Profit Over People

Profit Over People
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 1609802918
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profit Over People Book Excerpt:

Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a global financial crisis that left millions of people jobless and hundreds of cities economically devastated? Why would the world’s most powerful military spend ten years fighting an enemy that presents no direct threat to secure resources for corporations? The culprit in all cases is neoliberal ideology—the belief in the supremacy of "free" markets to drive and govern human affairs. And in the years since the initial publication of Noam Chomsky’s Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, the bitter vines of neoliberalism have only twisted themselves further into the world economy, obliterating the public’s voice in public affairs and substituting the bottom line in place of people’s basic obligation to care for one another as ends in themselves. In Profit Over People, Chomsky reveals the roots of the present crisis, tracing the history of neoliberalism through an incisive analysis of free trade agreements of the 1990s, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund—and describes the movements of resistance to the increasing interference by the private sector in global affairs. In the years since the initial publication of Profit Over People, the stakes have only risen. Now more than ever, Profit Over People is one of the key texts explaining how the crisis facing us operates—and how, through Chomsky’s analysis of resistance, we may find an escape from the closing net.

Profit Over People

Profit Over People
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1998-12-08
ISBN: 9781888363821
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profit Over People Book Excerpt:

Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a global financial crisis that left millions of people jobless and hundreds of cities economically devastated? Why would the world's most powerful military spend ten years fighting an enemy that presents no direct threat to secure resources for corporations? The culprit in all cases is neoliberal ideology—the belief in the supremacy of "free" markets to drive and govern human affairs. And in the years since the initial publication of Noam Chomsky's Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, the bitter vines of neoliberalism have only twisted themselves further into the world economy, obliterating the public’s voice in public affairs and substituting the bottom line in place of people’s basic obligation to care for one another as ends in themselves. In Profit Over People, Chomsky reveals the roots of the present crisis, tracing the history of neoliberalism through an incisive analysis of free trade agreements of the 1990s, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund—and describes the movements of resistance to the increasing interference by the private sector in global affairs. In the years since the initial publication of Profit Over People, the stakes have only risen. Now more than ever, Profit Over People is one of the key texts explaining how the crisis facing us operates—and how, through Chomsky’s analysis of resistance, we may find an escape from the closing net.

The University State and Market

The University  State  and Market
Author: Robert A. Rhoads,Carlos Alberto Torres
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780804751698
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The University State and Market Book Excerpt:

This is an examination of the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets in light of the growing influence of globalization.

People Power and Profits

People  Power  and Profits
Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-04-20
ISBN: 9780393358339
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People Power and Profits Book Excerpt:

A Nobel prize winner challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy.

Managing People in Organizations

Managing People in Organizations
Author: Thomas Klikauer
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2018-10-06
ISBN: 1350304999
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing People in Organizations Book Excerpt:

This new and engaging core textbook offers a unique line manager perspective that presents students with HRM topics and issues that they will be confronted with once they enter the world of work in a managerial role. It is a concise text that focuses on providing students with all they need to know to equip them with a comprehensive understanding of the role the (non-HR) manager plays in the day-to-day running of an organization. The author's deep understanding and wide-ranging knowledge of the subject matter means that the text is firmly founded on the latest research, while the case studies, topical and international examples, and experiential exercises that form a fundamental part of the book ensure that theory is always clearly applied to real-world practice. This text is an essential companion for MBA and postgraduate students who are studying modules on Human Resource Management or Managing People but who are non-HRM specialists and do not require the exhaustive detail found in other HRM texts. It is also suited for use alongside upper-level undergraduate modules on these topics on mainstream business degrees.

People Over Profit

People Over Profit
Author: Dale Partridge
Publsiher: HarperCollins Leadership
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN: 0718021754
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People Over Profit Book Excerpt:

Serial entrepreneur and business visionary Dale Partridge built a multimillion-dollar company differently than how the typical enterprise is built. He did so using seven core beliefs that he believes are the secret to creating a sustaining world:• People matter• Truth wins• Transparency frees• Authenticity attracts• Quality speaks• Generosity returns• Courage sustainsAnd now he is not alone. Every day major headlines tell the story of a new and better American marketplace. Established corporations have begun reevaluating the quality of their products, the ethics of their supply chain, and how they can give back. Meanwhile, millions of entrepreneurs who want a more responsible and compassionate marketplace have launched a new breed of socially focused business models. And you can too! In People Over Profit, find the courage to value honesty over deception, transparency over secrecy, authenticity over hype, and ultimately, people over profit.

