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The Price of Federalism

Author : Paul E. Peterson
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What is the price of federalism? Does it result in governmental interconnections that are too complex? Does it create overlapping responsibilities? Does it perpetuate social inequalities? Does it stifle economic growth? To answer these questions, Paul Peterson sets forth two theories of federalism: functional and legislative. Functional theory is optimistic. It says that each level of the federal system is well designed to carry out the tasks for which it is mainly responsible. State and local governments assume responsibility for their area's physical and social development; the national government cares for the needy and reduces economic inequities. Legislative theory, in contrast, is pessimistic: it says that national political leaders, responding to electoral pressures, misuse their power. They shift unpopular burdens to lower levels of government while spending national dollars on popular government programs for which they can claim credit. Both theories are used to explain different aspects of American federalism. Legislative theory explains why federal grants have never been used to equalize public services. Elected officials cannot easily justify to their constituents a vote to shift funds away from the geographic area they represent. The overall direction that American federalism has taken in recent years is better explained by functional theory. As the costs of transportation and communication have declined, labor and capital have become increasingly mobile, placing states and localities in greater competition with one another. State and local governments are responding to these changes by overlooking the needs of the poor, focusing instead on economic development. As a further consequence, older, big cities of the Rust Belt, inefficient in their operations and burdened by social responsibilities, are losing jobs and population to the suburban communities that surround them. Peterson recommends that the national government adopt policies that take into account the economic realities identified by functional theory. The national government should give states and localities responsibility for most transportation, education, crime control, and other basic governmental programs. Welfare, food stamps, the delivery of medical services, and other social policies should become the primary responsibility of the national government.

The Price They Paid

Author : Vivian Gunn Morris
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In this compelling book, Curtis and Vivian Morris put a human face on desegregation practices in the South. Focusing on an African American community in Alabama, they document not only the gains but also the significant losses experienced by students when their community school was closed and they were forced to attend a White desegregated school across town. This in-depth volume includes: -- A letter by Dr. William Hooper Councill and speeches by George Washington Trenholm -- two African American leaders who worked with communities to provide quality schooling for African American children during segregation. -- An insider's view of what life was like inside a segregated African American school -- including interviews with graduates who discuss how it felt to be in a caring and nurturing school that provided an atmosphere much like that of a family. -- Actual events that demonstrate the profound negative impact of using skin color and race as a basis for preferential treatment -- including testimonials from parents and students who experienced racial discrimination in their new school. -- A valuable look at the unmet promises of school desegregation that can help us provide a quality education for all children in the 21st century.

The Price Advantage Workbook

Author : Michael V. Marn
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The Price Index

Author : S. N. Afriat
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The Price Advantage

Author : Walter L. Baker
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A comprehensive look at creating pricing strategies that work in both good economic times and bad Written by three preeminent pricing experts at McKinsey & Company, the Second Edition of The Price Advantage is a practical pricing guide for the executive or pricing practitioner who wants to identify, capture, and sustain substantial pricing gains in their business. Pricing is by far the most powerful profit lever that managers can influence. Yet few companies approach pricing in a way that fully capitalizes on its value. This Second Edition, a major revision and extension of the first book, shows you what it takes to achieve the price advantage in today's competitive and complex business environments. Based on in-depth, first-hand experience with thousands of companies, this book provides managers with a pragmatic guide through the maze of pricing issues. It reinforces why pricing excellence is more critical than ever today and then explains state-of-the-art approaches to analyzing and improving your own pricing strategy and execution. Explores the fundamental role of pricing infrastructure in achieving the price advantage Includes new topics such as software and information products pricing, lifecycle pricing, custom-configured products pricing, pricing of high-count product lines, pricing in distributed sales environments, "razor/razor blades" pricing, and tiered products and services pricing Revisits the full range of classic McKinsey pricing tools, including the pocket price waterfall and value maps Engaging and informative, the Second Edition of The Price Advantage will put this essential discipline in perspective.

The Price of Greatness

Author : Arnold M. Ludwig
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Exploring the lives and achievements of over 1,000 extraordinary men and women, this book offers answers to the age-old questions about the relationship between mental illness and greatness, and also reveals factors that predict creative achievement. The book is filled with colorful stories about many of the most eminent artists, scientists, social activists, politicians, soldiers, and business people of our time. Moving beyond anecdotal accounts, The Price of Greatness is based on over 10 years of original scientific research on major 20th-century figures. Delving into many of humankind's greatest achievements and the special attributes and backgrounds of those who accomplished them, this illuminating work will interest anyone who wants to know why some people achieve fame - and what price they may pay in the process.

The Price of Smoking

Author : Frank A. Sloan
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Quantification of the costs of smoking for the individual smoker and of the costs imposed on family and society.

The Price Index and Its Extension

Author : S. N. Afriat
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The book is not an unrestricted survey engaging a vast and repetative literature, but a systematic treatise within clear boundaries, largely a document of Afriat's own work. The original motive of the work is to elaborate a concept of what really is a price index, which, despite some kind of price-level notion having a presence throughout economics, in theory and practice, had been missing.

The Price Advantage

Author : Michael V. Marn
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The Price Advantage by three preeminent experts at McKinsey & Company is the most pragmatic and insightful book on pricing available. Based on in-depth, first-hand experience with hundreds of companies, this book is designed to provide managers with comprehensive guidance through the maze of pricing issues. The authors demonstrate why pricing excellence is critical to corporate success and profitability, then explain state-of-the-art approaches to analyzing and improving your own pricing strategy for any product or service. Their advice is critical for readers who need to develop pricing strategies that work in both good economic times and bad.

