False Promises

Author: Stanley Aronowitz
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822311980
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False Promises from the Author: Stanley Aronowitz. DIVThis classic study of the American working class, originally published in 1973, is now back in print with a new introduction and epilogue by the author. An innovative blend of first-person experience and original scholarship, Aronowitz traces the historical development of the American working class from post-Civil War times and shows why radical movements have failed to overcome the forces that tend to divde groups of workers from one another. The rise of labor unions is analyzed, as well as their decline as a force for social change. Aronowitz’s new introduction situates the book in the context of developments in current scholarship and the epilogue discusses the effects of recent economic and political changes in the American labor movement./div

The False Promises Of The Digital Revolution

Author: C. A. Bowers
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433126130
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The False Promises Of The Digital Revolution from the Author: C. A. Bowers. <I>The False Promises of the Digital Revolution examines what currently goes largely unnoticed because of the many important uses of digital technologies. While many people interpret digital technologies as accelerating the global rate of progress, C. A. Bowers focuses attention on how they reinforce the deep and ecologically problematic cultural assumptions of the West: the myth of progress, the substitution of data for different cultural traditions of wisdom, the connections between print and abstract thinking, the myth of individual autonomy, the conduit view of language that hides how words (metaphors) reproduce earlier misconceptions, and a Social Darwinian justification for colonizing other cultures that is now leading to armed resistance - which, in turn, strengthens the ties between corporations, the military, and the computer science industry. The book also investigates how to understand the cultural non-neutrality of digital technologies; how print and the emphasis on data undermine awareness of the tacit information pathways between cultural and natural ecologies; and how to identify educational reforms that will contribute to a more informed public about the uses of digital technologies.

The False Promise Of Green Energy

Author: Andrew P. Morriss
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 1935308416
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The False Promise Of Green Energy from the Author: Andrew P. Morriss. Green energy promises an alluring future---more jobs in a cleaner environment. We will enjoy a new economy driven by clean electricity, less pollution, and, of course, the gratitude of generations to come. There's just one problem: the lack of credible evidence that any of that can occur. The False Promise of Green Energy critically and realistically evaluates the claims of green-energy and green-jobs proponents who argue that we can improve the economy and the environment, almost risk-free, by spending hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars in return for false or highly speculative promises. The book examines the claims green-energy proponents make, including assertions of how green energy will revitalize the job market, produce new forms of clean transportation, and improve environmental health and safety, energy efficiency, and more. The authors explore the underlying politics and gamesmanship lurking below the surface. Proponents of green energy are a large, vocal alliance of special interests---corporations, politicians, and environmentalists---who have found common cause in demanding huge taxpayer subsidies for an assortment of programs under the rubric "green jobs." As detailed in this compelling book, the ultimate agenda---and its impact if implemented---is far larger and more insidious than acknowledged. Green-energy mobilization calls for restructuring the world's economy and social organization on the basis of myths about forecasting, technologies, and economics. The False Promise of Green Energy illustrates the irresponsibility of attempting to transform modern society with borrowed money, wishful thinking, and bad economics. It shows how the top-down control programs offered by green-energy and green-jobs advocates are unlikely to achieve positive results compared with allowing competitive forces to continue to provide ever greater environmental quality and energy efficiencies.

Neoliberal Environments

Author: Nik Heynen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135983305
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Neoliberal Environments from the Author: Nik Heynen. This volume explores the nexus between nature, markets, deregulation and valuation, using theoretically sharp and empirically rich real-world case studies and analyses of actually existing policy from around the world and across a range of resources. In short, it answers the questions: does neoliberalizing nature work and what work does it do? More specifically, this volume provides answers to a series of urgent questions about the effects of neoliberal policies on environmental governance and quality. What are the implications of privatizing public water utilities in terms of equity in service provision, resource conservation and water quality? Do free trade agreements erode the sovereignty of nations and citizens to regulate environmental pollution, and is this power being transferred to corporations? What does the evidence show about the relationship between that marketization and privatization of nature and conservation objectives? Neoliberal Environments productively engages with all of these questions and more. At the same time, the diverse case studies collectively and decisively challenge the orthodoxies of neoliberal reforms, documenting that the results of such reforms have fallen far short of their ambitions.

