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Clyde Frog Conundrums – The Result of Choices and Complaints


Occupy Wall Street: Campaign or Movement? Preface: Wednesday November 2nd the new South Park episode 1% featured Cartman, the 1%, against the 99%, the rest of his school mates, who conspired and stole Cartman’s most prized possession, Clyde Frog. Aside from … Continue reading

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Questions for Class Discussion- Nov 3 2011


1) What are the similarities between movements and a campaign? How have these two ideas changed over time and, in Rorty’s opinion, what elements are the “intellectual’s” holding onto that are slowing down this change in ideologies? 2) An important quality that … Continue reading

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Reading Questions


In Campaigns and Movements, Richard Rorty talks about Irving Howe;s view on the differences between a movement and a campaign. How does he say each is different? Would Howe consider the Occupy Wall Street protests around the world the beginnings … Continue reading

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Questions for November 3rd Class


1.  Do you think that it was hard for lenders of capital to sponsor an impoverished entrepreneur not knowing if they would receive their initial investment back? 2.  What were the radical impulses that Rorty referred to that came together … Continue reading

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How does Kiva check what their entrepreneurs spend their money on?


How do you think Kiva checks on its entrepreneurs in order to ensure they do not spend money on illegitimate and unethical businesses, such as cock-fighting and other bloodsport, which Kiva has been accused of in the past? How would … Continue reading

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Brain Teasers


I figured I would pop these two up here before anyone else gets them! 1.  In the Kiva Case Study, how does Number 8 from Exhibit 5 relate to Odeke’s blog, “Is there a point helping Africa?” 2.  How would … Continue reading

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