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The Price Of Everything

Author : Eduardo Porter
ISBN : 1591844274
Genre : Business & Economics
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An assessment of the role of value in every aspect of life explains that a price is incurred for every choice, and assesses the inherent costs of such controversial topics as joining a church, promoting longevity, and organ donation.
Category: Business & Economics

The Price Of Everything

Author : Russell Roberts
ISBN : 1400820286
Genre : Fiction
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Stanford University student and Cuban American tennis prodigy Ramon Fernandez is outraged when a nearby mega-store hikes its prices the night of an earthquake. He crosses paths with provost and economics professor Ruth Lieber when he plans a campus protest against the price-gouging retailer--which is also a major donor to the university. Ruth begins a dialogue with Ramon about prices, prosperity, and innovation and their role in our daily lives. Is Ruth trying to limit the damage from Ramon's protest? Or does she have something altogether different in mind? As Ramon is thrust into the national spotlight by events beyond the Stanford campus, he learns there's more to price hikes than meets the eye, and he is forced to reconsider everything he thought he knew. What is the source of America's high standard of living? What drives entrepreneurs and innovation? What upholds the hidden order that allows us to choose our careers and pursue our passions with so little conflict? How does economic order emerge without anyone being in charge? Ruth gives Ramon and the reader a new appreciation for how our economy works and the wondrous role that the price of everything plays in everyday life. The Price of Everything is a captivating story about economic growth and the unseen forces that create and sustain economic harmony all around us.
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The Price Of Everything

Author : Eduardo Porter
ISBN : 9781407070230
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why is a life saved from a terrorist attack felt to be worth two saved from a natural disaster? Why are men more valuable than women? Why do Americans tip when Europeans don't? And how can orange juice be used to predict the weather? The Price of Everything starts with a simple idea: behind every decision we make lies a price, whether that's buying a cup of coffee, taking a new job, or deciding to become a parent. Prices are the invisible thread that connect and explain our society, our economy, our culture, our mistakes and our successes. Revealing connections that are ingenious and unexpected, Eduardo Porter shows just how fundamental the price of things, work, happiness, faith, family and the future are - both to our everyday behaviour and to civilisation as we know it.
Category: Business & Economics

The Price Of Everything

Author : Russell Roberts
ISBN : 9780691143354
Genre : Business & Economics
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Stanford University student and Cuban American tennis prodigy Ramon Fernandez is outraged when a nearby mega-store hikes its prices the night of an earthquake. He crosses paths with provost and economics professor Ruth Lieber when he plans a campus protest against the price-gouging retailer--which is also a major donor to the university. Ruth begins a dialogue with Ramon about prices, prosperity, and innovation and their role in our daily lives. Is Ruth trying to limit the damage from Ramon's protest? Or does she have something altogether different in mind? As Ramon is thrust into the national spotlight by events beyond the Stanford campus, he learns there's more to price hikes than meets the eye, and he is forced to reconsider everything he thought he knew. What is the source of America's high standard of living? What drives entrepreneurs and innovation? What upholds the hidden order that allows us to choose our careers and pursue our passions with so little conflict? How does economic order emerge without anyone being in charge? Ruth gives Ramon and the reader a new appreciation for how our economy works and the wondrous role that the price of everything plays in everyday life. The Price of Everything is a captivating story about economic growth and the unseen forces that create and sustain economic harmony all around us.
Category: Business & Economics

The Price Of Everything

Author : Andrew Motion
ISBN : 9780571263684
Genre : Poetry
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This volume brings together two long poems. 'Lines of Desire' tells the story of an individual in crisis, under pressure from past and present events. 'Joe Soap' combines narrative and lyric forms to trace a historical pattern reaching from the First World War to contemporary apocalypse. Both are remarkable additions to an important body of work.
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The Value Of Everything

Author : Mariana Mazzucato
ISBN : 9780241188828
Genre : Business & Economics
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Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight. In modern capitalism, value-extraction - the siphoning off of profits, from shareholders' dividends to bankers' bonuses - is rewarded more highly than value-creation: the productive process that drives a healthy economy and society. We misidentify takers as makers, and have lost sight of what value really means. Once a central plank of economic thought, this concept of value - what it is, why it matters to us - is simply no longer discussed. Yet, argues Mariana Mazzucato in this penetrating and passionate new book, if we are to reform capitalism - to radically transform an increasingly sick system rather than continue feeding it - we urgently need to rethink where wealth comes from. Who is creating it, who is extracting it, and who is destroying it? Answers to these questions are key if we want to replace the current parasitic system with a type of capitalism that is more sustainable, more symbiotic: that works for us all. The Value of Everything will reignite a long-needed debate about the kind of world we really want to live in.
Category: Business & Economics

