Wealth Essays


Hollywood College Admissions Cheating Scheme Essay

The Hollywood Cheating Scandal exposed what life is like on the other side of the tracks—the side where wealth and fame are used to buy a way into top-tier schools for trust fund kids.  The college admissions cheating scheme involved some big names across a range of industries:  actors, actresses, fashion moguls, Wall Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay (Completed in 2019)

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...

Democratization Of the Bahamas

The democratization process of the Bahamas is somewhat convoluted. On the one hand, this tiny island recognizes the Queen of England as its monarch (The Commonwealth, 2016). On the other, it has a dual party parliament that enables a fair amount of democracy. A brief overview of the history of this country alludes to some of its political complexity in relation to its democratic process. Firstly, the Bahamas was the island the Christopher Columbus initially landed on in 1492. Ever since that initial landing, the island has been colonized by various colonists. Colonial power eventually transferred from the Spanish to… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Critical Criminology

the other hand, the CEO is involved in a fraudulent act in an attempt to protect his wealth and avoid parting with a portion of it. The factory junior worker is regarded to have committed a typical blue collar crime. If they are caught, they would be arrested and fined. They might even spend months in prison. The CEO, on the other hand, is regarded to have committed a white collar crime. His punishment is likely to be much less severe in the unlikely event that anyone will call him to account. According to a government report in 2009,… Continue Reading...

New Generation by Solzhenitsyn Review

possibly the most valueless life one can imagine. He didn't oppose wealth, riches and property, but he strongly held that such resources could not be an end in themselves. He argued that pursuit of wealth and material largesse was changing humanity to become empty shells, and thus worthless. Solzhenitsyn reiterates that the new generation of youth had something and truth that could be fully understood (5). Solzhenitsyn, in his submission, states that agreeing to the view that humans form the benchmark for judging all else is his flaw. Such defects as pride, self-interest and vanity are conspicuous traits. We… Continue Reading...

Strategic Resource Management Hewlett Packard Enterprise

back to land. It is fitting, indeed, to term land as the true source of material wealth. Equipment and machinery: A number of issues, all having cash flow and budget implications, need to be taken into account under this head. What kind of key machinery or workshop is necessary to produce one's processes or products? Are these items available, or can one purchase them second hand? In case of highly sophisticated equipment, is the delivery lead-time overly long? Will installation and commissioning prior to operation take too long? Are any structural modifications needed to accommodate the equipment? Is there… Continue Reading...

Large Corporations Engage in Dishonest Business Practices

Is Current Business Immoral? Current business is immoral in one way or another. It is clear that the top rich people in the society strive as much as they can to avoid situations where regulations or laws are applicable (Lippencott, 2011). This means that they use their financial power to make sure that decisions are made to favor them and not against them. Tax evasion is one of the major issues that make the current business immoral because such corporations find ways of circumventing the system. Large corporations across the globe do not want to pay the taxes that they… Continue Reading...

Rubens, Caravaggio, and Bernini Baroque Artists

Artworks Caravaggio: Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi -- "The Calling of St. Matthew" Caravaggio has painted a Baroque masterpiece that depicts the reality of being a tax collector at the moment when Matthew is 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… Continue Reading...

California Drought

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 caveat to that is… Continue Reading...

Second Chance Act Of 2008

In the United States, recidivism has been identified as one of the most critical concepts in criminal justice. The concept refers to an ability of an individual relapsing into criminal behavior. Typically, the recidivism has been measured by a criminal act, which led to reconviction, re-arrest, or return to prison. According to data released by the National Institution of Justice (2015), approximately 67.8%, which is about two-third of the released prisoners are rearrested within three years of their released. Within five years, 76.6%, three- quarter of the released prisoners are rearrested. Moreover, property offenders and those sentenced for drug crimes… Continue Reading...

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc Tour

Biography, 2011-2016). Summary This highly enjoyable and interesting tour was required for the Humanities 111 class. The expansive gallery with its wealth of art takes viewers into a whole new world. I would definitely consider visiting the museum physically, at some point in the future. References Leonardo da Vinci; Paintings, Drawings, Quotes, Biography. (2011-2016). Retrieved September 4, 2016, from Leonardo da Vinc: http://www.leonardodavinci.net/ National Gallery of Art. (2016). A Brief History. Retrieved September 4, 2016, from National Gallery of Art: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/about.html Continue Reading...

Apple Investment and Financial Analysis

experience in strategic global operations. Apart from Cook advanced educational background, he has also accumulated a wealth of experience in strategic supply chain, and product inventory. Other members of the Board also have working experiences in their related positions. For example, Luca Maestri, who is Apple Chief Financial Officer has more than 25 years of working experience as a Finance and Corporate Controller. Moreover, he has been a been a global leader building finance teams for different global companies. The working experience and advanced educational qualifications of the Board's members have assisted Apple to record superior performances year by… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brown Vs Board Of Education

While a lot of that can be attributed to socioeconomic factors, there is still a wealth of information that suggests (or proves, according to whom one asks) that race relations and the equal status of all races is not nearly as close on the horizon of history as it could or should be given that half a century has passed since the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960's and more than one and a half centuries has passed since the abolition of slavery (Gale, 2016). Indeed, Loden and Rosener explained in a book chapter they wrote that diversity is… Continue Reading...

Byzantine Art from the Middle Ages

Together they set the Church on a new course -- a course away from blind ambition, power, wealth and intrigue and onto the one best described as the straight and narrow -- the life of penance, of commitment to the service of God. As Europe began to be consumed by wealth and riches by the end of the Middle Ages, it needed reformers -- men like Francis and Dominic to remind it of its Christian duty. Thus, the painting by Bonaventura Berlinghieri entitled Saint Francis of Assisi (1235) serves as a celebration of the saint's life and works. It… Continue Reading...

Maersk Shipping Company Strategic Management Analysis

flexibility, and skilled people to assist countries and customers creating their wealth. The company strategy is also by implementing the capital prioritization. Similar to other companies, Maersk relies on IT to deliver strategically and business initiatives in customer services, product and operational efficiencies. The company uses the IT to initiate the global booking using the innovation to achieve the global networking systems. Since the demand for Maersk services outstrips the supply, the company IT is exceptionally under pressure. The major bad news is that Maersk is not managing their information systems up to the expectation. Between 2009 and 2010,… Continue Reading...

Problems Unsolved and a Nation Divided

SWOT Analysis of the U.S. Economy economy has historically been the strongest economy in the world. The economy boasts leadership in areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship, higher education, communications infrastructure, capital markets, and business management (Porter et al., 2016). These aspects make the U.S. economy an envy of many countries around the world. In addition, the economy has demonstrated quite impressive recovery since the devastating 2008/2009 recession. Despite these strengths, the economy has been deteriorating in the last one decade or so, with many of the economic indicators declining to disturbing levels. Indeed, the competitiveness of the economy has been… Continue Reading...

Kuwait Case

costs of those harmed by the action (Helbling, 2012). One of the main positive externalities perceived in Kuwait is oil wealth, in which the social gains generated are greater compared to private gains. Kuwait's accomplishment is that it has, on the whole, employed its oil revenue to make available a high standard of living for complete Kuwaiti citizens, whereas to a much lesser magnitude also profiting non-Kuwaitis. The wealth generated from oil has been responsible for the transformation of Kuwait from a desert expanse into a contemporary city-state (El-Katiri et al., 2011). In particular, the oil wealth has generated a… Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Household Management

Psychology, Financial Decision-Making, and Household Management Reason for Selecting Subject The reason I chose this subject is that in the recent times, the aspect of financial education and understanding has become a contentious and significant one. Its importance has been realized largely because there is increasing intricacy of financial products and also the increasing accountability and liability of people with respect to their own financial well-being. It is imperative to note that knowledgeable, financially educated customers are more capable of making proper decisions for their households and as a result are better suited to enhance their economic and financial security… Continue Reading...

Workplace and Gender Discrimination

are made "riskier" when they assume positions of greater wealth and power in an organization, and also to the "labyrinth" metaphor for the unduly complex, convoluted, and difficult paths women's mobility and status increase can be in the workplace (Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters, 2013). Stamarski & Hing (2015) refer to hostile and benevolent "brands" of sexism in the workplace, the former of which are obviously more overt than the latter, which are simply the stereotypical presumptions of women's kind, nurturing, gentle nature and subsequent implications for women who do not fit those stereotypes. Effects of Discrimination in the… Continue Reading...

Pro Slavery in the Antebellum Period

Proslavery arguments were the justifications proslavery propagators used to justify the institution of slavery. The period that saw the rise of these arguments was the 1830s through to the 1860s as the abolitionist movement gained ground and made their concerns more visible to the nation. This essay examines the theories proslavery propagators used to justify the institution of slavery and also slaves' view of the practice. All factors considered, the South's position on slavery was mainly for self-preservation and to protect their economic interests that were mainly supported by slave labor. Slavery Theories Proslavery theorists were champions of a contemporary,… Continue Reading...

Al Sadeem Landscape Strategic Analysis

plan of the company and controlling it with a view to maximizing shareholder wealth. Aiding the chairman is the senior management, whose fundamental role is to oversee and coordinate the implementation of the company's strategic plan. The management team, which comprises of seven members, is headed by the CEO. The other members of the team include the senior landscape engineer and architect, site manager, design manager, designer, project coordinator, and the chief accountant. Table 1 below provides the names of the senior managers and the respective position held. Position Eng. Husam Abu Malish CEO Eng. Anser Babu Senior Landscape… Continue Reading...

Police Vehicle Pursuits

Police Pursuit The law enforcement system's need of pursuing suspected lawbreakers has, perhaps, existed ever since the very first laws to tackle crime have been written. Right from the era of human traveling on foot to horse-riding to today's motorized transport, it is highly evident that police pursuits may be highly dangerous. The year 2003 witnessed approximately 35,000 pursuits of criminals across America, with 14,000 (i.e. almost 40% of these pursuits) ending in car crashes. No less than 50% of these 14,000 crashes gave rise to injuries. Furthermore, fatalities linked to police pursuits amounted to about 350. The technique and… Continue Reading...

Treatment Modalities for Act and Ipt

the mere "self-talk" that therapists often talk about, relational frame elements of ACT provide a wealth of opportunities for exploration and growth. Patients can explore art, music, and writing as a means to get in touch with their thoughts and feelings, expressing and then processing what is going on without reverting to the outmoded systems of judgment that have restricted the patient's ability to change or improve. I also appreciate the 'acceptance' feature of ACT, because as Dewane (2008) points out, acceptance is sorely lacking in other modalities. I would use almost every element of ACT, as there are… Continue Reading...

Project Management

for instance, would be interested in the extent to which the merger or acquisition would maximise shareholder wealth. In addition, the board would require regular updates from the management on the progress of the project. Equally, employees may be concerned about issues such as compensation, work flow, task allocation, dismissal, and relocation. They would also require adequate information on how they would be affected by the merger or acquisition. A change plan is important for managing unexpected events. It is common for projects to encounter unanticipated developments in the course of execution (Young, 2013). For instance, regulations may change… Continue Reading...

Chinese Cultural Revolution

of private ownership and was interchanged with communal ownership. This consisted of wealth distribution, which in the end failed after a short period and gave rise to starvation (Clark, 2008). Conclusion Bei Dao, Gu Cheng, and Yu Hua are prominent and celebrated poets and short story writers in China. The paper analyzes three poems "Resume," "Curriculum Vitae," and "On the Road at Eighteen" from the three poets respectively. A key element that is delineated from the poems encompasses the harsh and cruel realisms of the Cultural Revolution and the coming of age of the youth and people. At the… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Moral Guidelines Criminal Justice

the power is vested and distributed through persons possessing wealth, power, and status as opposed to the people. Technology has the potential to transform power structures in the society by democratizing the media. This is why the law needs to dismantle media conglomerations, particularly those that enable media producers to own the means of media dissemination like the actual infrastructure. References Austin, J. & Coventry, G. (2001). Emerging issues on privatized prisons. Bureau of Justice Assistance. Retrieved online: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/bja/181249.pdf Duff, A. (2013). Theories of criminal law. Retrieved online: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/criminal-law/ Fagan, J.A. (n.d.). Capital punishment. Retrieved online: https://www.law.columbia.edu/law_school/communications/reports/summer06/capitalpunish "Six Ethical… Continue Reading...

Aztec and Pre Aztec and Inca Civilization

with gold but their ruins no longer display this ornate design element. Also integral to the display of great wealth and power were the structures known as ushnu, which are like panopticons in that they are viewing platforms that are as symbolic in function as they are in form. Just as water served a critical element in the construction of Teotihuacan, the Incas also "went to special care to provide the sight and sound of flowing water, or falling water," (Wright, 1994). Both Teotihuacan and Machu Piccu demonstrate the blending of natural and human-made elements, their architects reflecting the… Continue Reading...

Story Of Anyi Wang and Granny

area. This would seem to run counter to her rustic roots. She was not born into wealth and thus it would not be beyond the pale for her to speak to them. She admits herself that she had encountered all sorts of people and that this had made her a wiser and better person. At the same time, she seemed to buy into the socioeconomic pockets of people and would not "lower" herself to speak with certain people or do certain things. So much is stated when she talks about how she only cleans up and dusts and does… Continue Reading...

Gender Discrimination and Wage Differential

the glass cliff metaphor for the ways women's lives are made "riskier" when they assume positions of greater wealth and power in an organization, and also to the "labyrinth" metaphor for the unduly complex, convoluted, and difficult paths women's mobility and status increase can be in the workplace (Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters, 2013). Stamarski & Hing (2015) refer to hostile and benevolent "brands" of sexism in the workplace, the former of which are obviously more overt than the latter, which are simply the stereotypical presumptions of women's kind, nurturing, gentle nature and subsequent implications for women who do… Continue Reading...

Childrens Rights and Teacher Advocacy

The National Committees in UNICEF have actively participated in addressing every aspect of CRE successfully in one or two places. Concerning children's rights and adequate learning, while there are widespread opportunities for children, it is still not an entitlement in most parts of the world. When programme entitlements exist, it is quite common for links to be established between the rights contained in programme and certain responsibilities, when it should actually be linked to the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child. This increases the chances of children learning about the rights without learning about the CRC; plus, they… Continue Reading...

Whigs Democrats and the Second Party System

19th century, the federalist/anti-federalist schism dominated political discourse in the United States. The so-called "first party system" became less relevant as increasing numbers of citizens became politically active, leading to a greater plurality of voices and opinions. Even then, political parties had not yet become fully formed. Most elections had candidates running independently. However, the anti-federalists had become the Democratic-Republicans and they emerged as a dominant presence in the controversial 1824 presidential election. When he was defeated in that election by John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and his supporters started the Democratic Party as an opposition group. In response, John… Continue Reading...

Drugs and Gangs Among Detroit Teens

drug dealings, which always takes them to more desperate living or prison (Bergmann, 2010, p.3). Those who have wealth control those who do not have. Normally, the well-off individuals have more power regarding access to educational and business opportunities; they will always be better. In contrast, those with neither power, not wealth languish in poverty and will hardly be educated resulting in the used of drug dealings and gang activities as consolations. The existence of consumers means that organized cartels of suppliers exist in the streets of Detroit. Sometimes, acting as an intermediary and as a consumer may become… Continue Reading...

Hindu Life Cycle Experience and Way Of Life

'householder' phase of life where, after life's greatest sacred ritual, vivaha (marriage), Leela has gone from student to householder. wealth or artha is her goal here, as her duty is chiefly raising the family. This constitutes her highest dharma. Like all pious Hindus, Leela's family practices non-violent in all aspects of life, including food (vegetarianism). In the end, their goal after the numerous lives they lead is to achieve release from the circle of rebirths (i.e., achievement of moksha). According to them, moksha may only be attained after learning particular life lessons. Completing individual karmic situations resolves specific karmic… Continue Reading...

Thomas More’s Utopia

The Peripheral Narrator The narrator of the novel Utopia (Moore) is, in fact, its author. Ever since the real New World's discovery by explorers, Christopher Columbus and many others like him started penning first-person narratives of the new landscapes they stumbled upon. Thomas More was simply emulating such narratives to give an authentic feel to his work. Readers feel they're reading a real, authentic tale: "It would take too long to repeat all that Raphael told us he had observed in various places; nor would it altogether serve our present purpose. Perhaps on another occasion we shall tell more about… Continue Reading...

Rise Of Feminism and Women Rights During the Ww1

U.S. AFTER 1865 DYNAMICS OF GENDER POLITICS IN THE 1910S AND 1920S In the period during World War 1, the place of the women was in chemical plants, steel foundries, and munitions factories as a way of serving their country. After the creation of the Army Corps of Nurses, many women went abroad as nurses, and this gave them strong moral arguments for their voting rights. Women tactics and immoral way of treatment forced the Congress to act on the issue, and it was on August 26, 1920, that President Wilson declares his favor on women suffrage. From this day… Continue Reading...

Killing Consensus About Sao Paolo and Violence

Sovereignty by Consensus In Sao Paolo, homicide detectives do not serve the same function as they do in the U.S. or any other wealthy and wealthy country; they have a different means of classifying deaths. They cannot and do not investigate crimes in the same way as in wealthy countries. Violence and homicide are pervasive and common in Sao Paolo; they are even considered "normal" (Willis 6). Police tend to investigate two types of homicides: one with an unknown assailant, and police killing citizens, which is very common, at a rate of more than one per day. These types of… Continue Reading...

Spring 2017 Fashion and Lifestyle Trends

of cloud-gazing are more important than the achievements of fame, wealth, and power. Similarly, the puffy blue bag next in the slide show is like a pillow. It could even double as a pillow for the tired office worker. This bag reflects the relaxation and "time out" trend of the bathrobe-style coat seen at New York Fashion Week Spring 2017, and also in the Dolce & Gabbana pool slippers worn with a black chiffon dress (Vogue Spring 2017, slide 5). Even the reviled Crocs have made a comeback, albeit with greater panache, showing that comfort is key. The natural,… Continue Reading...

A Concise Analysis Of Financial Performance Of Companies

the SRI idea indicates that stockholders' activity of buying stocks associated with superior ESG ratings has been guided by wealth maximization effects, owing to the ESG aspects' positive impact on returns in future as well as positive expectations of the market, created by individual and institutional financiers beyond financial gains. Abnormal ESG-linked trading returns will continue till market participants become aware of the distinctions between ESG stragglers' and frontrunners' financial incomes, and take them into account in basic valuations. 2.3. Measuring ESG performance Numerous rating agencies including Sustanalytics, Vigeo, Calvert GES, ASSET4, Trucos, and KLD gauge organizational ESG performance.… Continue Reading...

