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After Piketty : the agenda for economics and inequality
edited by Heather Boushey, J. Bradford DeLong, Marshall Steinbaum
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017
Introduction : Capital in the twenty-first century, three years later / J. Bradford DeLong, Heather Boushey, and Marshall Steinbaum -- Reception. The Piketty phenomenon / Arthur Goldhammer ; Thomas Piketty is right / Robert M. Solow ; Why we're in a new Gilded Age / Paul Krugman -- Conceptions of capital. What's wrong with Capital in the Twenty-First Century's model? / Devesh Raval ; A political economy take on W/Y / Suresh Naidu ; The ubiquitous nature of slave capital / Daina Ramey Berry ; Human capital and wealth before and after Capital in the Twenty-First Century / Eric R. Nielsen ; Exploring the effects of technology on income and wealth inequality / Laura Tyson and Michael Spence ; Income inequality, wage determination, and the fissured workplace / David Weil -- Dimensions of inequality. Increasing capital income share and its effect personal income inequality / Branko Milanovic ; Global inequality / Christoph Lakner ; The geographies of Capital in the Twenty-first Century: Inequality, political economy, and space / Gareth A. Jones ; The research agenda after Capital in the Twenty-First Century / Emmanuel Saez ; Macro models of wealth inequality / Mariacristina De Nardi, Giulio Fella, and Fang Yang ; A feminist interpretation of patrimonial capitalism / Heather Boushey ; What does rising inequality mean for the macroeconomy? / Mark Zandi ; Rising inequality and economic stability / Salvatore Morelli -- The political economy of capital and capitalism. Inequality and the rise of social democracy : an ideological history / Marshall I. Steinbaum ; The legal constitution of capitalism / David Singh Grewal ; The historical origins of global inequality / Ellora Derenoncourt ; Everywhere and nowhere : politics in Capital in the Twenty-First Century / Elisabeth Jacobs -- Piketty responds. Toward a reconciliation between economics and the social sciences / Thomas Piketty.
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent history, selling millions of copies in dozens of languages. But are its analyses of inequality and economic growth on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas Piketty pushed to the forefront of global conversation? A cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right. After Piketty opens with a discussion by Arthur Goldhammer, Piketty's translator into English, of the reasons for Capital's phenomenal success, followed by the published reviews of Nobel laureates Robert Solow and Paul Krugman. The rest of the book is devoted to newly commissioned essays that interrogate Piketty's arguments. Suresh Naidu and other contributors ask whether Piketty said enough about power, slavery, and the complex nature of capital. Laura Tyson and Michael Spence consider the impact of technology on inequality. Heather Boushey, Branko Milanovic, and others consider topics ranging from gender to trends in the global South. Emmanuel Saez lays out an agenda for future research on inequality, while a variety of essayists examine the book's implications for the social sciences more broadly. Piketty replies to these questions in a substantial concluding chapter. An indispensable interdisciplinary work, After Piketty does not shy away from the seemingly intractable problems that made Capital in the Twenty-First Century so compelling for so many.--
Baker Berry HB501 .A457 2017
How much inequality is fair? : mathematical principals for a moral, optimal, and stable capitalist society
Venkatasubramanian, Venkataraman, 1956- author
New York : Columbia University Press, 
Baker Berry HB523 .V46 2017
The sum of small things : a theory of the aspirational class
Currid-Halkett, Elizabeth, 1978- author
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 
The twenty-first century "leisure" class -- Conspicuous consumption in the twenty-first century -- Ballet slippers and Yale tuition: inconspicuous consumption and the new elites -- Motherhood as conspicuous leisure in the twenty-first century -- Conspicuous production -- Landscapes of consumption -- "To get rich is glorious"? The state of consumption and class in America.
"In today's world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption--like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the Serial podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children's growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society "the aspirational class" and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, the aspirational class reproduces wealth and upward mobility, deepening the ever-wider class divide. Exploring the rise of the aspirational class, Currid-Halkett considers how much has changed since the 1899 publication of Thorstein Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class. In that inflammatory classic, which coined the phrase "conspicuous consumption," Veblen described upper-class frivolities: men who used walking sticks for show, and women who bought silver flatware despite the effectiveness of cheaper aluminum utensils. Now, Currid-Halkett argues, the power of material goods as symbols of social position has diminished due to their accessibility. As a result, the aspirational class has altered its consumer habits away from overt materialism to more subtle expenditures that reveal status and knowledge. And these transformations influence how we all make choices. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research, The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and what this forecasts, not just for the aspirational class but for everyone."--
Baker Berry HB831 .C87 2017
The selected letters of John Kenneth Galbraith
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006, author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
The letters 1933 -- 2006 -- 1930s: Berkeley and Harvard -- 1940s: war and price czar -- 1950s: liberal democrats and The affluent society -- 1960s: triumph and tragedy -- 1970s: the shooting star of American liberalism -- 1980s: the rise of American conservatism -- 1990s: political and economic moderation -- 2000s: a goodbye: economics, peace and laughter.
Baker Berry HB119.G33 A4 2017
Posteconomía : hacia un capitalismo feudal
Baños Boncompain, Antonio
Barcelona : Libros del Lince, 2012
Baker Berry HB71 .B294 2012
A socially responsible Islamic finance : character and the common good
Moghul, Umar F., author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
Baker Berry HB172.5 .M64 2017
Population : an introduction to concepts and issues
Weeks, John Robert, 1944- author
Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, 
A demographic perspective -- Introduction to demography -- Global population trends -- Demographic perspectives -- Demographic data -- Population processes -- The heath and mortality transition -- The fertility transition -- The migration transition -- Population structure and characteristics -- The age transition -- The urban transition -- The family and household transition -- Using the demographic perspective -- Population and sustainability -- What lies ahead?
Baker Berry HB871 .W43 2016
The origin of capitalism : a longer view
Wood, Ellen Meiksins, author
London ; Verso, 
Introduction -- Part I. Histories of the transition. The commercialization model and its legacy ; Marxist debates ; Marxist alternatives -- Part II. The origin of capitalism. Commerce or capitalism? ; The agrarian origin of capitalism -- Part III. Agrarian capitalism and beyond. Agrarian capitalism and beyond ; The origin of capitalist imperialism ; Capitalism and the nation state ; Modernity and postmodernity -- Conclusion.
"How did the dynamic economic system we know as capitalism develop among the peasants and lords of feudal Europe? In The Origin of Capitalism, a now-classic work of history, Ellen Meiksins Wood offers readers a clear and accessible introduction to the theories and debates concerning the birth of capitalism, imperialism, and the modern nation state. Capitalism is not a natural and inevitable consequence of human nature, nor simply an extension of age-old practices of trade and commerce. Rather, it is a late and localized product of very specific historical conditions, which required great transformations in social relations and in the relationship between humans and nature."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry HB501 .W615 2017
渋沢栄一と近代中国 / 周見著 ; 西川博史訳
周見, 1951- author
Tōkyō : Gendai Shiryō Shuppan, 2016
Baker Berry Japan HC461.5.S48 Z467163 2016
対中借款の政治経済史 : 「開発」から二十一ヵ条要求へ / 久保田裕次著
久保田裕次, 1984- author
Nagoya-shi : Nagoya Daigaku Shuppankai, 2016
Baker Berry Japan HC427.7 .K8452 2016
Getting rich in late antique Egypt
McConnell, Ryan E., author
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2017
The Apions and their wealth -- Reconsidering the autourgia -- Benefits from lower-level collections -- Tax collection on two tiers -- Analogues to Apion tax farming -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry HC33 .M35 2017
Key determinants of national development : historical perspectives and implications for developing economies
Farnham, Surrey : Gower, 
I. Leadership, governance, policy and strategy -- II. The public sector -- III. Culture, institutions and people -- IV. Natural resources -- V. Science, technology and infrastructure -- VI. The private sector and financial markets.
