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Trekster: A National Parks Business Plan

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Trekster is an online outdoor website that provides the tools and information necessary for any person to complete a given outdoor activity that matches his/her ability, age, location, and desires

Trekster is an online outdoor website that provides the tools and information necessary for any person to complete a given outdoor activity that matches his/her ability, age, location, and desires with a focus on United States National Parks and National Monument travel. Over time, Trekster will create a sizable repository of trails and activities that reflect a geographically diverse nation and the equally diverse interests the population of the world seek to enjoy in these awe-inspiring locales. Trekster will focus on content creation and the updating of existing content to continually offer the most precise and voluminous information on a given trail, activity, or news item. Trekster is a Limited Liability Company with roots in Arizona and Colorado. Trekster will be managed by Kurtis Zinger, an outdoorsman and businessman keen on finding solutions to problems he has experienced in his travel planning within the national parks. The idea for Trekster originated with a lack of helpful content available from the National Park Service websites for travel to the United States National Parks and National Monuments. Visitation at parks has continued to increase most years over the past three decades, yet the National Parks Service has not been able to successfully serve the demand of an eager outdoor demographic. Trekster is designed for ease-of-use and its target market ranges from senior citizens and foreign visitors to American citizens that are avid backpackers, hikers, and/or campers. Trekster will provide these markets with the tools needed to improve their outdoor or National Park experience, especially because of the lack of these resources at other websites for a reasonable price. As revenue will be Trekster's primary revenue stream, but by keeping expenses limited to marketing efforts after the first year of operation, Trekster will reach its break-even point by 2017 and will make positive profits that grow exponentially during the years that follow. After 2020, Trekster will have content for all 50 states and will begin exploring unique ways to deliver content and explore other potential revenue sources. Trekster will be the premier online destination for travelers to National Parks and adventurers hoping to find more than a superficial introduction to a complex maze of information. By providing quality content free of charge, Trekster will become a favorite resource of outdoor enthusiasts and a source of community for those who find solace and adventure in the outdoors.

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  • 2015-05

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A Business Perspective and Solutions to the Kidney Transplant Shortage

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This research was aimed at identifying the problems of the kidney transplant market and then proposing business-minded solutions. The methodology that was used to compile research was an industry analysis,

This research was aimed at identifying the problems of the kidney transplant market and then proposing business-minded solutions. The methodology that was used to compile research was an industry analysis, a business model canvas, the lean startup methodology, academic papers, popular culture references, previous and present marketing campaigns, an internship at a local hospital, and organ transplant databases. The problems I identified was that kidney transplant industry was favorable but had few competitors, a mounting demand with a lack of supply, a lack of public awareness, negative public perception, and incorrectly focused marketing campaigns. The solutions that I constructed were the endorsement of grocery retail clinics as a step to prevent a future increase in demand for kidneys, a hybridized opt-in system that would increase the supply of transplantable kidneys, a public awareness campaign that would increase the public's awareness and shift it into a positive light, and a refocused marketing campaign that centered on why people become donors. The implementation of these solutions should be solution1, then solution 3 and 4, and then after the public has enough time to ruminate, employ solution 2.

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Job Satisfaction in the Field of Law

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This paper discusses the levels of job satisfaction amongst practicing lawyers, with a distinction between government-employed lawyers (public) and those in the private sector. The purpose of this report is

This paper discusses the levels of job satisfaction amongst practicing lawyers, with a distinction between government-employed lawyers (public) and those in the private sector. The purpose of this report is to provide insight into the joys and sorrows of practicing law and provide those who are curious about becoming a lawyer with the tools to be the happiest lawyer that they can be throughout their career. The paper includes analysis of a primary research survey, comparisons with existing research, and a brief overview of happiness based research. It concludes with personal applications of the knowledge gained. Findings of the project conclude that publicly employed lawyers are, on average, slightly happier than lawyers in the private sector. On a scale from 1-7 public lawyers held an average happiness rating of 6.8, while private lawyers came in at a 6.06. Both factions were found to be satisfied in their work, which can dispel the myth that lawyers in general are unhappy with their job or field. Research into happiness shows that only 40% of an individual's overall happiness can be directly affected by their mindset and actins. The other 60% is comprised of genetic and circumstantial factors. Steps and advice to increase happiness derived from a profession or life are offered. The key to finding satisfaction in the workplace lies in aligning one's strengths with one's values. This paper concludes by imploring those who seek a job in the legal field to spend time understanding what their values are, and pursuing satisfaction in the workplace instead of prestige or pay.

