The Frackers

The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

Author: Gregory Zuckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101627905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 4239

“A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book.” —Booklist Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevron had ignored. They risked everything on a new process called fracking. Within a few years, they solved America’s dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy, and made and lost astonishing fortunes. No one understands the frackers—their ambitions, personalities, and foibles—better than Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman. His exclusive access drives this dramatic narrative, which stretches from North Dakota to Texas to Wall Street.

Who Needs the Fed?

What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank

Author: John Tamny

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594038325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4662

The Federal Reserve is one of the most disliked entities in the United States at present, right alongside the IRS. Americans despise the Fed, but they’re also generally a bit confused as to why they distrust our central bank. Their animus is reasonable, though, because the Fed’s most famous function—targeting the Fed funds rate—is totally backwards. John Tamny explains this backwardness in terms of a Taylor Swift concert followed by a ride home with Uber. In modern times, he points out, the notion of credit has been perverted, so that most people believe it’s money and that the supply of it can therefore be increased. This false notion has aggrandized the Fed with power that it can’t possibly use wisely. The contrast between the grinding poverty of Baltimore and the abundance of Silicon Valley helps illustrate the problem, along with stories about Donald Trump, Robert Downey Jr., Jim Harbaugh (the Michigan football coach), and robots. Who Needs the Fed? makes a sober case against the Federal Reserve by explaining what credit really is, and why the Fed’s existence is inimical to its creation. Readers will come away entertained, much more knowledgeable, and prepared to argue that the Fed is merely superfluous on its best days but perilous on its worst.

Red Notice

Wie ich Putins Staatsfeind Nr. 1 wurde

Author: Bill Browder

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446443193

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

View: 5980

Moskau nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion: Die Oligarchen sichern sich die Pfründe und machen ein Vermögen. Der Amerikaner Bill Browder nutzt die Gunst der Stunde und investiert in aufstrebende Unternehmen. Doch dann kommt er Putin und seiner Politik in die Quere: Er wird erpresst, verfolgt und bedroht. In einem Rechtsstaat kann man sich dagegen wehren. Aber nicht in einem Russland, wo Willkür und Tyrannei herrschen. Browders Anwalt Sergej Magnitski wird unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden inhaftiert, gefoltert und schließlich im Gefängnis erschlagen. Aber Bill Browder gibt nicht auf. Als Menschenrechtsaktivist macht er international Druck auf Putin. Eine wahre Geschichte – packend geschrieben wie ein Thriller.

Frackopoly

The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

Author: Wenonah Hauter

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1620970171

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 3805

Over the past decade a new and controversial energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rocketed to the forefront of U.S. energy production. With fracking, millions of gallons of water, dangerous chemicals, and sand are injected under high pressure deep into the earth, fracturing hard rock to release oil and gas. Wenonah Hauter, one of the nation’s leading public interest advocates, argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. Frackopoly describes how the fracking industry began; the technologies that make it possible; and the destruction and poisoning of clean water sources and the release of harmful radiation from deep inside shale deposits, creating what the author calls “sacrifice zones” across the American landscape. The book also examines the powerful interests that have supported fracking, including leading environmental groups, and offers a thorough debunking of its supposed economic benefits. With a wealth of new data, Frackopoly is essential and riveting reading for anyone interested in protecting the environment and ensuring a healthy and sustainable future for all Americans.

Want, Waste or War?

The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals

Author: Philip Andrews-Speed,Raimund Bleischwitz,Tim Boersma,Corey Johnson,Geoffrey Kemp,Stacy D. VanDeveer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317665856

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 6948

In addition to environmental change, the structure and trends of global politics and the economy are also changing as more countries join the ranks of the world’s largest economies with their resource-intensive patterns. The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and their governance ramifications, calls attention to the sustainability of contemporary consumer resource use, lifestyles and supply chains. This book sets out an analytical framework for understanding these nexus issues and the related governance challenges and opportunities. It sheds light on the resource nexus in three realms: markets, interstate relations and local human security. These three realms are the organizing principle of three chapters, before the analysis turns to crosscutting case studies including shale gas, migration, lifestyle changes and resource efficiency, nitrogen fertilizer and food systems, water and the Nile Basin, climate change and security and defense spending. The key issues revolve around competition and conflict over finite natural resources. The authors highlight opportunities to improve both the understanding of nexus challenges and their governance. They critically discuss a global governance approach versus polycentric and multilevel approaches and the lack of those dimensions in many theories of international relations.

Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone

Teaching, Writing, and Living Above the Marcellus Shale

Author: James S. Guignard

Publisher: Seventh Generation: Survival

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9041

As many as 100,000 natural gas wells may be drilled into the Marcellus Shale on more than 20,000 well pads in Pennsylvania. Guignard tracks the transition of this area into an industrial sacrifice zone, chalking up thousands of miles pedaling through Tioga and surrounding counties.

Der größte Trade aller Zeiten

Wie Hedgefonds-Superstar John Paulson in der Finanzkrise Milliarden verdiente

Author: Gregory Zuckerman

Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag

ISBN: 3941493639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 382

Das Jahr 2007 ist das Jahr, in dem die Immobilienblase in den USA platzte. Das Jahr, in dem die Welt den Begriff "Subprime" kennenlernte und die Weltwirtschaft in die schlimmste Krise der jüngeren Geschichte schlitterte. Andererseits ist 2007 auch das Jahr, in dem ein Hedgefonds-Manager gegen den Markt den vermutlich größten Trade aller Zeiten erfolgreich abschloss: John Paulson wettete auf ein Platzen der Blase und verdiente damit rund 15 Milliarden Dollar für seinen Hedgefonds. Er wurde damit quasi über Nacht zum Superstar der Hedgefonds-Branche. Doch im Zuge der Ermittlungen gegen Goldman Sachs beginnt das Denkmal zu bröckeln. Stichwort: ABACUS 2007-AC1, das Finanzprodukt, welches unter anderem der IKB 150 Millionen Dollar Verlust beschert hat. Erfahren Sie, welche zentrale Rolle John Paulson dabei spielte!

Blues für Vollmond und Kojote

Roman

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641084504

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 793

Der junge erfolgreiche Versicherungsmakler Sam Hunter hat ein Problem und ein Geheimnis. Das Problem: Er hat immer noch nicht die richtige Frau gefunden. Sein Geheimnis: Sam heißt in Wirklichkeit „Samson jagt allein“ und ist Indianer. So ist es kein Wunder, dass der alte indianische Gott und Spaßvogel „Kojote“ auftaucht, um Sam mit der hinreißenden Calliope zusammenzubringen. Doch damit fängt das Chaos erst an ... • Vom Autor der Bestseller „Die Bibel nach Biff“ und „Ein todsicherer Job“.

Rising Above

How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars

Author: Gregory Zuckerman,Elijah Zuckerman,Gabriel Zuckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069818937X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 5619

Discover the inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tim Howard, and more! Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in 6th grade. He went on to become a national treasure after single-handedly keeping America competitive in the 2014 World Cup. Stephen Curry was told he was too small, too weak, and too slow to even receive a scholarship to play college basketball. He outworked everyone and went on to become MVP of the National Basketball Association. Jim Abbott was born without his right hand, yet he refused to be defined by what he lacked. He went on to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues. Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages. Praise for Rising Above A Scholastic Teacher magazine Summer Reading List selection A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Summer Reading List selection "An easy pitch for middle school sports lovers."--School Library Journal “This collection of mini-bios about athletes who overcame major obstacles packs a powerful message—perseverance and passion pay off. Even non-sports fans will cheer for superstars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.”--Scholastic Teacher "So many of the obstacles that these athletes share are retold using personal interviews and primary source material that young readers will find very relatable. Though the people chronicled are all athletes, their stories have morals that are easily transferred to life off the court or the field. The highly relevant message is that no situation is too dire or insurmountable with the right attitude and that young people shouldn't allow setbacks to define them."--Booklist "[O]ften inspiring . . . The underdog stories reveal that dedication and perseverance pay off, as well as that sports can serve as needed outlets and refuges."--Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports

Author: Gregory Zuckerman,Elijah Zuckerman,Gabriel Zuckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399547495

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 9167

Behold the power of women! These are the inspirational real-life stories of female superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more -- role models all. For sports fans, aspiring athletes and readers of sports biographies. Growing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place where dreams could come true. It took a relentless determination, a burning desire to be the best, and a willingness to conquer racial barriers for them to emerge as tennis legends. Simone Biles was raised by a single mother with addiction issues, forcing her grandparents to intervene. But Simone soon discovered balance beams and gymnastics mats, setting her on a path toward Olympic greatness. Carli Lloyd, meanwhile, believed her youth soccer career was really starting to take off, only to be cut from her team. Instead of quitting the sport she loved, Carli rebuilt her confidence from the ground up, ultimately becoming one of the leaders on the World Cup Champion US Women's Soccer team. The athletes featured in this book met earth-shaking challenges head on, and through hard work and perseverance, went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with first-hand content drawn from interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages. Also included in the book: Wilma Rudolph (track and field), Mo'ne Davis (Little League baseball), Swin Cash (basketball), Elena Delle Donne (basketball), Bethany Hamilton (surfing), Ronda Rousey (mixed martial arts), and Kerri Strug (gymnastics). Praise for Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports: "An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve." --Kirkus Reviews "This is a good choice for libraries where biographies about current newsmakers are in demand." --School Library Connection

Projektmanagement für Dummies

Author: Stanley E. Portny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527699570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 1387

Vor einem liegt nicht nur ein bislang unüberschaubares Projekt, sondern schon eine Ahnung hinsichtlich all der Probleme, die mit ihm einhergehen könnten: Wer kennt das nicht? Stanley Portny zeigt, wie Projektmanagement richtig funktioniert, wenn man weiß, worauf zu achten ist. Er erklärt, wie man Projekte richtig plant, durchführt und kontrolliert, damit man die Ziele nicht aus den Augen verliert und den Überblick behält. Dazu gehört natürlich auch zu wissen, was ein gutes Projektteam ausmacht und wie man die Leute bei der Stange hält. Dabei geht der Autor auf die neuesten Projektmanagement-Techniken ein und stellt verschiedene Computerprogramme vor, die das Projektmanagement unterstützen und wesentlich erleichtern. Mit diesem Buch wird jeder zu einem routinierten Projektmanager, der seine Projekte mit Bravour meistert.

Die Alchemisten

Die geheime Welt der Zentralbanker

Author: Neil Irwin

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 8047

Ihre Aufgabe ist sensibel, ihre Macht ist groß. Ein unbedachtes Wort kann weltweit Krisen auslösen und politische Erdbeben verursachen. Jedes Jahr im August treffen sich in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – fernab der Weltöffentlichkeit –, die vierzig wichtigsten Zentralbanker der Welt. Sie stehen in dauernden Interessenkonflikten zwischen nationalen Interessen und internationalem Druck. Neil Irwin erklärt spannend und anschaulich, was Zentralbanker tun und wie es zu massiven Fehlentscheidungen kommen kann. Er beschreibt, welche großen Auswirkungen kleine Unstimmigkeiten zwischen Jens Weidmann, Mario Draghi und Ben Bernanke haben können. Und er zeigt, wie die zukünftigen Herausforderungen, Allianzen und Strategien der Zentralbanker aussehen könnten.

Die Bibliothek

Kulturgeschichte und Architektur von der Antike bis heute

Author: James W. P. Campbell,Will Pryce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868736113

Category:

Page: 320

View: 5685

Flucht aus Lager 14

Die Geschichte des Shin Dong-hyuk, der im nordkoreanischen Gulag geboren wurde und entkam - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Blaine Harden

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641090776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2771

Ein erschütternder Bericht aus der Hölle Nordkorea Das diktatorisch regierte Nordkorea ist fast völlig isoliert, aggressiv und bettelarm. Und es hält rund 150.000 seiner Bürger in Lagern gefangen, die vergleichbar sind mit NS-Konzentrationslagern oder dem Gulag. Da die Lager seit Jahrzehnten existieren, gibt es inzwischen Tausende, die dort aufgewachsen sind. Einer von ihnen ist Shin Dong-hyuk. Blaine Harden erzählt die Geschichte des 1982 im sogenannten Lager 14 geborenen Shin, der bis zu seiner Flucht nie etwas anderes kennengelernt hatte als die grausame und primitive Lagerwelt. Menschlichkeit, Vertrauen, Wärme, Zuneigung und jegliche Errungenschaften der Zivilisation waren ihm unbekannt, Hunger, Misstrauen und brutale Züchtigungen hingegen Alltag. Shins Zeugenbericht gibt einen tiefen Einblick in die unmenschlichen Lebensverhältnisse, die in dieser Lagerhölle herrschen, und schildert das berührende Schicksal eines jungen Mannes, dem wie durch ein Wunder die Flucht in die Freiheit gelang.

Investment-Biker

rund um die Welt mit Jim Rogers

Author: Jim Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783922669265

Category:

Page: 497

View: 7105