American Overseas Interests Act Private witnesses

American Overseas Interests Act  Private witnesses

And I think it should not be an excuse to not downsize or not reposition or relook at any of the programs of Ex - Im Bank , TDA , and OPIC . But it is not nearly merely an issue Westinghouse is clearly spending money to develop new ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754065349536

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

American Overseas Interests Act

American Overseas Interests Act

And I think it should not be an excuse to not downsize or not reposition or relook at any of the programs of Ex - Im Bank , TDA , and OPIC . But it is not nearly merely an issue Westinghouse is clearly spending money to develop new ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000024379939

Category: United States

Page: 280

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Categories: United States

American Dissidents

American Dissidents

His book Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American (1996) takes aim at corporations and their greed. He then directed The Big One (1998), a documentary satire of corporate America based on interviews and observations he ...

Author: Kathlyn Gay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598847642

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 685

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Anarchists, civil rights advocates, dissidents, and political pundits have all played key roles in shaping our nation. Examining modern-day individuals like WikiLeaker Bradley Manning and conservative video prankster James O'Keefe as well as those of prior decades like César Chávez, this book profiles controversial figures across history. * 150 profiles of 20th- and 21st-century American dissidents, subversives, and political activists * References at the end of each entry * An extensive bibliography for further research
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert

Cynicism from Diogenes to Dilbert

The story of Flint was continued in the opening page of Moore's first book, Downsize This: Random Threats from an Unarmed American, when he juxtaposed two apparently identical photographic images. One, the aftermath of the ¡995 Oklahoma ...

Author: Ian Cutler

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786420933

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Cynicism began as a school of philosophy that was largely inspired by Socrates and often decried by popular commentators as a social pathology, a nihilistic rebellion against the foundations of civilization. Modern definitions of the cynic describe an individual who is negative and sarcastic, violently opposed to established authority and social convention, and dedicated to existentialism. This book attempts to vindicate cynicism, arguing that it is both a progressive approach to social dilemmas and an enlightened understanding of the human condition. Chapter One establishes the foundations of classical Greek cynicism, while later chapters illustrate the varied faces of the cynic phenomenon in the persons of such disparate characters as Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Diogenes, the Dadaists, George Bataille, Samuel Beckett, Auberon Waugh, the creators of South Park, and others. Nietzsche is portrayed as the most important representative of both classical and postmodern cynicism, as well as the pivotal link between the two. The book focuses on significant periods of historical change, such as the Renaissance, and the historical cynics responsible for several seminal social ideas, including cosmopolitanism (citizenship of the world), asceticism (personal growth through self-testing), and parrhesia (finding one's voice in the presence of tyrannical forces). The author claims that aspects of Greek cynicism are present in contemporary society, offering a positive strategy for living in a hostile world.
Categories: Social Science

Every Town Needs a Russian Tea Room

Every Town Needs a Russian Tea Room

It's just that I've been thinking, I want to downsize,” she said. The buzzword caught her father's ear. “Downsize?” “Yes, downsize. This last sculpture I designed is better than anything I've done, but ideas like that don't come often.

Author: Anne Steinberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595363209

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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After the death of her son, Hallie Remington hides from the world in her apartment in New York City. With the help of a Russian immigrant named Nicholas, she begins to take her life back, finding refuge in her art. With the possibility of a sculpture commission from a big company, Hallie immerses herself in her work. Her friendship with Nicholas continues to grow, and she encourages him on his quest to start his own restaurant someday-one that will be better than the Russian Tea Room in New York City. After Hallie witnesses Nicholas participating in an old Russian ritual at his father's funeral, she senses a change in him-something that he himself cannot begin to describe. Hallie's own life is also changing. She can no longer stay in her marriage, and she asks her husband for a divorce. But when she and Nicholas begin a torrid affair, Hallie cannot begin to imagine where her life will lead. In Nicholas's arms, she feels treasured and safe. But can the power of love overcome their differences?
Categories: Fiction

Competition and Structure

Competition and Structure

However , they do not explain how either of these changes can cause a budget maximizer to downsize . This can result only from a change either in demand ( which would cause any organization to downsize ) or in control costs .

Author: Albert Breton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521771331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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The essays are written in honor of Albert Breton, a pioneer in this field of investigation."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Business & Economics

Employment Growth and Development

Employment  Growth and Development

Although most scholars dealing with the issue of financialization refer to Lazonick's definition of the present era as one of 'downsize and distribute' rather than 'retain and grow', nobody asks how these increased profits to be ...

