Gender and Society: A Matter of Nature or Nurture? "Men have always been afraid that women could get along without them." --Margaret Mead In addition to age, gender is one of the universal dimensions on which status differences are based. Home Incidence of TB in Cattle, Great Britain - Data to January 2014 Release time: 9:30am Agriculture and Environment | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | GB Australians: If you think that we pay too much tax, read this. Now people, I know that we are all different and have different perspectives on life and how things should happen. However, over the last few days with the release of the details about the carbon tax I have seen a few comments about how Australia is becoming a communist/socialist country. To these friends I would just like to share with them this list of the OECD countries and the % of GDP that is collected as tax by the government. Denmark 48.2Sweden 46.4Italy 43.5Belgium 43.2Finland 43.1Austria 42.8France 41.9Iceland 41.4Norway 41.0Hungary 39.1Netherlands 39.1Slovenia 37.9Luxembourg 37.5Germany 37.0Portugal 35.2Czech Republic 34.8OECD (unweighted average, 2008) 34.8 United Kingdom 34.3Poland 34.3Israel 31.4Canada 31.1New Zealand 31.0Spain 30.7Switzerland 30.3Greece 29.4Slovakia 29.3Japan 28.1Ireland 27.8Australia 27.1 Only Korea, Turkey, US and Mexico is below Australia in the OECD.
Masculinities To speak of masculinities is to speak about gender relations. Masculinities are not equivalent to men; they concern the position of men in a gender order. They can be defined as the patterns of practice by which people (both men and women, though predominantly men) engage that position. There is abundant evidence that masculinities are multiple, with internal complexities and even contradictions; also that masculinities change in history, and that women have a considerable role in making them, in interaction with boys and men. I have been an interested observer of masculinities all my life, but began to think of this as a researchable issue in the late 1970s.
Debunking the myths of corporate tax “In this world,” Benjamin Franklin famously declared, “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” A few hundred years on, corporate Australia seems hell-bent on making a liar out of him. Picture: Peter Nicholson. Death is still holding out -so no need to fear a business-suited army of the undead just yet—but the taxman has well and truly been given the slip, with billions of dollars from the public purse funneled through loopholes, lurks and perks.
Functionalism (philosophy of mind) Since mental states are identified by a functional role, they are said to be realized on multiple levels; in other words, they are able to be manifested in various systems, even perhaps computers, so long as the system performs the appropriate functions. While computers are physical devices with electronic substrate that perform computations on inputs to give outputs, so brains are physical devices with neural substrate that perform computations on inputs which produce behaviors. An important part of some accounts of functionalism is the idea of multiple realizability.
Dividend imputation Australia, Malta and New Zealand have imputation systems. The United Kingdom has a modified imputation system. Germany had a dividend imputation system until 2000 and France until 2004. Australia The Australian tax system allows companies to attach franking credits to dividends paid.
Functionalism Functionalism is a theory about the nature of mental states. According to functionalism, mental states are identified by what they do rather than by what they are made of. This can be understood by thinking about artifacts like mousetraps and keys. In particular, the original motivation for functionalism comes from the helpful comparison of minds with computers.