The Trap

Author: Daniel Brook
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429912761
Format: PDF
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What is lost when the best and the brightest are corralled into corporate America, in the debut of a searing, rousing social critic In this provocative, witty, and revealing polemic, 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. And it's not just impoverished teachers and social workers, struggling to pay their rent, who are hurt. 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. When the best and the brightest cannot afford to serve the public good, Brook asks, what are we selling out: an individual's career, or the very promise of American democracy?

Beyond the Nation State

Author: David H. Kamens
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780527098
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

A History of Future Cities

Author: Daniel Brook
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393078124
Format: PDF, ePub
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An exploration of four cities that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western cultures traces the historical threads connecting St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai while discussing their conflicted embrace of modernity.

Crime and Criminals

Author: Christina Fisanick
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Essays debate how criminals should be treated, ways to prevent crime, and whether it is possible to reduce recidivism.

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

Author: Jennifer B. Lee
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 0446511706
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If you think McDonald's is the most ubiquitous restaurant experience in America, consider that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonalds, Burger Kings, and Wendys combined. New York Times reporter and Chinese-American (or American-born Chinese). In her search, Jennifer 8 Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experience through the lens of the food. In a compelling blend of sociology and history, Jenny Lee exposes the indentured servitude Chinese restaurants expect from illegal immigrant chefs, investigates the relationship between Jews and Chinese food, and weaves a personal narrative about her own relationship with Chinese food. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles speaks to the immigrant experience as a whole, and the way it has shaped our country.

Voc indispens vel

Author: Seth Godin
Publisher: Agir Editora
ISBN: 8522015775
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.