A Wealth of Buildings Marking the Rhythm of English History Volume II 1688-Present

Economics and Business

A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History : Volume II: 1688-Present: 2 by Richard Barras
The Global Carbon Crisis : Emerging Carbon Constraints and Strategic Management Options
An Anthropology of Money : A Critical Introduction
E. Paus, “Foreign Investment, Development, and Globalization: Can Costa Rica Become Ireland?”
H. Askari, A. Mirakhor, “The Next Financial Crisis and How to Save Capitalism”

A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History : Volume II: 1688-Present: 2 by Richard Barras

English | 5 Oct. 2016 | ISBN: 1349949795 | 460 Pages | PDF (True) | 8.73 MB

This two-volume book explores how the great buildings of England bear witness to a thousand years of the nation’s history. In every age, investment in iconic buildings reaches a climax when the prevailing mode of production is operating most effectively, surplus wealth is most plentiful, and the dominant class rules supreme. During such periods of stability and prosperity, the demand for new buildings is strong, structural and stylistic innovations abound, and there is fierce competition to build for lasting fame. Each such climax produces a unique vintage of hegemonic buildings that are monuments to the wealth and power of those who ruled their world.

The Global Carbon Crisis : Emerging Carbon Constraints and Strategic Management Options

English | 2017 by Routledge | ISBN: 190609361X | 209 Pages | PDF | 1.52 MB

For at least a decade the science of climate change has warned us of the dire need for action – particularly by corporations who are the main engines of economic production and consumption. Yet managerial and corporate understanding of climate change and related energy issues remains fragmented and present actions lack the urgency this critical problem deserves. There is a whole new economy – the low-carbon economy – looming on the horizon. But our consumption and production patterns remain in a carbon-locked position. What we are risking is a global carbon crisis and a case of history repeating.
The Global Carbon Crisis succinctly translates important insights from the natural sciences, economics and equity discussions, for the business reader. It reviews important aspects of these discussions and clarifies misunderstandings with respect to climate change and fossil fuel availability and their implications for business. The book provides simple, direct, pragmatic and effective solutions that policy-makers and corporate managers can implement. The aim is to provoke action – thoughtful action – towards developing a low-carbon future for companies on three levels. At the macro level, the authors discuss the importance of tough industrial policies for climate change and propose the idea of an international carbon-equal fund. At the meso level, they elaborate on the role of inter-firm collaborations for establishing low-carbon industries and production systems. At the micro level, they illustrate the virtue of proactive carbon strategies and suggest a corporate carbon management framework.

An Anthropology of Money : A Critical Introduction

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1138646008 | 150 Pages | PDF | 13.3 MB

An Anthropology of Money: A Critical Introduction shows how our present monetary system was imposed by elites and how they benefit from it. The book poses the question: how, by looking at different forms of money, can we appreciate that they have different effects? The authors demonstrate how modern money requires perpetual growth, an increase in inequality, environmental devastation, increasing commoditization, and, consequently, the perpetual consumption of ever more stuff. These are not intrinsic features of money, but, rather, of debt-money. This text shows that, through studying money in other cultures, we can have money that better serves the broader goals of society.
Tim Di Muzio is Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong.
Richard H. Robbins is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Anthropology at SUNY at Plattsburgh.

E. Paus, “Foreign Investment, Development, and Globalization: Can Costa Rica Become Ireland?”

2005 | pages: 262 | ISBN: 1349531529 | PDF | 1,0 mb

This book engages the question, hotly debated among theorists and policymakers alike, of how a developing country’s pursuit of foreign direct investment (FDI) affects its development prospects in a globalized world. Can small latecomers to economic development use high-tech FDI to rapidly expand indigenous capabilities, thus shortcutting stages of the industrialization process? What conditions, economic and non-economic, must be met for this strategy to succeed? Using the cases of Ireland and Costa Rica, the author shows how the dynamics of the FDI-development nexus have changed over time, rendering problematic Costa Rica’s attempt, and those of other latecomers, to replicate the Celtic Tiger’s success story.

H. Askari, A. Mirakhor, “The Next Financial Crisis and How to Save Capitalism”

2015 | pages: 93 | ISBN: 1349507121 | PDF | 0,8 mb

The financialization of the economy has brought a number of interrelated problems which have contributed to growing income and wealth inequality. Askari and Mirakhor assert that it is time to make a bold change by putting our financial house in order and on a better path, advocating for a fundamental reform of the financial system.