There are just some things that people in this world just do not want to talk about. There are some topics that truly make people angry regardless of your point of view on the topic. One such topic is the extent that some people and companies will go to in order to obtain more wealth but at what point would you consider it to be hypocritical? In the article Rebecca Mead’s Alice’s Wonderland, it started out boring talking about a lady buying works of art although the lady buying them sounded interesting. The woman buying the artwork was Alice Walton, daughter of the late Sam Walton, the founder of the WalMart Corporation. The author tries to paint Alice Walton as a traditional American woman by stating that Walton does not have the expensively curated look of a Park Avenue matron, her face is tanned and weather-beaten, and shows no signs of having been submitted to the surgeon’s knife. (Mead, 2011) She goes on to state that Walton wears her steel-gray hair pulled back in a straggly bun and that for a rich person, she lives relatively modestly: the house on her ranch in Texas, where she spends most of her time, is a simple one-story affair, apart from the masterpieces that have hung on its walls, when guests visit, she cooks dinner herself, though she has help to do the cleaning up. (Mead, 2011) I thought that the story would get a little more interesting but it really did not and what truly got me reading into this article from a critical standpoint is when Mead quotes Walton who stated, “You buy the best lettuce you can at the best price you can.” (Mead, 2011) According to the author, about a decade ago, WalMart began asking its venders to establish satellite offices in Bentonville, and unsightly office parks and gated subdivisions with names such as Liberty Bell have swiftly replaced farmland. (Mead, 2011) Mead goes on to add that even Walton wishes that Bentonville had stronger zoning laws, but she is proud that the town is thriving and dismisses the argument that WalMart has marred the American landscape. (Mead, 2011) Those comments made by the author and by Ms. Walton were what got me heated. Everyone knows that you can shop at WalMart for their supposedly “low prices” but if you take a look at the majority of the products that the company sells, they are not made here in the United States. Most of the products are outsourced to China or other countries where workers are paid far less than what an American worker would be paid to produce the produce the products. We can all speculate why this is but you can usually boil it down to one thing, profit. Companies want to produce the cheapest product for the highest profit and paying someone from another country less than the minimum wage for an American worker so you can do so is what they will do, and WalMart is no different. For Ms. Walton to say that she is making this museum to show pride in America and American artists is very hypocritical in my opinion. If that was truly the case, why according to Mead would Ms. Walton take her architect for the museum travelling to Europe, looking at other museums for inspiration? (Mead, 2011) If you had so much pride in
Correctional Health Care
Increasing Staff Motivation and Satisfaction
MGMT 591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Professor Brett Gordon
December 17, 2012
The organization that will be the topic of discussion in my final project paper is Georgia Health Sciences Universities (GHSU), Georgia Correctional Healthcare (GCHC) division. GHSU is both a hospital and teaching institution based in Augusta, Georgia. GHSU was founded in 1828. Georgia Health Sciences University is home to…
companies use shady accounting practices to enflate revenue or hide losses, the public can’t get an accurate picture of what they are investing in. The public demanded that something be done, so in 2002 the U.S. govt passed the Sabex-Oxly act. For my term paper I will examine some the corporate scandals that led to the creation of the act.
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Learning activity Term Paper
Test for Hidden Bias
The Implicit Association Test, tests for unconscious biases. I chose this learning activity to see if I have any hidden biases. I have always believed that I was a straight shooter never putting on a facade or giving a false presentation of myself. To prepare for taking this activity, I made sure that I was in a quiet room, away from any distractions. I concentrated on each activity as they appeared on my computer screen. I chose six categories to…
who understand these concepts grow as well. These talented individuals can be looked at from several different viewpoints and depending on who that person may be could in fact determine whether it is a positive viewpoint or a negative one. In this paper I will prove why it is necessary to have Ethical Hackers in today’s security models and how they have come a long way to improve how our information systems operate in a more secure manner.
Hacker’s for years have been able to do things that the…
issues that occur there are many that people may not be aware of, but the ones that will be discussed to explore ethical situations are Unauthorized Access related to software, hardware, network, internet web mining, IT freedom and hacking. This paper examines how each unauthorized access should be handled and provides examples of each related area of security.
Security – Unauthorized Access
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The Emancipation Proclamation
and the Death of an American Hero.
History 150 Online
10 March 2014
There were many different events that happened during the time of President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln came up with the Emancipation Proclamation which was an effort to help end slavery, eventually leading to the thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery altogether. Sadly his life was cut short. John Wilkes Booth assassinated him…
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Compare and Contrast Community Organizations
The two community organizations that I choose to compare and contrast is Do-All,Inc and United Way. I have worked with both of these organizations in the past, and they are both really good organizations, and do a lot of improve the overall community.
Do-All, Inc. evolved from a dream for a better life for people with disabilities. Do-All, Inc was formed in 1952 by the Bay County Association of Retarded Citizens…
- In the beginning of the 1900s, America had 76 million people, mostly in good condition. Then
before the first decade of the 20th century, the U.S. would be influenced by a “Progressive
movement’ that fought against monopolies, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustice.
1. The purpose of the Progressives was to use the government as an agency of human welfare.
- The Progressives had their roots in the Greenback Labor Party of the 1870s and 1880s and the
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