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The Price of Everything by Russell Roberts Book Summary:

Stanford University student and Cuban American tennis prodigy Ramon Fernandez is outraged when a nearby mega-store hikes its prices the night of an earthquake. He crosses paths with provost and economics professor Ruth Lieber when he plans a campus protest against the price-gouging retailer--which is also a major donor to the university. Ruth begins a dialogue with Ramon about prices, prosperity, and innovation and their role in our daily lives. Is Ruth trying to limit the damage from Ramon's protest? Or does she have something altogether different in mind? As Ramon is thrust into the national spotlight by events beyond the Stanford campus, he learns there's more to price hikes than meets the eye, and he is forced to reconsider everything he thought he knew. What is the source of America's high standard of living? What drives entrepreneurs and innovation? What upholds the hidden order that allows us to choose our careers and pursue our passions with so little conflict? How does economic order emerge without anyone being in charge? Ruth gives Ramon and the reader a new appreciation for how our economy works and the wondrous role that the price of everything plays in everyday life. The Price of Everything is a captivating story about economic growth and the unseen forces that create and sustain economic harmony all around us.

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The Price of Everything by Eduardo Porter Book Summary:

"Why is a life saved from a terrorist attack worth two saved from a natural disaster? Why are women more valuable than ever? Why do Americans tip when Europeans don't? And how can orange juice be used to predict the weather? i>i>The Price of Everything starts with a simple premise- behind every decision we make lies a price, whether we're buying a cup of coffee, taking a new job, or deciding to become a parent. Prices are the invisible thread that connect and explain our society, culture, economy, successes and failures. Revealing connections that are ingenious and unexpected, Eduardo Porter shows just how fundamental the price of things, work, happiness, faith, family and the future is - both to our everyday lives and to civilisation as we know it."

The Real Price of Everything

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The Real Price of Everything by Michael Lewis Book Summary:

Presents six classic discourses on economics by Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, Charles Mackay, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes, with brief introductions to each work.

Priceless

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Priceless by Frank Ackerman Book Summary:

As clinical as it sounds to express the value of human lives, health, or the environment in cold dollars and cents, cost-benefit analysis requires it. More disturbingly, this approach is being embraced by a growing number of politicians and conservative pundits as the most reasonable way to make many policy decisions regarding public health and the environment.By systematically refuting the economic algorithms and illogical assumptions that cost-benefit analysts flaunt as fact, Priceless tells a ''gripping story about how solid science has been shoved to the backburner by bean counters with ideological blinders'' (In These Times). Ackerman and Heinzerling argue that decisions about health and safety should be made ''to reflect not economists' numbers, but democratic values, chosen on moral grounds. This is a vividly written book, punctuated by striking analogies, a good deal of outrage, and a nice dose of humor'' (Cass Sunstein, The New Republic). Essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of human health and environmental protection, Priceless ''shines a bright light on obstacles that stand in the way of good government decisions'' (Public Citizen News).

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The Price of Everything by Eduardo Porter Book Summary:

An assessment of the role of value in every aspect of life explains that a price is incurred for every choice, and assesses the inherent costs of such controversial topics as joining a church, promoting longevity, and organ donation.

The Value of Everything

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The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato Book Summary:

Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight. In modern capitalism, value-extraction - the siphoning off of profits, from shareholders' dividends to bankers' bonuses - is rewarded more highly than value-creation: the productive process that drives a healthy economy and society. We misidentify takers as makers, and have lost sight of what value really means. Once a central plank of economic thought, this concept of value - what it is, why it matters to us - is simply no longer discussed. Yet, argues Mariana Mazzucato in this penetrating and passionate new book, if we are to reform capitalism - to radically transform an increasingly sick system rather than continue feeding it - we urgently need to rethink where wealth comes from. Who is creating it, who is extracting it, and who is destroying it? Answers to these questions are key if we want to replace the current parasitic system with a type of capitalism that is more sustainable, more symbiotic: that works for us all. The Value of Everything will reignite a long-needed debate about the kind of world we really want to live in.

