company has often collected a fair bit of money from the end customer prior to shipping the vehicle, which allows it to recognize revenue in this way. In 2016, the company started reporting leasing revenue separately from general revenues. This is common practice in the automotive industry, but Tesla's leasing revenue was perhaps too small until that point to worry about separate reporting. This also distinguishes cash sales from lease sales, and the attendant credit risk that Tesla will bear as a result of these sales. It further allows for someone looking at the statements to parse the… Continue Reading...

Fire Safety Organizations and Affiliations with Other Groups

as important is the way the media provides the means by which a fire department raises money directly. The media can promote a fire department event, leading to corporate sponsorship. As Marinucci (n.d.) points out, volunteer fire departments are in a unique position, both financially and politically. Most organizations will need to know that they are getting something out of the affiliation; to sell the community group on the value of the relationship, the media is key. Community groups will generally recognize the value of affiliations with the fire service, particularly when they recognize the diverse work that fire… Continue Reading...

The Challenges Of Legalizing Prostitution

communities consider it as a taboo to discuss it in public. The situation even worsens when the money equation is involved. Perhaps, this explains why commercial sex is considered as an illegal activity. In the past decade, prostitution has been contested as policies, laws, and enforcement practices are repressive because of the ascendancy of interest groups committed to abolishing the whole sex industry. At the same time, some nations have decriminalized the act of prostitution. The book “Legalizing Prostitution” has been able to map out the current terrain and the backdrop of the whole discussion in America. Moreover, Weitzer… Continue Reading...

The Importance Of Social Media and the Fire Department

parties in the community. Bettering transparency, on the other hand, entails letting taxpayers see the utility of their money, and is an exceptional way of establishing trust and assuring the public that their tax is not being mismanaged. Increasing transparency could involve taking photos or videos of firefighters on site and posting details on professional development programs and training sessions. The positives of social media and its use in fire services are many and are not limited to the few mentioned above. However, the negative effects of such networking come to play when the department’s personnel exploit them for… Continue Reading...

Gospel Of John Vs Synoptic Gospels

Lk 9:28-36; Mk 9-23); the calming of the storm (Mt 8:23-27; Lk 8:22-25; Mk 4:35-41); the expulsion of the money changers from the temple (Mt 21:12-17; Lk 19:45-48; Mk 11:15-19)—and all four Gospels describe the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 (Mt 14:13-21; Lk 9:12-17; Mk 6:31-44; Jn 6:1-14). The Synoptic Gospels also focus on the childhood of Christ and even on His earthly lineage (being descended from the House of David). The Gospel of John, however, focuses on a different lineage—a spiritual lineage as it were: John describes how Christ was there in the Beginning: “In the… Continue Reading...

Bump in Us Incomes Nyt Article Review

the current generation has to save more than the proceeding generation. How much money one should set aside for retirement could be influenced by a wide range of factors. In my case, I would desire to retain approximately 60% of my annual income after I retire. With the annual mean wage of people in my profession being $76,730, this means that on retirement, I would expect to retain $46,038 per annum via social security and savings on retiring. Given that I would expect to make less in terms of lifetime income in comparison to the previous generation, I would… Continue Reading...

Amazon Vs. Bricks and Mortar

to make waves and revolutionize the retail industry, adjustments are going to have to be made. Amazon may lose money on its transactions, but what it is losing on retail sales, it is gaining in market share. Its stock price continues to climb as investors fall head over heels in love with the stock, seeing Amazon as the future. The convenience it offers to consumers cannot be matched: it is literally the one-stop shop for all almost all of one’s consumer needs. The trend for bricks and mortar retailers is bleak by comparison. Shopping malls are shuttering and looking… Continue Reading...

Improving Health Care for Native Americans

seems reasonable that steady increases in funding, coupled with a plan to invest that money in building better facilities, moving more into urban areas, perhaps with mobile clinics, will help to alleviate some of the crisis. Access to insurance is also a barrier. Some tribes have decided to take control over their public health care delivery systems by contracting the functions of IHS, which has allowed some larger tribes to develop their own public health departments, becoming more mobile and able to meet the needs of their constituents more readily (Allison, Rivers & Fottler, 2007). A final recommendation is… Continue Reading...

Active and Passive Mutual Funds

in order to counterbalance the taxes on the investments generating money (Anspach, 2016).   References Anspach, D. (2016). Actively Managed Investing vs. Passive Investing. The Balance. Retrieved from: https://www.thebalance.com/actively-managed-investing-vs-index-funds-2388517 Thune, K. (2017). 7 “Best of the Best” Mutual Funds to Buy. Investor Place. Retrieved from: https://investorplace.com/2017/09/7-best-mutual-funds-to-buy/#.Whr0_FWWbIW Wathen, J. (2016). Vanguard Healthcare Fund: 3 Things You Must Know Before Buying This Health Fund. The Motley Fool. Retrieved from: https://www.fool.com/investing/2016/10/21/vanguard-healthcare-fund-3-things-you-must-know-bu.aspx Continue Reading...

Prosecution Of Andrew Fastow

rules of accounting and Enron. www.nytimes.com Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/30/business/enron-s-many-strands-the-accounting-fuzzy-rules-of-accounting-and-enron.html Rogers, J. (2004). Fastow and his wife plead guilty. http:// money.cnn.com/ Retrieved from http://money.cnn.com/2004/01/14/news/companies/enron_fastows/ Continue Reading...

Solar and Wind Power

environment. Boca Raton: CRC Press. KHALFANI-COX,, L. (2011, June 20). 12 Household Appliances You Should Unplug to Save money. Retrieved from https://www.aol.com/2011/06/20/12-household-appliances-you-should-unplug-to-save-money/ Nelson, V. (2013). Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition. CRC Press.   Continue Reading...

Gold Smuggling and the Gold Black Market

from multiple unsavory sources. Due to lax Swiss banking laws, the nation has been a haven for money launderers around the world, who can easily transfer their capital into gold. From there, the gold is sometimes smuggled to Italy, where it is sometimes made into jewelry. As Naylor points out, Italy is the largest exporter of jewelry in the world. Jewelry is not just used as an accessory, but as an anonymous means of exchange. Essentially, people from around the world can wear their wealth in ways that prevents it from being taxed. A lot of the gold leaving… Continue Reading...

