Description : The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. New Foreword by the Authors; Index.
Description : Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war" How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on.
Description : The Nobel Prize-winning economist and his wife provide an account of their lives and the work they shared, highlighting their involvement in many of the century's most important public policy issues
Description : Do you find yourself suffering under the pressures of your day-to-day life; are you on an emotional roller coaster ride, feeling physically drained and in poor health? Are you angry, anxious, fearful and guilt-ridden, as you straining under the demands to give more to your work – and others, at the expense of your family life, and feel you have little hope for your future? STANDING TALL IN A FALLING WORLD is a practical book offering instant inspirational application to help you rise above all of your circumstances and be everything you were created to be. The insights contained in these pages will encourage you to bring change to your life, your business and your future. These writings have been birthed out of life experience and are not mere theory.
Description : Popular Author, Speaker, and Founder of the Josh McDowell Ministry Speaks Out on the Popular, Culturally Relevant Topic of Right vs. Wrong Directed to parents and gatekeepers of today’s youth, renowned speaker and author Josh McDowell focuses on the how-to’s of teaching teens and pre-teens to make right moral choices. Set Free to Choose Right will help you come to understand: why today’s kids feel they have the right to determine what is “right” or “wrong” for themselves how culture reinforces that there are no universal truths and. . . where this misconception historically originated how to motivate kids to make good choices it is God’s character and nature that makes right, right and wrong, wrong Engaging stories and helpful illustration are provided to model how a person (of any age) can distinguish between right and wrong and make the right choice—every time!
Description : The Nobel Prize–winning economist explains how value is created, and how that affects everything from your paycheck to global markets. In this “lively, enlightening introduction to monetary history” (Kirkus Reviews), one of the leading figures of the Chicago school of economics that rejected the theories of John Maynard Keynes offers a journey through history to illustrate the importance of understanding monetary economics, and how monetary theory can ignite or deepen inflation. With anecdotes revealing the far-reaching consequences of seemingly minor events—for example, how two obscure Scottish chemists destroyed the presidential prospects of William Jennings Bryan, and how FDR’s domestic politics helped communism triumph in China—as well as plain-English explanations of what the monetary system in the United States means for your personal finances and for everyone from the small business owner on Main Street to the banker on Wall Street, Money Mischief is an enlightening read from the author of Capitalism and Freedom and Free to Choose, who was called “the most influential economist of the second half of the twentieth century” by the Economist.
Description : A legacy of hope and inspiration from Women of Faith® to you. Featuring the accurate and beautiful New King James Version translation and thematic index, this Bible offers inspirational and encouraging resources to help you strengthen your walk with God. Features include: 366 devotionals on themes such as grace, hope, joy, peace, and love to encourage you each day More than 500 “Glimpses of Grace” offering quotes from contributors, including best-loved Women of Faith speakers and dramatists, as well as Kathy Troccoli, Jan Silvious, Jill Briscoe, Babbie Mason, Point of Grace, and others Thematic Index featuring twelve monthly devotional themes and related scriptures Special helps for new believers Contributors' Biographical Index Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Women of Faith Devotional Bibles sold to date: More than 250,000 The New King James Version—More than 60 million copies sold in 30 years
Description : In New York and Baltimore, police cameras scan public areas twenty-four hours a day. Huge commercial databases track you finances and sell that information to anyone willing to pay. Host sites on the World Wide Web record every page you view, and “smart” toll roads know where you drive. Every day, new technology nibbles at our privacy.Does that make you nervous? David Brin is worried, but not just about privacy. He fears that society will overreact to these technologies by restricting the flow of information, frantically enforcing a reign of secrecy. Such measures, he warns, won't really preserve our privacy. Governments, the wealthy, criminals, and the techno-elite will still find ways to watch us. But we'll have fewer ways to watch them. We'll lose the key to a free society: accountability.The Transparent Society is a call for “reciprocal transparency.” If police cameras watch us, shouldn't we be able to watch police stations? If credit bureaus sell our data, shouldn't we know who buys it? Rather than cling to an illusion of anonymity-a historical anomaly, given our origins in close-knit villages-we should focus on guarding the most important forms of privacy and preserving mutual accountability. The biggest threat to our freedom, Brin warns, is that surveillance technology will be used by too few people, now by too many.A society of glass houses may seem too fragile. Fearing technology-aided crime, governments seek to restrict online anonymity; fearing technology-aided tyranny, citizens call for encrypting all data. Brins shows how, contrary to both approaches, windows offer us much better protection than walls; after all, the strongest deterrent against snooping has always been the fear of being spotted. Furthermore, Brin argues, Western culture now encourages eccentricity-we're programmed to rebel! That gives our society a natural protection against error and wrong-doing, like a body's immune system. But “social T-cells” need openness to spot trouble and get the word out. The Transparent Society is full of such provocative and far-reaching analysis.The inescapable rush of technology is forcing us to make new choices about how we want to live. This daring book reminds us that an open society is more robust and flexible than one where secrecy reigns. In an era of gnat-sized cameras, universal databases, and clothes-penetrating radar, it will be more vital than ever for us to be able to watch the watchers. With reciprocal transparency we can detect dangers early and expose wrong-doers. We can gauge the credibility of pundits and politicians. We can share technological advances and news. But all of these benefits depend on the free, two-way flow of information.
Description : Identifies seven personality types that share a common quality of having numerous unrelated interests, explaining how readers can prioritize and pursue multiple goals simultaneously in order to enjoy successful and varied lives. By the author of Wishcraft. 75,000 first printing.
Description : Day-by-day encouragement for anyone in a Twelve-Step recovery program The NIV Recovery Devotional Bible strengthens, assists, and encourages you with fresh perspectives on the link between faith and recovery, by offering day-by-day encouragement for anyone in a Twelve-Step recovery program. It stands alongside these twelve steps as a unique tool for those in recovery from addictive, compulsive, or codependent behavior patterns. Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) 312 Daily Meditations help readers apply biblical principles to the recovery process 2,000 Step Markers indicate passages that relate to particular steps of the Twelve Step Plan Articles explain how to use the Bible and help readers connect Scripture and the Twelve Steps Recovery Resource section offers help for the hurting Subject index for locating topics easily Double-column format