Plato\'s Theory of Political Philosophy; An Argument C. 428 B.C.E was the birth time of Plato into an Athenian aristocratic family (Dave Judy, 1998, 21). His father was Ariston who was believed to have connection to one of the early kings of Athens. His mother was Perictione, who related to 6th - century B.C reformer of the Athenian constitution, Solon. His father died when he was a child, and Plato eventually became Socrates\' disciple. Plato\'s works consisted of a set of 41 so-called dialogue
The Modern Values of Midpointery: A Plea for Conversation Philosophy 379A January 9, 2004 In the present age, audiences are not hard to be found, but rather the people that seem to be scarce. To the Single Individual, When you first started me thinking about this project, there were so many different possibilities I could have followed. The writings of Kierkegaard inspired and moved me in ways that I hope no college student ever graduates without, and I wanted to write you something that includ
Anti-Gun Control US Government Economics 17 November 2003 “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” These words are taken directly from the United States Constitution\'s Bill Of Rights. This idea was made by the Second Amendment because of how important this basic right is. Everyone has the right to defend himself or herself. The founding fathers of this country knew that when a people lose
Civics Project Political!—U.S. Herbert H.thought the depression was caused by problems, not the U.S. economy these problems were beyond the US control.He also believed they key to recovery was confidence in the economy.Factories and businesses tried to do this,but even as they shut down Hoover continued to insist that recovery was on its way.He thought keeping worker’s wages would b another way 2 get out of the G.D. but many businesses lowered the wages.Many ppl thought Hoover’s passive attitude
Gambling Gambling is prominent in today’s society. This can be seen especially through politics. Everywhere voters are electing people to office who are pro gambling. William Thompson of the University of Nevada (1994) describes politicians by stating, “It’s part of the American landscape, they’ll trade morality for dollars” (1). In North and South Carolina, for example, the last governor election showed that the people were for legal gambling by voting in governors who wanted a lottery. Now in
Practical Applications of Statistics Practical Applications of Statistics What Is Statistics? American Heritage Dictionary® defines statistics as: The mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data, especially the analysis of population characteristics by inference from sampling. The Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary® definition is: A branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data
The Impact of Globalization on the Caribbean Sugar and Banana Industries. Government 2302. 25th March 2004 Globalization is the growing integration of economics and societies around the world. The process of Globalization has touched every aspect of Caribbean life including the agricultural sector. Sugar and bananas are two most important foreign exchange earners and sources of employment in several Caribbean countries. These crops share a common history and a common future. They also face simil
War What Is It Good For? Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Think about this for a moment. What would you do if you had one chance, one opportunity, to save thousands of innocent peoples lives would you take it? I hope, as you are all reasonable people you would. I Know I would, because people’s lives matter whether they are your next-door neighbours or the people living in Iraq right now. People have the right to be given the chance to live. War what is it good for? The main purpose of this spe
What is the difference between \'New’ liberalism and \'Neo-‘liberalism, and which is the more defensible form of liberalism? Liberalism is an enormously influential western political theory that underpins modern democracy and more. It structures political systems, bureaucracies, notions of citizenship, and self, and is often (though not always) conjoint to capitalism. “Liberalism is usually called a protean political theory because its emphasis has changed over the centuries and in different pla
Comparison and Contrast of Sociological Theories This essay will discuss the key concepts between two sociological theories as why society is structured the way it is and it will compare and contrast both views. The two theories it will consider are based a Marxist perspective (conflict theory) which aims to create a more fair and equal society and a Functionalist perspective (consensus theory) which describes existing conditions within today’s society. Karl Marx (1813-83) developed a conflict t
The Invisible Hand The economic system that is followed today in the U.S., Capitalism, is one of the leading methods of organization of scarce resources (inputs) into wants of goods and services (outputs). The U.S. follows one of the closest forms of Capitalism in the world, yet it doesn’t follow what is known as pure capitalism. Pure capitalism allows next to zero government intervention and allows the free market to choose what, how, and for whom to make (outputs). However, in order to underst
The Nobel Prize for Economics The Nobel Prize for Economics or more correctly, The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences is the world\'s most prestigious award for the people who contributions to the field of Economics. It is awarded in memory of Alfred Nobel by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences every year. The prize consists of a gold medal, a diploma bearing a citation, and a sum of money (US$1,000,000 in recent years). It represents the ultimate recognition by one\'s peers. The Econom
