The Undercover Economist(The Undercover Economist 1)

The Undercover Economist(The Undercover Economist 1) EPUB

The Undercover Economist(The Undercover Economist 1)
“The economy [isn’t] a bunch of rather dull statistics with names like GDP (gross domestic product),” notes Tim Harford, columnist and regular guest on NPR’s Marketplace, “economics is about who gets what and why.” In this acclaimed and riveting book–part expose, part user’s manual–the astute and entertaining columnist from the Financial Times demystifies the ways in which

The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World EPUB

The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
Life sometimes seems illogical. Individuals do strange things: take drugs, have unprotected sex, mug each other. Love seems irrational, and so does divorce. On a larger scale, life seems no fairer or easier to fathom: Why do some neighborhoods thrive and others become ghettos? Why is racism so persistent? Why is your idiot boss paid a fortune for sitting behind a mahogany

The Body Economic: Recessions, Budget Battles, and the Politics of Life and Death EPUB

The Body Economic: Recessions, Budget Battles, and the Politics of Life and Death
Politicians have talked endlessly about the seismic economic and social impacts of the recent financial crisis, but many continue to ignore its disastrous effects on human health—and have even exacerbated them, by adopting harsh austeritymeasures and cutting key social programs at a time when constituents need them most. The result, as pioneering public health experts Davi

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War(Princeton Economic History of the Western World) EPUB

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War(Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew from forty-five to seve

Brazillionaires: Chasing Dreams of Wealth in an American Country EPUB

Brazillionaires: Chasing Dreams of Wealth in an American Country
For readers of Michael Lewis comes a story of global financial inequality intertwined with the story of Brazil s wealthiest citizen, Eike Batista that begins to answer the question: Who exactly are our new hyperwealthy plutocrats, and should we welcome or fear them?When Bloomberg News invited the young American journalist Alex Cuadros to report on Brazil s emerging class

Reclaiming Development: An Economic Policy Handbook for Activists and Policymakers EPUB

Reclaiming Development: An Economic Policy Handbook for Activists and Policymakers
The authors of this book challenge prevailing ideas about free markets and globalization. They question whether globalization is a technological reality that cannot be stopped and ask if the US economy really outperformed its competitors in the 1990s. They show how in each key area--trade and industrial policy, privatization, intellectual property rights, investment and fi

The Power of the Machine EPUB

The Power of the Machine
Hornborg argues that we are caught in a collective illusion about the nature of modern technology that prevents us from imagining solutions to our economic and environmental crises other than technocratic fixes. He demonstrates how the power of the machine generates increasingly asymmetrical exchanges and distribution of resources and risks between distant populations and

Adeus, Aposentadoria: Como Garantir Seu Futuro Sem Depender dos Outros EPUB

Adeus, Aposentadoria: Como Garantir Seu Futuro Sem Depender dos Outros
Esqueca tudo o que voce ja ouviu falar sobre aposentadoria. A ideia de parar de trabalhar e se sustentar com um auxilio mensal e um conceito ultrapassado para dar conta do padrao de vida que queremos ter. Bancos, empresas de previdencia, fundos de pensao e o Ministerio da Previdencia Social recomendam que as pessoas poupem mais ao longo dos anos para chegarem com uma boa r

The Theory Of The Individual In Economics: Identity And Value EPUB

The Theory Of The Individual In Economics: Identity And Value
The concept of the individual and his/her motivations is a bedrock of philosophy. All strands of thought at heart come down to a particular theory of the individual. Economics, though, is guilty of taking this hugely important concept without questioning how we theorise it. This superb book remedies this oversight.The new approach put forward by Davis is to pay more attent

Os segredos dos casais inteligentes EPUB

Os segredos dos casais inteligentes

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