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Profit Over People

Profit Over People
  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-09-06
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781609802912
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Summary : Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a global financial crisis that left millions of people jobless and hundreds of cities economically devastated? Why would the world’s most powerful military spend ten years fighting an enemy that presents no direct threat to secure resources for corporations? The culprit in all cases is neoliberal ideology—the belief in the supremacy of "free" markets to drive and govern human affairs. And in the years since the initial publication of Noam Chomsky’s Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, the bitter vines of neoliberalism have only twisted themselves further into the world economy, obliterating the public’s voice in public affairs and substituting the bottom line in place of people’s basic obligation to care for one another as ends in themselves. In Profit Over People, Chomsky reveals the roots of the present crisis, tracing the history of neoliberalism through an incisive analysis of free trade agreements of the 1990s, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund—and describes the movements of resistance to the increasing interference by the private sector in global affairs. In the years since the initial publication of Profit Over People, the stakes have only risen. Now more than ever, Profit Over People is one of the key texts explaining how the crisis facing us operates—and how, through Chomsky’s analysis of resistance, we may find an escape from the closing net.

People Over Profit

People Over Profit
  • Author : Dale Partridge
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-05
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780718021757
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Summary : Serial entrepreneur and business visionary Dale Partridge built a multimillion-dollar company differently than how the typical enterprise is built. He did so using seven core beliefs that he believes are the secret to creating a sustaining world:• People matter• Truth wins• Transparency frees• Authenticity attracts• Quality speaks• Generosity returns• Courage sustainsAnd now he is not alone. Every day major headlines tell the story of a new and better American marketplace. Established corporations have begun reevaluating the quality of their products, the ethics of their supply chain, and how they can give back. Meanwhile, millions of entrepreneurs who want a more responsible and compassionate marketplace have launched a new breed of socially focused business models. And you can too! In People Over Profit, find the courage to value honesty over deception, transparency over secrecy, authenticity over hype, and ultimately, people over profit.

Democracy in a Neoliberal Order

Democracy in a Neoliberal Order
  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :42
  • ISBN : OCLC:248504218
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People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent

People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent
  • Author : Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-23
  • Total pages :366
  • ISBN : 9781324004226
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Summary : A Nobel prize winner challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy. We all have the sense that the American economy—and its government—tilts toward big business, but as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains in his new book, People, Power, and Profits, the situation is dire. A few corporations have come to dominate entire sectors of the economy, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth. This is how the financial industry has managed to write its own regulations, tech companies have accumulated reams of personal data with little oversight, and our government has negotiated trade deals that fail to represent the best interests of workers. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. If something isn’t done, new technologies may make matters worse, increasing inequality and unemployment. Stiglitz identifies the true sources of wealth and of increases in standards of living, based on learning, advances in science and technology, and the rule of law. He shows that the assault on the judiciary, universities, and the media undermines the very institutions that have long been the foundation of America’s economic might and its democracy. Helpless though we may feel today, we are far from powerless. In fact, the economic solutions are often quite clear. We need to exploit the benefits of markets while taming their excesses, making sure that markets work for us—the U.S. citizens—and not the other way around. If enough citizens rally behind the agenda for change outlined in this book, it may not be too late to create a progressive capitalism that will recreate a shared prosperity. Stiglitz shows how a middle-class life can once again be attainable by all. An authoritative account of the predictable dangers of free market fundamentalism and the foundations of progressive capitalism, People, Power, and Profits shows us an America in crisis, but also lights a path through this challenging time.

People Before Profit

People Before Profit
  • Author : Charles Derber
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-11-01
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781429972901
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Summary : The issue of globalization-its promises, and more often, its shortcomings-commands worldwide attention. Recent events illuminate the dark side of globalization and underscore the urgent need to redesign its basic principles. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are one in a series of crisis that have shaken the foundations of the global order. The rise of strong anti-globalization movements around the world, the deteriorating global economy, including America's own economic turbulence, and an ever-growing distrust of powerful multinational corporations in the face of catastrophic mismanagement, symbolized by Enron and WorldCom, dramatize the failure of globalization. For a safe and economically secure future, Charles Derber argues in People Before Profit we must de-bunk the myths about our current form of corporate-led globalization and re-orient ourselves on a more democratic path. Popular misconceptions, what Derber terms the "globalization mystique," present globalization as new, inevitable, self-propelling, and win-win for rich and poor countries alike. By challenging each of these beliefs, Derber reveals a dynamic system that is constantly being invented and re-invented-and can be again. Globalization does not have to be a "race to the bottom" where the poverty gap grows ever wider and half the world lives on less than two dollars a day. In fact, Derber's hopeful and detailed vision of reform, including practical suggestions for every concerned citizen, shows that globalization has the potential to be an authentic agent of democracy, social justice, and economic stability. The challenges are great; the new globalization will require deep and difficult changes, as well as a new politics that shifts power away from the elite. But the seeds have already been planted and the new globalization is beginning to emerge. In a moment rich with opportunity, People Before Profit is an essential contribution to the most important debate of our times, written in clear, straight-forward prose for everyone seeking a better world.

