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Mismeasuring Our Lives

Author : Jean-Paul Fitouss
ISBN : 9781459617797
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In February of 2008, amid the looming global financial crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of leading economists to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - the most widely used measure of economic activity - is a reliable indicator of economic and social progress. The Commission was given the further task of laying out an agenda for developing better measures. Mismeasuring Our Lives is the result of this major intellectual effort, one with pressing relevance for anyone engaged in assessing how and whether our economy is serving the needs of our society. The authors offer a sweeping assessment of the limits of GDP as a measurement of the well-being of societies - considering, for example, how GDP overlooks economic inequality (with the result that most people can be worse off even though average income is increasing); and does not factor environmental impacts into economic decisions.In place of GDP, Mismeasuring Our Lives introduces a bold new array of concepts, from sustainable measures of economic welfare, to measures of savings and wealth, to a ''green GDP.'' At a time when policymakers worldwide are grappling with unprecedented global financial and environmental issues, here is an essential guide to measuring the things that matter.

Robert F Kennedy In The Stream Of History

Author : Terrence Edward Paupp
ISBN : 9781351492782
Genre : History
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This assessment of the statesmanship, principles, and policies of Robert F. Kennedy places him "in the stream of history," to assess what came before his time in political life, what happened during that time, and what happened to his legacy after his assassination. Terrence Edward Paupp evaluates the themes and issues RFK confronted, responded to, and for which he provided visionary solutions. Paupp first chronicles the influence of Franklin D. Roosevelt's legacy as a prologue to the New Frontier and Great Society. During Robert F. Kennedy's time in power-both in his brother's administration and on his own in the US Senate-he struggled with striking a balance between power and purpose. In the years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, RFK emphasized the need to unite power and purpose, national and international concerns, ideals and practice. Much of this has been ignored, Paupp argues, by what C. Wright Mills called "the power elite." In assessing RFK's statesmanship, Paupp examines his commitments to human and civil rights, which linked themes and ideals within the US to those struggles taking place outside the country. Robert F. Kennedy brought zeal and passion to these problems by discussing the moral necessity of honouring human dignity while articulating practical solutions, policies, and programs to structural injustice. His legacy remains a beacon of light, intelligence, and hope in today's world.
Category: History


Author : Frank Partnoy
ISBN : 9781847658180
Genre : Psychology
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Warren Buffett compares stock trading to great athletes: they excel not because of fast neurological responses, but because of their ability to delay as long as possible before reacting. Successful CEOs, fire fighters, and military officers all know how to manage delay to gather as much information as possible to get the results they need. In Wait, Frank Partnoy argues that decisions of all kinds, whether 'snap' or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible moment. The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision, whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal. Apologies are better received if they are not rushed and people who can defer gratification are happier and more successful than those who must have everything now. Partnoy demonstrates that the ability to wait is crucial to getting the right answer and that gut instincts are often wrong.
Category: Psychology

Global Perspectives On Social Capital And Health

Author : Ichiro Kawachi
ISBN : 9781461474647
Genre : Medical
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This book is a follow up to Social Capital and Health (2008), edited by Kawachi, Subramanian & Kim. Global Perspectives on Social Capital and Health provides a timely update on emerging topics in a fast-growing field, and features contributions from an outstanding international team of scholars, selected from a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds including: social epidemiology, medical geography, social psychology, social welfare and gerontology, pediatrics, political science, economics, and medical sociology. The book is organized in three parts: Part 1. Emerging directions in social capital research. This section highlights novel directions in social capital research. These include: a) novel settings for conducting research on social capital (workplaces, schools), b) new approaches for causal inference in social capital (instrumental variable analysis, twin fixed effects designs); c) cutting-edge directions for social capital research, including studies of the origins of community social capital, the use of social network analysis to investigate social capital, and novel methods for investigating the link between social capital and crime. Part 2. Social capital and health policy. The three chapters in this section highlight implications of social capital for interventions and health policy. Part 3. Social capital and health in global perspective The four chapters in this section look at research on social capital and health from a global perspective. The authors summarize the empirical studies on social capital and health conducted in each country/region, or each population group; discuss how the concept of social capital “translates” across different cultures; and identify challenges and future directions for research.
Category: Medical

Fulfilling Social And Economic Rights

Author : Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
ISBN : 9780190226695
Genre : Political Science
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One of the most ambitious legacies of the 20th century was the universal commitment to ensure freedom from want as a human right. But to what extent are countries across the world living up to this commitment? This path breaking book develops an innovative, evidence-based index for comparing performance on education, food, health, work and housing across very differently situated countries and over time. It explores the factors influencing performance and provides empirical evidence to resolve some long standing controversies over the principle of "progressive realization". By defying the boundaries of traditional research disciplines, this work fundamentally advances our knowledge about the status of and factors promoting social and economic rights fulfillment at the dawn of the 21st century.
Category: Political Science

Asian Economic Integration Monitor

Author : Asian Development Bank
ISBN : 9789290927716
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Asian Economic Integration Monitor is a semiannual review of Asia's regional economic cooperation and integration. It covers 48 regional member countries of the Asian Development Bank. This issue includes a special section---Regional Integration: A Balanced View.
Category: Business & Economics

The Ministers Manual For 1996

Author : James W. Cox
ISBN : 0060616229
Genre :
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The all new Ministers Manual, the most trusted and comprehensive resource available for preachers, features more than 200 sermons and sermon outlines. James Cox has gathered the best of traditional and contemporary sources to assist ministers in sermon preparation and ignite their imaginations.

Musical World

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ISBN : NYPL:33433082167838
Genre : Music
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Category: Music

College Journal

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ISBN : WISC:89067530253
Genre : College student newspapers and periodicals
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Category: College student newspapers and periodicals

Plato Protagoras

Author : Plato
ISBN : 9780521840446
Genre : History
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This book provides an English commentary on the Greek text of this important work, giving full assistance with literary, linguistic and philosophical questions. The last such edition of the Protagoras was first published over a century ago.
Category: History


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ISBN : NWU:35556038767513
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Category: Conservation of natural resources

Godey S Magazine

Author : Louis Antoine Godey
ISBN : UOM:39015034639644
Genre : American literature
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Euro Abstracts

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ISBN : OSU:32435074641622
Genre : Engineering
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Category: Engineering

The Mis And Lan Manager S Guide To Advanced Telecommunications

Author : Leo A. Wrobel
ISBN : UOM:39076001987242
Genre : Computers
File Size : 75.11 MB
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The MIS and LAN Managers Guide to Advanced Telecommunications examines the technologies, devices, and equipment commonly used by telecommunications carriers. Discussions include the basics of voice and data communications as well as a wide range of telecommunications topics, particularly wide area networks and digital networks focusing on client server LAN networks. Major issues surrounding LAN interconnection are explained in easy-to-understand language and numerous illustrations. The text provides the MIS or network manager with a comprehensive view of emerging telecommunications technologies, current networking technology for information systems, and detailed information on how to implement useful solutions. Additionally, the author reviews industry standard solutions from a technical perspective giving a detailed treatment of the various protocols and their operation and the applicability of the technology to support organizational data and communications needs for competitive advantage. The book is written for LAN, MIS, and IT managers, computer operations managers, telecom managers, technical service providers, equipment suppliers, network planners, and software engineers.
Category: Computers

The Plantation

Author :
ISBN : PRNC:32101059265411
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

Pennsylvania School Journal

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044102790789
Genre : Education
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Includes "Official program of the ... meeting of the Pennsylvania State Educational Association" (sometimes separately paged).
Category: Education