How To Fix The Future

Author: Andrew Keen
Editor: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0802189121
Size: 19,45 MB
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From data breaches to disinformation, a look at the digital revolution’s collateral damage with “practical solutions to a wide-range of tech-related woes” (TechCrunch). In this book, a Silicon Valley veteran travels around the world and interviews important decision-makers to paint a picture of how tech has changed our lives—for better and for worse—and what steps we might take, as societies and individuals, to make the future something we can once again look forward to. “A truly important book and the most significant work so far in an emerging body of literature in which technology’s smartest thinkers are raising alarm bells about the state of the Internet, and laying groundwork for how to fix it.”?Fortune “After years of giddiness about the wonders of technology, a new realization is dawning: the future is broken. Andrew Keen was among the first and most insightful to see it. The combination of the digital revolution, global hyperconnectivity, and economic dysfunction has led to a populist backlash and destruction of civil discourse. In this bracing book, Keen offers tools for righting our societies and principles to guide us in the future.”?Walter Isaacson, New York Times-bestselling author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo Da Vinci “Comparing our current situation to the Industrial Revolution, he stresses the importance of keeping humanity at the center of technology.”?Booklist “Valuable insights on preserving our humanity in a digital world.”?Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

How To Fix The Future Using Cooperative Economics

Author: Mark A. Young
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300096470
Size: 11,23 MB
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Exam Prep For How To Fix The Future

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A Presentation Of Causes Tending To Fix The Position Of The Future Great City Of The World In The Central Plain Of North America

Author: Jesup Wakeman Scott
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A Presentation Of Causes Tending To Fix The Position Of The Future Great City Of The World In The Central Plain Of North America Showing That The Centre Of The World S Commerce Now Represented By The City Of London Is Moving Westward To The City Of New York And Thence Within One Hundred Years To The Best Position On The Great Lakes

Author: Jesup Wakeman Scott
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How To Fix The Schools

Author: Dr. Clifford Bebell
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491709561
Size: 14,73 MB
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The educational system in the United States is broken, and it’s time to do something about it! In this guide, author Clifford Bebell, EdD, who taught at several universities, exposes major flaws in our schools and shows what can be done to improve them. He offers solutions aimed at fixing the system so that all students succeed. He outlines the most serious problems that prevent students from achieving, such as improper use of homework, the grading system, inadequate treatment of reading deficiencies, teaching as “telling,” and poor testing practices. What’s more, inertia, special interest groups, inadequate funding, and the sheer size of our school systems only make it harder to help students. All too often, we treat students the same—requiring them to learn in ways that are uncomfortable or inappropriate for their level of achievement. Meanwhile, higher-achieving students are forced to simply wait while others catch up. Whether you are a parent, teacher, administrator, policy maker or citizen, you can find new ideas and practical approaches for improving education for all students in this detailed analysis. Discover what the future of education should look like in How to Fix the Schools.

How To Fix Your Credit

Author: Luis Cortes
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298802
Size: 18,23 MB
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You're not alone. About 51 million American households carry credit card debt at an average balance of nearly $12,000. Credit trouble is a problem you can't ignore. No matter how much money you earn or where you live, if you've made mistakes with credit in the past, those mistakes will haunt you -- unless you empower yourself to fix them. And you can. Managing your credit can be a complicated issue, but the Reverend Luis Cortés Jr. provides an easy-to-follow guide to help you handle the process. Any amount of debt, no matter how scary the number, can be paid off with a little planning and a lot of determination. The sooner you begin, the easier your task will be. Let Reverend Cortés help you today before your situation becomes worse tomorrow.

How To Fix Your Credit

Author: Dominique Brown
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312251387
Size: 13,32 MB
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Did you know that millions of people are dealing with credit problems today? These people aren't just the typical irresponsible people or dead beats that come to mind when you think of credit problems. Credit problems exist in all walks of life! Nearly 70% of credit reports contain fixable items. That means 70% of people are letting their credit report cost them thousands of dollars per year! Did you know that, a poor credit score can hurt your chances of qualifying for a credit card, mortgage or any other kind of loan-it can even get in the way of renting an apartment, finding a job or reaching your dreams! However, a bad credit score can always be improved. Step by step and in plain English the HOW TO FIX YOUR CREDIT book shows you how to understand, improve and protect your credit quickly, easily, legally and on your own. Stop letting your credit score delay your dreams and cost you thousands of dollars.

How To Fix Copyright

Author: William Patry
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912912
Size: 11,16 MB
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Do copyright laws directly cause people to create works they otherwise wouldn't create? Do those laws directly put substantial amounts of money into authors' pockets? Does culture depend on copyright? Are copyright laws a key driver of competitiveness and of the knowledge economy? These are the key questions William Patry addresses in How to Fix Copyright. We all share the goals of increasing creative works, ensuring authors can make a decent living, furthering culture and competitiveness and ensuring that knowledge is widely shared, but what role does copyright law actually play in making these things come true in the real world? Simply believing in lofty goals isn't enough. If we want our goals to come true, we must go beyond believing in them; we must ensure they come true, through empirical testing and adjustment. Patry argues that laws must be consistent with prevailing markets and technologies because technologies play a large (although not exclusive) role in creating consumer demand; markets then satisfy that demand. Patry discusses how copyright laws arose out of eighteenth-century markets and technology, the most important characteristic of which was artificial scarcity. Artificial scarcity was created by the existence of a small number gatekeepers, by relatively high barriers to entry, and by analog limitations on copying. Markets and technologies change, in a symbiotic way, Patry asserts. New technologies create new demand, requiring new business models. The new markets created by the Internet and digital tools are the greatest ever: Barriers to entry are low, costs of production and distribution are low, the reach is global, and large sums of money can be made off of a multitude of small transactions. Along with these new technologies and markets comes the democratization of creation; digital abundance is replacing analog artificial scarcity. The task of policymakers is to remake our copyright laws to fit our times: our copyright laws, based on the eighteenth century concept of physical copies, gatekeepers, and artificial scarcity, must be replaced with laws based on access not ownership of physical goods, creation by the masses and not by the few, and global rather than regional markets. Patry's view is that of a traditionalist who believes in the goals of copyright but insists that laws must match the times rather than fight against the present and the future.

What S Wrong With The Europe Union And How To Fix It

Author: Simon Hix
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745658377
Size: 12,57 MB
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The European Union seems incapable of undertaking economic reforms and defining its place in the world. Public apathy towards the EU is also increasing, as citizens feel isolated from the institutions in Brussels and see no way to influence European level decisions. Taking a diagnosis and cure approach to the EU’s difficulties, Simon Hix tackles these problems with distinct clarity and open-mindedness. What the EU needs, Hix contends, is more open political competition. This would promote policy innovation, foster coalitions across the institutions, provide incentives for the media to cover developments in Brussels, and enable citizens to identify who governs in the EU and to take sides in policy debates. The EU is ready for this new challenge. The institutional reforms since the 1980s have transformed the EU into a more competitive polity, and political battles and coalitions are developing inside and between the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission. This emerging politics should be more central to the Brussels policy process, with clearer coalitions and identifiable winners and losers, at least in the short term. The risks are low because the EU has multiple checks-and-balances. Yet, the potential benefits are high, as more open politics could enable the EU to overcome policy gridlock, rebuild public support, and reduce the democratic deficit. This indispensable book will be of great interest to students of the European politics, scholars, policy makers and anyone concerned with the future of the European Union.