Inequality and Energy

Inequality and Energy
Author: Ray Galvin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-10-25
ISBN 10: 0128176741
ISBN 13: 9780128176740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inequality and Energy Book Review:

Inequality and Energy: How Extremes of Wealth and Poverty in High Income Countries Affect CO2 Emissions and Access to Energy challenges energy consumption researchers in developed countries to reorient their research frameworks to include the effects of economic inequality within the scope of their investigations, and calls for a new set of paradigms for energy consumption research. The book explores concrete examples of energy deprivation due to inequality, and provides conceptual tools to explore this in relation to other issues regarding energy consumption. It thereby urges that energy consumption approaches be updated for a world of increasing inequality. Extreme economic inequality has increased within developed countries over the past three decades. The effects of inequality are now seen increasingly in health, housing affordability, crime and social cohesion. There are signs it may even threaten democracy. Researchers are also exploring its effects on energy consumption. One of their key findings is that less privileged groups have lost consistent access to basic energy services like warm homes and affordable transport, leading to huge disparities of climate damaging emissions between rich and poor. Provides overwhelming evidence of the persistent and increasing income inequality and wealth inequality in developed countries over the past three decades Showcases recent empirical work that explores correlates of this inequality with energy consumption behavior and some of the key problems of access to adequate energy services Shows the connections between these findings and the existing ways of researching energy consumption behavior and policy

Carbon Inequality

Carbon Inequality
Author: Dario Kenner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 1351171305
ISBN 13: 9781351171304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Inequality Book Review:

With a specific focus on the United States and the United Kingdom, Carbon Inequality studies the role of the richest people in contributing to climate change via their luxury consumption and their investments. In an innovative contribution, it attempts to quantify personal responsibility for shareholdings in large fossil fuel companies. This book explores the implications of the richest people’s historic responsibility for global warming, the impacts of which affect them less than most others in global society. Kenner analyses how the richest people running large oil and gas companies have successfully used their political influence to lobby the US and UK government. This assessment of their growing political power is particularly pertinent at a time of increasing inequality and growing public awareness of the impact of climate change. The book also highlights the crucial role of the richest in blocking the low-carbon transition in the US and the UK, exploring how this could be countered to ensure fossil fuels are fully replaced by renewable energy. This book will be of great relevance to scholars and policy makers with an interest in inequality, climate change and sustainability transitions.

Dynamics of Inequality and Poverty

Dynamics of Inequality and Poverty
Author: John Creedy,Guyonne Kalb
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0762313501
ISBN 13: 9780762313501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Inequality and Poverty Book Review:

Consists of papers related to the theme of the dynamics of inequality and poverty. This book concerns with inequality and poverty over extended time periods. It deals with the concept of vulnerability in the context of income mobility of the poor.

Inequality Problems in Mechanics and Applications

Inequality Problems in Mechanics and Applications
Author: P.D. Panagiotopoulos
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1985-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780817630942
ISBN 13: 0817630945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In a remarkably short time, the field of inequality problems has seen considerable development in mathematics and theoretical mechanics. Applied mechanics and the engineering sciences have also benefitted from these developments in that open problems have been treated and entirely new classes of problems have been formulated and solved. This book is an outgrowth of seven years of seminars and courses on inequality problems in mechanics for a variety of audiences in the Technical University of Aachen, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Hamburg and the Technical University of Milan. The book is intended for a variety of readers, mathematicians and engineers alike, as is detailed in the Guidelines for the Reader. It goes without saying that the work of G. Fichera, J. L. Lions, G. Maier, J. J. Moreau in originating and developing the theory of inequality problems has considerably influenced the present book. I also wish to acknowledge the helpful comments received from C. Bisbos, J. Haslinger, B. Kawohl, H. Matthies, H. O. May, D. Talaslidis and B. Werner. Credit is also due to G. Kyriakopoulos and T. Mandopoulou for their exceptionally diligent work in the preparation of the fmal figures. Many thanks are also due to T. Finnegan and J. Gateley for their friendly assistance from the linguistic standpoint. I would also like to thank my editors in Birkhiiuser Verlag for their cooperation, and all those who helped in the preparation of the manuscript.

