The Price Of Everything

Author: Russell Roberts
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691143358
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Stanford University student and Cuban American tennis prodigy Ramon Fernandez is outraged when a nearby mega-store hikes its prices the night of an earthquake. He crosses paths with provost and economics professor Ruth Lieber when he plans a campus protest against the price-gouging retailer--which is also a major donor to the university. Ruth begins a dialogue with Ramon about prices, prosperity, and innovation and their role in our daily lives. Is Ruth trying to limit the damage from Ramon's protest? Or does she have something altogether different in mind? As Ramon is thrust into the national spotlight by events beyond the Stanford campus, he learns there's more to price hikes than meets the eye, and he is forced to reconsider everything he thought he knew. What is the source of America's high standard of living? What drives entrepreneurs and innovation? What upholds the hidden order that allows us to choose our careers and pursue our passions with so little conflict? How does economic order emerge without anyone being in charge? Ruth gives Ramon and the reader a new appreciation for how our economy works and the wondrous role that the price of everything plays in everyday life. The Price of Everything is a captivating story about economic growth and the unseen forces that create and sustain economic harmony all around us.

The Price Of Everything

Author: Eduardo Porter
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0099537354
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"Why is a life saved from a terrorist attack worth two saved from a natural disaster? Why are women more valuable than ever? Why do Americans tip when Europeans don't? And how can orange juice be used to predict the weather? i>i>The Price of Everything starts with a simple premise- behind every decision we make lies a price, whether we're buying a cup of coffee, taking a new job, or deciding to become a parent. Prices are the invisible thread that connect and explain our society, culture, economy, successes and failures. Revealing connections that are ingenious and unexpected, Eduardo Porter shows just how fundamental the price of things, work, happiness, faith, family and the future is - both to our everyday lives and to civilisation as we know it."

The Real Price Of Everything

Author: Michael Lewis
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402747908
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Presents six classic discourses on economics by Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, Charles Mackay, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes, with brief introductions to each work.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Shortages And Rising Prices Of Softwood Lumber Hearings Before The Subcommittee On Housing And Urban Affairs 93 1 March 26 And 27 1973

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
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Shortages And Rising Prices Of Softwood Lumber

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs
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Priceless

Author: Frank Ackerman
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459604253
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As clinical as it sounds to express the value of human lives, health, or the environment in cold dollars and cents, cost-benefit analysis requires it. More disturbingly, this approach is being embraced by a growing number of politicians and conservative pundits as the most reasonable way to make many policy decisions regarding public health and the environment.By systematically refuting the economic algorithms and illogical assumptions that cost-benefit analysts flaunt as fact, Priceless tells a ''gripping story about how solid science has been shoved to the backburner by bean counters with ideological blinders'' (In These Times). Ackerman and Heinzerling argue that decisions about health and safety should be made ''to reflect not economists' numbers, but democratic values, chosen on moral grounds. This is a vividly written book, punctuated by striking analogies, a good deal of outrage, and a nice dose of humor'' (Cass Sunstein, The New Republic). Essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of human health and environmental protection, Priceless ''shines a bright light on obstacles that stand in the way of good government decisions'' (Public Citizen News).

The Spectator No 170 251 Sept 14 1711 Dec 18 1711

Author: George Atherton Aitken
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The Price Of Everything

Author: Andrew Motion
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571263682
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This volume brings together two long poems. 'Lines of Desire' tells the story of an individual in crisis, under pressure from past and present events. 'Joe Soap' combines narrative and lyric forms to trace a historical pattern reaching from the First World War to contemporary apocalypse. Both are remarkable additions to an important body of work.

Report On The Internal Commerce Of The United States

Author: United States. Bureau of statistics (Treasury dept.)
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The American

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The Financial Economy Of The United States Illustrated

Author: John Alexander Ferris
Editor: Burt Franklin
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Report

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The Manufacturer And Builder

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Blackwood S Edinburgh Magazine

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The Railway Age

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The Contemporary Review

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Journals Of The House Of Commons Of Canada

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The Value Of Everything

Author: Mariana Mazzucato
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241188822
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Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight. In modern capitalism, value-extraction - the siphoning off of profits, from shareholders' dividends to bankers' bonuses - is rewarded more highly than value-creation: the productive process that drives a healthy economy and society. We misidentify takers as makers, and have lost sight of what value really means. Once a central plank of economic thought, this concept of value - what it is, why it matters to us - is simply no longer discussed. Yet, argues Mariana Mazzucato in this penetrating and passionate new book, if we are to reform capitalism - to radically transform an increasingly sick system rather than continue feeding it - we urgently need to rethink where wealth comes from. Who is creating it, who is extracting it, and who is destroying it? Answers to these questions are key if we want to replace the current parasitic system with a type of capitalism that is more sustainable, more symbiotic: that works for us all. The Value of Everything will reignite a long-needed debate about the kind of world we really want to live in.

The Price Of Ransom

Author: Alis A. Rasmussen
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553287882
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