Robber Barons

Robber Barons

robber barons By: jessie

Robber Barons What is a robber baron Webster?s New Dictionary defines it as an American capitalist of the late 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation (As of natural resources, governmental influence, or low wage scales) or a person who satisfies himself by depriving another. In America we had a lot of these kind of people. For this report I am going to tell you about the ones that I found most interesting to me. I would first like to tell you about Cornelius Vanderbilt. Cornelius Vanderbilt was born in Port Richmond on Staten Island, N. Y. in 1794. Cornelius at the age of 16 had already stepped into the busniess world and he didn?t even know it. At 16 he entered into the steamboat business when he established a freight and passenger service between Stanton Island and Manhattan. Little did Cornelius know this would be one of the key ways he would make his millions upon millions. Cornelius entered the steamer business in 1818, and bought his first steamship in 1829. Cornelius was not a laid back guy nothing was ever good enough for him. If you had and Cornelius Vanderbilt wanted it there

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Seperation Of Church And State

Seperation Of Church And State

Public schools exist to educate, not to promote religion. Children are a captive audience. Making prayer an official part of the school day is wrong and invasive. What five-year-old could view prayers recited as part of class routine as “voluntary” Religion is private, and schools are public, so it is appropriate that the two should not mix. To introduce religion in our public schools builds walls between children who may not have been aware of religious differences before.
Our public schools are for all children, whether Catholic, Baptist, Quaker, Atheist, Buddhist, Jewish, or Agnostic. The schools are supported by all taxpayers, and therefore should be free of religious observances and oppression. It is the sacred duty of parents and churches to instill religious beliefs, free from government dictation. Institutionalizing prayers in public schools takes over the rights of parents.
People for school prayer mistake government detachment toward religion as lack of sympathy. The record shows that religious beliefs have flourished in this country, not in spite of, but because of the constitutional separation of church and state (Dye). When religion invades our public school system, it can single out the lone Jewish student, the class Unitarian, or the isolated Agnostic, the

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Risk Management For The Masses

Risk Management For The Masses

Risk Management for the Masses

Advances in technology have increased the likely outcome of both greater economic uncertainty and greater inequality. The good news is that the financial tools that will allow ordinary folk to cope with increased uncertainty, and to insure against adverse economic events, are already being developed.
Inequality has been on the rise due to changing technology, such as rapidly advancing communications, information and control technology, and its effects on an interdependent world economy. Advanced technology often means that a smaller number of skilled people supply their services over a wider area. Such changes stem from the very stuff of capitalism, undramatic events that unfold over many years.
Paradoxically, the same technology that is creating this inequality could also reduce it. Technology needs to be coupled with the science of risk management, which combines elements of finance and insurance to help deal with the possibility of adverse events.
Most of us do not think of inequality as

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Recreational Use Of Marijuana Propaganda Then And Now

Recreational Use Of Marijuana:Propaganda Then And Now

The Recreational Use of Marijuana: Propaganda of Then and Now

Marijuana is the most commonly used and abused drug in the United States. As

marijuana use continues to popularize in the United States, concerns continue to rise. Many

attempts are being put into action in order to not only defame its usage, but to end its ?abuse? all

together, by using scientific data and ?statistics? to propagandize the ?harmful? effects of its use.

What is more important, though, is what is being applied in such propaganda and how this

information began to spread, and, in comparison, how today?s (propaganda) reflects the past. In

this essay, I will be speaking of two pieces, one being an ?informational? film(?Reefer

Madness?), as the other is today?s standards and messages from the National Institute on Drug

Abuse (NIDA). These two sources represent marijuana in a negative light, in that marijuana is

harmful to oneself and to society, in great deal. Are these reasonable accusations on such a drug,

or only myths, in order to gain better control on drug use First, we must understand the ?past?

and previous takes on the use of marijuana.

