Morals and Markets

The Dangerous Balance

Author: D. Friedman,D. McNeill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137331526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

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Friedman and McNeill draw on recent research in evolutionary game theory and behavioral economics to explore the relationship between our moral codes and our market systems. They show how imbalance between morals and markets is at the root of the recent corporate scandals in the US as well as the global financial crisis the world continues to face.
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The Lost Secret of Speaking Perfect English

The Moving Mouth Dictionary

Author: Peter F. Bulmer

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609760034

Category: Education

Page: 434

View: 4065

Do you want to learn The Lost Secret of Speaking Perfect English? The Moving Mouth Dictionary technique provides a very simple approach to perfecting English speaking and pronunciation. The book takes a down-to-earth approach for speaking clear English, as it breathes some fresh air into the stuffy corridors of academic learning. It is geared to help students and business people speak impressive and naturally clear English, taking much of the guessing out of pronunciation and spelling. English will become more of a physical activity, rather than a cerebral academic subject. The key is in identifying and improving specific types of reverse and forward mouth movements, actions based on using simple vertical mouth movement notations that have simple associations with key phonetics sounds for specific letters. The technique's forward and reverse mouth movements combined with a natural English rhythm also helps trigger and access vocabulary and verbs, while aiding in word retention, fluency and auto correcting. The book features a dictionary of over 11,000 words, including some of the most difficult words in the English language, which have been broken down, putting these notations into "mouthables." The process draws heavily on early humans' natural ability to howl and growl, using their mouths vertically. Hence, the lost connection between our near ancestors can aid our ability to speak clear English, an ability we have lost and need to rediscover. About the Author Originally from the Yorkshire Dales in England, Peter F. Bulmer developed his presentational skills as a marketing and export director traveling and selling to different cultures throughout the world. Now retired and based in Europe, he still coaches bankers, consultants, and marketing people in perfecting their English presentation and communication skills. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/PeterFBulmer
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All Our Yesterdays

A Brief History of Detroit

Author: Frank B. Woodford,Arthur M. Woodford

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814343406

Category: History

Page: 410

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All Our Yesterdays traces Detroit's history from its earliest settlement into the 1960s.
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A Difficult Neighbourhood

Essays on Russia and East-Central Europe since World War II

Author: John Besemeres

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1760460613

Category: Political Science

Page: 525

View: 9161

Through a series of essays on key events in recent years in Russia, the western ex-republics of the USSR and the countries of the one-time Warsaw Pact, John Besemeres seeks to illuminate the domestic politics of the most important states, as well as Moscow’s relations with all of them. At the outset, he takes some backward glances at the violent suppression of national life in the ‘bloodlands’ of Europe during World War II by the Stalinist and Nazi regimes, which helps to explain much about the region’s dynamics since. His concern throughout is that a large area of Europe with a combined population well in excess of Russia’s could again be consigned by the West to Moscow’s care, not this time by more and less malign forms of collusion, but by distracted negligence or incomprehension. ‘This is a wonderful collection of essays from a leading Eastern Europe specialist. John Besemeres brings a lifetime of experience, profound insights, and an incisive style to subjects ranging from wartime and post-war Poland through contemporary Ukraine to Putin’s Russia. At a time when doublespeak has become the new normal, his refreshing honesty has never been in greater need.’ — Bobo Lo This publication was awarded a Centre for European Studies Publication Prize in 2015. The prize covers the cost of professional copyediting.
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New World Order

The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies

Author: William N. Still, Jr.,William T. Still

Publisher: Huntington House Pub

ISBN: 9780910311649

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 205

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This book makes charges that a military takeover of the U.S. was considered by some in the administration of one our recent presidents and that the forces behind it remain in secret positions of power, maneuvering for another opportunity.
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Mimesis

The Representation of Reality in Western Literature

Author: Erich Auerbach,Edward W. Said

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400847958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics. A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. He left for Turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. There he wrote Mimesis, publishing it in German after the end of the war. Displaced as he was, Auerbach produced a work of great erudition that contains no footnotes, basing his arguments instead on searching, illuminating readings of key passages from his primary texts. His aim was to show how from antiquity to the twentieth century literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. This essentially optimistic view of European history now appears as a defensive--and impassioned--response to the inhumanity he saw in the Third Reich. Ranging over works in Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, in his own day and ours. For many readers, both inside and outside the academy, Mimesis is among the finest works of literary criticism ever written. This Princeton Classics edition includes a substantial introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay in which Auerbach responds to his critics.
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Speaking of Liberty

Author: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Publisher: Ludwig Von Mises Institute

