Population Control policies

Human Populations and the Environment
Discussion 4: Population Control Policies
In 1979, the Chinese government implemented a population control policy that, generally speaking, limits all Chinese couples to having one child and penalizes a couple for having more than one. This policy was meant to reduce the population growth rate in China in order to maintain sustainability and a viable economy, prevent nationwide food shortages, reduce poverty, and reduce the problems associated with overpopulation such as urban slums, crime, and health care costs. How would you react if your government mandated how much you or your loved ones would be allowed to procreate? What does your reaction convey about your values about individual rights and the rights of a society?
Questions about this assignment? Post them in the Ask the Instructor area under Course Home. That way, everyone in the class will see and benefit from the Instructor’s response.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review Chapters 6 and 7 in the course text, Environmental Science.
Review the information from “Population Pressures” at the People & the Planet website.
Explore the information provided at the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Database.
Consider your feelings on whether national governments should be able to mandate population control policies.
Reflect on your reaction if your government decided that you or your loved ones could have only one child and penalized you for having more.
Consider the possible limits you might be willing to agree to with respect to population control, such as one- or two-child-only policies. Which particular limits do you consider reasonable and why? Should the rights of individuals to procreate be ignored or altered for the good of future generations? Is there any type of population control policy by which you would abide?
(each question must be answered two ways)
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 3 a 2- to 3-paragraph response that analyzes attempts to bring down fertility rates and population growth rates. Your post should include the following:
A description of some of the population control policies used around the world
Whether or not you think population control policies violate the human right to procreate
Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to this week’s Learning Resources or to something you have read, heard, seen, or experienced.
Read a selection of your classmates’ postings.
Reply by Day 5 to at least one of your classmates’ postings in one or more of the
following ways:
Ask a probing question.
Offer and support an opinion.
Validate an idea with your own experience.
Make a suggestion.
Reference sheet. APA format

Business statisticser

Project description
the work should be done in
microsoft excel. Also, i will atach a document relating to questions.
2. The file Mutual Funds includes asset value, return, expense ratio and other information about 868 mutual funds.
a. Construct a percentage summary table for number of different types of mutual funds by category and objective (i.e. “large-cap growth”, “large-cap value”, “mid-cap growth”, “mid-cap value”, “small-cap growth”, “small-cap value”)
b. Construct a bar chart, a pie chart, and a Pareto chart for the types of mutual funds.
c. Do you prefer using a Pareto chart or a pie chart for these data? Why?
d. Create contingency tables (i) based on category and objective of funds and (ii) based on category and risk level of mutual funds using both number of funds and average asset values.
e. What conclusions can you reach based on tables created in part d).
3. The file Mutual Funds includes asset value, return, expense ratio and other information about 868 mutual funds.
a. Construct a frequency distribution and a percentage distribution of mutual fund returns in 2006.
b. Construct a histogram and a percentage polygon of mutual fund returns in 2006.
c. Construct a cumulative percentage distribution and plot a cumulative percentage polygon (ogive) of mutual fund returns in 2006.
d. Based on (a) through (c), what conclusions can you reach mutual fund returns in 2006?
e. Construct a scatter plot of mutual fund returns and asset values in 2006.
f. What is the relationship between the mutual fund returns and asset values in 2006?
Complete the following for the mutual fund assets in 2006 (in $millions).
g. Compute the mean, median, first quartile, and third quartile.
h. Compute the range, interquartile range, variance, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation.
i. Construct a boxplot. Are the data skewed? If so, how?
j. Based on the results of (a) through (c), what conclusions can you reach concerning the the mutual fund assets in 2006 (in $millions)?
k. Compute the correlation coefficient between the mutual fund returns and asset values in 2006.
l. What conclusions can you reach from the results of (k)?
4. The owner of a restaurant serving Continental-style entrées was interested in studying ordering patterns of patrons for the Friday-to-Sunday weekend time period. Records were maintained that indicated the demand for dessert during the same time period. The owner decided to study two other variables, along with whether a dessert was ordered: the gender of the individual and whether a beef entrée was ordered. The results are as follows:
A waiter approaches a table to take an order for dessert.
What is the probability that the first customer to order at the table (show your calculation)
a. orders a dessert?
b. orders a dessert or has ordered a beef entrée?
c. is a female and does not order a dessert?
d. is a female or does not order a dessert?
e. Suppose the first person from whom the waiter takes the dessert order is a female. What is the probability that she does not order dessert?
f. Are gender and ordering dessert independent?
g. Is ordering a beef entrée independent of whether the person orders dessert?
we do not need referencing. you should stick to all the rules mentioned above. also, i need all the calculations. all the answers should be open. Please, use Excel to prepare, graphs, charts and tables, and for calculations.
it’s not an essay, it is statistics, more about calculations. first and second questions related to the file that i’ll send later. the work is not based on word count, it’s more about equations. so, we do not need many words to explain open questions. just right answers.

