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  • Buckley Jr - 2,624 words
    ... alleviate the symptoms of glaucoma; to improve appetite dangerously reduced from AIDS. They use it as an effective medicine, yet they are technically regarded as criminals, and every year many are jailed. Although more than 75 per cent of Americans believe that marijuana should be available legally for medical purposes, the Federal Government refuses to legalize access or even to sponsor research. 2. Drugs are here to stay. The time has come to abandon the concept of a "drug-free society." We need to focus on learning to live with drugs in such a way that they do the least possible harm. So far as I can ascertain, the societies that have proved most successful in minimizing drug-related ...
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  • Business Research - 1,571 words
    Business Research Introduction and Overview Businesses in today's economy often face challenges that are not readily apparent until, more often than not, the costs of those challenges become critical. A businesses ability to identify the fundamentals of these challenges and act accordingly to squelch the damage that has been done while bouncing back is paramount to the businesses success. This paper will identify three key areas in identifying and repairing the critical problems that can occur. More importantly, this paper will also identify several fundamentals within the three areas. The paper will examine some sub levels of (1) analysis, (2) cost, and (3) research. Additionally, this pape ...
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  • Business Research - 1,523 words
    ... s to the answers. Newsom sites an example of an organization trying to determine where employer bias might play in the event of employment discrimination by asking a the following question: If you had two applicants absolutely equal in terms of educational background and experience, and one was a woman or a member of a minority race, or both, which would you hire? The answer is then interpreted and depending on the employers response, the interviewer is open to several lines of questioning. Adversely, personal interviews can also lead a company down the wrong path. Kotler states that intercept interviews have the drawback of being non-probability samples, and the interviews must be quite ...
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  • Execution Of Juveniles - 1,353 words
    ... . There are forty jurisdictions in the U.S. that allow capital punishment at all; thirty-eight states, and the federal government on the civilian and military side. Of these forty jurisdictions nineteen allow the death penalty for those sixteen and older (Promises, 1999), five for age seventeen year and older, and the remaining sixteen states only allow execution for adults, those eighteen and older (Streib 2000). Even though these statistics seem to be somewhat spread out among the states the truth is that the majority of the sentences are handed out by judges in three states; Texas, who has already been mentioned as the leader in the juvenile execution topic, Florida, and Alabama (Stre ...
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  • Justice Whites Interpretation Of Tennessee State Law - 976 words
    Justice WhiteS Interpretation Of Tennessee State Law CONCURRING OPINION: We concur with Justice White's interpretation of Tennessee State law. However, we propose that more restrictive standards should be used by policemen when dealing with imminently dangerous circumstances. The necessity standard that White proposes for governing the use of lethal force strikes the right balance in regulating violence. He insists that the police act reasonably by evaluating whether the felon's interest in life outweighs the state's interest in seizing the felon by lethal force. Because we honor the supreme value of human life, lethal force should only be used when there is a reasonable belief that the felo ...
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  • Microeconomics - 2,216 words
    ... e it popcorn, soft-drinks or something else entirely. The cost of one more video is one less of something else. It is impossible to escape from scarcity and opportunity costs. Given the limited resources available to any individual, the more of one thing always means less than another and the more of anyone service or product, the higher its opportunity cost. Economic Growth The PPF defines a clear boundary between what is and is not attainable. However, that boundary is not static. It is constantly changing. At times the PPF moves inward, reducing production possibility. Other times, it moves outward. Using the "Joe's Island" analogy for example, excellent growing and harvesting conditi ...
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  • Moral Accountability - 1,588 words
    Moral Accountability Morality depends on the ability of an individual to choose between good and evil, thus, entailing freedom of the will and the moral responsibility of the individual for his actions. It is obvious this is so for the individual, but what about groups and governments? Do they have the ability to choose between good and evil, do they have free will and therefore are they subject to the same paradigms of morality as the individual or does an autonomous morality apply. What if we relate this concept of morality to a present day moral dilemma? Such as should the United States government fire cruise missiles at Serbian cities in order to force the government of Serbia to comply ...
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  • Morality Empirical Approach - 2,383 words
    Morality - Empirical Approach 1. Introduction In this paper I wish to consider the following related questions: (i) Can a system of morality be justified?; (ii) Why should one act morally?; (iii) How can others be persuaded to act morally? Clearly none of these questions is new, and moral philosophers have proposed a variety of responses to them over the centuries without reaching any general agreement. Nevertheless, because these questions are fundamental to any practical application of moral theory, it is worthwhile to continue to reflect upon them. For Jewish, Christian and Muslim societies, the justification of morality is the Word of God as expressed in the Bible and Koran. Given an aut ...
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  • Ok, I Know You Are Wondering What Is A Systems Analysts And What Do They Do Well In This Paper Not Only Am I Going To Tell Wh - 708 words
    Ok, I know you are wondering what is a systems analysts and what do they do. Well in this paper not only am I going to tell what they do but I will also tell other important information. Just sit back, chill and read this computer science careers report. Systems analysts oversee the development process for new software and hardware. In the case of software engineers, the project could involve designing a new application program or other software. Systems analysts, on the other hand, may design either new hardware systems or software products. The design process is generally lengthy and complex. The following summary applies mostly to program design, but similar steps would also be applicable ...
