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Yellen is “Yell-ing” About High Stock Prices!

Earlier this week, Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, spoke at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference at the IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C. 866 more words

Themes - Trends

Social & Environmental Theories of Crime Causation

Socio-Economic theories of crime causation rose to prominence during the industrial revolution. During that time the economic pull of migrants to large centres of populations lead to the amount of people living in cities to sky-rocket. 296 more words

Criminology

The Matthew Effect

The Matthew Effect was named by sociologist Robert Merton who named if after a sentence from the Book of Matthew in the Bible, viz., “For those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance, but for those who have nothing, even that will be taken away.” Matthew was specifically referring to wealth (the rich get richer and the poor get poorer). 210 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Is Prostitution Really a Victimless Crime?

A victimless crime is defined by Dr. Carol A. Veneziano, Ph.D., a professor at Southeast Missouri State University, as “an illegal act that involves consenting adults and lacks a complaining participant (Schur, 1965). 433 more words

Oh Expectations...

When I think of expectations I think of disappointment. I am an organized planner, someone who likes to have an agenda and get things done, even on the weekend. 300 more words

Thoughts

02-07-2014

~ ATROS-IOTIMF ~ All The Resources Of Science – In Order That Imbecility May Flourish ~ Aldous Huxley

~ TINWBL ~ There Is No Wealth But Life ~ John Ruskin… 427 more words

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