Apple for President!: An Essay by William Keiper

By William Keiper

Even if the name Apple for President! is, i am hoping, just a little provocative, the subject material is severe. As electorate, we will be able to now not stand round passively hoping new financial platform will someway spontaneously take form and lift us out of our fiscal problems. Our government's unapologetic habit to borrowing and the pervasive monetary demanding situations of lots of our electorate are transparent symptoms of the value of the problem. Our present type of government-operating lower than an analogous constitution first followed whilst our structure was once ratified in 1788-has now not stored up with the complexity and speed of our instances. hence, no person president-no topic how exceptional or proficient with management and different skills-can exhibit the way in which ahead within the production of a brand new financial platform. we'd like a versatile democracy to satisfy the demanding situations of the days. making a shift of the significance now required will necessitate employing the easiest of our political management and the easiest of our deepest region acumen and brilliance--all within the provider of reengineering our govt and financial system. Apple for President! is an concept whose time has come. Award-winning writer and grasp game-changer William Keiper, at present has one other best-selling booklet: lifestyles Expectancy: It's by no means Too past due to alter Your online game.

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Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction by Alejandro De Las Heras

By Alejandro De Las Heras

Sustainability technology and know-how: An Introduction explains the foundation reasons of world disasters in usual and human structures, in addition to the main available technological options. The ebook dispels dicy clinical and technological principles that extra complicate the present environmental and socioeconomic predicaments. It additionally bridges gaps between clinical and technological fields and systematically interprets present findings for a large technical and public audience.

Written at a degree obtainable to all, the tale is instructed one bite-sized bankruptcy at a time, concerning the dimension of a systematic magazine article. The chapters are self-contained, each one grappling with a wide subject. this gives extra in-depth insurance of a subject matter than a regular encyclopedia article and promotes the widest attainable conversation round sustainability concerns and their suggestions. Case stories from all continents and all technological improvement degrees expound achievable strategies for every of the planetary structures: water, soils, and surroundings. In flip, the broader socioeconomic context of sustainable technology and know-how is examined.

One of the 1st books to handle the entire scope of sustainability, it units the degree for dialogue and sustainability re(training) throughout expert divides. The editor and members take a balanced strategy that's neither too technical nor too interested in any specific box. They spotlight international and local views and the linkages among varied planetary and human platforms. The ebook is helping you recognize the thorny essence of sustainability issues―often fraught with moral dilemmas, out of date applied sciences, and way of life implications―and the best way to advance strategies to them.

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The next ten years in British social and economic policy, by G. D. H Cole

By G. D. H Cole

This quantity used to be Cole's first significant paintings of political economic system in nearly a decade and it successfully located him as a mainstream Fabian who sought to stabilize capitalism earlier than progressing socialism by means of primarily statist potential. prompted by means of J A Hobson and Maynard Keynes the valuable for Cole grew to become the formula of a technique which might mitigate the discomfort of the loads and lay the root for socialist boost.

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Cooperative Research Centers and Technical Innovation: by Craig Boardman, Denis O. Gray, Drew Rivers

By Craig Boardman, Denis O. Gray, Drew Rivers

At a time whilst clinical and technical innovation now calls for a large number of heterogeneous inputs and services from the private and non-private sectors alike, cooperative study facilities (CRCs) have emerged because the most important car for cross-sector collaboration. within the U.S. on my own, there are millions of CRCs on college campuses, and businesses just like the nationwide technology beginning, nationwide Institutes of overall healthiness, division of safeguard, and extra lately the dep. of power fund CRCs to handle the various nation’s such a lot ambitious demanding situations with technology and expertise, together with melanoma and different illnesses, terrorism surveillance and the detection of guns of mass destruction, and new power applied sciences and shrewdpermanent strength grid improvement. frequently participates in CRCs for entry to wisdom, ability improvement, and to mitigate danger. This quantity comprises study investigating CRCs from North the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia to discover the dynamics of CRCs, together with yet no longer constrained to source allocation, constitution, point of sponsorship, association and club, administration and operations, pursuits and objectives, and in doing so identifies either modifications and similarities throughout institutional and nationwide contexts. the quantity sheds mild at the function of CRCs in selling innovation, S&T coverage, and financial improvement, and at the useful elements of winning CRC administration. furthermore, the works integrated within the quantity ponder the results for a few of the stakeholder teams (firms, universities, researchers, scholars, policymakers) invested in CRCs.

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The Pursuit of Happiness: An Economy of Well-Being by Carol Graham