Root Cause of Environmental Problems in Magdoff and foster & Jensen

We have now heard two perspectives that purport to identify the root cause of environmental problems. Both Magdoff & Foster and Jensen, contend that capitalism (or civilization, for the latter) is the driving force behind environmental degradation. Moreover, Jensen argues that any way of life based on extraction requires violence and exploitation. Are either or both of these arguments – that our way of life is a) unsustainable and b) violent/exploitative – correct? In the course of your answer be sure t0 explain and evaluate each of these arguments and their evidence. Identify and respond to at least one counter-argument to your claims. Conclude by discussing what you see as the implications of your argument with respect to the strategies and tactics people utilize in their efforts to create a sustainable and just society.
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Population Control policies

Human Populations and the Environment
Discussion 4: Population Control Policies
In 1979, the Chinese government implemented a population control policy that, generally speaking, limits all Chinese couples to having one child and penalizes a couple for having more than one. This policy was meant to reduce the population growth rate in China in order to maintain sustainability and a viable economy, prevent nationwide food shortages, reduce poverty, and reduce the problems associated with overpopulation such as urban slums, crime, and health care costs. How would you react if your government mandated how much you or your loved ones would be allowed to procreate? What does your reaction convey about your values about individual rights and the rights of a society?
Questions about this assignment? Post them in the Ask the Instructor area under Course Home. That way, everyone in the class will see and benefit from the Instructor’s response.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review Chapters 6 and 7 in the course text, Environmental Science.
Review the information from “Population Pressures” at the People & the Planet website.
Explore the information provided at the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Database.
Consider your feelings on whether national governments should be able to mandate population control policies.
Reflect on your reaction if your government decided that you or your loved ones could have only one child and penalized you for having more.
Consider the possible limits you might be willing to agree to with respect to population control, such as one- or two-child-only policies. Which particular limits do you consider reasonable and why? Should the rights of individuals to procreate be ignored or altered for the good of future generations? Is there any type of population control policy by which you would abide?
(each question must be answered two ways)
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 3 a 2- to 3-paragraph response that analyzes attempts to bring down fertility rates and population growth rates. Your post should include the following:
A description of some of the population control policies used around the world
Whether or not you think population control policies violate the human right to procreate
Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to this week’s Learning Resources or to something you have read, heard, seen, or experienced.
Read a selection of your classmates’ postings.
Reply by Day 5 to at least one of your classmates’ postings in one or more of the
following ways:
Ask a probing question.
Offer and support an opinion.
Validate an idea with your own experience.
Make a suggestion.
Reference sheet. APA format
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sexual harassment

A. Thesis Statement
II. Body paragraph #1 – Topic Sentence #1
A. Supporting Evidence
1. Name of & quote from source
Supporting Evidence
Integrate an appropriate example, such as a quote, statistic, case study, etc.
2. Name of & quote from source #2 (if applicable)
B. Explanation
1. Explanation of source
2. Explanation of source #2 (if applicable)
C. So What?
Explanation
Explain how this evidence supports your topic sentence. Try to develop your explanation in 2-4 sentences.
III. Body paragraph #2 – Topic Sentence #2
A. Supporting Evidence
1.
So What?
What’s significant or important about the ideas (topic sentence + evidence + explanation) in this paragraph? Remind your reader how all this connects back to the TS.
2.
B. Explanation
1.
2.
C. So What?
IV. Body paragraph #3 – Topic Sentence #3
A. Supporting Evidence
B. Explanation
C. So What?
V. Conclusion
A. Rephrase thesis statement
B. Bring closure by going from specific to broad
4 or more resources to support claims, must be cited APA, 3-5 pages in length
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decision making, creative thinking and heuristics

