Among the evils which a vitiated appetite has fastened upon mankind, those that arise from the use of
Tobacco hold a prominent place, and call loudly for reform. We pity the poor Chinese, who stupifies body and
mind with opium, and the wretched Hindoo, who is under a similar slavery to his favorite plant, the Betel; but
we present the humiliating spectacle of an enlightened and christian nation, wasting annually more than
twenty-five millions of dollars, and destroying the health and the lives of thousands, by a practice not at all
less degrading than that of the Chinese or Hindoo....
The present writer published a study on Burke some twenty years ago. It was almost entirely critical, and in
no sense a narrative. The volume that is now submitted to my readers first appeared in the series of English
Men of Letters. It is biographical rather than critical, and not more than about a score of pages have been
reproduced in it from the earlier book. Three pages have been inserted from an article on Burke contributed by
me to the new edition of the Encyclopoedia Britannica; and I have to thank Messrs. Black for the great
courtesy with which they have allowed me to...
In 1909, John Moody published the fifi rst publicly available bond ratings,
focused entirely on railroad bonds. Moody’s fifi rm was followed by Poor’s Publishing
Company in 1916, the Standard Statistics Company in 1922, and the Fitch Publishing
Company in 1924. These fifi rms’ bond ratings were sold to bond investors in thick
manuals. These fifi rms evolved over time. Dun & Bradstreet bought Moody’s in 1962,
but then subsequently spun it off in 2000 as a free-standing corporation. Poor’s
and Standard merged in 1941; Standard & Poor’s was then absorbed by McGraw-
Hill in 1966.
As with individuals and families, countries have resources at their disposal which can be devoted to a wide variety of endeavors. From the perspective either of individuals and families or of entire economies, resources to provide basic education are of paramount importance. Chapter 6 provides knowledge of economics of education.
There’s no real conservation inside their buildings, no removal of materials of concern, no forethought on product recyclability. If you are really going to be green, you consider the entire lifecycle of your operation. It has to be part of your culture to find every opportunity to reduce or eliminate your impact.
In our business, we are seeing these barriers falling fast. Two years ago, companies felt they had time to study options and decide to act…or not. Now, the “do nothing” or “business-as-usual” approach has become unacceptable to their stakeholders.
While Greek forms in art reached new heights of popularity in the late 1860s and 70s,
dress reformers were also becoming more vocal. Again, dress reform was not an
entirely new crusade, for example the doctor Andrew Coombes wrote treatises on it as
early as 1834. By the late 1860s the large domed skirts of the crinoline were out of
fashion and instead the so-called ‘S-shape’ or Grecian bend became fashionable. (The
‘S-Shape’ was later used to describe the shape of the Edwardian corset in the 1900s). ...
Respondent, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, was created as part of a series of accounting reforms in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The Board is composed of five members appointedby the Securities and Exchange Commission. It was modeled on pri-vate self-regulatory organizations in the securities industry—such as the New York Stock Exchange—that investigate and discipline theirown members subject to Commission oversight. Unlike these organi-zations, the Board is a Government-created entity with expansivepowers to govern an entire industry.
A word oft-times is expressive of an entire policy. Such is the term Abolition. Though formerly used as a
synonym of Anti-Slavery, people now clearly understand that the designs of those who have ranged
themselves under the first of these systems of reform are of deeper significance and wider scope than are the
objects contemplated by the latter, and concern themselves not only with the great primary question of bodily
freedom, but take in also the collateral issues connected with human enfranchisement, independent of race,
complexion, or sex.
This Statement focuses on our dedication to assisting Congress and specifically the U.S.
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in achieving their health
transformation goal. Greenway, HIMSS and the EHRVA support a truly transparent
process and equal collaboration of public and private entities.