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The Upswing

The Upswing
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-13
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 1982129166
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Summary : An eminent political scientist’s brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we have gone from an individualistic “I” society to a more communitarian “We” society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a stronger, more unified nation—from the author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids. Deep and accelerating inequality; unprecedented political polarization; vitriolic public discourse; a fraying social fabric; public and private narcissism—Americans today seem to agree on only one thing: This is the worst of times. But we’ve been here before. During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, America was highly individualistic, starkly unequal, fiercely polarized, and deeply fragmented, just as it is today. However as the twentieth century opened, America became—slowly, unevenly, but steadily—more egalitarian, more cooperative, more generous; a society on the upswing, more focused on our responsibilities to one another and less focused on our narrower self-interest. Sometime during the 1960s, however, these trends reversed, leaving us in today’s disarray. In a sweeping overview of more than a century of history, drawing on his inimitable combination of statistical analysis and storytelling, Robert Putnam analyzes a remarkable confluence of trends that brought us from an “I” society to a “We” society and then back again. He draws inspiring lessons for our time from an earlier era, when a dedicated group of reformers righted the ship, putting us on a path to becoming a society once again based on community. Engaging, revelatory, and timely, this is Putnam’s most ambitious work yet, a fitting capstone to a brilliant career.

The Upswing

The Upswing
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-13
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 198212914X
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Summary : An eminent political scientist’s brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we have gone from an individualistic “I” society to a more communitarian “We” society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a stronger, more unified nation—from the author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids. Deep and accelerating inequality; unprecedented political polarization; vitriolic public discourse; a fraying social fabric; public and private narcissism—Americans today seem to agree on only one thing: This is the worst of times. But we’ve been here before. During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, America was highly individualistic, starkly unequal, fiercely polarized, and deeply fragmented, just as it is today. However as the twentieth century opened, America became—slowly, unevenly, but steadily—more egalitarian, more cooperative, more generous; a society on the upswing, more focused on our responsibilities to one another and less focused on our narrower self-interest. Sometime during the 1960s, however, these trends reversed, leaving us in today’s disarray. In a sweeping overview of more than a century of history, drawing on his inimitable combination of statistical analysis and storytelling, Robert Putnam analyzes a remarkable confluence of trends that brought us from an “I” society to a “We” society and then back again. He draws inspiring lessons for our time from an earlier era, when a dedicated group of reformers righted the ship, putting us on a path to becoming a society once again based on community. Engaging, revelatory, and timely, this is Putnam’s most ambitious work yet, a fitting capstone to a brilliant career.

Japan on the Upswing

Japan on the Upswing
  • Author : Yoshiyuki Iwamoto
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :234
  • ISBN : 0875864627
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Summary : Japan's effervescent economy, charging ahead in the late 1980s under the stimulation of a 2.5% prime rate, shook American confidence...until the bubble burst in 1989, leaving banks saddled with over $200 billion in bad loans. Iwamoto shows how and why the lenders racked up all this uncollectible debt, who took advantage of whom, and how actions by business and government officials contributed to the crisis. Along the way, his illustrative examples share some of the flavor of business life in Japan including the academic cliques and mobster clans, the after-hours camaraderie, and the legendary "entertainment" that was used to evade inspections by the Ministry of Finance. The author then describes Prime Minister Kozumi's initiatives that halved the bad loans by March 2005 and inspired foreign investors to bring back their cash. With strong exports, increasing capital investment, and decreasing unemployment, Japan is truly on the upswing. Kozumi's party reaped the benefit with a landslide victory in the September 2005 general election, and he continues to push for further restructuring. The author goes on to identify and describe the 20 most successful companies in Japan this year and gives clues as to what makes them thrive. Many aspects of Japan's economy are highlighted in tables and statistics, from "Differences in Pay Scale by Type of Industry" to "Results at Seven Mega Banking Groups and Forecast for March 31, 2006," plus balance sheets of companies like Toyota, Shiseido, and McDonald's Japan. * The author is a US-educated Japanese businessman who has had a lengthy career in marketing and advertising for US firms doing business in Japan and for Japanese companies doing businessabroad. His own company, MarBrain, applies an understanding of cultural differences to provide marketing plans and creative problem solving for small companies engaged in international business.

The Upswing

The Upswing
  • Author : Robert D Putnam,Shaylyn Romney Garrett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-13
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 180075003X
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Summary : An eminent political scientist's brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we have gone from an individualistic ‘I’ society to a more communitarian ‘We’ society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience. Deep and accelerating inequality; unprecedented political polarization; vitriolic public discourse; a fraying social fabric; public and private narcissism – today we seem to agree on only one thing: this is the worst of times. But we've been here before – a century ago. In a sweeping overview of more than a century of history, drawing on his inimitable combination of statistical analysis and storytelling, Robert Putnam analyzes a remarkable confluence of trends that brought us from an "I" society to a "We" society and then back again. He draws inspiring lessons for our time from an earlier era, when a dedicated group of reformers righted the ship, putting us on a path to becoming a society once again based on community. Engaging, revelatory, and timely, this is Putnam's most ambitious work yet, and an unmissable contribution to the debate over where we want our society to go.

