Wiki Controversy The Controversy over Wikipedia and the Democratization of Information In the age of information, few things are more controversial than source validity and intellectual property. The free and easily accessible availability of information and the capacity for individuals to express themselves without limitation have both been stimulated by the proliferation of the web. And just as this has improved the ability of many to self-educate or to take part in creating a body of human knowledge, it has simultaneously presented an array of risks to the validity and reliability of said knowledge.
Perhaps the most prominent example of this dilemma is that reflected by Wikipedia. An extremely valuable resource, this online database constitutes the world's largest and most varied periodical. One of its most important philosophical features is that any user can contribute to the entries which make up the online encyclopedia. According to Farber , "Wikipedia, made…… [Read More].
Ethical Issues for Business Organizations in the. The forces of globalization have increased the degree to which diverse groups in society have grown dependent on one another. Hence, their expectations influence the freedoms and responsibilities of other groups. The expectations of various stakeholders have placed greater responsibilities on business organizations to be ethical in their communication with their stakeholders.
Business organizations are under growing pressure to be ethical in their employment practices and in the sourcing of raw materials and labour for their operations. In addition, they are expected to recognize their responsibility towards the economic and social development of the communities where they operate and those that they influence through their operations. Hence, business organizations are also responsible to act ethically in relation to their use of the resources of the environment and to the extent that they influence it in adverse ways, such as by polluting…… [Read More].
Ethical Theories and Abortion Issues. The utilitarian perspective applied to the abortion issue would focus on whether permitting or prohibiting elective abortion would contribute more positively the interests of society Mill, p The principal difference between the utilitarian and deontological perspectives is that utilitarianism is wholly unconcerned with the underlying motivation for decisions.
Whereas deontological formalism values the state of mind of the individual, utilitarianism focuses on the ultimate consequences of the act, irrespective of motivation Russell, p Within the utilitarian ethical perspective, rule utilitarianism would promote the choice associated with the overall benefit to others and to society if it were adhered to religiously in all circumstances, irrespective of isolated cases in which the rule produced a negative result Russell, p For example, in a society where relative birth and death rates were such that the continuation of society were in jeopardy, the utilitarian perspective might require…… [Read More].
This is because a variety of challenges are impacting the way executives and employees are behaving inside the workplace. A good example of this can be seen by looking no further than Tyco. This is when a wide scale fraud was reported, as he used the company's funds to live a lavish lifestyle.
Hitt, To help support the fraud he encouraged some of his closet executives to participate in covering up these issues. At the same time, he had a seat on the board of directors and was effective at preventing them from independently investigating these events. This helped him to live a celebrity lifestyle by showing to the world how he was new generation of CEOs. They were focused on creating large…… [Read More]. Nature Agency Video The issue that is presented in this video is pertaining to the authority of the agents in business law.
Such issues are very common since not much attention is paid to the rules of law in small businesses. As for this scenario, we see that the "agent" Janet signed a document that bound Quick Takes the company she works for to pay the partner for some procured equipment. Later on, we find out that the Janet was in fact, not authorized to sign that document, since the owner of Quick Takes did not allow her to sign contracts that bind the company for make payments.
On the other hand, there is also a side issue, which is not that significant; and that is that one of the employees who is a very competent salesperson has not been informed of the whole situation. Before we proceed towards making…… [Read More]. Ethical Issues Concerning the Genetically. For example, the plants produced through genetic modification can pollinate with the conventionally produced plants and can make them genetically modified as well.
Kaplan In addition to that, the genetically modified crops that were developed with a strong ability to resist herbicides, so that a large amount of strong weed killers can be used of them, have enabled the weeds to develop strong resistance against the herbicides and hence these genetically modified crops have led towards the production of 'super weeds' which are very difficult to control.
There is a high probability that the genetically modified plants will lead towards the development of the 'super viruses' as the genes from the plants, which are designed to resist strong viruses, travel to other plants. Kaplan Exclusion of People from the Experiment If we keep aside the above discussed threats, another issue that confronts the genetic modification of plant is…… [Read More].
Beginning and Ending Life Issues. Legal and ethical issues abound surrounding how we begin and end our lives. Abortion and euthanasia are two of the most controversial subjects facing Americans today, and how we resolve them indicates what type of society we will perpetrate and uphold. Abortion has been legal in this country since when the Supreme Court ruled on oe vs. Wade, but the decision has remained contentious for a number of reasons, and anti-abortionists continue to fight for an abortion ban.
