Due to government cuts, the benefits system is currently a hot topic. In this timely book, a Citizen’s Income (sometimes called a Basic Income) is defined as an unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every individual as a right of citizenship. This much-needed book, written by an experienced researcher and author, is the first for over a decade to analyse the social, economic and labour market advantages of a Citizen's Income in the UK. It demonstrates that it would be simple and cheap to administer, would reduce inequality, enhance individual freedom and would be good for the economy, social cohesion, families, and the employment market. It also contains international comparisons and links with broader issues around the meaning of poverty and inequality, making a valuable contribution to the debate around benefits. Accessibly written, this is essential reading for policy-makers, researchers, teachers, students, and anyone interested in the future of our society and our economy
Do you ever feel tired of everyone wanting your money? Do you ever get frustrated from sorting through the many charity letters, requesting you for more money? Do you ever wonder if your donation really helps? If you answer yes, then you know the burdens that come from giving. Whether it is a small grassroots nonprofit in your hometown or national appeals on television to dial in your donation, then you understand that it takes wisdom and discernment to give responsibly. In today's world, the centrality of philanthropy is money, and specifically, your money is wanted. But what nonprofits need is not more money, but leadership. Philanthropic leadership is the tipping point if you are going to make a difference. Rather than raising more money, nonprofits need for you to rise up and lead. A philanthropic leader understands that money cannot and has not solved the world's gravest problems within the developing world, nor does it create sustainability. Yes, money pays bills and produces salaries, but at the end of the day, nonprofits need you and your leadership more than they need your money. In Everyone Wants Your Money, Dr. Keller draws from his own experience of giving millions of dollars to charities, to working alongside other philanthropists globally. Wrestling with the burdens of giving to celebrating the joys of being a blessing, Keller explores the many facets of giving. From true stories of giving to scenarios of the conventional, counter, and creative future of philanthropy, this book outlines the heart of the philanthropic leader. Since the heart of philanthropy, the etymology of philanthropy is love of mankind, then every philanthropic leader understands that love changes lives through personal relationships. It is not money that nonprofit organizations need, but you. Will you be a blessing by becoming a philanthropic leader?
Author: Jeffrey Krivis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-01-06
How to Make Money as a Mediator (and Create Value for Everyone) is an invaluable and inspirational resource filled with practical, proven, and down-to-earth information on how you can develop a satisfying and lucrative career as a mediator, no matter what your area of interest—labor and employment mediation, intellectual property, environment, personal injury, family and divorce, contract, securities, or international peacekeeping.
Author: Gary W. Eldred
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-04-28
Genre: Business & Economics
In the Make Money series, renowned real estate investor andbestselling author Gary W. Eldred shows you how to profit from thesafest, most reliable wealth builder in the world-real estate. Withcoverage of all the fundamentals-from finding the right propertiesto financing and managing them-Eldred shows you the ropes so youdon't have to learn important lessons the hard way. Unlike generalguides to investing in real estate, each title in the Make Moneyseries gives you the specialized expertise necessary to fullyprofit from a select investment strategy. Make Money with Fixer-Uppers and Renovations shows homebuyers andinvestors how to build a fortune by purchasing properties atbargain prices, using creative improvements to add thousands totheir value, and selling or renting them for high profits. There'salmost no limit to the number of ways you can increase the value ofa property-from quick and low-cost improvements like a fresh coatof paint to more extensive renovations such as multi-unitconversions or kitchen remodeling. This step-by-step guide includesthe knowledge you need to combine entrepreneurial thinking withproven market analysis techniques. You'll learn to chooseproperties, plan improvements, and buy low and sell high. MakeMoney with Fixer-Uppers and Renovations will show you how to: * Fix and flip properties for quick profits * Buy properties with little or no money down * Maximize your property's market value * Exploit regulatory loopholes * Create pizzazz for your interiors * Add living space to your property * Revitalize neighborhoods to increase property values * Market your properties for top dollar * Save thousands with owner-occupant financing
The Money Field is a field upon which the game of money is played. Everyone who handles money is a player. This book introduces you to the field of play, the rules, the tricks and strategies, as well as other players on the field. The winners of this game are those who are aware that they are playing, while the majority of people are not even aware that they are on a field of play with rules. Watch how you have played so far, and change your game for the better!
Da Capo is a collection of stories, plays, poems and journals in which Tom Bissinger takes on his world, whether reading Shakespeare to a blind bag lady, observing three playwrights comically vying to destroy each others career amidst the bustle of a Korean deli, or meditating on his father in a Sao Paulo swimming pool. Part autobiography, part story telling, part poetic explorations of dream world, and part social satire, Bissinger conveys the theatricality of so called ordinary existence by pulling his life towards him, hungering for the nuggets of mirth and meaning, ultimately owning it in original, daring prose. He takes on the challenge of staying awake in a troubled, violent world, while addressing his yearning for reverie and revelation.