Poems Are My Love

Poems Are My Love
Author: Myles W. Wallace
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-02
ISBN: 1490729321
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poems Are My Love Book Excerpt:

This book is about poetry. Poetry regarding how it affected and continues to affect my life through working, church, family, and living.

Poems of My Life

Poems of My Life
Author: Myles W. Wallace
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013-06
ISBN: 1466980834
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poems of My Life Book Excerpt:

These God-inspired poems were written while Myles traveled locally, nationally, and internationally as a field engineer. Myles learned that education is invaluable for advancing in society. At the age of eight, Myles's third-grade teacher inspired him to read books. By the time he was nine, he had read three hundred books, many of them were poetry books. Through poetry, he is able to express his deep feelings about humankind. Myles enjoys meeting and conversing with people of all ages, genders, and cultures. He continues to seek knowledge. Of the many poems Myles has written, he does not have a favorite. He loves them all. Reading and writing poetry are still two of Myles's favorite activities. Thank you for purchasing this book. Please enjoy it. Sybil C. Wallace

Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies

Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies
Author: Michael Parenti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 131725340X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies Book Excerpt:

From market crisis to market boom, from welfare to wealth care, from homelessness to helplessness, and an all-out assault on the global environment-these are just some of the indecencies of contemporary economic life that Profit Pathology takes on. Here, Michael Parenti investigates how class power is a central force in our political life and, yet, is subjected to little critical discernment. He notes how big-moneyed interests shift the rules of the game in their favor while unveiling the long march by reactionaries through the nation's institutions to undo all the gains of social democracy, from the New Deal to the present. Parenti also traces the exploitative economic forces that have operated through much of American history, including the mass displacement and extermination of Native Americans and the enslavement of Africans. Parenti is a master at demonstrating the impact of monomaniacal profit accumulation on social services-especially health care-and human values. Here he takes us one step further, showing how unrestrained capitalism ultimately endangers itself, becoming a "self-devouring beast" that threatens us all. Finally, he calls for a solution based on democratic diversity and public ownership-"because it works."

5 Dysfunctions of a Company

5 Dysfunctions of a Company
Author: Leonard Marsden
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2022-02-06
ISBN: 1669810143
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

5 Dysfunctions of a Company Book Excerpt:

Have you ever worked for an organization and felt like something was off or dysfunctional? Or an organization that you knew for sure was toxic and dysfunctional? From my twenty-two years in the United States Army, three years as an imbedded contractor, and over eighteen years in manufacturing and from the things that I learned while working on my MBA at the Jack Welch Management School, I have worked the entire spectrum of organizations, from totally dysfunctional to fully functional, and distilled it down to five main categories so that once your recognize them, you can start to improve them or get out of that toxic environment and know what to look for the next time.

The Moral Case for Profit Maximization

The Moral Case for Profit Maximization
Author: Robert White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1498542646
Category: Business ethics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moral Case for Profit Maximization Book Excerpt:

"The Moral Case for Profit Maximization considers the moral status of profit maximization, arguing that profit maximization is moral when businessmen seek to maximize profit by forming values and cultivating the virtues"--

Automation Capitalism and the End of the Middle Class

Automation  Capitalism and the End of the Middle Class
Author: Jon-Arild Johannessen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 1000020347
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automation Capitalism and the End of the Middle Class Book Excerpt:

In this book, the author argues that a new form of capitalism is emerging at the threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He asserts that we are in the midst of a transition from democratic capitalism to feudal capitalism and highlights how robotization and innovation is leading to a social crisis for the middle classes as economic inequality is on the rise. Johannessen outlines the three elements – Balkanization, the Great Illusion, and the plutocracy – which are referred to here as feudal structures. He describes, analyzes, and discusses these elements both individually and in interaction with each other, and asks: "What structures and processes are promoting and boosting feudal capitalism?" Additionally, the book serves to generate knowledge about how the middle class will develop in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It shows the various effects of robotization on the middle class, where middle class jobs are transformed, deconstructed, and re-constructed and new part-time jobs are created for the middle class. Given the interest in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the book will appeal to students of economic sociology and political economy as well as those in innovation and knowledge management courses focusing upon the emerging innovation economy. The topic will attract policymakers, and the accessible and engaging tone will also make the book of interest to the general public.