ISBN: 9780945466383

Category: Business cycles

Page: 470

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Mises said that teaching the public was just as important as addressing scholars maybe more so.That is what Lew Rockwell specializes in: history and theory and analysis in defense of the free society, written in clear prose to reach a broad audience. Rockwells new book is as pro liberty as it is brutally critical of government. It is relentlessly forthright yet hopeful about the prospects for liberty. It is rigorous enough to withstand the enemys closest scrutiny, and chock full of the energy and enthusiasm that will keep you reading. As a collection of speeches delivered over a period of ten years, Speaking of Liberty is long (470 pages), but it is the kind of book people will want to see in the hands of friends, family, and students. The book begins with economics, and explains why Austrian economics matters, how the Federal Reserve brings on the business cycle, why we need private property and free enterprise, the unrecognized glories of the capitalist economy, and why the gold standard is still the best monetary system. The remaining sections deal with war, Mises and his work, other important thinkers in the libertarian tradition, and the culture and morality of liberty. The book is united by a set of fixed principles: the corruption of politics, the universality and immutability of the ideas of freedom, the centrality of sound money and free enterprise, the moral imperative of peace and trade, the importance of hope and tenacity in the struggle for liberty, and the need for everyone to join the intellectual fight. We all have searched for the book we could give to friends and neighbors, business associates and family members, to explain why we believe in the cause of liberty. Speaking of Liberty is that book. "Critics of the free market are therefore the Wile E Coyotes of our day: sitting on the stool in comfort, they systematically saw away at the legs beneath them, on the absurd assumption that they will be able to hang in the air indefinitely after their work is done. Along comes Lew Rockwell and shouts as loud as he can: Beep, beep." Gary North
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Encyclopedia of American Business History

Author: Charles R. Geisst

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109873

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 609

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Presents an alphabetically-arranged reference to the history of business and industry in the United States. Includes selected primary source documents.
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Graphic Storytelling

Author: Will Eisner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780961472825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

View: 7766

Examines the fundamentals of storytelling in comic book style and offers advice on story construction and visual narratives.
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The Big Book of Words You Should Know

Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should be Able to Use (And a few that you probably shouldn't)

Author: David Olsen,Michelle Bevilacqua,Justin Cord Hayes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440520771

Category: Reference

Page: 448

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Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.
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Gaslighting America

Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us

Author: Amanda Carpenter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062748025

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9902

A CNN contributor, former Ted Cruz staffer, and "Never Trump" adherent reveals a shocking truth: Donald Trump’s lies and fabrications don’t horrify America—they enthrall us—and explains how we can avoid falling for them. "Can you believe what Donald Trump said?" In Gaslighting America, Carpenter breaks down Trump’s formula, showing why it’s practically foolproof, playing his victims, the media, the Democrats, and the Republican fence-sitters perfectly. She traces how this tactic started with Nixon, gained traction with Bill Clinton, and exploded under Trump. If you think Trump is driving you crazy, it’s because he is. Now, in this urgent book, she explains how to withstand the fire. Where some people see lies, Trump’s fierce followers see something different. A commitment to winning at all costs; there is nothing he could say that would erode their support at long as it’s in the name of taking down his political enemies. His opponents on the left and right continue to act as if his fake narratives and conspiracy theories will bring him down, when in fact, they are the ruses that raised him up. As a conservative former staffer to a competing presidential campaign, Amanda Carpenter witnessed her fellow Republicans fall in line behind Trump. As a political commentator, she was publicly smeared by one of his supporters on live television without a shred of evidence supporting the allegations. Slowly, she watched her entire party succumb to Trump and become defenders of his tactics, and Gaslighting America may be the only hope to bring them back to reality.
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The Tea Party Goes to Washington

Author: Rand Paul

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455502863

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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If the midterm elections were a declaration of war on the status quo, Rand Paul leads the battle charge. Voters fearful of growing government and debt have found voice in the Tea Party phenomenon and the movement continues to deliver a message that Washington, D.C. has found impossible to ignore. In THE TEA PARTY GOES TO WASHINGTON, the newly elected senator and self-described "constitutional conservative" explains why his party has to stand by its limited government rhetoric and why the federal government must be stuffed back into its constitutional box. Given the problems our nation faces, these are not mere suggestions, but moral imperatives. Rand Paul and those who voted for him want to stop borrowing, end the bailouts, and entitlements and the spending. In THE TEA PARTY GOES TO WASHINGTON you'll learn: The history of the Tea Party and why it isn't "extreme" How both parties operate outside the Constitution Rand's plan for a balanced budget Why the Tea Party will endure Now is the time to get America back on track-- this is the moment of the new revolution that will take us back to our grass roots, to the country of our founding fathers. It's a new day in Washington-- as the Tea Party graduates from populist outrage to political influence, Rand Paul stands poised to become one of its greatest champions.
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Hypersphere

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 132978152X

Category: Fiction

Page: 738

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Hypersphere, written by Anonymous with the help of the 4chan board /lit/ (of The Legacy of Totalitarianism in a Tundra fame) is an epic tale spanning over 700 pages. A postmodern collaborative writing effort containing Slavoj Zižek erotica, top secret Donald Trump emails, poetry, repair instructions for future cars, a history of bottles in the Ottoman empire; actually, it contains everything since it takes place in the Hypersphere, and the Hypersphere is a big place; really big in fact.
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Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408181800

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph
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Style as Argument

