The Age of Turbulence

Adventures in a New World

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141889926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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The most remarkable thing that happened to the world economy after 9/11 was ... nothing. What would have once meant a crippling shock to the system was absorbed astonishingly quickly, partly due to the efforts of the then Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan. The post 9/11 global economy is a new and turbulent system - vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-directing, and fast-changing than it was even twenty years ago. The Age of Turbulence is an incomparable reckoning with the nature of this new world - how we got here, what we're living through, and what lies over the horizon, for good or ill, channelled through Greenspan's own experiences working in the command room of the global economy for longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure.

Mein Leben für die Wirtschaft

Die Autobiografie

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593384094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 598

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Alan Greenspan ist der bekannteste Banker der Welt. 18 Jahre lang war er als Vorsitzender der amerikanischen Notenbank der mächtigste Mann der Weltwirtschaft – und damit vermutlich mächtiger als der amerikanische Präsident. Niemand verfügt über tiefere Einsichten in die globale Wirtschaft als Greenspan. Jetzt berichtet er erstmals von seinen faszinierenden Erfahrungen und sagt uns, wie sich die Weltwirtschaft entwickeln wird.

Mein Leben für die Wirtschaft

Die Autobiografie

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593403765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 598

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Alan Greenspan ist der bekannteste Banker der Welt. 18 Jahre lang war er als Vorsitzender der amerikanischen Notenbank der mächtigste Mann der Weltwirtschaft – und damit vermutlich mächtiger als der amerikanische Präsident. Niemand verfügt über tiefere Einsichten in die globale Wirtschaft als Greenspan. Jetzt berichtet er erstmals von seinen faszinierenden Erfahrungen und sagt uns, wie sich die Weltwirtschaft entwickeln wird.

Mein Leben für die Wirtschaft

Die Autobiografie

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593384092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 598

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Alan Greenspan ist der bekannteste Banker der Welt. 18 Jahre lang war er als Vorsitzender der amerikanischen Notenbank der mächtigste Mann der Weltwirtschaft – und damit vermutlich mächtiger als der amerikanische Präsident. Niemand verfügt über tiefere Einsichten in die globale Wirtschaft als Greenspan. Jetzt berichtet er erstmals von seinen faszinierenden Erfahrungen und sagt uns, wie sich die Weltwirtschaft entwickeln wird.

Reflections of a Political Economist

Selected Articles on Government Policies and Political Processes

Author: William A. Niskanen

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 1933995203

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

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A forefront economist's retrospective on a wide variety of public policy issues, from trade and unemployment to election law and the economics of war and peace, collects articles that evaluate specific methods for using economic incentives to create positive policies.

Helmut Kohl

Eine politische Biographie

Author: Hans-Peter Schwarz

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641094631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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Die erste große politische Biographie über Helmut Kohl Der Name Helmut Kohl beschäftigt die Deutschen noch immer. Für die einen bleibt er der Kanzler der Einheit, für die anderen ist er ein egozentrischer Machtmensch, dessen Name mit der größten deutschen Spendenaffäre verknüpft ist und der nicht nur seine eigene Partei, sondern auch seine Familie schwer beschädigt hat. Kohl, der Riese aus einer vergangenen Epoche, ist die größte lebende historische Figur der Bundesrepublik, die zugleich die stärksten Emotionen hochkochen lässt. Der bekannte Zeithistoriker und Biograph Hans-Peter Schwarz hat nun die erste umfassende politische Biographie zu Helmut Kohl auf Basis umfangreichen und unveröffentlichten Quellenmaterials geschrieben. Ihm gelingt ein großes Lebens- und Zeitpanorama jenes Mannes, der die politischen Umbrüche am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts so stark wie kaum ein anderer mitgeprägt hat. Gemeinsam mit Staatsmännern wie Michail Gorbatschow, George Bush sen. oder Deng Xiaoping hat Kohl Weltgeschichte geschrieben, gleichzeitig ist sein Name mit zahlreichen Affären und innenpolitischen Fehlentscheidungen verbunden. Alles an ihm hat eben riesenhafte Dimensionen – seine Verdienste ebenso wie seine Irrtümer, die auch in unsere Zeit hineinragen.

