Worldly decisions by those wielding power to set rules make things happen the way they do and can’t even sometimes guarantee the desired results yet they are inevitable. We are not residing in the best of times as things are spiraling out of control around the world and if different decisions had been made the world would peradventure been a better place. Be that as it may, we need to question whether decisions made by the rich and powerful follow sound reasoning. Only by doing this is when we can enforce remedial action from governments, corporations and international organizations. Without our intervention, we will always be victims of those who possess greater abilities to make decisions and who tell us things happen the way they do and that nothing can be done about them however unjust and unpleasant they may seem. “Why are Dumb People RICHER than You?,” is more than an introductory economics textbook, a lot easier, accessible to non-specialist readers and will give you deep insights on how to confront these issues and highlights how the world works and how it can be made to work better. Unless we comprehend this, we will not be able to champion for our own interests, let alone doing the common good as active economic citizens and what some Dumb people have been doing to IMPROVE their fortunes that far surpasses actions of the quick-witted.
People Are Dumb is a humorous contemporary approach to evaluating social problems in the world. The author's views on areas such as politics, education, religion, prejudice, and the danger of ignorance, are dilligently expressed with a realistic tone and demeanor. People Are Dumb was initially written as a personal journal under the author's pretense that the best way to reach his audience is by making the material personal, so that it can be applied to practical use. Some of the other subjects that are discussed throughout the book are history, science, philosophy, addiction, sex, and psychology. AuthorAlex P. Hewingemphasizes leaving no single thought unwritten in the hopes that the journey through his thoughts will leave his readers both entertained and enlightened. From the Author: My book has been called many things: -witty -informative -poignant -hilarious -and the definition of satire and caustic wit In truth, it's all of those things. I share my own opinions about several areas of social problems such as sex, psychology, racism, prejudice, religion, politics, genocide, education, and ignorance, supported by my own research. But I'll let you decide.
Looks at famous business blunders, including the new Coke and Ed Rollins' election claims, suggests common causes for such mistakes, and suggests ways to avoid them
EVEN WELL-INTENDED PEOPLE CAN CAUSE HARM Have you ever heard yourself or someone else say: "Some of my best friends are... (Black, White, Asian, etc.)"? "I don't think of you as... (Gay, Disabled, Jewish, etc.)"? "I don't see color, I'm colorblind"? These statements and dozens like them can build a divide between us and the people we interact with. Though well-intended, they often widen the diversity gap sometimes causing irreparable harm personally and professionally. If you've ever wanted to be more effective in your communication with others, or have been afraid of saying the wrong thing, then this concise guide is essential to becoming more inclusive and diversity-smart. A POWERFUL DIVERSITY TRAINING TOOL FROM ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED DIVERSITY TRAINERS.
Praise for Percival Everett: “If Percival Everett isn’t already a household name, it’s because people are more interested in politics than truth.”—Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Washington Square Ensemble “Everett’s talent is multifaceted, sparked by a satiric brilliance that could place him alongside Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison . . .”—Publishers Weekly “I think Percival Everett is a genius. I’ve been a fan since his first novel. He continues to amaze me with each novel—as if he likes making 90-degree turns to see what’s around the corner, and then over the edge . . . He’s a brilliant writer and so damn smart I envy him.”—Terry McMillan, author of Mama A fictitious and satirical chronicle of South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond’s desire to pen a history of African-Americans—his and his aides’ belief being that he has done as much, or more, than any American to shape that history. An epistolary novel, The History follows the letters of loose cannon Congressional office workers, insane interns at a large New York publishing house and disturbed publishing executives, along with homicidal rival editors, kindly family friends, and an aspiring author named Septic. Strom Thurmond appears charming and open, mad and sure of his place in American history. Percival Everett is the author of 15 works of fiction, among them Glyph, Watershed and Frenzy. His most recent novel, Erasure, won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and did little to earn him friends. James Kincaid is an English professor at the University of Southern California and has written seven books in literary theory and cultural studies. These books and Kincaid himself have gradually lost their moorings in the academic world, so there was nothing left for him to do but to adopt the guise of fiction writer. Writing about madness comes easy to him.
