The Illusion of Choice

How the Market Economy Shapes Our Destiny


Author: Andrew Bard Schmookler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791412657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 3319

It is sensitive to those values pertaining to what can be bought and sold but is blind to others - such as the integrity of the natural world and the quality of human relationships - that cannot be turned into commodities. It is impervious to the costs of tearing apart the larger wholes - families, communities, the biosphere - that are vital to the quality of our lives. While these shortcomings are known to mainstream economics, their vital importance has not been recognized because economics takes too static a perspective. Systematic errors wreak damage over time. The Illusion of Choice, by putting our economic lives in a social evolutionary perspective, illuminates the defects of the market ideology that defends the uncontrolled play of market forces. On the basis of that analysis, this work also provides the outlines of a program by which we can make the market system a better instrument of the full range of human values

Illusions of Choice

The Hidden Hand of Astrology Behind Us Presidential Elections


Author: M. K. Weale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998991900


Page: N.A

View: 1985

The real truth as to: -Why Trump won -Who could have beaten Trump - How the Global Elite use astrology to achieve their goals -Secret astrological keys built into the Presidential Election cycle Astrological principles of the constellations and planets provide the timing and energetic impulses to trigger events, candidates, parties, primaries, and US election outcomes with amazing forecast accuracy. US presidential races are examined between 1952 and 2016 using astrology, history, and candidate data that indicate the powerful cosmic energies at work in the "Will of the People."

Illusions of Choice

The F-111 and the Problem of Weapons Acquisition Reform


Author: Robert F. Coulam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691075839

Category: F-111 (Fighter planes)

Page: 432

View: 1234

The Description for this book, Illusions of Choice: The F-111 and the Problem of Weapons Acquisition Reform, will be forthcoming.

The Illusion of Choice


Author: Kirsten J. Stonnell

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515345848


Page: 296

View: 6229

In The Illusion of Choice, Joy Fells is a gifted singer and music professor. She's a loving mother and a beloved wife. She should be happy but she is overwhelmed by her emotions; emotions that control her choices, choices that leave her floundering and unsure of where she belongs. Each choice has led her to the one moment she will always regret, the greatest secret she will ever harbor; a secret that threatens to destroy her. As the lies eat away at her, she is forced to confront the memory of the men she has loved and the wounds and betrayals each of those loves have left on her soul. As she finally reveals her secret, she realizes how immense the price is that she will have to pay for her lies.

Illusions of Prosperity

America's Working Families in an Age of Economic Insecurity


Author: Joel Blau

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195146069

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8978

"Blau not only charts how the American government's embrace of laissez-faire ideology has wreaked havoc...he tells us what can be done to undo the damage. Must reading for anyon who cares about what's happening to the average American."--Charles Noble, Professor of Political Science, CSU Long Beach

The Illusion of Management Control

A Systems Theoretical Approach to Managerial Technologies


Author: N. Thygesen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230365396

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 5799

This book shows how a system theoretical concept of technology helps us to understand the paradoxes of control. It describes a phenomenon which shows regularity that is unexpected against the background of received knowledge within management studies. It presents a series of cases which touch upon a range of technologies within the public sector.

Sleights of Mind

What the neuroscience of magic reveals about our brains


Author: Sandra Blakeslee,Stephen L. Macknik,Susana Martinez-Conde

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847652956

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 2300

What can magic tell us about ourselves and our daily lives? If you subtly change the subject during an uncomfortable conversation, did you know you're using attentional 'misdirection', a core technique of magic? And if you've ever bought an expensive item you'd sworn never to buy, you were probably unaware that the salesperson was, like an accomplished magician, a master at creating the 'illusion of choice'. Leading neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde meet with magicians from all over the world to explain how the magician's art sheds light on consciousness, memory, attention, and belief. As the founders of the new discipline of NeuroMagic, they combine cutting-edge scientific research with startling insights into the tricks of the magic trade. By understanding how magic manipulates the processes in our brains, we can better understand how we work - in fields from law and education to marketing, health and psychology - for good and for ill.

Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior


Author: Edward L. Deci,Richard M. Ryan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489922717

Category: Psychology

Page: 372

View: 4821

Early in this century, most empirically oriented psychologists believed that all motivation was based in the physiology of a set of non-nervous system tissue needs. The theories of that era reflected this belief and used it in an attempt to explain an increasing number of phenomena. It was not until the 1950s that it became irrefutably clear that much of human motivation is based not in these drives, but rather in a set of innate psychological needs. Their physiological basis is less understood; and as concepts, these needs lend themselves more easily to psycho logical than to physiological theorizing. The convergence of evidence from a variety of scholarly efforts suggests that there are three such needs: self-determination, competence, and interpersonal relatedness. This book is primarily about self-determination and competence (with particular emphasis on the former), and about the processes and structures that relate to these needs. The need for interpersonal relat edness, while no less important, remains to be explored, and the findings from those explorations will need to be integrated with the present theory to develop a broad, organismic theory of human motivation. Thus far, we have articulated self-determination theory, which is offered as a working theory-a theory in the making. To stimulate the research that will allow it to evolve further, we have stated self-determination theory in the form of minitheories that relate to more circumscribed domains, and we have developed paradigms for testing predictions from the various minitheories.

Contemplating Maternity in an Era of Choice

Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction


Author: Sara Hayden,Lynn O'Brien Hallstein

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739138922

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 7173

Contemplating Maternity explore how discourses of choice shape and are shaped by womenOs identities and experiences as (non)mothers and how those same discourses affect and reflect private practices and public policies related to reproduction and motherhood. This volume is unique because it investigates discourses of choice across the arc of maternity and as enacted through various (non)maternal subject positions.

The 48 Laws of Power


Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042458

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

View: 4066

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

Nursing Theories

Conceptual and Philosophical Foundations, Second Edition


Author: Hesook Suzie Kim, PhD, RN,Ingrid Kollak, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826140067

Category: Medical

Page: 309

View: 5425

Designated a Doody's Core Title! This second edition is the perfect companion to original theoretical works in nursing for a better understanding of both the theories themselves and the essential questions about nursing theory development. Rather than being a nursing theory survey, the text provides the reader with a deeper understanding of nursing theories through examining them in their conceptual and philosophical contexts. This is a work of international collaboration, with distinguished nurse scholars from the United States, Germany, and Norway, organized around major themes in nursing and health care into which information on specific nursing theories is integrated. It is designed for advanced nursing students, educators, and others interested in nursing theory and concepts. For Further Information, Please Click Here! Please note that this website is in German!

Pamphlet Architecture 14: Mosquitoes


Author: Ken Kaplan,Ted Krueger

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781878271839

Category: Architecture

Page: 79

View: 1622

Pamphlet Architecture was begun in 1977 by William Stout and Steven Holl as an independent vehicle for dialogue among architects, and has become a popular venue for publishing the works and thoughts of a younger generation of architects. Small in scale, low in price, but large in impact, these books present and disseminate new and innovative theories. The modest format of the books in the Pamphlet Architecture Series belies the importance and magnitude of the ideas within.

Sold on Language

How Advertisers Talk to You and What This Says About You


Author: Julie Sedivy,Greg Carlson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119996088

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

View: 3984

As citizens of capitalist, free-market societies, we tend to celebrate choice and competition. However, in the 21st century, as we have gained more and more choices, we have also become greater targets for persuasive messages from advertisers who want to make those choices for us. In Sold on Language, noted language scientists Julie Sedivy and Greg Carlson examine how rampant competition shapes the ways in which commercial and political advertisers speak to us. In an environment saturated with information, advertising messages attempt to compress as much persuasive power into as small a linguistic space as possible. These messages, the authors reveal, might take the form of a brand name whose sound evokes a certain impression, a turn of phrase that gently applies peer pressure, or a subtle accent that zeroes in on a target audience. As more and more techniques of persuasion are aimed squarely at the corner of our mind which automatically takes in information without conscious thought or deliberation, does 'endless choice' actually mean the end of true choice? Sold on Language offers thought-provoking insights into the choices we make as consumers and citizens – and the choices that are increasingly being made for us. Click here for more discussion and debate on the authors’ blog: [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third-party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third-party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]

Political Spectacle and the Fate of American Schools


Author: Mary Lee Smith,Linda Miller-Kahn,Walter Heinecke,Patricia F. Jarvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135954682

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 6498

The authors argue that the most influential and well-known educational policy programs in the past 30 years are not based on democratic consensus, but are instead formulated by the political community as symbolic efforts meant to generate personal partisan gain.

The Political Novel

Re-Imagining the Twentieth Century


Author: Stuart A. Scheingold

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441178627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 2587

This book reveals how novels of political estrangement have drawn on cultural narratives to capture the zeitgeist of the 20th century and the disillusionment of modernism.

Through A Glass Darkly

The Social Sciences Look at the Neoliberal University


Author: Margaret Thornton

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1925022145

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 6361

This collection of essays arose from a workshop held in Canberra in 2013 under the auspices of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia to consider the impact of the encroachment of the market on public universities. While the UK tripled fees in 2013 and determined that the teaching of the social sciences and the humanities would no longer be publicly funded, it was feared that Australia would go further and deregulate fees altogether. In the best tradition of the social sciences, the contributors have assumed the role of critic and conscience of society to present penetrating analyses of the ramifications of the corporatisation of the university as neoliberalism continues to occupy the ascendant position in the political firmament. The dramatis personae in these analyses are students, academics, managers and political mandarins with the gendered character of corporatisation an important sub-theme.

Cherished Illusions


Author: Sarah Stern

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780892216123

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

View: 1173

This first novel from Sarah Stern weaves startling facts about ancient hatreds directed toward the Jewish people with a rich, detailed narrative that readers will find engrossing. Through her supple writing and an imagination rooted in truth-seeking, Stern has crafted a novel for all ages. Blends historical truths with an engaging fictional setting and characters. A fascinating story for anyone interested in the Middle East conflict.

Making Care Work

Employed Mothers in the New Childcare Market


Author: Lynet Uttal

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813531113

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 9544

As ever more women work outside the home, ever more families employ childcare workers. In the absence of government regulations or social models that clearly define the childcare provider's role, mothers worry about the quality of care their children are getting. By connecting the personal level of mothers' daily experiences to the larger political, economic, and ideological context of childcare, Lynet Uttal describes and explains how mothers rely on their relationship with the providers to monitor and influence the quality of care their children receive. Whereas other studies have emphasized how mothers undervalue and exploit providers, this book paints a more nuanced picture, arguing that the ties between adults who share in the care of children creates neither heroes nor victims. This ethnography reveals that mothers are often reluctant to discuss their concerns with their childcare providers. Uttal shows how mothers walk a fine line between wanting to believe in the quality of care they have chosen, and the fact that they might have made a mistake. Catalyzed by their worries about the quality of care, mothers develop complex relationships with the women--and most are women--who look after their children.

Cognitive Illusions

Intriguing Phenomena in Judgement, Thinking and Memory


Author: Rüdiger F Pohl

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317448286

Category: Psychology

Page: 494

View: 4847

Cognitive Illusions explores a wide range of fascinating psychological effects in the way we think, judge and remember in our everyday lives. Featuring contributions from leading researchers, the book defines what cognitive illusions are and discusses their theoretical status: are such illusions proof for a faulty human information-processing system, or do they only represent by-products of otherwise adaptive cognitive mechanisms? Throughout the book, background to phenomena such as illusions of control, overconfidence and hindsight bias are discussed, before considering the respective empirical research, potential explanations of the phenomenon, and relevant applied perspectives. Each chapter also features the detailed description of an experiment that can be used as classroom demonstration. Featuring six new chapters, this edition has been thoroughly updated throughout to reflect recent research and changes of focus within the field. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of cognitive illusions, specifically, those focusing on thinking, reasoning, decision-making and memory.