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Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

What Really Caused the World's Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again

  • Author: Peter J. Wallison
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • ISBN: 159403866X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
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The 2008 financial crisis—like the Great Depression—was a world-historical event. What caused it will be debated for years, if not generations. The conventional narrative is that the financial crisis was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation of the financial system. That narrative produced the Dodd-Frank Act, the most comprehensive financial-system regulation since the New Deal. There is evidence, however, that the Dodd-Frank Act has slowed the recovery from the recession. If insufficient regulation caused the financial crisis, then the Dodd-Frank Act will never be modified or repealed; proponents will argue that doing so will cause another crisis. A competing narrative about what caused the financial crisis has received little attention. This view, which is accepted by almost all Republicans in Congress and most conservatives, contends that the crisis was caused by government housing policies. This book extensively documents this view. For example, it shows that in June 2008, before the crisis, 58 percent of all US mortgages were subprime or other low-quality mortgages. Of these, 76 percent were on the books of government agencies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. When these mortgages defaulted in 2007 and 2008, they drove down housing prices and weakened banks and other mortgage holders, causing the crisis. After this book is published, no one will be able to claim that the financial crisis was caused by insufficient regulation, or defend Dodd-Frank, without coming to terms with the data this book contains.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers

  • Author: Jan Chipchase,Simon Steinhardt
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062125710
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Hidden in Plain Sight by global innovation consultant Jan Chipchase with Simon Steinhardt is a fascinating look at how consumers think and behave. Chipchase, named by Fortune as “one of the 50 smartest people in tech,” has traveled the world, studying people of all nations and their habits, paying attention to the ordinary things that we do every day an how they effect our buying decisions. Future-focused and provocative, Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers illuminates exactly what drives consumers to make the choices they do, and demonstrates how all types of businesses can learn to see—and capitalize upon—what is hidden in plain sight today to create businesses tomorrow.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

How to Find and Execute Your Company's Next Big Growth Strategy

  • Author: Erich Joachimsthaler
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1422163318
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 253
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Companies must innovate to grow, but they often forget to look beyond their own brands. Take Sony, for example. Its success with consumer innovations like the Walkman blinded it to obvious changes in how, when, and where people wanted their music. Apple capitalized on those changes in demand with the iPod, providing a new way of listening to music and of managing one’s entire music library. This book explains how you can spot these opportunities that are hidden in plain sight. It introduces the demand-first innovation and growth model that will show you how to become an unbiased observer of people’s consumption and usage behaviors. Refining this skill helps companies generate organic growth through new products, services, solutions, and experiences that truly enhance peoples’ lives. Revealing the innovative processes of such organizations as BMW, Proctor and Gamble, GE Healthcare, and Frito-Lay, Hidden in Plain Sight offers you a new approach to identifying and executing your company’s growth strategy.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

  • Author: Nuruddin Farah
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 1780748000
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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When Bella learns of the murder of her beloved half brother by political extremists in Somalia, she’s in Italy. The two had different fathers but shared a Somali mother, from whom Bella has inherited her freewheeling ways. An internationally known fashion photographer, dazzling but aloof, she comes and goes as she pleases. But now that her teenage niece and nephew are effectively orphaned, their mother having abandoned them years ago, Bella feels an unfamiliar surge of protectiveness. Putting her life on hold, she travels to Kenya – where the two are in boarding school – uncertain whether she can, or must, come to their rescue. When their mother resurfaces, reasserting her maternal rights and bringing with her a gale of chaos and confusion that mirror the deepening political instability in the region, Bella has to decide how far she will go to obey the call of sisterly responsibility.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Secret of More

  • Author: Mark Buchanan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418554634
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 244
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Even for the religious, life is full of questions: What is faith? Can my life be more satisfying? How can I deepen my walk with Christ? What does it mean to be happy? These bubble and boil underneath the surface of our everyday life. And though we ignore them, we know they point us to realms of wisdom or even mystery-to something more. Author Mark Buchanan asked these same questions. "I want more, God," he prayed-and the answer was more than he was looking for. It was right there, hidden in plain sight among the syllables and syntax of a few words of advice from the apostle Peter. With time and experience, Buchanan learned to tease it out, this secret of more, and he wrote a book about it: Hidden in Plain Sight. The answer, he discovered, is an investigation of the cross. The answer is an excavation of the virtues. The answer urges us passionately to "make every effort." And, Buchanan tells us, the answer is worth it.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Revelation of the Son's of Yah in America

