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Dalrymple, William

Summary: In August 1756 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army--what we would now call an act of involuntary privatization. The East India Company's founding charter authorized it to "wage war" and it had always used violence to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.3 DAL

Summary: Due to its rapidly growing economy and a new demand for consumer goods, China is challenged to create a model for long-term sustainable development. In this program Hazel Henderson talks with Professor Zhouying Jin, author of Global Technological Change, about efforts in China to cultivate a green economy. The country has made great strides in clean energy, and is the world's largest exporter...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: A growing number of investment firms and individual investors are guided by the triple bottom line of human dignity, environmental stewardship, and financial profit. This program looks at the growth of socially responsible investing, or SRI, as a successful approach for portfolio managers, venture capitalists, and individual investors. Outlining the "three pillars" of SRI-company screening,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Contents: Introduction: new confessions and revelations from the world of economic hit men / John Perkins -- Global empire: the web of control / Steven Hiatt -- Selling money-- and dependency: setting the debt trap / S.C. Gwynne -- Dirty money: inside the secret world of offshore banking / John Christensen -- BCCI's double game: banking on America, banking on jihad / Lucy Komisar -- The human cost of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1323 GAM

Summary: This program explains how the U.S. subprime market grew from the post-9/11 rise of easy credit, which was then exploited by predatory lenders; subsequent widespread defaults and foreclosures; the attendant market correction; and the resulting threat of recession. Yale University's Robert Schiller; BusinessWeek's Matthew Goldstein; Nouriel Roubini, of the Stern School of Business; JPMorgan's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: It took two years of negotiation for the BBC's Fiona Bruce to get some face time with Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. In this rare interview, Bruce gains insights into both the man and the icon-genius, business magnate, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people on the planet. In addition, Bruce probes what may be the key question facing Microsoft in the post-Gates era: with its hands...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: With hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide, a net worth in the billions, and a dozen brands, General Motors is at the center of the political debate over globalization, the environment, and the future of the U.S. economy. In this program, GM President and CEO Rick Wagoner talks with BBC Chief Washington Correspondent Matt Frei. Topics under discussion include America's unending love...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Focusing on the subprime mortgage crisis, this edition of the Journal travels to Cleveland, Ohio-the heart of the nation's mortgage meltdown. Correspondent Rick Karr examines the state of Slavic Village, where more than 1,000 homes stand vacant and decaying in a neighborhood that once thrived with families living the American dream of home ownership. Then, Bill Moyers gets perspective on the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: As Western companies become more interested in networking and partnering, doing business the Chinese way may become the next big thing in corporate methodologies. This program describes key elements of modern Chinese entrepreneurship, such as teamwork, harmony, deference to authority, and guanxi-a system of interpersonal relations that stresses covenantal rather than contractual agreements-that...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Attitudes about ethical investing are evolving slowly, but activity in the long-term market is a sign of positive change. In this program Hazel Henderson and Bryan Martel, CEO of the Environmental Capital Group, discuss the use of pension funds to address potential ecological concerns. Martel’s five-point scale for classifying assets ranges from those that would actively restore eco-balance,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: With a low birth rate and an aging workforce, the European Union needs immigrants-but how temporary or permanent their status should be is a matter of debate. This film examines existing and proposed guest worker programs, in addition to other EU measures, designed to address the results of globalization and shifting demographics. Focusing not only on the EU's tremendous economic advances but...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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McGregor, James

Contents: Introduction: a startup and a turnaround -- The grand bargain -- Same bed, different dreams -- Eating the emperor's grain -- Dancing with the dinosaurs -- Caught in the crossfire -- The truth is not absolute -- The best-laid plans -- Managing the future.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 658.18 MCG

Richter, Brian D.

Summary: "Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333 RIC

Summary: Should American money be issued as a public utility instead of as credit? In this program Hazel Henderson explores monetary restructuring with Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth about Our Money. Brown’s premise is that because dollars are no longer backed by gold they are actually being loaned as freshly-created money, a practice she finds deceptive and destabilizing. Using...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Hagedorn, Ann.

Summary: "The story behind the ultimate American privatization, which has taken place gradually and almost invisibly: how we privatized our national security"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 HAG

Summary: This program presents the history of Internet phenom eBay; discusses the Web site's feedback system, the key to its unprecedented success; and examines the devastating impact eBay has had on antique and collectible shops. The program also exposes two vulnerabilities that have come with that success: stock prices that fluctuate with the slightest stumble in company performance, and government's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Is nuclear power the cheapest way to meet the energy needs of nonindustrialized nations? In this program Hazel Henderson explores the financial side of sustainable development with Graciela Chichilnisky, architect of the carbon market concept that underlies the Kyoto Protocol. Chichilnisky founded an air capture facility designed to reduce greenhouse gases while making solar energy profitable,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: What's wrong with enjoying the rich variety of foods that importers make available? Do the reported drawbacks of globalization mean that we should eat only locally grown food? How are Western food choices related to environmental problems and to developing-world farmers? This program explores those questions by studying agricultural practices in the United Kingdom and worldwide. Comparing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: One of the most surprising aspects of 21st-century capitalism is the emergence of shareholders who are concerned about corporate behavior and accountability. This program investigates that trend, assembling a collection of researchers and business leaders who share valuable insights into shareholder activism. Alisa Gravitz, executive director of Co-op America, and Linda Crompton, CEO of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Sisson, Natalie

Summary: "After eight years of working in the soul-crushing bureaucracy of the corporate world, Natalie Sisson quit her high-paying job and moved to Canada, started a blog, and cofounded a technology company. In just eighteen months she learned how to build an online platform from scratch, and then left to start her own business--which involved visiting Argentina to eat empanadas, play Ultimate Frisbee,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Star Way 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 651 SIS

Summary: Andrew Selby and Ali Farzad couldn't find a place to buy cool iPod gear, so they started their own online business selling it-and profits are rising. Now they see an opportunity to expand into the Internet telephony market with phones and accessories, but exploiting it would mean embracing risk, enlarging their operation, and working harder than ever before. In this program, mentor John Boyle...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Few online startups make it-and of those, even fewer make it big. But the odds don't scare the founders of Boso, an online marketplace for Oxford University students to buy and sell secondhand stuff. In this program, mentor John Boyle counsels Harjeet and Kulveer Taggar-cousins who have staked everything on success-to market aggressively to increase users in order to attract investment that...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Matt McNeil's online startup, Sign-Up.to, offers small and midsize businesses Web-based software to create, launch, and track permission-based e-mail and text message campaigns-and the results so far have been fabulous. But the 23-year-old entrepreneur and his hard-charging team must build on their initial success very, very quickly if they are to outpace their competition. This program tracks...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: An industry once dominated by four giant companies-Sony BMG, Warner Music, Universal, and EMI-has undergone a radical transformation. This program examines the explosion of legal music downloading and viral marketing, which have enabled enterprising bands and singers to distribute their own work rather than signing with major labels. Focusing on the success of Nizlopi, Arctic Monkeys, Internet...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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