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The Mind and the Market
  • Author : Jerry Z. Muller
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN : 9780385721660
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • Capitalism has never been a subject for economists alone. Philosophers, politicians, poets and social scientists have debated the cultural, moral, and political effects of capitalism for centuries, and their claims have been many and diverse. The Mind and the Market is a remarkable history of how the idea of capitalism has developed in Western thought. Ranging across an ideological spectrum that includes Hobbes, Voltaire, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, Hegel, Marx, and Matthew Arnold, as well as twentieth-century communist, fascist, and neoliberal intellectuals, historian Jerry Muller examines a fascinating thread of ideas about the ramifications of capitalism and its future implications. This is an engaging and accessible history of ideas that reverberate throughout everyday life.

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    The Market
  • Author : J. M. Steele
  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1423100166
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Kate Winthrop learns that she is ranked low on a popularity scale for girls called the Millbank Social Stock Market, she and her two best friends set out to change her ranking and win some money in the process.

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    The Market Revolution in America
  • Author : John Lauritz Larson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 052170989X
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  • Genre : History
  • The mass industrial democracy that is the modern United States bears little resemblance to the simple agrarian republic that gave it birth. The market revolution is the reason for this dramatic - and ironic - metamorphosis. The resulting tangled frameworks of democracy and capitalism still dominate the world as it responds to the Panic of 2008. Early Americans experienced what we now call "modernization." The exhilaration - and pain - they endured have been repeated in nearly every part of the globe. Born of freedom and ambition, the market revolution in America fed on democracy and individualism even while it generated inequality, dependency, and unimagined wealth and power. John Lauritz Larson explores the lure of market capitalism and the beginnings of industrialization in the United States. His research combines an appreciation for enterprise and innovation with recognition of negative and unanticipated consequences of the transition to capitalism and relates economic change directly to American freedom and self-determination, links that remain entirely relevant today.

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    The Market for Mesoamerica
  • Author : Cara G. Tremain,Donna Yates
  • Publisher : Maya Studies
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0813056446
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  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • This book will explore past, current, and future policies and trends concerning the sale of antiquities from Mesoamerica. Having outlined gaps in our knowledge, this book seeks to identify the substantive steps that the academic community can take toward affecting transparency, accountability, and ethical practice within the Pre-Columbian antiquities market.

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    Monsters of the Market
  • Author : David McNally
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9789004201576
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • "Monsters of the Market" investigates modern capitalism through the prism of the body panics it arouses. Examining "Frankenstein," Marx s "Capital" and zombie fables from sub-Saharan Africa, it offers a novel account of the cultural and corporeal economy of global capitalism.

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    The Market Gardener
  • Author : Jean-Martin Fortier,Marie Bilodeau
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780865717657
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

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    Timing the Market
  • Author : Deborah Weir
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0471708984
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • The first definitive guide to understanding and profiting from the relationship between the stock market and interest rates It's well established that interest rates significantly impact the stock market. This is the first book that definitively explores the interest rate/stock market relationship and describes a specific system for profiting from the relationship. Timing the Market provides an historically proven system, rooted in fundamental economics, that allows investors and traders to forecast the stock market using data from the interest rate markets-together with supporting market sentiment and cultural indicators-to pinpoint and profit from major turns in the stock market. Deborah Weir (Greenwich, CT) is President of Wealth Strategies, a firm that does marketing for traditional money managers and hedge funds. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is the first woman president of the Stamford CFA Society.

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    The Market
  • Author : Alan Aldridge
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9780745632230
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • The Market addresses one of the most controversial answers to the question, 'how is social order possible?' Ever since Adam Smith conceived the idea of an 'invisible hand', advocates of the market have argued that social cohesion, material prosperity and political vitality are best achieved not by central control and planning but by laissez-faire - the policy of non-intervention. In this book, Alan Aldridge guides readers through the complex interplay between analysis, description and ideology that characterizes social theorizing on the market. A distinctive feature of The Market is its emphasis on the role of culture in shaping the social reality of markets as perceived and experienced by people participating in them. Ideologies examined include: * Market fundamentalism - the conviction that free markets are universally beneficial * Market populism - the assertion that the free market reflects the democratic will of the people * Economic 'man' - the notion that the main motive of our actions is to maximize our personal advantage * Globalism - the claim by neo-liberals that the global expansion of markets is irresistible, making political action irrelevant The Market will be essential reading for students and researchers interested in the sociology of economic life, economic sociology and political economy.

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    The Little Book That Still Beats the Market
  • Author : Joel Greenblatt
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780470624159
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is already considered one of the classics of finance literature. In The Little Book that Beats the Market—a New York Times bestseller with 300,000 copies in print—Greenblatt explained how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks out good businesses when they are available at bargain prices. Now, with a new Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book that Still Beats the Market updates and expands upon the research findings from the original book. Included are data and analysis covering the recent financial crisis and model performance through the end of 2009. In a straightforward and accessible style, the book explores the basic principles of successful stock market investing and then reveals the author’s time-tested formula that makes buying above average companies at below average prices automatic. Though the formula has been extensively tested and is a breakthrough in the academic and professional world, Greenblatt explains it using 6th grade math, plain language and humor. He shows how to use his method to beat both the market and professional managers by a wide margin. You’ll also learn why success eludes almost all individual and professional investors, and why the formula will continue to work even after everyone “knows” it. While the formula may be simple, understanding why the formula works is the true key to success for investors. The book will take readers on a step-by-step journey so that they can learn the principles of value investing in a way that will provide them with a long term strategy that they can understand and stick with through both good and bad periods for the stock market. As the Wall Street Journal stated about the original edition, “Mr. Greenblatt…says his goal was to provide advice that, while sophisticated, could be understood and followed by his five children, ages 6 to 15. They are in luck. His ‘Little Book’ is one of the best, clearest guides to value investing out there.”

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    Margins of the Market
  • Author : Johan Mathew
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780520963429
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  • Genre : History
  • What is the relationship between trafficking and free trade? Is trafficking the perfection or the perversion of free trade? Trafficking occurs thousands of times each day at borders throughout the world, yet we have come to perceive it as something quite extraordinary. How did this happen, and what role does trafficking play in capitalism? To answer these questions, Johan Mathew traces the hidden networks that operated across the Arabian Sea in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Following the entangled history of trafficking and capitalism, he explores how the Arabian Sea reveals the gaps that haunt political borders and undermine economic models. Ultimately, he shows how capitalism was forged at the margins of the free market, where governments intervened, and traffickers turned a profit.

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    Freedom From the Market
  • Author : Mike Konczal
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781620975381
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Social Science
  • The progressive economics writer redefines the national conversation about American freedom “Mike Konczal [is] one of our most powerful advocates of financial reform‚ [a] heroic critic of austerity‚ and a huge resource for progressives.”—Paul Krugman Health insurance, student loan debt, retirement security, child care, work-life balance, access to home ownership—these are the issues driving America’s current political debates. And they are all linked, as this brilliant and timely book reveals, by a single question: should we allow the free market to determine our lives? In the tradition of Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, noted economic commentator Mike Konczal answers this question with a resounding no. Freedom from the Market blends passionate political argument and a bold new take on American history to reveal that, from the earliest days of the republic, Americans have defined freedom as what we keep free from the control of the market. With chapters on the history of the Homestead Act and land ownership, the eight-hour work day and free time, social insurance and Social Security, World War II day cares, Medicare and desegregation, free public colleges, intellectual property, and the public corporation, Konczal shows how citizens have fought to ensure that everyone has access to the conditions that make us free. At a time when millions of Americans—and more and more politicians—are questioning the unregulated free market, Freedom from the Market offers a new narrative, and new intellectual ammunition, for the fight that lies ahead.

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    How to Market Books
  • Author : Alison Baverstock
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 495
  • ISBN : 9781317646372
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • 'Baverstock is to book marketing what Gray is to anatomy; the undisputed champion.' Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing and President Elect of the International Publishers Association Over four editions, Alison Baverstock’s How to Market Books has established itself as the industry standard text on marketing for the publishing industry, and the go-to reference guide for professionals and students alike. With the publishing world changing like never before, and the marketing and selling of content venturing into uncharted technological territory, this much needed new edition seeks to highlight the role of the marketer in this rapidly changing landscape. The new edition is thoroughly updated and offers a radical reworking and reorganisation of the previous edition, suffusing the book with references to online/digital marketing. The book maintains the accessible and supportive style of previous editions but also now offers: a number of new case studies detailed coverage of individual market segments checklists and summaries of key points several new chapters a foreword by Michael J Baker, Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Strathclyde University.

