Boomerang Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-10-03
ISBN: 9780393081817
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World Book Excerpt:

As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us." The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

Boomerang

Boomerang
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780393343441
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boomerang Book Excerpt:

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-10-03
ISBN: 0393082245
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World Book Excerpt:

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

Quicklet on Michael Lewis Boomerang CliffNotes like Book Summary

Quicklet on Michael Lewis  Boomerang  CliffNotes like Book Summary
Author: Karen Lac
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 1614644497
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on Michael Lewis Boomerang CliffNotes like Book Summary Book Excerpt:

ABOUT THE BOOK Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World started by accident. During a meeting with a Dallas hedge fund owner in 2008 for another book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, the investor made a prediction to author Michael Lewis that countries in the developed West would soon go bust. Two and a half years later, that prediction was becoming a reality. Countries long considered first world were becoming third world. Lewis knew that he had to write a book about what was happening. Going to Iceland, Greece, Ireland, Germany, and then to his home state of California, Lewis describes the conditions and people that made the massive financial troubles possible. He interviews economists, politicians, public service workers, and ordinary citizens to get a full picture of what happened and what may happen in the future. Peppered throughout Boomerang is Lewis' trademark humor and cultural observations that tie together seemingly unrelated issues into a cohesive narrative. MEET THE AUTHOR Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Karen Lac has been writing since 1999. Her articles have appeared in print in "The Occidental Weekly." Her writing reflects her broad interests. She writes travel, entertainment, political commentary, health, nutrition, food, education, career, and legal articles for numerous websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Arts in politics, both from Occidental College

Transnational Feminism in the United States

Transnational Feminism in the United States
Author: Leela Fernandes
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-03-11
ISBN: 0814760961
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Feminism in the United States Book Excerpt:

The acceleration of economic globalization and the rapid global flows of people, culture, and information have intensified the importance of developing transnational understandings of contemporary issues. Transnational feminist perspectives have provided a unique outlook on women’s lives and have deepened our understanding of the gendered nature of global processes. Transnational Feminism in the United States examines how transnational perspectives shape the ways in which we create and disseminate knowledge about the world within the United States, and how the paradigm of transnational feminism is affected by national narratives and public discourses within the country itself. An innovative theoretical project that is both deconstructive and constructive, this bookinterrogates the limits of feminist thought, primarily through case studies that illustrate its power to create new fields of research out of traditionally interdisciplinary lines of inquiry. Leela Fernandes discusses ways to approach, analyze, and capture processes that exceed and unsettle the nation-state within the transnational feminist paradigm. Examining the links between power and knowledge that bind interdisciplinary theory and research, she shines new light on issues such as human rights as well as academic debates about transnational feminist perspectives on global issues. A thought-provoking analysis, Transnational Feminism in the United States powerfully contributes to the field of Women’s Studies and related cross-disciplinary scholarship on feminist theory and gender from a global perspective.

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Going Places  A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative
Author: Robert Burgin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 161069385X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative Book Excerpt:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Kill it to Save it

Kill it to Save it
Author: Corey Dolgon
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-05
ISBN: 1447317122
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kill it to Save it Book Excerpt:

Kill it to save it lays bare the hypocrisy of US political discourse by documenting the story of capitalism’s triumph over democracy. Dolgon argues that American citizens now accept policies that destroy the public sector and promote political stories that feel right “in the gut”, regardless of science or facts.

The Third Globalization

The Third Globalization
Author: Dan Breznitz,John Zysman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN: 0199917825
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Third Globalization Book Excerpt:

Given the powerfully negative and ongoing impact of the Great Recession on western economies, the question of whether historically wealthy nations-the US, Western European countries, Japan-can stay wealthy has become an overriding concern for virtually every interested observer. In The Third Globalization, eminent political economists Dan Breznitz and John Zysman gather some of the discipline's leading scholars to assess the prospects for growth and prosperity among advanced industrial nations.

Global Health Watch 4

Global Health Watch 4
Author: People's Health Movement,Medact,Medico International,Third World Network,Health Action International,Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Social,Health Poverty Action
Publsiher: Zed Books Ltd.
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN: 1783602562
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Watch 4 Book Excerpt:

Global Health Watch, now in its fourth edition, is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health and healthcare. It covers a range of issues that currently impact on health, including the present political and economic architecture in a fast-changing and globalized world; a political assessment of the drive towards Universal Health Coverage; broader determinants of health, such as gender-based violence and access to water; stories of struggles, actions and change; and a scrutiny of a range of global institutions and processes. It integrates rigorous analysis, alternative proposals and stories of struggle and change to present a compelling case for a radical transformation of the way we approach actions and policies on health.

