Business & Economics

Business & Economics


  • "Licentious Liberty" in a Brazilian Gold-Mining Region: Slavery, Gender, and Social Control in Eighteenth-Century Sabará, Minas Gerais

    By Kathleen J. Higgins

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780271032702
    • Publisher: Penn State University Press
    • Published: December 1999
  • The "Maintenance Insanity" Cure: Practical Solutions to Improve Maintenance Work

    By Roger D. Lee

    Our Price: $59.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780831136246
    • Publisher: Industrial Press
  • The "Poisoned Spring" of Economic Libertarianism

    By Angus Sibley

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781461144564
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: May 2011
    ________________________________________“We gain by not treating one another as neighbors.” “Labor is the most scarce of all the primary means of production.” “Simply think of the state as a criminal band.” The writers of these remarks are among the defunct economists whose ideology has dominated the past few decades. Their thoughts, and the policies that spring from them, have brought us high unemployment, glaring inequalities, exorbitant debts, social disintegration, industrial decay, deteriorating public services, and most recently the monstrous crash of 2008. Here is a book that exposes and explains the underlying ideology of the ‘neoconservative’ movement, obsessed with financial deregulation, unshackled competition, maximization of profits and shrinkage of the public sector. This 'neoconservative' movement, writes author Angus Sibley, has fooled a great many people by the simple expedient of claiming that it alone supports true ‘freedom’, while its political rivals favor policies that lead inevitably to totalitarian dictatorship. In reality, the author says, such talk is nonsensical. Many free, democratic countries have long pursued socially progressive policies without degenerating into dictatorship. Meanwhile, in the ‘Anglo-Saxon’ countries especially, what neoconservatives call ‘freedom’ has turned out to be the liberty of wealthy capitalists to subvert the political process, to dominate economic decision-making, and generally to take advantage of everyone else.Moreover, despite its un-Christian behavior, this group has succeeded in persuading certain churches to lend it their support, and even argues that its ideology is compatible with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This book offers a critique of the libertarian 'Austrian school' of free-market economics from experience of real-world economic life and also from the wisdom traditions of Judaism and Christianity, and especially from Catholic Social Teaching. It draws upon the author’s professional experience in economics and his theological knowledge to show how libertarian economic theory and practice, as proposed by the ‘Austrian school’, are radically challenged by Catholic teaching. The author profoundly critiques the major libertarian theorists of the ‘Austrian school’, namely Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich von Hayek, and Murray Rothbard. In addition, he reports on several Catholic thinkers who have defended or written positively about the Austrian school or its theorists. These include Michael Novak of the American Enterprise Institute, Robert A. Sirico of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, and Thomas E. Woods, Jr. of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He concludes the book by asking the serious question of whether a supposedly Catholic defense of libertarian economics does not actually constitute an understanding of the human person and human society that is heretical to the Catholic tradition. Angus Sibley’s book is published by Pax Romana / Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs – USA, the US intellectual-professional federation of the worldwide Pax Romana movement devoted to the study and promotion Catholic social teaching. The books Preface is written by Joe Holland, President of Pax Romana's US intellectual-professional federation.Partnering in publishing the book are two US organizations equally committed to Catholic Social Teaching and especially to its defense of labor unions, namely Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice and the Catholic Labor Network.___________________________________________________________________________
  • "Wagnis mensch" im M&A-prozess

    By Michael Waas

    Our Price: $89.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783835002081
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2005
    Als Mittel zur Verbesserung der strategischen Wettbewerbsposition, zur Restrukturierung, Sanierung und gezielten Unternehmenskontrolle bilden Unternehmensakquisitionen einen festen Bestandteil der Wirtschaftswelt. Scheitern sie - so belegen empirische Studien - ist das häufig auf das Verhalten von Mitarbeitern und Führungskräften zurückzuführen. Michael Waas untersucht den M&A-Prozess in einer humanzentrierten Risikobetrachtung aus dem Blickwinkel der Pre-Merger-Phase. Seine zentrale These lautet: Humanressourcen (HR) stellen im M&A-Prozess einen zentralen Risikofaktor dar, und die Berücksichtigung des HR-Risikos in der Pre-Merger-Phase kann sich risikomindernd auf die M&A-Transaktion auswirken. Er entwickelt einen theoretisch fundierten Bezugsrahmen, der systematisch potentiell risikoerhöhende Einflussfaktoren für die HR-Analyse im M&A-Prozess zusammenfasst.
  • "You Are Unique" Aren't You?

    By Kumar Vuppala

    Our Price: $15.18
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781477242506
    • Publisher: Author Solutions
    • Published: December 2012
  • "king of the Wildcatters": The Life and Times of Tom Slick, 1883-1930

    By Ray Miles

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781585443994
    • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
    • Published: August 2004
    Tom Slick was a legend among the "independents" - those who hunted for oil the way mountain men hunted for furs. Ray Miles traces the growth of Slick's career and the modern petroleum industry, including the oil conservation movement, of which Slick was an early proponent. He examines the first generation of oilmen who sought fortunes in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas and looks at Slick's unique hands-on business style of brokering on street corners and eschewing stockholders and board members. In 1929, Slick sold his Oklahoma holdings in the Prairie Oil and Gas Company - the largest sale of oil properties by an individual to that date.
  • The # 1 Guide to Performane Appraisals

    By James E. Neal

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781882423545
    • Publisher: Neal Pubns
    • Published: November 2010
    Performance appraisals are one of the most perplexing issues in organizational life. This concisely written book coves all aspects of appraisal systems, including the what,when, where, why, how and who. It provides key tips for effectively developing, completing, and administering a variety of appraisal programs. Both managers and their employees will find this book helpful in ensuring more accurate appraisals with less anxiety.
  • # 1 Sales Team: Superior Techniques for Maximum Performance

    By Stephen Schiffman

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593374945
    • Publisher: ADAMS MEDIA
    • Published: May 2006
  • #1 Best Seller: Book Marketing...Reinvented

    By Bryan W. Heathman

    Our Price: $20.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781641462877
    • Publisher: Made for Success Publishing
  • #1 Best Seller: Book Marketinga]reinvented

    By Bryan W. Heathman

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781641463461
    • Publisher: Made for Success Publishing
  • #1 Investment Strategy

    By Milon L. Sawyers

    Our Price: $26.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781418466800
    • Publisher: Authorhouse
    • Published: October 2006
  • The #1 Rule for Dynamic Leadership.: The Last Ieadership Book You Will Ever Need.

    By Jason Holiman

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781720700869
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform