Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A good article citing Sociologist Andrew Szasz regarding 'buying green' and false sense of security.
Bottom line: if we are to sincerely address environmental issues, we have got to focus on large scale infrastructure change. Recycling cans and going green is not gonna make it happen.
This is an awesome interactive map. There is so much information to be discerned regarding job gain/loss over time, by county across the United States.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Must have Real Player installed to watch (and can be downloaded for free when prompted).
Try "Voices:everyone affected by racism has a story that should be heard".
Monday, April 13, 2009
This is a wonderful interactive graphic from Newsweek about beauty and the modern girl/woman.
What norms lead girls and women to spend so much money on beauty and cosmetic products?
Friday, April 10, 2009
The news report above was sent to me by soc student, S. Tanner.
After reading the article, what else is assumed about violent crime as it relates to men and women?
Lastly, 5 extra credit points to the first student that can go to the Population Reference Bureau website, and post as a comment to this post the following information:
* the top five most populated countries in the world
* the number living in each of those countries
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Keep in mind I have been sick with the flu the past three weeks. So cut me some slack!
The video watched in this presentation can be found here: Michael Wesch's Information R/evolution
Question: Do you think social networking tools such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Blogs, and others will become important parts of our lives? What function do they serve?
Monday, April 06, 2009
The story above has highlights from some interesting research around poverty, pregnancy, and identity.
One question to consider: why would having a child increase the sense of purpose for poor women more so than middle or upper class women?
Friday, April 03, 2009
First of all, social service agencies and volunteers do what they can to provide skills training and education development to the inmate population.
But, this picture brings several questions to mind. The first I will pose: Is this an effort to train inmates to be circus clowns? This image strikes me in many ways.
What other questions does it bring up?
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Here are some interesting links to the authors of the presentation. They are reputable folks, and yes I take the data to be accurate.
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Just saw this from the Pew Research Center; research regarding public awareness of the current financial crisis.
These numbers surprise you? They do me, seems like many folks in the U.S. are following along.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The information to the side comes from a recent release from the Horizon report from the Kentucky Long Range Policy Research Center.
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What is meant by "cost/benefits/rate-of-return analysis using human capital theory"?
What would investment in early childhood education look like? How do you think that that investment yield positive results?
Go here for a search on human capital theory economics