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  • Regional Economic Impacts Of Idaho State - 2,755 words
    ... costs are included as part of the rent and are also excluded, leaving Utilities to primarily consist of telephone and cable costs. Table 3: Annual ISU Student Expenditures for Academic Year 1995-96Expense TypeStudent TypeTotal DormitoryLocalOut of Area Housing$443,0007%$23,014,52327%$18,071,71628%$41,5 29,239 Utilities$110,5172%$8,055,7729%$7,997,09212%$16,16 3,381 Automobile Payments$1,068,35816%$6,187,6607%$4,580,1337%$11,8 36,151 Auto Operating Expenses$967,62715%$6,633,8908%$3,751,8546%$11,353 ,370 Food$1,348,18021%$19,158,57222%$13,809,47721%$34,3 16,229 Education$100,1002%$4,445,8065%$2,612,1694%$7,158, 076 Recreation$311,6775%$1,796,2072%$956,0471%$3,063,9 30 Medical$550,4958%$2,058,5292 ...
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  • The Year 2000 - 1,728 words
    ... r line currently. Some expects it to at least double over the next few months. Experts say, there is still hope for late starters. If they act quickly. Late starters still benefit from others' denial of the problems(6). Outsourcing still remains a option for some. Some large and many small consulting firms are still seeking new businesses. Off-shore providers can also provide some relief. More companies are also getting back to their retirees for help. The retirees may have not only the necessary experience, but they also may know the system better than the outsiders. What's in the Future? Companies that have their project 2000 well under control as well those who are starting out -- bot ...
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  • Uk Inflation - 1,232 words
    ... ts while keeping normal profit levels. ( See diagrams: Appendix 1) Another factor in the high level of inflation in the '70's - it reached almost 25% in '75 (see appendix 2) - was the power of the Trade Unions. Because of closed shop practices, strike threats (and actual strikes; miners, Feb-Mar 1974) and an amenable Government, Trade Unions were able to increase the price of labour beyond proportional increases in productivity. It is the wage price spiral that is the most common feature of cost inflation: an increase in wages that is designed to compensate for an increase in prices will generate a further increase in prices, and in turn a further increase in wages, and so on. Other type ...
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  • Violent Forms In Sociopolitical Spheres: Understanding State Mass Killings In Indonesia 196566 - 1,766 words
    ... s interact creating violence with imploding rather than exploding forces. While these processes are present in episodes of state-mass killings, such events must be understood separately. Participants in state organized mass violence are mobilized to varying degrees by terror. In-group processes are certainly important. Yet, the lack of information and the impossibility of observation create problems for analysis. In-group processes occur within and are affected by local and national contexts. Resource mobilization theories suggest that perceived opportunity also influence the mobilization of actors. While perceived threats may unite actors, perceived opportunities to reduce threats will ...
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  • Welfare State - 1,322 words
    Welfare State The role of welfare within our society has always been controversial. This problem emphasizes the need to understand the roles of variable factors when pertaining to the subject of welfare within our society. The proposed analysis will address the phenomenon of welfare assistance and several factors which may contribute to the increase or decrease of welfare assistance to the poor in 4 ways: (1) by defining major concepts and any other concepts about which there is likely to be misunderstanding (2) by further examining the past history pertaining to the subject of welfare assistance within the United States; (3) by developing the formulation of a hypothesis which will provide f ...
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  • Welfare State - 1,303 words
    ... sizable benefit increases and extensions of eligibility introduced in 1986, 1990, and 1993. (Myles, and Pierson 6) Table 2 Federal Spending on EITC and AFDC, 1980-1996 ($ In billions) EITC AFDC 1980 2.0 5.4 1981 1.9 6.9 1982 1.8 6.9 1983 1.8 7.3 1984 1.6 7.7 1985 2.1 7.8 1986 2.0 8.2 1987 3.9 8.9 1988 5.9 9.1 1989 6.6 9.4 1990 6.9 10.1 1991 10.6 11.2 1992 12.4 12.3 1993 13.2 12.3 1994 19.6 12.4 1995 22.8 12.8 1996 25.1 13.2 Source: United States House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Where Your Money Goes: The 1994-95 Green Book (Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1994), 389, 700. Note: AFDC expenditures exclude state-level spending and Administrative costs. Although the EITC ex ...
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  • What Is Technology Assessment - 2,100 words
    What Is Technology Assessment? EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report aims to familiarize and to provide an understanding of Technology Assessment both in its past and present form. Its different viewpoints, approaches, tools and methods, which are all relevant to the engineering decision-maker and analyst alike, are discussed. The four different Technology Assessment paradigms as described by Eijnhoven (1997) along with the views of lecturers in this subject on the question What is Technology Assessment? , is also discussed and analysed. By understanding the roots of technological assessment and its impacts on everyday life, one can recognize and appreciate the importance of its presence in an ever- ...
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  • White Collar Crime - 1,918 words
    White Collar Crime In this paper the exciting criminal phenomenon known as white-collar crime will be discussed. Corporate Crime and Computer Crime will be discussed in detail. Crime preventative agencies such as the NCPC (National Crime Prevention Council) will also be researched. White Collar Crime The late Professor Edwin Sutherland coined the term white-collar crime about 1941. Sutherland defined white-collar crime as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation" (Siegel 337) White-collar crime includes, by way of example, such acts as promulgating false or misleading advertising, illegal exploitation of employees, mislabeling of ...
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