  • Author: Huldah Dauid
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692800485
  • Category:
  • Page: 248
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Due to the forced migrations during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade many Africans have been displaced from their homelands, language, and culture. Because of conquest, colonialism, and history written in jealousy, the identity of this displaced people has become a topic of controversial discussion. This African Diaspora has been the vehicle for stealing and recasting the historical people of the land, while also veiling the truth of their pre-slavery existence. After nearly 400 years of the calculated misuse of religion and removal of cultural markers, Hidden in Plain Sight seeks to provoke thought on religion, racism, and cultural appropriation in order to assist in rebuilding the foundation that has been destroyed by systemic oppression. The current condition of "Blacks" in America is an obvious cause for concern, but very few seek to tell the unbridled truth about the origin of this condition, as well as those who have contributed to its perpetuation. This book tackles the echoing questions of "Why can't we just move on?" Is it truly necessary to know the past in order to change the course of the future? Can there ever be solidarity amongst humanity? and if so what does that look like? As you read this book prepare for a liberating journey with the ultimate destination being a place of unity and redemptive truth.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance

  • Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199366616
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 199
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While examining its neuro-cognitive hardware, psychology usually ignores the socio-cognitive software underlying human attention. Yet although it is nature that equips us with our sense organs, it is nevertheless society that shapes the way we actually use them. The book explores the social underpinnings of attention, the way in which we focus our attention (and thereby notice and ignore things) not just as individuals and as humans but also as social beings, members of particular communities with specific traditions and conventions of attending to certain parts of reality while ignoring others.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

A Deep Traveler Explores Connecticut

  • Author: David K. Leff
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 0819572829
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 264
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In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But the “deep traveler,” according to Hartford Courant essayist David K. Leff, doesn’t make this mistake. Instead, the commonplace elements become the most important. By learning to see the magic in the mundane, we not only enrich daily life with a sense of place, we are more likely to protect and make those places better. Over his many years working at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and writing about the state’s landscape, Leff gained unparalleled intimacy while traveling its byways and back roads. In Hidden in Plain Sight, Leff’s essays and photographs take us on a point-by-point journey, revealing the rich stories behind many of Connecticut’s overlooked landmarks, from the Merritt Parkway and Cornwall’s Cathedral Pines to roadside rock art and centuries-old milestones.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Beyond the X-Files

  • Author: Richard Sauder
  • Publisher: Keyhole Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780967799520
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 203
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This is the most in-depth book by Dr. Richard Sauder, the world's premier investigator of underground bases and tunnels. In these pages, Dr. Sauder asks, and often answers, such questions as: - Where are the secret underground bases? - How far down do they go? - What leaks are coming from the classified world? - What has the U.S. Navy planned for beneath the ocean floor? - Are there bases beneath the ocean? - What's going on beneath Washington, D.C.? - Are there high-speed, underground maglev systems? - What is the connection with UFOs and the alien question? This is a book that truly goes where no other book has gone before. It is a must-read for any and all who are seeking to understand the full magnitude of the Matrix-like reality of our civilization. Using a combination of archival research, on-the-scene investigation, and first-hand interviews, Sauder takes the reader into a world that is under the ground and under the ocean. It is a world that we are supposed to think is impossible, and yet -- after reviewing his evidence -- seems all-too-likely. Jim Marrs, author of bestsellers "Crossfire," "Rule by Secrecy," and "The Rise of the Fourth Reich," said that "Hidden in Plain Sight" should be on your "must-read shelf." Timothy Good, author of the bestseller "Above Top Secret," called Sauder's book "brilliant, fascinating and revealing ... a must for all those interested in, and concerned about, the clandestine underground and undersea world beneath us."

Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium

Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium

  • Author: Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440854041
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 245
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Pimp-controlled sex workers, exploited migrants, domestic servants, and sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth are just a few of the many forms of sex trafficking and labor trafficking going on all around the world—including in the United States. This book exposes both well-known and more obscure forms of human trafficking, documenting how these heinous crimes are encountered in our daily lives. • Exposes the tragic fact that human trafficking is likely going on in every city of the United States, often in legitimate industries, and that every American has worn, touched, or consumed goods produced with slave labor • Documents the shocking number of human trafficking forms, including sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth, mail-order brides, forced labor and sex trafficking in massage parlors and nail salons, door-to-door solicitation crews, military sex tourism, child sex tourism, domestic servitude, gang-controlled sex trafficking, slavery in the chocolate and textile industries, and exploitation of undocumented migrants • Features a combination of direct experiences identifying and rescuing victims, interviews with convicted human traffickers, empirical research, and criminal case files • Lays out action items for the modern-day abolitionist movement to better prevent human trafficking victimization, as well as to protect survivors and prosecute offenders

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television, and Popular Culture

  • Author: Nathan Abrams
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810132842
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 280
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television, and Popular Culture is the first collection of its kind on this subject. The volume brings together a range of original essays that address different aspects of the role and presence of Jews and Jewishness in British film and television from the interwar period to the present. It constructs a historical overview of the Jewish contribution to British film and television, which has not always been sufficiently acknowledged. Each chapter presents a case study reflective of the specific Jewish experience as well as its particularly British context, with cultural representations of how Jews responded to events from the 1930s and '40s, including World War II, the Holocaust, and a legacy of antisemitism, through to the new millennium.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture

  • Author: Cora J. Voyageur,David Newhouse,Dan Beavon
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442663375
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 504
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The acclaimed and accessible Hidden in Plain Sight series showcases the extraordinary contributions made by Aboriginal peoples to Canadian identity and culture. This collection features new accounts of Aboriginal peoples working hard to improve their lives and those of other Canadians, and serves as a powerful contrast to narratives that emphasize themes of victimhood, displacement, and cultural disruption. In this second volume of the series, leading scholars and other experts pay tribute to the enduring influence of Aboriginal peoples on Canadian economic and community development, environmental initiatives, education, politics, and arts and culture. Interspersed are profiles of many significant Aboriginal figures, including singer-songwriter and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie, politician Elijah Harper, entrepreneur Dave Tuccaro, and musician Robbie Robertson. Hidden in Plain Sight continues to enrich and broaden our understandings of Aboriginal and Canadian history, while providing inspiration for a new generation of leaders and luminaries.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

  • Author: Mary Ellis
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 1780109687
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
  • View: 2951
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Introducing private investigator Kate Weller in the first of the brand-new Marked for Retribution mystery series. On the run from a troubled past, Kate Weller, the newest member of Price Investigations, covers her tracks, changes her name and takes a case in Charleston, South Carolina, where she can hide in plain sight. Renting a charming room with a waterfront view, Kate sets about trying to locate her adopted client’s natural siblings, only to find more questions than answers when she eventually tracks down a long-lost sister. Meanwhile, her new landlord won’t stop sticking his nose into her case. As far as Kate’s concerned, Eric Manfredi should focus on whatever competitor is bent on ruining his family business. But when petty vandalism turns lethal, and Eric’s father is arrested for murder, Kate determines to prove his innocence. Can she find the real culprit before a killer from her own past tracks her down?

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate

  • Author: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400829658
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 384
  • View: 1816
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Hidden in Plain Sight tells the tragic untold story of children's rights in America. It asks why the United States today, alone among nations, rejects the most universally embraced human-rights document in history, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This book is a call to arms for America to again be a leader in human rights, and to join the rest of the civilized world in recognizing that the thirst for justice is not for adults alone. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse explores the meaning of children's rights throughout American history, interweaving the childhood stories of iconic figures such as Benjamin Franklin with those of children less known but no less courageous, like the heroic youngsters who marched for civil rights. How did America become a place where twelve-year-old Lionel Tate could be sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1999 death of a young playmate? In answering questions like this, Woodhouse challenges those who misguidedly believe that America's children already have more rights than they need, or that children's rights pose a threat to parental autonomy or family values. She reveals why fundamental human rights and principles of dignity, equality, privacy, protection, and voice are essential to a child's journey into adulthood, and why understanding rights for children leads to a better understanding of human rights for all. Compassionate, wise, and deeply moving, Hidden in Plain Sight will force an examination of our national resistance--and moral responsibility--to recognize children's rights. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

