The Code Economy

Surviving, Even Thriving, in the New World of Work
Author: Philip E. Auerswald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190226765
Category:
Page: 304
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Code is the "how" of human productive activity. The creation, implementation, and refinement of code have been the infrastructure of human progress from Neolithic simplicity to modern complexity. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from the production of Stone Age axes to the invention of chocolate chip cookies, Philip Auerswald argues that the key driver of human history is the advance of code. At each major stage in the advance of code over the span of centuries, shifts in the structure of society have challenged human beings to reinvent not only how we work, but who we are. We are at one of those stages now. Auerswald offers an indispensible guide to the future, based on a narrative stretching forty-thousand years into the past. The code economy has clearly not developed in a vacuum. Invention, innovation, and the pursuit of happiness have characterized human activities for centuries. What is changing is how societies and individuals radically value endeavors in life differently from even a decade ago, most notably away from industries organized as "command and control" systems. Philip Auerswald investigates how economists themselves have been hard pressed to gauge new economic indices of satisfaction that go beyond traditional measures. He explores how the code or "shared" economy reaches into domains such as health, where greater longevity, the popularization of medical knowledge, and the emphases on preventive care and wellness will complement the delivery of medical services. Further, living in the code economy will prompt people to orient their children's futures to more self-reliant pursuits and seek investments that truly serve them and not the institutions that have traditionally dominated the financial and economic worlds.

Cracking the Code

How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision
Author: Thom Hartmann
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 160509014X
Category: Political Science
Page: 220
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By the bestselling author and XM and Sirius Satellite radio host heard on more than eighty radio stations coast to coast seven days a week Shows progressives how to master the science and technology of persuasive communication and counter the right-wing message machine Offers exercises and examples throughout to help readers put the concepts they’re learning into practice Millions of working Americans talk, act, and vote as if their economic interests match those of the megawealthy, the multinational corporations, and the politicians who do their bidding. How did this happen? According to Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, the apologists of the Right have become masters of the subtle and largely subconscious aspects of political communication. It’s not an escalation in Iraq, it’s a surge; it’s not the inheritance tax, it’s the death tax; it’s not drilling for oil, it’s exploring for energy. Conservatives didn’t intuit the path to persuasive messaging—they learned these techniques. There is no reason why progressives can’t learn them too. In Cracking the Code, Hartmann shows you how. Drawing on his background as a psychotherapist and advertising executive as well as a national radio host, he breaks down the science and technology of effective communication so you can apply it to your own efforts to counter right-wing disinformation. It’s both an art and a science—as Hartmann explains, political persuasion is as much about biology as ideology, about knowing how the brain processes information and how that influences the way people perceive messages, make decisions, and form a worldview. Throughout the book, Hartmann shows you precisely how to master this technology, providing examples dating back to the time of the Founding Fathers. As you read deeply in this book, you’ll see things you hadn’t realized were there—in everything from advertising to political rants—and discover abilities you didn’t know you had. Whether you’re a politician, an activist, a volunteer, or a concerned citizen, you’ll develop a strong sense for how to reach into that part of the collective human psyche where we truly do have the power to create a new world.

The Impact of Kazakhstan Accession to the World Trade Organization

A Quantitative Assessment
Author: Jesper Jensen,David G. Tarr
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Kazakhstan
Page: 53
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In this paper the authors use a computable general equilibrium model of the Kazakhstan economy to assess the impact of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which encompasses (1) improved market access; (2) Kazakhstan tariff reduction; (3) reduction of barriers against entry by multinational service providers; and (4) reform of local content and value-added tax policies confronting multinational firms in the oil sector. They assume that foreign direct investment in business services is necessary for multinationals to compete well with Kazakhstan business services providers, but cross-border service provision is also present. The model incorporates productivity effects in both goods and services markets endogenously, through a Dixit-Stiglitz framework. The authors estimated the ad valorem equivalent of barriers to foreign direct investment based on detailed questionnaires completed by specialized research institutes in Kazakhstan. They estimate that Kazakhstan will gain about 6.7 percent of the value of Kazakhstan consumption in the medium run from WTO accession and up to 17.5 percent in the long run. They estimate that the largest gains to Kazakhstan will derive from liberalization of barriers against multinational service providers, but the other three elements of WTO accession that the authors model all contribute positively to the estimated gains. Piecemeal sensitivity analysis shows that qualitatively the results are robust, but there are four parameters in the model that significantly affect the estimated magnitude of the gains from WTO accession.

