Provides an account of the Great Recession of 2007-2010. This title presents an output-employment framework for evaluating the Great Recession. It includes a chapter on the Great Depression that provides a basis for comparison while outlining the institutions still intact that moderated that downturn.
Published by World Scientific on 07/13/2019
Book details: 366 pages.
Explores public and government involvement in combating global warming and reviews conservation programs developed by countries, international institutions, private organizations, and individuals.
Published by Infobase Publishing on 07/13/2019
Book details: 264 pages.
Published by Jack Young
Book details: 264 pages.
This book examines the reasons for the unprecedented weak recovery following the recent US recession and explores the possibility that government economic policy is the problem. Drawing on empirical research that looks at issues from policy uncertainty to increased regulation, the volume offers a broad-based assessment of how government policies are slowing economic growth and provides a framework for understanding how those policies should change to restore prosperity in America.
Published by Hoover Press on 09/01/2013
Book details: 262 pages.
International Bestseller All places are not created equal. In this groundbreaking book, Richard Florida shows that where we live is increasingly a crucial factor in our lives, one that fundamentally affects our professional and personal prospects. As well as explaining why place matters now more than ever, Who’s Your City? provides indispensable tools to help you choose the right place for you. It’s a cliché of the information age that globalization has made place irrelevant, that one can telecommute as effectively from New Zealand as New York. But it’s not true, Richard Florida argues, relying on twenty years of innovative research in urban studies, creativity, and demographic trends. In fact, as new units of economic growth called mega-regions become increasingly specialized, the world is becoming more and more “spiky” — divided between flourishing clusters of talent, education and competitiveness, and moribund “valleys.” All these places have personalities, Richard Florida explains in the second half of Who’s Your City?, and happiness depends on finding the city in which you can balance your personal and career goals to thrive. More people than ever before now have the opportunity to choose where to live, but at different points in our lives we need different kinds of places, he points out — what a couple of recent college graduates want from their city isn’t necessarily what a retiree is looking for. You have to find the place that suits you best: a boho-burb neighbourhood isn’t likely to be the best fit for patio man. So, for the first time, Who’s Your City? ranks cities by their fitness for various life stages, rating the best places for singles, young families, and empty nesters. It summarizes the key factors that make place matter to different kinds of people, from professional opportunities to the closeness of family to how well it matches their lifestyle, and provides an in-depth series of steps to help you choose the right place wisely. Sparkling with Richard Florida’s signature intellectual originality, Who’s Your City? moves from insights to studies to personal anecdotes, from a startling “Singles Map” of the United States to surprising data on the difference aesthetics makes to people’s sense of place. A perceptive and transformative book, it is both a brilliant exploration of the fundamental importance of place and an essential guide to making what may be the most important decision of your life.
Published by Vintage Canada on 04/30/2010
Book details: 352 pages.
In a radical break with the past, information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into its stream. Individuals and companies can no longer rely on the stocks of knowledge that theyve carefully built up and stored away. Information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into the stream. But many of us remain stuck in old practices - practices that could undermine us as we search for success and meaning. In this revolutionary book, three doyens of the Internet age, whose path-breaking work has made headlines around the world, reveal the adjustments we must make if we take these changes seriously. In a world of increasing risk and opportunity, we must understand the importance of pull. Understood and used properly, the power of pull can draw out the best in people and institutions by connecting them in ways that increase understanding and effectiveness. Pull can turn uncertainty into opportunity, and enable small moves to achieve outsized impact. Drawing on pioneering research, The Power of Pull shows how to apply its principles to unlock the hidden potential of individuals and organizations, and how to use it as a force for social change and the development of creative talent. The authors explore how to use the power of pull to: Access new sources of information Attract likeminded individuals from around the world Shape serendipity to increase the likelihood of positive chance encounters Form creation spaces to drive you and your colleagues to new heights Transform your organization to adapt to the flow of knowledge The Power of Pull is essential reading for entrepreneurs, managers, and anybody interested in understanding and harnessing the shifting forces of our networked world.
Published by ReadHowYouWant.com on 07/01/2010
Book details: 486 pages.
New York Times bestselling author of The Word Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s “This American Life” Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 04/04/2005
Book details: 272 pages.
Of the rail lines created at the turn of the 20th century, in order to build interurban links through Southern California communities around metropolitan Los Angeles, the Pacific Electric grew to be the most prominent of all. The Pacific Electric Railway is synonymous with Henry Edwards Huntington, the capitalist with many decades of railroad experience, who formed the "P. E." and expanded it as principal owner for nearly its first decade. Huntington sold his PE holdings to the giant Southern Pacific Railroad in 1910, and the following year the SP absorbed nearly every electric line in the fourcounty area around Los Angeles in the "Great Merger" into a "new" Pacific Electric. Founded in 1901 and terminated in 1965, Pacific Electric was known as the "World's Great Interurban."
Published by Arcadia Publishing on 07/13/2019
Book details: 127 pages.
Published by Learning Media Ltd on 07/13/2019
Book details: 32 pages.
Transport provides access to public services for the poor, opens up trade opportunities, and maximizes thebenefits of urbanization: the mobility of people and goods drives development. So how can we protect therole of transport in times of scarcer fuels, costly and harmful carbon emissions, and the rising threat ofextreme weather events? This is the central question that this book seeks to answer.Turning the Right Corner: Ensuring Development through a Low-Carbon Transport Sector finds that adoptingnew vehicle technologies and alternative fuels will not be enough to curb greenhouse gas emissions fromtransport: new patterns of mobility will also be needed. In developing countries where past infrastructureinvestments have not yet locked in particular transport modes, there is an opportunity to contain emissionsby harnessing low-emission modes of transport. The book argues that the transition to low-carbon mobilityis not only urgently needed if economies are to avoid becoming locked into high-carbon growth, but is alsoaffordable. It outlines how countries can combine policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with broadersector reforms that generate new fiscal resources to finance the transition in addition to carbon financingand international assistance.Turning the Right Corner: Ensuring Development through a Low-Carbon Transport Sector will be of interest topolicy makers, academics, and development practitioners with an interest in transport. It will help decisionmakers better understand how to contain the transport sector's contribution to climate change and protecttransport infrastructure and services from severe weather events.
Published by World Bank Publications on 06/27/2013
Book details: 178 pages.