Rare Albion

The Further Adventures of the Wizard from Oz

Author: Christopher Houghton Budd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780948229176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 123

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Sustainable Society

Making Business, Government and Money Work Again

Author: Rudolf Isler

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 1782501460

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 9384

Western society has faced many challenges in the last few years. Economies have come under extreme pressure, and so have governments and business, with obvious knock-on effects for wider society. The battle between regulation and the free market has never been fiercer. Looking for guidance and sustainable ways to get society back on track, Rudolf Isler considers ideas from unorthodox thinkers including Silvio Gesell, Henry George, and Rudolf Steiner, exploring everything from regional currencies to land reform. Steiner proposed a threefold social structure which Isler teases out, exploring the implications of this approach for our modern societies. He finds a surprisingly practical system with potential for immediate implementation in small steps, along with longer-term rethinking. This is a down-to-earth, open-minded book which helps us explore viable alternatives to the current situation.

Finance at the Threshold

Rethinking the Real and Financial Economies

Author: Christopher Houghton Budd

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317135199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 8417

Every banking crisis, whatever its particular circumstances, has two features in common with every previous one. Each has been preceded by a period of excessive monetary ease, and by ill thought out regulatory changes. For many the recent hiatus in inter-bank lending has been seen as a blip - enormous in size and global in scope, but, nonetheless, a blip. Finance at the Threshold offers a unique perspective from an English economic and monetary historian. In it the author asks: Why did the banks stop lending to one another, and why now? Was it merely a matter of over-loose credit due to the relaxation of traditional prudence, or did global finance find itself at its limits? Have government bail-outs saved the day or merely postponed the problem? Christopher Houghton Budd offers a radical view of the global financial crisis, spanning a wide gamut of current thinking. He argues that we need, above all, to overcome the left-right divide so much taken for granted today, and promote financial literacy to young people. His contribution to the Transformation and Innovation Series claims that global finance has brought us to the limits of what mechanistic economic explanations can capture. New ideas and above all new instruments are needed so that innovation can shift from its dexterous exploitation of inefficiencies and turn its attention instead to fresh initiative. Finance at the Threshold is essential reading for academics and practitioners concerned with financial and economic policy and needing to develop a sense of the history thus understanding the forward prospects for global finance.

Rare Breeds

The Vulnerable Survivors

Author: Ralph Whitlock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Livestock breeds

Page: 160

View: 7228


Best Of Las Vegas

Best Eats And Drinks, Entertainment,shopping,freebies,sports, People And More!

Author: Heidi Knapp Rinella

Publisher: Stephens Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781932173413

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 1035

If you want to learn about all of the best people, places and things that Las Vegas has to offer who better to ask than those who live here? The annual readers poll has it all, from the best hotel on the Strip, to the best hot dog stand this guide book has the low down on the Las Vegas scene. Featuring the best food, best hotels, best shopping, best entertainment and sports, this an invaluable resource for any visitor who wants a taste of the "authentic" Vegas experience.

1 Rare Book

Author: Henry Raup Wagner

Publisher: Los Angeles : Zamorano Club

ISBN: N.A

Category: Espejo, Antonio de, fl. 1583. El viaie que hizo Antonio de Espejo ... Nuevo Mexico

Page: 15

View: 9371

Wagner discussed whether a rare book was an important book based on the impact that it had. His example was the book New Mexico by Antonio de Espejo, probably printed in London in 1587. Knowing of this book and of Sir Francis Drake's voyages, Richard Hakluyt in 1589 published The Principal Navigations which located Nuevo Mexico near California and Drake's Nova Albion.