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Viking Economics

Viking Economics Book
Author : George Lakey
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2017-07-11
ISBN : 1612196217
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate elsewhere. The US and UK are too big, or too individualistic, or too . . . something. In Viking Economics—now with a new afterword by the author—George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and explains how we can enact some of the changes—including universal healthcare, affordable childcare, and a month of paid vacation for all—that the Scandinavians fought for surprisingly recently. We, too, can refuse to be governed by the elites and embrace equality in our economic policy—here’s how.

Viking Economics

Viking Economics Book
Author : George Lakey
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2016-07-12
ISBN : 1612195377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate elsewhere. The US and UK are too big, or too individualistic, or too . . . something. In Viking Economics—perhaps the most fun economics book you’ve ever read—George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner-workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for surprisingly recently, we, too, can embrace equality in our economic policy.

Viking economics

Viking economics Book
Author : George Lakey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9789650210410
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metaeconomics

Metaeconomics Book
Author : Gary D. Lynne
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-11-13
ISBN : 3030506010
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the Metaeconomics Framework and Dual Interest Theory, which weave the empathy-based moral and ethical dimension back into key economic questions. Metaeconomics addresses the problem of placing too much emphasis on the market or the government, and thus argues that seeing the link between ego and empathy, self- and other-interest, and market and government will lead to a more just, fair, and sustainable polity. The unique Dual Interest Theory proposes that ego-based self-interest and empathy-based other-interest are joint and internal to each person: it maintains the original proposition from Adam Smith that each person maximizes their own-interest, which Metaeconomics makes clear involves balancing the two joint interests, although self-interest is more primal. The book begins with an explanation of how Metaeconomics connects the other kinds of economics. The book then provides a series of applications of Metaeconomics in heated policy issues, such as elections, finance, family, food, health, natural resources, education, taxes, and extreme inequality, among others. Finally, the book concludes that the only way to save capitalism is to bring empathy into both private and public actions and bring about a more humane balance in market and government.

Histories of the Unexpected The Vikings

Histories of the Unexpected  The Vikings Book
Author : Sam Willis,James Daybell
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Release : 2019-11-07
ISBN : 1786497727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Histories of the Unexpected not only presents a new way of thinking about the past, but also reveals the world around us as never before. Traditionally, the Vikings have been understood in a straightforward way - but the period really comes alive if you take an unexpected approach to its history. Yes, ships, raiding and trade have a fascinating history... but so too do hair, break-ins, toys, teeth, mischief, luck and silk! Each of these subjects is equally fascinating in its own right, and each sheds new light on the traditional subjects and themes that we think we know so well.

The Children of Ash and Elm

The Children of Ash and Elm Book
Author : Neil Price
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2020-08-25
ISBN : 024128399X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 'As brilliant a history of the Vikings as one could possibly hope to read' Tom Holland The 'Viking Age' is traditionally held to begin in June 793 when Scandinavian raiders attacked the monastery of Lindisfarne in Northumbria, and to end in September 1066, when King Harald Hardrada of Norway died leading the charge against the English line at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. This book, the most wide-ranging and comprehensive assessment of the current state of our knowledge, takes a refreshingly different view. It shows that the Viking expansion began generations before the Lindisfarne raid, and traces Scandinavian history back centuries further to see how these people came to be who they were. The narrative ranges across the whole of the Viking diaspora, from Vinland on the eastern American seaboard to Constantinople and Uzbekistan, with contacts as far away as China. Based on the latest archaeology, it explores the complex origins of the Viking phenomenon and traces the seismic shifts in Scandinavian society that resulted from an economy geared to maritime war. Some of its most striking discoveries include the central role of slavery in Viking life and trade, and the previously unsuspected pirate communities and family migrations that were part of the Viking 'armies' - not least in England. Especially, Neil Price takes us inside the Norse mind and spirit-world, and across their borders of identity and gender, to reveal startlingly different Vikings to the barbarian marauders of stereotype. He cuts through centuries of received wisdom to try to see the Vikings as they saw themselves - descendants of the first human couple, the Children of Ash and Elm. Healso reminds us of the simultaneous familiarity and strangeness of the past, of how much we cannot know, alongside the discoveries that change the landscape of our understanding. This is an eye-opening and surprisingly moving book.

Daring Democracy

Daring Democracy Book
Author : Frances Moore Lappe,Adam Eichen
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2017-09-26
ISBN : 0807023914
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An optimistic book for Americans who are asking, in the wake of Trump’s victory, What do we do now? The answer: We need to organize and fight to protect and expand our democracy. Americans are distraught as tightly held economic and political power drowns out their voices and values. Legendary Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen offer a fresh, surprising response to this core crisis. This intergenerational duo opens with an essential truth: It’s not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit. It’s feeling powerless—in this case, fearing that to stand up for democracy is futile. It’s not, Lappé and Eichen argue. With riveting stories and little-known evidence, they demystify how we got here, exposing the well-orchestrated effort that has robbed Americans of their rightful power. But at the heart of this unique book are solutions. Even in this divisive time, Americans are uniting across causes and ideologies to create a “canopy of hope” the authors call the Democracy Movement. In this invigorating “movement of movements,” millions of Americans are leaving despair behind as they push for and achieve historic change. The movement and democracy itself are vital to us as citizens and fulfill human needs—for power, meaning, and connection—essential to our thriving. In this timely and necessary book, Lappé and Eichen offer proof that courage is contagious in the daring fight for democracy.

How We Win

How We Win Book
Author : George Lakey
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2018-12-04
ISBN : 161219754X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A lifetime of activist experience from a civil rights legend informs this playbook for building and conducting nonviolent direct action campaigns In an era of massive worldwide protests for racial and economic justice, it is important to remember that marching is only one way to take to the streets. Protest must be supplemented with the sustained direct action campaigns that are crucial to winning major reforms. Beginning as a trainer in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, George Lakey has spent decades helping direct action tactics flourish and succeed on the front lines of social change. Now, in this timely and down-to-earth guide, he passes the torch to a new generation of activists. Lakey looks to successful campaigns across the world to help us see what has worked, what hasn’t, and why: from choosing the right target to designing a creative campaign; from avoiding burnout within your group to building a movement of movements to achieve real progressive victories. Drawing on the experiences of a diverse set of ambitious change-makers, How We Win shows us the way to justice, peace, and a sustainable economy. This is what democracy looks like.

Agricultural Economics Literature

Agricultural Economics Literature Book
Author : United States. Bureau of Agricultural Economics. Library
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1941
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Agricultural Economics Literature book written by United States. Bureau of Agricultural Economics. Library, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Socialism as a Secular Creed

Socialism as a Secular Creed Book
Author : Andrei Znamenski
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2021-01-29
ISBN : 1498557317
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Andrei Znamenski argues that socialism arose out of activities of secularized apocalyptic sects, the Enlightenment tradition, and dislocations produced by the Industrial Revolution. He examines how, by the 1850s, Marx and Engels made the socialist creed “scientific” by linking it to “history laws” and inventing the proletariat—the “chosen people” that were to redeem the world from oppression. Focusing on the fractions between social democracy and communism, Znamenski explores why, historically, socialism became associated with social engineering and centralized planning. He explains the rise of the New Left in the 1960s and its role in fostering the cultural left that came to privilege race and identity over class. Exploring the global retreat of the left in the 1980s–1990s and the “great neoliberalism scare,” Znamenski also analyzes the subsequent renaissance of socialism in wake of the 2007–2008 crisis.

Including a Symposium on Robert Heilbroner at 100

Including a Symposium on Robert Heilbroner at 100 Book
Author : Luca Fiorito,Scott Scheall,Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2019-10-15
ISBN : 1787698718
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume features a symposium celebrating the centenary of the influential economist and historian of economic thought Robert Heilbroner. The volume also features original general-research contributions, as well as a new discovery of material from the archives of Richard A. Musgrave.

Advocating for the Environment

Advocating for the Environment Book
Author : Susan B. Inches
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Release : 2021-07-13
ISBN : 1623176182
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An accessible, solutions-oriented guide for addressing the earth's environmental crisis and enacting meaningful change What can we as ordinary citizens do about climate change?" While countless environmental books focus on the causes of our current crisis, Advocating for the Environment is one of the first to focus on advocacy and policy-based solutions, arming readers with the tools they need to take action and enact change. In Part I, environmental policy expert Susan Inches discusses storytelling, empathy, mindset, and how effective communication can help us collaborate with others, even those with opposing views. Part II focuses on practical skills like coalition building, media relations, communication strategy, and navigating political and bureaucratic obstacles that block large-scale legislation. The book also includes case studies, research, and templates to deepen learning. Professors and teachers, students, legislators, environmental clubs, and church groups will also find useful ideas and strategies on every page.

