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  • booksreddit.com:A Framework for Understanding Poverty; A Cognitive Approach

    A Framework for Understanding Poverty; A Cognitive Approach

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    2014 Revere Awards – Golden Lamp WinnerWhen viewed through an economic lens, poverty can be defined as an absence of resources. Since 1995, Framework’s basic premise is that the middle-class understandings of those who work with children and adults in poverty are often ill-suited for connecting with and helping people build up resources and rise out of poverty. Now, 18 years and 1.5 million copies later, Framework: A Cognitive Approach has been revised, updated and expanded. The 5th edition f…


  • booksreddit.com:Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success

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    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way …


  • booksreddit.com:Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worth…


  • booksreddit.com:Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History

    Why the West Rules–for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future

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    A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West’s rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the twentieth century secured its global supremacy. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many worry that the emerging economic power of China …


  • booksreddit.com:The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

    The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

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    The eye-opening and headline-generating UK bestseller that shows how one single factor―the gap between its richest and poorest members―can determine the health and well-being of a society. “This is a book with a big idea, big enough to change political thinking…In half a page [The Spirit Level] tells you more about the pain of inequality than any play or novel could.”―Sunday Times (UK ) It is well established that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every…


  • booksreddit.com:Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worth…


  • booksreddit.com:Hive Mind: How Your Nation's IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own

    Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own

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    Over the last few decades, economists and psychologists have quietly documented the many ways in which a person’s IQ matters. But, research suggests that a nation’s IQ matters so much more.As Garett Jones argues in Hive Mind, modest differences in national IQ can explain most cross-country inequalities. Whereas IQ scores do a moderately good job of predicting individual wages, information processing power, and brain size, a country’s average score is a much stronger bellwether of its overall …


  • booksreddit.com:Eating Animals

    Eating Animals

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    Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest…


  • booksreddit.com:Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy

    Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy

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    The definitive book on sensory branding, shows how companies appeal to consumers’ five senses to sell products.Did you know that the gratifying smell that accompanies the purchase of a new automobile actually comes from a factory-installed aerosol can containing “new car” aroma? Or that Kellogg’s trademarked “crunch” is generated in sound laboratories? Or that the distinctive click of a just-opened jar of Nescafé freeze-dried coffee, as well as the aroma of the crystals, has been developed in…


  • booksreddit.com:Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

    Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun

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    Based on fifteen years of research, Glock is the riveting story of the weapon that has become known as American’s gun.  Today the Glock pistol has been embraced by two-thirds of all U.S. police departments, glamorized in countless Hollywood movies, and featured as a ubiquitous presence on prime-time TV. It has been rhapsodized by hip-hop artists, and coveted by cops and crooks alike.   Created in 1982 by Gaston Glock, an obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer, and swiftly adopted by the Au…


  • booksreddit.com:Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers

    Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World’s Greatest Chocolate Makers

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    With a cast of characters that wouldn’t be out of place in a Victorian novel, Chocolate Wars tells the story of the great chocolatier dynasties, through the prism of the Cadburys. Chocolate was consumed unrefined and unprocessed as a rather bitter, fatty drink for the wealthy elite until the late 19th century, when the Swiss discovered a way to blend it with milk and unleashed a product that would conquer every market in the world. Thereafter, one of the great global business rivalries unfold…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Lie with Statistics

    How to Lie with Statistics

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    Over Half a Million Copies Sold–an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.


  • booksreddit.com:Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.

    Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.

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    Many of us, especially since 9/11, have become personally concerned about issues of security, and this is no surprise. Security is near the top of government and corporate agendas around the globe. Security-related stories appear on the front page everyday. How well though, do any of us truly understand what achieving real security involves?In Beyond Fear, Bruce Schneier invites us to take a critical look at not just the threats to our security, but the ways in which we’re encouraged to think…


  • booksreddit.com:Information Modeling and Relational Databases

    Information Modeling and Relational Databases, Second Edition (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data…

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    Information Modeling and Relational Databases, Second Edition, provides an introduction to ORM (Object-Role Modeling)and much more. In fact, it is the only book to go beyond introductory coverage and provide all of the in-depth instruction you need to transform knowledge from domain experts into a sound database design. This book is intended for anyone with a stake in the accuracy and efficacy of databases: systems analysts, information modelers, database designers and administrators, and pro…


  • booksreddit.com:The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History

    The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900-1916

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    A radically new interpretation of the Progressive Era which argues that business leaders, and not the reformers, inspired the era’s legislation regarding business.


  • booksreddit.com:Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job

    Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job

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    Be prepared for your next job interview with this tried-and-true advice In today’s tight job market, competition for programming jobs is hotter than ever. This third edition of a popular guide to programming interviews includes new code examples, information on the latest languages, new chapters on sorting and design patterns, tips on using LinkedIn, and a downloadable app to help prepare applicants for the interview. Like its earlier editions, this guide covers what software companies and I…


  • booksreddit.com:Flash Boys

    Flash Boys

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    Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but aft…


  • booksreddit.com:Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worth…


  • booksreddit.com:Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything

    Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything

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    Greece isn’t the only country drowning in debt. The Debt Supercycle—when the easily managed, decades-long growth of debt results in a massive sovereign debt and credit crisis—is affecting developed countries around the world, including the United States. For these countries, there are only two options, and neither is good—restructure the debt or reduce it through austerity measures. Endgame details the Debt Supercycle and the sovereign debt crisis, and shows that, while there are no good choi…


  • booksreddit.com:The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

    The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

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    The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan’s sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians who either share their biases or else pretend to, resulting in bad policies winning again and again by popular demand. Boldly calling into q…