Should We Abolish Household Debts

Should We Abolish Household Debts
Author: Johnna Montgomerie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 1509525432
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Should We Abolish Household Debts Book Excerpt:

We live in a culture of credit. As wages have stagnated, we’ve seen a dramatic surge in private borrowing across the western world; increasing numbers of households are sucked into a hopeless vortex of spiralling debt, fuelled by exploitative lending. In this book Johnna Montgomerie argues that the situation is chronically dysfunctional, both individually and collectively. She shows that abolishing household debts can put an end to austerity and to the unsustainable forward march of debt-dependent growth. She combines astute economic analysis with the elements of an accessible guide to practical policy solutions such as extending unconventional monetary policy to the household sector, providing pragmatic and affordable refinancing options, and writing off the most pernicious elements of household debt. This framework, she contends, can help us to make our economy fairer and to tackle both the housing crisis and accelerating inequality.

The Way of the Intelligent Rebel

The Way of the Intelligent Rebel
Author: Olivier Roland
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN: 1788175506
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of the Intelligent Rebel Book Excerpt:

Olivier Roland offers an inspiring road map to help readers get more out of life as an 'Intelligent Rebel' and find success and fulfilment by breaking out of the system. Do you dream of a less stressful life? Join the Intelligent Rebels and discover how to achieve success in business AND create freedom to live life to the full. Perhaps you're stuck in the commute-work-sleep cycle and want to get more out of life. Or you feel as though your life is missing something. Olivier Roland can help. He guides you on the pathway to identifying, embracing and sharing your ultimate purpose - your 'raison d'être'. The Way of the Intelligent Rebel will encourage you to think outside the box, understand the limitations of conventional schooling, engage in life-long learning, throw yourself into a project dear to your heart and live a worthwhile and rewarding life while adding value to society. Based on personal experience, research into thousands of entrepreneurs and over 400 scientific studies, Olivier will show you how to: • Transform your life into an adventure and walk your own path in the world • Have a career that serves your life, instead of your life constantly serving your career • Understand why and how the modern education system is flawed and not designed with everyone in mind • Turn your perceived 'weaknesses' into strengths and embrace your individuality • Flourish, add value to the world and enjoy every second! This book will help you realize your full potential, embrace your creativity and shape your own journey to success. Find delight in your vibrant, enriching life right here, right now and make the world a better place. What are you waiting for?

Political Creativity

Political Creativity
Author: Gerald Berk,Dennis C. Galvan,Victoria Hattam
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-11-14
ISBN: 0812209206
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Creativity Book Excerpt:

Political Creativity intervenes in the lively debate currently underway in the social sciences on institutional change. Editors Gerald Berk, Dennis C. Galvan, and Victoria Hattam, along with the contributors to the volume, show how institutions inevitably combine order and change, because formal rules and roles are always available for reconfiguration. Creative action is not the exception but the very process through which all political formations are built, promulgated and changed. Drawing on the rich cache of antidualist theoretical traditions, from poststructuralism and ecological theory to constructivism and pragmatism, a diverse group of scholars probes acts of social innovation in many locations: land boards in Botswana, Russian labor relations, international statistics, global supply chains, Islamic economics in Algeria, Islamic sects and state authority in Senegal, and civil rights reform, colonization, industrial policy, and political consulting in the United States. These political scientists reconceptualize agency as a relational process that continually reorders the nature and meaning of people and things, order as an assemblage that necessitates creative tinkering and interpretation, and change as the unruly politics of time that confounds the conventional ordering of past, present, and future. Political Creativity offers analytical tools for reimagining order and change as entangled processes. Contributors: Stephen Amberg, Chris Ansell, Gerald Berk, Kevin Bruyneel, Dennis C. Galvan, Deborah Harrold, Victoria Hattam, Yoshiko M. Herrera, Gary Herrigel, Joseph Lowndes, Ato Kwamena Onoma, Adam Sheingate, Rudra Sil, Ulrich Voskamp, Volker Wittke.

