How To Spend 50 Billion To Make The World A Better Place

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Edited by Bjørn Lomborg, this abridged version of the highly acclaimed Global Crises, Global Solutions provides a serious yet accessible springboard for debate and discussion on the world's most serious problems, and what we can do to solve them. In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money. This unique book provides a rich set of dialogs examining ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: climate change, the spread of communicable diseases, conflicts and arms proliferation, access to education, financial instability, governance and corruption, malnutrition and hunger, migration, sanitation and access to clean water, and subsidies and trade barriers. Each problem is introduced by a world-renowned expert who defines the scale of the issue and examines a range of policy options.


One Planet Is Enough

Author by : Rune Westergård
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The present book offers a compelling sketch of how technological advances have shaped humankind’s evolution and how they can unlock ways to combat climate change and environmental threats. It also reveals new perspectives on climate change and sustainable development by harnessing technology. Given today’s conditions, only a homeless vegan could achieve a sustainable ecological footprint. In reality, it would be impossible, and even destructive, to attempt to save the planet by discontinuing consumption. It would disrupt evolution and threaten the driving forces of the technology that is our hope for combating climate change and environmental threats in the future. This is the opinion of Rune Westergård, engineer, entrepreneur, and environmental debater, with several decades of experience from the field of environmental and energy technology. He challenges many established truths on consumption and sustainability and demonstrates how and why they are flawed. From his point of view, both continued global growth and increased welfare are entirely possible within the ecological limitations of our planet. Once we learn to put technology to our best advantage, one planet will be enough.


The Political Economy Of International Trade Negotiations

Author by : Nikolai Ziegler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
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Description : One proposition from economics that is both true and non-trivial is the Ricardian concept of comparative advantage. Its logical corollary - that governments should not intervene into international trade - is almost universally endorsed within the discipline. Hence, economists remain short of a clear grasp of international trade negotiations - be these held under the auspices of the WTO or elsewhere. Why do governments need protracted negotiations to do what is in their own countries' best interest? What purposes do trade negotiations and agreements serve? Assorting a host of arguments from the entire range of economic schools of thought, Nikolai Ziegler provides a comprehensive answer. That given and the gap between political and economic rationality acknowledged, he explores ways to bridge this gap and make negotiations work more smoothly. A two-level game perspective reveals adjustment screws which may be turned to promote liberal trade policy and international cooperation. Game theoretic illustration and appraisal of these strategic levers is embedded in case studies and cliometric excursions. The reader will not find panaceas. Yet she will aqcuire a deeper understanding of the sensitive clockwork of international trade negotiations, encounter some innovative proposals as to lubricating that clockwork and, hopefully, find this book an interesting reading.


Journal Of Economic Literature

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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How To Spend 75 Billion To Make The World A Better Place

Author by : Bjørn Lomborg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The world faces myriad challenges – yet we are constrained by scarce resources. In the 21st Century, how do we deal with natural disasters, tackle global warming, achieve better nutrition, educate children… and address countless other urgent global issues? If you want to change the world, this inspiring and enlightening book is for you. Bjørn Lomborg presents the costs and benefits of the smartest solutions to twelve global problems. By prioritizing the top solutions, this helps us better spend $75 billion to do the most good. Featuring the cutting edge research of more than sixty eminent economists, including four Nobel Laureates, produced for the Copenhagen Consensus, this book will inform, enlighten and motivate actions to make our world a better place.


Perspectives On Climate Change

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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New Statesman

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Voting As A Christian The Economic And Foreign Policy Issues

Author by : Wayne A. Grudem
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Written not by a journalist or politician but rather by a theology professor with a Ph.D. in New Testament studies, Voting by the Bible: The Economic and Foreign Policy Issues begins with the assumption that God intended the Bible to give guidance to every area of life—including how governments should function. Derived from author Wayne Grudem’s magisterial Politics According to the Bible, this book highlights those economic and foreign-policy issues that have dominated political debate recently. Throughout, author Wayne Grudem supports political positions that would be called more "conservative" than "liberal." However, “it is important to understand that I see these positions as flowing out of the Bible's teachings rather than positions I hold prior to, or independently of, those biblical teachings," he writes. "My primary purpose in the book is not to be liberally or conservative, or Democrat or Republican, but to explain a biblical worldview and a biblical perspective on issues of politics, law, and government." Concise yet carefully argued, this book is a must-read for any Christian concerned about current debates over the economy, the size and role of government, and the best way forward out of the current recession. Not every reader will agree with the book's conclusions. But by grounding his analysis deeply on Scripture, Grudem has equipped Christians to better understand and respond to some of today's key political debates wisely and in a manner consistent with their primary citizenship as members and ambassadors of the kingdom of God.


The Journal Of Political Economy

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Deals with research and scholarship in economic theory. Presents analytical, interpretive, and empirical studies in the areas of monetary theory, fiscal policy, labor economics, planning and development, micro- and macroeconomic theory, international trade and finance, and industrial organization. Also covers interdisciplinary fields such as history of economic thought and social economics.


