Nov. 3rd, 2011
Commonplace Book #2
1) Humanity and justice are the principles on which to govern a state, but not an army;
opportunism and flexibility, on the other hand, are military rather than civic virtues.
Sun Tzu, From the Art of W
The Big Bailout
In the midst of an economic crisis the government decided to bail out big businesses that
were close to failing by creating the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The reasoning for
TARP was to provide troubled
Common Place Book #1
1. The Function of the university is not simply to teach bred-winning, or to furnish
teachers for the public schools, or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the
organ of that fine adjus
Common Place Book #2
1. The influence of moral right is so potent, that it eclipses the specious appearance of
Cicero: From De Officiis. Page 244 line 22-25.
This quote sums up Ciceros argument that morals should be
Aristotle- natural form of acquisition is part of management of household, proper and improper way to use possessions, usury=mak ing a gain out of money itself and its bad, Aquinas- do the right thing quantified, "not everyone that sells at a higher
Common Place Book #3
There is one and only one social responsibility of business to use its resources and
engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the
game, which is to say, e
Christians cant lend to Christians
Ok to borrow from professional usurer (a heathen for a good cause)
to take usury for money lent is unjust
What constitutes cheating?
Not telling all?
Selling for m
Nov. 17, 2011
1) This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: To set an example of modest,
unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the
legitimate wants of thos
Oct. 11, 2011
The issue of balancing the federal budget and eliminating the national debt is similar if not
identical to addressing the problem of a common household in debt. When average people are in debt,
Paper #2: Iron Man film analysis
The influence of moral right is so potent, that it eclipses the specious appearance of
expediency. (Cicero, From De Officiis, 7th edition, Page 244 line 22-25.)
o The theme this quote il
Psychology 120: Principles of Psychology
Spring 2017 Tues, Thurs 3:30-4:45
Instructor: Kathryn LaFary, M.A.
Office: McKee 070 (basement level)
Office Hours: T & Th 2:003:00, W 1-2
Francis Bacon: Of Studies from The Essays
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and one of the
pioneers of modern scientific thought. Bacon's Essays were published at
various times between 1597 and 1625.His essay Of Studies is o
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American writer, philosopher, and
He was born in Concord, Massachusetts and educated at Harvard University.
Throughout his life Thoreau supported himself by doing odd jobs, such as gardening,
The world is run by those who show up.
The moral obligation of leadership is to do the
Never forget who gets to choose.
Never stop growing.
Remember that we work too hard to not have a
Personal Paper 2
1. He never passed by anything which might be of use. Even if he stumbled he used the
opportunity to pick up stones for fire-lights and tucked them in his sleeve.
Ihara Saikaku, The Eternal Store House of Japan page 324, li
Personal Paper 1
1.Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve the mind that
cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?
Rand, excerpt from Atlas Shrugged page 168, lines 34 37
Based on our Rand and
Why did Alexander carry the Illiad (The Written
word was precious Cargo)
Have not read the classics in the original language
(have imperfect knowledge)
Difference between illiterate and illiterate (very
Its a misfortune for men to inherit
Dec. 1, 2011
Commonplace book #3
There are thousands upon thousands of theories about business practice and millions of
ways to make your business successful. While I have studied various philosophers and writers
who focus on the topic of
Sept. 27, 2011
Commonplace Book #1
1) It were better for mankind that the millions of the rich were thrown into the sea than so
spent as to encourage the slothful, the drunken, the unworthy.
Carnegie, The Gospel of Wealth page 201, lines
I believe that to do unto others as you would that they should do unto you John D. Rockefeller, The Personal Relation in Industry- Page 210 lines 58-59 This quote is so basic yet so necessary in life and relationships. This quote basically means do unto o
Try to obtain your food by means of nothing but physical motions-and youll learn that mans mind is the root of all the goods produced and of all the wealth that has ever existed on earth. Ayn Rand, From Atlas Shrugged- page 95 line 35-39 Ayn Rands quote i
-The Informative Speech-Name: Erick Leonard Instructor: Lea Littleford 1. Title of Speech: Boom Shakalaka 2. Speaker Role/Audience: Speaker- a bomb lover 3. Purpose of Speech: To teach everyone how an Atomic bomb works. I. Introduction: I-A. Attention-get
And it is even more to the point that property now becomes the most easily recognized evidence of a reputable degree of success as distinguished from heroic or signal achievement. Thorstein Veblen, Pecuniary Emulation And Conspicuous Consumption From Theo
E r ick Leonard
Bailouts, billions and financial crisis are the words that activate the tool known as TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program. Was TARP a necessary tool used to save this country from falling into yet another depression or did they
I answer that, To take usury for money lent is unjust in itself, because this is to sell what does not exist, and this evidently leads to inequality which is contrary to justice." Thomas Aquinas, Of the Sin of Usury from The Summa Theoligica page 368 line
Seek not proud riches, but such as thou mayest get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly. Francis Bacon, Of Riches and usury from The Essays- page 375 line 28-30 This Quote from Bacon shares some absolutely great insight and th
-The Persuasion Speech -Name: Erick Leonard Instructor: Lea Littleford 1. Speech Title: Greed 2. Speaker/Audience: A greedy man/A class of college kids 3. Purpose of Speech: To convince my audience that greed is good, greed built America, greed builds job
But poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue. Benjamin Franklin, From the works of Benjamin Franklin- page 395 lines 24-26 Mr. Franklins quote is so easy to understand and so true, this quote literally nails it on the head. When a person has
But not to provide refreshments is one way of becoming a millionaire. Ihara Saikaku, The Eternal Storehouse of Japan from Nippon Eitaigura- page 337 line 45-47 I absolutely love this quote from Saikaku, because it shows you just how frugal this man and th