Music and Cyberliberties

Music and Cyberliberties
Author: Patrick Burkart
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN: 0819570508
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Cyberliberties Book Excerpt:

Musicians and music fans are at the forefront of cyberliberties activism, a movement that has tried to correct the imbalances that imperil the communal and ritualistic sharing and distribution of music. In Music and Cyberliberties, Patrick Burkart tracks the migration of music advocacy and anti-major label activism since the court defeat of Napster and the ascendancy of the so-called Celestial Jukebox model of music e-commerce, which sells licensed access to music. Music and Cyberliberties identifies the groups—alternative and radical media activists, culture jammers, hackers, netlabels, and critical legal scholars—who are pushing back against the “copyright grab” by major labels for the rights and privileges that were once enjoyed by artists and fans. Burkart reflects on the emergence of peer-to-peer networking as a cause célèbre that helped spark the movement, and also lays out the next stages of development for the Celestial Jukebox that would quash it. By placing the musical activist groups into the larger context of technology and new social movement theory, Music and Cyberliberties offers an exciting new way of understanding the technological and social changes we confront daily.

Commercial Culture

Commercial Culture
Author: Leo Bogart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351527622
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commercial Culture Book Excerpt:

American mass media are the world's most diverse, rich, and free. Their dazzling resources, variety, and influence arouse envy in other countries. Their failures are commonly excused on the grounds that they are creatures of the market, that they give people what they want. 'Commercial Culture' focuses not on the glories of the media, but on what is wrong with them and why, and how they may be made better. This powerful critique of American mass communication highlights four trends that sound an urgent call for reform: the blurring of distinctions among traditional media and between individual and mass communication; the increasing concentration of media control in a disturbingly small number of powerful organizations; the shift from advertisers to consumers as the source of media revenues; and the growing confusion of information and entertainment, of the real and the imaginary. The future direction of the media, Leo Bogart contends, should not be left to market forces alone. He shows how the public's appetite for media differs from other demands the market is left to satisfy because of how profoundly the media shape the public's character and values. Bogart concludes that a world of new communications technology requires a coherent national media policy, respectful of the American tradition of free expression and subject to vigorous public scrutiny and debate. 'Commercial Culture' is a comprehensive analysis of the media as they evolve in a technological age. It will appeal to general readers interested in mass communications, as well as professionals and scholars studying American mass media.

PC World

PC World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: IBM Personal Computer
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fifty Hollywood Directors

Fifty Hollywood Directors
Author: Suzanne Leonard,Yvonne Tasker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN: 1317593936
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Hollywood Directors Book Excerpt:

Fifty Hollywood Directors introduces the most important, iconic and influential filmmakers who worked in Hollywood between the end of the silent period and the birth of the blockbuster. By exploring the historical, cultural and technological contexts in which each director was working, this book traces the formative period in commercial cinema when directors went from pioneers to industry heavyweights. Each entry discusses a director’s practices and body of work and features a brief biography and suggestions for further reading. Entries include: Frank Capra Cecil B DeMille John Ford Alfred Hitchcock Fritz Lang Orson Welles DW Griffith King Vidor This is an indispensible guide for anyone interested in film history, Hollywood and the development of the role of the director.

Mind Performance Hacks

Mind Performance Hacks
Author: Ron Hale-Evans
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0596101538
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind Performance Hacks Book Excerpt:

"Tips & tools for overclocking your brain"--Cover.

The Internet

The Internet
Author: Chris Woodford
Publsiher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781851096596
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet Book Excerpt:

Two hundred entries offer profiles of key figures; essays on such topics as cookies, content filtering, and digital libraries; and a chronology beginning with the prehistory of the Internet from 1843-1956 and concluding with the 2004 presidential campaign.