Contextual Development Economics

Author by : Matthias P. Altmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Poverty still persists in today’s low-income countries despite decades of international aid, and extensive research on the determinants of growth and development. The book argues that meeting this challenge requires a holistic understanding of the context-specific factors that influence economic behavior and structures in poor countries. Contextual Development Economics approaches this task by offering a methodology that allows analysing the dynamic interrelations between economic, cultural and historical determinants of economic life in low-income countries. The book starts with an empirical inquiry into the economic characteristics of low-income countries that create the context by which the specific forms of organising economic activity in these countries are determined. It then looks at how different generations of development economists sought to explain economic realities in low-income countries from the 1940s through today. The book finally synthesises the results from this empirical and methodological analysis with insights from an inquiry into contributions of the German Historical School, from which it borrows the concept of the economic style as a methodological alternative to the universal and hence often irrelevant models of mainstream development economics. This book offers a promising perspective for the future of development economics that will be of interest to researchers and development practitioners alike. It will also be relevant for academics and students with an interest in applications of the method and concepts of the Historical School to contemporary problems.


After 2015 International Development Policy At A Crossroads

Author by : Andrew Sumner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rethinking International Devel
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Description : This book discusses the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) - the UN Poverty Targets for 2015. Part one discusses the background to the MDGs, their value and omissions, what they mean for changing understandings of 'development' and Development Studies and whether the MDGs will be achieved. Part two focuses on each goal or set of goals: extreme poverty (income and hunger); education and health; gender equality and empowerment; environmental sustainability and global partnerships for development.


Reducing Poverty Protecting Livelihoods And Building Assets In A Changing Climate

Author by : Dorte Verner
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Bank Publications
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Description : Dorte Verner and her team are once again ahead of the curve, bringing home the threat not just to our planet but our people in Reducing Poverty, Protecting Livelihoods, and Building Assets in a Changing Climate. they focus on the danger in the most human terms, examining the risk to our planet's most vulnerable, in particular the world's poor who rely on natural resources to survive---resources endangered by extreme weather changes. While focusing on Latin America, this book reminds us all there isn't a place on earth exempt from the threat of climate change.It's a moral wake-up call.---John F. Kerry, U. S. Senator In this important and provocative volume, Dorte Verner and her colleagues provide an expansive treatment of climate change and its many effects, especially on the global poor---David Lee, Professor, Cornell University This book is bound to become the defining analysis of climate change's implications for poverty and social cohesion... A key guide for policy makers---Daniel Cohen, Professor and Vice President, Paris School of Economics This much-welcome overview provides guidelines and suggests priorities for designing and implementing suitable adaptation measures.---Anthony Hall, Professor, London School of Economics It is no longer possible to prevent damaging climate change. If used properly, this book will save many lives---Robert Waldmann. Professor, University of Rome This is persuasive, comprehensive, excellent, thoughtful, and well-written work---Steven Solomon, Author, WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization This book is simply a must for all those concerned by climate change.--- Javier Santiso, Professor of Economics, ESADE Business School This is first time to have a comprehensive social assessment of climate change and it will become a standard reference.---Shengen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute This book presents evidence that we must improve our efforts on resilience and adaptation measures to counter the consequences of climate change on the most vulnerable population groups---Soren Pind, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark The team is to be congratulated---very well compiled and analyzed---Augusta Molnar, Rights and Resources Initiative


Labour Research

Author by : Anonim
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American Book Publishing Record

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Journal Of Economic Perspectives

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This journal attempts to fill a gap between the general-interest press and other academic economics journals. Its articles relate to active lines of economics research, economic analysis of public policy issues, state-of-the-art economic thinking, and directions for future research. It also aims to provide material for classroom use, and to address issues relating to the economics profession.


The Publishers Weekly

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Annual Report

Author by : International Water Management Institute
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The British National Bibliography

Author by : Arthur James Wells
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Nation

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Annual Report

Author by : Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Choice

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author by : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Writers Directory

Author by : Anonim
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The Economist

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Congressional Record

Author by : United States. Congress
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Squandered

Author by : David Craig
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Over the last ten years, New Labour has boosted public spending by around a trillion pounds - that's £1,000,000,000,000 of our taxes - over £50,000 for every household in Britain. But what have we got for our money? Effective and responsive public services that are the envy of the world? Or the creation of a vast, self-serving bureaucracy that has presided over the greatest waste of money in British history? With so much money, a tsunami of extra cash, being thrown at public services - health, education, policing, defence, social services and public administration - there have been some successes. Nevertheless, the results of the Government's tidal wave of extra spending have been worse than pitiful. In department after department, it is the same sorry story - a triple whammy of incompetence, cover-up and cuts that have all but decimated public services, while those responsible have lavished money and honours on themselves. David Craig exposes the sometimes tragic, sometimes comic story of how New Labour's years of mismanagement have led to a bureaucratization of Britain that has squandered almost unimaginable amounts of taxpayers' money, caused irreparable damage to all our lives and rewarded the man responsible with the keys to Number 10.