Disuguaglianze

Autore: Mario Pianta
Editore: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858125460
Grandezza: 32,84 MB
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Piketty ha fornito le prove della crescita della disuguaglianza. Questo libro ne spiega le ragioni e le cause, tecnologia, politica e 'oligarchia', e ci aiuta a comprendere come la tassazione della ricchezza non sia la (unica) risposta. Mariana Mazzucato, University of Sussex L'1% più ricco del mondo ha una ricchezza all'incirca pari a quella di tutti gli altri esseri umani. In Occidente i redditi dei 'supermanager' corrono, i salari crollano, la povertà è in aumento: fatti documentati e ben conosciuti, ma come e perché si è arrivati a queste disuguaglianze record? Le cause fondamentali sono quattro: il maggior potere del capitale sul lavoro, con profitti e rendite finanziarie che schiacciano i salari; l'emergere di un 'capitalismo oligarchico', con un ruolo chiave di pochi super-ricchi e della trasmissione ereditaria della ricchezza; l'individualizzazione delle condizioni economiche, che accresce le disparità tra lavoratori qualificati e non, stabili e precari, uomini e donne, cittadini e immigrati; infine, la principale, ovvero la ritirata della politica, che ha lasciato fare al mercato e rinunciato a redistribuire reddito e ricchezza. Questi processi hanno cambiato il modo in cui funziona l'economia e opera la politica, rendendoci sempre più disuguali. Non si tratta però di una strada obbligata: possiamo ancora cambiare passo. Un libro eccellente che identifica i quattro motori della disuguaglianza: la prevalenza della finanza sul lavoro, il capitalismo oligarchico, l'individualizzazione e la ritirata della politica. Finalmente una interpretazione forte che ci permette di capire la disuguaglianza e pensare come possiamo combatterla. Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University Potete pensare di avere letto tutto su questo argomento, ma non è vero. Se non leggerete questo libro, non ne vedrete gli aspetti più importanti. Jeff Madrick, Century Foundation

Discourse On Inequality

Autore: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Editore: The Floating Press
ISBN: 177541695X
Grandezza: 11,13 MB
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The searing indictment of man-made inequality in all its many forms that Rousseau offers in Discourse on Inequality is a must-read for philosophy buffs and supporters of social justice. This artfully composed argument sets forth the core elements of Rousseau's philosophical views, including his unique take on Hobbes' concept of nature and natural law.

Global Justice Activism And Policy Reform In Europe

Autore: Annekathrin Ellersiek
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 0415899133
Grandezza: 26,28 MB
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Civil society activism around issues of global justice has proliferated in Europe during the past two decades. Has such contestation and advocacy made a difference? This book examines whether and how the organizations, networks and campaigns involved have attained their policy objectives in the areas of debt relief, international trade, international taxation and corporate accountability. The analysis also considers the relationship between national and transnational activism. By comparing variations in the "activism-policy nexus" in France, Italy and the United Kingdom, it seeks to understand how such interaction and policy outcomes vary in different institutional and political contexts.

The Politics Of Obedience

Autore: Estienne de La Boétie
Editore: Black Rose Books Limited
ISBN: 9781551640884
Grandezza: 68,96 MB
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This classic work of the sixteenth century political philosopher, in reply to Machiavelli's The Prince, seeks to answer the question of why people submit to the tyranny of government, and as such, has exerted an important influence on the traditions of dissidence from Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, to Tolstoy, to Gandhi.

