1. What are the key arguments in favour and against inflation targeting and central bank independence?2. What is Quantitative Easing? What are its objectives? How successful has it been in meeting its objectives?3. What are the key theoretical differences between neoclassical, Marxian and Chartalist theories of money?4. What are the key theoretical differences between the Efficient Market Hypothesis, behavioural finance, and the Keynesian perspective on financial markets?5. What are the most important aspects of the financialisation of households and their effects?6. Whatarethemostimportantaspectsofthefinancialisationoffirmsandtheir effects?7. What is shadow banking, how is it related to securitisation and what are its risks?8. What are the most important developments in the international monetary system since the end of the Bretton-Woods system? What are the implications for domestic policy makers?9. What are the most….
Daily Archives: November 30, 2020
“The Interpreter of Maladies:” Culture and Knowledge v. Fantasies
On the surface, it is most likely that a reader may interpret ‘The Interpreter of Maladies” as one of the simplest stories about a family of five on vacation in a foreign country. However, the introduction of Mr. Kapasi, who is portrayed as a lonely tour guide, makes the short story a poignant estrangement. Jhumpa Lahiri employs a unique approach to narrating the tale, using Mr. Kapasi’s subjective viewpoint about the Das family. In particular, Mr. Das, Mrs. Das, and Mr. Kapasi are Indians, but the Das family has lived the better part of their lives in United States (U.S.), a different culture (Lahiri 12). Although Lahiri uses a stranger to describe the Dases, this narration technique succeeds in….
Social Inequalities in “The Lesson” by Toni Bambara
The “Lesson” by Toni Bambara is a short story narrated in the first-person voice of a young American girl called Sylvia. The short story uncovers the racial divide in this particular community and the social justice aspect as seen in the 1960s and 70s, when the civil rights movement was strong (Bambara 86). Through the voice of Sylvia, Bambara reveals the social injustices prevalent in the American society at the time.
The author in this reading uses the voice of a child, which is honest and unassuming, to uncover the extent to which the American society is unjust and unfair to African Americans. The children in the story grow up in a society in which they feel they are outcasts…..
“A & P:” Sexism and Social Boundaries
In “A&P,” one of John Updike’s widely ready and critiqued short stories, the author presents three barefoot girls, who walk into a local A&P grocery store while wearing bathing suits. While the rest of the people, including the Store manager, Lengel, and customers, two young men emerge as exceptions when they openly show their admiration of the girls, a move that see Sammy resign and lead hard life thereafter. The differences in the characters’ response become evident when the manager confronts the girls, reminding them of a need to dress in a descent manner when visiting the store. Equally important, it is the store’s policy that consumers, especially women should wear clothes that cover their shoulders (Porter 1156). Although Updike paints….
Negativity Bias and Gender Stereotypes in “Lusus Naturae” by Margaret Atwood
Gender inequality, sexism, and failure to appreciate individual differences are undeniable, intrinsic aspects of human culture. While people in the present-day society hold different stances on each of these topics, there is a wide consensus that humans overly focus on negative events or outcomes. Negativity bias is used to characterize and possibly alienate some members of society (Tugend par. 4). Anyone who fails to cooperate with the already-defined and widely recognized social characteristics is subjected to wide-ranging consequences, with women suffering the most. Margaret Atwood utilizes Lusus Naturae to depict the tendency of society to isolate their members whose physical features look different from the rest. The main character is a girl who is rejected, called horrible,….
Jennifer Egan’s “The Black Box” has emerged as a unique short science fiction about future citizen espionage because of its writing style that formally and artistically adhere to the stringent textual dictates and rules by Twitter. Published in 2012, the story is a bold and triumphant experiment of narrative presented in new media. Besides Egan’s ability to embrace the wide-ranging virtues, forms, and pleasures that accompany traditional storytelling in a digital format, the author succeeds in depicting a number of sensitive and popular themes, especially objectification of women and benefits and dangers of technology in a skillful manner. Although Egan does not follow a conventional approach by presenting her short science fiction in form of Twitterature, she succeeds in capturing familiar themes and offering an unusual and immediate….
Title.Trends in antidepressant prescribing and common mental disorder symptoms over time.
Background and Rationale for the Project:
Give the clinical setting and/or scientific background to your project. Define the hypothesis and/or key question you are investigating. This section should make it clear why you are doing the study and justify the aims below.
Discuss more in detail the preferences of people seeking help for psychological disorders (research paper)
Discuss Research SES, age, period since diagnosis, educational level.
1. What predicts whether people who are experiencing symptoms of CMD have received a professional diagnosis. SES, age, period since diagnosis, education level and other measured factors predict whether they opted for treatment or not. We will also investigate if any of these factors predict which treatment they opted for, for….