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The homeless person is thought to be different. Whereas we get to determine our difference or sameness, the homeless person's difference is imposed upon them and assumed to be known because of their homelessness. Exclusion from housing - either a commodity that should be accessed from the market or social ...
The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society
The homeless person is thought to be different. Whereas we get to determine our difference or sameness, the homeless person's difference is imposed upon them and assumed to be known because of their homelessness. Exclusion from housing - either a commodity that should be accessed from the market or social provision - signifies the homeless person's incapacities and failure to function in what are presented as unproblematic social systems. Drawing on a program of research spanning ten years, this book provides an empirically grounded account of the lives and identities of people who are homeless. It illustrates that people with chronic experiences of homelessness have relatively predictable biographies characterised by exclusion, poverty, and trauma from early in life. Early experiences of exclusion continue to pervade the lives of people who are homeless in adulthood, yet they identify with family and normative values as a means of imaging aspirational futures.
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76.79 USD

The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society

by Cameron Parsell
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Rock star Alexandre Bleach might be dead, but he has a secret. It's a secret that concerns several people, but the only person who can unlock it is Vernon Subutex, former record shop proprietor turned homeless messiah and guru, last seen hallucinating and feverish on a bench in the parc ...
Vernon Subutex Two
Rock star Alexandre Bleach might be dead, but he has a secret. It's a secret that concerns several people, but the only person who can unlock it is Vernon Subutex, former record shop proprietor turned homeless messiah and guru, last seen hallucinating and feverish on a bench in the parc des Buttes Chaumont. Aicha wants to know the truth behind the death of her mother, Vodka Satana. And if she finds the bastards responsible, she wants to make them pay, whatever Celeste thinks of her plan. Celeste wants Aicha to get a grip and stop hanging around with Subutex's gang of disciples. The Hyena wants to find the Bleach tapes. She wants to untangle her complicated feelings about Anais, her boss' assistant. And speaking of her boss, she does not want Laurent Dopalet to discover how badly she has double-crossed him. Laurent Dopalet wants the Hyena to find and destroy the Bleach tapes. He wants to forget he ever knew Vodka Satana. He wants people to stop graffitiing his apartment with ludicrous allegations. Above all, he wants people to understand: NONE OF THIS IS HIS FAULT. THE SEQUEL TO VERNON SUBUTEX 1, SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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25.58 USD

Vernon Subutex Two

by Virginie Despentes
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Over recent years, tabloid readers have become familiar with the concept of the white working class , those thought to have been left behind by globalization, including immigration. Such sentiments were weaponized by politicians on all sides to fuel the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the Brexit campaign. And this racialized narrative ...
Race and the Undeserving Poor
Over recent years, tabloid readers have become familiar with the concept of the white working class , those thought to have been left behind by globalization, including immigration. Such sentiments were weaponized by politicians on all sides to fuel the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the Brexit campaign. And this racialized narrative has emerged repeatedly in mature democracies - in the political campaigns of Trump, Le Pen and others - and continues to gain traction in the guise of economic nationalism and populism. The need to understand the putative emergence of the white working class has become both intellectually significant and politically urgent. In Race and the Undeserving Poor, Robbie Shilliam does just this. He charts the development over the past 200 years of a shifting postcolonial settlement that has produced a racialized distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor, the latest incarnation of which is a distinction between a deserving, neglected white working class and others who are undeserving, not indigenous, and not white. Shilliam's analysis shows that the white working class are not an indigenous constituency, but a product of the struggles to consolidate and defend imperial order that have shaped British society since the abolition of slavery.
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32.40 USD

Race and the Undeserving Poor

by Robbie Shilliam
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The Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Winner on the Orwell Prize 2018. Darren McGarvey has experienced poverty and its devastating effects first-hand. He knows why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard. And he wants to explain . . . So he invites you to come ...
Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass
The Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Winner on the Orwell Prize 2018. Darren McGarvey has experienced poverty and its devastating effects first-hand. He knows why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard. And he wants to explain . . . So he invites you to come on a safari of sorts. But not the kind where the wildlife is surveyed from a safe distance. This book takes you inside the experience of poverty to show how the pressures really feel and how hard their legacy is to overcome. Arguing that both the political left and right misunderstand poverty as it is actually lived, McGarvey sets out what everybody - including himself - could do to change things. Razor-sharp, fearless and brutally honest, Poverty Safari is an unforgettable insight into modern Britain.
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15.34 USD

Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass

by Darren McGarvey
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This book explains why there is a pronounced disjuncture between R2P's habitual invocation and its actual influence, and why it will not make the transformative progress its proponents claim. Rather than disputing that R2P is a norm, or declaring that norms are insignificant, Hehir engages with post-positivist constructivist accounts on ...
Hollow Norms and the Responsibility to Protect
This book explains why there is a pronounced disjuncture between R2P's habitual invocation and its actual influence, and why it will not make the transformative progress its proponents claim. Rather than disputing that R2P is a norm, or declaring that norms are insignificant, Hehir engages with post-positivist constructivist accounts on the role of norms to demonstrate first, that the efficacy of a norm is not directly related to the extent to which it is proliferated or invoked, and second, that in the post-institutionalization phase, norms undergo both contestation and (potentially regressive) reinterpretation. This volume analyses the evolution of R2P, and demonstrates that it has been steadily circumscribed and co-opted, so that today it has no power to meaningfully influence the behaviour of states. It is essential reading for academic audiences in the disciplines of International Relations and International Law.
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89.240000 USD

Hollow Norms and the Responsibility to Protect

by Aidan Hehir
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Youth are one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. Although there has been much research on how youth become homeless and survive on the streets, we know little about their pathways off the street and the many challenges that present during this process. This book relates the ...
Homeless Youth & the Search for Stability
Youth are one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. Although there has been much research on how youth become homeless and survive on the streets, we know little about their pathways off the street and the many challenges that present during this process. This book relates the lived experiences of homeless youth as they negotiate the individual, sociocultural, and economic tensions of transitioning out of homeless and street contexts and cultures. Using a longitudinal mixed-method research approach, the authors interviewed fifty-one former homeless youth in both Toronto and Halifax, resulting in a privileged entry into the lives of these young people for a year. Through rich qualitative prose, quantitative elaboration, and comic-book narratives, participants spoke of courage, fortitude, strength, adversity, and, at times, simple bad luck. Ultimately these became stories of fragility, complexity, living on the edge, and the (re-)building of identity.
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31.490000 USD

Homeless Youth & the Search for Stability

by Jean M Hughes, Tyler Frederick, Sean Kidd, Jeff Karabanow
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This report focuses on the challenge of youth engagement in school and at work. It shows that youth prospects in the labor market are dimmed by policies favoring existing workers. Also, youth are often ill equipped to meet an increasingly challenging labor market. The report discusses new policies, targeted at ...
Skills and Jobs: An Agenda for Youth
This report focuses on the challenge of youth engagement in school and at work. It shows that youth prospects in the labor market are dimmed by policies favoring existing workers. Also, youth are often ill equipped to meet an increasingly challenging labor market. The report discusses new policies, targeted at youth, that Brazil could prioritize.
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39.380000 USD

Skills and Jobs: An Agenda for Youth

by Truman G. Packard, Rita K. Almeida
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Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of ...
The Great Divide
Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice - the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities. In these essays, articles and reflections, Stiglitz fully exposes the inequality - from its dimensions and its causes to its consequences for the world - that is afflicting America and other Western countries in thrall to neoliberalism. From Reagan-era policies to the Great Recession and its long aftermath, Stiglitz delves into the processes and irresponsible policies - deregulation, tax cuts for the rich, the corruption of the political process - that are leaving many people further and further behind and turning the dream of a socially mobile society into an ever more unachievable myth. With formidable yet accessible economic insight, he urges us to embrace real solutions: increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy; investing in education, science, and infrastructure; helping homeowners instead of banks; and, most importantly, doing more to restore the economy to full employment. Stiglitz's analysis reaches beyond America - the inequality leader of the developed world - to draw lessons from Scandinavia, Singapore, and Japan, and he argues against the tide of unnecessary, destructive austerity that is sweeping across Europe. Ultimately, Stiglitz believes our choice is not between growth and fairness; with the right policies, we can choose both.
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18.64 USD

The Great Divide

by Joseph Stiglitz
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Pictures and Problems from London Police Courts
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15.640000 USD

Pictures and Problems from London Police Courts

by Thomas Holmes
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Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice
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25.58 USD

Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice

by Les Leopold
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Broken Homes
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12.590000 USD

Broken Homes

by Sandy Smith
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A Taste of Heaven: First steps for Jubilee 2000
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15.34 USD

A Taste of Heaven: First steps for Jubilee 2000

by Isabel Carter
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Unemployment and Poverty in Rural America: The Life and Hillbilly Culture of the Poor Majority
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10.490000 USD

Unemployment and Poverty in Rural America: The Life and Hillbilly Culture of the Poor Majority

by Naven Johnson
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Poverty Is Wicked Harassment: The Way Out
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19.300000 USD

Poverty Is Wicked Harassment: The Way Out

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So Geht Wohlstand!
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32.020000 USD

So Geht Wohlstand!

