the age of selfishness

Book Title : The Age of Selfishness
Author : Darryl Cunningham
Publisher : ABRAMS
Release Date : 2015-03-31
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9781613127674
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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“A sympathetic but deeply critical biography of [Ayn] Rand and the eventual role of libertarian philosophy in the recent financial crisis” (New York Times Book Review). Tracing the emergence of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism in the 1940s to her present-day influence, Darryl Cunningham’s latest work of graphic nonfiction investigation leads readers to the heart of the global financial crisis of 2008. Cunningham uses Rand’s biography to illuminate the policies that led to the economic crash in the US and in Europe, and how her philosophy continues to affect today’s politics and policies, starting with her most noted disciple, economist Alan Greenspan (former chairman of the Federal Reserve). Cunningham also shows how right-wing conservatives, libertarians, and the Tea Party movement have co-opted Rand’s teachings (and inherent contradictions) to promote personal gain and profit at the expense of the middle class. Tackling the complexities of economics by distilling them down to a series of concepts accessible to all age groups, Cunningham ultimately delivers a devastating analysis of our current economic world. “This book is a superb example of how powerful graphic nonfiction can be in taking complex events and making them frighteningly clear.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “There are moments of brilliance here and excellent economic explication.” —Library Journal “This is a well-researched, detail-packed book that I’ll need to read a few more times to fully digest.” —Boing Boing

Book Title : The Age of Selfish Altruism
Author : Alan Fairnington
Publisher : Wiley
Release Date : 2010-05-17
Pages : 256
ISBN : PSU:000066448754
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Alan Fairnington has distilled the emerging attitudes towards our business and social mores, and traditional consumption habits in an insightful and highly readable forecast of twenty-first century trends and developments. Julie Sherborne Managing Director ACP Magazines Asia This book is a most important framing of our evolving marketplace. Companies, governments and NGOs need to pay attention and think through its ramifications. Dr. Alan Middleton Executive Director, Marketing Professor Schulich School of Business Timely, thoughtful and provocative. John A. Quelch Professor Harvard Business School Alan Fairnington provides a roadmap for marketers who need to understand the changing values and new perspectives of consumers. He provides a well argued review of the issues and opportunities which companies will need to grasp in this century. Stefan Grafe Founder and Managing Partner Mext Consulting A thought provoking and fascinating view of the future of consumerism. The book not only provides a global perspective, but also focuses on specific challenges facing China and other major economies. Hong Du Chief Operating Officer Sina.Com.cn

Book Title : The Virtue of Selfishness
Author : Ayn Rand
Publisher : Signet
Release Date : 1964
Pages : 173
ISBN : 0451163931
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life--the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society. More than 1.3 million copies sold!

Book Title : Against the Idols of the Age
Author : David Stove
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2017-07-05
Pages : 347
ISBN : 9781351533379
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Little known outside his native Australia, David Stove was one of the most illuminating and brilliant philo-sophical essayists of the postwar era. A fearless at-tacker of intellectual and cultural orthodoxies, Stove left powerful critiques of scientific irrationalism, Dar-winian theories of human behavior, and philosophi-cal idealism. He was also an occasional essayist of considerable charm and polemical snap. Stove's writ-ing is both rigorous and immensely readable. It is, in the words of Roger Kimball, "an invigorating blend of analytic lucidity, mordant humor, and an amount of common sense too great to be called 'common.'" Against the Idols of the Age brings together a repre-sentative selection of Stove's writing and is an ideal introduction to his work.The book opens with some of Stove's most impor-tant attacks on irrationalism in the philosophy of sci-ence. He exposes the roots of this fashionable attitude, tracing it through writers like Paul Feyerabend andThomas Kuhn to Karl Popper. Stove was a born controversialist, so it is not surpris-ing that when he turned his attention to contemporary affairs he said things that are politically incorrect. The topical essays that make up the second part of the book show Stove at his most withering and combative. Whether the subject is race, femi-nism, the Enlightenment, or the demand for "non-coercive philosophy," Stove is on the mark with a battery of impressive arguments expressed in sharp, uncompromis-ing prose. Against the Idols of the Age concludes with a generous sampling of his blistering attacks on Darwinism.David Stove's writings are an undiscovered treasure. Although readers may dis-agree with some of his opinions, they will find it difficult to dismiss his razor-sharp arguments. Against the Idols of the Age is the first book to make the full range of this important thinker available to the general reader.

Book Title : The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies
Author : Toby Talbot
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Date : 2009-10-20
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9780231519823
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The nation didn't know it, but 1960 would change American film forever, and the revolution would occur nowhere near a Hollywood set. With the opening of the New Yorker Theater, a cinema located at the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, cutting-edge films from around the world were screened for an eager audience, including the city's most influential producers, directors, critics, and writers. Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Susan Sontag, Andrew Sarris, and Pauline Kael, among many others, would make the New Yorker their home, trusting in the owners' impeccable taste and incorporating much of what they viewed into their work. In this irresistible memoir, Toby Talbot, co-owner and proud "matron" of the New Yorker Theater, reveals the story behind Manhattan's wild and wonderful affair with art-house film. With her husband Dan, Talbot showcased a range of eclectic films, introducing French New Wave and New German cinema, along with other groundbreaking genres and styles. As Vietnam protests and the struggle for civil rights raged outside, the Talbots also took the lead in distributing political films, such as Bernard Bertolucci's Before the Revolution, and documentaries, such as Shoah and Point of Order. Talbot enhances her stories with selections from the New Yorker's essential archives, including program notes by Jack Kerouac, Jules Feiffer, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonas Mekas, Jack Gelber, and Harold Humes. These artifacts testify to the deeply engaged and collaborative spirit behind each showing, and they illuminate the myriad and often entertaining aspects of theater operation. All in all, Talbot's tales capture the highs and lows of a thrilling era in filmmaking.