Humanistic Business

Humanistic Business
  • Author : Carl Lyons,Todd Hutchison,Gary de Rodriguez
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-03
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781472904782
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Summary : Q: Why does a person pick one coffee shop over another? A: Because people prefer to do business with companies they like and trust. In the wake of the Starbucks tax scandal, doing the right thing has never been more important for business.

Service Profit Chain

Service Profit Chain
  • Author : W. Earl Sasser,Leonard A. Schlesinger,James L. Heskett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-04-10
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781439108307
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Summary : In this pathbreaking book, world-renowned Harvard Business School service firm experts James L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser, Jr. and Leonard A. Schlesinger reveal that leading companies stay on top by managing the service profit chain. Why are a select few service firms better at what they do -- year in and year out -- than their competitors? For most senior managers, the profusion of anecdotal "service excellence" books fails to address this key question. Based on five years of painstaking research, the authors show how managers at American Express, Southwest Airlines, Banc One, Waste Management, USAA, MBNA, Intuit, British Airways, Taco Bell, Fairfield Inns, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and the Merry Maids subsidiary of ServiceMaster employ a quantifiable set of relationships that directly links profit and growth to not only customer loyalty and satisfaction, but to employee loyalty, satisfaction, and productivity. The strongest relationships the authors discovered are those between (1) profit and customer loyalty; (2) employee loyalty and customer loyalty; and (3) employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction. Moreover, these relationships are mutually reinforcing; that is, satisfied customers contribute to employee satisfaction and vice versa. Here, finally, is the foundation for a powerful strategic service vision, a model on which any manager can build more focused operations and marketing capabilities. For example, the authors demonstrate how, in Banc One's operating divisions, a direct relationship between customer loyalty measured by the "depth" of a relationship, the number of banking services a customer utilizes, and profitability led the bank to encourage existing customers to further extend the bank services they use. Taco Bell has found that their stores in the top quadrant of customer satisfaction ratings outperform their other stores on all measures. At American Express Travel Services, offices that ticket quickly and accurately are more profitable than those which don't. With hundreds of examples like these, the authors show how to manage the customer-employee "satisfaction mirror" and the customer value equation to achieve a "customer's eye view" of goods and services. They describe how companies in any service industry can (1) measure service profit chain relationships across operating units; (2) communicate the resulting self-appraisal; (3) develop a "balanced scorecard" of performance; (4) develop a recognitions and rewards system tied to established measures; (5) communicate results company-wide; (6) develop an internal "best practice" information exchange; and (7) improve overall service profit chain performance. What difference can service profit chain management make? A lot. Between 1986 and 1995, the common stock prices of the companies studied by the authors increased 147%, nearly twice as fast as the price of the stocks of their closest competitors. The proven success and high-yielding results from these high-achieving companies will make The Service Profit Chain required reading for senior, division, and business unit managers in all service companies, as well as for students of service management.

The Poverty Industry

The Poverty Industry
  • Author : Daniel L. Hatcher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-21
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781479863112
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Summary : The shocking truth about how state governments and their private industry partners are profiting from the social programs meant to support disadvantaged Americans Government aid doesn’t always go where it’s supposed to. Foster care agencies team up with companies to take disability and survivor benefits from abused and neglected children. States and their revenue consultants use illusory schemes to siphon Medicaid funds intended for children and the poor into general state coffers. Child support payments for foster children and families on public assistance are converted into government revenue. And the poverty industry keeps expanding, leaving us with nursing homes and juvenile detention centers that sedate residents to reduce costs and maximize profit, local governments buying nursing homes to take the facilities’ federal aid while the elderly languish with poor care, and counties hiring companies to mine the poor for additional funds in modern day debtor’s prisons. In The Poverty Industry, Daniel L. Hatcher shows us how state governments and their private industry partners are profiting from the social safety net, turning America’s most vulnerable populations into sources of revenue. The poverty industry is stealing billions in federal aid and other funds from impoverished families, abused and neglected children, and the disabled and elderly poor. As policy experts across the political spectrum debate how to best structure government assistance programs, a massive siphoning of the safety net is occurring behind the scenes. In the face of these abuses of power, Hatcher offers a road map for reforms to realign the practices of human service agencies with their intended purpose and to prevent the misuse of public taxpayer dollars. With more Americans than ever before seeking unemployment benefits, it is essential to remedy the nefarious practices that will impede them from receiving the full government support they are due. The Poverty Industry shows us the path to rectify this systemic inequality to ensure that government aid truly gets to those in need.