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  • 2017-12

Cohab

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Cohab is an online platform (App, social media, and website) with a mission to make the search for student housing simple and convenient by using predictive analytics on a client-feedback

Cohab is an online platform (App, social media, and website) with a mission to make the search for student housing simple and convenient by using predictive analytics on a client-feedback database to match students to off-campus housing options that fit their wants and needs. Cohab seeks to launch by testing the market of how ASU students looking for off-campus housing would enjoy a speed-matching service to ease them through the housing and housemate search process.

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Explore and Raise Awareness of Disparities in the Condition of Women’s Prisons

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The idea surrounding this thesis project is to highlight the injustice that surrounds women prisons. The ethical flaws behind the way women are treated within the prisons, specifically when it

The idea surrounding this thesis project is to highlight the injustice that surrounds women prisons. The ethical flaws behind the way women are treated within the prisons, specifically when it comes to medical needs. The focus of our project was narrowed to medical neglect. This project falls under the field of law and ethics.
Approximately 219,000 women are incarcerated every year, and this number has been constantly growing. When looking at justice, more than 60% of the population of incarcerated women have not been committed of a crime, in other terms, more than 60% of the population of women are still awaiting trial. Out of the 219,000 women that are incarcerated every year, 80% of women in jails are mothers. Here is where the focus of our thesis project surrounds. 2 million children under the age of 18 have a parent in prison, a majority of those children are actually under the age of 10. Only 9 state prisons have nursery programs for mothers to parent children for a finite period of time anywhere from 30 days to 30 months. With a nursery capacity of only 18 mothers, only mothers with a nonviolent conviction can even be part of the nursery program. With approximately 4% of women in state prisons and 3% of women pregnant during sentencing, more than 2,000 babies are born to incarcerated women annually. Policies vary by jurisdiction; however, women are frequently shackled with handcuffs, leg irons, and waist chains during transport, delivery, and post-delivery. This blatantly violates the eight amendment of cruel and unusual punishment. Really only 10 states have passed legislation prohibiting restraint. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Departments of Correction in 13 states have internal policies that are similar to prohibiting. Remaining 27 states women are shackled.
Based on the Guardian it is also shown that women are not given the proper menstrual care products. “At York, each cell, which houses two female inmates, receives five pads per week to split. I’m not sure what they expect us to do with the fifth, but this comes out to 10 totals for each woman, allowing for only one change a day in an average five-day monthly cycle” (Chandra Bozelko). The whole reasoning here is that pads and menstrual products are not a luxury, it is a true necessity and BASIC HUMAN RIGHT. At this point it is a shot on an individual's dignity.
This project will be focusing on three aspects of the prison system in relation to women: pregnancy and prenatal care, lack of menstrual products, as well as basic health needs. The main goal of this project is to shed light on the injustice present. The sources that will be analyzed are prison personnel, previous inmates, activists, as well as analysis on past and ongoing cases related to this topic.

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  • 2020-05

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An Ethical Analysis of Customers' Perceptions of Multilingual Phone Systems Among Various Demographic Groups

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This thesis explores three predominant theories of language in cultures, considering them with the use of multilingual automated phone systems. It presents an analysis of Internet based (primarily through blogposts)

This thesis explores three predominant theories of language in cultures, considering them with the use of multilingual automated phone systems. It presents an analysis of Internet based (primarily through blogposts) reviews of such systems. As these reviews are insufficient to form a conclusion as to how the public sees such systems, this thesis also presents an original study of 90 participants, which assesses both the functional difference between English only and multilingual systems, as well as respondents' personal ethical (as defined by participants themselves) beliefs as to the necessity of such multilingual automated systems. The study's primary hypotheses assert that these systems will not have any large functional difference, and that the majority of respondents will find the use of such multilingual automated systems ethically necessary. Both of these hypotheses are found to be correct.

