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The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged - The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged   In this world, and in the world of Ayn Rand’s imagination, there are two kinds of people: those who live to create, and those who wish to live as parasites feeding off the benefits of those creations. In Atlas Shrugged, she explores what might happen when the creators of the world stop creating; the parasites are left to try to live on their own. The novels that Miss Rand writes always reflect this sort of thing. She writes of the battle between the two types of people as some write of the battles between good and evil....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]
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The Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged - The Triumphant Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged     In reading the fiction works of Ayn Rand, one becomes quickly aware of her use of characterization to display a set of mores that apply to a group in today's society she is describing. In Anthem, for instance, even the names hold significance toward the point of the story. The name Liberty 5-3000, a gross smear of the philosophy of her world, becomes The Golden One, and then Gaea in the eyes of the protagonist. This use of a name, a face, to convey the message of a group becomes a common thread through all four of Miss Rand's novels....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged] 1256 words
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Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living - Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living         Warning - this paper is not formatted !     Who Is I. In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand provides a well-written explanation of objectivism in a monumental novel about those who hold the world on their shoulders. Her characters are a myriad of individuals, ranging from the highest achievement possible: a human, to one of the most horrid creatures on this planet: a once-human imbecile. She gives the reader insight into the psyche of society and the motivations behind our actions....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]
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Extraordinary Potential of Man Revealed in Atlas Shrugged - The Extraordinary Potential of Man Revealed in Atlas Shrugged   Freewill is the tenet on which men founded the United States of America, and the glory of "America the Beautiful" stems from the unlocked potential of its people. The callused hands of the laborers sip from the cup of American wealth, not the lazy plowman demanding government help. The inventor's mind synthesizes, theorizes, and designs the American dream, not the indifferent, insolent mechanic. The steel will of the industrialists propels the nation to greater heights, not the selfish arrogance of the beggar....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged] 1350 words
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The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged - The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged     Capitalism, according to John Galt, is "mutual trade to mutual advantage," (Rand Atlas Shrugged 989) or as Adam Smith put it: "[trade] by mutual consent and to mutual advantage." In true capitalism, the economy is strictly separated from the state, just as there is a separation between church and state in the USA. This basic tenet of capitalism describes the only economic system that can be morally justifiable. Communism, fascism, socialism, dictatorships and "regulated capitalism" are all systems that breach upon an individual's basic rights, while capitalism respects and recognizes a man's right to control the product of his...   [tags: Atlas Shrugged Essays]
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Atlas Shrugged - Iser and Bakhtin on the Closed Text - Atlas Shrugged - Iser and Bakhtin on the Closed Text The process of reading places the author, text, and reader into a dynamic relationship in which, through a fusion of the author's literary vision and the reader's creativity, the text is transformed into an informative and enjoyable experience. This process is especially apparent in the novel form. As the theorist Wolfgang Iser states, a novel must be "conceived in such a way that it will engage the readers imagination in the task of working things out for himself, for reading is only a pleasure when it is active and creative" (Iser 51)....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged Essays]
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand - “I swear – by my life and my love of it – that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine” (Rand 979). The last lines of John Galt’s speech in Atlas Shrugged declare the fundamental principle of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Her ideology plays an integral role in her literary pieces, functioning as the motor driving the actions, goals, and beliefs of the protagonists. From the first strains of Objectivism established during her childhood in Russia, Ayn Rand would develop and cultivate her ideas further in each novel, culminating in her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged....   [tags: freedom, bolshevik revolution ]
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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand - • What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. Characters very early on in the story of Atlas Shrugged are obviously concerned with the idea of goodness and what qualities constitute a person who is good and those that do not. It is evident at times with the author’s sarcasm that although these characters are obsessed with vocalizing their opinions, that their ideas of good are not quite correct....   [tags: Good vs Evil, Morality, Policy]
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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand - A number of characters very early on in the story of Atlas Shrugged are obviously concerned with the concept of goodness and what qualities constitute a good person and one that fails to meet this definition. It is evident at times through the author’s sarcasm although these characters are obsessed with vocalizing their opinions that their ideas of good are not on the mark. In fact, their drive to talk incessantly resolves nothing and devalues the meaning of almost every word. This same group of people hold to the philosophy that there are no absolutes and that no one is really right or wrong, as there is always some middle or “grey” area....   [tags: Conceptual Analysis, Characters]
