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Completing Transition: The Main Challenges
By G Tumpel Gugerell
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mpn: 53 black & white illustrations, 24 black, ean: 9783540428237, isbn: 3540428232,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
''Completing Transition: The Main Challenges'' was the topic around which the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and the Joint Vienna Institute organized a high-level conference in 2000, in a continuation of long-standing efforts to promote the dialogue and understanding between various regions in Europe. Given the heterogeneity of the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the heterogeneity of progress toward convergence, the outlook for finishing transition is divergent. However,

WTF? What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us
By HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781538455227, isbn: 1538455226,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
[Read by Fred Sanders]What do self-driving cars, on-demand services, artificial intelligence, and income inequality have in common? They are telling us, loud and clear, that we are heading pell-mell toward a world shaped by technology in ways that we don't understand and have many reasons to fear.Tim O'Reilly, one of the most prescient observers of emerging technology, dubbed ''the Oracle of Silicon Valley'' by Inc. magazine and ''the trend spotter'' by Wired, explores the burning question of

Is Entrepreneurship Dead?: The Truth About Startups in America
By Tantor Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
It's become an article of faith that American entrepreneurship is in trouble. The problems are many: lack of capital, too few entrepreneurial immigrants, excessive regulation, an aging population, slowing population growth, and rising student debt. But while experts across the country debate the causes and propose solutions, Scott Shane explains that the data just do not fit. Dismantling each of the most widely accepted theories in turn, he persuasively demonstrates that - while an evolving

World Development Report 1978-2007 With Selected World Development Indicators 2006 (Multiple User): Indexed Omnibus (World Development Report)
By World Bank Publications
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ean: 9780821367377, isbn: 0821367374,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
The 'World Development Report', published annually since 1978, contains a wealth of information on the economic and social state of the world. This omnibus CD-ROM edition includes the text of all 29 editions. Contents are fully indexed and cross-referenced for easy searching across volumes. Selected indicators from the 'World Development Indicators 2006' with multiple display and data export options are also included..

International Migration: A Very Short Introduction
By Audible Studios
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International migration is an issue of intense public and political concern. How closely linked are migrants with terrorist organizations? What factors lie behind the dramatic increase in the number of women migrating?This Very Short Introduction looks at the global phenomenon of human migration - both legal and illegal - revealing how migration actually presents opportunities that must be taken advantage of in light of the current economic climate. The author debunks myths such as the claim

A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America
By Tantor Audio
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In this signal work of history, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lizabeth Cohen shows how the pursuit of prosperity after World War II fueled our pervasive consumer mentality and transformed American life. Trumpeted as a means to promote the general welfare, mass consumption quickly outgrew its economic objectives and became synonymous with patriotism, social equality, and the American Dream. Material goods came to embody the promise of America, and the power of consumers to

Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East
By Tantor Audio
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Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East distills eleven years of expert reporting for the New York Times, Reuters, and The Atlantic into a clarion call for change. Here Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Rohde exposes how a dysfunctional Washington squandered billions on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, neglected its true allies in the war on terror and failed to employ its most potent nonmilitary weapons: American consumerism, technology, and investment. The

China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa
By Gildan Media, LLC
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An exciting, hugely revealing account of China's burgeoning presence in Africa - a developing empire already shaping - and reshaping - the future of millions of people. A prizewinning foreign correspondent and former New York Times bureau chief in Shanghai and in West and Central Africa, Howard French is uniquely positioned to tell the story of China in Africa. Through meticulous on-the-ground reporting - conducted in Mandarin, French, and Portuguese, among other languages - French crafts a

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class
By Brilliance Audio
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This audiobook has a simple message for business leaders: your primary goal must be to serve and raise the poor. The poor need to enter the economic system to buy products, put money in banks, and move into the middle class. This is the only approach that can possibly save the American Dream. John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
By Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
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Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with “benevolent autocrats,” leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the poor. In The Tyranny of Experts, economist William

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time (Audio CD)
By Penguin Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews

Iris Plus 2010-1: La Television Numerique (French Edition)
By Council of Europe
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ean: 9789287167910, isbn: 9287167915,

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The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
By Audible Studios
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In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that 50 failed states - home to the poorest one billion people on earth - pose the central challenge of the developing world in the 21st century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle

How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region
By Tantor Audio
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In the 1980s and 1990s many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East-Asian economic miracle, with countries seen as not just development prodigies but as a unified bloc, culturally and economically similar, and inexorably on the rise. In How Asia Works, Joe Studwell distills extensive research into the economics of nine countries-Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and China-into an accessible narrative that debunks Western

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
By Random House Audio
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A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty ''The poor you will always have with you,'' to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs - celebrated economist, special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, and author of the influential best seller The End of Poverty - disagrees. In his view, poverty is a problem that can be solved. With single-minded determination he has attempted to put into practice his theories about ending extreme

Capitalism in America: A History
By Penguin Audio
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From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen. From even the start of his fabled career, Alan Greenspan was duly famous for his deep understanding of even the most arcane corners of the American economy and his restless curiosity to know even more. He has made a science of understanding

The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781541457003, isbn: 1541457005,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
In his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth, William Easterly criticized the utter ineffectiveness of Western organizations to mitigate global poverty, and he was promptly fired by his then-employer, the World Bank. The White Man's Burden is his widely anticipated counterpunch-a brilliant and blistering indictment of the West's economic policies for the world's poor. Sometimes angry, sometimes irreverent, but always clear-eyed and rigorous, Easterly argues that we in the West need to

Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781494504250, isbn: 1494504251,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
In Operation Shakespeare, investigative journalist John Shiffman traces a high-risk undercover operation launched by an elite undercover Homeland Security unit created to stop the Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Pakistanis, and North Koreans from acquiring sophisticated American-made electronics capable of guiding missiles, jamming radar, and triggering countless weapons-from wireless IEDs to nuclear bombs. The U.S. agents must outwit not only enemy brokers but also American manufacturers and

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (Politically Incorrect Guides)
By Blackstone Audio Inc.
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ean: 9780786170500, isbn: 0786170506,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
Participating in the economy is a part of everyday life; yet much of what is commonly accepted as economic fact is wrong. Keynesian schoolteachers and the liberal media have filled the world with politically correct errors that myth-busting professor Robert Murphy sets straight. Murphy explains hot topics like outsourcing (why it's good for Americans) and zoning restrictions (why they're not). Just like the other books in the P.I.G. series, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Capitalism pulls

The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off
By Audible Studios
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How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn't do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin--the first non-Westerner to be chief economist of the World Bank - focuses on what developing nations can do to help themselves.Since the end of the Second World War, prescriptions for economic growth have come and gone. Often motivated more by ideology than practicality, these blueprints have had

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