The Dollar and National Security

The Dollar and National Security
Author: Paul Viotti
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-07-23
ISBN: 0804792305
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dollar and National Security Book Excerpt:

Defense establishments and the armed forces they organize, train, equip, and deploy depend upon the security of capital and capital flows, mechanisms that have become increasingly globalized. Military capabilities are thus closely tied not only to the size of the economic base from which they are drawn, but also to the viability of global convertibility and exchange arrangements. Although the general public has a stake in these economic matters, the interests and interpretive understandings held by policy elites matter most—in particular those among the owners or managers of capital who focus on international finance and the international monetary regimes that sustain global commerce and their capital positions. In The Dollar and National Security, Paul Viotti explores the links between global capital flows, these policy elites, and national security. After establishing the historical link between currency, gold, and security, he continues the monetary-security story by examining the instrumental role the dollar has played in American economic and national security over the past seven decades. He reveals how perceived individual and collective interests are the key drivers toward building the kind of durable consensus necessary to sustain the external financing of American foreign and national security policy, and addresses the future implications for national security as decision-makers in the BRICs and other countries position themselves to assume an even larger policy presence in global commercial, monetary, and security matters.

Narratives of Inequality

Narratives of Inequality
Author: Melissa Kennedy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2017-11-08
ISBN: 3319599577
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narratives of Inequality Book Excerpt:

This book reveals the economic motivations underpinning colonial, neocolonial and neoliberal eras of global capitalism that are represented in critiques of inequality in postcolonial fiction. Today’s economic inequality, suffered disproportionately by indigenous and minority groups of postcolonial societies in both developed and developing countries, is a direct outcome of the colonial-era imposition of capitalist structures and practices. The longue durée, world-systems approach in this study reveals repeating patterns and trends in the mechanics of capitalism that create and maintain inequality. As well as this, it reveals the social and cultural beliefs and practices that justify and support inequality, yet equally which resist and condemn it. Through analysis of narrative representations of wealth accumulation and ownership, structures of internal inequality between the rich and the poor within cultural communities, and the psychology of capitalism that engenders particular emotions and behaviour, this study brings postcolonial literary economics to the neoliberal debate, arguing for the important contribution of the imaginary to the pressing issue of economic inequality and its solutions.

Army Officer s Guide 52nd Edition

Army Officer s Guide  52nd Edition
Author: Col. Robert J. Dalessandro USA (Ret.)
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN: 0811711889
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Army Officer s Guide 52nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Practical advice on Army leadership and command. Fully updated with the latest information for officers of all ranks, branches, and components. Covers uniforms and insignia, duties and responsibilities, privileges and restrictions, courtesy and customs, posts and organizations, regulations and references. Includes full-color reference of medals and badges.

Hai Shang Elegy of the Sea

Hai Shang  Elegy of the Sea
Author: Yiwei Wang
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1938134540
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hai Shang Elegy of the Sea Book Excerpt:

This invaluable book provides a reflective analysis on European civilization through a Chinese cultural perspective, along with the author's diplomatic experiences in Brussels on the Chinese Mission to the European Union. The book has three main focuses: maritime civilization, human civilization, and the relations between Chinese (East) and European (West) civilization. It aims to stimulate discussion to rethink the East West relations in terms of globalization and its contributions to a new post-maritime human civilization. Hai Shang ( ) means elegy of the sea. He Shang ( ) means elegy of the river. Contents: Europe in Debt, Civilization in DeclineDecline of European Maritime CivilizationSelf-Abuse: A European StoryModern European Civilization: What is WhatMaritime Civilization, Case of SchizobuliaEuropean Civilization "a la" ChinaWhen China Sets SailG2: How China and Europe CoexistChina, Time for Something European Readership: Undergraduate students studying Asian history and general public similarly interested in the analysis of East West relations from a historical and cultural perspective. "

Freud s Legacy in the Global Era

Freud   s Legacy in the Global Era
Author: Carlo Strenger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN: 1317556348
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freud s Legacy in the Global Era Book Excerpt:

Freud’s Legacy in the Global Era presents a radically new perspective on Freud’s relevance today as a forerunner of the contemporary evolutionary neurosciences also steeped in the tradition of humanistic thought. Carlo Strenger shows how globalisation has produced new theoretical, practical and clinical issues for psychoanalysis, which can best be understood by drawing on influences from economics, sociology and philosophy. Strenger’s lively case histories demonstrate a new psychoanalytic viewpoint engaged with surrounding scientific disciplines in an enriching interchange, and open to the fascinating cultural and social developments that shape patients’ reality, lives and concerns in a global era. This book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic and psychodynamically oriented psychotherapists and to all mental health professionals interested in the interaction of psychoanalysis and other disciplines from a global viewpoint as well as to lay readers keen to understand the complexity of globalized life.

