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Can We Afford The Future

Author : Frank Ackerman
ISBN : 1848130376
Genre : Business & Economics
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Though most scientists view climate change as urgently requiring a large-scale response, many economists see it as just a moderately important problem, best approached with caution. This title is part of 'The New Economics' series, which provides a fresh way of looking at major contemporary issues.

Why We Can T Afford The Rich

Author : Andrew Sayer
ISBN : 9781447320906
Genre : Business & Economics
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As inequalities widen and the effects of austerity deepen, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why we can’t afford the rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others, through the control of property and money. Leading social scientist Andrew Sayer shows how over the last three decades the rich worldwide have increased their ability to hide their wealth, create indebtedness and expand their political influence. Winner of the 2015 Peter Townsend Prize, this important book uses simple distinctions to burst the myth of the rich as specially talented wealth creators. Furthermore, as the risk of runaway climate change grows, it shows how the rich are threatening the planet by banking on unsustainable growth. The paperback includes a new Afterword updating developments in the last year and forcefully arguing that the crises of economy and climate can only be resolved by radical change to make economies sustainable, fair and conducive to well-being for all.

Can We Afford To Grow Older

Author : Richard Disney
ISBN : 026204157X
Genre : Business & Economics
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On aging, and its affect on Society.


Author : Miriam Lyons
ISBN : 0522867650
Genre : Australia
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People have good reason to demand decent public education and a well-funded health system, to yearn for an economy that doesn't trash the environment or for a smaller gap between rich and poor. Almost without exception, sound economics is on their side. We've grown used to public debates that pit people and the planet against an abstract, distorted image of 'the economy', but it doesn't have to be this way. Governomics shows that an emaciated state is bad for business, and that standing up for government means standing up for a public sector that truly serves the public.

2030 The Future Of Medicine

Author : Richard Barker
ISBN : 9780199600663
Genre : Medical
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Over the last couple of years, the credit crunch has driven a near-collapse of the world's financial systems. With the benefit of hindsight, many say this could have been predicted and avoided. Over the next 10-20 years, healthcare is headed for its own meltdown: an inability to fund the growth in demand and the appearance of costly new medical technology within the current healthcare systems framework. This 'meltdown' will not be as sudden as that in the world of finance: it will occur over the next 20 years, but the failure of the current sources of healthcare funding to meet our expectations of care quantity and quality will have consequences every bit as serious as the banking crisis. The warning signs are there, the crisis is already being predicted - but is it inevitable, or can it be avoided? This book offers a penetrating analysis of the underlying problems, and offers some simple, but far-reaching solutions to bring supply and demand back into balance and avoid the meltdown. It is not a contribution to the current political debate but a primer for the changes to the underlying fabric of healthcare if reforms such as "Obamacare" have any chance of sustainable success. In the course of the book, we confront many topical challenges: How can people be persuaded to manage their own health better?; Can we afford to spend more of today's money on disease prevention and detection, to save future costs?; Will 'personalised medicine' be cheaper, or more expensive?; Are healthcare IT systems a key part of the solution or doomed to be expensive white elephants?; and most importantly: What will the future of healthcare look like, for us and for our children and grandchildren? To bring the answers to this final question alive, the book uses a fictitious family, the Carters, to illustrate the changes we will see, the dilemmas we will face and the solutions we must strive for. Interspersed between the text are the vignettes of members of the family, their diseases and treatments and how change has affected each of their lives.

Future Economic Growth

Author : L. T. Iglehart
ISBN : UOM:39015023110136
Genre : United States
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Inequality And The 1

Author : Danny Dorling
ISBN : 9781781685860
Genre : Political Science
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Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity. But inequality is more than just economics. Being born outside the 1% has a dramatic impact on a person's potential: reducing life expectancy, limiting education and work prospects, and even affecting mental health. What is to be done? In Inequality and the 1% leading social thinker Danny Dorling lays bare the extent and true cost of the division in our society and asks what have the superrich ever done for us. He shows that inquality is the greatest threat we face and why we must urgently redress the balance.

Economics And The Environment 7th Edition

Author : Eban S. Goodstein
ISBN : 9781118805503
Genre : Business & Economics
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Climate change and other critical environmental challenges are reshaping economic policy and practice. In the 7th edition of Economics and the Environment, Dr. Eban Goodstein and new co-author, Dr. Stephen Polasky, provide students with a clear, concise, and comprehensive presentation of environmental and resource economics. The text also offers a compelling look at broader topics including the ethical foundations of environmental economics, the promotion of ÔÔclean technologyÓ, and the challenges of sustainable development. With a unique framework and compelling narrative style, Goodstein & Polasky provide a timely synthesis of the economic tools available for understanding and solving environmental problems that are crucial for todayÕs students to consider for tomorrowÕs world.

A Nation Of Immigrants

Author : President John F. Kennedy
ISBN : 9781786258564
Genre : History
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President John F. Kennedy’s final book, A Nation of Immigrants, is a most worthy and relevant contribution to the contemporary debate on immigration reform. Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This modern edition of his posthumously published, timeless work—offers the late president’s inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America. As continued debates on immigration engulf the nation, this paean to the importance of immigrants to our nation’s prominence and success is as timely as ever.-Print Ed. “In this book, President Kennedy tells us what immigrants have done for America, and what America has done for its immigrants. It is one of the dramatic success stories of world history....It can stand as a testament to a cause President Kennedy cherished, and which we should carry on.”—ROBERT F. KENNEDY

The End Of College

Author : Kevin Carey
ISBN : 1594632057
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An acclaimed education writer examines revolutionary technological changes happening in today's college systems that are transforming the ways in which higher learning will be offered and achieved in the near future.

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