The Price Of Civilization

Author : Jeffrey Sachs
ISBN : 9781847920935
Genre : Economic history
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Our planet is crowded. Our natural resources are scarce. In The Value of Everything, leading economist Jeffrey Sachs brilliantly sets out his plan for how we can make a difference and bring about positive change for a sustainable future.
Category: Economic history

The Price Of Everything

Author : Martin Braathen
ISBN : UOM:39015074058770
Genre : Art
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Aesthetics and economic value have been intertwined for centuries, but the recent increase in investment in art suggests that the balance between the two may be changing. This book examines the factors the impact on today's expanded art market and the relationship between contemporary art and economics.The book's three essays focus on works that engage speculative value, investigate the commercial aspects of exhibition and display, explore alternative and non-profit based economies, and shed light on the role of the collector. The works included deal directly with the economic conditions of art's production, reception, and circulation. Also an interview with art advisor Diego Cortez, who offers a distinctive perspective on the evolution of the current art market and the business of mediating between collectors and dealers.
Category: Art

The Real Price Of Everything

Author : Michael Lewis
ISBN : 140274790X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Presents six classic discourses on economics by Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, Charles Mackay, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes, with brief introductions to each work.
Category: Business & Economics

The Quote Verifier

Author : Ralph Keyes
ISBN : 1429906170
Genre : Reference
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Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as "Nice guys finish last," and "Play it again, Sam," but more surprising ones such as "Ain't I a woman?" and "Golf is a good walk spoiled," as well as the origins of popular sayings such as "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings," "No one washes a rented car," and "Make my day." Keyes's in-depth research routinely confounds widespread assumptions about who said what, where, and when. Organized in easy-to-access dictionary form, The Quote Verifier also contains special sections highlighting commonly misquoted people and genres, such as Yogi Berra and Oscar Wilde, famous last words, and misremembered movie lines. An invaluable resource for not just those with a professional need to quote accurately, but anyone at all who is interested in the roots of words and phrases, The Quote Verifier is not only a fascinating piece of literary sleuthing, but also a great read.
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Measuring The Prices Of Medical Treatments

Author : Jack E. Triplett
ISBN : 0815783442
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume, the result of a conference cosponsored by the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, brings together state-of-the-art methodological and empirical work on the measurement of medical outcomes and prices.
Category: Business & Economics

Next To Nothing

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ISBN : OCLC:1064659706
Genre : Art
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A Price For Everything

Author : Mary Sheepshanks
ISBN : 9781448134069
Genre : Fiction
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Sonia, Lady Duntan, loves the family seat rather more than she does her husband. The demands of marriage and four small children have conspired to over shadow her sense of self-esteem and the huge, crumbling white elephant of a house represents the rebellious freedom she craves. Archie, however is adamant: their lifestyle must be preserved and the house must go. When Archie - who has got both more and less from his marriage than he bargained for - embarks on an affair with the pneumatic Rosie Bartlett, Sonia is even more determined to thwait his plans. But as her conspiracy widens to include her glamorous but unreliable mother-in-law, a rather sinister Buddhist monk and the urban Mr Hadleigh-Turner from the company Heritage at Risk, things begin to spiral out of control.
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Priceless

Author : Frank Ackerman
ISBN : 1565848500
Genre : Business & Economics
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An economist and a law professor debunk the use of cost-benefit analysis in deciding whether human life and the environment are worth protecting. EPA estimates of the value of one human life: in 2000: $6.1 million. In 2002: $3.7 million. Is the price of human life going down? Does it cost any less to protect the natural world? There is no meaningful dollar price for life or nature, say economist Frank Ackerman and law professor Lisa Heinzerling in their critique of recent market-based assaults on health and environmental protection. Though cost-benefit analysis sounds like a reasonable way to gauge the extent to which we should regulate private industry, when applied to "priceless" concepts such as childhood disease or the value of a stable climate in years to come, the paradigm is misguided. Decisions such as removing arsenic from drinking water or weighing the risks of cell phone use while driving should not be left to back-room bean counters. Such issues call for informed public debate drawing on moral, philosophical, and societal considerations beyond market-based assessments. Debunking the overall concept of cost-benefit analysis and the fuzzy math behind it, Priceless is the first comprehensive rebuttal of a strategy at the heart of the current administration's anti-regulatory binge.
Category: Business & Economics

The Price Of Loyalty

Author : Ron Suskind
ISBN : 9781471128257
Genre : Social Science
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A devestating account of the inner workings of the George W. Bush administration, written with the extensive cooperation of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill. As readers are taken to the very epicentre of government, this news-making book offers a definitive view of Bush and his closest advisers as they manage crucial domestic policies and global strategies within the most secretive White House of modern times.
Category: Social Science