Assignment 5 focuses on decision making, creative thinking and heuristics. Few people realize how the way they think is often bounded by ideas that force them to limit their options and think, well, for lack of a better metaphor. inside the box. Creative thinking isn’t something that you must be born with. While talent helps, like all management skills, you can take what you have and make it even better with experience and practice. This assignment provides students with a series of problems that are easily solvable except for the fact that the way people think often means they don’t see or never even consider solutions that are readily available. The answers to these problems are in the attachment above though before students look at them, the should try to solve the problems using their own abilities and reasoning skills. (While not required, having the following items on hand may help students think through some of the following problems: 12 toothpicks or pencils, 10 small circular objects like small coins or buttons, a pencil to write with, and for the last problem, two lollipops and a friend.)
Once students have worked their way down through the list of problems below, their task is to identify why the solution, whether solved or not, seems or seemed difficult or challenging to so many.
Take the time to try an solve these problems before looking at the solutions or at least make a serious attempt. Doing so will make a much greater impression on thinking and enhance your problem solving skills and allow you to not only retain what you learn to a greater degree but enhance your ability to apply similar logic skills in the future.
Problem 1. A farmer approaches a river crossing while taking a ravenous dog, hungry goose and a bag of corn with him. At the river, there is a very small skiff that will allow him to row himself and take one of the animals or the bag of corn across, one at a time. How can he do that when the dog will eat the goose if left alone, just as the goose would eat the corn? He must get himself and all three of his items (the dog, goose, and corn) across the river. (Please note there is no tricking involved in any of these problems. It can be done.)
Problem 2. The following two scenarios are based on a real events. A woman is driving across the desert, without a cell phone has a flat tire in the pouring rain. She manages to jack up the car and takes off the five lug nuts holding the wheel with the flat tire. Just then, a flash flood washes the lug nuts away beyond recovery deep in the sand. How can she get the car back on the road?
Problem 3. Some friends are swimming together in a pond. The area is residential and the pond is ringed with lawns and gardens being watered. The pond is deep though and has a tangle of water plants growing at the bottom. One of the friends becomes entangled in the pond plants, underwater, just a foot from teh surface of the pool. He is struggling desperately, but his friends realize they won’t be able to free him in time. What else can the friends do?
Problem 4. Arrange your 12 toothpicks or pencils into four squares. Once you’re finished it should look something like a window or a plus sign, with a border on all sides. Now remove two toothpicks/pencils from the figure you’ve made to form two perfect squares. Do not touch any of the other toothpicks or pencils and the form left must be two squares, not rectangles and there should not be any leftovers or extraneous toothpicks or pencils. Can you do it?
Problem 5. Draw nine dots on a sheet of paper in three rows of three as shown below
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Now connect all nine dots with four straight lines without lifting your pencil off the paper.
Problem 6. Take out your ten circular objects and form them into five straight rows of four objects each. This may seem hard but it can be done so don’t give up too quickly.
Problem 7. You have eight circular coins that all appear to be the same but one of them is not. All weigh exactly the same save one. Fortunately you have a balance scale that can tell you if one side weighs more than the other but you can only use it twice. How can you be sure to find the coin that is different among the eight when you can only use the scale to twice?
Problem 8. In front of you is a nice cylindrically shaped cake that both looks, tastes and smells delicious. You, and seven of your friends have been invited to eat it but before you do, you face a challenge. You can only cut the cake three times and when you are done, you must have divided the cake into eight equal parts. Can you do it or does the cake go uneaten?
Problem 9. Take six of your toothpicks or pencils and lay three of them down to form a triangle. Using the remaining three toothpicks or pencils to form three more triangles of the exact same shape and size so the you have four triangles in front of you.using only the six toothpicks or pencils.
Problem 10. Finally, the last problem is a contest between you and your friend. Take out the two lollipops and give one to your friend. With the lollipops still wrapped both you and your friend will place your lollipops on a table in front of you. Now, without using your hands or elbows or placing your mouth closer than six inches from the lollipop get the candy into your mouth.
Many people fail to realize that the solutions to issues may lie in front of them. Once you have reviewed the answers to the problems attached above, write out why these problems have proven difficult for many people to solve. As a manager, your ability to look for solutions others overlook or reject out of hand can be one of the greatest assets you bring to an organization.
As your instructor, I’ll provide you with one final bonus problem for students to test themselves but you don’t have to answer it and the solution is not attached. If you can’t figure it out and still want to know the solution, email your instructor and he’ll provide you with the answer.
Bonus Problem: It is a dark and stormy night, and you”re driving in your sports car — a good looking little car–but with only two seats. Suddenly but the side of the road, you see three people stranded at a bus stop. One is a stranger who is having a heart attack at that very moment. Another is a childhood friend who has often saved your life. He has been begging to ride in your sports car. The third person is the man or woman of your dreams. It’s love at first sight. You recognize that you’ve suddenly found your soul mate, who you may never see again. You have just one empty seat in your car. Who do you pick up? Well you certainly owe a debt of gratitude to your friend but you should also pick up the stranger and save his life. And what of romance? As I say, you may never see the person of your dreams again. What do you do?
Solutions to Heuristics Problems
Problem 1. To get across the river the farmer needs to first take the goose across, Next he should row back across the river and take either the dog or corn, it won’t matter. Once he delivers the dog or corn across he should put the goose back in the boat and row back with it to the side he started on leaving his second item, the dog or corn alone on the far side of the river. Once the farmer gets across, he’ll take the third item across and leave the goose on the original shore. Finally the farmer will take on last round trip and retrieve the goose for a second time and take it across the river.
Problem 2. Take one lug nut off each of the remaining three wheels and use them on the spare tire once the flat tire has been replaced. This will allow the driver to drive out of the desert.
Problem 3. The friends can take one of the hoses used to water the lawns and give one end to their friend to use as a snorkel to breathe through until he can be rescued.
Problem 4.
Problem 5.
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Problem 6.
Place a coin at each intersection of two lines on the five pointed star to get five rows of four.
Problem 7,
Set two coins from the eight coins aside and weigh three coins on one side of the scale and three coins on the other. If both sides weigh the same then weight the two coins set aside and the heavier one will be the one you seek. If on the other hand one of the groups of three coins you originally weighed is heavier, then select two of that group of three that was heaviest and weight them again. If one of them is heavier, then that is the coin you seek. If both weigh the same than the third coin from your group of three that you set aside is the coin you seek.
Problem 8.
Cut the cake in half with your first cut right through the center. Cut the cake in quarters with your second cut at a 90 degree angle to your first cut. With your third and final cut, slice the cake horizontally instead of vertically right through the center essentially cutting the cake into two layers. That will give you eight identically sized pieces.
Problem 9.
Form the triangle at the bottom. Now think in three dimensions and put one end of the toothpicks or pencils at the three points of the triangle and the other end of the toothpicks should all meet together in the center above your original triangle on the ground. It should look like a three sided pyramid.
Problem 10.
You should unwrap your friend’s lollipop and stick it in his mouth and he should do the same thing for you.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, what is the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia? Were they ever intimate? If so, what are the indications in the play that they were? Is Ophelia’s madness, for example, a result of having been rejected by Hamlet? If, in your judg-ment, Hamlet and Ophelia were never intimate, what are the indications in the play that show that Ophelia’s love for Hamlet was unrequited (never acted upon by Hamlet)?
TOPIC 2: In Utopia by Sir Thomas More, Raphael Hythloday, the sailor who claims to have visited the island of Utopia, praises the Utopians for holding all property in common, while More, who makes himself a character in the novel, defends private property. Taking a look es-pecially at Book Two, what are Hythloday’s arguments for holding all property in common? What are More’s arguments in favor of private property? Who has the better set of arguments: Hythloday or More, and why? If, in your judgment, both arguments are incorrect, why is each argument incorrect?
TOPIC 3: In What Is Man? by Mark Twain, the Old Man argues that the human being is just a machine. The Young Man, on the other hand, argues that the human being is not just a machine, but is a more complicated creature—a being capable of free will and moral responsibility. Who has the better argument, the Old Man or the Young Man, and why?

