Just Get Out of the Way

Author: Robert E. Anderson
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 1933995459
Format: PDF
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Economic growth is essential for reducing poverty, and a well-functioning private sector is the only way to increase economic growth. Yet international institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund recommend sophisticated policies to improve the business environment that governments in poor countries cannot successfully implement. The result is often a worsening of private sector performance. In this book, Robert E. Anderson, a development consultant and former World Bank economist, recommends a different approach. Instead of adopting policies that are common in rich countries, Anderson suggests that policymakers take into account the institutional weaknesses typical of developing countries — corruption, deficient rule of law, cronyism, and so on. Simpler, market-oriented policies are more suitable to poor countries’ institutional environments and more likely to produce growth and keep the private and public sectors honest. Anderson recommends sometimes counterintuitive policy solutions for a number of areas -- banking, privatization, corporate governance, bankruptcy, and competition. For instance, he argues that “rich countries were once poor countries” and that “examples from the past in rich countries may be more appropriate for poor countries today.”

Grammar for Teachers

Author: Andrea DeCapua
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387763325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The purpose of Grammar for Teachers is to encourage readers to develop a solid understanding of the use and function of grammatical structures in American English. It approaches grammar from a descriptive rather than a prescriptive approach; however, throughout the book differences between formal and informal language, and spoken and written English are discussed. The book avoids jargon or excessive use of technical terminology. It makes the study of grammar interesting and relevant by presenting grammar in context and by using authentic material from a wide variety of sources.

Encyclopedia of the Developing World

Author: Thomas M. Leonard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135205086
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A RUSA 2007 Outstanding Reference Title The Encyclopedia of the Developing World is a comprehensive work on the historical and current status of developing countries. Containing more than 750 entries, the Encyclopedia encompasses primarily the years since 1945 and defines development broadly, addressing not only economics but also civil society and social progress. Entries cover the most important theories and measurements of development; relate historical events, movements, and concepts to development both internationally and regionally where applicable; examine the contributions of the most important persons and organizations; and detail the progress made within geographic regions and by individual countries.

Baroke Obummer

Author: Rolf McEwen
Publisher: Rolf McEwen
ISBN: 160047537X
Format: PDF
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Baroke Obummer is a play about a man and his vision. As President of the Insolvent States, he espouses a view that government should meet the needs of the people by creating a system of taxation that redistributes wealth to benefit the poor at the expense of the wealthy. Baroke spends a day in the Offal Office during which he receives a series of visitors who come to express the interests of whatever group they represent. He meets with two social workers, two union leaders, Robert Bisby the businessman, Rham Beau (The White House Chief of Graft), Antsy Paloozer (Speaker of the Madhouse), and two members of the tea party. He listens to their appeals for assistance, their political philosophies, and their views of how government can best serve the people. The two-act play exposes political forces prominent in modern America, from libertarian to socialist, and those in between. There are moments of levity, such as when he receives phone calls from various prominent people including Miss Monica Diddledooski. It s a play about economic and political ideas. It s about social justice. Some of the action might appear to parallel recent historical events, but the story is so unbelievable it surely must be fictitious.

International Business Law and Its Environment

Author: Richard Schaffer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113341981X
Format: PDF
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW AND ITS ENVIRONMENT centers on the International Business and Its Environment delivers comprehensive coverage of the legal, cultural, political, economic, and ethical issues global business managers face. Focusing on the trade, licensing and investment life-cycle that many domestic (new-to-international) and multinational organizations experience, the authors present the market-entry strategies, increasing levels of penetration into foreign markets, and set of risks that firms encounter during each life-cycle phase. From protecting and licensing intellectual property to learning the special challenges of doing business in developing countries and non-market-economies, the 8th Edition helps students understand the most important and emerging issues in global business law through its cutting-edge cases and real-world examples, relevant case questions, managerial problems, and ethics activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Richard Dowden
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1846273145
Format: PDF
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Richard Dowden has written, after thrity-five years on the continent, a memoiristic history of its peoples' experiences in the wake of the European withdrawal and the superpowers' arrival. He has been present at each of the continent's major crises and writes illuminatingly about them, but he is as passionate about the warmth, wisdom and joy he has encountered in peacetime, and the diversity of habits, attitudes and purposes to which he has been Britain's best witness. His book is a benchmark publication on this most misunderstood and mishandled of continents.

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities

Author: Mary Frances Berry
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788189630
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hearing held before the U.S. Comm. on Civil Rights in L.A., CA, June 15-17, 1993. Unsettling episodes beginning with & emanating from the beating of Rodney King, a black man, by several white L.A.P.D. officers in Mar. 1991, confirmed the prior opinion of the Comm. that the tensions between racial & ethnic groups in L.A. required attention. During the 1993 hearing, the Comm. concentrated on 3 areas: (a) the administration of justice -- relating to police practices & policies; (b) economic development -- pertaining to unemployment, the L.A. Transportation System, job training & small bus. initiatives; & (c) the portrayals or projections of minorities through TV in both news & entertainment production.