Author: James Ferguson
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date: 2015-03-23
Genre: Social Science
In Give a Man a Fish James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa, in which states make cash payments to their low income citizens. More than thirty percent of South Africa's population receive such payments, even as pundits elsewhere proclaim the neoliberal death of the welfare state. These programs' successes at reducing poverty under conditions of mass unemployment, Ferguson argues, provide an opportunity for rethinking contemporary capitalism and for developing new forms of political mobilization. Interested in an emerging "politics of distribution," Ferguson shows how new demands for direct income payments (including so-called "basic income") require us to reexamine the relation between production and distribution, and to ask new questions about markets, livelihoods, labor, and the future of progressive politics.
Author: Eve Emelia
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2018-10-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Are you looking for a fun gift for someone close to you? This is a perfect blank, lined journal for men, women, and children. Great for taking down notes, reminders, and crafting to-do lists. Also a great creativity gift for decoration or for a notebook for school or office! Your new journal includes Beautiful matte-finished cover Fresh white paper 108 pages 6x9 inch format We have even more wonderful titles that you'll enjoy! Be sure to click on the author name for other great journal ideas.
Funny Novelty Notebook This is a high-quality small diary journal to use for your affirmations, creating lists, creative writing, scheduling, organizing, meetings, recordings your thoughts, and any ideas you would like to record for your notes. Details Dimensions: 6 x 9 120 pages of Blank-Lined White Pages High-Quality Paper Soft Matte Cover
Keep It Good examines creation from a creative and unique perspective. A perspective that is not political, not overly scientific, and not judgmental: with parables. Through stories about a family's struggles and successes, teenage escapades, tragic mistakes, historical figures, and modern day versions of literary pieces, Keep It Good will open your eyes to how Christians are missing the mark when it comes to God's creation and provide practical suggestions for how to get there.After all, how would you want your children treating your creation?"In recent years it has become evident that somewhere down the line Evangelical Christians' neglected the biblical mandate to be stewards of God's amazing creation. As a result, many Christians today mistakenly perceive environmentalism as a liberal agenda. Lindsay Linsky's book, Keep It Good is a creative call exhorting the church to not only embrace creation's care, but to respond to the extreme poor, those who are the most vulnerable to environmental decline, with justice and compassion." Tri RobinsonAuthor of Saving God's Green EarthDirector of i-61 Ministries
Larry Bath, a twenty seven year-old account manager at Trex Enterprises, committed family man and loyal friend grew up in the city of Detroit, Michigan. Raised by his grandmother, Larry always heard of the crime, racism and injustice happening to the minorities in the city, but had never experienced an unfair society first hand. His tow best friends, Chris black, and Jeff, Puerto Rican are always having debates about the struggle of African Americans opposed to other races and politics. Their ten year friendship had made Larry, Jeff and Chris like brothers. They knew everything about each other. However, their decade long friendship was about to take an unexpected turn when Larry gets arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder. After losing his job, his fiancée and his rights threatened to be removed from seeing his daughter, Larry is determined to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Larry discovers the betrayal, racism and scandal involved in his arrest and the reality of a black man having another chance to gain his freedom and redeem his character is much more challenging than he thought.
Made famous on The Martha Stewart Show on television and Sirius radio, Marc Morrone is front and center to answer his viewers’ (and his readers’) many questions about their favorite pets. In Ask the Fish Keeper, Marc’s quirky, entertaining personality shines on every page as he spews out his wisdom, know-how, and hilarious anecdotes to answer dozens of questions. Divided into ten chapters, Marc tackles a range of topics from flakes, flies, and feeder fish in the “Food” chapter and cycling, changing water, and testing in the “Water” chapter to complete chapters dedicated to fish health, care, filters, and fish behavior. For fish keepers interested in either marine or freshwater fishes, there are specific chapters dedicated to both, covering topics tank setup, equipment, parasite, and favorite species. While Marc is often laugh-out-loud funny in all of the chapters, it is his genuine admiration of all kinds of fishes and animals in general that makes this book a unique resource for all pet lovers. Fill with real first-hand information and reliable tips, readers will be laughing and learning in equal measure! The book is beautifully designed and illustrated with color photographs as well as original artwork by Jason O’Malley.