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The Price of Everything by Fiona Evans Book Summary:

A tense and gripping drama, loaded with dark humour, about the price we pay for material possessions and the effect it has on those we love. Eddie Carver is a self-made businessman. In stark contrast with his humble beginnings he now boasts a millionaire lifestyle: designer clothes, flashy cars, exotic holidays and exclusive country pursuits. Installed in their luxury home behind high walls and electric fences, his wife Pam and daughter Ruby want for nothing, and expect the best. But one evening Eddie's behaviour becomes distinctly erratic. Have some dodgy business dealings come back to haunt him? Or is the real threat to the family's idyllic life already inside the perimeter?

A Price For Everything

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A Price For Everything by Mary Sheepshanks Book Summary:

Sonia, Lady Duntan, loves the family seat rather more than she does her husband. The demands of marriage and four small children have conspired to over shadow her sense of self-esteem and the huge, crumbling white elephant of a house represents the rebellious freedom she craves. Archie, however is adamant: their lifestyle must be preserved and the house must go. When Archie - who has got both more and less from his marriage than he bargained for - embarks on an affair with the pneumatic Rosie Bartlett, Sonia is even more determined to thwait his plans. But as her conspiracy widens to include her glamorous but unreliable mother-in-law, a rather sinister Buddhist monk and the urban Mr Hadleigh-Turner from the company Heritage at Risk, things begin to spiral out of control.

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The Price of Everything-- by Martin Braathen,Whitney Museum of American Art,Minnie Scott,Stéphanie Fabre,Mike Sperlinger Book Summary:

Aesthetics and economic value have been intertwined for centuries, but the recent increase in investment in art suggests that the balance between the two may be changing. This book examines the factors the impact on today's expanded art market and the relationship between contemporary art and economics.The book's three essays focus on works that engage speculative value, investigate the commercial aspects of exhibition and display, explore alternative and non-profit based economies, and shed light on the role of the collector. The works included deal directly with the economic conditions of art's production, reception, and circulation. Also an interview with art advisor Diego Cortez, who offers a distinctive perspective on the evolution of the current art market and the business of mediating between collectors and dealers.

Nowadays People Know the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

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Nowadays People Know the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing by Your Notebooks Book Summary:

"FUNNY NOTEBOOKS" (F. U. N. Tolkien). "I am your notebook! Fill me, stranger!" Each notebook has its own unique meaning. FUNNY NOTEBOOKS aren't only fun notebooks, but also quality and attention to detail, we try to make everyone happy not only in terms of content but also material. The notebook consists of 112 pages (6 x 9). FUNNY NOTEBOOKS: * funny & crazy; * sale price; * perfect quality; * customer satisfaction; * on time, recommended; Stay&Have-Fun with us! Enjoy every day! INSTAGRAM: #funnynotebooks (F. U. N. Tolkien)

The Value of Nothing

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The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel Book Summary:

"A deeply though-provoking book about the dramatic changes we must make to save the planet from financial madness."--Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine Opening with Oscar Wilde's observation that "nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing," Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced. He reveals the hidden ecological and social costs of a hamburger (as much as $200), and asks how we came to have markets in the first place. Both the corporate capture of government and our current financial crisis, Patel argues, are a result of our democratically bankrupt political system. If part one asks how we can rebalance society and limit markets, part two answers by showing how social organizations, in America and around the globe, are finding new ways to describe the world's worth. If we don't want the market to price every aspect of our lives, we need to learn how such organizations have discovered democratic ways in which people, and not simply governments, can play a crucial role in deciding how we might share our world and its resources in common. This short, timely and inspiring book reveals that our current crisis is not simply the result of too much of the wrong kind of economics. While we need to rethink our economic model, Patel argues that the larger failure beneath the food, climate and economic crises is a political one. If economics is about choices, Patel writes, it isn't often said who gets to make them. The Value of Nothing offers a fresh and accessible way to think about economics and the choices we will all need to make in order to create a sustainable economy and society.

Measuring the Prices of Medical Treatments

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Measuring the Prices of Medical Treatments by Jack E. Triplett Book Summary:

This volume, the result of a conference cosponsored by the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, brings together state-of-the-art methodological and empirical work on the measurement of medical outcomes and prices.

