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The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

  • Author: John C. Bogle
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300134835
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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There is no one better qualified to tell us about the failures of the American financial system and the grotesque abuses that have taken place in recent years than John Bogle, who as founder and former chief executive of the Vanguard mutual funds group has seen firsthand the innermost workings of the financial industry. A zealous advocate for the small investor for more than fifty years, Bogle has championed the restoration of integrity in industry practices. As an astute observer and commentator, he knows that a trustworthy business and financial complex is essential to America’s continuing leadership in the world and to social and economic progress at home. This book tells not just a story about what went wrong but, more important, the story of why we lost our way and of how we can right our course. Bogle argues for a return to a governance structure in which owners’ capital that has been put at risk is used in their interests rather than in the interests of corporate and financial managers. Given that ownership is now consolidated in the hands of relatively few large mutual and pension funds, the specific reforms Bogle details in this book are essential as well as practical. Every investor, analyst, Wall-Streeter, policy maker, and businessperson should read this deeply informed book.

Das Zeitalter des Überwachungskapitalismus

Das Zeitalter des Überwachungskapitalismus

  • Author: Shoshana Zuboff
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593439638
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 727
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Gegen den Big-Other-Kapitalismus ist Big Brother harmlos. Die Menschheit steht am Scheideweg, sagt die Harvard-Ökonomin Shoshana Zuboff. Bekommt die Politik die wachsende Macht der High-Tech-Giganten in den Griff? Oder überlassen wir uns der verborgenen Logik des Überwachungskapitalismus? Wie reagieren wir auf die neuen Methoden der Verhaltensauswertung und -manipulation, die unsere Autonomie bedrohen? Akzeptieren wir die neuen Formen sozialer Ungleichheit? Ist Widerstand ohnehin zwecklos? Zuboff bewertet die soziale, politische, ökonomische und technologische Bedeutung der großen Veränderung, die wir erleben. Sie zeichnet ein unmissverständliches Bild der neuen Märkte, auf denen Menschen nur noch Quelle eines kostenlosen Rohstoffs sind - Lieferanten von Verhaltensdaten. Noch haben wir es in der Hand, wie das nächste Kapitel des Kapitalismus aussehen wird. Meistern wir das Digitale oder sind wir seine Sklaven? Es ist unsere Entscheidung! Zuboffs Buch liefert eine neue Erzählung des Kapitalismus. An ihrer Deutung kommen kritische Geister nicht vorbei.

Age Shock

Age Shock

How Finance is Failing Us

  • Author: Robin Blackburn
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1844678342
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
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Most countries face the future with an ageing population, yet most governments are cutting back on pensions and the care services needed by the elderly. Robin Blackburn exposes the perverse reasoning and special interests which have combined to produce this nonsensical state of affairs. This updated paperback edition of Age Shock includes a new preface explaining why the credit crunch and eurozone crisis have had such a devastating impact and outlining a way to guarantee decent pensions and care provision.

The Political Economy of Korea

The Political Economy of Korea

Transition, Transformation and Turnaround

  • Author: J. Uttam
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137451246
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 269
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Korea's twin transitions – agrarian to industrial and industrial to post-industrial – transformed the country's political economy. Moving away from the traditional focus on aspects such as market, culture, and colonialism, the author argues that Korea's 'second state' was revitalized through the 'people's movement' and 'citizens movement'.

The Protestant Ethic or the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic or the Spirit of Capitalism

Christians, Freedom, and Free Markets

  • Author: Kathryn D. Blanchard
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621890694
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 262
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Since the publication of Max Weber's classic, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, it has long been assumed that a distinctly Protestant ethos has shaped the current global economic order. Against this common consensus, Kathryn D. Blanchard argues that the theological thought of John Calvin and the Protestant movement as a whole has much to say that challenges the current incarnation of the capitalist order. This book develops an approach to Christian economic ethics that celebrates God's gift of human freedom, while at the same time acknowledging necessary, and indeed vital, limitations in the context of material and social life. Through sustained interaction with such unlikely dialogue partners as Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, Deirdre McCloskey, and Muhammad Yunus, this book shows that the virtues of self-denial, neighbor love, and sympathy have been quite at home in the capitalism of the past, and can be again. Though self-interest has enjoyed several decades as the unquestioned ruling principle of American economics, other-interest is steadily coming back into view, not only among Christian ethicists, but among economists as well. This book explores the important implications of this shift in economic thinking from a theological perspective.

The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation

The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation

Czech Culture and the Rise of Communism

  • Author: Bradley F. Abrams
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742530249
  • Category: History
  • Page: 363
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Through a reading of major publications, this book recreates a postwar mood sympathetic to radical social change, thus casting doubt on the standard view of the communists' rise to power. It also raises questions about the relationship between war and radical social change, the communist takeover of the region, and the role of intellectuals.

