Problems of plenty

the American farmer in the twentieth century

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Author: R. Douglas Hurt

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Here is a compact narrative history of American agriculture over the last century.

The Problems of Plenty

Energy Policy and International Politics

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Author: Peter F. Cowhey

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 447

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People of Plenty

Economic Abundance and the American Character

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Author: David M. Potter

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226676319

Category: History

Page: 248

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America has long been famous as a land of plenty, but we seldom realize how much the American people are a people of plenty—a people whose distinctive character has been shaped by economic abundance. In this important book, David M. Potter breaks new ground both in the study of this phenomenon and in his approach to the question of national character. He brings a fresh historical perspective to bear on the vital work done in this field by anthropologists, social psychologists, and psychoanalysts. "The rejection of hindsight, with the insistence on trying to see events from the point of view of the participants, was a governing theme with Potter. . . . This sounds like a truism. Watching him apply it however, is a revelation."—Walter Clemons, Newsweek "The best short book on national character I have seen . . . broadly based, closely reasoned, and lucidly written."—Karl W. Deutsch, Yale Review

Paradox of Plenty

A Social History of Eating in Modern America

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Author: Harvey A. Levenstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520234406

Category: History

Page: 353

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This book is intended for those interested in US food habits and diets during the 20th century, American history, American social life and customs.

Poverty in the Midst of Plenty

Problems of Creating Incomes and Employment in Botswana

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Author: Ian Livingstone,R. K. Srivastava

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botswana

Page: 54

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The Land Of Plenty

Australia In The 2000s

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Author: Mark Davis

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522859097

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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'There is an Australian dream that is collective. It goes to the roots of what it means to be Australian, since it's imprinted in Australia's history, the collective acts of its peoples, their attitudes, their gestures, what and how they eat, how they spend their leisure time, and the way such things reflect upon and derive from who they are.' In The Land of Plenty, Mark Davis argues that this dream has been forsaken. Over the past few decades Australians have felt the ground shift beneath their feet. Many people are asking why Australia is no longer the egalitarian place it once was. While the airwaves sing and newspaper front pages burst with news of how prosperous Australians are, many people wonder why they are working harder and longer, for so little, while important social agendas have fallen by the wayside. The Land of Plenty is at once a devastating record of the changes that have taken place in Australian society since the 1980s, and a goldmine of ideas for change. Insightful, provocative and thoroughly original, The Land of Plenty is a manifesto for our times.

House of Plenty

The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Luby's Cafeterias

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Author: Carol Dawson,Carol Johnston

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292782341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Scarred by the deaths of his mother and sisters and the failure of his father's business, a young man dreamed of making enough money to retire early and retreat into the secure world that his childhood tragedies had torn from him. But Harry Luby refused to be a robber baron. Turning totally against the tide of avaricious capitalism, he determined to make a fortune by doing good. Starting with that unlikely, even naive, ambition in 1911, Harry Luby founded a cafeteria empire that by the 1980s had revenues second only to McDonald's. So successfully did Luby and his heirs satisfy the tastes of America that Luby's became the country's largest cafeteria chain, creating more millionaires per capita among its employees than any other corporation of its size. Even more surprising, the company stayed true to Harry Luby's vision for eight decades, making money by treating its customers and employees exceptionally well. Written with the sweep and drama of a novel, House of Plenty tells the engrossing story of Luby's founding and phenomenal growth, its long run as America's favorite family restaurant during the post-World War II decades, its financial failure during the greed-driven 1990s when non-family leadership jettisoned the company's proven business model, and its recent struggle back to solvency. Carol Dawson and Carol Johnston draw on insider stories and company records to recapture the forces that propelled the company to its greatest heights, including its unprecedented practices of allowing store managers to keep 40 percent of net profits and issuing stock to all employees, which allowed thousands of Luby's workers to achieve the American dream of honestly earned prosperity. The authors also plumb the depths of the Luby's drama, including a hushed-up theft that split the family for decades; the 1991 mass shooting at the Killeen Luby's, which splattered the company's good name across headlines nationwide; and the rapacious over-expansion that more than doubled the company's size in nine years (1987-1996), pushed it into bankruptcy, and drove president and CEO John Edward Curtis Jr. to violent suicide. Disproving F. Scott Fitzgerald's adage that "there are no second acts in American lives," House of Plenty tells the epic story of an iconic American institution that has risen, fallen, and found redemption—with no curtain call in sight.