Culture and Computing Design Thinking and Cultural Computing

Culture and Computing  Design Thinking and Cultural Computing
Author: Matthias Rauterberg
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 507
Release: 2021-07-03
ISBN: 3030774317
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Computing Design Thinking and Cultural Computing Book Excerpt:

The two-volume set LNCS 12794-12795 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Culture and Computing, C&C 2021, which was held as part of HCI International 2021 and took place virtually during July 24-29, 2021. The total of 1276 papers and 241 posters included in the 39 HCII 2021 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5222 submissions. The papers included in the HCII-C&C volume set were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: ICT for cultural heritage; technology and art; visitors’ experiences in digital culture; Part II: Design thinking in cultural contexts; digital humanities, new media and culture; perspectives on cultural computing.

Dignity Affirming Education

Dignity Affirming Education
Author: Decoteau J. Irby,Charity Anderson,Charles M. Payne,William Ayers,Therese Quinn
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0807780812
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dignity Affirming Education Book Excerpt:

The word “dignity” isn’t typically used in education, yet it’s at the core of strong pedagogy. This book names the concept and shows readers what education looks like when it is centered on students’ dignity. By bringing together a collection of chapters written by authors with wide-ranging expertise, this volume presents a powerful approach to education that reminds people of their somebodiness—the premise that each person inherently possesses the intellectual acumen and creative resources to pursue development on their own terms. This timely book brings dignity into sharper focus, moving the field toward a language that captures what is required for oppressed communities to recognize their potential. It synthesizes research for educators, school leaders, and educational activists to help them make sense of what they are working for and against: dignity and the numerous affronts to it. Dignity-Affirming Education is important reading for anyone who works with students of any age, including nontraditional or adult learners, in formal and informal educational contexts. Contributors: Ramona Alcalá, Varnica Arora, Mica Baum-Tuccillo, Crystal V. Breedlove, Alondra Contreras, Michelle Fine, Samuel Finesurrey, Eric K. Grimes / Brother Shomari, Elisabeth H. Kim, Aidan Lam, P. Zitlali Morales, Daniel Morales-Doyle, Evin Orfila, Jacqueline Robinson, Arnaldo Rodriguez, Christyl Rodriguez, Manali J. Sheth, David Stovall, S2 Alumni Research Collective (Joel Almonte, Nathan Boissier, Samantha Bruno, Noah Campbell, Noel Columna, Ashley Cruz, Jesslin Hiraldo, Mya Laporte, Brandon Mendoza, Naomi Pabon, Sheylany Paulino, Ariana Peñña Ramírez, Lauren Santos, Siarra Savinon, and Alyssa Victoria), Ayako Takamori, and Priscilla Wohlstetter.

The Hacking of America

The Hacking of America
Author: Bernadette Hlubik Schell,John L. Dodge,Steve S. Moutsatsos
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hacking of America Book Excerpt:

Table of contents

The Best of 2600

The Best of 2600
Author: Emmanuel Goldstein
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2008-07-28
ISBN: 9780470294192
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best of 2600 Book Excerpt:

Since 1984, the quarterly magazine 2600 has provided fascinating articles for readers who are curious about technology. Find the best of the magazine’s writing in Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey, a collection of the strongest, most interesting, and often most controversial articles covering 24 years of changes in technology, all from a hacker’s perspective. Included are stories about the creation of the infamous tone dialer “red box” that allowed hackers to make free phone calls from payphones, the founding of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the insecurity of modern locks.

Hacking RSS and Atom

Hacking RSS and Atom
Author: Leslie M. Orchard
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacking RSS and Atom Book Excerpt:

Now you can satisfy your appetite for information This book is not about the minutia of RSS and Atom programming. It's about doing cool stuff with syndication feeds—making the technology give you exactly what you want the way you want. It's about building a feed aggregator and routing feeds to your e-mail or iPod, producing and hosting feeds, filtering, sifting, and blending them, and much more. Tan-talizing loose ends beg you to create more hacks the author hasn't thought up yet. Because if you can't have fun with the technology, what's the point? A sampler platter of things you'll learn to do Build a simple feed aggregator Add feeds to your buddy list Tune into rich media feeds with BitTorrent Monitor system logs and events with feeds Scrape feeds from old-fashioned Web sites Reroute mailing lists into your aggregator Distill popular links from blogs Republish feed headlines on your Web site Extend feeds using calendar events and microformats

