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…
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…
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.
Deragulation was lobbied for hard on wall street during the Bush Presidency. The public was lead to believe that loosing the rules on corporate practices would lead…
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…
Final Term Paper
CRIM 130: Intro to Corrections
Professor: Joseph M. Jacobs
May 9, 2014
The first phase of the criminal process is the crime. Once a crime is committed law enforcement official decided the type of offense committed which can be categorized into two types of offense (any violation of the criminal law). Felony: The more serious of the two types of offense, bearing a possible penalty of 1 year or more in prison. Misdemeanor: Lesser of the two basic types of crime…
practices, impacts, and issues of linking agency data
globally is critical. Since the focus in this paper is on the impact
of global data interchange, the difficult technical issues surrounding user authentication, security, and privacy are not discussed in
the depth they require.
KEYWORDS automation, human service administration, infrastructure, interoperability
Interoperability is a term that is not commonly understood by most human
service professionals, although most understand the trends…
unidentified flying objects flew from behind Arnold and passed him. The aircrafts did not have tails and did not leave any sort of trail behind them. Arnold compared the movement of the objects to “saucers skipping on water”, and here is where the term “flying saucer” came to be. Arnold was truly astounded by the movement of the saucers as he witnessed them fly through valleys and close to the edges of the mountain. He suspected them to be new military aircrafts being tested, but was not convinced…
Carlo Olkeriil, Graduated School of Education Department, Portland State University
This Research Paper was written in part of the Grading and Course Requirements of the COUN 507: Addiction Pharmacology taught by Terry Alan Forrest, LPC, LMFT
DOES A TWO-DRUG COMBINATION HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO FIGHT COCAINE ADDICTION?
This paper explores a published article and a book that detail the results from a recent study showing that a fine-tuned…
measured by examination.
Evaluation and Grading: A weighted course average will be calculated using the following weights for assignments:
Highest score on Exams 1-3 25%
Second highest score on Exams 1-3 25%
Term Paper 15%
Final Exam 25%
Grades will be earned according to the following scheme:
Below 60 F
Exams: The exams will allow the student to…
Phil 263: The Idea of God
December 5, 2014
Spiritual Dreams & Christianity
"Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream"
Religion was the first field of dream analysis. According to Wendy Doniger and Kelly Bulkley, “the earliest writings we have on dreams are primarily texts on their religious and spiritual significance.” Since the very beginning…