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The New Persian Translation of Marx's Capital and the Iranian ...

This paper examines the new features of Hassan Mortazavi's new translation of Marx's Capital Volume 1 and the responses which it has received inside Iran. I argue that what led to this translation was both a dissatisfaction ...
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New police 'drunk and disorderly' powers penalise Aborigines, youth, homeless and mentally ill (NSW)

New police 'drunk and disorderly' powers penalise Aborigines, youth, homeless and mentally ill (NSW) | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
New powers handed to NSW police to tackle alcohol-related violence are disproportionately penalising Aboriginal people, the homeless and the mentally ill, the state Ombudsman has found.

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Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug.
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I watched the video of her doing this, and I was shocked. The poor lady reporting in the next scene didn't know what to do, or even what to say! While I think it's great that this reporter is going to pursue something she believes in, she could have done it differently. Her actions may create a negative impact on her future, and the future of her business. It may reflect on her attitude, and may affect any future jobs she may try to get. I'm sure she won't be getting a job that has anything to do with live TV anytime soon!
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Leaving dead presidents in peace

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SINCE cash was invented in the seventh century BC, it has generally been the most convenient way to pay for everyday purchases. But as electronic payments get...
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Getting to "si"

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THEY put a brave face on it in Catalonia. The Scottish "no" vote, said Catalan president Artur Mas, was a triumph for democracy and an enviable example of how to...
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Sixx decades ago, Robert K. Merton argued that there was a series of ways in which Americans responded to the extraordinary cultural emphasis that their society placed on getting ahead. The most co...

Sixx decades ago, Robert K. Merton argued that there was a series of ways in which Americans responded to the extraordinary cultural emphasis that their society placed on getting ahead. The most co... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Gangster’s Guide to Upward Mobility ("Sixx decades ago, Robert K.
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Missionaries accuse Brazil of allowing infanticide - USATODAY.com

Missionaries accuse Brazil of allowing infanticide - USATODAY.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The missionaries, associated with the U.S.-based group Youth With A Mission, say the Brazilian government is turning a blind eye to the killing of babies born with birth defects, many of which are treatable by western medicine.
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Infanticide Statistics | All Girls Allowed

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Crime not an issue for most UAE residents - The National

Crime not an issue for most UAE residents - The National | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The National Crime not an issue for most UAE residents The National According to a YouGov survey commissioned by The National, 12 per cent of those polled felt crime was a “very big problem” and a further 18 per cent said it was “quite a big...
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3 reasons America still leads the world in imprisoning people

3 reasons America still leads the world in imprisoning people | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
There's a lot more work to be done.

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I think that it's great that the crime rate has dropped by 1% in this last decade and that violent crimes have dropped by 20% like said that this shows higher number results in the drops in comparison to the people incarcerated. I know jail sentences are longer and the concern is how are these people going to fit into society with the rest of the working class after released? Equally are important. I think even though America is still in the lead in the world for imprisoning people,  I still feel that we are still the most easy going on some crimes that should be addressed in my opinion.

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9 reasons the American middle class is dying

One percent of Americans now own more than a third of the country's wealth. Raising the minimum wage isn't enough

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How Can a City Measure Its HAPPINESS? – Next City: ... a “Local Well-Being Index”

How Can a City Measure Its HAPPINESS? – Next City: ... a “Local Well-Being Index” | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As more cities begin to survey residents about well-being, here’s a look at how they’re gathering the data and how the results might influence policy.

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To measure happiness I don't think is too ambitious at all; in fact I believe this is a great idea! To understand this concept from the real people in our city they can make changes to methods, as stated. If this branches out to what was stated also as, "pollinating other cities" I believe this could help people in awesome ways. Some people  commit suicide because they feel a lack of self belonging, worry about their bills, and as a result some may even turn to trouble. To understand where people are coming from to get a sense of their personal feelings of happiness and well-being I personally believe will make positive results. I enjoyed this article. :) 

 

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Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds

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A single dose of a popular class of psychiatric drug used to treat depression can alter the brain’s architecture within hours, even though most patients usually don’t report improvement for weeks, a new study suggests.
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Want to Quit Smoking? Eat a Magic Mushroom, New Study Says

Want to Quit Smoking? Eat a Magic Mushroom, New Study Says | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A new study shows smokers may be able to kick the habit with a little help from psilocybin and three controlled trips
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Can a "Firewall Strategy" Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco

Kicking the polluters out of the negotiations may sound like wishful thinking. But there is a precedent: the global effort to regulate the tobacco industry.

