From Poverty To Power

Author: Duncan Green
Publisher: Oxfam
ISBN: 0855985933
Size: 28.30 MB
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Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Author: U.S. Department of Labor
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602393206
Size: 54.17 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

The Dragon S Gift

Author: Deborah Brautigam
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191619760
Size: 10.76 MB
Format: PDF
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Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. China's tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by China's growing embrace. This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the US, Brautigam shines new light on a topic of great interest. China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit Africa? Using hard data and a series of vivid stories ranging across agriculture, industry, natural resources, and governance, Brautigam's fascinating book provides an answer. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with China's rise, and what it might mean for the challenge of ending poverty in Africa.

Fragile By Design

Author: Charles W. Calomiris
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849926
Size: 57.29 MB
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Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries—but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but have provided miniscule amounts of credit to business enterprises and households. Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through several centuries, Fragile by Design demonstrates that chronic banking crises and scarce credit are not accidents. Calomiris and Haber combine political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers, and other interest groups form, why they endure, and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit, and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues. Fragile by Design is a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation.

Introduction To Business Statistics

Author: Ronald Weiers
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0324381433
Size: 31.98 MB
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If you've ever felt intimidated or a little overwhelmed by business statistics, or if you simply want to master the power of these critical business skills, this book is for you. Weiers' INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STATISTICS, 6E speaks to you - today's student - introducing the fundamentals of business statistics in a conversational language and application setting that you can easily understand. Proven learning aids woven throughout the text, outstanding illustrations, and hundreds of examples build upon familiar, real-life experiences to help you develop a solid understanding of key statistical concepts. You'll discover how to use the statistical software most often chosen for business today. Also, you'll learn how to complete hand calculations and Excel applications - and when it's best to use each. To further your understanding of today's statistics, a powerful online learning system - CengageNOW - helps you maximize your study time and efficiently complete homework with tutorials and interactive learning tools designed to focus specifically on the areas you individually need to master for business statistics success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Physics

Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780321625922
Size: 59.65 MB
Format: PDF
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Elegant, engaging, exacting, and concise, Giancoli's Physics: Principles with Applications , Seventh Edition, helps you view the world through eyes that know physics. Giancoli's text is a trusted classic, known for its elegant writing, clear presentation, and quality of content. Using concrete observations and experiences you can relate to, the text features an approach that reflects how science is actually practiced: it starts with the specifics, then moves to the great generalizations and the more formal aspects of a topic to show you why we believe what we believe. Written with the goal of giving you a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of physics in all its aspects, the text uses interesting applications to biology, medicine, architecture, and digital technology to show you how useful physics is to your everyday life and in your future profession.