The Economics of Poverty

The Economics of Poverty Author Martin Ravallion
ISBN-10 9780190212766
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 736
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"An overview of the economic development of and policies intended to combat poverty around the world"--

Your Unfinished Life

Your Unfinished Life Author Lawrence J. Danks
ISBN-10 0615242073
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 160
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Be the person you might never have become. There's still time left in "Your Unfinished Life,.". Self help book germane to finding happiness and achieving success, motivation, inspiration, kindness, service to others and making the most of the rest of your life. Includes summaries of two classic works on kindness by Jean Guibert and Frederick Faber from around the turn of the 20th century, with author commentary. Contains dozens of inspiring quotes from Marcus Aurelius, Mother Teresa, The Dalai Lama, George Foreman, Joel Osteen, David Shipler, Martin Seligman, Stephen Covey, Eckhardt Tolle and many others. Further sources of reference on happiness, kindness and gaining personal insight. Provides revealing insights to lead you to your highest and most fulfilled self, so your unplayed music won't die inside you. An excellent source for personal and library use that can benefit individuals and their communities. For anyone seeking happiness and a fuller life for themselves or others.

Happiness 101 18 Lessons for Latter Day Saints on How to Live a Happier Life

Happiness 101  18 Lessons for Latter Day Saints on How to Live a Happier Life Author Gregory R. Wille
ISBN-10 9780882909509
Release 2008-08-15
Pages 125
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In Happiness 101, Greg Wille describes eighteen principles to increase your feelings of happiness. Wille explains how improving your health, getting out of debt, increasing your self-esteem, and increasing peace and Christlike love in your life will also increase your happiness.

Transforming Leadership

Transforming Leadership Author James MacGregor Burns
ISBN-10 9781555846169
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 336
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In 1978, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning historian James MacGregor Burns published Leadership, a seminal book dealing with how leaders interact with society and through their efforts have the power to shape the course of history. The book became the basis for an emerging field of leadership studies that has been applied throughout the social sciences as well as in business and government. Now Burns has returned to the subject, offering a new vision of leadership-Transforming Leadership-that focuses on the ways that leaders emerge from being ordinary "transactional" brokers and deal-makers to become real agents of major social change who empower their followers. Through the course of the book, Burns illuminates the evolution of leadership structures, from the chieftains of tribal African societies, through Europe's absolute monarchies, to the blossoming of the Enlightenment's views of liberty that came to fruition in the American Revolution. Along the way he looks at key moments in leadership, and the great leaders who made them, including Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, James Madison, Napoleon, Mao, Gandhi, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Part One: Change Chapter 1: The Mysteries of Leadership An introduction to Burns' concept of leadership-how leaders differ from tyrants, and transactional leaders from transforming leaders-and how this differs from other "Great Man" views of history. Chapter 2: Searching for the X-Factor Looking at his own studies of FDR and other leaders, Burns looks at how change emanates from society, and how this shapes community and society. Leadership is the "X-Factor" that brings change from concept to social reality. Part Two: Leaders Chapter 3: Kings and Queens, Knights and Pawns Using the game of chess as a metaphor for leadership action in monarchical society, Burns looks at the leadership systems of African tribes, and how monarchy evolved to the absolute model in post-Renaissance Europe, with a portrait of Elizabeth I's successful leadership during a turbulent period in English history. Chapter 4: Leaders as Planners A look at transforming leadership outside the political arena, including the building of the Suez and Panama Canals and Charles Eliot and the making of Harvard University into a world-renown institution. Part Three: Leadership Chapter 5: The Transformation of American Leadership A look at the American Revolutionary Period, and how leaders like Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison created the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that first brought to political life the 18th century enlightenment ideals of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"-from the foundation of America's political culture to the formation of America's political parties. Chapter 6: France: Trials of Leadership How the French Revolution, begun in the spirit of "Libety, Equality, and Fraternity" spun out of control because of the leadership failures of men like Robespierre-and how it ultimately resulted in the military strongman Napoleon coming to power, with dire consequences for Europe. Chapter 7: Leadership as Conflict Burns argues that conflict is an essential component to getting beyond transactional leadership into transforming leadership-that ideals and ideas must clash to yield continuing and meaningful social change. He looks through the historical prism of the 19th century Tory Party's "Loyal Opposition" in Britain (to view its success) and Gorbachev's Perestroika and Glasnost initiatives of the 1980s (and why they failed). Part Four: People Chapter 8: The Anatomy of Motivation A look at the human causes behind the necessity for social change, what the great thinkers have had to say about it from Rousseau to Marx, and how wants become needs that create demands for change. Chapter 9: Creative Leadership From da Vinci to Einstein, the genius intellect has been able to transform our understanding of the world through his or her creative vision. Burns argues that creativity is an essential part of building coalitions and finding solutions for the problems we face, and profiles Gandhi's creative leadership in India against the British Empire as a prime example, as well as how societies can encourage the creativity necessary to foster positive change. Chapter 10: The Leader-Follower Paradox Presents the Burns Paradox: If leadership and followership are dynamically intertwined, is there really any way to begin understanding their interaction? He argues that leadership begins with the followers, whose wants and needs become expressed through the intervention of leaders who can articulate them. Burns explores this further through the prism of FDR's New Deal program and re-election effort in 1936. Chapter 11: Conflict: The Arming of Leadership Burns argues that great leaders seek out conflict, and how leaders from Martin Luther King Jr. to Nelson Mandela have created enduring change by engaging forthrightly in political conflict. PARTTTTTT FIVE: Transformation Chapter 12: The Power of Values Citing examples as diverse as Eleanor Roosevelt's championing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Avignon Papacy's enduring leadership of the Church following its exile from Rome, Burns shows how creating lasting values is the hallmark of enduring leadership. Chapter 13: The People, Yes? How intellectual and creative leaders must engage with the people to forge transformation in our society, including examples like the Tennessee Valley Authority. EPILOGUE: Global Poverty: Putting Leadership to Work In a provocative culmination of his examination of leadership, Burns proposes a leadership challenge to the foremost problem facing humanity in the 21st century: global poverty. He outlines an international UN-led initiative for a grass-roots campaign to promote development throughout the impoverished nations of the world, based on the successful model devised and operated to provide low-cost community healthcare in India.

The Problems and Promise of Commercial Society

The Problems and Promise of Commercial Society Author Dennis Carl Rasmussen
ISBN-10 9780271045764
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 193
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Adam Smith is popularly regarded as the ideological forefather of laissez-faire capitalism, while Rousseau is seen as the passionate advocate of the life of virtue in small, harmonious communities and as a sharp critic of the ills of commercial society. But, in fact, Smith had many of the same worries about commercial society that Rousseau did and was strongly influenced by his critique. In this first book-length comparative study of these leading eighteenth-century thinkers, Dennis Rasmussen highlights Smith&’s sympathy with Rousseau&’s concerns and analyzes in depth the ways in which Smith crafted his arguments to defend commercial society against these charges. These arguments, Rasmussen emphasizes, were pragmatic in nature, not ideological: it was Smith&’s view that, all things considered, commercial society offered more benefits than the alternatives. Just because of this pragmatic orientation, Smith&’s approach can be useful to us in assessing the pros and cons of commercial society today and thus contributes to a debate that is too much dominated by both dogmatic critics and doctrinaire champions of our modern commercial society.

So Happiness to Meet You

So Happiness to Meet You Author Karin Esterhammer
ISBN-10 9781938849985
Release 2017-06-19
Pages 256
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After job losses and the housing crash, the author and her family leave LA to start over in a most unlikely place: a 9-foot-wide back-alley house in one of Ho Chi Minh City's poorest districts, where neighbors unabashedly stare into windows, generously share their barbecued rat, keep cockroaches for luck, and ultimately help her find joy without Western trappings.

A Companion to Italian Cinema

A Companion to Italian Cinema Author Frank Burke
ISBN-10 9781119043997
Release 2017-04-13
Pages 648
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Written by leading figures in the field, A Companion to Italian Cinema re-maps Italian cinema studies, employing new perspectives on traditional issues, and fresh theoretical approaches to the exciting history and field of Italian cinema. Offers new approaches to Italian cinema, whose importance in the post-war period was unrivalled Presents a theory based approach to historical and archival material Includes work by both established and more recent scholars, with new takes on traditional critical issues, and new theoretical approaches to the exciting history and field of Italian cinema Covers recent issues such as feminism, stardom, queer cinema, immigration and postcolonialism, self-reflexivity and postmodernism, popular genre cinema, and digitalization A comprehensive collection of essays addressing the prominent films, directors and cinematic forms of Italian cinema, which will become a standard resource for academic and non-academic purposes alike

Soli Deo Gloria

Soli Deo Gloria Author M.T. Augustine
ISBN-10 9781456621391
Release 2014-03-16
Pages 125
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A travel notebook (Europe and USA) with notes on a work in progress: "Toward a Study of the Mind of Man and the Heart of God."

How to Live a Positive Life

How to Live a Positive Life Author Robert Puff
ISBN-10 9781456605247
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 37
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In this book "How To Live a Positive Life: The Art of Living Well" Dr. Robert Puff teach us how to live a positive, healthy life by managing what influences we allow into our lives. This includes external influences such as the people we spend time with, what we listen to and watch. It also includes internal influences such as self-talk, mental conditioning and others. You will learn tips for maintaining healthy boundaries and knowing whether a relationship is a "keeper" or "tosser." You will also gain some insight into why you do the things you do, and how to keep your life on a positive course.