Capital Budgeting Case Study

return on a small investment is worth less in actual wealth terms than a lower return on a higher total investment. This is why NPV is superior to IRR in situations where the firm must choose between two positive but mutually exclusive options. There are other methods of evaluating capital budgeting projects. Payback period is common. This method does not take into account the discounted value of future cash flows, but rather it assumes that shareholders want to earn a return as quickly as possible, and that managers are highly risk-averse and want the project to break even as… Continue Reading...

Evidence Based Nursing Practices

bed sores to how long to keep in a catheter, these evidence-based practice guidelines offer a wealth of applicable and proven information that can improve health outcomes. However, as was stated earlier, it all begins at the nursing student level. Nursing students must become acquainted with the foundation of evidence-based practice early on to see the benefits of it and use it in their professional lives. The first clinical strategy that can help foster evidence-based nursing practice is self-directed learning. Self-directed learning or SDL, has been recognized as an integral skill for any professional within the medical field. When… Continue Reading...

Vietnamese History Throughout the Centuries

scholarly class too. Due to the success of wet rice agriculture, there was an increase in wealth and prosperity throughout the Dai Viet, marked by increased trade with neighbors, increased stability, and even trade with the Song dynasty At this point, interaction with Southeast Asian neighbors, such as the kingdoms at Angkor and Pagan (Myanmar), was peaceful and based on trade. That peace did not last very long. Dai Viet, Champa, and Angkor fought between1120-1210 because each had been growing in power and sought regional dominance as well as economic dominance Then in the 12th century, an increase in maritime… Continue Reading...

Idiocracy Idiocy and a Nation Full Of Idiots

.....citizenship is essential to a democracy. Good citizenship entails active engagement in political issues, which creates an educated and informed voter empowered to make decisions based on fact and reason rather than on emotion and opinion. Good citizenship also entails active participation in the political process, including voting, political activism, and ongoing political education. The opposite of good citizenship is idiocy: self-centeredness and short sightedness that can damage and destroy a democracy. When citizens are idiots, they hijack the democracy by voting according to narrow and selfish concerns rather than by making concerns for the good of the polis. Idiots… Continue Reading...

Sexual Health Resources

overcome with education. There aren't really any recent advances, other than a wealth of evidence suggesting that free distribution of condoms can improve the rate at which they are used, sometimes significantly. b. The American Social Health Association has become the American Sexual Health Association. Their website features a number of different resources. One of the tools that they provide is a section for Parents, where the Association provides information to guide parents in talking about sexual health with their children. Issues like "how to talk to your kids" are common with parents, and the Association provides guidance for… Continue Reading...

Questions Concerning Employment

Global Integration Law" that numerous developing nations stay poor amidst a wealth of natural resources and this can be attributed to a lack of effective competition laws, liberal trade, and effective human rights. "Lack of effective legal and judicial protection of liberal rights and property rights inhibits investments and acts as incentive for welfare-reducing private and governmental restrictions of competition and collaboration between cartelized industries and authoritarian governments" (Petersmann, 2002, p. 13). Take that kind of thinking into ALMPs and program types, if program participants feel and have their rights guaranteed and protective as well as provide policies that… Continue Reading...

Book Review Of Bethany Moreton’s “to Serve God and Walmart

marketplace of recent history, which was widely enchanted with wealth and riches, actually proved to benefit Pentecostal and Evangelic Churches. A relevant ground-breaking research is Moreton's Walmart analysis and her study of the retail chain's origins in Western Southern and Arkansan radical evangelicalism. The author's work represents an outstanding organizational history that inspects the company's half-century-long growth from the initial modest discount outlet to its current mega-store status, and proves Arkansan and Missourian evangelical entrepreneurialism produced a free enterprise, gender, philanthropy, and labor movement ultimately defining the nation's Sunbelt South. From this region's unrestrictive zone was born an ideology… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Revelation 3: 14-22

be cited as an example of this: 'Because you say, "I am rich and have acquired great wealth, and need nothing," but do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked, take my advice and buy gold from me refined by fire so you can become rich!' In this context, "riches" are negative and literal whilst poverty is positive and spiritual (this pattern has been repeated many times). Considering the above dichotomy, Wilcock[footnoteRef:6] believes the writer is differentiating between the Laodicean church and city, and not conveying a message that that the church reflects the city.… Continue Reading...

Biblical Prophetic Literature and Hosea

an individual level but of the Western church itself. Instead of preaching a gospel of wealth and attempting to attract believers by making Christian values seem similar to contemporary values which emphasize monetary gain, the church must remember the original moral principles that won believers salvation (i.e. the true Promised Land of faith). Bibliography "Hosea." Introduction from the NIV Study Bible. http://www.biblica.com/bible/online-bible/scholar-notes/niv-study-bible/intro-to-hosea/ (accessed December 29, 2016) Stuart, Daniel. Hosea-Jonah (WBC). Waco: Word Book, 1987. Continue Reading...

Islam and the Turkish State

Turkey and Islam Tensions have existed between Islamic powerbrokers and the state of Turkey since the state was founded. While Islam was the state religion of modern Turkey's precursor, the Ottoman Empire, it was not long after the Republic of Turkey was founded that Islam was removed as the state religion in favor of the secular approach of the country's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. But there have always been tensions between Islam and the state since that point. Turkey's demographics -- split between a handful of large, secular cities and a more rural, religious majority population, and Turkey's vision as… Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

impact of their growth on future American spirituality and religiosity (Drescher). Moreover, a wealth of new literature, socialist principles and considerable public interest has emerged on the subjects of body, spirit, mind, and personal growth. Substance dependence and bereavement counselors, psychotherapists, nurses, and educators alike are introducing 'spirituality' modes into their respective fields. Use of spirituality figuratively in corporate culture has been practiced by management consultants and companies for promoting efficiency, expanding markets and remaining competitive in today's swiftly-progressing information economy. To many individuals, the transformation of prior social identities and commitments by modernism has led to spirituality replacing religion.… Continue Reading...

Oath Horatii

Formal Analysis Jacques Louis David's Oath of Horatii is the best known and most explicit depiction of neoclassical painting, owing to its inclination to patriotic concern and stiffness. Apparently, Pierre Corneille's play named Horace is the inspiration behind David's work. The play is acclaimed for promoting masculine values and civil conduct. However, it is important to note that the part on the oath wasn't in the play. The work by David is laced with significant tension that transmits a powerful feel. The play is presented on a theatre-like stage. The three sons of Horace are pledging loyalty and allegiance to… Continue Reading...

Businesses Run by Women

him a large sum of money, his connections and wealth furthered Trump business negotiations and helped him build the 'empire' he has today. This image of Trump is an all too common one where children of wealthy or well-off individuals gain success as entrepreneurs and then sell their ideas to the major companies or continue their business on their own/with the help of their families. By researching women entrepreneurship in impoverished areas or with women from differences races, cultures, and ethnicities, a better picture of the woman entrepreneur can be created. Women entrepreneurs after all, are just as diverse… Continue Reading...

Pacific Island and Aboriginal Art 1980

civilization. Unlike the aboriginal rock paintings, barkcloth could be used as currency or a symbol of wealth and status in the society. Design elements reflected social and political hierarchies. Tongan women frequently created the barkcloth, showcasing the gendered divisions of labor in the society. Rather than depict deities or religious figures, Tongan barkcloth often showed humans in positions of power. The humans were provided with semi-divine status as political leaders, though, important for revealing the mirroring aspect of the cosmos; just as there is a cosmic hierarchical order, there is also a hierarchal order in human affairs. Deities were… Continue Reading...

Marketing an Emba Program in Vietnam

enter, in short. There has to be a better market. While the market is large in population, and its wealth is growing, the average Vietnamese cannot afford to pay tuition for Western-quality higher education. The actual size of the market, which would consist only of wealthy Vietnamese students who cannot get into Western schools, is quite small. The report will outline the size of this market, and how best this market can be reached. Product The product we are selling is higher education. The business school proposes to enter the Vietnamese market with numerous courses of study. There are… Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Management Of Household

three levels. First, expenditures are clustered into budgets for food and housing. Second, wealth is apportioned into accounts of savings, pension, and emergency days. Lastly, income is separated into groupings for example regular or bonus. Hypothesis (4) please explain them in detail (important thing in this paper it's all about the hypothesis) for 2 pages The main purpose of this research study is to understand the psychology of decision-making and management of households with respect to Arab students living abroad. The study will take into consideration the impact of the difference in culture and also the influence of such… Continue Reading...

Kings County Library Changes Needed

Kings County Library system is one of the more impressive and expansive library systems in the United States. It boasts dozens of locations and thousands upon thousands of books, magazines, journals and other resources. However, it has become clear in recent months and years that the basic form and function of the library is not what it could or should be and the modernity and selection of the facilities is starting to falter. The patrons of the library system have made notice of issues that they see and the same is true of the people that work for the library… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Communication Skills

black people from Africa (currently) or the United States, for example. 3. Class a. Refers to the amount of wealth (or lack thereof) that someone currently has or that was raised with b. Common groups in this realm are the working poor, blue collar families, middle class and the more affluent 4. Upbringing a. Can refer to the parent structure, discipline and environment that someone was raised in b. No two people are the same when it comes to upbringing. c. The aforementioned class issue is very related to this one VII. Medium & Its Effect on Communication a. Computer Chat/Email… Continue Reading...

Macroeconomics and Gas Stations

.....gas station owners have no control over the price that they pay for petroleum, and only limited control over what they will end up charging the customer. The base price for crude oil is set on the basis of global supply and demand. Local prices reflect a variety of factor -- the crude price, cost of refining, cost of transportation, oil company markups and taxes (EIA, 2016). The price that consumers pay therefore reflects a variety of factors, almost none of which either the consumer nor the gas station owner has control over. This paper will discuss these factors in… Continue Reading...

Democracy or Not for Economic Development

with that of its neighbors. The country has potential oil wealth, however, ranking in between Malaysia and Indonesia in terms of proved reserves, but having no refining capacity (CIA World Factbook, 2016). Precursors to Economic Development The first precursor to economic development is resources. South Sudan has oil reserves as its primary resource. The country's oil wealth is sufficient to provide a much higher standard of living than what presently exists in the country. GDP per capita is on par mostly with nations that do not have this oil wealth. This means that there is at least the potential… Continue Reading...

Generalized Statement Of Purpose for Masters

.....motivated by a strong desire to help people. At first, I envisioned myself going into the field of medicine, and then I switched my attention to pharmacy. My studies stimulated my desire to work in global public health, and soon it became apparent that my real passion is for the field of epidemiology. Epidemiology motivates me more than other fields because of the way it applies to the global and macro issues that are so important for public health management and policy. Although I have not yet determined if there is a specific disease or geographic area that I might… Continue Reading...

English Protestant Clergy in Literature

matters), its ships would rule the waves, and its colonies would be a source of wealth. England viewed itself as refined, mannerly, educated, moral, and absolute -- and all of this would be imbibed and projected by the Church of England clergy during this time. Ironically, the writers Fielding, Goldsmith and Sterne do not take as sterling a view of the Church of England clergy as the clergy themselves were likely wont to take. While these authors do not come out and condemn straight off the antics, demeanor, character, or activities of this class, they do take the opportunity… Continue Reading...

Unfair Treatment Of People with Privilege

my case, the special circumstances are a high level of social wealth and the social status that comes with that wealth. High levels of wealth may be associated with privileges. For example, if I got into trouble with the law, I can afford the best lawyers to help to get me out of trouble. This gives the impression that I am not subject to the usual rules. In the same context, knowing other people who wield power may also be beneficial. Indeed, they may use influence to help me. This is influence that I can only access due to… Continue Reading...

Chesapeake Middle Colonies Georgia and the Carolinas

British colonizers took a different approach as compared to Dutch and French settlers in America. The former actively pursued their apparent "God-given" power to carry out farming, fishing and hunting activities within Native Americans' lands and water resources. Chesapeake and Middle Colonies The region lying between the Chesapeake (i.e., Virginia and Maryland) and the New England colonies encompassed New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware (i.e., "middle colonies") which were formerly Dutch colonies. By the year 1670, the largely-Protestant migrant group from the Netherlands boasted the world's biggest mercantile fleet as well as the loftiest living standards. They were in… Continue Reading...

Vathek Stories

knowledge but at the same time loves the pleasures of the wealth. Consequently, he makes a deal with the devil that does not end well (Beckford 310). In overall, it is an interesting read. The imagination and creation of the various characters is quite fascinating and considering that the story is two centuries old, it is a gothic account that can rival some of similar narratives in the contemporary times. Can you comment on Orientalist (exotic Eastern) setting description, and/or Gothic (horror/terror/decay) setting description in 'Vathek'? Does Beckford combine the two well? 1. In "Vathek", Beckford makes a splendid… Continue Reading...

Over Privileged Child

special circumstance. In my case, the special circumstances are a high level of social wealth and the social status that comes with that wealth. High levels of wealth may be associated with privileges, for example, if I got into trouble with the law I can afford the best lawyers to help to get me out of trouble, giving the impression I am not subject to the usual rules. In the same context knowing other people who wield power may also be beneficial, as they may use influence to help me, influence that I can only access due to my… Continue Reading...

Skills Needed to Be a Financial Manager

manages a fund, the more the contributors to that fund are able to enjoy their wealth, spend time with their families, and contribute to their communities. Being a good financial manager takes a special personality -- an executive type personality -- and that is why I feel I am enrolled in the right major for my dream job. The type of skills I need to develop in order to be successful at this job include the ability to monitor world events, as what happens in one economy or political environment on one side of the world can have a… Continue Reading...

Negative Interest Rates Analysis

short run. Additionally, the policy can increase a re-distributional effect of monetary policy on income and wealth. The central banks also introduced the lower interest rates to support investment and consumption of products of liquidity constraints and raising overall aggregated demand. Humphrey (2015) supports the argument of previous authors by pointing out that negative interest rate increase aggregate demand for cash since banks will be forced to move a portion of their balances into domestic loans thereby stimulating the aggregate demand. The goal of negative interest rates is to allow banks to purchase foreign short-term assets and securities to… Continue Reading...

Uk Trade Policy and Its Departure from the Eu

countries emerged from the Middle Ages by concentrating on storing wealth gained from colonies around the world (Carpenter, 2015). Other trade theories have emerged, such as Smith's and Ricardo's theories of absolute advantage and comparative advantage (Smith, 2005; Costinot, Donaldson, 2012). However, with the rise of the market state in the 20th century and the new nationalist push now in the 21st century, the mercantilist idea can be seen below the surface of motivations: a "crisis of legitimization" has given way to protectionist concepts and a desire by leaders to reduce trade deficits (Bobbit, 2011, p. 213). The current… Continue Reading...

Solow Growth Model and Unemployment

rate than a resource-rich country like Argentina in the 20th century. This is a matter of wealth creation -- how economies create their wealth, in general terms. There is also the matter of wealth distribution -- how the living standards of the average citizen have increased. The Solow Growth Model seeks to explain where growth comes from in an economy. The four basic assumptions of the SGM are that growth is exogenous, that the main driver of growth is factor accumulation (physical capital), that diminishing marginal products apply to each factor (especially capital) and that "convergence" follows. So an… Continue Reading...

Constructivism Theory in International Politics

systems. Although, states may pursue self-interests, they will also pursue wealth, power, and survival. Thus, constructivism argues that social norms and international cooperation are the major tenets of the international politics. Contrary to other theories of international relations that focus mainly on states as the major actors of international relations, constructivism emphasizes the role of non-state actors such as transnational corporations, and NGO (Non-governmental organizations) because they can alter the state behaviors through persuasions, lobbying and shaming. Constructivism also identifies international bureaucracies as the critical entities that pursue their interests through human rights protection and free trade against wishes… Continue Reading...

Why 2017 May Be a Good Time to Buy Gold

Collum's buy recommendation of gold and silver is that PMs are a wealth preserver: and this leads to the third economic principle -- "prices rise when the government prints too much money." Three rounds of QE are responsible for the biggest bull market run in history -- at a time when the world economy remains mired in recessionary-level activity. Take the QE away and give money managers the opportunity to get a decent yield from a (relatively) safe investment 10-Year T-bills, for instance, and a market whose prices have risen (some to the level of 300x PE -- like… Continue Reading...

Global Warming in 21st Century

(BBC News Magazine, 2016). Nonetheless, developed countries are the least affected. With more wealth and resources, developed countries are better placed to adapt and respond to the consequences of global warming (Maguire, 2014). Among other things, we have erected flood defenses, allocated a substantial amount of funds to flood insurance, and resorted to genetically modified organisms in an effort to deal with food security -- all in an attempt to deal with global warming and climate change. Developing countries, on the other hand, have reaped less from industrialization, but are more vulnerable to the consequences of global warming. Worse… Continue Reading...

United States Vs Jones

United States v. Jones Issues before the Court Is attaching a GPS tracker to a motor vehicle, and subsequently employing it for tracking its movement on public roads, counted as a search-and-seizure operation under Amendment IV? (United States v. Jones | Case Brief Summary) Facts of the Case Nightclub owner and manager Jones, the defendant in the case, was suspected of trafficking narcotic drugs. From information collected using a number of investigation methods, law enforcement officials were able to procure a warrant which authorized attaching a GPS tracker to Jones' wife's Jeep (which was never driven by anyone but Jones).… Continue Reading...

Kraft Foods Canada Targeting Of the Millennials

Situation Analysis Marketing to Millennials is important. The problem has been that they have been ignored and instead, their parents were the ones that were a market to for many years. This is significant since parenthood is altering the way millennials have been interacting with products and how they pick the products. Before they had children, millennials were particularly more likely to purchase brands that they looked at as having amazing quality. This was regardless of the value. They now put a greater stress on convenience and price in comparison to other features when ordering for themselves. Kraft Canada wants… Continue Reading...

How Diversification Can Help Ceos Financially

Companies and Diversification Akpinar, O, and Yigit, I. (2016). The Relationship Between Diversification Strategy and Firm Performance in Developed and Emerging Economy Contexts: Evidence from Turkey, Italy And the Netherlands. Journal of Economic and Social Development, 3(2), 78-86. This research encompassed a close look at data from 166 firms in the Netherlands, 265 firms in Italy, and 128 firms in Turkey (using data from 2007-2011). The point of the research was to explore the difference between various types of diversification and production performance in those three nations. Akpinar (professor, Kocaseli University in Kocaseli Turkey), and Yigit (business faculty member at… Continue Reading...