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Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged - I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another [hu] man, nor ask another [hu]man to live for mine. Missing citation… In the United States feminism is often shrouded in two categories, left and right wing, that fall into a spectrum of politics. Most people associate feminism with leftist movements, bra burning and man hating. The movement to many is a collectivist one which sets women together as a unit aiming towards the benefit of the whole. Collectivism is an outlook that places emphasis on a necessary interdependence among humans....   [tags: Feminism, Agency, Hero Worship, Individualism]
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Capitalism in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, displays societal destruction caused by intense government economic intervention. Rand heavily stresses Capitalistic views, however straying from “public good” appeals. On the contrary, Rand views the public good as inconsequential and possibly detrimental when considering capitalism. Ayn Rand varies from Capitalist defenders supporting views disregarding public good and considering competition driven innovation, public works downfalls, and unrestrained governmental control....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Francisco d’Anconia in Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_ - Francisco d’Anconia bursts onto the pages of Atlas Shrugged just as “he flew through the days of his summer months,” “like a rocket” (94). Through Dagny’s eyes, Ayn Rand introduces Francisco as larger than, and full of, life—a being of pure joy; a shining beacon of ability, productiveness, purpose. It is no wonder that Dagny expects great things from Frisco d’Anconia. Yet, Dagny is crushed by what Francisco does become. He “changes his course,” leaving Dagny, and the reader, with the question: how could Francisco d’Anconia, purpose and productivity incarnate, a man who, even as a boy, understood that industry is “the most important thing on earth” and that to study a motor is to “[absorb] th...   [tags: Character Analysis]
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atlas shrugged - Book Review: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand Taggart Transcontinental is not to be excluded on the effects of declining economic situations experienced by the whole country. Dagny Taggart, the vice president in-charge of operations, upon her visit to the Rio Norte Line to inspect the damages it maintains, goes straight to her brother’s office and reports that the line needs immediate attention and for that she has already ordered Rearden Metal to be used for that line. Jim denounced her decisions and actions not just because she does not have authority to make those orders but also Rearden Metal is not yet tried before by others....   [tags: essays research papers] 2332 words
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How does Cloud Atlas offer an Interpretation of Marxism in a Highly Technological Society? - ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need’ is a slogan popularised by Karl Marx to illustrate a communist society which will produce an abundance of goods and services to satisfy everyone’s needs. It is important to note the significance of differing time periods – Marx wrote in the 19th century, whilst Cloud Atlas was written in 2004. Whilst Mitchell utilises aspects of Marxist theory in his novel; unlike Marx, he explores how pertinent Marxism is to a modern and technological society....   [tags: marxism, cloud atlas, societies] 1346 words
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The Brillance That is Cloud Atlas - The Brilliance That Is Cloud Atlas Some authors have the natural ability to enthrall the reader from the beginning, weave plots that are both entertaining and suspenseful, and end the book with the reader asking, “How in the world did he do that?” David Mitchell does just that in his award-winning novel, Cloud Atlas. Cloud Atlas is a science-fiction book that employs six different plots simultaneously yet separately. Mitchell utilizes different settings that span across ages and continents, shapes multiple plots, and alludes to the separate plots to link them together across the novel....   [tags: David Mitchell, book analysis]
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Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot - Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot Introduction In most of the situation chance to finding victims still alive the rescuers have very short time to find the trapped or missing victims in collapsed structure. The solution for this use technology can make a great help for rescuers. Intelligent mobile robots can be very helpful and efficient tools to speed up search and rescue operation. Rescue robots are also useful to do the job in situations that are dangerous for human rescuers. They can enter into gaps and move though small hole that difficult for human and even trained dog....   [tags: rescue robot, specialized mission]
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Independent Movies: The Cloud Atlas - ... The third story is about Luisa Rey, a journalist in San Francisco who discovers a conspiracy regarding a nuclear power plant in 1971. But before Ray receives the incriminating evidence, her inside man is killed. She begins to investigate with the help of the scientist Isaac Sachs and the plant’s head of security Joe Napier. Sachs is also murdered and the assassin makes an attempt on Luisa’s life, but Napier steps in and saves her. Together, they manage to kill the hitman and expose the conspiracy....   [tags: film analysis] 1000 words
