Power And Prosperity Outgrowing Communist And Capitalist Dictatorships

Power And Prosperity  Outgrowing Communist And Capitalist Dictatorships
Author: Mancur Olson
Publsiher: Basic Books (AZ)
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2000-01-19
Genre: Capitalism
ISBN: UOM:39015050031668

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A world-renowned economist tackles tough questions and contends that governments can play an essential role in the development of markets. His exploration of "market-augmenting governments" provides a useful framework in which to consider the Asian financial crisis and its aftermath.

Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail
Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2013-09-17
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780307719225

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Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence? Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions—with no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories. Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: - China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West? - Are America’s best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? - What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

Presence Is Power

Presence Is Power
Author: Gudni Gunnarsson
Publsiher: Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-03-17
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780990622710

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Awaken Your Fullest Potential Presence Is Power: Seven Steps for Choosing a Life of Prosperity is a concise guide for moving away from “scarcity consciousness” (the false perception of absence or lack) and into a life of our choosing, where we direct our lives with the power of our awareness to live a life of abundance. If the life we lead is simply a choice we make, why are so few of us living life to the fullest in true prosperity? Presence Is Power answers that question and guides the reader towards nourishing intentions with purpose and love. Awaken to your fullest potential with the seven essential steps that Icelandic based author Gudni Gunnarsson has developed over his acclaimed twenty-five year career as a personal life coach and fitness expert. The seven-step progression shared in Presence Is Power leads readers away from fear-based thinking toward the purpose of living in prosperity and gratitude. By acknowledging that our essence is pure energy, light and love, we reveal the miracle that is in us! In this book, readers are urged to take the journey presented here to live life as we were meant to – in prosperity and gratitude. The book includes inspirational quotes and end-of-chapter daily reflections with tips and questions to get the reader fully engaged in the process of the seven steps. Presence Is Power was a best-seller in Iceland and is now being released in the U.S.

Betrayed

Betrayed
Author: S. Kaplan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2013-11-26
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781137341808

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Betrayed takes a new approach to the subject of global poverty, one that doesn't blame the West but also doesn't rely on the West for solutions. Betrayed puts the poor themselves at center stage, and shows how their entrepreneurial energies are shackled by political and social discrimination. When these shackles are removed, as is happening in places such as China and Vietnam, the poor are able to seize opportunities and drive wealth creation. Combining the latest research into poverty and state building with the author's personal observations drawn from years running businesses in the developing world, Betrayed explains how leaders in the developing world can build more inclusive societies and more equitable governments, thereby creating dynamic national economies and giving the poor the opportunity to accumulate the means and skills to control their own destinies. This refreshing new approach will appeal to business people who are fed up with reading critiques of global poverty that see capitalism as the problem, not the solution; people in both the global North and South who want to see attention focused not on Western aid but on what developing countries and their citizens can do to help themselves; scholars and practitioners in the development field who are looking for new, practicable ideas; and general readers who want accessible and engaging accounts of ordinary people struggling to overcome poverty.

The Laws of Thinking

The Laws of Thinking
Author: Bishop E. Bernard Jordan
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-02-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781401921231

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Bishop Jordan has written a stellar work that is guaranteed to free the mentally enslaved, acquit the wrongfully charged, and bring healing to the sick. The Laws of Thinking is not a work for the shallow-minded person. It is demanding and challenging. It is neither intended to be used as the basis for unmerited criticism nor as sermon material for the minister having difficulty receiving a fresh work from the Lord. It was written with a very clear aim: to provoke spiritual thought. Bill Gates’ Microsoft, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, Stephen Spielberg’s DreamWorks, and even his own Zo? Ministries all began with a thought. Every invention, university, book, song, business, home, skyscraper, movie, stage play, and baby began when someone chose to think. Nothing happens without thought. Creation did not happen without God’s thought. Bishop Jordan’s first objective is getting you to think.

The Power of Consistency

The Power of Consistency
Author: Weldon Long
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2013-03-25
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118486801

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How to achieve wealth, happiness, and peace of mind through personal responsibility The Power of Consistency is based on the fundamental premise that private declarations dictate future actions. In other words, we tend to take actions with the thoughts and beliefs we consistently have, and the cumulative results of those actions eventually create the quality and circumstances of our lives and businesses. Therefore, transformative change in life and business is possible when we reconstruct our minds and take responsibility for its content. Lays out a simple process—the Personal Prosperity Plan—to create powerful results in your life and business Explains the power of focus and your subconscious mind Outlines a four step process: focus, emotional connection, action, responsibility The Power of Consistency teaches you how to create a Personal Prosperity Plan, get deeply emotionally committed to the plan, and take consistent action toward implementing the plan for improved sales and business performance.

Pillars of Prosperity

Pillars of Prosperity
Author: Timothy Besley,Torsten Persson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2013-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780691158150

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How nations can promote peace, prosperity, and stability through cohesive political institutions "Little else is required to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice; all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things." So wrote Adam Smith a quarter of a millennium ago. Using the tools of modern political economics and combining economic theory with a bird's-eye view of the data, this book reinterprets Smith's pillars of prosperity to explain the existence of development clusters—places that tend to combine effective state institutions, the absence of political violence, and high per-capita incomes. To achieve peace, the authors stress the avoidance of repressive government and civil conflict. Easy taxes, they argue, refers not to low taxes, but a tax system with widespread compliance that collects taxes at a reasonable cost from a broad base, like income. And a tolerable administration of justice is about legal infrastructure that can support the enforcement of contracts and property rights in line with the rule of law. The authors show that countries tend to enjoy all three pillars of prosperity when they have evolved cohesive political institutions that promote common interests, guaranteeing the provision of public goods. In line with much historical research, international conflict has also been an important force behind effective states by fostering common interests. The absence of common interests and/or cohesive political institutions can explain the existence of very different development clusters in fragile states that are plagued by poverty, violence, and weak state capacity.

Real Prosperity

Real Prosperity
Author: Lynn A. Robinson
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-12-11
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781449441173

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In her latest book, author and intuitive consultant Lynn A. Robinson lights the path to prosperity by showing her readers how to access their true dreams and passions and how to tap into their personal wells of abundance. Refreshingly down to earth and rich with humor, compassion, and compelling tales of success, Real Prosperity points its readers to financial and spiritual prosperity with sage advice, true stories, inspirational quotes, and quick, practical exercises that add a valuable "how to" factor not often found in this genre. At a time when Americans are sinking into a quagmire of debt and the deeper meaning of life seems to elude even the well off, this wonderful new book offers relief and promises to help its readers chart a course to a richer, more abundant life. This is not a get-rich-quick or pray-your-way-to-wealth book. Nor is it a book about financial planning and debt reduction. It is, instead, an inspiring and uplifting guide that delivers hope, not hype; workable lessons, not foolish philosophy. In other words, it's a book that can work magic in your life. Read it and you'll agree.