Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit:HarperCollins. ePub edition James D. Scurlock
The enormously wealthy Durie family occupies a gigantic baroque turn-of-the-century mansion on Manhattan´s Upper East Side. The family, whose fortune was established in Colonial times, is traditionally shy of all public notice and proud that no scandal has ever touched its name. Newly married Michael and Amy Lloyd, bright young teachers in a private school, suddenly find themselves unemployed and apparently unemployable. When all cash and credit are gone, Michael and Amy decide to take up positions on the Durie household staff. But as the Lloyds learn to cope with their positions as servants they slowly become aware that the seventy-year-old matriarch Margaret Durie is, for her own unexplained reasons, enlisting them as her helpless accomplices in a subtly designed series of events that will ultimately lead to a thunderous scandal ... and a ghastly death.
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The United States suffers from a shortage of well-placed homes. This was true even at the peak of the housing boom in 2005. Using a broad array of evidence on housing inflation, income, migration, homeownership trends, and international comparisons, Shut Out demonstrates that high home prices have been largely caused by the constrained housing supply in a handful of magnet cities leading the new economy.The same phenomenon is occurring in leading countries across the globe. Gentrifying cities have become exclusionary bastions in the new postindustrial economy. The US housing bubble that peaked in 2005 is more accurately described as a refugee crisis than a credit bubble. Surging demand for limited urban housing triggered a spike of migration away from the magnet cities among households with moderate and lower incomes who could no longer afford to remain, causing a brief contagion of high prices in the cities where the migrants moved.In this book, author Kevin Erdmann observes that the housing bubble has been broadly and incorrectly attributed to various ?excesses.? Policymakers and economists concluded that our key challenge was that we had built too many homes. This misdiagnosis of the problem, according to Erdmann, led to misguided public polices, which were the primary cause of the subsequent financial crisis. A sort of moral panic about supposed excesses in home lending and construction led to destabilizing monetary and regulatory decisions. As the economy slumped, a sense of fatalism prevented the government from responding appropriately to the worsening situation.Shut Out provides a much-needed correction to the causes and consequences of financial crises and secular stagnation.
Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, ´´I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.´´ In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as ´´Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich.´´ Emma, however, is also rather spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people´s lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray. Emma Woodhouse, aged 20 at the start of the novel, is a young, beautiful, witty, and privileged woman in Regency England. She lives on the fictional estate of Hartfield in Surrey in the village of Highbury with her elderly widowed father, a valetudinarian who is excessively concerned for the health and safety of his loved ones. Emma´s friend and only critic is the gentlemanly George Knightley, her neighbor from the adjacent estate of Donwell, and the brother of her elder sister Isabella´s husband, John. As the novel opens, Emma has just attended the wedding of Miss Taylor, her best friend and former governess. Having introduced Miss Taylor to her future husband, Mr. Weston, Emma takes credit for their marriage, and decides that she rather likes matchmaking.
Steve Jobs is considered to be the greatest entrepreneur of modern times. In a world where people consider themselves fortunate for getting even partial credit for changing one industry, Steve Jobs went on changing not one, but seven industries namely personal computers, desktop publishing, animation movies, computer retailing, music players, mobiles phones and tablet computing. He didn?t have any business management degree. He was a college drop out and a hippie. He considered himself as an artist and went on creating his two masterpieces, Pixar and Apple. This book takes a look at what made Steve Jobs one of the greatest business icons of all time and how he applied seven business mantras in his own way.
When he wrote this book, Chesterton stood virtually alone against the intellectual world of his day. Yet to his eternal credit, he showed no sign of being intimidated by the prestige of his foes. On the contrary, he thunders against eugenics, ranking it one of the great evils of modern society. And, in perhaps one of the most chillingly accurate prophecies of the century, he warns that the ideas that eugenics had unleashed were likely to bear bitter fruit in another nation. That nation was Germany, the very land of scientific culture from which the ideal of a Superman had come. In fact, the very group that Nazism tried to exterminate, Eastern European Jews, and the group it targeted for later extermination, the Slavs, were two of those whose biological unfitness eugenists sought so eagerly to confirm. (Goodreads)
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Murder in the poisoned bosom of a genteel, if alarmingly dysfunctional, family in the English countryside.Dennyford is a ?peaceful little place . . . where the most exciting thing that could happen would be the lowering of somebody?s golf handicap. . . .? Or so the locals used to think. But young Lucy Rivers is in love with handsome Mark Armour, the local police?s chief suspect in a most dreadful murder case ? the initial slaying (that of Mark?s domineering older sister, Bertha), and another which follows it, appear to have been done by means of arsenic. The true killer is finally unmasked, with credit going to the wily Hermann Glide, working in parallel with Inspector Collier of Scotland Yard.Death in the Cup was originally published in 1932. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.
First and foremost Breakfast with Butch is a roller coaster ride of crash and recovery. After 28 years of marriage, Seymore ´´Butch´´ Busczkowski´s life has been turned upside down and lies scattered in pieces around him. With no plan and no clue, Butch finds unexpected support from an old friend. Together they sort through the emotional carnage of Butch´s situation- deciding what to keep and what to discard as Butch assembles his new life plan. Breakfast with Butch is the story of men being men, guys being guys, and friends being friends. No excuses, no apologies...just the way it is. Ladies: for all the times you have wondered, ´´What´s up with guys?´´ prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Guys: for all the times you have thought, ´´Hey, give me some credit.´´ This is the story for you. So pull up a chair, fill up your cup, and prepare to enjoy Breakfast with Butch.