Income Inequality

Income Inequality
Author: David A. Green,William Craig Riddell,France St-Hilaire
Publsiher: Art of the State
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780886453299
ISBN 13: 0886453291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Income Inequality Book Review:

"Rising income inequality has been at the forefront of public debate in Canada in recent years, yet there is still much to be learned about the economic forces driving the distribution of earnings and income in this country and how they might evolve in coming years. With research showing that the tax-and-transfer system is less effective than in the past in counteracting growing income disparities, the need for policy-makers to understand the factors at play is all the more urgent. The Institute for Research on Public Policy, in collaboration with the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network, has gathered some of the country’s leading experts to provide new evidence on the causes and effects of rising income inequality in Canada and to consider the role of policy. Their research and analysis constitutes a comprehensive review of Canadian inequality trends in recent decades, including changing earnings and income dynamics among middle--class and top earners, wage and job polarization across provinces, and persistent poverty among vulnerable groups. The authors also examine the changing role of education and unionization, as well as the complex interplay of redistributive policies and politics, in order to propose new directions for policy. Amid growing anxieties about the economic prospects of the middle class, Income Inequality: The Canadian Story will inform the public discourse on this issue of central concern for all Canadians."--Publisher's website.

World Social Report 2020

World Social Report 2020
Author: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 9210043677
ISBN 13: 9789210043670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Social Report 2020 Book Review:

This report examines the links between inequality and other major global trends (or megatrends), with a focus on technological change, climate change, urbanization and international migration. The analysis pays particular attention to poverty and labour market trends, as they mediate the distributional impacts of the major trends selected. It also provides policy recommendations to manage these megatrends in an equitable manner and considers the policy implications, so as to reduce inequalities and support their implementation.

Energy and the Wealth of Nations

Energy and the Wealth of Nations
Author: Charles A.S. Hall,Kent Klitgaard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2018-03-05
ISBN 10: 3319662198
ISBN 13: 9783319662190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and the Wealth of Nations Book Review:

In this updated edition of a groundbreaking text, concepts such as energy return on investment (EROI) provide powerful insights into the real balance sheets that drive our “petroleum economy.” Hall and Klitgaard explore the relation between energy and the wealth explosion of the 20th century, and the interaction of internal limits to growth found in the investment process and rising inequality with the biophysical limits posed by finite energy resources. The authors focus attention on the failure of markets to recognize or efficiently allocate diminishing resources, the economic consequences of peak oil, the high cost and relatively low EROI of finding and exploiting new oil fields, including the much ballyhooed shale plays and oil sands, and whether alternative energy technologies such as wind and solar power can meet the minimum EROI requirements needed to run society as we know it. For the past 150 years, economics has been treated as a social science in which economies are modeled as a circular flow of income between producers and consumers. In this “perpetual motion” of interactions between firms that produce and households that consume, little or no accounting is given of the flow of energy and materials from the environment and back again. In the standard economic model, energy and matter are completely recycled in these transactions, and economic activity is seemingly exempt from the Second Law of Thermodynamics. As we enter the second half of the age of oil, when energy supplies and the environmental impacts of energy production and consumption are likely to constrain economic growth, this exemption should be considered illusory at best. This book is an essential read for all scientists and economists who have recognized the urgent need for a more scientific, empirical, and unified approach to economics in an energy-constrained world, and serves as an ideal teaching text for the growing number of courses, such as the authors’ own, on the role of energy in society.

Unsustainable Inequalities

Unsustainable Inequalities
Author: Lucas Chancel
Publsiher: Belknap Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 067498465X
ISBN 13: 9780674984653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsustainable Inequalities Book Review:

The greatest dilemma our planet faces is the tradeoff between poverty alleviation, inequality reduction, and climate change. In Unsustainable Inequalities, economist Lucas Chancel confronts how to share prosperity without furthering environmental harm, arguing for policies that would direct the benefits of environmental protection to the poor.

