Beloved Economies

Beloved Economies shows that work is not just a source of meaning or income, nor that the "best work" must be restricted to some rather than others.

Author: Jess Rimington

Publisher: Page Two

ISBN: 9781989025024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Beloved Economies defines what it takes to co-create US economic futures that work for all. From rising inequality, to systemized oppression, and an increasing consolidation of wealth, it's clear that work isn't working for us anymore. Rather, it's working for a select few. What changes can we implement at all levels of organizations, now, to make them healthier and more just? Based on five years of data, Beloved Economies offers seven practices for individuals who are part of teams within enterprises--from businesses to nonprofits, farms, and after-school groups--to build economic realities of more purpose, meaning, and joy. These seven practices are: * Choose Trust* Share Power* Reckon with History* Prioritize Relationships* Seek Meaningful Difference* Source from Multiple Ways of Knowing* Prototype Early and Often In their work with a range of communities and leading voices across the United States who are building the next economy, researchers Jess Rimington and Joanna Cea have found that when individuals commit to these practices, they transform their enterprises to be "less capitalist" and more of an emerging system that expands economic imagination. Those working in this way awaken to the fact that our economies are not distant, abstract and cold forces acting upon us, enabling us to survive. Rather, our economies can be about mutual cooperation and should exist to facilitate our need to thrive. Beloved Economies shows that work is not just a source of meaning or income, nor that the "best work" must be restricted to some rather than others. Large-scale change does not require a policy prescription or a degree in economics, just a commitment to show up every day with a vision for a better tomorrow. Rimington and Cea show that work can work for us all, and we can build an economic future that we can all love.
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Claudia

... full of plans and suggestions for a blessed marriage in which neither was to be “ selfabsorbed and selfish , " and very full indeed of economies , her " beloved economies ” as she called them , —the tiny house , the one servant ...

Author: Frances Courtenay Baylor

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ISBN: WISC:89098869761

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Claudia Hyde

... indeed , of economies , her “ beloved economies , " as she called them , the tiny house , the one servant , the model kitchen , in which she meant to prepare for him bouillabaisse , for which she had actually got Thackeray's recipe ...

Author: Frances Courtenay Baylor

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ISBN: WISC:89098868094

Category: Virginia

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Cities and the Wealth of Nations

In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth.

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525432876

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy cities are constantly evolving to replace imported goods with locally-produced alternatives, spurring a cycle of vibrant economic growth. Intelligently argued and drawing on examples from around the world and across the ages, here Jacobs radically changes the way we view our cities—and our entire economy.
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The Ethical and Economic Theories of Adam Smith

He who is the servant of his desires and the slave of pleasure , necessarily sets about making his beloved the most agreeable to himself . Now , everything is pleasant to the diseased mind which is not opposed to it , but the equal or ...

Author: Glenn Raymond Morrow

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010387012

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Angel Station

Beloved's ship, like Runaway, was a transport; but transport between stars in Beloved's sphere was more risky, the economies more delicate. The economy on which Beloved depended could have crashed, or could have become choked with ...

Author: Walter Jon Williams

Publisher: Walter Jon Williams

ISBN: 9780983740872

Category: Fiction

Page: 565

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ORPHANS OF DEEP SPACE . . . They’re outlaws now. Created to serve a function grown obsolete, haunted by the holographic ghost of their father, Ubu and Maria have lived their entire lives skating along the edge of extinction. Now they and their ship Runaway are in flight both from the law and from a predatory clan of competitors. They’re going to come back rich, or not at all. But what they find in the depths of space isn’t wealth, but a secret so startling that Ubu and Maria will need every last reserve of guile, cunning, and intelligence just to survive . . . “No one can accuse Williams of failing to grow with each new major work . . . Straight-forward space adventure with a strong picaresque flavor. The pacing is brisk, the high-tech details vivid, the rewards to readers considerable.” ---Booklist “Williams colorfully invokes the life of the trader families and their honkeytonk space stations. With its emphasis on youth, beauty, sex, and mischief, [ANGEL STATION] also conjures a contemporary mood agreeably distinct from its futuristic settings.” --Publishers Weekly “Williams has it all.” --Analog “Williams is a skillfully literate addition to the stylish new generation of science fiction writers.” ---Chicago Tribune
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Shutdown

By focusing on finance and business, he sets the pandemic story in a frame that casts a sobering new light on how unprepared the world was to fight the crisis, and how deep the ruptures in our way of living and doing business are.