The ethics of abortion for each side are quite clear. Pro-choice proponents of abortion believe it is a woman's right to choose what happens to her body and her unborn child, while anti-abortion proponents feel it is the right of the unborn child to live.
One expert writes, "Throughout the history of the United States, religious revival has…… [Read More]. So let's change the interpretation a little bit so that it will be the way we wished it were. History is what happened, and history ought to be nothing more than the quest to find out what happened. Now, if you want to get into why what happened, that's probably valid too, but why what happened shouldn't have much of anything to do with what happened.
Limbaugh The push for the elimination of negative stereotypes, and to encourage the diversification of perspectives through education of our youths is certainly a noble and worthwhile effort.
However, there cannot be an absolute answer for all of the problems. Certainly racism, for example, needs to be abolished, and the tone and viewpoints of our educational tools is the perfect place to begin this alteration.
However, is it necessarily beneficial to erase all evidence of racism from…… [Read More]. Danish Cartoon Controversy the Danish.
Still another depicts him with a black patch over his eyes and he is carrying a machete. The fact that the cartoons mock the prophet is part of the reason for the anger in the Muslim world; but moreover, many Muslims despise estern values, estern politicians and the est in general partly because of the est's support of Israel , and so Muslims are outraged that estern journalists would publish these cartoons. The angry Muslims believe estern values have crept into their culture already, and they resent it Arab politician wearing estern-style suits and ties, for example.
Now with the U. I agree with journalist Reza Aslan, that the conflict isn't just about "secular democratic freedoms" versus "arcane…… [Read More].
Jena 6 Controversy the United. The initial charges against the six are very serious, and may set a precedent for the rest of their lives. I tend to be in agreement with advocates for civil rights, in that these charges were somewhat harsh.
The new developments in the sentences are also not likely to mitigate the increasing racial tensions relating to the controversy. Community leaders and educators would also have done well to consider the events leading to the attack.
Racial tensions have been increasingly high in the town, with nothing done by education officials or others to mitigate the situation. One example is that white students hung nooses on a tree under which black students were standing earlier. This incident itself resulted in fights between white and black students at the school. The most severe of these is then the assault by the Jena 6.
The difference between how white and black offenders are…… [Read More]. Media the Issue Itself and. One reporter for the New York Daily News rants, "Come on, let's be serious…if anything is clear, it is that the trip of the famous couple to Havana has exposed the travel ban as what it is: What was done to resolve the controversy? There has yet to be a clear resolution to the controversy, but the expression of symbolic free speech on the part of Beyonce and Jay-Z has deepened the discourse about the purpose and effectiveness of the Cuba embargo.
The celebrity visit has caused new dialogue about Cuban-American relations and the meaning behind the ongoing travel ban Many Americans do not give much thought to the travel ban; but Cuban-Americans take the ban personally. Now that the Cold War is over, it does not seem to make much sense to have an embargo. He is an outspoken controversial white supremacist who often engages in blatantly controversial public behavior.
The client is also planning to meet with the press and speak his mind regarding the recent charges brought against him involving murder and violation of civil rights. As such, he is hated by many within the larger Southern California community, considering that the city is largely made up of large minority populations. Although the client lives in Laguna Beach, a wealthy suburban offshoot of Los Angeles just to its south, the region is still easily accessible from the city.
This means that minority and civil rights groups may all be a threat to his security and his estate, as they may be…… [Read More]. Neither country has reported negative consequences, and many thousands of lives have been saved in both cases. Ultimately, the use of DDT as a combatant against the spread of malaria has wide-ranging benefits that far outweigh the side effects.
Carefully tracking the trajectory of DDT's history demonstrates that most developed nations, including the U. Their subsequent ban of DDT and the imposition of economic restrictions by the United Nations upon countries still using DDT represent a selective memory at best. The actions of developed nations regarding DDT could also be considered a hypocritical thought process.
Only closed-mindedness…… [Read More]. Stem Cells the Ethical Controversy. Analysis of the Issues: The ethical concern for the rights and welfare of viable infants is certainly a legitimate concern, but the central ethical analysis that pertains to stem cell research revolves around the issue of defining human life appropriately. Objective criteria like anatomical development, cognitive awareness, and above all, sentience of any degree and in any form are all legitimate bases for the definition of life and for identifying the period of gestation corresponding to the earliest conceivable safeguards necessary to prevent suffering.
