In Jeremy Waldron’s “Homelessness and the Issue of Freedom,” Waldron presents the argument that homeless individuals are less free than those with homes and other material resources. Waldron’s argument is based around the notion that every action must be done somewhere, and if a homeless person is not free to be anywhere (be it other’s private property or public property) then they are not free to do anything. In what follows, I will use Robert Nozick’s description of a free society in his “The Entitlement Theory of Justice,” to first argue that Waldron adequately defends his contestation that homeless people are less free than those with homes and other material resources because of their need to be heavily dependent on the government as central distributors for their income and physical properties. I will then describe how a homeless person’s inability to effectively partake in voluntary actions and exchanges with other individuals is due to their inherent lack of goods and education. In the third section, I will refute the idea that homeless people are equal to those who are not homeless, as argued by Friedrich Hayek in “The Atavism of Social Justice.”
In her essay, “On Compassion”, Barbara Lazear Ascher analyzes the idea of compassion and the -------- of the homeless by the those more fortunate. She presents two instances in which homeless people are gifted with money or food items and ponders the motivation behind these acts. ----------------------. Targeting a broad audience, specifically people belonging to a higher socioeconomic standing, Ascher emphasizes the need for awareness of the adversity of the homeless, establishes that one must learn “compassion” for the homeless and less fortunate, and poses the question of whether the motivation for the “compassion” is relevant.
In the article, “My Coach The Bully”, the author, Jan Hoffman deals with the issue where majority of the coaches using bully as a coaching technique to the player. He argues that bullying that have been acted by the coach can have an enormous impact on child’s emotional and physical well-being. Words such as vengeful, belittlement and demeaning reflect bias language which he show towards the issue. The tone of contemptuous, disapproving and concern have been used to inform the parents, school administration and those involved in the welfare of players about the effect of bullying by the coach as a method of teaching regardless of what could happen to the player. In his argument, the author begins with a few facts to build up the issue.
The author, Matthew Desmond visited Milwaukee to live with under privileged families to see how the eviction process takes place in America. Informing society and telling a first had experience that involved, evidence, research, and passion. With this in mind, he then wants to educate the public on how society can change and make poverty less of an issue in America today. Desmond uses living with these poor families, watching the struggle, kids suffer, and then eventually get evicted, as evidence.
Public opinion and the media have the ability to influence the creation and implementation of homelessness policies due to the fact that “homelessness” encompasses such a vast area of policy domain related to social welfare. Similarly, the policy communities that can come about in support of this topic are numerous and can involve proponents of topics related to “poverty, lack of affordable housing, mental health and substance abuse disorders, and ability of individuals to cope with these factors” (O’Connell, 2003, p. 159). Birkland describes this concept as the interactions between actors in the policy process and subtly assumes that this can expedite and advance policy proposals. More specifically, public opinion may be gauged by citizen
Helicopter parenting 1. Outline Parenting is a very controversial subject. Everybody has an opinion as to what is the ideal way of raising your child, and many prefer for people not to interfere in this decision, but what if you’re doing it the wrong way and in reality causing more harm than good? The term “helicopter parents” is known for it’s negative reputation as it typically describes a parenting style that is focused around patterns of being “overcontrolling, overprotecting and overperfecting.”
In “Homeless on Campus” author, Kingsborough Community College English Department Instructor, Eleanor Bader explains the increasing amount of homeless students and ways the public can help get them into various necessary living situations. Bader has two main audiences whom she is addressing. The first audience is homeless students. This report helps homeless students feel as if their voice is being heard and that they are not the only ones going through this. The second audience is teachers and college faculty members.
Dostoevsky’s characters represent various worldviews of the Russian population. Their metaphorical counterparts can be found when looking at the novel through the critical archetypal lense. Fyodor symbolizes the Russian state which has a history of passion and recklessness. Their coffers overflow but are spent on fruitless things like Fyodor’s addiction to alcohol, or his attempt to pay Grushenka to marry him. His reflections on his hard past reflect also on the autocracy of the previous centuries, but both look forward with anticipation (Connolly 83).
The compare and contrast essay for the final assignment is about the short article from Newsweek by John Grisham and the comparison and differences between homelessness and substance abuse. In “My Turn: Somewhere for Everyone’, Grisham writes about how as a young child he seen people who were always walking around in the streets. The names of Hobo and wino left the mouths of many in small towns in the south and could also be said in other towns and cities around the United States. He goes on to explain the way people were always begging for something to eat or spare change to feed their addiction to drugs or alcohol. There is also the mentioning about how people think homeless people consist of only those who are poor or living through poverty.
“Being Green at Ben and Jerry’s” Will’s use of analogy makes the essay interesting; it shows the reader how little the influence drilling would have on the ANWR. Will also makes excellent use of facts and statistics to persuade the reader that drilling in the ANWR would not be a bad thing. He also makes comments about environmentalists and their opinions, which makes the reader interested in his acknowledgment of his opposition, also making him a more credible source. In order to be more persuasive, Will needs to clearly state his position regarding the argument, as well as using more emotional appeal. Dear Representative, farming is by far the greatest industry in New Zealand.
America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. This phrase is sung with pride and passion by American citizens. However, some of America’s hardest working citizens are shackled down by a factor that they have no control over. Poverty, is what’s keeping citizens imprisoned while they should be living free. An appalling 44 percent of homeless Americans are employed (http://nationalhomeless.org/).