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    The Man Who Solved the Market
  • Author : Gregory Zuckerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780735217980
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award The unbelievable story of a secretive mathematician who pioneered the era of the algorithm--and made $23 billion doing it. Jim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor--Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Ray Dalio, Steve Cohen, or George Soros--can touch his record. Since 1988, Renaissance's signature Medallion fund has generated average annual returns of 66 percent. The firm has earned profits of more than $100 billion; Simons is worth twenty-three billion dollars. Drawing on unprecedented access to Simons and dozens of current and former employees, Zuckerman, a veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market. Simons pioneered a data-driven, algorithmic approach that's sweeping the world. As Renaissance became a market force, its executives began influencing the world beyond finance. Simons became a major figure in scientific research, education, and liberal politics. Senior executive Robert Mercer is more responsible than anyone else for the Trump presidency, placing Steve Bannon in the campaign and funding Trump's victorious 2016 effort. Mercer also impacted the campaign behind Brexit. The Man Who Solved the Market is a portrait of a modern-day Midas who remade markets in his own image, but failed to anticipate how his success would impact his firm and his country. It's also a story of what Simons's revolution means for the rest of us.

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    Because You Are Mine Part I
  • Author : Beth Kery
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN : 9781101608494
  • Reader Reviews : 53
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON From Beth Kery, the national bestselling author of Explosive, comes a red-hot romance like no other—where the rules of attraction are broken with that first electrifying touch. Meet Francesca and Ian. The fantasies of what’s to come begin… Because You Are Mine, Part I Because You Tempt Me It starts with that first look, when you know you have to have him… Francesca Arno has been commissioned to create a grand centerpiece painting for the lobby of Ian Noble’s new skyscraper. It’s at a cocktail party in her honor that she first meets him—and the attraction is immediate for Francesca. It’s also bewildering. She’s not used to such a wholesale sexual response to a stranger. Enigmatic, darkly intense, with a commanding presence, Ian completely unnerves her. And she likes it. For Ian, she’s the kind of woman he can’t resist—one that comes all too rarely: a true innocent. But he can sense in her a desire to open up, to experiment, to give herself to the fantasies of a man in control. The first kiss, the first caress, the first challenge for a woman who craves what she’s never had—a man who gets what he wants. More to come. Don't miss Because You Are Mine, Part II, available 8/7

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    The Market
  • Author : John O'Neill
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0415098270
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • The author draws on considerable research in this area to provide an overdue critical evaluation of the limits of the market, and future prospects for non-market socialism.

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    Aquinas and the Market
  • Author : Mary L. Hirschfeld
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9780674988606
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Economists investigate the workings of markets and tend to set ethical questions aside. Theologians often dismiss economics, losing insights into the influence of market incentives on individual behavior. Mary L. Hirschfeld bridges this gap by showing how a humane economy can lead to the good life as outlined in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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    The Man who Solved the Market
  • Author : Gregory Zuckerman
  • Publisher : Portfolio
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 0593086317
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Business & Economics
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    The Market-driven Supply Chain
  • Author : Robert Penn Burrows
  • Publisher : Amacom Books
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780814431634
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Customer demands for individual attention and specialized products are transforming commerce at every stage-including the supply chain. Today's highstakes economy requires dynamic, market-savvy sales and operations planning (SOP) to keep pace with accelerating service demands and response times. It's not as daunting as it sounds with the tools, tips, and case studies in The Market-Driven Supply Chain. This practical yet expansive book helps organizations transition from outdated supply-driven processes to new market-driven models. Readers learn how to: * Use robust analytics for conducting value segmentations and simulation analyses * Develop a customer-centric culture and a collaborative organizational structure * Dynamically rebalance the inventory mix to improve capacity and reduce costs * Retool 26 management processes to achieve market-savvy SOP Unlike other books that focus on only supply chain strategies or SOP or lean manufacturing, this book's sophisticated approach unifies all three areas, and it's the only one to explain how to operate in today's on-demand environment.

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    The Panic of 1907
  • Author : Robert F. Bruner,Sean D. Carr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 9780470152638
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Presents a comprehensive study of the events and personalities that sparked the 1907 financial crisis, resulting in the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913.