"For those wishing to acquire knowledge on national development issues, this comprehensive compendium traverses a spectrum of subjects that the audience ought to be well acquainted with. The Editors provide instructive findings regarding national development, economic growth and their determinants, but they also offer historical perspectives on the subject and the implications for developing countries. The book addresses a suite of critical themes regarded by development experts to be germane in considering the pertinence of policies and their effective execution. These seven general thematic areas are explored: 1) Leadership, governance, policy and strategy; 2) Public sector and public financial management; 3) Culture, institutions and people; 4) Natural resources; 5) Science, technology and infrastructure; 6) Private sector and financial markets; 7) Marketing, branding and service delivery. This thematic approach enables the contributors to explore the impact of the constituents of each subject area on national development, within the context of a developing economy. The significance of the findings for the relevant stakeholders is consequently reviewed. The combination of theory and practice makes the book and its contents unique."--
Baker Berry HC59.7 .A8218 2015
West German industrialists and the making of the economic miracle : a history of mentality and recovery
Grünbacher, Armin, 1962- author
London, UK ; Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Introduction -- The "missing link": the role of chambers of industry and commerce for entrepreneurial self-perception in the immediate post-war period -- Ways of redemption: public relations, the IHG and the DII -- The new "entrepreneur" -- "Americanization" leadership recruitment and training -- Bürgerlichkeit: culture and honour, upstarts and old elites -- Politics: business, association and the state -- Living with the "enemy": trade unions, worker representation and communists -- Osthandel: trading with the "enemy" -- Conclusion.
West German Industrialists and the Making of the Economic Miracle" investigates the mentality of post-war German (heavy) industrialists through an analysis of their attitudes, thinking and views on social, political and, of course, economic matters at the time, including the 'social market economy' and the fledgling European integration, with this investigation taking place against the backdrop of the 'economic miracle' and the Cold War of the 1950s and 60s. The book also includes an assessment of whether the self-declared, new 'aristocracy of merit' justified its place in society and carried out its actions in a new spirit of political responsibility. This is an important text for all students interested in the history of Germany and the modern economic history of Europe.
Baker Berry HC286.5 .G7195 2017
Unveiling the North Korean economy : collapse and transition
Kim, Pyŏng-yŏn, 1962- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
1. An evaluation of the socialist economy -- Economic systems -- The performance of the socialist economy -- Households in socialist economies -- Firms in socialist economies -- Sustainability and collapse of the socialist economy -- 2. The North Korean economy -- The North Korean socialist economic system -- Performance of the North Korean socialist economic system -- Households: surviving in informal markets -- Firms: surviving with markets and foreign trade -- Regime stability in North Korea: corruption and markets -- 3. Transition of the North Korean economy -- An overview of the transition experience -- Macroeconomic stabilisation and liberalisation -- Privatisation and new entry of firms -- Economic integration with South Korea -- Conclusion.
"North Korea is one of the most closed and secretive societies in the world. Despite a high level of interest from the outside world, we have very little detailed information about how the country functions economically. In this valuable book for both the academic and policy-making circles, Byung-Yeon Kim offers the most comprehensive and systematic analysis of the present day North Korean economy in the context of economic systems and transition economics. It addresses what is really happening in the North Korean economy, why it has previously failed, and how the country can make the transition to a market economy. It takes advantage not only of carefully reconstructed macro data but also rich, new data at the micro level, such as quantitative surveys of North Korean refugees settled in South Korea, and the surveys of Chinese companies that interact heavily with North Korea."--
Baker Berry HC470.2 .K55315 2017
The age of inequality : corporate America's war on working people : a forty-year investigation
by In These Times ; edited by Jeremy Gantz, ... and others
London ; Verso, 2017
Editor's introduction / by Jeremy Gantz -- Trading away the working class -- The rich change the rules -- Busted : the decline of unions -- Blowing bubbles : the rise of finance -- Public goods, private hands -- Welcome to the precariat -- Solidarity without borders -- The Black freedom struggle, at the ballot and beyond -- Labor's fate : new solutions to old problems, old solutions to new problems -- After the crash : searching for alternatives
"In These Times magazine has charted a staggering rise in inequality and the fall of the American middle class. Here, in a selection from four decades of articles by investigative reporters and progressive thinkers, is the story of our age. It is a tale of shockingly successful corporate takeovers stretching from Reagan to Trump, but also of brave attempts to turn the tide, from the Seattle global justice protests to Occupy to the Fight for 15. Featuring contributions from Michelle Chen, Noam Chomsky, Tom Geoghegan, Juan Ganzález, David Moberg, Salim Muwakkil, Ralph Nader, Frances Fox Piven, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Slavoj Žižek, and many others."--From the publishers.
Baker Berry HC110.I5 A65 2017
Janesville : an American story
Goldstein, Amy, 1957- author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
A ringing phone -- The carp swimming on Main Street -- Craig -- A retirement party -- Change in August -- To the Renaissance Center -- Mom, what are you going to do? -- "When one door of happiness closes, another opens" -- The Parker closet -- Rock County 5.0 -- The fourth last day -- Bidding war -- Sonic speed -- What does a union man do? -- Blackhawk -- Ahead of the class -- A plan and distress signals -- The holiday food drive -- Last days of Parker Pen -- Becoming a gypsy -- Family is more important than GM -- Honor cords -- The day the White House comes to town -- Labor Fest 2010 -- Project 16:49 -- Figuring it out -- Bags of hope -- The ambassador of optimism -- The opposite of a jailer -- This is what democracy looks like -- On Janesville time -- Pride and fear -- Labor Fest 2011 -- Discovering the closet -- After the overnight shift -- Late night at Woodman's -- SHINE -- Janesville gypsies -- A charity gap -- Gypsy kids -- Recall -- A rough summer -- The candidate -- Labor Fest 2012 -- Pill bottles -- Circle of women -- First vote -- HealthNet -- Out of a job again -- Two Janesvilles -- Night drive -- The ebb and flow of work -- Project 16:49 -- Glass more than half full -- Graduation weekend.
"A Washington Post reporter's intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors' assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin--Paul Ryan's hometown--and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class. This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its factory stills--but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next, when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up. Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein has spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin where the nation's oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession, two days before Christmas of 2008. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, she makes one of America's biggest political issues human. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it's so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class. For this is not just a Janesville story or a Midwestern story. It's an American story"--
Baker Berry HC108.J36 G65 2017
Malaysia beyond 2020
Comin, Diego, author
Johor Bahru, Johor : Penerbit UTM Press, 2014
Preamble -- Historical and economic context -- The deep roots -- The economic transformation programme -- Recommendations -- Concluding remarks.
This book presents a new analytical framework to explore these questions. The diagnostic is that the main root cause of the economic slowdown is the scarcity of technological knowledge by Malaysian companies.
Baker Berry HC445.5 .C66 2014
Economía y sociedad mexicana
Jaime Estay Reyno, coordinador ; Aicela Fernández Zamora and 9 others
Puebla, Mexico : Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, 2014
Baker Berry HC135 .E36 2014
Critical issues and challenges in Islamic economics and finance development
Velid Efendić, Fikret Hadžić, Hylmun Izhar, editors
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave MacMillan, 
Baker Berry HC499 .C75 2017
Cracking the China conundrum : why conventional economic wisdom is wrong
Huang, Yukon, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Differing Global and Regional Perceptions -- Chapter 3. Origins of China's Growth Model -- Chapter 4. China's Unbalanced Growth -- Chapter 5. China's Debt Dilemma -- Chapter 6. Emerging Economic, Social and Political Tensions -- Chapter 7. China's Trade and Capital Flows -- Chapter 8. China's Foreign Investment with the United States and European Union -- Chapter 9. China's Impact on the Global Balance of Power -- Chapter 10. Conclusion -- Cracking the China Conundrum -- Appendix A. Elaboration of China's Development Experience -- Appendix B. Are China's Statistics Manipulated?.
