Titan

The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr

Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400077303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 774

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The author draws on Rockefeller's own papers to provide a biography of the legendary oilman, capitalist, and philanthropist
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Worker Voice

Employee Representation in the Workplace in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US 1914-1939

Author: Greg Patmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781382689

Category: Communication in industrial relations

Page: 256

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This book informs debates about worker participation in the workplace or worker voice by analysing comparative historical data relating to these ideas during the inter-war period in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US. The issue is topical because of the contemporary shift to a workplace focus in many countries without a corresponding development of infrastructure at the workplace level, and because of the growing 'representation gap' as union membership declines. Some commentators have called for the introduction of works councils to address these issues. Other scholars have gone back and examined the experiences with the non-union Employee Representation Plans (ERPs) in Canada and the US. This book will test these claims through examining and comparing the historical record of previous efforts of five countries during a rich period of experimentation between the Wars. In addition to ERPs, the book expands the debate will by examining union-management co-operation, Whitley works committees and German works councils.
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Oil, Power, and War

A Dark History

Author: Matthieu Auzanneau

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587438

Category: Petroleum industry and trade

Page: 672

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"Oil, Power, and War is a sweeping, unabashed history of oil, told by French journalist Matthieu Auzanneau. It provides a detailed account of the people and events that drove the oil industry from its earliest days, and takes a critical look at the way oil interests have commandeered politics and economies, changed cultures, disrupted power balances across the globe, and spawned wars. The author exposes the greed and reckless behavior--by a long line of characters from John D. Rockefeller to Dick Cheney--that moved oil along its destructive, unsustainable path, from its heyday when the first oil wells were drilled to the quest for new sources as old ones dried up. The author traces the rise of the Seven Sisters and other oil cartels, and follows the thread of oil through the crises that have shaped our times: two world wars, the Cold War, the Great Depression and the 2008 financial crash, oil shocks, wars in the Middle East, the race for Africa's oil riches, and more. We learn lesser-known stories, too, like how New York City taxes were once funneled directly to banks run by oil barons, after the city was about to default on its debt. And we gain new perspective on the central role of oil in military conflicts over the past 100 years. Now that there is much less oil available, Auzanneau looks to the future and warns that even greater conflict may arise"--
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Post-Punk Perception

Living in the Social Milieu

Author: Edmund Wong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483672743

Category: Philosophy

Page: 450

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Growing up in Singapore in the 80s has been challenging. I didn't know much about life or economy. I didn't know what I want to do apart from playing. I know I had to study and get a job. In school we had to write composition about our profession when we grow up. I had never wanted to be a philosopher, let alone writing about social philosophy. It is just that growing up with a single parent is tough. It is tougher when she is uneducated and I had to learn most things by myself. After my National Service, I decided to further studies. That was when I was exposed to philosophy and psychology in the UK. After graduation in 1999 with a degree in Electronics, I came back home to resume my National Service (I disrupt it and had about 2 months left). The life in UK exposed me to something that I did not notice when growing up in Singapore. I find local social scene unsatisfactory. They are Confucians, Muslims, Christians, freethinkers and humanists. Most time, they are preoccupied with how to earn more money. Religion does not give me the fulfillment that it promised. In addition, most were based on Singaporeans' interpretation of the Bible and Buddhism's dharma. Most times, I feel that everything that Singaporeans do has got to do with wealth creation or at least with the expenditure of it. It end up like what Pope Francis referred to as "the cult of money." Organised religion involves more fear-mongering than cultivating an inner grace and peace. Hence this book is about how I relate an ancient thinker's ethics (Aristotle) to the present day. I find Aristotle's ethics to most suit my needs as a man and lover. It does not pretend to be more than what it seek, the golden mean. It does require us to think and explore the values to find balance and achieve wisdom with intellectual and moral virtues. I also find other philosophers (French or not) particularly insightful and thought-provoking. They offer me explanation and exploration on subjects like love, sex, and death. Freudian psychoanalysis are also very penetrating in their findings and insights. Moreover, I needed some contemporary psychological theory, not in-depth psychoanalysis, to back Aristotle's model of ethics (intellectual and moral virtues). Hence the psychological background of my book. I got acquainted with these psychological theories when I was preparing myself to be a financial consultant. I later found out more about them and they became useful in my work and life. Hence I would like to share it with people in Asia so that they can ask the right kind of questions in life in order to learn more about themselves and the social milieu they are living in. Because everyone of us are affected by the social sciences (politics, economics and sociology). This book will, I hope, allow us to understand why we are irrational and how we can make rational changes through reasonings in their life and achieving eudaimonia. My wish is simply to share what I enjoy doing, apart from creating useful ideas to improve the world. Through my book, I hope to make others understand religion, science and philosophy and how they play an increasingly integral part in the Asian century.
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Transactions

