Cashing in on the American Dream

Cashing in on the American Dream
Author: Paul Terhorst
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000026010011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cashing in on the American Dream Book Review:

The author details how and why he retired, at age thirty-three, from a prestigious international accounting firm and presents, to those who do not want to spend the best years of their lives working, a blueprint for early retirement

Chasing the American Dream

Chasing the American Dream
Author: Mark Robert Rank PhD,Thomas A. Hirschl PhD,Kirk A. Foster PhD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 0199703302
ISBN 13: 9780199703302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing the American Dream Book Review:

The United States has been epitomized as a land of opportunity, where hard work and skill can bring personal success and economic well-being. The American Dream has captured the imagination of people from all walks of life, and to many, it represents the heart and soul of the country. But there is another, darker side to the bargain that America strikes with its people -- it is the price we pay for our individual pursuit of the American Dream. That price can be found in the economic hardship present in the lives of millions of Americans. In Chasing the American Dream, leading social scientists Mark Robert Rank, Thomas A. Hirschl, and Kirk A. Foster provide a new and innovative look into a curious dynamic -- the tension between the promise of economic opportunities and rewards and the amount of turmoil that Americans encounter in their quest for those rewards. The authors explore questions such as: -What percentage of Americans achieve affluence, and how much income mobility do we actually have? -Are most Americans able to own a home, and at what age? -How is it that nearly 80 percent of us will experience significant economic insecurity at some point between ages 25 and 60? -How can access to the American Dream be increased? Combining personal interviews with dozens of Americans and a longitudinal study covering 40 years of income data, the authors tell the story of the American Dream and reveal a number of surprises. The risk of economic vulnerability has increased substantially over the past four decades, and the American Dream is becoming harder to reach and harder to keep. Yet for most Americans, the Dream lies not in wealth, but in economic security, pursuing one's passions, and looking toward the future. Chasing the American Dream provides us with a new understanding into the dynamics that shape our fortunes and a deeper insight into the importance of the American Dream for the future of the country.

Men on Strike

Men on Strike
Author: Helen Smith
Publsiher: Encounter Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN 10: 1594037639
ISBN 13: 9781594037634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Men on Strike Book Review:

American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going “on strike.” They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates. The trend is so pronounced that a number of books have been written about this “man-child” phenomenon, concluding that men have taken a vacation from responsibility simply because they can. But why should men participate in a system that seems to be increasingly stacked against them? As Men on Strike demonstrates, men aren’t dropping out because they are stuck in arrested development. They are instead acting rationally in response to the lack of incentives society offers them to be responsible fathers, husbands and providers. In addition, men are going on strike, either consciously or unconsciously, because they do not want to be injured by the myriad of laws, attitudes and hostility against them for the crime of happening to be male in the twenty-first century. Men are starting to fight back against the backlash. Men on Strike explains their battle cry.

Are Prisons Obsolete

Are Prisons Obsolete
Author: Angela Y. Davis
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 1609801040
ISBN 13: 9781609801045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are Prisons Obsolete Book Review:

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.

Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307430995
ISBN 13: 9780307430991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funny in Farsi Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “What’s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It’s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.”—The Providence Journal “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News

My Reality Check Bounced

My Reality Check Bounced
Author: Jason Ryan Dorsey
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0767921836
ISBN 13: 9780767921831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Reality Check Bounced Book Review:

A handbook explains how a young adult can break free of his self-imposed rut, take control of his life and pursue his ultimate goal, featuring fifteen life strategies, essential skills, and real-world examples.

401 k Day Trading

401 k  Day Trading
Author: Richard Schmitt
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-08-17
ISBN 10: 1118128230
ISBN 13: 9781118128237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

401 k Day Trading Book Review:

For many, retirement has become increasingly difficult to both attain and afford. But there is a way today's 401(k) participant, as well as those contributing to similar retirement savings plans, can turn their retirement dreams into reality. With over twenty-five years of experience consulting on retirement plans, author Richard Schmitt knows what it takes to make the most of them, and now, in 401(k) Day Trading: The Art of Cashing in on a Shaky Market in Minutes a Day, he shows you how. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this reliable resource takes you step-by-step through the environment, rationale, and process of day trading your retirement portfolio in minutes a day. It skillfully outlines an approach to buying low and selling high through daily fund exchanges—that draws on many of the fundamental principles of investment management—to exploit daily market volatility.

A Dream Foreclosed

A Dream Foreclosed
Author: Laura Gottesdiener
Publsiher: Zuccotti Park Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1884519210
ISBN 13: 9781884519215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dream Foreclosed Book Review:

"Real-life stories of how banks are ravaging the country--particularly African American communities--and how some families have joined together to fight back. The ongoing economic crisis has created one of the longest and largest mass displacements in U.S. history. While profiting from government bailouts, banks have evicted more than ten million Americans from their homes, destroying their life savings, their economic security and their dreams. Told through the eyes of four families, A Dream Foreclosed reveals the ongoing human tragedy of the crisis--and the spectacular possibilities that emerge when everyday people challenge the all-powerful corporations that the U.S. government considers 'too big to indict.'"--Cover p. [4].

The Willpower Instinct

The Willpower Instinct
Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-12-29
ISBN 10: 1101553731
ISBN 13: 9781101553732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Willpower Instinct Book Review:

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

Who Stole the American Dream

Who Stole the American Dream
Author: Burke Hedges
Publsiher: International Network Training Institute (INTI)
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780963266705
ISBN 13: 0963266705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Author: Jane Jacobs
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 052543285X
ISBN 13: 9780525432852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book Review:

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

The Missing Class

The Missing Class
Author: Katherine Newman,Victor Tan Chen
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 0807041416
ISBN 13: 9780807041413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Class Book Review:

Fifty-seven million Americans-including 21 percent of the nation's children-live a notch above the poverty line, and yet the challenges they face are largely ignored. While government programs assist the poor, and politicians woo the more fortunate, the "Missing Class" is largely invisible and left to fend for itself. Missing Class parents often work at a breakneck pace to preserve the progress they have made and are but one divorce or unexpected hospitalization away from sliding into poverty. Children face an even more perilous and uncertain future because their parents have so little time to help them with their schoolwork or guide them during their adolescent years. With little supervision, the younger generation often flounders in school, sometimes falling prey to the same problems that are prevalent in the much poorer communities that border Missing Class neighborhoods. Paradoxically, the very efforts that enabled parents to get ahead financially often inhibit their children from advancing; they are in real danger of losing what little ground their parents have gained. The Missing Class is an urgent and timely exploration that describes-through the experiences of nine families-the unique problems faced by this growing class of people who are neither working poor nor middle class. Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen trace where these families came from, how they've struggled to make a decent living, and why they're stuck without a safety net. An eloquent argument for the need to think about inequality in a broader way, The Missing Class has much to tell us about whether the American dream still exists for those who are sacrificing daily to achieve it. From the Hardcover edition.

Math on Trial

Math on Trial
Author: Leila Schneps,Coralie Colmez
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN 10: 0465037941
ISBN 13: 9780465037940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Math on Trial Book Review:

In the wrong hands, math can be deadly. Even the simplest numbers can become powerful forces when manipulated by journalists, politicians or other public figures, but in the case of the law your liberty—and your life—can depend on the right calculation. Math on Trial tells the story of ten trials in which mathematical arguments were used—and disastrously misused—as evidence. Despite years of math classes, most people (and most jurors) fail to detect even simple mathematical sophistry, resulting in such horrors as a medical expert’s faulty calculation of probabilities providing the key evidence for a British mother’s conviction for the murder of her two babies. The conviction was later overturned, but three years in prison took its toll—Sally Clark died of acute alcohol intoxication in March of 2007. Mathematicians Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez use a wide range of examples, from a mid-19th-century dispute over wills that became a signal case in the forensic use of mathematics, to the conviction and subsequent exoneration of Amanda Knox, to show how the improper application of mathematical concepts can mean the difference between walking free and life in prison. The cases discussed include: -The Case of Amanda Knox (How a judge’s denial of a second DNA test may have destroyed a chance to reveal the truth about Meredith Kercher’s murder) -The Case of Joe Sneed (How a fabricated probability framed a son for his parents’ grisly killing) -The Case of Sally Clark (How multiplying non-independent probabilities landed an innocent mother in jail for the murder of her children) -The Case of Janet Collins (How unjustified estimates combined with a miscalculated probability convicted an innocent couple of violent robbery) A colorful narrative of mathematical abuse featuring such characters as Charles Ponzi, Alfred Dreyfus, Hetty Green, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Math on Trial shows that legal expertise isn’t everything when it comes to proving a man innocent.

Scratch Beginnings

Scratch Beginnings
Author: Adam W. Shepard
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 006198177X
ISBN 13: 9780061981777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scratch Beginnings Book Review:

“DON’T believe the naysayers. The American Dream—the fable that says if you work hard and follow the rules, you’ll make it—is alive and well.” —New York Post Adam W. Shepard’s Scratch Beginnings is the fascinating and eye-opening account of the grand social experiment the author undertook in response to Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed. Subtitled “Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream,” Scratch Beginnings chronicles Shepard’s successful efforts to raise himself up from self-imposed rock bottom in one year’s time—a personal odyssey that is sure to inspire anyone who reads about it, instilling new faith in the solid principles on which our democracy was built.

