Death on Credit
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
Society Of The Spectacle
Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing
The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.
Author: Joseph A. Tainter, Tadeusz W. Patzek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
For more than a century, oil has been the engine of growth for a society that delivers an unprecedented standard of living to many. We now take for granted that economic growth is good, necessary, and even inevitable, but also feel a sense of unease about the simultaneous growth of complexity in the processes and institutions that generate and manage that growth. As societies grow more complex through the bounty of cheap energy, they also confront problems that seem to increase in number and severity. In this era of fossil fuels, cheap energy and increasing complexity have been in a mutually-reinforcing spiral. The more energy we have and the more problems our societies confront, the more we grow complex and require still more energy. How did our demand for energy, our technological prowess, the resulting need for complex problem solving, and the end of easy oil conspire to make the Deepwater Horizon oil spill increasingly likely, if not inevitable? This book explains the real causal factors leading up to the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, a disaster from which it will take decades to recover.
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The Equity Culture
Author: B. Mark Smith
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
An Expert Chronicle of the Market's Ever-Growing Role Worldwide The modern stock market, B. Mark Smith's new book makes clear, is only one component of a much broader "equity culture"-a lively and complex international market involving stocks, bonds, mutual funds; joint stock and limited liability corporations; and trading in grain, gold, diamonds, and currency. The Equity Culture is the story of how that market came about-from shipping magnates banding together in eighteenth-century India to the railroad robber barons of nineteenth-century America to currency traders such as George Soros. Smith's spirited and colorful telling makes two points especially clear: that the equity culture has always been international, with globalization as merely its current phase; and that the equity culture is often surprisingly self-adjusting, with "manias, panics, and crashes" making possible ever greater risk and innovation.
Shubert analyses the impact of the Austrian 1931 financial crisis on Europe and the Great Depression, by analysing it using theories of financial crises, identifying the causes of the crisis, and examining the market's efficiency in predicting events. He also analyses how the crisis was transmitted to the real sector, and studies the behaviour of the Austrian as well as international authorities.
This publication provides a structured approach to analyzing hazards to groundwater quality, assessing the risk they may cause for a specific supply, setting priorities in addressing these, and developing management strategies for their control. This book summarizes which pathogens and chemicals are relevant to human health, how they are transported, reduced, removed or retarded; provides practical guidance on characterizing the drinking-water catchment area and assessing potential health hazards; provides guidance on prioritising both hazards and management responses; presents key information on potential management actions and explains their integration into a comprehensive Water Safety Plan from catchment to consumer; and describes policy, land-use planning and implementation of pollution prevention, groundwater, with overviews of specific management approaches applicable to agriculture, sanitation, industry, mining, military sites, waste disposal and traffic.--Publisher's description.
God Spoke to Me
Author: Eileen Caddy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
God’s still small voice “There is great joy in doing something on the spur of the moment. When you do this, you find true freedom of the Spirit. You will find a new joy and freedom, which I long for all My children to have. “Life is so simple. Keep it so. Let nothing weigh you down or depress you. All is very well. Live fully in the now. “Take no thought for the morrow. Enjoy to the full what is happening now. Keep your consciousness raised, your mind stayed on Me. See My perfection working in you and through you, all your needs have been met, for all I have is yours. “Let the words and the thoughts you have heard so many times become a part of your whole being, so that they are vibrating words which manifest in form and become reality.” The messages in this book ask us to have total faith in the process of living -- to trust God, the universe, spirit, love, or whatever we choose to call the divine source. They affirm that there is an inherent wisdom and intelligence in everything, which can be contacted by turning within. Each one of us can do this and find God’s still small voice for ourselves. Eileen Caddy (1917-2006) is known worldwide as one of the three founders of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. The books that have flowed from her inspiration have drawn multitudes to the Findhorn community. In her own person, Eileen Caddy, divinely ordinary as she described herself, has pushed the limits of the ordinary person’s experience to the very borders of the kingdom of God.
