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March 23, 2019

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The Effects of War on Women Worldwide

In her article, “On the Battlefield of Women’s Bodies: An Overview of the Harm of War to Women,” Hynes exposes the story of war that is often neglected, and that story involves the silent subjugation of women, both during and  →

An Overview of Childhood Poverty in America

Despite the fact that many industrialized nations are enjoying unprecedented levels of economic growth, the problem of poverty has not dissipated, and has, in fact, been exacerbated by the ever-widening chasm between the social classes. Of all poverty’s victims, though,  →

Review and Analysis of “The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It” by Paul Collier

In his recent book, “The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It”, global economist Paul Collier puts forth the argument that perhaps poverty is not such a big problem as other social  →

Community-Based Natural Resource Management – CBNRM Case Studies According to Murphree

Before highlighting two cases of successful deployment of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) strategies in the context of the elements deemed critical by Murphree, it seems most beneficial to demonstrate that failure to adhere to one or more of the  →

Common Myths About the Homeless in America

When we think of the homeless in America, we are most likely prone to imagining what we call “bums” who panhandle and often have drug or alcohol problems. While this stereotype of homeless people is sometimes correct, more often than  →

Eminent Domain: Institutionalized Robbery

While the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution declares that every citizen has the right to own private property, the exact same amendment also states that if private land is to be seized for public use, then just compensation  →

Questioning Restrictions on Adoption for Certain Individuals

There are far too many adoption restrictions that could potentially hamper worthy future families from adopting children. Many of these restrictions placed on families trying to adopt are based upon outright discriminatory bias and as a result, more children are  →

Compare / Contrast On Rural Versus Urban Living

Many families and individuals find themselves, at least at some point, questioning the advantages of rural versus urban life. Quality of life is one of the central issues to consider in any comparison between rural versus urban living. While a  →

Compare / Contrast on Having Having Versus Not Having Children

 There are many obvious differences between having and not having children but there are some similarities as well, particularly in terms of leading a full and happy life. To compare and contrast these two ways of living, it is necessary  →

Philosophical Comparison of Paid Versus Volunteer Work

Although for many, the question of choosing paid versus volunteer work is not an issue since we all need some kind of income. There are times, however, when it is necessary to decide between the two and do a compare  →