99 to 1. How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and by Chuck Collins

By Chuck Collins

Over the prior thirty years, we have seen an intensive redistribution of wealth upward to a tiny fraction of the inhabitants. right here, activist Chuck Collins explains the way it occurred and marshals wide-ranging facts to teach precisely what the 99/1 percentage divide potential within the actual global and the wear and tear it reasons to members, companies, and the earth. most crucial, he solutions the burning query, what may be performed approximately it? He bargains a commonsense advisor to bringing a few society that works for everybody: the 100%. it is a fight that may be received. in any case, the chances are ninety nine to one in our desire.

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By Chuck Collins

Over the prior thirty years, we have seen an intensive redistribution of wealth upward to a tiny fraction of the inhabitants. right here, activist Chuck Collins explains the way it occurred and marshals wide-ranging facts to teach precisely what the 99/1 percentage divide potential within the actual global and the wear and tear it reasons to members, companies, and the earth. most crucial, he solutions the burning query, what may be performed approximately it? He bargains a commonsense advisor to bringing a few society that works for everybody: the 100%. it is a fight that may be received. in any case, the chances are ninety nine to one in our desire.

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Trapped in the Net by Gene I. Rochlin

By Gene I. Rochlin

Regardless of a identify and a canopy designed to snatch the demographic who reads stressed out journal, this booklet is among the sanest, such a lot well-reasoned and well-researched books at the sociology of computing that i've got ever learn. To my brain, the ebook simply locations Rochlin one of the ranks of Langdon Winner and Jacques Ellul. whereas 'gurus' like Esther Dyson and Sherry Turkle proceed to churn out fluff books concerning the means computing is 'revolutionizing' our lives, Rochlin returns to a old fashioned little perform a few humans used to name 'research'. As a working laptop or computer platforms engineer, i've been within the lengthy adequate to work out the informal contempt that almost all technologists have for the person groups they serve, and that i get pleasure from Rochlin's nuanced efforts to provide ancient context to those attitudes. Ours is an filled with pampered whiners who inherited an intolerance for responsibility and self-scrutiny from the think-tank darlings of the 50s and 60s, as Rochlin exhibits. This critique usually are not a welcome one for lots of, and Rochlin can be accused of Luddism. yet this kind of declare laid opposed to a guy who was once a physicist for a decade is ridiculous. Rochlin not just exposes the irresponsibility of attitudes within the developer group, but in addition presents a welcome tonic to the hyperbole and snake-oil claims made approximately electronic productiveness earnings and clever machines. while you're a dependable technologist and never easily one other zealot who prays to the fake totems of AI and the 'digital revolution', you'll breathe a sigh of aid that eventually anyone wrote this ebook.

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By Gene I. Rochlin

Regardless of a identify and a canopy designed to snatch the demographic who reads stressed out journal, this booklet is among the sanest, such a lot well-reasoned and well-researched books at the sociology of computing that i've got ever learn. To my brain, the ebook simply locations Rochlin one of the ranks of Langdon Winner and Jacques Ellul. whereas 'gurus' like Esther Dyson and Sherry Turkle proceed to churn out fluff books concerning the means computing is 'revolutionizing' our lives, Rochlin returns to a old fashioned little perform a few humans used to name 'research'. As a working laptop or computer platforms engineer, i've been within the lengthy adequate to work out the informal contempt that almost all technologists have for the person groups they serve, and that i get pleasure from Rochlin's nuanced efforts to provide ancient context to those attitudes. Ours is an filled with pampered whiners who inherited an intolerance for responsibility and self-scrutiny from the think-tank darlings of the 50s and 60s, as Rochlin exhibits. This critique usually are not a welcome one for lots of, and Rochlin can be accused of Luddism. yet this kind of declare laid opposed to a guy who was once a physicist for a decade is ridiculous. Rochlin not just exposes the irresponsibility of attitudes within the developer group, but in addition presents a welcome tonic to the hyperbole and snake-oil claims made approximately electronic productiveness earnings and clever machines. while you're a dependable technologist and never easily one other zealot who prays to the fake totems of AI and the 'digital revolution', you'll breathe a sigh of aid that eventually anyone wrote this ebook.

