By: Elizabeth M Young
Most determinations of class in developed countries involve money. At between $50,000 and $150,000 US for a family of four, most individuals feel that they are solidly in the middle class. In a normal economy, this amount of money is expected to provide...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The media would love to have the public believe that the internet is only used for shopping, entertainment and for socializing at sites that are heavily populated with references to consumption of products, services and goods. Business principles now include the goals of actually manipulating...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Housing in a volatile and almost failing economy is a strange issue. In some areas, over development has led to brand new, incredibly cheap homes, some of which are sitting empty and are rapidly deteriorating from lack of occupancy. In other areas, partially built neighborhoods...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Book burning is the symbolic act of executing by burning the products of the mind rather than the physical bodies of people who offend those who want to be or who are in power. The first step toward expressing a desire for control and power...
By: Dorothy Hoffman
Volunteers are vital to a healthy society. Without people willing to go far beyond the duties of their jobs and obligations to family, most of our religious, cultural, and other social institutions simply couldn’t function. Fortunately, many thousands of people - both young and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Book burning is one of the most powerful symbolic acts of censure that can be taken. The process goes far beyond mere disregard, disagreement or attempts at social control. The process is designed to obliterate the thoughts, knowledge, beliefs, sciences, faiths and religious expressions of...
By: Patrick Sills
There are many cultures still present today that take their religion very seriously. Some groups are even quite fanatical about it. This is clearly evident as we are exposed to Muslim extremists who wreak terror on any opposition, bizarre cults that practice polygamy or speaking...
What 'survival of the fittest' means
By: Christyl Rivers
The phrase: “Survival of the fittest” is confusing. This is because Evolution is driven by environment. The environment, at least over the time it takes for mutated changes to affect evolution, has nothing to do with whether somebody, be it a mouse, a Neanderthal...
By: Morgan Thackroot
There are two criteria which are appropriate to determine the significance of a historical figure. Without applying both to the vast expanse of human activity which precedes us is to deny students of today of a richer historical understanding. Taken together, they provide insight for...
By: Paul Schingle
Step one to lessening anxiety is getting a grip on to the kinds of things over which you have control. Sure, you can sit and fret and wonder if Iran is going to bomb us. But, what is the point behind that? Personally, I don't...

 

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