Euroland

Euroland
  • Author : Klaus-Jürgen Gern
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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UPSWING

UPSWING
  • Author : Thomas Hilber
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :153
  • ISBN : 3867275637
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Studies in the Theory of Business Cycles

Studies in the Theory of Business Cycles
  • Author : Michal Kalecki
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-11-10
  • Total pages :81
  • ISBN : 1315415070
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Summary : This volume, originally published in 1966, contains essays from the 1930s and is valuable not only in the context of the history of thought. It provides an excellent introduction to the general theory of employment, interest and money and reflect the most essential features of Kalecki’s theory of the business cycle.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder
  • Author : Colm McDonald,Katja Schulze,Robin Murray,Padraig Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-06-07
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 1616310251
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Summary : This book focuses on the recent surge in research into the pathogenesis and treatment of bipolar disorder, and critically analyses the evidence supporting many of the conventional opinions about the disease. Chapters by leading basic science and clinical researchers from North America and Europe address issues including the very nature of the disease (psychological disorder or brain disease), the role of genetics, the role of cortisol, and the effects of long-term treatment. Based on lectures presented as part of the second European Foundation for Psychiatry at the Maudsley (EFPM) meeting, this book will stimulate discussion and debate on novel views and will question the dogmas of existing practice.

On the Upswing: the Polish Market for Building Colours

On the Upswing: the Polish Market for Building Colours
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Light Scattering, Size Exclusion Chromatography and Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation

Light Scattering, Size Exclusion Chromatography and Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation
  • Author : Stepan Podzimek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-20
  • Total pages :372
  • ISBN : 111810272X
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Summary : A comprehensive, practical approach to three powerful methods of polymer analysis and characterization This book serves as a complete compendium of three important methods widely used for the characterization of synthetic and natural polymers—light scattering, size exclusion chromatography (SEC), and asymmetric flow field flow fractionation (A4F). Featuring numerous up-to-date examples of experimental results obtained by light scattering, SEC, and A4F measurements, Light Scattering, Size Exclusion Chromatography and Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation takes an all-in-one approach to deliver a complete and thorough explanation of the principles, theories, and instrumentation needed to characterize polymers from the viewpoint of their molar mass distribution, size, branching, and aggregation. This comprehensive resource: Is the only book gathering light scattering, size exclusion chromatography, and asymmetric flow field flow fractionation into a single text Systematically compares results of size exclusion chromatography with results of asymmetric flow field flow fractionation, and how these two methods complement each other Provides in-depth guidelines for reproducible and correct determination of molar mass and molecular size of polymers using SEC or A4F coupled with a multi-angle light scattering detector Offers a detailed overview of the methodology, detection, and characterization of polymer branching Light Scattering, Size Exclusion Chromatography and Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation should be of great interest to all those engaged in the polymer analysis and characterization in industrial and university research, as well as in manufacturing quality control laboratories. Both beginners and experienced can confidently rely on this volume to confirm their own understanding or to help interpret their results.

The Cure for Hate

The Cure for Hate
  • Author : Tony McAleer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-05
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1551527707
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Summary : How does an affluent, middle-class, private-school-attending son of a doctor end up at the Aryan Nations compound in Idaho, falling in with and then recruiting for some of the most notorious neo-Nazi groups in Canada and the United States? The Cure for Hate paints a very human picture of a young man who craved attention, acceptance, and approval and the dark place he would go to get it. Tony McAleer found an outlet for his teenage rage in the street violence of the skinhead scene. He then grew deeply involved in the White Aryan Resistance (WAR), rising through the ranks to become a leader, and embraced technology and the budding internet to bring white nationalist propaganda into the digital age. After fifteen years in the movement, it was the outpouring of love he felt at the birth of his children that inspired him to start questioning his hateful beliefs. Thus began the spiritual journey of personal transformation that enabled him to disengage from the highest levels of the white power movement. This incisive book breaks commonly held stereotypes and delivers valuable insights into how regular people are drawn to violent extremism, how the ideology takes hold, and the best ways to help someone leave hate behind. In his candid and introspective memoir, Tony shares his perspective gleaned from over a thousand hours of therapy, group work, and facilitating change in others that reveals the deeper psychological causes behind racism. At a period in history when instances of racial violence are on the upswing, The Cure for Hate demonstrates that in a society frighteningly divided by hate and in need of healing, perhaps atonement, forgiveness, and most importantly, radical compassion is the cure.