On the other hand, purely subjective doctrinal claims without objective criteria of any kind are wholly inappropriate bases for defining scientific concepts like when life begins. The fact that human development varies among individuals and that it may be impossible to know exactly where sentience and other elements of "humanness" first begin in the fetus does not mean that it is impossible to identify periods of…… [Read More].
Ethical Issues in Performing Unnecessary. Not every visit to a doctor is necessary; nor is every test conducted, every medication prescribed, or every placement in an intensive care unit going to produce an effective outcome. Ideally, medicine should be ruled by rationality and efficiency in the choice and implementation of evaluations and treatments. This means that the variability between providers not only should be but can be eliminated, and the only factors that should make a difference in deciding who to treat and what treatment to undertake is the nature of the patient's disease or injury Birenbaum, Price Discrimination Is a Controversial.
Employing price discrimination practically influences buyers to want to buy more and thus benefits both buyers and the company using this technique. Many people are likely to consider price discrimination to be unfair because of how it categorizes individuals.
However, when considering the bigger picture, this marketing strategy enables a company to gain more profits for the products it is selling and provides numerous people with the opportunity to buy things that they otherwise could not afford.
A person who has a fixed budget would take advantage of price discrimination by directing his or her finances to accomplishing a series of objectives. He or she would not have access to many concepts if it were not…… [Read More]. SAT Controversy The application of SAT for College Entrance Examination has been widely debated, with several supporters for its continued usage and several opponents for its discontinuance. The paper shall deal with both sides of the argument and shall reach at a conclusion.
The SAT is the country's historical, widely prevalent, and misapplied, of College Entrance examinations. The questions include specifically many choices and the ten questions relating to Mathematics need students to pen down the answers. By pattern, the test denotes more speed that many test undertakers are prevalently finding it short of answering them within the stipulated time. The SAT-II, previously attainment tests, is one hour subject-based exams, which is completely in a multiple choice pattern excluding the SAT-II written exam, which is comprehensive of one 20 minute essay.
Ethical Issues and Questions Are. Did he have the right to make such promises knowing that the company may be moving to Mexico? The simple answer is no. It was unethical to make such promises knowing full well that the company may be moving to Mexico. However, it is not always simple. The negotiations are still ongoing so at the time the promises were made he had no concrete knowledge that a move would be taking place.
Because he had no knowledge of an actual move being planned, and only knew it was being negotiated he was under no legal obligation to not make those promises. Luckily ethical obligations and legal obligations are often two different things.
Ethical obligations are not as concrete nor do they require proof beyond the shadow of a doubt. It is without question that the promises this company…… [Read More]. With their closely contested decision in the case of Citizens United v. FEC, the high court's conservative members have effectively shattered existing precedent regarding the ability of corporations to channel shareholder funds to political campaigns. In their effort to protect the duly granted right of individuals to contribute money as a form of political speech and expression, the justices in the majority have effectively opened a Pandora's box of unintended consequences.
By extending the rights held by individual citizens of this nation to corporate conglomerates and multinational entities, the Roberts court has redefined the menace of judicial activism once…… [Read More]. Economic Issues in Alcohol Marketing. The decision on the part of state and county governments to open up Sundays has more to do with their need for tax revenues and less about the conflict with the Christian Sabbath Hanson, This section also provides an assessment of how the multichannel marketing strategies of companies is also changing significantly over time, leading to more effective…… [Read More].
Abnormal Psychology Theories Issues Diagnosis. The DSM explicitly "strives to be atheoretical, using merely observationally referent terms. The hope with this is to make the manual as acceptable as possible to professionals with different theoretical orientations Gilles-Thomas , Lecture 2. Specific criteria and systematic descriptions are offered as guidance for making diagnoses. Also key to the efficacy of the DSM in approaching the ideologically and theoretically charged world of abnormal psychology is its multiaxial system.
The multiaxial system "allows for a more holistic and comprehensive…… [Read More]. Abortion Is a Social Issue. In this context the argument is made from a moral and religious point-of-view that the unborn child is alive and that abortion is tantamount to murder. As Bohan states in the House of Atreus: Abortion as a Human ights Issue, "No society that truly believes in human rights can fail to recognize the right to life of the unborn. Human rights are, by definition, rights, which inhere in one simply by virtue of being a human " Bohan, , p.
From the religious perspective the main argument against abortion revolves around the view of the religious and spiritual value of human life. In Christianity this refers to the Commandant, "Thou shall not Kill. Form this normative perspective the murder of a human being is seen to be…… [Read More]. Works Cited Djavanshir, G.