The Map and the Territory 2.0

Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698193571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful role in economic decision making in the world saw beforehand the storm for what it was. How had our models so utterly failed us? To answer this question, Alan Greenspan embarked on a rigorous and far-reaching multiyear examination of how Homo economicus predicts the economic future, and how it can predict it better. Economic risk is a fact of life in every realm, from home to business to government at all levels. Whether we’re conscious of it or not, we make wagers on the future virtually every day, one way or another. Very often, however, we’re steering by out-of-date maps, when we’re not driven by factors entirely beyond our conscious control. The Map and the Territory is nothing less than an effort to update our forecasting conceptual grid. It integrates the history of economic prediction, the new work of behavioral economists, and the fruits of the author’s own remarkable career to offer a thrillingly lucid and empirically based grounding in what we can know about economic forecasting and what we can’t.The book explores how culture is and isn't destiny and probes what we can predict about the world's biggest looming challenges, from debt and the reform of the welfare state to natural disasters in an age of global warming. No map is the territory, but Greenspan’s approach, grounded in his trademark rigor, wisdom, and unprecedented context, ensures that this particular map will assist in safe journeys down many different roads, traveled by individuals, businesses, and the state.

Wenn Geld stirbt

Die Ursachen, die Folgen, die Überlebensregeln

Author: Michael Braun Alexander

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364110422X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Handfeste Überlebensregeln für die größte Finanzkrise seit den 1930er Jahren. Die Finanzkrise ist in allen Köpfen präsent. Doch nur wenige haben das Szenario öffentlich zu Ende gedacht. Zusammenbruch der Eurozone oder Inflation – was bedeuten sie in letzter Konsequenz, wie sollen wir uns verhalten, wenn eines dieser noch weit entfernt wirkenden Schreckensbilder tatsächlich eintritt? „Wenn Geld stirbt“ präsentiert eine handfeste To-do-Liste: Wie handle ich als Verbraucher in diesem Fall? Wie sorge ich richtig vor? Wie investiere ich mein Geld am sichersten? Wer Michael Brauns Tipps nutzt, steht nicht plötzlich mit leeren Händen da.

Personal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management

An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management

Author: Barbara Friedberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

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This jargon-free resource explains the who, what, why, and where of contemporary personal finance in simple, easy-to-grasp language, covering the key people, events, terms, tools, policies, and products that make up modern money management. • Supplies accessible, comprehensive financial information that explains complex topics in simple language • Shows the relationship between personal finance and everyday life, from renting an apartment to saving for retirement • Answers a wide variety of personal finance questions • Provides a resource suitable for both personal and scholarly use

The Age of Selfishness

Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis

Author: Darryl Cunningham

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613127677

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

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“A sympathetic but deeply critical biography of [Ayn] Rand and the eventual role of libertarian philosophy in the recent financial crisis” (New York Times Book Review). Tracing the emergence of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism in the 1940s to her present-day influence, Darryl Cunningham’s latest work of graphic nonfiction investigation leads readers to the heart of the global financial crisis of 2008. Cunningham uses Rand’s biography to illuminate the policies that led to the economic crash in the US and in Europe, and how her philosophy continues to affect today’s politics and policies, starting with her most noted disciple, economist Alan Greenspan (former chairman of the Federal Reserve). Cunningham also shows how right-wing conservatives, libertarians, and the Tea Party movement have co-opted Rand’s teachings (and inherent contradictions) to promote personal gain and profit at the expense of the middle class. Tackling the complexities of economics by distilling them down to a series of concepts accessible to all age groups, Cunningham ultimately delivers a devastating analysis of our current economic world. “This book is a superb example of how powerful graphic nonfiction can be in taking complex events and making them frighteningly clear.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “There are moments of brilliance here and excellent economic explication.” —Library Journal “This is a well-researched, detail-packed book that I’ll need to read a few more times to fully digest.” —Boing Boing

The Essential Manager

How to Thrive in the Global Information Jungle

Author: James W. Cortada

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119004934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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This book discusses the evolution of management as a professionover the past two decades and how it continues to evolve. It goeson to describe the new style of management and makesrecommendations for what today’s and tomorrow’smanagers must know and how to work. Offers ways to think about your role as a manager in order tooptimize your effectiveness toward uncertain and turbulentchanges Discusses current realities in which management currentlyoperates Provides a historical background of managerial practices andhow they’ve evolved in the present workplace

State of the World 2008

Innovations for a Sustainable Economy

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091631X

Category: Nature

Page: 292

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Environmental issues were once regarded as irrelevant to economic activity, but today they are dramatically rewriting the rules for business, investors, and consumers. Around the world, innovative responses to climate change and other environmental problems are affecting more than $100 billion in annual capital flows as pioneering entrepreneurs, organizations, and governments take steps to create the Earth’s first “sustainable” global economy.

