As the author of the article “Weakening dollar means buying power for foreign tourists in U.S.” has noted, the foreign tourists visiting United States benefit from the weakening dollar because they are able to spend more money not because the buying power of one dollar has increased or the prices went down, but because the exchange rates are different. The article is based on the testimonies from tourists from versatile countries who are very pleasantly surprised with the ability to afford more goods and visit places that were too expensive for them before. Even the prices for air tickets are better and less expensive. Continue reading “Dollar Weakening Article Review”
In the variety of mathematical functions studied in colleges and universities there is one of particular interest. It is quadratic function. On the graph it looks like letter “U”. Depending on the configuration of the function it can be inverted upside down and look like a horseshoe. Mathematicians call this function a parabola. The general form of quadratic function is
y = ax2 + bx +c, where a ≠ 0
On the plane parabola may lie in any part of the plane and intersect any reference axis or do not intersect them at all. This paper explains the behavior of quadratic function with respect to X axis. Continue reading “Quadratic Function Essay”
Drugs are advertised in the newspapers and school authorities press of parents to make their children take these drugs. The situation described isn’t a scene from the fiction movie but a real situation American society faces at the moment.
Parents of the children with deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) make an effort to confront big industry producing ADHD drugs, which can be dangerous and cause addiction. New legislative initiative such as the signing of a law in Connecticut quickly spreads all over the country. The parents, disturbed by the growing pressure to put their children on ADHD drugs express their concern and turn to legislation to defend their rights. They have to confront a serious power presented by the whole industry, which produces these drugs. It will take time to develop such legislative levers, which would take ADHD advertising under control without breaking the right of producers but the process is worth effort as it concerns the health of children. Continue reading “ADHD Medication Essay”
For this essay I have selected two works of ancient art being on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Louvre Museum respectively. First is the statuette of Isis and Horus, dated 330-30 B.C.E., from the Metropolitan Egyptian Art collection, attributed to the Ptolemaic period. The second one is a male statuette discovered in the Cave of Psychro, Crete, dated approximately 1500 B.C.E. and attributed to the Neopalatial period. Both sculptures are believed to have some religious context and are traditional for the cultures that have produces them. For both statuettes the artist remains to be unknown.
The Egyptian sculpture is made of Egyptian faience and is about 17cm tall. The goddess sits on the throne, wearing a throne hieroglyph representing her name. She is suckling her son Horus. Her head covering is typical for queens and goddesses. Horus is naked and is wearing a single lock of hear on the right side of his head. The Greek bronze statuette is a representation of male figure. The man is standing straight, back vaulted, torso bent back. Hi is wearing a long cloth around his waist. This piece of sculpture is similar in heights to the one previously described – it is about 18cm tall. Continue reading “Compare and Contrast Essay on Two Works of Art”
Katrina Brooker’s article in Fortune magazine entitled “Masterpiece Theater” presents a story of outstanding leadership, narrating about Bill Ruprecht, the CEO of Sotheby’s Holdings. Size years ago, when Ruprecht took the reins in his hands, the company was nearly ruined by a corporate corruption scandal involving former CEO Dede Brooks who colluded with managers of Davidge and Christie’s. Ruprecht saved the company, implementing a series of quick measures – at one time he was able to find cash for payroll within 12 hours. Ruprecht can also be credited for reinventing the old business, steering the old company through revolutionary transformations in the industry that saw a dramatic pickup in business and arrival of a new superrich class of clients. Ruprecht, hastily chosen when the scandal broke out as CEO, did not seem qualified for the challenge, even though he was most obviously a self-made man who had worked his way up in Sotheby’s from the typist’s job. Few people realize the challenges he faced in resurrecting the company, especially given the enormous difficulties with cash and the need to put up a show of stability in order to keep the clientele. Part of Ruprechts business acumen lies in his ability to react to the situation with flexibility and speed. Speaking of art auctions, he notes that it is “a business of unanticipated events” (Booker 2004). In the discussion of the prospects of opening a business in Moscow, he rejects the idea of “a fixed infrastructure” (Booker 2004). This did not, however, prevent the company from identifying a lucrative business opportunity in the city in a group of rich Russians. Continue reading “Company Leadership Essay”