Confessions of the Pricing Man

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Confessions of the Pricing Man by Hermann Simon Book Summary:

The world’s foremost expert on pricing strategy shows how this mysterious process works and how to maximize value through pricing to company and customer. In all walks of life, we constantly make decisions about whether something is worth our money or our time, or try to convince others to part with their money or their time. Price is the place where value and money meet. From the global release of the latest electronic gadget to the bewildering gyrations of oil futures to markdowns at the bargain store, price is the most powerful and pervasive economic force in our day-to-day lives and one of the least understood. The recipe for successful pricing often sounds like an exotic cocktail, with equal parts psychology, economics, strategy, tools and incentives stirred up together, usually with just enough math to sour the taste. That leads managers to water down the drink with hunches and rules of thumb, or leave out the parts with which they don’t feel comfortable. While this makes for a sweeter drink, it often lacks the punch to have an impact on the customer or on the business. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, as Hermann Simon illustrates through dozens of stories collected over four decades in the trenches and behind the scenes. A world-renowned speaker on pricing and a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 executives, Simon’s lifelong journey has taken him from rural farmers’ markets, to a distinguished academic career, to a long second career as a n entrepreneur and management consultant to companies large and small throughout the world. Along the way, he has learned from Nobel Prize winners and leading management gurus, and helped countless managers and executives use pricing as a way to create new markets, grow their businesses and gain a sustained competitive advantage. He also learned some tough personal lessons about value, how people perceive it, and how people profit from it. In this engaging and practical narrative, Simon leaves nothing out of the pricing cocktail, but still makes it go down smoothly and leaves you wanting to learn more and do more—as a consumer or as a business person. You will never look at pricing the same way again.

The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information on Digital Networks

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The Socioeconomic Effects of Public Sector Information on Digital Networks by National Research Council,Working Party on the Information Economy Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Research Data and Information,U.S. National Committee for CODATA Book Summary:

While governments throughout the world have different approaches to how they make their public sector information (PSI) available and the terms under which the information may be reused, there appears to be a broad recognition of the importance of digital networks and PSI to the economy and to society. However, despite the huge investments in PSI and the even larger estimated effects, surprisingly little is known about the costs and benefits of different information policies on the information society and the knowledge economy. By understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the current assessment methods and their underlying criteria, it should be possible to improve and apply such tools to help rationalize the policies and to clarify the role of the internet in disseminating PSI. This in turn can help promote the efficiency and effectiveness of PSI investments and management, and to improve their downstream economic and social results. The workshop that is summarized in this volume was intended to review the state of the art in assessment methods and to improve the understanding of what is known and what needs to be known about the effects of PSI activities.

Yes to Life

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Yes to Life by Viktor E. Frankl Book Summary:

Extraordinary uncovered work by the 16 million copy bestselling author of Man's Search For Meaning published in English for the first time Eleven months after his liberation from Auschwitz, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychologist, who was to become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity. Published for the very first time, Frankl's words resonate as strongly today as they did in 1946. He offers an insightful exploration of the maxim 'Live as if you were living for the second time', and unfolds his basic conviction that every crisis also includes an opportunity. Despite the unspeakable horrors in the camp, Frankl learnt from his fellow inmates that it is always possible to say 'yes to life', - a profound and timeless lesson for us all.

Valuing Resources

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Valuing Resources by Dana G. Richardson Book Summary:

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The Book of Everything

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The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer Book Summary:

Faith is joy is love is hope in this novel of exquisite power and everyday miracles, reminiscent of Barbara Kingsolver's THE POISONWOOD BIBLE. Thomas can see things no one else can see. Tropical fish swimming in the canals. The magic of Mrs. Van Amersfoort, the Beethoven-loving witch next door. The fierce beauty of Eliza with her artificial leg. And the Lord Jesus, who tells him, "Just call me Jesus." Thomas records these visions in his "Book of Everything." They comfort him when his father beats him, when the angels weep for his mother's black eyes. And they give him the strength to finally confront his father and become what he wants to be when he grows up: "Happy."

The Pricing of Progress

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The Pricing of Progress by Eli Cook Book Summary:

The political arithmetic of price -- Seeing like a capitalist -- The spirit of non-capitalism -- The age of moral statistics -- The hunt for growth -- The coronation of King Capital -- State of statistical war -- The pricing of progressivism -- Epilogue: Toward GDP

How to Be an Artist

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How to Be an Artist by Jerry Saltz Book Summary:

"Portions of this book originally appeared, in slightly different form, in New York magazine."