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    The Tyranny of the Market
  • Author : Joel Waldfogel,Waldfogel
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9780674025813
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Economists have long counseled reliance on markets rather than on government to decide a wide range of questions, in part because allocation through voting can give rise to a "tyranny of the majority." Markets, by contrast, are believed to make products available to suit any individual, regardless of what others want. But the argument is not generally correct. In markets, you can't always get what you want. This book explores why this is so and its consequences for consumers with atypical preferences.

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    The Guru Investor
  • Author : John P. Reese,Jack M. Forehand
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780470377093
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Today's investor is faced with a myriad of investment options and strategies. Whether you are seeking someone to manage your money or are a self-directed investor deciding to tackle the market on your own, the options can be overwhelming. In an easy-to-read and simple format, this book will dissect the strategies of some of Wall Street's most successful investment gurus and teach readers how to weed through the all of the choices to find a strategy that works for them. The model portfolio system that author John Reese developed turns each strategy into an actionable system, addressing many of the common mistakes that doom individual investors to market underperformance. This book will focus on the principles behind the author's multi-guru approach, showing how investors can combine the proven strategies of these legendary "gurus" into a disciplined investing system that has significantly outperformed the market. Gurus covered in the book are: Benjamin Graham; John Neff; David Dreman; Warren Buffett; Peter Lynch; Ken Fisher; Martin Zweig; James O'Shaughnessy; Joel Greenblatt; and Joseph Piotroski.

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    The Market Assistant
  • Author : Thomas Farrington De Voe
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN : 9783752524116
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reprint of the original, first published in 1867.

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    The Market and Other Orders
  • Author : Bruce Caldwell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 9781317562252
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • In addition to his groundbreaking contributions to pure economic theory, F. A. Hayek also closely examined the ways in which the knowledge of many individual market participants could culminate in an overall order of economic activity. His attempts to come to terms with the "knowledge problem" thread through his career and comprise the writings collected in the fifteenth volume of Routledge's Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series. The Market and Other Orders brings together more than twenty works spanning almost forty years that consider this question. Consisting of speeches, essays, and lectures, including Hayek's 1974 Nobel lecture, "The Pretense of Knowledge," the works in this volume draw on a broad range of perspectives, including the philosophy of science, the physiology of the brain, legal theory, and political philosophy. Taking readers from Hayek's early development of the idea of spontaneous order in economics through his integration of this insight into political theory and other disciplines, the book culminates with Hayek's integration of his work on these topics into an overarching social theory that accounts for spontaneous order in the variety of complex systems that Hayek studied throughout his career. Edited by renowned Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell, who also contributes a masterly introduction that provides biographical and historical context, The Market and Other Orders forms the definitive compilation of Hayek's work on spontaneous order.

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    Is the Market Moral?
  • Author : Rebecca M. Blank,William McGurn
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 9780815796282
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  • Genre : Religion
  • In the great tradition of moral argument about the nature of the economic market, Rebecca Blank and William McGurn join to debate the fundamental questions—equality and efficiency, productivity and social justice, individual achievement and personal rights in the workplace, and the costs and benefits of corporate and entrepreneurial capitalism. Their arguments are grounded in both economic sophistication and religious commitment. Rebecca Blank is an economist by training and describes herself as "culturally Protestant in the habits of mind and heart." She has also chaired the committee that wrote the statement on Christian faith and economic life adopted by the United Church of Christ. Addressing market failure, for her, requires that sometimes "freedom to choose" give way to other human values. William McGurn, a journalist and a Roman Catholic, uses his expertise in economics to reflect on the teachings of the church concerning the morality of the market. For McGurn, humans reach their fullest potential when they are free from the constraints of others. He writes that "our quarrel is not so much with Adam Smith or Milton Friedman but with the Providence that so clearly designed man to be his most prosperous at his most free." This book grapples with the new imperatives of a global economy while working in the classic tradition of political economy which always treated seriously the questions of morality, justice, productivity, and freedom.

