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How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitati...
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The United States has two separate banking systems today - one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. How the Other Half Banks contributes to the growing conversation on American inequality by highlighting one of its prime causes: unequal credit. Mehrsa Baradaran examines how a significant portion of the population, deserted by banks, is forced to wander through a Wild West of payday lenders and check-cashing services to cover emergency expenses and pay for necessities - all thanks to deregulation that began in the 1970s and continues decades later. In an age of corporate megabanks with trillions of dollars in assets, it is easy to forget that America's banking system was originally created as a public service. Banks have always relied on credit from the federal government, provided on favorable terms so that they could issue low-interest loans. But as banks grew in size and political influence, they shed their social contract with the American people, demanding to be treated as a private industry free from any public-serving responsibility. They abandoned less profitable, low-income customers in favor of wealthier clients and high-yield investments. Fringe lenders stepped in to fill the void. This two-tier banking system has become even more unequal since the 2008 financial crisis. Baradaran proposes a solution: reenlisting the US Post Office in its historic function of providing bank services. The post office played an important but largely forgotten role in the creation of American democracy, and it could be deployed again to level the field of financial opportunity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Priya Ayyar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009128/bk_blak_009128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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California Tales: Three Short Stories , Hörbuch...
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Three stories reflecting California's intense pressures and addictions: "Sparkling Arabella", high on crystal meth astride a Harley, ascends into the stars. Will she find grace at last? A boy, a girl, and a dog meet in the Viper Room, looking for love on the eve of a devastating Los Angeles earthquake. And "Silicon Valley", once filled with apricot orchards, becomes a dream killer for a workaholic on the verge of cashing in. Jane Ciabattari is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection Stealing the Fire. Her short stories have been published in Long Island Noir (Akashic Books), the Literarian, KBG Bar Lit, Lost magazine, Chautauqua magazine, Literary Mama, VerbSap, Ms., the North American Review, Denver Quarterly, and Hampton Shorts (which honored her with an Editors' Choice Award), among others. She writes the Between the Lines column for the BBC and is a regular contributor to NPR, the Daily Beast, and the Boston Globe. A former president of the National Book Critics Circle, she now serves as vice president. She is on the advisory board for the Story Prize. This is a short audiobook published by Shebooks - high-quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly B. Goe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023626/bk_adbl_023626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Summary: Michael Lewis' Liar's Poker: Rising Th...
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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar's Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street's premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. This is a summary of Michael Lewis' book Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street. It is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years - a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the 41st-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis' knowing and hilarious insider's account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding, and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057718/bk_acx0_057718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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American Legends: The Life of Rosa Parks , Hörb...
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“People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was 42. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” - Rosa Parks Rosa Parks is one of the most famous women in American history, and an instantly recognizable name among Americans of all ages, thanks to the events of December 1, 1955. That afternoon, on her way home from work, Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white person in defiance of Montgomery’s segregated bus policies. Within days of her arrest, Montgomery’s civil rights activists had organized a wide-scale boycott of Montgomery’s buses by blacks. To lead the boycott, organizers formed the Montgomery Improvement Association, electing a young, 26-year-old pastor president of the new group. His name was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In many histories, the narrative of Rosa Parks’ life ends there. While she was celebrated and hailed as a civil rights activist for the next 50 years until her death in 2005, few details of her life aside from her determined act and arrest are remembered. The context of the time and place are also largely overlooked, most notably the fact that she was not the first black woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat in 1955. All of that is largely unfair, considering the fact that Rosa Parks suffered further abuse and stigma living in the South during the Civil Rights Movement. And instead of cashing in on her fame, she gave much of the money she made to civil rights groups and organizations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas S. Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040563/bk_acx0_040563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Rosa ...
