The New Scrooge Investing The Bargain Hunter s Guide to Thrifty Investments Super Discounts Special Privileges and Other Money Saving Tips

Author: Mark Skousen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071376704
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Penny-pinching strategies to cut commissions, slash borrowing charges, get free stock tipsand keep the savings! Compounded over 30 years, small investment cost savings today can add up to thousands of dollars tomorrow. The New Scrooge Investing takes up where the original edition left off, giving investors more than 120 tips to cut the cost of investingfrom no-commission stocks and low-cost borrowing techniques to mutual funds with rock-bottom management fees, free Internet stock tips, and much more. The explosion in on-line investing has opened a world of new cost-cutting possibilities for today's thrifty conscious investor and The New Scrooge Investing covers them all! Investors can look here for the latest trends and hottest bargains, including: Complete information for on-line discount stockbrokers. Guide to free investing information on the Internet. Tips to buying IPOs.

Handbook of Happiness Research in Latin America

Author: Mariano Rojas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401772037
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book presents original happiness research from and about a region that shows unexpectedly high levels of happiness. Even when Latin American countries cannot be classified as high-income countries their population do enjoy, on average, high happiness levels. The book draws attention to some important factors that contribute to the happiness of people, such as: relational values, human relations, solidarity networks, the role of the family, and the availability and gratifying using of leisure time. In a world where happiness is acquiring greater relevance as a final social and personal aim both the academic community and the social-actors and policy-makers community would benefit from Happiness Research in Latin America.

Green Illusions

Author: Ozzie Zehner
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803243367
Format: PDF, Docs
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We don’t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what’s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with more energy—more solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels—alternative technologies come with their own side effects and limitations. How, for instance, do solar cells cause harm? Why can’t engineers solve wind power’s biggest obstacle? Why won’t contraception solve the problem of overpopulation lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will? This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective. If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus from suspect alternative energies to improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women’s rights. The dozens of first steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward. For instance, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a greater impact than all of the nation’s solar cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won’t solve our energy challenges (and presents two taxes that could). Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives that are affordable, clean, and can actually improve our well-being. Watch a book trailer.

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Author: Greg Palast
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110121323X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up." Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership. This exciting collection, now revised and updated, brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.

The Social Conscience of the Early Victorians

Author: F. David Roberts
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804780935
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1830, the dominant social outlook of the early Victorians was a paternalism that looked to property, the Church, and local Justices of the Peace to govern society and deal with its ills. By 1860, however, the dominant social outlook had become a vision of a laissez faire society that relied on economic laws, self-reliance, and the vigorous philanthropy of voluntary societies. This book describes and analyzes these changes, which arose from the rapid growth of industry, towns, population, and the middle and working classes. Paternalism did not entirely fade away, however, just as a laissez faire vision had long antedated 1830. Both were part of a social conscience also defined by a revived philanthropy, a new humanitarianism, and a grudging acceptance of an expanded government, all of which reflected a strong revival of religion as well as the growth of rationalism. The new dominance of a laissez faire vision was dramatically evident in the triumph of political economy. By 1860, only a few doubted the eternal verities of the economists’ voluminous writings. Few also doubted the verities of those who preached self-reliance, who supported the New Poor Law’s severity to persons who were not self-reliant, and who inspired education measures to promote that indispensable virtue. If economic laws and self-reliance failed to prevent distress, the philanthropists and voluntary societies would step in. Such a vision proved far more buoyant and effective than a paternalism whose narrow and rural Anglican base made it unable to cope with the downside of an industrial-urban Britain. But the vision of a laissez faire society was not without its flaws. Its harmonious economic laws and its hope in self-reliance did not prevent gross exploitation and acute distress, and however beneficent were its philanthropists, they fell far short of mitigating these evils. This vision also found a rival in an expanded government. Two powerful ideas—the idea of a paternal government and the idea of a utilitarian state—helped create the expansion of government services. A reluctant belief in governmental power thus joined the many other ideas that defined the Victorian’s social conscience.

Thrifty Ways For Modern Days

Author: Martin Lewis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140708044X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This extraordinary book is based on the collective wisdom of the scores of contributors to the MoneySaving Old-Style section of MoneySavingExpert.com - the award-winning, trend-setting website which, in less than four years, has attracted over one million UK users a month. The Old-Style forum started when many of the older visitors to the site decided to share their accumulated knowledge with other younger users. It has swiftly developed into a discussion on living life cheaply, healthily, ethically and thriftily, with all generations together searching for a path to Old-Style bliss. Edited by Martin Lewis who, as well as being the founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, is a newspaper columnist, TV and radio money guru and presenter, and author of the bestselling The Money Diet, this lively book cannot fail to appeal to anyone who is interested in living better for less. The book includes hints and tips on: - How to budget - Cooking from scratch - Cleaning for pennies - Gardening - Making homemade gifts - How to shop

GPS For Dummies

Author: Joel McNamara
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470457856
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Need directions? Are you good at getting lost? Then GPS is just the technology you’ve dreamed of, and GPS For Dummies is what you need to help you make the most of it. If you have a GPS unit or plan to buy one, GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you compare GPS technologies, units, and uses. You’ll find out how to create and use digital maps and learn about waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems, and other key point to using GPS technology. Get more from your GPS device by learning to use Web-hosted mapping services and even how to turn your cell phone or PDA into a GPS receiver. You’ll also discover: Up-to-date information on the capabilities of popular handheld and automotive Global Positioning Systems How to read a map and how to get more from the free maps available online The capabilities and limitations of GPS technology, and how satellites and radio systems make GPS work How to interface your GPS receiver with your computer and what digital mapping software can offer Why a cell phone with GPS capability isn’t the same as a GPS unit What can affect your GPS reading and how accurate it will be How to use Street Atlas USA, TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools Fun things to do with GPS, such as exploring topographical maps, aerial imagery, and the sport of geocaching Most GPS receivers do much more than their owners realize. With GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition in hand, you’ll venture forth with confidence!

Ruling America

Author: Gary Gerstle
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674037197
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This book offers a panoramic history of our country's ruling elites from the time of the American Revolution to the present. At its heart is the greatest of American paradoxes: How have tiny minorities of the rich and privileged consistently exercised so much power in a nation built on the notion of rule by the people? In a series of thought-provoking essays, leading scholars of American history examine every epoch in which ruling economic elites have shaped our national experience.

Before the Collapse

Author: Cathal Haughian
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512033885
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A book about capitalism written by capitalists. The reader is invited to discard the limited mind shaped by national discourse and see theeconomy as an integrated whole that encompasses the entire World. Traditional interpretations of the economy were coloured by the twin emotions of fear and envy. The rhetorical coin that gave birth to Left and Right side Politics. The capitalist fears his accumulated wealth shall be confiscated by the indebted masses while the lower ranks envy the power and privilege of the elite. I would ask you to forgo such simplicity and see the global economy as shaped by a fierce and ceaseless struggle between world powers. The global system is currently trapped in internal contradictions and by world powers in opposition. All the while production becomes the province of Machine rather than Man. Trade Wars mask Currency Wars While Wars of Annihilation haunt the Middle East. Workers strive to build a better caliber of Nuclear Weaponry For it is only they that keep the Peace. The future presents Mankind with three possibilities: World War, Revolution or an Educational Solution. Herein, lies The Philosophy of Capitalism.