Author: Adam Tooze

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593297551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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"This book’s great service is that it challenges us to consider the ways in which our institutions and systems, and the assumptions, positions and divisions that undergird them, leave us ill prepared for the next crisis."—Robert Rubin, The New York Times Book Review Deftly weaving finance, politics, business, and the global human experience into one tight narrative, a tour-de-force account of 2020, the year that changed everything--from the acclaimed author of Crashed. The shocks of 2020 have been great and small, disrupting the world economy, international relations and the daily lives of virtually everyone on the planet. Never before has the entire world economy contracted by 20 percent in a matter of weeks nor in the historic record of modern capitalism has there been a moment in which 95 percent of the world's economies were suffering all at the same time. Across the world hundreds of millions have lost their jobs. And over it all looms the specter of pandemic, and death. Adam Tooze, whose last book was universally lauded for guiding us coherently through the chaos of the 2008 crash, now brings his bravura analytical and narrative skills to a panoramic and synthetic overview of our current crisis. By focusing on finance and business, he sets the pandemic story in a frame that casts a sobering new light on how unprepared the world was to fight the crisis, and how deep the ruptures in our way of living and doing business are. The virus has attacked the economy with as much ferocity as it has our health, and there is no vaccine arriving to address that. Tooze's special gift is to show how social organization, political interests, and economic policy interact with devastating human consequences, from your local hospital to the World Bank. He moves fluidly from the impact of currency fluctuations to the decimation of institutions--such as health-care systems, schools, and social services--in the name of efficiency. He starkly analyzes what happened when the pandemic collided with domestic politics (China's party conferences; the American elections), what the unintended consequences of the vaccine race might be, and the role climate change played in the pandemic. Finally, he proves how no unilateral declaration of 'independence" or isolation can extricate any modern country from the global web of travel, goods, services, and finance.
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Understanding the UK Economy

... for civil goods and services to benefit from increased competition, free trade and economies of scale. ... and markets are always changing so that they never reach the state of equilibrium so beloved of economic textbooks.

Author: Peter J. Curwen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349143764

Category: Great Britain

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Fully revised, updated and with a new user-friendly format, the fourth edition of this popular book continues to provide an excellent introduction to the UK economy. Once again, Peter Curwen and his team of experts apply economic analysis to the UK economy using their extensive database and the result is a clear and incisive guide for economics and business students.
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Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

Engine for Economic Growth Henry Kressel, Thomas V. Lento ... Other fast-growing Asian economies have largely adopted a model of strong state control, quite contrary to the pure free-market economic theory beloved of economists.

Author: Henry Kressel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107019768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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State-controlled economies such as China are building robust industries at stunning speed and siphoning off jobs from the West. This book addresses the crucial issue of state planning vs. free enterprise and examines specific problems surrounding entrepreneurship in the global economy through nine case histories of entrepreneurial companies.
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The Mysteries in God s New Testament Economy

Our redemption is according to the riches of God's abounding grace with which He graced the church in the Beloved. It is also according to the dispensation of the mysterious economy in God's will, which is according to His good pleasure ...

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 9780870835278

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The Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies

Potatoes thus appear to be one of the rather elusive inferior goods beloved of economic theorists. When consumers have more money to spend they shift from potatoes to more expensive commodities. K. S. Lomax Manchester. Books Received i.

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ISBN: IND:30000103862771

Category: Economics

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Jewish Economies Volume 1

Development and Migration in America and Beyond: The Economic Life of American Jewry Simon Kuznets E. Glen Weyl, ... His beloved cultural inheritance was an ability to see the economy and his own past with a tabula close to rasa: a ...