by Tobias Kiesewetter
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Fighting For Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle with Addiction
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23.050000 USD

Fighting For Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle with Addiction

by Travis Lupick
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
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17.840000 USD

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

by J D Vance
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Inequality: What Can be Done?
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23.80 USD

Inequality: What Can be Done?

by Anthony B. Atkinson
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Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
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28.340000 USD

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

by Virginia Eubanks
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The News Untold offers an important new perspective on media narratives about poverty in Appalachia. It focuses on how small-town reporters and editors in some of the region's poorest communities decide what aspects of poverty are news, how their audiences interpret those decisions, and how those two related processes help ...
The News Untold: Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia
The News Untold offers an important new perspective on media narratives about poverty in Appalachia. It focuses on how small-town reporters and editors in some of the region's poorest communities decide what aspects of poverty are news, how their audiences interpret those decisions, and how those two related processes help shape broader understandings of economic need and local social responsibility. Focusing on patterns of both media creation and consumption, The News Untold shows how a lack of constructive news coverage of economic need can make it harder for the poor to voice their concerns. Critical and inclusive news coverage of poverty at the local level, Michael Clay Carey writes, can help communities start to look past old stereotypes and attitudes and encourage solutions that incorporate broader sets of community voices. Such an effort will require journalists and community leaders to reexamine some of the professional traditions and social views that often shape what news looks like in small towns.
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28.340000 USD

The News Untold: Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia

by Michael Clay Carey
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This volume contains research on how we measure poverty, inequality and welfare and how we use such measurements to devise policies to deliver social mobility. It contains ten papers, some of which were presented at the third meeting of The Theory and Empirics of Poverty, Inequality and Mobility at Queen ...
Research on Economic Inequality: Poverty, Inequality and Welfare
This volume contains research on how we measure poverty, inequality and welfare and how we use such measurements to devise policies to deliver social mobility. It contains ten papers, some of which were presented at the third meeting of The Theory and Empirics of Poverty, Inequality and Mobility at Queen Mary University of London, London, October 2016. The volume begins with theoretical issues at the frontier of the literature. Three papers discuss the impact of social welfare policies on poverty measurement, and with innovations on the measurement of relative bipolarisation. Two papers address the conceptualisation of multidimensional poverty by incorporating inequality within the poor, and that of chronic poverty for time dependent analyses, with applications to India and Haiti, and Ethiopia respectively. The second half of the volume consists of empirical contributions, using novel techniques and datasets to investigate the dynamics of poverty and welfare. These studies track the dynamics of poverty using unique datasets for China, the Caucasus and Italy. The volume concludes with investigations about within-household inequalities between siblings due to the unequal effects of conditional cash transfers in Cambodia and a cross-country study on the effect of historical income inequality on entrepreneurship in developing countries.
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131.200000 USD

Research on Economic Inequality: Poverty, Inequality and Welfare

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Against Charity
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17.800000 USD

Against Charity

by Daniel Raventos, Julie Wark
Paperback
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Housing in America
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189.000000 USD

Housing in America

by Alina Gross, Marijoan Bull
Hardback
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Winner of the FT Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2011 Why would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television? Why do the poorest people in India spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar? Does having lots of children actually ...
Poor Economics: Barefoot Hedge-Fund Managers, Reluctant Entrepreneurs And The Surprising Truth About Life On Less Than $
Winner of the FT Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2011 Why would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television? Why do the poorest people in India spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar? Does having lots of children actually make you poorer? This eye-opening book overturns the myths about what it is like to live on very little, revealing the unexpected decisions that millions of people make every day. Looking at some of the most paradoxical aspects of life below the poverty line - why the poor need to borrow in order to save, why incentives that seem effective to us may not be for them, and why, despite being more risk-taking than high financiers, they start businesses but rarely grow them - Banerjee and Duflo offer a new understanding of the surprising way the world really works.
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17.06 USD

Poor Economics: Barefoot Hedge-Fund Managers, Reluctant Entrepreneurs And The Surprising Truth About Life On Less Than $

by Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee
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While many scholars have argued that confrontation and protest were the most effective ways for the poor to empower themselves during the social change of the 1960s, Karen Hawkins demonstrates that moderate, local leadership and biracial cooperation were sometimes just as forceful. Everybody's Problem shows these values at play in ...
Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina
While many scholars have argued that confrontation and protest were the most effective ways for the poor to empower themselves during the social change of the 1960s, Karen Hawkins demonstrates that moderate, local leadership and biracial cooperation were sometimes just as forceful. Everybody's Problem shows these values at play in the nation's first rural Community Action Agency to receive federal funding as a part of Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. Karen Hawkins describes the founding of Craven Operation Progress in North Carolina, discusses the philosophies and tactics of its directors, and outlines the tensions that arose between local leadership and federal control. Using previously untapped primary sources including oral interviews with antipoverty workers and local citizens, records from the U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, and documents from the North Carolina Fund, Hawkins adds to the story of the factors that helped lower poverty rates and advance economic development during the 1960s and beyond.
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89.200000 USD

Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina

by Karen M Hawkins
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Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification: Social Processes and Residential Stratification
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36.750000 USD

Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification: Social Processes and Residential Stratification

by Maria Krysan
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While much of the US media and the professional political classes whip themselves into a frenzy as to how President Trump got into office and how he is behaving there, the views that really matter - as always - are those of the voters. In her first book, RTE's former ...
In America: Tales from Trump Country
While much of the US media and the professional political classes whip themselves into a frenzy as to how President Trump got into office and how he is behaving there, the views that really matter - as always - are those of the voters. In her first book, RTE's former Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry goes beyond the news reports and delves into the American heartland where she witnessed the rise of Donald Trump at first hand. Speaking to the people who voted for President Trump, she brings to the table the voices of the American people who, too-long ignored and on the edges of an increasingly divided society, rallied their votes and shook the world. In speaking to the workers of the industrial heartland, the women of America, the voices of the immigrant communities, In America answers the question everyone is asking in the wake of one of the most shocking election results in modern times - how did this happen? A new afterword reflects on Donald Trump's presidency to date and revisits the people spoken to in 2016, giving a valuable insight into what we can expect from election 2020. Top 10 book on the Donald Trump presidency. The Independent, UK Nominated for the BGEIBAS Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award `An illuminating travelogue which helps to shed some light on the multifarious reasons why ordinary voters backed the reality TV star.' The Independent (UK). `A revealing and insightful piece of reportage by a journalist who refuses to become part of the story.' The Sunday Business Post `In America is a worthwhile and eminently readable book ... the version of Trump's America that Perry presents brings many essential and revealing factors into sharp focus.' The Irish Times `A tour-de-force analysis of the current state of play in American politics.' Larry Donnelly, political commentator and lecturer in the School of Law at NUIG `Spellbindingly good. Journeying across America, Caitriona Perry masterfully takes us into the hearts and minds of those who voted for Donald Trump. A triumph of a book.' Prof. Gary Murphy, Head of the School of Law and Government, DCU
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37.800000 USD

In America: Tales from Trump Country

by Caitriona Perry
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Today 13 million people are living in poverty in the UK. According to a 2017 report, 1 in 5 children live below the poverty line. The new poor, however, are an even larger group than these official figures suggest. They are more often than not in work, living precariously and ...
The New Poverty
Today 13 million people are living in poverty in the UK. According to a 2017 report, 1 in 5 children live below the poverty line. The new poor, however, are an even larger group than these official figures suggest. They are more often than not in work, living precariously and betrayed by austerity policies that make affordable good quality housing, good health and secure employment increasingly unimaginable. In The New Poverty investigative journalist Stephen Armstrong travels across Britain to tell the stories of those who are most vulnerable. It is the story of an unreported Britain, abandoned by politicians and betrayed by the retreat of the welfare state. As benefit cuts continue and in-work poverty soars, he asks what long-term impact this will have on post-Brexit Britain and-on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the 1942 Beveridge report-what we can do to stop the destruction of our welfare state.
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22.17 USD

The New Poverty

by Stephen Armstrong
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Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, and earned a Nobel Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, is one of today's most trenchant social critics. In his latest book, he declares it's time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken--that in its current form ...
A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions
Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, and earned a Nobel Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, is one of today's most trenchant social critics. In his latest book, he declares it's time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken--that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction. To save humankind and the planet, we need a new economic system based on a more realistic vision of human nature--one that recognizes altruism and generosity as driving forces that are just as fundamental and powerful as self-interest.

Is this a pipe dream? Not at all. In the decade since Yunus first began to articulate his ideas for a new form of capitalism, thousands of companies, nonprofits, and individual entrepreneurs around the world have embraced them. From Albania to Colombia, India to Germany, France to Malaysia, Haiti to Cambodia, businesses and enterprises are being created that are committed to reducing poverty, improving health care and education, cleaning up pollution, and serving other urgent human needs in ingenious, innovative ways. In A World of Three Zeros, Yunus describes the new civilization that is emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire and offers a challenge to young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to embrace his mission to eradicate three unintended and pernicious aftereffects of unrestrained capitalism, and so improve the prospects for everyone.

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29.400000 USD

A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

by Muhammad Yunus
Hardback
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Not A Crime To Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
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28.300000 USD

Not A Crime To Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

by Peter Edelman
Hardback
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