The Price Of Desire

Author : Jo Goodman
ISBN : 9781420107067
Genre : Fiction
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USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a deliciously wicked tale of forbidden desire that knows no limits. . . Olivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne'er-do-well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts. Olivia accepts her fate--even if it means that her reputation will suffer from living among rogues and gamblers. But when she meets the sexy and mysterious Griffin Wright-Jones, Viscount Breckenridge, Olivia has more than just her good name to worry about--for he rouses in her wanton thoughts she's never dared entertain--until now. . . Griffin wears the scars of his life on his striking face. Although he wants Olivia like no other woman before, he doesn't force her to share his bed--a difficult task considering how beautiful she is. But with each passing night, Griffin and Olivia's resolve weakens until finally they take their greatest gamble on one night of reckless pleasure. . . Praise for Jo Goodman's If His Kiss Is Wicked. . . "Authentic characters and a thrilling story line will keep readers smiling and guessing."--Publishers Weekly
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The Price Of Honor

Author : Janis Reams Hudson
ISBN : 9781460355572
Genre : Fiction
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WHO WAS THE FATHER Vivacious beauty Rachel Wilder and achingly handsome Native American Grady Lewis had long shared their dreams and secrets. Their childhood pledge to never part would one day become their marriage vows. But their plans turned to dust when Grady left town with the one secret Rachel wouldn't let him share, and returned with a pint-size spitting image who was…his son? Now, years later, a twist of fate had given Grady a chance to set things right. Could their love survive? Would Grady forgive Rachel for not giving him the chance to tell her the truth about his beloved mystery child? WILDERS OF WYATT COUNTY: Their hearts are as big as the wild Wyoming sky!
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The Price Of Redemption

Author : Richard D. Thielmann
ISBN : 9780741432155
Genre : Fiction
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After Delwin Howe is struck by lightning and left unable to speak, his minister, Rev. Randy Stone, sees the accident as an opportunity to further his ministry and to gain national prominence within evangelistic circles.
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The Price Of Faith

Author : Marie T. Cross
ISBN : 0664502164
Genre : Religion
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Although stewardship itself is a word often heard in the church, money is rarely discussed in terms of the ethical decisions and daily lifestyle choices we make. The Price of Faith presents a holistic definition of stewardship and examines what money and wealth mean for us in our participation in the life of the church and in our personal expressions of faith. This book includes ten session plans that will help move adults to a new understanding of stewardship.
Category: Religion

The Price Of Power

Author : Pat Leahy
ISBN : 9781844882854
Genre : Political Science
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'The go-to political chronicler of our times' Sunday Times 'Vivid and compelling ... excellent' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times 'A tremendous read. I'll be recommending it' Sean O'Rourke, RTÉ 'Absorbing ... fascinating ... impressive amount of detail ... Leahy vividly sketches a picture of a mercurial political marriage' Lise Hand, Irish Independent 'Explosive revelations' The Herald 'Fascinating & believable' Cathal Mac Coille 'Great read, great insights, highly recommended' David McCullagh 'Very well written and a good pacy read ... excellent ... thoroughly readable and understandable .... Compelling' The Phoenix 'Forensic and compelling ... Leahy transforms politics into a page-turner ... He writes with style, substance (some of the detail is astonishing) and no little wit' RTÉ Guide 'Gripping' Irish Mail on Sunday 'Pat Leahy's book is a page-turner' Gavin Duffy 'A fantastic read. A really good narrative.' Noreen Hegarty 'Excellent' James Downey, Irish Independent 'Can't wait to read The Price of Power by Pat Leahy. His last [book], Showtime was the best book about Irish politics in years.' Dara O Briain When Fine Gael and Labour swept into government, in February 2011 they knew they were facing the greatest crisis in the history of the state. What confronted them was beyond their direst imaginings. Pat Leahy's The Price of Power is the riveting inside story of how they have led - and misled - Ireland. The Price of Power tells the story of trying to govern a country on the verge of ruin - the favours, the deals, the policy compromises and previously unthinkable choices that had to be made. It is a gripping tale of high drama (and high dudgeon), of betrayal, backstabbing and disillusionment, of those who rose to the challenge and those who withered under the strain. If there's one writer who can get the inside story on what's really going on at the higest levels in Irish poltiics, it's leading political journalist Pat Leahy. His account of Fianna Fáil in government, Showtime, is the considered the go-to book for anyone who wants to understand the disastrous politics led Ireland into economic meltdown. Now, with the same mix of unrivalled inside information, astute analysis and exciting writing, he lifts the lid on the coalition that is supposed to get us out of the fix.
Category: Political Science