This look at the crisis facing the United States “explores the gaping disconnect between elite optimism and popular bewilderment, anger, and despair” (Foreign Affairs). “Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It is time to start thinking.” —Sir Ernest Rutherford In a book destined to spark debate among both liberals and conservatives, journalist Edward Luce advances a carefully constructed argument, backed up by interviews with key players in politics and business, that America is losing its pragmatism—and that the consequences of this may soon leave the country high and dry. Addressing the changing structure of the US economy; political polarization; the debilitating effect of the “permanent election campaign”; and problems in education and business innovation, Time to Start Thinking takes a hard look at America’s dwindling options in a world where the pace is increasingly being set elsewhere. “A brilliant reporter who has spoken to everyone: CEOs and members of the cabinet, lobbyists and small town mayors, recent MBAs and unemployed teachers. In his acutely observed, often witty, and very humane portraits, he succeeds in converting the abstractions of economics and bringing them to life.” —Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lords of Finance “Americans need friends who will tell us what we need to hear and how to think about the troubles, many of our own making, that threaten our democracy, prosperity, and leadership in the world. We’ve got just such a friend in Ed Luce. He’s a foreign observer who has not just traveled widely in the United States but listened carefully to a wide array of our citizens.” —Strobe Talbott, president, The Brookings Institution “In a tradition stretching back to de Tocqueville, sympathetic foreigners are often the keenest observers of American life. Edward Luce is one such person. He paints a highly disturbing picture of the state of American society, and of the total failure of American elites to come to grips with the real problems facing the country. It rises far above the current political rhetoric by its measured reliance on facts.” —Francis Fukuyama, author of Identity
“How does a guy like me, with all my limited resources and, even worse, my limiting beliefs, escape my day job and become financially free?” Kevin asked himself this question in 2006. This book is the story of what happened in the following 6 years. It is the story of a regular guy, working in IT, who escaped the 9 to 5 and found a new way to live. Join Kevin on his journey towards financial and spiritual freedom and discover how you too could achieve the same.
'A panorama of the unravelling world order as riveting as any beach read' New Yorker 'Read this book: in the three hours it takes you will get a new, bracing and brilliant understanding of the dangers we in the democratic West now face. Luce is one of the smartest journalists working today, and his perceptions are priceless' Jane Mayer, staff writer on the New Yorker 'No one was more prescient about the economic malaise and popular resentment that has hit the United States than Ed Luce in his previous book, Time to Start Thinking. His new book, Retreat of Western Liberalism, broadens that picture to cover the Western world. It is a must read for anyone trying to make sense of the waves of populism and nationalism we face today' Liaquat Ahamed In his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times columnist and commentator Edward Luce charted the course of American economic and geopolitical decline, proving to be a prescient voice on our current social and political turmoil. In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of democratic liberalism - of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a symptom. Luce argues that we are on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society's losers, and complacency about our system's durability - attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall, treated by the West as an absolute triumph over the East. We cannot move forward without a clear diagnosis of what has gone wrong. Luce contrasts Western democratic and economic ideals, which rest on an assumption of linear progress, with more cyclical views of economic strength - symbolized by the nineteenth-century fall and present-day rise of the Chinese and Indian economies - and with the dawn of a new multipolar age. Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the vast literature already available, Luce offers a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration and a forward-thinking analysis of what those who believe in enlightenment values must do to defend them from the multiple onslaughts they face in the coming years.
Provides the small business owner with answers to basic, but very important questions regarding the process of international trade. A handy reference guide providing important information and resources to assist you in international trade endeavors. Covers: your exporting plan, how to get your product from here to there, how do you get paid, and much more.`
Life means more than the limited labels you have placed on it. There is a wealth of joy, peace, and love waiting for your discovery. But knowing how to live is not an automatic experience. Living is a committed decision you must make on purpose every single day of your life. In clear, easy to read, yet compelling terms, John Barton shares powerful keys to unlocking the doors of your dreams. Life can be a dream you live now, not in some distant future. With the proper set of life keys, you can enter a new world of significance and abundance. In this book, you'll learn how to: Discover your life's vision Make crossroad decisions that bring fruitfulness Become your greatest asset Attract and develop quality relationships Break the cycle of failure and regret
*The Right Thinking Mind* teaches us that every great achievement begins from imagination. You are the product of your thought; and so what are you thinking in your mind? When you have the right mind, you will be having the right thought, but when you have the wrong mind, all your thoughts will be wrong. Success has no mathematical formula or scientific approach. It is not the product of wishes neither does it responds to it. Ever since you have been wishing for something, has it materialized? We are living in a noisy world, but the only thing that will make people to hear your voice is to do great things nobody has ever done in the history of life. Talking loudly will not make the world to listen to you, but doing greater things. Having the right thinking mind is the beginning of success and the sure way to greatness. Innovation starts from an idea and when you convert it to invention, it leads to greatness. Mind the type of people you share your vision with because everybody is not right for every idea. In this book, *The Right Thinking Mind,* you will understand that when you present the right idea to the right people, it brings good result. But until you have the right thinking mind, you will not be thinking right.
Mind-flexing, brain-storming, juice-flowing ways to discover your inner genius
Author: Infinite Ideas
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
Do you suspect that you’ve been running on intellectual and creative autopilot for a while? Do you ever wish you could be more creative every day (and not just when you’re in the zone and working on it)? Are you fed up with watching people around you come up with innovative ideas and brilliant solutions and getting all the credit? Look no further; in thirty practical and down to earth chapters this book will show you: How to learn, learn and learn again; quick tricks to spark ideas and free your mind; ways to keep track of your great ideas; how to map your creative concepts; what you can do with a great mistake. With quizzes, helpful question and answer sections and tips from creative geniuses such as Steve Jobs, Anita Roddick and Vivienne Westwood, this lovely book will help you to make the most of your mental powers. If you want to squeeze a little more juice out of your brain and make a real difference, this is the book for you.
Providing an all-encompassing information source for the kitchen gardener by bridging the gap between gardening and recipe books, this book has everything you need to know to grow, protect, harvest, cook and preserve fruit, vegetables and herbs. Based on the author's own experience, everything has been thoroughly tried and tested. Suitable for anyone interested in growing and using their own food, from the complete novice to the old hand, whether you have a window box, a small garden or a large allotment. contamination of the food we eat, kitchen gardening is literally a growing field. Do you just want a few fresh herbs and vegetables, or you want to go all the way to a self-sufficient Good Life? This book will show you how to plant it, nurture it, when to harvest it, and what to do to turn it into a year-round supply of delicious, nutritious, wholesome food. everything you need to do each month, in a gardening and cooking year. Dealing with both the practicalities of the gardening required to grow the food, and everything you need to know about collecting, cooking and preserving your harvest, this book helps you enjoy the positive benefits of the process whilst also warning of pitfalls and problems to avoid. Every chapter is full of mouth-watering seasonal recipes for the produce that you harvest that month from your own plot, helping you to get the maximum benefit from your very own home-grown, home-cooked and preserved food. satisfaction from knowing exactly where it came from, what is in it, and that your family's food is home-grown and home-made by you - yes you!