Learning to Love
Author: Eileen Caddy, David Earl Platts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An insightful guide for consciously bringing compassion and love into your life • Explores feelings, attitudes, beliefs, and past experiences that block us from loving and receiving love • Includes deceptively simple yet profound exercises, meditations, and visualizations to support the exploration of your inner world • Explains how these principles and techniques originated in Roberto Assagioli’s system of psychosynthesis, enriched by the Findhorn experience of living in community Every person is born with the capacity to love. Over time, however, many of us have built barriers within ourselves as a reaction to painful experiences, and following these, we often develop fears, beliefs, and behaviors that keep these barriers firmly in place. The primary lesson in life is to learn to love, and this starts right on our doorstep. Often it is self-doubt and feelings of unworthiness that hold us back from experiencing all the love around us. Only when we start to love and accept ourselves with all that we are can we love others freely and fully. Learning to love requires an intention to change and a willingness to take action. Once we understand how to work with our doubts and fears and learn how to change our beliefs and behavior, our barriers will melt away and we spontaneously open up to connect deeply and harmoniously with the full flow of the river of life. In this simple yet insightful guide, Eileen Caddy and David Earl Platts detail the down-to-earth practicalities of exploring feelings, attitudes, beliefs, and past experiences that block us from loving and from receiving love. They show how bringing more love into our lives is not a mystery but often a journey back to ourselves and our core values. The authors examine the feelings of acceptance, trust, forgiveness, respect, opening up, and taking risks, among others, within a framework of compassionate understanding and non-judgment. Deceptively simple yet profound exercises, meditations, and visualizations support the reader in examining their inner world and implementing these vital concepts into their lives. The teachings in the book are based on popular workshops that Eileen, co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation Community, and David facilitated for years in and outside Findhorn. Many of the underlying principles and techniques originate in the system of psychosynthesis, devised by Roberto Assagioli. Learning to Love invites you to make a free and informed choice to bring more love into your life, and then helps you implement this choice step-by-step with confidence and joy.
Opening Doors Within
Author: Eileen Caddy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For 20 years, meditators have relied on these simple teachings which offer advice on faith, fulfillment, and stillness. Serving as a perennial meditational diary, this new edition presents inspirational and practical messages for everyone embarking upon the journey to find a true inner self and spiritual truth. Anyone who meditates—whether inexperienced or seasoned—will find these adages helpful and inspirational. A new foreword, layout, and revised illustrations create an accessible and uplifting treatise on daily spiritual satisfaction and internal happiness.
First Published in 1970. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Footprints on the Path
Author: Eileen Caddy
Publisher: Findhorn Press
The author believes that the best way to help people is to turn them inwards to their own spiritual resources. The messages in this book are offered as an aid to this contact with our divine source, and can be used as a complete teaching in how to live a spiritual life.
Author: Simon Johnson, James Kwak
Provides historical context for the 2008 financial crisis and proposes a radical solution, the megabanks deemed "too big to fail" must be made smaller.--
Handbook of Microfinance addresses the gap between clients who are benefiting from access to financial services via MFIs, and the potential market, which remains underserved or untapped. This gap can be attributed to a "mismatch" between what consumers, or potential clients, demand and what MFIs offer in terms of financial products. The scope of the book is wide. It includes successes and failures, main challenges and debates, methodologies for impact evaluation via random trials, leading trends in Asia versus Latin America, main efforts in Africa, the importance of value chains in Central America, ethical and gender issues, savings, microinsurance, governance, commercialization trends and the potential advantages and disadvantages of it. Lastly it features main lessons from informal finance and 19th-century credit cooperatives addressing the above-mentioned mismatch.
Financialization is one of the most innovative concepts to emerge in the field of political economy during the last three decades, although there is no agreement on what exactly it is. Profiting Without Producing puts forth a distinctive view defining financialization in terms of the fundamental conduct of non-financial enterprises, banks and households. Its most prominent feature is the rise of financial profit, in part extracted from households through financial expropriation. Financialized capitalism is also prone to crises, none greater than the gigantic turmoil that began in 2007. Using abundant empirical data, the book establishes the causes of the crisis and discusses the options broadly available for controlling finance.