Theory Of Everything....Science and the Bible

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Theory Of Everything....Science and the Bible by Olufolahan Olatoye Akintola Book Summary:

New scientific discoveries unveiled by comparing scientific principles with spiritual principles of the Bible. Both scientific and scriptural information confirm that Light is the source of all things and it was the first manifestation at the beginning of universe, which led to the creation of all other things. This book unveils many interesting parallels between biblical and scientific descriptions of light with new scientific discoveries. This gives a better understanding of the scientific theory of the three spectra of Lights and seven frequencies of radiation. "I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details." – Albert Einstein”

The Meaning of Everything

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The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester OBE Book Summary:

'The greatest enterprise of its kind in history,' was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the English language in its entirety. In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating characters who played such a vital part in its execution, from the colourful Frederick Furnivall, cheerful promoter of an all-female sculling crew, to James Murray, self-educated son of a draper, who spent half a century guiding the project towards fruition. Along the way we learn which dictionary editor became the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and why Tolkien found it so hard to define 'walrus'. Written by the bestselling author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map That Changed the World, The Meaning of Everything is an enthralling account of the creation of the world's greatest dictionary.

Handbook of Public Finance

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Handbook of Public Finance by Fred Thompson,Mark T. Green Book Summary:

Presenting emphases on and approaches to issues such as government spending, reporting, pricing and fiscal federalism, the Handbook of Public Finance demonstrates the utility of integrating public finance theory with actual public policy practices. It discusses applications in major subfields of public finance, including public education, environmental regulation, energy policy, social welfare programs, and local and state politics. Other topics of discussion include the theory and practice of tax incidence analysis; the marginal costs of taxation and regulation, the economics of expenditure incidence, discounting and the social discount rate; passive use benefits, and public sector pricing.

The Price of Loyalty

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The Price of Loyalty by Ron Suskind Book Summary:

A devestating account of the inner workings of the George W. Bush administration, written with the extensive cooperation of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill. As readers are taken to the very epicentre of government, this news-making book offers a definitive view of Bush and his closest advisers as they manage crucial domestic policies and global strategies within the most secretive White House of modern times.

The Price of Desire

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The Price of Desire by Jo Goodman Book Summary:

USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman delivers a deliciously wicked tale of forbidden desire that knows no limits. . . Olivia Cole is devastated to learn that her ne'er-do-well brother has promised her to the operator of a London gaming hall as payment of his debts. Olivia accepts her fate--even if it means that her reputation will suffer from living among rogues and gamblers. But when she meets the sexy and mysterious Griffin Wright-Jones, Viscount Breckenridge, Olivia has more than just her good name to worry about--for he rouses in her wanton thoughts she's never dared entertain--until now. . . Griffin wears the scars of his life on his striking face. Although he wants Olivia like no other woman before, he doesn't force her to share his bed--a difficult task considering how beautiful she is. But with each passing night, Griffin and Olivia's resolve weakens until finally they take their greatest gamble on one night of reckless pleasure. . . Praise for Jo Goodman's If His Kiss Is Wicked. . . "Authentic characters and a thrilling story line will keep readers smiling and guessing."--Publishers Weekly

The Price of Redemption

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The Price of Redemption by Richard D. Thielmann Book Summary:

After Delwin Howe is struck by lightning and left unable to speak, his minister, Rev. Randy Stone, sees the accident as an opportunity to further his ministry and to gain national prominence within evangelistic circles.

The Price of Faith

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The Price of Faith by Marie T. Cross Book Summary:

Although stewardship itself is a word often heard in the church, money is rarely discussed in terms of the ethical decisions and daily lifestyle choices we make. The Price of Faith presents a holistic definition of stewardship and examines what money and wealth mean for us in our participation in the life of the church and in our personal expressions of faith. This book includes ten session plans that will help move adults to a new understanding of stewardship.

Theory of Everything…New Scientific Discoveries!