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Mass Imprisonment and the Disappearing Voters. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 73, pp. Zoos " International Wildlife, Nov. A History of Magic, Witchcraft and Occultism. Keeping in mind, the strategic location or any other valuable natural resource that they may possess, governments all around the world have laid great emphasis on the fact that continuous developments be brought about in nuclear weapons to establish their strength over the other weaker or non-nuclear ones.
Talking of the nuclear weapons, the first thing that comes to mind is the Hiroshima-Nagasaki incident that claimed many lives and the effects of the calamity still pretty much find their roots to these nuclear weapons.
The large scale deaths that it resulted in forced the authorities and the world community to regard nuclear weapons more as weapons of mass destruction.
Looking at the things today there is great uncertainty that surrounds the world community. Delegates share tremendous diplomacy and look to make strategic allies with their back door policies, however the developments and the stress that the governments all around the world lay on nuclear weapons raises the eye brows of other major players. While on one end of the spectrum the world community pledges of making the effective use of nuclear weapons that would exhibit a positive towards the humanity at large, the other end holds a rather negative connotation to it, which predominantly speaking is the terror, the establishment of power or in clear words the race to be on the top majorly in terms of power.
With more and more countries being able to conceive different projects that would adequately nourish them with nuclear weapons, virtually a debate has made its way.
The debate broadly speaking talks about if these nuclear weapons act as a security or a threat. While the proponents of these term them to be a major breakthrough in making countries realize each other's value and respect them, the other side believes that it has widened the gap between the powerful and the less powerful. The regular tests that these countries carry out remind their enemies of a possible attack and have created a sense of uncertainty among masses.
However, would it be right to abandon all these? Would the destruction of nuclear weapons make the world a peaceful place to live in? Would it be justified to interrupt those who are in a transition stage towards nuclear weapons? Another most important question is that would it be possible to actually stop these from being developed in future? All these questions lets one's mind get going all around but in a nutshell with lesser these weapons it is more likely that humanity would be at peace.
Not having to worry about a bomb destroying the entire city or a community would certainly make people enjoy their lives to a much larger extent. In the past Republic of South Africa has set an example by destroying its nuclear weapons after having successfully made and tested it. Other countries should also follow their course and should pledge that they will stay committed to make the humanity safe and not just their own country or state. It is important that every one of us realize each other's important and respect them on basis of humanity and not on power status, for nuclear weapons have over the years proved to be a power determining factor rather than a securing one.
When we hear the term politician the primary meaning that comes to our mind is that he may be a man of honor who may have a criminal record especially in the case of developing countries like India or Pakistan. Another meaning which hits us is it may be a son of a king who has a right to rule because of the kingdom created by their forefathers as they were a ruling party of a certain area where they got elected because of the public's mercy. This kind of situation is common in many countries like Pakistan, especially after Pakistan got independence in The irony is that we see politicians begging for votes every time during elections, promising that they'll bring change, there are popular slogans being chanted and false hopes are created amongst the people.
Every time after elections all hopes are shattered when there is an eye opener and people realize that they have made a mistake and elected the wrong person. You have a wonderful topic and one that is very important for your country to consider. I wish you great success in your paper. Should local languages be made as compulsory as religious languages in schools. Hi Sam, you might want to try my article about Funny Argumentative Essay Topic Ideas, or else do the negative of any idea here or in one of my many other argument essays.
In a "devil's advocate" paper, you want to go against what most people think. Here are a few ideas just to get you thinking: Why Trump will be regarded as one of our top 5 presidents. Why we should leave ISIS alone. Why race is less a problem in America than Europe. Why the leader of North Korea isn't really crazy. I have this assignment of playing the role of devil's advocate and I can't think of a good topic!
Aidyn-You add a very interesting position topic. I had not thought about schools making rules against fasting but it certainly could hurt a child's performance in school if they were fasting for a longer period than a day or two. That could cause a school to be concerned. Thanks for your comment and idea. I greatly appreciate your website, and I have a suggestion for a topic.
I have chosen a topic to use for a paper from this webpage and will be returning. Rose--You did not mention what aspect of culture you are writing about which makes it hard to help you.
However, for example, if you are writing a paper arguing to people that only like modern music that classical music is worth listening to, you could start by talking about what you agree with about modern music and acknowledge why people of your generation might prefer to listen to it. Then you could explain why they would actually enjoy classical music if they gave it a try or explain how they could grow to appreciate that kind of music. I need help on my regerian Argument eassy on culture.
I dont now how to start it, Does anyone knows how. These are great topics for the upcoming research essays. I will definitely be using one of them. Thank you for this resource! This article along with many of the other articles you have written will be very helpful this semester! I'm looking forward to your class! Look for my articles about how to write argument or position essays for lots of ideas on how to introduce essays and find sources. Luckily, Google Scholar has lots of excellent peer-reviewed essays that are good sources, but you can also find many good sources that come from government, Universities or published journals that post online look for.
One easy way to start your introduction is to tell a story about a student who is generally shy or maybe bullied but gets excited and more included by others when they are able to share about their own culture during a multiculturalism unit. I am doing an Apa essay on "should schools be required to teach multiculturalism" any idea on how I should start my intro and what sources I should use? Bebe--You don't tell me whether your paper is a research paper or not, but I've written many articles on how to write different sorts of essays.
You can use the search engine on HubPages to find them, or look at the links that usually appear when you pull up one of my articles. To start a paper on your topic, I think I would use a story in the introduction showing a miscommunication when people don't talk face to face.
Can you please help me in my position paper. I dont how to start. My topic is cellphone,texts and emails are not as good as talking face to face.
It is from yours sample: Yes Alsaifl, I think that "What is beauty? You are right that your answer would be a definition claim. Is the topics What is true beauty? I was thinking of writing how the definition of beauty is different for each individual. Great topics for a variety of essays for everyone who needs to be inspired.
Voted up for useful! That Tom Hanks video is hilarious. These ideas are very thought-provoking and inspiring! This would be an interesting article for school students.
They always seem to struggle for essay ideas. Choose a question you are going to write about. Then think about what your answer to the question is going to be. Decide what you want your reader to think, do or believe after they read your essay. That is your thesis the answer to your question. Decide who you want to persuade to believe this that is your reader or audience. Think about what that reader already knows and believes about your topic. That will help you develop your arguments.
The reader should not be someone who already believes what you do. If they do, you aren't really arguing are you? Think of at least 3 reasons why your reader should believe your thesis. Those reasons will be the main body part of your essay.
Think of examples or evidence which supports each of those reasons. That is what you will use to support those three reasons. What objections will your reader have? Write those out and also your answers to those objections. This will be a paragraph after your reasons.
I've written more in detail about this in my article: Hi katha- if you look at the bottom right blue box I have the links to sample essays. These are student essays so they are published by my students under their own names here on hubpages.
Maybe I should move these up on the page so you can find them more easily. Samarah--Yes I think that vaccinating children is a very good topic. You can also narrow that to particular types of vaccinations that are new like the chickenpox vaccine or the HPV.
Another possible argument on this topic is whether or not it is true that vaccines are the main reason for better health in people today than in the past. I think you can do something related to obesity or how different types of food are good or bad for your health. Or you can talk about GMO foods or organic or locally grown produce. Xstatic--I love the fact that you do have a position on everything--I like to look at all sides of things and that is great as an instructor teaching positions, because I can play the devils advocate, but sometimes I do need to just nail down my own point of view!
A great "how to" for position papers. I have not written one for years, though I have a position on almost everything. Useful Hub and well done as usual. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
Fact and Definition claims are good for "Definition" or "Description" essays. Cause claims are useful for "Cause Effect" or "Causal" essays. Policy claims are good for "Problem Solution" or "How to" essays. Value claims are good for "Comparison and Contrast" essays.
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- The Controversial Issue of Abortion Abortion is a very controversial issue in society today. Some people think that abortion is a good idea to solve problems and that it is justified yet the Catholic Church would argue this .
The Controversial Issue of Abortion Abortion is a very controversial issue in society today. Some people think that abortion is a good idea to solve problems and that it is justified yet the Catholic Church would argue this .
Jun 11, · When you are given an assignment to write a controversial essay, you have to find the right topic. We hope our list of controversial essay topics will be helpful for you while choosing the issue for your writing. Essay on Abortion: A Social and Moral Issue. Abortion is one of the most controversial topics of this generation. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of a pregnancy.
1 Sample Essay #11 Abortion is the most controversial issue having no grounds of agreement among two polar aspects. The argument is life and death though. 3 sample controversial essays for you on 1. Should We Allow Minor Marriages? 2. Should we destroy all Nuclear Weapons? 3. Should we hand All Corrupt Politicians?