" China's rise is altering global power relations, reshaping economic debates, and commanding tremendous public attention. Despite extensive media and academic scrutiny, the conventional wisdom about China's economy is often wrong. Cracking the China Conundrum provides a holistic and contrarian view of China's major economic, political, and foreign policy issues. Yukon Huang trenchantly addresses widely accepted yet misguided views in the analysis of China's economy. He examines arguments about the causes and effects of China's possible debt and property market bubbles, trade and investment relations with the Western world, the links between corruption and political liberalization in a growing economy and Beijing's more assertive foreign policies. Huang explains that such misconceptions arise in part because China's economic system is unprecedented in many ways-namely because it's driven by both the market and state- which complicates the task of designing accurate and adaptable analysis and research. Further, China's size, regional diversity, and uniquely decentralized administrative system poses difficulties for making generalizations and comparisons from micro to macro levels when trying to interpret China's economic state accurately. This book not only interprets the ideologies that experts continue building misguided theories upon, but also examines the contributing factors to this puzzle. Cracking the China Conundrum provides an enlightening and corrective viewpoint on several major economic and political foreign policy concerns currently shaping China's economic environment. "--
Baker Berry HC427.95 .H843 2017
Los tres kirchnerismos : una historia de la economía argentina, 2003-2015
Buenos Aires : Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 
Baker Berry HC175 .K954 2016
African miracle, African mirage : transnational politics and the paradox of modernization in Ivory Coast
Bamba, Abou B., 1972- author
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 
Introduction -- Part One: The postwar years -- Becoming an attractive colony -- Triangulating colonial modernization -- Part Two: The decade of development -- (Re)framing postcolonial development -- Energizing the economic miracle -- Tapping the riches of a "backward" region -- Part Three: The fate of modernization -- Investing in modernization's last frontier -- Crushing dreams of modernity -- Conclusion.
"Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Ivory Coast was touted as an African miracle, a poster child for modernization and the ways that Western aid and multinational corporations would develop the continent. At the same time, Marxist scholars--most notably Samir Amin--described the capitalist activity in Ivory Coast as empty, unsustainable, and incapable of bringing real change to the lives of ordinary people. To some extent, Amin''s criticisms were validated when, in the 1980s, the Ivorian economy collapsed. In African Miracle, African Mirage, Abou B. Bamba incorporates economics, political science, and history to craft a bold, transnational study of the development practices and intersecting colonial cultures that continue to shape Ivory Coast today. He considers French, American, and Ivorian development discourses in examining the roles of hydroelectric projects and the sugar, coffee, and cocoa industries in the country's boom and bust. In so doing, he brings the agency of Ivorians themselves to the fore in a way not often seen in histories of development. Ultimately, he concludes that the "maldevelopment" evident by the mid-1970s had less to do with the Ivory Coast''s "insufficiently modern" citizens than with the conflicting missions of French and American interests within the context of an ever-globalizing world"--The publisher.
Baker Berry HC1025 .B36 2016
How leaders mobilize workers : social democracy, revolution, and moderate syndicalism
Vössing, Konstantin, 1975- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Baker Berry HD8031 .V67 2017
Il lavoro delle donne nelle città dell'Europa moderna
Bellavitis, Anna, author
Roma : Viella, ottobre 2016
Baker Berry HD6134 .B45 2016
Cambridge handbook of organizational project management
edited by Shankar Sankaran, Ralf Müller, Nathalie Drouin
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
"In recent years, organizational project management (OPM) has emerged as a field focused on how project, program, and portfolio management practices strategically help firms realize organizational goals. There is a compelling need to address the totallity of project-related work at the organizational level, providing a view of organizations as a network of projects to be coordinated among themselves, integrated by the more permanent organization, and to move away from a focus on individual projects. This comprehensive volume provides views form a wide range of international scholars researching OPM at a cross-disciplinary level. It covers concepts, theories, and practices from disciplines allied to management, such as strategic management, organization science, and behavioral science. It will be a valuable read for scholars and practitioners alike, looking to enrich their understanding of OPM and further investigate this new phenomenon."
Baker Berry HD69.P75 C36 2017
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women
Moore, Kate (Writer and editor), author
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., 
List of key characters -- Prologue -- Part one. Knowledge -- Part two. Power -- Part three. Justice -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive -- until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights.
Baker Berry HD6067.2.U6 M66 2017
Faster, higher, farther : the Volkswagen scandal
Ewing, Jack (Economics correspondent), author
New York : W.W . Norton & Company, 
Road trip -- The grandson -- Renaissance -- The scion -- Chief executive -- By all means necessary -- Enforcers -- Impossible doesn't exist -- Labor relations -- The cheat -- The Porsches and the Piëchs -- Clean diesel -- Enforcers II -- On the road -- Exposure -- Piëch's fall -- Confession -- Empire -- Aftermath -- Justice -- Punishment -- Faster, higher, farther.
"A shocking exposé of Volkswagen's fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal. In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world's largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in 11 million cars that deceived emissions-testing mechanisms. By early 2017, VW had settled with American regulators and car owners for $20 billion, with additional lawsuits still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the conspiracy. He describes VW's rise from 'the people's car' during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being 'green.' He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piëch and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that the corporate culture they fostered drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. Unable to build cars that could meet emissions standards in the United States honestly, engineers were left with no choice but to cheat. Volkswagen then compounded the fraud by spending millions marketing 'clean diesel,' only to have the lie exposed by a handful of researchers on a shoestring budget, resulting in a guilty plea to criminal charges in a landmark Department of Justice case. Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs mentality prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history's farthest-reaching cases of fraud--with potentially devastating consequences."--Jacket.
Baker Berry HD9710.G44 E95 2017
The end of loyalty : the rise and fall of good jobs in America
Wartzman, Rick, author
New York : PublicAffairs, 
The scramble for 58 million jobs -- Take this job and love it -- The making of industrial peace -- Smug nation -- Strains beneath the surface -- White male wanted -- The unraveling -- Going backward -- Living and dying by the numbers -- The betrayal -- The new face of capitalism.
In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers. Through the stories of four major employers--General Motors, General Electric, Kodak, and Coca-Cola--he shows how big businesses once took responsibility for providing their workers and retirees with an array of social benefits. At the height of the post-World War II economy, these companies also believed that worker pay needed to be kept high in order to preserve morale and keep the economy humming. Productivity boomed. But the corporate social contract didn't last. By tracing the ups and downs of these four corporate icons over seventy years, Wartzman illustrates just how much has been lost: job security and steadily rising pay, guaranteed pensions, robust health benefits, and much more. Charting the Golden Age of the 1950s and 1960s; the turbulent years of the 1970s and 1980s; and the growth of downsizing, outsourcing, and instability in the modern era, Wartzman's narrative is a biography of the American Dream gone sideways. Deeply researched and compelling, The End of Loyalty will make you rethink how Americans can begin to resurrect the middle class.
Baker Berry HD8072.5 .W37 2017
Cold War energy : a transnational history of Soviet oil and gas
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
"This book examines the role of Soviet energy during the Cold War. Based on hitherto little known documents from Western and Eastern European archives, it combines the story of Soviet oil and gas with general Cold War history. This volume breaks new ground by framing Soviet energy in a multi-national context, taking into account not only the view from Moscow, but also the perspectives of communist Eastern Europe, the US, NATO, as well as several Western European countries--namely Italy, France, and West Germany. This book challenges some of the long-standing assumptions of East-West bloc relations, as well as shedding new light on relations within the blocs regarding the issue of energy. By bringing together a range of junior and senior historians and specialists from Europe, Russia and the US, this book represents a pioneering endeavour to approach the role of Soviet energy during the Cold War in transnational perspective."--
Baker Berry HD9575.S652 C65 2017
The fuzzy and the techie : why the liberal arts will rule the digital world
Hartley, Scott (Business consultant), author
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 
The role of the fuzzy in a techie world -- Adding the human factor to big data -- The democratization of technology tools -- Algorithms that serve-rather than rule-us -- Making our technology more ethical -- Enhancing the ways we learn -- Building a better world -- The future of jobs -- Conclusion: partnership goes both ways.