Author: Thomas R. Hauff
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2010-12-13
Does it feel like God has stopped listening to your prayers? Do you approach prayer with confidence or with confusion? Perhaps you have given up organized prayer entirely, resorting to monotonous, habitual, shallow repetitions--day after day after day. This work will address these and other questions we all have about communicating with God. In these pages you will find straight talk about substantial pitfalls along the road to authentic prayer. Dr. Tom Hauff provides an in-depth investigation into the ways we pray, the goals prayer should accomplish, and how we respond to God's answers. You will find that God has not stopped listening and that prayer does not have to be confusing. It can be vibrant and life-giving, productive and encouraging, but there is a key to such a prayer life. In this book, in an easily accessible way, Dr. Hauff unfolds this foundational key: We genuinely communicate in prayer only when we learn to listen honestly to God.
Author: Michael J. Akers
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2014-03-18
There are many devotional books available containing brief, daily inspirations that benefit all who read them. This book is different in two respects. The first is obvious: it contains two readings per day—732 in all. The second, more important difference is that the author wanted to do more than offer inspiration; this would make this book no different than so many others. The messages in the book are study sketches in that the content is not only inspirational, but also educational, challenging, and encouraging. Most of these writings were based on author Michael J. Akers’s teaching of adult Bible studies for more than thirty years and learning what really brought adults to want to deepen their knowledge and application of the Word of God.
Author: Scott Hipsher
Release Date: 2013-01-07
Genre: Business & Economics
The private sector has an important role in poverty reduction in Asia. The Private Sector’s Role in Poverty Reduction in Asia argues that the best way to create sustainable projects is to create win-win situations where both private companies and individuals working their way out of poverty can benefit. The book provides a practical guide for managers and individuals working in the private sector in the least developed areas of Asia to help make a difference to the lives of others. The book’s opening chapter considers the private sector’s role in poverty reduction in Asia and following chapters discuss the variable nature of development, developing economy environments in Asia and business practices and strategies in these economies. A number of Asian economies are considered in turn, including: China; Vietnam; Thailand; Cambodia; Laos PDR; Southeast Asian countries; South Asian countries; Central Asian countries; and the Himalayas. The final chapter looks at creating sustainable win-win situations. Focuses on practical advice for acting managers Uses primary research carried out in developing economies, with interviews and ideas from local managers and business owners Covers a variety of academic theories, empirical evidence and personal experiences of individuals working in the region
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2008-03-04
Marine environments support the livelihoods, economies, and quality of life for communities around the world. But growth of coastal populations and increasing demands on marine resources are putting the future of ocean and coastal resources at risk through impacts such as overfishing, wetland drainage, climate change, and pollution of coastal waters. Given these demands, it is vital to build capacity--the people, the institutions, and technology and tools--needed to manage ocean resources. Unfortunately, many capacity building efforts focus on specific projects rather than on capacity building as goal unto itself, resulting in activities that are not funded or sustained past the typically short project lifetime. This book finds that the most successful capacity-building efforts meet the needs of a specific locale or region based on periodic assessments and include plans to maintain and expand capacity after the project ends. The report recommends ways that governments and organizations can help strengthen marine protection and management capacity, including conducting periodic program assessments, making plans to sustain funding, and developing leadership and political will. The book was produced at the request of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the President's Circle of the National Academies, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, the Marisla Foundation, and the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation.
Author: Isaac Medina
Publisher: KNI Publishing inc.
Release Date: 2014-08-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
9 yr old girl makes millions with one idea - why not you? 15 yr old boy earns $15,000 a month - how about you? 22 yr old college student pays off college debt in one month - what on earth is happening and why aren't more people like you in on it? This is your time, your Opportunity. There is a world of opportunities out there for you and “trust me” when I say; the time is now! The economy is changing, while many still proclaim gloom and doom in some parts of the world people are out there, people just like you who are taking advantage of opportunities to make money with the technology that you yourself and millions out there are so familiar with. For the young and the old, but especially for the young who are born with an apparent inherent understanding of the technology used today – you need to read this. Many today are still talking about how the economy is struggling, how the youth of this generation are losing hope for a brighter tomorrow. Jobs are hard to come by for young people, there being taken by seniors because most cannot afford to retire. The fear of rising debt and the debt burden that is being placed on the next generation grows daily – but I would like to point out that, things are not that bad. That many are finding interesting new and fun ways of making money, of creating a future for themselves. Many of these entrepreneurial spirits are teens, young adults ranging in age of 13 to 22. You do not need to be Tech savvy. While many are arguing on the news that the government needs to do something about the high rising prices of a college education, one young man paid off his college debt with the simple use of the technology you and I use today on a daily basis. Is he a genius? No. Is he alone in what he is doing? Not at all, there are many others who are doing just as well or even better than this young man. Ask yourself these questions: Am I using the technology available to me to its fullest? Do I know how to use this advancing technology well? If others are doing it, why can’t I? Consider this: if you own and use a computer or a smartphone, you are halfway there.