Author: Simon Kuznets

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412845571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets, famous as the founder of modern empirical economics, pioneered the quantitative study of the economic history of the Jews. Yet until now his most important work on the subject was unpublished. These volumes bring to the public, for the first time, the most important work written on Jewish economic history since that of Werner Sombart a century ago. In the first volume, Kuznets uses extensive, original data to trace trends in the economic life of American Jews. He measures quantitatively for the first time the legendary economic success of American Jews and discusses the foundations of these achievements. Tracing their distinctive concentration in the professions, he exposes the causes of the extreme inequalities in American Jewish economic life. The immigrant origin of nearly all American Jews offers a unique case study in the process of assimilation that made American Jewry the ultimate American success story. This offers an ideal prelude to the second forthcoming volume, Comparative Perspectives on Jewish Migration. The volume’s editors also provide a unique perspective on Kuznets’ work. In the introduction, Weyl shows that many of Kuznets’ most influential ideas, were inspired by his study of the economic history of the Jews. Through careful analysis of shared themes, and dozens of hours of detailed interviews, Lo and Weyl reveal a new dimension of Kuznets’ thought to historical inquiry.
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Petrarchism at Work

As William J. Kennedy shows in Petrarchism at Work, this commitment to professionalism and the mastery of poetic craft is essential to understanding Petrarch’s legacy.

Author: William J. Kennedy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501703812

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Italian scholar and poet Francesco Petrarch (1304–1374) is best remembered today for vibrant and impassioned love poetry that helped to establish Italian as a literary language. Petrarch inspired later Renaissance writers, who produced an extraordinary body of work regarded today as perhaps the high-water mark of poetic productivity in the European West. These "Petrarchan" poets were self-consciously aware of themselves as poets—as craftsmen, revisers, and professionals. As William J. Kennedy shows in Petrarchism at Work, this commitment to professionalism and the mastery of poetic craft is essential to understanding Petrarch’s legacy. Petrarchism at Work contributes to recent scholarship that explores relationships between poetics and economic history in early-modern European literature. Kennedy traces the development of a Renaissance aesthetics from one based upon Platonic intuition and visionary furor to one grounded in Aristotelian craftsmanship and technique. Their polarities harbor economic consequences, the first privileging the poet’s divinely endowed talent, rewarded by the autocratic largess of patrons, the other emphasizing the poet’s acquired skill and hard work. Petrarch was the first to exploit the tensions between these polarities, followed by his poetic successors. These include Gaspara Stampa in the emergent salon society of Venice, Michelangelo Buonarroti in the "gift" economy of Medici Florence and papal Rome, Pierre de Ronsard and the poets of his Pléiade brigade in the fluctuant Valois court, and William Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the commercial world of Elizabethan and early Stuart London. As Kennedy shows, the poetic practices of revision and redaction by Petrarch and his successors exemplify the transition from a premodern economy of patronage to an early modern economy dominated by unstable market forces.
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The Knowledge Economy

This book explores the hidden nature of the knowledge economy and its possible futures. The confinement of the knowledge economy to these insular vanguards has become a driver of economic stagnation and inequality throughout the world.

Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788735001

Category: Political Science

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Revolutionary account of the transformative potential of the knowledge economy Adam Smith and Karl Marx recognized that the best way to understand the economy is to study the most advanced practice of production. Today that practice is no longer conventional manufacturing: it is the radically innovative vanguard known as the knowledge economy. In every part of the production system it remains a fringe excluding the vast majority of workers and businesses. This book explores the hidden nature of the knowledge economy and its possible futures. The confinement of the knowledge economy to these insular vanguards has become a driver of economic stagnation and inequality throughout the world. Traditional mass production has stopped working as a shortcut to economic growth. But the alternative—a deepened and socially inclusive form of the knowledge economy—continues to lie beyond reach in even the richest countries. The shape of contemporary politics on both the left and the right reflects a failure to come to terms with this dilemma and to overcome it. Unger explains the knowledge economy in the truncated and confined form that it has today and proposes the way to a knowledge economy for the many: changes not just in economic institutions but also in education, culture, and politics. Just as Smith and Marx did in their time, he uses an understanding of the most advanced practice of production to rethink both economics and the economy as a whole.
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Vatican City Recent Economic and Political Developments Handbook Strategic Information and Developments

True, it engages our affectivity, but in order to open it to the beloved and thus to blaze a trail leading away from self-centredness and towards another person, in order to build a lasting relationship; love aims at union with the ...

Author: IBP. Inc

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781433062377

Category: Business & Economics

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2011 Updated Reprint. Updated Annually. Vatican City Recent Economic and Political Developments Yearbook
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The Economy of Cities

In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of ...

