One World Ready Or Not

One World  Ready Or Not
Author: William Greider
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780684835549
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Release: 1998-02-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A national best-seller written by the editor of Rolling Stone magazine explores the realities and complexities of today's global economy, and its impact on the future. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

One World Ready Or Not

One World  Ready Or Not
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:70529056
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Secrets of the Temple

Secrets of the Temple
Author: William Greider
Pages: 798
ISBN: 9780671675561
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Release: 1989-01-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reveals how the Federal Reserve under Paul Volcker engineered changes in America's economy

Who Will Tell The People

Who Will Tell The People
Author: William Greider
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781439128749
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Release: 2010-05-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who Will Tell the People is a passionate, eye-opening challenge to American democracy. Here is a tough-minded exploration of why we're in trouble, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why. Greider shows us the realities of power in Washington today, uncovering the hidden relationships that link politicians with corporations and the rich, and that subvert the needs of ordinary citizens. How do we put meaning back into public life? Greider shares the stories of some citizens who have managed to crack Washington's "Grand Bazaar" of influence peddling as he reveals the structures designed to thwart them. Without naiveté or cynicism, Greider shows us how the system can still be made to work for the people, and delineates the lines of battle in the struggle to save democracy. By showing us the reality of how the political decisions that shape our lives are made, William Greider explains how we can begin to take control once more.

The Soul of Capitalism

The Soul of Capitalism
Author: William Greider
Pages: 366
ISBN: 9780684862194
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Release: 2003
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In The Soul of Capitalism, Greider examines how the greatest wealth-creation engine in the history of the world is failing most of us, why it must be changed, and how intrepid pioneers are beginning to transform it."--BOOK JACKET.

Ready or Not

Ready or Not
Author: Madeline Levine, PhD
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780063212619
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Release: 2021-08-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well explores how today’s parenting techniques and our myopic educational system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future—and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness. In The Price of Privilege, respected clinician, Madeline Levine was the first to correctly identify the deficits created by parents giving kids of privilege too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Continuing to address the mistaken notions about what children need to thrive in Teach Your Children Well, Levine tore down the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. In Ready or Not, she continues the discussion, showing how these same parenting practices, combined with a desperate need to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail spectacularly. Increasingly, the world we know has become disturbing, unfamiliar, and even threatening. In the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, adults are doubling-down on the pressure-filled parenting style that pushes children to excel. Yet these daunting expectations, combined with the stress parents feel and unwittingly project onto their children, are leading to a generation of young people who are overwhelmed, exhausted, distressed—and unprepared for the future that awaits them. While these damaging effects are known, the world into which these children are coming of age is not. And continuing to focus primarily on grades and performance are leaving kids more ill-prepared than ever to navigate the challenges to come. But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, academics, and futurists, Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Most important, Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

The Soul of Capitalism

The Soul of Capitalism
Author: William Greider
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0684862204
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Release: 2004-09-02
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his previous bestsellers, Who Will Tell the People and Secrets of the Temple, William Greider laid bare the inner workings of American politics and the Federal Reserve, revealing how they often work against the interests of the majority of us. In The Soul of Capitalism, Greider examines how the greatest wealth-creation engine in the history of the world is failing most of us, why it must be changed, and how specifically it can be transformed. Brilliantly perceptive and sweeping in its ambition, The Soul of Capitalism is also hard-headed and practical, as Greider, one of our most eloquent populist spokesmen, assures us we are not powerless. He illustrates how American capitalism can be aligned more faithfully and obediently with what people want and need in their lives, with what American society needs for a healthy, balanced, and humane future. He proves that it is within our power to reinvent capitalism to make it work for us. The Soul of Capitalism -- solid, pragmatic, visionary, optimistic -- addresses the nation's most urgent needs.