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    Karl Polanyi
  • Author : Gareth Dale
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780745640716
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation is generally acclaimed as being among the most influential works of economic history in the twentieth century, and remains as vital in the current historical conjuncture as it was in his own. In its critique of nineteenth-century ‘market fundamentalism’ it reads as a warning to our own neoliberal age, and is widely touted as a prophetic guidebook for those who aspire to understand the causes and dynamics of global economic turbulence at the end of the 2000s. Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market is the first comprehensive introduction to Polanyi’s ideas and legacy. It assesses not only the texts for which he is famous – prepared during his spells in American academia – but also his journalistic articles written in his first exile in Vienna, and lectures and pamphlets from his second exile, in Britain. It provides a detailed critical analysis of The Great Transformation, but also surveys Polanyi’s seminal writings in economic anthropology, the economic history of ancient and archaic societies, and political and economic theory. Its primary source base includes interviews with Polanyi’s daughter, Kari Polanyi-Levitt, as well as the entire compass of his own published and unpublished writings in English and German. This engaging and accessible introduction to Polanyi’s thinking will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences, providing a refreshing perspective on the roots of our current economic crisis.

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    The Market and the City
  • Author : Donatella Calabi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : UOM:39015059291636
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • The early modern period witnessed the rise of a new and powerful merchant class across Europe. The Market and the City takes a comparative approach to the effect merchants and traders had on the urban history of market places - streets, squares and specific buildings - in some of the great commercial European cities between the 15th and 17th centuries. It looks at how the transformations of designated commercial areas were important enough to modify relationships throughout the entire urban context. Market places tend to be very ancient, continuing to function for centuries on the same location; but between the middle of the 14th and the first decades of the 17th, their structures began to change as new regulations and patterns of manufacture, distribution and consumption began to install a new uniformity and geometry on the market place. During the period covered by this study, most major European cities undertook the rebuilding of entire zones, constructing new buildings, demolishing existing structures and embellishing others.

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    Keene on the Market
  • Author : Andrew Keene
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781118590751
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A leading expert unveils his unique methodology for options trading Options provide a high leverage approach to trading that can significantly limit the overall risk of a trade or provide additional income. Yet, many people fail to capitalize on this potentially lucrative opportunity because they mistakenly believe that options are risky. Now options expert Andrew Keene helps aspiring investors to enter this sector by explaining the principles of the options market and showing readers how to utilize calls and puts successfully. Leading options expert Andrew Keene demystifies the basics of options trading Debunks the myth that call purchases are synonymous with being bullish and that put purchases are bearish Lays out in detail two distinct proprietary trading plans readers can follow Explains how to trade using market maker techniques and tricks from the trading floor to help with his probabilities in options trading Andrew Keene is best known for reading unusual options activity and seeing what others don't. Now he shares what he knows in a book that opens the opportunities of options trading to any investor.

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    The Future of the Market
  • Author : Elmar Altvater
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0860916103
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Considers the discordant state of the capitalist world in the 1990s, drawing on both green and socialist economies. Altvater's central concern is to examine the claims made for the market, both in the history of capitalism and in the globalized market economy.

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    The Market Research Toolbox
  • Author : Edward F. McQuarrie
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9781412991735
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • "An ideal resource for those who want to conduct market research but have little experience in doing so, The Market Research Toolbox describes how to think of market research in the context of making a business decision. The book begins by defining market research and discussing some of the various types and techniques. It then examines what objectives can be met by doing market research and the expected payoffs. This text explores market research techniques such as secondary research, customer visits, focus groups, surveys, choice modeling and experimentation. The author describes how each technique works along with its costs and uses, tips for success, when and how to use certain techniques and precautions to take while using them. The Third Edition ofThe Market Research Toolbox incorporates new material on Web surveys along with more information on data analysis and sampling theory for qualitative research. Additionally, a new closing chapter illuminates the limitations of market research to clarify when it should be employed. What's New sections have been added to every chapter and new examples are included throughout the text, along with updated suggested readings and references"--Provided by publisher.

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    The Market Power of Technology
  • Author : Mordecai Kurz
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9780231556521
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Since the 1980s, the United States has regressed to a level of economic inequality not seen since the Gilded Age in the late nineteenth century. At the same time, technological innovation has transformed society, and a core priority of public policy has been promoting innovation. What is the relationship between economic inequality and technological change? Mordecai Kurz develops a comprehensive integrated theory of the dynamics of market power and income inequality. He shows that technological innovations are not simply sources of growth and progress: they sow the seeds of market power. In a free market economy with intellectual property rights, firms’ control over technology enables them to expand, attain monopoly power, and earn exorbitant profits. Competition among innovators does not eliminate market power because technological competition is different from standard competition; it results in only one or two winners. Kurz provides a pioneering analysis grounded on quantifying technological market power and its effects on inequality, innovation, and economic growth. He outlines what causes market power to rise and fall and details its macroeconomic and distributional consequences. Kurz demonstrates that technological market power tends to rise, increasing inequality of income and wealth. Unchecked inequality threatens the foundations of democracy: public policy is the only counterbalancing force that can restrain corporate power, attain more egalitarian distribution of wealth, and make democracy compatible with capitalism. Presenting a new paradigm for understanding today’s vast inequalities, this book offers detailed proposals to redress them by restricting corporate mergers and acquisitions, reforming patent law, improving the balance of power in the labor market, increasing taxation, promoting upward mobility, and stabilizing the middle class.

