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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

by Matt Ridley
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The economy of the Roman Empire was predominantly agrarian: Roman landowners, agricultural laborers, and small tenant farmers were highly dependent upon one another for assuring stability. By examining the property rights established by the Roman government, in particular the laws concerning land tenure and the contractual relationships between wealthy landowners ...
Law and the Rural Economy in the Roman Empire
The economy of the Roman Empire was predominantly agrarian: Roman landowners, agricultural laborers, and small tenant farmers were highly dependent upon one another for assuring stability. By examining the property rights established by the Roman government, in particular the laws concerning land tenure and the contractual relationships between wealthy landowners and the tenant farmers to whom they leased their land, Dennis P. Kehoe is able to demonstrate how the state fostered economic development and who benefited the most. In this bold application of economic theory, Kehoe explores the relationship between Roman private law and the development of the Roman economy during a crucial period of the Roman Empire, from the second to the fourth century C.E. Kehoe is able to use the laws concerning land tenure, and the Roman government's enforcement of those laws, as a window through which to develop a more comprehensive view of the Roman economy. With its innovative application of the methodologies of law and economics and the New Institutional Economics Law and the Rural Economy in the Roman Empire is a groundbreaking addition to the study of the Roman economy. Dennis P. Kehoe is Professor of Classical Studies at Tulane University. He is the author of several books, including Investment, Profit, and Tenancy: The Jurists and the Roman Agrarian Economy(University of Michigan Press, 1997). Kehoe brings his deep expertise in Roman land tenure systems and his broad knowledge of the methodologies of New Institutional Economics to bear on questions of fundamental importance regarding the relationship of Roman law and society. Was governmental policy on agriculture designed to benefit large landowners or small farmers? What impact did it have on the rural economy? The fascinating answers Kehoe provides in this pathbreaking work should occasion a major reassessment of such problems by social and legal historians. ---Thomas McGinn, Department of Classical Studies at Vanderbilt University, and author of The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History and the Brothel and Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome A ground-breaking study using the principles of New Institutional Economics to analyze the impact of legal policy in balancing the interests of Roman tenant-farmers and landowners in the 2-4 centuries C.E. Kehoe's book will be essential reading for historians of the Roman Empire, demonstrating how the government overcame challenges and contradictions as it sought to regulate this enormous sector of the economy. ---Susan D. Martin, Department of Classics, University of Tennessee In Law and the Rural Economy, Kehoe brings to life the workings of the ancient economy and the Roman legal system. By analyzing interactions between the imperial government, landlords, and tenant farmers in provinces across the Empire, Kehoe opens insights into imperial economic policy. He handles a variety of challenging sources with mastery and wit, and his knowledge of scholarship is extensive and thorough, covering ancient history, textual problems in the sources, legal history and, perhaps most impressively, the modern fields of economic theory and 'law and economics.' Kehoe's innovative and sophisticated methodology sets his work apart. The book will make an important contribution to our understanding of access to the law and the effectiveness of the legal system, important topics for scholars of law, ancient and modern. ---Cynthia J. Bannon, Department of Classical Studies, Indiana University
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This book investigates the impact of labour market insecurity on the work and family life of men and women within the diverse contexts of Germany, Great Britain, and Spain. The aim is to describe country-specific trends in life course decisions, to discuss the changes in the degree of social protection ...
The Impact of Labour Market Insecurity on the Work and Family Life of Men and Women: A Comparison of Germany, Great Britain, and Spain
This book investigates the impact of labour market insecurity on the work and family life of men and women within the diverse contexts of Germany, Great Britain, and Spain. The aim is to describe country-specific trends in life course decisions, to discuss the changes in the degree of social protection in an era of globalisation, and to develop a theoretical framework for enhancing our understanding of when individuals make life course decisions. Using longitudinal data from national panel surveys, the book analyses the impact of labour market insecurity on labour market entry and early career, partnership and parenthood decisions, as well as work and family life of adult workers. This analysis sheds light on the complex interdependence of macro-level changes that impact national labour markets; certain risk profiles - coupled with country of residence, gender, career maturity, and individual resources -, and life course decision-making.
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91.300000 USD
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L'emprise des milieux d'affaires sur le cours de la construction europeenne est un fait tellement bien admis qu'il a conduit les observateurs a ne voir dans les organisations patronales que des groupes de pression et a delaisser l'histoire et la sociologie du syndicalisme patronal europeen. Or ce syndicalisme patronal, qui ...
Repraesenter Le Patronat Europaeen: Formes D'organisation Patronale Et Modes D'action Europaeenne
L'emprise des milieux d'affaires sur le cours de la construction europeenne est un fait tellement bien admis qu'il a conduit les observateurs a ne voir dans les organisations patronales que des groupes de pression et a delaisser l'histoire et la sociologie du syndicalisme patronal europeen. Or ce syndicalisme patronal, qui plus est europeen, ne va pas de soi. Comment les interets patronaux peuvent-ils etre representes et defendus comme europeens alors qu'ils sont tres heterogenes et qu'ils ne sont pas egalement affectes par la construction europeenne ? Comment des organisations parviennent-elles a faire entendre la voix d'un patronat europeen ? Comment cette representation s'articule-t-elle avec des formes nationales et internationales de representation ? Comment les representants patronaux participent-ils a la politique europeenne ? Les neuf chapitres de l'ouvrage collectif repondent a ces questions en etudiant les histoires tout a la fois nationales et europeennes d'organisations (Businesseurope, CEEP, UEAPME, CNPF/Medef) et les differentes formes de representation des entreprises et des patrons europeens. L'etude de la genese et de la structuration d'organisations patronales europeennes montre le role qu'elles jouent dans l'histoire de la construction europeenne et la place qu'elles ont acquises dans le fonctionnement de l'Union europeenne.
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When Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, was appointed in 2006 to become the nation's next Secretary of the Treasury, he knew that his move from Wall Street to Washington would be daunting and challenging. But Paulson had no idea that a year later, he would find himself ...
On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
When Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, was appointed in 2006 to become the nation's next Secretary of the Treasury, he knew that his move from Wall Street to Washington would be daunting and challenging. But Paulson had no idea that a year later, he would find himself at the very epicenter of the world's most cataclysmic financial crisis since the Great Depression. Major institutions including Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup, among others-all steeped in rich, longstanding tradition-literally teetered at the edge of collapse. Panic ensnared international markets. Worst of all, the credit crisis spread to all parts of the U.S. economy and grew more ominous with each passing day, destroying jobs across America and undermining the financial security millions of families had spent their lifetimes building. This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime economic nightmare. Events no one had thought possible were happening in quick succession, and people all over the globe were terrified that the continuing downward spiral would bring unprecedented chaos. All eyes turned to the United States Treasury Secretary to avert the disaster. This, then, is Hank Paulson's first-person account. From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, ON THE BRINK is Paulson's fast-paced retelling of the key decisions that had to be made with lightning speed. Paulson puts the reader in the room for all the intense moments as he addressed urgent market conditions, weighed critical decisions, and debated policy and economic considerations with of all the notable players-including the CEOs of top Wall Street firms as well as Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Sheila Bair, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, and then-President George W. Bush. More than an account about numbers and credit risks gone bad, ON THE BRINK is an extraordinary story about people and politics-all brought together during the world's impending financial Armageddon.
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