The Role Of Sarbanes Oxley Act in Curbing Corporate Fraud

In the aftermath of the scandal, investors sued the company claiming that they lost significant amounts of money since they bought shares on misleading accounts basis. After the scandal broke, the company lost almost half of its value. John Scouler, Christopher Bush, and Carl Rogberg, who were the former commercial director for food, managing director, and finance director respectively, were accused of financial fraud while in their professional capacity which was considered abuse of office (Colson, 2017). Failure of the Company’s AIS to Prevent the Fraud The company’s management failed to maintain a system of internal controls to ensure… Continue Reading...

Channel Member Marketing Plan

of what they do. However, they are all involved with the movement of a product and the time or money that goes into the same. Just a few functions that a channel member might do would include risk-taking, financing, physical distribution of good, negotiations, inventory management, contact management, promotions and so forth. For whatever task or tasks that a given channel member does for the exclusive marketing plan that is in question, there are certain expectations, metrics and needs that must be met. When it comes to risk-taking, one of things to understand is that some channel members are… Continue Reading...

Public Administration and Finance

carried out to help ensure that the government has adequate money to finance all its activities. In this regard, proper financial management in public administration is crucial towards preventing misuse of public money or resources as well as ensuring compliance with the relevant financial regulations. This paper examines finance in public administration in relation to the budgeting process and budget decision-making based on the fundamental principles of public finance. Fundamental Principles of Public Finance The management of finance and other financial resources in public administration is governed by some fundamental principles of public finance. According to Mikesell (2011), there… Continue Reading...

Implementing Compassionate Immigration Reform

it is axiomatic that in order to better understand a complicated situation, it is important to “follow the money.” Applied to illegal immigration, it is reasonable to suggest that the overwhelming majority of those who seek to enter the country illegally do so for better economic opportunities compared to their countries of origin (Bender, 2010). This aspect of “follow the money” is straightforward enough and likely serves to explain the rationale behind most illegal immigrants taking their lives in their hands to reach the “city on the hill.” This type of analysis suggests that to the extent that economic… Continue Reading...

The Secret to Success in Stocks Investing

is essential for first-time investors to understand that there is more than one way to invest your money. The options available are on either a micro-level using individual stocks or macroeconomic level through purchasing a basket of indexes. Secondly, the stock market is designed in a way that allows it to go up over time due to the huge direct investments available in the market that force prices to go high (Hiriyappa, 2008). Moreover, market investment will help an individual to beat inflation. By making such investments, one is mitigating their risk with diversification strategies that give better returns.… Continue Reading...

Using Expats to Spearhead Global Expansion

detail will be with respect to expense accounts – timely payment matters, given how much money the expat will be spending on both his/her life and on the business. If there is family involved, their needs will also need to be taken care of. If the spouse is accustomed to working, staying at home might prove a problem. The children will need an international school, and typically child care as well. In some countries, a drive might be required – this is more an issue in Hong Kong perhaps than in Dubai, though driving is relatively easy in both,… Continue Reading...

Public Funding and the Police

nice car that the police would like seize and sell at auction to raise money for the department (Sullivan, 2014). Unfortunately, this type of activity does not beholden the police to the community because it is somewhat controversial, even though civil asset forfeiture is perfectly legal. The funding concerns of the department are a reality, however, and police will do what they have to to ensure that funding is there. References FTC. (2016). Fundraisers calling on behalf of police and firefighters. Retrieved from https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0085-fundraisers-calling-behalf-police-and-firefighters Sullivan, L. (2014). Police can seize and sell assets even when the owner broke no… Continue Reading...

Compare and Contrast Childhood and Adulthood

children have a sense of awe, wonder, and excitement, adults need to focus more on making money and taking life seriously. The liberty of childhood gives way to the burdens of responsibility and pragmatism. Finally, the society views children as being innocent, not yet entrusted with the political, social, and economic responsibilities that adults contend with every day.   Continue Reading...

Financial Planning and Digital Literacy for Students

being a form of lending. Essentially, people who forget that credit cards entail borrowing money from a bank can get into a lot of trouble with debt accumulation. Next, taking out loans can be tricky. Student loans tend to have reasonable interest rates, but any amount of interest is still going to add up over time. The less the loan principal, the less the amount of total interest owed and the less I will have to pay over time. Another thing I learned this week is the difference between simple and compound interest. Sometimes we have no control over… Continue Reading...

Comparing the Us and Canadian Healthcare Systems

the change quickly, some are financially dependent on private payers, or insurance payers, and don't really make money on Medicare. These companies would struggle with a Medicare-only system at current rates. Any for-profit provider would essentially have to convert to being a non-profit provider, and that is where it gets tricky – a lot of equity would be lost if that were to be the case. In Canada, hospitals are run by the government as the system is vertically-integrated. To do this in the US would require nationalizing a lot of companies in the industry, at tremendous expense. There… Continue Reading...

Reforms Needed for Three Strikes Law

Further, throwing them in jail in general is probably a waste of time and money unless they remain defiant and unapologetic for the suffering that they wield. However, that should be judged and punished for on a case by case basis. Using brute force tactics on all cases should not be allowed for (Rakoff, 2017). Further, one event should generally be one strike. For example, all of the offenses (even if they are felonies) related to a carjacking or some other felony should be one offense. Further, three different drug deals involving the sale of pills or street drugs… Continue Reading...

How to Apply for and Receive a Student Loan

The choice to borrow money is never an easy one. Kyle needs to consider the loan as an investment in himself. A person like Kyle, who has a clear plan about his future and how he intends to build a career, has solid chances of being able to pay off the loan. It is people who are afraid to take financial risks that end up missing out on opportunities, neither achieving their dreams nor financial security. As long as Kyle applies for the right kind of loan, learning about his options and how to… Continue Reading...

Repealing Of Glass Steagall a Mistake

confidence in the economy. The reality is that when they are unstable, people are more hesitant to deposit money, if they think that there is a chance they could lose that money. With no deposits, banks cannot lend, and that means no mortgages, car loans, or small business loans, and that would be incredibly detrimental to the economy. One of the key objectives of Glass-Steagall was to ensure that there would be stability in the economy via stability in the commercial banking system. Investment banks, of course, have an entirely different business model. They take companies public, and work… Continue Reading...