Corporate Governance Failures

Corporate Governance Failures

The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis

  • Author: James P. Hawley,Shyam J. Kamath,Andrew T. Williams
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812204643
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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Corporate governance, the internal policies and leadership that guide the actions of corporations, played a major part in the recent global financial crisis. While much blame has been targeted at compensation arrangements that rewarded extreme risk-taking but did not punish failure, the performance of large, supposedly sophisticated institutional investors in this crisis has gone for the most part unexamined. Shareholding organizations, such as pension funds and mutual funds, hold considerable sway over the financial industry from Wall Street to the City of London. Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis exposes the misdeeds and lapses of these institutional investors leading up to the recent economic meltdown. In this collection of original essays, edited by pioneers in the field of fiduciary capitalism, top legal and financial practitioners and researchers discuss detrimental actions and inaction of institutional investors. Corporate Governance Failures reveals how these organizations exposed themselves and their clientele to extremely complex financial instruments, such as credit default swaps, through investments in hedge and private equity funds as well as more traditional equity investments in large financial institutions. The book's contributors critique fund executives for tolerating the "pursuit of alpha" culture that led managers to pursue risky financial strategies in hopes of outperforming the market. The volume also points out how and why institutional investors failed to effectively monitor such volatile investments, ignoring relatively well-established corporate governance principles and best practices. Along with detailed investigations of institutional investor missteps, Corporate Governance Failures offers nuanced and realistic proposals to mitigate future financial pitfalls. This volume provides fresh perspectives on ways institutional investors can best act as gatekeepers and promote responsible investment.

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

Why We Must Embrace China as a Partner or Face It as an Enemy

  • Author: Will Hutton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743298616
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
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The prevailing view of China is that the country is an economic juggernaut sure to become the dominant power of the twenty-first century. In this provocative and stimulating book critically acclaimed author Will Hutton warns instead that China is running up against a set of daunting challenges from within its own political and economic system that could well derail its rise, leading to a massive shock to the global economy. The United States, he argues, must recognize that it has a vital stake in working to assure this doesn't happen, for if China's political liberalization and economic growth collapse, the United States will suffer crippling consequences. In today's highly globalized world economy, so much of the economic health of the United States -- our low inflation, high profits, and cheap credit -- rests upon China's economic growth and its massive investment in the United States. A great deal has been said about the economic and military threat China poses. But rather than provoking China with the military hawkishness of recent years and resisting Chinese economic supremacy with the saber rattling of protectionist antitrade policies -- twenty such bills have been introduced in Congress in just the last year -- the United States must build a strong relationship that will foster China's transition from an antiquated Communist state beset with profound problems to a fully modern, enlightened, and open society. Doing so will require understanding and engagement, not enmity and suspicion. China's current economic model, Hutton explains, is unsustainable, premised as it is on the myriad contradictions and dysfunctions of an authoritarian state attempting to control an economy in its transition to capitalism. If the twenty-first century is to be the China century, the Chinese will have to embrace the features of modern Western nations that have spurred the political stability and economic power of the United States and Europe: the rule of law, an independent judiciary, freedom of the press, and authentic representative government that is accountable to the people. Whether or not China does so rests in large part on how well the United States manages the relationship and persuades the Chinese of the virtues of an open, enlightened democratic system. The danger is that fearmongering will intensify animosities, leading both countries down a path of peril. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, this brilliantly argued book is vital reading at a crucial juncture in world affairs.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning

1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City

  • Author: Jonathan Mahler
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429931035
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods. By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed "Son of Sam." And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York's history. As the turbulent year wore on, the city became absorbed in two epic battles: the fight between Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo for the city's mayoralty. Buried beneath these parallel conflicts—one for the soul of baseball, the other for the soul of the city—was the subtext of race. The brash and confident Jackson took every black myth and threw it back in white America's face. Meanwhile, Koch and Cuomo ran bitterly negative campaigns that played upon urbanites' fears of soaring crime and falling municipal budgets. These braided stories tell the history of a year that saw the opening of Studio 54, the evolution of punk rock, and the dawning of modern SoHo. As the pragmatist Koch defeated the visionary Cuomo and as Reggie Jackson finally rescued a team racked with dissension,1977 became a year of survival but also of hope. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the basis of the 2007 ESPN miniseries, starring John Turturro as Billy Martin, Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner, and Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson.

