INTRODUCTION “Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it's so important that we don't rely on it” - Veronica Roth. Dystopian authors often create advanced societies that create either utopian or dystopian communities after a act of evil. They want the reader to feel something about what direction the world is going, by applying hyperbole which is an exaggerated point of view of potential dangers to modern countries. The book “The Testing” by Joelle Charbonneau is an example of social commentary because it presents a hyperbolized version of an post apocalyptic world that was rebuilt into a utopian society, raises awareness that wars can destroy the world and kill people. She does this in an effective way describing how characters struggle and using powerful language.
No doubt I am naive towards all of these issues, which might hinder my understanding in global consumerism. In order to get my mindset on track, the first step in the research plan will be to educate myself on economic theories and political ideologies relating to consumerism. By accomplishing, hopefully I can better understand of (1) the pros and cons of consumerism and (2) the pros and cons of anti-consumerism. To deepen my perception, I would love to get inputs by meeting people in person, asking them their take on the situation. Additionally, I would like to ask my mother about her work experience in a factory here in the United States, and whether if it could be a positive model for foreign manufacturers to
The human industrial history and its dependence on energy show no signs of stopping. It's crucial to know where our energy comes from so that people aren't blindly affected when we run out of resources. People are pushing boundaries that they don't even know exists. The consequences we face are power plants speeding up the process of global warming, health effects such as Eutrophication in our water, breathing in harsh chemicals in our air, damaging soil for future generations of crops, and further the economic divide of rich and poor. humanity continues to abuse their limits of resources they will lose their ability to use them unless they make effective changes towards renewable energy.
In this essay we will go over why Nozick rejects Rawls’ idea and what Rawls’ response to this rejection would be. Rawls ' argument that natural talents should only be used if they can benefit others stems from his belief that people with such abilities are undeserving of them (seeing that they did not work to achieve them) and, therefore, they will only be useful if they use these talents for the oppressed. Mark R. Reiff explains this in his work, “Exploitation and Economic Justice in the Liberal Capitalist State”, where he says that Rawls believes
Contrast this with the environmental movement efforts to achieve sustainable life and peace. Environmental protection agencies, such as the EPA, are open institutions that seek to educate the public on the dangers of the environment while the military are secretive institutions, for this reason environmentalists argue that the two are fundamentally incompatible. Militaries are arguably the largest institutional cause of environmental degradation in the world. (Collins, 2010)Wherever there’s been war there’s been considerable damage to the environment. Whether it’s the use of nuclear weapons on Japan, the draining of
The book argues that the mass media fundamentally misunderstood what the Occupy Wall Street movement was trying to accomplish and therefore misunderstood the methods, that a lack of one demand or leaders was not due to disorganization or political immaturity, but represented the very core of what the movement was trying to realize. Smaligo asserts that it was vital for Occupy not to have just one demand, because a single demand could never fully encapsulate the needs of everyone within the “99 percent;” instead, the movement focused on a list of grievance releasing the Declaration of the Occupation of Wall Street (a list of their grievances) and a flowchart illustrating the connected nature of their shared grievances. The book also analyzes the movements complicated relationship toward capitalism and violence and sexual assault. Lastly Smaligo demonstrates the lasting impact of the Occupy movement, how it brought the discussion income inequality and the American Police State into the mainstream political discourse, how groups like Occupy Our Homes and Occupy Sandy continue the movements message and work, and that the hope and sense of community that the movement instilled has lived on past the movements
Victoria Roth once quoted that “There is power in self-sacrifice.” That if people put aside their differences and work together, they can make the impossible possible. Unfortunately, achieving a true selfless nature is not an easy task as there are countless social norms that must be defied. However, throughout the years it has been proven that when faced with disaster, people abandon their selfish ways and altruistically cooperate. An excellent example of this would be the Kyoto Protocol, the first agreement between nations to commit to country-by-country reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions in order to combat global warming. Another exceptional example of this would be in the short story “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane.
However, many populist parties represent a real threat to democracy. Even if at first impact populist movements embody the values of democracy, as they address the most disadvantaged and the most affected population by the economic crisis and the immigration; in fact, it is not. Populist parties exploit social and economic problems to gain people’s trust and to obtain a seat in the government; they achieve it by relying on people’s sensitivity and invoking the national values in which the real people identifies. In my opinion, populist parties represent a threat to democracy as they do not depict the problems as they are. Instead, they rely on the injustices and accuse the EU of being the source which causes the adoption of austere policies damaging the large part of the population while favouring elite groups.
These few paragraphs will talk about why I chose John Locke and why people do not need a strong government to guide us through our life and tell us what is wrong and right. Firstly, i chose John Locke as the philosopher I agree with because John Locke says that people have a natural good human nature, but believes that selfish and greedy were also a part of human nature and needed a government to remind us of what is good and bad. Human nature is a unique characteristic that includes the way we feel, think or act. Human nature can also result in good or bad decisions that's we make. People are more tempted to do worse things than good things because I feel that it is much easier to do worse than good.
Anytime a company values profit more than corporate responsibility to direct and indirect stakeholders, they advocate an environment that thrives on unethical behavior. In this case, I do not believe there a way for Enron to survive this scandal. However, if they were able to survive, the culture would have to have been gutted out and changed quickly to support an ethical climate with leadership committed to this change. References CBC News (2006, May 25). The rise and fall of Enron: a brief history.
On the other hand Jensen argues by saying prejudicing powerless individuals instead of those who actually attain influential power in the system of government and policy making is one of the problems to mitigate environmental pollution. He supports his idea by mentioning Kirkpatrick Sale’s quote: “ The whole individualist what –you-can-to-do-save-the-Earth guilt trip is myth. We, as individuals, are not creating the crises, and we can’t solve them”
I truly believe we should be protecting it as much as we can. According to Goodine (2011) in her article “Fracking Controversy,” Krugman was right that companies don’t have to disclose the chemicals used for fracking. This is wrong. Taxpayers’ money also shouldn’t be going to the repairs due to this practice. It seems the pros of renewable energy outweigh those of natural gases.
To make this possible America felt it was necessary to implement what was called prohibition. Prohibition was the banning of alcohol. Creating economic reform basically promoted the efforts of people to question their economy. Fostering efficiency based their actions off of the scientific experts who were used to help make decisions on how to improve the work
“For Postmodernists, politics is not centered around political parties, utopian visions, or an ultimate telos; rather, it is a tool of experimentation that involves a radical critique of the existing systems of power in a society, the identification of oppressed groups, and the remedy for bringing those identified groups out of oppression to achieve a sense of social justice” (lastname) This is a more advanced look at Post-Modernism that I found more enlightening about the typology actually is. As I said earlier Post-Moderns believe in protecting the environment. It is actually on of their main policies. 91% of Post-Moderns believe that the United States should do whatever it takes to protect the environment. () It can be assumed that because Post-Moderns are such a young typology they want to protect the earth that they are currently living on and that their children will be living on.
One of the most controversial projects for the United States to decide on was whether or not to build the Keystone pipeline. This topic forces the government to decide if economic development is worth the cost of endangering the environment. Though this pipeline will allow the United States to rely less on foreign oil, the pipeline’s lasting effects prove to be a factor that cannot be easily overlooked. The Keystone pipeline should not be built because it endangers the environment and has the ability to create catastrophic damages through pollution and habitat desecration. Pollution is a major factor that has to be considered when referring to the Keystone pipeline.