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    The Limits of the Market
  • Author : Paul De Grauwe
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780191087257
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • The old discussion of 'Market or State' is obsolete. There will always have to be a mix of market and state. The only relevant question is what that mix should look like. How far do we have to let the market go its own way in order to create as much welfare as possible for everyone? What is the responsibility of the government in creating welfare? These are difficult questions. But they are also interesting questions and Paul De Grauwe analyses them in this book. The desired mix of market and state is anything but easy to bring about. It is a difficult and sometimes destructive process that is constantly in motion. There are periods in history in which the market gains in importance. During other periods the opposite occurs and government is more dominant. The turning points in this pendulum swing typically seem to coincide with disruptive events that test the limits of market and state. Why we experience this dynamic is an important theme in the book. Will the market, which today is afforded a greater and greater role due to globalization, run up against its limits? Or do the financial crisis and growing income inequality show that we have already reached those limits? Do we have to brace ourselves for a rejection of the capitalist system? Are we returning to an economy in which the government is running the show?

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    Gardening for Profit
  • Author : Peter Henderson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B304140
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  • Genre : Gardening
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    The Market Bowl
  • Author : Jim Averbeck
  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781684446858
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Yoyo has listened to Mama Cécile’s song about how to make ndolé (bitterleaf stew) her entire life—long enough to know how to make it herself, now that she is finally old enough. But slicing the bitterleaf, grinding the pumpkin, measuring out the shrimp—it just takes too long. Yoyo is confident that her variation on the stew will be good enough. As Mama Cécile and Yoyo set off to market, Mama reminds Yoyo what will happen if she refuses a fair price for the stew—Brother Coin, the Great Spirit of the Market, will put a curse on their market bowl. When Yoyo refuses to heed Mama’s advice, she is faced with the task of trying to regain a blessing from the god himself. An original folktale set in modern-day Cameroon, THE MARKET BOWL teaches readers a lesson about patience, humility, and the value of a fair price. Back matter includes further information about Cameroon and its people and traditions as well as a recipe for ndolé—Cameroon’s national food dish.

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    Medicine and the Market
  • Author : Daniel Callahan,Angela A. Wasunna
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9780801888816
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  • Genre : Medical
  • This timely and necessary book engages new dimensions of a development that has urgent consequences for the delivery of health care worldwide.

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    Beyond the Market
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel to Study the Design of Nonmarket Accounts
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780309093194
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • The national income and product accounts that underlie gross domestic product (GDP), together with other key economic dataâ€"price and employment statisticsâ€" are widely used as indicators of how well the nation is doing. GDP, however, is focused on the production of goods and services sold in markets and reveals relatively little about important production in the home and other areas outside of markets. A set of satellite accountsâ€"in areas such as health, education, volunteer and home production, and environmental improvement or pollutionâ€"would contribute to a better understanding of major issues related to economic growth and societal well-being. Beyond the Market: Designing Nonmarket Accounts for the United States hopes to encourage social scientists to make further efforts and contributions in the analysis of nonmarket activities and in corresponding data collection and accounting systems. The book illustrates new data sources and new ideas that have improved the prospects for progress.

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    Nuclear Power
  • Author : Christopher Flavin
  • Publisher : Worldwatch Inst
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105039527663
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Nuclear power was considered vital to humanity's future until just a short time ago. Since the late seventies, economic viability has joined a list of such issues as waste disposal and radiation hazards which call into question the future of nuclear power. This document discusses (in separate sections): (1) the selling of nuclear power, including worldwide nuclear power commitments; (2) costs, including annual rate increases for nuclear construction; (3) explanations for the rising cost of nuclear power, examining such issues as mismanagement, nuclear power plant sizes, design flaws in early plants that required costly correction, and earthquake resistance; (4) decline of nuclear power programs in the United States; (5) international outlook on nuclear power development; and (6) other issues and problems. It is pointed out in the last section that the economic failings of nuclear power suggest the need for several major policy changes, including a more balanced approach in energy research and development which nuclear power has dominated in most industrial countries since the fifties.

