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From Subsistence To Exchange And Other Essays

Author : Lord Peter Tamas Bauer
ISBN : 1400824648
Genre : Political Science
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Peter Bauer, a pioneer of development economics, is an incisive thinker whose work continues to influence fields from political science to history to anthropology. As Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen writes in the introduction to this book, "the originality, force, and extensive bearing of his writings have been quite astonishing." This collection of Bauer's essays reveals the full power and range of his thought as well as the central concern that underlies so much of his diverse work: the impact of people's conduct, their cultural institutions, and the policies of their governments on economic progress. The papers here cover pressing and controversial issues, including the process that transforms a subsistence economy into an exchange economy, the reputed correlation between poverty and population density, the alleged responsibility of the West for Third World poverty, the often counterproductive results of foreign aid, and the effects of egalitarian policies on individual freedoms. Bauer addresses these and other matters with clarity, verve, and wit, combining his deep understanding of economic theory and methodology with keen insights into human nature. The book is a penetrating account of how to develop a prosperous economy alongside a free and fair society and a stimulating introduction to the work of a man who has done so much to shape our modern understanding of developing economies and of the relationship of economics to the other social sciences. "This selection of essays will give readers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the rich world of cognizance and analysis erected by one of the great architects of political economy. I feel privileged to be able to offer this letter of invitation."--From the introduction by Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in economics
Category: Political Science

The Development Frontier

Author : Péter Tamás Bauer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035320774
Genre : Developing countries
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Category: Developing countries

Markets For Managers

Author : Anthony J. Evans
ISBN : 9781118867952
Genre : Business & Economics
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An accessible text that provides managers with a well-rounded economic awareness Successful managers possess an understanding of economic and market principles as they relate to business itself. Markets for Managers presents managerial economics in a casual, accessible format that will help management professionals take economic realities into account when running their companies or divisions. The book takes a global perspective while covering the full range of micro- and macroeconomic principles that managers around the world need to know. Complete with online resources that include further reading and a YouTube playlist, this guide puts business management practice within its economic context to produce a practical tool for managers. By understanding market operation and what might cause market failure, management professionals can lead companies that respond to market pressures and align operating strategies with economic realities. Monetary and fiscal policies affect businesses of all sizes, and in Markets for Managers, business leaders can learn how to read the ever-shifting fiscal landscape. Delivers market information tailored to managers and the managerial decision-making process Comprehensively explains macro- and microeconomic ideas in language that's accessible Provides concrete suggestions for utilizing market knowledge to improve internal operations and align incentives Helps managers build a global view of business for optimal decision making The practical format of Markets for Managers is perfect for professionals and students who want to gain an applied perspective on today's most pressing economic issues.
Category: Business & Economics

The Church And The Market

Author : Thomas E. Woods Jr.
ISBN : 9780739188019
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Church and the Market is a vigorous and lively defense of the market economy and a withering attack on all forms of state intervention. It covers labor unions, monopoly, money and banking, business cycles, interest, usury, and much more. Although it makes a particular point of noting the moral arguments of the market economy and that Catholics are of course perfectly at liberty to support it, its audience is much broader than Catholics alone. Readers of all religious traditions and none at all have praised The Church and the Market, first-place winner in the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards, as one of the most compelling and persuasive defenses of capitalism against its critics ever written.
Category: Business & Economics

Dissent On Development

Author : Péter Tamás Bauer
ISBN : 0674212827
Genre : Business & Economics
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With style and imagination, this iconoclastic work covers the major issues in development economics. In eight carefully reasoned essays, P. T. Bauer challenges most of the accepted notions and supports his views with evidence drawn from a wide range of primary sources and direct experience. The essays were selected on the basis of their interest to students and general readers from Bauer's book, Dissent on Development: Studies and Debates in Development Economics. Reviewing the previous work, the Wall Street Journal wrote: "It could have a profound impact on our thinking about the entire development question... Quite simply, it is no longer possible to discuss development economics intelligently without coming to grips with the many arguments P. T. Bauer marshalled in this extraordinary work."
Category: Business & Economics

Subsistence Under Capitalism

Author : James Ernest Murton
ISBN : 9780773547001
Genre : Business & Economics
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An understanding of subsistence is crucial to comprehending and challenging the human relationship to nature under capitalism.
Category: Business & Economics

Ideas On Liberty

Author :
ISBN : IND:30000104064633
Genre : Liberty
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Category: Liberty

Basic Rights

Author : Henry Shue
ISBN : 0691029296
Genre : Political Science
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I. Three Basic rights
Category: Political Science

Settlement Subsistence And Social Complexity

Author : Jeffrey R. Parsons
ISBN : UOM:39015063179942
Genre : History
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This publication sees a number of leading scholars taking an in-depth look at settlement patterns in the ancient Americas. Contents: Introduction; Regional Survey at Vijayanagara, South Asia: New World Methodologies in Old World Urban Contexts; Settlement Pattern Archaeology in the Teotihuacan Valley and the Northeastern Basin of Mexico A.P.; Opting In and Opting Out: Tula, Cholula and Xaltocan; The Tunanmarca Polity of Highland Peru and its Settlement System; Early Chiefdom Communities Compared: The Settlement Pattern Record for Chifeng, the Alto Magdalena, and the Valley of Oaxaca; Past Lives in Different Places: The Origins and Relationships of Teotihuacan's Foreign Residents; Men, Women, and Maguey: The Houshold Division of Labor Among Aztec Farmers; More Than Alluvial Land and Water: The Late Prehispanic Emergence of Eastern Tlacolula, Oaxaca, Mexico; The Mesoamerican World of Goods and its Transformations.
Category: History