World Government Ready Or Not

World Government  Ready Or Not
Author: Garry Davis
Pages: 402
ISBN: 0931545005
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Release: 1984
Editor: World Government House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WORLD GOVERNMENT, READY OR NOT! is the first how-to-do-it and how-it-is-being done book on the making of world peace through government of, by, and for the citizens of the world recounted in masterful detail by a veteran of over 50 years experience in the "field." WWII bomber pilot Garry Davis, in 1948 took Emery Reves (Anatomy of Peace) at his word first that "...the ideal of the nation-state is bankrupt.." and second that "There is no first step to world government. World Government is the first step." The eclectic Renaissance Man, stateless World Citizen Davis "lives" the future today treating philosophy, law, economics, travel, space, history and more with equal ease and insight. Moreover, as a world activist, he has seen the inside of over 30 national prisons. E. B.White wrote that "Davis marches to the beat of the Universe while we all march to a broken drum." "The birth pangs of the new world order are already upon us," Davis writes in the Prologue, "and as necessity knows no law but its own, we are too busy attending to that long-heralded and momentous birth to still the shrill cries of infidelity." WORLD GOVERNMENT, READY OR NOT! is a book for the 21st century and beyond.

The Case Against free Trade

The Case Against  free Trade
Author: Ralph Nader,William Greider,Margaret Atwood,Pat Choate,Vandana Shiva,Mark Ritchie,David Philips,Lori Wallach,Martin Khor,Jorge Castaneda,Carlos Heredia
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1556431694
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Release: 1993
Editor: North Atlantic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the notion of "free trade" and the issues raised by adopting the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Essays by Ralph Nader, Jerry Brown, William Greider, Margaret Atwood, Mark Ritchie, Wendell Berry, Pat Choate, and others.

Come Home America

Come Home  America
Author: William Greider
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781594868160
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Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Rodale
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Asserts that America is straying from its democratic ideals and faltering in a rapidly globalized world community, and challenges policies that are based on a priority of making America "number one" in the world while examining the economic and politicalforces that have brought about contemporary problems.

Stakeholder Capitalism

Stakeholder Capitalism
Author: Klaus Schwab
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781119756149
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Release: 2021-01-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reimagining our global economy so it becomes more sustainable and prosperous for all Our global economic system is broken. But we can replace the current picture of global upheaval, unsustainability, and uncertainty with one of an economy that works for all people, and the planet. First, we must eliminate rising income inequality within societies where productivity and wage growth has slowed. Second, we must reduce the dampening effect of monopoly market power wielded by large corporations on innovation and productivity gains. And finally, the short-sighted exploitation of natural resources that is corroding the environment and affecting the lives of many for the worse must end. The debate over the causes of the broken economy—laissez-faire government, poorly managed globalization, the rise of technology in favor of the few, or yet another reason—is wide open. Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet argues convincingly that if we don't start with recognizing the true shape of our problems, our current system will continue to fail us. To help us see our challenges more clearly, Schwab—the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum—looks for the real causes of our system's shortcomings, and for solutions in best practices from around the world in places as diverse as China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Singapore. And in doing so, Schwab finds emerging examples of new ways of doing things that provide grounds for hope, including: Individual agency: how countries and policies can make a difference against large external forces A clearly defined social contract: agreement on shared values and goals allows government, business, and individuals to produce the most optimal outcomes Planning for future generations: short-sighted presentism harms our shared future, and that of those yet to be born Better measures of economic success: move beyond a myopic focus on GDP to more complete, human-scaled measures of societal flourishing By accurately describing our real situation, Stakeholder Capitalism is able to pinpoint achievable ways to deal with our problems. Chapter by chapter, Professor Schwab shows us that there are ways for everyone at all levels of society to reshape the broken pieces of the global economy and—country by country, company by company, and citizen by citizen—glue them back together in a way that benefits us all.

Making a Place for Community

Making a Place for Community
Author: Thad Williamson,David Imbroscio,Gar Alperovitz
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781317794776
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Release: 2014-06-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When pundits refer to the death of community, they are speaking of a number of social ills, which include, but are not limited to, the general increase in isolation and cynicism of our citizens, widespread concerns about declining political participation and membership in civic organizations, and periodic outbursts of small town violence. Making a Place for Community argues that this death of community is being caused by contemporary policies that, if not changed, will continue to foster the decline of community. Increased capital flow between nations is not at the root of the problem, however, increased capital flow within our nation is. Small towns shouldn't have to hope for a prison to open nearby and downtown centers shouldn't sit empty as suburban sparwl encroaches, but they do and it's a result of widely agreed upon public policies.

Fortress America

Fortress America
Author: William Greider
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1891620096
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Release: 1998-11-11
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the peacetime condition of the U.S. military as, without clear goals, it begins to slowly consume itself

Why Globalization Works

Why Globalization Works
Author: Martin Wolf
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9780300102529
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Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Meticulous, well-structured, and persuasive." Martin Vander Weyer, Spectator.

Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs
Author: David Graeber
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781501143335
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

One World

One World
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Pages: 151
ISBN: 9781789126648
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Release: 2018-12-05
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AROUND THE WORLD IN 49 DAYS In One World Wendell Willkie gives a highly personal account of his meetings with Stalin, Chiang Kai-shek, General Montgomery, General Chennault and other United Nations leaders. He tells of his talks with prime ministers and kings, and with teachers, soldiers, librarians, factory workers, and farmers around the world. He reports a great awakening that is going on among the peoples of the world and his deep conviction that the United Nations must learn to work together now, while they fight, if they hope to live together after the war is over. The publishers believe that One World is a great contribution to the cause of true victory. It is certainly one of the most courageous and outspoken books ever written by a great public figure. “I want to urge every American to read One World. It’s not a book, it’s a searchlight.”—CLIFTON FADIMAN “...he has a seeing eye and an understanding heart....He is a genuine believer in the American way of life....Mr. Willkie’s book becomes a plea that Americans should learn to understand the shrunken world in which they live...”—WALTER LIPPMANN “It is one of the most absorbing books I have read in years, full of humour, shrewd observation, a thousand and one facts you and I never heard but should have. I read it in one gulp.”—WILLIAM L. SHIRER

Globaloney

Globaloney
Author: Michael Veseth
Pages: 267
ISBN: 0742536599
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Release: 2006
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Research show that every human being is capable of having a creative thought. We have creative abilities that often show up very early in life. Studies show that the average adult thinks of only three to four alternate ideas for any given situation, while the average child can come up with sixty ideas. They have proven that as far as creativity is concerned, quantity equals quality. Having the subjects make a list of ideas, they have shown that the longer the list, the higher the quality of the final solution. The very best ideas usually appear at the end of the list. Actually, creativity is bred into us as humans; it's in our genes - apart of our very own DNA. Unfortunately, as we grow older, the pressures of having to grow up, go to school, get a job, all seem to repress our creative tendencies. The stress of everyday living coupled with occasional dilemmas, leaves us too drained to be truly creative. But creativity is power and is essential to our well-being. Without creativity, our lives become predictable, routine, boring, and pedantic. The good news is we can all be highly creative. Now I know you're saying, "But I'm not at all creative. I can't paint or even draw a straight line, I don't know one note from another, and I've never been able to write worth a darn. Okay, so most of us are not Mozart, DaVinci, Einstein, or Shakespeare. However, we are all creative in our own way. We simply have to recognize our own unique talents and skills".Creativity: The Problem Solver

Field Guide to the Global Economy

Field Guide to the Global Economy
Author: Sarah Denny Anderson,John Cavanagh,Thea Lee
Pages: 150
ISBN: 1565849566
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Release: 2005-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An eye-opening, 21stCentury guide to the myths and realities of the international economy. Fully updated and expanded second edition: The new version of The Field Guide takes an insightful look at overseas outsourcing, NAFTA's 10 year report card, the Wal-Mart Economy, and the story of Argentina's demise (the former start pupil of the World Bank), among other timely subjects. Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich: Field Guide features a foreword by the best-selling author of Nickel and Dimed. Timeliness of subject: Today's newspapers are saturated with stories on the global economy, exploitation of foreign workers, and the evils of globalization. The Field Guide examines all the issues behind the headlines and contextualises the current crisis within the history of the global economy. This fully updated and expanded 2nd edition of The Field Guide to the Global Economy presents the latest facts to help the average person make sense of the rapidly changing international economy. Highly illustrated with charts, graphs, and cartoons, the book clearly documents new trends, including the foreign "outsourcing" of U.S. service jobs, as well as the increasing influence of union-busting China and W

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307887450
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Release: 2011-08-16
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

Fire on the Rim

Fire on the Rim
Author: William H. Thornton
Pages: 217
ISBN: 0742517071
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Release: 2002
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fire on the Rim combines an idealist's call for social justice, cultural difference, and environmental sustainability with a realist's recognition of the continuing need for balance of power security relations around the Pacific Rim. Although this melding of idealist and realist elements is sure to meet opposition on the Right and Left alike, the author's call for moral realism is a vital step toward an Asia policy fit for the twenty-first century. Visit our website for sample chapters!