"One of the nation's leading venture capitalists offers surprising revelations on who is going to be leading innovation in the years to come Scott Hartley first heard the terms fuzzy and techie while studying political science at Stanford University. If you majored in the humanities or social sciences, you were a fuzzy. If you majored in the computer sciences, you were a techie. This informal division has quietly found its way into a default assumption that has mistakenly led the business world for decades: that techies are the real drivers of innovation. But in this brilliantly contrarian book, Hartley reveals the counterintuitive reality of business today: it's actually the fuzzies-not the techies-who are playing the key roles in developing the most creative and successful new business ideas. They are often the ones who understand the life issues that need solving and offer the best approaches for doing so. They also bring the management and communication skills that are so vital to spurring growth. Hartley looks inside some of today's most dynamic new companies, reveals breakthrough fuzzy-techie collaborations, and explores how such collaborations work to create real innovation"--
Baker Berry HD53 .H3765 2017
Quayle, Moura, 1951- author
New York : Columbia University Press, 
Baker Berry HD57.7 .Q39 2017
Chasing the harvest : migrant workers in California agriculture
edited by Gabriel Thompson
London ; Verso, 2017
Introduction : Look at my hands / by Gabriel Thompson -- Executive editor's note / by Mimi Lok -- Map -- Maricruz Ladino, produce truck driver -- Oscar Ramos, elementary school teacher -- Roberto Valdez, farmworker, various crops -- Heraclio Astete, former sheepherder -- Rosario Pelayo, retired farmworker and labor leader -- Fausto Sanchez, indigenous program community worker -- Jose Saldivar, irrigator and pesticide applicator -- Maria, Pedro, and Guadalupe Ayala, farmworker, table grapes -- Ismael Moreno, high school student, part-time farmworker -- Silvia Correra, farmworker, wine grapes -- Harold McClarty, grower -- Maria Elena Durazo, labor leader -- Rafael Gonzalez Meraz, mayordomo -- Jim Cochran, grower -- Beatriz Machiche, Head Start manager -- Appendices. Timeline ; Glossary ; California farmworker legal protections ; California farmworker organizations ; Cultivating Fear / by Human Rights Watch.
"'The Grapes of Wrath' brought national attention to the condition of California's migrant farmworkers in the 1930s. Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' grape and lettuce boycotts captured the imagination of the United States in the 1960s and '70s. Yet today, the stories of the more than 800,000 men, women, and children working in California's fields - one third of the nation's agricultural work force - are rarely heard, despite the persistence of wage theft, dangerous working conditions, and uncertain futures. This book of oral histories makes the reality of farm work visible in accounts of hardship, bravery, solidarity, and creativity in California's fields, as real people struggle to win new opportunities for future generations. Among the narrators: Maricruz, a single mother fired from a packing plant after filing a sexual assault complaint against her supervisor. Roberto, a vineyard laborer in the scorching Coachella Valley who became an advocate for more humane working conditions after his teenage son almost died of heatstroke. Oscar, an elementary school teacher in Salinas who wants to free his students from a life in the fields, the fate that once awaited him as a child"--Page four of cover.
Baker Berry HD1527.C2 C43 2017
The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world
Stone, Brad, author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
The trough of sorrow: The early years of Airbnb -- Jam sessions: The early years of Uber -- The nonstarters: SeamlessWeb, Taxi Magic, Cabulous, Couchsurfing, Zimride -- The growth hacker: How Airbnb took off -- Blood, sweat, and ramen: How Uber conquered San Francisco -- The wartime CEO: Airbnb fights on two fronts -- The playbook: Uber's expansion begins -- Travis's law: The rise of ridesharing -- Too big to regulate: Airbnb's fight in New York City -- God view: Uber's rough ride -- Escape velocity: Fights and fables with Airbnb -- Global mega-unicorn death match!: Uber versus the world.
Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel. In the spirit of Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. Led by people like Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process. The Upstarts is the story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict, and wealth. In Brad Stone's account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened.
Baker Berry HD62.5 .S756 2017
Lucre sempre com a soja
Nicola, Paulo author
[Place of publication not identified] : Buqui, 
Baker Berry HD1872 .N53 2015
Women, work, and patriarchy in the Middle East and North Africa
Solati, Fariba, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
This book investigates why the rate of female labor force participation in the Middle East and North Africa is the lowest in the world. The author argues that the primary reason for the low rate of female labor force participation are the strong institutions of patriarchy in the region and, using multiple proxies for patriarchy, quantifies the multi-dimensional concept of patriarchy in order to measure it across sixty developing countries over thirty years. The findings show that Middle Eastern and North African countries have higher levels of patriarchy with regards to women?s participation in public spheres compared with the rest of the world. Although the rate of formal female labor force participation is low, women across the region contribute greatly to the financial well-being of their families and communities. By defining a woman?s place as in the home and causing many women to work in the informal sector of the economy or work as unpaid workers, patriarchy has made women?s economic activities invisible to official labor statistics and simply created the illusion that women in the region are not economically active.
Baker Berry HD6181.9 .S65 2017
The CEO pay machine : how it trashes America and how to stop it
Clifford, Steven, author
New York : Blue Rider Press, 
Today, the pay gap between chief executive officers of major U.S. firms and their workers is higher than ever before. Depending on the method of calculation, CEOs get paid between 300 and 700 times more than the average worker. Such outsized pay is a relatively recent phenomenon, but despite all the outrage, few detractors truly understand the numerous factors that have contributed to the dizzying upward spiral in CEO compensation. Steven Clifford, a former CEO who has also served on many corporate boards, has a name for these procedures and practices: "The CEO Pay Machine." As Clifford sees it, the payment structure for CEOs begins with shared delusions that reinforce one other: Once this groupthink is accepted as corporate dogma, it becomes infinitely harder to see any decision as potentially irrational or dysfunctional. Yet, as Clifford notes, the Pay Machine has caused immeasurable harm to companies, shareholders, economic growth, and democracy itself. He uses real-life examples of the top four CEOs named the highest paid in 2011 through 2014. Clifford examines how board directors and compensation committees have directly contributed to the rising salaries and bonuses of the country's richest executives. What's more, Clifford argues, each of those companies could have paid their CEOs 90 percent less and performed just as well. The CEO Pay Machine is a thorough and incisive critique of an economic issue that affects all American workers.
Baker Berry HD4965.5.U6 C55 2017
Desarrollo rural en debate : estudios en el espacio agrario salteño
Soraya Ataide, compiladora ; autores: Ernesto Manuel Abdo and fifteen others
[Salta, Argentina] : Universidad Nacional de Salta : 
Trabajo y sociedad : aportes para pensar la formación del mercado de trabajo en la provincia de Salta / Hugo A. Rossi -- Un capitalismo mestizo : clasificaciones sociales y trabajo en la conformación del capitalismo agroindustrial en Salta / Raúl Javier Yudi -- Cuatro modelos interpretativos de la dinámica de acumulación capitalista en el Valle de Lerma, Salta / Marcelo A. Rodríguez Faraldo -- La frontera campesina y el agronegocio en el Departamento RIvadavia a comienzos del siglo XXI / Miriam Adriana Barbera, Rosana Verónica Martínez y Fernando Faraldo -- Procesos organizativos en el marco del conflicto socio teeirotiral generado por el avance de al frontera agraria en los Departamentos San Martín y Rivadavia de la provincia de Salta / Pablo Colina -- Medios gráficos y digitales : el abordaje de los conflictos por la tierra en la provincia de Salta, República Argentina / Stella Pérez de Bianchi, Marita Couto y Pablo Colina -- Tecnologías apropiadas en predios de ganaderos criollos chaqueños / María Cristina Camardelli, Miriam Barbera, pablo Colina y Sergio Reyes -- Del tabaco a las hortalizas : el rol de los bolivianos en las trnasformaciones socio productivas de Apolinario Saravia y General Pizarro / Soraya Ataide -- Cambio tecnológico y social en el sitema productivo hortícola del Norte de Salta / Alfredo L. Pais y Ernesto Manuel Abdo -- La formación de los ingenieros agrónomos en la Universidad Nacional de Salta / María Cristina Gijón, Celia Ilvento y Stella Pérez de BIanchi.
Baker Berry HD1865.S2 D47 2016
Estructura social e informalidad laboral en Argentina
Groisman, Fernando, author
Ciudad de Buenos Aires : Eudeba, junio de 2016
Baker Berry HD5749 .G76 2016
Monthly petroleum product price report
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration :
Baker Berry HD9564 .U56
Profits and sustainability : a history of green entrepreneurship
Jones, Geoffrey, 1952- author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Introduction. The business of sustainability -- part I. Green intentions -- Pioneering in food and energy -- Poisoned earth : green businesses, 1930s-1950s -- Earthrise and the rise of green business -- Accidental sustainability : waste and tourism as green business -- part 2. Green business -- Making money by saving the world -- Building green institutions -- Can finance change the world? -- The green team : government and business -- Corporate environmentalism and the boundaries of sustainability -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry HD30.255 .J67 2017
Decolonizing employment : Aboriginal inclusion in Canada's labour market
MacKinnon, Shauna, 1961- author
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada : University of Manitoba Press, 
Introduction -- Social exclusion, poverty, inequality, and policy in the neo-liberal age -- The labour market, policy, and Canada's aboriginal population -- The Manitoba labour force and the policy environment -- Decolonization : confronting the elephant in the room -- Assessing the impact of neo-liberal training policy -- A continuum of training responses -- Voices from the front lines -- Lessons learned : implications for policy -- Conclusion.
