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    been beings obsess with progress. The push for new technology, or the desire to live longer, or he desire for increase pleasure seems to drive our industries and our moral compass in ways that might not exist if it wasn’t for our need of progress. For some progress is not just an end within itself. It is rather a means to the end of well-being for all humans. Both Daniel Kahneman and Amartya Sen make it an important focus in each of their works and we will explore why that is important in the way we come to live our lives. Well-being is an important topic for many of us. Most of us would like to increase many facets of our well-being through being better mentally, emotionally, and physically and we often…

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    Famine Amartya Sen

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    Are famine crises or mass starvation a product of a natural disaster or is it due to some degree of man-made interference? Global hunger can be analyzed by better understanding some of the place in the world that have been impacted heavily, which include Somalia, Malawi, Niger, Bangladesh, and South Sudan. Part B & C Amartya Sen’s work, Poverty and Famines (1981), is significant in the literature surrounding famines and its causes. The general premise of his essay is that famines do not entirely…

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    Amartya Sen Famine

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    One way in which this instability is manifested is through actual famines. Famines can be defined as an extreme scarcity of food. As Amartya Sen explained, most famines are not created by food shortages. The traditional “causes” such as harvest failures, droughts, and decreasing food imports are often not contributing factors. Moreover, Sen believed that social systems determine how a society’s food is distributed have the greatest influence over whether famines occur. Sen’s theory can be…

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    the process of expanding people’s opportunities to live satisfactory well-being life. I will describe the impact of economy in the development, examine the social and political aspect in the development, and lastly, I will discuss about healthy life and how it’s related to the development. First, indeed, the development is somewhat determined by the economic factor. According to Arthur Lewis in The Theory of Economic Growth, “the advantage of economic growth is not that wealth increases, but it…

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    Barbara Ehrenreich’s book Nickel and Dimed illuminates the issues that are surrounded by being an individual that experiences poverty. This essay will take the information that was provided by Ehrenreich’s experience and compare it to social welfare policy in the United states to see if it is helping those who are affected by poverty. The essay will also consider the ideology that surrounds the government and if that has any effect on the social welfare state in the current era. Social welfare…

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    This approach starts from below with people’s lives and it defines social mobility and well-being in terms of opportunities. As Martha Nussbaum states, “such an approach had better begin close to the ground, looking at life stories, and the human meaning of policy changes for real people” (Nussbaum 2011, 14). The capabilities approach demands one central question according to Nussbaum, “what is each person able to do and be?” (Nussbaum 2011, 18). The capabilities approach was coined jointly by…

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    The Causes and Effects of Poverty Currently, poverty is one of the most disastrous problems in the world. There is a huge number of people that die every year due to the lack of good standards for living such as education, jobs, food, and health care. Many countries around the world have a variety of people who need help in order to have the ability to live in difficult circumstances. However, not many people from developed countries help these kinds of people who are in need. Poverty…

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    Cultural Outsider

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    protagonist, Mrs. Sen as a cultural outsider to the American society and a cultural insider in her microcosm — the apartment she decorated to resemble India. Interestingly, Lahiri portrays another protagonist, the 11-year-old Eliot, as a cultural outsider to Mrs. Sen’s version of “little” India and a cultural outsider of the American society. In other words, both Mrs. Sen and Eliot are mirror images of each other as they go through similar transformations, from a cultural outsider to a cultural…

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    Background on Nationalism & Gender in Republican China The purpose of this section is to provide a basic understanding of nationalism and gender in Republican China (1911-1949). There will be a brief analysis of how and why Chinese nationalism developed, followed by another brief analysis of how gender expectations in society may have changed. The understanding of nationalism and gender in Republican China is important to this essay because it provides a background to the essay’s argument. In…

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    Thus, the Fist of Fury is a great example of the nationalism depicted in films and also the anti-Japanese sentiments. It is very common to know that in the past and even today, there is still this negative and superior feeling toward the Japanese. There are various reasons why there are these negative sentiments towards the Japanese (and vice versa) but some can be that it may lie in the struggle for power and influence in Asia between China and Japan. Another reason may be because there are…

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