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Ethical Analysis of the Compensation System for NCAA Athletes

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In this project, I will attempt to determine the moral permissibility of amateurism, as it relates to student athlete compensation, defined by the NCAA. Amateurism is the term that defines

In this project, I will attempt to determine the moral permissibility of amateurism, as it relates to student athlete compensation, defined by the NCAA. Amateurism is the term that defines the current profiling of student athletes by the NCAA as non-professionals. Therefore, in the eyes of the NCAA, in order for a student to participate as an athlete, there are eight stipulations of characteristics they may not embody, specifically surrounding playing sports for personal monetary gain. The problem in question with this definition is the perceived inequity of the amount of money coaches, officials and directors are making from revenues surrounding the sport versus how much the players see. This analysis will include a situational analysis of the current environment—the nature of the NCAA student athlete problem, as well as an investigation into two proposal environments. The first is labeling student athletes as “professionals” and compensating them through negotiated contracts, and the second models after the pre-1988 International Olympic Committee definition of amateurism, which allowed athletes to pursue their own side endorsements relating to their athletic performance.

Through literature review and semi-structured surveys and interviews, this study will attempt to discern the true motives of the stakeholders in the student-athlete compensation case and use these motives along with ethical analysis to determine the moral permissibility of the proposed environments. This study will follow 4 specific research questions:

1. To what extent is “amateurism” a morally permissible concept to govern student athlete compensation?
2. To what extent is “professionalism” a morally permissible concept to govern student athlete compensation?
3. To what extent is “Olympic amateurism” a morally permissible concept to govern student athlete compensation?
4. How should the knowledge of these concepts’ moral permissibility affect how we apply the law in the area of this case?

This project will conclude with commentary on what the implications are towards modern law for after determining the moral permissibility of all environments.

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  • 2020-05

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Can Justice Be Bought?

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After the landmark case, Gideon v Wainwright was heard by the United States Supreme Court in 1963, the 6th Amendment granted counsel to indigent defendants. However, since 1963 the United

After the landmark case, Gideon v Wainwright was heard by the United States Supreme Court in 1963, the 6th Amendment granted counsel to indigent defendants. However, since 1963 the United States population has skyrocketed and so have arrest rates leaving many public defenders underpaid and overworked. Knowing these facts Can Justice be Bought uses interviews, real-life stories, and research to determine if the 6th Amendment is upheld in the way the system is currently working, and are indigent defendants given a fair chance at trial. After an overview of public defense in the United States as a whole, it becomes clear that in many states the way the system is operating gives them less than a fair chance at justice. This, however, is not from a lack of effort from public defenders, they are simply just so overworked by exorbitant caseloads that they cannot possibly give each of their cases the time it deserves. However, not all indigent defense systems were created equal, states like Maryland have a number of resources for their public defenders that set them up for success. In order to close the gap between private counsel and public defense in the United States, public defenders’ offices should begin to allocate more funding in order to lighten their defenders’ caseloads as well as to provide them with resources such as expert witnesses and social workers. Funding is not found overnight, so in the meantime, the implementation of “participatory defense” can also help close the gap. The advantage of wealth is not found only in the courtroom but through nearly every part of the criminal justice system. From bail to parole, wealthier defendants typically see higher rates of success and lower rates of recidivism due to their ability to pay for these programs.

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  • 2020-05

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The Sackler Family and Their Role in the Opioid Crisis

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Purdue Pharma was started by Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond Sackler in the 1950s. Its most successful product was OxyContin. Purdue failed to perform the required trials and used misleading marketing

Purdue Pharma was started by Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond Sackler in the 1950s. Its most successful product was OxyContin. Purdue failed to perform the required trials and used misleading marketing practices to promote the drug. The Sackler family encouraged these false advertising campaigns in an attempt to drive up sales. These deceitful tactics caught up with the company and Purdue Pharma’s affiliate pled guilty to deliberately misbranding the drug in 2006. Purdue Pharma currently faces thousands of lawsuits, with Sackler family members personally named, for misleading marketing practices. States uncovering evidence of the Sackers attempting to hide their fortune via wire transfers and offshore accounts and institutions removing the family name from their doors threaten both the Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family’s money and influence.
The opioid crisis was inflamed by multiple sources, from which Purdue Pharma and other pharmaceutical companies benefited. The first is the Revolving Door, where government workers go to work for the companies they were once in charge of regulating. Existing loopholes allow former officials to immediately become lobbyists and perform consulting work. The Food and Drug Administration has close ties with lobbyists and pharmaceutical companies, which casts doubt and suspicion on its policies. Tightening and expanding current Revolving Door regulations would begin to stem this problem. Extending the cooling-off period to a minimum of five years would prevent former government workers from immediately influencing government policies. Furthermore, the laws need to be modified to include more specific language to eliminate loopholes. Banning former government employees from any counseling services or lobbying any government branch, agency, or office will make it much more difficult to circumvent the rules.
The second are “pill mills,” whereby physicians, clinics, or pharmacies prescribe prescription drugs inappropriately. There exists a web of regulation and reporting laws from federal and state governments, but pill mills still established themselves. Florida enacted laws that created stricter requirements for dispensing drugs, medical examinations, and follow-ups before and after prescribing opioids for chronic pain. These laws had positive results in stopping pill mills. Similar laws should be enacted nationally. Existing laws focusing on the pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies should be expanded to improve reporting between those agencies and the DEA and the DEA and other government agencies.
The last one is the American drug addiction rehab system. It is fraught with stigma, lax insurance information, inconsistent treatments, and poorly utilized information. The system often fails to provide care for those who need it. Increasing the scope of treatments would boost its effectiveness. States need to require insurance companies to cover mental health treatment to the same extent and degree as physical health issues and use a uniform, standardized tool to decide the necessary level of care addiction patients need. Public report cards for treatment centers would improve their long-term level of care and ease patients in finding a treatment center that fits them.
Addressing these problems has already begun at the both federal and state level. As these causes are identified and attacked, it will become easier to pass the laws needed to repair the system that allowed the opioid crisis to occur.

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  • 2020-05

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INNOVATION SPACE: A STUDY OF THE LEGAL AND REGULATORY IMPLICATIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN BRINGING A DISABILITY PRODUCT TO MARKET

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Anytime a new product is brought to market or a new business is established, there are several legal and regulatory matters that must be addressed in order to achieve sustainable

Anytime a new product is brought to market or a new business is established, there are several legal and regulatory matters that must be addressed in order to achieve sustainable success. There are certain legal implications that every new business needs to consider, such as business structure, obtaining intellectual property, necessary licenses, agreements, liability, etc. In addition, there are also some regulations and laws that apply to only certain types of businesses. For products created for individuals with disabilities, some of these regulations include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). In this thesis, I study the disability product market, and the major legal and regulatory obstacles that a company might face in creating and marketing a product for consumers with either a mobile or visual disability. The research I conducted was based on a year-long project I completed in an interdisciplinary program called InnovationSpace. This paper introduces the program and our product, including a summary of the business model we created. Then, I discuss the findings of my research, before developing a plan for complying with the laws when taking our product, Naavi, to market. The major strategy discussed includes getting our product involved in public school districts through the IDEA, to give visually disabled students access to our product by making it a required component of their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Being able to do so would give our company an enormous business-to-business customer, which would be great for our company while simultaneously offering these students an opportunity to learn a valuable skill that can improve their daily lives.

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  • 2016-05