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    reliance on consumption is certainly a topic that demands our attention. Technology has given birth to a wave of consumption unseen in American history. Never before has consumption been so widespread, and so vastly available to the masses. Jeremy Rifkin discusses this phenomena in his book, The End of Work, “Today the Average American is consuming twice as much as he or she did at the end of World War II. The Metamorphosis of consumption from vice to virtue is on...

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    The End of Work

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    it signifies our social situation. Material condition means production, exchange and the organization of society. Ideological condition means ideas that are common in society. This essay will focus on the following reading: “The End of Work” by Jeremy Rifkin, “Where the Wasteland Ends” by Theodore Roszak, “The Making of Economic Society” by Robert Heilbroner and “The Tyranny of Work” by James W. Rinehart. The material conditions in our society are very important. The introduction of machines reduced

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    at least 75 percent pro-choice as scored by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). Now, 68 leftist activists have signed a "Statement in Support of Legislation to Prohibit Cloning." Among them are such notables as activist Jeremy Rifkin, New York University professor Todd Gitlin, novelist Norman Mailer, Commonweal editor Margaret O'Brien, Abortion Access Project director Susan Yanow, New Age spiritual leader Matthew Fox, and Judy Norsigian, author of the feminist manifesto "Our

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    Another Chance Of Life

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    Another Chance of Life Can there be another you? The answer is no, but by human cloning you can reproduce an offspring that grows into an exact genetically double of you. All of us want to prolong the lives of our loved ones and have a healthy newborn baby. Many infertility couples wanted to have a baby that is genetically theirs, not from adopting a child from a different family background. In the cloning technology, eggs or sperms would not be needed to be conceived by a person because any cell

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    Ever since the invention of technology, our world had been getting more advanced quicker. By doing this we are losing some of our concepts such as unselfishness. Our desire to want and need has been funding the way our society works. We now need calculators to do simple math, we need Facebook and Twitter instead of actually communication, or how we need to alter our unborn children so they could be as we desire. And our wonderful IPhones, Galaxies, or any other type of smart phones are just distractions

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    Introduction My first impression on "The End of Work" by Jeremy Rifkin was how technology influences the job markets. And then the subtitle "The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era" made me think that the book is about how technology is the cause of job lost in labor force. The reason I choice this book was because it relates to the group project "impact of technology" I was doing and also that the author Jeremy Rifkin is a famous economist. I hope by reading this book

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    possible alternatives, one must study both the material and ideological conditions of a society. In this essay, material conditions refer to the organization of the means of production, exchange and distribution within a society. The End of Work, by Jeremy Rifkin, is an article that will be used in this essay, as it attempts to provide readers with a detailed understanding of current material conditions and a well thought-out alternative for a troubled society. The ideological conditions in this essay refer

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    The European Dream Abstract: This paper is inspired by American author Jeremy Rifkin’s book ‘The European Dream’ where he has made comparisons between the American dream and the European dream. He elaborates on the differences between the two and speaks about the challenges the European dream faces. This paper will focus on understanding the validity of the European dream and the obstacles it faces in contemporary Europe. The sui generis nature of European integration makes it a particularly interesting

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    Scientific Advance: Friend or Foe?

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    offers while non-scientists, like Jeremy Rifkin and Mary Shelley, look at the potential chaos that could be caused by it. J. Michael Bishop is a professor of microbiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also winner of the Nobel Prize. He wrote, "Enemies of Promise" because he wanted to dispel the misconceptions that many people have about science, since he feels that these could have serious consequences for all Americans. Jeremy Rifkin is a well-known social activist who

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    be impossible are becoming possible inside experiment labs; for example, scientists have found a way of creating life without requiring sexual reproduction.  Further more, scientists are now experimenting with cloning other living things.  Jeremy Rifkin explains in "Biotech Century [ . . .]" that science offers "a door to a new era of history where the genetic blueprints of evolution itself become subject to human authorship" (245).  One may argue that scientists are now assuming the role of

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