The Meaning Of Life

value. A few (for instance, good looks and health are relative), while there are others (for instance authority and wealth) which are good only for those who know how they are to be utilized. One last rationale behind rejecting Aristotle's philosophy is: some individuals have progressed very far in the competition for the aforementioned things, having been granted life circumstances or talents that are lacking in a majority of us. Swenson is of the opinion that such inequality ought to profoundly trouble all considerate people. He asserts that he is unable to derive enjoyment for the happiness others lack.… Continue Reading...

Chinese Literature

not permit the sort of autonomous agency which Granny has. Instead, Ah Nee requires her master, his wealth, and his material resources to provide for what she needs in life. Thus, she demonstrates agency in a way which is predicated on her ability to get what she wants from a man (her master). The author states Ah Nee "Never stole tea except when her husband came" (Chang 105). This quotation signifies a different sort of agency than that illustrated in "Granny". The sort of power Ah Nee is able to exercise is firstly predicated on her master's material possessions… Continue Reading...

Concept Of Ethics and Culture

respect to ritual authority but open with respect to political power." This shows that wealth or ritual authority did not mean that one automatically became a leader. References Durie, E. T. (2013). Ethics and Values in Maori Research. He Pukenga Korero, 4(1). Furness, J., Nikora, L. W., Hodgetts, D., & Robertson, N. (2016). Beyond Ethics to Morality: Choices and Relationships in Bicultural Research Settings. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 26(1), 75-88. Perrett, R. W., & Patterson, J. (1991). Virtue Ethics and Maori Ethics. Philosophy East and West, 41(2), 185-202. Smith, B. (2014). Maori-Centered Codes of Ethics: Championing… Continue Reading...

Confucian Virtues and Gender

each other and Confucius did not promote any sense of materialistic wealth, nor did he promote a materialistic view of nature (Low). Confucius seemed to believe that such views promoted greed and was bad for the society in general. The fundamental human values encouraged individuals to work hard, but also to be prudent and save the fruits of their labors to better the family and the community at large. The Western view was one that encompassed a significant amount of individualistic consideration and competition among members of society, a view that stands in opposition to the collective nature of… Continue Reading...

Cause Of Us Revolution

Great Britain essentially saw its colonies as a source of wealth. The people that lived in those colonies were British subjects. Both Crown and Parliament felt that the colonies were tremendous sources of wealth for the mother country, and viewed the resources of those lands as their own. The people who lived in those lands, however, did not agree with this view. They saw themselves as having effective control over the lands and felt that they were not being granted enough power over those lands. That included the power to make laws and the power of taxation. This created… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

consideration, there are three key theories of international trade. Mercantilism proposes that a country could only increase its wealth from external trade if it had a trade surplus. The specializations theory asserts that free trade motivates nations to specialize in the manufacture of goods and services they can produce through the most efficient level of production. Lastly, the Factor Endowments theory outlines that countries predominantly export goods and services that largely utilize their abundant factors of production. In the contemporary, there are both socio-economic and geo-political justifications for managed trade. These include protecting local infant industries, health and safety… Continue Reading...

Comparative Analysis Of Egoism or Altruism

is purely egoistic because financial professionals implement all financial strategies to accumulate the wealth. (Dibou, 2012). Moreover, the culture of African countries allows people to amass wealth at the expense of other people. In Africa, millions of greedy politicians amass public funds at the expenses of masses. Reference Dibou, T. (2012). Thinking about Altruism. Studies of Changing Societies: Comparative & Interdisciplinary Focus, 2(4), 4-28. Finn, M. D. (2012). The psychological architecture of the stable couple relationship. Theory & Psychology, 22(5), 607-625. Frisen, A., & Wangqvist, M. (2010). Emerging Adults in Sweden: Identity Formation in the Light of Love, Work,… Continue Reading...

The Mysteries Of Udolpho Book Analysis

with her aunt provided her with the opportunity to know her heritage and to gain the wealth that she was entitled to. It was important to stay with her aunt to prevent Montoni from becoming the heir of her property when she died. Eloping would have rendered her aunt helpless and succumbing to the pressure coming from Montoni. Question 3 Answer one Looking at the Morano's incident and the attempt to elope with Emily, it is evident that Emily had other things in mind. The fact that Morano revealed that Montoni was a villain meant that Emily could not… Continue Reading...

Pope Concerns and Theology Of Book Of Amos

Pope Francis and Theology of Book Of Amos On 27 November 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… Continue Reading...

Book Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land, Arlie Hochschild presents what she calls the "great paradox" of American society: why ultra conservatives vote against their best interests. By almost all accounts, red states are poorer economically, have much poorer health and educational outcomes, and a lower quality of life overall than blue states. That being the case, why would the reds continue to vote for the same platforms, even going so far as to make their situation potentially worse by voting in Tea Party candidates or the likes of Trump? The answer, according to Hochschild, is that conservatives tend to vote for… Continue Reading...

Legalizing Sale Of Organs

Organ Sales When it comes to the sale of organs from one party to another, there are usually two "camps" that people fall within. Those camps are inclusive of people that rae entirely against the practice in any form and then there are those that feel that some level of person-to-person sales should be allowed for so long as the parties involved face certain rules. Even with the concerns about organs going to the highest bidder, there are diametrically opposed concerns and assertions including the right of an owner of a kidney being able to sell to who he or… Continue Reading...

Camden New Jersey and Corruption Exploitation

Camden, New Jersey is a city that symbolizes racial segregation and embodies the worst of American capitalism. In Camden, "poverty is a business," (Hedges and Sacco 88). George Norcross, aka "King George" -- is the de facto big man of Camden. Only, Norcross does not live in Camden, has no official elected position, and is white -- unlike the vast majority of Camden residents. Camden is not the typical white flight story, either. The history of Camden reveals potent trends in American urban geography, particularly the theme of how intersections between race, class, gender, and power entrench corruption in American… Continue Reading...

Fundamentalism and Evolution at the Scopes Trial

followers) was the most pressing threat to American health, wealth and well-being. Bryan decried anything that attempted to reduce humanity to the level of the ape and cited the textbook used by Scopes at the school where taught evolution, describing it as a tool to "shut up" mankind "in the little circle entitled 'Mammals', with thirty-four hundred and ninety-nine other species" (Dixon 86). Bryan's rhetoric was inflammatory and provocative -- designed to attack the opposition by painting it as the enemy of mankind -- an alien to the human race seeking to destroy it through immoral application of the… Continue Reading...

Understanding the Collapse Of the Roman Empire

complexity needs significant amounts of energy or other forms of wealth. When the Roman Empire confronted problems like the shortage of energy, it created new layers of social class, infrastructure, and bureaucracy to deal with the challenge (Tainter 128). With Tainter's theory in mind, it is clear that the Roman Empire came down because these increasing complexities led to the negative marginal returns (Tainter 188). As such, the agricultural output of Rome slowly decreased while the population increased (Skoll 64). A combination of these two factors led to a drop in the availability of per-capita energy. The Romans adopted… Continue Reading...

The History Of American Social Welfare

United States is a country of settlers, anti-immigrant sentiment has permeated public discourse and is damaging the social fabric of the nation. Early anti-immigrant sentiment is symbolized most powerfully by the Nativist movement, which closely resembled white supremacy (Committee on US-Latin American Relations, 2014). What fueled anti-immigrant sentiment included fears of losing jobs and other conflict theory perspectives showing how immigrants are perceived of as threats to the existing social order (Social Work Speaks). The NASW Policy Statement supports the rights of immigrants and refugees to live without discrimination. Committee on US-Latin American Nations (2014). Similar Anti-immigrant rhetoric used throughout… Continue Reading...

Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche on Philosophy

the subject-matter, but ferment and enthusiasm -- these are to be the ways by which the wealth of the concrete substance is to be stored and increasingly extended."[footnoteRef:2] The ideals of Western philosophy articulated by Socrates and affirmed by the Christian teachings were here by Hegel renounced, described as "bait" to lure the thinker to the real reality, the real truth -- which for Hegel was, once again, the experience. Instead of seeking the "love" (the one, the good, the beautiful), Hegel sought a "love experience." In other words, he was more interested in the act than in the… Continue Reading...

Intelligence Learning Memory Cognition

promote synchronized or chaotic neurological responses. These findings have implications for classroom design and pedagogy. wealth means far more than just possession of material goods. As Zhang & Sternberg (2010) point out, capital refers not only to assets in the traditional sense but also to cultural capital, human capital, and social capital. A combination of different types of capital creates the type of "wealth" needed to succeed in a competitive environment. These findings have implications for educational policy and social services, but there is a complex interaction of individual variables and cultural variables in learning. References Zhang, L.F. & Sternberg,… Continue Reading...

Causes and Consequences in American History

shows how ideals, ethics, norms, and ideologies change over time. The antebellum era offers a wealth of opportunity to discuss change and human agency. In a post-Enlightenment, cusp of the modern era universe, the United States was still experiencing birthing pains. The economy as the sole driver of domestic and foreign policy would soon be revealed as potentially problematic for the integrity of the union. Yet the United States would become ever more entrenched in the global economy driven increasingly by technological advancements and social change. Tyrrell's analysis shows how American innovation during the Industrial Era, coupled with dramatic… Continue Reading...

Ancient Rome Timeline Of Military

namely in Constantinople, the authorities in Western Europe faltered.Whereas in the east, wealth was readily accumulated and transferred to governing bodies in Constantinople, the West lacked strong leadership and access to a steady source of income from tutelage states. Bibliography Andrews, Evan. "8 Reasons Why Rome Fell." History. Retrieved online: http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/8-reasons-why-rome-fell "Fall of the Roman Republic," (n.d.). Retrieved online: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~rauhn/fall_of_republic.htm Turnbull, Percival. "Roman Empire." Retrieved online: http://wwwg.uni-klu.ac.at/archeo/chrono/empire.htm Continue Reading...

Issues Within Special Education

force by those same teachers and administrators (Teach-Nology, 2017). While the law serves as a baseline, the wealth of literature that exists out there serves as a way to define things like what else must/should be done, best practices that define how to do things and so forth. Of course, these items shape and bend over times as some practices become more popular and proven while other practices fade away as being the norm due to perceived deficiencies coming up or better ideas coming to the fore. Of course, this system is not perfect and even scholars and experts will… Continue Reading...

Evaluating Success Of a New Venture 3 Squares

get access to their basic needs and depend on social services and food subsidies. The unequal wealth distribution means that the business cannot ignore the huge variations. The social divisions have a big impact on business because they determine the forces of demand and supply. The middle class who are a big chunk of the population are deemed as big spenders remain the biggest customer base for the business. In contrast, the lower classes provide the basic labor especially in industries and rural farms and developing a business system that makes the restaurant cater to the market segment proves… Continue Reading...

Branding a Potrait Studio Online

Premier Portraits: Online Branding Proposal Premier Portraits is a luxury brand. Its customers are not interested in bargain prices but in quality and the prestige of having a custom photographic portrait of themselves or a loved one ("Different Types of Goods," 2016). Given that the target audience comprises corporate executives, sports figures, politicians, actors, and other people in the media or with significant income, price not a concern versus crafting an image of exclusivity. In the case of some media figures, the portraits may be used in marketing their own personal brand. Product Offering The core product should be a… Continue Reading...

The American Prohibition Era

Prohibition is a chapter in the history of the United States where the government implemented a nationwide ban on the consumption and sale of alcohol. Although it seems archaic and nonsensical now since most countries allow alcohol consumption, back then, for thirteen years it was considered illegal to buy, sell, and consume alcohol in the United States. A time of bootleggers and social 'Progressives' the Prohibition Era of the United Sates shocked the nation, revealing how important the need was for people to drink. It was a time for many to understand alcohol consumption and in retrospective, see what caused… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Csr

and high interest in an organization as they are the responsible for creating wealth for shareholders. On the contrary, suppliers have high interest in the organization owing to the need to secure business, but have little or no influence over the operations of the organization. It is imperative for an organization to understand its most important stakeholders so that it can closely engage and keep them informed. WCH Stakeholders Like any other firm, WCH is surrounded by numerous stakeholders. As a pharmaceutical firm, however, the most important stakeholders for the firm include managers, workers, shareholders, communities, government agencies, advocacy… Continue Reading...

Overall Health in Fargo North Dakota

Care of Vulnerable Populations COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT, ANALYSIS, and NURSING INTERVENTION • Week 1: Windshield Survey and Key Informant Interviews. Complete the First Section of the course template and submit. (Keep this section attached to Weeks 2 and 3 assignments.) • Week 2: Statistical Analysis of Community Health Problem. Complete the Second Section of the course template and submit. (Keep this section attached to Weeks 1 and 3 assignments.) • Week 3: Community Health Nursing Intervention. Complete the Third Section of the course template and submit. By now, you should have Sections 1-3 as one whole document. • Each section of… Continue Reading...

Definition Of Organizational Culture

on the 75th page. Within that sliver of the book, there is a wealth of information that could not and should not be missed by anyone that reviews it properly and fully. The important topics of that portion of the book and how they apply to real-word examples and concepts shall be explained in this brief report. Terminology One concept that is explained and defined straight off the top in the fourth chapter is the most important, and that would be the definition of organizational culture in general. The book notes that culture was first defined and formulated a… Continue Reading...

Cognition and Learning

situations that draw their attention, the general social landscape, their wealth of knowledge about themselves, their mode of classifying occurrences and lastly the laid down guidelines which governs the different sectors of social relationships. Socialization is a physical act however the basic systems by which a person gets adequate familiarization of the social landscape and how he should relate with it are more mental and this is shown in Figure 1. These systems do not truly define a person's character in a situation similar to that of the conventional personality beliefs. Thus, cognition is perhaps the most important tool… Continue Reading...

Social Work and Political Advocacy

Social workers often have commitments to specific policies, laws, or funding of programs that are vital to the population they serve or an issue that they strongly support. Such commitments often lead social workers to become involved in political issues and the campaigns of specific candidates. Being a social worker, such campaign experiences, the outcomes of your efforts, and how effective you felt you were may affect your view of the political process and the likelihood of becoming involved in similar campaigns in the future. Social workers' involvement in political advocacy is usually influenced by the impact of politics on… Continue Reading...

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

Judicial Philosophy of the Supreme Court Judicial philosophy is a concept that refers to the way judges understand and interpret the law in relation to the specific cases they are handling. This concept emerges from the fact that while laws are universal and broad, they need to be applied to specific cases based on the judge's understanding and interpretation of the law as well as the unique circumstances surrounding the case. The two most common judicial philosophies of the Supreme Court are judicial activism and judicial restraint, which have influenced various cases including Gore vs. Bush (2000) and Obergefell vs.… Continue Reading...

Solid Waste Management

a very high proportion of the public solid waste recorded globally despite their relatively small ownership of the world's wealth. However, taking this problem in its stride, this situation in the developing countries needs to be taken more seriously as it could cause even bigger problems later on with the economic development and rapid urban development several of them are experiencing (Wang, He, Kim, & Kamata, 2001). The mechanism in use in these developing nations which involves the gathering, processing and dumping of public solid waste hasn't really proved to be very effective. Its major setbacks include; poor and… Continue Reading...

Research Methods Lecture 5 Practice

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 the expected frequencies (fe) for the table above. YOU MUST SHOW YOUR WORK. Formula; Eij… Continue Reading...

Campaigns and Super Pacs

about voicing concerns of individuals to political parties, it has become (thanks to court rulings and an increase in wealth for certain people) a means of gaining political control through contributions and donations. (Holyoke) Studies state the wealthy 'elites' have more say in politics than any average American. "rich individuals and business-controlled interest groups largely shape policy outcomes in the United States. The analysts found that when controlling for the power of economic elites and organized interest groups, the influence of ordinary Americans registers at a "non-significant, near-zero."" (LICHTMAN) Although political parties hold power in the government, they need… Continue Reading...

Democratic Theory in American Politics

political discourses, particularly due to inequality in the distribution of wealth, resources, knowledge, and social status. Contrary to the assertions of democratic theory, policy making on key issues is in reality governed by alliances that comprise elected and unelected individuals and groups (Bartels 1). These individuals and groups have immense power and resources at their disposal, which they use to influence policies and the actions of elected officials. In other words, elected leaders vote to fulfill the interests of certain individuals and groups, not necessarily the average citizen. Disconnect between the wishes of the electorate and the policies that… Continue Reading...

Social Discrimination in the 21st Century

society. The attributes attached to this include class, place of work, title, level of education, and wealth. While discrimination is a vice, that should be ejected from the utopia or healthy and equitable society, life in general and the societies we life in are not perfect. Moreover, discrimination is two faced, and it's considered distasteful and wrong when and for the persons who are discriminated. For those who are favoured because of discrimination, frankly speaking, it is an impetus. The issue of social discrimination is a rather tricky affair because, from elite perceptive, it's arguably a founding to form… Continue Reading...

Criminology in America

very crucial and it is measured via the condition of education, social wealth and employment among others. With a basis in simple human thinking and general opinion, a connection can be proved to exist between crime and per capita income in a city. As the per capita income rises, normally, there should be an increase in the financial stability of the city's people and thus the reasons for criminal acts are highly lessened. Analysis of data has showed that robberies have been mostly instigated by poverty. The biggest data backing of this trend, derived from the analysis of data… Continue Reading...

Aged Population Showing Early Symptoms Of Dementia

we should expect a more loaded hippocampus in people who exist in superior environments due to their higher wealth of interest (Ballesteros et al., 2015). Experiments carried out on humans indicate occurrences of neural plasticity dependent on the neural substrate level and this phenomenon doesn't happen equally in the young and old adults. The brain, as it progresses in age, still remains neuroplastic to some extent and it is affected by the actions of a person (Connor & Shaw, 2016; Friedrich et al., 2014). Cognitive plasticity results from the prolonged inequality existing between resources available to organisms and those… Continue Reading...

American Corrections and Sentencing Trends

class bias remain. Jails' industrial system ethically and materially weakens inmates, consuming the societal wealth necessary for dealing with the very issues which have resulted in an escalation in the prison population. With prisons occupying increasingly more presence on the societal landscape, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and other such governmental initiatives which have earlier attempted at reacting to societal wants are being wiped out. The decline of the public education system, which includes prioritization of safety and correction over academic learning within public schools situated in underprivileged areas, is associated directly with the prison "solution."[footnoteRef:4] [4: Cassia Spohn,… Continue Reading...

Eugenics Movement

Organized Psychology’s Involvement in the Eugenics Movement The eugenics movement that began in the United States during the 1920s reached a brutal extreme with the Nazis’ experimentation with improving the racial stock of human beings through controlled breeding, and this movement would have significant implications well into the 21st century (Sutton, 2015). Many practitioners today, though, may be unaware of organized psychology’s role in contributing to the eugenics movement during the 20th century (Newhouse, 2016). To gain some new insights into this issue, this paper reviews the relevant primary and secondary literature concerning organized psychology’s long involvement in the eugenics… Continue Reading...

