The 20th century was the century of many changes: in the picture of the world, in the lifestyle, in the structure of society. A lot of forecasts made in its beginning turned out to be ridiculously wrong and even more things that hadn’t been expected by anyone happened. One of the changes that are particularly characteristic of the 20th century, the one that turned into a kind of symbol in its own right is the appearance of an automobile.
The 20th century became a century of revolutions, not only in political, but also in scientific sense. There hardly were any other epochs that witnessed so fast progress in all spheres of science; but today the most important of them is undoubtedly the computer, or information revolution. Let us consider what led to the appearance of computers in their modern meaning.
Difference Between Good and Great Books
The difference between a good and a great book is a delicate and peculiar one. It cannot be defined by the quality of people who read it – a third-rate detective story will most likely find greater audience than a profound philosophical novel. It cannot be judged by the ideas presented in it – there is more than one example when book stating to address the most important issues of existence are completely unnoticed. It is not about the language – excellent writing skills do not guarantee greatness of the book.
There are many ideas concerning the purpose of the state: why it appears, what its functions are and so on. The economical science has a simple answer to this question that is limited to one phrase: the free-rider problem.
The free-rider problem is an economical problem that is based on the fact that certain members of the society consume the resources they haven’t paid for. For example we can use the law enforcement and road maintenance. It is next to impossible to determine to what extent every particular person uses them. Read more »