Early Modern Capitalism: Economic and Social Change in Europe 1400-1800 (Routledge Explorations in Economic History)

This quantity takes inventory of modern examine on financial progress, in addition to the improvement of capital and labour markets, in the course of the centuries that preceded the commercial Revolution. The booklet underlines the range within the fiscal stories of early smooth Europeans and indicates how this sort will be the basis of a brand new notion of financial and social switch.

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Capitalist Enterprise and Social Progress

By Maurice Dobb

Part 1 of this quantity analyses the most matters within the conception of utilized Economics. half 2 surveys the increase of capitalist firm and exhibits the significance of convinced associations within the development and dealing of the commercial process at the beginning of the 20 th century. The concluding chapters pressure the relevance of those concerns to the issues dealing with politicians and directors.

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The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000

By Niall Ferguson

Conventional knowledge has lengthy claimed that fiscal switch is the leading mover of political switch, even if within the age of or web. yet is it? Ferguson thinks it truly is excessive time we re-examined the link-the nexus, in Thomas Carlyle's phrase-between economics and politics. His primary argument is that the conflicting impulses of intercourse, violence, and tool are jointly extra robust than funds. between Ferguson's startling claims are: · not anything has performed extra to rework the area financial system than battle, but wars themselves do not need basically financial reasons. · the current age of financial globalization is coinciding-paradoxically-with political and army fragmentation. · monetary crises are usually attributable to unexpected political occasions instead of monetary fluctuations. · the connection among prosperity and executive recognition is basically illusory. · in view that political and financial liberalization are usually not self-perpetuating, the so-called triumph of democracy around the globe might be short-lived. · A daring synthesis of political heritage and smooth financial conception, money Nexus will rework the panorama of contemporary historical past and draw demanding conclusions concerning the clients of either capitalism and democracy.

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Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

By Michelle Gielan

Broadcasting Happiness will "inspire you and alter your life."
Parade Magazine

We are all broadcasters. And the messages we elect to broadcast are expecting our success.

All folks continually broadcast info to others, even if we don’t say a observe. revenues execs broadcast to strength consumers in a fashion that wins new company. Managers broadcast to their groups approximately initiatives. Colleagues broadcast to each other approximately to be had assets. As pros, mom and dad, and neighbors, the messages we elect to broadcast form others’ trust within the strength for achievement and their skill to create optimistic change.

In Broadcasting Happiness, Michelle Gielan, bestselling writer and featured professor in Oprah’s happiness direction, will exhibit you the way altering your broadcast alterations your power.

Working as a CBS information anchor, Gielan observed how nonstop insurance of the 2009 recession left many audience feeling paralyzed. She had an idea: a brand new interview sequence interested by optimistic psychology and developing happiness within the face of tragedy. “Happy Week” generated the best viewer reaction of the year.

In Broadcasting Happiness, Gielan exhibits us how our phrases can flow humans from fearbased mindsets, the place they see stumbling blocks as insurmountable, to optimistic mindsets, the place they see that adjust is feasible and take motion. utilizing scientifically confirmed verbal exchange thoughts, we now have the facility to extend others’ happiness and luck at paintings, in addition to our personal, immediately making us more beneficial leaders.

New study from the fields of optimistic psychology and neuroscience exhibits that small shifts within the means we speak can create giant ripple results on enterprise and academic results, together with 31 percentage larger productiveness, 25 percentage higher functionality rankings, 37 percentage better revenues, and 23 percentage reduce degrees of stress.

In Broadcasting Happiness, examine the seven keys of speaking extra successfully to steer others and force measurable effects. Gielan, a happiness researcher and professional on optimistic conversation, will educate you the way to:

Inoculate your mind opposed to tension and negativity by means of fact-checking challenges
Drive luck via best a talk or communique with positivity
Rewrite debilitating idea styles and switch them into gasoline for resilience and growth
Deal with unfavorable humans in a manner that lessens their power
Share undesirable information extra successfully to extend destiny social capital
Create and maintain a favorable tradition at paintings via developing contagious optimism

In the midst of demanding situations comparable to restructuring, low retention, and a few of the bottom degrees of engagement in background, making a optimistic frame of mind is just step one. Broadcasting Happiness showcases how actual members and companies have used those thoughts to accomplish effects that come with tripling sales to greater than one thousand million funds, elevating the commencement cost by way of forty five percentage, and transferring the paintings tradition from poisonous to thriving.

Changing your broadcast can switch your existence, your good fortune, and the lives of others round you. Broadcasting Happiness will convey you how!

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Combined and Uneven Apocalypse: Luciferian Marxism

By Evan Calder Williams

From the repurposed rubble of salvagepunk to undead hordes banging on shopping center doorways, from empty waste zones to teeming plagued towns, mixed and asymmetric Apocalypse grapples with the apocalyptic fantasies of our collapsing period. relocating in the course of the movies, political trends, and recurrent crises of overdue capitalism, Evan Calder Williams paints a black toned portrait of the dream and nightmare photographs of an international order long past very, very flawed. Situating itself within the defaulting monetary markets of the current, mixed and asymmetric Apocalypse glances again towards a messy historical past of zombies, motor vehicle wrecks, tidal waves, extinction, trash tons, labour, pandemics, wolves, cannibalism, and normal nastiness that populate the bottom of our cultural mind's eye. all ages could dream the tip of the area to stick with, yet those scattered nightmare figures are a skewed refraction of the conventional hell of capitalism. The apocalypse isn't really anything that might occur someday: it truly is simply the sluggish unveiling of the disaster we've got been dwelling via for hundreds of years. opposed to any fantasies of growth, go back, or reconciliation, Williams launches a loathing critique of the awful current and provides a graveside smile for our helpful battles to come back.

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Gotcha Capitalism: How Hidden Fees Rip You Off Every Day-and What You Can Do About It

By Bob Sullivan

What is Gotcha Capitalism?

Coughing up $4 charges for ATM transactions. Iron-clad cellphone contracts you can’t get out of with a crowbar. Paying substantial dollars for assurance you don’t want on a condo vehicle or forking over $20 an afternoon for supposedly “free” instant web. on a daily basis we use banks, cellphones, and charge cards. on a daily basis we e-book motels and airline tickets. and each day we get ripped off.
How? listed here are quite a few examples of the way significant company can get you:

• You didn’t replenish the condo automobile with gas?
Gotcha! fuel charges $7 a gallon here.
• Your financial institution stability fell to $999.99 for one day?
Gotcha! That’ll be $12.
• You leave out one check on that 18-month same-as-cash loan?
Gotcha! That’ll be $512 extra.
• You’re in the future overdue on that electrical bill?
Gotcha! your whole charge cards now have a 29.99% curiosity rate.

But now not much longer. In Gotcha Capitalism, MSNBC.com’s “Red Tape Chronicles” columnist Bob Sullivan exposes the methods we’re all cheated through tremendous enterprise, and teaches us tips to get our cash back–proven concepts which could assist you keep greater than $1,000 a 12 months.

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Philosophy in the Age of Science and Capital (Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy)

By Gregory Dale Adamson

Based on an unique synthesis of the paintings of Marx and Bergson, the major theorists of capitalism and creativity, the booklet provides an miraculous research of latest technology and capital. Exploring specifically genetics, evolutionary conception, commodification and sophistication cognizance, Philosophy within the Age of technological know-how and Capital injects existence again into modern politics, ethics and aesthetics.

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The Path to Hope

A brief, incisive political tract that criticizes the tradition of finance capitalism and demands a go back to the humanist values of the enlightenment: equality, liberty, freedom as outlined within the assertion of the Rights of guy, a go back to group, mutual recognize, freedom from poverty, and an finish to theocracy and fundamentalism. The authors argue go back to those values constitutes “a route to hope,” best the way in which out of the current around the globe malaise caused by financial cave in, ethical failure, and an lack of understanding of history.
For the authors, 20th-century fascism was once no mere abstraction—it used to be a brutal approach because of an identical malaise, a approach they fought opposed to. this provides their ebook distinct urgency.
The route to Hope is written by means of esteemed French thinkers—94-year-old Stephane Hessel and 90-year-old Edgar Morin, following at the heels of Hessel’s Indignez-vous! (Time for Outrage!). either books became bestsellers in France and all through Europe. either have additionally develop into foundational files underpinning the global protest stream of which Occupy Wall road is the yankee subset.

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Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America

By Jonathan Levy

Until the early 19th century, "risk" used to be a really expert time period: it was once the commodity exchanged in a marine coverage agreement. Freaks of Fortune tells the tale of ways the trendy thought of probability emerged within the usa. Born at the excessive seas, danger migrated inland and have become necessary to the monetary administration of an inherently doubtful capitalist future.

Focusing at the hopes and anxieties of normal humans, Jonathan Levy exhibits how threat built in the course of the impressive development of recent monetary institutions-insurance agencies, reductions banks, mortgage-backed securities markets, commodities futures markets, and securities markets-while posing inescapable ethical questions. For on the middle of risk's upward push was once a brand new imaginative and prescient of freedom. To be a unfastened person, even if an emancipated slave, a plains farmer, or a Wall highway financier, used to be to take, suppose, and deal with one's personal own probability. but this frequently intended offloading that very same hazard onto a chain of recent monetary associations, which jointly have only in the near past received the identify "financial companies industry." Levy strains the destiny of a brand new imaginative and prescient of non-public freedom, because it opened up within the new financial truth created by way of the yank monetary system.

Amid the nineteenth-century's waning religion in God's windfall, americans more and more faced unanticipated demanding situations to their independence and defense within the increase and bust chance-world of capitalism. Freaks of Fortune is among the first books to excavate the old origins of our personal financialized occasions and risk-defined lives.

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