I am teaching two sustainability seminars at Pratt in Fall 2014. Each of these courses may count as a Social Science or Philosophy elective, each counts toward the Sustainability Studies minor (indeed, one is required for the minor) and there are no prerequisites for either course.. 391 more words
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The developed nations have crash-landed into a new economy.
High-demand hyperconsumption has died a violent death and has given way to low demand, low capital investment, and of course, low levels of employment; many economists call it some variant of ‘The Great Stagnation.’ This stagnation is mainly the result of economic factors such as rising income inequality and the effects of the massive recession which destroyed the jobs and incomes of millions of people. 400 more words
"Doublespeak." How Language Is Used to Deceive You: Politics, Business, World Events, Sports, and Law
1989 William D. Lutz interview over it’s book release “Doublespeak.”
Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., “downsizing” for layoffs, “servicing the target” for bombing), in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable. 41 more words