Moving Beyond Fear

Moving Beyond Fear Book
Author : Charles Derber,Yale R. Magrass
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-12-07
ISBN : 1317220951
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While security stories often point to real threats, the narratives of leaders are as much about legitimating the power of rulers and the political and economic system that brought them to power. Derber and Magrass offer a penetrating examination of this phenomenon across history and types of societies. Their analysis reveals the great irony about security stories: they historically increase insecurity, imperiling citizens and nation. In the US today, the contradiction is especially acute, as security stories told by Trump divide US citizens against one another. The book builds from an analysis of the extreme dangers of the prevailing security stories to a new paradigm of true security. The authors develop new approaches as our best hope for avoiding catastrophe and creating a socially just society based on real security for a nation and for humans across the planet.

Reimagining Sustainable Cities

Reimagining Sustainable Cities Book
Author : Stephen M. Wheeler,Christina D. Rosan
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2021
ISBN : 0520381211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A cutting-edge, solutions-oriented analysis of how we can reimagine cities around the world to build sustainable futures. What would it take to make urban places greener, more affordable, more equitable, and healthier for everyone? In recent years, cities have stepped up efforts to address climate and sustainability crises. But progress has not been fast enough or gone deep enough. If communities are to thrive in the future, we need to quickly imagine and implement an entirely new approach to urban development: one that is centered on equity and rethinks social, political, and economic systems as well as urban designs. With attention to this need for structural change, Reimagining Sustainable Cities advocates for a community-informed model of racially, economically, and socially just cities and regions. The book aims to rethink urban sustainability for a new era. In Reimagining Sustainable Cities, Stephen M. Wheeler and Christina D. Rosan ask big-picture questions of interest to readers worldwide: How do we get to carbon neutrality? How do we adapt to a climate-changed world? How can we create affordable, inclusive, and equitable cities? While many books dwell on the analysis of problems, Reimagining Sustainable Cities prioritizes solutions-oriented thinking--surveying historical trends, providing examples of constructive action worldwide, and outlining alternative problem-solving strategies. Wheeler and Rosan use a social ecology lens and draw perspectives from multiple disciplines. Positive, readable, and constructive in tone, Reimagining Sustainable Cities identifies actions ranging from urban design to institutional restructuring that can bring about fundamental change and prepare us for the challenges ahead.

Quaker Quicks Money and Soul

Quaker Quicks   Money and Soul Book
Author : Pamela Haines
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Release : 2019-07-26
ISBN : 1789040906
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If money troubles your soul, try this down-to-earth Quaker perspective on economies large and small. The economy, as we usually encounter it, has nothing to do with values or faith. After all, the “invisible hand” caters to no religious belief. It is all a matter of science, we are assured: economists have mastered the mathematical formulas for growth and prosperity. Our role as individuals is simply to work, consume and save, each adding our bit to the sum totals of economic activity that will keep the system humming along; the experts will take care of everything else. This breezy values-free story, however, is unlikely to be a comfortable fit for anyone who takes seriously the challenge of bringing our faith into the world. Knotty issues around economics crop up at every turn, especially if we are willing to ask the big questions: What is the economy for? How much is enough? What needs to be equal? How is well-being best measured? Who should decide? In Money and Soul this search for answers, through a Quaker lens, gives a taste of the power of applying faith values to our economic story.

Be Free or Not Be Free

Be Free or Not Be Free Book
Author : A. Y. Ph.D.,S. Y. Ph.D.
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2020-11-19
ISBN : 1664209190
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Be Free Or Not Be Free is a discourse on the socialist freedom and how freedom in some socialist countries is really exercised. It discusses many freedoms that socialism and the socialists often address to the people: Freedom from Exploitations, Freedom from Oppressions, Freedom from Economic Deprivations, Freedom from Inequalities, Freedom from Many Burdens, Freedom from Unhappiness, Freedom from Nightmares, and Freedom from Captivities. Readers would discover that those promises of freedom are highly exalted and presented by the socialist leaders, yet in reality, people in socialist countries could hardly enjoy those freedoms but they would see and experience corruptions through social ownership, suppressions through big government, economic deprivations through wealth distributions, and inequalities through egalitarian society. They also see many distortions, evil, abuses of power and limited freedom Be Free Or Not Be Free also reveals that the Scandinavian countries are not the socialist countries but they are the strong democratic countries with high tax, high value of labor, and strong free market enterprises. It is not the socialist economic system but the capitalist economic operation that brings about the economic prosperity and great social welfares to the citizens of these Scandinavian countries. Be Free Or Not Be Free also discusses the attempts of many democrats, leftists and socialists in trying to deny the Christian faith, Christian contributions, Christian practices and Christian influences and how President Donald J. Trump and his Administration turns the situations around as they try to repeal the Johnson’s Amendment, remove taxpayers’ mondy from funding abortions by Planned Parenthood, and restore many Christian practices in public.