Author: Greg B. Smith
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: True Crime
Forced out of the work-hard, play-hard world of Wall Street following the Crash of ’87, financial analyst Cary Cimino was determined to maintain his lifestyle of luxury and ease. Under the guidance of dubious businessman Jeffrey Pokross, Cimino embarked on an illegitimate underground career as a “financial adviser” to naïve investors. Cimino’s small-time operation soon spiraled into a large-scale crime ring when he and Pokross were reunited and met with Mafia wiseguy Robert Lino. Together, and with the support of organized crime families, the three men devised a high-risk, high-return scheme to extort millions of dollars from a bevy of unsuspecting stockbrokers and investors—all in the name of the Mob. This is the uncut, untold story of one of the most elaborate conspiracies to rock Wall Street’s rigid foundation—a story centered around the Mafia, murder, and a load of money.
One of our nation’s leading financial advisors and the “Soul Authority on Money Management” reveals that while emotions can make financial decisions difficult, our emotional relationship with our money can also lead to not just greater wealth and financial security but amazing personal growth as well. As a financial advisor for the past twenty-five years, Susan McCarthy has firsthand knowledge of the surprising degree to which emotion can govern important financial transactions. But, time and again, she also has seen her clients emerge from challenging financial situations with a newfound sense of purpose in their lives. Says McCarthy: “The world of money is a world of emotion; a stage on which we play out all of our dramas. The lessons it has to teach us go well beyond the financial. They reach deep into our emotional and even our spiritual lives. Money is one of our greatest teachers.” According to McCarthy, for many of us the world of money reaches deep into our psyches, setting off fears and uncertainties we often don’t even know we harbor. In The Value of Money, she gives readers the tools they need to see past this tumultuous aspect of money to achieve not just greater wealth and financial security but personal insights as well. Presenting various “money types” she has observed in her work, McCarthy helps readers to determine what type (or combination of types) they are and how each typically responds to life’s most challenging financial events—taking financial responsibility for the care of a child or elderly parent, the death of a spouse, retirement— and how to turn around any self-defeating responses to the events. This wise book outlines a path not just to a richer future financially but spiritually as well.
Author: Adam M. Pilarski
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Seemingly since the beginning of aviation history there has been discussion and speculation on the remarkable inability of the industry to generate profits. The question as to how this is the case and how the industry managed to survive, let alone actually grow and prosper so far, is the subject of this book. Detailing the historical performance of the industry and critically exploring the various theories proposed to explain its lack of profitability, the book also looks to the future, with important recommendations regarding the better management of airlines.
Author: David T. Levinson
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Genre: Social Science
The director of one of the largest grassroots volunteer programs in the country shows how everyone can give back. Just in time for the season of giving, Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins will change how Americans give back to their communities. Once a self-proclaimed "reluctant volunteer"-too busy and unmotivated- David Levinson is now director of the largest regional volunteer network, Big Sunday, with an army of fifty thousand volunteers across California. Speaking to the reluctant volunteer in everyone, he boosts our "Volunteer IQ" with specific advice on how, where, and why we can help. He candidly addresses the benefits and pitfalls of volunteering. And he tackles situations and individuals across the spectrum-people with one free day a year, retirees, community organizers, and those who want to ensure their checks go to the right cause. With a list of "Fifty-two Ways to Give Back," David brainstorms ideas for traditional and offbeat ways to contribute to your community; each has the pros, the cons, and a how-to guide. Combined with a comprehensive appendic listing online and print resources, this book provides both the motivation and the action plan to get every community working. Sixty-one million Americans volunteered last year and many more made charitable donations. This will become the book they-and their community's organizers-all need to make sure their time and money are put to good use.
Author: Scott Palmer
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics
The hidden key to a healthy relationship is not just managing money but understanding how the other approaches money. Every couple argues about money. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 40 years or dating for 4 months, money touches every decision you make as a couple—from the $5 cup of coffee to the $50,000 car. And when the two of you don’t see eye-to-eye on how much to spend or how much to save, that’s when arguments turn into ugly toxic fights that leave both persons feeling hurt and angry. It’s why money has become the #1 cause of divorce in the U.S. Obviously, something needs to change. The reason this crisis has not been addressed is because it has never been identified, defined, or given a name. Scott and Bethany Palmer, aka “The Money Couple,” have identified and defined this problem and offer concrete solutions to fix it. With The 5 Money PersonalitiesTM DVD-Based Study, you can get to the root of money arguments and start really working together. You’ll discover what has an impact on your loved one’s money decisions, and you’ll learn how to talk about money in a way that’s actually fun! You’ll figure out how to put an end to money secrets and lies once and for all. Features include: 12 sessions of interactive reflection and study Valuable discussion questions for couples and small groups Intended for use with The 5 Money Personalities DVD-Based Study (9781401678166).
If desserts have a bible, this is it! Imagine the enticing scent of fresh-baked cookies, cakes, and pastries wafting from your very own kitchen, to the delight of your family and friends. It's not just in your imagination any more, thanks to this sensational cookbook. The author, a baker par excellence, imparts her tried-and-true recipes for a variety of baked goods that will enhance your Shabbos, Yom tov, and even everyday menus. From traditional favorites to elegant, eye-catching treats, this book is filled to the brim with scrumptious delights. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions, this volume is ideal ? for both kitchen novice and veteran. Discover the Delights of the Jewish Kitchen, and rediscover the delight of putting smiles on the faces of family, friends, and guests.