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Author: Robert Frank
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520280520
Size: 56.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: "With a timely new foreword by Robert Frank, this groundbreaking book explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today. Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of the economic pyramid have set off 'expenditure cascades' that raise the cost of achieving many basic goals for the middle class. Writing in lively prose for a general audience, Frank employs up-to-date economic data and examples drawn from everyday life to shed light on reigning models of consumer behavior. He also suggests reforms that could mitigate the costs of inequality. Falling Behind compels us to rethink how and why we live our economic lives the way we do."--Publisher's Web site.


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Author: Michael S. Teitelbaum
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069115466X
Size: 55.33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: Is the United States falling behind in the global race for scientific and engineering talent? Are U.S. employers facing shortages of the skilled workers that they need to compete in a globalized world? Such claims from some employers and educators have been widely embraced by mainstream media and political leaders, and have figured prominently in recent policy debates about education, federal expenditures, tax policy, and immigration. Falling Behind? offers careful examinations of the existing evidence and of its use by those involved in these debates. These concerns are by no means a recent phenomenon. Examining historical precedent, Michael Teitelbaum highlights five episodes of alarm about "falling behind" that go back nearly seventy years to the end of World War II. In each of these episodes the political system responded by rapidly expanding the supply of scientists and engineers, but only a few years later political enthusiasm or economic demand waned. Booms turned to busts, leaving many of those who had been encouraged to pursue science and engineering careers facing disheartening career prospects. Their experiences deterred younger and equally talented students from following in their footsteps—thereby sowing the seeds of the next cycle of alarm, boom, and bust. Falling Behind? examines these repeated cycles up to the present, shedding new light on the adequacy of the science and engineering workforce for the current and future needs of the United States.


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Author: Francis Fukuyama
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199830991
Size: 64.18 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: Annotation In 1700, Latin America and British North America were roughly equal in economic terms. Yet over the next three centuries, the United States gradually pulled away. In 'Falling Behind', Francis Fukuyama gathers together some of the world's leading scholars on the subject to explain the nature of the gap and how it came to be.


Forging Ahead Falling Behind

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Author: Open Media Research Institute
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563249259
Size: 33.36 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 428
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Book Description: This second annual survey by the Open Media Research Institute presents some 100 contributions on political developments in the 27 countries of the former socialist bloc. Sections on individual countries include a map, key statistics, brief discussions of domestic and foreign policy issues, excerpts from important documents, and profiles of major personalities. Some contributors provide general articles on regional economic developments and the processes involved with building democratic institutions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Author: Henry D. Sokolski
Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute U. S. Army War College
ISBN:
Size: 69.20 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Nuclear nonproliferation
Languages : en
Pages : 349
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Book Description: If possible, it would be useful to enhance the International Atomic Energy Agency?s ability to detect and prevent nuclear diversions. This would not only reduce the current risk of nuclear proliferation, it would make the further expansion of nuclear power much less risky.


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Size: 43.97 MB
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Languages : en
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Catching Up Or Falling Behind

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Author: Shuhe Li
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 28.66 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Comparative economics
Languages : en
Pages : 25
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Falling Behind Or Catching Up

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Author: Erich Gundlach
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 68.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Developing countries
Languages : en
Pages : 46
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