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Atlas of Economic Complexity - Introduction: The book Atlas of Economic Complexity proposes an index that measures how complex an economy is. The index is based on the hypothesis that what a country produces and exports is a measure of its economic complexity. They argue that in order to produce certain products, specific knowledge is necessary and that knowledge has to be in that society and must be channeled efficiently (Hidalgo and Hausmann, The Atlas of Economic Complexity 2011). In their book they suggest that their complexity index is an accurate predictor of future GDP per capita....   [tags: economy, GDP per capita, economics]
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David Mitchells’ Cloud Atlas - A dystopia could be described as a horrendous vision of events to occur in the near future which can be depicted in David Mitchells’ book, Cloud Atlas, where the author mentions of polluted lands, waters and air (Mitchell, 2004). Such a dystopian wasteland is imminent in Rosia Montana, Romania where a substantial gold mining project managed by Gabriel Resources Ltd, a Canadian firm, might demolish three villages and four mountains, and build up a considerable reservoir for 214 million tons of cyanide waste which is used to extract gold from ore (BBC, 2013)....   [tags: Rosia Montana, Romania]
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Atlas Honda Cars Limited Pakistan - ... Fishbone diagram enables the relation of Cause and Effects in simple words it visualizes the potential causes of an effect, problem or an event, it usually consist of Equipment, People, Methods and Physical Space, Material, Nature etc. Mainly 6M’s are used in a fishbone diagram. • Man: qualification, experience, management. • Machine: maintenance, programming • Measurement: calibration • Material: raw material and information • Method: testing, control and instruction • Mother Nature: environmental conditions This tool is been used over a brainstorming session because this work is an individual project, brainstorming is suitable for group projects, fishbone diagrams are equally suitabl...   [tags: Company structure, Design, improve sells] 1398 words
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Atlas - Atlas In Greek Mythology, the Titans were a race of giants. Atlas was the strongest of all the titans. His father was titan Iapetus and his mother was the Sea Nymph Clymene. His brothers were Prometheus and Cronus. Atlas was the father of the Hesperides (Daughters of the Evening,) the Hyades, and the Pleiades. He was also the king of the legendary Atlantis. In etymology Atlas means “bearer'; or “endurer.'; An image of Atlas is a person with the world on his back. Also a book of maps is called an atlas....   [tags: essays research papers] 580 words
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Recommendations To Atlas Electrica - Case - Atlas Eléctrica recommendation: External strategy: 1) Buy La Indeca and the store chain La Curacao: - Why: To keep market shares and leadership in Central America, deeper market coverage. - How: Take long-term loans - Alternative: It will kill the company if other competitors buy La Indeca (Mabe, Whirlpool, LG, Samsung in Mexico)–they would take market shares from Atlas Eléctrica and by the time wipe out the company from Central America where Atlas Eléctrica has the biggest market shares....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1736 words
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The World Geo-Graphic Atlas, published by Walter Paepcke - ... In this regard, what became known as Bauhaus typography was also part of the social and political reform taking place at the school.” His design for a new simple geometric sans-serif type called Universal defined the Bauhaus aesthetic and was used for all Bauhaus communications. Bayer left the Bauhaus in 1928 and moved to Berlin, where he opened his own design firm. Here, he not only worked as an art director of Vogue magazine and an advertising agency called Studio Dorland, but also was interested in exhibition design and photography....   [tags: topographic pictures, innovation] 817 words
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The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation - What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” This oft-repeated paraphrase of a less-palatable line of Edmund Burke’s has made its way into the modern public vernacular as a call to vigilance against the eternal creep of evil. Yet the question remained: “What is the nature of this evil?” and “What action do good men take in order to prevent it?” In her 1957 Magnum Opus, Atlas Shrugged, the American novelist Ayn Rand put forward the next step in that lin...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Ayn Rand and How Her Works Criticize Collectivism - ... It says men do not have any moral imperative to each other except to respect the rights of other individuals. Everybody takes responsibility for themselves, and what they do. This oath is the cornerstone of Objectivism. Ayn Rand also uses stories to help convey that collectivism leads to complete turmoil. A tramp told the story of how Twentieth Century Motor Factory failed: "There was one young boy who started out, full of fire for the noble ideal, a bright kid without any schooling, but with a wonderful head on his shoulders....   [tags: individualism vs communism]
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Two Ideas: Both Wrong, Both Right - Growing up I was a fan of superheroes. On weekends, I would spend endless hours cemented to the television enamored by courageous animations battling their foes in an attempt to save humanity. I was fascinated, not only by their strength and endurance, but also by their overwhelming intelligence. Somehow, they always made the right decision, just in time to rescue the victim and restore the world to its formerly peaceful state. Looking back, it is easy to see why superheroes are not real. While these programs undoubtedly offered me continuous entertainment, they also lulled me into the mindset that in every conflict, there exists only one right and one wrong answer....   [tags: Perspective, Opinions, Pernkopf's Atlas]