An Archaeology of Magic and the Cinema

  • Author: Colin Williamson
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 081357255X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 248
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What does it mean to describe cinematic effects as “movie magic,” to compare filmmakers to magicians, or to say that the cinema is all a “trick”? The heyday of stage illusionism was over a century ago, so why do such performances still serve as a key reference point for understanding filmmaking, especially now that so much of the cinema rests on the use of computers? To answer these questions, Colin Williamson situates film within a long tradition of magical practices that combine art and science, involve deception and discovery, and evoke two forms of wonder—both awe at the illusion displayed and curiosity about how it was performed. He thus considers how, even as they mystify audiences, cinematic illusions also inspire them to learn more about the technologies and techniques behind moving images. Tracing the overlaps between the worlds of magic and filmmaking, Hidden in Plain Sight examines how professional illusionists and their tricks have been represented onscreen, while also considering stage magicians who have stepped behind the camera, from Georges Méliès to Ricky Jay. Williamson offers an insightful, wide-ranging investigation of how the cinema has functioned as a “device of wonder” for more than a century, while also exploring how several key filmmakers, from Orson Welles to Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese, employ the rhetoric of magic. Examining pre-cinematic visual culture, animation, nonfiction film, and the digital trickery of today’s CGI spectacles, Hidden in Plain Sight provides an eye-opening look at the powerful ways that magic has shaped our modes of perception and our experiences of the cinema.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

  • Author: Ken Bowers
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort
  • ISBN: 9781555174989
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 249
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A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world.Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference, 1988This overall combination composed of religious, financial, and political committees cooperates and co-ordinates with all the other groups to accomplish their ultimate plan which is a one-world government called the New World Order.That plan also entails the creation of a one-world religion, to the exclusion of all others. to accomplish the dual goal of a one-world government and religion, they have already engaged the services of a man who is and will be the Anti-Christ.This book examines these financial, political and religious combinations and shows the false reasoning they use to deceive us. Also examined is the important role of the media in obscuring the actions of this great conspiracy, allowing them to truly hide in plain sight.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

  • Author: Leslie Townsend
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0595237827
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 158
  • View: 856
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Leslie lives life to the fullest. She is loved and respected by her family and friends. Throughout her life, she has achieved many goals including working as a model, getting married and entertaining audiences as a stand-up comedienne. However, all the while, Leslie has been hiding a secret about her past. Always fearful of being rejected and ostracized if the truth came to light, Leslie kept her past just that, the past.But secrets weigh heavy on her mind and after years of lies and covering her tracks through career pursuits and relationships, she has decided to tell the truth about her transsexual history and the struggle to live with the legacy of her decision.This story follows the journey of a child in confusion, an adolescent in turmoil and a young adult, who embarks on a quest for wholeness. It is a story of breaking gender barriers and of crossing the chasm from male to female.

In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight

A Game

  • Author: Richard Jackson
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN: 1626729433
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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Sophie lives with Mama and Daddy and Grandpa, who spends his days by the window. Every day after school, it's Grandpa whom Sophie runs to. "Here I am, Grandpa!" "Ah, Sophie, how was your day?" As Sophie and her grandpa talk, he asks her to find items he's "lost" throughout the day, guiding Sophie on a tour through his daily life and connecting their generations in this sweet, playful picture book from Richard Jackson, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Jerry Pinkney.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

  • Author: Susan Lewis
  • Publisher: Century
  • ISBN: 9781780896076
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
  • View: 3356
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The surprising new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Moment She Left. Andee Lawrence is in heaven. Well, the South of France to be exact. Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage, for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life. Pottering around a small picturesque town on an early summer's day, she is at peace. But her world is about to be shattered. Remember me? Two words spoken by a woman from the back of a car that say so much yet reveal so little. As the car drives away Andee is left reeling, overwhelmed by shock, confusion, self-doubt and mounting trepidation. Almost thirty years ago, fourteen year old Penny had disappeared from her family's life, never to be heard from again. It is the missing child case that has haunted Andee her whole life; And now Penny - Andee's sister - is back. The question is: why?