"Indigenous North Americans continue to be overrepresented among those who are poor, unemployed, and with low levels of education. This has long been an issue of concern for Indigenous people and their allies and is now drawing the attention of government, business leaders, and others who know that this fast-growing population is a critical source of future labour. Shauna MacKinnon's Decolonizing Employment: Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada's Labour Market is a case study with lessons applicable to communities throughout North America. Her examination of Aboriginal labour market participation outlines the deeply damaging, intergenerational effects of colonial policies and describes how a neoliberal political economy serves to further exclude Indigenous North Americans. MacKinnon's work demonstrates that a fundamental shift in policy is required. Long-term financial support for comprehensive, holistic education and training programs that integrate cultural reclamation and small supportive learning environments is needed if we are to improve social and economic outcomes and support the spiritual and emotional healing that Aboriginal learners tell us is of primary importance."--
Baker Berry HD8106.5 .M32 2015
Can we avoid another financial crisis?
Keen, Steve, author
Malden, MA : Polity, 2017
"The Financial Crash that convulsed the world in 2008 had cataclysmic effects on the global economy, and took conventional economists completely by surprise. Many leading commentators, taken in by the hubris of economics, declared shortly before the crisis that the magical recipe for eternal stability had been found. Less than a year later, the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression erupted. In this compelling and explosive book, Steve Keen, one of the very few economists who anticipated the crash, shows why the self-declared experts were wrong and offers a realistic, monetary approach to economics that can warn of crises before they happen. He shows how ever-rising levels of private debt make another financial crisis almost inevitable unless politicians tackle the real dynamics causing financial instability. He also identifies the economies that have become "The Walking Dead of Debt", and those that are next in line to join them - including China, Canada and Australia. A major intervention by a fearlessly iconoclastic figure in modern political economy, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the true nature of the global economic system and the challenges facing it"--
Baker Berry HD87 .K434 2017
2013 年中国。南昌 "明清以来农业农村农民" 学术研讨会论文集 / 施由明主编 ; 王建平, 尧水根副主编
Nanchang : Jiangxi ren min chu ban she, 2014
Summary in Chinese field only.
Baker Berry East Asian HD2097 .M548 2013
Information technology and the U.S. workforce : where are we and where do we go from here?
Committee on Information Technology, Automation, and the U.S. Workforce, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Washington, DC : the National Academies Press, 
Introduction -- The technological landscape -- Effects of information technology on productivity, employment, and incomes -- Changes in the nature of work and its organization -- Data sources and methods -- Findings and a path forward -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Statement of task -- Appendix B: Workshop agenda and panelist biographies -- Appendix C: Biographical sketches of Committee members and staff -- Appendix D: Acronyms and abbreviations.
"Recent years have yielded significant advances in computing and communication technologies, with profound impacts on society. Technology is transforming the way we work, play, and interact with others. From these technological capabilities, new industries, organizational forms, and business models are emerging. Technological advances can create enormous economic and other benefits, but can also lead to significant changes for workers. IT and automation can change the way work is conducted, by augmenting or replacing workers in specific tasks. This can shift the demand for some types of human labor, eliminating some jobs and creating new ones. Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce explores the interactions between technological, economic, and societal trends and identifies possible near-term developments for work. This report emphasizes the need to understand and track these trends and develop strategies to inform, prepare for, and respond to changes in the labor market. It offers evaluations of what is known, notes open questions to be addressed, and identifies promising research pathways moving forward"--Publisher's description.
Baker Berry HD6331.2.U5 N38 2017
Shapeholders : business success in the age of activism
Kennedy, Mark, 1957- author
New York : Columbia University Press, 
Introduction: From the heart of a businessman -- Who are the shapeholders? -- Shapeholders -- Social activists -- The media -- Politicians -- Regulators -- Seven steps to shapeholder success -- Align with a purpose -- Anticipate -- Assess -- Avert -- Acquiesce -- Advance common interests -- Assemble to win -- Pope Francis, a CEO worth emulating.
"Today, all it takes is one organizational misstep to sink a company's reputation. Social media can be a strict ethical enforcer, with the power to convince thousands to boycott products and services. Executives are stuck on appeasing stakeholders, shareholders, employees, and consumers, but they ignore shapeholders, regulators, the media, and social and political activists who have no stake in a company but will work hard to curb what they see as bad business practices. And they do so at their own peril. Many international, multi-billion-dollar corporations fail to anticipate activism, and they flounder on first contact. Kennedy zeroes in on the different languages that shapeholders and companies speak and their contrasting metrics for what constitutes acceptable business practice. Executives, he argues, must be visionaries who find profitable, and probable, collaborations to diffuse political tensions. Kennedy's decision matrix helps corporations align their business practices with shapeholder interests, anticipate their demands, and assess changing moral standards so that together they can plan a profitable route forward" --Inside jacket.
Feldberg HD60 .K48195 2017
What to do when machines do everything : how to get ahead in a world of AI, algorithms, bots, and big data
Frank, Malcolm, author
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 
When machines to everything -- From stall to boom: we've been here before -- There will be blood -- The new machine: systems of intelligence -- Your new raw materials: data is better than oil -- Digital business models: your five ways to beat Silicon Valley -- Automate: the robots aren't coming; they're here -- Halo: instrument everything, change the game -- Enhance: amplify human performance with the New Machine -- Abundance: finding your 10X opportunities with the New Machine -- Discovery: manage innovation for the digital economy -- Competing on code: a call to action from the future.
When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. Frank, Roehrig and Pring provide clear strategic guidance and actionable steps to help you and your organization move ahead in a world where exponentially developing new technologies are changing how value is created.
Feldberg HD6331 .F664 2017
Economic development : what everyone needs to know
Giugale, Marcelo, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
Preface: whom is this book for? -- Acknowledgments -- Overview: what is economic development and what does this book say about it? -- Governments : one day, they will work for you -- Economic policy : the basics you¿ve got to get right -- Social policy : old war, new weapons -- Inclusion : those who are always left behind -- Sectors : what ministers will worry about, or should -- Africa : the last frontier -- Concluding thoughts -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Baker Berry HD82 .G548 2017
A history of postal service in Hanover, New Hampshire since 1761
Naples, Fla. : PaperQuest Press, 2016
The early years: 1761-1800 -- From turnpikes to the coming of the railroads: 1800 to 1847 -- Stamps and railroads: 1847 to 1900 -- The modern post office emerges in the 20th century -- Hanover fiscal philately -- Catalog of postmarks -- Appendices -- References -- Index.
"This book presents a history of postal service in the author's home town of Hanover, NH. It shows how national trends in mail service were reflected in the processes, procedures, and postal markings used by the post offices in Hanover, as well as how the national and local political climates affected the post office. The book should be of interest to to collectors of local postal history as well as those interested in the history of Hanover. The book is well illustrated, mostly in color"--Amazon.com.
Rauner D.C. History HE6376.H2 H56 2016
Matatu : a history of popular transportation in Nairobi
Mutongi, Kenda, author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Introduction: Matatu -- The only way to get there was on foot -- Moving people, building the nation, 1960-73 -- It is a difficult system to beat -- We are making a living by constitutional means -- Deregulation, 1973-84 -- Kenyatta's decree, 1973 -- Jump in, squeeze, jump out ... quickly! -- Government regulation, 1984-88 -- The Matatu bill of 1984 -- Only those who are afraid use force -- Organized crime? 1988-2014 -- Kanu youth wingers -- Mungiki: fighting a phantom? -- Generation matatu, politics, and popular culture, 1990-2014 -- Music, politics, and profit -- "Pimp" my ride -- Self-regulation, 2003-14 -- The michuki rules -- Conclusion: making it in Nairobi.