Course In General Linguistics

Autore: Ferdinand de Saussure
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231157266
Grandezza: 77,20 MB
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The founder of modern linguistics, Ferdinand de Saussure inaugurated semiology, structuralism, and deconstruction and made possible the work of Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Lacan, thus enabling the development of French feminism, gender studies, New Historicism, and postcolonialism. Based on Saussure's lectures, Course in General Linguistics (1916) traces the rise and fall of the historical linguistics in which Saussure was trained, the synchronic or structural linguistics with which he replaced it, and the new look of diachronic linguistics that followed this change. Most important, Saussure presents the principles of a new linguistic science that includes the invention of semiology, or the theory of the "signifier," the "signified," and the "sign" that they combine to produce. This is the first critical edition of Course in General Linguistics to appear in English and restores Wade Baskin's original translation of 1959, in which the terms "signifier" and "signified" are introduced into English in this precise way. Baskin renders Saussure clearly and accessibly, allowing readers to experience his shift of the theory of reference from mimesis to performance and his expansion of poetics to include all media, including the life sciences and environmentalism. An introduction situates Saussure within the history of ideas and describes the history of scholarship that made Course in General Linguistics legendary. New endnotes enlarge Saussure's contexts to include literary criticism, cultural studies, and philosophy.

I Am Malala

Autore: Malala Yousafzai
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1474600298
Grandezza: 32,45 MB
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*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in both Pakistani and international media, advocating the freedom to pursue education for all. In October 2012, gunmen boarded Malala's school bus and shot her in the face, a bullet passing through her head and into her shoulder. Remarkably, Malala survived the shooting. At a very young age, Malala Yousafzai has become a worldwide symbol of courage and hope. Her shooting has sparked a wave of solidarity across Pakistan, not to mention globally, for the right to education, freedom from terror and female emancipation.

Good Capitalism Bad Capitalism And The Economics Of Growth And Prosperity

Autore: William J. Baumol
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300134797
Grandezza: 67,26 MB
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Imagine this: a mere century ago, the purchasing power of an average American was one-tenth of what it is today. But what will it take to sustain that growth through the next century? And what can be said about economic growth to aspiring nations seeking higher standards of living for their citizens? In this important book, William Baumol, Robert Litan, and Carl Schramm contend that the answers to these questions lie within capitalist economies, though many observers make the mistake of believing that capitalism is of a single kind. Writing in an accessible style, the authors dispel that myth, documenting four different varieties of capitalism, some "Good" and some "Bad" for growth. The authors identify the conditions that characterise Good Capitalism: the right blend of entrepreneurial and established firms, which can vary among countries; as well as the features of Bad Capitalism. They examine how countries catching up to the United States can move faster toward the economic frontier, while laying out the need for United States itself to stick to and reinforce the recipe for growth that has enabled it to be the leading economic force in the world. This path-breaking book is a must read for any one who cares about global growth and how to ensure America's economic future.

The Three Worlds Of Welfare Capitalism

Autore: Gosta Esping-Andersen
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745666752
Grandezza: 47,88 MB
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Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in western societies. Gosta Esping-Andersen, one of the most distinguished contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced western societies. Esping-Andersen distinguishes several major types of welfare state, connecting these with variations in the historical development of different western countries. Current economic processes, the author argues, such as those moving towards a post-industrial order, are not shaped by autonomous market forces but by the nature of states and state differences. Fully informed by comparative materials, this book will have great appeal to everyone working on issues of economic development and post-industrialism. Its audience will include students and academics in sociology, economics and politics.

It S A Shareable Life

Autore: Chelsea Rustrum
Editore:
ISBN: 9780990489177
Grandezza: 43,43 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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"LEARN HOW TO: Live rent free; Pay for your car; Increase your free time; Work from anywhere; Find work, even in a down economy; Travel the world on a backpacker budget; Reduce your monthly expenses sharing; Build a stronger community; Develop more trust in people; Create a healthier lifestyle" -- http://www.amazon.com/Its-Shareable-Life-Practical-Sharing/dp/0990489175/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429030639&sr=8-1&keywords=9780990489177

The Barbarians

Autore: Alessandro Baricco
Editore: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847842967
Grandezza: 30,76 MB
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From one of Italy's most respected literary voices, a manifesto on the state of global culture and how connectivity is changing the way we experience it. For the gatekeepers of traditional high culture, the rise of young ambitious outsiders has indeed seemed like nothing short of a barbarian invasion. In this concise and powerful manifesto, Alessandro Baricco explores a handful of realms that have been "plundered"-wine, soccer, music, and books-and extrapolates that it is not a case of old values against new but a widespread mutation that we are all part of, leading toward a different way of having experiences and creating meaning.