The Spirit Level

Why Equality is Better for Everyone
Author: Kate Pickett,Richard Wilkinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141921153
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks? The answer: inequality. This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show: - How almost everything - from life expectancy to depression levels, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how wealthy a society is, but how equal it is - That societies with a bigger gap between rich and poor are bad for everyone in them - including the well-off - How we can find positive solutions and move towards a happier, fairer future Urgent, provocative and genuinely uplifting, The Spirit Level has been heralded as providing a new way of thinking about ourselves and our communities, and could change the way you see the world.

The Spirit Level

Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
Author: Richard Wilkinson,Kate Pickett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608193411
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 374
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This eye-opening UK bestseller shows how one single factor--the gap between its richest and poorest members--can determine the health and well-being of a society. The authors also outline a new political outlook in which a shift from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more sustainable society is paramount.

Gleichheit

Warum gerechte Gesellschaften für alle besser sind
Author: Kate Pickett,Richard Wilkinson
Publisher: Haffmans & Tolkemitt
ISBN: 3942989980
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Überarbeitete Auflage 2016: In jahrzehntelanger Forschung haben die beiden Wissenschaftler Richard Wilkinson und Kate Pickett empirische Daten gesammelt und ausgewertet, anhand derer sie den Einfluss der Ungleichheit auf eine Vielzahl der drängendsten sozialen Probleme entwickelter Gesellschaften untersuchen. Die geistige und körperliche Gesundheit oder der Drogenkonsum der Mitglieder einer Gesellschaft, Lebenserwartung, Übergewicht, Bildung, die Geburtenrate bei Minderjährigen, die Verbrechensrate und nicht zuletzt die soziale Mobilität: All diese Phänomene hängen statistisch eindeutig davon ab, wie ungleich die Einkommens- und somit Chancenverteilung einer Gesellschaft ist. Ab einem gewissen Einkommensniveau, das etwa auf der Höhe dessen von - ausgerechnet - Kuba liegt, ist es eben nicht mehr die Höhe des Durchschnittseinkommens, die es den Menschen immer bessergehen lässt, sondern die Verteilung des Einkommens. Dieser Titel befasst sich, wie das zur Zeit viel besprochene Buch von Thomas Piketty, Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert, mit der Verteilung des Reichtums.

23 Lügen, die sie uns über den Kapitalismus erzählen


Author: Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641041406
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Provokantes Debattenbuch über den Kapitalismus vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Weltwirtschaftskrise Mit seiner provokanten Streitschrift macht Ha-Joon Chang Front gegen die heiligen Kühe des Kapitalismus. In dreiundzwanzig Thesen und Gegenthesen analysiert er die Grundzüge der Marktwirtschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts, sagt, was sie ist und was sie nicht ist, was sie kann und was sie nicht kann. Dabei verbindet er ökonomischen Sachverstand mit gesellschaftlichem Scharfblick und Menschenkenntnis. Knapp, präzise und streitbar bietet Ha-Joon Chang dem Leser das Rüstzeug, die herrschenden Illusionen einer kapitalistischen Ökonomie zu durchschauen, ihre Möglichkeiten realistisch einzuschätzen und zum Wohle aller zu nutzen. Stellt elementare Lehrmeinungen der freien Marktwirtschaft in Frage.

The Spirit Level

Poems
Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466855746
Category: Poetry
Page: 81
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In The Spirit Level, as ever with Seamus Heaney, personal memory and humble domestic objects -- a whitewash brush, a sofa, a swing -- are endowed with talismanic significance, and throughout the collection he addresses his growing concerns, which inevitably include the political situation in his native Northern Ireland, in a poetry that never ceases to be fluid, alert, and completely truthful.

The Spirit Level


Author: David Barber
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810150249
Category: Poetry
Page: 81
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Winner of the Terrence Des Pres Prize for Poetry The Spirit Level is the first collection by an exciting new voice in American poetry. Representing the world as a place of feverish energies, David Barber creates a virtuoso tension between playful, sometimes flamboyant, diction, and the seriousness of his concerns. Balance and grace, but also wit and verbal energy, and a deft hand at shaping the poem, make Barber's first book a superb debut.

The Spirit Level Delusion

Fact-checking the Left's New Theory of Everything
Author: Christopher Snowdon
Publisher: Democracy Institute/Little Dice
ISBN: 9780956226518
Category: Political Science
Page: 172
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Do Cubans live longer than Americans? Are Scandinavians happier than the British? Do Oscar winners live longer than other actors? Does capitalism cause mental illness? Does inequality lead to murder? Would higher taxes make us slimmer, more trusting and more charitable? The Spirit Level Delusion shines the light of reason on some of the extraordinary claims made in favour of big government in the twenty-first century. Several books (The Spirit Level, Happiness and Affluenza amongst others) have called for a radical shift in power from the individual to the state based on the supposedly devastating effects of wealth, economic growth and inequality. By examining all the available evidence, Christopher Snowdon tests the theory that 'more equal' countries are healthier, happier and more successful. Through a sober assessment of the facts-including some inconvenient truths-The Spirit Level Delusion shows that the theory not only lacks empirical support but also fails the basic test of believability. "If you haven t read a book that made you laugh out loud on the bus or the Tube in a while, try Christopher Snowdon s superb release, The Spirit Level Delusion. But the book s subtle humour is not the reason I am recommending it. The Spirit Level Delusion is, above all, a book that delivers and goes well beyond the promise of its subtitle 'fact-checking the left s new theory of everything'... It may well be that the next big battle for a free society will be fought against the new anti-wealth egalitarianism. Christopher Snowdon has provided defenders of freedom with powerful ammunition." Kristian Niemietz, Institute of Economic Affairs "Snowdon picks so many holes in the theory that were it a building it wouldn t be passed as structurally sound by the most crooked of third world local government surveyors... I wish that everyone who espoused The Spirit Level would read The Spirit Level Delusion, which explains just how dubious the science behind this grand theory is." Ed West, The Telegraph "The Spirit Level Delusion not only successfully and dramatically undermines much of the evidence in The Spirit Level, but also takes on the other fashionable opponents of economic growth... His engaging discussion unpicks the evidence of the anti-growth brigade and demonstrates that it is selective and partial. This book is excellent tube reading . Philip Booth, City AM

Glossary of the Mapping Sciences


Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784475706
Category: Science
Page: 581
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The Glossary of Mapping Sciences, a joint publication of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), contains approximately 10,000 terms that cover the broad professional areas of surveying, mapping and remote sensing. Based on over 150 sources, this glossary west through an extensive review process that included individual experts from the related subject fields and a variety of U.S. federal agencies such as the U.S.Geological Survey. This comprehensive review process helped to ensure the accuracy of the document. The Glossary of Mapping Sciences will find widespread use throughout the related professions and serve as a vehicle to standardize the terminology of the mapping sciences.

Der Pfad des friedvollen Kriegers

Das Buch, das Leben verändert
Author: Dan Millman
Publisher: Ansata
ISBN: 364107875X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 304
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Atemberaubende Erfahrungen und berührende Erlebnisse erwarten Sie auf dem Pfad des friedvollen Kriegers Ein absolutes Kultbuch – immer wieder als das beste Einstiegsbuch in die Welt der echten Spiritualität empfohlen. Folgen Sie dem Autor auf seinem Weg, der ebenso atemberaubende wie berührende Erlebnisse auch für Sie bereit hält. Seite für Seite werden Sie zu einer neuen, faszinierenden Bewusstheit heranwachsen.

