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More, Utopia Sensibility Essay (L10)

Why does More present the traveler as a sensible reformer early in Book I, but not later?

In More’s Utopia, a curious traveler is presented to us in the form of a satirical character “who has seen what does not work.” He claims to have come from a land of no free market; a land where he has been made to see money as an enormous threat to social order. 133 more words

English III

The Footsteps of Doom

Studying history is a unique experience.  While sometimes it is an exercise in discovery and exploration, at other moments it is more akin to reading a Shakespearean tragedy or watching a slow motion car crash. 440 more words

#tidbitsforlife (The Quest for Change)

There are so many things in our lives that we need to change and reform especially our own weaknesses which are something innate in us.  As we do our best to change and reform it seriously and sincerely, it seems that it is already an inescapable reality that we fail sometimes as we let ourselves to be subdued by the process of change and reformation.  165 more words

BHP and Pemex team-up to tackle deepwater GoM operations

BHP Billiton and Pemex have signed an MOU for deepwater Gulf of Mexico opportunities following the recent economic reforms, leveraging on their considerable design and development expertise from the Pyrenees and Stybarrow FPSOs in Australia, and world-class drilling capabilities which can be rapidly deployed together with an experienced drilling team.

via Oil and Gas Technology

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The True Costs of Education

Since I’ve been involved in education reform issues, I’ve heard a lot about the costs of education. The haves and have nots. Money following the child. 95 more words

Achievement Gap

Secret Service scandal reminds us that every department needs reform

Controversy erupted recently when the Secret Service allowed an intruder to run past the locked gates and security barricades and all the way into the White House — eventually being tackled only by an… 256 more words

White House

Video: Applying the Abolitionist Approach to the workers' movement

By Jon Hochschartner

In this video, I wonder what applying the Abolitionist Approach to the socialist movement would look like.