UNIONISM Economics What exactly is unionism? According to the official Webster’s dictionary definition unionism (union) is defined as the confederation of independent individuals (as nations or persons) for some common purpose. Taking from this example we can see that a union is something that unites people for a common cause. In this case in particular, Labor unions will primarily be discussed. Labor unions are political units of people that organize together basically to demand rights from the
IMPORTANCE OF STATISTICS Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and interpreting numerical facts, which we call data. Data bombards us in everyday life. Most of us associate statistics with the bits of data that appear in news reports: baseball batting averages, imported car sales, the latest poll of the president\'s popularity, and the average high temperature for today. Advertisements often claim that data show the superiority of the advertiser\'s product. All sides in public deb
Plastics Recycling and Heat Plastic. Hard plastic. Oozing plastic. Multi coloured plastic. Plastic you put in your mouth. Synthetic plastic fibres you wear. Space plastic. Plastic you work with. Life saving medical plastic. Our planet is abounding with this unique and fantastically handy petroleum product. As I flitter through the endless number of web pages devoted to this new fandangled invention I have come to realise there is no way anyone could know everything about it. So instead I focus m
Business Strategy What role does strategic management play in the 21st century where environmental analysis expects an element of stability, competencies take time to develop, and competition requires flexibility that would make strategic planning an everyday task? Type the words “corporate strategy” or “business strategy” into any search engine or embark on a book search in a library and you become confronted with a vast array of opinion, definitions, business solutions and business strategies
Economics (Law of Diminishing Returns) Law of diminishing returns - a law affirming that to continue after a certain level of performance has been reached will result in a decline in effectiveness In 1798 the Reverend Thomas Malthus examined the impact of population growth and reached the somewhat gloomy conclusion that population growth would naturally check itself in the form of famine, wars and disease. He based this view on the idea that populations tended to grew geometrically (assuming co
International Monetary Relations Unit 4 - International Monetary Relations, part 1 Assignment Type: Individual Project Due Date: 8/7/2004 Name Part 1: Assume that the 180-day interest rate is 1% and 3%, respectively in the U.S. and Japan. Also, the spot rate and 180-day forward rate are equivalent at 120 yen per one U.S. dollar ($.008333 per one Japanese yen). Discuss how you, as a trader for a commercial bank with $1,000,000 to invest, could earn a risk-free return by engaging in covered intere
Farm Subsidies: A Necessary Evil? Subsidies are payments, economic concessions, or privileges given by the government to favor businesses or consumers. In the 1930s, subsidies were designed to favor agriculture. John Steinbeck expressed his dislike of the farm subsidy system of the United States in his book, The Grapes of Wrath. In that book, the government gave money to farms so that they would grow and sell a certain amount of crops. As a result, Steinbeck argued, many people starved unnecessa
How Crude Oil Hits the Consumer: following the September 11th Attacks June 3, 2002 How Crude Oil Hits the Consumer: following the September 11th Attacks Crude oil plays a key role in the balance of the world economy. It is an extremely valuable resource because it is so pervasive to everyone’s daily lives. Aside from the more obvious products such as heating oil and jet fuel, crude oil is used for other everyday items such as plastics and cosmetics. Following the September 11th terrorist attack
Mass Media The mass media can be defined as the means of communication that reach large numbers of people in a short time, such as television, newspapers, magazines, radio and the internet. In terms of reach, mass media can easily be accessible to people internationally and across continents. Throughout the 20th Century, the arrival of mass media was driven by technology that allowed the massive duplication of material at a low cost. Physical duplication technologies such as printing, record pre
“Women” and RIGHTS The international organizations and communities made strong commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of women at United Nations conferences during the past decades. Many organizations have come ahead with their endeavor to equalize gender inequality. Results have been very little, not because of any lapses by them but the major obstacle to equal opportunity is the social structure that discourages women’s economic growth. Can be achieved only by joint efforts of pare
Culture of Peace Peace Theories and Pathways It is clear today that the prospect of war is far more dangerous than ever, given the technological developments of the twentieth century. One would imagine that if thousands of years of evolutionary progress could create phenomena such as electricity, motorcars, airplanes, spacecrafts, and heart transplants that the human race could find some way to escape the cycle of war that has captivated us for as long as recorded history. Unfortunately, we have
Deregulation The airline industry has been subject of intense price competition since it was deregulated, and the result has been a number of new carriers which specialize in regional service and no-frills operations. These carriers typically purchase older aircraft and often operate outside the industry-wide computerized reservations system. In exchange for these inconveniences, passengers receive low fares relative to the industry as a whole. This research examines two low fare air carriers, V