Yonuts Product Description Essay

Production Description The product is a line of bake-at-home doughnuts. The name of the product is YoNuts, meaning "Your Doughnuts", because this might be the first time that a company has marketed doughnuts that you can make at home yourself.  The logic of the product is simple.  First, everybody loves doughnuts.  We can have fun with this, having a tagline like "Not just for cops anymore" or something like that, but the reality is that doughnuts are one of the most popular snack foods in America, the retail doughnut industry worth around $13 billion annually (IBIS World, 2014).  This includes… Continue Reading...

Human Trafficking Essay

groups of their own people to receive some of the wealth from developed nations. Indeed, Leuchtang emphasizes that, “Despite laws against slavery in practically every country, an estimated twenty-seven million people live as slaves. These include indentured servants, persons held in hereditary bondage, child slaves who pick plantation crops, child soldiers, and adults and children trafficked and sold into sex slavery.” While poverty contributes to the human trafficking problem, it is only one factor. The governments of some desperately poor countries are complying fully with the provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 minimal standards for eliminating… Continue Reading...

Torture and Interrogation Essay

founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria. To this end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:     (a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;     (b) taking of hostages;     *c) outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment; and,     (d) the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording… Continue Reading...

Symbolism and Setting in Masque Of Red Death

Introduction Edgar Allen Poe was a 19th century American author who wrote gothic horror stories (as well as gothic poetry). Here, he delivers his theme that no one escapes death in his short story “Masque of the Red Death” through symbolism, setting, and narration. The colors of the room serve as symbols of life, with the red room serving as a symbol of blood and of the horror that awaits the revelers as the plague that they think they have escaped makes its way in to their party. The setting is also important. It is a party held in an… Continue Reading...

The Benefits Of Crowdsourcing Medicine

Defined as “the process of seeking a problem's solution from a wide community, often online,” crowdsourcing is common in almost every sector (Sanghavi 1). However, many patients may be unaware that they can also crowdsource their healthcare decisions. Referred to as “a second opinion writ large,” crowdsourcing medical diagnoses is now possible through many different online platforms including CrowdMed and the more artificial intelligence (AI)-driven HumanDx (Arnold 1). The way medical crowdsourcing works is a little more complicated than asking for fine dining tips in Tokyo or even asking the general public for clues to solving a crime. With crowdsourced… Continue Reading...

Suffering Of Mathilde in the Necklace

In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” (1884), a beautiful young woman named Mathilde is depicted almost as having been deprived of a higher station in life simply because of her impressive physical characteristics and that fact that she lives in humble dwellings. She is sharply aware both of her beauty and of her modest status. Having been born into a family of clerks and married a clerk, she feels constrained. She cannot afford nice clothes to accentuate and affirm her natural beauty. Yet she is drawn to those who have nicer things—such as her friend Madame Forestier. However, when her… Continue Reading...

The Link Between Mental Health and Trauma Informed Care

Trauma-informed care is an approach in mental health care and nursing practice that recognises the existence of trauma in the life of patients receiving mental health care, irrespective of whether or not the trauma is known to exist (Isobel & Edwards 2017). Clinicians who employ this approach acknowledge the complexity of trauma, and integrate the principles of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment in care delivery (Qadara, 2013). Using this approach can result in better patient outcomes as well as more effective and fulfilling clinical practice. This essay discusses how trauma-informed care informs the provision of mental health care in… Continue Reading...

Gold Smuggling and the Gold Black Market

has served as a symbol of status and also as a tangible means of accumulating and exchanging wealth. In a world in which speculation and virtual currencies reign, gold occupies a more unique position than it has ever before. In Wages of Crime, Naylor reveals the dark underbelly of the world’s most popular precious metal. The chapter “The Underworld of Gold” addresses everything from how gold is mined nefariously in both black and grey market ways, and similarly traded in ways that resemble other types of organized crime. National laws often tax either the import or export of precious… Continue Reading...

Using Expats to Spearhead Global Expansion

perspective to send people to. They have airports with a wealth of connections in their respective regions. Hong Kong is particularly central in East Asia, and well-connected with Australia. But since we believe the PRC will be our biggest market, Hong Kong makes more sense. Why the SAR instead of the mainland? It's much, much easier to live. There are certainly entrenched expat communities in Beijing and Shanghai, but my experience is that Hong Kongers speak more English, have modern amenities that are familiar to Westerners, and of course are on the happy side of the Great Firewall. Sydney… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

Immigration Policies as a Tool for National Security Of late, societal apprehension towards immigrants, criminal behavior, and terrorism have intensified, giving rise to concerns regarding the American migrant system’s efficacy in maintaining the safety of the nation’s people. Recent events revolving around crimes, weaponry crossing national boundaries and foreign- born people has triggered a series of reactions with the most intense ones demanding a sealing of borders, barring migration for individuals hailing from high- risk foreign territories, and putting a stop to refugee resettlement. Theory of Migration Migration represents mankind’s story from the outset to the current age. It has its roots in… Continue Reading...

Compare and Contrast Childhood and Adulthood

with each person exhibiting a different personality, attitude, and outlook on life. Environmental factors including wealth and social status, culture and ethnicity also play a role in how the child develops a self-concept and interacts with others. By the time children become adults, they are much different beings than they were even a decade ago. Adults change too, but not nearly as dramatically as the transitions between childhood and adulthood. The main differences between childhood and adulthood are biological, psychological, and social. Biologically speaking, children are growing. Their bodies are resilient, especially when compared with adults. If an adult… Continue Reading...

Understanding Hinduism and Buddhism

satisfying. For example, rich people are never satisfied with the amount of wealth they have amerced over the years and will continue to hunger for more. Even when one is happy with his or her achievements, worries set in when they are remembering a family member, friend or relative who may be struggling to make ends meet in life. Life brings such issues to people because of its changing nature including misery such as floods, the death of a loved one and sickness among others. The suffering in question for Pali (dukkha) does comprise the whole range of suffering… Continue Reading...

Sexual Assault and Legal Standards

Commonwealth v. Berkowitz (1992) Q1. Explain how the court came to the conclusion that the Pennsylvania rape statute required extrinsic force. According to Pennsylvania law, rape may occur either by “forcible compulsion” or the threat of forcible compulsion which “would prevent resistance by a person of reasonable resolution” (“Commonwealth v. Berkowitz”). The Pennsylvania court interpreted this wording as meaning that direct, extrinsic force or the threat of such force was required for an act to constitute sexual assault. Q2. LIST all the facts relevant to deciding whether Roberts Berkowitz’s actions satisfy the extrinsic force requirement. Berkowitz pushed the victim down… 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 pay the loan back effectively, he… Continue Reading...

Religion and the Bible Sermon Development

domain. It is not a Kingdom ruled through force, or through wealth, or through any of the other trappings of political power we are used to here on Earth. Rather, God rules in Heaven. “The end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power,” (1 Corinthians 15:24). Belief in Christ is the critical element separating the sheep from the goats, but Matthew also warns us there is more to entering the Kingdom of Heaven than faith alone. We also need to demonstrate God’s mercy. Mercy in action… Continue Reading...

Organizational Culture and National Culture Of Automakers Comparison

thrive at a higher level. That said, there are certainly other factors, such as resource wealth, market size and proximity to markets. A small island nation like Tonga will never grow rich selling coconuts; it's far from markets, has no domestic market to support business, and even the most capitalist regime would not allow for the growth of a global enterprise there. But there are examples where resource-rich countries with decent-sized domestic markets still struggle to unlock their potential. Countries like Saudi Arabia, South Africa or Argentina have all the resource wealth, good local market size, and access to… Continue Reading...

The Influence Of William Shakespeare and Robert Burns

prominence was driven by not only his poems and plays, but also his wealth. In 1598, his company Lord Chamberlain’s Men built its own theatre known as the Globe, making Shakespeare wealthier (Marche, 2012). Shakespeare also had investments in real estate. wealth meant that Shakespeare had the resources to support the advancement of his career. This is probably an advantage other poets of his time did not have, making it quite difficult for them to achieve the status Shakespeare achieved. In spite of his prominence, Shakespeare has been the subject of immense criticism right from the time he was… Continue Reading...

The Gospel Of Matthew and Anti Semitism

is religious. It tells the story of tenant farmers, and essentially advocates the redistribution of wealth. The parable maintains the core themes of Jesus’s ministry to the poor, and to his commitment to empowering and uplifting the disempowered and disenfranchised. Indeed, the Christian message has resonated throughout the centuries and continues to do so precisely for its political—essentially and ironically Marxist--underpinnings. Harrington also points out that the parable of the vineyard offers a metaphor of the transfer of symbolic ownership of the Kingdom of Israel from the Jews to the Christians. Jesus becomes the new “authoritative interpreter of the… Continue Reading...

Us Healthcare Reform Initiatives

The United States is relatively unique in the world community for offering healthcare through a variety of employer-provided and government insurance systems. While most US citizens obtain healthcare via their employers, others have health insurance via a variety of government-provided programs such as Medicaid or Medicare. Still others purchase their insurance from health insurance companies themselves because they do not receive employer coverage and are unable to qualify for Medicaid. This suggests that cooperation between insurance companies, providers, and the government is necessary to improve delivery, reduce costs, and expand access to all patients. One of the first presidents to… Continue Reading...

Federal Reserve and Interest Rates

sense in recent years. Of course, there is the fact that we have witnessed the greatest transfer of wealth over this same period from the 99% to the 1%, but if one were to allege that this was the real aim of the Fed, one could be accused of having no confidence in the state’s highest of high institutions. Over the next two years, I think the Fed will try to continue to raise rates, but at a very slow pace so that the market does not react too violently. It will do this without too much fear, I… Continue Reading...

Globalization Is Not Americanization

proudly American companies have dominated the corporate landscape of a globalized international economy, a wealth of non-American companies have likewise participated in the dissemination and distribution of ideas and neoliberal policies that characterize postmodern globalization. In some ways, globalization is the antithesis of Americanization. As Collins (2015) points out, globalization “has led to the continuing deindustrialization of America,” as labor markets have become transnational (p. 1). Whereas the United States became a 20th century superpower because of its industrial edge, the nation has since ceded that edge to countries that now provide the world’s manufacturing and industrial labor forces:… Continue Reading...

The Hypothetical Case Of the Nacirema

The Nacirema occupy a broad and diverse geographic zone between Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Their highly developed market economy belies, or perhaps informs, the evolution of elaborate body rituals. The body rituals of the Nacirema are diverse and usually gendered. The underlying assumptions of the Nacirema body rituals are that the human form in its natural, unadulterated or unadorned state, is inherently profane, impure, and aesthetically unpleasing. Therefore, the Nacirema set up shrines in their home. The shrines contain magical serums, lotions, and potions with mysterious properties. Wealthy Nacirema may have several shrines, elaborately designed, and many set aside… Continue Reading...

Inpatient Admission Of the Poor for Healthcare in the United States

Were poor people as salutary as the rest of those living in America, there would likely be a slight decline in inpatient admission. This writer believes that the decline would not exceed 15 percent of the current inpatient admission for this population, which is approximately 17 percent. Therefore, the decline would only be approximately 3 percent. Quite obviously, this figure of 3 percent is engedered by multiplying the 15 percent by the percentage of the current population, which is in fact 17 percent. That figures equals .0255; when rounding up, it is approximately three percent. As such, there are numerous… Continue Reading...

European Global Perspective

Americas, including the Aztec, Maya and Inca1. The Inca in particular were powerful, controlling significant territory and possessing substantial wealth. The Spanish, however, were not only possessed by a religion-derived sense of superiority but also superior weaponry. They were able to conquer the Inca rapidly, and without any particular consideration for what value the Inca might have offered their society, or global society in general. When considering an alternative timeline, had the Inca equivalent weapons to the Spanish, the competition for ideas alone would have been different. The conquer and assimilate model the Spanish used in the Americas played… Continue Reading...

Europe and the Modern Era

of the distribution of labor put forward by Adam Smith in wealth of Nations encouraged industry owners to exploit the labor of men, women and children. Child labor was a serious issue in the 19th and early 20th centuries and so too were workers’ rights. Workers’ unions formed as a result of exploitation and the inability of a family man to earn a decent wage to support his family. Laws were passed thanks to the protests of unions and nations’ leaders began to take more responsibility for the actions of industry owners. Industrialization had indeed changed the way Europe… Continue Reading...

Man Vs God in Frankenstein

in ease and luxury; but I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path” (Shelley 17). He seeks to stand above others, to be raised up on a pedestal above the other mere mortals of the world around him. In this manner, Victor is against society: he is anti-social. His vanity and pride make him so. The monster, on the other hand, desperately tries to unite himself to society. He befriends the blind man (who does not judge his appearance because he cannot see) and learns from him. But of course when the family of the… Continue Reading...

Growth Vs Fixed Mindset

to be made for the individual and for society’s sake. Works Cited Capozzi, Rick. Growth Mindset : Leadership Makes a Difference in wealth Management. Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited, John, 2017. Dweck, Carol S. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Random House Publishing Group, 2008. Kakutani, Michiko. "Book Review: The Casual Vacancy? by J. K. Rowling." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia, 27 Sept. 2012, www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/books/book-review-the-casual-vacancy-by-j-k-rowling.html. Accessed 4 Dec. 2017. Langley, Travis. ""Inside Out": Emotional Truths by Way of Pixar." Psychology Today, 24 June 2015, www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beyond-heroes-and-villains/201506/inside-out-emotional-truths-way-pixar. Accessed 4 Dec. 2017. Ricci, Mary C, and Margaret Lee. Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids. Sourcebooks, 2016. Sheehan, Kevin, and Jessica… Continue Reading...

The Tourism Industry in Mexico

the book show. The Mexicans may benefit initially from exposure to the wealth of the Americans and view the tourism industry as a welcome treat that will help the Mexican economy grow. But it is not sustainable. Mexicans need a sustainable product or service—one that they can sell to other countries without having to alter their own region to accommodate the outsiders. The outsiders bring with them new ways and new lifestyles that pollute the environment in which the Mexicans live. They destroy the topography and the landscape and cause immigration to occur that alters the population and changes… Continue Reading...

How to Understand the Stock Market

for surrendering their power through willful ignorance. As Abraham points out, the Internet offers a wealth of information about what is going on in the market each day—even each hour. While these websites cannot substitute for the quality of insider information that bankers and money market managers have access to on Wall Street, at the point of sale, it still does empower more investors. If more investors used the power of information and information technology, bankers would not have as much dominance over pricing. Abraham mentions Yahoo! Finance and CBS Market watch, but there are many other financial news… Continue Reading...

Bin Laden Al Qaeda Financing Crime

R.T. Naylor has a unique, and some might say even rogue, interpretation of bin Laden and al 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… Continue Reading...

How Important Is the Idea Of Equality to Each Theorist

focus. They were largely denied the ability to request divorce from a bad marriage, formal education, wealth/property ownership, voting rights, jury or business involvement, or solo travelling rights. Their husbands were considered their masters to all intents and purposes. “The adoption of this system of inequality never was the result of deliberation, or forethought, or any social ideas, or any notion whatever of what conduced to the benefit of humanity or the good order of society. It arose simply from the fact that from the very earliest twilight of human society, every woman (owing to the value attached to… Continue Reading...

Adolescent Development and Film Breakfast Club

Adolescence is an especially critical development stage for any individual. At this stage, individuals not only experience biological changes, but also become more aware of gender roles and expectations and experience cognitive development. Family and school become social incubators that trigger changes and psychosocial responses in adolescents. The film The Breakfast Club shows how a group of five adolescents go through critical changes in this stage of their life. This paper will highlight the developmental markers observed in one character depicted the film, Claire. Clare will be used as a case study to explore developmental issues related to gender, biology,… Continue Reading...

Enron Fraud

the idea that business is a vehicle for financial investment, i.e. the creation of wealth. Friedman pointed out specifically that 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… Continue Reading...

The U.s Economy and Health Care

other activities. Lastly, greater expenditure typically leads to growth in intergenerational wealth transfer from the population’s youth to older clusters. International competitiveness of American goods Technically, increased healthcare expenditure decreases American services’/goods’ competitiveness within global markets. Not varying any other element, growth in healthcare expenditure must be reflected by the cost of end product. Considering the swift rise in healthcare expenses within other nations, this may lead to comparatively costlier services and goods (Graham, 2016). But acquiring a quantitative estimation of how far healthcare expenses influence American interest measures including trade deficit is complicated. OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and… Continue Reading...

Life Of Arthur Koestler

beyond others of political conviction to those who were similarly famous, attracted to fame, and to wealth. Thus, near the midway point of the 20th century Koestler became renowned as a eminent political figure, author, and celebrity—which allowed him to transcend his previous existence for one in which he could sate decidedly more secular needs. This aspect of Koestler’s life is significant for multiple reasons. In several ways, his celebrity status enabled him to live to excess in myriad dimensions of life. He would marry a total of three times; on each occasion, he was able to find women… Continue Reading...

Adoption Of New Technology

nurse leader plays an important role. There is a wealth of literature on organizational change, and on implementing new technology, that can be applied fairly directly to this situation. Doing so will help the nurse leader take the new technology y to the team, overcome resistance and get a high level of buy-in for the adoption and implementation of the new electronic health record system. References Day, C. (2016) 5 Steps to roll out a new application to your team. IT Glue. Retrieved January 4, 2018 from https://www.itglue.com/blog/5-ways-to-roll-out-a-new-application-to-the-team Edmondson, A., Bohmer, R. & Pisano, G. (2001) Disrupted routines: Team… Continue Reading...

Adidas Market Entry

Company Background Adidas was formed in Herzogenaurach, a town in Mittelfranken, north of Nürnberg, not far from Erlangen, and remains headquartered there today. The company was founded by Adi and Rudolf Dassler. The brothers eventually had a falling out, with Rudolph founding Puma. Adidas has grown to become one of the leading designers and marketers of sports apparel, footballs, and other related items. The company operates globally, has revenues of nearly €20 billion, and profits of €0.72 billion in 2015 (Adidas 2015 Annual Report). Adidas competes against Nike, Reebok, Puma, and several other brands in this space. Major product lines… Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Mission Vision and Values

that Coca-Cola is a publicly traded company, and has a fiduciary duty to shareholders to enhance shareholder wealth. Of itself, the statement is obvious, and says nothing. It is paired with "make a difference". That is an example of what is wrong with mission statements. There is nothing actionable – making a difference is a pretty ill-defined concept. Furthermore, it is not something that is particularly actionable on a day-to-day basis. Rather, make 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… Continue Reading...