Inequality Democracy and the Environment

Inequality  Democracy  and the Environment
Author: Liam Downey
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-12-18
ISBN 10: 1479843792
ISBN 13: 9781479843794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inequality Democracy and the Environment Book Review:

The world currently faces several severe social and environmental crises, including economic under-development, widespread poverty and hunger, lack of safe drinking water for one-sixth of the world’s population, deforestation, rapidly increasing levels of pollution and waste, dramatic declines in soil fertility and biodiversity, and global warming. Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment sheds light on the structural causes of these and other social and environmental crises, highlighting in particular the key role that elite-controlled organizations, institutions, and networks play in creating these crises. Liam Downey focuses on four topics—globalization, agriculture, mining, and U.S. energy and military policy—to show how organizational and institutional inequality and elite-controlled organizational networks produce environmental degradation and social harm. He focuses on key institutions like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Military and the World Trade Organization to show how specific policies are conceived and enacted in order to further elite goals. Ultimately, Downey lays out a path for environmental social scientists and environmentalists to better understand and help solve the world’s myriad social and environmental crises. Inequality, Democracy and the Environment presents a passionate exposé of the true role inequality, undemocratic institutions and organizational power play in harming people and the environment.

Energy Policy

Energy Policy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 03014215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook on Poverty Inequality

Handbook on Poverty   Inequality
Author: Jonathan Haughton,Shahidur R. Khandker
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2009-03-27
ISBN 10: 9780821376140
ISBN 13: 0821376144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Poverty Inequality Book Review:

For anyone wanting to learn, in practical terms, how to measure, describe, monitor, evaluate, and analyze poverty, this Handbook is the place to start. It is designed to be accessible to people with a university-level background in science or the social sciences. It is an invaluable tool for policy analysts, researchers, college students, and government officials working on policy issues related to poverty and inequality.

Education Skills and Technical Change

Education  Skills  and Technical Change
Author: Charles R. Hulten
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 022656780X
ISBN 13: 9780226567808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education Skills and Technical Change Book Review:

Introduction / Charles R. Hulten and Valerie A. Ramey -- The macroeconomic link between education and real GDP growth

Income Inequality

Income Inequality
Author: Brian Keeley,Oecd
Publsiher: Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2015-12-21
ISBN 10: 9789264246003
ISBN 13: 9264246002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Income Inequality Book Review:

Income inequality is rising. A quarter of a century ago, the average disposable income of the richest 10% in OECD countries was around seven times higher than that of the poorest 10%; today, it's around 9½ times higher. Why does this matter? Many fear this widening gap is hurting individuals, societies and even economies. This book explores income inequality across five main headings. It starts by explaining some key terms in the inequality debate. It then examines recent trends and explains why income inequality varies between countries. Next it looks at why income gaps are growing and, in particular, at the rise of the 1%. It then looks at the consequences, including research that suggests widening inequality could hurt economic growth. Finally, it examines policies for addressing inequality and making economies more inclusive.

The Energy Method Stability and Nonlinear Convection

The Energy Method  Stability  and Nonlinear Convection
Author: brian straughan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780387976587
ISBN 13: 0387976582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Energy Method Stability and Nonlinear Convection Book Review:

Six new chapters (14-19) deal with topics of current interest: multi-component convection diffusion, convection in a compressible fluid, convenction with temperature dependent viscosity and thermal conductivity, penetrative convection, nonlinear stability in ocean circulation models, and numerical solution of eigenvalue problems.