Drive the streets of Nairobi and you are sure to see many matatus colorful minibuses that transport huge numbers of people around the city. Once ramshackle affairs held together with duct tape and wire, matatus today are name-brand vehicles maxed out with aftermarket detailing. They can be stately black or come in extravagant colors, sporting names, slogans, or entire tableaus, with airbrushed portraits of everyone from Kanye West to Barack Obama, of athletes, movie stars, or the most famous face of all: Jesus Christ. In this richly interdisciplinary book, Kenda Mutongi explores the history of the matatu from the 1960s to the present. As Mutongi shows, matatus offer a window onto many socioeconomic and political facets of late-twentieth-century Africa. In their diversity of idiosyncratic designs they express multiple and divergent aspects of Kenyan life including rapid urbanization, organized crime, entrepreneurship, social insecurity, the transition to democracy, chaos and congestion, popular culture, and many others at once embodying both Kenya's staggering social problems and the bright promises of its future. Offering a shining model of interdisciplinary analysis, Mutongi mixes historical, ethnographic, literary, linguistic, and economic approaches to tell the story of the matatu as a powerful expression of the entrepreneurial aesthetics of the postcolonial world.
Baker Berry HE283.5.Z7 N35 2017
The political spectrum : the tumultuous liberation of wireless technology, from Herbert Hoover to the smartphone
Hazlett, Thomas W., author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
Baker Berry HE8678 .H39 2017
A Ferrovia do Riacho : do sanitarismo à modernização de Porto Alegre
Huyer, André, 1961- author
Porto Alegre : Editora Evangraf LTDA, 2015
Baker Berry HE2929.P67 H89 2015
Wild ride : inside Uber's quest for world domination
Lashinsky, Adam, author
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2017
A wild ride through China -- Training wheels -- Lean times -- Jamming -- Early days -- Travis takes the wheel -- Growing pains -- Juggernaut -- Driver's seat -- The autonomous future -- Outflanked in China -- A long walk through San Francisco.
"Fortune writer and bestselling author of Inside Apple's expose of Uber, the multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley upstart that has disrupted the transportation industry around the world. Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick's ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. Despite the company's significance to the on-demand economy and the mobile revolution, and the battle for global dominance that Kalanick is waging against politicians and taxi companies all over the world, the full story behind Uber has never been told. It's a story that start-up founders, executives of traditional businesses, tech-savvy readers, and drivers and riders alike will find riveting. Adam Lashinsky, veteran Fortune writer and author of Inside Apple, traces the story of Uber's rapid growth from its murky origins to its plans for expansion into radically different industries. The company is fighting local competitors and lawmakers for markets around the world; it has already faced riots and protests in cities like Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Mumbai. It fought, and lost, an expensive and grueling battle against rival Didi in China. Uber has also poached entire departments from top research universities in a push to build the first self-driving car and possibly replace the very drivers it's worked so hard to recruit. Uber is in the headlines every day, but so much about its past and its future plans are still unknown to the public. Lashinsky will offer a look inside Uber's vault in this informative, deeply researched book about the ur-disruptor and its visionary and fierce CEO"--
Baker Berry HE5620.R53 L37 2017
J.C. Penney : the man, the store, and American agriculture
Kruger, David Delbert, author
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 
Introduction : J.C. Penney and rural America -- Becoming J.C. Penney : From country boy to department store magnate -- The country road through New York City : A personal reunion with American agriculture -- Emmadine farm, foremost guernseys, and the golden rule purpose -- Penney farms, Florida : Magnum opus in agricultural philanthropy -- "God will take care of you" : James Cash Penney in the great depression -- Agricultural homecoming : Penney's home place farm in Missouri -- Home place angus : Penney, a cowboy, and the rise of a cattle breed -- A tale of two meserveys : Golden rule partnerships with a common farmer -- Emmadine farm comes to Missouri : The pride and joy of Penney's herefords -- The gift of the guernseys : Foremost farm and the University of Missouri -- You can't take the country out of an old Penney -- Angus encore and swan songs of an agricultural life -- J.C. Penney after James Cash Penney -- Living and dying by the golden rule : Lasting impressions.
By tracing that spirit to its agrarian source, and following it through the twentieth century, J. C. Penney: The Man, the Store, and American Agriculture provides a new perspective on this American cultural institution--and on its founder's unique brand of American capitalism.
Baker Berry HF5465.U6 P454 2017
Kieso, Donald E., author
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 
Financial accounting and accounting standards -- Conceptual framework for financial accounting -- The Accounting information system -- Income statement and related information -- Balance sheet and statement of cash flows -- Accounting and the time value of money -- Cash and receivables -- Valuation of inventories: a cost-basis approach -- Inventories: additional valuation issues -- Acquisition and disposition of property, plant, and equipment -- Depreciation, impairments, and depletion -- Intangible assets -- Current liabilities and contingencies -- Long-term liabilities -- Stockholders' equity -- Dilutive securities and earnings per share -- Investments -- Revenue recognition -- Accounting for income taxes -- Accounting for pensions and postretirement benefits -- Accounting for leases -- Accounting changes and error analysis -- Statement of cash flows -- Full disclosure in financial reporting.
Synopsis: INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING by Kieso, Weygandt, and Warfield is, quite simply, the standard by which all other intermediate accounting texts are measured. Through thirty years and twelve best-selling editions, the text has built a reputation for accuracy, comprehensiveness, and student success.
On Reserve at Feldberg HF5635 .K5 2012
The golden passport : Harvard Business School, the limits of capitalism, and the moral failure of the MBA elite
McDonald, Duff, author
New York : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
The experimenters: Charles Eliot and Abbott Lawrence Lowell -- A search for mission and method: Edwin Gay -- The "scientist": Frederick W. Taylor -- The first decade: 1910-1919 -- The case for the case method -- The idealist: Wallace Brett Donham -- The benefactors: George Baker, Sr. and Jr. -- Doctor who?: Elton Mayo -- A decade in review: 1920-1929 -- The first broadside: Abraham Flexner -- Friends in high places -- The marriage of moral authority and managerial control -- The venture capitalist: Georges Doriot -- A decade in review: 1930-1939 -- The West Point of capitalism -- The darling of the business elite: Donald David -- From the "retreads" to the crème de la crème -- Temporary support of the workingman -- The class the dollars fell on: the '49ers -- A decade in review: 1940-1949 -- Organization man and the corporate cocoon -- The power elite -- The hidden hand -- The specialists: Robert Schlaifer and Howard Raiffa -- The philanthropist: Henry Ford II -- Spreading the gospel -- Gentlemen (and a few ladies) -- The legitimizer: Alfred Chandler -- A decade in review: 1950-1959 -- Peak influence -- The good, the bad, and the ugly -- The case against the case method -- A decade in review: 1960-1969 -- The myth of the well-educated manager -- Harvard Business Review: origins, heyday, and scandal -- Can leaders be manufactured? -- Can entrepreneurship be learned? -- The second broadside: Derek Bok -- Managing our way to economic decline -- A decade in review: 1970-1979 -- The subversive nature of a social conscience -- The murder of managerialism -- Managerialism was already dead -- The kindergarten class play -- Monetizing it -- The monopolist: Michael Porter -- Self-interest, with a side dish of ethics -- Life out of balance -- A decade in review: 1980-1989 -- The money mill -- The thorn in their side -- A decade in review: 1990-1999 -- The Microsoft of business schools -- The men who would be president -- The shame: Jeff Skilling -- The high art of self-congratulation -- The loyalty program -- The CEO pay gap -- A decade in review: 2000-2009 -- The next generation -- Nitin Nohria for president -- Epilogue: Can HBS lead the way forward?