The concept of separation of powers is an important aspect of the Constitution of the United States of America. Throughout history, this concept has been the subject of discourse among contemporaries such as Aristotle, who favored a mixed government consisting of a monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy, James Harrington, who won the minds of the American public and shaped their political discourse, John Locke, who separated powers into Legislative and Executive, and Montesquieu who expanded on Locke’s 1690 “Civil Government” in 1748 by adding the judiciary branch (Mahler). In consideration of these great minds and authorities, as well as the means for just ruling of the public, the Constitution was created with an aim to provide people with a balanced government system. Today, this is executed with the checks and balances systems that has made the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the US government interdependent on and accountable for one another (Kurland and Lerner, ch. 10). Continue reading “Essay: The Separation of Powers in USA”
The paper represents a review of “Prior Experience and Patterning in a Prisoner’s Dilemma Game” by Albert Silverstein, David Cross, Jay Brown and Howard Rachlin. The researchers experimented with the prisoner’s dilemma game analyzing the efficiency of different strategies and revealed a cooperation-preserving effect of pattering of trials that were played in the form of game.
Traditionally, a prisoner’s dilemma was a subject of a particular concern of specialists dealing with the problem of decision making. Along the variety of researches and discussions related to this problem, it is possible to single out the study conducted by Albert Silverstein, David Cross, Jay Brown and Howard Rachlin and which they depicted in details in their article “Prior Experience and Patterning in a Prisoner’s Dilemma Game”. In this particular work, the authors basically focus on the effect experience and patterning in prisoner’s dilemma game produce on individuals and their behavioral reactions. Continue reading “Prisoner’s Dilemma Essay”
The second Epistle of John is the 63th book of the Bible. It’s the shortest part of New Testament, which consists of only 13 verses. The word “epistle” derives from the Greek language and is translated like “letter”. In the Bible Epistles compose a group of books of the New Testament. There is a version that Epistles were written like the letters in the beginning and that is why they got such a name. The word “epistle” is used sometimes not only for the books of the New Testament. It can refer to the open letters, written by the high religious authorities even nowadays.
Despite its small size The Second Epistle of John raises a lot of questions among scholars. There are many controversial issues concerning this book. The authorship of this epistle is a subject of loud disputes. The dates it was written do not cohere with the dates it was composed. There are different versions about the addressee of the Epistle. In my work I will try to study these doubtful issues and their possible influence impact of the Epistle to the Christianity.
The Second Epistle of John is imputed to John, one of the twelve Apostles though nowadays this authorship and even the person of John himself is put under the doubt. Continue reading “The Second Epistle of John Research Paper”
“The Commitments” by Roddy Doyle, being written in 1987, produced a significant impact on the cultural life and became a significant novel in Irish literature. The work became even more popular when Alan Parker created a film “The Commitments” based on this novel and soon this film gained public recognition and was so successful that it still remains quite popular. At the same time, it is worthy of mention that the reason for such a popularity of both the book and the film may be found in its theme since, basically, “The Commitments” both the book and the film are focused on the theme of hope which is extremely important for practically all individuals, especially in the modern extremely materialistic world where there is little room for hope. Continue reading “The Commitments Book Review”
The author of the painting “Convergence” Jackson Pollock was born in the United States of America I 1912. He is considered to be one of the most prominent painters of Abstract Expressionism, and especially so-called Action Painting. Pollock never used careful brush strokes while creating his masterpieces. He used to spread his canvas right on the floor and pour or drip different kinds of paint right on it. Pollock did a lot of experiments with his paintings, he never hesitated if he had to lean or step on his canvas. He implemented multiple changes to his existing works before finishing them. Pollock’s style of painting is unique and original, and his “Convergence” is a good example to prove it. But can it be considered an example of fine art? Continue reading “Action Painting Essay”