Better Living through Economics

  • Filename: better-living-through-economics.
  • ISBN: 9780674054622
  • Release Date: 2012-03-05
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: John J. Siegfried
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

From the late fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the imagination came to be recognized in South Indian culture as the defining feature of human beings. Shulman elucidates the distinctiveness of South Indian theories of the imagination and shows how they differ radically from Western notions of reality and models of the mind.

Better Living Through Criticism

  • Filename: better-living-through-criticism.
  • ISBN: 9781101980866
  • Release Date: 2016-02-09
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: A. O. Scott
  • Publisher: Penguin

The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics--himself included--can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn't, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative, and urgent activities of modern existence. Using his own film criticism as a starting point--everything from his infamous dismissal of the international blockbuster The Avengers to his intense affection for Pixar's animinated Ratatouille--Scott expands outward, easily guiding readers through the complexities of Rilke and Shelley, the origins of Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, the power of Marina Abramovich and 'Ode on a Grecian Urn.' Drawing on the long tradition of criticism from Aristotle to Susan Sontag, Scott shows that real criticism was and always will be the breath of fresh air that allows true creativity to thrive. "The time for criticism is always now," Scott explains, "because the imperative to think clearly, to insist on the necessary balance of reason and passion, never goes away." From the Hardcover edition.

Trillion Dollar Economists

  • Filename: trillion-dollar-economists.
  • ISBN: 9781118781807
  • Release Date: 2014-09-22
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Robert Litan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

"Demonstrates how ideas in economics have shaped business decisions and models, as well as government policies. Discusses the pace of future innovation, how economists think about the world, and the role and importance of markets and their limits"--

Grand Pursuit

  • Filename: grand-pursuit.
  • ISBN: 9780684872995
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 558
  • Author: Sylvia Nasar
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Traces how the works of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew reflected the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, citing the achievements of such influential figures as John Maynard Keyes, Paul Samuelson, and Amartya Sen.

Better Living Through Chemistry

  • Filename: better-living-through-chemistry.
  • ISBN: 9781888064445
  • Release Date: 1998-05-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media

Should doctors prescribe pharmaceuticals for life enhancement? From Rogaine for nicer hair to Prozac for personality to the new anti-impotency drug Viagra, its a question increasingly debated.

International Energy Outlook 2009

  • Filename: international-energy-outlook-2009.
  • ISBN: 0160878721
  • Release Date: 2009-06-26
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office

DOE/EIA-0484(2009). Presents international energy projections through 2030. Includes outlooks for major energy fuels and associated carbon dioxide emissions.

Living Economics

  • Filename: living-economics.
  • ISBN: 1598130722
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 435
  • Author: Peter J. Boettke
  • Publisher: Independent Inst

" This lively book illuminates how economics affects all walks of life, whether in the marketplace, voting booth, church, family, or any human activity. Boettke believes that economics is not merely a game to be played by clever professionals, but a discipline that touches on the most pressing practical issues at any historical juncture. The wealth and poverty of nations are at stake; the length and quality of life turns on the economic conditions individuals find themselves living with. So teaching and learning economics are high stakes ventures"--Book cover.

The Frugal Factor

  • Filename: the-frugal-factor.
  • ISBN: 0982063105
  • Release Date: 2009-07-01
  • Number of pages: 138
  • Author: Paul Scime
  • Publisher:

Written for people who want to save money and improve their lifestyles, this text is packed with detailed information on how to save money while still buying needed--and wanted--things.

Educating economists

  • Filename: educating-economists.
  • ISBN: PSU:000066904816
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: David C. Colander
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

'This volume is an excellent outcome of an American Economic Association Committee for Economic Education project aimed at advancing the teaching of economics within a liberal arts context. Dave Colander and KimMarie McGoldrick assembled a most able panel of contributors for this effort that includes dialogue on what should be taught, how it should be taught, and how that teaching and learning should be assessed and rewarded. To the editors' credit, they have not attempted to dictate policy but to stimulate debate on the topics. This volume is a must read for anyone seriously interested in the teaching of economics at the tertiary level.' William E. Becker, Indiana University, Bloomington, USThe economics major is a central part of a college education. But is that economics major doing what it is meant to do? and if not, how should it be changed? This book raises a set of provocative questions that encourage readers to look at the economics major in a different light than it is typically considered and provides a series of recommendations for change.Responding to a Teagle Foundation initiative on the role of majors in higher education, The contributors eminent economists and administrators consider the relationship between the goals and objectives of the economics major and those of a liberal education. They address questions such as: What is the appropriate training for a person who will be teaching in a liberal arts school? What incentives would motivate the creation of institutional value through teaching and not simply research? They also explore whether the disciplinary nature of undergraduate education is squeezing out the 'big-think' questions, and replacing them with 'little-think' questions, and whether we should change graduate training of economists to better prepare them to be teachers, rather than researchers. Providing a stimulating discussion of the economics major by many of the leaders in US economic education, this book will prove a thought provoking read for those with a special interest in economics and economics education, particularly academics, lecturers, course administrators, students and researchers.

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