Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

or, How Capitalism Works--and How It Fails Yanis Varoufakis. 2 3 4 5 6 ... Dangerous Fantasy of Apolitical Money Stupid Viruses? Epilogue Index 27 51 65 91 109 7 135 165 8 185 201 Talking To My DaughTer abouT The econoMy Prologue This book.

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374718435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young daughter, educating her about the business, politics, and corruption of world economics. Yanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts, and countless students around the world. Now, he faces his most important—and difficult—audience yet. Using clear language and vivid examples, Varoufakis offers a series of letters to his young daughter about the economy: how it operates, where it came from, how it benefits some while impoverishing others. Taking bankers and politicians to task, he explains the historical origins of inequality among and within nations, questions the pervasive notion that everything has its price, and shows why economic instability is a chronic risk. Finally, he discusses the inability of market-driven policies to address the rapidly declining health of the planet his daughter’s generation stands to inherit. Throughout, Varoufakis wears his expertise lightly. He writes as a parent whose aim is to instruct his daughter on the fundamental questions of our age—and through that knowledge, to equip her against the failures and obfuscations of our current system and point the way toward a more democratic alternative.
Categories: Business & Economics

Capitalism for All

Capitalism for All

1, Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1976), I.ii.1, 25. 12. Yanis Varoufakis and Jacob Moe, Talking to My Daughter about the Economy, or, How Capitalism Works—And How It Fails ...

Author: Neil E. Harrison

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438486994

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Demostrates that a true liberal capitalism still has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.
Categories: Political Science

Letters to Women

Letters to Women

This collection, the second volume of Dreiser correspondence to be published by the University of Illinois Press, gathers previously unpublished letters Dreiser wrote to women between 1893 and 1945, many of them showing personal feelings ...

Author: Theodore Dreiser

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252091025

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Theodore Dreiser led a long and controversial life, almost always pursuing some serious question, and not rarely pursuing women. This collection, the second volume of Dreiser correspondence to be published by the University of Illinois Press, gathers previously unpublished letters Dreiser wrote to women between 1893 and 1945, many of them showing personal feelings Dreiser revealed nowhere else. Here he both preens and mocks himself, natters and scolds, relates his jaunts with Mencken and his skirmishes with editors and publishers. He admits his worries, bemoans his longings, and self-consciously embarks on love letters that are unafraid to smolder and flame. To one reader he sends “Kisses, Kisses, Kisses, for your sweety mouth” and urges his needy requests: “Write me a love-letter Honey girl.” Alongside such amorous play, he often expressed his deepest feelings on philosophical, religious, and social issues that characterize his public writing. Chronologically arranged and meticulously edited by Thomas P. Riggio, these letters reveal how wide and deep Dreiser’s needs were. Dreiser often discussed his writing in his letters to women friends, telling them what he wanted to do, where he thought he succeeded and failed, and seeking approval or criticism. By turns seductive, candid, coy, and informative, these letters provide an intimate view of a master writer who knew exactly what he was after.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

When Frederick Douglass talked five years is open to question . We must work WHAT WHITE BANKERS CAN DO about being taken from his mother before together , what choice do we have . I might he was yet 12 months of age , it was not with ...

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293011645508

Category: Law

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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)
Categories: Law

Act of Congress

Act of Congress

How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't Robert G. Kaiser ... as a society that we are here because of a failure of free-market capitalism and a failure of deregulation, then our kids and our grandkids will lose, ...

Author: Robert G. Kaiser

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307962188

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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A Washington Post Notable Book An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and how it doesn’t— Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008: colorful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and careful, insightful senator Christopher Dodd, both of whom met regularly with Robert G. Kaiser during the eighteen months they worked on the bill. In this compelling narrative, Kaiser shows how staffers play a critical role, drafting the legislation and often making the crucial deals. Kaiser’s rare insider access enabled him to illuminate the often-hidden intricacies of legislative enterprise and shows us the workings of Congress in all of its complexity, a clearer picture than any we have had of how Congress works best—or sometimes doesn’t work at all.
Categories: Political Science

Bingo Capitalism

Bingo Capitalism

In Part II of the book I turned to the Hansard archive on bingo—a regrettably untapped scholarly source—to ... of the book (Parts III and IV), I move on to explore how gambling regulation actually works— or fails to work—in practice.

Author: Kate Bedford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198845225

Category: Bingo

Page: 384

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Casinos are often used by political economists, and popular commentators, to think critically about capitalism. Bingo - an equal chance numbers game played in many parts of the world - is overlooked in these conversations about gambling and political economy. Bingo Capitalism challenges that omission by asking what bingo in England and Wales can teach us about capitalism and the regulation of everyday gambling economies. The book draws on official records of parliamentary debate, case law, regulations and in-depth interviews with both bingo players and workers to offer the first socio-legal account of this globally significant and immensely popular pastime. It explores the legal and political history of bingo and how gender shapes, and is shaped by, diverse state rules on gambling. It also sheds light on the regulation of workers, players, products, places, and technologies. In so doing it adds a vital new dimension to accounts of UK gambling law and regulation. Through Bingo Capitalism, Bedford makes a key theoretical contribution to our understanding of the relationship between gambling and political economy, showing the role of the state in supporting and then eclipsing environments where gambling played a key role as mutual aid. In centring the regulatory entanglement between vernacular play forms, self-organised membership activity, and corporate leisure experiences, she offers a fresh vision of gambling law from the everyday perspective of bingo.
Categories: Bingo

A History Of Russia Volume 2

A History Of Russia Volume 2

The “ Children of Perestroika ”: Moscow Teenagers Talk about Their Lives and the Future. Armonk, N.Y., 1991. ... BOETTKE, PETER J. Why Perestroika Failed: The Politics and Economics of Socialist Transformation. New York, 1993.

Author: Walter G. Moss

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843310341

Category: History

Page: 667

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Moss’s engaging historical account includes full treatment of politics, economics, foreign affairs and wars, and also of everyday life, women, legal developments, religion, literature, art and popular culture. Fully revised, including new text and illustrations
Categories: History

Racial And Ethnic Tensions In American Communities

Racial And Ethnic Tensions In American Communities

My friends in the black conservative movement have spoken of how we spend a lot of time studying failure in this country, and that's true, we spend a lot of time studying ... What I want to talk about is the fact that capitalism works ...

Author: Mary Frances Berry

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788141683

Category: Law

Page: 204

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In 1991 the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights embarked upon a long term investigation into the factors contributing to increased racial and ethnic tensions throughout the U.S. This report covers: hate incidents; changing demographics; multiculturism; socioeconomic factors; and civil rights. Five key themes emerged as primary causes of persistent, and in some cases, increased racial and ethnic tensions: crisis in leadership; media portrayals of existing tensions; deficiencies in the educational system; disparities in the criminal justice system; and growing economic inequality.
Categories: Law

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities Executive summary and transcript of hearing held in Washington D C

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities  Executive summary and transcript of hearing held in Washington  D C

My friends in the black conservative movement have spoken of how we spend a lot of time studying failure in this country , and that's true , we spend a lot of time studying ... What I want to talk about is the fact that capitalism works ...

Author: United States Commission on Civil Rights

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU14300699

Category: Minorities

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Categories: Minorities

Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent

Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda. —Herman ...

Author: Edward S. Herman

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: UOM:39015061152016

Category: Political Science

Page: 412

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Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda.
Categories: Political Science