Tutor profile: Daniel G.
Subject: US Government and Politics
Explain and give an example of a collective action problem.
The definition of a collective action problem is a scenario in which there is conflict between the individual interest and the group interest. In the scenario, each individual in the group faces a choice to either be selfish or cooperate. The individual interest is the interest of finding refuge in Europe while that choice puts a lot of strain on the European countries that Syrians are migrating to. In that sense I definitely think the ongoing refugee crisis is considered a collective action problem. The refugee crisis is arguably the biggest humanitarian problem of our time. Without a collective action there will be no solution. With over 5 million refugees all nations need to band together to help fix this problem. In another class I was apart of we were given a chart that gave the amount of how many refugees each country is taking in. In comparison to how many people that need asylum, many countries are bringing an extremely small fraction, for instance the United States is only allowing 14,000 refugees, this number is Giannosa 2 dwarfed to the 5 million needing a new home. There are even benefits for bringing in refugees to the European union. In the article “How the Refugee Crisis will Reshape the EU” Stefan Lehne says this about the benefits of refugees in the EU, ”Many economists believe that in view of the low birthrates in the majority of EU countries, a large number of immigrants will be needed to preserve the potential for economic growth and ensure the long-term financing of European welfare systems.”
Subject: World History
Explain the Tzaddikim within the Hasidic Religion.
Hasidic belief is oriented around the omni-presence of God and the ability to grow closer to the Divine through the negation of the self. The Hasidic way can be divided into three pillars, concentration, communion with God, and enthusiasm. In addition, one of the key teachings of Hasidism as presented by the Baal Shem Tov was the idea that each generation should have a spiritual leader that is responsible for each individual and their spiritual well being. The tsaddik was this individual. One common idea of Hasidic thought is that “Hasidism can be viewed as resisting text (book) as central in favor of the person (Tsaddik)”
Subject: US History
What are the mains aspects of W.E.B Du Bois article, A Negro Nation Within a Nation?
In 1935 W.E.B. Du Bois wrote an article titled, A Negro Nation Within a Nation, this article battled the concept of integration being the only way to liberate African Americans out of oppression. Du Bois argued that the African American community can create a “nation within a nation” providing complete economic, social, and regional dependency allowing for fair wage and to immediately solve discrimination in opportunity. He believes that in the future prejudice will decline but it will never be eradicated and that this proposal is the only way for African Americans to immediately avoid racial prejudice.