Dealing with Losers

The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Author: Michael J. Trebilcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199370656

Category: Law

Page: 216

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Whenever governments change policies there will typically be losers. These losers will have made investments of one kind or another predicated on, or even deliberately by, the pre-reform set of policies. Very few policy changes make everybody better off, but rather re-allocate social benefits and costs in different ways. The issue of whether and when to mitigate the costs associated with policy changes is ubiquitous across the policy landscape. This book explores both normative and positive rationales for transition cost mitigation strategies.
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Dealing with Losers

The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Author: Professor Michael J. Trebilcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190457694

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Whenever governments change policies--tax, expenditure, or regulatory policies, among others--there will typically be losers: people or groups who relied upon and invested in physical, financial, or human capital predicated on, or even deliberately induced by the pre-reform set of policies. The issue of whether and when to mitigate the costs associated with policy changes, either through explicit government compensation, grandfathering, phased or postponed implementation, is ubiquitous across the policy landscape. Much of the existing literature covers government takings, yet compensation for expropriation comprises merely a tiny part of the universe of such strategies. Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions explores both normative and political rationales for transition cost mitigation strategies and explains which strategies might create an aggregate, overall enhancement in societal welfare beyond mere compensation. Professor Michael J. Trebilcock highlights the political rationales for mitigating such costs and the ability of potential losers to mobilize and obstruct socially beneficial changes in the absence of well-crafted transition cost mitigation strategies. This book explores the political economy of transition cost mitigation strategies in a wide variety of policy contexts including public pensions, U.S. home mortgage interest deductions, immigration, trade liberalization, agricultural supply management, and climate change, providing tested examples and realistic strategies for genuine policy reform.
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Dealing with Losers

The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Author: Professor Michael J. Trebilcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199370664

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 9962

Whenever governments change policies--tax, expenditure, or regulatory policies, among others--there will typically be losers: people or groups who relied upon and invested in physical, financial, or human capital predicated on, or even deliberately induced by the pre-reform set of policies. The issue of whether and when to mitigate the costs associated with policy changes, either through explicit government compensation, grandfathering, phased or postponed implementation, is ubiquitous across the policy landscape. Much of the existing literature covers government takings, yet compensation for expropriation comprises merely a tiny part of the universe of such strategies. Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions explores both normative and political rationales for transition cost mitigation strategies and explains which strategies might create an aggregate, overall enhancement in societal welfare beyond mere compensation. Professor Michael J. Trebilcock highlights the political rationales for mitigating such costs and the ability of potential losers to mobilize and obstruct socially beneficial changes in the absence of well-crafted transition cost mitigation strategies. This book explores the political economy of transition cost mitigation strategies in a wide variety of policy contexts including public pensions, U.S. home mortgage interest deductions, immigration, trade liberalization, agricultural supply management, and climate change, providing tested examples and realistic strategies for genuine policy reform.
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Pricks, Losers and Well Poisoners

Positive Strategies for Dealing with Negative People

Author: Steven Saunders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473191283

Category: Personnel management

Page: 128

View: 976

"Dr Steven Saunders outlines positive strategies for dealing with workplace negativity. Real life stories bring good management practices live with the best possible outcome and without any costly law suits or payouts" -- Publisher description.
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Ponti

Author: Sharlene Teo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173138

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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An award-winning fiction debut about the value of friendships in present-day Singapore—a surprising and powerful portrait of Asia that shows the unique blend of modern and traditional cultures coming together—for fans of Elena Ferrante and Emma Cline. “I am Miss Frankenstein, I am the bottom of the bell curve.” So declares Szu, a teenager living in a dark, dank house on a Singapore cul-de-sac, at the beginning of this richly atmospheric and endlessly surprising tale of non-belonging and isolation. Friendless and fatherless, Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress—who gained fame for her portrayal of a ghost—and now a hack medium performing séances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongued Circe, an unlikely encounter develops into a fraught friendship that will haunt them both for decades to come. With remarkable emotional acuity, dark comedy, and in vivid prose, Sharlene Teo’s Ponti traces the suffocating tangle the lives of four misfits, women who need each other as much as they need to find their own way. It is an astounding portrayal of the gaping loneliness of adolescence, the surrealness of the modern city, and the strangeness of living with and loving other people.
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Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes

A Story about Losing with Grace

Author: Jane Whelen-Banks

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428760

Category: Psychology

Page: 32

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Liam loves playing games. His favourite game is 'Woof Woof' which he loves to play with Daddy. When Liam collects all the bones and Daddy loses, he says 'Good game Liam'. When Daddy wins, he gets to shout 'Woof Woof – I win!'. Liam does not like it when he doesn't win. In Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes, lovable Liam learns that it is ok to feel disappointed if you don't win, but that it's not ok to moan or cry or throw things: sometimes you win and sometimes you don't. He learns how to become a good sport, and that makes him a real champ! Vibrant, colourful and lively, this book's positive messages and advice are ideal for young children wanting to understand social situations or how friendships work.
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Sally Sore Loser

A Story about Winning and Losing

Author: Frank J. Sileo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433811890