Contemporary American Nonfiction

Author: Chris Anderson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809313730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Taking the position that style has a value in its own right, that language forms a major component of the story a nonfiction writer has to tell, Anderson analyzes the work of America’s foremost practitioners of New Journalism—Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and Joan Didion. Anderson does for nonfiction what insightful critics have long been doing for fiction and poetry. His approach is rhetorical, and his message is that the rhetoric of Wolfe, Capote, Mailer, and Didion is a direct response to the problem of trying to convey to a general audience the sublime, inexplicable, or private and intuitive experiences that conventional rhetoric cannot evoke. The emphasis in this book is on style, not genre, and the analysis characterizes the distinctive styles of four American writers, showing how the richness and complexity of their prose discloses an important argument about the value of language itself. Their prose is complex, nuanced, layered, affecting, always aware of itself as style. This self-consciousness, Anderson contends, prepares the reader to regard style as argument, a “tacit but powerful statement about the value of form as form, style as style.”
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Your Options Handbook

The Practical Reference and Strategy Guide to Trading Options

Author: Jared Levy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118041208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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A comprehensive yet simplified guide to the complex world of options investing and risk management Before trading derivatives, one needs to understand the secrets and mechanics behind the options market. Your Options Handbook: The Practical Reference and Strategy Guide to Trading Options offers a straightforward, practical explanation of the options marketplace, including its origins, the mechanics of the market, and how to profit from trading options. Walks you through the stock and option markets from a professional's perspective, but uses plain language and simple analogies Discusses different trading strategies based upon whether one's opinion of the market is bullish, bearish, or neutral Details market players, useful tips, and trading psychology, and explains how options are priced Options are a versatile trading instrument that typically cost less and can have lower risk than stocks. They also offer investors a unique edge and lucrative opportunities that are not available to stock only traders. Your Options Handbook helps investors fully understand the options market, allowing them to enter the sector with greater ease.
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Mortgages Made Easy

8 Steps to Smart Borrowing for Homes and Investment Properties

Author: Bruce Brammall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730316572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Structure your mortgage for a more secure, more profitable property investment Mortgages Made Easy is the definitive guide to getting the optimal mortgage for your home or investment property purchase. Bestselling author, mortgage broker, and financial advisor Bruce Brammall, aka Debt Man, walks you through the process in his trademark style, giving you all the information you need to buy a property and finance it right. Success in real estate is as much about having the right debt structure as it is about buying quality property, and this book shows you how to build the financial fortification that is critical to your long-term security. You'll learn how to set yourself up for success before you even begin to house hunt, and how to approach investment properties differently from your own home purchase. Brammall guides you step by step through the loan and purchase, equipping you with the knowledge you need to make your property work in your favor. Property and debt are inseparable in the beginning, but what most people don't know is that accruing debt correctly plays a crucial role in the financial success of the property. This book explains it all, with practical advice and guidance throughout the process. Learn why debt is necessary and property is so popular Navigate the big choices that buying property entails Discover the critical differences between homes and investment properties Get mortgage-ready and examine loan structure options Given his qualifications, Brammall intrinsically understands the point where property, debt, and investment intersect, as well as their broader role in your wealth-creation plans. Your home is your castle, and a major part of your future security – it's important to set it up right. For savvy advice from an expert perspective, Mortgages Made Easy is the property buyer's mortgage manual.
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A New Era in U.S.-Vietnam Relations

Deepening Ties Two Decades after Normalization

Author: Murray Hiebert,Phuong Nguyen,Gregory B. Poling

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442228709

Category: Political Science

Page: 70

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A New Era of U.S.-Vietnam Relations examines the history of the relationship and offers concrete recommendations for policymakers in both countries to deepen cooperation across each major area of the relationship: political and security ties, trade and economic linkages, and people-to-people connections.
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Ada's Legacy

Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age

Author: Robin Hammerman,Andrew L. Russell

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool

ISBN: 197000150X

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 1906

Ada’s Legacy illustrates the depth and diversity of writers, thinkers, and makers who have been inspired by Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer. The volume, which commemorates the bicentennial of Ada’s birth in December 1815, celebrates Lovelace’s many achievements as well as the impact of her life and work, which reverberated widely since the late nineteenth century. In the 21st century we have seen a resurgence in Lovelace scholarship, thanks to the growth of interdisciplinary thinking and the expanding influence of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ada’s Legacy is a unique contribution to this scholarship, thanks to its combination of papers on Ada’s collaboration with Charles Babbage, Ada’s position in the Victorian and Steampunk literary genres, Ada’s representation in and inspiration of contemporary art and comics, and Ada’s continued relevance in discussions around gender and technology in the digital age. With the 200th anniversary of Ada Lovelace’s birth on December 10, 2015, we believe that the timing is perfect to publish this collection of papers. Because of its broad focus on subjects that reach far beyond the life and work of Ada herself, Ada’s Legacy will appeal to readers who are curious about Ada’s enduring importance in computing and the wider world.
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Into the Cannibal's Pot

Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa

Author: Ilana Mercer

Publisher: Bytech Services

ISBN: 9780984907014

Category: Philosophy

Page: 346

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"The daughter of a leading anti-apartheid activist blows the lid off the new South Africa." -- T.p.
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