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Theory of Everything…New Scientific Discoveries! by Olufolahan Olatoye Akintola Book Summary:

New scientific discoveries unveiled by comparing scientific principles with spiritual principles of the Bible. This book unveils many interesting parallels between biblical and scientific descriptions of light with new scientific discoveries. BIC subject: HRAM3 - Religion & science BIC subject 2: HRAB1 - Nature & existence of God

The Price of Second Chances

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The Price of Second Chances by Johnny Walker Book Summary:

Have you ever felt the gut-wrenching panic that comes from being the victim of malicious intent? Unfortunately, author Johnny Walker has experienced firsthand such to such life-altering events. This chilling true account of betrayal will speak to any business-minded individual. On the recommendation of a trusted friend, Johnny Walker gave an ex-convict a second chance. It was a second chance at rejoining the work force;, a second chance at becoming a productive member of society—a second chance at life. He gave him a steady job, helped him buy a home, and then trusted him with the finances of his business. As most con-men are, Charles was seamless in his deceit. He invaded Johnny's life, gained his trust, and then slowly started to steal money from him. By the time Johnny saw him for the man he was, it was too late. Find out The Price of Second Chances. She has endured miscarriages, dealt with multiple sclerosis, and had a husband who was an alcoholic that verbally abused her. We all have a void in this life until we come to know the one who can fill the void and make us whole. If your world seems hopeless and out of control, a positive attitude knowing God is ultimately in control and will see you through one day a time. Tough circumstances will come your way, but always remember there is a loving father who gives you Hope to be Healed.

Who Painted My Money White?

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Who Painted My Money White? by Sree Iyer Book Summary:

A ship carrying 2 containers worth Rs.5000 crores in 500- and 1000-rupee notes, docks in the dark of night at Kochi. The money is quickly distributed to members of a minority community using a network of 100 Chartered accountants. The bulk of the money finds its way back into fake firms, shell corporations and charities with the sole aim of destabilizing the country.A DIABOLICAL PLAN BY THE FREEDOM PARTY TO WEAKEN INDIAGreedy politicians of the Freedom Party want to ensure that the opposition can never come to power. Pander to the largest minority, enrich them beyond their expectations and ensure they will be with the party. To this end, a plan is hatched to print high denomination money and try and increase the velocity of money, thereby creating the illusion of growth. A compromised Finance Minister is forced to buy paper from the same sources as India's rival Pakistan. Their intelligence wing gets hold of the security threads being used in Indian notes through honey trapping and comes up with notes that are almost as good as the real ones.The fake money brought in slowly starts moving around the country, driving up inflation and real estate prices, mixing with good notes. Because of a series of scams, the government gets voted out and a single party (People's Voice) gets absolute majority. The new party responds to a terrorist attack with a surgical strike deep in the enemy territory.Pakistan decides to retaliate by flooding India with fake currency, by tripling its fake currency production. India responds by demonetizing the 500- and 1000-rupee notes and printing new notes of a different size. But despite the best attempts, a porous border with Nepal and Bangladesh results in a significant amount of the fake currency entering Indian banks. When the notes were tallied, instead of 87% of printed notes coming back to the Reserve Bank, 113% comes!The counterfeit money is used to spawn different types of nefarious activities including a plot to assassinate the newly elected Prime Minister. Will the Intelligence Bureau track the assassin and protect the PM?

Beyond Price

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Beyond Price by Michael Hutter,David Throsby Book Summary:

Much recent discussion surrounding valuation of the arts and culture, particularly in the policy arena, has been dominated by a concern to identify an economic and financial basis for valuation of art works, arts, activities and more general ways in which we express our culture. Whereas a great deal can be gained from a fuller understanding of the economic value of art, there is a real danger that financial considerations will tend to crowd out all other aspects of value. This book moves beyond the limitations implicit in a narrow economic approach, bringing different disciplinary viewpoints together, opening up a dialogue between scholars about the processes of valuation that they use and exploring differences and identifying common ground between the various viewpoints. The book's common theme – the tension between economic and cultural modes of evaluation – unites the chapters, making it a coherent and unified volume that provides a new and unique perspective on how we value art.

The Theory of Everything

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The Theory of Everything by Stephen W. Hawking Book Summary:

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You're Going to Pay a Price for Everything You Do and Everything You Don't Do. You Don't Get to Choose Not to Pay a Price.

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You're Going to Pay a Price for Everything You Do and Everything You Don't Do. You Don't Get to Choose Not to Pay a Price. by Motivated Quotes Press Book Summary:

You're going to pay a price for everything you do and everything you don't do. You don't Get to choose not to pay a price. This personalized Jordan Peterson notebook will serve you well with a motivational Jordan Peterson quote. Small daily diary / journal / notebook to write in, for creative writing, for creating lists, for Scheduling, Organizing and Recording your thoughts. Makes an excellent gift idea for birthdays, Christmas or any special occasion (and Jordan Peterson's Fans). Perfectly sized at 6" x 9" 120 page Softcover bookbinding Flexible Paperback

The Girls' Book

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The Girls' Book by Juliana Foster Book Summary:

A practical and humorous guide provides instructions and tips for everyday life, covering such topics as how to pose for a picture, explain tardiness, deal with bullies, save the planet, walk a dog, and cope when zombies attack.

Industrial Economics and Management Principles

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Industrial Economics and Management Principles by Dr. Rajan Mishra Book Summary:

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The Price of Silence

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The Price of Silence by William D. Cohan Book Summary:

A Duke alumnus whose work has been hailed as “authoritative” (The Washington Post), “seductively engrossing” (Chicago Tribune), “riveting” (The Economist), and “masterful” (Los Angeles Times), presents a stunning new account of the infamous Duke lacrosse team case. Despite it being front-page nationwide news, the true story of the Duke lacrosse team rape case has never been told in its entirety. It is more complex and profound than all the reporting to date would indicate. The Price of Silence is the definitive account of what happens when the most combustive forces in American culture—unbridled ambition, intellectual elitism, athletic prowess, sexual and racial bias, and absolute prosecutorial authority—collide and then explode on a powerful university campus, in the justice system, and in the media. Deeply reported and brilliantly written, The Price of Silence shines a bright light on the ever-widening gap between America’s rich and poor, and how the powerful protect themselves, even at the price of justice.

Mary Ellen Mark: the Book of Everything

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Mary Ellen Mark: the Book of Everything by Mary Ellen Mark Book Summary:

Conceived and edited by film director Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark's husband and collaborator for 30 years, the Book of Everything celebrates in over 600 images and diverse texts Mark's extraordinary life, work and vision. From 1963 to her death in 2015, Mark told brilliant, intimate, provocative stories of characters whom she met and engaged with--often in perpetuity. There was nothing casual or unprepared about Mark's approach; she unfailingly empathized with the people and places she photographed. For this comprehensive book Bell has selected images from Mark's thousands of contact-sheets and chromes--from over two million frames in total. These include her own now iconic choices, those published once and since lost in time, as well as some of her as yet unpublished preferences. Bell complements these with a few selections of his own. Along with Mark's pictures made in compelling, often tragic circumstances, the Book of Everything includes recollections from friends, colleagues and many of those she photographed. Mark's own thoughts reveal doubts and insecurities, her ideas about the individuals and topics she depicted, as well as the challenges of the business of photography. I became a photographer because photography found me. Once I started to take pictures there was no choice. That was just what I was and what I wanted to do and what I wanted to be. Mary Ellen Mark

Bogle On Mutual Funds

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Bogle On Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle Book Summary:

John C. Bogle, founder of Vanguard, thoroughly discusses the risks and rewards of investing in mutual funds. He explains how to select among the four basic categories of funds: common stock, bond, money market, and balanced. He argues convincingly that a passively managed "index fund" costs less and is more reliable than a fund managed by someone making weighted bets on individual securities, sectors, and the economy. Bogle, long the mutual fund industry's loudest critic, denounces its misleading advertising, mediocre performance, and selfishness. Sprinkled throughout the text are "caveat emptor" boxes that warn readers of the hidden pitfalls of mutual fund investing. Includes a new introduction by the author.

The Price of Escape

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The Price of Escape by David Unger Book Summary:

“A Jewish man flees 1938 Germany only to find a new and unexpected nightmare” in Guatemala, in this tale of dark humor and desperate suspense (Publishers Weekly). In 1938, as Samuel Berkow’s tramp steamer from Germany approaches Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, he is full of hope that he will be able to find a family member and begin to remake his life in the new world. But in this sweltering, chaotic, and hostile port town, he will have to face down many obstacles—including himself—before he can hope to truly escape . . . “Unger’s sharp prose deftly conveys Samuel’s frustrations and confusions as he encounters characters like a troublesome dwarf, a volatile American fruit company manager, a crazed ex-priest, and a friendly telegraph operator who all offer help with one hand but uncertainty with the other.” —Publishers Weekly “Evoking both Kafka and Conrad, Unger’s character study of a broken man in a culture broken by a ravenous corporation makes compelling reading.” —Booklist “Unger’s tale utterly seduces with its mix of the exotic and the familiar.” —Toronto Star