Biblical Worldview

that true happiness lies in union with God—not in material wealth, not in transitory pleasure, and not in thoughts of hatred or revenge or lust. Christ gives the example of fasting in the desert, denying the senses, combating Satan and fighting against temptation. He gives the example of forgiveness and true charity, showing the way towards God through love, compassion, mercy and self-renunciation. He teaches that there are two basic tenets that one should live by: 1) love God, and 2) love your neighbor (Matthew 22:36-40). Christian Philosophy of Education The Christian philosophy of education allows one to address… Continue Reading...

Preaching James and Related to Poverty

lends itself to misinterpretation. As Pilch points out, “James does not really denounce wealth as such,” but rather, “condemns the injustice and inhumanity that so frequently accompany it,” (p. 367). James refers to atonement for labor exploitation, for example, and for unbridled greed at the expense of others. It is fully possible to preach compassion, tolerance, and inclusivity while also warning against the pitfalls of materialism. Pilch also shows how the James passage denounces social status and advocates for a true Christian community. The Pope’s writings reflect the balanced perspective related to gospel readings that can be reinterpreted as… Continue Reading...

Macroeconomic Indicators

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 the pockets of the 1%. Another indicator of the condition of the economy is the Effective Federal Funds Rate and on the Consumer Price Index: All Items Less Food and Energy by year for the last 30 years. As the graph above shows, the Federal Funds Rate has seriously diminished over the past 30 years in a downward trend that has culminated… Continue Reading...

Ups and Fedex Case Study

financial performance of a corporation on the basis of the residual wealth computed by subtracting its cost of capital from its operating profit, and attuned for taxes on a cash basis. In essence, EVA tries to seize the actual economic profit of a corporation. EVA is calculated using the following equation: Net operating profit after taxes – Invested capital * Weighted average cost of capital The information that can be derived from EVA is the cost or charge incurred for capital investment into a particular project and subsequently appraising whether it is creating sufficient cash to be deemed a… Continue Reading...

Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink the Power Of Thinking Without Thinking

“The observers were looking at the students’ most personal belongings, and our personal belongings contain a wealth of very telling information” (Gladwell, 2005, p.37). Of course, there are many people who are unable to draw such profound conclusions so quickly. Gladwell uses disparate examples such as the election of Warren Harding (the dangers of “tall, dark, handsome men” who look presidential but who really are not) and Coke’s failure to generate a new product (“New Coke”) that satisfied consumers because of its inability to understand the mystique behind the so-called secret formula of its flagship product. The difference between… Continue Reading...

Mongols History

structures, the command center and the reason for their forceful conquest. What made them so fearless? Was it their wealth and resources or was it the absence of a proper governance structure in Persia? Such remains to be known. In the context of this story where was the author and how did he escape the terror? Through further reading it is hoped that more about the Tatars and what became of them will be uncovered. About the author Edward Granville Browne, the author, lived between 1862 and 1926 and was born in England’s Stouts Hill (Good Reads, 2018). He… Continue Reading...

Oil Crises Term in West Africa

tensions both economically and socially owing to the build-up of oil wealth for future generations when the economy is experiencing severe development challenges. In addition, optimal policy regulations for central banks have a tendency to command a dynamic reaction to shocks influencing aggregate demand and level of relaxation within the economy. The stabilization of the output gap seems to be a fundamental goal for central banks, not just from a welfare standpoint, but also for the reason that it can add to lower volatility of price and wage inflation. The reaction of monetary policy could as a result be… Continue Reading...

Amazon Capital Decisions

allowed to run roughshod over countries and other firms with their wealth 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.… Continue Reading...

Whole Foods Market Strategic Analysis

of customers c. Support for team member excellence and happiness d. Creation of wealth through profits and growth e. Service and support for the local and global communities f. Practice and advancement of environmental stewardship g. Creation of ongoing win-win partnerships with suppliers h. Promotion of the health of stakeholders through healthy eating education 2.2 Performance Over the last five years, the performance of WFM has largely been impressive, with its sales being on an upward trajectory. Figure 1.1 indicates the company’s net sales growth over a five year period. Figure 1.1 (Sales figures in billions) 2.3 Growth Strategy Some of… Continue Reading...

The Good and the Bad Of Capitalism

good. With production being for the purpose of raking in profits, some attain wealth and some seek to further enhance profit making potential. In seeking 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… Continue Reading...

Prophet Muhammad Founder Of Islam

Introduction When examining the Prophet Muhammad in a religious-historical context, it is helpful to compare him to another central religious figure in the history of the West in order to highlight how he is unique. For example, while Christ plays the role of God-Man in the Christian religion, Muhammad simply plays the role of man—though a very special one, of course.[footnoteRef:1] As the Qur’an notes: “Muhammad is no more than an apostle: many were the apostle that passed away before him.”[footnoteRef:2] However, Muhammad’s nature is unlike that of other men, for he is recognized in Islam as having the “most… Continue Reading...

Steps Of Economic Growth in Usa China and Germany

not only human but also physical-capital intensive due to the comparative wealth of a highly-knowledgeable work force and technically advanced products within the US. This particular split of transnational manufacturing ought to yield increased global production of both kinds of products compared to the situation where each nation tried to manufacture both these products by itself. For instance, the US might manufacture costlier labor-intensive products due to its costlier work crews and the developing nations might manufacture costlier human as well as physical capital-intensive products due to their comparative shortage of such resources. This reasoning means that America is… Continue Reading...

Utilitarianism and Environmentalism in Ethics

Short-term economic growth also benefits relatively few numbers of human beings, mainly those who already possess wealth and power. The vast numbers of people on the planet are bereft of wealth and power. To promote the greatest good for the greatest number, it becomes necessary to promote sustainable economic growth. Sustainable economic growth means growth that occurs in accordance with promoting the greatest good for the greatest number. As Wolff (2008) points out, “When anthropocentric arguments are used to defend destructive and unsustainable environmental policies, the benefits to humans are nearly always exaggerated and/or the costs of environmental degradation… Continue Reading...

Homelessness

Social Issue: Burgeoning Homelessness A prevalent and ever-growing social issue in my community is the problem of homelessness. According to the federal government’s annual report on homelessness, the number of homeless people in America has recently increased for the first time in eight years. The West Coast, with its warmer climates, tends to have greater homeless populations than elsewhere in America. Even though the economy in the nation is booming more acutely, the cost of housing continues to rise, and more and more people simply can’t afford a place to live (McEvers, 2017). In southern California, there isn’t a city… Continue Reading...

Slavery the Genocide Of Native Americans and Crime

Civil War and Reconstruction Question 2: What does the Civil War show that failed in the United States in this period? The Civil War and its aftermath showed that the United States failed to create a cohesive national character and ethical identity. The nation was truly divided, symbolized by the fact that Abraham Lincoln received not a single Southern electoral vote, and less than half of the popular vote, but still became President (Slide 5). The majority of Southerners allied themselves with the Southern Democrat platform, and failed to align their outdated beliefs about race and economic exploitation with the… Continue Reading...

Environmentalism and Some Positive and Negative Trends

Urbanization, population growth, and environmental degradation are among the most pressing problems in the world today (Coleman & Kerbo, 2009). Until recently, these issues would have been dealt with on local, national, or regional levels. When the Industrial Revolution began, the results of urbanization, population growth, and pollution were experienced mainly on a local level. Yet now, these are problems shared by every person on the planet. Urbanization means that many rural communities are struggling, as they lose young people who seek opportunities in cities. It also means that cities struggle to accommodate for the influx of people, leading to… Continue Reading...

Globalization and Neoliberalism Pros and Cons

Norberg (2004) and Hart-Landsberg (2006) want the same thing: global wealth equality and higher standards of living for all people. Yet while Norberg (2004) offers cogent, long-term, financially and ethically feasible solutions to current problems of wealth inequality and social injustice, Hart-Landsberg (2006) spends the entire article discussing only why globalization is bad. Instead of focusing only on the drawbacks of neoliberalism and globalization, it would be helpful to know what alternatives or solutions the author might suggest. Using stock terms like “the resistance,” Hart-Landsberg (2006) seems only to stand against something, but not for anything (p. 12). Norberg… Continue Reading...

Apple Expansion into Myanmar

a more accurate indicator of how many Burmese will increase their wealth to the point where they are part of Apple\'s target market. FDI has varied over the past few years, which would be considered the economic transition period, ranging from months with $31 million to $2.3 billion (TradingEconomics, 2017). This indicates that the country\'s FDI picture is still small, and somewhat 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… Continue Reading...

Capitalism Industrial Revolution and Social Change

necessary constraints on human life (Burke, n.d., p. 137). Centralization of wealth and power in church and kingdom had prevailed for centuries. Colonization of the New World opened up free enterprise in ways that liberalized markets and stripped power from the old institutions. Furthermore, Enlightenment philosophies inspired ordinary citizens to divert their allegiances from church and monarch towards free enterprise. Rousseau (n.d.) declared, “man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains,” a cry to revolution (p. 181). Rousseau also called into question how political systems and governments arise out of necessity, but governments are only legitimate when… Continue Reading...

Marie Antoinette Role and French Revolution

went in public.[footnoteRef:3] Most importantly, Marie Antoinette became notorious for extravagant displays of wealth including donning lavish dresses and throwing decadent parties. The expenditures of the French crown exposed the corruption at the root of the monarchy—not just in France but in all of Europe. It did not take long before Marie Antoinette became the definitive symbol of royal corruption, fuelling revolutionary sentiment. [3: “Marie Antoinette Biography.” Encyclopedia of World Biography. Last modified 2018. http://www.notablebiographies.com/Lo-Ma/Marie-Antoinette.html] However, historians have recently derided common accounts of the role Marie Antoinette played in fomenting pre-Revolutionary tension in Europe. “Historians either ignored the women… Continue Reading...

H&m Trade Comparative Advantages

like the OPT program for textiles in the EU would serve a short-run purpose of wealth transfer, while has fairly specific benefits for the EU. If evaluated strictly in terms of trade, there is little argument for an OPT in the sense that such deals are not supported by trade theory, that free trade should be fostered. However, there are specific political and social goals that the EU is serving with the OPT policy. For one, it staunches the flow of low-skilled labor from poorer EU nations into wealthier ones, which will help those countries maintain a greater degree… Continue Reading...

Myanmar's Place in the Global Garment Business

can attract new investment, and to encourage the development of local cottage industry, especially now as the wealth levels in the big cities are starting to get to a point where people can afford such clothing. References Akter, A. (2017). Low cost production has drawn foreign buyers' attention to Myanmar apparel industry. Textile Today. Retrieved March 8, 2018 from https://textiletoday.com.bd/low-cost-production-drawn-foreign-buyers-attention-myanmar-apparel-industry/ Chern, K. (2017). Why the Myanmar economy is slowing, and how it could bounce back. Myanmar Times. Retrieved March 8, 2018 from https://www.mmtimes.com/business/26948-why-the-myanmar-economy-is-slowing-and-how-it-could-bounce-back.html CIA World Factbook (2018) Burma Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved Mar 8 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bm.html Friedman, A. (2017).… Continue Reading...

American Dream and Wealth Gap

the top 1% of families own 40% of the nation’s wealth. That is an astounding figure and indicates the extent to which the wealth gap has grown in America. While most Americans are just working to get the car or the house or the vacation, the 1% own multiple homes, luxury cars, take vacations for entire years from time to time. For the 1%, the American Dream is an everyday reality. For the rest of the planet it is largely an illusion sold to them by creditors. What should be done about the situation? Redistribution of the wealth is… Continue Reading...

Ancient Roman Civilization and the Gladiator Games

express the dominance of Rome. Rome basked in its own wealth, glory, significance, and power during the gladiator games. It flaunted itself with excess, demonstrating how superior it was to all things—nature, men, beasts, the world. Thomas Weidemann explains that Rome would routinely capture—and then massacre—exotic animals taken from all parts of the world and brought to the Coliseum to be sacrificed to Rome’s greatness in a spectacle of wanton slaughter. This was Rome’s way of showing its citizens that it was the dominant force in the world. Pompey, for example, during his second consulship, killed over 1000 lions… Continue Reading...

The Yemen Conflict Between Saudi and the Houthis

in order to prevent similar conflicts from rising in the future. The Saudis and Emiratis should also commit some wealth to improving Yemen\'s infrastructure, facilitating trade, and diversifying the country\'s agriculture. Lasting peace needs to be part of the long-range vision for Yemen, as there is limited long-run value to negotiating a peace today without solving some of the bigger problems that make Yemen such a hotspot for Middle East instability. Conclusions There is an opportunity today for the US to use its influence, both military and diplomatic, to bring the different sides of the Yemen conflict to negotiated… Continue Reading...

Brexit Essay

Potential Titles The Potential Effects of Brexit on the European Union Why Did the UK Voters Approve Brexit? Developing Post-Brexit Trade with the European Union Topics The Economic and Political Impact of Brexit The International Implications of Brexit Should the UK Reconsider Its Brexit Decision? The Pros and Cons of the Brexit Decision Outline I.  Abstract II.  Introduction III.  Body A.  Background and overview B.  Immediate after effect of Brexit vote C.  What the future holds IV.  Conclusion Abstract In June 2016, voters in the United Kingdom approved the so-called “Brexit” referendum, signaling the withdrawal of the British Commonwealth from… Continue Reading...

2016 Presidential Election Essay

August 7). Pro-Trump super PAC ad misleads on Clintons' wealth, foundation cash link. Politifact. Retrieved from http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/aug/07/america-rising-now/pro-trump-super-pac-ad-wrong-clinton-wealth/. Hillary Clinton biography. (2016). Biography.com. Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/ people/hillary-clinton-9251306. Hoft, J. (2016, June 7). History! Trump shatters Republican primary vote record by 1.4 million votes. Gateway Pundit. Retrieved from http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/ trump-trumps-wins-historic-race-record-fashion/. Noonan, P. (2016, August 4). The week they decided Donald Trump was crazy. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-week-they-decided-he-was-crazy-1470354031. Vatz, R. E. (2016, July). No choice at all. USA Today, 145(2854), 33.   Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

and society, America was the opposite. In many people’s eyes people did not have to come from wealth to be wealthy. Famous businessmen like John D. Rockefeller came from humble beginnings and quickly became one of the richest men of America thanks to hard work and good business acumen (Chernow, 2010).  However, another part of the modern American Dream emerged as well. That is the rags to riches story. The rags to riches story is what many people in the United States who have little money, hope to achieve. Writers like J.K. Rowling, singers like Adele, they grew up… Continue Reading...

Sexual Misconduct and the Fall Of Hollywood Essay

Table of Contents I.  Opening II.  Titles III.  Related Topics IV.  Outline V.  Introduction VI.  Essay Hook VII.  Thesis Statement VIII. Body A.  Background B.  Harvey Weinstein C.  Other Accusations IX.  Conclusion X.  Works Cited XI.  Closing Opening In this essay about Sexual Misconduct and the Fall of Hollywood, we examine how the allegations of sexual impropriety by some of Hollywood’s power players has led to a major shake-up in the entertainment industry.  This essay will contain a list of some of the Hollywood players accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault, the allegations against them, and at least partial lists… Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

Globalization: Advantages, Disadvantages and Concerns This essay discusses globalization and how social commentators and historians act like globalization is a new concept, but it’s not. It’s something that has occurred between nations for as long as nations have interacted. According to the SUNY Levin institute, “Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process has effects on the environment, on culture, on political systems, on economic development, and prosperity, and on human physical well-being in societies around the world (2018).… Continue Reading...

Bartleby the Scrivener Analysis Essay

Abstract Engaging in a Bartleby, the Scrivener analysis essay is bound to test one’s patience. It is one of the most inscrutable works of Herman Melville. While Melville is perhaps most famous for his nautical adventure tales, this paper delves into the enigmatic cogs and wheels that make this short story a piece of eternal literature. Eternal literature transcends the constraints of time and relatability, touching upon themes and symbols that are indelible to human existence. This paper summarizes the major events of the short story, briefly addresses the main characters, and examines the more predominant themes. Introduction Bartleby, the… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Nursing Rates Of Care Community

which recognizes there is a problem and understands the wealth of evidence showing how obesity is linked to a number of comorbid conditions that are essentially preventable. Effective Disease Management Effective disease management for obesity depends on a number of critical factors, including the patient’s overall health status, socioeconomic demographics, geography, culture, lifestyle, and overall commitment to health. To effectively manage obesity, the patient needs to demonstrate readiness and willingness to change and a commitment to long-term changes to diet and exercise habits. Compliance with recommended health behaviors will effectively manage symptoms and prevent complications. Access to Care and… Continue Reading...

Economics and Global Capitalism

World that had existed in Europe prior to the Protestant Reformation. With the Reformation and the new wealth that was pouring into Europe from trade came a new modern society that was focused on materialism and profits and consumption, and the economic system that followed was based on this concept that society could be governed by economics. In my view, I feel it should be the other way around—that society’s values and principles are what govern society and that economic effects are systems are just an extension of these values and principles rather than the supposed overseer of these… Continue Reading...

Global Merchandising

the upper class of a society at a time when wealth accumulation is accelerating. All told, these two groups are the early adopters of this new retail model. The new retail landscape has also brought new players to the market. Civil life five or six years ago saw little shopping, an economy almost entirely controlled by the military junta, and in many areas there were things like curfews. Mom-and-pop shops that closed at dusk were the retail environment. So the changes that the country is seeing are quite astonishing, when put in that context. International companies – the first… Continue Reading...

American Exceptionalism Debate

The Myth of American Exceptionalism The myth of American exceptionalism is a familiar one to Americans and non-Americans alike. It suggest that America, as the home of the free and the brave, is unique in its allowance of freedom and social mobility, in contrast to Europe, Asia, and other, much older civilizations. Yet as noted by Stephen M. Walt in his essay, “The Myth of American Exceptionalism,” perhaps one of the most ordinary aspects of America is its view of itself as exceptional. A more critical approach to America’s history, ideology, and identity is needed for America to move forward… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

but that since he wasn’t financially stable, they were unable to be together. Gatsby accumulated his wealth and bought a mansion across the sound from hers with the intention of throwing these parties in the hopes that she might wander in one night. Later we learn that such a plan would never have happened as Daisy is an old money girl, and would be unlikely to fraternize at such a “new money” party. A plan is cooked up where Nick will ask Daisy over to his house for tea, asking her to come alone, and then Jay will stop… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Management for Eldercare Advocacy Organization

Planned change in the eldercare advocacy organization In the coming years, many countries will experience a dramatic shift in healthcare infrastructure due to an expanding elderly population size. However, the changes may vary across countries depending on many factors such as the kind of social welfare available in each country, the political environment which determine policies, the level of healthcare available and individual expectations in each country. Due to this wide variance, the innovations within this space will also vary greatly. What this means to the healthcare manager is that managing innovations becomes very hard (Shlutz, Andre & Sjovold, 2015… Continue Reading...

