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The White Wolf

The White Wolf | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
BESPECTACLED and dressed modestly in a dark Chinese suit, Chang An-lo’s manner is erudite. On August 29th he addressed the Taiwan Foreign Correspondent’s Club....
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Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is

Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

"In many cities, it's become popular to hate 'gentrifiers,' rich people who move in and drive up housing prices -- pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:02 PM

Gentrification can be a very touchy subject.  What appears to be economic revitalization of a down-trodden neighborhood to one, can appear to be systematic removal of minorities to another.  This op-ed isn't a whole-hearted embrace of gentrification, but it might be seen as a critique of the gentrification critics.

  

Tags: neighborhood, gentrificationurban, place, culture, economic.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 8, 2014 12:38 PM

unit 7

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Regulators Propose Rule to Reduce Risk of Derivatives

Regulators Propose Rule to Reduce Risk of Derivatives | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The financial crisis of 2008 revealed how flaws in the market had allowed dangerous buildups of risk at large Wall Street firms and worsened the run on the banking system.
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Finally, we're dealing with the elephant in the room.

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Justice Department to Investigate Ferguson, Missouri, Police - NBC News

Justice Department to Investigate Ferguson, Missouri, Police - NBC News | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Justice Department intends to launch a civil rights investigation of the entire Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department, according to administration offici...
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CPUC Judges Recommend Largest Fine Ever for PG&E

CPUC Judges Recommend Largest Fine Ever for PG&E | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In four decisions that could go through a still-lengthy review process, two California regulatory commission judges on Tuesday recommended $1.4 billion in penalties against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) for the fatal San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion four years ago (see Daily GPI,Sept. 13, 2010).
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Bone appétit

Bone appétit | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Who let the dogs in? RESTAURANTS in California are at last going to the dogs. For years the state banned man’s best friend from dining out with his owners. Some...
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We need this law in Alaska...

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More bang for your buck

More bang for your buck | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
WARNING: We rarely feel the need to alert readers to explicit content. But our discussion of the online sex trade requires frank language, and some may find the...
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Comparing the five major world religions

"It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam."


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MsPerry's curator insight, September 1, 2014 9:48 AM

APHG-Unit 3

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 2014 9:13 AM

Great insight into our 5 major world religions.

Brett Laskowitz's curator insight, January 28, 12:06 PM

This is also a good introductory video for the Religion unit.  It will at least give students a general overview of the major world religions as a baseline of information to reference when diving deeper into the unit content.

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Speed up DNA testing - Chicago Sun-Times

Speed up DNA testing - Chicago Sun-Times | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that the Illinois State Police crime lab has a backlog. What does surprise us is that no priority label was attached to testing in the case of Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans, who is charged with shoving his gun deep into the throat of a man he thought had been carrying a gun, while also holding a Taser to the man’s groin and threatening to kill him if he didn’t say where the gun was.

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Did This Teacher's Novel Cause Craziest Police Overreaction Ever? - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Did This Teacher's Novel Cause Craziest Police Overreaction Ever? - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A Dorchester County, Maryland, teacher was taken in for an "emergency medical evaluation," suspended from his job, and barred from setting foot on another
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Q&A: Were Modern Ideas—and the American Revolution—Born on Ships at Sea?

Q&A: Were Modern Ideas—and the American Revolution—Born on Ships at Sea? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Unsung heroes of the seas-how pirates, slaves, and motley crews shaped the modern world.
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Tenth Circle Added To Rapidly Growing Hell

Tenth Circle Added To Rapidly Growing Hell | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
CITY OF DIS, NETHER HELL—After years of construction, Corpadverticus, the new circle of Hell, finally opened its doors Monday.
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High spirits

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Who drinks most vodka, gin, whisky and rum?ASIA'S growing middle classes are driving demand in the global spirits market. According to IWSR, a market-research firm,...
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Private Prison Stocks Soar As Companies Cash In On Incarcerated Immigrants

Private Prison Stocks Soar As Companies Cash In On Incarcerated Immigrants | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Private prison investors are seizing on the influx of migrants from Central America as an opportunity for more profit.

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Fairbanks city mayor supports ‘Fairbanks Four’ inquiry

Fairbanks city mayor supports ‘Fairbanks Four’ inquiry | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks city mayor supports a federal investigation of the 1997 John Hartman case, according to a Wednesday news release from the Tanana Chiefs Conference. 
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Study finds hard work makes you old and sick

Study finds hard work makes you old and sick | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Dr. Andrew Young of the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the University of Exeter and Dr.
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From ink to clink

From ink to clink | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
WE RECENTLY wrote about how a tattoo affects your job prospects. A paper from Kaitlyn Harger, a PhD student at West Virginia University, takes it a step further. Ms...
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Violence Among the Amish

Violence Among the Amish | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2013 hate-crime conviction against 15 members of an Amish separatist group who forcibly cut the beards of others in their faith. The ruling has re-opened a question: How could this happen?
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Guilt edged

Guilt edged | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
America’s regulators are increasingly assertive IN THE past firms feared their rivals. Now they need to beware of regulators too. American companies have been...
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Handsome ransoms

Handsome ransoms | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
IT IS never about the money, at least not to start with. For the jihadist groups that have, in the past decade, pocketed several hundred million dollars in ransom...
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This is why it feels like the recession never ended

This is why it feels like the recession never ended | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Take a look at this chart. It shows everything you need to know about why Americans are still so down on the economy.

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The Changing Face of Temporary Employment

The Changing Face of Temporary Employment | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The number of temps has reached a new high, and many are working in more dangerous situations than full-time workers.

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malek's comment, September 1, 2014 10:37 AM
business uncertainty and suspecting government numbers altogether..what a tragedy?
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High Times Challenges Colorado's Restrictions on Pot-Related Speech - Reason.com

High Times Challenges Colorado's Restrictions on Pot-Related Speech - Reason.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Why wouldn't a marijuana business advertise in the flagship magazine of the cannabis counterculture?
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Money can buy happiness

Money can buy happiness | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A new study examines the relationship between income and well-beingTHE Easterlin paradox, named for economist Richard Easterlin, reckons that higher incomes do not...
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