The Role of Visions
(from Thomas Sowell's A Conflict of Visions)
One of the curious things about political opinions is how often the same people line up on opposite sides of different issues. The issues themselves may have no intrinsic connection with eac
DR. DAVID STOUT
FINAL EXAM REVIEW GUIDE
NOTE: relationships between the concepts as well as applications of these concepts may appear on the
Correlations and the third variable effect
Potential sources of bi
DR. DAVID STOUT
UNIT 2 EXAM REVIEW GUIDE
NOTE: relationships between the concepts below and concepts that were presented in Unit 1 may appear
on the exam. In addition, applications of the concepts below may also appear on the text.
The Emperor's New Suit
Hans Christian Andersen
many years ago lived an emperor, who thought so much of new clothes that he spent all his money in order to obtain them; his only ambition was to be always well dressed. He did not care for his sold
(from Cochran et al., American Public Policy: An Introduction, 9th)
The pluralistic nature of American society produces disagreement over the basic values that guide education policy. Changes in education policy act to create conflict and
New York Times, April 20, 2008
The Wage That Meant Middle Class
By Louis Uchitelle Whatever Senator Barack Obama meant by his less than artful remarks about smalltown Pennsylvanians "bitter" over lost jobs, he certainly turned a lot of attention last week
CANADA: NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE
(from Rose Weitz: The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach, 5 th)
Structure of the Health Care System The backbone of the Canadian health care system is public insurance paid for by the feder
The Case Study of Marijuana
True or False?
1.Americans smoke more marijuana and imprison more people for marijuana than any other western industrialized nation.
2. Marijuana does not create a physical dependence in its users, as does heroin, cocaine, nico
1.Violence 2.No other country in the world imprisons so many of its racial and ethnic minorities. 3.How schizophrenia became a black disease.
How do Sociologists explain violence?
1. Violence is related to social situations.
The fundamental p
What Causes Poverty?
(from Cochran, et al., American Public Policy: An Introduction, 9th)
Conservative Views Conservatives argue that there is little involuntary poverty in the United States. Those who wish to work and to achieve a decent standard of livi
What is poverty?
Poverty can be defined as the minimum level of income needed for an adequate standard of living in a given country.
Absolute poverty living on $1 a day (about 2.5 billion people). Extreme poverty living on less than $1 a day (about 1 bill