We the People

We the People

A Doctor's Handbook for How America's Citizens Can Save Their Country

  • Author: Michael P Fangman M.D.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479721956
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 115
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In WE THE PEOPLE, A DOCTORS HANDBOOK ., Michael P Fangman M.D. gives the United States anything but a clean bill of health. In a far reaching commentary youll never hear on Meet the Press; medical problem-solving and common sense are compared to political patrimony in the face of dire systemic problems. The paralysis of Washington DC is exposed for what it is - Machiavellian greed and irresponsibility; flagrant denial that their broken partisan political system is threatening to kill our American way of life. He explains how leadership and accountability have been replaced in Washington DC by extremism and myopic ideology; insinuated with crony capitalism and seeking domination through polarized elections and money. We the People- who rely on DC to maintain a society where hard work should afford us our constitutions most basic goal, promotion of the The General Welfare, are increasingly irrelevant. The arrogance of todays leadership is unprecedented and must end. But his message is one of confidence that the wisdom, productivity, ethical standards and vitality of the American people can be harnessed and must prevail over partisan political corruption and crony capitalism. In the end, the Handbook shows the reader how WE THE PEOPLE can empower ourselves with knowledge and unity, to exercise our Constitutional rights and reshape our own future as a team.

Index Investing For Dummies

Index Investing For Dummies

  • Author: Russell Wild
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470465349
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 364
  • View: 1203
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A recommended, proven way to broaden portfolios and profits Recommended by finance experts and used extensively by institutional investors, index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide unmanaged, diversified exposure to a variety of asset classes. Index Investing For Dummies shows active investors how to add index investments to their portfolios and make the most of their money, while protecting their assets. It features plain-English information on the different types of index funds and their advantage over other funds, getting started in index investing, using index funds for asset allocation, understanding returns and risk, diversifying among fund holdings, and applying winning strategies for maximum profit.

Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC

Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC

  • Author: William Mervin Gumede
  • Publisher: Zebra
  • ISBN: 9781770070929
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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The first detailed analysis of the presidency of Nelson Mandela's successor, and possibly the most powerful man in Africa.

Fiduciary Law and Responsible Investing

Fiduciary Law and Responsible Investing

In Nature’s trust

  • Author: Benjamin J. Richardson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135941068
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 340
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This book is about fiduciary law’s influence on the financial economy’s environmental performance, focusing on how the law affects responsible investing and considering possible legal reforms to shift financial markets closer towards sustainability. Fiduciary law governs how trustees, fund managers or other custodians administer the investment portfolios owned by beneficiaries. Written for a diverse audience, not just legal scholars, the book examines in a multi-jurisdictional context an array of philosophical, institutional and economic issues that have shaped the movement for responsible investing and its legal framework. Fiduciary law has acquired greater influence in the financial economy in tandem with the extraordinary recent growth of institutional funds such as pension plans and insurance company portfolios. While the fiduciary prejudice against responsible investing has somewhat waned in recent years, owing mainly to reinterpretations of fiduciary and trust law, significant barriers remain. This book advances the notion of ‘nature’s trust’ to metaphorically signal how fiduciary responsibility should accommodate society’s dependence on long-term environmental well-being. Financial institutions, managing vast investment portfolios on behalf of millions of beneficiaries, should manage those investments with regard to the broader social interest in sustaining ecological health. Even for their own financial self-interest, investors over the long-term should benefit from maintaining nature’s capital. We should expect everyone to act in nature’s trust, from individual funds to market regulators. The ancient public trust doctrine could be refashioned for stimulating this change, and sovereign wealth funds should take the lead in pioneering best practices for environmentally responsible investing.

The John C. Bogle Reader

The John C. Bogle Reader

  • Author: John C. Bogle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118414373
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 1248
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John Bogle's most influential investment books, availabletogether for the first time John C. Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, a trillion-dollarinvestment management company, is one of the most respected authorsin the financial world. Now, for the first time, The John C.Bogle Reader brings together three of his bestsellingbooks in one definitive collection. Don't Count on It presents Bogle's unique insights intothe world of mutual fund investing and the mutual fundindustry Common Sense on Mutual Funds addresses how the mutualfund industry has changed over the past twenty years, and how bestto arrange and manage funds in today's world The Little Book of Common Sense Investing recommends asimple, time-tested investment strategy sure to deliver thegreatest return to the greatest number of investors Essential reading for investors everywhere, The John C. BogleReader brings together the life-changing works of mutual fundpioneer John Bogle in one comprehensive anthology.