The Tennessee Journal of Business Law

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business enterprises

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What's Good for Business

Business and American Politics since World War II

Author: Kim Phillips-Fein,Julian E. Zelizer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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This volume showcases the most exciting new voices in the fields of business and political history. While the media frequently warns of the newfound power of business in the world of politics, the authors in this book demonstrate that business has mobilized to shape public policy and government institutions, as well as electoral outcomes, for decades. Rather than assuming that business influence is inevitable, the chapters explore the complex evolution of this relationship in a wide range of different arenas--from attempts to create a corporate-friendly tax policy and regulations that would work in the interests of particular industries, to local boosterism as a weapon against New Deal liberalism, to the nexus between evangelical Christianity and the oil industry, to the frustrations that business people felt in struggles with public interest groups. The history that emerges show business actors organizing themselves to affect government in myriad ways, sometimes successfully but other times with outcomes far different than they hoped for. The result in an image of American politics that is more complex and contested than it is often thought to be. The essays represent a new trend in scholarship on political economy, one that seeks to break down the barriers that once separated old subfields to offer a vision of the economy as shaped by politics and political life influenced by economic relationships.
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Out of Practice

Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Author: Frederick M. Barken

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461088

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Primary care medicine, as we know and remember it, is in crisis. While policymakers, government administrators, and the health insurance industry pay lip service to the personal relationship between physician and patient, dissatisfaction and disaffection run rampant among primary care doctors, and medical students steer clear in order to pursue more lucrative specialties. Patients feel helpless, well aware that they are losing a valued close connection as health care steadily becomes more transactional than relational. The thin-margin efficiency, rapid pace, and high volume demanded by the new health care economics do not work for primary care, an inherently slower, more personal, and uniquely tailored service. In Out of Practice, Dr. Frederick Barken juxtaposes his personal experience with the latest research on the transformations in the medical field. He offers a cool critique of the "market model of medicine" while vividly illustrating how the seemingly inexorable trend toward specialization in the last few decades has shifted emphasis away from what was once the foundation of medical practice. Dr. Barken addresses the complexities of modern practice-overuse of diagnostic studies, fragmentation of care, increasing reliance on an array of prescription drugs, and the practice of defensive medicine. He shows how changes in medicine, the family, and society have left physicians to deal with a wide range of geriatric issues, from limited mobility to dementia, that are not addressed by health care policy and are not entirely amenable to a physician's prescription. Indeed, Dr. Barken contends, the very survival of primary care is in jeopardy at a time when its practitioners are needed more than ever. Illustrated with case studies gleaned from more than twenty years in private practice and data from a wide range of sources, Out of Practice is more than a jeremiad about a broken system. Throughout, Dr. Barken offers cogent suggestions for policymakers and practitioners alike, making clear that as valuable as the latest drug or medical device may be, a successful health care system depends just as much on the doctor-patient relationship embodied by primary care medicine.
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Crashproof Your Life: A Comprehensive, Three-Part Plan for Protecting Yourself from Financial Disasters

Author: Thomas A. Schweich

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780809222261

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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In his many years as a partner in a major international law firm, Schweich has seen hundreds of people ruined by unexpected financial mistakes. Now, he shares his three-part "crashproofing" plan for avoiding most types of professional, fiscal, and personal crises.
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The restless city

a short history of New York from colonial times to the present

Author: Joanne R. Reitano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 305

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New York City is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. The Restless City shows how New York's perpetual struggles for power, wealth, and status exemplify the vigor, creativity, resilience, and influence of the nation's premier urban center. Reitano chronicles the constant jockeying of individuals and interest groups from Peter Stuyvesant to the Draft Riots, from labor strikes to the Harlem Renaissance, from Fiorello LaGuardia to the fiscal crisis. The Restless City examines how New York has invigorated the American Dream while confronting the most important questions of urban life. Energized by change, enriched by immigrants, and enlivened by provocative leaders, New York City's restlessness has always been its greatest asset. Book jacket.
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Bowker Annual of Library and Book Trade Information

Author: N.A

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835243247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 857

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As an on-the-job answer book ... a statistical information resource ... a planning and research guide ... and a directory and calendar, The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2000 delivers the hard-to-find industry news and information you need all year long.This acclaimed "must have" resource provides: -- Expert reviews of the key trends, events, and developments that will influence your work in 2000 and the years to come-- Plain-English explanations of new legislation and changes in funding programs -- and how it will affect libraries-- Definitive statistics on book prices, numbers of books published, library expenditures, average salaries, and other budget-crunching assistance-- A full calendar of events, key organizations, names and numbers of important individuals (including e-mail addresses and fax numbers), and much more.This fully updated reference tool makes it easy to stay on top of the developments that affect libraries, booksellers, and publishers alike -- and to find fast answers to the countless on-the-job questions you encounter. You'll use it to: -- Keep informed on the latest trends in networking, the Internet, and other advances-- Locate information on industry events and organizations-- Find lists of best books, literary prizes, winners, and bestsellers-- Prepare budgets and justify requests-- Review recent legislation and regulations affecting your industry-- Learn about emerging trends, needs, problems, and opportunities.... And that's just the beginning. With The Bowker Annual 2000 on hand, you won't spend hours or even days tracking down needed library or book trade data -- because the information you needis right at your fingertips.
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