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An Analysis of the Effects of Evaluation and Guiding Principles in Economy
“The purpose of documenting guiding principles is to foster continuing development of the profession of evaluation, and the socialization of its members. The principles are meant to stimulate discussion about the proper practice and use of evaluation among members of the profession, sponsors of evaluation, and others intere...
The Issues of Misconstrued Facts in Freakonomics, a Non-Fiction Book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
In Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner’s non fiction work, Freakonomics, the underlying argument throughout the text revolves around misconstrued facts. The authors challenge with discourse over various subjects with a tone that’s subtle yet slightly sarcastic. They tactfully use the rhetorical modes of arguments, cause...
The Solutions to the Issues of the American Economy
The American Economy The American economy is one of the most controversial topics there is regarding the government, and if you ask three different people how it’s doing, you’ll get three different answers. There are many individual topics within the umbrella of “the economy” – income inequality, paid sick and family lea...
A Discussion on the Negative Effects of Wealth on Happiness
The Negative Effect Wealth Has On Happiness The myth that money can bring people happiness has been around for centuries. People argue that the only way to be satisfied with their life is to be a millionaire, and when they get twice as much money, thus becoming richer, they will automatically become twice as happy. A reaso...
Historical, Business, and Economical Aspects of the Growth of American Economy in the 1920's
The economic prosperity of 1920s America cannot be explained by one single argument. No doubt the dramatic growth of the motor manufacturing industry was a major contributor to the US economic boom, but it was by no means the only one. Other factors such as technological advancements, new business methods and government pol...
A Social Surplus and Its Influence on Social Output and Technological Advancement of Societies: Diamond's Theory and Sahlins' Counter Arguments
The Importance of Other Factors: From Social Surplus to Economic Expansion Diamond argues that the presence of a social surplus increases social output and technological advancement. He also states that this social surplus and subsequent technological development (“cargo”) facilitates economic expansion (Diamond 14). His...
Globalization and Western Domination Theories in Jihad vs. McWorld
Globalization Theories Globalization has opened up the world for many many years to everything influential. It literally is constantly changing the way people think, feel, eat, act, etc. There is definitely no escaping from globalization because it is currently influencing the world at every second and in every way. Many...
The Importance of Having Inequality of Wealth Concentration in the United States of America
The phrase,“The rich get richer and the poorer get poorer.” Is a great example of wealth concentration. It is very important to have financial inequality in terms of wealth concentration because wealth concentration boosts the economy, and motivates people to work harder. This can be seen in modern day American society as w...
Achieving Specific Purpose through Rhetorical Strategies within Coates and Humphreys' "Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports, Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events" and John Oliver's "Stadiums" Segment
The Impact of The Rhetorical Situation The purpose of a text is the driving force behind the specific rhetorical strategies chosen and proven to be effective as evidenced by Oliver’s and Coates and Humphreys’ arguments. In this essay we will evaluate how a rhetorical situation affects the rhetorical choices made within Coa...
An Analysis of the Endogenous and Exogenous Growth Theories of Economic Growth
“As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.” ~ Bo Bennett Endogenous and Exogenous Growth Theories Simply put, endogenous and exogenous theories of economic growth identity the internal and the external factors that affect growth. Endogenous growth theory focuse...