Demonstrates how social business transforms lives, offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses, explains how policies must be adapted to make room for the social-business model and shows how social business can redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise. By a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Reprint.
Describes the history of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a secretive institution with a membership comprised of central bankers from around the globe who control world-wide monetary policy and have replaced elected politicians with BIS-approved technocrats.
Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States shows George Soros responding in real time to a rippling earthquake of financial instability. In this collection of essays written since the aftermath of the Crash of 2008, he addresses the urgent need for the U.S. to restructure its banking and financial system. He anticipates the globalization of the crisis and, in particular, its perilous second phase in Europe; and finally he calls for concerted international action.
While charting the journey from the American mortgage crisis to riots in Athens, Soros often reveals an alternate course to that chosen by the U.S. and European governments. Soros was among the first to appreciate the scale of the disruption, and that «these are not normal times.» His analysis is cogent, informed by years as a fund manager and supporter of European integration. His concern for the eurozone's future is palpable, as the markets test Europe's banks and political processes to the brink of destruction, to a degree never before seen-or foreseen-since the creation of the European Community.
An influential policy thinker charts the emergence of a new global civilization of shared cultures and values while citing a need for policies and attitudes that will serve a global order through power balances and the integrations of China, India and the Islamic world.
Traces the history of Afghanistan and the power conflicts that have interrupted its ongoing struggle to combine a democracy with Islamist fanaticism and meld the modern world with the tribal village republics that populate the countryside.
Surveys the widely different economic experiments in India since their independence and argues that economic growth led by markets overseen and supported by liberal state policies will be the only means for relieving extreme poverty.
Explains the theory of political survival, particularly in cases of dictators and despotic governments, arguing that leaders seek to stay in power using any means necessary, especially by attending to the interests of coalitions.
Sheds light on the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men Hoffman reveals how a few players managed to take over Russia's cash strapped economy and then divvy it up in loans-for-shares deals.
In the midst of the most serious financial upheaval since the Great Depression, legendary financier George Soros explores the origins of the crisis and its implications for the future
Free markets have swept the globe, bringing with them enormous potential for positive change. This work contains the stories of some of the earliest examples of social business, including the author's own Grameen Bank.
In the midst of the most serious financial upheaval since the Great Depression, this title explores the origins of the crisis and its implications for the future. It places the crisis in the context of decades of study of how individuals and institutions handle the boom and bust cycles that dominate global economic activity.