Society as a whole has become less and less violent. Since 1991, reported crimes committed has dropped by almost double (Statista.com). Many people blame the AR-15 for most of the mass murders in America, and ask for the “assault” weapon to be banned. However, many details of the gun are skewed. In an article written by Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, she stated that of all the gun deaths in America, 60% were suicides; and even more contrary to belief, nearly double of the mass killings (4 or more deaths) were with handguns instead of rifles (statista.com).
Claudia Kalb’s article “ Do No Harm,” published in the October 4, 2010, issue of Society, discuses the healthcare professionals’ defensive behavior that causes the malpractices among patients. Kalb reports that since the Health system’s applied the lawyer Boothman’s program of “ disclosure and compensation,” then the number of lawsuits reduced as well as the legal- defense costs have dropped around 61 percent. In 1999, there were around 100,000 Americans people are killed from the preventable medical errors, noted Kalb. Also, the header of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services even claims that there won’t be any refund to the hospitals for preventable medical error cases. According to Kalb, Harvard’s Institute for Professionalism and
Paraschiv Oana MAI Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – Literature review Fahrenheit 451 is a novel by Ray Bradbury describing an American society of 24th century where reading books is prohibited by the government who instead promotes the use of new technologies in everyday life. The novel highlights the way television and other technological tools destroy people 's interest in the pleasures such as literature and reading; resulting in a society which borders on stupidity and ignorance and that is easily controllable. As a comparison, if we were to believe recent studies, in Romania more than 50% of the population has not read one single book during a whole year and more than 80% of Romanians admit watching TV on a daily basis. The future sounds
I looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I 'd burned in ten or twelve years. So I thought books might help.’" (Bradbury 82). Here Montag becomes aware that the society, who are detached from the world, is missing something prime to life. They do not want to see, or even wonder about what anything means.
By doing this in 1983 the inflation rate had decreased by 5% (Source A), however, the control over inflation resulted in the economic recession of 1981 and high unemployment rates of over 3 million people without work. A letter signed by 365 economists was signed and sent to the Times newspaper stating that the economic policies of the UK should be reversed to aid the end of the recession (Source B). Thatcher responded with her well-known speech in 1981 to the Conservative party conference. However, great politics were shown, a decline in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the unemployment crisis stayed unresolved until the mid-1980s. Thatcher held it as a main priority to reduce the power of trade unions to end industrial disputes as poor industrial relations where a large contributing factor to holding back the industrial sector of England.
In addition, Sylvian Duval, from the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization, reported to Center For Advancing Health (CFAH) that, “Only about 8 percent of high school students get enough sleep on an average school night, a large new study finds. The others are living with borderline-to-serious sleep deficits that could lead to daytime drowsiness, depression, headaches and poor performance at school.” This evidence proves that students are not getting the amount of sleep that they should be getting because they
This clearly shows that book burning was at the forefront of his mind when he wrote his novel. Plus, in an interview, he mentioned the book burnings in China, Germany and Russia. The book was published eight years after the World War II, not really far from the time when book-burnings were an important part of the national socialism in Germany(Interesting Literature, 2013). In the interview, he also talked about the book burnings in the McCarthy era. In that period, 30,000 books which were written by communist sympathizers or contained pro communist themes, were banned and removed from the shelves of public libraries.
In today’s society, divorce has become more and more unexceptional. The mass media is full of information about celebrity divorces, and many western movies and literature contain the premise of divorce in them. The divorce rate in the United States stands at 53%, with that in Belgium being a staggering 70%. However, for most Asians, divorce has never been a conventional concept. This essay aims to delve deeper in western and Asian family values and try to explain why divorce is more common in western countries.
At the beginning of the first seasons, many parents characterized Bart as a bad and negative role model for children and also many United States public schools banned The Simpsons from the school and criticize the TV show as a negative model. In January 1992, the President in that moment, George Bush, made a speech during his re-election campaign in which he said: "We are going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family, to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons.” This demonstrate that the Simpsons since their debuted as half-hour prime time show was criticize because of their family
In 2012 a peer-reviewed study done by researchers at the University of Nevada at Reno, discovered an astonishing fact, 90% of the seventh and eighth grade public school students didn’t like wearing uniforms (Claudene Wharton). If your student, kid, or relative says they dislike school uniforms, then they probably don't like wearing them. School uniforms in public schools undermine the promise of a free education by imposing an extra expense on families. In most inner city schools they require uniforms of some type of uniform, from a certain color or style. In those schools the students parents have to pay for these uniforms which could cost up to $249 for one child (School uniforms).
The book depicts a future where reading is “bad” and no one is interested in doing it. In the real world, the number of adults who read for pleasure has been falling for a long time. According to the National Endowment of the Arts, the number of reading adults fell by 7% between 1992 and 2002. As predicted by Ray Bradbury, this decline has been attributed to the rise of technology. He also succeeded in predicting such things as the rise of the flat screen television through his “parlor walls” and earbuds through his “thimble radios”.
Why Literature Matters People 's passion for reading has diminished over the years. Some figures already showed that the percentage of Americans reading literature is declined to a worrisome level. What will be the impact of if literature is gone from people 's life, as a form of art? The article "Why Literature Matters" by Dana Gioia discuss this issue in three aspects - The importance of reading in workplace and people 's awareness in history and politics. Dana addressed the issue in the beginning of this article "the interest young Americans showed in the arts - and especially literature - actually diminished. "
He is clumping and entire bracket of people into this cross between Britney Spears and Justin Bieber, insulting the large proportion of those who actually enjoy books and the news and who don’t base their worth on the amount of followers they have or the kind of shoes they wear. For decades the older people have been ranting on and on about the failings of the youth blaming it on rock music, not working in factories for sixteen hours a day, comic books, and now video games and technology alike. This novel simply adds to the ever widening chasm separating the old from the young. The education system has been failing for years and that was not initiated by Twitter or shooter games. These arguments are simply a knee jerk fear reaction to the uncertainty of the nation’s future.
A legal scholar named Judith Resnik conveyed an amazing fact about a courthouse in Boston that opened in 1998 (Dzur, 2013). This remarkable courthouse only hosted approximately seven trials in its first year and since then has dropped even lower (Dzur, 2013). The early 20th century was the last time a jury was considered the normal process for dealing with criminal cases, and now the plea deal is king (Dzur, 2013). Simple fact is, today juries hear only a very few cases across the nation (Dzur, 2013). High-ranking members working in the justice system fear that the competence of a jury today is declining with the scientific evidence that is now available (Dzur, 2013).
In the reading “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman, the most surprising aspect is when he talks about how people do not remember anything they watched on television. According to Postman, Stern said 51 percent of viewers could not recall a single item of news a few minutes after viewing a news program on television” (p152). This is surprising because I believe that a lot of people could recall the news from television, especially when the anchor mention the news story more than once. One time before a commercial break and when the anchor is talking is about it. And when there is breaking news, the anchor spends most of the newscast talking about the topic.