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War, Money, and Socratic Highlights 

Can We Stop Wars? was the subject of the Socratic Conversation conducted by Ron Gross on Friday, May 3rd -- and a prevailing view of the discussants was "Follow the money!" A conflict resolution practitioner with experience ranging from Israel/Palestine to the Philippines said, "All wars are really over economic interests." Another participant advised: "If …

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The economics of happiness 

Title: The economics of happiness A film by: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, & John Page Written and directed by: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page Produced by: Helena Norberg-Hodge Call Number: HD82 .N67 2011 About the film: "The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, …

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Leading Up: How to Lead Your Boss so you Both Win 

Title: Leading Up:  How to Lead Your Boss so you Both Win Author: Michael Useem Publisher: Crown Business, New York, NY (2001) Call #: HD57.7 .U83 2001 From the Publisher: Today’s best leaders know how to lead up, a necessary strategy when a supervisor is micromanaging rather than macrothinking, when a division president offers clear …

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Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children’s Lives & America’s Future, with David L. Kirp 

Renowned education expert David L. Kirp speaks on Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children's Lives and America's Future (PublicAffairs, March 31st, 2011). In his latest publication, dedicated to "the unsung heroes -- those whose tireless efforts are changing the arc of children's lives," he outlines a clear policy agenda that places kids first …

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Private Schooling in Less Economically Developed Countries: Asian and African Perspectives 

Title: Private Schooling in Less Economically Developed Countries: Asian and African Perspectives Editors: Prachi Srivastava and Geoffrey Walford Publisher: Didcot : Symposium Books, 2007 Call Number: LC57.5 .P75 2007 From the Publisher: "The increased marketisation and privatisation of schooling in economically developing countries struggling to achieve Education for All and Millennium Development Goals warrants a focused …

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference 

Title: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Author: Malcolm Gladwell Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2000 Check it out! HM1033 .G53 2000 From the publisher: THE TIPPING POINT is the biography of an idea, and the idea is quite simple. It is that many of the problems we face - …

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The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy 

Title: The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy Author: Raj Patel Publisher: New York : Picador, 2010, c2009 Call Number: HB95 .P3185 2010 From the Publisher: "Opening with Oscar Wilde's observation that "nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing," Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the …

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African economies and the politics of permanent crisis, 1979-1999 

Title: African economies and the politics of permanent crisis, 1979-1999 Author: Nicolas van de Walle Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001 Check it out! HC800 V357 2001 From the publisher: This book explains why African countries have remained mired in a disastrous economic crisis since the late 1970s. It shows that dynamics internal …

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The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy 

Title: The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy Editors: Beth A. Simmons, Frank Dobbin, Geoffrey Garrett Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008 Call Number: HF1359 .G5685 2008 From the Publisher: "The diffusion of markets and democracy around the world was a defining feature of the late twentieth century. Many social scientists view this …

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Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics 

Title: Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice Editors: Ian Shemilt, Miranda Mugford, Luke Vale, Kevin Marsh, and Cam Donaldson Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books, 2010 Call Number: RA410.5 .E956 2010 From the Publisher: "The need for evidence-based decisions that take account of both effectiveness and economics is greater …

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything 

Title: Freakonomics:  A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Author: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Publisher: New York : William Morrow/HarperCollins Call Number: HB74.P8 L479 2006 From the Publisher: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug …

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Economics of Education 

Title: Economics of education Editor: Dominic J. Brewer, Patrick J. McEwan Publisher: Elsevier, c. 2009 Check it out.: LC65 .E2535 2010 From the Publisher: A collection of short, stand-alone chapters divided into five sections including overview of the field; private and social returns to human capital investments; production, costs and financing of education; teachers and teacher labor …

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Dead Aid 

Title: Dead aid: why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa Author: Dambisa Moyo Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009 Check It Out: HC800 .M69 2009 From the Publisher: In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries …

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