Optimism over Despair

Optimism over Despair
  • Author : Noam Chomsky,C. J. Polychroniou
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-03
  • Total pages :180
  • ISBN : 9781608468003
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Summary : “From meditations on human nature to strategic advice for the Trump era, Chomsky remains the thinker who shaped a generation, a beacon of hope” (Sarah Jaffe, host of Belabored) This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by the New York Time as “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” In these recent, wide-ranging interviews, conducted for Truthout by C. J. Polychroniou, Chomsky discusses his views on the “war on terror” and the rise of neoliberalism, the refugee crisis and cracks in the European Union, prospects for a just peace in Israel/Palestine, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, the grave danger posed to humanity by the climate crisis, and the hopes, prospects, and challenges of building a movement for radical change. “A must read in these troubling times . . . This is an excellent collection of interviews that highlights Chomsky’s encyclopedic knowledge of the key issues of our day and his unwavering criticism of the regime of the global 1%.” —Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire “In this brilliant series of recent and wide-ranging interviews, Noam Chomsky combines an astounding breadth of knowledge, great depth of insight, clarity in explaining his ideas, and a relentless commitment to social and economic justice. The full package is simply exhilarating, especially in our current dismal era of Donald Trump. Optimism over Despair is a book to devour.” —Robert Pollin, distinguished professor of Economics and codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute “Especially valuable in helping us navigate the dreadful challenges of the Trumpian era.” —Michael Klare, defense correspondent for The Nation

The No Asshole Rule

The No Asshole Rule
  • Author : Robert I. Sutton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-02-22
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0759518017
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Summary : The definitive guide to working with -- and surviving -- bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, tormentors, despots, backstabbers, egomaniacs, and all the other assholes who do their best to destroy you at work. "What an asshole!" How many times have you said that about someone at work? You're not alone! In this groundbreaking book, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton builds on his acclaimed Harvard Business Review article to show you the best ways to deal with assholes...and why they can be so destructive to your company. Practical, compassionate, and in places downright funny, this guide offers: Strategies on how to pinpoint and eliminate negative influences for good Illuminating case histories from major organizations A self-diagnostic test and a program to identify and keep your own "inner jerk" from coming out The No Asshole Rule is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Business Week bestseller.

For-Profit Enterprise in Health Care

For-Profit Enterprise in Health Care
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Implications of For-Profit Enterprise in Health Care
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1986-01-01
  • Total pages :580
  • ISBN : 9780309036436
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Summary : "[This book is] the most authoritative assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of recent trends toward the commercialization of health care," says Robert Pear of The New York Times. This major study by the Institute of Medicine examines virtually all aspects of for-profit health care in the United States, including the quality and availability of health care, the cost of medical care, access to financial capital, implications for education and research, and the fiduciary role of the physician. In addition to the report, the book contains 15 papers by experts in the field of for-profit health care covering a broad range of topics--from trends in the growth of major investor-owned hospital companies to the ethical issues in for-profit health care. "The report makes a lasting contribution to the health policy literature."--Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

Building Profit Through Building People

Building Profit Through Building People
  • Author : Ken Carrig,Patrick M. Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 1586440691
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Summary : This instructive field book will guide human resource professionals and company management in their use of the profit value chain to build profitability through good management. Instruction for human resource professionals on becoming successful strategic partners in their companies and includeds information for company management on how strategic human resource can contribute to an organization's financial success. It focuses on practical, "how-to" steps in implementing value profit chain principles using the experiences of SYSCO, Sears, Continental Airlines, and other large, well-known organizations.