Book Title : Original Selfishness
Author : Daryl P. Domning
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-12-05
Pages : 232
ISBN : 9781351913188
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This book defends a startling idea: that the age-old theological and philosophical problems of original sin and evil, long thought intractable, have already been solved. The solution has come from the very scientific discovery that many consider the most mortal threat to traditional religion: evolution. Daryl P. Domning explains in straightforward terms the workings of modern evolutionary theory, Darwinian natural selection, and how this has brought forth life and the human mind. He counters objections to Darwinism that are raised by some believers and emphasizes that the evolutionary process necessarily enforces selfish behavior on all living things. This account of both physical and moral evil is arguably more consistent with traditional Christian teachings than are the explanations given by most contemporary "evolutionary" theologians themselves. The prominent theologian, Monika K. Hellwig, dialogues with Daryl Domning throughout the book to present a balanced reappraisal of the doctrine of original sin from both a scientist's and theologian's perspective.

Book Title : Selfishness a Whale of a Story
Author : Phillip D. Williams
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release Date : 2011-04-01
Pages : 94
ISBN : 9781613795842
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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SELFISHNESS: A WHALE OF A STORY (A Demonstration of God's Grace and Mercy) Selfishness, wrecks countries, organizations, churches, families and individual lives. It leaves a path of destruction often without our notice. Today is the time to stop its destructive power in your life and the lives of others. Selfishness: A Whale of a Story reveals the true nature and progressive patterns of a selfish person. It unlocks the lost message of the story of Jonah, a prophet of God driven primarily by selfishness - not only rebellion - to defy God's will. He stubbornly wished to die instead of leading a sinful people to repent and discover God's blessings. With real-life anecdotes and insightful biblical and academic research, this easy-to-read book walks us through the lives of victims and perpetrators of selfishness sharing... How to respond to the commands of God. How to identify acts of selfishness in our own lives. How to recognize selfishness before it becomes narcissism. How to incorporate positive acts of selflessness in our lives. EXTRA EMPHASIS FOCUSED ON THE FAMILY! You will gain insight into the impact of unchecked selfishness by children and adults. Complete a checklist to help you identify these behavior patterns and proper corrective steps to take. Dr. Phillip D. Williams is a pastor, church and family counselor, CEO/Founder Williams Church Consulting Group, a seasoned church planter and a former criminal investigator, experienced in spiritual gifts and personality profiling. A publication of P.D. Williams Ministries www.pdwilliamsconsulting.com

Book Title : Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks
Author : Levente Buttyán
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2007-11-29
Pages :
ISBN : 9781139466608
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This is the first self-contained text to consider security and non-cooperative behavior in wireless networks. Major networking trends are analyzed and their implications explained in terms of security and cooperation, and potential malicious and selfish misdeeds are described along with the existing and future security techniques. Fundamental questions of security including user and device identification; establishment of security association; secure and cooperative routing in multi-hop networks; fair bandwidth distribution; and privacy protection are approached from a theoretical perspective and supported by real-world examples including ad hoc, mesh, vehicular, sensor, and RFID networks. Important relationships between trust, security, and cooperation are also discussed. Contains homework problems and tutorials on cryptography and game theory. This text is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of electrical engineering and computer science, and researchers and practitioners in the wireless industry. Lecture slides and instructor-only solutions available online (www.cambridge.org/9780521873710).

Book Title : Hope in the Age of Climate Change
Author : Chris Doran
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date : 2017-04-27
Pages : 258
ISBN : 9781498297028
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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It is difficult to be hopeful in the midst of daily news about the effects of climate change on people and our planet. While the Christian basis for hope is the resurrection of Jesus, unfortunately far too many American Protestant Christians do not connect this belief with the daily witness of their faith. This book argues that the resurrection proclaims a notion of hope that should be the foundation of a theology of creation care that manifests itself explicitly in the daily lives of believers. Christian hope not only inspires us to do great and courageous things but also serves as a critique of current systems and powers that degrade humans, nonhumans, and the rest of creation and thus cause us to be hopeless. Belief in the resurrection hope should cause us to be a different sort of people. Christians should think, purchase, eat, and act in novel and courageous ways because they are motivated daily by the resurrection of Jesus. This is the only way to be hopeful in the age of climate change.

Book Title : The Rise of Selfishness in America
Author : James Lincoln Collier
Publisher : iUniverse
Release Date : 2005-05
Pages : 308
ISBN : 9780595351596
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"A vibrant, sweeping analysis of the roots of American self-indulgence" -Kirkus Reviews "This ringing, provocative jeremiad cuts a path through a haze of self-indulgent thought and action in the "me first" society." -Publisher's Weekly "Wonderful a delight to read, even exciting There are few books that inspire real enthusiasm. This is one of them." -The Philadelphia Enquirer