Oil Papers

  • Muckrakers

    419 words, 2 pages

    Between the three; Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell and Lincoln Steffens, I noticed some similarities. One similarity is how all three wrote about huge companies or businesses and their corruption. They basically showed how wherever you were in the ranks/class, you stayed there. Whether it was on the bottom or top, the rich and powerful made sure to keep them on the top and everyone else on the bottom. In Sinclair’s book The Jungle, he displays how the Chicago meat factories treated the immigrant workers horribly. Jurgis learns of this new method the factories called “Speeding-up” Sinclair writes,

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    Book

    566 words, 3 pages

    Optical Distortion Notes I. How much is a pair of ODI lens worth to the chicken farmer? The value for the farmer is value of substitution in use, in other words substitution of the existing method “debeaking”. So the value of a pair is - So let us consider the benefits to the farmer per bird per year. The sources of benefits are 1. Reduced chicken mortality. Mortality reduced from 9% to 4.5% The present cost of a surviving bird (including dead birds) is = $ 2.61 Less the new cost with the lens is $ 2.40/(1-0.045) = - $ 2.51 _________

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    Lincoln On Leadership

    1112 words, 5 pages

    Lincoln on Leadership I start this project on Lincoln’s leadership very reluctantly. I am a history buff and have always viewed his leadership through the eyes of jaded historians. They have portrayed him as a dictator, incompetent, and a buffoon at some points. After reading the Donald T. Phillips book Lincoln on Leadership, my mindset was totally changed. This book broke down four key areas that produced an effective leader in Lincoln. These areas are character, people, endeavor, and communication. I will be sharing a principal from each key area that I found important and then conc

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