Should Businesses Offer Paid Maternity Leave

The Benefits of Paid Maternity Leave Introduction While women have earned their way into the workplace to be treated as equals alongside men, part of what still makes women unique is their ability to be mothers and to carry a child. Mothers play an integral role in society, especially in the early days of when a child is born: the mother is the nurturer, the consoler, the shelter, and the provider. The mother’s bond with the newborn is effected over the first few weeks that the child is alive and this bond plays a significant role in the development of… Continue Reading...

Pearl Buck and Rudyard Kipling

as O-Lan and “Poor Fool,” the wealthy landowners who gradually lose their wealth as a result of over-spending and opium usage, and many others who populate the novel. Buck’s sympathetic portrayal of these people helped Western audiences to understand them more deeply and on a personal level. The story of Wang Lung, who at times acts nobly and at other times acts reprehensibly (for instance, when he betrays O-Lan and gives her jewels to his concubine) reveal the true extremes to which a man can go—extremes that Western readers would appreciate as they themselves in their own histories involving… Continue Reading...

What Problems Did the Acquisition Of Empire Generate for Rome?

of the Roman empirical era, the annexation of new territorial acquisitions only meant vaster accumulations of wealth. Therefore, it seemed as if there would be no problems with Roman imperialism. Whether from natural or human resources, Rome stood to gain much and lose little from its exploits. A false sense of invincibility might have been the first real problem for Rome, which had a sense of political arrogance that rivaled that of Alexander. The early years of the Roman Empire were golden years in terms of access to unique and diverse lands, their resources, and their trade routes. The… Continue Reading...

Death Of a Salesman Essay

the contemporary American dream, which is to strive for immense wealth that he never attains, and the greed controls his life to the extent that he becomes blind to life’s realities. Right from the inception of the play, Willy’s illusionary essence is evident. Willy imagines a life filled with luxury, and in which only good things materialize. Being unwilling to be openly face realities of life, Willy’s life ends up being one that is constantly filled with deception, and he spreads this illusory to his family. It is imperative to note that this illusory transpires largely because of his… Continue Reading...

United States Markets Essay

stock markets play a crucial role in economic growth through channeling individual's wealth to businesses that need money to expand. An unprecedented slowdown in companies that list publicly on stock markets would affect the ability of these markets to mobilize sufficient investment that stimulates economic growth. Secondly, U.S. markets could become less efficient because of increased unemployment, which is one of the major factors that hinder or affect economic growth. The absence of adequate investment in the market generates increased unemployment that in turn raises the standards of living. Third, the U.S. markets could become less efficient if the… Continue Reading...

Gun Control Essay

and past laws. Although gun control is a controversial subject, it offers a wealth of different avenues to take. By providing the background on something like gun control, it helps readers gain interest in the topic. Gun control is a hard topic to analyze. However, looking at it from both sides offers so much in terms of what you can do and which direction to take. I hope this gun control essay has helped you. Keep writing, and always remember, there is more than one side to anything. Continue Reading...

Marketing Plan for Vietnamese Business Essay

While the market is large in population, and its wealth is growing, the average Vietnamese cannot afford to pay tuition for Western-quality higher education. The actual size of the market, which would consist only of wealthy Vietnamese students who cannot get into Western schools, is quite small. The report will outline the size of this market, and how best this market can be reached. Product The product we are selling is higher education. The business school proposes to enter the Vietnamese market with numerous courses of study. There are two products – a baccalaureate degree and an MBA, that… Continue Reading...

Opium Wars Britain China

doubt the interchange of commodities between Nations distantly situated tends to their mutual convenience, industry, and wealth,” (King George, p. 245). However, just a few paragraphs earlier, King George claims that Britain’s endeavors in China were “not for the purpose of conquest, or of enlarging Our dominions which are already sufficiently extensive...not for the purpose of acquiring wealth...but for the sake of increasing Our knowledge of the habitable Globe,” (King George, p. 244). Given Britain’s current escapades in South Asia and its having recently lost the United States, China’s emperor would have no doubt found the King’s letter almost… Continue Reading...

Culture and America in Great Gatsby

A Lack of Real Friendship in The Great Gatsby Money and wealth may not be lacking in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby—but friendship is. On the surface, it appears that several characters are friends, and indeed they are friendly at times towards one another. But there is always the hint or suggestion of an ulterior motive lying just beneath the surface—whether it is Gatsby using Nick to get closer to Daisy, Tom using Myrtle for personal pleasure, or the guests at Gatsby’s parties using him to have a good and reckless time that they could never enjoy… Continue Reading...

Universal Healthcare

Universal healthcare is a political policy based on the premises of universal human rights, fairness, justice, and equity. The United States was also founded on ethical principles like justice and equity. Therefore, programs like Obamacare that promote universal healthcare are essential for upholding the premises of the Constitution. Obamacare was in some ways a stepping-stone from the completely privatized healthcare insurance system that prevails towards a universal healthcare model like those practiced in many other countries with high degrees of success. Healthcare, like education, needs to be framed more like a universal human right than as a privilege, and covered… Continue Reading...

Catcher in the Rye Essay

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...

Ethics and Morality Of Intellectual Property Rights

with scholarly research – then denying access to propagate needless wealth runs into stickier ethical ground. If the tool used to free the work for the mass public denies the creator the ability to make a living, and thus causes the creator to discontinue this form of work, there might be a case that creating such a tool is unethical. However, this is an unlikely outcome – on average, such a tool will do more good than harm by allowing ideas to flow freely among humanity. That makes such a tool ethical. One is by no means obligated to… Continue Reading...

Immigration in America

Immigration in America: The Benefits and Costs of a Polarizing Problem Introduction As Suarez-Orozco, Rhodes and Milburn (2009) point out, immigrants need “supportive relationships” in order to succeed in the foreign country that they move to (p. 151). However, when that foreign country is determined to address immigration issues—not only illegal immigration but also legal immigration—it can become a difficult problem for both sides of the political aisle. For a nation like the United States, that is especially true. After all, America was founded by immigrants. The early Spanish and French missionaries came in the 16th century seeking converts to… Continue Reading...

Imperialism and the Industrial Revolution

1 Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution began in the 18th and 19th centuries and is responsible for the moving of nations away from farming to industry and manufacturing. The Industrial Revolution introduced trains, more advanced shipping, steel production, communications systems, cars, planes, and military equipment, and construction. The skyscraper came into existence, people moved to urban areas away from the countryside. Wars broke out as nations fought over natural resources like oil fields, minerals, and sea lanes to support the new industries. The nations of the world were able to engage in Industrialization because of another rise—the rise of finance.… Continue Reading...

Should We Get a Basic Income

laborer, money is introduced. Money thus acts as a store of wealth: the laborer who works on the roof for ten hours agrees to be compensated by x amount of dollars or euros or pounds or renminbi or whatever currency the two agree upon. Money is an easy way to settle exchange and eliminate the need for bartering. In the old days, money was represented physically by coins—gold, silver, copper—these metals have been commonly used throughout time and societies all over the world as money. The reason these metals were used as money was that they were commonly believed… Continue Reading...

Mass Incarceration in Arizona Social Cultural and Legislative History

the state uses a “tough on crime” method to attempt to fix drug use, in spite of the wealth of research which shows without a doubt that such methods do not minimize addiction nor do they have a positive impact on public safety (Fealk, 2017). Arizona is a state that really offers abysmally poor actions when it comes to addressing this issue; with their “tough-on-crime” stance, activities connected to drugs are the number two reason for arrest and the reason most charges are filed (Fealk, 2017). However, the state ensures that none of these people receive treatment for addictions,… Continue Reading...

Jewish Ethics

out that God Himself authorizes us to heal” (Dorff & Mackler, 321). The authors then cite a wealth of resources within the Bible that explicitly state the individual’s duty to heal others, such as Leviathan 19:16 asserting that “one shall not stand idly by the blood your fellow” (321). Ultimately Dorff and Mackler are able to concisely assert the parameters of Jewish ethics when it comes to health and wellness: people have to receive health care within a decent minimum that enables them to go on living, and meet other essential needs including a particular level of preventative care… Continue Reading...

Charter Schools Vs Public Schools

choice of schooling especially, as Bill Moyers points out, the nation lurches towards an oligarchy in which the country’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few, while decisions are shaped and made by a small handful of powerful elites. If these people control everything, their agenda will very likely inform the type of schooling that is provided to young people. If parents do not want their children to be educated according to the agenda of the oligarchy, they should have the option of providing alternative schooling, such as homeschooling, charter schools, and so on. I would personally… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Sociology: the Lorax

Introduction to Sociology: The Lorax 1 & 4 The aspects of capitalism that I personally appreciate are the ideas of a free market and the idea that anybody can bring their goods to the market place. I appreciate the fact that in a capitalistic society, there is the opportunity for people being able to compete in the market with products, letting consumers choose from among the lot that which they think is best for the cost. What I find worrisome is that capitalism can lend itself to unrestrained greed and complete disregard for everything that is external to oneself, as… Continue Reading...

The Interaction Of Capitalism and Industrialization America and China a Comparison

The Interaction of Capitalism and Industrialization Capitalism is one of the oldest economic systems in the world today and is founded on the concept of private ownership: what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours. It is also founded on the private ownership of all aspects of production, such as investment capital, land, and labor that is employed to create profits. Many scholars view capitalism as being synonymous with the free market system. Some have argued that capitalism is the protection of individual rights and property rights.[footnoteRef:1] Industrialization is a term very closely connected with the industrial revolution. Industrialization… Continue Reading...

Neocolonialism Trade and Cocoa

would not only be used to bring about economic policy change conducive to the extraction of raw material wealth but would also be used to fund infrastructure projects conducive to this ‘robbery’” (Langan, 2018, p. 63). This helps introduce the cocoa industry in West Africa. Raw resources like food and minerals has become the main export of many African nations. They cannot subsist unless they farm certain crops or allow the mining of their vast reserves of minerals thus leading to a stifling of innovation and continued inability to achieve economic prosperity. West African Cocoa Industry in the 1960’s… Continue Reading...

The Futurism Movement and Marinetti

and studying in various countries, experimenting with various types of literature provides a wealth of knowledge that culminated in his start of the Futurist movement. The Futurist movement is one of his greatest contributions and allowed for people to think in a new perspective and apply this new perspective to literature and other areas of art. Writing the Futurist Manifesto in 1909, it led to it being shared and debated all over Europe. Published in Le Figaro, the manifesto described Art as being nothing but injustice, cruelty, and violence. (Esposito) Futurism was known for having both Fascist and anarchist… Continue Reading...

Dolci and the Counter Reformation

the High Renaissance to the time of the Counter Reformation when Dolci was painting. wealth and riches were a common theme among the religious wars that were raging across Europe at the time: religious arguments and conflicts over whether one should follow the Pope or a different Protestant leader were often pretexts for land grabs, wealth confiscation, and the pursuit of spoils. Dolci here appears to be commenting on the materialism of the age, the soulless pursuit of material profits and wealth while the inner life of the soul is turned into a barren wasteland. For all of her… Continue Reading...

The Great Depression and White Evangelicalism

movement, which tends to focus on a gospel of wealth and prosperity, rather than championing the poor. The greatest counterweight to the dominant, negative conception of white evangelicalism has not been found in politics but frequently in novels and anthropological studies (hence the focus on May Jordan at the beginning of Flynt’s own essays). Many novelists have instead stressed “religious ecstasy and preoccupation with heaven” as the only anecdote to despair” (Flynt 7). Evangelicalism, argues this view, provides hope for the future in light of the hopelessness of the present. It is still, in contrast to the African-American church,… Continue Reading...

The Declaration Of Independence and Freedom

The Nature of Freedom in the 18th and 19th Centuries 1 The evidence shows that the nature of freedom in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was considered a natural right in some cases and a divine right in others. For example, when it was useful, people appealed to the idea of a Creator endowing people with certain “unalienable rights” and when nature was viewed as the source of life, the rights of man were considered something that just was. Three passages from the different primary source texts that provide evidence for my claim are: 1. “Men are born and remain… Continue Reading...

Approaches to Psychological Profiling

Four types of profiles are 1) the offender profile, 2) the victim profile, 3) the DNA profile, and 4) the geographic profile. Offender profiling involves obtaining information from law enforcement regarding the types of people who commit crimes (Douglass & Burgess, 1986). From the data compiled about crimes and individuals who commit crimes, an offender profile is developed to identify the type of person who might commit crime. These types are categorized according to crime, with a specific profile developed for a specific crime. For example, the profile of an individual who might be an arsonist would differ from the… Continue Reading...

Spirituality Mind Body Spirit and Transpersonal Psychology

like meditation or prayer. Therapists and healthcare practitioners working within a Christian worldview also have a wealth of tools at their disposal. The unification of body, mind, and spirit is grounded in Christian scripture and literally embodied in the teachings and example of Christ (Fossarelli, 2002). In fact, experiencing the connection between body, mind, and spirit can help guide a person through existential anxiety. Patients who struggle with pain, disease, chronic illness, or who are close to death especially benefit from a perspective that integrates body, mind, and spirit. The physical aging of the body is therefore put into a… Continue Reading...

The Relevance Of Anthropology Today

the Hmong “continue to define kinship through patrilineal clans and practice arranged marriages and bride wealth. Gender roles are also relevant for social problems in the Hmong community such as early marriage for female teenagers, polygamy, and domestic violence” (Symonds, 2009, p. 106). These findings further reinforce the relevance of anthropological studies today as well as the need for an enhanced appreciation for the contribute that these types of studies can make to the current emphasis on developing improved understandings concerning the processes by which humans develop their unique sense of gender roles in a modern society. Conclusion The… Continue Reading...

Economic Inequalities Essay

average American, earning $34,000 per year, more than 65 lifetimes to earn $100 million” (266). With economic inequality, wealth and abundance are alive with vigor in certain parts of the nation, however, the remaining sections of the population are often riddled with poverty and despair (266). One could argue that a hallmark of a democratic society depends upon having a stable and widespread middle class. There will always be groups at different ends of the spectrum financially, but a big middle class acts a buffer between those groups. In America, as many economists have noted, the middle class is… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between China and France an Assessment

In fact, they are prime examples of immense financial success and wealth derived from the publishing business. Once Sibao publishing and bookselling entrepreneurs made sufficient money from the operation of their businesses, there was often enough left for the acquisition of various items of desire. When Dingbang made sufficient money in the industry, he opted to construct a huge mansion. According to Brokaw (2007), “houses and land appear to have been the ultimate desiderata of the Sibao entrepreneurs.” Other publishers were in favor of expansion into unrelated fields in what could be deemed as an attempt at diversification. In… Continue Reading...

Africa from Colonialism to Neocolonialism

The Post-Colonial World Outlook in Africa: From Colonialism to Neocolonialism? Background During the colonial era, vast regions of Africa and Asia were taken over and subsequently dominated by the more powerful western nations. In essence, the main agenda of colonialism was exploitative – with economically stronger nations seeking to exert control over weaker and less developed countries so as to exploit both their human and natural resources. Also, colonial powers deemed their colonies as viable markets for their products. The cultural and social aspects of the subjugated countries were affected and adapted in significant ways, with the said countries being… Continue Reading...

Who Is the Antagonist in the Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”: Who is the Antagonist? Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is an unusual horror story, because it does not have a clear antagonist, although the hero Ichabod Crane is pursued by the legendary headless horseman of the titular legend. For the most part, the horseman is a character who is spoken about, rather than actually takes part in the story. Instead, the actual antagonist is that of Ichabod Crane’s fear, which leads him cower and runaway from a rival lover who pretends to be the decapitated horseman. Crane’s fear makes him easy prey for… Continue Reading...

Blockchain

the past couple of years, blockchain has been unpacked from cryptocurrency and a wealth of applications using the technology are in development. Many observers predict that blockchain technology will revolutionize a wide range of businesses (Marr, 2018). What is Blockchain? The heart of blockchain is the concept of the distributed ledger. The original idea behind Bitcoin was to develop a peer-to-peer currency, in the sense that a store of value and unit of exchange could be created without the intermediary of a central bank. The value of this currency would be determined by the forces of supply and demand,… Continue Reading...

Why My Vote Matters Essay

Introduction When elections are won or lost by a large majority, it can give people, particularly young people, the impression that their votes don’t matter. They see the situation as very simple: the outcome would be the same regardless or not if they had exercised their one vote or not. However, this attitude is not only damaging and cultivates a dangerous sense of apathy, it also is very incorrect. In states that are overwhelmingly red or blue, it really can feel like your vote is lost in a sea that is either with you or against you. And as one… Continue Reading...

How Do Endowments Differ from Trusts

something that is set up earlier as a means of transferring wealth into something that is out of the possession of the individual so that it is not divvied up among inheritors at the time of death. Gifts are legal transfers of assets to the recipient. Unlike a trust, where the trustee has legal title but is not necessarily the beneficiary, the gift owner has both legal title and is the beneficiary. Endowments are monetary donations that can be used by the non-profit organization according to the terms of the endowment. 4 The requirements to start an endowment are… Continue Reading...

Disparities and Diabetes Among Latinos

Disparities and Diabetes among Latinos The whole world is experiencing diabetes-related health disparities, co-morbidities and its complications. There is a wide range of literature available showing that ethnic and race minorities are at a greater risk of developing diabetes compared to the majority groups. The disparities are a result of a combination of factors; they are both clinical and biological. They are also strongly associated with the system of health and factors related to social dynamics. The term ethnicity is a complex one. It reflects a convergence of multi-dimensional factors ranging from biological ones to geographically-influenced contributors. Other strong influencers… Continue Reading...

Nightclub Business Plan New York

The demographics of our target audience is within the 21-25 age group. This can skew a little bit older at times, but not younger for legal reasons. We expect YOLO to draw from a 20-mile radius or so. The extent of our drawing power will be related to the quality of the nightclub – the better it is the further it will draw from. This is New York, so competition is intense. The demographic will be mixed, reflecting the population of New York. Young people of all demographics enjoy the nightclub experience, and we aim to be a safe and… Continue Reading...