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

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After having her classmates walk away from her during a soccer game at recess because she hogs the ball, is bossy, and cares only about winning, Sally gets some good advice from her teacher and her mother. Includes note to parents.
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The Psychology of Behaviour at Work

The Individual in the Organization

Author: Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135422885

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

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This superb introduction to the field of organizational psychology and organizational behaviour builds on the foundation of the highly successful first edition to provide up-to-date explanations of all the key topics in a clear, coherent and accessible style. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and examples as well as end-of-chapter summaries and concluding remarks. Topic sections on key research studies, as well as applied aspects such as human resources applications and cross-cultural issues, lead the reader through the complexities of the theory to its practical application. The Psychology of Behaviour at Work covers all major topics in the field, from vocational choice, personality, attitudes, motivation and stress, to cooperation, learning, training, group dynamics, decision making and leadership. Further sections introduce corporate culture and climate, as well as organisational structure, change and development, and a final section outlines predictions not only for the future study of organizational psychology, but of the future of work itself. As with the first edition, The Psychology of Behaviour at Work will prove to be an invaluable resource for psychology students on work and organizational psychology courses, business students on organizational behaviour courses, and human resources managers eager to expand their knowledge of this fascinating field.
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Life As A Loser

Author: Will Leitch

Publisher: Arriviste Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0974627003

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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Every company he works for goes bankrupt. His landlord just kicked him out. His parents think he's a failure. He can barely scrape up enough pennies to take the subway. And he's still dealing with his fiance leaving him on national TV. Welcome to the world of Will Leitch. In this hilarious collection, Leitch takes us on journey from small-town Illinois to the madness of Manhattan and back again.
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Losers Bracket

Author: Chris Crutcher

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062220098

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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A provocative and heart-wrenching novel about family, loss, and loyalty from acclaimed and bestselling author Chris Crutcher. Losers Bracket is the powerful and gripping new novel by the author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes and Whale Talk. When it comes to family, Annie is in the losers bracket. While her foster parents are great (mostly), her birth family would not have been her first pick. And no matter how many times Annie tries to write them out of her life, she always gets sucked back into their drama. Love is like that. But when a family argument breaks out at Annie’s swim meet and her nephew goes missing, Annie might be the only one who can get him back. With help from her friends, her foster brother, and her social service worker, Annie puts the pieces of the puzzle together, determined to find her nephew and finally get him into a safe home. Award-winning author Chris Crutcher’s books are strikingly authentic and unflinchingly honest. Losers Bracket is by turns gripping, heartbreaking, hopeful, and devastating, and hits the sweet spot for fans of Andrew Smith and Marieke Nijkamp.
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The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Professional, reassuring advice for coping with the disorder - at work, at home, and in your family

Author: Cynthia Lechan Goodman,Barbara Leff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144052968X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder, often mistaken for a too-big ego or inflated self-esteem, is in actuality a severe psychological condition that ruins marriages, social relationships, work environments, and the sufferer's own sense of self. Although perceived as self-confident and arrogant, narcissists are really victims of devastatingly low self-esteem and insecurity. The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a comprehensive resource for readers who need guidance, including information on: Identifying the symptoms in themselves and their loved ones Different types of narcissists Living with a narcissistic (one-way) relationship Treatment options and methods Preventing narcissism in children and young adults Recovering from a narcissistic relationship with a parent, spouse, or friend Complete with an exclusive section on the epidemic of "net narcissism" due to social media, The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the complete guide to a misunderstood disorder that impacts millions everyday.
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Trump: The Art of the Deal

Author: Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307575333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker. “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal “Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”—The New York Times “Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.”—Chicago Tribune “Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump’s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader’s attention is instantly and fully claimed.”—Boston Herald “A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.”—New York Post
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No Is Short for Next Opportunity

How Top Sales Professionals Think

Author: Martin Limbeck

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630472840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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“This outstanding book goes straight to the heart of successful selling, showing you how to develop unshakable self-confidence in every sales situation” (Brian Tracy, author of Ultimate Sales Success). “A no does not mean that you should give up,” argues sales maven Martin Limbeck. “On the contrary, a no means you should keep at it.” Selling is easy if you can offer the lowest price or a top brand that everyone wants. But what if you don’t? What if the client says no? In sales, rejection comes with the territory. You will hear no, and you will hear it frequently. It’s normal. What’s important is what you do with that no . . . The right attitude toward selling is your key to success. Passion, pride, and perseverance are your most important assets. No Is Short for Next Opportunity will inspire you to develop the proper mindset for selling and to seal more deals. “This book is not an option for anyone who has ever heard the word “no”—buy it and read it today and start getting ‘yes’ tomorrow.” —Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling “This book will keep you going and growing throughout your career. I recommend it.” —Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader “This book is bigger than sales. It’s a book about lifelong success. Your success.” —Randy Gage, author of the New York Times–bestseller Risky Is the New Safe “Read Martin Limbeck’s book and you will learn how to get past the no and realize your true potential.” —Ron Karr, author of Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way “Compelling, complete, and courageous, this book will show you how to sell successfully to others and how to overcome the objections of even your most important client—you. I got new ideas and a new sense of hope from the very first page!” —Monica Wofford, CSP, CEO, Contagious Companies Inc. and author of Make Difficult People Disappear
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Winners & Losers