9 11

9 11
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN: 1609801547
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

9 11 Book Excerpt:

In 9-11, published in November 2001 and arguably the single most influential post 9-11 book, internationally renowned thinker Noam Chomsky bridged the information gap around the World Trade Center attacks, cutting through the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and general conformity that choked off American discourse in the months immediately following. Chomsky placed the attacks in context, marshaling his deep and nuanced knowledge of American foreign policy to trace the history of American political aggression--in the Middle East and throughout Latin America as well as in Indonesia, in Afghanistan, in India and Pakistan--at the same time warning against America’s increasing reliance on military rhetoric and violence in its response to the attacks, and making the critical point that the mainstream media and public intellectuals were failing to make: any escalation of violence as a response to violence will inevitably lead to further, and bloodier, attacks on innocents in America and around the world. This new edition of 9-11, published on the tenth anniversary of the attacks and featuring a new preface by Chomsky, reminds us that today, just as much as ten years ago, information and clarity remain our most valuable tools in the struggle to prevent future violence against the innocent, both at home and abroad.

The Cosmic Ocean

The Cosmic Ocean
Author: Paul K. Chappell
Publsiher: Easton Studio Press, LLC
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN: 1632260107
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cosmic Ocean Book Excerpt:

The Cosmic Ocean shares the treasures that Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran, who grew up in a violent household, has extracted from trauma. To explain how these treasures—which take the form of timeless truths—can help us solve our personal, national, and global problems, this book uses personal stories and extensive research to journey through time, around the world, and into every facet of the human condition. To survive and progress as a global human family, Chappell explains that we need a paradigm shift that can transform our understanding of peace, justice, love, happiness, and what it means to be human. To help create this paradigm shift, The Cosmic Ocean explores diverse subjects such as empathy, rage, nonviolent struggle, war, beauty, religion, philosophy, science, Gandhi, the Iliad, slavery, human sacrifice, video games, sports, and our shared humanity.

The Occupy Movement Explained

The Occupy Movement Explained
Author: Nicholas Smaligo
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN: 0812698819
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Occupy Movement Explained Book Excerpt:

The Occupy Movement Explained is a readable, compact account and analysis of the Occupy protests, by a scholar who participated in several Occupy events. The book is thoroughly researched, painstakingly accurate, and fully documented. It debunks a number of myths and misunderstandings that have become rife. Nicholas Smaligo shows how the movement arose out of radical currents that have been active below the media's radar since the 1970s. Occupiers are not all the same, and the author reviews some of the debates and changes within the movement. The occupations began under a slogan that conjured up a naive sense of unity—"We Are the 99%!" It did not take very long for that sense of unity to give way to an appreciation of just how socially, economically, and ideologically fragmented American society is. For some, this was an excuse to return to their cynicism—for others, it was an invitation to lose their illusions and begin to see the world from the viewpoint of political activists. The Occupy Movement Explained describes this process of education and the lessons learned about "the 99%", the police, direct democracy, political demands, and the intimately related questions of social change, violence and property.