Population Dynamics

Paper instructions:
Human Populations and the Environment
SCI221
Assignment 4: Population Dynamics
In Weeks 2 and 3, you learned how humans make a significant impact on the environment and natural ecosystems. This week, you read about and research aspects of how humans impact the Earth’s environment and sustainability. Because of the limited resources to support populations in every country, developed and less-developed nations are beginning to develop policies and practices that will reduce population growth and allow for a sustainable future. In this Assignment, you will compare developed and less-developed nations and investigate how each is working toward population sustainability.
Questions about this assignment? Post them in the Ask the Instructor area under Course Home. That way, everyone in the class will see and benefit from the Instructor’s response.
To prepare for this Assignment:
• Review Chapters 5 and 6 in the course text, Environmental Science.
• Consider the concept of age structure (how many people in the population fit into the various age groups) and population dynamics.
• Select a country and research its age structure and population dynamics. You may choose the same country you are using for your Final Project or you may select a different country.
• Reflect on the possible futures of that country based on age structure and population dynamics. What will happen as the different age groups of this population change?
The assignment:
Compose a 2-page essay in which you analyze the age structure and population dynamics of your selected country. Your essay should include the following:
• A description of the age structure and population dynamics of your selected country
• An explanation of how these elements will impact the country as individuals transition into other age groups
• A conclusion that looks at the possible impact of these transitions on the environment and the world over the next 50 to 100 years
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One aspect of European Union policy

A Final Research Paper will be a study of one aspect of European Union policy, considering the roles and opinion of all countries involved. You may choose any point of policy on which to concentrate. The Research Paper is to be a minimum of 10 pages and must include a title page and works cited page and may include relevant charts and other supporting material. Every source and idea used from a source must be cited in footnotes or endnotes.
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