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525432869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of imports. Using case studies of developing cities in the ancient, pre-agricultural world, and contemporary cities on the decline, like the financially irresponsible New York City of the mid-sixties, Jacobs identifies the main drivers of urban prosperity and growth, often via counterintuitive and revelatory lessons.
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Beloved Community

An ethos of individual self-control may have made sense in the early nineteenth century, when economic conditions and the opportunity of making a life on the frontier rewarded the autonomous entrepreneur willing to delay gratification ...

Author: Casey Nelson Blake

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860427

Category: Literary Criticism

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The "Young American" critics -- Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and Lewis Mumford -- are well known as central figures in the Greenwich Village "Little Renaissance" of the 1910s and in the postwar debates about American culture and politics. In Beloved Community, Casey Blake considers these intellectuals as a coherant group and assesses the connection between thier cultural criticisms and their attempts to forge a communitarian alternative to liberal and socialist poitics. Blake draws on biography to emphasize the intersection of questions of self, culture, and society in their calls for a culture of "personality" and "self-fulfillment." In contrast to the tendency of previous analyses to separate these critics' cultural and autobiographical writings from their politics, Blake argues that their cultural criticism grew out of a radical vision of self-realization through participation in a democratic culture and polity. He also examines the Young American writers' interpretations of such turn-of-the-century radicals as William Morris, Henry George, John Dewey, and Patrick Geddes and shows that this adversary tradition still offers important insights into contemporary issues in American politics and culture. Beloved Community reestablishes the democratic content of the Young Americans' ideal of "personality" and argues against viewing a monolithic therapeutic culture as the sole successor to a Victorian "culture of character." The politics of selfhood that was so critical to the Young Americans' project has remained a contested terrain throughout the twentieth century.
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Mutualism

In this book, labor lawyer, former chair of the board of the New York Federal Reserve, and MacArthur “genius” Sara Horowitz brings us a solution to the current crisis of work that’s rooted in the best of American traditions, which she ...

Author: Sara Horowitz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780593133521

Category: Business & Economics

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A profound look at the crisis of work and the collapse of the safety net, and a vision for a better way forward, rooted in America’s cooperative spirit, from the founder of the Freelancers Union “Read this essential book to see how we can and must build the future.”—Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linkedin Mutualism: It’s not capitalism and it’s not socialism. It’s the future. The twentieth century changed every facet of life for American workers: how much they could expect to earn and what they had the right to demand. But by 2027, a majority of Americans—from low-wage service workers to white-collar professionals—won’t be traditional employees. Benefits like paid sick leave, pensions, 401(k)s, disability insurance, and health care will be nearly extinct. To meet the needs of this new generation of workers, the government has done almost nothing. In this book, labor lawyer, former chair of the board of the New York Federal Reserve, and MacArthur “genius” Sara Horowitz brings us a solution to the current crisis of work that’s rooted in the best of American traditions, which she calls mutualism. Horowitz shows how the future of our economic safety net rests on this approach and demonstrates how mutualist organizations have helped us solve common problems in the past and are now quietly driving rural and urban economies alike all over the world, inspired not by for-profit corporations but by labor unions and trade associations, religious organizations and mutual aid societies, and vital social movements from women’s suffrage to civil rights. Mutualism is for anyone who feels that the system is not working for them, and is looking for a new way to build collaboratively, create the new American social contract, and prosper in the twenty-first century.
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The Nature of Economies

Now, in The Nature of Economies, Jacobs proposes a radical notion that has breath-taking common sense: economies are governed by the same rules as nature itself.

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307367082

Category: Business & Economics

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Jane Jacobs has spent years changing the way we think about economic life in general. Now, in The Nature of Economies, Jacobs proposes a radical notion that has breath-taking common sense: economies are governed by the same rules as nature itself. With the simplicity of an extremely wise and seasoned thinker, Jane Jacobs shows us that by looking to nature, we can develop economies that are both efficient and ecologically friendly. The Nature of Economies is written in dialogue form: five intelligent friends discussing over coffee how economies work. The result is a wonderfully provocative, truly ground-breaking work by one of the great thinkers of our time.
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