Author: Sydney J. Harris

Publisher: Tabor Pub

ISBN: 9780913592212

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 119

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A well-known columnist's succinct comments on the qualities and values of people who are successes and those who are failures are complemented by interpretive illustrations
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Liars and Losers Like Us

Author: Ami Allen-Vath

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510700277

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Keep calm and make it to prom night—without a legit panic attack. For seventeen-year-old Bree Hughes, it’s easier said than done when gossip, grief, and the opportunity to fail at love are practically high-fiving her in the hallways of Belmont High. When Bree’s crush, Sean Mills, gives her his phone number, she can’t even leave a voicemail without sounding like a freak. Then she’s asked to be on Prom Court because Maisey Morgan, the school outcast nominated as a joke, declined. She apologizes to Maisey, but it’s too late. After years of torment and an ugly secret shared with their class’s cruel Pageant Queen, Maisey commits suicide. Bree is left with a lot of regret…and a revealing letter with a final request. With Sean by her side, Bree navigates through her guilt, her parents’ divorce, and all the Prom Court drama. But when a cheating-love-triangle secret hits the fan after a night of sex, drinks, and video games, she’s left with new information about Sean and the class Pageant Queen. Bree must now speak up or stay silent. If she lets fear be her guide, she’ll lose her first love, and head to prom to avenge the death of the school outcast—as a party of one. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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Yappy Days

Behind the Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers and Losers

Author: Bernadette Duncan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524600547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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Bernadette Duncan spent twenty-six years as a radio talk show producer. In "Yappy Days: Behind the Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers and Losers," she vividly recounts her adventures in the trenches of big-time talk radio during its most dynamic decades set against the dramatically changing backdrop of America's pre- and post-9/11 realities. This candidly told story includes Bernadette's firsthand impressions of the sometimes quirky celebrity talk show hosts whom she served as a producer during her career. In talk radio, a producer does a wide variety of tasks in facilitating a show, including booking the guests, screening the listener phone calls, occasionally engineering the program, and most important, holding the hands, supporting, consoling, encouraging, and simply trying to get along with some of the most egotistical, egocentric, neurotic, insecure, demanding, opinionated, sometimes horrible, but oftentimes wonderful and always remarkably talented human beings to talk across the face of the earth. They include some of the biggest in the business: Larry King, Sally Jessy Raphael, Gil Gross, Tom Snyder, Lou Dobbs, Charles Osgood, and more. Bernadette also collected a number of insightful anecdotes interacting with hundreds of high-profile guests during those caffeine-charged years, from media, show business, and politicsmany as quirky, ego-driven, and neurotic as her talk show host bosses. "Yappy Days: Behind the Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers and Losers" is a fun, breezy, informative, and gently analytical look at the media, journalism, and the complex nature of ego.
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Department for Work and Pensions

Dealing with the Complexity of the Benefits System

Author: Great Britain. National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0102936153

Category: Political Science

Page: 73

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and its agencies, are responsible for administering around 40 social security benefits to the value of around £100 billion a year. Many of these benefits are linked together; hence some customers are in receipt of more than one benefit. The need for equity and fairness in interpreting legislation, is a cause of complexity. Incentives (e.g. to work) and rewards (e.g. for an individual's savings) have been built into procedures. Problems are caused by the interface between DWP benefits and tax credits (which are administered by HM Revenue and Customs); and by the constant flow of major and minor legislative and administrative changes. Simplified procedures would enable both staff and customers to understand the system better, and to avoid duplication of effort. There would also be less scope for benefits fraud (estimated at £2.6 billion in 2004-05). This NAO report also highlights the need for improved communication with customers and better use of new technology.
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Dealing with Retirement Risks

Author: Frank Armstrong III,Paul B. Brown

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132487160

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Save Your Retirement: What to Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough or If Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown (9780137029006) by Frank Armstrong III and Paul B. Brown. Available in print and digital formats. You can’t afford to eliminate retirement risk completely: here’s how to control and manage it. Given how difficult it might seem to balance risk, you can be forgiven for thinking that the 2008 market meltdown justifies playing it ultra-safe and keeping your money in something like CDs. But you can’t if you want to stay ahead of inflation and have any real (after inflation) return....
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Dealing with a Lay Off

What to Expect When You Are No Longer Expected

Author: Martha I. Finney

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132142939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 8

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This Element is an excerpt from Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss (ISBN: 9780137021147) by Martha Finney. Available in print and digital formats. Get your head and heart together after you’re laid off: what you’ll feel and how to handle it. You’ve been barreling at top speed for years. Working long hours, taking your Blackberry on vacations, even sacrificing your health. It’s exhilarating. Then it stops. Done. Finito. Sorry. Sign this. Get out. You’re laid off. But your heart and mind still surge forward at full speed. Not much can prepare you for the sudden, slamming stop.
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