You’re smart. So don’t be dumb about money. Pinpoint your biggest money blind spots and take control of your finances with these tools from CBS News Business Analyst and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Jill on Money, Jill Schlesinger. Do you have a “friend” who is super smart, has a great career, holds a graduate degree, has even saved a chunk of money for retirement, but who keeps making the same dumb mistakes when it comes to money? Is this “friend” you? After decades working as a Wall Street trader, investment adviser, and money expert for CBS, Jill Schlesinger reveals thirteen costly mistakes you’re probably making right now with your money without even knowing it. Drawing on heartfelt personal stories (yes, money experts screw up, too), Schlesinger argues that it’s not lack of smarts that causes even the brightest, most accomplished people among us to behave like financial dumb-asses, but simple emotional blind spots. So if you’ve made well-intentioned mistakes like saving for college for your kids before you’ve saved for your own retirement, or taken on too much risk when you invest, you’ve come to the right place. And if you’ve avoided uncomfortable moments such as sitting down to draft a will or planning long-term care for an aging parent, this is the book for you. By breaking bad habits and following Schlesinger’s pragmatic and accessible rules for managing your finances, you can save tens, even hundreds, of thousands of dollars, not to mention avoid countless sleepless nights. Practical, no-nonsense, and often counterintuitive, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money tells you what you really need to hear about retirement, college financing, insurance, real estate, and more. It might just be the smartest investment you make all year. Advance praise for The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money “Common sense is not always common, especially when it comes to managing your money. Consider Jill Schlesinger’s book your guide to all the things you should know about money but were never taught. After reading it, you’ll be smarter, wiser, and maybe even wealthier.”—Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup “A must-read, whether you’re digging yourself out of a financial hole or stacking up savings for the future, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money is a personal finance gold mine loaded with smart financial nuggets delivered in Schlesinger’s straight-talking, judgment-free style.”—Beth Kobliner, author of Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) and Get a Financial Life
What made me write this book is from overhearing dumb remarks, and questions people ask. You might have heard a few of these over the years or have been guilty to contributing to a few of these questions. (I'll admit, I am just as guilty for asking dumb questions too). If you really think about it, those dumb questions are really funny. These are really dumb questions that are meant to be taken serious. "My reply to myself" section is just a sarcastic version of what most people like myself would like to say out loud but wouldn't dare to. However, it is said with plenty of attitude with the eyes and body language. Can you imagine someone responding out loud with plenty of body and hand language? For example, Oh! I know he didn't just ask me that! Can you imagine the head and neck motion or maybe the eyes rolls up in your head from disgust or disbelief. Well, basically this is the way we kind of see ourselves but doing it quietly within ourselves. If only you could really read people minds when you ask a dumb question and you really don't realize it. Some questions are so foolish it can leave you speechless. This is just a collection of things people tend to say that comes right off of the top of their heads without any thought; you know the old adage, "Mouth in motion before Brain in gear." I'm sure you will come up with more of your own experiences that may not be included. Here are many examples of my favorite dumb things people say. You may find yourself chuckling at a few of these dumb questions and remembering some of the questions you may have heard yourself or may have ask just yesterday.
Even people with great intelligence and great experience can fall victim to bad choices. The only way to avoid those bad choices is to understand the keys to making smart ones. Why Smart People Make Dumb Choices takes you on a journey with some of the Bible’s smartest people—such as Abraham and Sarah, David, and Peter—who also made some not-so-smart decisions. By looking at the choices they made, readers will discover the keys to avoiding similar mistakes and will learn principles that will keep them on the road to good decision-making. Why Smart People Make Dumb Choices provides ten keys to making smart decisions, including establishing the right relationships gathering the right information setting the right priorities choosing the right pathway The principles of smart decision-making found in this book will be helpful to anyone confronted with important choices—from the housewife and mom trying to manage the challenges of her busy day to the college student choosing his or her friends to the leader trying to figure out the best direction for his organization.
Every day, seemingly intelligent and successful companies make headline news for poor decisions that can cause their business to stumble and make many of us scratch our heads in wonder. Why would such a successful business make "that" strategic decision? Neil Smith, with more than 20 years of experience leading large-scale performance improvements, reveals the hidden barriers that limit excellent companies from reaching their potential, and cause even the smartest managers and leaders to falter. During his experience transforming some of the top global businesses, Smith has identified 8 barriers that exist in every organization and prevent them from implementing literally thousands of ideas to improve the way they work: Avoiding Controversy Poor Use of Time Reluctance to Change Organizational Silos Management Blockers Incorrect Information and Bad Assumptions Size Matters Existing Processes Rich with anecdotes and case studies, Smith identifies the ways in each of these barriers interrupt your own business. He then outlines a fast and proven process in which 12 principles of business transformation can break down the processes that hold companies back. What Smith offers his readers is the same thing he offers every day to the major companies he works with, A PROMISE that by following his insights, the company will be able to increase communication, simplicity, and profit to levels never before attainable. Throughout the book, Dr. Richard Levak has contributed personality and organizational insights that shed light on why an individual or an organization behaves in contrary ways giving you a better sense of why these internal walls exist and how to be aware of your actions in your day to day life.