Proverbs And Folklore Of Kumaun And Garhwal

Author: Ganga Datt Upreti
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788170228943
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Proverbs And Folklore Of Kumaun And Garhwal from the Author: Ganga Datt Upreti. Originally Published Towards The End Of 19Th Century, It Is A Rich Collections Of Proverbs, Axioms, Sayings And Phrases For Specific Occasions As Well As The Customs And Manners Out Of Which They Arise. Classified Into More Than 200 Themes. An Appendix Furnishes 114 New Proverbs.

Arabic Stylistics

Author: Hussein Abdul-Raof
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447044356
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Arabic Stylistics from the Author: Hussein Abdul-Raof. Arabic has been taught as a foreign language throughout the world. Yet, no book has been available for teachers and students that illustrates to them the stylistic mechanism of Arabic. This shows the urgent need for a reference book on Arabic stylistics that can develop the student's stylistic competence as well as enhance his/her writing and communication skills needed for this vital modern language. Arabic Stylistics: A Coursebook aims to help the learner to acquire sound awareness of the recurrent structural patterns of modern standard Arabic and develop his/her analytical stylistic skills. This coursebook is also of great value to the teachers of Arabic as a foreign language who need this particular book to assist them in developing their students' practical ability and understanding of Arabic. This coursebook is written in a smooth language and is supported by generous examples with their translation in English. Arabic Stylistics: A Coursebook is highly beneficial for both teachers and learners of Arabic as a foreign language.

Be Alert

Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780896933804
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Be Alert from the Author: Warren W. Wiersbe. This in-depth Bible study series now covers the entire New Testament and much of the Old Testament. With more than 3 million copies sold, the Be Series has touched people's hearts everywhere. Let Warren Wiersbe's words of wisdom touch your heart, too.

Illusion Of Order

Author: Bernard E. Harcourt
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674038318
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Illusion Of Order from the Author: Bernard E. Harcourt. This is the first book to challenge the "broken-windows" theory of crime, which argues that permitting minor misdemeanors, such as loitering and vagrancy, to go unpunished only encourages more serious crime. The theory has revolutionized policing in the United States and abroad, with its emphasis on policies that crack down on disorderly conduct and aggressively enforce misdemeanor laws. The problem, argues Bernard Harcourt, is that although the broken-windows theory has been around for nearly thirty years, it has never been empirically verified. Indeed, existing data suggest that it is false. Conceptually, it rests on unexamined categories of "law abiders" and "disorderly people" and of "order" and "disorder," which have no intrinsic reality, independent of the techniques of punishment that we implement in our society. How did the new order-maintenance approach to criminal justice--a theory without solid empirical support, a theory that is conceptually flawed and results in aggressive detentions of tens of thousands of our fellow citizens--come to be one of the leading criminal justice theories embraced by progressive reformers, policymakers, and academics throughout the world? This book explores the reasons why. It also presents a new, more thoughtful vision of criminal justice.

Pediatric Nursing

Author: Margot R De Sevo
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803643942
Size: 50.60 MB
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Pediatric Nursing from the Author: Margot R De Sevo. This volume in the Content Review Plus Practice Series polishes your knowledge of pediatric nursing while sharpening your critical thinking and test-taking skills. Each chapter offers a concise, yet comprehensive review of the topic, followed by NCLEX-style questions in both multiple-choice and alternate-item formats. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers, as well as test-taking tips, explain how to apply critical thinking to the question types—great preparation for classroom exams and the NCLEX-RN® Exam.

Florida Reports

Author: Florida. Supreme Court
Publisher:
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Florida Reports from the Author: Florida. Supreme Court.