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By Xavier Sala i Martín. 1940
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Per a la majoria dels mortals, els camins que tria l'economia són obscurs, incomprensibles i misteriosos. Aquest llibre vol fer-los… una mica més entretinguts, una mica més accessibles i una mica més... clars. En un increïble viatge pel camins de l'economia, ple de sorpreses i de descobriments, Xavier Sala i Martín ens explica, entre altres qüestions, per què la impaciència pot esdevenir catastròfica per als nostres fills o per què en uns països hi ha més estafadors i mentiders que en d'altres. Gràcies a aquest llibre, i d'una manera propera i divertida, entendrem l'economia com una eina que ens ajuda a comprendre millor el món que ens envolta i descobrirem que la humanitat ha millorat molt i, a més, ho ha fet molt ràpidament.
By Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Barbara Kotschwar. 1992
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Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 1992, was the Maurice Creenberg… Chair and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations [1996-98), the Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Finance Diplomacy at Georgetown University (1985-92), senior fellow at the Institute (1981-85), deputy director of the International Law Institute at Georgetown University 0979-81), deputy assistant secretary for international trade and investment policy of the US Treasury (1977-79), and director of the international tax staff at the Treasury (1974-76). Among his numerous coauthored books are Local Content Requirements: A Global Problem (2013), The United States Should Establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia (2012), Figuring Out the Doha Round , and Economic Sanctions Reconsidered, 3rd edition (2007). Book jacket.
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Economics, Home and garden
As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots… in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the system operating in their favor—all while retreating into enclaves that separate them further and further from the poor and working class. On the other side, those who find it increasingly difficult to keep up or get ahead lash out—waging a rhetorical war against the rich and letting anger and resentment, however justifiable, keep us from seeing new potential solutions. But can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? Is it really good for anyone that most of society’s wealth is pooling at the very top of the wealth ladder? Does anyone, including the one percent, really want to live in a society plagued by economic apartheid? It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins. Born into the one percent, Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality. He uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative. Collins calls for a ceasefire and invites the wealthy to come back home, investing themselves and their wealth in struggling communities. And he asks the non-wealthy to build alliances with the one percent and others at the top of the wealth ladder. Stories told along the way explore the roots of advantage, show how taxpayers subsidize the wealthy, and reveal how charity, used incorrectly, can actually reinforce extreme inequality. Readers meet pioneers who are crossing the divide to work together in new ways, including residents in the author’s own Boston-area neighborhood who have launched some of the most interesting community transition efforts in the nation. In the end, Collins’s national and local solutions not only challenge inequality but also respond to climate change and offer an unexpected, fresh take on one of our most intransigent problems.