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23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

By Ha-Joon Chang
  • ISBN Code: : 9781608193585
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "For anyone who wants to understand capitalism not as economists or politicians have pictured it but as it actually operates, this book will be invaluable."-Observer (UK) If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists-the apostles of the freemarket-have spun since the Age of Reagan. Chang, the author of the international bestseller Bad Samaritans, is one of the world's most respected economists, a voice of sanity-and wit-in the tradition of John Kenneth Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism equips readers with an understanding of how global capitalism works-and doesn't. In his final chapter, "How to Rebuild the World," Chang offers a vision of how we can shape capitalism to humane ends, instead of becoming slaves of the market.

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Book Short Summary:

Urgent and powerful call to build the mass movements necessary to overcome global climate & save the planet.

God and the Financial Crisis

By Gary D. Badcock
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443888370
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 277
  • Pdf File: god-and-the-financial-crisis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fundamental belief in personal liberty and in the ability of free markets to realise the good lies at the heart of the neoliberal economic orthodoxy that has now shaped public policy for a generation. Confidence in orthodox economics has, however, been badly shaken by the financial crisis of 2008 and, in the years following, by the effects of the Great Recession. The era of casino banking was not only an era of de-industrialisation and under-employment, but also of iniquitous tax avoidance schemes, and of grotesquely inflated levels of social inequality. Such factors, we now realise, have reduced the life-prospects of millions of our fellow-citizens. This interdisciplinary volume of essays, with wide-ranging contributions by theologians and social scientists, explores the theological, economic, and moral implications of these developments. Its central claim is that neoliberalism’s failure to appreciate the limitations of its fiduciary commitments contributed massively to the economic crisis. A more honest appraisal of the relation between the language of belief and the sphere of economic behaviour is therefore required. This must also result in appropriate policy changes, to harness the power of the economy to serve a more generous vision of the human good.

Beyond Public Administration

By David John Farmer
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429575378
  • Total of Pages : 116
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: beyond-public-administration.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How can public administration (P.A.) nudge government to govern fundamentally better in terms of policy? How critical is P.A. contemplation and nudges – prods, shoves or hammer blows - to government-in-context? In this book, David John Farmer argues that government-in-context refers to government-in-totality, to what governs even if not called government and to what constrains government action. Constricting contextual features are infiltration, exfiltration and post-truth, raising questions relating to democracy. Infiltration into government is the action of gaining access that benefits big corporations, their owners and billionaires; findings are that it also mal-nudges government action through such elements as big money, lobbying, tax breaks and embrace of the free market. Reacting to factors like growing income inequality, what is explained as exfiltration occurs for middle- and lower-income people. Post-truth is noted as the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2016, describing people concerned less with truths than with opinions. The book analyzes three practical "hammer blow" and 18 "shove" nudges to contradict the mal-nudges. Beyond Public Administration will be of interest to P.A. scholars and graduate students, more specifically those interested in critical, normative, or interpretive scholarship focused on various aspects of P.A. theory, governance, and practical management.

A Student's Guide to Education Studies

By Stephen Ward
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136483055
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 628
  • Pdf File: a-student-s-guide-to-education-studies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Student’s Guide to Education Studies is a much-needed resource for any undergraduate making their first explorations into the fascinating world of education. The first publication of this book in 2002 helped to define the nature of the subject, introducing topics into the field which had not been previously considered. This new edition brings the subject up to date with the latest thinking and research on policy, globalisation, learning and knowledge, offering an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to a diverse range of topics and issues in education. Now fully updated to reflect rapid and significant changes in the field, this third edition considers topical issues including: the political dimension of education, the national debate about schooling and poverty, the marketisation of education, the end of Every Child Matters, the Coalition Government’s policies for academies and free schools. Organised around three enduring themes - Education Policy and Politics, Global and Environmental Education, and Learning, Knowledge and the Curriculum - each chapter contains summary points, questions for discussion, and annotated suggestions for further reading. With a distinctive international and global focus, A Student's Guide to Education Studies is an essential resource for all students of Education Studies.

QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource, 4th edition

By Bloomsbury Publishing
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 184930064X
  • Total of Pages : 2208
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: qfinance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource (4th edition) offers both practical and thought-provoking articles for the finance practitioner, written by leading experts from the markets and academia. The coverage is expansive and in-depth, with key themes which include balance sheets and cash flow, regulation, investment, governance, reputation management, and Islamic finance encompassed in over 250 best practice and thought leadership articles. This edition will also comprise key perspectives on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors -- essential for understanding the long-term sustainability of a company, whether you are an investor or a corporate strategist. Also included: Checklists: more than 250 practical guides and solutions to daily financial challenges; Finance Information Sources: 200+ pages spanning 65 finance areas; International Financial Information: up-to-date country and industry data; Management Library: over 130 summaries of the most popular finance titles; Finance Thinkers: 50 biographies covering their work and life; Quotations and Dictionary.