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The Roma Issue and the Slovak Republic - Introduction According to the latest census in 2011 carried out by the National Statistics Office (2011) there were 105 738 Romas in Slovakia, which corresponds to the 2 % of the population as a whole. But this number is really distorting the reality. Carying out a survey on such a huge group of people, the whole country, has its disadvantages and issues. Over 7 % of the population has an unknown nationality, which is almost 400 000 citizens. The estimate of the project ATLAS of Roma communities in Slovakia (2013) the Roma minority comprises slightly over 7% of the whole population of the republic, which is about 402 000 persons....   [tags: geography, statistics, atlas of roma]
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Shrugging Off Positive: Ayn Rand - ... Ayn Rand is a perfect match for all of these qualities, practicing non-violent approaches, revolutionizing thought processes, advancing the views of society, and remained objective. To begin with, Rand was never a violent person. She was a philosophical fiction and non-fiction author. Rand’s books have sold in the millions, and there is a whole philosophical society dedicated to her philosophy. (De Jesus) Ayn Rand never violently protested or used violence as a means to get her points across....   [tags: individualism philosophers]
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The De-Humanization of America - In order to understand the writings of Ayn Rand and her belief in ethical egoism, I believe it is imperative we also understand her background and the era in which she was raised. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 2, 1905, Rand witnessed the Kerensky Revolution which she supported and the Bolshevik Revolution which she denounced. She changed her name from Alissa Rosenbaum to Ayn Rand in 1926 – around this time, she also abandoned her Jewish religion and became an atheist. Her family fled Russia to escape the violence and her father’s business was confiscated....   [tags: selfishness, ayn rand, ethical egoism]
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The Remarkable Ayn Rand - The Remarkable Ayn Rand     "If a life can have a 'theme song' - and I believe that every worthwhile one has - mine is [best] expressed in one word: Individualism." (qtd. in ARI)  This quote from Ayn Rand can be applied to everything she did or thought during her life.  Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 2, 1905, Rand felt out of place in her native country.  She didn't agree with the prevailing ideas of mysticism and collectivism that formed the Russian government and society.  So at age 21, in 1926, she sailed to the United States.  It was in the US that Ayn Rand made a name for herself, and began a new philosophy that would affect people around the world....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Anthem: The Process of Liberation - Anthem: The Process of Liberation Many years ago, I read my first book by Ayn Rand, Anthem. I completed the book in about four hours. At the time, I was not mature enough to fully appreciate Anthem's powerful symbolism. My attitude as I read the beginning of the book was one of indifference and confusion, maturing only later into concern and vigorous interest. This experience began a new phase in my intellectual development that soon led me to read Atlas Shrugged. I then started on Ayn Rand's non-fictional works....   [tags: Anthem Essays] 411 words
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Economic Theories and Policies After World War II - ... Hayek argues that the economy is too large and too complex to be manipulated reliably by the government. He claims that there will be unintended consequences to any intervention trying to smooth out a bust cycle, so he states to let the market sort itself out (Keith, NPR). Hayek stresses central planning and socialism will have more costs than people imagine. He makes most of his arguments in his book “The Road to Serfdom” (Friedrich Hayek, Wikipedia). Conservatives tend to find more in common with Hayek because most of his stances align with the conservative ideals....   [tags: unregulated laissez-faire economy, interventions] 882 words
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis - The first thing and primary thing that needs to be understood is that government cannot solve the crisis. Only the free market can solve the crisis. The free market is based upon the free will of individuals. First of all, in a free market, not everyone wants a house. Not everyone wants the expense of a house. Not everyone wants the upkeep of a house. Not everyone wants the care and work involved in owning their own home. One of the things that contributed to the housing crisis was the Fair Housing Act....   [tags: Foreclosures, ] 1181 words
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The Necessity of Selfishness - Previously, parents quickly taught their children the importance of sharing and considering others’ needs before their own. They expected their offspring to submissively sacrifice incongruent desires and wishes. Parents did not tolerate selfishness from anyone at anytime. Then came the millennials, also called the me generation. The typical millennial, concerned only with his or her own happiness, pursues self satisfaction relentlessly. They only reflect upon their fellow man’s needs when it benefits them....   [tags: Literary Themes] 1057 words
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Marxism vs. Randism - “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” is one of the most famous quotes found in the Communist Manifesto. When compared to a line in Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged, that states, “man- every man – is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others”, I believe that Marx’s quote better fits how society should be. As a whole, the quote promotes philanthropy and contentment, while Rand’s encourages selfishness. To me, the first part of Marx’s quote means that people should give to society the best they can according to their abilities....   [tags: Ayn Rand, Karl Marx] 869 words
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The Power of the Individual Revealed in The Fountainhead - The Power of the Individual Revealed in The Fountainhead     The Fountainhead provided and continues to provide a powerful inspiration to the individualist movement in America, and throughout the world. More than any other single work, The Fountainhead revived popular enthusiasm for a way of thinking, and a way of life, that in 1943 was regarded by virtually every sector of intellectual opinion as outmoded. Ayn Rand's courageous challenge to accepted ideas was rendered still more courageous by her willingness to state her individualist premises in the clearest terms and to defend the most radical implications that could be drawn from them....   [tags: Fountainhead]