What is a model? How do you construct one? What are some common models in the social sciences? How can models be applied in new situations? What makes a model good? Focusing on answers to these and related questions, this multidisciplinary introduction to model building in the social sciences formulates interesting problems that involve students in creative model building and the process of invention. The book describes models of individual choice, exchange, adaptation, and diffusion. Throughout, student participation in analytical thinking is encouraged. Originally published in 1975 by HarperCollins Publishers.
The town of Coldbeans does not seem to evolve with the rest of the area. . The citizens are happy with the way things are and do not want change. The main charather is a reporter for the Coldbeans Gazette and on his own decides to write about the towm and its citizens. The motto of Coldbeans is "the only thing that changes here are baby diapers.' The sheriff wants to be mayor and the Mayor wants to stay mayor. You will love our jail, there is no lock on the cell door and if the prisnor leaves all the sheriff has to do is go ask his wife where he is. We keep things simple here.. When you are happy you do not need to make changes and that is what keeps Coldbeans happy and secure. Getting bashed on the head with an iron skillet is normal for the men that go home drunk. If he is a whole lot drunk than that skillet will not have an affect.
Are you concerned about the growing National Debt? Are you unemployed and can't find a job? Do you believe that our government is out of control? Do you feel helpless and don't know what to do to help? If you answered these questions with a YES then you need to look into the principles of this book and get started learning how one person can join up with many others to make changes that will fix these problems. Inside this book are many common sense suggestions about what needs to be looked into in America and what can be done to start making the changes necessary to create more jobs, getting control of the government and reducing the national debt. Learn what others are doing and find out why the Tea Party Movement is the way to get our country back. Gary Barbknecht grew up on a farm in rural Indiana attending school in a small town. His mother was a 4th grade school teacher in the same school in the same building. Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) was the norm in those days so Gary was familiar to both sides of the teaching profession and sat in on meetings pertaining to school materials and issues. After high school, Gary attended college at Purdue University received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1965. Gary worked in the electronics industry for 42 years, part of the time as a contractor fabricating military electronics and part of the time as an adviser to the air force in the procurement of aircraft systems. Gary retired in 2007 just as the recession took hold and watched his retirement savings melt to nothing. After 3 years in retirement Gary realized that government needed some supervision and started to get more involved in government activities and started to study civic issues. When not tracking political tomfoolery, Gary enjoys freshwater fishing and grows his own fruits and vegetables as much as possible."
Poems Out Loud are poems that reflect events and changing times, inspiring different feelings and reactions. Most have little merit but some will amuse, cause reflection and be worth your reading. The cadence of the spoken word will surely enhance your experience should you decide to read this little book of poems.
Examines the importance of practicing tolerance for others, the causes and effects of prejudice and discrimination, and the problems that may occur when people are intolerant.
This groundbreaking self-help book reveals the secrets of manifesting health, happiness, and prosperity in your life—but not in a way you’ve experienced before. Blunt, outspoken, and brutally honest, Randy Gage shoots down the forces that hold you back and keep you dumb, sick, and broke, and shows you how to take action to get smart, healthy, and rich.
How can smart people stay sane and productive when their bosses are toxic, rude, or just plain dumb? Solutions abound in this essential book. William and Kathleen Lundin, featured on National Public Radio's Marketplace, are widely acknowledged as experts on bringing a better quality of life to today's beleaguered workplace. Using the popularco-dependence model, this new paperback edition provides valuable therapeutic/psychological strategies for handling all-too-typical problems and creating a more healthy and functional organization.
Popular liberal writing on race has relied on appeals to the value of "diversity" and the fading memory of the Civil Rights movement to counter the aggressive conservative assault on liberal racial reform generally, and on black well-being, in particular. Yet appeals to fairness and justice, no matter how heartfelt, are bound to fail, Marcellus Andrews argues, since the economic foundations of the Civil Rights movement have been destroyed by the combined forces of globalization, technology, and tight government budgets. The Political Economy of Hope and Fear fills an important intellectual gap in writing on race by developing a hard-nosed economic analysis of the links between competitive capitalism, racial hostility, and persistent racial inequality in post-Civil Rights America. Andrews speaks to the anger and frustration that blacks feel in the face of the nation's abandonment of racial equality as a worthy objective by showing how the considerable difficulties that black Americans face are related to fundamental changes in the economic fortunes of the U.S. The Political Economy of Hope and Fear is an economist's plea for unsentimental thinking on matters of race to replace the mixture of liberal hand wringing and conservative mythmaking that currently passes for serious analysis about the nation's racial predicament.