Ruling Capital

Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance

Author: Kevin P. Gallagher

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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In Ruling Capital, Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite the political and economic difficulty of doing so at the national level. Gallagher also shows that some EMDs, particularly the BRICS coalition, were able to maintain or expand their sovereignty to regulate cross-border finance under global economic governance institutions. Gallagher combines econometric analysis with in-depth interviews with officials and interest groups in select emerging markets and policymakers at the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the G-20 to explain key characteristics of the global economy. Gallagher develops a theory of countervailing monetary power that shows how emerging markets can counter domestic and international opposition to the regulation of cross-border finance. Although many countries were able to exert countervailing monetary power in the wake of the crisis, such power was not sufficient to stem the magnitude of unstable financial flows that continue to plague the world economy. Drawing on this theory, Gallagher outlines the significant opportunities and obstacles to regulating cross-border finance in the twenty-first century.
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Beyond Capital

Toward a Theory of Transition

Author: Istvan Meszaros

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583677143

Category: Social Science

Page: 994

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"Not only profound in its analysis, but also so passionately inspired by sympathy for the downtrodden and their struggle for liberation. . ." --Daniel Singer, The Nation "This is an important book, heavy in size and tone. It belongs in every serious library." --Choice
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The Necessity of Social Control

Author: Istvan Meszaros

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583675388

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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As John Bellamy Foster writes in his foreword to the present book, “István Mészáros is one of the greatest philosophers that the historical materialist tradition has yet produced. His work stands practically alone today in the depth of its analysis of Marx’s theory of alienation, the structural crisis of capital, the demise of Soviet-style post-revolutionary societies, and the necessary conditions of the transition to socialism. His dialectical inquiry into social structure and forms of consciousness—a systematic critique of the prevailing forms of thought—is unequaled in our time.” Mészáros is the author of magisterial works like Beyond Capital and Social Structures of Forms of Consciousness, but his work can seem daunting to those unacquainted with his thought. Here, for the first time, is a concise and accessible overview of Mészáros’s ideas, designed by the author himself and covering the broad scope of his work, from the shortcomings of bourgeois economics to the degeneration of the capital system to the transition to socialism.
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Work, Locality and the Rhythms of Capital

Author: Jamie Gough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317707621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This theoretical and empirical study examines the relationship between the organisation of work, industrial relations, production spaces and the dynamics of capitalist investment. Jamie Gough explores the connections between labour process change, products, local economy and society, spaces and forms of competition, and firm's locational strategies. In a path-breaking analysis he shows that these are closely bound up with the business cycle and other rhythms of investment. Differences within the labour process are central to the argument. Gough explores the divisions between workers arising from these differences and from spatial flows of capital, and suggests strategies through which these divisions might be overcome.
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Relations of Ruling

Class and Gender in Postindustrial Societies

Author: Wallace Clement,John Myles

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773511781

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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For more than two decades sociologists have debated the social and political consequences of an emergent postindustrial society. This comparative study addresses these debates, using original empirical data from five advanced capitalist economies - Canada, the United States, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
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The Rehnquist Court

Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Author: Thomas R. Hensley,Kathleen Hale,Carl Snook

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 443

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Highlights: - Provides an analysis of the major conservative changes in U.S. constitutional law during the Rehnquist Court- Analyzes the Rehnquist Court's voting record and the lasting impacts of those votes
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Philosophy Bites Again

Author: David Edmonds,Nigel Warburton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191007250

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Philosophy Bites Again is a brand new selection of interviews from the popular podcast of the same name. It offers engaging and thought-provoking conversations with leading philosophers on a selection of major philosophical issues that affect our lives. Their subjects include pleasure, pain, and humour; consciousness and the self; free will, responsibility, and punishment; the meaning of life and the afterlife. Everyone will find ideas in this book to fascinate, provoke, and inspire them. Philosophy Bites was set up in 2007 by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. It has, to date, over 20 million downloads, and is listened to all over the world.
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A Hunchback Named Katchy

Author: Marshall B. Thompson Jr.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466973072

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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The thorny world of a hunch - backed goat herder is invaded by a murderer, his hostage, a sheriff, an escaped war prisoner, and a lost princess, among others. They all bring anguish & gold to Katchy, a quaint ruler of the herd. The Gray Wolf Secret Society deals in assassination plots whose agents may face elimination. Can its head be found and stopped?
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A Bully Named Kardesh

Author: Marshall B. Thompson Jr

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466948248

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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Kardesh, son of a political exile, bullies his way to public notice and injury. In his homeland a Chipchak clan takes royal hostages and sets off to rescue him. The Tang dynasty in China expels foreigners, making them refugees on the Silk Road. The Gray Wolf Secret Society suborns, threatens, and murders its way toward control of an empire. Who can find its head to stop it?
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A WOLF NAMED BOWZKURT

Author: Marshall B. Thompson Jr.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 149071510X

