In today´s social climate of acknowledged and growing inequality, why are there not greater efforts to tax the rich? In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage ask when and why countries tax their wealthiest citizens - and their answers may surprise you. Taxing the Rich draws on unparalleled evidence from 20 countries over the last two centuries to provide the broadest and most in-depth history of progressive taxation available. Scheve and Stasavage explore the intellectual and political debates surrounding the taxation of the wealthy while also providing the most detailed examination to date of when taxes have been levied against the rich and when they haven´t. Fairness in debates about taxing the rich has depended on different views of what it means to treat people as equals and whether taxing the rich advances or undermines this norm. Scheve and Stasavage argue that governments don´t tax the rich just because inequality is high or rising - they do it when people believe that such taxes compensate for the state unfairly privileging the wealthy. Progressive taxation saw its heyday in the 20th century, when compensatory arguments for taxing the rich focused on unequal sacrifice in mass warfare. Today, as technology gives rise to wars of more limited mobilization, such arguments are no longer persuasive. Taxing the Rich shows how the future of tax reform will depend on whether political and economic conditions allow for new compensatory arguments to be made. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009329/bk_reco_009329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your organization can save and thrive in the cloud with this first nontechnical guide to cloud computing for business leaders. In less than a decade, Google, Amazon, and Salesforce.com went from unknown ideas to powerhouse fixtures in the economic landscape; in even less time, offerings such as LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and many others also carved out important roles; in less than five years, Apple´s iTunes became the largest music retailer in North America. They all share one key strategic decision - each of these organizations chose to harness the power of cloud computing to power their drives to dominance. With roots in supercomputing and many other technical disciplines, cloud computing is ushering in an entirely new economic reality: technology-enabled enterprises built on low-cost, flexible, and limitless technical infrastructures. The Executive´s Guide to Cloud Computing reveals how you can apply the power of cloud computing throughout your enterprise, giving members of the C-suite a detailed look at: Why cloud computing must be a top priority on your company´s IT road maps How the drive for scale, lower costs, and greater agility is making cloud computing a fiscal and technological imperative The relationship between cloud computing and other relevant IT initiatives The strategic implications of cloud computing for the enterprise Where to begin and how to get started integrating cloud computing into your existing operations Now you can harness cloud computing´s potential for your organization. Executive´s Guide to Cloud Computing shows you how. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002950/bk_gdan_002950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For over a decade now, the American economy has been on a rollercoaster - an economic boom between 2003 and 2008, followed by a severe economic downturn, and with a historically slow and weak recovery from 2009 until the present. The recession of 2008-2009 had its origin in years of monetary mismanagement by the Federal Reserve System and misguided economic policies emanating from Washington, DC. For the five years between 2003 and 2008, the Federal Reserve flooded the financial markets with a huge amount of money, increasing the total amount in the economy by 50 percent or more by some measures. Many of the rationales for this ´´activist´´ monetary and fiscal policy emerged and took form under the cover of the emerging Keynesian revolution as first presented by British economist John Maynard Keynes. Monetary Central Planning and the State offers a detailed critique of the fundamental premises of Keynesian economics, and why its policy prescriptions in fact lead to the very boom-bust cycle the Keynesians claim to want to prevent. This book also explains a powerful alternative theory of money and the business cycle, called ´´Austrian economics´´. This is the pathway to finally ending the cycles of booms and busts, and creating a market-based institutional framework for sustainable economic growth and betterment. It is time for monetary freedom to replace the out-of-date belief in government monetary central planning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip D. Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062601/bk_acx0_062601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Untangle the jargon and understand how you´re involved in everyday economics If you want to get to grips with the basics of economics and understand a subject that affects British citizens on a daily basis, then look no further than Economics For Dummies. This easy to understand guide takes you through the world of economics from understanding micro- and macroeconomics to demystifying complex topics such as capitalism and recession. This updated edition walks you through the history, principles and theories of economics as well as breaking down all the complicated terminology, leaving you clued up on economics in no time. * Getting to grips - explore the science of economics and how people deal with scarcity * Keeping an eye on it - learn all about macroeconomics and how economists keep track of everything * Watch patterns emerge - understand why monitoring consumer behaviour is vital and all you need to know about microeconomics * Your recession guide - expert advice on recessions and a detailed look at why they occur Open the book and find: * Why you should care about economics and how it affects you * Tools to help you understand a recession * A guide to seductive economic fallacies * All you need to know on monetary and fiscal policies * How supply and demand can be made easy * Why it´s vital to track consumer choices * An in-depth look at a profit-maximising firm and the core of capitalism * Guidance on property rights and wrongs Learn to: * Look through economic history and spot the trends * Understand micro- and macroeconomics * Get to grips with consumer behaviour and its influence on the economy * Spot the signs of a recession and see how economic decisions affect you
Understanding the Ground Rules for the Global Economy In this revised and updated edition of A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics , David A. Moss draws on his years of teaching at Harvard Business School to explain important macro concepts using clear and engaging language. This guidebook covers the essentials of macroeconomics and examines, in a simple and intuitive way, the core ideas of output, money, and expectations. Early chapters leave you with an understanding of everything from fiscal policy and central banking to business cycles and international trade. Later chapters provide a brief monetary history of the United States as well as the basics of macroeconomic accounting. You´ll learn why countries trade, why exchange rates move, and what makes an economy grow. Moss´s detailed examples will arm you with a clear picture of how the economy works and how key variables impact business and will equip you to anticipate and respond to major macroeconomic events, such as a sudden depreciation of the real exchange rate or a steep hike in the federal funds rate. Read this book from start to finish for a complete overview of macroeconomics, or use it as a reference when you´re confronted with specific challenges, like the need to make sense of monetary policy or to read a balance of payments statement. Either way, you´ll come away with a broad understanding of the subject and its key pieces, and you´ll be empowered to make smarter business decisions.
In this revised and updated edition of A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics, David A. Moss draws on his years of teaching at Harvard Business School to explain important macro concepts using clear and engaging language. This guidebook covers the essentials of macroeconomics and examines, in a simple and intuitive way, the core ideas of output, money, and expectations. Early chapters leave you with an understanding of everything from fiscal policy and central banking to business cycles and international trade. Later chapters provide a brief monetary history of the United States as well as the basics of macroeconomic accounting. You´ll learn why countries trade, why exchange rates move, and what makes an economy grow. Moss´ detailed examples will arm you with a clear picture of how the economy works and how key variables impact business and will equip you to anticipate and respond to major macroeconomic events, such as a sudden depreciation of the real exchange rate or a steep hike in the federal funds rate. Listen to this book from start to finish for a complete overview of macroeconomics, or use it as a reference when you´re confronted with specific challenges, like the need to make sense of monetary policy or to read a balance of payments statement. Either way you´ll come away with a broad understanding of the subject and its key pieces, and you´ll be empowered to make smarter business decisions. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Kipiniak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025934/bk_adbl_025934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to push your business to success? If you are hoping to gain a better understanding of the research before opening a successful business, this is the audiobook for you! We are hoping to guide you and your new idea as you work hard in running a successful business in your community. Whether it is a restaurant or hotel, it is important that you spend time planning your business model before your operational plan can go into effect. This audiobook will: •Allow you to ask the right questions about your business idea to see if it will be profitable•Guide you on how to write a mission statement•Teach you how to conduct a market analysis•Teach you how to use a market analysis to target the demographic you wish to capture•Teach you how to use an effective marketing plan to reach your audience•What types of marketing can be used•What factors to look for when searching for a location•What questions to ask about a location’s parking, visibility, and access to your market audience•Teach you how to important social media is in today’s marketing plans•Creating a detailed operating plan, so your expenses are broken down•Teach you to evaluate your routine expenses to see if money is being spent in the right places or expenses can be trimmed•Teach you to create a financial projection in the beginning stages of your business•Teach you to compare financial projections at the end of the fiscal year•Analyze financial data for a more profitable fiscal yearAnd more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Grieves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138770/bk_acx0_138770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.