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    I Am the Market
  • Author : Luca Rastello
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 142999133X
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • A page-turning account of the international cocaine trade, presented as five lessons in how to move tons of the drug across borders Forget about cocaine concealed in false-bottomed suitcases or swallowed in ovules resistant to gastric juices. When entire national economies are kept afloat by the money from cocaine smuggling, the quantities these tactics represent are meaningless. When a commodity like cocaine becomes a mainstay of the international economy, grams and kilos are irrelevant. Because what is needed to sustain the market is cocaine by the ton. Tons of cocaine means ships, cargo planes, and containers: large, cumbersome, extremely tangible, and visible amounts of white powder. So how is all that merchandise moved through harbors and airports? How are customs offices deceived, fiscal checks eluded, police networks infiltrated, and documents prepared to disguise mountains of cocaine? It's done with coca made into cubes, dissolved in liquid, hidden in marble blocks or inside electric cables. With friends in the right places. With cocaine smuggled in cranes. With sniffer dogs supplied to the police, free of charge. With money in cash, always. And yes, with willing mules swallowing drugs. But they will be arrested, and that's part of the plan. Drawing from years of research and conversations with criminal sources and convicted drug smugglers, with new information on the techniques, methods, and strategies used, Luca Rastello brings us a devastating portrait of the international cocaine trade. Told from the perspective of the formidable entrepreneurs whose tactics evolve and adapt to keep pace with shifts in the global economy, I Am the Market is a masterful exposé of a world we thought we understood—until now.

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    The Market for Virtue
  • Author : David Vogel
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9780815790785
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • In the highly praised The Market for Virtue, David Vogel presents a clear, balanced analysis of the contemporary corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement in the United States and Europe. In this updated paperback edition, Vogel discusses recent CSR initiatives and responds to new developments in the CSR debate. He asserts that while the movement has achieved success in improving some labor, human rights, and environmental practices in developing countries, there are limits to improving corporate conduct without more extensive and effective government regulation. Put simply, Vogel believes that there is a market for virtue, but it is limited by the substantial costs of socially responsible business behavior. Praise for the cloth edition: "The definitive guide to what corporate social responsibility can and cannot accomplish in a modern capitalist economy."—Robert B. Reich, Brandeis University, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor "Vogel raises a number of excellent points on the present and future of CSR."—Working Knowledge, Harvard Business School "A useful corrective to the view that CSR alone is the full answer to social problems."—Business Ethics "The study combines sound logic with illustrative cases, and advances the sophistication of the CSR debate considerably." —John G. Ruggie, Harvard University, co-architect of UN Global Compact

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    Environmental Risk Mitigation
  • Author : Barbara Weiss,Michiyo Obi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9783319339573
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • This book presents an extensive review of the context and an analysis of the market for clean energy technologies, with batteries as the primary case study. The focus of this book is on clean energy technology and in particular, on renewable energy and portable, mobile and stationary battery and energy supply. The authors examine how effectively countries with large and advanced economies are building and coaxing the markets needed to effectively mitigate environmental risk. The analysis takes a country-level perspective of some of the largest and most technologically advanced economies in the world including China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. The authors explore the measures being taken to foster markets that effectively reduce environmental risk, increase its resilience and even its recovery. In the concluding chapter, the authors suggest that while the market for environmental risk mitigation remains nascent, the possibility for its rapid development is high. A number of market coaxing mechanisms to promote its more rapid development are proposed. The book will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, business strategists, and academics in the fields of political science and business management.

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    Numbers at the Market
  • Author : Ethan Holloway
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN : 9781477715772
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Skills dealing with counting and cardinality provide essential foundations for beginning math students. Readers learn important topics, such as counting from 1 to 10, comparing numbers, answering “how many?” questions, counting by 10s, and writing numbers. Each topic is explained in detail using accessible text and colorful images to help readers independently explore these core math concepts. A trip to the market provides the backdrop for learning to represent a number of objects with a written numeral. This volume addresses standard K.CC.A.3 of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. This book should be paired with "What's in My House?" (9781477719008) from the InfoMax Math Readers Program to provide the alternative point of view on the same topic.