In Not Just For the Money Professor Frey challenges traditional economic theory and argues that people do not act in expectation of monetary gain alone, nor do they work solely because they are paid. Furthermore the author claims that higher monetary compensation as well as regulations crowd-out motivation in important circumstances. Offering higher pay may make people less committed to their work and may reduce their performance. They thus behave in exactly the opposite way the fundamental price-effect of economics predicts. The first part of the book considers the Crowding-Out Effect and the Motivational Spill-Over Effect. The second part explores a large number of applications to constitutional questions, various policy issues and the organization of firms. The final part discusses the substantial consequences for policy making and economic theory.
Money. Such a little word . . . with such explosive power. For love of money reputations have been ruined, marriages have been destroyed, lifelong friendships have been torn apart, whole nations have bled. For lack of money kingdoms have crumbled, corporations have foundered, lives have faded, dreams have died. But what about us ordinary folk? Most of us spend more time thinking about money (worrying, planning, earning, spending, counting, hoping, envying) than about almost any other subject. So what's money got to do with following Jesus? A great deal, actually. Money is no side issue in the Bible. It's talked about extensively. Just Money offers both insights and suggestions as to how we can live a life of faith in a culture in love with the dollar. Be prepared for some surprises.
The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
Author: Helen E. Johnson
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
Category: Family & Relationships
This completely revised and updated edition of Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money prepares parents for the issues that they will encounter during their children's college years. Since our original publication over ten years ago, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of cell phone and internet technology. The birth of the term ‘helicopter parent' is, in part, due to the instant and frequent connectivity that parents have with their children today. Parents are struggling with the appropriate use of communicative technology and aren't aware of its impact on their child's development, both personally and academically. With straightforward practicality and using humorous and helpful case examples and dialogues, Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money helps parents lay the groundwork for a new kind of relationship so that they can help their child more effectively handle everything they'll encounter during their college years.
* Argues strongly for overlooked approach to development by showing how the poor use money in ways that confound stereotypical notions of aid and handouts * Team authored by foremost scholars in the development field Amid all the complicated economic theories about the causes and solutions to poverty, one idea is so basic it seems radical: just give money to the poor. Despite its skeptics, researchers have found again and again that cash transfers given to significant portions of the population transform the lives of recipients. Countries from Mexico to South Africa to Indonesia are giving money directly to the poor and discovering that they use it wisely – to send their children to school, to start a business and to feed their families. Directly challenging an aid industry that thrives on complexity and mystification, with highly paid consultants designing ever more complicated projects, Just Give Money to the Poor offers the elegant southern alternative – bypass governments and NGOs and let the poor decide how to use their money. Stressing that cash transfers are not charity or a safety net, the authors draw an outline of effective practices that work precisely because they are regular, guaranteed and fair. This book, the first to report on this quiet revolution in an accessible way, is essential reading for policymakers, students of international development and anyone yearning for an alternative to traditional poverty-alleviation methods.
How to use finance as a tool to build a more equitable and sustainable society. Money defines our present and will shape our future. Every investment decision we make adds a chapter to the story of what our world will look like. Although the idea of mission-based finance has been around for decades, there is a gap between organizations' stated intention to "do good" and meaningful impact. Still, some are succeeding. In Just Money, Katrin Kaufer and Lillian Steponaitis take readers on a global tour of financial institutions that use finance as a force for good.
Through economics, our politicians have the power to transform people's lives for better or worse. Think Deng Xiaoping who lifted millions out of poverty by opening up China; Franklin D Roosevelt whose 'New Deal' helped the USA break free of the Great Depression. Or Peron and his successors in Argentina who brought the country to the brink of ruin. In this magisterial history, economist and politician Vince Cable examines the legacy of 16 world leaders who transformed their countries' economic fortunes and who also challenged economic convention. From Thatcher to Trump, from Lenin to Bismarck, Money and Power provides a whole new perspective on the science of government. Examining the fascinating interplay of economics and politics, this is a compelling journey through some of the most significant people and events of the last 300 years.
Now in its ninth edition, Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law explores the recent and continuous developments in personal injury law by applying social context to the relevant legal principles. Those principles remain in need of radical reform. Updates to the text include discussion of the major changes to the way compensation is calculated and claimed, evolving funding arrangements for personal injury litigation, and dramatic shifts in the claims management industry. Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in tort law, this new edition balances theory, practice and context. It draws on new legislation, research and case law to offer the reader thought-provoking examples and analysis.
Your money should serve you and your goals, not the other way around. Travel, retirement, stability-your dreams are within reach, but they start with a smart financial plan and the determination to roll up your sleeves and put that plan into action. In this book, Beth Blecker, cofounder, and CEO of Eastern Planning, shares her unique perspective on successful, lifelong planning. Beth also walks you through her journey of building a highly regarded planning company with an incredible team. She shares some of her successes as well as some of her struggles. Being a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry has had its challenges. You learn about the importance of staying focused, showing strength, and always looking out for the best interest of your clients. Whether you're just starting out on your financial planning journey or you want your existing plan to work harder for you, you should read this book. Whether you're a financial adviser building your practice or a woman embarking into a career in business, this story will help guide your journey. It's Not Just Money, It's Life has valuable insight to help you find the right path and to stick with it. Today's a great day to start making your dreams a reality.
The digital revolution post-pandemic will lead to a radical departure from the traditional model of monetary exchange. The creation of a Digital Financial Market Infrastructure will underpin the unbundling and re-bundling of the functions of money within society. Although digital money itself is not new to modern economies, digital legal tender (DLT) facilitates instantaneous peer-to-peer transfers of value in a way that today is impossible. The importance of digital connectedness, will often supersede the importance of macroeconomic links, and lead to the establishment of “Digital Financial Markets” linking the currency to membership of a particular financial market rather than to a specific country. Capitalism underpins wealth generation and hence the existence of a digital financial market. Capitalism is an economic system in which private individuals or corporations own and control the flow of capital throughout society. Capitalism is built on the idea that compensation and profits derived from capital allocations reflect the relative contribution an individual or firm makes from the utilisation of capital to the total wealth of a society. The genius of capitalism lies in its ability to produce organic answers to most problems of scarcity and resource allocation. Markets tend naturally to reward the ideas that prove most useful, and to penalize dysfunctional behaviour. They can bring about broad-based outcomes that states cannot, by driving vast numbers of individuals to adjust their behaviour in response to price signals. Capital is the defining feature of modern economies that transforms mere wealth into an asset that creates more wealth. Capital is the lifeblood of capitalist societies, yet capital unequal distribution throughout the community codifies the widening wealth gap between the holders of capital and everybody else.
“Fans of Donald E. Westlake’s Parker novels (written under his Richard Stark pseudonym) will be on familiar ground. . . . A very good entry in a very good series” (Booklist). Wilson should have just walked away when three men came looking for a way to boost a valuable piece of art. The art came off the wall, the alarm screamed thief, and Wilson walked away clean. But it turned out that job was an interview for an even bigger heist. A dangerous man wants Wilson to get him something more valuable than a painting. Problem is Wilson only has a week. Wilson and his crew cross the Canadian border to Buffalo, New York, to steal a two-hundred-year-old violin. A lot of people are interested in getting their hands on the instrument—and none of them are shy about killing to get it. The job starts like a bad joke—a thief, a con man, a wheel man, and a gangster get in line to cross the border—but the Buffalo job doesn’t end with a punchline. It ends with blood . . .
Why Me?: Why It's Not Just About the Money Are you ready to find your zero? The author recommends that you read this book first and then read Find Your Zero, The Complete Money Management Program, also by Belinda Mangani. They have been designed as a two book set to help you achieve money management mastery. You shouldn't wait for an emergency to occur before hitting the panic button. Take action - reform and transform your life and money today with Why Me? by Belinda Mangani. Do you ever feel like you're in a slowly sinking boat, stuck trying to hold back the flood waters, or like you simply took a wrong turn and got lost? Whatever the case, there are real solutions, and guess what - they're simple and easy to follow! In her new book, Belinda shares the most common mistakes that people make with their life and provides a roadmap for you to address those mistakes and to turn your life around. As well as containing the advice you need to change your life for the better, it also includes special gifts, bonus resources and tools worth over $1200 to set you out on the path to success. Are you sick of constantly working hard, earning good money, and yet never seemingly making financial progress? Are your debts and/or mortgage balance keeping you awake at night? Would you like a holiday without adding it to the credit card or feeling guilty? Are you feeling depressed, anxious or disappointed with your life? And would you like to feel excited about what your future could look like? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Why Me? is the book for you. You're ready to embark on a journey to financial success. Remember, though, that this isn't for the faint-hearted or for those who want a quick fix. The journey will be one of excitement and fulfilment and you need to buckle yourself in and take a leap of faith if you want to improve both your finances and your life. Belinda Mangani has been teaching the principles of successful money management for as long as she can remember. It's based on simple, easy-to-follow money strategies that she learned at a young age and successfully implemented throughout her career. Those principles became Mangani's successful Find Your Zero programs, and this book builds on that legacy to truly show you why it's not just about the money. WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE FIND YOUR ZERO WORKSHOPS: "Jacqui and I went through Belinda's 'Find Your Zero' program and finally the penny dropped. You can't spend more than you earn! This sounds so simple but when you are not really in control of how you spend and you can't work out why you're not getting ahead, it's because money is controlling you. Belinda's simple step-by-step program digs deep into the real situation with your money and puts you back into control. We all have dreams about what we want to do in life. Belinda's 'Find Your Zero' program is the place to start to turn dreams into a reality." - Paul Thomson, Head of Social Responsibility at The Creative Works "I would have lost my house if it had not been for Belinda! I look back now (five years later) and I am amazed how Belinda saved me from financial disaster. I was in an almost impossible predicament. Nowadays, I have a mortgage the size of the average car loan. I can't recommend Belinda highly enough!" - Sue, Williamstown
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