Organizational Analysis for Veterans Health Administration

to ensure that the organization is well funded and it receives the required money in due time. VHA has an annual budget of approximately $68 billion and a huge portion of this money comes from the government. The organization has ensured that it offers graduate medical education in order for it to have enough trained employees. By contributing towards medical and scientific research, the organization also ensures that it receives grants from other sources, which it can use to improve its service delivery and motivate its employees. Receiving funds from other locations also reduces the organization's dependency on the… Continue Reading...

Selingo and Museus College Costs

States are now becoming for profit businesses that focus on increasing their money-making abilities, there is a need to understand how to improve the student experience while also taking into consideration a college’s need and desire to make money. Selingo puts value in Clay Christensen-style disruptive innovation instead while understanding that technology will continue to evolve to suit the needs of students and schools. Selingo believes that there will be a continued use of brick and mortar schools and online learning with innovations leading to ease of use of online education and classes taught in schools. “I don’t believe… Continue Reading...

Anthropological Observations at a Salad Bar

food, the first girl responded, “I don’t like to think about it! I spend too much money on food! But I tell myself that it’s all organic and good for me so that makes me feel better.” This is one of the paradoxes of Whole Foods—on one hand, its image is very healthy and it suggests that by eating there, people are doing something good for themselves. People who eat at its salad bar can feel more virtuous than they might eating elsewhere. The food is tasty and appealing, unlike traditional health food, so everyday business people, parents, and… Continue Reading...

Probability Of Inflation or Deflation

money and Inflation One of the most challenging issues in the modern economic environment is whether inflation or deflation will occur in the near future. This issue has become controversial and divisive among economists because of the volatile economic times. The nature of the modern economic environment has made it difficult for economists to agree on whether inflation or deflation is likely to be experienced in the future. While some economic analysts hold the view that a big increase in inflation is… Continue Reading...

Societal Perceptions Of Pornography

on love, but simply acts that the characters engage in to make money. Therefore, pornography does not demonstrate the appropriate and responsible way for fulfilling sexual impulses and can create an environment where people are treated as sex objects rather than human beings with feelings and emotions. Secondly, I believe that pornography has devastating impacts on the society since it contributes to broken relationships, addictions, rape, and violence. These damages are the consequences of uncontrolled, irresponsible sex, which is a common feature in pornographic materials. Increased consumption of pornographic material has been found to result in addiction through rewiring… Continue Reading...

Federal Reserve and Interest Rates

interest owed on the debt will increase and that means more money going just to pay the interest on the loans the country has racked up. At the same time, pension funds and other types of funds are chasing yield in risky markets (the stock market is at an all-time high this year) because they cannot earn enough in interest by purchasing bonds (since rates are so low). As for Dodd-Frank and regulation policy, this is not likely to have much impact on the Fed or constrain it in any way (Lodge, 2011). The real issues are what the… Continue Reading...

Net Present Value Project Evaluation

(2013), “a significant advantage of the net present method is that it incorporates the time value of money into the analysis of proposed capital investments” (p. 371). This is unlike is the case in the payback period method/approach. In place of the net present value, yet another approach that could come in handy is the payback period. However, as I have pointed out elsewhere in this text, unlike is the case with NPV, the time value of money is not accounted for in payback period. This approach is, however, much simpler than the net present value method as it… Continue Reading...

Financial Statement Analysis Of Verizon

big number that jumps out in the investing section is that the company spent money in 2015 to acquire more wireless licenses. This was a major investment in its future, one made in a year of strong cash flows. Verizon has otherwise allocated a steady $17 billion per year for capital expenditures. The major item of note under financing activities is the acquisition of non-controlling interest for $58 billion in FY2014. This relates back to the 2013 purchase of Verizon Wireless stake that was held by Vodafone. Since that point, it was mostly just routine bonds coming due and… Continue Reading...

Which Is Better Paper or Electronic Currency?

Paper money vs. Electronic money I would define money as a form of currency that represents a store of labor or value (Davies, 2004), which can be exchanged for goods or services. money does not have to be “backed” by anything—though some feel it should be backed by a standard such as gold, which is universally acknowledged as having value (Kemp, 2001). In actuality, one’s government has a natural right to coin its own currency and issue it to citizens. The fact that our government has given up this right to… Continue Reading...

Apples Stock Movement 2017

works that would essentially seal the deal. For a company like Apple in particular with so much money held offshore because of the high taxation rate in the U.S., a tax plan that lowered the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% would be very welcome news and mean that Apple could repatriate some of its offshore holdings and reinvest them in the U.S. Apple was also set to release a new iPhone and that is typically welcome news in the market and good for Apple’s stock. Interest in the iPhones continues to be impressive though there is some… Continue Reading...

Europe and the Modern Era

for the actions of industry owners. Industrialization had indeed changed the way Europe viewed itself: money, profits and production were huge driving forces as Big Business began to assert itself along with Big Finance—two poles that drove modern Europe. Europe still struggled with identity, however, and it again fell into civil war in the 20th century—twice with two World Wars decimating much of the European soil. A practical peace was outlined at the end of it and today the European Union (EU) exists to promote peace and stability. However, that too may soon be ending, as the UK has… Continue Reading...

Oral History Project

even my kids couldn't do that. I put a lot of money away for my grandkids because I know they're going to need it. Thanks for walking me through time. This is stuff I think about a lot. When you retire, you have all kinds of time to reflect. I wasn't part of anything big, you know. I was just a normal middle class guy. Worked a boring job, raised a family. I never wanted to be a part of that big world stuff, and I wasn't. I just wanted to do my thing and give my kids a… Continue Reading...

Role Of Privately Owned Media in a Democracy

to frame its opinions. Despite the limitations such as the need to make money, privately-owned media still represent the best opportunity for the people who elect their leadership to learn about the policies enacted, the issues that the nation faces, and the people who are running for office. When the media performs this function effectively, it retains its power as the fourth estate, an essential component of democracy. When this role is degraded in any way, the media loses power, and so does the democracy, resulting in governments subservient not to the interests of the electorate but to the interests… Continue Reading...

