The Great Hangover


  • Author: Vanity Fair & Graydon Carter
  • Release Date : 2010-07-20
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
  • File Size: 1443944 Bytes


Vanity Fair presents 21 true stories of the new hard times Where did all the billions go?Commissioned by the editors at Vanity Fair magazine, The Great Hangover is an eye-opening collection of essays on the global economic crisis by fifteen of the most respected contemporary business writers in America, including:Bryan Burrough (Barbarians at the Gate) on the atmosphere of uncertainty and fear that preceded the demise of Bear Stearns . . . Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker) on Iceland's bizarre national implosion . . . Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down) on the decline of The New York Times and the threat to the ailing newspaper industry . . . Mark Seal on the defining figure of the seriously tarnished New Gilded Age: the Grand Master of Greed, Bernie Madoff . ....

Peart, S.J. and D.M. Levy. The Vanity of the Philosopher (Book Review)


  • Author: History of Economics Review
  • Release Date : 2006-06-22
  • Genre: Economics
  • File Size: 245317 Bytes


Peart, S.J. and D.M. Levy. The Vanity of the Philosopher. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. Pp. xvi + 323. ISBN 0 472 11496 4. US$40.00. Sandra Peart's and David Levy's The Vanity of the Philosopher (2005) may be interpreted as the latest product of a research project that first crystallised with Levy's How the Dismal Science got its Name: Classical Economics and the Ur-text of Racial Politics (2001) and that Peart and Levy subsequently promoted on www.econlib.org under the title of The Secret History of Dismal Science (2001-2). The two authors further developed this research project in papers delivered before the numerous societies that our North American colleagues are inclined to attend (and the usual institutional suspects may be ...

Vanity Economics

Vanity Economics


  • Author : C. Simon Fan
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-03-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783472314


Vanity Economics Book Description :

This book presents an accessible and sometimes controversial economic exploration of numerous issues surrounding sex, marriage and family. It analyses the role of Švanity�, defined as social status and self-esteem, in social and economic behaviours. &a...

Vanity Fairs

Vanity Fairs


  • Author : Georg Franck
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-05-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030415327


Vanity Fairs Book Description :

This book offers readers a comprehensive introduction to the economy of attention from the perspective of the basic motive of the pursuit of attention: self-esteem. As a jumping-off point, it states the stark equation at the heart of this economy— that the self-esteem one can afford depends on one’s income of appreciative attention. The information markets in which participants compete to play a role in the consciousness of others are described as ‘vanity fairs’. Since the pursuit of self-esteem is highly effective when it comes to mobilizing human energies, vanity fairs are not just playgrounds of individual passions, but have been utilized by society since time immemorial as markets for particularly challenging demands. Starting with an ana...

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The Vanity of the Philosopher


  • Author : Sandra J. Peart
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2009-12-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0472023888


The Vanity of the Philosopher Book Description :

The "Vanity of the Philosopher" continues the themes introduced in Levy's acclaimed book How the Dismal Science Got Its Name. Here, Peart and Levy tackle the issues of racism, eugenics, hierarchy, and egalitarianism in classical economics and take a broad view of classical economics' doctrine of human equality. Responding to perennial accusations from the left and the right that the market economy has created either inequality or too much equality, the authors trace the role of the eugenics movement in pulling economics away from the classical economist's respect for the individual toward a more racist view at the turn of the century. The "Vanity of the Philosopher" reveals the consequences of hierarchy in social science. It shows how the "vanity of ...

Culture  Institution  and Development in China

Culture Institution and Development in China


  • Author : C. Simon Fan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317241836


Culture Institution and Development in China Book Description :

How does culture shape history, and history shape culture? This book answers this question by bringing readers on a fascinating journey through the evolution of Chinese culture, political and legal institutions, and "national character" of historical and contemporary China. It illustrates how "national character" evolves endogenously along with an institutional environment through the use of economic theories. Recognizing the unique role of "personality" in violence and social order – important variables that contribute to successful economies, the book provides a meaningful take on "personality" from the "average personality" of a country’s people. It analyses the relationship between culture, institution and "national character", providing gain...

The Psychology and Economics of Happiness

The Psychology and Economics of Happiness


  • Author : Lok Sang Ho
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134577316


The Psychology and Economics of Happiness Book Description :

Much attention has been given to the economics of everyday life, which typically applies economic principles to the analysis of the different choices that people face under different situations. Yet there are hardly any books on the economics of life—an economics that takes the finite lifespan as the starting point and that looks at how one can maximize the subjective value from life given the constraint of the limited lifespan. In this volume, Lok Sang Ho suggests that the lack of progress in happiness among developed countries despite significant economic growth is due to a deficit of "mental goods", rather than a lack of material goods. The author stresses the role of culture and mental habits in determining the efficacy of gaining mental goods ...

The Experiment in the History of Economics

The Experiment in the History of Economics


  • Author : Philippe Fontaine
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134287604


The Experiment in the History of Economics Book Description :

Throughout the history of economic ideas, it has often been asserted that experimentation is impossible, yet, in fact, history shows that the idea of ‘experimentation’ has always been important, and as such has been interpreted and put to use in many ways. Rich in historical detail, the essays in this topical volume deal with such issues as laboratory experimentation, the observed transition from a post-war economics to a contemporary discipline, the contrasting positions of Friedrich Hayek and Oskar Morgenstern, the socio-economic experiments proposed by Ernest Solvay and Knut Wicksell, and a rigorous examination of the way in which economic models can or cannot be construed as valid experiments producing useful knowledge. A testament to the var...

Opus Postscriptum

Opus Postscriptum


  • Author : John O'Loughlin
  • Publisher : Centretruths Digital Media
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446685952


Opus Postscriptum Book Description :

OPUS POSTSCRIPTUM differs from John O'Loughlin's official written oeuvre in that it is comprised of revised and reformatted weblogs from the author's site at spweblog.com and is therefore supplementary to the works which came to a head with 'The Yang and Anti-Yin Quartet' (2005). Most of the essay-like supernotes of the two books that constitute this estimable e-book were written during 2005-6, and are therefore amongst Mr O'Loughlin's most up-to-date projects, supplementing his ideological approach to philosophy with fresh ideas and new logical permutations....

Economics

Economics


  • Author : Arthur O'Sullivan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0132063689


Economics Book Description :

By emphasizing an active learning approach and focusing on the big picture - the framework of economic reasoning - this text highlights the key principles and ideas of economics, and teaches students how to think like economists by showing them how to use economic concepts in their everyday lives and careers. Using key concepts, illustrating them with real-world examples, the text gives students practice with their own economic analysis. Supplements are available....