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Christian Ethics John Ciszek Speech presentation Ethical issues in the Business world I. Introduction A. How does Ethics involve business 1. hopes to control activities that are harmful but not illegal 2. Social responsibility can influence ethics II. Low costs equals a high profit A. Employee compensation 1. management compensation a. Financial- stock options, salaries, larger raises b. Non-financial public recognition, health club memberships, company cars 2. Non management compensation a. fin
Algeria Introduction The last time I was in Algeria is 15 years ago. Back then it was save for me to travel in Algeria and to see the familiy of my mothers side. The reason why I chose this country is not because I identify myself with Algeria but the complete opposite. I don’t speak Arabic and I know very little about Algeria’s historical background. The reason why I chose Algeria is to find out more about the country my mother is from. First I will outline the history of Algeria (early and rec
Capital Punishment Sam Cayhall sat in his gloomy cell waiting for what was to be the last 10 minutes of his life. He sang nervously to himself as he waited to be directed to the gas chamber. All he had been thinking about in that past week was how the gas would burn its way down his throat and melt his lungs. The stories he had heard of the past executed were so bad that it left himself - a murderer - in the utmost horror. Although the execution itself was quick, it was considered to be the most
Michigan Michigan is an exception when it comes to the death penalty. It has historically abolished the death penalty and is one of only six states to repeal the death penalty (Koch and Galliher 324). In 1847, Michigan became the first English speaking jurisdiction in the world to abolish the death penalty. Michigan\'s abolition was not an easy road. The constitutional ban of the death penalty in Michigan is very much a historically based decision and that is a major reason that it has not been
ABORTION – RIGHT OR WRONG Eric Wade Philosophy 210, Introduction to Ethics College of the Canyons Final Paper December 19, 1998 Abortion consideration requires one to look at the law, social thoughts, religious concepts, family emotions and, ethics and morality. Pro-choice organizations believe the fetus is not a human being and abortion is a woman’s right to choose. Pro-lifers, on the other hand, claim that a human being begins at conception, and to abort a fetus is murder. If the woman has a c
The Modern English Legal System It has been said by some that, "justice can be bought". That is to say that, if one has the money, one can hire the best lawyers and oftentimes receive a better result than a poor man might. While this may be true, it is not in the interests of society to have favorable judgments go to the highest bidder. Indeed, if wealth were allowed to circumvent justice, the whole fabric of our liberal society would unravel. All men, regardless of how poor they are, have the r
Unequal Representation: Membership Input and Interest Group Decision-Making Introduction Interest groups play a key mediating and representational role in politics. In the theory of pluralist politics, organized groups represent the interests of varied segments of society in the national policy process. These groups organize to represent the views of their members in the halls of Congress, administrative agencies, and federal courthouses, giving voice to their members\' interests in all policy m
Genetic Engineering: Designing Our Kids Futures A momentous pioneering journey began in 1987. A group of zealous research scientist received approval for a series of tests involving genetics with the condition that there would be no experiments involving human beings. These scientists carried their experiments to the furthest extreme reaching a cessation. Now they’re brushing the realm of actually altering a fetus before it is conceived. Do humans as a species have the right to “play” with the v
Y2K (Year 2000 Problem) The Year 2000 Problem Argument for the statement "The Year 2000 bug will have such extensive repercussions that families and individuals should begin planning now for the imminent chaos." The Ticking Bomb Introduction A serious problem called the "Millennium Bug", and also known as the "Year 2000 Problem" and "Y2K", is bringing a new century celebration into a daunting nightmare. In the 1860s and 1970s, when computer systems were first built, the computer hardware, especi
THE SEARCH Over the years, the practice of physician assisted suicide, affectionately know as euthanasia, has evolved into one of the biggest social issues in the United States and the World. There have been many controversies over whether or not euthanasia is justified. In some places in the United States, euthanasia is considered murder (Jussim 47). It is then treated as a murder case and murder penalties are used. There has been a whole change in euthanasia over the centuries, but it still se
Business and Technology Introduction Science and technology are advancing at a very rapid rate, but do we really understand all that is going on? Probably not. This paper will identify current issues related to science and technology from the business, governmental, and societal perspectives. However, before we can begin to understand the advances in science and technology, we must know the definitions of them. The Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia on compact disk defines science as "the observa
