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The First Serious Optimist: A. C. Pigou and the Birth of by Ian Kumekawa

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By Ian Kumekawa

A groundbreaking highbrow biography of 1 of the 20 th century's such a lot influential economists

The First critical Optimist is an highbrow biography of the British economist A. C. Pigou (1877–1959), a founding father of welfare economics and one of many 20th century's most crucial and unique thinkers. notwithstanding lengthy overshadowed through his highbrow rival John Maynard Keynes, Pigou used to be instrumental in focusing economics at the public welfare. And his popularity is experiencing a renaissance at the present time, partially simply because his suggestion of "externalities" or spillover bills is the root of carbon taxes. Drawing from a wealth of archival resources, Ian Kumekawa tells how Pigou reshaped the way in which the general public thinks concerning the financial function of presidency and how economists take into consideration the general public good.

Setting Pigou's rules of their own, political, social, and moral context, the ebook follows him as he advanced from a liberal Edwardian bon vivant to a reserved yet reform-minded economics professor. With international struggle I, Pigou entered executive carrier, yet quickly grew to become disappointed with the nation he encountered. As his principles have been challenged within the interwar interval, he discovered himself more and more alienated from his occupation. yet with the increase of the Labour get together following global warfare II, the aged Pigou re-embraced a way of thinking that encouraged a colleague to explain him as "the first severe optimist."

The tale not only of Pigou but additionally of twentieth-century economics, The First severe Optimist explores the biographical and ancient origins of a few of an important financial rules of the earlier hundred years. it's a well timed reminder of the moral roots of economics and the discipline's lengthy heritage as an energetic middleman among the country and the market.

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East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976 by Tom Buchanan

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By Tom Buchanan

East Wind deals the 1st whole, archive-based account of the connection among China and the British Left, from the increase of recent chinese language nationalism to the loss of life of Mao Tse tung. starting with the "Hands Off China" stream of the mid-1920s, Tom Buchanan charts the mobilisation of British opinion in defence of China opposed to eastern aggression, 1931-1945, and the position of the British left in family with the People's Republic of China after 1949.
He indicates how this courting was once put below tension by means of the becoming unpredictability of Communist China, exceptionally by way of the Sino-Soviet dispute and the Cultural Revolution, which intended that through the Sixties China used to be actively supported basically via a dwindling staff of fanatics. The impression of the suppression of
the pupil protests in Tiananmen sq. (June 1989) is addressed as an epilogue.

East Wind argues that the importance of the left's courting with China has been unjustly neglected. there have been many events, akin to the mid-1920s, the overdue Nineteen Thirties and the early Nineteen Fifties, while China demanded the complete awareness of the British left. It additionally argues that there's not anything new within the present fascination with China's emergence as an fiscal strength. all through those a long time the British left used to be conscious of the tremendous, unrealised power of the chinese language financial system, and of how
China's fiscal development may rework the world.

In addition to analysing the position of the political events and strain teams of the left, Buchanan sheds new mild at the actions of many famous figures in help of China, together with intellectuals resembling Bertrand Russell, R H Tawney and Joseph Needham. Many different attention-grabbing tales emerge, relating much less famous figures, which convey the complexity of non-public hyperlinks among Britain and China through the 20th century.

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The Last Drop: Operation Varsity, March 24-25, 1945 by Stephen L. Wright

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By Stephen L. Wright

First full-length historical past of the biggest and so much winning airborne offensive ever. rankings of eyewitness debts from paratroopers, glidermen, pilots, and squaddies plus information on planes, gliders, and kit. Recounts the activities for which individuals gained Medals of Honor, a Victoria move, and a Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.

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Secular Morality and International Security: American and by Maria Fanis

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By Maria Fanis

“[Fanis] demonstrates a magnificent skill to commute nimbly among summary theoretical thoughts and a messy truth. In every one of the case research chapters, her research is wealthy, considerate, and imaginative.”

—Ido Oren, collage of Florida

Combining insights from cultural reviews, gender reports, and social historical past, Maria Fanis exhibits the severe significance of nationwide identification in judgements approximately warfare and peace. She demanding situations traditional ways by way of demonstrating that family moral codes effect perceptions of danger from overseas. With an in-depth research of U.S.-British family members within the first half the 19th century, and with an program to the hot battle in Iraq, she ties alterations in U.S. and British nationwide curiosity to shifts in those countries’ family codes of morality.

 

Fanis’s findings have vital implications for modern diplomacy concept. except its relevance to present occasions, her paintings additionally makes a contribution to the literatures on international policy—specifically American and British overseas policies—and the factors of war.

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The First Crash: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble by Richard Dale

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By Richard Dale

For approximately 3 centuries the incredible upward push and fall of the South Sea corporation has gripped the general public mind's eye because the so much photo caution to traders of the hazards of unbridled hypothesis. but background repeats itself and a similar elemental forces that drove up the cost of South Sea stocks to dizzying heights in 1720 have lately produced the worldwide crash of 1987, the japanese inventory marketplace bubble of the 1980s/90s, and the foreign dot.com increase of the 1990s.

The First Crash throws mild at the present debate approximately investor rationality through re-examining the tale of the South Sea Bubble from the point of view of traders and commentators in the course of and previous the fateful Bubble 12 months. In soaking up prose, Richard Dale describes the buying and selling recommendations of London's alternate Alley (which integrated 'modern' transactions comparable to derivatives) and makes use of new info, in addition to the hitherto missed writings of a super modern monetary analyst, to teach how traders misplaced their bearings through the Bubble interval in a lot an analogous manner as throughout the dot.com boom.

The occasions of 1720, as provided the following, provide insights into the character of economic markets that, being self reliant of position and time, need to be thought of by way of ultra-modern traders all over the place. This e-book is consequently geared toward all people with an curiosity within the habit of inventory markets.

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Dundee at Work: People and Industries Through the Years by Gregor Stewart

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By Gregor Stewart

Dundee is rightly pleased with its business historical past and this day can lay declare to being on the leading edge of advancements in lots of parts of clinical examine and know-how. The eighteenth century observed the city’s inhabitants develop quickly with the growth of the whaling and the advance of the jute exchange. Dundee used to be ruled by means of its jute in the course of the eighteenth and 19th centuries and at its height a few 50,000 humans within the urban labored in sixty-two turbines, frequently in appalling stipulations. whilst, the aiding industries of whaling and shipbuilding additionally accelerated, in addition to smaller industries resembling marmalade creation and publishing, incomes the town the nickname of ‘City of 3 Js’ – Jam, Jute and Journalism.

Dundee at paintings explores the lifetime of Scotland’s fourth greatest urban and its humans, from pre-industrial beginnings via to the current day. In a desirable sequence of up to date pictures and illustrations, it takes us during the dramatic upward thrust and fall of the jute undefined, the traumas of commercial decline and excessive unemployment among the wars and post-war restoration with the coming of sunshine engineering businesses comparable to Timex and NCR. It takes us into the technologically complex global of at the present time, exhibiting how Dundee has effectively remodeled itself from the 3 J’s to a thriving college urban and centre of biomedical and biotechnology learn in addition to a number one participant within the details expertise and game industries.

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Roman Baths in Britain by Ian D. Rotherham

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By Ian D. Rotherham

Bathing was once primary to Roman society. It was once the head of subtle rest and of cleanliness. After the cave in of the Roman Empire, even the main highranking humans in ecu society have been rather grubby and pungent! it might be millions of years prior to whatever coming near near a similar point of expertise and value built at any place in Europe. but Roman baths and bathing tradition stimulated the spas and baths that grew out of the medieval interval. at the present time, the place major buildings stay, as in Leicester urban centre, Caerleon in Wales, and particularly in bathtub, they're once more nice customer points of interest. bathtub, with its restored bathhouses, might be the main recognized and boasts the main intact Roman approach final in Europe. This ebook explores the significance of water and cleanliness to the Romans, in addition to the position of the baths in Roman existence and the engineering in the back of them. Rotherham additionally explains the destiny of the baths because the decline of the Roman Empire. ultimately, we discover out what the Roman traditions and buildings have left for us this day and the place we will visit discover extra concerning the lifestyle and the original and interesting historical past of baths and bathing.

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Christian Ideals in British Culture: Stories of Belief in by D. Nash

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By D. Nash

This booklet deals a problem to traditional histories of secularisation by means of focusing upon the significance of vital non secular narratives. those narratives are replaced considerably over the years, but in addition to were invested with significance and that means through non secular members and businesses in addition to through secular ones.

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