Human Resources and Labor Shortage by 2030

they do even than for their salary. Workers are motivated by organizational culture factors much more than money. Given this, companies around the world need to attract top talent by changing their culture. The organizational culture of the future will thrive only when it transforms its culture to meet the needs of a highly skilled and highly motivated work force. The “people strategy” that Strack (2014) recommends is divided into four main keys: workforce planning, attracting the right people, upskilling, and retaining the right people. Workforce planning, Strack (2014) says, will be more important than financial planning by 2030.… Continue Reading...

Political Science

federal level. Another reason third-party candidates don’t do well would surely be money. Indeed, there are massive amounts, into the millions and billions of dollars, that are spent on, for or against the candidates in the two major parties. It should not be a huge surprise that even though Donald Trump is by no means an “establishment” Republican and even though he clearly was not desired as a victorious candidate by a good share of the GOP base, he still ran (and won) as a Republican. A third, and ancillary, reason why third-party candidates are often derided and hated… Continue Reading...

Oral History Of the Russian People

the CPSU. [Instead] we all went home too early. The black marketers and money changers took power. Contrary to what Marx predicted, after socialism, we’re building capitalism.”[footnoteRef:1] Or there is the description of the young woman in love, recounting the experience of seeing tanks in the streets for the first time, and feeling alive, feeling liberated, feeling in love with Oleg and in love with socialism (happy to see Soviet socialism falling but hoping for a purer socialism to prevail): “Today, they accuse us of fighting for capitalism…That’s not true! I was defending socialism, but some other kind, not… Continue Reading...

Growth Vs Fixed Mindset

form of a popular novel, got her to a point where she does not have to worry about money or working again for the rest of her life. For a time, she decided to live off that talent via book royalties and enjoyed herself. Before that stage, she was in the growth mindset, working hard to hone her craft and perfect her book. Then, after some time basking in the success of the Potter books, she chose to write again, writing an adult novel titled, The Casual Vacancy. (Kakutani) People can reach a certain level of success on any… Continue Reading...

Careers in Criminal Justice and Prospects

United States does spend a fair amount of taxpayer money on maintaining its criminal justice system, there are budget restrictions that prevent salaries in some states from increasing at a rate commensurate with increases in costs of living and inflation. Having said that, I am still optimistic about finding a job right away after I graduate. Job outlook for the upcoming year is positive, increasing on par with national averages for all other sectors (“Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists” 1). I have no illusions about earning top dollar the first year after I graduate, unlike some of my… Continue Reading...

The Tourism Industry in Mexico

the tourist and promotes the tourists’ character. The host country bends over backwards to accommodate the tourists who have money. The local character is lost. As Chapter 1 of the book shows, the U.S. Mexican War set the stage for this type of relationship and it was not an equal one in any sense of the word. The relationship was always one in which the rich WASP from America used the exotic nation of Mexico for fun but denied the nation equal status or importance on an international level. The U.S. stole Mexican territory and justified it by claiming… Continue Reading...

Women in Positions Of Leadership in Business

marketplace when they start creating inclusive environments now. By putting valuable time, money, and other resources towards radical, sustainable, and meaningful change, Wojcicki is laying the foundations for a more ethical business culture in the future. Being in a position of power enables Susan Wojcicki to have real potential to effect meaningful change in society. Her influence may extend far beyond the realm of YouTube, far beyond the borders of Silicon Valley, into the very fabric of society. Firing the author of the Google Memo sent a strong message about what is and is not tolerable in a society… Continue Reading...

Crowdsourcing and Quality Control

selecting for geography. Translators living in low-cost countries will often be willing to work for less, simply because their money goes further. People living in higher cost areas will be less likely to work for anything but the highest rates, which means that selecting for geography could impact on the price as well. Conclusions There are a lot of different variables available on CrowdFlower, and these can be used by a client to determine a lot of different aspects of the translation work. The cost and quality will be factors, as well the completion time. This level of control… Continue Reading...

How to Understand the Stock Market

“rigged,” in the sense that Wall Street insiders have access to information that ordinary investors do not. For example, money market managers and other insiders have access to “huge amounts of capital” that create fluctuations in price in what could be considered an unfair advantage—similar to the ways Wal-Mart undercuts small businesses at the bottom end of the supply chain (Abraham 1). Abraham also reminds investors of the importance of political clout. Politics plays an indirect but important role in market values, particularly in sectors with large lobbying presence. Ordinary investors are poised to mitigate these unfair disadvantages through… Continue Reading...

How to Quit Smoking

her quit smoking so that she can save her health, save money, and just be an altogether more enjoyable person to be around. (It is not that much fun being around a person who smokes all the time). To solve this problem, I have applied the six-step problem solving process. This paper will review the steps and explain what I did step-by-step to help my friend quit smoking. Step One: Define the Problem The problem my friend was having was that she was smoking a pack a day and did not know how to stop. If she went a… Continue Reading...

Bin Laden Al Qaeda Financing Crime

Qaeda. While Naylor spends the entire Wages of Crime focusing on the flows of black market and blood money, he does so within a morally relativist framework. Chapter Seven of Wages of Crime is an addendum, new to the most recent edition of the book that was originally published prior to September 11. Responding to the pressing push to apply the economist’s approach to terrorist financing, Naylor understandably adds this chapter as part of his ongoing narrative on the wages of crime. Given the tenor and themes contained in the rest of the book, it comes as little surprise… Continue Reading...

How Important Is the Idea Of Equality to Each Theorist

tendency to measure a person’s worth based on how much money he/she has gave rise to the modern menace of moral inequality. A closer examination of the insights provided by the theorist can prove useful when it comes to attempting to tackle the issues surrounding inequality.   References 1. Jean-Jacques Rousseau "Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men" 2. John Stuart Mill "On Liberty" 3. John Stuart Mill "On the Subjection of Women" 4. John Locke "Second Treatise of Government". Continue Reading...