Out of Our Minds

Out of Our Minds
Author: Ken Robinson
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2001-06-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Our Minds Book Excerpt:

Argues that it is crucial for companies to promote creativity among their employees in order to thrive in the modern world, and explains how the current lack of creativity in the workplace can be traced back to failures in the country's education system.

Creativity for Engineers

Creativity for Engineers
Author: Balbir S. Dhillon
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9789812565297
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity for Engineers Book Excerpt:

7. Creativity measurement and analysis. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Metrics for determining innovative companies' performance. 7.3. A formula for predicting creative ideas. 7.4. Fault tree analysis (FTA). 7.5. Control charts. 7.6. Cause and effect diagram. 7.7. Probability tree analysis. 7.8. Creativity improvement with parallel redundancy. 7.9. Time-dependent creativity analysis with Markov method -- 8. Creativity climate. 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. Variables influencing peoples' perception of the working climate, examples of changes in the total environment influencing innovation, and key reasons for organizations to foster creativity and innovation. 8.3. Organization's creative culture attributes. 8.4. Creative climate dimensions and creative work environment determinents. 8.5. Steps for fostering creative environment in companies and guidelines for managing team members that foster creative work climate. 8.6. Tips for facilitating in a "cold" organizational climate with respect to creativity. 8.7. Workplace creativity climate assessment checklist -- 9. Creativity barriers. 9.1. Introduction. 9.2. Reasons for resistance to change in organizations and the types of organizations finding creativity most difficult. 9.3. Obstacles to innovation in large organizations and their overcoming steps. 9.4. Management barriers to creativity and reasons for prevention of innovation in mass-produced products. 9.5. Ways for managers to kill creativity and ways used by technical managers to block creative ideas. 9.6. Stumbling blocks and building blocks to creativity. 9.7. Types of barriers to an individual's creative thinking and suggestions for overcoming them. 9.8. Creativity inhibitors an engineer may encounter while inquiring into and solving the problem. 9.9. Barriers to creativity in textile industry -- 10. Creativity in quality management, software development process, rail transit stations, and specific organizations. 10.1. Introduction. 10.2. Creativity in quality management. 10.3. Creativity in software development process. 10.4. Creativity in rail transit stations. 10.5. Creativity in specific organizations -- 11. Creativity testing, recording, and patents. 11.1. Introduction. 11.2. Creativity testing. 11.3. Creativity recording. 11.4. Patents

The Culture of Advertising

The Culture of Advertising
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0761961976
Category: Advertising
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Creative Space

Creative Space
Author: Andrzej P. Wierzbicki,Yoshiteru Nakamori
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-12-02
ISBN: 9783540284581
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Space Book Excerpt:

Creative Space summarizes and integrates the various up-to-date approaches of computational intelligence to knowledge and technology creation including the specific novel feature of utilizing the creative abilities of the human mind, such as tacit knowledge, emotions and instincts, and intuition. It analyzes several important approaches of this new paradigm such as the Shinayakana Systems Approach, the organizational knowledge creation theory, in particular SECI Spiral, and the Rational Theory of Intuition – resulting in the concept of Creative Space. This monograph presents and analyzes in detail this new concept together with its ontology – the list and meanings of the analyzed nodes of this space and of the character of transitions linking these nodes.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing
Author: Kathleen C. Phillips,Barbara A. Steiner
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Writing Book Excerpt:

Advises teachers how to help children learn to write fiction, nonfiction, letters, poems, and journals, and discusses motivation and writing techniques

The Illustrated London News

   The    Illustrated London News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1853
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated London News Book Excerpt: