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Profit and Power

Author : Charles Wilson
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Historical explanations need to keep step with the march of research if they are not to degenerate into empty cliches. It has long been a commonplace of 17th century history that the Anglo-Dutch Wars were the product of 'commercial rivalry'. This essay, first published twenty years ago, attempted to analyse and redefine this overworked traditional concept so as to explain more precisely how it led to naval wars between the Dutch and the English. Two idees fixes of contemporary English thought seemed especially significant; one was the persistent consciousness of English inferiority and backwardness in economic affairs when compared with the Dutch; the other, compounding this, was the equally persistent conviction that strategically, England seemed well placed to wreck the Dutch maritime economy and bring the Republic to her knees in a naval war. These obsessive beliefs combined naturally with the specific influences and motives of powerful political and commercial lobbies to stoke the fires of aggression. Failing over several decades to make any visible progress by more or less peaceful policies, they turned, first, to economic warfare by means of propaganda and pseudo-legal claims to maritime sovereignty; finally (in 1652) to all-out eco nomic and naval warfare.

The Corporation

Author : Joel Bakan
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The inspiration for the film that won the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary, The Corporation contends that the corporation is created by law to function much like a psychopathic personality, whose destructive behavior, if unchecked, leads to scandal and ruin. Over the last 150 years the corporation has risen from relative obscurity to become the world’s dominant economic institution. Eminent Canadian law professor and legal theorist Joel Bakan contends that today's corporation is a pathological institution, a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people and societies. In this revolutionary assessment of the history, character, and globalization of the modern business corporation, Bakan backs his premise with the following observations: -The corporation’s legally defined mandate is to pursue relentlessly and without exception its own economic self-interest, regardless of the harmful consequences it might cause to others. -The corporation’s unbridled self-interest victimizes individuals, society, and, when it goes awry, even shareholders and can cause corporations to self-destruct, as recent Wall Street scandals reveal. -Governments have freed the corporation, despite its flawed character, from legal constraints through deregulation and granted it ever greater authority over society through privatization. But Bakan believes change is possible and he outlines a far-reaching program of achievable reforms through legal regulation and democratic control. Featuring in-depth interviews with such wide-ranging figures as Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, business guru Peter Drucker, and cultural critic Noam Chomsky, The Corporation is an extraordinary work that will educate and enlighten students, CEOs, whistle-blowers, power brokers, pawns, pundits, and politicians alike.

Power Profit and Protest

Author : Verity Burgmann
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'a provocative must-read text for an engaged public, offering a distinctive Australian take on corporate globalism, and grounding this in a robust theory of social change that emphasises material power and interests, along with symbolic power and ideology' James Goodman, University of Technology Sydney Social movements transformed Western societies in the 1960s and 1970s: feminism, black rights, the peace movement and gay liberation all radically altered how we think and how we live. What has happened to social movements since then? Can demonstrations and other forms of social activism still make a difference in Australia? Verity Burgmann argues that corporate globalisation has threatened or transformed established social movements, and sparked powerful new forms of social protest. She examines the impact of globalisation and neo-liberal government policies on the feminist and indigenous rights movements, showing how they have been affected by the politics of backlash after decades of success. She explores the way in which the environment movement, too, has been affected by rising corporate political influence. She also analyses the emergence of anti-capitalist and anti-corporate activism and the profound challenges posed by this newest of social movements to the state, to society in general and to the labour movement in particular. These important factors in a changing political landscape. This book reflects on the significant changes which has taken place since Power and Protest was published in 1993.

Power Your Profits

Author : Susie Carder
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“The book I wish I had when I was struggling to figure out how to take my business to the next level. Follow Susie’s strategies and power up your success!” —JJ Virgin, founder of Mindshare Collaborative and New York Times bestselling author A comprehensive, bulletproof start-to-finish plan for taking your business from startup mode to the multi-million-dollar mark straight from the inventor of the Predictable Success Method™. In the United States, most people who own small businesses struggle daily to make ends meet. Two-thirds of businesses earn less than $25,000 a year. Thankfully, Susie Carder—entrepreneur and business coach to everyone from Steve Harvey to Paul Mitchell—has developed the ultimate formula for incredible success. But she didn’t create it overnight. Susie Carder was at rock bottom financially during the Great Recession of 2008 when she was inspired to dig in and rebuild her fortune from the ground up. Today, she takes what she learned during that difficult time and shares her radical business strategies that have helped countless entrepreneurs and small business owners increase their revenues by more than 3,000%. As the creator of the Predictable Success Method™, Carder has a proven, twenty-year track record that includes building two $10 million companies herself, which she later sold. Filled with clear-eyed and practical advice, Power Your Profits teaches you how to run your daily operations, understand your finances, account for sales, and employ marketing systems that lead to predictable and substantial revenue and profit growth. And now, she’s sharing her hard-won wisdom—worth $5,000 an hour in coaching fees—with you.

Corporate Profit and Nuclear Safety

Author : Paul W. MacAvoy
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"Paul MacAvoy and Jean Rosenthal describe ten years of corporate performance preceding the shutdown, detailing the aggressive executive decisions, mounting regulatory actions in response to increasingly severe operational failures, and - at the same time - overall improvement in corporate earnings, stock prices, and executive pay packages. They relate the complexities of managing declining nuclear plant operations under ever more pressing budgetary targets. Their discussion of the increasing risk of outages raises the issue of the tradeoff of profit and conservative management of hazard operations."--BOOK JACKET.

Power Pleasure and Profit

Author : David Wootton
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David Wootton guides us through four centuries of Western thought to show how new ideas about politics, ethics, and economics stepped into a gap opened up by religious conflict and the Scientific Revolution. As ideas about godliness and Aristotelian virtue faded, theories about the rational pursuit of power, pleasure, and profit moved to the fore.

Profit and Power A Study of England and the Dutch Wars With Maps and a Bibliography

Author : Charles Henry Wilson (Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.)
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Passion Profit Power

Author : Marshall Sylver
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Offering guidelines on how to get what you want through a subconscious retraining program, the author targets the source of personal obstacles and presents strategies on accumulating wealth, getting fit, and more

Religion Law and Power The Making of Protestant Ireland 1660 1760

Author : S. J. Connolly
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This is a study of religion, politics, and society in a period of great significance in modern Irish history. The late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries saw the consolidation of the power of the Protestant landed class, the enactment of penal laws against Catholics, and constitutional conflicts that forced Irish Protestants to redefine their ideas of national identity. S. J. Connolly's scholarly and wide-ranging study examines these developments and sets them in their historical context. The Ireland that emerges from his lucid and penetrating analysis was essentially a part of ancien r--eacute--;gime Europe: a pre-industrialized society, in which social order depended less on a ramshackle apparatus of coercion than on complex structures of deference and mutual accommodation, along with the absence of credible challengers to the dominance of a landed --eacute--;lite; in which the ties of patronage and clientship were often more important than horizontal bonds of shared economic or social position; and in which religion remained a central part of personal and political motivation. - ;Abbreviations; Introduction; I. A NEW IRELAND; 1. December 1659: `A Nation Born in a Day'; 2. Settlement and Explanation; 3. A Foreign Jurisdiction; 4. Papists and Fanatics; 5. Counter-Revolution Defeated; II. AN ELITE AND ITS WORLD; 6. Uneven Development; 7. Gentlement and Others; 8. Manners; III. THE STRUCTURE OF POLITICS; 9. A Company of Madmen: The Politics of Party 1691-1714; 10. `Little Employments...Smiles, Good Dinners'; 11. Politics and the People; IV. RELATIONSHIPS; 12. Kingdoms; 13. Nations; 14. Communities; 15. Orders; V. THE INVENTIONS OF MEN IN THE WORSHIP OF GOD: RELIGION AND THE CHURCHES; 16. Numbers; 17. Catholics; 18. Dissenters; 19. Churchmen; 20. Christians; VI. LAW AND THE MAINTENANCE OF ORDER; 21. Resources; 22. The Limits of Order; 23. The Rule of Law; 24. Views from Below: Disaffection and the Threat of Rebellion; 25; Views from Above: Perceptions of the Catholic Threat; VII. `REASONABLE INCONVENIENCES: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE PENAL LAWS'; 26. `Raw Head and Bloody Bones': Parliamentary Management and Penal Legislation; 27. Debate; 28. The Conversion of the Natives; 29. Protestant Ascendancy? The Consequences of the Penal Laws; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. -

Power Pivot and Power BI

Author : Rob Collie
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Microsoft PowerPivot is a free add-on to Excel from Microsoft that allows users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before, and this book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of PowerPivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by the world's foremost PowerPivot blogger and practitioner, the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere. The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. It includes lessons on the difference between calculated columns and measures; how formulas can be reused across reports of completely different shapes; how to merge disjointed sets of data into unified reports; how to make certain columns in a pivot behave as if the pivot were filtered while other columns do not; and how to create time-intelligent calculations in pivot tables such as "Year over Year" and "Moving Averages" whether they use a standard, fiscal, or a complete custom calendar. The "pattern-like" techniques and best practices contained in this book have been developed and refined over two years of onsite training with Excel users around the world, and the key lessons from those seminars costing thousands of dollars per day are now available to within the pages of this easy-to-follow guide. This updated second edition covers new features introduced with Office 2015.

Killing for Power and Profit

Author : H. G. Willms
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King Leopold II of Belgium built palaces, public buildings, castles, and monuments to remember his greatness as a king. People still praise him even though he killed millions of people. The question of accountability is raised, not only in the case of Leopold, but all in power who have caused the death of millions of human beings. The terrible wars of the recent past have all been followed with excuses by those who planned the wars. In this military and political history and commentary, the author--a U.S. Army veteran--covers more than one hundred years leading up to the present day. In addition to Leopold II, he highlights figures such as Otto von Bismarck, the chancellor of Prussia who united Germany; Japanese Emperor Hirohito; Adolf Hitler; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; President Lyndon B. Johnson; and many others. From the rise of colonial empires to World War I and World War II to fighting in Korea, Vietnam, and beyond, we must study the past to determine what we might do better moving forward. Learn the fascinating history of the Western world's major conflicts and gain an appreciation for those who've fought and died in Killing for Power and Profit.

Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Appropriation Bill 1978

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Public Works
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Origins of Japanese Wealth and Power

Author : J. Sagers
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This book focuses on the trans-Meiji Restoration story of the ideological transformation that made modern capitalism possible in Japan. To illustrate this transformation, the book looks at four key architects of Meiji Japan's capitalist institutions: Okubo Toshimichi, Godai Tomoatsu, Matsukata Masayoshi and Maeda Masana.

Markets Rights and Power in Australian Social Policy

Author : Professor Gabrielle Meagher
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The provision of social services in Australia has changed dramatically in recent decades, raising a range of important questions about financial and democratic accountability: 'who benefits', 'who suffers' and 'who decides'. This book explores these developments through rich case studies of a diverse set of social policy domains. The case studies demonstrate a range of effects of marketisation, including the impact on the experience of consumer engagement with social service systems, on the distribution of social advantage and disadvantage, and on the democratic steering of social policy.

An Estimate of the Profit and Loss of Religion Personally and Publicly Stated

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Central Electric Light and Power Stations and Street and Electrical Railways

Author : United States. Bureau of the Census
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Legislation in Context

Author : Luc Wintgens
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What is a 'rational framework' for legislation? Although legislation and regulation is the result of a political process, can they also be the object of theoretical study?This book tackles this question by examining the problems that are common to most European legal systems and the approach involves applying the tools of legal theory to legislative problems ('legisprudence'). While traditional legal theory deals predominantly with the question of the application of law by a judge, legisprudence enlarges the scope of study to include the creation of law by the legislator. The essays published in the volume develop a new range of insights into the relationship between legislative problems and legal theory in a way that will interest legal scholars throughout the world. Specifically, the work will attract the attention of those involved with constitutional law, EU law, human rights law and legal theory.

Gender Race and Ethnicity in the Workplace Legal psychological and power issues affecting women and minorities in business

Author : Margaret Foegen Karsten
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Power Prices Profit and Pollution

Author : Diane Beatrice Herker
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Federal Power Commission Reports

Author : United States. Federal Power Commission
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