American Apocalypse

American Apocalypse
Author: M.G. Montpelier
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2022-02-02
ISBN: 1669806626
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Apocalypse Book Excerpt:

AMERICAN APOCALYPSE is a reflective commentary on the fifty-year Republican Assault on America from the 1971 Powell Republican political “dark money” offensive to save “Capitalism from Democracy” to the 2021 Republican violent Capitol Insurrection of January 6, 2021, to overturn the United States Constitution and the electoral will of the people. Yesterday’s America of prosperity for the many is today an America of prosperity for the few.” This will be America’s forever world of tomorrow should “We the People” allow a Republican “voter suppression” seizure of power succeed in 2022. The time is now “we” UNITE as a People of Liberty for an America of secure living-wage jobs, and an America of affordable healthcare, drug prices, and standard of living. The moment is here to END the Inequality, Corruption, and Violence that holds America hostage to the Republican legislative “trickle-down” tyranny of capital supremacy. The hour has come to DECLARE we are a patriotic people crying out for Equality, Truth, and Justice. Together in 2022 we must RESTORE Democracy to a “Land of the Free” longing for a “fair share” in an America of “Liberty and Justice for All.”

A Global Guide to Human Resource Management

A Global Guide to Human Resource Management
Author: Thomas Klikauer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN: 1000594157
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Global Guide to Human Resource Management Book Excerpt:

A Global Guide to Human Resource Management is a concise HRM introductory text offering a uniquely non-region-specific approach to people management in international business organisations. The book presents an alternative to standard managerial approaches, reflecting the perspectives of multiple stakeholders (workers, trade unions, states and governments, NGOs) to critically evaluate HRM in practice and, in so doing, enables students to make effective decisions in their own practice, wherever their careers take them. Its accessibility and concision make it well suited to short courses for non-HRM and non-business specialists. This text covers all major introductory topics for non-specialists, introducing the concept and purpose of HRM, through recruitment, people, skills, designing work, promoting health, rewarding success, and successful and ethical people management. This edition includes a new chapter on green HRM. Rich with pedagogical features, the book includes five case studies per chapter to connect theory with practice. It is also supported with a range of instructor materials including online guest lectures, general discussion questions, a glossary, an index, and online documentaries that explain how to manage people. It is essential reading for students interested in Human Resources and Personnel Management, Organisational Behaviour and Development and Workplace Culture.

The Future of Metaphysical Religion in America

The Future of Metaphysical Religion in America
Author: Mark Silk,Christopher White
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2021-12-13
ISBN: 3030799034
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Metaphysical Religion in America Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays by leading scholars explores the present, dynamic state of metaphysical religion in America. It includes chapters that: put survey data on this growing group in context; clarify definitional issues in the study of spirituality in general and metaphysical spirituality in particular; and assess the networks, conferences, rituals, festivals, retreat centers and periodicals recently developed by metaphysicals. The contributors discuss characteristic practices of mental healing and meditation, and show the reach of metaphysical ideas into public spaces and popular media cultures. One particular chapter also addresses the growing controversy over the legitimacy of metaphysical individuals and movements that appropriate elements of Native American and Asian religious beliefs and practices to enrich or sustain their own practice. This rich collection appeals to students, researchers, professionals and the layperson interested in knowing more about the history and more importantly the direction that American metaphysical religion is taking.

Government in the Future

Government in the Future
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN: 1609802241
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Government in the Future Book Excerpt:

In this classic talk delivered at the Poetry Center, New York, on February 16, 1970, Noam Chomsky articulates a clear, uncompromising vision of social change. Chomsky contrasts the classical liberal, libertarian socialist, state socialist, and state capitalist world views and then defends a libertarian socialist vision as "the proper and natural extension . . . of classical liberalism into the era of advanced industrial society." In his stirring conclusion Chomsky argues, "We have today the technical and material resources to meet man’s animal needs.We have not developed the cultural and moral resources or the democratic forms of social organization that make possible the humane and rational use of our material wealth and power. Conceivably, the classical liberal ideals as expressed and developed in their libertarian socialist form are achievable. But if so, only by a popular revolutionary movement, rooted in wide strata of the population and committed to the elimination of repressive and authoritarian institutions, state and private. To create such a movement is a challenge we face and must meet if there is to be an escape from contemporary barbarism."

Impure Acts

Impure Acts
Author: Henry A. Giroux
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1135958661
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impure Acts Book Excerpt:

Henry A. Giroux challenges the contemporary politics of cynicism by addressing a number of issues including the various attacks on cultural politics, the multicultural discourses of academia, the corporate attack on higher education, and the cultural politics of the Disney empire.