The Wall Street Journal Almanac 1999

The Wall Street Journal Almanac 1999

Author: Wall Street Journal

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345411021

Category: Reference

Page: 954

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A valuable compendium of information, trivia, statistics, essays, and analyses about the trends, issues, events, and ideas that shape the modern world encompasses such fields as Politics and Policy, Living in America, Technology and Science, Sports, The World, and the year 1998 in review. Original.

The Global Debt Bomb

The Global Debt Bomb

Author: James L. Clayton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315292151

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Within a historical perspective, Clayton clearly explains the "culture of debt" - its definition, how it got to be such a major burden, why we can't live without it, and ways to manage it more efficiently. He addresses the development of debt over the course of the 20th century in both the US and world economies. This comprehensive multidisciplinary analysis covers all aspects of debt - benefits and necessity; the impact (both good and bad) on individuals, corporations and governments; and lessons to be learned from the past. Clayton, drawing on current research and extensive primary data in economics, political science, and history, concludes that with our rapacious accumulation of debt and common-place use of "debt-finance", our society has set itself up for a significant financial decline.

The Politics Today Companion to American Government

The Politics Today Companion to American Government

Author: Alan Grant

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719058929

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

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This is an excellent complementary text to the standard texts on American politics providing vital background in the form of historical and statistical information that enables students to see present day American politics in context.

The African American Entrepreneur: Then and Now

The African American Entrepreneur: Then and Now

Author: W. Sherman Rogers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313351129

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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African American entrepreneurship has been an integral part of the American economy since the 1600s. On the eve of the Civil War, the collective wealth of free blacks was approximately $50 million. In 2006, African Americans earned a whopping $744 billion, a figure that exceeds the gross domestic product of all but 15 nations of the 192 independent countries in the world. As W. Sherman Rogers so ably demonstrates, African Americans have achieved these economic gains under difficult circumstances. Slavery, segregation, and legally limited access to property, education, and other opportunities have taken a heavy toll, even to this day. Besides providing a penetrating glimpse into the world of black entrepreneurship both past and present, this book urges African Americans to gain financial independence as entrepreneurs. Business ownership, Rogers argues, will bring security, wealth that can be passed to successive generations, and educated offspring with much greater earning power. The African American Entreprenuer: Then and Now explores the lower economic status of black Americans in light of America's legacy of slavery, segregation, and rampant discrimination. Its main purpose is to shine a light on the legal, historical, sociological and political factors that together help to explain the economic condition of black people in America from their arrival in America to the present. In the process, the book spotlights the many amazing breakthroughs made by black entrepreneurs even before the Civil War and Emancipation. Profiles of business people from the Post-civil War period through today include Booker T. Washington, pioneer banker and insurer A.G. Gaston, hair care entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker, Ebony publisher John H. Johnson, Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson, publisher Earl Graves, music producer Damon Dash, rapper Sean Combs, former basketball stars Dave Bing and Magic Johnson, food entrepreneur Michelle Hoskins, broadcast personality Cathy Hughes, former Beatrice Foods head Reginald Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, and many more. As Rogers points out, reading about remarkable African American entrepreneurs can inspire readers to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. To further that goal and help readers take the plunge, he outlines many of the skills, tools and information necessary for business success-success that can help chart a new path to prosperity for all African Americans.

The African American Entrepreneur: Challenges and Opportunities in the Trump Era, 2nd Edition

The African American Entrepreneur: Challenges and Opportunities in the Trump Era, 2nd Edition

Author: W. Sherman Rogers

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 9781440865619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 407

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This second edition provides both a history of black entrepreneurship in America throughout all periods of American history and a roadmap that explains the steps that prospective entrepreneurs must take to achieve success in business. • Analyzes whether President Trump's legislative agenda is good for African Americans and African American businesses • Provides an update on how the Great Recession of 2008 affected black businesses and black people in general • Examines recent developments in black business in the areas of technology, music, social media/networking, and government contracting • Revises all of the statistics in the book to reflect changes that have taken place since December 2009 • Expands on areas of the book that provide solutions to the economic difficulties and other challenges faced by black people and black entrepreneurs in particular • Provides a current economic assessment of the state of black people in America in light of current and projected political, economic, legal, and sociological factors as we approach the end of the first twenty years of the twenty-first century

The Virtue Of Prosperity

The Virtue Of Prosperity

Author: Dinesh D'Souza

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743242066

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In The Virtue of Prosperity, Dinesh D'Souza examines the spiritual and social crisis spawned by the new economy and new technologies of the last ten years. D'Souza questions the basic premise of the American dream that prosperity and "progress" will better the human condition. Anchored in history, rich in anecdote, and supported by state-of-the-art data, The Virtue of Prosperity is a tough-minded critique of our high-tech culture, with a surprising prescription for doing well and doing good.

College Algebra

College Algebra

Author: Judith A. Beecher

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0201741407

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

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These authors have created a book to really help students visualize mathematics for better comprehension. By creating algebraic visual side-by-sides to solve various problems in the examples, the authors show students the relationship of the algebraic solution with the visual, often graphical, solution. In addition, the authors have added a variety of new tools to help students better use the book for maximum effectiveness to not only pass the course, but truly understand the material.

American Politics - 2000 and beyond

American Politics - 2000 and beyond

Author: Alan Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429684951

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This title was first published in 2000: An examination of some of the key themes and issues central to the understanding of the contemporary political scene in the USA at the beginning of the 21st century. Bringing together the work of a number of academics with expertise in the field, it focuses on the state of American democracy and the working of the nation's governmental and political institutions. The topics covered include: American society and the politics of "Balkanisation"; party politics in Congress since the Republican takeover of control; presidential power and the experience of the Clinton presidency; the making of foreign policy; the office of independent counsel after the Starr report; the Rehnquist Supreme Court in a post-civil rights era; the influence of the Christian right; the Republican Party policy agenda; campaign finance reform; elections, voting behaviour and campaigning; and the reshaping of the federal system.

Business

Business

Author: Ricky W. Griffin

Publisher: Pearson Educación

ISBN: 9702605970

Category: Business

Page: 736

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For Introduction to Business courses. This best-selling text by Ricky Griffin and Ronald Ebert provides students with a comprehensive overview of all the important functions of business. Each edition has introduced cutting-edge firsts while ensuring the underlying principles that guided its creation, Doing the Basics Best, were retained. The seventh edition focuses on three simple rules- Learn, Evaluate, Apply. - NEW- Chapter 2: Understanding the Environments of Business - This new chapter puts business operations in contemporary context, explaining the idea of organizational boundaries and describing the ways in which elements from multiple environments cross those boundaries and shape organizational activities. This chapter sets the stage as an introduction to some of the most important topics covered in the rest of the book, for example: - The Economics Environment includes the role of aggregate output, standard of living, real growth rate; GDP per capita; real GDP; purchasing power parity; and the Consumer Price Index. - The Technology Environment includes special attention to new tools for competitiveness in both goods and services and business process technologies, plus e