Failure to buckle up contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behavior. Children model adult behavior. Data suggests that education alone is not doing the job with young people, especially males ages 16 to 25 - the age group least likely to buckle up.
Chapter 7 Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Strangers in Their Own Land, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.
Hardey improvises his speech at the ceremony, telling the Sasol executives that four generations of his family have lived in Westlake, but he encouraged his son to sell the land where he was building his dream house to Sasol.
By telling his son to sell his land, Hardey makes a spectacle out of his loyalty to industry above even his own family. Westlake already seems dominated by industry, both visually and culturally. By equating the smell of toxic chemicals with that of rice and gravy a Southern stapleHardey suggests that chemical production is truly a cornerstone of Southern culture.
Active Themes Hardey drives Hochschild around town, showing her the restaurants, churches, shops, and schools that sustain everyday life in Westlake. Westlake looks to him like one enormous chemical plant to come. Even though he loves the town, has roots there, and even mows its lawns, he is delighted at the prospect of everything he knows being destroyed to pave the way for new industry.
And, because Hardey has the power to coerce people into selling their property to Sasol, many people have no choice in the matter, though Hardey does not seem to see this as a conflict of interest.
Hochschild summarizes the century-long history of expanding oil extraction in the region. New fracking technology promises to release enormous underground deposits of natural gas and bring well-paying jobs to the region, as well as turning the United States from a net importer to a net exporter of energy.
With fracking, as throughout the history of energy production in Louisiana, promised economic benefits are attractive enough to the state government that environmental concerns fall by the wayside. The government weighs the thrill of promised wealth against the anxiety of pollution, which it can choose not to see.
In other words, even government decisions are made on instinctual feeling rules and not through an analysis of material costs and benefits.
She compares these policies with those of Bobby Jindal, who instead defunded public services and paid oil companies to invest in Louisiana. But Hardey rejects this strategy precisely because he does not believe that the government should be in the business of uplifting the needy—rather, he thinks that the poor should make a living through their own private interest.
Hardey reveals the origins of his loyalty to industry: Like many other conservative Louisianans, he sees economic success as directly reflecting personal ability and hard work, but he fails to see how other groups lack the same opportunities to find well-paying work.
Its infrastructural demands mean that Westlake might actually suffer economically from its investment.
Active Themes Hochschild notes that nobody at the groundbreaking ceremony mentioned the Condea Vista ethylene dichloride leak in Westlake, the largest chemical leak in the history of the United States, which had been going for decades by the time it was discovered in Condea Vista hired workers to clean up the chemicals but never provided them with the necessary safety information or equipment.
Again, Hochschild points the reader to a history of pollution and industrial mistreatment of workers that has been erased from the Louisiana landscape through structural amnesia.
Regulators again failed to do their jobs, and Condea Vista poisoned workers without consequence just as PPG did to Lee Sherman and his coworkers. But, before long, a new plaintiff joined the case and created so much strife among the workers that they dropped the lawsuit.
Hardey admits that, after four generations, much of his family is now forced to leave the town due to the construction. People like Hardey help transform the Great Paradox from a principle of resistance to government into a principle of government itself.
Retrieved November 20, The story sums up the blistering growth hitting the City of Trees, and the divides it has exposed: screaming matches over baseball stadiums, large income inequality gaps, and the death of a five-year-old living in a car at the Walmart parking lot.
Buckle Up America is still far from its goal of 85 percent belt usage nationwide in , though progress has been made. Buckle Up America has made remarkable progress towards its goal of decreasing fatalities of children under five years of age.
May , , is Buckle Up America! Week. During this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Air Bag and Seat Belt Safety Campaign, through Operation ABC. Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact theories relate to visits or interactions with the Americas and/or indigenous peoples of the Americas by people from Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania before Columbus's first voyage to the Caribbean in Such contact is generally accepted in prehistory, but has been hotly debated in the historic period..
Two historical cases of pre-Columbian contact are. Notice to Readers: Buckle Up America Week, May , May , , is Buckle Up America Week. Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this is a national campaign to promote safety-belt and child safety seat use.
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