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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The Secret Society of the Gray Wolf, Bowzkurt, pursues: an escaped war prisoner; an actress who is a spy for the Volga Jewish Kazars; an evasive daughter of an Umayyad Ambassador; and an Abassid government agent who is close to identifying the Society's head: Bowzkurt. Follow the adventures to see who loses and how some win.
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Re-Made in the USA

How We Can Restore Jobs, Retool Manufacturing, and Compete With the World

Author: Todd Lipscomb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118025833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A business-based rallying cry to reclaim the US economy There is a nagging feeling that the U.S. is slipping as a nation and our people are powerless to do anything to fix it. Issues such as jobs, product quality and safety, wages, the economy, and our status as the world's leading superpower are all tied together with our massive trade deficit. Re-Made in the USA addresses these issues using the author's firsthand observations and analysis, and offers a practical plan for how we can get our economy and global status back. A practical action plan to get the nation back on track If you're worried about America when you start reading this book, you'll finish feeling empowered Todd Lipscomb has a distinguished record in international business America's future does not have to be on the decline. In inspiring terms, Re-Made in the USA lays out the choice Americans have between doing nothing, and doing what we do best-rolling up our sleeves and working hard to fix the problem.
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The Ruling Class

A Study of British Finance Capital

Author: Sam Aaronovitch

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313207648

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The author argues that the concept of class, far from being obsolete, is actually embodied in its modern form by the fusion of banking capital and industrial capital in Great Britain. He includes a detailed analysis of the main groupings of finance capital in England. Thiry-one such groups are identified in Appendix I, and Appendix II is an an analysis of bank directorships.
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The Handy Law Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593379

Category: Law

Page: 432

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Combining practical legal tips with an exhaustive review of the law in the United States, this comprehensive reference answers more than 1,200 questions ranging from Where did the word tort come from? and How are state court judges selected? to Where did the first U.S. Supreme Court meet? Useful advice includes how to find a lawyer, how to file a complaint against a lawyer, how to document discrimination in the workplace, and how to handle oneself in court. Interspersed throughout are fun sidebars highlighting important cases and explanations of legal terms as well as entertaining information on bizarre and frivolous lawsuits, including one where a prisoner in Colorado sued prison officials after he injured himself during an escape attempt. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal source for anyone looking to get a better understanding of the law.
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Love and Capital

Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution

Author: Mary Gabriel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031619137X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL reveals the rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon previously unpublished material, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel tells the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. Through it, we see Karl as never before: a devoted father and husband, a prankster who loved a party, a dreadful procrastinator, freeloader, and man of wild enthusiasms-one of which would almost destroy his marriage. Through years of desperate struggle, Jenny's love for Karl would be tested again and again as she waited for him to finish his masterpiece, Capital. An epic narrative that stretches over decades to recount Karl and Jenny's story against the backdrop of Europe's Nineteenth Century, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a surprising and magisterial account of romance and revolution-and of one of the great love stories of all time.
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Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation

Author: Grant W. Newton,Robert Liquerman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118172965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

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The thousands of mergers, acquisitions, and start-ups that have characterized the past years of business have created an increasing number of corporations in financial trouble: specifically, a shortage of venture capital or quick cash. Consequently, bankruptcy protection is now viewed as a strategic move to protect corporations from their creditors and allow them to reorganize. Fully revised and updated with new case studies and the latest coverage of regulations, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation, Fourth Edition provides the answers to the questions financial managers will have on the tax aspects of bankruptcy strategy.
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Outlines of Some Cultural Aspects of U.S. Imperialism

The Struggle for Socialism

Author: Aldwyn Clarke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465323953

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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In Part I, this booklet traces the post-Independence struggles in the United States for the realization of the ideals of the early Enlightenment thinkers, with particular emphasis on the practical struggles of the working class. The mid nineteenth to the mid twentieth centuries origin and fates of the theories of Charles Darwin and Karl Marx in this country, are seen through the ideological lenses of the various classes, groups, and individual. We get glimpses of the pracgtical objectives of the culturally influential religious revivals, social Darwinist movement, and the current "dunbing down" of the US population - al of which had (and have ) the support and/or blessings of the corporate and political elite, down through the decades. In Part II, the author presents a reappraisal, mainly by academic Marxists in the advanced capitalist ststes,of the demise of soviet socialism, and their alternatives for a non- market socialism with transparency - Democratic Participatory Socialism. It is the hope of this writer that the ideas within will seed more discussion on socialsit theory and practice.
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The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859264X

Category: Law

Page: 512

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From the origins of the court to modern practical matters—including the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court’s session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal process—this resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and serve, this guide book answers questions such as When did the tradition of nine justices on the bench begin? When did the practice of hiring law clerks to assist with legal research and writing begin? and How do cases reach the Supreme Court? Details on historic decisions—including Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and Bush v. Gore—accompany a thorough history of all 17 Supreme Court Chief Justices.
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