According to Source 4: Favor Abolishing The Penny? By the New York Times, The data shows 59 percent are for keeping the penny while an underwhelming 23 percent are for abolishing it. Conversely, the reason for the difference is unclear but, if more people were aware of the repercussions pennies are causing they arguably most likely would switch sides in the argument. According to Abolish the Penny by William Safire, “There is no escaping economic history: it takes nearly a dime today to buy what a penny bought back in 1950. Despite this, the U.S. Mint keeps churning out a billion pennies a month.” The complete waste of time and money spent producing these pennies just to be forgotten in the couch cushions is astounding.
However, shopping can lead to exhaustion, for you have to first find your needed items through crowds of people and then wait in long lines just to buy your items. Buying more and more items may add up to becoming expensive as well. Not to mention that after you shop, you would have to set up or store away everything that you bought before your guests comes over to celebrate. In conclusion, the discussion in the article, “Shopping Trumps Turkey”, by Gregory Karp, represents different opinions between whether or not retailers should continue releasing Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving day. The author believes that the retailers should discontinue the opening.
It is said that “the tax hike would bring in an additional $326.7 million in annual revenue for a state that is operating under severe budget constraints”(Teague). If the tax on smoking goers up it can bring some of that money back in. The bad thing is that Americans are still losing more money from smoking than receiving. The Oklahoma City Bombing was a true tragedy. In the Bombing “ The dead would number 168, including 19 children”(Ripley).
At its core, these three lifestyles make people change their outlook on life. Contemporary humanities have a misunderstanding about minimalism and they believe that happiness is the more things they have, then the happier they will be. However, that is not true because minimalism it is free feelings and appreciation
Living with lots of money does not necessarily restrict humans’ thoughts, if people can adjust themselves well in mental level. Sufficient income can guarantee what people need, but living poorly can not only satisfy people’s basic demand but also lead to personal elevation. People who own enough properties can provide themselves enough necessities and better pursue mental goals by living austerely. In “On Dumpster Diving,” Lars Eighner narrates his
(wikipedia) • Simply, it means making a choice which limits the ability of getting something now, for the pleasure of being able to have something bigger or better later. (start of happiness ) Spend Now or Save Now? • One of the most common examples of delayed gratification is for a
New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. (575-580) Print Paz s purpose in this selection is to explain both the practice of the fiesta and the deep psychology behind this practice. In the process, he advances a very subtle thesis about the connection between poverty and occasional excess. Paz in a nostalgic and passionate way he describes fiestas as being their only luxury. This luxury is a proof of health, a show of abundance and power.
Many people suffered without jobs, food, money, or even shelter. Now, there were many leaders in the event and, there was lot’s of leadership along with that. Even though all of this, the Great Depression left an astonishing legacy. The initial cause of the Great Depression was the stock market crashes, which happened on Thursday October 24, 1929 that is known as, “Black Thursday”. A series of events led to the crucial crash such as millions of Americans beginning to purchase stock, make investments in money, and stock prices became very high.
Is Black Friday Shopping For Everyone? Who loves to find inexpensive products during the holiday season? In our society, thousands of people love to take advantage of these sales, but Andrew Leonard believes differently. He wrote, “Black Friday: Consumerism Minus Civilization,” first appeared on Salon, a news website, where he argued that Black Friday is taking away from Thanksgiving. Leonard begins building his credibility with numerous scenarios where people were beyond their mind shopping for low priced products.
In his article “waste” Berry speaks of the aftermath of consumerism and how in his past he would see trash, old materialistic things that use to be “new” materialistic things. People buy, buy and buy things then once they lose their worth or the user don’t see the need for the item anymore it is discarded, most times not in the way it supposed to. I confess that I am angry at the manufacturers who make these things.” There are days when I would be delighted if certain corporation executives could somehow be obliged to eat their products. I know of no good reason why these containers and all other forms of manufactured “waste” solid, liquid, toxic, or whatever should not be outlawed. But our waste problem is not the fault only of producers.
This law proposal requires a radio-freguency identification computer chips to the recycling bins is an invasion of our privacy, it tracks the pounds we throw in there every day and if its over the normal amount summons the trash police to check to see if we threw a recycle item in the trash barrel? Why would we pay more to
Similarly, recycling is a very important topic. According to the Economic Collapse “cities have started using RFID tracking chips to monitor the recycling habits of their citizens” (18 Examples of the Nanny State…). I think that this is a little unnecessary, it defiantly interferes with our basic freedoms. Nonetheless, having regulations for protecting our earth is incredibly important. Regulations Nanny States put into place for recycling are that households and businesses must have two separate garbage cans: one for trash, and one for recyclables.
In “Black Friday: Consumerism Minus Civilization” Andrew Leonard argues about ad spree by retailers and the consumers’ frenzy for buying on Black Friday that cross all limits of civilization. Leonard shows how Macy’s, Target and Kohls ad drive the consumers to buying craze on Thanks giving holiday. To illustrate his idea Leonard gives such specific examples of specific stores. While being so sarcastic about Black Friday buying craze, Leonard supports this to help American economy and employment. But, late night standing on line on Thanks Giving day outside the retail store to buy indicates our craziness.
It is March 29, 1765 and the stamp act was enacted about a week ago. The Crane family is very upset over this act enforced by the British Parliament because they do not have a lot of money and it will cause a hardship for them financially. This act made people pay taxes on any printed legal document. Bruce Crane, his wife, and his three children were very upset over this act. The sugar act, which was passed a little under a year ago, already made things very hard on the family and this would just make matters worse.
Everyday around our cities and towns people are recycling cans, newspaper, and plastic containers. If we are already doing things to improve our environment why should we need to have a new law passed stating how we recycle our trash? Careful- make a mistake, and you will be fined. Those fines, along with the increased taxes to pay for the services and personnel, make this a bad idea for taxpayers. In my own home we recycle newspapers and cans.