Dealing with Losers

The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Author: Michael J. Trebilcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199370656

Category: Law

Page: 216

View: 6907

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.

The Psychology of Behaviour at Work

The Individual in the Organization

Author: Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135422885

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

View: 1690

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.

Risk Evaluation and Management

Author: V.T. Covello,Joshua Menkes,J.L. Mumpower

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461321034

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 556

View: 1067

Public attention has focused in recent years on an array of technological risks to health, safety, and the environment. At the same time, responsibilities for technological risk as sessment, evaluation, and management have grown in both the public and private sectors because of a perceived need to anticipate, prevent, or reduce the risks inherent in modem society. In attempting to meet these responsibilities, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and private sector institutions have had to deal with the extraordinarily complex problems of assessing and balancing risks, costs, and benefits. The need to help society cope with technological risks has given rise to a new intellectual endeavor: the social and behavioral study of issues in risk evaluation and risk management. The scope and complexity of these analyses require a high degree of cooperative effort on the part of specialists from many fields. Analyzing social and behavioral issues requires the efforts of political scientists, sociologists, decision analysts, management scientists, econ omists, psychologists, philosophers, and policy analysts, among others.

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: 6112

"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.

Winners and Losers

Author: Steven Arnett

Publisher: Steven Arnett

ISBN: 1311949534

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 5120

Set in a small southern Michigan city in the early 1990s, Winners and Losers is a rollicking dark comedy starring Tom Slotrak, a young man who wins the jackpot in the Michigan Lottery and the crazy and (sometimes) adventures he has afterwards. He learns the hard way that money can’t buy happiness but that it sure can lead to some very funny and bizarre experiences! At the beginning of the story, Tom is 26 but feels older because he’s bored with his life and feels rootless. He’s engaged to Erica Wonders: She’s smart and good looking and doesn’t treat him too badly, but Tom is bored with the relationship and doesn’t really love her anymore. He’s thinking about how he might be able to break off the engagement without all hell breaking loose. Though Tom is engaged to Erica, when he’s at work he has a hard time keeping his mind and his eyes off clerk and administrative assistant Lena Coffee. Sexy, flirty, and funny, Lena is Tom’s fantasy woman. Rumor has it that she has a boyfriend in a motorcycle gang, but she is just flirty enough and just nice enough to Tom for him to believe it’s not quite impossible that he and Lena could hook up. They end up having a secret affair. However, Tom gets laid off from his job as an accountant at Allied Nuclear Corporation after a plant closing. He soon runs out of money and tries to find a new job but without much luck—eventually having to settle for shoveling manure for minimum wage at Meadowlark Farms. Erica is fed up with him, and it seems as if he’ll soon hit rock bottom. He’s down to his last $17, and even though he knows he shouldn’t, he buys a ticket for the Michigan Lottery at Joe’s Gas Mart. He barely makes the effort to check his ticket again the winning number when it’s announced on TV, but when he does, the seemingly impossible happens: His ticket matches the winning number! Erica is absolutely thrilled, but Tom isn’t as happy as might be expected after such a turn of good fortune. With Tom tagging along, Erica goes on a giant spending spree. When he’s not shopping with Erica, everybody on planet Earth, it seems, tries to hit him up for money. The fortune has made Tom’s alienation from Erica worse, and he ends up breaking off the engagement. The end of his engagement makes him much sadder than he ever would have imagined, but he at least hopes it will be the beginning of a new life for him. Before he even has a chance to think about what he’ll do in the future, though, Lena calls him to tell him her boyfriend found out about their affair and is threatening to kill Tom, so he decides to leave town with hardly a moment’s notice. Now that he has so much money, he doesn’t necessarily think that’s such a bad thing, and he makes his way to Florida after an adventure at a hillbilly bar in Tennessee. Tom ends up in Key West and thinks he’ll like it there, but he gets a shock when he goes to an ATM and is refused a withdrawal. Before long, he learns that Erica has sued him claiming the winning ticket really belonged to her and that a judge in Michigan has frozen his bank accounts! Broke again, Tom must again go out and look for a job. He hires in as a salesman at Florida Guano, where he meets secretary/receptionist Honey Sweetwater. All she seems to do at the office is work on her nails and looked bored. Tom soon finds, however, that she has pretty, mischievous eyes and a great sense of humor. Before long, the two of them are going out together and having a great time. Tom’s career at Florida Guano skids to a halt pretty quickly, but Tom and Honey have quite an adventure when they are invited to the Gothic mansion of Mr. Fabulous, the mysterious billionaire owner of Florida Guano. Finally, the case of Wonders vs. Slotrak goes on trial, and Tom returns to Michigan. A legal battle to end all battles ensues, and Tom knows that the whole rest of his life. Will he end up rich and living a dream with Honey or will he end up right back where he was after he lost his job at Allied Nuclear?

What Winners Know and Losers Fail to Recognize

A Practical Guide That Tells What You Need to Know Before the New Year Begins

Author: Paris Bennett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595228941

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 268

View: 9894

"WHAT WINNERS KNOW AND LOSERS FAIL TO RECOGNIZE" IS A NUMEROLOGY SPECIALTY... Numerology is the science of names and numbers. Names and numbers are visible allegorical symbols or telling signs that are used to conceal and reveal character, talent and the orderliness of human experiences. Hence, Numerology is a system that recognizes the biblical message which states that there is a time for all things from the development of your character to the expression of your unique God given gifts. Everything under the sun indeed has a place, a purpose and a time to be born, and to know when to do what is absolutely priceless. So just how can you obtain this invaluable information? This wisdom can be realized through the addition of the month and day of your birth date, combined with the four digit total of the year that you are about to begin. The result of this summation is called your PERSONAL YEAR CYCLE, and it is this which reflects the potential progress to be made throughout the upcoming year. In short, what winners know and losers fail to recognize is that timing is everything and everything is timed according to their personal year cycle.


Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307426688

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7589

Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar's Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail. As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis discovers an absurd mix of bravery and backpedaling, heroic possibility and mealy-mouthed sound bytes, and a process so ridiculous and unsavory that it leaves him wondering if everyone involved—from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted—isn't ultimately a loser. The contenders: Pat Buchanan: becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one. Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility. John McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind. Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill. Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father's motorcycles. Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care. Losers is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 2127

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Reforming the Global Financial Architecture

Issues and Proposals

Author: Yılmaz Akyüz

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842771556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 929

Instability has become global and systemic. Strengthening international institutions and arrangements is essential if the threat of crises is to be reduced. This book's proposals for alternative measures draw on economic thinking while also addressing the concerns of developing countries.

Mastering the ACI Dealing Certificate

A Practical Guide to the ACI Education Level 1 Sylabus and Examination

Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273661078

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 9114

This book will provide all the information you need to pass the ACI Dealing Certificate examination, and master the money markets.

"Pension Losers"

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session, H.R. 3218 ... Held in Washington, DC, on September 20, 1984

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations

Publisher: N.A


Category: Federal aid to higher education

Page: 200

View: 4720


Winners and Losers of the Information Revolution

Psychosocial Change and Its Discontents

Author: Bernard Carl Rosen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275962777

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 8705

Examines how massive social change over the past few decades has created a new set of winners and losers.

Losers And Winners On The Unknown Road To An Unpredictable Destiny

Author: Joseph Lowe III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462858460

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 76

View: 358

This is a book that will help both winners and losers. Winners and Losers will teach something to virtually 100% of everyone who reads it. The same percentage should fi nd it entertaining. The book discusses many life-changing events that oft en greet us as we travel the unknown road. The road may be short or long. No one knows the length of his/her road. However, the one thing that is certain is that everyone travels the unknown road that ends with an unpredictable desti ny. On the road you may meet thugs, hoodlums, rogues, rapists, murderers, dead-beat dads and other undesirables. You may also meet good Samaritans, philanthropists, near-perfect people and other pleasant people on the unknown road to an unpredictable desti ny. Death of family members and friends may wreak your life while on the road. Sickness and disease may show up unannounced and hang around briefl y or set up residence unti l death takes their place. Everyone is a racist, sexist, and possesses characteristi cs of ageism. If anyone denies this, then he/she is also a liar because there are degrees of racism falling between 1% and 99%. No one is 0% racist or 100% racist. Think about it.

MCSE Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Administration Study Guide

Exam 70-216

Author: Paul E. Robichaux

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782152838

Category: Computers

Page: 763

View: 8698

Here's the book you need to prepare for Exam 70-216, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure. This study guide provides: In-depth coverage of every exam objective--all the information you need Practical information on managing a Windows 2000 network infrastructure Hundreds of challenging review questions, in the book and on the CD Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a testing engine, electronic flashcards, and simulation software Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including: DNS in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure DHCP in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure Remote access in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure Network protocols in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure WINS in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure IP routing in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure Certificate Services Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Funism: the New Religion

Author: Richard T. Halfpenny

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479726648

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

View: 8813

The hilarious tale of a gambler who dreams he died in a mysterious car crash and faces judgment day in a poker tournament with Vishnu, Moses, Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed. It is a satirical, provocative, defiant, eclectic expose of the absurdities that separate common sense and religion. No sacred cows are spared. It emphasizes the wars fought in the name of religions and Gods. Funism, a new religion is juxtaposed with the five major organized religions. The fiery debate encompasses: theology, philosophy, ethics, culture, history, psychology, economics, gambling and politics. The absurdities of religions may seem innocuous to realists, but when fanatics act on them, the repercussion can wreak havoc in society, and among nations.

Don't Make No Waves... Don't Back No Losers

An Insiders' Analysis of the Daley Machine

Author: Milton L. Rakove

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253202024

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7333

Tis is simply the best book that has been written about politics in Chicago. In the words of Andrew M. Greeley, "It is a very astute and dispassionate analysis of Chicago political life—far and away the best I have ever seen. Rakove is without illusions about either the right or the left." Rakove brings to his study an intimate knowledge of Chicago and the Daley machine, a practitioner's understanding of street-level politics, and a scholar's background in political theory. Blending anecdote with theory and description in a lively style, Rakove has bridged the gap between scholar and layman in a work that will appeal to both.

Dynamic Fair Dealing

Creating Canadian Culture Online

Author: Rosemary Coombe,Darren Wershler,Martin Zeilinger

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442665629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

View: 3235

Dynamic Fair Dealing argues that only a dynamic, flexible, and equitable approach to cultural ownership can accommodate the astonishing range of ways that we create, circulate, manage, attribute, and make use of digital cultural objects. The Canadian legal tradition strives to balance the rights of copyright holders with public needs to engage with copyright protected material, but there is now a substantial gap between what people actually do with cultural forms and how the law understands those practices. Digital technologies continue to shape new forms of cultural production, circulation, and distribution that challenge both the practicality and the desirability of Canada's fair dealing provisions. Dynamic Fair Dealing presents a range of insightful and provocative essays that rethink our relationship to Canadian fair dealing policy. With contributions from scholars, activists, and artists from across disciplines, professions, and creative practices, this book explores the extent to which copyright has expanded into every facet of society and reveals how our capacities to actually deal fairly with cultural goods has suffered in the process. In order to drive conversations about the cultural worlds Canadians imagine, and the policy reforms we need to realize these visions, we need Dynamic Fair Dealing.