Michigan Community Child Watch Programs

Just one, one-hour session is not enough for proper training. False 911 calls or misleading accusations drain taxpayer money that could be going to real emergencies. “If a caller lies about the occurrence of a crime to 911, they are breaking the law. Thinking of these calls as mere pranks, or as an extension of nuisance calls, will ensure that 911 continues to be abused” (Turvey, Savino, & Mares, 2017, p. 73). If people continue to report people without being certain of what they are doing, it can lead to problems leading to false arrests and so forth. Because… Continue Reading...

Proposed Immigration Bill

Changes: Regarding Sections A-D: The wall is a waste of money and so too are the doubling of border control forces and the other physical barriers that create a police state scenario. Is this the land of the free, is this a vision for a new America? No, it is not. Border security and immigration control can be achieved without such draconian measures. Title I, Section E is, however, generally sound. Funds can be much better spent than on interior enforcement, but it is agreed that a pilot program for notifying immigrants their visas are about to expire is a… Continue Reading...

College Debt

particular professions only. Researchers note that several billion dollars per annum in grant money isn’t claimed by students. Scholarships and cash awards Awards and scholarships may be granted for almost all things (volunteering, video games, etc.), with several billion dollars awaiting needy students. Cash prizes sponsored by companies and associations are more widely available for college upperclassmen and needn’t be repaid either. In spite of the widely-believed myths regarding awards and scholarships, one can acquire one despite hailing from a medium- to – high income household or lacking perfect test scores or grade point assessments (GPAs). ii. Debt originating… Continue Reading...

Enron Fraud

business had to operate within the bounds of the law: “to make as much money as possible while con­forming to the basic rules of the society, both those embodied in law and those embodied in ethical custom” (Friedman, 1970). Thus, the shareholder argument not only dictates that businesses uphold the law in pursuit of profits, but also ethical custom. The stakeholder argument holds that businesses impact a number of different stakeholders, and therefore should take the needs of those different stakeholder groups into account – workers, the environment, and others that might be impacted by externalities not specifically built… Continue Reading...

Cultural Diversity Issues

WWMT.com comes the news story of Western Michigan University Bronson School of Nursing receiving $2 million in grant money for scholarships to students who are from different cultural backgrounds so that a more diverse culture of student nurses can be achieved (VanTimmeren, 2017). As Bryan (2014) points out, culture is very important in this day and age because it informs people’s perspectives and values about what is good and bad regarding others in society. If people have a very narrow and poorly conceived viewpoint or perspective on other cultures, there is going to be tension in the field. To… Continue Reading...

School Crime Prevention Programs

to drug use. Indeed, poverty and squalor can lead students (and adults) to deal drugs to cope and get money. Even so, the program does partially address gangs, violent behavior and other related items (Ingraham, 2017). Another program that exists is known as Second Step. This would be the program that helps try to reduce aggressive behavior and impulsivity in children. This program is good in that such behavior is strongly correlated to crime and thus it needs to be addressed. One major failing of the program is that such behavior commonly has its genesis with mental illness. Thus,… Continue Reading...

The U.s Economy and Health Care

policy recommendations (Graham, 2016). NCPA findings reveal citizens have more money to devote to services and goods after disbursing healthcare as compared to a majority of other industrialized countries. Moreover, healthcare expenditure typically stems from other economic activities. Its policy brief asserts that America has experienced greater economic progress in the past half-century as compared to all other similarly advanced countries (with the exception of Norway and Switzerland). Basically, per capita GDP has undergone a swifter rise as compared to healthcare expenditure (Graham, 2016). Not including social and health service costs in citizens’ earnings, America enjoys a higher GDP… Continue Reading...

Tesla\'s Technology for Competitive Advantage

forward, the company sees autonomous vehicles as the future. It has invested a lot of money in recording driving data from its current fleet of automobiles. The result is that Tesla has a much larger body of knowledge from which to draw than the companies – such as Google and Apple – that are also working on self-driving cars (Ahdoot, 2016). Studying its vehicles also has benefits in the short run. Tesla uses the data that it gathers to enhance each iteration of its vehicles. By learning about customer preferences, and about driving patterns, Tesla is in a better… Continue Reading...

Psychology Of Motivation and Oxytocin

terms of humanitarian benefits, to attract those with high levels of oxytocin who might be encouraged to donate money. Likewise, ad campaigns can target new mothers or newlyweds, who might already have high doses of oxytocin. Interestingly, oxytocin supplementation could be used as a means of improving quality of life in all societies. If there could be some way to make the peptide readily available and administered according to ethics of autonomy and self-determination, people might be more prone overall to making more prosocial decisions and behaving in ways that are altruistic. It is a long way away before… Continue Reading...

Economic Impact Australian Mining Boom

minimum wage rate within the market is the minimum amount of money that is paid to the worker or employee within the industry. In the course of the mining boom, the minimum wage rate increase and in 2010 the minimum wage in Australia was A$ 15. The increase in minimum wage policy likely had an impact on the marginal factor cost and the average revenue product curve. The marginal factor cost is the change in the total cost emanating from the employment of one more or one less unit of the variable factor. The illustration below delineated the demand… Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Mission Vision and Values

a difference is a generic platitude. When paired with create value it is really just saying "make money, but oh yeah, try to be a decent human being , too, cause we're not just about money." Of these elements, the second is really the one that matters most. Coca-Cola could in theory change its business away from beverages. The third element of the mission statement is a combination of the obvious and the banal. Really the focus on optimism and happiness is the only valuable element. This is not something normally seen in a mission statement, but it reflects… Continue Reading...

Preaching James and Related to Poverty

professional duties to pro bono work, performing volunteer work, donating money, or simply refusing to accept the spoils of corruption for personal gain, it is possible to make a difference in the world through small but meaningful actions. Unfortunately, we continue to live in a world in which conspicuous consumption is viewed as desirable. While there are significant social and political movements away from rank materialism, the general zeitgeist remains strictly focused on selfishness and corruption. The election of Donald Trump shows that a large number of Americans remain ignorant of their own individual culpability for injustice and inequities.… Continue Reading...

