Chris Hassard Professor Gan ECN: 2020 10 November 2015 Fanduel and Draftkings: Asymmetric Information Sports betting industries like Fanduel and Draftkings are companies that sell fantasy sports daily. They are companies that sell one day contracts to customers by betting on professional athletes. The cost of a single professional athlete can vary from one dollar to thousands of dollars. The objective of the game is to invest in a player that you believe can play above his/her worth believed by the company. By the end of the game for the athlete, the reward or loss is proportionally factored into what you payed for.
Jozui in her passage argues that celebrity marketing is very misleading on the product they are trying to selling and insults the intelligence of the consumers. Jozui supports her argument by first explaining that not everyone is gonna buy the newest car because a well-known “talk-show host is paid to pretend to drive one”, or because Katy Perry uses Proactiv to clean her face. She continues by providing illustrations of what most commercials look like now a days. The author’s purpose is to inform the consumers that celebrities should stop being the way to sell a product in order to stop the indignity of the audience’s intelligence. The author establishes an objective tone towards the advertising company.
Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We’ll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren is a critical and an interesting movie that talks about consumption and patriotism in the USA. The film was released in 2006 by Carl Christman, and it explores the ridiculousness of the actions portrayed by Americans and explains that the ridiculousness of their behavior has its roots in their culture. The film heavily criticizes consumerism with much emphasis on the hope that the people of America will change. Moreover, Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We’ll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren criticizes the pouring of French wine worth one thousand dollars in front of a restaurant into a drain. The Americans are seen protesting by pouring wine in front of the French council in Los Angeles
“Campaign finance laws were enacted. Ford's Rockefeller Commission, which conducted a limited review of domestic CIA operations, was overtaken by the much more aggressive Church Committee and other post-Watergate Congressional investigation”(Watergate). All the reforms were good for the country but there is still a sense of lack of faith or no faith in the government. (PBS). One positive about the Watergate scandal is that the government showed that even when a president does the impossible like a Saturday Night Massacre when he fired everyone that was important to the trial, that he is still going to get caught.
Drinking and Driving The article “11 Facts About Driving Under the Influence” states that every 51 minutes in America, someone’s life is stolen from them due to one’s selfish decision to drive under the influence. This decision does not only affect those of the lives they have deprived, but it leaves family members and close colleagues in pain and agony knowing that one’s ignorant decision, to break the law murdered their loved one. If one understands the facts, that will be stated in this essay, and choose not to drink and drive, then he or she might just save the world, one life at a time. Driving while under the influence is wrong for many reasons. First, when someone chooses to drive under the influence he or she is being selfish, and
Despite the fact that dreaming of a liquor store is shallow, Walter’s motivation to be able to support his family helps reconcile his somewhat immoral hopes. Later, Walter shows the idiocy of his plan to own a liquor store when he gets drunk. In act 2, scene 2, Walter borrows Willy Harris’s car and drives around Chicago for two days, then “just walked”, and finally “went to the Green Hat” (2.2 105). Through his actions, Walter shows that he is immature and cares more about pretending to be rich than his job that would allow him to provide for his family. He also demonstrates that he drinks too much and puts his drinking in front of his family, a bad habit that would be made worse if he owned a liquor store and had liquor more readily available.
The most important function of the automobile in The Great Gatsby however is what O’Meara writes near the end of her article. “The cultural obsession with commodities allows an ordinary automobile to transcend its functional purpose to become and embodiment of dreams.” (O’Meara) The automobile leads to the downfall of several characters’ American Dreams in the same way which their inessential homes did. The characters substituted their pursuit of happiness for a pursuit of wealth, believing that wealth would satisfy their dreams and lead to happiness, however lives were lost in the process instead.
a few years ago on Netflix, but after re-watching it now and really analyzing it, I’m extremely disgusted and infuriated. I knew the first priority for giant corporations, and this country, is money, but the lengths these companies have gone for that is disgusting. It’s immensely corrupt that the animals, farmers, and factory workers are treated with no respect whatsoever and are continuing to be taken advantage of, while the companies don’t have to face any consequences. I was at a loss for words when I learned that these companies have government officials and food safety organizations backing them, making it so easy for them to get away with killing consumers from contaminated food. This also makes it virtually impossible to stop them change the system, which makes me even more upset.
Criminal acts will be punished for because they are not intended to happen throughout the year, just only on the day of the purge. Also going against the two rules the government had put in place would result in punishment as well. Sociological jurisprudence is also another theory that relates to the movie. Sociological jurisprudence states that laws should be evaluated by the best results it achieves. In the movie although not everyone agreed with the idea of the purge, it still took place.
However, there is big different from the movie, in the movie, Tom just say that the car is belong to Gatsby, and maybe his wife had a date with Gatsby sometime, Tom just try to frame to Gatsby, so that’s the reason why Mr.Wilson kills Gatsby in the end of the story. From this difference,we can know that Tom is sinister cunning,also, we can connect to the human nature and the social background, at that time, the economy increase very fast, and the money had a great influence on the people who living in this kind of