I Search Rough Draft On Research 3-28-04 English The World Book Encyclopedia defines gangs as an informally organized group of people. It usually applies to a group of men or boys who do acts that are illegal or on the borderlines of being against the law. Although gangs may do things that are illegal and disrupt the public I think they do more than that. Gangs rip apart families, destroy friendships, vandalize the community, and kill people. Even though gangs do these evil accounts it cannot be
Minimum Wage When was the last time a value meal from McDonald, let alone any other fast food chain, did not cost five dollars or more? When was the last time premium gas was under a dollar a gallon? It\'s hard to remember, isn\'t it? Wouldn\'t it be great if everything cost a nickel, like back in the good ol\' days? According to the laws of economics, it\'s not logical for things to have gotten more expensive competition should drive prices down. Then why have prices continued to rise over the
Arab Culture The Arab culture has always been criticized by the westerns as uncivilized and barbaric. On the other side, the Arabs thought of the westerns as infidels and unwise people. This led to a great deal of conflicts between the two cultures, which remain until this moment. It is a meaningless question to ask which culture is better, but a more definite question is which culture is better at what? The western culture for example appears to be more successful in business, economics, scienc
FactoryMaster 2000 FactoryMaster is a comprehensive manufacturing system with full material product batch traceability (suitable for aerospace, automotive, defence, gas, medical, nuclear, food most manufacturing/assembly organisations). FactoryMaster includes quotation build-up production, sales order processing, delivery notes, release notes (certificates of conformity), sales invoicing (with integration to 3rd party accounting systems), purchase order processing, goods receiving, stock contro
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) In this essay, I will begin by presenting the concept of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Within this, I will discuss in detail the work of Reinartz and Kumar, as well as other influential writers, in order to provide broad theoretical underpinning to my analysis. Following on from this, I will critically assess the extent to which the implementation of an eCRM system can provide an organisation with a source of unique competitive advantage. I will u
Activity Based Costing Abstract The dissertation discusses the ABC (Activity Based Costing) method and how it can help or influence management decisions. The method of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) was developed primarily for solving problems which emerged from traditional cost management systems. Troubleshooting in the management of companies throughout the late 70’s and especially the early 80’s held a constant presence. The problems generated were mainly from the traditional cost accounting sy
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
Elizabeth I Middle Life Queen Elizabeth I was perhaps the most powerful, revolutionary queen to ever rule England. During the 45 years of Elizabeth’s reign, England flourished in all elements from economics to education. In fact Elizabeth I made so many successful improvements that these times were called The Elizabethan Age. And to learn more a bout the very interesting women we will talk about her life. Elizabeth I was the daughter of t King Henry VIII and his second of six wives, Anne Boleyn.
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
Society’s False Education Starting at the young age of five, we spend a large percentage of our time sitting in rows of seats in classrooms, listening to a stranger telling us what we should or should not know. We convince ourselves that we are preparing to go out into the world where we will succeed by our own motivations, limited by nothing except for our own free will. However, contrary to this belief, our education does not properly prepare us for this—it instead hinders us. Society, through
The Fatal Equilibrium Principle of Economics 2304 When faced with competition, firms must seek profit maximization in order to grow and survive against the threat of new competitors. As explained by the natural selection theory presented by some economists, firms that do not seek to maximize profits may be forced to close their doors when competitors offer higher-quality products to consumers (Ruffin & Gregory 135). Further, in Adam Smith’s view of capitalism, firms must pursue their self-intere
BE MY GUEST by Conrad Hilton Is a story about a inspiring saga of the man behind one of America’s great success stories. Conrad Hilton was born in San Antonio, Socorro County, Territory of New Mexico. Born with a family of six which are two sister name Felice & Eva, brother Carl, his mother Mary Laufersweiler Hilton & father name Augustus Holver Hilton or Gus. His father was a big man physically-a robust six-footer with big hands, big feet, handlebar mustaches, and a big voice. Gus bought his fi
Contract Law Obligations II : Contract Law Using Examples (eg education, health, etc), critically analyse the role of contract principles in the provision of public sector services. Traditionally, there has been a distinction, in essence if not in entirety, between public sector bodies on one hand, and private firms on the other.Public service areas, for example schools, hospitals, and the utilities, were under the control of public bodies such as local government, and stayed at a distance from
Mergers If you read the headlines of major newspapers, especially the business section, you will find that many companies are planning to or already have merge with another company. A “company merger” is when one company buys another company so they work under one new name. “ In 1997, $908 billion worth of inter-corporate transactions were made, tallied by Securities Data, making 1997 a record year for mergers. So far the first half of 1998 has already seen $604 billion worth of deals (Dunlam),
Marism I. Introduction II. Marxism A. Definition & Explanation B. Example: Economic Evolution III. Resource Mobilization Theory (RMT) A. Definition & Explanation B. Example: The Parliament versus the Crown IV. Institutional Theory A. Definition & Explanation B. Example: Social Change V. Conclusion Human relationships have always been dynamic. Change and adaptability have gone hand in hand with the passage of time for human society. Systems have been developed to regulate, direct and control the
Why People Buy In reading Why People Buy, by John O’Shaughnessy, I found this book to be enlightening about consumers’ behavior, their buying habits, persuasion techniques used in the marketplace, and the role ethics plays behind the scenes of every purchase. Understanding these issues, as well as the pressures, influences, and decisions made by consumers, are what makes this book so interesting. O’Shaughnessy’s credibility was very evident from the beginning of his book. He is a Professor of Bu
Cross-Cultural Management: Transformations and Adaptations 1. Smiling fish is a: A. a. term used by Middle Easterners to describe American tourists. B. b. French chef working in a Japanese kitchen. C. c. dish served in China in which the fish is still alive. 2. In England, to table an issue or motion means to: A. put it aside until later. B. send it to arbitration. C. bring it up and discuss it. 3. Allah is the Supreme Being of which religious group? A. Shintos B. Buddhists C. Moslems If you ans
Going to College Analysis I think that all the college I have picked would benefit me more than any four year college, because I don\'t like school and I want to stay out of it as long as I can, so the colleges that I have picked are only two year colleges. Plus I will have to pay for college myself so this would be cheaper to go to than any four year college that I know of. The college that I have picked will teach the things that I will need to get a job right away, for example I will not have
Public Schools Michael Blades Keyword ENG 501 "We are faced with a public arena of shallow optimism, of grandiose banality and vulgarity, of sweeping machineries of surveillance, and of brutal structures of violence that tunnel through the flesh and marrow of everyday life" (McLaren 9). With such a conception of public life at hand, and with generations of school bound children and adults ready to strap on their backpacks to be schooled, where do we find the public schools themselves? If "the sc
The Black Plague The Black Plague was during the era of the Medieval time period, in the country of Europe. It killed lots of people. Within months, the disease that Europeans call the Black Plague was all the way through Italy. And by the year 1348, it had reached Spain and France. Once there it ended up through the hole rest of Europe. This was an out breaking disease that killed many, and was worse than any war in history. Another name for this deadly disease was the Bubonic Plague. The disea
The Heckscher-Ohlin Model In the Heckscher-Ohlin model of trade, what determines a country\'s comparative advantage? Choose a country (eg. Australia or an East Asian country) and discuss the usefulness of the model for explaining the changing pattern if trade in this country. What other models of trade might be useful in this regard. The Heckscher-Ohlin model of trade, proposed by two Swedish economists Hecksher and Ohlin, is based on the differences of factor requirements in commodities and dif
Pakistan Located in South Asia, Pakistan lies proudly, with many different land forms. It has a strong culture and holds the first woman head of government in the Muslim community. Many traditions, cultures, resources and strong religious beliefs are present in Pakistan. Pakistan is a fairly new country, but offers a beautiful country-side and a much needed increasing economy. Pakistan is located in South Asia bordered by India China, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Arabian Sea. The area of Pakistan
Consumer Debt The reasons we as Americans buy on credit varies, but without it most of us would probably never be able to purchase necessities such as a home or automobile. The nation\'s economy depends on credit, and the promise to pay later for goods and services used today; but along with consumer credit had come consumer debt. With the rise in telemarketing and commercializing in America it is no wonder why Americans feel the impulse to buy now, pay later. The most common form of consumer de
The Economic Emergence of China, Japan and Vietnam World War 2 in the mid-90\'s drew a hard blow and left a serious and lasting effect to many Asian countries. This however, did not hamper the growth of countries such as China, Japan and Vietnam as their government were taking serious steps to recover economically. Thus, the global market cannot deny a place for these \'Asian Dragons\', because these countries are growing at a tremendous pace to the extent of being capable in emerging as global
"HORSE RACING" MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS "HORSE RACING" Done by: Fuad Mukarker Reviewed by: Lawrence G. Hill, Ph.D. Lewis University, Spring 1999 There are many reasons for people to go to the track: 1. You discover new ways of enjoying life, and spending more time with your family and friend. 2. You find challenge and have fun. 3. Selecting winner is a tremendous feeling, picking winners that your logic justifies, that almost no one else can see, is even better feeling. There is a certain satisfacti
John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second child of nine children. He lived in the suburbs of Boston but as his family grew his father\'s income increased and they moved back to Brookline. John had a seemingly happy childhood. He attended private selementary schools where he played sports and games. Though never making the varsity, his father encouraged him to take part in athletics. He was taught by Roman Catholic lawmen at Canturbery