Fate of the Nation

By Jakkie Cilliers
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  • Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • Book Code : 1868427986
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 979
  • Pdf File: fate-of-the-nation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

WHAT DOES OUR FUTURE HOLD? In these uncertain times, this is the question on many South Africans' lips. Will we become more prosperous and less divided as a nation or remain hugely unequal and generally poor? Will the ANC split or eventually be forced into an alliance with the EFF after 2019? Could the DA rule the country after the 2024 elections? In Fate of the Nation Jakkie Cilliers develops three scenarios for our immediate future and beyond: Bafana Bafana, Nation Divided and Mandela Magic. Cilliers says the ANC is currently paralysed by the power struggle between what he calls the Traditionalists and the Reformers. It is this power struggle that has led to the inept leadership, policy confusion and poor service delivery that has plagued the country in recent years. Key to which scenario could become our reality is who will be elected to the ANC's top leadership at the party's national conference in December 2017. Whichever group wins there will determine what our future looks like. This is a book for all concerned South Africans.

50 Economics Classics

By Tom Butler-Bowdon
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  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Book Code : 1473660424
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 377
  • Pdf File: 50-economics-classics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.

Bite Size Advice 2

By Paul J. Thomas
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  • Publisher : Made For Success Publishing
  • Book Code : 1613398719
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: bite-size-advice-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Financial services CEO, Paul Thomas, made his debut as an author with Bite Size Advice - A Definitive Guide to Political, Economic, Social and Technological Issues. Now he is back with volume 2. This second installment of Bite Size Advice has the subtitle, The Lesson Continues, and is a veritable treasure trove for those with a thirst for knowledge. Yet again, the reader is presented with a collection of blog posts that provide an illuminating guide to the issues that are shaping politics, redesigning business, changing society and driving technology. Prepare to be educated, entertained and enlightened as you discover concise answers to important questions. IS government debt a bad thing? WHAT caused the Global Financial Crisis? WHERE is artificial intelligence headed? WHY is higher education important? HOW vital is banking to a modern economy? WILL driverless cars become ubiquitous? This is a practical guide that immediately takes hold of the reader’s inquisitive nature. Thoroughly engaging and brimming with information, barely a page goes by without an interesting fact. The snappy text is presented in bite-size nuggets and moves effortlessly from topic to topic. Paul offers a fresh voice, honest opinions and concise thinking as he skilfully examines some of today’s most topical issues. The writing is lucid while simultaneously being witty and wise. A must read for anyone who wants to understand how the world works.

The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By Jeremy Garlick
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351182749
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 711
  • Pdf File: the-impact-of-china-s-belt-and-road-initiative.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book merges macro- and micro-level analysis of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to dissect China’s aim in creating an integrated Eurasian continent through this single mega-project. BRI has been the source of much interest and confusion, as established frameworks of analysis seek to understand China’s intentions behind the policy. China’s international activity in the early 21st century has not yet been successfully theorised by IR scholars because of a failure to satisfactorily encompass its complexity. In addition, the mix-and-match syncretism of the Chinese approach to foreign policy has been under-emphasised or omitted in many analyses. Bringing together complexity thinking and analytic eclecticism to assess the degree to which this scheme can transform international relations, Garlick critically examines this large-scale interconnectivity project and its potential impacts. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in the field of international relations and China studies including academics, policy-makers and diplomats around the world.

New Economic Thinking and Real Estate

By Danny Myers
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119048737
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 842
  • Pdf File: new-economic-thinking-and-real-estate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New Economic Thinking and Real Estate offers a modern and distinctive approach to forecasting and understanding property markets. With this book, students will develop an intuitive ability to interpret economic indicators and acquire the confidence to assess property markets. The book is divided into three parts: Part A: Resource choices - deals with microeconomics; Part B: Financial Systems - seeks to make sense of the macroeconomic scene and Part C: Measuring and Forecasting.

RUDOLF STEINER AND SOCIAL REFORM

By Richard Masters
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  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Book Code : 1855846322
  • Total of Pages : 676
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 372
  • Pdf File: rudolf-steiner-and-social-reform.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How might we improve the way we organize society, so that human beings can live in greater peace, dignity and justice? Against a background of chronic discontent and social conflict around the globe, Richard Masters presents a comprehensive survey of Rudolf Steiner’s work on societal reform, sifting through and summarizing the content of dozens of books, lectures and discussions. Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) is not known today for his social thinking, but he wrote and spoke at length on such issues during and after WWI, engaging with audiences ranging from royalty, politicians and business owners to illiterate, dispossessed factory workers. Central to his ideas was his ‘threefold’ approach to politics, economics and culture, arguing that their roles should be clarified and the three spheres allowed to thrive independently. Drawing on the full range of source material – including much not yet available in English – the author reveals the continuing relevance of Steiner’s work to our contemporary situation. With an emphasis on accessibility, he builds up the subject methodically, studying the main ideas from differing perspectives. He also provides candid reflections on the degree to which Steiner’s proposals are still applicable to current policy and practice. Authoritative and yet jargon-free, Rudolf Steiner and Social Reform offers innovative and stimulating ideas for anyone concerned with the state of our world.