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Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform by Sharon Hays

By Sharon Hays

Hailed as a very good good fortune, welfare reform ended in a dramatic decline within the welfare rolls--from 4.4 million households in 1996 to 2.1 million in 2001. yet what does this "success" appear like to the welfare moms and welfare caseworkers who skilled it? In Flat Broke, With little ones, Sharon Hays tells us the tale of welfare reform from contained in the welfare workplace and contained in the lives of welfare moms, describing the demanding situations that welfare recipients face in dealing with their paintings, their households, and the principles and laws of welfare reform. Welfare reform, skilled at the floor, isn't a rosy photograph. nearly all of grownup welfare consumers are mothers--over ninety percent--and the cut-off dates imposed by means of welfare reform throw thousands of those ordinarily single, determined girls into the hard work marketplace, the place they have to settle for low wages, the main menial paintings, the poorest hours, with out merits, and little flexibility. Hays offers a bright portrait in their lives--debunking a few of the stereotypes we now have of welfare recipients--but she additionally steps again to discover what welfare reform unearths in regards to the that means of labor and kinfolk lifestyles in our society. specifically, she argues that an inherent contradiction lies on the center of welfare coverage, which emphasizes conventional family members values whilst its ethic of "personal accountability" calls for girls to paintings and go away their youngsters in childcare or at domestic by myself all day lengthy. Hays committed 3 years to traveling welfare consumers and welfare places of work, one in a medium-sized city within the Southeast, one other in a wide, metropolitan sector within the West. Drawing in this hands-on examine, Flat Broke, With young ones is the 1st e-book to discover the effect of modern welfare reform on motherhood, marriage, and paintings in women's lives, and the 1st publication to supply us a portrait of the way welfare reform performs out in millions of neighborhood welfare places of work and in hundreds of thousands of houses around the kingdom.

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By Sharon Hays

Hailed as a very good good fortune, welfare reform ended in a dramatic decline within the welfare rolls--from 4.4 million households in 1996 to 2.1 million in 2001. yet what does this "success" appear like to the welfare moms and welfare caseworkers who skilled it? In Flat Broke, With little ones, Sharon Hays tells us the tale of welfare reform from contained in the welfare workplace and contained in the lives of welfare moms, describing the demanding situations that welfare recipients face in dealing with their paintings, their households, and the principles and laws of welfare reform. Welfare reform, skilled at the floor, isn't a rosy photograph. nearly all of grownup welfare consumers are mothers--over ninety percent--and the cut-off dates imposed by means of welfare reform throw thousands of those ordinarily single, determined girls into the hard work marketplace, the place they have to settle for low wages, the main menial paintings, the poorest hours, with out merits, and little flexibility. Hays offers a bright portrait in their lives--debunking a few of the stereotypes we now have of welfare recipients--but she additionally steps again to discover what welfare reform unearths in regards to the that means of labor and kinfolk lifestyles in our society. specifically, she argues that an inherent contradiction lies on the center of welfare coverage, which emphasizes conventional family members values whilst its ethic of "personal accountability" calls for girls to paintings and go away their youngsters in childcare or at domestic by myself all day lengthy. Hays committed 3 years to traveling welfare consumers and welfare places of work, one in a medium-sized city within the Southeast, one other in a wide, metropolitan sector within the West. Drawing in this hands-on examine, Flat Broke, With young ones is the 1st e-book to discover the effect of modern welfare reform on motherhood, marriage, and paintings in women's lives, and the 1st publication to supply us a portrait of the way welfare reform performs out in millions of neighborhood welfare places of work and in hundreds of thousands of houses around the kingdom.

