The Bad Faith in the Free Market The Radical Promise of Existential Freedom

Economics and Business

Tapping the Market: The Challenge of Institutional Reform in the Urban Water Sector
Developing Agricultural Trade: New Roles for Government in Poor Countries
The Bad Faith in the Free Market: The Radical Promise of Existential Freedom By Peter Bloom
Cyrus Veeser, “A World Safe for Capitalism”
Accounting Information Systems by Marshall B. Romney

Tapping the Market: The Challenge of Institutional Reform in the Urban Water Sector

2003 | 225 Pages | ISBN: 1349408638 | PDF | 1.3 MB

This book examines the challenge of reform of the urban water supply sector in developing countries, based on case studies of state-owned water companies in Ghana, India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. The growing public private partnership for urban water supply is analyzed, focussing on the concession contract model. The implications for meeting the water needs of the urban poor, for the regulatory role of the state and for state capacity building are also discussed.

Developing Agricultural Trade: New Roles for Government in Poor Countries

2003 | 242 Pages | ISBN: 1349408611 | PDF | 0.7 MB

Food security is of vital importance to all nations, but particularly so in developing countries. Governments worldwide are seeking to liberalize agricultural trade, and to change their role from one of controlling trade and prices. Instead these governments seek new roles in encouraging market developments, ensuring quality and providing food security by giving income assistance rather than controlling food supplies. The issue of how this process is being managed in developing countries is the focus of this book. A series of case studies including India, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Ivory Coast highlights the individuality of approaches and the varying capability and will of governments to take on these new roles.

The Bad Faith in the Free Market: The Radical Promise of Existential Freedom By Peter Bloom

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 195 Pages | ISBN : 3319765019 | 1.97 MB

Innovatively combining existentialist philosophy with cutting edge post-structuralist and psychoanalytic perspectives, this book boldly reconsiders market freedom. Bloom argues that present day capitalism has robbed us of our individual and collective ability to imagine and implement alternative and more progressive economic and social systems; it has deprived us of our radical freedom to choose how we live and what we can become.
Since the Great Recession, capitalism has been increasingly blamed for rising inequality and feelings of mass social and political alienation. In place of a deeper liberty, the free market offers subjects the opportunity to continually reinvest their personal and shared hopes within its dogmatic ideology and policies. This embrace helps to temporarily alleviate growing feelings of anxiety and insecurity at the expense of our fundamental human agency. What has become abundantly clear is that the free market is anything but free.
Here, Bloom exposes our present day bad faith in the free market and how we can break free from it.

Cyrus Veeser, “A World Safe for Capitalism”

2002 | pages: 266 | ISBN: 0231125860 | PDF | 2,1 mb

This award-winning book provides a unique window on how America began to intervene in world affairs. In exploring what might be called the prehistory of Dollar Diplomacy, Cyrus Veeser brings together developments in New York, Washington, Santo Domingo, Brussels, and London. Theodore Roosevelt plays a leading role in the story as do State Department officials, Caribbean rulers, Democratic party leaders, bankers, economists, international lawyers, sugar planters, and European bondholders, among others.
The book recounts a little-known incident: the takeover by the Santo Domingo Improvement Company (SDIC) of the foreign debt, national railroad, and national bank of the Dominican Republic. The inevitable conflict between private interest and public policy led President Roosevelt to launch a sweeping new policy that became known as the Roosevelt corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. The corollary gave the U. S. the right to intervene anywhere in Latin American that “wrongdoing or impotence” (in T. R.’s words) threatened “civilized society.” The “wrongdoer” in this case was the SDIC. Imposing government control over corporations was launched and became a hallmark of domestic policy. By proposing an economic remedy to a political problem, the book anticipates policies embodied in the Marshall Plan, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

Accounting Information Systems by Marshall B. Romney

English | 2018 | ISBN: 0134474023 | 768 Pages | PDF | 50 MB

Accounting Information Systems, 14th Edition covers all of the most recent updates in AIS, including how developments in IT affect business processes and controls, the effect of recent regulatory developments on the design and operation of accounting systems, and how accountants can use the AIS to add value to an organization. Not only will readers see how AIS has changed the role of an accountant, but they’ll also be prepared for a successful accounting career in public practice, industry, or government.