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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

By Thomas Piketty
  • ISBN Code: : 0674982932
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 816
  • Category : Business & Economics
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The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

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  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: capital-punishment.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Numerous people face legal execution in the United States. Their presence in death rows throughout the country refutes a basic premise of our judicial system, for the use of capital punishment denies the existence of universal rehabilitation. There is another paradox-juries continue to sentence men and women to death; yet few ever get executed. Whether one is for or against capital punishment, one cannot approach the issue without deep emotion and conviction. James McCafferty provides an even-tempered, eminently reasonable discussion of the issue with balanced commentary from both sides of the debate. McCafferty presents not only empirical data and analyses of the nature of capital punishment, but provides perspectives on the larger issues of our approach to lawbreakers and their rehabilitation. The claims of both those who want to retain capital punishment and those who want to abolish it are included. The arguments consider whether capital punishment deters crime as well as the question of discrimination. A wealth of references, an extremely useful bibliography, and a final chapter delineating the legal issues facing the courts at the time the book was originally published in 1972 complete this unusually incisive and balanced study. Capital Punishment remains an important volume in the field of criminal justice. It seeks to educate rather than propagandize. It is intended for use in numerous courses in sociology and political science as well as in law schools. Anyone wishing to gain a perspective on what remains a controversial issue more than thirty years later would be well advised to study this work by world-class scholars.

Finance

By Frank J. Fabozzi,Pamela Peterson Drake
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780470486153
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 142
  • Pdf File: finance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

FINANCE Created by the experienced author team of Frank Fabozzi and Pamela Peterson Drake, Finance examines the essential elements of this discipline and makes them accessible to a wide array of readers—from seasoned veterans looking for a review to newcomers needing to get their footing in finance. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this reliable resource opens with a detailed discussion of the basic tools of investing and financing decision-making—financial mathematics and financial analysis. After this informative introduction, you'll quickly become familiar with the three primary areas of finance—capital markets (Part II), financial management (Part III), and investment/asset management (Part IV)—and discover how these different areas are interconnected. Finance is a well-rounded guide to this dynamic field. The straightforward insights found here will put you in a better position to understand what the principles of modern finance are and how they can be used to make the right decisions when managing risk and return in today's complex financial environment.

Florence: Capital of the Kingdom of Italy, 1865-71

By Monika Poettinger,Piero Roggi
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350013994
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : History
  • Members : 338
  • Pdf File: florence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This edited collection provides the first comprehensive history of Florence as the mid-19th century capital of the fledgling Italian nation. Covering various aspects of politics, economics, culture and society, this book examines the impact that the short-lived experience of becoming the political and administrative centre of the Kingdom of Italy had on the Tuscan city, both immediately and in the years that followed. It reflects upon the urbanising changes that affected the appearance of the city and the introduction of various economic and cultural innovations. The volume also analyses the crisis caused by the eventual relocation of the capital to Rome and the subsequent bankruptcy of the communality which hampered Florence on the long road to modernity. Florence: Capital of the Kingdom of Italy, 1865-71 is a fascinating study for all students and scholars of modern Italian history.

Social Capital and Governance

By Frane Adam
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 9783825896584
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 702
  • Pdf File: social-capital-and-governance.pdf

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The intention of this book's contributions is to focus on some key aspects of social capital in the context of civic participation, governance and civil society at both national and EU levels. The role of new EU members is particularly stressed. The texts aim to demonstrate how social capital in the form of co-operative norms and actions facilitates the self-organisation of civil society and its internal ability to articulate policy relevant alternative proposals. The efficiency and responsiveness of governance at different - local, national, transnational - levels are also addressed. Besides theoretical reconsiderations, the book draws attention to the issue of the quality of data and greater methodological reflexivity.

Intellectual Capital

By Anthony Wall,Robert Kirk,Gary Martin
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 0080522106
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: intellectual-capital.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Intellectual Capital investigates how companies throughout Ireland are measuring their intellectual capital assets and how their efforts compare to those of the leading exponents of intellectual capital. This report: * includes a survey of twenty-eight Irish companies * highlights the importance of intellectual capital within the new economy * defines the role of the management accountant in the area of intellectual capital The authors conclude there is a recognition of intellectual capital and its measurement in Irish companies, but acknowledge the masurement and practices appear to be taking place in isolation rather than forming part of an overall intellectual capital management strategy. * includes a survey of twenty-eight Irish companies * highlights the importance of intellectual capital within the new economy * defines the role of the management accountant in the area of intellectual capital

Monopoly Capital

By Paul A. Baran
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 1583674004
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 506
  • Pdf File: monopoly-capital.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This landmark text by Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy is a classic of twentieth-century radical thought, a hugely influential book that continues to shape our understanding of modern capitalism. “This book… deals with a vital area of economics, has a unique approach, is stimulating and well written. It represents the first serious attempt to extend Marx’s model of competitive capitalism to the new conditions of monopoly capitalism.” — Howard J. Sherman, American Economic Review

Advanced Capital Budgeting

By Harold Bierman, Jr.,Seymour Smidt
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317828828
  • Total of Pages : 374
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 459
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Book Short Summary:

Written by authors of established texts in this area, this book is a companion volume to the classic The Capital Budgeting Decision. Exploring this key topic in corporate finance the authors examine the complexities of capital budgeting as well as the opportunities to improve the decision process where risk and time are important elements. Containing ‘Global Aspects’ sections that cover cross-border decision-making, this book also emphasizes the application of capital budgeting techniques to a variety of issues, including the hugely significant ‘buy versus lease’ decision that cost corporations billions each year. It gives in-depth coverage to: real options - the value of a project must take into consideration the flexibility that it provides management, acknowledging the option of making decisions in the future when more information is available decomposing cash flows - a project consists of many series of cash flows and each series deserves its own specific risk-adjusted discount rate. Decomposing the cash flows of an investment highlights the fact that while managers are generally aware that divisions and projects have different risks, too often they neglect the fact that the cash flow components may also have different risks, with severe consequences on the quality of the decision-making. Designed to assist those making business decisions at all levels, this volume is essential reading for all those working in or studying capital budgeting.