Saturday, February 22, 2020
DB #3 - Essay Example My vision of higher education is to have a form of education that will be relevant to accomplishment of acts that will not only affect humanity positively but will also create environmental sustainability. In addition, these acts should be morally acceptable and having positive effects on the universe. I do agree with David OrrÃ¢â¬â¢s proposition, education is supposed to help us take care of our environment, and understand the importance of knowledge and how to acquire it. In addition, he mentions that knowledge comes with a responsibility of ensuring that it is used constructively and morally. Higher education is a very important component to the learner for several reasons. Firstly, it raises self-awareness by individuals. One is able to identify what they want to achieve and ultimately the type of work they would like to engage with. A number of options are available for an individual intending to engage in higher learning, their choices will definitely reflect on the type of work environment that they will get to. Secondly, higher education provides the learner with a lot of exposure. The learner is able to meet other learners from different backgrounds as well as experienced and witty researchers and lecturers who will challenge them as well as exposing them to additional knowledge. Exposure to specific scholarly works in a particular area of study is also very
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Money & Banking - economics 321 - Coursework Example It is in these circumstances wherein the so-called boom emerges. This boom in the financial sector as most crises have demonstrated is typified by a fragility that made much worse by credit and speculation. According to Kindleberger, this leads to a series of events such as how price increases leads to a rush for investment as profit opportunities loom large. This is an event that feeds upon itself: the opportunities that promise profit would bring in a new wave of investors and that the positive feedback that is perceived in the process and the outpour of investment increases further profit, which then encourages further investments. He then explained how this leads to what Minsky called as euphoria and when the speculation variable is thrown in, it finally results in overtrading, which aggravate the fragility of the situation. As speculation and overtrading bring in more investors, the probability of crashes increases as speculation for profit drives the Ã¢â¬ËmaniasÃ¢â¬â¢ or Ã¢ â¬ËbubblesÃ¢â¬â¢.Ã¢â¬ During the feverish economic activity driven by speculative boom, a point is identified to emerge wherein prices start to level and uncertainty start to creep in. This situation, in KindlebergerÃ¢â¬â¢s theory creates a period of financial distress, which finally launches a steady downward spiral: There is an inevitable burst as the market started the race to withdraw. In the event of a rush to liquidate, the bubble bursts and further panic ensues. The problem will reach crisis proportions as financial institutions fail, prices decline and the number of bankruptcies spike. This stage, according to Kindleberger, is called revulsion when panic finally seizes the economic system, which is aggravated by liquidity, which, though orderly at times, can actually degenerate and spin out of control, feeding the panic further in the process. The KindlebergerÃ¢â¬â¢s revulsion of concept is more popularly known in the nineteenth century as Ã¢â¬Å"discredit.Ã¢â¬ There are other variables
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Modern Technology Effects Essay With advances in technology, student study habits have dramatically changed. Its affected the way classes are taught, students learn theories and the way information is presented. Gone are the days of slaving over books in the library and scribbling down notes on paper. Technology is changing the way kids learn in schools and at home. Students are now able to bring their work with them wherever they go because of laptop computers and handheld tablets, like the iPad. Having these electronic tools seems essential to all of us, including kids, nowadays and we wonder how we ever survived without them. Not too long ago, students were lucky to have one computer in their classrooms and the teacher wrote the lessons on a chalkboard. Now it is much more common to see each student with their own laptop or iPad and the teachers writing on smart-whiteboards that connect to these computers. With the way the world is becoming dependent on the use of technology in day-to-day life, it is good for the younger generation to learn a basic understanding of these tools, even though the software systems will most likely change by the time they enter the work force. Students are also able to do more complex tasks earlier on because of the capabilities of technology. However, this does present the problem of becoming dependent on these devices to solve these challenges, especially those above their learning level. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t you remember having to learn how to do math in your head before you were given a calculator to solve an equation? If students donÃ¢â¬â¢t learn how to problem-solve on their own, it may present challenges for them down the road because they expect to have the answer right at their fingertips. Recently psychologists at Columbia University released an article on the effect search engines and the Internet are having on our ability to memorize. which concluded that we are less likely to remember discrete information than we are where we found it, and that we only commit something to memory if we think we wonÃ¢â¬â¢t be able to access it later, when we need it. While students are becoming more digitally advanced than the prior generation, it is good to learn the basics as well. Having a child read a book, write out a math problem, or do research in a library may not appeal to them as much as Ã¢â¬Å"playingÃ¢â¬ on an iPad, but it can only add to their education. Scope and Limitations Modern technology has always been considered as a gauge for an awareness of how