The Price of Our Silence

Author : Hanadi Falki
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Is silence ever the answer? How would you react when you know that one of your best friends is lying to you? Who would you trust? Working on top Hollywood projects in the 3D stereoscopy industry is not as rewarding as Zuby thought. Along with mounting work pressure and an arranged marriage to escape from, Zuby is forced to either speak up or accept her fate silently. The hidden truths and half lies from her best friends, Adi and Tanya, only make matters worse. Will Adi owe up to his dark secret? Will Tanya accept the reality finally? With a professional background from 3D Stereoscopy industry, Hanadi Falki has brought to life an engaging account of the lives of these youngsters in The Price of Our Silence as they face to the industry's dark secrets of exploitation, favouritism and company politics.

U S Trade Deficit the Dollar and the Price of Oil

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Selfish Routing and the Price of Anarchy

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The author studies the loss of social welfare cause by selfish, uncoordinated behavior in netwoks. He quantifies the price of anarchy and also discusses several methods for improving the price of anarchy with centralised control.

International Debt and the Price of Domestic Assets

Author : Leonardo Auernheimer
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This paper examines the behavior of indebtedness, consumption, and asset prices in a small open economy in which the foreign real interest rate depends not only on an exogenous world interest rate and on indebtedness, but also on the value of the capital stock, viewed as an implicit “collateral,” and hence on the price of capital. The paper finds that the collateral effect magnifies the intensity of shocks to the economy and the duration of their impact. The collateral effect also generates additional distortions that could lead to overborrowing. The paper discusses the policy responses to these distortions.

What Is the Price

Author : Diana D. Wilkins
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Having a successful career. Being a good spouse. Being a good parent. Can these ever really mix? What will you need to sacrifice? In What Is the Price? first-time author Dr. Diana Wilkins takes a look at the lives of several different women to explore this very question. Challenge and realize your own values through the lives of Monique, Anna, Tony, and several others in scenarios crafted from real-life experiences. Encounter the intimate details of everyday people trying to navigate the roads of life, and discover the freedom of finding peace amidst societal pressures choosing a career over family. What Is the Price? is an informative, easy-to-read tool, perfect for small groups or personal independent reflection.

The Price is Wrong

Author : Sarah Maxwell
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Fair pricing is an issue that affects us all, whether we?re consumers or merchants. Throughout her career, Sarah Maxwell has seen how pricing practices?across a variety of different areas, from mobile phones and airline tickets to prescription drugs and gasoline?impact our everyday lives. Now, with The Price Is Wrong, Maxwell shares her deepest insights on this issue and examines both the psychological and sociological basis of fair pricing.

The Price of Oil

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The Price of Everything

Author : Eduardo Porter
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Everything has a price, but it isn't always obvious what that price is. Many of the prices we pay seem to make little sense. We shell out $2.29 for a coffee at Starbucks when a nearly identical brew can be had at the corner deli for less than a dollar. We may be less willing to give blood for $25 than to donate it for free. Americans hire cheap illegal immigrants to fix the roof or mow the lawn, and vote for politicians who promise to spend billions to keep them out of the country. And citizens of the industrialized West pay hundreds of dollars a year in taxes or cash for someone to cart away trash that would be a valuable commodity in poorer parts of the world. The Price of Everything starts with a simple premise: there is a price behind each choice that we make, whether we're deciding to have a baby, drive a car, or buy a book. We often fail to appreciate just how critical prices are as a motivating force shaping our lives. But their power becomes clear when distorted prices steer our decisions the wrong way. Eduardo Porter uncovers the true story behind the prices we pay and reveals what those prices are actually telling us. He takes us on a global economic adventure, from comparing the relative price of a vote in corrupt São Tomé and in the ostensibly uncorrupt United States, to assessing the cost of happiness in Bhutan, to deducing the dollar value we assign to human life. His unique approach helps explain: * Why polygamous societies actually place a higher value on women than monogamous ones. * Why someone may find more value in a $14 million license plate than the standard issue, $95 one. * Why some government agencies believe one year of life for a senior citizen is four times more valuable than that of a younger person. Porter weaves together the constant-and often unconscious-cost and value assessments we all make every day. While exploring the fascinating story behind the price of everything from marriage and death to mattresses and horsemeat, Porter draws unexpected connections that bridge a wide range of disciplines and cultures. The result is a cogent and insightful narrative about how the world really works. Watch a Video

The Price

Author : Kathi Mills-Macias
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Creative plot twists and engaging characters return from the author's previous novel, Obsession, and will keep the reader on the edge from beginning to end.

The Price

Author : Elle Bennett
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A lot has happened to Josie Parris in the last couple of years. After her sudden breakup with Andy Kensington, a man she thought she'd spend the rest of her life with, she channeled her turbulent emotions into the novel she had always dreamed of writing. Now a successful author, she's hard at work on her second book. But a chance encounter with Andy destroys Josie's hard-won equilibrium. He says he wants to get together and talk, but he appears to have more than conversation on his mind. Still reeling, she doesn't know how to react when she meets Wade Parker, a warm, generous engineer who makes no secret of his feelings for her. Now Josie must make a decision. Will she take a chance on someone new, or return to the man she believes is the love of her life? Josie knows that whatever decision she makes will come at a cost. She will have to risk listening to her heart, and in the end, will it be worth The Price?

The Price of Promiscuity

Author : Paul W. Saunders
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The title of this book indicates that the topic of discussion will be promiscuity and thus sin. Rather than dealing expressly with sin, its aim is to cover promiscuity from many viewpoints. It begins with the effect of promiscuity on empires and its contribution to their decline. It then compares modern Western civilization and morals of our time with those of previously collapsed civilizations. It then looks at the effect upon our individuality, especially the effect upon our body, and also demonstrates how our moral behaviour spills back into society. The book ventures into the most difficult areas of all, that is our mind and our soul. Finally, it attempts to offer practical advice on how to live a moral life.