Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
ISBN_10 : 9781609802912
Copyright Year : 2011-09-06
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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.

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Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Haymarket Books
ISBN_10 : 9781608468003
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“From meditations on human nature to strategic advice for the Trump era, Chomsky remains the thinker who shaped a generation, a beacon of hope” (Sarah Jaffe, host of Belabored) This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by the New York Time as “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” In these recent, wide-ranging interviews, conducted for Truthout by C. J. Polychroniou, Chomsky discusses his views on the “war on terror” and the rise of neoliberalism, the refugee crisis and cracks in the European Union, prospects for a just peace in Israel/Palestine, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, the grave danger posed to humanity by the climate crisis, and the hopes, prospects, and challenges of building a movement for radical change. “A must read in these troubling times . . . This is an excellent collection of interviews that highlights Chomsky’s encyclopedic knowledge of the key issues of our day and his unwavering criticism of the regime of the global 1%.” —Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire “In this brilliant series of recent and wide-ranging interviews, Noam Chomsky combines an astounding breadth of knowledge, great depth of insight, clarity in explaining his ideas, and a relentless commitment to social and economic justice. The full package is simply exhilarating, especially in our current dismal era of Donald Trump. Optimism over Despair is a book to devour.” —Robert Pollin, distinguished professor of Economics and codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute “Especially valuable in helping us navigate the dreadful challenges of the Trumpian era.” —Michael Klare, defense correspondent for The Nation

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đź“’ People Over Profit by Dale Partridge

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
ISBN_10 : 9780718021757
Copyright Year : 2015-05-05
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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.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN_10 : 9781324004226
Copyright Year : 2019-04-23
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A Nobel prize winner challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy. We all have the sense that the American economy—and its government—tilts toward big business, but as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains in his new book, People, Power, and Profits, the situation is dire. A few corporations have come to dominate entire sectors of the economy, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth. This is how the financial industry has managed to write its own regulations, tech companies have accumulated reams of personal data with little oversight, and our government has negotiated trade deals that fail to represent the best interests of workers. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. If something isn’t done, new technologies may make matters worse, increasing inequality and unemployment. Stiglitz identifies the true sources of wealth and of increases in standards of living, based on learning, advances in science and technology, and the rule of law. He shows that the assault on the judiciary, universities, and the media undermines the very institutions that have long been the foundation of America’s economic might and its democracy. Helpless though we may feel today, we are far from powerless. In fact, the economic solutions are often quite clear. We need to exploit the benefits of markets while taming their excesses, making sure that markets work for us—the U.S. citizens—and not the other way around. If enough citizens rally behind the agenda for change outlined in this book, it may not be too late to create a progressive capitalism that will recreate a shared prosperity. Stiglitz shows how a middle-class life can once again be attainable by all. An authoritative account of the predictable dangers of free market fundamentalism and the foundations of progressive capitalism, People, Power, and Profits shows us an America in crisis, but also lights a path through this challenging time.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 0743247469
Copyright Year : 2005-03
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A heavily researched profile of the modern corporation theorizes that businesses are essentially pathological in nature and place profits above accountability, citing the flaws of such practices as deregulation and privatization while outlining a program of democratic control and social responsibility. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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Genre : Political Science
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN_10 : 9781429972901
Copyright Year : 2003-11-01
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The issue of globalization-its promises, and more often, its shortcomings-commands worldwide attention. Recent events illuminate the dark side of globalization and underscore the urgent need to redesign its basic principles. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are one in a series of crisis that have shaken the foundations of the global order. The rise of strong anti-globalization movements around the world, the deteriorating global economy, including America's own economic turbulence, and an ever-growing distrust of powerful multinational corporations in the face of catastrophic mismanagement, symbolized by Enron and WorldCom, dramatize the failure of globalization. For a safe and economically secure future, Charles Derber argues in People Before Profit we must de-bunk the myths about our current form of corporate-led globalization and re-orient ourselves on a more democratic path. Popular misconceptions, what Derber terms the "globalization mystique," present globalization as new, inevitable, self-propelling, and win-win for rich and poor countries alike. By challenging each of these beliefs, Derber reveals a dynamic system that is constantly being invented and re-invented-and can be again. Globalization does not have to be a "race to the bottom" where the poverty gap grows ever wider and half the world lives on less than two dollars a day. In fact, Derber's hopeful and detailed vision of reform, including practical suggestions for every concerned citizen, shows that globalization has the potential to be an authentic agent of democracy, social justice, and economic stability. The challenges are great; the new globalization will require deep and difficult changes, as well as a new politics that shifts power away from the elite. But the seeds have already been planted and the new globalization is beginning to emerge. In a moment rich with opportunity, People Before Profit is an essential contribution to the most important debate of our times, written in clear, straight-forward prose for everyone seeking a better world.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781000020342
Copyright Year : 2019-04-18
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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.

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đź“’ Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Pantheon
ISBN_10 : 9780307801623
Copyright Year : 2011-07-06
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An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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đź“’ Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Genre : POLITICAL SCIENCE
Publisher : Crown
ISBN_10 : 9780553447439
Copyright Year : 2016
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A Harvard sociologist examines the challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems. Set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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đź“’ Crash Proof 2 0 by Peter D. Schiff

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9781118281680
Copyright Year : 2011-11-08
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A fully updated follow-up to Peter Schiff's bestsellingfinancial survival guide-Crash Proof, which described theeconomy as a house of cards on the verge of collapse, with over 80pages of new material The economic and monetary disaster which seasoned prognosticatorPeter Schiff predicted is no longer hypothetical-it is here today.And nobody understands what to do in this situation better than theman who saw it coming. For more than a decade, Schiff has not onlyobserved the economy, but also helped his clients restructure theirportfolios to reflect his outlook. What he sees today is a nationfacing an economic storm brought on by growing federal, personal,and corporate debt; too little savings; and a declining dollar.Crash Proof 2.0 picks up right where the first edition-abestselling book that predicted the current market mayhem-left off.This timely guide takes into account the dramatic economic shiftsthat are reshaping the world and provides you with the insights andinformation to navigate the dangerous terrain. Throughout the book,Schiff explains the factors that will affect your future financialstability and offers a specific three step plan to battle thecurrent economic downturn. Discusses the measures you can take to protect yourself-as wellas profit-during these difficult times Offers an insightful examination of the structural weaknessesunderlying the economic meltdown Outlines a plan that will allow you to preserve wealth andprotect the purchasing power of your savings Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Crash Proof2.0 will help you survive and thrive during the coming years ofeconomic uncertainty.

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