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People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was 42. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in. (Rosa Parks)In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history's most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid's attention all the way to the end. Rosa Parks is one of the most famous women in American history, and an instantly recognizable name among Americans of all ages, thanks to the events of December 1, 1955. That afternoon, on her way home from work, Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white person in defiance of Montgomery's segregated bus policies. Within days of her arrest, Montgomery's civil rights activists had organized a wide-scale boycott of Montgomery's buses by blacks. To lead the boycott, organizers formed the Montgomery Improvement Association, electing a young, 26-year-old pastor president of the new group. His name was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In many histories, the narrative of Rosa Parks' life ends there. While she was celebrated and hailed as a civil rights activist for the next 50 years until her death in 2005, few details of her life aside from her determined act and arrest are remembered. The context of the time and place are also largely overlooked, most notably the fact that she was not the first black woman who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat in 1955.   All of that is largely unfair, considering the fact that Rosa Parks suffered further abuse and stigma living in the South during the Civil Rights Movement. Forced to move to the North, Rosa continued to work hard for most of the rest of her life. And instead of cashing in on her fame, s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103308/bk_acx0_103308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Blind Baseball: A Father's War
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Author and publisher Joseph Sobran, has called this novel a 'monumental work of genius.' Blind Baseball is a game of absurdity and monstrosity as well. This is a novelized true story of a vicious super-divorce. Metaphorically it is a story of the death of the American family. As arbiter of the rules of marriage, divorce and custody the social engineers are intentionally attempting to destroy the traditional family to create a new socialistic blended family, one that has been through the blender. The modem materialist state accrues power unto itself and will not tolerate any rival authority or loyalty. The state has been wildly successful in fostering and exploiting divorce. Attorneys have been wildly successful at cashing in on the bonanza of subjective law and social engineering. Is the family being destroyed on purpose or is it just another case of government stupidity? The decision is yours. The stakes are enormous. Skeptical? Read the book.

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The Halliburton Agenda
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The author of the bestseller The Iron Triangle untangles a web of political back scratching in one of the world s most powerful companies Halliburton-a Texas oil-field company Dick Cheney ran before he became Vice President-has courted controversy for the better part of the twentieth century, but only recently has it received intense media scrutiny. In The Halliburton Agenda, Halliburton and its subsidiaries form the foundation of a fascinating story of influence peddling and behind-the-scenes political maneuvering that has only increased in momentum over the last decade-culminating in a firestorm of problems arising as soon as Cheney took office. This intriguing book shows readers where Halliburton has been doing business and with whom-topping the list so far are Iran, Iraq, and Libya. It also reveals how this juggernaut of a corporation has engaged in a cycle of profits that begins by selling products and services to potential terrorist states, contracting with the federal government during times of war against those states, then gaining valuable rebuilding contracts to help repair those states. It will also show how a Halliburton subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root, has become an indispensable part of the U.S. military, so much so that the two are indistinguishable at times. Halliburton is one of the first American companies to recognize the importance of aligning itself with powerful politicians, heavily contributing to campaigns, then cashing in on lucrative government contracts. Engaging and informative, The Halliburton Agenda carefully explores the arc of the company s success, its use of political affiliation, and the scope of its international business.

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Liar's Poker
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Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street's premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar's Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years-a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis's knowing and hilarious insider's account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Blind Baseball: A Father's War
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Author and publisher Joseph Sobran, has called this novel a 'monumental work of genius.' Blind Baseball is a game of absurdity and monstrosity as well. This is a novelized true story of a vicious super-divorce. Metaphorically it is a story of the death of the American family. As arbiter of the rules of marriage, divorce and custody the social engineers are intentionally attempting to destroy the traditional family to create a new socialistic blended family, one that has been through the blender. The modem materialist state accrues power unto itself and will not tolerate any rival authority or loyalty. The state has been wildly successful in fostering and exploiting divorce. Attorneys have been wildly successful at cashing in on the bonanza of subjective law and social engineering. Is the family being destroyed on purpose or is it just another case of government stupidity? The decision is yours. The stakes are enormous. Skeptical? Read the book.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 11.07.2020
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