Greece

Greece
Author: Carol G. Thomas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN: 1118631757
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greece Book Excerpt:

Greece: A Short History of a Long Story presents a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece by exploring the continuity of Greek culture from its Neolithic origins to the modern era. Tells the story of Greece through individual personalities that inhabited various periods in the lengthy sweep of Greek history Uses an approach based on recent research that includes DNA analysis and analyses of archaeological materials Explores ways in which the nature of Greek culture was continually reshaped over time Features illustrations that portray the people of different eras in Greek history along with maps that demonstrate the physical sphere of Greece and major events in each of the periods

Routledge Handbook of European Politics

Routledge Handbook of European Politics
Author: José M. Magone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1028
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN: 1317628365
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of European Politics Book Excerpt:

Since the Treaty of the European Union was ratified in 1993, the European Union has become an important factor in an ever-increasing number of regimes of pooled sovereignty. This Handbook seeks to present a valuable guide to this new and unique system in the twenty-first century, allowing readers to obtain a better understanding of the emerging multilevel European governance system that links national polities to Europe and the global community. Adopting a pan-European approach, this Handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover a wide range of topics such as: the historical and theoretical background the political systems and institutions of both the EU and its individual member nations political parties and party systems political elites civil society and social movements in European politics the political economy of Europe public administration and policy-making external policies of the EU. This is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of the European Union, European politics and comparative politics.

Creative Execution

Creative Execution
Author: Eric Beaudan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN: 1118356519
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Execution Book Excerpt:

The ultimate game-changer for reinventing strategy and ignitingpeople Whether it was Alexander the Great or Lord Horatio Nelson, themanagement team at Toyota or Google, the indisputable alchemy ofstrategy, execution, and leadership led to each's phenomenalsuccess. With years of experience assessing and developingexecutive talent, author Eric Beaudan examines the essence of sucha dynamic mix, summed up as "Creative Execution," showing howorganizations and individuals can attain, or reach for, unheraldedlevels of success. Profiling extraordinary leaders and the uncommon leadershiptactics that are their hallmark, the book also includes proprietaryresearch and firsthand experiences with clients across the globe,illustrating the principles of Creative Execution in action. Details the five elements of Creative Execution, includingfostering candid dialogue across the organization, spelling outclear roles and responsibilities, and taking bold action Includes proprietary research, assessments, and casestudies With tactics, strategies, and calls to action to help anyorganization shape and apply the dynamics of Creative Execution,this powerful one-volume manifesto will help any leader get in thetrenches, learn firsthand the impact of their decisions, andrestore ingenuity, cooperation, and a sense of collectivecommitment to the workplace.

The Greek Connection

The Greek Connection
Author: James H. Barron
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN: 1612198295
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greek Connection Book Excerpt:

"This is a magnificent work, a triumphant combination of exhaustive research and fine narrative writing."—Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Leadership: In Turbulent Times He was one of the most fascinating figures in 20th-century political history. Yet today, Elias Demetracopoulos is strangely overlooked--even though his life reads like an epic adventure story . . . As a precocious twelve-year-old in occupied Athens, he engaged in heroic resistance efforts against the Nazis, for which he was imprisoned and tortured. After his life was miraculously spared, he became an investigative journalist, covering Greece's tumultuous politics and America's increasing influence in the region. A clever and scoop-hungry reporter, Elias soon gained access to powerful figures in both governments . . . and attracted many enemies. When the Greek military dictatorship took power in 1967, he narrowly escaped to Washington DC, where he would lead the fight to restore democracy in his homeland--while running afoul of the American government, too. Now, after a decade of research and original reporting, James H. Barron uncovers the story of a man whose tireless pursuit of uncomfortable truths would put him at odds with not only his own government, but that of the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan administrations, making him a target of CIA, FBI, and State Department surveillance and harassment--and Greek kidnapping and assassination plots American authorities may have purposefully overlooked. A stunning feat of biographic storytelling, sweeping from World War II to the Cold War, Watergate and beyond, The Greek Connection is about a lifetime of standing up for democracy and a free press against powerful special interests. It has much to teach us about our own era's abuses of power, dark money, journalist intimidation, and foreign interference in elections.

Legacies of Empire

Legacies of Empire
Author: Sandra Halperin,Ronen Palan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN: 1316352544
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legacies of Empire Book Excerpt:

The nation-state is a fairly recent historical phenomenon. Human history over the past two to four millennia has been dominated by empires, and the legacies of these empires continues to shape the contemporary world in ways that are not always recognised or fully understood. Much research and writing about European colonial empires has focused on relations between them and their colonies. This book examines the phenomenon of empire from a different perspective. It explores the imprint that imperial institutions, organisational principles, practices, and logics have left on the modern world. It shows that many features of the contemporary world - modern armies, multiculturalism, globalised finance, modern city-states, the United Nations - have been profoundly shaped by past empires. It also applies insights about the impact of past empires to contemporary politics and considers the long-term institutional legacies of the American 'empire'.

Phishing for Phools

Phishing for Phools
Author: George A. Akerlof,Robert J. Shiller
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 0691173028
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phishing for Phools Book Excerpt:

Why the free-market system encourages so much trickery even as it creates so much good Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize–winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will "phish" us as "phools." Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone, in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit, and then worry about how to pay the next month's bills. The financial system soars, then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good, and sometimes are downright dangerous. Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery—and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation.