The People's Evolution - London, United Kingdom - Organisation non gouvernementale (ONG) British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg The analysis is contained in a new book, All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To. Stuart Laycock, the author, has worked his way around the globe, through each country alphabetically, researching its history to establish whether, at any point, they have experienced an incursion by Britain. Only a comparatively small proportion of the total in Mr Laycock's list of invaded states actually formed an official part of the empire. The remainder have been included because the British were found to have achieved some sort of military presence in the territory – however transitory – either through force, the threat of force, negotiation or payment. Incursions by British pirates, privateers or armed explorers have also been included, provided they were operating with the approval of their government. Among some of the perhaps surprising entries on the list are: * Cuba, where in 1741, a force under Admiral Edward Vernon stormed ashore at Guantánamo Bay. Andorra Belarus
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Socioeconomics Socioeconomics (also known as socio-economics or social economics) is the social science that studies how economic activity affects and is shaped by social processes. In general it analyzes how societies progress, stagnate, or regress because of their local or regional economy, or the global economy. Overview Socioeconomics is sometimes used as an umbrella term with different usages. For example, the Governor of Washington, Paul Doran, announced the effects of socioeconomics. In many cases, socioeconomists focus on the social impact of some sort of economic change. The goal of socioeconomic study is generally to bring about socioeconomic development, usually by improvements in metrics such as GDP, life expectancy, literacy, levels of employment, etc. See also Notes Jump up ^ John Eatwell, Murray Milgate, and Peter Newman,  1989. References Gustav Cassel,  1932. External links
Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Country (ISBN 0-931580-58-7) is a book by Peter McWilliams in which he presents the history of legislation against what he feels are victimless crimes, or crimes that are committed consensually, as well as arguments for their legalization. The book is divided into five sections. Throughout the book are approximately six hundred quotations by noted thinkers on both sides of his positions (primarily supporters). McWilliams presents a variety of arguments against the criminalization of victimless crimes. Some are philosophical in nature: one argument is that laws against these crimes are based in religion, which violates the separation of church and state. Other objections are practical: catching the "criminals" involved is an expensive affair. The text of this book (as well as McWilliams' other books) is available for free in its entirety on the web.
Work, Stress and Health & Socioeconomic Status Socioeconomic status (SES) is often measured as a combination of education, income, and occupation. It is commonly conceptualized as the social standing or class of an individual or group. When viewed through a social class lens, privilege, power, and control are emphasized. Furthermore, an examination of SES as a gradient or continuous variable reveals inequities in access to and distribution of resources. SES Affects our Society Low SES and its correlates, such as lower education, poverty, and poor health, ultimately affect our society as a whole. SES Impacts Everyone’s Levels of Work Stress and Health Workplace Stressors Multiple factors can affect the physical health and psychological well-being of workers. Gender harassment of professional women by higher level men is associated with higher levels of stress and negative mood (O’Connell & Korabik, 2002). Health High demands and low decision control have predicted heart disease in white collar workers (Kuper & Marmot, 2003).