The Way The World Works

Author: Bishop of Hippo Wanniski
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9780895263445
Size: 63.28 MB
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book which helped launch the current economic miracle, Gateway Books is proudly repackaging and re-releasing The Way the World Works. Jude Wanniski's masterpiece defined the economic policies of the 1980s responsible for a booming stock market, the creation of thirty million new jobs, untold wealth, and unparalleled prosperity.

The Way The World Works

Author: Nicholson Baker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141658398X
Size: 11.55 MB
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Nicholson Baker, who “writes like no one else in America” (Newsweek), here assembles his best short pieces from the last fifteen years. The Way the World Works, Baker’s second nonfiction collection, ranges over the map of life to examine what troubles us, what eases our pain, and what brings us joy. Baker moves from political controversy to the intimacy of his own life, from forgotten heroes of pacifism to airplane wings, telephones, paper mills, David Remnick, Joseph Pulitzer, the OED, and the manufacture of the Venetian gondola. He writes about kite string and about the moment he met his wife, and he surveys our fascination with video games while attempting to beat his teenage son at Modern Warfare 2. In a celebrated essay on Wikipedia, Baker describes his efforts to stem the tide of encyclopedic deletionism; in another, he charts the rise of e-readers; in a third he chronicles his Freedom of Information lawsuit against the San Francisco Public Library. Through all these pieces, many written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The American Scholar, Baker shines the light of an inexpugnable curiosity. The Way the World Works is a keen-minded, generous-spirited compendium by a modern American master.

How The World Works

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764669
Size: 45.96 MB
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According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn’t easy to read . . . or at least he wasn’t until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky, with every dazzling idea and penetrating insight intact, delivered in clear, accessible, reader-friendly prose. Published as four short books in the famous Real Story series—What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; and The Common Good—they’ve collectively sold almost 600,000 copies. And they continue to sell year after year after year because Chomsky’s ideas become, if anything, more relevant as time goes by. For example, twenty years ago he pointed out that “in 1970, about 90% of international capital was used for trade and long-term investment—more or less productive things—and 10% for speculation. By 1990, those figures had reversed.” As we know, speculation continued to increase exponentially. We’re paying the price now for not heeding him them.

The Way The World Works

Author: Nicholson Baker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416572481
Size: 43.13 MB
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From political controversy to the intimacy of his own life, from forgotten heroes of pacifism to airplane wings, telephones, paper mills, David Remnick, Joseph Pulitzer, the OED, and the manufacture of the Venetian gondola, Nicholson Baker ranges over the map of life to examine what troubles us, what eases our pain, and what brings us joy. The Way the World Works is a keen-minded, generous-spirited compendium by a modern American master.

Environmental Science

Author: Bernard J. Nebel
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780132854467
Size: 26.48 MB
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Revolving around the principles of sustainability, this new edition sets out to provide students with a balanced, complete treatment of environmental issues - their scientific basis, history and future. Material is revised to reflect changing environmental understanding and issues.

Reasonably Simple Economics

Author: Evan Osborne
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430259426
Size: 24.70 MB
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The goal of Reasonably Simple Economics is, not surprisingly, simple: to help us think like economists. When we do, so much of the world that seemed mysterious or baffling becomes more clear and understandable—improving our lives and providing new tools to succeed in business and career. In a chatty style, economist Evan Osborne explains the economic foundations behind the things we read about or see in the news everyday: Why prices for goods and services are what they are How government spending, regulation, and taxation can both hinder and help the economy Why and how some people get fabulously rich How entrepreneurs reorganize society beneficially Why markets sometimes fail and when or if governments should intervene when they do How economics and statistics can explain such things as discrimination in hiring and providing services (and why discriminators are shooting themselves in the foot), why we’re smarter than we’ve ever been, and how technology makes the idea of Earth’s “carrying capacity” meaningless Along the way, you will learn the basic concepts of economics that well-educated citizens in democratic countries should know, like scarcity, opportunity cost, supply and demand, all the different ways economies are "managed," and more. In the manner of The Armchair Economist, The Undercover Economist, or Naked Economics, Osborne uses current examples to illustrate the principles that underlie tragedies like the Greek economy or the global market meltdown of 2008, and triumphs like the continuing dominance of Silicon Valley in the tech world or why New York City markets are stuffed with goods despite the difficulty in getting them there. As Osborne points out, the future, in economic terms, has always been better than the past, and he shows you how to use that knowledge to improve your life both intellectually and materially.

The Way The Modern World Works

Author: Peter James Taylor
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471965862
Size: 30.88 MB
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Is it America s historic destiny to be the last of the hegemons ? Hegemonic states are very special countries that have simultaneously dominated the world both economically and politically and it seems increasingly likely that no country can follow the USA in this role. In this intellectual and creative tour de force, Peter Taylor, famous as the creator of world-systems political geography, examines hegemony as a concept in social practices and by using the experience of the three classic hegemonies, 17th-century Holland, 19th-century Britain and 20th-century America to provide a breathtaking new perspective on world history, political ideas and the nature of modernity. Professor Taylor weaves a rich tapestry of historical insight with arresting detail and innovative synthesis to show how for each hegemon political and economic dominance led to cultural power which shaped the entire world system. But in a fin de siecle world with little prospect of a new hegemonic order, are we perhaps facing the end of the world as we know it? In this constantly challenging, intriguing and original book the reader will find a compelling, disturbing yet exhilarating distillation of history, politics, economics, culture and ideology of the last four centuries. It will be the key book for students of politics, geography and history and for the general reader who wants to understand where today s world has come from and where it is going.

How The World Works

Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0753471191
Size: 65.76 MB
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Presents information about the workings of the world, pairing illustrations and photograph collages with text that explains related phenomena, processes, and systems that affect our world and way of life.

The Way Of The World

Author: Ron Suskind
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147112827X
Size: 16.47 MB
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From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind comes a startling look at how America and the West lost their way, and at the struggles of their respective governments to reclaim the moral authority on which their survival depends. From the White House to Downing Street, and from the fault-line countries of South Asia tothe sands of Guantanamo, Suskind offers an astonishing story that connects world leaders to the forces waging today's shadow wars and to the next generation of global citizens. Tracking down truth and hope, Suskind delivers historic disclosures with this emotionally stirring and strikingly original portrait of the post 9-11 world.

Create A World That Works

Author: Alan Seale
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609253394
Size: 24.48 MB
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The tumultuous times we live in require new kinds of leaders who must be able to tap into the greater potential of any situation or circumstance, and partner with that potential for extraordinary results. Inspirational speaker and leadership coach Alan Seale offers the tools each of us can use to make a significant difference in a changing world. Seale offers a new leadership paradigm that can carry us into a sustainable future and supports the greater good. Grounded in the convergence of ancient wisdom teachings, evolutionary consciousness, universal spirituality concepts, and the basic principles of quantum physics, he shows how to partner with the universal laws of energy to create a “Transformational Presence” by: Engaging your intuition Making choice and opportunity your habitual approach to life Clarifying and manifesting your potential Identifying and claiming the gifts you are here to share Stepping fully into your gifts and supporting others to do the same And so we begin to tap into the greatest potential of ourselves, our families, our communities, companies, countries, and even our world, and have the courage to act on that potential for the greater good of all.