"With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey and Company. In The Golden Passport, he reveals the inner works of a singular nexus of power, ambition, and influence: Harvard Business School. Harvard University still occupies a unique place in the public's imagination, but the Harvard Business School eclipsed its parent in terms of influence on modern society long ago. A Harvard degree guarantees respect. But a Harvard MBA near-guarantees entrance into Western capitalism's most powerful realm - the corner office. And because the School shapes the way its powerful graduates think, its influence extends well beyond their own lives. It affects the organizations they command, the economy they dominate, and society itself. Decisions and priorities at HBS touch every single one of us. Most people have a vague knowledge of the power of the HBS network, but few understand the dynamics that have made HBS an indestructible and dominant force for almost a century. Graduates of HBS share more than just an alma mater. They also share a way of thinking about how the world should work, and they have successfully molded the world to that vision - that is what truly binds them together. In addition to teasing out the essence of this exclusive, if not necessarily 'secret,' club, McDonald explores two important questions: Has the school failed at reaching the goal it set for itself - 'the multiplication of men who will handle their current business problems in socially constructive ways?' Is HBS complicit in the moral failings of Western Capitalism? At a time of soaring economic inequality and growing political unrest, this hard-hitting yet fair portrait offers a much-needed look at an institution that has had a profound influence not just in the world of business but on the shape of our society - and on all our lives." -- dust jacket of work
Baker Berry HF1134.H4 M33 2017
Grave new world : the end of globalization, the return of history
King, Stephen D., 1963- author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 
A controversial look at the end of globalisation and what it means for prosperity, peace, and the global economic order. Globalisation, long considered the best route to economic prosperity, is not inevitable. An approach built on the principles of free trade and, since the 1980s, open capital markets, is beginning to fracture. With disappointing growth rates across the Western world, nations are no longer willing to sacrifice national interests for global growth; nor are their leaders able-or willing-to sell the idea of pursuing a global agenda of prosperity to their citizens. Combining historical analysis with current affairs, economist Stephen D. King provides a provocative and engaging account of why globalisation is being rejected, what a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims might look like, and how the pursuit of nationalist agendas could result in a race to the bottom. King argues that a rejection of globalisation and a return to "autarky" will risk economic and political conflict, and he uses lessons from history to gauge how best to avoid the worst possible outcomes.
Baker Berry HF1365 .K554 2017
Women who work : rewriting the rules for success
Trump, Ivanka, 1981- author
New York, NY : Portfolio, 
Dream big: Identify your passions to create a life you'll love -- Make your mark: Become a world-class communicator, colleague and networker -- Stake your claim: Maximize your influence at work -- Work smarter, not harder: Boost your productivity to make time for what matters most -- Tip the scale: Letting go of balance by seizing meaningful moments -- Lead with purpose: Changing the conversation around women and work.
"I believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn't one right answer. The only person who can create a life you'll love is you. Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or to stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact that our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women who come before us and paved the way, we can create the lives we want to lead -- which look different for each of us. I've been fortunate to be able to build my career around my passions, from real estate to fashion. But my professional titles only begin to describe who I am and what I value. I have been an executive and an entrepreneur, but also -- and just as importantly -- a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. To me, 'work' encompasses my efforts to succeed in all of these areas. After appearing on The Apprentice years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance, l realized the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about 'women who work.' So I created a forum to do just that. This book evolves the conversation that started on IvankaTrump.com, where so many incredible women (and men!) have shared their experiences, advice, ambitions, and passions. Women who work lead meetings and train tor marathons. We learn how to cook and how to code. We inspire our employees and our children. We innovate at our current jobs and start new businesses. Women Who Work will equip you with the best skills I've learned from some of the amazing people I've met, on subjects such as identifying opportunities, shifting careers smoothly, negotiating, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and helping change the system to make it better for women--now and in the future. I hope it will inspire you to redefine success and architect a life that honors your individual passions and priorities, in a way only you can."--Jacket.
Baker Berry HF5382.6 .T78 2017
Interest rate and metals futures statistical annual
prepared and published by the Market Information Department, Chicago Board of Trade
[Chicago] : The Department, ©1981-
Baker Berry HF296 .C531
Interest rate futures statistical annual
[Chicago, IL] : Chicago Board of Trade, c1979-
Baker Berry HF296 .C531
Chicago Board of Trade
[Chicago] : The Board, c1970-1978
Baker Berry HF296 .C531
Discovering prices : auction design in markets with complex constraints
Milgrom, Paul R. 1948- author
New York : Columbia University Press, 
Introduction -- (Near-)substitutes, prices, and stability -- Vickrey auctions and substitution -- Deferred-acceptance auctions and near-substitutes -- Conclusion.
Traditional economic theory studies idealized markets in which prices alone can guide efficient allocation, with no need for central organization. Such models build from Adam Smith's famous concept of an invisible hand, which guides markets and renders regulation or interference largely unnecessary. Yet for many markets, prices alone are not enough to guide feasible and efficient outcomes, and regulation alone is not enough, either. Consider air traffic control at major airports. While prices could encourage airlines to take off and land at less congested times, prices alone do just part of the job; an air traffic control system is still indispensable to avoid disastrous consequences. With just an air traffic controller, however, limited resources can be wasted or poorly used. What's needed in this and many other real-world cases is an auction system that can effectively reveal prices while still maintaining enough direct control to ensure that complex constraints are satisfied. In Discovering Prices, Paul Milgrom the world's most frequently cited academic expert on auction design describes how auctions can be used to discover prices and guide efficient resource allocations, even when resources are diverse, constraints are critical, and market-clearing prices may not even exist. Economists have long understood that externalities and market power both necessitate market organization. In this book, Milgrom introduces complex constraints as another reason for market design. Both lively and technical, Milgrom roots his new theories in real-world examples (including the ambitious U.S. incentive auction of radio frequencies, whose design he led) and provides economists with crucial new tools for dealing with the world's growing complex resource allocation problems. --
Baker Berry HF5476 .M549 2017
Yukichi Fukuzawa, 1835-1901 : the spirit of enterprise in modern Japan
Tamaki, Norio, 1940-
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; Palgrave, 2001
Baker Berry HG1552.F77 T36 2001
The Oxford handbook of banking and financial history
edited by Youssef Cassis, Richard S. Grossman and Catherine R. Schenk
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 
Financial history and history / Youssef Cassis -- Financial history and financial economics / John D. Turner -- Financial history and economic development : pitfalls and promises / Gerard Caprio, Jr. -- Private banks and private banking / Youssef Cassis -- Commercial banking : changing interactions between banks, markets, industry, and state / Gerarda Westerhuis -- A brief history investment banking from Medieval times to the present / Caroline Fohlin -- From multinational to transnational banking / Christpher Kobrak -- Small-scale credit institutions : historical perspectives on diversity in financial intermediation / Dan Wadhwani -- Money markets / Stefano Battilossi -- Securities markets / Ranald C. Michie -- International capital flows / Moritz Schularick -- Financial centres / Youssef Cassis -- Monetary systems / Angela Redish -- Central banks / Forrest Capie -- International cooperation and central banks / Harold James -- Bank regulation and supervision / Catherine R. Schenk and Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol -- State and finance / Laure Quennouëlle-Corre -- Banking crises / Richard S. Grossman -- Currency crises : from Andrew Jackson to Angela Merkel / Peter Temin -- Capital markets and sovereign defaults : a historical perspective / Juan H. Flores Zendejas.
Historical reflection on the recent financial crises and the long-term development of the financial system go hand in hand. This volume provides the material for such a reflection by presenting the state of the art in banking and financial history. Nineteen highly regarded experts present chapters on the economic and financial side of banking and financial activities, primarily though not solely in advanced economies, in a long-term comparative perspective. In addition to paying attention to general issues, not least those related to theoretical and methodological aspects of the discipline, the volume approaches the banking and financial world from four distinct but interrelated angles: financial institutions, financial markets, financial regulation, and financial crises.
Baker Berry HG1551 .O94 2016
Creditworthy : a history of consumer surveillance and financial identity in America
Lauer, Josh (Professor of communication), author
New York : Columbia University Press, 
Introduction -- "A bureau for the promotion of honesty" : the birth of systematic credit surveillance -- Coming to terms with credit : the nineteenth-century origins of consumer credit surveillance -- Credit workers unite : professionalization and the rise of a national credit infrastructure -- Running the credit gauntlet : extracting, ordering, and communicating consumer information -- "You are judged by your credit" : teaching and targeting the consumer -- "File clerk's paradise" : postwar credit reporting on the eve of automation -- Encoding the consumer : the computerization of credit reporting and credit scoring -- Database panic : computerized credit surveillance and its discontents -- From debts to data : credit bureaus in the new information economy -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Baker Berry HG3701 .L35 2017
Bankers and empire : how Wall Street colonized the Caribbean
Hudson, Peter James, author
Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Introduction : Dark finance -- Colonialism's methods -- Rogue bankers -- Financial occupations -- Foreign regulation -- American expansion -- Imperial government -- Odious debt -- Conclusion : Racial capitalism's crisis.