Trillion Dollar Economists

Trillion Dollar Economists

How Economists and Their Ideas have Transformed Business

  • Author: Robert Litan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111878183X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 400
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A detailed look at how economists shaped the world, and how thelegacy continues Trillion Dollar Economists explores the prize-winningideas that have shaped business decisions, business models, andgovernment policies, expanding the popular idea of the economist'srole from one of forecaster to one of innovator. Written by theformer Director of Economic Research at Bloomberg Government, theKauffman Foundation and the Brookings Institution, this bookdescribes the ways in which economists have helped shape the world– in some cases, dramatically enough to be recognized with aNobel Prize or Clark Medal. Detailed discussion of how economiststhink about the world and the pace of future innovation leads to anexamination of the role, importance, and limits of the market, andeconomists' contributions to business and policy in the past,present, and future. Few economists actually forecast the economy's performance.Instead, the bulk of the profession is concerned with how marketswork, and how they can be made more efficient and productive togenerate the things people want to buy for a better life. Full ofinterviews with leading economists and industry leaders,Trillion Dollar Economists showcases the innovations thathave built modern business and policy. Readers will: Review the basics of economics and the innovation ofeconomists, including market failures and the macro-microdistinction Discover the true power of economic ideas when used directly inbusiness, as exemplified by Priceline and Google Learn how economists contributed to policy platforms intransportation, energy, telecommunication, and more Explore the future of economics in business applications, andthe policy ideas, challenges, and implications Economists have helped firms launch new businesses, establishednew ways of making money, and shaped government policy to createnew opportunities and a new landscape on which businesses compete.Trillion Dollar Economists provides a comprehensiveexploration of these contributions, and a detailed look atinnovation to come.

Natural Selection's Paradox

Natural Selection's Paradox

The Outlaw Gene, the Religion of Money, and the Origin of Evil

  • Author: Carter Stroud
  • Publisher: Natural Selection's Paradox
  • ISBN: 1419692747
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 396
  • View: 1967
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An important addition to understanding natural selection, these essays redefine wealth and identify a sustainable spirituality using the perspectives of scientific research and historical wisdom.

The Clash of the Cultures

The Clash of the Cultures

Investment vs. Speculation

  • Author: John C. Bogle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118238214
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6706
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Recommended Reading by Warren Buffet in his March 2013 Letterto Shareholders How speculation has come to dominate investment—ahard-hitting look from the creator of the first index fund. Over the course of his sixty-year career in the mutual fundindustry, Vanguard Group founder John C. Bogle has witnessed amassive shift in the culture of the financial sector. The prudent,value-adding culture of long-term investment has been crowded outby an aggressive, value-destroying culture of short-termspeculation. Mr. Bogle has not been merely an eye-witness to thesechanges, but one of the financial sector’s most activeparticipants. In The Clash of the Cultures, he urges a return tothe common sense principles of long-term investing. Provocative and refreshingly candid, this book discusses Mr.Bogle's views on the changing culture in the mutual fund industry,how speculation has invaded our national retirement system, thefailure of our institutional money managers to effectivelyparticipate in corporate governance, and the need for a federalstandard of fiduciary duty. Mr. Bogle recounts the history of the index mutual fund, how hecreated it, and how exchange-traded index funds have altered itsoriginal concept of long-term investing. He also presents afirst-hand history of Wellington Fund, a real-world case study onthe success of investment and the failure of speculation. The bookconcludes with ten simple rules that will help investors meet theirfinancial goals. Here, he presents a common sense strategy that"may not be the best strategy ever devised. But the number ofstrategies that are worse is infinite." The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculationcompletes the trilogy of best-selling books, beginning withBogle on Investing: The First 50 Years (2001) and Don'tCount on It! (2011)

Plattform-Kapitalismus

Plattform-Kapitalismus

  • Author: Nick Srnicek
  • Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
  • ISBN: 386854934X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 144
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Was vereint Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Monsanto, Uber und Airbnb? Sie alle sind Unternehmen, die Hardware und Software für andere bereitstellen, mit dem Ziel, möglichst geschlossene sozio-ökonomische Tech-Systeme zu schaffen. Google kontrolliert die Recherche, Facebook regiert Social Media und Amazon ist führend beim E-Commerce. Doch nicht nur Technologie-Unternehmen bauen Plattformen auf, auch Traditionsfirmen wie Siemens entwickeln ein cloudbasiertes Produktionssystem. Plattformen sind in der Lage, immense Daten zu gewinnen, zu nutzen und zu verkaufen – Monopolisierungstendenzen sind die "natürliche" Folge. Sind wir auf dem Weg in einen digitalen Monopolkapitalismus? Diese Streitschrift ist unerlässlich für alle, die verstehen wollen, wie die mächtigsten technologischen Unternehmen unserer Zeit die globale Ökonomie verändern.

Effective Customer Relationship Management

Effective Customer Relationship Management

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cambria Press
  • ISBN: 1621969339
  • Category:
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