Exam 2 People - Jane Addams(1860-1935 – Founded a house...

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Unformatted text preview: Jane Addams (1860-1935) – Founded a house in Chicago for immigrants, was a founder of the U.S. Settlement House Movement and the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, co-founded Hull House in Chicago, Illinois, one of the first settlement houses in the United States, Hull House was visited each week by around two thousand people, Hull House also served as a women's sociological institution. Kenneth Arrow (1921-pres.) – Went to Columbia University, spent career at Stanford, was an economist, thinks faster than most people, mathematician. He was all about choices: Trade off (sacrifice), Profit Maximization (make the best of), assessing risk, is an American economist, joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics with John Hicks in 1972, and the youngest person ever to receive this award, at 51. He is considered one of the founders of modern (post World War II) neo-classical economics. Choices & Economics • Trade-offs : U can’t always get what u want but u choose the things that according to the sacrifice will give u the most trade-off/ benefit. • Profit maximization : when making choices we are trying to maximize profits according to the sacrifice. Optimal Balance between choices, to produce the best outcome-making models • Assessing risk : ultimately u will end up trying to quantify risk and there is no perfect solution. “you can’t always get what you want but if you try sometimes you might just find that you get what you need” Joan Baez – (1941-present)-She takes the songs of folk singers and uses her prettier voice to popularize the lyrics. Father went to MIT and wrote “Poor Imigrant”. Falls in love with Bob Dylan, the most famous picture of the two is one where she is looking up at him in daze. On and off relationship, Baez first met Bob Dylan in 1961 at Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village it lasts until 1965 when Dylan tours Europe and starts seeing another woman, his future wife Sara. Fiddlin’ John Carson (1868-1949) – Former radio station worker. Played for the radios in Atlanta. Became famous with the aid of Okeh records as a novelty record sold over 500,000 copies. 1 st great country artists. Francis James Child (1825-1897)- Harvard English Professor, invented the teaching of literature at Harvard. Before him, “reading” was reading the bible. One of his projects was to collect the lyrics to all old songs, folk music. Interested on how cultures keep their integrity after “colliding” with others. He was tutor in mathematics in 1846-1848; and in 1848 was transferred to a tutorship in history, political economy and English literature. David Brion Davis (1927 – present)- claimed not only were the self centered baby boomer caught up in the desire to change the world but they were also part of a religious revival. The baby boom in the 1950’s brought about the peak were people believed in god. In the 1950’s they added “one nation under god” to the pledge and thus there was a way to claimed not only were the self centered baby boomer caught up in the desire to change the world but they were also part of a religious revival....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISS 220 taught by Professor Bailey during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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