The Dark Side of Prosperity

Late Capitalism’s Culture of Indebtedness

Author: Mark Horsley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472436598

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book offers a critical analysis of consumer credit markets and the growth of outstanding debt, presenting in-depth interview material to explore the phenomenon of mass indebtedness through the life trajectories of self-identified debtors struggling with the pressures of owing money. A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an ‘enjoyment society’ that binds the value of the lives of individuals to the endless acquisition and disposal of pecuniary resources and lifestyle symbols. Critically engaging with the work of Giddens, Beck and Bauman, this volume draws on the thought of contemporary philosophers including Žižek, Badiou and Rancière to consider the possibility that the expansion of outstanding consumer credit, despite its many consequences, may be integral to the construction of social identity in a radically indeterminate and increasingly divided society. A ground-breaking work of critical social research this book will appeal to scholars of social theory, contemporary philosophy and political and economic sociology, as well as those with interests in consumer credit and cultures of indebtedness.

Ben Bernanke's Fed

The Federal Reserve After Greenspan

Author: Ethan S. Harris

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422163245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

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Ben Bernanke's swearing in as Federal Reserve chairman in 2006 marked the end of Alan Greenspan's long, legendary career. To date, the new chair has garnered mixed reviews. Business economists see him as the best-qualified successor to Greenspan, while many traders and investors worry that he's too academic for the job. Meanwhile, many ordinary Americans do not even know who he is. How will Bernanke's leadership affect the Fed's actions in the coming years? How will Bernanke build on Greenspan's success, but also put his own stamp on the Fed? What will all this imply for businesses and investors? In Ben Bernanke's Fed, Ethan Harris provides exceptional insights into these crucial issues. As a leading "Fed watch" economist, Harris draws on Bernanke's academic research, his speeches as a governor of the Fed, and his first two years on the job to shed light on: · How the Federal Reserve analyzes and manages the economy using a synthesis of classical and Keynesian theory · Bernanke's strategies for fighting inflation · The implications of the new chair's remarkably plain-spoken style · How Bernanke has cultivated diverse viewpoints but still builds consensus within the Fed Engaging and discerning, this book demystifies the man who has stepped into what many describe as the second most powerful job in America.

Crude Domination

An Anthropology of Oil

Author: Andrea Behrends,Stephen Reyna,Günther Schlee

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857452568

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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Crude Domination is an innovative and important book about a critical topic – oil. While there have been numerous works about petroleum from 'experience-far' perspectives, there have been relatively few that have turned the 'experience-near' ethnographic gaze of anthropology on the topic. Crude Domination does just this among more peoples and more places than any other volume. Its chapters investigate nuances of culture, politics and economics in Africa, Latin America, and Eurasia as they pertain to petroleum. They wrestle with the key questions vexing scholars and practitioners alike: problems of the economic blight of the resource curse, underdevelopment, democracy, violence and war. Additionally they address topics that may initially appear insignificant – such as child witches and lionmen, fighting for oil when there is no oil, reindeer nomadism, community TV – but which turn out on closer scrutiny to be vital for explaining conflict and transformation in petro-states. Based upon these rich, new worlds of information, the text formulates a novel, domination approach to the social analysis of oil.

Lectures on Behavioral Macroeconomics

Author: Paul De Grauwe

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400845378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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In mainstream economics, and particularly in New Keynesian macroeconomics, the booms and busts that characterize capitalism arise because of large external shocks. The combination of these shocks and the slow adjustments of wages and prices by rational agents leads to cyclical movements. In this book, Paul De Grauwe argues for a different macroeconomics model--one that works with an internal explanation of the business cycle and factors in agents' limited cognitive abilities. By creating a behavioral model that is not dependent on the prevailing concept of rationality, De Grauwe is better able to explain the fluctuations of economic activity that are an endemic feature of market economies. This new approach illustrates a richer macroeconomic dynamic that provides for a better understanding of fluctuations in output and inflation. De Grauwe shows that the behavioral model is driven by self-fulfilling waves of optimism and pessimism, or animal spirits. Booms and busts in economic activity are therefore natural outcomes of a behavioral model. The author uses this to analyze central issues in monetary policies, such as output stabilization, before extending his investigation into asset markets and more sophisticated forecasting rules. He also examines how well the theoretical predictions of the behavioral model perform when confronted with empirical data. Develops a behavioral macroeconomic model that assumes agents have limited cognitive abilities Shows how booms and busts are characteristic of market economies Explores the larger role of the central bank in the behavioral model Examines the destabilizing aspects of asset markets