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Why Poor Students Struggle

Why Poor Students Struggle | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The price of success in college is often their own identities.

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How long to be a millionaire

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How long does it take to earn $1m in different countries?INFLATION may have ruined "How to marry a millionaire" as a good film title, but there is still something...
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Right on!

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FLYERS at petrol stations do not normally ask for someone to donate a kidney to an unrelated stranger. That such a poster, in a garage in Indiana, actually did...
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When I went in for my surgery, the lady next to me had flown in from the Mariana Islands to give a kidney to a friend--kind of put my surgery in perspective after that....

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The Prevalence Of Criminology And Gang Culture In Muslim Communities - Episode 4 - YouTube

This episode of "The Mardiyah Show" tackles the prevalence of recidivism amongst many Muslims in the Islamic community. Upon release from prison, many Muslim...
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 In this video I heard the guest change the wording when he answered the first question that "whether you are Muslim or not Muslim" it is the small things that catch up with you later in life that we seem to ignore. I agree I believe that no matter who you are or what set of beliefs that are in your life everyone falls short of this at one time or another. To me gangs is culture because it is a set of beliefs that people come together on in a set of these beliefs. Muslims, Islamic groups and all of us have a set of behaviors that seem to follow that culture.

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BBC - Ethics - Abortion: Female infanticide

Infanticide is the unlawful killing of very young children. It is found in both indigenous and sophisticated cultures around the world.
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That Time My Job Involved Tossing Dead Babies Into a Crematory

That Time My Job Involved Tossing Dead Babies Into a Crematory | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The nightmare revealer of madness unknown, Of fetuses cooked for the Satanists' feast, Old witches look on as a baby reveals, A stretch of her leg to the lust of the Beast.
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Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media - Fair Observer

Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media - Fair Observer | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Off the Radar: Stealth Conflicts and the Media Fair Observer National/political interest may also include other perceived macro-level narratives – the notion that a new Cold War is brewing, and that the conflict in Ukraine is part of this, for...
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Mass incarceration is making the Federal Reserve’s job harder

Mass incarceration is making the Federal Reserve’s job harder | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Arrests, convictions and prison sentences are among the factors holding back the job market and complicating the central bank's calculations.

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PARKING: Searching for the Good Life in the City

Streetfilms is proud to partner with ITDP to bring you this fun animation that's sort of a cross between those catchy Schoolhouse Rock shorts and a 1960s-style, Saul Bass film credits sequence.

For too long cities sought to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand caused that fabric to tear apart. Parking requirements for new buildings have quietly been changing the landscape of how people live. Chipping away at walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods has been a slow process that finally turned cities across the U.S. into parking craters and a few in Europe into parking swamps.

 

Many cities around the world are now changing course by eliminating the requirements while also investing in compact walking, cycling and public transit oriented neighborhoods. Soon cities in the developing world will follow, providing many new lessons of their own.

 

At Streetfilms, we realize that while parking is a difficult topic for most to comprehend, it is at the core of the transportation problems of most cities. We all hope this film helps change some minds and enlighten others

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Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
“While 70 percent of Americans approve of corporal punishment,” wrote sociologist Michael Eric Dyson for the New York Times on Wednesday, “black Americans have a distinct history with the subject. Beating children has been a depressingly familiar habit in black families since our arrival in the New World.” Dyson was...
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Rob Duke's comment, September 21, 1:54 AM
For an excellent discussion of the "ghetto" behaviors as a legacy of slavery and not inherent Black culture, see Thomas Sowell's "Black Rednecks: White Liberals. Sowell is another Hoover fellow who served with McNamara who I mentioned yesterday. Sowell also wrote the quintessential book on Marx: Marxism: Philosophy and Economics.
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What Happens When We All Live to 100?

What Happens When We All Live to 100? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
If life-expectancy trends continue, that future may be near, transforming society in surprising and far-reaching ways.
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