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Race, Neighborhoods, and the Misuse of Social Capital by J. Jennings

By J. Jennings

This anthology tackles 3 key concerns: how social capital is mentioned in the contexts of racial inequality, how this discussion informs public coverage concerning neighbourhood revitalization and financial improvement, and the way powerful a method usage of social capital is for making improvements to internal urban residing stipulations.

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By J. Jennings

This anthology tackles 3 key concerns: how social capital is mentioned in the contexts of racial inequality, how this discussion informs public coverage concerning neighbourhood revitalization and financial improvement, and the way powerful a method usage of social capital is for making improvements to internal urban residing stipulations.

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Africa Toward 2030: Challenges for Development Policy by E. Lundsgaarde

By E. Lundsgaarde

Combining reports of demography, weather switch, expertise and innovation, political improvement, new actors in foreign improvement, and international governance frameworks, this ebook highlights the key underlying determinants of swap within the African context and key uncertainties in regards to the continent's destiny improvement customers.

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By E. Lundsgaarde

Combining reports of demography, weather switch, expertise and innovation, political improvement, new actors in foreign improvement, and international governance frameworks, this ebook highlights the key underlying determinants of swap within the African context and key uncertainties in regards to the continent's destiny improvement customers.

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Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions by Paul Mason

By Paul Mason

The area is dealing with a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public areas occupied, slum-dwellers in insurrection, our on-line world humming with utopian goals. occasions we have been informed have been consigned to history—democratic rebel and social revolution—are being lived by means of thousands of people.

In this compelling new e-book, Paul Mason explores the motives and outcomes of this nice unrest. From Cairo to Athens, Wall highway and Westminster to Manila, Mason is going looking for the alterations in society, know-how and human behaviour that experience propelled a new release onto the streets looking for social justice. In a story that blends ancient perception with first-person reportage, Mason shines a mild on those new varieties of activism, from the significant, agile networks of cyberprotest to the tradition wars and tent camps of the #occupy flow. The occasions, says Mason, mirror the increasing energy of the person and speak to for brand spanking new political choices to elite rule and international poverty.

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By Paul Mason

The area is dealing with a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public areas occupied, slum-dwellers in insurrection, our on-line world humming with utopian goals. occasions we have been informed have been consigned to history—democratic rebel and social revolution—are being lived by means of thousands of people.

In this compelling new e-book, Paul Mason explores the motives and outcomes of this nice unrest. From Cairo to Athens, Wall highway and Westminster to Manila, Mason is going looking for the alterations in society, know-how and human behaviour that experience propelled a new release onto the streets looking for social justice. In a story that blends ancient perception with first-person reportage, Mason shines a mild on those new varieties of activism, from the significant, agile networks of cyberprotest to the tradition wars and tent camps of the #occupy flow. The occasions, says Mason, mirror the increasing energy of the person and speak to for brand spanking new political choices to elite rule and international poverty.

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Rural Poverty in Latin America by Ramón López, Alberto Valdés (eds.)

By Ramón López, Alberto Valdés (eds.)

This e-book offers clean perception into rural poverty in Latin the USA. It attracts on six case stories of contemporary rural family surveys - for Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, and Peru - and a number of other thematic stories reading land, labour, rural monetary markets, the environments, and deprived teams. spotting the heterogeneity in the rural economic climate, the reviews signify 3 very important teams - small farmers, landless farm employees, and rural non-farm employees - and supply quantitative and qualitative analyses of the determinants of family income.

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By Ramón López, Alberto Valdés (eds.)

This e-book offers clean perception into rural poverty in Latin the USA. It attracts on six case stories of contemporary rural family surveys - for Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, and Peru - and a number of other thematic stories reading land, labour, rural monetary markets, the environments, and deprived teams. spotting the heterogeneity in the rural economic climate, the reviews signify 3 very important teams - small farmers, landless farm employees, and rural non-farm employees - and supply quantitative and qualitative analyses of the determinants of family income.

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