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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
This highly unique book takes a fundamental look at when and how a government can fail at its core responsibility of formulating rules. Government, representing society, relates to the economy by formulating the rules within which (market) players should operate. Although market and business failure are much discussed in the economics literature, government... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Relentless and ominous, the drumbeat echoes across the land: Social Security is on the verge of bankruptcy. These repeated warnings have become a dismal article of faith for the millions of Americans who pay Social Security taxes and expect to collect benefits someday. But they are flatly untrue. Social Security today is on a stronger financial... more...
- Verso Books 2010; US$ 19.95
?My aim is to get you to read a book by Karl Marx called Capital, Volume 1 , and to read it on Marx?s own terms?? The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx?s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current predicament. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured... more...
- Verso Books 2012; US$ 29.95
Most countries face the future with an ageing population, yet most governments are cutting back on pensions and the care services needed by the elderly. Robin Blackburn exposes the perverse reasoning and special interests which have combined to produce this nonsensical state of affairs. This updated paperback edition of Age Shock includes a new preface... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
In America?s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb , conservative policy expert Peter Ferrara explores the issue that will be THE hot-button topic from now until the 2012 presidential election: the looming bankruptcy of the federal government of the United States of America. Providing indisputable evidence that the American welfare state, aggressively expanded... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
In The End Is Near and It?s Going to Be Awesome , Kevin Williamson, a National Review Online contributor, makes the bold argument that the United States government is disintegrating?and that it is a good thing! Williamson offers a radical re-envisioning of government, a powerful analysis of why it doesn?t work, and an exploration of the innovative... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 40.00
The world economic landscape has experienced seismic changes in the fifteen years after restoration of sovereignty over Hong Kong from Britain to China. Fortunately the Hong Kong economy has remained steadfast and is still making progress, but public confidence in the governance of the SAR government has declined, and economic and social dissatisfaction... more...
- Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00
I ? Epidemiology of Drinking Practices among Adolescents and Young Adults.- 1 Middle-Aged Alcoholics and Young Drinkers.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Two Alcohol Problem Populations.- 2.1. Alcoholics.- 2.2. Frequent Heavy Drinkers.- 3. Problem Rates in Young Adulthood and Middle Age.- 3.1. Problems Directly Attributable to Alcohol.- 3.2. Problems Indirectly... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
Sub-Saharan Africa is no longer a troubled ‘dark continent.’ Most of its constituent countries are now enjoying significant economic growth and political progress. The new Africa has begun to banish the miseries of the past, and appears ready to play an important role in world affairs. Thanks to shifts in leadership and governance, an African... more...
- International Labour Office 2013; US$ 10.00
En esta Memoria, la primera que presentó Guy Ryder a la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo en calidad de Director General, se examinan las fuerzas que están transformando las realidades del mundo del trabajo así como la acción innovadora que éstas exigen de la OIT para renovar su capacidad de cumplir el mandato de justicia social que se le ha encomendado. more...