Managing the Unknown

Essays on Environmental Ignorance

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Author: Frank Uekötter,Uwe Lübken

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382534

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Information is crucial when it comes to the management of resources. But what if knowledge is incomplete, or biased, or otherwise deficient? How did people define patterns of proper use in the absence of cognitive certainty? Discussing this challenge for a diverse set of resources from fish to rubber, these essays show that deficient knowledge is a far more pervasive challenge in resource history than conventional readings suggest. Furthermore, environmental ignorance does not inevitably shrink with the march of scientific progress: these essays suggest more of a dialectical relationship between knowledge and ignorance that has different shapes and trajectories. With its combination of empirical case studies and theoretical reflection, the essays make a significant contribution to the interdisciplinary debate on the production and resilience of ignorance. At the same time, this volume combines insights from different continents as well as the seas in between and thus sketches outlines of an emerging global resource history.

Tube of Plenty

The Evolution of American Television

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Author: Erik Barnouw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 624

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Based on the classic History of Broadcasting in the United States, Tube of Plenty represents the fruit of several decades' labor. When Erik Barnouw--premier chronicler of American broadcasting and a participant in the industry for fifty years--first undertook the project of recording its history, many viewed it as a light-weight literary task concerned mainly with "entertainment" trivia. Indeed, trivia such as that found in quiz programs do appear in the book, but Barnouw views them as part of a complex social tapestry that increasingly defines our era. To understand our century, we must fully comprehend the evolution of television and its newest extraordinary offshoots. With this fact in mind, Barnouw's new edition of Tube of Plenty explores the development and impact of the latest dramatic phases of the communications revolution. Since the first publication of this invaluable history of television and how it has shaped, and been shaped by, American culture and society, many significant changes have occurred. Assessing the importance of these developments in a new chapter, Barnouw specifically covers the decline of the three major networks, the expansion of cable and satellite television and film channels such as HBO (Home Box Office), the success of channels catering to special audiences such as ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) and MTV (Music Television), and the arrival of VCRs in America's living rooms. He also includes an appendix entitled "questions for a new millennium," which will challenge readers not only to examine the shape of television today, but also to envision its future.

J.U.I.C.E

"Flavours of Management "

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Author: Mohit Jain

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9384049506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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We all like story books. On the other hand, majority of the students do not feel like reading academic books because they find them difficult to understand. J.U.I.C.E. contains different short stories explaining the concepts of Economics and Management. Readers would not feel that they are reading something relevant to their academics but still by the end of it, they would attain a lot of knowledge regarding these subjects. Our motto is to make people view these subjects from a different perspective and expand the horizon of their thinking. Reviews: “It is a rare delight to be entirely absorbed in a book when a writer is able to connect all the five senses, so the reader can feel they are truly present.” – PARAG JAIN, Manager Finance System, BioMarin, USA “Required reading for my marketing students.” – SUSHMIT MITRA, Eastern Institute of Management “JUICE encompasses ways and methodologies of studying in right and appropriate directions.” – AUBHI HOME, Indo German Training Centre “By this book the author pushes a bit of himself and pulls a bit of his students to come to a fulcrum from where load and effort would bring remarkable results.” – SAURABH SAXENA, SCG Institute of Management and Technology, Rachael “The very book I have been looking for most of my life….Mohit wears his knowledge with aplomb and a lot of very good ideas” – MONALISHA BANERJEE, Director, Nalanda Institute of Advanced Studies

Gut Reactions

A Perceptual Theory of Emotion

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Author: Jesse J. Prinz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199882258

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Gut Reactions is an interdisciplinary defense of the claim that emotions are perceptions in a double sense. First of all, they are perceptions of changes in the body, but, through the body, they also allow us to literally perceive danger, loss, and other matters of concern. This proposal, which Prinz calls the embodied appraisal theory, reconciles the long standing debate between those who say emotions are cognitive and those who say they are noncognitive. The basic idea behind embodied appraisals is captured in the familiar notion of a "gut reaction," which has been overlooked by much emotion research. Prinz also addresses emotional valence, emotional consciousness, and the debate between evolutionary psychologists and social constructionists.

Population Problems of the Age of Malthus

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Author: G. Talbot Griffith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521178630

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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This 1926 volume focuses on the nature of population, and the issues surrounding it, during the age of renowned political economist Thomas Malthus (1766-1834).

