Das Jahrhundert der Entscheidung

Author: Magalio II
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3849551814
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die atemberaubende Geschwindigkeit mit der sich unsere Welt verändert, und die gravierenden Entwicklungen, die sich bereits in der ersten Dekade des einundzwanzigsten Jahrhunderts abzeichneten, werfen viele Fragen auf und verunsichern uns. Wie geht es jetzt weiter? Was kommt auf uns zu? Und sind wir dafür vorbereitet? Diese Fragen wurden während der Menschheitsgeschichte sicherlich unzählige Male gestellt, aber nie so dringlich wie heute.Dieses Buch soll den Lesern einen Blick in die Zukunft dieses alles entscheidenden einundzwanzigsten Jahrhunderts ermöglichen und die Chancen und Gefahren aufzeigen. Gleichzeitig wird die Leichtfertigkeit, mit der die Menschen mit unserem Planeten, der Natur und letztendlich mit sich selbst umgehen, aufgezeigt. Die Brisanz der gegenwärtigen Entwicklung und ihre Wirkung auf die Zukunft werden behandelt. Durch viele Recherchen und Auswertungen zahlreicher internationaler und regionaler Veröffentlichungen, Berichte und Statistiken wird hier ein Bild unserer Welt in diesem Jahrhundert so real wie möglich dargestellt. Dabei wird die Erde als eine sich stets weiter entwickelnde lebendige Einheit angesehen, in der jede Lebensform und jedes Naturphänomen ein Teil dieses Ganzen bildet und es beeinflusst. In der neuen globalen Gemeinschaft sind wir alle unweigerlich ein Teil dieser Evolution und haben die gleiche Mission und die gleiche Verantwortung für die Zukunft unseres Planeten.Die Erde hat uns immer viel gegeben. Jetzt ist sie nahe an ihren Grenzen gekommen und der Mensch ist an der Reihe seine Gegenleistung zu erbringen, nachdem er von Anfang an immer genommen und geerntet hat, immer auf mehr Wachstum aus gewesen war, und das bis zum heutigen Tag in diesem Jahrhundert, das ich als das Jahrhundert der Entscheidung über die Zukunft der Menschheit ansehe.Dieses Buch erhebt auf Grund der Komplexität der Materie, auf keinen Fall den Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit oder Präzision einer wissenschaftlichen Studie mit langfristigen statistischen Modellen. Es soll vielmehr zum Nach- und Umdenken anregen, und ist zwecks besserer Veranschaulichung in einer vereinfachten Form gehalten.

No Is Not Enough

Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608468917
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A road map to resistance in the Trump era from internationally acclaimed activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein. "This book is a toolkit to help understand how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can flip the script and seize the opportunity to make things a whole lot better in a time of urgent need. A toolkit for shock-resistance." --Naomi Klein, from the Preface The election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. Trump's vision--a radical deregulation of the U.S. economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism," and a sweeping aside of climate science to unleash a domestic fossil fuel frenzy--will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks, to the economy, to national security, to the environment. In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein explains that Trump, extreme as he is, is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half-century. In exposing the malignant forces behind Trump's rise, she puts forward a bold vision for a mass movement to counter rising militarism, nationalism, and corporatism in the U.S. and around the world. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent.

Market schmarket

Author: Molly Scott Cato
Publisher: New Clarion Pr
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"The book analyses the central bases of the globalized economy - the market, trade, money and work - and proposes sustainable and humane alternatives. It argues that, now we have reached and surpassed the planetary frontier, our future depends on developing a system which is grown-up about resource constraints and responds to them intelligently and efficiently."--BOOK JACKET.

Flawed Capitalism

Author: David Coates
Publisher: Building Progressive Alternatives
ISBN: 9781911116332
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Flawed Capitalism traces the history of the U.S. and UK economies through their New Deal and then Reaganite and Thatcherite periods, showing how the weakening of labor and deregulation of business culminated in the financial crisis. David Coates makes the case for the transatlantic creation of a new social settlement--a less flawed capitalism.

It s Basic Income

Author: Downes, Amy
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447343921
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Is a Universal Basic Income the answer to an increasingly precarious job landscape? Could it bring greater financial freedom for women, tackle the issue of unpaid but essential work, cut poverty and promote greater choice? Or is it a dead-end utopian ideal that distracts from more practical and cost-effective solutions? Contributors from musician Brian Eno, think tank Demos Helsinki, innovators such as California’s Y Combinator Research and prominent academics such as Peter Beresford OBE offer a variety of perspectives from across the globe on the politics and feasibility of basic income. Sharing research and insights from a variety of nations – including India, Finland, Uganda, Brazil and Canada - the collection provides a comprehensive guide to the impact this innovative idea could have on work, welfare and inequality in the 21st century.

The Pricing of Progress

Author: Eli Cook
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674982541
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How did Americans come to quantify their society’s well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics that did not put a price on everyday life.

The Good and the Economical

Author: Peter Koslowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642785840
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Economics makes the incommensurable commensurable by money prices. On the other hand, there are varieties of goodness like the ethical that seem not to fit into the scale of prices of economics, but cannot be neglected in economizing. Ways of integrating ethics into economics must therefore be found. The aim of this book is the integration of the ethical discourse into the economic discourse about the economical and efficient. It investi§ gates into the structure of goodness. The contribution of this volume to the current debate in economic ethics and business ethics lies in its analysis of the different meanings of the good and in its reflection on the possibilities of implementing ethical goods into the practice of the economist and the manager of the firm. Its essays investigate the role of ethics in social and individual choice. They examine and compare the cultural determinants of the Western and the Japanese economies, their ethical and cultural foundations. They look into the principles of good management. How can the management incorporate human goods and consider the virtues of impartiality and of due consideration to the particular in its business practice? The book develops the idea of an ethical economizing in economics and of an ethical managing in business administration. The business of business is ethical business.

The Metamorphosis of the World

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745690254
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We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more radical transformation in which the old certainties of modern society are falling away and something quite new is emerging. To grasp this metamorphosis of the world it is necessary to explore the new beginnings, to focus on what is emerging from the old and seek to grasp future structures and norms in the turmoil of the present. Take climate change: much of the debate about climate change has focused on whether or not it is really happening, and if it is, what we can do to stop or contain it. But this emphasis on solutions blinds us to the fact that climate change is an agent of metamorphosis. It has already altered our way of being in the world the way we live in the world, think about the world and seek to act upon the world through our actions and politics. Rising sea levels are creating new landscapes of inequality drawing new world maps whose key lines are not traditional boundaries between nation-states but elevations above sea level. It is creating an entirely different way of conceptualizing the world and our chances of survival within it. The theory of metamorphosis goes beyond theory of world risk society: it is not about the negative side effects of goods but the positive side effects of bads. They produce normative horizons of common goods and propel us beyond the national frame towards a cosmopolitan outlook.

Core Qualities

Author: Daniel Ofman
ISBN: 9789055942404
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The unique core quadrant methodology illustrated in this guide presents a framework for improving any manager's workplace performance. The core quadrant system is built on the principles of the enneagram and further refines the core qualities that define the enneagram's nine personality types. By recognizing qualities such as determination, precision, flexibility, orderliness, and empathy in oneself and one's employees, managers can create environments that allow individuals to flourish within organizations. This system provides managers with insight into the motivations of their employees and is particularly valuable in dealing with difficult or incompatible personality types.

Closing of the American Mind

Author: Allan Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126264
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The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.