In the film ?Reefer Madness,? marijuana

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Smoking Causes Emphysema

Smoking Causes Emphysema

Emphysema, a chronic irreversible lung disease that gradually destroys the lungs, is the most common cause of death from respiratory disease in the United States. Emphysema is primarily caused by cigarette smoking; over 82% of all cases are developed from heavy cigarette smoking. The prognosis for emphysema patients is very poor because Emphysema is a serious and chronic disease that cannot be reversed (2). It cannot be cured, although, the progression of the disease can be significantly slowed down with proper medical intervention and education. By learning what Emphysema is, the causes of Emphysema, and treatment procedures used to treat Emphysema, everybody can help prevent themselves from getting the chronic life-long disease, Emphysema.
Emphysema is a chronic lung condition in which the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs become over stretched, destroying the elasticity of fibers that open and close the air sacs during breathing (8). The surface area of air sacs is for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide becomes smaller from the sacs being less elastic and this is what affects the ability to breathe out carbon dioxide after breathing it in (3). This is where oxygen (air) is exchanged for carbon dioxide (in the

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Monopolistic Competition

Monopolistic Competition

Monopolistic Competition
In discussing industries that are neither monopolies nor perfect-competitive, economists have tended to begin from the four characteristics of a perfect-competitive industry. We recall that those characteristics are:
? Many buyers and sellers
? A homogenous product
? Sufficient knowledge
? Free entry
Competition can be “imperfect” in an industry if the industry deviates from any one of the four. So, if there are just a few firms (but more than one), deviating from the first characteristic, the industry is said to be an “oligopoly.” Since the nineteen-twenties, economists have also discussed the situation when an “industry” deviates only in the second characteristic. This is called “monopolistic competition,” and we have “monopolistic competition” when a group of firms sell closely related, but not homogenous products. Instead, the products are said to be “differentiated products.” So, the characteristics of “monopolistic competition” are:
? Many buyers and sellers
? Differentiated products
? Sufficient knowledge
? Free entry
To say that products are differentiated is to say that the products may be (more or less) good substitutes, but they are not perfect substitutes. For an example of a monopolistically competitive “industry” we may think of the hairdressing industry. There are many hairdressers in the country, and most hairdressing firms are quite small.

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Differences in Ethical Thinking Between Male and Femal Manag

Differences in Ethical Thinking Between Male and Femal Managers

Throughout the twentieth century, a substantial body of research has been devoted to exploring gender differences in various cognitive processes. With more and more women entering the labor force and holding positions that require decision-making skills, it is surprising how few (if any) research studies have been published that explore specifically gender differences in decision making. The purpose of this paper is to examine gender differences in information processing and decision making behavior. The sections that follow will provide a brief overview of psychological and biological gender differences, as well as gender differences in decision strategy selection.
Psychological and Biological Gender Differences
Everyone knows that men and women are different. But, aside from external anatomical, primary and secondary sexual differences, the research indicates that there are many subtle differences in the way men and women process language, information, emotion, cognition, etc.
The largest differences appear in the way men and women estimate time, judge the speed of moving objects, process language, carry out mental mathematical calculations, orient in space and visualize objects in three dimensions4. In all these tasks, women and men are strikingly different6. The “father” of sociobiology, (Edward O. Wilson, of Harvard University) said that,

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Segregated Schools

Segregated Schools

Women should not have the option of being split up from men in the classroom because it will create a bad schooling environment for both sexes in the long run. Separating men and women in the classroom will have many bad repercussions that will come with it. For one, women will not get the experience of working with males in a business environment. Also, women will have a strong possibility of creating an inferiority complex when this separation occurs. This is not the best way to solve the problem of women?s participation levels in class.
Women do have a tough time in classes participating when they are seated with males. People all over the nation recognize this problem. Teachers notice it everyday in class discussion. Mrs. Julia Roberts, an eighth grade teacher at Presentation of Our Lady School in Denver, had this to say about the situation: ?It?s insane how much more the boys jump on each of the questions. They?re so competitive with each other?the girls don?t get a chance to say one word?? This phenomenon in the classrooms of junior high school seems to persist throughout the college career also. Mr. Robert McCullough, a calculus professor here at

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At a time when the economy of the United States is up and down frequently, planning years into the future is difficult to do. When a community decides to under take a ring road project the effects are large. This type of project defiantly has effects on population growth and economic development, however, over planning as well as over spending can be common problems. The political leaders in Tazewell and Woodford counties are trying to develop a plan that will satisfy all the needs of the community.
The ring road in Tazewell and Woodford counties is defiantly a need improve to the road system in the area. When comparing this project in downstate Illinois to one in the Chicago suburbs it is important to keep the project in perspective. The number of people in the Chicago area will always exceed the number of people in Tazewell and Woodford, therefore, the comparison is not exactly the best to make. Also, the downstate ring road is not expected to be the only route of traffic. Everyone in the area will not use the road everyday but will instead use alternative routes. The ring road in

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