Author: Claude Gnos

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857930729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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'The editors of this volume have brought together an invaluable set of essays on each of these issues. The overall post-Keynesian message, of course one that comes through very clearly is that employment, growth and development are not at all separate topics, but each depend on the appropriate choice of macroeconomic policies for a monetary production economy.' John Smithin, York University, CanadaBringing together over a dozen post-Keynesian experts on the issues of employment, growth, development and exchange rates, this book breaks new ground by offering interesting and innovative insights into the problems faced today in both developed and developing countries. This topical book addresses unemployment in Europe, the wrong-headed reliance on NAIRU to formulate policy, distributional conflicts and financial factors, as well as problems faced in developing countries with respect to exchange rate policy, central banking, challenges to growth, and international financial flows. In the first part of the book the chapters deal with issues related to employment policies, economic growth and development while the second part is dedicated to development and growth issues in open-economy developing countries. Employment, Growth and Development offers an interesting analysis of the current economic issues from a post-Keynesian perspective that will appeal to academics and graduate students interested in development and economics.
Categories: Business & Economics

Burning Bears Fall from the Sky

Burning Bears Fall from the Sky

But as the months went by, with my mood in freefall and our savings evaporating, she saw the direction things were going and encouraged me to let go our affluent life and downsize––while there still anything left to downsize.

Author: Peter Edridge

Publisher: Peter Edridge

ISBN: 9781450527736

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

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The story starts with the unexpected end to a career, during a downturn in the economy. Without an income, the urbanite couple abandons their former life and finds the only property they could afford, in a remote mountainous area of Northern California outside the remnants of a tiny Gold Rush town. It's an area populated by rugged people. With only an abandoned shack for shelter the couple find themselves struggling to survive, theirs trials played out in the middle of a community they couldn't have imagined. Initially overwhelmed, they learn how to build a house, repair old cars, drill for water, fix water pumps, clear land, bulldozers, burn piles, horses, scary steep driveways, chainsaws, rattlesnakes, vermin, gun-toting neighbors, baby deer, good folks and bad folks, bears and lions, wilderness, fires, wildfires, mountain life, summer heat and winter freezes, and finally find redemption. Not just with themselves, but also the rural community of Igo, its surprising assortment of people and its very different culture. This is an adventure story set later in life, but most of all, it's a celebration of life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Book of a Retailer

The Book of a Retailer

Flexibility to downsize This is the biggest advantage of renting. In today's economy, many people struggle to make ends meet. By renting, one has the option to downgrade into a more affordable space at the end of their term.

Author: Kamal Kumar

Publisher: Kamal Kumar

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 139

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This Book will help you understand every aspect of Retail Business. If you're looking to start a career in Retail Business, this Book will help you analyse every point before actually getting into it so that you could correctly decide the right choice. If you already own a Retail Business and want to generate more sales revenue, more income or want to provide a better customer service, This Book will help you to create new strategies that prove to be 100% beneficial for your business growth. This Book has everything you need to know about Retail Business. This book is a culmination of all the necessary information need to start a Retail Business. The formulas and strategies mentioned in this book gathered by years of Practical Experiences.
Categories: Business & Economics

Unfriendly Fire

Unfriendly Fire

“As we downsize our armed forces,” he said, “we must also consider how important it is to maintain our readiness and our deployability.” Waller bristled at suggestions that handling the gay issue was a question of leadership.

Author: Dr. Nathaniel Frank

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429902717

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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When the "don't ask, don't tell" policy emerged as a political compromise under Bill Clinton in 1993, it only ended up worsening the destructive gay ban that had been on the books since World War II. Drawing on more than a decade of research and hundreds of interviews, Nathaniel Frank exposes the military's policy toward gays and lesbians as damaging and demonstrates that "don't ask, don't tell" must be replaced with an outright reversal of the gay ban. Frank is one of the nation's leading experts on gays in the military, and in his evenhanded and always scrupulously documented chronicle, he reveals how the ban on open gays and lesbians in the U.S. military has greatly increased discharges, hampered recruitment, and—contrary to the rationale offered by proponents of the ban—led to lower morale and cohesion within military ranks. Frank does not shy away from tackling controversial issues, and he presents indisputable evidence showing that gays already serve openly without causing problems, and that the policy itself is weakening the military it was supposed to protect. In addition to the moral pitfalls of the gay ban, Frank shows the practical damage it has wrought. Most recently, the discharge of valuable Arabic translators (who happen to be gay) under the current policy has left U.S. forces ill-equipped in the fight against terrorism. Part history, part exposé, and fully revealing, Unfriendly Fire is poised to become the definitive story of "don't ask, don't tell." This lively and compelling narrative is sure to make the blood boil of any American who cares about national security, the right to speak the truth, or just plain common sense and fairness.
Categories: Political Science