developed a society is. With the influx of technological gadgets, modern technology is definitely beneficial to mankind. But, as with other scientific and technological discoveries, these gadgets have also taken its toll on those who are the main users of thee discoveries Ã¢â¬â the students. Twenty or so years ago, students would have to spend hours, and even days in the library, if they are to complete a research work. Answering assignments means that one will have to read chapter after chapter in their textbooks. Nowadays, vital information may be obtained by merely a click of the mouse. Everything is readily available at their fingertips, so to speak. Oftentimes, students say, Ã¢â¬Å"Thank God for the internetÃ¢â¬ . While this may be true, there are also harmful effects on students which may fall under the physical, psychological, emotional, mental and social aspect. Basically, students make use of the internet in answering assignments and doing research work. However, students would often be making use of social networking sites while simultaneously doing their assigned tasks. This means that the student is not a hundred percent focused on accomplishing what is required. It also takes them a longer time in completing the assigned task. As a result, the student therefore, is more physically exhausted, often spending the wee hours in the morning due to the fact that he or she is actually multi-tasking. It has been observed that almost every week, more updated gadgets are being introduced in the market. For the adolescent, who is in the third plane of development, there is this need to belong to a certain group. More often than not, social cliques mean dressing alike, thinking alike, and even having similar gadgets are some of the basis in order to be part of a specific group. Hence, the adolescent is psychologically, emotionally and even mentally affected if and when an updated version of these gadgets is out in the market. There is this need to have these gadgets in the hope of being Ã¢â¬Å"inÃ¢â¬ with the group. It is one way of satisfying the need to belong to a social group which means that it also affects the social aspect of the student. Having seen both sides of the coin, are modern gadgets beneficial or harmful to students? I would say both Ã¢â¬â there are beneficial and harmful effects not only to students but to anyone for that matter. The key is still in our hands. Remember that anything in excess could have negative results. Modern technology Ã¢â¬â including modern gadgets Ã¢â¬â has been invented for mankindÃ¢â¬â¢s convenience. Let us show gratitude to the men of the past who have painstakingly invented and devised ways to make life easier. Let us make use of modern technology effectively, wisely and responsibly.
Monday, January 20, 2020
One of the most celebrated plays in history, Ã¢â¬Å"Romeo and JulietÃ¢â¬ , was written by William Shakespeare in the late 16th century. It is a story about two lovers that have to meet in secret because of an ongoing family feud. Tragically, because of their forbidden love Romeo and Juliet take their lives so they can be together. In 1997, a movie was adapted from the play Ã¢â¬Å"Romeo and JulietÃ¢â¬ , directed by Baz Lurhmann. However, as alike as the movie and the play are, they are also relatively different. Paramount aspect of the movie and the play, the theme, were the same, and the overall messages in both were the same. For example, one main message in the stories was that love conquers all. This was demonstrated in both the play and the film when Romeo and Juliet kept secretly meeting each other even though they knew it was against their familiesÃ¢â¬â¢ wishes. In one scene of both the movie and the play Romeo and Juliet even got married and died together so that even if they could not be together on earth they would be together in death. Another message you learn from watching the movie and the play was that fighting solves nothing. In the play, when the two feuding families, the MontagueÃ¢â¬â¢s and the Caplets, find their children dead they resolve their differences and agree to build a gold statue of Romeo and Juliet made out of gold after they state that their fighting only brought suffering. In the movie, although the families didnÃ¢â¬â¢t make up, you can infer that it wa s if the families and not been fighting that Romeo and Juliet would not have killed themselves, because they would not have to meet in secret and have Friar Lawrence devise a complicated plan so they could be together without their parents knowledge . Even though the themes were similar, the plot of the movie and the play were rather different. In the movie, Mercutio, RomeoÃ¢â¬â¢s friend, got an invitation to Lord CapletÃ¢â¬â¢s ball where Romeo and Juliet meet, but in the movie Romeo and this friends go to Lord CapuletÃ¢â¬â¢s party uninvited. What's more, is that when Romeo was at the ball he was recognized by Tybalt, JulietÃ¢â¬â¢s cousin, from the sound of his voice in the play, but in the movie Tybalt sees him. In addition to that one scene where Juliet was hysterical because she thought Romeo was dead was completely absent in the movie.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
English Speech Hi I'm Maddy and I'm here today to explain why I think that it IS difficult to maintain a strong sense of individual identity in our society. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s quite often very difficult to maintain a strong sense of your individual identity in this society, itÃ¢â¬â¢s a natural instinct for most people to want to feel acceptance into society. We all feel the need to change and leave the parts of us that make us who we are to conform to peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s expectations. Society has become a crucial influence on who we are and how we are perceived.We can never truly be our selves because of the constant fear criticism and judgement that comes with it. Everyone has something about them that makes them who they are but they feel they need to hide it from people because they fear of rejection and embarrassment. This fear can sometimes make us change how we act around certain people and we can end up forgetting who we are. In the book growing up Asian in Australia there is a story i n there about a young boy named Sunil. He tried to change his to Neil because itÃ¢â¬â¢s a more westernized name and he thinks it would make him fit in better.This is not the case. Changing your name wonÃ¢â¬â¢t change who you are as a person and personally I actually like the name Sunil better than Neil anyway. Sure changing your name might stop some of the teasing but sooner or later you will realise that you donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to change who you are to gain friends. As Gandhi once said Ã¢â¬Å"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Ã¢â¬ I think this relates to SunilÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬â¢ story because he ends up realising that he doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t need to change his name to be accepted.In the song Ã¢â¬ËThis is who I amÃ¢â¬ by Vanessa Amorosi it says Ã¢â¬Å"Well it's alright to be myself Now I've Learned To Stand, Well itÃ¢â¬â¢s OK to be just who I am I've spent years really hating me longing to be friends Now I hope that you can understand, t his Is Who I AmÃ¢â¬ . I think these lyrics are really powerful and help explain the topic that IÃ¢â¬â¢ve chosen to talk about. She explains that it took her years to realise who she was and that she was now okay to show everyone who she really is. I know from personal experience how hard it is to be yourself in this world.We get judged on every little thing we do, how we dress, what we say, how we present ourselves; absolutely everything. Sometimes we speak differently or dress differently to impress the people that shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t matter to us, because if we have to spend hours in front of the mirror trying to change our appearance and who we usually are then these people arenÃ¢â¬â¢t worth our time. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s so common in this day and age to marry someone for their looks or their wealth when really that shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t matter. They should fall in love with their personality, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s what matters the most.I think this is what makes us confused about who we are becaus e we change so often around different people that itÃ¢â¬â¢s so hard to maintain our own identity. This isnÃ¢â¬â¢t always a bad thing; sometimes losing our identity is actually good for us. It can make us open our eyes and see who our true friends are. It can make you see things from a different perspective and make you realise that lifeÃ¢â¬â¢s not about trying to impress people, itÃ¢â¬â¢s about accepting yourself and being whoever you want to be. In conclusion I believe that it IS hard to maintain our identity with todayÃ¢â¬â¢s society but when we learn to accept ourselves, hopefully others will too.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Table of Contents 1.0 INTRODUCTION 2 2.0 OBJECTIVE OF GREEN MARKETING 3 3.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 3 3.1 Introduction 3 3.2 Green Marketing legislation 4 3.3 Evolution of Green Marketing 5 3.4 Benefits of Green Marketing 6 3.5 Reason Firms Use Green Marketing 7 3.5.1 Opportunities 7 3.5.2 Social responsibility 8 3.5.3 Governmental pressure 9 3.5.4 Competitive Pressure 10 3.5.5 Cost or profit Issues 10 3.6 Problems with green Marketing 11 3.7 Keys to Successful Green Marketing 12 3.7.1 Being genuine 12 3.7.2 Educating customers 12 3.7.3 Giving your customers an opportunity to participate 12 4.0 GREEN MARKETING CASE STUDY: 13 4.1 Family farm not Factory farmed (Santa Fe farmers Markets) 13 5.0 CONCLUSION ANDÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Some evidence of this is development of journals such as business Strategy and the Environment and Greener management international which are specifically designed to disseminate research relating to business environmental behavior One business area where environmental issues have received a great deal of discussion I the popular and professional press is marketing. Terms like Green Marketing and Environmental Marketing appear frequently in the popular press. Many governments around the world have become so concerned about green marketing activities that they have attempted to regulate them(Polonsky 1994a) .For example united States(US) the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Attorneys-General have developed extensive documents examining green marketing issues(FTC 1991,NAAG 1990)one of the biggest problem with the green marketing area is that there has been little attempt to academically examine environmental or green marketing. 3.2 Green Marketing legislation Multinational corporations also face a growing variety of legislations designed to address environmental issues. Global concern for the environment extends beyond industrial; pollution, hazardous waste disposal, and rampant deforestation to include issues that focus directly on consumer products. 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Friday, December 27, 2019
Two of the most significant events in thehistory of the world were World War I and World War II. World War I occurred from 1914 to 1918. World War I was caused by militarism, alliances, nationalism, imperialism and assassination (MANIA). The first four causations were more of a build-up to it. Then, once the Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, the buildup was sparked. This can be compared to pouring gasoline on the ground and then lighting it on fire. World War II occurred from 1939 to 1945.World War II was caused by the discontent of Germany towards the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles assigned Germany blame for the war, and forced them to pay reparations, reduce their army and relinquish their territory. Also, Japan had discontent about the treaty as well. This is because they felt as if they should receive some of GermanyÃ¢â¬â¢s land because of JapanÃ¢â¬â¢s assistance to the Allies during the war. 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