Guiding the Invisible Hand

Economic Liberalism and the State in Latin American History

Author: Joseph LeRoy Love

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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This unprecedented collection combines economic, political, and intellectual history in its analysis of economic liberalism in Latin America. The volume demonstrates the unique and varied features of Latin American liberalism from its formative period up to 1940 and discusses its relation to state formation. The essays range from a continent-wide comparison to an in-depth local study, from tariff and industrialization policies of central states to the selective liberal convictions of traditional estate owners. The contributors consider the social bases of economic liberalism in the region and their relation to imperialism and to economic dependency. Questions of the strength and the staying power of economic liberalism are considered. In addition, the late appearance of serious alternative policies are treated.

Guiding the Invisible Hand

Making Migration Intermediaries Work for Development

Author: Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias

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Guiding the Invisible Hand

How Intersectoral Partnerships Can Promote Corporate Citizenship in Developing Countries

Author: Esben Rahbek Pedersen

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Virtuosity in Business

Invisible Law Guiding the Invisible Hand

Author: Kevin T. Jackson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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The recent global financial crisis raises pressing issues that are not exclusively economic. The health of the economy, Kevin T. Jackson contends, reflects the moral health of the wider culture: ethics must be considered along with economics to understand world markets, especially now that globalization and other forces have increasingly complicated the regulation of transnational corporate conduct. Virtuosity in Business calls on businesspeople and ethicists to expand their thinking by stressing the profound relevance of philosophy to business and economics. Virtuosity in Business shows that ethics has been the overriding problem for business and that it is the only enduring solution. Drawing on a variety of philosophical sources, including Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Jackson applies the concept of virtue to the competitive realm of the marketplace. Virtuosity, in all realms of human endeavor, is not merely a display of technical skill or adherence to conventional norms. The invisible law of virtuosity, which discourages misconduct and rewards good corporate citizenship, guides ethical firms and wise entrepreneurs toward greater success by playing a constructive part in the human enterprise. A pioneering work in the contemporary philosophy of business, Virtuosity in Business revivifies business ethics to address concerns arising from the global financial crisis, such as restoration of faith in the market, respect for human rights, and environmental sustainability.

Corporations and the Public Interest

Guiding the Invisible Hand

Author: Steven D. Lydenberg

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Pub

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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A leader in socially responsible business addresses corporate misdeeds and provides antidotes to scandalous corporate behaviour. Here is a unique market-based approach to making corporations act responsibly."There is a lifetime of wisdom in this gem of a book." -Marjorie Kelly, co-founder and editor, Business Ethics magazine and author of The Divine Right of Capital

Law and the Invisible Hand

A Theory of Adam Smith's Jurisprudence

Author: Robin Paul Malloy

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"Law is to society as gravity is to the solar system, it is the invisible force that holds it together and keeps it operating smoothly and productively. Law enhances social cooperation, facilitates trade, and extends the market. In these ways, law functions like Adams Smith's invisible hand, guiding and facilitating the progress of humankind"--

Encounters with Angels

Author: Dan Lindholm

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Page: 80

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Many people have experienced moments in life, when they have felt an invisible hand guiding their destiny, and there are also many recorded instances of dreams or visions of angels. This book gathers accounts of these encounters from sources in different countries.

The Hand Behind the Invisible Hand

Dogmatic and Pragmatic Views on Free Markets and the State of Economic Theory

Author: Karl Mittermaier

Publisher: Bristol University Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND Using Adam Smith's notion of an 'invisible hand', this extraordinary contribution identifies dogmatic versus pragmatic views of free markets. Published posthumously with new contributions, this book outlines Mittermaier's main thesis and its relevance for ongoing debates within economics and philosophy.

The Invisible Hand of Power

An Economic Theory of Gate Keeping

Author: Anton N Oleinik

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This is an innovative study of the techniques of domination, based on financial markets, judicial systems, academia and international relations, across North America and post-Soviet Russia. Ultimately, Oleinik seeks to provide an alternative to mainstream economic analyses of power.

The Next Digital Decade

Essays on the Future of the Internet

Author: Berin Szoka

Publisher: TechFreedom

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Between Silver and Guano

Commercial Policy and the State in Postindependence Peru

Author: Paul Eliot Gootenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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This study of Peru's transformation from a tottering colonial economy based on extraction of precious bullion to a massive exporter of bulk goods like guano shows how a struggle between protectionists and free traders shaped the state. "This is an elegant and sophisticated book that can be read on many levels, written by an author who never takes the facile road. [Its] significance is great--not just for Peruvian history but for theoretical questions relating to dependency and economic history in nineteenth-century Latin America... Gootenberg has added a major new element to the dependency debate, one that is more intellectually satisfying than the sterile old argument about good guys and bad guys."--Timothy E. Anna, The Hispanic American Historical Review "[One] of the best books in recent years on Peruvian history, and a valuable contribution to nineteenth-century commercial and financial studies."--Michael J. Gonzales, Journal of Economic History "Fascinating reading. Gootenberg has taken the why of Latin American underdevelopment a step forward by unraveling complexities of the actual historical-economic forces... [This book] is perhaps the most thorough examination of exactly how those internal class and productive forces contributed to Peru's under-development."--Choice Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Dad-To-Be

Guide Through The Highs And Lows Of Pregnancy And Fatherhood: Preparing For Fatherhood

Author: Alberto Soltys

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You're going to be a dad-congratulations! This book differs from other pregnancy books because it is written from a male perspective and targeted at a male audience. It based on author's knowledge and own experience, supported by short private story. Some Readers of this book described it as the male pregnancy bible, others have said it felt like they had an invisible hand guiding them through the highs and lows of pregnancy and fatherhood. Many other readers have also testified of being able to anticipate and understand certain pregnancy symptoms before their partners even begin to feel them, thereby helping them quell the associated nervousness and enable them better manage certain situations.