In A Land Of Plenty

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Author: Tim Pears

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446473449

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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In a small town in the middle of England, the aftermath of the Second World War brings change. For ambitious industrialist Charles Freeman, it offers new opportunities and marriage to Mary. He buys the big house on the hill and nails his aspirations to the future. In quick succession, three sons and a daughter bring life to the big house and, with it, the seeds of family joy and tragedy. As the children grow and struggle with the hazards of adulthood, Charles' business expands in direct proportion to his girth and becomes a symbol of the town's fortunes as Britain claws its way back from the grey austerity of wartime Britain. As times change, so do the family's fortunes. Their stories create a generous epic, an extraordinarily rich and plangent hymn to the transformation of middle England over the past fifty years. At its heart is a diverse and persuasive cast of loveable and odious characters attempting to contend with the restrictions of their generation. This is the story of our lives.

Creating People of Plenty

The United States and Japan's Economic Alternatives, 1950-1960

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Author: Sayuri Shimizu

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873387064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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"There is no doubt that the Eisenhower administration accomplished one of its paramount Cold War strategic objectives: to rebuild Japan's economy and reinstate the nation as a stabilizing, pro-capitalist member in the new world order that had come out of the morass of the Great Depression and the rubble of World War II."--from the Introduction This innovative study investigates how Japan grew from an economically limited country to the threshold of industrial power. The author describes Japanese economic development in the 1950s as one of the major achievements of the Eisenhower administration. In her admirably-clear account of this chapter in U.S.-Japanese relations, Sayuri Shimizu incorporates Japanese as well as American sources. In the process she explains how and why the United States became so intractably involved in Southeast Asia. Not least, she tells an ironic and instructive story of how the United States helped build an economy that later it so bitterly resented.

When Government Helped

Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New Deal

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Author: Sheila D. Collins,Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199990719

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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When Government Helped systematically evaluates some parallels between The Great Depression and the 2007-2008 global economic meltdown, not only in terms of their economic causes and consequences, but also in terms of their political and cultural contexts and the environmental crises that afflict both periods. The positive and negative lessons for contemporary policy-making are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of authors across a range of policy arenas. This book is a unique blend of disciplines that presents a new set of guideposts--some beneficial, some cautionary--for the future.

The Department of Agriculture

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Author: Maxine Rosaler

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404202061

Category: History

Page: 64

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Discusses the job of, and levels in, the United States Department of Agriculture, why it was developed, how it works, and laws various secretaries of agriculture have passed.

Politics and Nuclear Power

Energy Policy in Western Europe

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Author: Michael T. Hatch

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813163072

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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With the dramatic changes OPEC precipitated in the structure of world energy markets during the 1970s, energy became a central concern to policymakers throughout the industrialized West. This book ex-amines the responses of public officials in three leading European nations -- the Federal Republic of Germany, France, and the Netherlands -- to the energy crisis. As the study shows, the proposed energy programs in the three countries shared remarkable similarities; yet the policy outcomes were very different. To explain why, Michael T. Hatch goes beyond the specific content of government energy policy to include an analysis of the policymaking process itself. At the heart of the study is an exploration of the various dimensions of nuclear policy in West Germany. The political consensus on nuclear power that prevailed in the initial years following the energy crisis disintegrated as antinuclear "citizens' initiatives," the courts, and trade unions, as well as the traditional political parties, entered the policymaking process. Subsequent government efforts to resolve the political stalemate over nuclear power foundered in a morass of domestic electoral politics and an international debate over nuclear proliferation. Extending the analysis to comparisons with French and Dutch nuclear strategies, Hatch argues that the critical factor in determining nuclear policy was the manner in which the political system structured the nuclear debate. In contrast to West Germany, where the electoral and parliamentary systems enhanced the influence of the antinuclear "Greens," the electoral system and constellation of political parties in France served to dissipate the influence of the antinuclear forces. Thus in France the nuclear program en-countered few impediments. In the Netherlands, as in West Germany, government policy was paralyzed in the face of antinuclear sentiment across a broad spectrum of Dutch society. Hatch has provided here not only a useful examination of the development of energy policy in western Europe but also a case study of the close interplay between policy and politics.

The Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558

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Author: John Duncan Mackie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198217060

Category: History

Page: 699

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This classic volume in the renowned Oxford History of England series examines the birth of a nation-state from the death throes of the Middle Ages in North-West Europe. John D. Mackie describes the establishment of a stable monarchy by the very competent Henry VII, examines the means employed by him, and considers how far his monarchy can be described as "new." He also discusses the machinery by which the royal power was exercised and traces the effect of the concentration of lay and eccleciastical authority in the person of Wolsey, whose soaring ambition helped make possible the Caesaro-Papalism of Henry VIII.

From Prairie Farmer to Entrepreneur

The Transformation of Midwestern Agriculture

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Author: Dennis Sven Nordin,Roy Vernon Scott

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253345714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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Their account will inform readers with a detailed account of one of the great transformations in American life."--BOOK JACKET.