A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3105


Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

Because God Is Love: Understanding the Love of God and Why It Is the Only Path to Life

Part I: The Delusion of Love

Author: Fersen Perera

Publisher: Fersen Perera

ISBN: 1484025644

Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 712


The only path to life (not mere survival) for a human being is the love of God. But what is love? There are many definitions of this short word and even more opinions about its meaning. There are also those who say that there are different types of love. However, Scripture simply states that God is Love and that love comes from God; so why is there such confusion about love? Part I of "Because God Is Love" exposes the passionate and alluring - yet deceptive - reasons behind this confusion of meaning; brings forth the simple truth about love in its human facet; and shows how everything else that has been called "love" is nothing other than a delusion that is akin to idolatry, and as such it is destructive and completely removed from the true love of the Lord our God: The only power that redeems, fulfills and provides meaning to the existence of those who wholeheartedly love Him.

What Money Can't Buy

The Moral Limits of Markets

Author: Michael J. Sandel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429942584

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 2035


Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong? What are the moral limits of markets? In recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be?In his New York Times bestseller Justice, Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating, with clarity and verve, the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in What Money Can't Buy, he provokes an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society—and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?

You Are Not a Loser

An Entrepreneur's Struggle to Redefine Success Through the Eyes of God and Family and the Business Lessons Learned Along the Way

Author: Wallace Gustafson


ISBN: 1456615076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 5848


If you have ever struggled with defining your professional success through the eyes of God and family, "You Are Not A Loser" is for you. While the book was written for a Christian business audience, don't let the narrow niche fool you. Nurses, pastors, stay-at-home moms, business executives, and entrepreneurs have read "You Are Not A Loser," and the overwhelming response has been, "I couldn't put it down!" Others have called it "brutally honest," "funny," and "an excellent read." Wallace "Wally" Gustafson is a Christian business owner with more than 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience. A lifetime of small successes and numerous failures led him to write "You Are Not A Loser" that outlines the many valuable lessons he learned. While putting God and family first is not always easy, it is always the most rewarding. Follow Wally's career from his first corporate job to his current entrepreneurial pursuit in "You Are Not A Loser." Watch him get promoted quickly as a young executive and then fall flat on his face. Share his excitement over a hot Internet startup and witness the tactical errors that cut his investor pool in half and ultimately killed the business. Then learn about the basement business he started simply to pay for vacations that grew into a multi-million dollar company that continues to experience explosive growth year after year. Regardless of where you are in your life and whatever professional struggles you might be facing, "You Are Not A Loser" will make you think differently about how you approach your family and your business.

The Jurisprudence of Police

Toward a General Unified Theory of Law

Author: T. Svogun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137342633

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

View: 4542


This unique volume develops a new philosophy of law and a new theory of law enforcement. The concepts developed provide the basis for a general unified theory of law that reconciles what legislators and judges do, with what police do to resolve important questions in the field and make public policy recommendations.

Christian Theology and Market Economics

Author: Ian Rainy Lance Harper,Samuel Gregg

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 5617


There was a time when theologians and economists knew much more about each other's work than they do today. This book is dedicated to reconnecting two disciplines that study different dimensions of the human condition. The well respected contributors - economists, theologians, some both - explore the interaction of Christian theology and market economics, from the earliest times to the modern day. There is much to surprise, puzzle and edify serious students of theology and economics as well as the merely curious. This unique work has a historical time-span reaching from Aristotle to the modern day, thus appealing to those interested in the history of ideas and economic thought as well as the links between theological and economic thought. Economists studying the intellectual roots of their discipline, as well as Christians researching the links between Christian beliefs and the worldly philosophy governing everyday commercial lives will also welcome it.