Prudent Decision Making In An Imprudent World Better Decisions At Home And Work

Author: Patrick Gould
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313372322
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A practical guide to making better decisions in all aspects of life, based on extensive research and a wide range of historic and current examples. • Includes chapters on personal and business decision making, as well as financial decision-making • Provides dozens of features on historic events affected by bad decision making, such as the 1929 stock market crash, the Challenger disaster, and the implosion of Enron

Sincerity And Authenticity

Author: Lionel TRILLING
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674504194
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“Now and then,” writes Lionel Trilling, “it is possible to observe the moral life in process of revising itself.” In this new book he is concerned with such a mutation: the process by which the arduous enterprise of sincerity, of being true to one’s self, came to occupy a place of supreme importance in the moral life—and the further shift which finds that place now usurped by the darker and still more strenuous modern ideal of authenticity. Instances range over the whole of Western literature and thought, from Shakespeare to Hegel to Sartre, from Robespierre to R.D. Laing, suggesting the contradictions and ironies to which the ideals of sincerity and authenticity give rise, most especially in contemporary life. Lucid, and brilliantly framed, its view of cultural history will give Sincerity and Authenticity an important place among the works of this distinguished critic.

Ethical Decision Making In Social Work

Author: Wade L. Robison
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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"This textbook is a valuable part of the learning process; it will help you to acquire the skills and knowledge you will need in an ever-changing global society. Your text will also help you to connect with the latest research and debates in the field; visit our accompanying website at www.abacon.com/socialwork. There you will find additional information or weblinks that will help you make the best use of what you have learned."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Patent Law Essentials A Concise Guide 5th Edition

Author: Alan L. Durham
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440859892
Size: 20.91 MB
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This essential desk reference for patent attorneys, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators, development professionals, and students has been updated with the latest court cases and legislation. • Makes patent law accessible to both novice and expert practitioners • Discusses a number of recent landmark Supreme Court decisions, including Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (2014), discussing when software-implemented business methods are unpatentable as abstract ideas; Commil v. Cisco Systems (2015), on the intent required to induce infringement; and Samsung Electronics v. Apple (2016), addressing the award of the infringer's profits from infringement of a design patent • Contains sample utility and design patents for reference • Walks readers through the many parts of a patent

The Four Cardinal Virtues

Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268089892
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In The Four Cardinal Virtues, Joseph Pieper delivers a stimulating quartet of essays on the four cardinal virtues. He demonstrates the unsound overvaluation of moderation that has made contemporary morality a hollow convention and points out the true significance of the Christian virtues.

The Regulatory Responses To The Global Financial Crisis Some Uncomfortable Questions

Author: Stijn Claessens
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1484336658
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We identify current challenges for creating stable, yet efficient financial systems using lessons from recent and past crises. Reforms need to start from three tenets: adopting a system-wide perspective explicitly aimed at addressing market failures; understanding and incorporating into regulations agents’ incentives so as to align them better with societies’ goals; and acknowledging that risks of crises will always remain, in part due to (unknown) unknowns – be they tipping points, fault lines, or spillovers. Corresponding to these three tenets, specific areas for further reforms are identified. Policy makers need to resist, however, fine-tuning regulations: a “do not harm” approach is often preferable. And as risks will remain, crisis management needs to be made an integral part of system design, not relegated to improvisation after the fact.

The Age Of Turbulence

Author: Alan Greenspan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440635694
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The Age Of Turbulence is Alan Greenspan’s incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life’s journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of The Age of Turbulence Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d’horizon of the global economy. The distillation of a life’s worth of wisdom and insight into an elegant expression of a coherent worldview, The Age of Turbulence will stand as Alan Greenspan’s personal and intellectual legacy.

Congressional Record

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)