For over forty years, David Harvey has been one of the world's most trenchant and critical analysts of capitalist development. In The Enigma of Capital, he delivers an impassioned account of how unchecked neoliberalism produced the system-wide crisis that now engulfs the world. Beginning in the 1970s, profitability pressures led the capitalist class in advanced countries to shift away from investment in industrial production at home toward the higher returns that financial products promised. Accompanying this was a shift towards privatization, an absolute decline in the bargaining power of labor, and the dispersion of production throughout the developing world. The decades-long and ongoing decline in wages that accompanied this turn produced a dilemma: how can goods--especially real estate--sell at the same rate as before if workers are making in relative terms? The answer was a huge expansion of credit that fueled the explosive growth of both the financial industry and the real estate market. When one key market collapsed--real estate--the other one did as well, and social devastation resulted. Harvey places today's crisis in the broadest possible context: the historical development of global capitalism itself from the industrial era onward. Moving deftly between this history and the unfolding of the current crisis, he concentrates on how such crises both devastate workers and create openings for challenging the system's legitimacy. The battle now will be between the still-powerful forces that want to reconstitute the system of yesterday and those that want to replace it with one that prizes social justice and economic equality. The new afterword focuses on the continuing impact of the crisis and the response to it in 2010. One of Huffington Post's Best Social and Political Awareness Books of 2010 Winner of the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize for 2010 Praise for the Hardcover: "A lucid and penetrating account of how the power of capital shapes our world." --Andrew Gamble, Independent "Elegant... entertainingly swashbuckling... Harvey's analysis is interesting not only for the breadth of his scholarship but his recognition of the system's strengths." --John Gapper, Financial Times
The soul sometimes speaks the loudest amid life’s turmoil. Baring one’s heart through the process of self-discovery can awaken the gifts within. The Awakening is a collection of poems that bare emotions of love, growth and self-worth through teen motherhood, marriage and divorce. The poems will surprise you. They will inspire you.
We all know that the victors of battle write the history. But what if that history is wrong? What if it is very, very wrong... We all know the tale of Satan's fall from grace. Of his defeat at the hands of the Lord God. But what really happened? A new manuscript has been uncovered.
Written by a priest visited by the devil himself. A priest who then left the church to find three mad prophets who knew the truth. But one day, the priest was murdered and the manuscript disappeared. And now, over one hundred years later, the document has been found. It is a tale that begins before the univese was born... and ends with a chilling prophesy. And the truth is like nothing you've been told before.
«Il sorriso di chi fa sport non è quasi mai un sorriso, è una smorfia. Una smorfia rigida e simmetrica sostenuta da una impalcatura di muscoli talmente precaria che basta la defezione di uno di essi per far diroccare la faccia in una composizione cubista di denti, labbra e zigomi.
Se l'impalcatura regge, è solo per solidarietà con il resto del corpo, teso in uno sforza abnorme, non certo per diletto. Se non regge, è perché ogni muscolo remoto ha ceduto, provocando, come in un effetto-domino, il deflusso del sangue da tutte le altre fibre.»
Bestselling author Anne Baker's compelling saga of family secrets, heartache and happy endings.
When Nancy Seymour's RAF pilot husband, Charles, is killed, her life falls apart.
Not only has she lost the man she loved, but she also loses her home and must find a way to support herself and their little girl, Caro, on her own. With the outbreak of World War Two, Nancy is grateful for the sanctuary offered by Charles's father in the form of a little cottage in the countryside. But his mother Henrietta has always disapproved of her son's wife and seems hell-bent on making her life a misery. Nancy has little idea, though, of the depths to which Henrietta is prepared to sink. With the danger of war ever-present, Nancy must find the strength to protect those she holds dear through years of hardship and peril. And, if she survives all this, perhaps she can still hope for a second chance at happiness...
Sjálfstætt framhald metsölubókarinnar Karitas án titils sem hlaut frábærar viðtökur lesenda og gagnrýnenda. Hér er á ferð stórbrotin og kröftug þroskasaga konu sem fer sínar eigin leiðir, en um leið skörp ádeila; þetta er öðrum þræði aldarsaga, saga þjóðfélags í mótun, saga kvenna og frelsisbaráttu, saga um ást og harm og margbrotið mannlíf. Þessi mikla og heillandi skáldsaga er allt í senn; viðburðarík, fyndin og sorgleg, enda hefur höfundur slík tök á lesanda að líkja má við galdur.