Mis Memorias

A True Story of Tragedy, Trials, and Triumph

Author: Armando Flores, Jr.

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Mis Memorias (My Memories) began thirty years ago and was initially intended to provide a written account of the family into which I was born and my life thereafter. A gift to my children that they could hand down from generation to generation. It was and still is my desire that they would learn many valuable lessons about life - the consequences of wrong choices and the consequences of right choices. Most importantly, that they would see God's invisible hand holding me, protecting me, and guiding me to Himself, amidst each step of my journey through tragedy and trials to triumph. I decided after several of my friends suggested that I publish my story that I would do just that. It is my prayer that God would use my story to reach others for His glory.

The Hand Behind the Invisible Hand

Dogmatic and Pragmatic Views on Free Markets and the State of Economic Theory

Author: Mittermaier, Karl

Publisher: Policy Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND Made famous by the Enlightenment thinker Adam Smith, the concept of an ‘invisible hand’ might be taken to imply that a government that governs least governs the best, from the viewpoint of society. Here an invisible hand appears to represent unfettered market forces. Drawing from this much-contested notion, Mittermaier indicates why such a view represents only one side of the story and distinguishes between what he calls pragmatic and dogmatic free marketeers. Published posthumously, with new contributions by Daniel Klein, Rod O’Donnell and Christopher Torr, this book outlines Mittermaier’s main thesis and his relevance for ongoing debates within economics, politics, sociology and philosophy.

Business Interest Groups in Nineteenth-Century Brazil

Author: Eugene Ridings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 396

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This book is the first to describe the role of business interest groups in the development of Brazil during the nineteenth century.

From Subjects to Citizens

Honor, Gender, and Politics in Arequipa, Peru, 1780-1854

Author: Sarah C. Chambers

Publisher: Penn State Press

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Category: Political Science

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Offering a corrective to previous views of Spanish-American independence, this book shows how political culture in Peru was dramatically transformed in this period of transition and how the popular classes as well as elites played crucial roles in this process. Honor, underpinning the legitimacy of Spanish rule and a social hierarchy based on race and class during the colonial era, came to be an important source of resistance by ordinary citizens to repressive action by republican authorities fearful of disorder. Claiming the protection of their civil liberties as guaranteed by the constitution, these &"honorable&" citizens cited their hard work and respectable conduct in justification of their rights, in this way contributing to the shaping of republican discourse. Prominent politicians from Arequipa, familiar with these arguments made in courtrooms where they served as jurists, promoted at the national level a form of liberalism that emphasized not only discipline but also individual liberties and praise for the honest working man. But the protection of men's public reputations and their patriarchal authority, the author argues, came at the expense of women, who suffered further oppression from increasing public scrutiny of their sexual behavior through the definition of female virtue as private morality, which also justified their exclusion from politics. The advent of political liberalism was thus not associated with greater freedom, social or political, for women.

The Politics of Trade in Latin American Development

Author: Steven E. Sanderson

Publisher: Stanford University Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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In this innovative synthesis and reconstruction of the role of trade in Latin American development, the author asks what have been the political terms of trade in Latin America, and why have they differed so much from the multilateral and national trade politics of the advanced capitalist countries, especially the United States? He shows, in great detail, how a new conceptual approach to this question can help us to understand why, and with what limits, Latin America now seems ready to accept the mantle of free trade. This book is a unique attempt to link some of the most provocative hypotheses from the literatures of international trade, development, regional economic history, and resource management to national politics in Latin America. It takes a fresh look at old academic questions, critiques the received knowledge on trade, and offers some new data, documents, and indexes. To the standard literature on Latin American trade, the author adds insights and information from other literatures - resource conservation, poverty alleviation, and national development strategies, to name a few. The current trend toward looking at constraints and possibilities in the trade system is reshaped to ask familiar questions in a concrete, empirical way. What changes in development design come from external shock, and under what conditions? Does the pressure of the international system actually force Latin American countries to alter their rates and kinds of natural resource exploitation? Can a political course of export promotion address the debt crisis effectively? Are the multilateral trade negotiations a useful format for Latin American trade and development problems? And, finally, can we sayanything with authority about Latin America as a region?

The Legal Foundations of Inequality

Constitutionalism in the Americas, 1776–1860

Author: Roberto Gargarella

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Political Science

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The long revolutionary movements that gave birth to constitutional democracies in the Americas were founded on egalitarian constitutional ideals. They claimed that all men were created equal with similar capacities and also that the community should become self-governing. Following the first constitutional debates that took place in the region, these promising egalitarian claims, which gave legitimacy to the revolutions, soon fell out of favor. Advocates of a conservative order challenged both ideals and favored constitutions that established religion and created an exclusionary political structure. Liberals proposed constitutions that protected individual autonomy and rights but established severe restrictions on the principle of majority rule. Radicals favored an openly majoritarian constitutional organization that, according to many, directly threatened the protection of individual rights. This book examines the influence of these opposite views during the 'founding period' of constitutionalism in countries including the United States, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.