From the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression, Wall Street embarked on a stunning, unprecedented, and often bloody period of international expansion in the Caribbean. The precursors to institutions like Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a host of long-gone and lesser-known financial entities, sought to push out their European rivals so that they could control banking, trade, and finance in the region. In the process, they not only trampled local sovereignty, grappled with domestic banking regulation, and backed US imperialism but they set the model for bad behavior by banks, visible still today. In Bankers and Empire, Peter James Hudson tells the provocative story of this period, taking a close look at both the institutions and individuals who defined this era of American capitalism in the West Indies. Whether in Wall Street minstrel shows or in dubious practices across the Caribbean, the behavior of the banks was deeply conditioned by bankers racial views and prejudices. Drawing deeply on a broad range of sources, Hudson reveals that the banks experimental practices and projects in the Caribbean often led to embarrassing failure, and eventually literal erasure from the archives. Bankers and Empire is a groundbreaking book, one which will force readers to think anew about the relationship between capitalism and race.
Baker Berry HG2481 .H83 2017
Reframing finance : new models of long-term investment management
Monk, Ashby H. B. 1976- author
Stanford, California : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 
A collaborative model for long-term investing -- Building an institutional investor's collaborative network and social capital -- Re-intermediating investment management -- New vehicles to drive the collaborative model -- The future of long-term institutional investment.
Baker Berry HG4521 .M765 2017
Venture investing in science
Jamison, Douglas W., author
New York : Columbia University Press, 
Introduction -- Deep science disruption -- The U.S. deep science innovation ecosystem -- Deep science and the evolution of American venture capital -- Diversity breakdown in venture investing -- Fostering diversity in venture investing -- Deep science venture investing -- Our choice ahead -- Appendix 1. The case of D-wave systems -- Appendix 2. The case of Nantero.
Baker Berry HG4751 .J364 2017
The origins of asset management from 1700 to 1960 : towering investors
Morecroft, Nigel Edward, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Baker Berry HG1616.I5 M67 2017
Barometer of fear : an insider's account of rogue trading and the greatest banking scandal in history
London, UK : Zed Books Ltd, 2017
Introduction: "It's a misunderstanding" -- The barometer of fear -- "Why did you do it?" -- Superheroes and beauty pageants -- The LIBOR Illusion -- The value of secrets -- Conventions and conspiracies -- Rotten apples -- The perfect storm.
Baker Berry HG1573 .S74 2017
Stock markets in Islamic countries : an inquiry into volatility, efficiency and integration
Arshad, Shaista, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
Baker Berry HG5818.A3 A77 2017
Islamic banking : growth, stability and inclusion
Nafis Alam, Syed Aun R. Rizvi, editors
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
Baker Berry HG3368.A6 I84 2017
The language of money and debt : a multidisciplinary approach
Annabelle Mooney, Evi Sifaki, editors
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan 
Baker Berry HG220.A2 L362 2017
Leases for lives : life contingent contracts and the emergence of actuarial science in eighteenth-century England
Bellhouse, D. R., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction -- Mathematics and property in the seventeenth century -- Edmond Halley's life table -- Halley's impact or lack of it -- De Moivre and his early influence -- Mathematicians as consultants -- Mathematicians and early life insurance companies -- The annuity bubble of the 1760s and 70s -- The after shocks of the bubble on life annuities -- Developments in the life insurance industry in the later eighteenth century -- A return to roots -- Conclusion.
Many historians of insurance have commented on the disconnect between the rise of English life insurance companies in the early eighteenth century and the mathematics behind the sound pricing of life insurance products that was developed at about the same time. Insurance and annuity promoters typically ignored this mathematical work. Bellhouse explores this issue and shows that the early mathematical work was not motivated by insurance but instead by the fair valuation of life contingent contracts related to property. Even the work of the mathematician James Dodson in the creation of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, offering sound actuarially based premiums, did not change the industry in any significant way. The tipping point was a crisis in 1770 in which the philosopher and mathematician Richard Price, as well as other mathematicians, showed that a dozen or more recently formed annuity societies could not meet their financial obligations and were inviable.
Baker Berry Cook HG9057 .B45 2017
How money got free : Bitcoin and the fight for the future of finance
Eha, Brian Patrick, author
London : Oneworld Publications Ltd., 2017
Prologue: Money and liberty -- Making money -- Virtual crack -- The gray hat -- Blood and vein -- A meeting in Ibiza -- Regulation blues -- Bitcoin never sleeps -- The billionaire who wasn't -- Innovation and its discontents -- Meltdown -- The internet of money -- Death and taxes -- The plea deal -- Vindication -- Hearts and minds -- Epilogue: discipline and anarchy.
"In the space of a few years, Bitcoin has gone from an idea ignored or maligned by almost everyone to an asset with a market cap of more than $12 billion. Venture capital firms, Goldman Sachs, the New York Stock Exchange, and billionaires such as Richard Branson and Peter Thiel have invested more than $1 billion in companies built on this groundbreaking technology. Bill Gates has even declared it 'better than currency'. But can its early promise endure? Or will the next evolution of money be neutered as it goes mainstream? The pioneers of Bitcoin were twenty-first-century outlaws -- cryptographers, hackers, Free Staters, ex-cons and drug dealers, teenage futurists and self-taught entrepreneurs -- armed with a renegade ideology and a grudge against big government and big banks. Now those same institutions are threatening to co-opt or curtail the impact of digital currency. But the pioneers, some of whom have become millionaires themselves, aren't going down without a fight. Sweeping and provocative, How Money Got Free reveals how this disruptive technology is shaping the debate around competing ideas of money and liberty, and what that means for our future."--Jacket flap.
Feldberg HG1710 .E33 2017
Creating strategic value through financial technology
Wilson, Jay D., 1981- author
Hoboken : Wiley, 
What is financial technology? -- Community banks and FinTech -- The historical context for FinTech -- State of community banks embracing FinTech today -- The alternative lending niche -- The payments niche -- The wealth management niche -- InsurTech and the future of insurance -- Partnering with a FinTech company -- Early stage FinTech valuation issues -- Acquiring a FinTech company -- Liquidity options beyond a sale -- Is there a bubble forming in FinTech?
"Lessons in innovation from key FinTech trends and successes Creating Strategic Value through Financial Technology explores the growing Financial Technology (FinTech) industry to provide insight on how traditional financial institutions and FinTech companies can boost innovation and enhance valuation in a complex regulatory environment. In plumbing the depth and breadth of several niches within in the FinTech sector, author Jay Wilson uncovers key themes that have contributed to the industry's success; in this book, he maps them together to provide useful guideposts for investors, entrepreneurs, and traditional institutions looking to facilitate growth as technology and financial services collide. With an expert's perspective on FinTech history and outlook, certain trends and examples of value-enhancing strategies stand out. FinTech niches covered include: payments, crowdfunding, alternative/marketplace lending, the blockchain, and technology solutions in the context of banking, insurance, and investment companies. There is no denying the growing importance of technology in the financial services industry, and the FinTech sector offers valuable solutions for a diverse array of financial services providers and their customers. This book guides you through several niches of the FinTech sector, and highlights the most important takeaways from recent endeavors. Navigate the financial technology sector Enhance customer and product offerings Improve efficiency and cost structure Enhance profitability and company valuation from the intersection of technology and finance Innovation and customer preference is a key driver of FinTech's growth. Customers are demanding better value and convenience, and the organizations that provide it are reaping the rewards of growth. As financial regulations grow more and more complex, and customers are presented with more and more options, it is becoming imperative for traditional institutions to modernize processes and carve out a place in the future of financial services. Creating Strategic Value through Financial Technology provides a handbook for navigating that space, with practical guidance on how FinTech companies and traditional financial institutions can enhance profitability and valuation from the trends"--
Feldberg HG1709 .W55 2017
Governor's capital budget message ... biennium
[Concord, N.H.] : State of New Hampshire
Baker Berry HJ11 .N4432
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