Impediments to Trade in Services

Measurements and Policy Implications
Author: Christopher Findlay,Tony Warren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134550162
Category: Education
Page: 416
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Domestic economy, adapted to the Code of 1880 [signed I.S.B.].


Author: I S. B
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Administrative law
Page: N.A
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The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy


Author: Peter Cornelius,Peter K. Cornelius,Bruce Mitchel Kogut,World Economic Forum Peter K Cornelius,Associate Professor Department of Management Bruce Kogut
Publisher: Global Outlook Book Series
ISBN: 9780195167054
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 506
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With global financial markets having become more integrated, the book pays particular attention to the role of corporate governance in emerging-market economies and international capital flows. Rich in facts and ideas, the book is for anyone interested in financial crises, international risk management and global competitiveness.

Uzbekistan Legal Texts:The Foundations of Civic Accord and a Market Economy


Author: Uzbekistan
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041194029
Category: Law
Page: 970
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This important volume contains an extensive collection of Uzbekistan legal texts translated and edited by the eminent scholar William E. Butler. All material is translated anew and is prefaced by an introductory note on the legislative history of each enactment and by a contextual observation. The documents translated in this volume have been chosen for their fundamental importance in understanding the Uzbekistan State structure and legal system. All are in force, and there is a strong emphasis on those enactments of key importance to the foreign investor. The broad scope of this work will provide the practitioner, legal scholar, government legal adviser, and student with an excellent reference tool for understanding contemporary Uzbekistan legal structures. This is the third volume in the CIS Legal Texts Series edited by William E. Butler.

Civil Law in Qing and Republican China


Author: N.A
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804779279
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The Haitian Revolution and Its Effects


Author: Patrick E. Bryan
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435983017
Category: Haiti
Page: 56
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Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies

Contemporary Currents
Author: Paul S. Adler,Paul du Gay,Glenn Morgan,Michael Reed
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019105805X
Category: Social Science
Page: 816
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Sociology and social theory has always been a major source of new perspectives for organization studies. Access to a series of authoritative accounts of theorists and research themes in sociology and social theory which have influenced developments in organization studies is essential for those wishing to deepen and extend their knowledge of the intersection of sociology and organization studies. This goal is achieved by drawing on a group of internationally renowned scholars committed in their own work to strengthening these links and asking them to provide critical accounts of particular theorists and research themes which have straddled this divide. This volume aims to strengthen ties between organization studies and contemporary sociological work at a time when there are increasing institutional barriers to such cooperation, potentially generating a myopia that constricts new developments. Used in conjunction with its companion volume, The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical foundations, the reader is provided with a comprehensive account of the productive and critical interaction between sociology and organization studies over many decades. Highly international in scope, theorists and themes are drawn from both the USA and Europe in equal measure. Similarly the authors of the chapters are drawn from both sides of the Atlantic. The result is a series of chapters on individuals and key research themes and debates which will provide faculty and post graduate researchers with appreciative, authoritative and critical accounts that can be drawn on to design courses or provided guided reading to the field

Cracking the Code

Making Sense of the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax
Author: Andrew Lyon
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815708032
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 168
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The corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT) was hailed in the Tax Reform Act of 1986 as instrumental to ensuring that tax loopholes would not permit corporations to avoid paying their fair share of tax liability. In 1995, less than ten years later, repeal of the AMT was pledged as part of the Republican Party's "Contract with America" and passed by the House of Representatives. Opponents of the AMT object that it penalizes new investment by firms and prevents the use of legitimate deductions. Its defenders tout the ability of the AMT to address public perceptions of unfairness in the tax system. At first glance, the debate over the AMT seems to be another example of the classic struggle between equity and efficiency. But, as this book reveals, there are serious flaws in the arguments used on both sides of this issue. As a result, the AMT may fail to achieve any notable equity objectives and may miss the opportunity to make significant improvements in the efficiency with which the nation's scarce capital is employed. Whether or not reforms of the AMT are ultimately enacted, the debate over the AMT raises fundamental questions of tax policy that will persist: Who benefits from tax subsidies? How much should the tax code be used to direct resources in the economy? If corporate taxes are ultimately borne by individuals, how do corporate tax provisions affect fairness? Andrew Lyon opens these topics up to a wide audience, presenting new data on the impact of the AMT, and offering suggestions for future policy reform. He argues that the legislative desire to respond to an apparent inequity should be channeled into considering whether there are efficiency reasons for reducing the tax advantages observed. The best solutions to these considerations, he contends, are not found in a minimum tax.

Luhmann Explained

From Souls to Systems
Author: Hans-Georg Moeller
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697510
Category: Philosophy
Page: 312
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What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and mass media from a cybernetic perspective. Integrating various schools of thought including sociology, philosophy and biology Luhmann Explained results in an overall analysis of "world society". Special attention is given to the present-day relevance of Luhmann's theory with respect to globalization, electronic mass media, ethics, and new forms of protest.

The Legal Framework for Private Sector Development in a Transitional Economy

The Case of Poland
Author: N.A
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Commercial law
Page: 33
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Current Legal Issues Affecting Central Banks


Author: Mr. Robert C. Effros
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1455278025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 489
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Volume II, edited by Robert C. Effros, contains the collected views of banking and legal expers, gathered at the second IMF-sponsored seminar of central banks general counsels. Matters of both international and domestic concern are addressed. The contributors analyze topics ranging from concepts of international monetary law to aspects of the debt crisis and the role of the international financial institutions; banking development in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and elsewhere; developments in the payments systems; and measures to counter money laundering.

Technical Change and Economic Growth

Inside the Knowledge Based Economy
Author: Mr George M Korres
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409487989
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 392
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Technological change is not only a determinant of growth but is also a pivotal factor in international competition and the modernization of an economy. In one of the most in-depth and detailed studies of its kind, George Korres analyzes the macroeconomic and the microeconomic factors influencing the economics of innovation and the economic relations between technology, innovation, knowledge and productivity. In particular, this book examines both the theoretical framework and the applications for empirical results. This second edition contributes updated figures and estimations for technical change from EU member states and features new subjects, including growth models, productivity models, production function models and non-parametric models. In one of the most in-depth and detailed studies of its kind, this book captures all the existing contemporary techniques in the theoretical fields as well as the empirical applications of the models.

The Codes of Advertising

Fetishism and the Political Economy of Meaning in the Consumer Society
Author: Sut Jhally
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113521302X
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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This book examines the commercial speech of advertising as a cultural phenomenon whose social significance far exceeds its economic influence. Jhally argues that by selling viewing time to advertisers, television converts audiences into laborers who "work" for the media in the same way that workers do in a factory. By watching commercial messages on TV, viewers actively create symbolic meaning, but also generate profit for the media in return for the wage of entertainment.

The Code of the Executive

Forty-seven Ancient Samurai Principles Essential for Twenty-first Century Leadership Success
Author: Don Schmincke
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101173992
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 112
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More than a thousand years ago, a group of business executives developed a set of principles for organizational leadership in a competitive market. Those executives were the samurai of ninth-century Japan, and their rigid code of ethics, known as bushido, was one of the most effective frameworks for management in history. The Code of the Executive is business adviser Don Schmincke's modern interpretation of the Code of the Samurai—ancient wisdom written for today's corporate warriors. These principles provide a dynamic system of practical and moral training for effective leadership. In addition to interactive strategies for relating to the business world, this philosophy provides at its core a guide to the inner development necessary for consistent and long-term success. A terrific gift for a friend, relative, new graduate, or business associate, The Code of the Executive is filled with relevant wisdom and offers an enlightened path to business fulfillment.

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City


Author: Elijah Anderson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070385
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.

Keepers of the Code

English-Canadian Literary Anthologies and the Representation of Nation
Author: Robert Lecker
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442613963
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 388
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Robert Lecker explores the ways in which these anthologies contributed to the formation of a Canadian literary canon, the extent to which this canon was tied to an ideal of English-Canadian nationalism, and the material conditions accounting for the anthologies' production.