The Trap

Author: Daniel Brook
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780805088014
Format: PDF
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"Takes dead aim at the conservative economic consensus that has dominated U.S. politics . . . Biting and necessary."--The American Prospect In this witty and revealing polemic, journalist Daniel Brook argues that the exploding income gap--a product of the conservative ascendance--is systematically dismantling the American dream, as debt-laden, well-educated young people are torn between their passions and the pressure to earn six-figure incomes. Rising education, housing, and health-care costs have made it virtually impossible for all but the corporate elite to enjoy what were once considered middle-class comforts. Thousands are afflicted with a wrenching choice: take up residence on America's financial and social margins or sell out. From the activist who works to give others a living wage but isn't paid one himself, to the universal health-care advocate who becomes a management consultant for Big Pharma, Brook presents a damning indictment of the economic and political landscape that traps young Americans.

Beyond the Nation State

Author: David H. Kamens
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780527098
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Examines the effects of education in creating global citizens who share a world culture. This title also examines the role of education in diffusing such attitudes and models, as global citizens confront national institutions.

College and the Working Class

Author: Allison L. Hurst
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9460917526
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What are the meanings, experiences, and impact of college for working-class people? The author of this book addresses the two questions, what is college like for working-class students, and what is college for the working class? In The Other Three Percent, the author draws on a wealth of previous research to tell the stories of five very different working-class college students as they apply to, enter, successfully navigate, and complete college. Through these stories readers will learn about the obstacles working-class students face and overcome, the costs and effectiveness of higher education as a mechanism of social mobility, and the problems caused on our college campuses by our reticence to meaningfully confront the class divide. Readers will be invited to compare their own experiences of higher education with those of the students here described, and to evaluate their own institutions’ openness towards working-class students through a series of checklists provided in the book’s conclusion. Allison L. Hurst is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She is a member of the Association of Working-Class Academics.

Working Across Generations

Author: Frances Kunreuther
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470195487
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'Working Across Generations' looks at the leadership transition and generational shift that the nonprofit sector faces, and gives readers practical advice on how they can prepare for this inevitable shift in healthy ways.

Organising Neoliberalism

Author: Philip Whitehead
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 178308314X
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This collection of essays incorporates the insight of an international group of experts to explore the impact of neoliberalism within different organisational domains from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Examining neoliberalism in the context of political, social, economic and institutional domains, this volume promotes a critical and challenging approach to the social and economic attitudes characterising late-modern capitalism.

Voc indispens vel

Author: Seth Godin
Publisher: Agir Editora
ISBN: 8522015775
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"Fácil compreender por que as pessoas pagam para ouvir o que Seth Godin tem a dizer." Time As equipes corporativas costumavam se dividir entre gestores e trabalhadores. Porém, Seth Godin nos revela que há um terceiro time: o dos elementos-chave. São pessoas inventivas, com grande capacidade de liderança - independentementes do cargo que ocupam - e que sempre tomam a iniciativa a fim de pôr ordem no caos. Esses profissionais descobrem o que precisa ser feito quando as regras não estão estabelecidas, além de surpreenderem e desafiarem companheiros de trabalho e clientes. Adoram o que fazem, dão o melhor de si e transformam cada dia em algo especial. Os elementos-chave são fundamentais para as grandes organizações e conseguem a rara combinação de bons empregos e liberdade. Você já encontrou uma solução que ninguém conhecia? As grandes decisões precisam de seu aval? As reuniões só começam quando você está presente? Sua opinião é sempre levada em conta? Então você tem qualidades que podem torná-lo indispensável. Em Você é indispensável? A importância de quem inova, lidera e faz acontecer, Seth Godin exemplifica de forma clara e divertida o conceito de profissional essencial, do elemento-chave, cada vez mais valorizado no mercado de trabalho.