How To READ MORE

Simple Steps To A Life-long Habit of Enjoyable & Rewarding Reading

Author: Martin Udogie

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496986342

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

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It doesn’t take days or weeks or months to read a book. It takes hours. READ MORE explains how. Most people readily admit that reading books is beneficial, and wish they could read a bit more, and in some cases, a lot more. But most people also have what seem like perfectly valid excuses for not reading, chief among which are lack of time, work-load and responsibility. Yes, they all seem perfectly understandable excuses until you read this book, and discover accounts of people going out of their way to indulge in the habit, from Rudi Giuliani, who, as New York Mayor during 9-11, finally arrived home at past 2 A.M. on the night of that fateful day, and still picked up a book to read; to Barack Obama who went on a one-week vacation in 2010, with over 2,300 pages of reading; to George W. Bush whose formula for reading was to enter into a reading contest with his top presidential aide, Karl Rove. Then there is the challenge of the 99% majority, for whom affordability might also be a ready excuse. Yet, Dr. Ben Carson, today a world-famous neurosurgeon and bestselling author, traces his turnaround to the reading habit instilled in him in fifth grade by his single mother who wasn’t even literate at the time. And there are several other examples. But what of the other 1%, the rich and famous, for whom, time is priceless? Bill Gates as CEO of Microsoft had a Think Week, dedicated to reading. And as Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew took out time to “recharge his batteries” at Harvard. A commitment to a regime of habitual reading takes more than mental conviction. It takes doing. And unlike what most people have come to believe, reading a book doesn’t take days or weeks. It takes hours. This book demonstrates how, and reveals other simple steps that anyone can follow, to develop a life-time habit of enjoyable reading, and reap its rewards.

Sarah Palin: A Biography

A Biography

Author: Carolyn Kraemer Cooper

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313377391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

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This objective, well-researched biography tells the story of the woman whose meteoric rise to the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidacy made history. • A chronology of the major events in the life of Sarah Palin • Images spanning the life and career of Sarah Palin, from family photos to images of the 2008 campaign

China and Post-Socialist Development

Author: Bolesta, Andrzej

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447323491

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The re-emergence of China as an economic superpower during its systemic transition is an astonishing phenomenon. China and Post-Socialist Development is the first comprehensive attempt to frame China’s advancements within the context of the East Asian developmental miracle, against the background of post-socialist transformation, asking how has it happened and where does China go from here? In this book the author argues that as China transits from central planning to market, it tries to imitate the institutions and policies of Japan and South Korea during their high growth periods of the second half of the twentieth century. China’s approach – broadly in opposition to the neo-liberal doctrine – has brought impressive results, leading the author to make important predictions about the future. This book is for everybody who is interested in China, development and post-socialist transformation.

Frontiers of Modern Asset Allocation

Author: Paul D. Kaplan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111817299X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Innovative approaches to putting asset allocation intopractice Building on more than 15 years of asset-allocation research,Paul D. Kaplan, who led the development of the methodologies behindthe Morningstar Rating(TM) and the Morningstar Style Box(TM),tackles key challenges investor professionals face when puttingasset-allocation theory into practice. This book addresses commonissues such as: How should asset classes be defined? Should equities be divided into asset classes based oninvestment style, geography, or other factors? Should asset classes be represented by market-cap-weightedindexes or should other principles, such as fundamental weights, beused? How do actively managed funds fit into asset-class mixes? Kaplan also interviews industry luminaries who have greatlyinfluenced the evolution of asset allocation, including HarryMarkowitz, Roger Ibbotson, and the late Benoit Mandelbrot.Throughout the book, Kaplan explains allocation theory, creates newstrategies, and corrects common misconceptions, offering originalinsights and analysis. He includes three appendices that put theoryinto action with technical details for new asset-allocationframeworks, including the next generation of portfolio constructiontools, which Kaplan dubs "Markowitz 2.0."