Chronicles of Dissent

Chronicles of Dissent
  • Author : Noam Chomsky,David Barsamian
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :398
  • ISBN : 1873176902
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Fuckery

Fuckery
  • Author : Jonathan Sabol,Lori Eberly
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-09
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 1533088365
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Summary : More than 30 million Americans quit their jobs in 2015. Many of them left because their jobs had become too toxic to tolerate. How does this happen? How can it be stopped? FUCKERY teaches career-driven employees how to break the bad habits that destroy people and undermine performance. By mapping negative habits, you'll reclaim lost productivity, repair disabled communication, and root out what threatens success. Transform "I can't wait to leave" into "I'm excited to be a part of this team."

Ephaidria

Ephaidria
  • Author : Jim Grieco
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-15
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 0998405825
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Summary : Four clairvoyant Earthlings are summoned to a distant galaxy, to assist an abducted race of humans; struggling to defeat an invasion of astral entities. This epic sci-fi/fantasy draws us out of ordinary reality and into multiple worlds of extraterrestrial beauty, fabled history, and life-and-death stakes. Read and be transported.

Whitby After Dark

Whitby After Dark
  • Author : Stella Coulson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-19
  • Total pages :68
  • ISBN : 132648916X
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Summary : Lenore Lee wants nothing more than to make new friends in her new town of Whitby, Yorkshire, and to forget about the disturbing dreams that hold her captive at night. But what she discovers in Whitby, might be even more disturbing than the dreams. Dreams which may hold the key to her survival in the hidden world of the Supernatural...

Profit Secrets for Small Security Companies, Firearm & Martial Art Schools

Profit Secrets for Small Security Companies, Firearm & Martial Art Schools
  • Author : Brian K. Allen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-17
  • Total pages :136
  • ISBN : 1537153390
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Summary : Written for the small business owners of businesses like security service providers, firearm instructors, martial art schools, etc. You're already great at your specific industry skill... now let's polish up your business & marketing skill-sets! Inside you'll learn how to increase your net profits by creating a strong small business foundation, enhancing your marketing plan, and improving your business mindset.

Poems Are My Love

Poems Are My Love
  • Author : Myles W. Wallace
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-02
  • Total pages :228
  • ISBN : 9781490729329
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Summary : This book is about poetry. Poetry regarding how it affected and continues to affect my life through working, church, family, and living.

Poems of My Life

Poems of My Life
  • Author : Myles W. Wallace
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-06
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9781466980839
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Summary : These God-inspired poems were written while Myles traveled locally, nationally, and internationally as a field engineer. Myles learned that education is invaluable for advancing in society. At the age of eight, Myles's third-grade teacher inspired him to read books. By the time he was nine, he had read three hundred books, many of them were poetry books. Through poetry, he is able to express his deep feelings about humankind. Myles enjoys meeting and conversing with people of all ages, genders, and cultures. He continues to seek knowledge. Of the many poems Myles has written, he does not have a favorite. He loves them all. Reading and writing poetry are still two of Myles's favorite activities. Thank you for purchasing this book. Please enjoy it. Sybil C. Wallace

The Case Against Xarelto® When Pharmaceutical Companies Value Profit Over People

The Case Against Xarelto® When Pharmaceutical Companies Value Profit Over People
  • Author : Herbert Auger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-06
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1945849185
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The Corporation

The Corporation
  • Author : Joel Bakan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-03
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781439134948
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Summary : The inspiration for the film that won the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary, The Corporation contends that the corporation is created by law to function much like a psychopathic personality, whose destructive behavior, if unchecked, leads to scandal and ruin. Over the last 150 years the corporation has risen from relative obscurity to become the world’s dominant economic institution. Eminent Canadian law professor and legal theorist Joel Bakan contends that today's corporation is a pathological institution, a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people and societies. In this revolutionary assessment of the history, character, and globalization of the modern business corporation, Bakan backs his premise with the following observations: -The corporation’s legally defined mandate is to pursue relentlessly and without exception its own economic self-interest, regardless of the harmful consequences it might cause to others. -The corporation’s unbridled self-interest victimizes individuals, society, and, when it goes awry, even shareholders and can cause corporations to self-destruct, as recent Wall Street scandals reveal. -Governments have freed the corporation, despite its flawed character, from legal constraints through deregulation and granted it ever greater authority over society through privatization. But Bakan believes change is possible and he outlines a far-reaching program of achievable reforms through legal regulation and democratic control. Featuring in-depth interviews with such wide-ranging figures as Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, business guru Peter Drucker, and cultural critic Noam Chomsky, The Corporation is an extraordinary work that will educate and enlighten students, CEOs, whistle-blowers, power brokers, pawns, pundits, and politicians alike.