"Truth is not always to be withheld because its expression may wound the feelings of public men, whose official acts have subjected them to public censure. If it were, history and biography would cease to be guiding stars, and, above all, would offer no wholesome restraint to the cruel, or corrupt, or incompetent exercise of authority."— Tupper's Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock.
Finance has become one of the most important and popular subjects in
management school today. This subject has progressed tremendously in
the last forty years, integrating models and ideas from other areas such as
physics, statistics, and accounting. The financial markets have also rap-
idly expanded and changed extensively with improved technology and the
ever changing regulatory and social environment.
Finance has become one of the most important and popular subjects in management school today. This subject has progressed tremendously in the last forty years, integrating models and ideas from other areas such as physics, statistics, and accounting
The story of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) is fundamentally
a forty-year saga encompassing the creation of a new technology, the
building of a company that became the number two computer company
in the United States with $14 billion in sales at its peak, the decline
and ultimate sale of that company to the Compaq Corporation
in 1998, and the preservation in its many alumni of the values that
were the essence of the culture of that company. (The company’s
official name was Digital Equipment Corporation, and its logo was
the last dozen years many English books on Spain have appeared. They have dealt with their subject from
the point of view of the artist or the historian, the archæologist, the politician, or the mere sight-seer. The
student of architecture, or the traveler, desiring a more intimate or serious knowledge of the great cathedrals,
has had nothing to consult since Street published his remarkable book some forty years ago. There have been
artistic impressions, as well as guide-book recitations, by the score.
The fortress of Louisbourg arose not from victory but from defeat; not from military strength but from naval
weakness; not from a new, adventurous spirit of attack, but from a half-despairing hope of keeping one last
foothold by the sea. It was not begun till after the fortunes of Louis XIV had reached their lowest ebb at the
Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. It lived a precarious life of only forty years, from 1720 to 1760. And nothing but
bare ruins were left to mark its grave when it finally passed, unheeded and unnamed, into the vast dominions
of the conquering British at the Peace...
My initial inspiration for writing this book came at a meeting of the
John and Jean DeÂ€Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and
Prosperity at the Hoover Institution. On multiple occasions thereafter,
IÂ€ presented portions of this book to my Task Force colleagues, from
whom I always received intense but constructive criticism. The book’s
intellectual mission precisely maps the concerns that have animated my
work for most of the forty-Â�three years that I have spent in academic
Introduction 'Where do you think I've been these last eight years?' He looked quite pleased with himself. 'Prison. Malloy's the name. Moose Malloy. The Great Bend bank job - that was me. On my own, too. Forty thousand dollars.' If anyone could rob a bank on his own, it's Moose Malloy. He's as hard as stone and as big as a bus. Now he's out of prison, and he wants two things: to know who gave his name to the police eight years ago, and to find his girlfriend. Moose means trouble, and it's the sort of trouble a private...
On close examination, the glowing promise of coal quickly turns to ash. Coal mining remains a deadly and environmentally destructive industry. Nearly forty percent of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year comes from coal-fired power plants. In the last two decades, air pollution from coal plants has killed more than half a million Americans. In this eye-opening call to action, Goodell explains the costs and consequences of America's addiction to coal and discusses how we can kick the habit....
The quiet industrial struggle through which the United States passed during the last decade of the nineteenth century cannot fail to impress the student of political economy with the fact that commercial revolution is a normal result of industrial evolution. Within a period of twenty-five years the transportation of commodities has grown to be not only a science, but a power in the betterment of civil and political life as well; and the world, which in the time of M. Jules Verne was eighty days wide, is now scarcely forty....
In the fourteen years since my first successful diet—at age fourteen—I’ve
lost and gained more than 350 pounds.
Some people have tried every kind of diet—Weight Watchers, Atkins,
grapefruit, Zone, Sugar Busters—and I have, too. I’ve usually lasted about
three days on each. My big weight losses—thirty-five pounds, forty pounds,
fifty pounds—were usually on diets of my own devising: either extremely low
calorie or extremely low fat, the latter of which was introduced to me by my
freshman-year college roommate.