By Carol Graham

In The Pursuit of Happiness, the newest addition to the Brookings concentration sequence, Carol Graham explores what we all know concerning the determinants of happiness, throughout and inside of nations at assorted levels of improvement. She then takes a glance at simply what we will do with that new wisdom and obviously offers either the promise and the capability pitfalls of injecting the “economics of happiness” into public policymaking. This burgeoning box, mostly a manufactured from collaboration among economists and psychologists, is gaining nice forex world wide. one in all a handful of pioneers to review this subject an insignificant decade in the past, Graham is understandably eager about how some distance the idea that has come and its attainable application sooner or later. The British, French, and Brazilian governments have already got brought happiness metrics into their benchmarks of nationwide growth, and the U.S. executive may perhaps stick with go well with. yet “happiness” as a yardstick to aid degree a nation’s future health continues to be a comparatively new procedure, and plenty of questions stay unanswered. The Pursuit of Happiness spotlights the leading edge contributions of happiness examine to the dismal technological know-how. however it additionally increases a cautionary notice in regards to the concerns that also have to be addressed ahead of policymakers could make most sensible use of them. an efficient definition of health that is going past measuring income—the Gross nationwide Product approach—could rather well bring about more desirable figuring out of poverty and financial welfare. however the query continues to be: how top to degree and quantify happiness? whereas students have built rigorous measures of wellbeing and fitness that may be incorporated in our statistics—as the British are already doing—to what measure should still we use such metrics to form and evaluation coverage, fairly in assessing improvement results? Graham considers a couple of unanswered questions, equivalent to even if coverage might be extra serious about expanding day by day contentment or with offering higher chance to construct a satisfying lifestyles. different concerns contain no matter if we care extra concerning the happiness of today’s voters or that of destiny generations. guidelines resembling lowering our monetary deficits or reforming our healthiness care approach, for instance, commonly require sacrificing present intake and quick healthiness for larger long-run results. one other is whether or not coverage should still specialise in lowering distress or elevating basic degrees of health and wellbeing past their rather excessive degrees, within the comparable means that decreasing poverty is just one selection between many pursuits in our macroeconomic coverage. utilizing the recent metrics with out awareness to those questions may produce errors that may undermine the long term customers for a really significant economics of health. regardless of this cautionary observe, Graham issues out that it really is definitely a favorable improvement that a few of our public consciousness goes to higher realizing and embellishing the healthiness of our electorate, instead of emphasizing the roots in their divide.

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Asian Industrial Clusters, Global Competitiveness and New by Ganne Bernard

By Ganne Bernard

This booklet offers a finished evaluation of what Asian commercial clusters could train us. At a time while the dynamics of the world's financial system are more and more being inspired through advancements in Asia, the query takes on specific relevance a result of explosion of clusters and cluster rules during the zone; and due to the good number of versions which might be obvious constructing within the numerous nations.

in keeping with powerful empirical surveys and interviews carried out in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan, the stories accumulated during this e-book have been first debated at a global workshop in Lyon. From commercial districts to poles of competitiveness, those reports explored the transformation of conventional platforms of actions or business districts to new networks prepared for worldwide festival or innovation, and likewise the improvement of latest agglomerations or medical wisdom clusters.

the big variety of case stories during this assortment bargains a wealthy shop of theoretical and sensible classes for analysts, policy-makers and economists. The publication can be an invaluable advisor for graduate scholars in addition to researchers in economics, sociology and political reports.

Readership: complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars in economics, sociology, politics; researchers, company executives.

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Digital Economic Dynamics: Innovations, Networks and by Paul J. J. Welfens, Mathias Weske (auth.), Professor Dr.

By Paul J. J. Welfens, Mathias Weske (auth.), Professor Dr. Paul J. J. Welfens, Professor Dr. Mathias Weske (eds.)

The twenty first century is more and more formed by means of the growth of software program functions and electronic networking. This ebook analyzes the dynamics and affects of software program improvement and discusses new institutional and financial adjustments within the context of electronic industry economies. Regulatory ways in OECD nations are in comparison and nation experiences evaluated with recognize to innovation and welfare points. The ebook moreover examines telecommunications legislation of fastened line networks, cable television and cellular communications. there's additionally concentrate on the function of ecu framework law and problems with industry energy in addition to Schumpeterian dynamics.

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Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the by Brian Alexander

By Brian Alexander

For readers of Hillbilly Elegy and Strangers of their personal Land

**A New York submit Must-Read e-book, a Newsweek most sensible New e-book, one among The Week's 20 Books to learn in 2017, one among Bustle's sixteen top Nonfiction Books Coming in February 2017**

"A devastating read...For somebody considering why swing-state the US voted opposed to the institution in 2016, Mr. Alexander provides lots of answers." ―The Wall highway Journal

"This publication hunts larger game." ―Laura Miller, Slate

In 1947, Forbes journal declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American city. this day it truly is broken, discouraged, and scuffling with for its destiny. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander makes use of the tale of 1 city to teach how seeds sown 35 years in the past have sprouted to provide us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding nationwide cohesion.

The Anchor Hocking Glass corporation, as soon as the world’s biggest maker of glass tableware, was once the bottom on which Lancaster’s society was once equipped. As Glass residence unfolds, financial ruin looms. With entry to the corporate and its leaders, and Lancaster’s electorate, Alexander indicates how monetary engineering took carry within the Eighties, sped up within the twenty first Century, and wrecked the corporate. We stick with CEO Sam Solomon, an African-American major the approximately all-white town’s largest deepest corporation, as he attempts to rescue the corporate from the hot York inner most fairness company that employed him. in the meantime, Alexander is going behind the curtain, entwined with the lives of citizens as they strive against with heroin, politics, high-interest creditors, low salary jobs, know-how, and the hot calls for of yank lifestyles: humans like Brian Gossett, the fourth iteration to paintings at Anchor Hocking; Joe Piccolo, first-time director of the once a year tune pageant who discovers town is determined by him, and it, for salvation; Jason Roach, who police believed could have been Lancaster’s largest drug broker; and Eric Brown, an area soccer hero-turned-cop who involves observe that he can by no means arrest Lancaster’s genuine problems.

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Industrialization, Trade and Market Failures: The Role of by Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

By Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

This booklet demanding situations the tested, neoclassical view of commercial luck in constructing international locations. by means of re-examining the function of presidency intervention within the industrialization of Brazil and South Korea, it seeks to teach that the major to commercial luck doesn't lie in an easy mixture of outward-orientation and laissez-faire, yet within the government's luck in remedying the most important marketplace mess ups within the product and issue markets.

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