Macroeconomic Indicators

increased while PCE has stagnated. Using the Expenditure Approach, GDP is measured by totaling the money spent on 4 categories: Consumption (C), Investment (I), Government (G), and Exports minus Imports (X-M). GDP = C + I + G + (X-M). PCE uses the same data points as GDP but focuses on consumption whereas GDP is said to measure production. If consumption is only moving sideways and production is supposedly going up—what can be determined from this? It is possible that wealth is being distributed among the majority of the populace but rather consolidated, with profits from production rolling into… Continue Reading...

Parallels Between Business and Biology

have been able to come together to invest enough money to build a website as sophisticated as the one Amazon was using. This would have required a very proactive approach, and there might still have been significantly long-run cost, but it would have been worth trying. After all, the same large retail stores selling CDs were always going to go under, so survival really would have required a change in the business model. The fact that Tower was unable or unwilling to do that is a big reason why the company did not succeed in the long run. Changing… Continue Reading...

Leadership

is a risk involved. However, it is quite small and the time or money spent as part of that risk is minimal. However, the reward is quite high for those situations and prospective clients that work out. The key, per the interviewee, is for that marketing email (or whatever medium it happens to be) needs to be concise, efficient, polished and in line with the business and its strategy. So long as the emails are done properly and accurately, this will lead to an aggregate level of success. This makes the risk worth the cost involved. So long as… Continue Reading...

Apple

tax rate, Apple stands to profit from the repatriation of billions back to US soil and reinvesting that money into the US economy could reap big rewards, especially as China looks to close the door on big tech competitors. If Apple wants to maintain its place in the tech market, it needs to return to its innovative roots and embrace a more visionary approach, similar to that which Elon Musk has brought with Tesla. With the price elasticity of demand impacting sales (and with a rehash of old products under new names impacting them as well), and with the… Continue Reading...

Proper Supply Chain Management

down the road or it may be next year. Regardless, too much inventory was collected and thus money was spent unnecessarily (Muller, 2011). The other consideration is that the excess will have to be disposed of or sold somewhere. Even if the product is used eventually, it will collect dust and take up room until that happens. The degree to which this shall happen will obviously depend on how much money wasted. It is true that not all product is seasonal. However, anything surrounding holidays, a certain time of the year (from a weather standpoint) and so on will… Continue Reading...

Oil Crises Term in West Africa

the government, which have an impact on the cost, amount and accessibility of money and credit within the economy. In particular, monetary policy operates on two fundamental economic variables including the level of interest rates and the aggregate supply of money in circulation. Numerous developing nations in West Africa position a great deal of focus on monetary policy to expediate an arranged and methodical process on economic development (Mudida, 2003). Monetary policies have major implications on economies in West Africa during periods of oil crises. It is imperative to note that most of the oil producing nations in West… Continue Reading...

Amazon Capital Decisions

and resources. It is a question without an easy answer. Regardless, it is a lot of money, effort and other capital-related maneuvers that Amazon must consider carefully. Doing things in a half-hearted way leads to bad outcomes. However, trying to win at all costs is also something that is not going to work well. In making capital budgeting and resource allocation decisions, they will need to comply with the law, comply with the desires and intentions of shareholders/stakeholders and also adhere to the proper minimum ethical standards. The last of those might be hard to define as different people… Continue Reading...

Why Facebook Is Banned in China

the end, it is still just all about the money. References Darwell, B. (2012). China’s Renren social network copies Facebook timeline. Retrieved from http://www.adweek.com/digital/chinas-renren-social-network-copies-facebook-timeline/ Love, D. (2011). 17 people who were fired for using Facebook. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-fired-2011-5 Snider, M. (2017). Facebook aims to filter more fake news from news feeds. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/06/30/facebook-aims-filter-more-fake-news-news-feeds/440621001/ Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Company Case Study

significant success and market domination. Moreover, the organization follows the generic differentiation strategy by spending substantial amounts of money for marketing and advertising campaigns in order to differentiate itself and generate a distinctive image for its various products. According to Bailey (2014), advertising and marketing campaigns have substantially increased the organization’s brand supremacy throughout the years. For instance, in the 2013 fiscal year, Coca-Cola Company spend almost $4 billion, equivalent to 7 percent of its 2013 revenues generated on advertisements. In particular, the recipe for manufacturing Coca-Cola has been kept a secret and the company is able to advertise… Continue Reading...

Role Of Office Of National Coordinator

is the basic test of the effectiveness of the management in using the investors’ money (McCLure B., 2017). Financial leverage This is the use of debt to acquire additional assets. It is also known as trading on equity. Leverage us employed in order to avoid using too much equity to fund operations. The benefits of the leverage is definitely that the company can expand faster through proper use of it, get more assets under its name and in effect increase its net worth in the market. The disadvantage of leverage is that if not properly regulated and utilized, there… Continue Reading...

Will Brazil Become a Global Trade Partner

time by creating an import substation strategy where the government would invest a massive amount of money and targeted key industries. Along with the investments and focus in other areas, Brazil’s government also safeguarded against competition using high tariff walls. The article notes that the strategy worked for four decades. Brazil saw a 7% growth from 1950 to 1980. The strategy also led to the creation of a diversified and large industrial sector. However, in the 1980’s inflation soared, and disaster came once again. Along with high inflation, investment fell due to the fear of foreign investors in Brazil’s… Continue Reading...

Texas Constitution

clearly itemized: this is so the government can be kept small the powers and money given to the executive branch and state legislature are intentionally kept limited. Another manifestation of this trend is the usage of the long ballot, meaning that all positions in the state are given via election, not simply appointment (Collier et al., 62). This can at times conflict with the political preferences for limited government as constitutional reform and revision continues to struggle to gain support (Collier et al., 62). Some of the aspects of the document that seek to limit government power undermine this… Continue Reading...

The Good and the Bad Of Capitalism

to further enhance profit making potential, significant discrepancies in wage rates arise and the distribution of money ends up being disproportionate. It is for this reason that wealth disparities vary widely in capitalist economies – i.e. with some living below the poverty line, and others having immense wealth. Thus, in essence, one of the most important attributes of capitalism, i.e. profit potential, ends up working against the said capitalism. Carl Marx deemed the extraction of surplus (using the workers’ labor) to be the primary goal of employers. On the other hand, he posited that wage maximization was the basic… Continue Reading...

