Inside Job

Author: Charles Ferguson
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780740720
Size: 10.45 MB
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The definitive big picture on the financial crisis, from the man behind the Oscar-winning documentary that exposed the workings of the new economic elite Based on explosive interviews, court documents and corporate archives, Inside Job traces in gripping detail how decades of deregulation gave birth to a predator nation, with power players cycling through positions in government, academia and Wall Street – and continuing to do so even in the wake of the global financial crisis. With stunning clarity, Charles Ferguson delivers an uncompromising accounting of how a new economic oligarchy has wrested control of our politics and the prospects for real recovery.

Inside Job

Author: Stephen Pizzo
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504019910
Size: 17.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A fast-paced and gripping account of one of history’s most infamous financial disasters For most of the 20th century, savings and loans were an invaluable thread of the American economy. But in the 1970s, Congress passed sweeping financial deregulation at the insistence of industry insiders that allowed these once quaint and useful institutions to spread their taxpayer-insured assets into new and risky investments. The looser regulations and reduced federal oversight also opened the industry to an army of shady characters, white-collar criminals, and organized crime groups. Less than 10 years later, half the nation’s savings and loans were insolvent, leaving the American taxpayer on the hook for a large hunk of the nearly half a trillion dollars that had gone missing. The authors of Inside Job saw signs of danger long before the scandal hit nationwide. Decades after the savings and loan collapse, Inside Job remains a thrilling read and a sobering reminder that our financial institutions are more fragile than they appear.

Inside Job

Author: Mark A. Zupan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108116527
Size: 11.45 MB
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National decline is typically blamed on special interests from the demand side of politics corrupting a country's institutions. The usual demand-side suspects include crony capitalists, consumer activists, economic elites, and labor unions. Less attention is given to government insiders on the supply side of politics - rulers, elected officials, bureaucrats, and public employees. In autocracies and democracies, government insiders have the motive, means, and opportunity to co-opt political power for their benefit and at the expense of national well-being. Many storied empires have succumbed to such inside jobs. Today, they imperil countries as different as China and the United States. Democracy - government by the people - does not ensure government for the people. Understanding how government insiders use their power to subvert the public interest - and how these negative consequences can be mitigated - is the topic of this book by Mark A. Zupan.

Happiness Is An Inside Job

Author: Sylvia Boorstein, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345513014
Size: 15.27 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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How can we stay engaged with life day after day? How can we continue to love–to keep our minds in a happy mood–when life is complex, difficult, and, often, disappointing? Bestselling author and beloved teacher Sylvia Boorstein asked herself these questions when she started to write this inspiring new book. The result is her best work to date, offering warm, wise, and helpful ways we can experience happiness even when the odds are against us. As Boorstein has discovered in more than three decades of practice as a professional psychotherapist, the secret to happiness lies in actively cultivating our capacity to connect with kindness: with ourselves; with friends, family, colleagues; with those we may not know well; and even with those we may not like. She draws from the heart of Buddhist teachings to show how Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness, and Wise Concentration can lead us away from anger, anxiety, and confusion, and into calmness, clarity, and the joy of living in the present. These qualities strengthen our ability to meet encounters of every kind with balance and intelligence, providing us with a grounded sense of true contentment. Happiness Is an Inside Job resonates with the knowledge of a psychotherapist, the compassion of a spiritual teacher, and the wisdom of a grandmother. Boorstein’s vivid stories capture our minds and our hearts, and the simple exercises she suggests can be done while you read. This beautiful book is comforting and reminds us that life is a shared journey, that our hearts truly do want to console and love our fellow sojourners, and that living happily is indeed the best way to live. From the Hardcover edition.

Inside Job

Author: Bob Boone
Publisher: The Puddin'head Press
ISBN: 0972433910
Size: 16.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Robert Boone has led a unique life as a teacher. His teaching experiences began as an elementary school teacher on Staten Island, New York and currently continue in Chicago where he runs a program called Young Chicago authors, a program for talented young writers. Over 200 high school students have been through YCA's scholarship program, receiving nearly a million dollars in scholarships. He has spent most of his life in classrooms, teaching every type of student from affluent suburban kids to disadvantaged public housing students. He also runs a test preparatory center in one of Chicago's northern suburbs. Mr. Boone has studied teaching at The University of Wisconsin, Columbia Teacher's College and Northwestern University. He has written extensively about education and test preparation and has several textbooks to his credit. He has also written about sports and athletics including Hack, a biography of legendary baseball player, Hack Wilson. He was recently named "Chicagoan of the Year" by Chicago Magazine. Inside Job is a highly enlightening and entertaining story of his education as a teacher. It began essentially when he walked in front of his first class of fifth grade students at Staten Island Academy, and continued on through Frankfort, Germany and inner city Chicago. It eventually led him to the life a "free-lance teacher" and the founder of a social service agency dedicated to self-expression and literacy among Chicago's youth. It reveals the experience of becoming a teacher.