Crossing the Plate

Crossing the Plate
  • Author : Russell O. Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :194
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : Batters in the 1990s are increasingly swinging for the fences (and also whiffing at air), and nowhere is that more evident than at mile-high Coors Field in Denver, where the Colorado Rockies play arcade baseball. But the Rockies aren't the only team hitting home runs and crossing the plate in record numbers; in fact, it's a league-wide trend. This unique reference compares the 1993-97 offensive surge with prior offensive peaks in the 1920s and 1930s. Combining baseball history with data not available elsewhere, it explains the origins of the 1993-97 increase in offense and follows the trend into the future. The work is divided into four parts: League Comparisons, Team Comparisons, Team Summaries and The Future. In 69 tables and 15 figures, league and team records for eight basic measures are ranked.

End of the Upswing in Euroland

End of the Upswing in Euroland
  • Author : Christophe Kamps,Joachim Scheide
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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The Happiness Curve

The Happiness Curve
  • Author : Jonathan Rauch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-01
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1466891238
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Summary : "In this warm, wise, and witty overview, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come.” —Steven Pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment Now This book will change your life by showing you how life changes. Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end? Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions. He shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a U-shaped trajectory, a “happiness curve,” declining from the optimism of youth into what’s often a long, low slump in middle age, before starting to rise again in our 50s. This isn’t a midlife crisis, though. Rauch reveals that this slump is instead a natural stage of life—and an essential one. By shifting priorities away from competition and toward compassion, it equips you with new tools for wisdom and gratitude to win the third period of life. And Rauch can testify to this personally because it was his own slump, despite acclaim as a journalist and commentator that compelled him to investigate the happiness curve. His own story and the stories of many others from all walks of life—from a steelworker and a limo driver to a telecoms executive and a philanthropist—show how the ordeal of midlife malaise reboots our values and even our brains for a rebirth of gratitude. Full of insights and data and featuring many ways to endure the slump and avoid its perils and traps, The Happiness Curve doesn’t just show you the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees. It also demonstrates how we can—and why we must—do more to help each other through the woods. Midlife is a journey we mustn’t walk alone.

Daring and the Duke

Daring and the Duke
  • Author : Sarah MacLean
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-30
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0062691996
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Summary : New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with the much-anticipated final book in her Bareknuckle Bastards series, featuring a scoundrel duke and the powerful woman who brings him to his knees. Grace Condry has spent a lifetime running from her past. Betrayed as a child by her only love and raised on the streets, she now hides in plain sight as queen of London’s darkest corners. Grace has a sharp mind and a powerful right hook and has never met an enemy she could not best...until the man she once loved returns. Single-minded and ruthless, Ewan, Duke of Marwick, has spent a decade searching for the woman he never stopped loving. A long-ago gamble may have lost her forever, but Ewan will go to any lengths to win Grace back…and make her his duchess. Reconciliation is the last thing Grace desires. Unable to forgive the past, she vows to take her revenge. But revenge requires keeping Ewan close, and soon her enemy seems to be something else altogether—something she can’t resist, even as he threatens the world she's built, the life she's claimed…and the heart she swore he'd never steal again.

American Grace

American Grace
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam,David E. Campbell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :707
  • ISBN : 1416566732
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Summary : Draws on three national surveys on religion, as well as research conducted by congregations across the United States, to examine the profound impact it has had on American life and how religious attitudes have changed in recent decades.

Bowling Alone

Bowling Alone
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-08-01
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 0743219031
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Summary : Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone, which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement." Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures -- whether they be PTA, church, or political parties -- have disintegrated. Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe. Like defining works from the past, such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society, and like the works of C. Wright Mills and Betty Friedan, Putnam's Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do.

Willem De Kooning's Paintbrush

Willem De Kooning's Paintbrush
  • Author : Kerry Lee Powell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-26
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 1443435791
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Summary : “Powerful. . . . Full of dark nostalgia.” —NATHAN ENGLANDER “A literary high-wire act, not for the faint of heart.” —ALISSA YORK An unflinching and masterful collection of award-winning stories, Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush is a career-making debut. Ranging from an island holiday gone wrong to a dive bar on the upswing to a yuppie mother in a pricey subdivision seeing her worst fears come true, these deftly written stories are populated by barkeeps, good men down on their luck, rebellious teens, lonely immigrants, dreamers and realists, fools and quiet heroes. In author Kerry-Lee Powell’s skillful hands, each character, no matter what their choices, is deeply human in their search for connection. Powell holds us in her grasp, exploring with a black humour themes of belonging, the simmering potential for violence and the meaning of art no matter where it is found, and revealing with each story something essential about the way we see the world. A selection of these stories have won significant awards including the Boston Review fiction contest and The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons award for short fiction. For readers of Lorrie Moore, Denis Johnson and Michael Christie.

Our Kids

Our Kids
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-29
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 1476769907
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Summary : A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

Swedish Economic Policy

Swedish Economic Policy
  • Author : Assar Lindbeck
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1973-01-01
  • Total pages :268
  • ISBN : 9780520024229
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Survey of Current Business

Survey of Current Business
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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