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Author: Mahmood Mamdani
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: marketplace, scholars
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 2008-11-12
ISBN-10: 0796922144
ISBN-13: 9780796922144

Scholars in the Marketplace is a case study of market-based reforms at Uganda’s Makerere University. With the World Bank heralding neo-liberal reform at Makerere as the model for the transformation of higher education in Africa, it has implications for the whole continent. At the global level, the Makerere case exemplifies the fate of public universities in a market-oriented and capital-friendly era.The Makerere reform began in the 1990s and was based on the premise that higher education is more of a private than a public good. Instead of pitting the public against the private, and the s

Author: Peter L. Berge
Publisher: Free Pre
Keywords: osama, bin, laden, world, secret, war, inc, inside, holy
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 2001-11-01
ISBN-10: 0743205022
ISBN-13: 9780743205023

On September 11, 2001, the world in which we live was changed forever. The twin towers of the World Trade Center came crashing down, one side of the Pentagon burst into flame, and more than six thousand men, women, and children lost their lives in the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil. As shocking as it was, it had been long in the making: The assault was the most sophisticated and horrifying in a series of operations masterminded by Osama bin Laden and his Jihad group -- an organization that CNN’s terrorism analyst Peter Bergen calls Holy War, Inc. One of only a handful of Wes

Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.
Keywords: von, mises, ludwig, works, lib, bureaucracy
Number of Pages: 120
Published: 2007-02-01
ISBN-10: 0865976635
ISBN-13: 9780865976634

Written long before Public Choice economists began to take up the subject, Mises describes bureaucracies as both self-interested and economically irrational (thereby improving on the modern Public Choice critique). There is no reinventing government: if we are to have government do things for us, bureaucracies, which cannot behave efficiently, will have to do the work. This small book has grown in stature as Western economies have become more and more bureaucratized.From the publisher Mises said it right here. In these pages we find the crushing critique of nearly all modern reform movements

Author: Peter Watt
Publisher: Tor Book
Keywords: blindsight
Number of Pages: 384
Published: 2008-03-04
ISBN-10: 0765319640
ISBN-13: 9780765319647

The Hugo Award–nominated novel by “a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive.” —The Globe and Mail Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn’t want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can’t feel his own flesh

Author: Jeff Riggenbach
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Keywords: revisionism, introduction, history, american
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 2009-01-01
ISBN-10: 1479295043
ISBN-13: 9781479295043

Jeff Riggenbach’s book is a godsend for anyone who needs a crash course in revisionist history of the United States. What is revisionism? It is the retelling of history from a point of view that differs from the mainstream, which always treats the victor (the state) as glorious and the conquered (individual liberty) as deserving of its fate. Obviously the libertarian telling of American history is going to be different. The state and its creations are not the heroes. The producers of capital, the average people, the voluntary society: these are the forces that make up civilization. There

Author: George Kent
Publisher: Georgetown University Pre
Keywords: human, rights, series, advancing, adequate, right, freedom, food
Number of Pages: 290
Published: 2005-06-02
ISBN-10: 1589010566
ISBN-13: 9781589010567

There is, literally, a world of difference between the statements "Everyone should have adequate food," and "Everyone has the right to adequate food." In George Kent’s view, the lofty rhetoric of the first statement will not be fulfilled until we take the second statement seriously. Kent sees hunger as a deeply political problem. Too many people do not have adequate control over local resources and cannot create the circumstances that would allow them to do meaningful, productive work and provide for themselves. The human right to an adequate livelihood, including the human right to adeq

Authors: Will Marshall, Marc Porter Magee,
Publisher: Progressive Policy Institute
Keywords: experiment, americorps
Number of Pages: 130
Published: 2010-06-01
eBookDB-ID: B000IQ7YU0

Foreword "Demosclerosis" is the term that writer Jonathan Rausch coined to describe how lawmakers, bureaucrats, and beneficiaries unite to defend government programs against change and endow them with the political equivalent of immortality. This is not the fate we wish for AmeriCorps, our country’s unique experiment in voluntary national service. Having just marked its 10th anniversary, AmeriCorps has weathered political storms and has anchored itself firmly in communities around the country. But as strong advocates of national service, we do not want AmeriCorps to become another
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