Apple Finance Department

securities, that Apple shareholders demanded the executives begin paying dividends to return some of that wealth to shareholders, on the principle that the company was clearly unable to reinvest that money in a manner that would maximize their returns. The finance department then was tasked with ensuring free cash flow was available for these sometimes substantial dividend payments. The finance department would also be responsible for providing advice to management with respect to reasonable amounts of dividend payments. An important role in risk management that Finance plays is to quantify the risks that exist. Many risks are operational or… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

Abstract This paper discusses all the facets and considerations inherent to a cultural identity essay. Namely, the paper describes the importance of cultural identity, the definition of cultural identity, and examples of cultural identity—both theoretical and literal examples in the world today. This paper seeks to show how one’s cultural identity is so much more than just a melee of one’s race, environment and heritage. Cultural identity is made up of so many factors and influences, both positive and negative, and both direct and covert. This paper sheds light on how one’s cultural identity manifests and how the cultural identity… Continue Reading...

Rhetorical Analysis Of Alicia Garza’s Herstory

In “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement,” co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter Alicia Garza writes about the history of the organization/social movement, the movement’s objectives and core philosophies, and also where the movement fits into the history of social protest in America. Garza covers a lot of ground in a relatively short space, tackling issues as diverse as queer politics, the misappropriation and hijacking of the contributions made by women of color, and the importance of Black liberation for improving the quality of life for all Americans. Garza’s audience is non-Black, and likely predominantly white as Garza clearly differentiates between the “we”… Continue Reading...

School Funding in Illinois and Dc

extensively and there is an enormous gap between school districts as much of the state’s wealth is concentrated in specific communities where the population wants to keep its money going to schools that will benefit its own families and neighbors. This presents a problem for other parts of the state that depend on local funds for running their schools: as they earn very little revenue from poor communities, these communities in turn have very poor schools. In the past this has led to a widening of the achievement gap and a stark reminder of the problem of equitability in… Continue Reading...

Economic Analysis Of Supply and Market Structure Of Healthcare Industry

D, that attempts to leverage the private arena of health insurance spending: Medicare Part D offers a wealth of drugs offered on the plan and rigorous 5-tier benefit structures. One of the elements that makes public insurance useful for getting paid is that entities like Medicare aren’t allowed to negotiate with the manufacturing companies or setting prices for drugs purchased (Dabora et al., 2017). Most private insurance plans offer some sort of prescription drugs since its considered essential. Prices for prescription drugs have risen year to year, with patients paying more. This offers benefits to healthcare managers of generic… Continue Reading...

Business Plan for Yolo Concepts

YOLO Concepts Introduction A majority of businesses prefer to maintain the same status quo and they prefer not to make any drastic changes that would result in changes in the way they conduct their operations. This holds true in the entertainment industry where revelers frequent the same spots every other day and they only get to experience the same thing as they had last time. This becomes monotonous and customers will begin searching for new experiences from other night clubs and entertainment spots. Business Description A. Purpose YOLO Concepts is pop-up format Limited Liability Company that concerns itself with the… Continue Reading...

Differences in Competencies Between the Adn Versus the Bsn Nurse

infection could spread and get out of hand. Thus, while some might argue that a wealth of research asserts that treating the stump with a range of antiseptics is fine, the most recent findings are more precise than that. There have actually been divergent recommendations for cord care put forth by the World Health Organization (WHO), based primarily on the setting where this takes place. The WHO “…advocates dry cord care for infants born in a hospital or in settings of low neonatal mortality and application of chlorhexidine solution or gel for infants born at home or in settings… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Delivery System Model

A Model Healthcare Delivery System Introduction The healthcare delivery system also referred to in short as the HCDS is the most effective system that works for most healthcare organizations in all countries with fair, effective and efficient distribution of resources. It is a fast growing service that demands attention from various quarters and domains. At the optimal level, the service program presents relief and hope to the individual, and the general population. The system offers a balanced quality care service through efficiency and fairness. HCDS varies across the world but its focus is constantly on enhancing healthcare access, quality of… Continue Reading...

Cow’s Milk and Human Consumption

of kidney beans” (Capretto, 2010). Hence, milk can offer the average human a wealth of advantages and assets to health in just a glass, making it also very cost effective. Another major benefit of milk is that it acts as an enormous preventative substance to thwart disease. Much research has gone into determining which nutrients consumption is most beneficial at preventing disease. Milk is rich in potassium and potassium has been found to be the wonder nutrient in preventing certain types of debilitating cardiovascular disease. “Dietary potassium intake has been demonstrated to significantly lower blood pressure (BP) in a… Continue Reading...

My Experience Of Traveling to China

been considered an effective strategy for narrowing down the wealth and income gap among urban inhabitants and discouraging speculative housing investment. This is among the beneficial impacts of property tax that low-income communities enjoy as the government taxes the wealthy property-owners diversely more – thus distribute resources4. Owing to the stark economic development- related discrepancy within different Chinese regions and the significant variation in regional residence values, the state will consider factors like CPI (consumer price index), house price index, and standard of living in various regions. The various regions within China will introduce diverse property tax policies. When… Continue Reading...

Abortion and Public Perspectives Domestic and Global Perspectives

and Global Perspectives If anything can be agreed upon, it’s that abortion is a complex issue, one that triggers a wealth of opinions, feelings and beliefs. The way in which abortion is presented in the media is something that is also exceedingly complex, and which can both impact society and be a reflection of the beliefs of a particular society. Even in this modern era, abortion is still an issue that has the power to divide people and to cause tense debates. This paper will examine abortion in the media from a more global perspective, and will attempt to pinpoint… Continue Reading...

Lending Institutions Human Capital and Health Care

Lending Institutions, Health Care and Human Capital Explore whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Support your response with examples. For a long time now, developing nations have been reliant on the aid provided by foreign entities and global lending institutions to foster the growth and development of their economies and improve the standard of living of their citizens. International lending institutions, for instance World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) play significant roles in… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Resource Management on Student Performance

Abstract This paper provides an overview of the need for the Butler School to reduce its annual budget by $1,000,000 in order to meet the mandate of the community that the school should “live within its means.” The recommended reductions are based on eliminating extraneous programs, staff positions, administrative services, and supply funds. Areas that are not reduced include programs that support the humanities, athletics, science and technology, as these areas are deemed too important to the formation and development of students’ characters and skills, which are needed to ensure success in their ensuing years. Letters to a state legislator… Continue Reading...

Government Intervention Essay

government should get involved.  He argued that “the right to regulate the use of wealth in the public interest is universally admitted.  Let us admit also the right to regulate the terms and conditions of labor, which is the chief element of wealth, directly in the interest of the common good.”5  TR wanted to help any man he stumbled.  He supported his point by saying that no one could be a good citizen unless he looked out for his fellow man. His ideas were based on philanthropy.  It was the exact opposite of Henry Ford’s argument:  “independence means self-dependence.… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Economics and Global Capitalism

socialism. For example, the tax scheme all over the globe is oriented to a socialism idea of wealth distribution, and with particular reference to the United States, the welfare scheme is oriented to the socialism ideology of taking from the Haves and giving to the Have-nots. The other major impression generated from this debate is the fact that, a society cannot run entirely on each of the two ideologies; capitalism and socialism. While the general economy can run on capitalism, the social fabric of any society should adopt various aspects of socialism to ensure equity, a role that should… Continue Reading...

Goldman Sachs Open System Theory

fund managers, support staff, compliance heads, etc. Other subsystems operating within the company include the wealth advisory service, underwriting service, strategic advisory services, etc. As Chance and Chance (2002) point out, there is often a complex interaction between subsystems. It is also important to note that apart from receiving input from the external environment, Goldman Sachs also exports some output to the very same environment. In essence, investor expectations, regulatory mandates, and client demands are some of the inputs from the external environment into Goldman’s system. It is this input that is processed by the company, via prudent investment… Continue Reading...

What Is Causing Inflation

responsible for actually keeping a company going all by themselves. Spreading some of that wealth down to the average worker could help the average worker to keep up with the inflationary practices of the central bank of the U.S. This would not cause the prices of everything to rise, as some fear—because really there would be no new money introduced into the system, so inflation should not be an issue just because business profits are more equitably distributed among the company’s workers. The real cause for inflation stems for policies like quantitative easing (QE), which introduced trillions of new… Continue Reading...

Compare and Contrast the Lottery and the Rocking Horse Winner

dies so that his mother can feel good about gaining socially desirable wealth. Bill Hutchinson in “The Lottery” is like the mother in “The Rocking Horse Winner” because of his inability to recognize his own responsibility. Yet unlike the mother, Bill actually has the opportunity to speak out and possibly prevent the death; the mother had no idea that her son was riding the rocking horse to death. Ultimately, though, neither the mother nor Bill ever develop the self-awareness they need to break free of the restrictive norms that govern their sick worlds. Irony pervades both Jackson’s and Lawrence’s… Continue Reading...

Chief Executive Officer Ceo Of Durango Manufacturing Company

account all cash flows, alters for time value of money, is in line with the wealth maximization goal and makes realistic suppositions regarding the reinvestment of intermediate cash inflow (Bhandari, 2009). 4. In order for the company to improve its operational efficiency, recommend which production departments should use process, job order, and activity-based costing—all three (3) of which must be implemented within Durango. Defend your choice for each department. A great deal of corporations employs a process cost system when partaking in the manufacturing of large volume of products that are similar. Imperatively, the production undertaking is an incessant… Continue Reading...

Humility Sacrifice and the Downward Mobility Of Christ

and surrender. Christians can remember the value of humility, of refusing to use power, wealth, or status to one’s own selfish advantage. Being equal with God was not something “to be used to his own advantage,” (Philippians 2:6). As straightforward as Paul’s message seems, putting it into practice proves difficult and requires vigilance and attentiveness. Downward mobility ironically entails maximizing one’s potential service to humanity. It does require a degree of empowerment to help humanity; Christ became paradoxically empowered through his sacrifice. He could not have provided humanity with his message had he not been willing to take human… Continue Reading...

Health Care Information Technology

will perform badly, yet others will perform well in the same period of time (Expert wealth Management, 2018). References Corporate Finance Institute, (2018). What is Expected Return? Retrieved February 26, 2018 from https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/knowledge/trading-investing/expected-return/ Expert wealth Management, (2018). Why Does Diversification of Investments Reduce Risk? Retrieved February 26, 2018 from https://www.expertwealthmanagement.co.uk/expert-opinion/why-does-diversification-reduce-risk/ Garger J., (2010). Learn the Differences among Required, Expected, and Realized Rates of Return When Investing. Retrieved February 26, 2018 from http://www.brighthub.com/money/personal-finance/articles/16790.aspx Zeng X, (2009). Redefining the Roles of Health Information Management Professionals in Health Information Technology. Retrieved February 26, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781729/   Continue Reading...

Health Care Administration Health It Architecture or Infrastructure

capital rationing is to make the most of the owner’s wealth depending on the constraint on the capital budget (Bruggen, 2011). An advantage of the accounting rate of return method is that it is simple to calculate and comprehend. It takes into consideration the total profits over the whole economic life period of the project. On the other hand, a key disadvantage of the approach is that it overlooks the key factor that it time. That is, the approach fails to consider the time value of money. References Bruggen, A. (2011). Capital rationing for capital budgeting. Capital Budgeting Valuation: Financial… Continue Reading...

Social Class Status in America Hierarchies

for the emergence of a new middle class. Although the middle class would never possess the wealth or power of the elite, a middle class does possess some political agency, particularly when engaged in collective action. The purposes of determining to which social class a person belongs include the preservation of existing social customs and institutions; the purposes of determining to which social class an occupation belongs likewise helps to perpetuate norms of race, class, and gender. Ultimately, classifying people and positions according to their perceived class status is critical for preserving existing power hierarchies. Class background does not… Continue Reading...

Philips Academy Andover Human Resources Plan

HR Plan: Philips Academy Andover Introduction The Human Resources (HR) department of any organization is the spine of the entity. This is where the integrity of the company needs to reside, and where the team members can be protected from potential abuses of power. Abuses of power are more common than most people care to admit, and are one of the reasons that HR was born in the first place. As history has demonstrated without a doubt, where there are human beings there will always be abuses of power, as power as the tendency to corrupt others. However, aside from… Continue Reading...

Imperialism the Industrial Revolution and Management

materials and human resources. If an imperial power, like Britain was for centuries, had sufficient wealth and manpower, it could send envoys to foreign lands. The imperial power would then use whatever means necessary to access the natural and human resources in those foreign lands, such as by forming strategic alliances or by using force. The effects of imperialism can be devastating, including genocide and environmental degradation. Imperialism is classified by its being exploitative. Rather than forming partnerships on equal footing, the imperialist seeks to overtake previously sovereign lands and their people. The imperialist government establishes its own subsidiaries… Continue Reading...

Late 19th and Early 20th Century Changes in the Us

North (Dixon, 2009). Unionization proliferated, giving new empowerment to lower class whites. Skilled labor, capital, and new wealth was generated. The South began to rebuild. On the other hand, African-Americans were simultaneously disempowered through a network of Jim Crow laws. Paragraph 2: Explain the European and Asian Immigration described as “the New Immigrants” and how they were viewed in the late 19th century by American society. Immigration reached new heights after the Civil War, surging to “5.2 million in the 1880s then surging to 8.2 million in the first decade of the 20th century” (“The New Immigrants,” 2016, par.… Continue Reading...

The Ftc Monopolies and the Market

market would allow monopolies to develop because when there is enough power and wealth concentrated in one set of hands, a monopoly is going to be the natural outcome unless there is an opposing force in the market to prevent that from happening. Capitalism leads to domination because of the characteristics and qualities of human nature: the capitalist system simply allows for that aspect of human nature—the desire to control everything, to grow ever larger, and to dominate and crush the competition—to be possible. I do not think, however, that the FTC does a very good job about breaking… Continue Reading...

Genre Theory

in their ability to overcome youthful poverty and oppression to rise in power and wealth,” (Chapter 4). In The Godfather, Michael Corleone did not necessarily overcome poverty, because he was born into the biggest family in New York. This is evident immediately from the opening scene of the film that shows the great wealth and power his family amassed (For example, the opening scene shows the Don Corleone seated in his position of power (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i96VS_z8y7g). What makes Michael a hero is his willingness to do his duty as the son, taking over reluctantly after his father dies to become… Continue Reading...

The Russian Revolution and the Rise Of Fascism

As Paxton (2005) points out, the Russian Revolution was directly responsible for the rise of Fascism in Italy and Germany. The Russian Revolution, comprised of and led largely by a Jewish demographic, represented a threat to the nationality and national interests of European states. Fascist movements were not limited to Italy and Germany—they appeared in England, France, Spain and elsewhere—but Italy and Germany emerged as the primary Fascist states because of the force of leadership that emerged in each nation respectively: Mussolini in Italy, and Hitler in Germany. Both were at the forefront of the conservative, nationalist movement that pushed… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shadow Experience

effectively inform me of the several valuable qualities that I need to inculcate and offer me a wealth of information which can be applied to everyday nursing practice, for benefiting patients and ensuring more effective and efficient healthcare service delivery. One example of a key NP trait is critical thinking: I need to be able to engage creatively in rational analysis through banking on latest research and nursing processes for improving the health outcomes of my patients (Gaydos et.al 2005). I need to develop professionalism and dedication towards promoting an organizational culture of accomplishment and professional excellence via constant… Continue Reading...

Social and Environmental Challenges Facing Megacities

culture. Additionally, these cities provide unprecedented concentration of technical resources and skills that help to increase wealth and enhance the quality of life to many people. On the other hand, megacities are facing significant challenges despite their role in global economic growth and development. The challenges facing these cities are largely attributable to overcrowding due to mass urbanization. Consequently, overcrowding in megacities has been a source of different challenges ranging from social challenges to environmental problems. Poor Living Conditions One of the social challenges facing megacities because of the problem of overcrowding is poor living conditions brought by the… Continue Reading...

Designer Brands in Egypt

with respect to high-end regions in Cairo. Across the rest of Egypt, where wealth is not a defining feature, fashion is less of brand-related or economic-related issue, as dress and style are modestly priced and provided for the consumers along the Nile River, where religious influence plays the predominant input for merchandising and fashion design. References Cairo Fashion Week. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.cairofashionweek.com/index1.php Cairoscene Team. (2017). 15 Egyptian fashion brands. Retrieved from http://cairoscene.com/Fashion/15-Egyptian-Fashion-Brands-that-You-Should-Already-Know-About Euromonitor International. (2018). Apparel and footwear specialist retailers in Egypt. Retrieved from http://www.euromonitor.com/apparel-and-footwear-specialist-retailers-in-egypt/report Every Culture. (2018). Egypt. Retrieved from http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Egypt.html Kim, S. (2016). What not to… Continue Reading...

Film I Am

even the animals have the requisite sense of collaboration. It is not the amassing of wealth that improves our social standing but the ability to elevate each member of the society to live in the better standards together. This perspective deconstructs the view that capitalists and the industrialists want the contemporary society to believe, the view that the more wealth once can have for himself and his family the better and that more industries need to be built to facilitate this evil wealth accumulation. Shadyac advocates for simple and responsible life in the society as oppose to extravagant and… Continue Reading...

America's Failed Economy Analysis

system has demonstrated its fragility. U.S. households have seen $13 trillion in wealth evaporate. More than six million jobs have been lost, and the unemployment rate appears headed for its highest level since 1940 (Krugman, 2009). Such efforts to inject money into the economy through ‘regulation’ and so forth have only resulted in companies making huge profits and not spending those profits on increasing wages or sufficient job creation. People think perhaps regulation could solve this key issue…wrong! When it came to regulation, Capitalism was regulated after the Depression according to Wolff from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. During… Continue Reading...

The Miracle Of Loaves and Fishes and Generosity

share, we ensure that each member of the community has the capacity to create wealth in their own way. Also if you fear that you will not have enough, what does that mean? It means you lack faith. We can also think of it as the difference between having a consciousness of abundance and a consciousness of poverty. A consciousness of poverty is one that continually focuses on what we do not have, whereas the consciousness of abundance is a mindset that focuses on all the riches in our life: whether material or spiritual. Being grateful for what we… Continue Reading...

Illegal Immigration Essay

Abstract This illegal immigration essay example provides an examination of all the different parts of a paper of this type that you will need to know when writing your own.  Specifically, it looks at possible topics to cover related to illegal immigration, a variety of essay titles that could help to catch the reader’s interest, a sample outline of how to structure the essay, an introduction for a paper on illegal immigration, an essay hook to keep the reader invested in the paper, a possible thesis statement, and the different elements of the subject that should be addressed:  1) a… Continue Reading...