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Ayn Rand - A False Romantic - Ayn Rand - A False Romantic The Romantic period at its height extended over just a bit more than a century, from the latter half of the eighteenth century through to nearly the end of the nineteenth century. During this period, a new school of poetry was forged, and with it, a new moral philosophy. But, as the nineteenth century wound down, the Romantic movement seemed to be proving itself far more dependent on the specific cultural events it spanned than many believed; that is, the movement was beginning to wind down in time with the ebbing of the industrial and urban boom in much the same way that the movement grew out of the initial period of industrial and urban growth....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Ayn Rand's We the Living - Ayn Rand and We the Living       "We the Living is not a story about Soviet Russia in 1925.  It is a story about Dictatorship, any dictatorship, anywhere, at any time, whether it be Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, or - which this novel might do its share in helping to prevent - a socialist America."  These words, written by Ayn Rand herself for the foreword to the 1959 printing of her 1936 novel We the Living, convey not only Rand's direction to the reader to keep in mind the universality of the book's theme, but also her opinion of communism in 1925 Russia and her suspicion that the United States might be headed down the same erroneous path.  During her lifetime, Rand would write p...   [tags: Essays on We the Living]
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Looking for Dr. Fuller - Looking for Dr. Fuller It's the next to next to last day of English 381: The Personal Essay. We're reading Annie Dillard's Teaching A Stone to Talk and I call attention to a blurb on the jacket by Edward Albee. A student notes asks about another quotation from Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller. She doesn't know who Fuller is, and no one else in the class does either, but the running speculation is that he's a fundamentalist evangelist, a sort of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. I fumble for an explanation of Fuller--architect, philosopher, voice of a generation like Dr....   [tags: Buckminster Fuller Essays] 1770 words
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Economic Growth - Economic growth is the most important study in economics today. The first book on economics was by Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations the full title was the Inquire Into The Nature And Sources Of The Wealth Of Nations. “Economic growth determines a countries future, and economic growth in the past determines a countries present as far as it’s material values are concerned.” (Buechner Recording) So every material value of the modern world is a result economic growth in the past, or your standard of living is the result of economic growth in the past....   [tags: Economy Economics Governmental Essays]
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Summary of Percy Jackson and The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan - ... Camp Half-blood: Where Percy and his friends took di Angelo siblings and the hunters too. Also where the prophecy was told by Oracle and the first part of the prophecy was complete here. Junkyard of Gods: the second part of the prophecy is complete; Bianca di Angelo dies in the land of without rain. Hoover Dam: Percy and his friends follow Ophiotaurus because it is third part of the prophecy. Ophiotaurus has the power to destroy Olympus. Home of Titan’s: Fourth, fifth, and sixth part of the prophecy are fulfilled: The fourth prophecy is complete campers and hunters combined prevail....   [tags: poisden, immortal, gods]
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Sports: Avoid the Steroids - Since 2009 social activists from the United States have been attempting to reduce the amount of young male teens using steroids due to the fact that they have dangerous effects. After much research, there have been signs of delayed puberty in those young men using steroids. The mere use of this drug has also been linked to post-traumatic stress. The most dangerous of all the side effects has to be the violence and mania known as “roid rage” that these young men suffer. Including depression, all of these dangerous effects are the reason that we have seen the presence of activists throughout the United States....   [tags: steroid abuse, addiction]
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Morocco’s Geography, History, Economy, and Culture - Do you remember hearing about stories of flying carpets. These stories are traced back to the Arab culture, and most Moroccans now share this culture. Like Morocco’s famous rugs woven with different colors, old and new customs intertwine to make one culture. In this paper, you will explore Morocco’s geography, history, economy, and culture. Morocco is located in northern Africa and borders the Mediterranean to the north, the Atlantic to the west, Algeria to the east, and Mauritania is to the south....   [tags: stories, flying carpets, arab culture]
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Court Systems and Criminal Justice - The two types branches of our court systems is the duel court system (Bohm & Haley, 2010, p 288). Each system in the Federal or State side contains numerous possibilities in their jurisdiction with their authority to of the court to hear and decide cases (Bohm & Haley, 2010, p 288). However, the two courts described are: Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction and Trial courts of General Jurisdiction. Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction is a state court that is referred to as the “lower court”; interestingly some states have no formal legal training requirements to serve as a judge in this type of court....   [tags: Law, criminal justice, law enforcement]
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