Capital Punishment HISTORY Legal executions in California were authorized under the Criminal Practices Act of 1851. On February 14, 1872, capital punishment was incorporated into the Penal Code, stating: A judgment of death must be executed within the walls or yard of a jail, or some convenient private place in the county. The Sheriff of the county must be present at the execution, and must invite the presence of a physician, the District Attorney of the county, and at least twelve reputable cit
How to Buy a Used Car Rich Fitzer English 1803-060 December 7, 1998 Within the next year I will probably be buying a used car. In writing this paper, I wanted to learn as much as I could about the process of purchasing a used car so that I will be able to get the best possible vehicle. Less than a month ago my mom bought the car of her dreams, a convertible. She was able to afford this normally expensive car because she bought it used. A year before that my dad was able to afford a high-end luxu
Immigration Many immigrants come to the United States because it is known as the "land of opportunities", but in the last decade many political analysts are saying that there are no more opportunities left for the citizens already living here. Immigrants come here for job opportunities and to start a new life and career. The question though is that, by allowing the number of new immigrants to influx are we end up sacrificing the people that are struggling to find those opportunities. The number
How Fair Are Our Courts? Are the courts here in the United States fair and justified? I would have to say no to that statement. Over the years the court system has been less than justified on certain issues under the law. The problem with our court system today is the fact that our civil rights cases rarely make it to trial. The constitution granted us many civil rights and if they are not restored to us through court than justice is not being served. Recently there was a case in Lansing, Michig
Poverty There are large numbers of people in poverty around the world. Most important phenomenon that affects me personally is children at work. Children at work exist in various part of the world include in some part of the Europe and South America. End of nineteen century, early twentieth century Canada was also a victim of child labour. Children young as 4 years of age worked for very little money in the industry and in the mine, and many died of hunger and fatigue. The International Labour O
Who is Controlling You Christopher L. Lewis March 27, 1999 Professor Haslor English 102 One of the biggest issues in the United States that I would change would be gun control. The government is constantly proposing legislation for more and more gun control. Slowly they are chipping away at our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. You must ask yourself: For what reason does the government want to restrict law-abiding citizens from owning guns? Certainly government is not so naive to think
The Cherokee Nation The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences since the arrival of Andrew Jackson’s Presidency in March of 1829. The events that had transpired after the implementation of his Indian policy are indeed heinous and continually pose questions of morality for all generations. Ancient Native American tribes were forced from their ancestral homes in an effort to increase the aggressive expansionism of white settlers during the early years of the United States.
Human Cloning Thesis Statement: Cloning has been in practice throughout the world and is slowly reaching extraordinary feats; in addition people have reason for cloning whether it be medical or not; cloning has also opened a morality and religious up roar that has governments concerned; finally, it has left open ended issues as who will benefit and if criminals can clone? I. Recent developments A. 1979 cloning B. 1996 cloning II. Medical A. Bone marrow B. Organ transplants III. Longer life A. Sp
Capital Injustice The process of capital punishment is inhumane and immoral as the United States of America practices it in present day. The slightest chance that an innocent person could be executed should be enough for anyone to stop executing prisoners. Also racial inequality is widely seen in American courts in this day and age. The fact that the sex of the person committing the crime also plays an unnecessary role in our justice system. And with most of the United States citizens being Chri
Naming Conventions (Hungarian) Doug Klunder January 18, 1988 1. Introduction This document describes a set of naming conventions used by the Applications Development group. These conventions commonly go by the name "Hungarian", referring both to the nationality of their original developer, Charles Simonyi, and also to the fact that to an uninitiated programmer they are somewhat confusing. Once you have gained familiarity with Hungarian, however, we believe that you will find that the clarity of
Heritage Children interracially adopted loose the opportunity to learn about their heritage. Heritage, what is it and how important is it? Can children adopted by people of a different race other than their own learn about their own heritage? Is heritage more important than adoption? Is a child better served staying in foster care with those of his own race or being adopted by those outside his race? These are some of the questions I will explore in this report. I will compare a same race adopte
When Lawsuits Make Policy According to the American Heritage Dictionary, sociology is "the study of human social behavior." In other words, to understand the world around us, we must understand the different aspects of sociology and different sociological viewpoints. As is to be expected, there are many different viewpoints on why people or why society acts the way is does. But there are very few who views and ideas are as prominent as such theorists as Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber.