Please Send Money

Please Send Money Author Dara Duguay
ISBN-10 9781402219719
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 336
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Please Send Money provides young adults with the tools they need to navigate the tumultuous world of personal finance with smart advice from leading expert Dara Duguay, Director of Citigroup's Office of Financial Education. Dozens of eye-opening, real-life stories chronicle the financial mistakes commonly made by young people and present an array of solutions.

Happiness Around the World

Happiness Around the World Author Carol Graham
ISBN-10 9780191609480
Release 2009-12-17
Pages 272
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For centuries the pursuit of happiness was the preserve of either the philosopher or the voluptuary and took second place to the basic need to survive on the one hand, and the pressure to conform to social conventions and morality on the other. More recently there is a burgeoning interest in the study of happiness, in the social sciences and in the media. Can we really answer the question what makes people happy? Is it really grounded in credible methods and data? Is there consistency in the determinants of happiness across countries and cultures? Are happiness levels innate to individuals or can policy and the environment make a difference? How is happiness affected by poverty? By economic progress? Is happiness a viable objective for policy? This book is an attempt to answer these questions, based on research on the determinants of happiness in countries around the world, ranging from Peru and Russia to the U.S. and Afghanistan. The book reviews the theory and concepts of happiness, explaining how these concepts underpin a line of research which is both an attempt to understand the determinants of happiness and a tool for understanding the effects of a host of phenomena on human well being. The research finds surprising consistency in the determinants of happiness across levels of development. Yet there is still much debate over the relationship between happiness and income. The book explores the effects of many mediating factors in that relationship, ranging from macroeconomic trends and democracy to inequality and crime. It also reviews what we know about happiness and health and how that relationship varies according to income levels and health status. It concludes by discussing the potential - and the potential pitfalls - of using happiness surveys to contribute to better public policy.


Greed Author Julian Edney
ISBN-10 9780595360000
Release 2005-06
Pages 96
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This is an immensely wealthy society but it is not a humane society. Greed has become a force creating precipitous inequalities, and divisions in this society now approach a kind of wealth apartheid, but greed is rarely seen as a moral wrong. This is not the first time the nation has produced huge economic inequalities. Today, as the free market continues its global advance, the values of democracy are being torn. Two ideologies popular in the era of robber barons appear to be rising again: laissez-faire and Social Darwinism. Freedom, coercion, debt, credit cards, meritocracy, sociopaths, environment and corporations are all examined. Is exploitation wrong? The free market conceals a cultural contradiction: the everyday workplace vs. democracy. How can we hope to export democracy if we don't have it? Our economic theory is antiquated and we need to step a little closer to modern reality. What motivates people in today's society: is it the pursuit of happiness, or is it surviving in an endless round of work-and-debt? Or is it the avoidance of fear? Remedies and how you can make a difference.

The Spectator

The Spectator Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105007429017
Release 1969-07
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The Spectator has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Spectator also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Spectator book for free.

Switchmen s Journal

Switchmen s Journal Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015023176657
Release 1893
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Switchmen s Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Switchmen s Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Switchmen s Journal book for free.

The Witch s Coin

The Witch s Coin Author Christopher Penczak
ISBN-10 9780738715872
Release 2009
Pages 260
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Along with quick-fix money spells, this timely book explores the consciousness of prosperity and how to transform poverty into abundance through magick, meditation, affirmations, and astrological timing. The Witch's Coinoffers a materia magicka of the most powerful correspondences in wealth spellwork, including gods, stones, metals, herbs, and coins. Unlike most money magick books, it builds upon a foundation of real-world financial principles. Penczak also discusses offering magickal services professionally, including how and when to charge for readings and healings. Praise: "The first book of financial tips and advice that I have ever enjoyed reading. I highly recommend this book."—Judika Illes, author of The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells and Pure Magic "A refreshing examination of the connection between money, magic, and the attitude people put toward both."—Taylor Ellwood, editor of Manifesting Prosperity: A Wealth Magic Anthology

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy Author Thubten Zopa
ISBN-10 9780861719280
Release 2008-10-10
Pages 140
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In How to Be Happy, Lama Zopa Rinpoche helps us find our good heart, the heart that rejoices in the happiness of others. How to transform problems into happiness, how to find compassion for our "enemies", how to treat ourselves with kindness; it is on these persistent and universal challenges that Lama Zopa offers his wise and warm teachings. Including three wonderfully rich and evocative guided meditations, How to Be Happy works with the reader to show that happiness in this present moment is dependent on the wisdom of a truly open and generous heart. Anyone looking for advice on how to be happy - truly, meaningfully happy - will find Lama Zopa Rinpoche to be a trustworthy and skillful guide. He is a tireless teacher of methods that work for us when all is well, and also when life's troubles, big and small, seem unmanageable.

Your Money

Your Money Author J. D. Roth
ISBN-10 9780596809409
Release 2010-03-11
Pages 324
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Guides readers with practical advice for getting -- and keeping -- their finances in order, covering all the money-management bases, from saving and spending to getting out of debt to investing, and planning for retirement.