TERI Information Digest on Energy and Environment

TERI Information Digest on Energy and Environment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822009748468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart
Author: Branko Milanovic
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-06-27
ISBN 10: 9781400840816
ISBN 13: 1400840813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worlds Apart Book Review:

We are used to thinking about inequality within countries--about rich Americans versus poor Americans, for instance. But what about inequality between all citizens of the world? Worlds Apart addresses just how to measure global inequality among individuals, and shows that inequality is shaped by complex forces often working in different directions. Branko Milanovic, a top World Bank economist, analyzes income distribution worldwide using, for the first time, household survey data from more than 100 countries. He evenhandedly explains the main approaches to the problem, offers a more accurate way of measuring inequality among individuals, and discusses the relevant policies of first-world countries and nongovernmental organizations. Inequality has increased between nations over the last half century (richer countries have generally grown faster than poorer countries). And yet the two most populous nations, China and India, have also grown fast. But over the past two decades inequality within countries has increased. As complex as reconciling these three data trends may be, it is clear: the inequality between the world's individuals is staggering. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the richest 5 percent of people receive one-third of total global income, as much as the poorest 80 percent. While a few poor countries are catching up with the rich world, the differences between the richest and poorest individuals around the globe are huge and likely growing.

Globalization and Poverty

Globalization and Poverty
Author: Ann Harrison
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 0226318001
ISBN 13: 9780226318004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization and Poverty Book Review:

Over the past two decades, the percentage of the world’s population living on less than a dollar a day has been cut in half. How much of that improvement is because of—or in spite of—globalization? While anti-globalization activists mount loud critiques and the media report breathlessly on globalization’s perils and promises, economists have largely remained silent, in part because of an entrenched institutional divide between those who study poverty and those who study trade and finance. Globalization and Poverty bridges that gap, bringing together experts on both international trade and poverty to provide a detailed view of the effects of globalization on the poor in developing nations, answering such questions as: Do lower import tariffs improve the lives of the poor? Has increased financial integration led to more or less poverty? How have the poor fared during various currency crises? Does food aid hurt or help the poor? Poverty, the contributors show here, has been used as a popular and convenient catchphrase by parties on both sides of the globalization debate to further their respective arguments. Globalization and Poverty provides the more nuanced understanding necessary to move that debate beyond the slogans.

Stochastically Forced Compressible Fluid Flows

Stochastically Forced Compressible Fluid Flows
Author: Dominic Breit,Eduard Feireisl,Martina Hofmanová
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-01-22
ISBN 10: 3110490765
ISBN 13: 9783110490763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stochastically Forced Compressible Fluid Flows Book Review:

This book contains a first systematic study of compressible fluid flows subject to stochastic forcing. The bulk is the existence of dissipative martingale solutions to the stochastic compressible Navier-Stokes equations. These solutions are weak in the probabilistic sense as well as in the analytical sense. Moreover, the evolution of the energy can be controlled in terms of the initial energy. We analyze the behavior of solutions in short-time (where unique smooth solutions exists) as well as in the long term (existence of stationary solutions). Finally, we investigate the asymptotics with respect to several parameters of the model based on the energy inequality. Contents Part I: Preliminary results Elements of functional analysis Elements of stochastic analysis Part II: Existence theory Modeling fluid motion subject to random effects Global existence Local well-posedness Relative energy inequality and weak–strong uniqueness Part III: Applications Stationary solutions Singular limits

Inequality in Asia and the Pacific

Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Ravi Kanbur,Changyong Rhee,Juzhong Zhuang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN 10: 1134670273
ISBN 13: 9781134670277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inequality in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

Asia’s rapid economic growth has led to a significant reduction in extreme poverty, but accompanied by rising inequality. This book deals with three questions: What have been the trends of inequality in Asia and the Pacific? What are the key drivers of rising inequality in the region? How should Asian countries respond to the rising inequality? Technological change, globalization, and market-oriented reform have been the key drivers of Asia’s remarkable growth and poverty reduction, but they have also had significant distribution consequences. These three drivers of growth cannot be hindered because they are the sources of productivity improvement and betterment of quality of life. This book will be useful to those interested in policy options that could be deployed by Asian countries in confronting rising inequality.

Momentum Energy and Mass Transfer in Continua

Momentum  Energy  and Mass Transfer in Continua
Author: John Charles Slattery
Publsiher: Krieger Publishing Company
Total Pages: 682
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059047665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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