Sustainable Construction and Structural Insulated Panels

and small-scale projects. Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a material that not only save owners money but allows for easier operation and maintenance of homes and buildings (Kibert, 2016). Construction is an important part of modern society. The demand for adequate housing has grown along with costs for construction (Kibert, 2016). Urban areas require construction of large buildings where people live in apartments, co-ops, and public housing. These buildings may account for over 40% of energy consumption (Kibert, 2016). In fact, construction for the European Union has led to an estimated 40% of every human-produced waste (UNEP, 2001). While recent… Continue Reading...

Homelessness

out of the homelessness problem, something which is futile and a waste of city money, and even something that one could argue, exacerbates the homelessness problem. For example, if a police officer sees someone sleeping on the street, they can issue a citation for a fee of around $300, something that most homeless people simply cannot pay. The homeless person then needs to appear in court to address this citation, something they often never do. Experts have found that the increase in the number of arrests and citations generally is something that follows an increase in the number of… Continue Reading...

Electronic Waste

What sorts of exchange do these products leverage (e.g., information, money, software, or other media)? Give several concrete examples and explain them as clearly as you can in your own words. Network effect refers to the phenomenon whereby a service or product will gain additional value as more people use the service or product. An example of network effects is the rise social media. The more users who are present on Twitter, sharing comments, media, and links, the more powerful the platform becomes to the public. The same effect of growth through traffic was experienced by Facebook, Instagram, and… Continue Reading...

Apple Expansion into Myanmar

dependent on major projects that bring in a large sum of money in a short period of time. The largest source of FDI is the People's Republic of China. The four biggest areas are garments, agriculture, construction and tourism (Gelb, Calabrese & Tang, 2017). Type of Economy Myanmar is a nascent democracy, with a nascent capitalist economy. There are many issues facing the country in terms of economic structure. While the central government is working with the World Bank to open the economy, the previous military regime exerted strong control over almost all aspects of the country's economy. The… Continue Reading...

Alfred Hitchcock Film Psycho Analysis

(“Psycho - How Alfred Hitchcock Manipulates An Audience”). A close-up on the wad of money in the envelope is shown because Marian is thinking about stealing it, an illegal and unethical act carried out for unselfish reasons; the audience is now inside the protagonist’s head and about to go on the journey to the Bates motel with her. Hitchcock continues to alternate between different types of shots and camera angles to manipulate the mind of the reader, to help the reader see what Marian sees and feel what she feels. Music underscores the emotional content of the film, paralleling… Continue Reading...

Thematic Integration Of Faith, Learning and Business

one has to believe in a higher power who is helping and guiding one along—otherwise investing so much money in business is just cavalier. Furthermore, there’s more evidence to suggest that faith is an important component for success in business. Neubert and colleague Steve Bradley engaged in a research project on microfinance endeavors in Africa and Indonesia and discovered that the more importance people placed on their connection with a higher power and hence the way they engaged with others and the world at large, as a consequence of that—something researchers referred to as their “spiritual capital” was something… Continue Reading...

Social Networking Effect on Philanthropy

that transpired across various non-profits by people interacting on the social internet. The 3rd basic principle is making money from individual successes, the analytic springboard for the idea of intelligent philanthropy. Financiers essentially always have a range of results that may help to progress their objective (Weinstein & Bradburd, 2013). Consequently, to understand which projects to finance in order to best reach that objective, Persistent Monetization requires monetizing every unique end result via Quality-Adapted Life Years or QALY. When preparing one's social networking marketing campaign, they might be aimed to their mission as well as who they want to interact… Continue Reading...

India Government and Economics

making it difficult to root out even via litigation. In fact, bribery is rampant in the judiciary itself with money being accepted in exchange for desirable outcomes (Goswami, 2017). Copyright Infringement and Intellectual Property In an attempt to compete in the global market, India has been attempting to tighten controls on copyright infringement and intellectual property. Unfortunately, intellectual property is not sacrosanct in India. The laws are in place but they are not being enforced. “Despite positive statements and initiatives upon which the Modi Administration has embarked, the pace of reform has not matched high-level calls to foster innovation… Continue Reading...

 innocence Of Bruno Hauptmann

The Lindberghs could afford to pay, and they did, hiring an intermediary named John Condon to transfer the money to the kidnappers. The money was handed over in marked gold certificates. Yet the baby was never returned and on May 12, 1932, a truck driver “who had stopped to relieve himself stumbled across the infant's decomposing body in a roadside wood near the Hopewell residence,” (Cornwell 1). The infant son of the most famous men in America had been kidnapped and murdered. For two years, the case remained unsolved. Not a clue emerged. The police and the general public… Continue Reading...

Transitioning to Computers and Electronic Medical Records in Healthcare

to such healthcare systems is not always without issues and often involves a significant investment of time and money. First of all, from a staffing point of view, change management is needed to ensure that the transition is effective. One helpful way to view change of any kind within an organization is that of Lewin’s Change Management Model, which suggests that organizations must first have an unfreezing period, where critical actors are convinced of the need for change. Particularly in healthcare, where providers must often balance highly stressful days with learning how to operate a new system, the need… Continue Reading...

Missionaries

specific projects, but without offering accompanying spending reports or budgets. By showing where the money has been going, outlined in detail in each letter, the Beebouts effectively market their mission. Audience The audience mainly includes potential donors to the RCA. Given the citation of Biblical passages within the first few sentences of each letter, the audience is also from the evangelical Christian community, and would most likely be American too. References Beebout, Susan. “Dear Friends.” April 2017. https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?e=[UNIQID]&u=3e42bdcc6b1ae58a3f6ea1edd&id=a2c689acc9 “RCA Global Mission.” Reformed Church of America. https://www.rca.org/rca-global-mission Continue Reading...

Hawaii Language Culture and Affirmative Action

a slew of other programs that could be cut, or a number of other ways the money could be more equitably distributed in the university’s financial strategy. Targeting Hawaiian language classes is both unfair and unnecessary. The protests were needed to show how much students actually care about these programs even if just for their symbolic and political presence at the school. Second, preserving Hawaiian language is something that will not happen with a laissez-faire program. The university’s program needs to keep the language alive actively, by holding classes in Hawaiian, by having Hawaiian language lectures, and publishing bilingually… Continue Reading...

H&m Trade Comparative Advantages

and the jobs will not only cost less but allow the workers to put more money back into the Romanian economy. So the government can do a few things. It can't impose tariffs because it doesn't control its own trade policy, but it can control some of the assistance that it gives the industry in terms of taxation, incentives, and even purchasing textiles on a large scale. One way or another, the Romanian government is likely to find a way to shift some money into the textile industry in order to prop it up, and ideally maintain enough comparative… Continue Reading...

Myanmar\'s Place in the Global Garment Business

current account deficit, but in general the conditions for growth are positive and money is starting to flow into the country (Chern, 2017). There are definitely differing views, however, on the state of the economy (Lwin, 2017), which leads one to believe that the high end of the economy might continue to do well while those who are more dependent on government for financial security are going to be more at risk. Surrounded by major players in the textile business, Myanmar is starting to develop an industry of its own on the manufacturing side. Akter (2017) notes that the… Continue Reading...

Seattle Homelessness Action Plan

to adopt the appropriate habits necessary to build greater independence in matters money and life management – which would in turn enable them to maintain housing and meet basic needs. Some of the most appropriate skills in this case include money management skills, time management skills, conflict resolution skills, and emotional management skills. Others include, but they are not limited to, family planning methods and family management skills. Also, as it has been pointed out elsewhere in this report, drug and substance abuse has been linked to homelessness in Seattle City. Drug addicts routinely act erratically and in addition… Continue Reading...

American Dream and Wealth Gap

as the monetization of debt became another way for Wall Street to make money off Main Street. The American Dream prior to this was connected to the concept of upward mobility, but this too has been linked to the prospect of homeownership. Essentially, the American Dream has always been a dream about ownership of assets, of being at the minimum part of the middle class—a status that anyone could achieve in America so long as he was willing to work hard. Today, with globalization and the offshoring of manufacturing, the blowing of credit bubbles, the devaluation of the dollar,… Continue Reading...

Marketing and Earned Income Revenue for Nonprofits

are under increasing pressure to do more with fewer resources in the form of time and money. Many are also finding that donations are less profitable than in the past, as potential donors are inundated with new requests, thanks to the ubiquity of social media. Earned income is one potential way to bridge the gap. Perhaps the classic example of a nonprofit which makes use of earned income revenue is that of the Girl Scouts, whose famous cookies have functioned as both a positive marketing campaign as well as an important support for the organization’s activities (Lapowsky 2017). Many… Continue Reading...

The History Of Crime in the United States America

a new enemy to engender fear in the mind of the public. Fear motivates consumers to spend money on things that presumably protect them, like guns, and fear motivates voters to select politicians who promise to protect them too. Likewise, fear enables government allocation of resources to things like criminal justice. In the absence of the Cold War, the media also had a vacuum to fill and filled it promptly with imagery of ordinary crime. Without communism as the enemy, Americans turned to ordinary crime as the new focal point. It was as if Americans genuinely wanted something to… Continue Reading...

Financial Reports and Lending Decisions

There are several things I would want to know before lending money to anybody. One of these is the audited financial statements for the past three years. The reason I want to see the audited financial statements is because the auditing process ensures the reliability and truthfulness of the statements. Statements that are unaudited are simply not worth the paper they are printed on – the auditing process will uncover irregularities, and I'm going to need that in order to lend money. Furthermore, the auditor's report puts a stamp of approval – knowing… Continue Reading...

The Vice Commission and Chicago in 1911

disappeared as most girls appear to be up for a little sport regardless of whether there is money in it for them or not. This indicates that even though women could not obtain a decent wage in the city in 1911, there were at least some standards with regard to sexual morality at the time that were held by mainstream society—though there is also a whiff of hypocrisy running like an undercurrent through it all. A question that this source raises in my mind is why were employers so unwilling to pay these girls a decent wage, and why… Continue Reading...

Conflict Resolution Education and Theory Bible

Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” (Luke 14:28). Reflecting on the facts or merits of a case allows the effective conflict resolution leader to establish terms for peaceful resolution. Similarly, self-reflection helps the conflict resolution leader avoid making assumptions or leaping to conclusions. Reflection is a disposition that requires emotional intelligence. One of the key components of emotional intelligence skills is the ability to monitor one’s own thoughts and feelings, and also to manage or control those thoughts proactively and effectively. Empirical research shows that in… Continue Reading...

Girl Power Feminism

it empowers them to do is not clear. What is clear is that the money that they get for doing it certainly empowers them to have a nice life, and the attention and fame that the media gives them reinforced the idea that they are in some way doing something that is “good” for women—liberation, aggression, freedom, whatever handle they want to attach to it. What they don’t say is that this liberation is just a fad, too. The novelty wears off. The act grows old and routine. Miley and the other girl power feminists are not really doing… Continue Reading...

Women in 20th Century Canadian Society

during the war, women responded to their circumstances by taking the jobs of their husbands, not merely to make money, but as a means of breaking free from social constraints. [1: Dorothy May King quoted in Linda Goyette and Carolina Jakeway Roemmich, eds. Edmonton: In Our Own Words, (Edmonton, University of Alberta Press, 2004), p. 204.] [2: Marie Joussaye, The Songs that Quinte Sang (Belleville: Sun, 1895): 66-67] [3: Kori Street, “Patriotic, Not Permanent: Attitudes about Women’s Making Bombs and Being Bankers.” A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service (UBC Press, 2012), 148-170.] [4: Sandra Gwyn, Tapestry of war: a Private View of Canadians in… Continue Reading...

How Pictures Shape the Story in Syria

advertising revenue. Since the media is there to make money (usually), it will use sensationalistic aims—spectacle—to get people to buy the publication or watch the programming. The spectacle is what sells—the peace process does not offer the same jolt. Thus, to some degree, photojournalism plays a role of keeping the media afloat and in keeping the wars going. The aftermath of the chemical “attack” in Khan Shaykhun in the Idlib, Syria, was reported widely by photojournalists and their images helped to draw eyes to the media outlets who were more interested in shaping a story about what “must have”… Continue Reading...