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As people grow old, is it universally accepted that they develop more subtle ways of viewing right and wrong and tolerate greater ambiguity?
Because of the high costs of Medicare and Social Security, are programs that benefit children under-funded?
What three factors account for the long life expectancy of the Abkhasians, the people living in the former Soviet republic of Georgia?
Diet, Physical activity, and Highly developed sense of community
Which of these countries would have the shortest life expectancy: South Korea, Afghanistan, South Africa, or Zimbabwe?
The life span for humans is recorded as what (based on the well-documented records of a French woman who died in 1977)?
at least 122
What term refers to prejudice, discrimination, and hostility directed against people because of their age? Which physician coined this term?
Ageism and Robert Butler
With respect to contemporary China, describe its policy toward the elderly.
To sign support agreements for their aged parents (to get a marriage license, a couple must sign a contract pledging to support their parents after they reach age 60)
Who proposed the Social Security plan that was finally adopted by Congress in 1934?
How does a Ponzi scheme work?
It works as long as it recruits enough new people (early investors are paid by later investors. Eventually the scam runs out of money and collapses. If you join early early enough, you'll collect more than you paid in—but if you join toward the end you are out of luck.)
Based on the Statistical Abstracts, a person who is of what race and gender is most likely to be poor?
African American women
Did the passing of power from heads of families and clans to the ruling elite take place as agricultural societies replaced horticultural and pastoral societies?
Do currency and deposit receipts represent stored value, meaning that there are goods stored and held in reserve to back up and provide value for it?
What is the difference between mechanical and organic solidarity?
mechanical solidarity: people performing the same or similar tasks organic solidarity: people depend on others to fulfill their jobs
Is the largest source of illegal, or unreported, income in the United States most likely the cash wages paid to illegal immigrant laborers?
The eagerness to show wealth by the purchase and visible ownership of goods is called what?
What industrial giant was responsible for the federal government passing antimonopoly legislation?
What theory is based on the idea that the two economic systems - capitalism and socialism - will eventually adopt features of one another until there is a hybrid economic system in all societies?
The largest single source of income that qualifies as being a part of the U.S. underground economy is most likely what?
The society with the most leisure time spread rather consistently throughout the year is what society?
Hunting and gathering society
When global trade opens markets that were previously closed to manufacturers around the world, what group usually suffers the most?
When did the present U.S. political system that is dominated by the Democrats and Republicans emerge?
By the time of the Civil War
Are the Democrats and Republicans classified as noncentrist parties because their political views diametrically oppose each other?
A political gender gap is developing in presidential polls with women being likely to support what type of candidate ? What type of candidate are men likely to support?
Women: Democrat Men: Republican
Are political action committees a threat to American democracy because they have the capability of influencing elected officials more than the voters who placed them in office?
Was the purpose of the G7 alliance formed after World War II first and foremost to ensure peace in the Western world?
What is the specific gift the U.S. gave to the world that addressed a person's rights based by birth and residence?
What is a system of government in which decision-making is vested in a small group of people?
The process of reducing people to objects that do not deserve to be treated as humans is known as what?
Which nation is the greatest exporter of high-tech weapons and military hardware worldwide?
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