The Conscience of a Progressive

The Conscience of a Progressive Book
Author : Steven Klees
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Release : 2020-10-30
ISBN : 1789044979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Conscience of a Progressive begins where Senator Barry Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative (1960) and Paul Krugman’s The Conscience of a Liberal (2007) leave off. Prof. Klees draws on 45 years of work around the world as an economist and international educator to paint a detailed picture of conservative, liberal, and progressive views on a wide range of current social issues. He takes an in-depth look at his specializations: education, economics, poverty and inequality, international development, and capitalism. He examines major social problems like health care, the climate crisis, and war. Throughout the book, Prof. Klees tries to give a fair and careful depiction of how conservatives and liberals see these issues, whilst focusing on critiques by progressives, and on the alternatives they offer.

Toward a Living Revolution

Toward a Living Revolution Book
Author : George Lakey
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2016-03-03
ISBN : 1498292690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Arab Awakening and other nonviolent insurrections have often failed to produce lasting democratic change. A believer in empowerment, Lakey proposes a stage-by-stage developmental framework to get better, more transformational results. Still incorporating the nonviolent coercive force that has brought down dictators, Lakey uses historical “best practices” from movements to show how people can grow a revolution that roots itself even while it confronts. The five stages begin with consciousness change, lifting an intersectional vision that inspires and provides the basis for a critical mass to join the movement as it pushes through each developmental stage. Lakey shows how to reconcile pre-figurative alternative institutions with confrontive direct action teams, making the most of inherent synergistic potentials. With actual stories from confrontation with violent authorities he describes what works best for unifying and building the movement to the point where it can carry out the mass noncooperation that opens a power vacuum. Earlier democratic organizing structures—growing as the strategy unfolds—can then fill the vacuum. This stage prevents a relapse into the old oppression and defends the new society against counterrevolutionary forces. Although focused on how each society can realize its own revolution, this book acknowledges the context of global power and proposes a vision for transformed world institutions that are on the side of peace and justice. The principles in the book have particular application in the climate crisis humanity now faces, which is why the book describes a living revolution.

Capital Interest and Money

Capital  Interest  and Money Book
Author : Ulrich Van Suntum
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-09-15
ISBN : 9781973939740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why is there an interest rate? What does the so-called "natural" interest rate depend on, and could it even get negative because of a "savings glut"? What is the impact of monetary policy on both the interest rate and the price level? Is the super-expansive monetary course of both the FED and the ECB good or bad for the economy? Can monetary unions really work, and what about "Vollgeld", Helicopter money, and parallel currencies?These are key issues in contemporary economics, but they are rarely dealt with in common textbooks. The present book gives clear answers to these and many other questions, by using just one model, and with minimal mathematical effort. Starting with the case of a simple barter economy, where nothing else is produced than corn, the model is modified step by step by integrating a public sector, different sorts of money, a central bank, a commercial banking sector, and foreign trade. The model is fully microfounded as well as stock-flow-consistent, and yet analytically solvable at each stage by using only a few equations. By relegating all proofs to the appendix, only key formulae appear in the main text, all being supported by intuitive explanation as well. The book is suitable for both advanced students of economics and experienced economists, who like to see various macroeconomic issues being tackled in just one comprehensive, but nevertheless simple model. Although this is a textbook, with many charts and only few prerequisits, it also contributes to economic theory by generating some surprising, hitherto unknown results. For example, it is shown that expansionary monetary policy can even generate deflation instead of inflation, if one takes the reaction of liquidity demand into account. Likewise, the effects of variations in the bank reserve rate are far from being obvious with an endogenized liquidity demand. Moreover, the so-called golden rule of accumulation turns out to be only silver at best, if one takes transition periods from one steady state to another into account. Hence, the present book provides also some fresh arguments for the current debate on these issues.An Excel file with all model variations which are in the book can be downloaded for free at https://www.wiwi.uni-muenster.de/insiwo/de/news/96

Out of the Wreckage

Out of the Wreckage Book
Author : George Monbiot
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2017-09-01
ISBN : 178663290X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A thrilling new route to a better society A toxic ideology of extreme competition and individualism has come to dominate our world. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better future. George Monbiot shows how new findings in psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology cast human nature in a radically different light: as the supreme altruists and cooperators. He shows how we can build on these findings to create a new politics: a “politics of belonging.” Both democracy and economic life can be radically reorganized from the bottom up, enabling us to take back control and overthrow the forces that have thwarted our ambitions for a better society. Urgent and passionate, Out of the Wreckage provides the hope and clarity required to change the world.