Why Americans Should Get More Paid Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave: Why it Matters, Why We Need More The United States lags behind its counterparts in the wealthy, developed world on many measures, not least of which is how it treats new moms. In the United States, only twelve percent of women have access to paid maternity leave of any length (Froese 1). The six weeks of paid maternity leave I receive from my company might be better than most Americans get, but it is still not at all enough and can lead to serious health problems for both mom and baby, as well as to more generalized societal… Continue Reading...

Critical Infrastructure Security Information Technology

course predominant in the information technology sector, but because the sector also has at its disposal a wealth of human resources, specific vulnerabilities can be readily addressed and mitigated. Information sharing and communication is also strong, considering the fragmentation of this sector. Conclusion Information technology is fast becoming the hub of all critical infrastructure, the node upon which all other components depend fully. Banking, chemicals and energy, and telecommunications all depend on the physical and network security of the information technology sector. Therefore, identifying security vulnerabilities and addressing shortcomings becomes critical for national security. Using the DHS voluntary Infrastructure… Continue Reading...

Montreaux Chocolate Usa Case Study

Positioning and Segmentation It is vital to position and to segment the market effectively for this product launch for two reasons. One is that the company has sales targets, and the company needs to position in a category that will allow it to hit those targets. The premium chocolate business is competitive, and winning sales will not the easy (Richards, 2018). Furthermore, segmentation allows Apollo to reach the target market where it shops (Gartenstein, 2018). Consumers are not going to go out of their way to try this chocolate so Apollo needs to come to them. If the target market… Continue Reading...

Hollywood College Admissions Cheating Scheme Essay

on the other side of the tracks—the side where wealth and fame are used to buy a way into top-tier schools for trust fund kids.  The college admissions cheating scheme involved some big names across a range of industries:  actors, actresses, fashion moguls, Wall Street guys, real estate giants, doctors and many others were all implicated in the scheme along with Ivy League teachers, coaches, and test takers.  This article will discuss what happened, why, and what it means for America. Related Topics Money Can’t Buy Happiness—But It Can Buy You a Four Year Degree with the Right Connections… Continue Reading...

A Biblical Worldview in Finance

signals into the market which, while certainly boosting shareholder wealth in the short term, do not reflect the reality of the company’s underlying condition (Heller, 2017; Van Lerven, 2016). Moreover, chasing shareholder wealth exclusively to all other goals is the same as putting profits before people. It is a secular rather than a spiritual goal. Christ did not say, “Love God, and chase profits second.” He said, “Love God, and love your neighbor,” indicating that when one does right by God and one’s neighbors, good things will come his way. As Matthew 6:33 states, “But seek first his kingdom and… Continue Reading...

Hip-hop and Misogyny: Rewriting the Narrative Of Hip-hop Essay

womanhood. Elliot, during the video, is seen in different frames clothed in white and gold (an image of wealth and power) and in camouflage in other segments (an image of strength). Although the term freak often suggests rampant sexuality, Elliot offers alternative personas for the female viewer (and perhaps even the male viewer) that are fierce and sexy but not objectified.      Elliot also shows people dancing and having fun in the video, including women who are not obviously dancing for men or to incite male desire. Another striking aspect of Elliot’s video is her sense of fun. No… Continue Reading...

Russia Economic System and Scarcity

what was a thriving capitalist economy, buoyed in part by oil wealth. Still, Russia has attempted to pursue an independent financial policy, particularly given the considerable tensions which still exist between the nation and much of the industrialized world. It has not sought ties with many other nations, in contrast to the European Nation members. Currency woes, as the Russian ruble’s value has plummeted and inflation has increased, has led to shortages throughout the nation, including food shortages (Schearf, 2016). It might be assumed that this would generate pressure upon the government to take more aggressive action in support… Continue Reading...

Dante’s Purgatory

desire as well as greed for material gain and/or wealth. On the other hand, the third circle comprised of persons who, during their entire earthly lives, were prideful. For this, their sins had to be purged with the punishment of carrying heavy loads on their backs. Sculptures lined the terrace walls but the condemned souls did not have a view of them. In this case, we have “the thirteen examples of punished pride: Satan, Briareus, the Giants, Nimrod, Niobe, Saul, Arachne, Rehoboam, Eriphyle, Sennacherib, Cyrus, Holofernes, Troy” (Mandelbaum, 1982, p. 103). The all important question on this front would… Continue Reading...

Hiv Aids Pandemic Outbreak and Discussion

(2018, October 6). Outbreak: 10 of the Worst Pandemics in History. Retrieved from https://www.mphonline.org/worst-pandemics-in-history/ Gizelis, T. I. (2009). wealth alone does not buy health: Political capacity, democracy, and the spread of AIDS. Political Geography, 28(2), 121-131. Mwangi, R.W., Ngure, P., Thiga, M., & Ngure, J. (2014). Factors influencing the utilization of voluntary counselling and testing services among university students in Kenya. Global Journal of Health Science, 6(4), p84.   Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

prosecution on exiting office as well as need to protect illicitly acquired wealth is often a great motivator for leaders to stay in power. Towards this end, as was the case with Mobutu, “the political administration is treated as a purely personal affair of the ruler” (58).[footnoteRef:7] [2: David Seddon, A Political and Economic Dictionary of Africa (New York, NY: Routledge, 2013), 97.] [3: Guntram and David, eds., Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview, 1165. ] [4: Guntram and David, eds., Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview, 1165.] [5: Severine Autesserre, The Trouble with Congo: Local Violence… Continue Reading...

The Mission Of Usaa

also offers access to IRAs, provides rollovers and transfers, target retirement funds, wealth management, trust services and long-term care. Health Insurance Dental, vision and Medicare products are all offered by USAA. Real Estate USAA offers competitive mortgage rates, first-time homebuyer assistance, mortgage products, VA loans, refinance services, assistance with finding a real estate agent and with finding a home. Shopping USAA also offers access to travel deals, online shopping, car buying services, and home solutions (USAA Products, 2018). An Employee’s Experience Best Practices According to the employee interviewed, USAA excels at providing a great workplace culture. Management is supportive… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of Poverty

haves from the have-nots. The system of capitalism as it is today enables the wealthy to increase their wealth and leverage in huge amounts so as to buy up the assets of others and gain total control over industries. This plot is especially effective when interest rates are low, as they have been for a decade since the 2008 economic crisis. The ruling classes are able to perpetuate a system of inequality in this way by ensuring that the wealth of the top 1% of the country grows exorbitantly while the bottom 99% steadily sees their savings eroded, especially… Continue Reading...

Coastal Forests and Woodlands

Trees cover nothing less than one-third of the earth's surface, and it is estimated that around 3 trillion trees exist worldwide. Forests are found in different climates and locations, they exist in wet, dry, sweltering and bitterly climates. Each of these forests types have the natural peculiarities that allow them to develop in their respective climate (Motivans). Unfortunately, in the past few decades, there has been an enormous level of commercial activities that have subjected forests all over the world to a dire consequential threat with adverse felt by most of the woodlands around the world. Deforestation, road and building… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortage Essay

in turn leads to increasing demands for nurses throughout the course of a patient’s lifetime. Similarly, the more wealth accumulated worldwide, the higher the demand for healthcare services will be among populations who even just a generation ago could not access or afford healthcare services. Why is There a Nursing Shortage? The simplest way of describing the nursing shortage is in terms of basic economics: supply and demand. Currently, the demand for nurses far outweighs the supply of nurses in the labor pool. In spite of the fact that many nurses are willing to relocate for work, there are… Continue Reading...

Women Abolitionists in the 19th Century

Weld and Truth: Speaking Their Minds Angelina Grimke Weld and Sojourner Truth were two 19th century women who spoke up for abolition. Weld was a white Southerner; Truth was a runaway slave who became an itinerant preacher. Both women supported women’s rights and an end to slavery. One was white and from a wealthy family, another was black and poor—but both shared the same spirit and ideas, and both had seen slavery up close and personally. While Truth experienced it, Weld witnessed it, and the experiences of each transformed them and informed their speeches—Weld’s speech in Philadelphia in 1838 and… Continue Reading...

Higher Education Should Be Free for All

reduce rates of crime due to strain theory and frustration over wealth disparity (Page and Clawson 1). More students would be contributing to the economy, through excellence in all fields. Education should be free for everyone for ethical, financial, and social reasons. The principles of the American Constitution are grounded in the ethics of equal opportunity. Free higher education means reduced student loan debt, which would benefit the economy. To improve the quality of life in the nation, all students should have the chance to attend college and university to compete in the global job market or contribute to… Continue Reading...

Political Expression in Today's World

the KSA are a monarchical family—the House of Saud—whose rule is connected with their wealth and the fact that King Saud conquered the land a century ago and united the various districts under his authority, which initially required force but gradually won acceptance as the state became rich through oil. In every case, the states use their power to command and control their economies, their social policies, the subsidization of entities (health care, housing, education), the control of commerce, the control of the culture industry, and so on. They use their power to ensure that their power is never… Continue Reading...

Transformational Leadership and Transactional Leadership

the computing world and brought Bill Gates and Microsoft’s other shareholders tremendous wealth. The success of Windows can be attributed to Bill Gate’s ability to successfully execute a transactional leadership style. He would supervise product teams by visiting their stations and would ask very specific questions that ensured that the teams always knew the exact results the company required them to produce and that they were always on track (Cherry, 2018). Transformational leadership as a concept was formally introduced in 1978 by James McGregor Burns in a book titled ‘Leadership’. Transformational leadership has existed for the entirety of human… Continue Reading...

Expressionism and Noir

Expressionism and Noir Noir is an optical kind of a prototype for development of subjects, influenced by a criterion of identity whose main mechanisms are matriarchal murder and the exclusionary movement of a mixture of race and sex. Given that the main structure of this prototype is brutal in nature, it follows that it is inseparable with crisis. The saying “what goes around comes around” holds true here. More so, our dedication to the procedure of development of subjects makes sure that the end product has been changed to some ambiguous, formless, and unstructured form (Gloria, 1987). Oliver & Trigo… Continue Reading...

Leadership and the Issue Of Ethics

banks stepping in to keep asset prices inflated. Pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, and all manner of funds depend upon it. This is a system that is predicated on the Ponzi scheme: and no one ever accused Ponzi of being ethical. Far from it, they accused him of fraud, unethically misleading investors, and manipulating ROI to make it seem as though his fund was legitimate when really it was not. 4 Diversity and discrimination are important ethical factors that leaders should focus on while attempting to manage their workforce because diversity helps to ensure that the workplace… Continue Reading...

Hypercapitalism and the Yellow Vests

aim of globalization as with hypercapitalism was to gain hegemonic control and to provide the means of wealth transfer: the inner circle of the developed world stood to benefit and has done so, with the working classes and developing world serving as the main source of exploitation. Appadurai (1990) notes that the “the new global cultural economy has to be seen as a complex, overlapping, disjunctive order that cannot any longer be understood in terms of existing center–periphery models (even those that might account for multiple centers and peripheries)” (p. 296). In other words, the new era of globalization… Continue Reading...

Microeconomics

Introduction The small island nation of Petrolo has massive oil reserves that are ranked number five globally in terms of high grade petroleum. On the downside, the global industrial economies have significantly slowed down in petroleum consumption. In fact, the global demand for oil is presently at a 25-year low. The prices of oil are approximately 30 percent of what they were 1 year ago. In the present day, the price of a barrel is $40 whereas Petrolo’s current average cost of pumping oil is $50 per barrel. This is a major concern for Petrolo owing to the losses being… Continue Reading...

Masterpiece - Seeing Yourself As God's Work Of Art Changes Everything

Yourself as God's Work of Art Changes Everything! Lynchburg, VA: Liberty University Press. In today’s world, material wealth has become our ‘god’ (Hudson, 2010). We have structured the society in such a way that success is literally equated to wealth. From their early days in school, all the way to college, our children are being taught that the formula to success is simply working hard in school and getting a well-paying job. We have a society whereby people no longer appreciate the intrinsic value of things – instead, they are mesmerized by the price. It is for this reason that… Continue Reading...

Fieldwork Report for Special Education Classroom

Fieldwork Paper and Fieldwork Form The purpose of the fieldwork is to observe the two certified special education teachers and make connections to course content within real world classroom settings. One of the schools where the observation was conducted is P.S. / I.S. 266 whose address is 74-10 Commonwealth Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11426 (P.S. / I.S. 266, 2018). The school, which falls under New York City Public Schools district, is a pre-kindergarten to eighth grade learning institution that was established in September 2003 and has a student population of nearly 700 students. The second school is CLASP, which is located… Continue Reading...

The Legacy Of Slavery in the U S

black households, and that whereas only 15 percent of whites have zero or negative wealth, more than a third of blacks do” (Coates, II. Par 5). Blacks today suffer from income inequality, education gaps, low wages, and higher rates of incarceration. A higher percentage of blacks are sent to prison than whites and blacks have less opportunity in the world because of social, economic and political disadvantages that are direct legacies of the time of slavery. The racism that made slavery possible in the U.S. never really fully went away, as Berlin notes. Today, people see movies like 12… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Nurses on Health Care Policy

socioeconomic status affects health outcomes. Bravenman & Gottlieb (2014) noted that wealth gives better access to healthcare, but also to healthy lifestyles, in that wealthy areas have more parks, recreation facilities, and better access to healthy eating choices. This should, in theory, lead poor and middle-class Americans to strongly favor any political action that increases health care access, but that has not shown to be true. Enter the sociopolitical dimension. The health care system, and access to health care, has become highly politicized, certainly in recent years. Many Americans who otherwise should favor policies that would expand access to… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Today

with the American Dream. At every turn there are obstacles, due to race or gender or class or wealth. Today, the American Dream is blocked by many obstacles. Barack Obama hinted at these obstacles as being political when he stated that “it’s not surprising that the American people’s frustrations with Washington are at an all-time high” (Obama 436). People are frustrated with the government because they feel the opportunities to pursue the American Dream are denied them. There are too many regulations and rules, too many obstacles put in their paths. There are too many walls that they face:… Continue Reading...

The American Revolution and Enlightenment Thought

economic system that would flourish in America in The wealth of Nations, the same year the Founding Fathers were signing the Declaration of Independence. Capitalism would be the economic system adopted in America, and Smith explained it in purely Enlightenment terms, though he also expected a degree of common sense and Christian virtue to still persist in regulating the avarice of industrialists and capitalists. He was wrong to expect as much, but it is evident in his writings that he saw such modesty as necessary in order for capitalism to work, when he warned of the danger of monopolies… Continue Reading...

The Trial Of Socrates

civil war, civil discord, and battles, for all wars are due to the desire to acquire wealth, and it is the body and care of it, to which we are enslaved” (Plato Phaedo, 66c-d). The war that Socrates’ accusers have dared to wage against him is caused by their jealousy, their fear, their worry that he might usurp their positions as leaders in Athens. They do not like the fact that he has become so popular. Socrates’ friends hate the verdict that has been given. Crito begs Socrates to abandon the verdict and escape since there is opportunity to… Continue Reading...

Nerdwallet's Marketing Analysis and Strategy

Competition Marketing strategies are longstanding, progressive-leaning approaches to planning with the key objective of attaining a sustainable competitive advantage. They are approaches that are employed laying emphasis on the business and marketing efforts. Our company faces direct and intense competition from Colloquy.com, Points.com, and Nerdwallet.com. The key marketing strategy employed by Points.com is points exchange through its website and company blog. Consumers take part in several loyalty programs but the actuality is that the miles as well as points in all of these various programs never amass to amounts that in fact result to awards. In this regard, Points.com permits… Continue Reading...

The Initiation Process in the Hero S Journey

A Hero’s Journey: Steamboat Bill, Jr. The Initiation stages of the hero’s journey are evident in the 1928 silent comedy classic Steamboat Bill, Jr. starring Buster Keaton as the titular hero. In the film, the young college grad Willie Canfield returns back home to River Town Junction to rejoin his father, Steamboat Bill, a big tall burly man who wears blue collar river boat clothes and owns and operates the steamer Stonewall Jackson. There is new competition on the river in the form of the new steamer King, owned by the wealthiest man in town J. J. King. The film… Continue Reading...

Rousseau and Human Rights

new order based not on religious beliefs or dynastic assembly but rather on wealth, the levers of finance, and the use of sheer force in dominating opponents when wealth and finance failed to lure them in. The past 300 years were shaped by Enlightenment shape in terms of politics, but in terms of practical policy, they were shaped as much by the engineers of high finance and the Age of Rothschild as by anything else. Human rights were just window dressing—a way for the ruling classes to sell their actions to the public and give them a moral stamp,… Continue Reading...

History Of Populist Movement in America

1. Describe the historical roots of populism The populist movement began in the more rural regions of the United States, during the late 19th century. The movement evolved due to the changing demographics in the nation, and a sense of disenfranchisement and disempowerment among rural residents—particularly those in Midwestern and Western states. Touted as a grassroots movement of the people, populism used rhetoric that slammed political power being centralized in Washington. 2. Farmers essentially started the populist political movement as a means of gaining political and economic power. With industrialists encroaching on the economy, and brokers controlling the prices of… Continue Reading...

Future and Global Population Growth

Women fervently points out that real estate fraud has resulted in significant losses of wealth from the black community, an extent to which will set them back generations of progress (Reynolds, 2012). Governmental statistics indicate that between the 2006 and 2008 financial years, real estate clients from the both Latino as well as African American communities experience a loss of approximately $200 billion in assets as a result of the foreclosures. Furthermore, between the fiscal years 2009 and 2012, these families potentially experienced an additional loss of $370 billion (Reynolds, 2012). Ethical violations can give rise to a deteriorating… Continue Reading...

Argument for Universal Healthcare United States

Part One The American healthcare system is in a crisis situation, with exorbitant spending unbalanced by “poor health outcomes, including shorter life expectancy and greater prevalence of chronic conditions” versus high income countries with universal healthcare systems (Squires & Anderson, 2015, p. 1). The Affordable Care Act was an attempt, albeit an incomplete one, to reform the way healthcare is structured and financed. Universal health care is a concept that has gained some traction in the United States, but its thorough implementation is hindered by values, norms, and fears. Overall, the pros of universal healthcare undoubtedly outweigh the cons. The… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby and Jazz

about flashing parties, music, spirits and opulence. He thinks his wealth is what matters most to people. He does not realize that life is not worth living because one has money or one has the jazz. And because he does not realize this, he is unprepared for his later affair with Daisy to come to a screeching halt when Tom comes calling to get his wife back. Jay Gatsby is living a fantasy—which is all the Jazz Age was. For in 1929, the Jazz Age would come to a terrible halt with the market crash of October of that… Continue Reading...