Dr. Siri und seine Toten

Dr. Siri ermittelt 1 - Kriminalroman
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 3641025044
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Exotisches Laos, rätselhafte Todesfälle und die originellste Ermittlerfigur des Krimigenres Dr. Siri Paiboun hatte bislang eigentlich nur mit lebenden Patienten zu tun. Doch nun wird er mit seinen 72 Jahren noch zum einzigen Leichenbeschauer von ganz Laos ernannt – als letzter verbliebener Genosse mit medizinischem Hintergrund. Es bleibt ihm keine Wahl, als sich ohne jedes Fachwissen, aber mit der Unterstützung zweier ebenso unqualifizierter Assistenten, an seinem ersten Fall zu versuchen: Frau Nitnoy, die Gemahlin eines Parteibonzen, ist bei einem Essen des Frauenverbands plötzlich verstorben, und Dr. Siri argwöhnt, dass es dabei nicht mit rechten Dingen zuging. Mit Hilfe eines alten französischen Lehrbuchs, vor allem aber mit viel Witz und Intuition macht er sich daran, die Sache unter die Lupe zu nehmen. Prompt gerät Dr. Siri selbst in Gefahr, doch zum Glück kann er auf zahlreiche Helfer zählen wie seinen alten Freund und Parteigenossen Civilai, die Chemielehrerin Oum und die Sandwichverkäuferin Tante Lah, die Dr. Siri jeden Mittag mit ihren Köstlichkeiten versorgt – und ein Auge auf ihn geworfen hat ...

The Flight of the Vernacular

Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott and the Impress of Dante
Author: Maria Cristina Fumagalli
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042014763
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 303
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In this book, Dante, Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott engage in an eloquent and meaningful conversation. Dante's capacity for being faithful to the collective historical experience and true to the recognitions of the emerging self, the permanent immediacy of his poetry, the healthy state of his language, which is so close to the object that the two are identified, and his adamant refusal to get lost in the wide and open sea of abstraction – all these are shown to have affected, and to continue to affect, Heaney's and Walcott's work. The Flight of the Vernacular, however, is not only a record of what Dante means to the two contemporary poets but also a cogent study of Heaney's and Walcott's attitude towards language and of their views on the function of poetry in our time. Heaney's programmatic endeavour to be “adept at dialect” and Walcott's idiosyncratic redefinition of the vernacular in poetry as tone rather than as dialect – apart from having Dantean overtones – are presented as being associated with the belief that poetry is a social reality and that language is a living alphabet bound to the “opened ground” of the world.

La livella a bolla d'aria /The Spirit Level


Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1471611760
Category: Poetry
Page: 104
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Questa e una raccolta di 21 poesie del Premio Nobel per la Letteratura 1995, Seamus Heaney, tratte da ""The Spirit Level,"" nella traduzione italiana di Erminia Passannanti. L'espressione "fortuna letteraria" e particolarmente idonea a descrivere il percorso compiuto dall'opera di Seamus Heaney nell'arco di un ventennio. L'assegnazione del Nobel per la Letteratura, nel 1995, a questo autore, mentre rappresentava il massimo tributo a un'arte poetica che aveva saputo guadagnarsi un successo di portata mondiale, focalizzava l'attenzione dell'opinione pubblica su tutta la poesia irlandese contemporanea prodotta nel nord dell'isola, e dunque, in modo indiretto, sui primi seri tentativi di una sistemazione politica del conflitto civile in nord-Irlanda.

Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture E-Book


Author: Angela Hicks,John Hicks,Peter Mole
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044482
Category: Medical
Page: 420
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This exciting new edition of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional Five Element acupuncture. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the Elements themselves and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in Five Element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment — especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today. Features The Five Elements referred to in the title are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the main features of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treatment. Covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. Includes an unambiguous description of the principle aspects of diagnosis within a system, ironing out inconsistencies often present in discussions of these aspects. This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and includes a new and improved colour page design. Quotes from the foreword to the first edition by Peter Eckman, San Francisco: "...the authors have shown how their approach can even integrate with TCM findings to treat patients more completely and rapidly. As the case histories illustrate, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture is a style of practice that is second to none, and this innovative text is an excellent resource for learning it"