Startup Asia

Startup Asia
Author: Rebecca A. Fannin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-26
ISBN 10: 0470829931
ISBN 13: 9780470829936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Startup Asia Book Review:

Find out where the new innovation hot spots are, what the next consumer waves will be, and where to catch them Asia's innovation hot spots are fast emerging as first-choice destinations for bright, young entrepreneurs. From Taiwan to Singapore, technology center hubs are forming to rival the original Silicon Valley. Startup Asia gives you a close-up view into the key growth trends shaping entrepreneurship in China and India, plus the new frontier market of Vietnam. Showing how entrepreneurs and investors can start up in Asia and go global, the book provides a first-hand, on-the-ground tour of the new technology centers that are gaining momentum all over Asia. Interviews with the most successful venture capitalists and entrepreneurs reveal their winning strategies and show how a new generation of entrepreneurs in China and India are no longer looking to the West for their cues—but are instead crafting their own local business models and success strategies. Shows entrepreneurs and investors how they can pursue their dreams of launching successful start-ups in Asia Reveals that many of the same venture investors that first funded young businesses in Silicon Valley moved into China, then India, and are now finding their way to Vietnam Addresses the risks of doing business in Asia's developing markets, including lack of intellectual property protection, political and regulatory shifts, bribery, and corruption From high-profile Forbes contributor Rebecca Fannin, Startup Asia is the essential guide for anyone looking to trek into this new frontier.

Seeking the American Dream

Seeking the American Dream
Author: Robert C. Hauhart
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN 10: 1137540257
ISBN 13: 9781137540256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeking the American Dream Book Review:

Historically, the United States has been viewed by generations of immigrants as the land of opportunity, where through hard work one can prosper and make a better life. The American Dream is perhaps the United States’ most common export. For many Americans, though, questions remain about whether the American Dream can be achieved in the twenty-first century. Americans, faced with global competition and increased social complexity, wonder whether their dwindling natural resources, polarized national and local politics, and often unregulated capitalism can support the American Dream today. This book examines the ideas and experiences that have formed the American Dream, assesses its meaning for Americans, and evaluates its prospects for the future.

MONEY Master the Game

MONEY Master the Game
Author: Tony Robbins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 1476757860
ISBN 13: 9781476757865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MONEY Master the Game Book Review:

"Bibliography found online at tonyrobbins.com/masterthegame"--Page [643].

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You ve Got

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You ve Got
Author: Jay Abraham
Publsiher: Truman Talley Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2000-02-21
ISBN 10: 9780312271466
ISBN 13: 0312271468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You ve Got Book Review:

A trusted advisor to America's top corporations and recognized as one of today's preeminent marketing experts, Jay Abraham has created a program of proven strategies to help you realize undreamed-of success! Unseen opportunities face each of us every day. Using clear examples from his own experience, Jay explains just how easy it can be to find and/or create new opportunities for wealth-building in any existing business, enterprise, or venture. And just how easy can it be? One entrepreneur took the concept of the ballpoint pen and refined it into a mulimillion-dollar idea: roll-on deodorant. Fred Smith of Federal Express took the methods that banks use for clearing checks to develop an overnight delivery company that has revolutionized the way we do business. Now, what have you seen-- or are going to see-- that you could take and turn to your advantage? In Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition, the program focuses on helping you spot the hidden assets, overlooked opportunities, and untapped resources around you, and gives you, and gives you fresh eyes with which to see and capitalize on them. You'll also learn how to adapt and apply these tools to your unique circumstances to maximize your income, influence, power, and success.

The High Cost of Free Parking

The High Cost of Free Parking
Author: Donald Shoup
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2017-10-20
ISBN 10: 135117892X
ISBN 13: 9781351178921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The High Cost of Free Parking Book Review:

One of the American Planning Association’s most popular and influential books is finally in paperback, with a new preface from the author on how thinking about parking has changed since this book was first published. In this no-holds-barred treatise, Donald Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why our cities sprawl on a scale fit more for cars than for people, and why American motor vehicles now consume one-eighth of the world's total oil production. But it doesn't have to be this way. Shoup proposes new ways for cities to regulate parking – namely, charge fair market prices for curb parking, use the resulting revenue to pay for services in the neighborhoods that generate it, and remove zoning requirements for off-street parking. Such measures, according to the Yale-trained economist and UCLA planning professor, will make parking easier and driving less necessary. Join the swelling ranks of Shoupistas by picking up this book today. You'll never look at a parking spot the same way again.

Sacred Economics

Sacred Economics
Author: Charles Eisenstein
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 1583943986
ISBN 13: 9781583943984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Economics Book Review:

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. This book is about how the money system will have to change—and is already changing—to embody this transition. A broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, Sacred Economics explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local currencies, resource-based economics, gift economies, and the restoration of the commons. Author Charles Eisenstein also considers the personal dimensions of this transition, speaking to those concerned with "right livelihood" and how to live according to their ideals in a world seemingly ruled by money. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, Sacred Economics presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen. Sacred Economics official website: http://sacred-economics.com/