The Myth of the Plague of Sexual Harassment One of the most talked-about issues of the past few years has been the issue of sexual harassment, and it supposed prevalence in all workplaces. Pushed to the national spotlight by the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, in which Ms. Hill accused her boss Justice Thomas of sexual harassment, it has become popular belief that sexual harassment occurs in all workplaces, and that the vast majority of female office -workers have been sexually harassed. Fe
National Treatment and Market Acess for Goods PART TWO TRADE IN GOODS Chapter Three National Treatment and Market Access for Goods •Section A - National Treatment •Section B - Tariffs •Section C - Non-Tariff Measures •Section D - Consultations ----------------------------------------------------------------- ------- Article 300: Scope and Coverage This Chapter applies to trade in goods of a Party, including: (a) goods covered by Annex 300-A (Trade and Investment in the Automotive Sector), (b) go
Managed Health Care Of the approximately 257.8 million individuals currently living in the United States of America, every one of them has a need for effective, affordable and accessible health care coverage and services. Within the past thirty to forty years, the scope and cost of health care coverage and services has drastically changed, altering the manner in which health care was previously managed. There are several factors that have affected the cost of health care coverage over the course
Similarities and Differences Among All-News Cables Networks Similarities and Differences 1 Running head: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES AMONG ALL-NEWS CABLE NETWORKS: CNN, MSNBC, AND FOXNEWS CHANNEL SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES AMONG ALL-NEWS CABLE NETWORKS: CNN, MSNBC, AND FOXNEWS CHANNEL Deborah A. Neals Barry University Similarities and Differences 2 Successful programming is vital to a television property since it spells the difference between profit and loss. Unpopular programming results in
The Internet The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet, I will attemp
The Truth About Chain Gangs and Convict Labor Outline Thesis: From the early chain gangs to the prison industries of today, prisoners have been used as labor in the United States. I. Definition A. Definition of convict labor B. Definition of chain gangs and prison industries II. Chain Gangs A. Early history B. Mid-history C. Decline D. Present E. Curtis Brown III. Convict Labor A. Statistics B. Reasons for C. Reasons against D. Other benefits E. Types of jobs IV. Main Points Restated A. Best arg
ADOBE MAGAZINE (Publisher - Adobe Systems Inc.) Established 1989 Editorial Profile Adobe Magazine is edited to support and educate users of Adobe\'s desktop-publishing and graphics software. Its contents include detailed software how-tos, profiles of interesting users, in-depth articles on electronic publishing-related topics, Adobe product Q&A, and profiles of industry leaders. In 1997, Adobe expanded their editorial outlook to cover a broader range of Adobe\'s publishing and digital-media prod
The Rise of Hitler to Dictator of Germany I. 1919-1923 A. Formation of the Nazi Party 1. Hitler volunteered for the German army, fought in WWI, but was only a corporal. After the war ended, remained on active duty and was transferred to Munich. 2. Bavaria, in 1919, was a principal focus of the Communist offensive in central Europe 3. Communist threat made Bavaria a center for anticommunist, antisocialist, and antidemocratic agitations of all kinds. It swarmed with secret societies and paramilita
Constitutional law The Swedish Constitution consists of four separate documents: the Instrument of Government passed in 1974, the Act of Succession dating from 1810, the Freedom of the Press Act of 1949, and the Freedom of Expression Act of 1991. In addition, there is a Parliament Act of 1974, which occupies a position midway between constitutional and ordinary statute law. The Instrument of Government is the most important constitutional document. It went into effect in 1975, when it replaced t
Employment Recruitment On dealing with the premiss that the practice of recruitment and selection is a long way from the recommendations of personnel textbooks, distinction must be taken into account between explicit recommendations and guidelines, on one hand, and, on the other, implicit suggestions stemming from the author’s own stance. The implications of distancing from, or identification with, such explicit recommendations and implicit suggestions will be viewed in this paper as well as for
Tobacco Daddy’s Little Girl: Torchbearer For Tobacco Study of Smoking Behavior: Predisposition, Prediction, and Consequences Abstract: The abatement of tobacco use was promising in the 70s and 80s. Teenagers were engaging in smoking in ever increasing less numbers. The 90’s came upon with numbers of adolescent users that increased as the years progressed. A record number demographic group has appeared through the smoke. An explosion of adolescent girls are accounting for this decade’s resurgence
Divorce: The Effect on the Children Running head: Divorce: The Effect on the Children Divorce: The Effect on the Children Divorce: The Effect on the Children Divorce, once uncommon in our society, is now becoming more and more frequent, disrupting our children’s state of well-being. Some children of divorced families have long-term behavior problems such as depression, low self-esteem, poor school performance, acting out, and difficulties with intimate relationships. Children with divorced or di
Development of the United States of America Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Gr
Abortion Life is about choices and so is death, although for many people the choice of life or death is not theirs to make. The person in question, a fetus, is an innocent, unsuspecting life that did not choose to be given life, nor will or can it choose to die. That choice of whether to abort or keep, kill or let live, is made solely by the woman carrying that little person. Abortion is a topic with many controversial sides and arguments, and like many other issues have exceptions. Although in
Indecent Content Should it be legal to release certain “indecent” content in print but not electronically through the Internet? This question has plagued many in years past and will continue to be a source of controversy for years to come. Supporters of Internet censorship believe that this new information medium, currently unregulated and expanding at an alarming rate, must be filtered and controlled to avoid the risk of so-called ‘undesirable content’ being easily accessible by minors (or, in
Booker Taliaferro Washington Booker Taliaferro Washington was born on April 5,1856 in Franklin County, Virginia. Washington gained an early appreciation for the values of family and education. Booker had been blessed with an intact family, with one exception of having a white father who never contributed to his life and whose identity Washington never acknowledged. From the lifelong inspiration of his mother, Jane, Booker learned lasting lessons of courage, perseverance, resourcefulness, and pos
EUTHANASIA An eighty-seven year old grandmother on a respirator, a newborn child with AIDS, and a father in a coma; all put to death by respectable doctors with the O.K. of their families. But is it really ³O.K.²? Euthanasia, or doctor-assisted suicide, has become as common as jumping off of a fifteen story building or taking a gun to one¹s own head. Certainly society frowns upon suicide, but yet putting an old lady or a man in a coma to death is being accepted every day. Society knows that suic
The History of Phamaceutical Compounding The profession of pharmacy was founded in the art and science of compounding medications. The beginning of compounding dates back to medieval times with priests, monks, and medicine men. Specialization first occurred in the early 9th century in the civilized world around Baghdad. Over time it gradually spread to Europe as alchemy evolved into chemistry as doctors began to abandon beliefs that were not demonstrable in the physical world. During this time,
Roe vs. Wade Many critics of the Roe v Wade resolution dispute that the Supreme Court\'s decision was mistaken because, as said by Robert Bork, "the right to abort, whatever one thinks of it, is not to be found in the Constitution". Consequently, they say the court did not translate the Constitution at all in making their influential mark on the citizens of the United States. Ronald Dworkin, on the other hand holds a different perspective of this situation. He tends to believe that although the
The Y2K Bug Introduction The year 2000 problem could have been completely prevented had some early people envisioned the degree to which the microprocessor would change our lives. Surely, no one would have thought that in the early days of ENIAC that everything from your alarm clock to your car would be computerized. Even the IT managers of the 80\'s could not be blamed: The disk space savings from dropping the two digits of the date over 100 Million Records would represent almost 200 Megabytes!
Michael Crichton A Case of Needing Serious Revisions Michael Crichton has penned some of the most engaging, timely, and thoroughly accessible tales to be published in the last twenty-five years. What his novels lack in literary merit and distinctive style they make up for in crisp plotting and edge-of-your-seat suspense. From alien viruses to regenerated dinosaurs, from evil Japanese monoliths to the insidious maneuverings of the modern corporation, Crichton latches onto the scientific and polit
The Christian Coalition: A Small Grassroots Organization or A Large Political Threat? 1 Founded in the aftermath of television evangelist Pat Robertson\'s 1988 campaign for the presidential nomination, the Christian Coalition is a dynamic pro-family grassroots organization. Robertson founded the Christian Coalition (CC) a non-partisan, issue oriented organization, which believes that through effective grassroots organization and encouraging activism by conservative Christians, they can bring the
The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes Drugs are major problem in our society today. Although the Canadian government has taken measures against drugs, in stiffening laws concerning the cultivation and trafficking of drugs and various media awareness programs, the problem continues to get worse. The government is exercising many options to control the problem or even solve the problem. It seems as if the "war on drugs" is a futile war or at least next to impossible to win. The government
The Young Offender\'s Act: The Past, Present, and Future Shaun Babakhanians 05/13/98 Youth crime is a growing epidemic that affects most teenagers at one point of their life. They\'ll get in trouble with the law and their parents will find out of their mischief. Their crime may lead to many others as they get older because they will be treated harshly in the adult system. Thanks to acts like the Young Offenders Act, we give kids second chances at becoming better citizens and thus, getting back o
The Life and Death of President John F. Kennedy President Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brooklin, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. The other eight Kennedy children were Joseph, Jr. Rosemary Kathleen Eunice Patricia Robert F. Jean Edward M. "Ted" . As the Kennedy children grew up, their parents encouraged them to develop their own talents and interests. Loyalty to each other was important to the Kennedys. But the brothers and sisters also developed a strong competitive spirit. Jack, as h
The Need For Affirmative Action Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. The debate has been more emotional than intellectual, and has generated more tension than shed light on the issue. Participants in the debate have over examined the ethical and moral issues that affirmative action raises while forgetting to examine the system that has created the need for them. Too often, affirmative action is looked upon as the remedy for a nation once i