The Big Picture

Author: T. T. Ram Mohan
ISBN: 9788176496292
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The Big Picture. This book, a rare blend of academic erudition and elegant writing, is a guide to some of the central themes and debates in the realm of economic policy and the world of business in recent years. A compilation of the author s columns in The Economic Times over a six-year period, it ranges over five broad themes: the financial sector, Indian economy, corporate governance, privatisation and the international economy. The author has added an introductory note that summarises the principal issue in each of the broad themes. He has also interviewed an eminent personality for each theme: Bimal Jalan, T. N. Srinivasan, N. Vaghul, G. V. Ramakrishna and Lawrence White.Basing his arguments on theory as well as empirical evidence, the author takes positions that are often contrarian and critical of the conventional wisdom, but have been vindicated over time. In its advocacy of a non-ideological approach to privatisation in the Indian context and its insistence on the continued relevance of public sector banks, for instance, his writings long anticipated the recent shift in national sentiment on these issues.

Regulation Of Financial Intermediaries In Emerging Markets

Author: T. T. Ram Mohan
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Regulation Of Financial Intermediaries In Emerging Markets. The regulation of financial intermediaries continues to pose significant challenges to policymakers the world over. The task is especially difficult in emerging markets, where various factors—including macroeconomic volatility, relative under-capitalization of banks, the absence of market discipline and lax supervision—combine to render the banking system fragile. As was evident in the East Asian crisis of the late nineties, this can increase manifold the adverse effects of economic shocks. Taking stock of several important issues in the regulation of financial intermediaries in emerging markets, this volume: - Outlines the direction in which financial regulation should evolve in those markets; - Addresses themes related to optimal regulation as well as issues specific to regulation in the Indian context; - Identifies key elements in the best practices regulation in emerging markets; and - Proposes an innovative approach for setting limits to NPAs in banks. Overall, the original essays gathered here provide a comprehensive account of various important issues involved in regulating financial intermediaries and makes valuable and practical suggestions on how to improve regulation in emerging markets. An important feature of the volume is that it brings together both, scholars from academia and finance professionals from various multilateral agencies. As a consequence, it provides a fine balance between cross-country empirical evidence and conceptual contributions.

Ignited Minds

Author: A P J Abdul Kalam
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184758499
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Ignited Minds. What is it that we as a nation are missing? Why, given all our skills, resources and talents, do we settle so often for the ordinary instead of striving to be the best? At the heart of Ignited Minds is an irresistible premise: that people do have the power, through hard work, to realize their dream of a truly good life. Kalam’s vision document of aspiration and hope motivates us to unleash the dormant energy within India and guide the country to greatness.

State Of Authority

Author: Joshua Barker
Publisher: SEAP Publications
ISBN: 087727780X
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State Of Authority. A major realignment is taking place in the way we understand the state in Indonesia. New studies on local politics, ethnicity, the democratic transition, corruption, Islam, popular culture, and other areas hint at novel concepts of the state, though often without fully articulating them. This book captures several dimensions of this shift. One reason for the new thinking is a fresh wind that has altered state studies generally. People are posing new kinds of questions about the state and developing new methodologies to answer them. Another reason for this shift is that Indonesia itself has changed, probably more than most people recognize. It looks more democratic, but also more chaotic and corrupt, than it did during the militaristic New Order of 1966–1998. State of Authority offers a range of detailed case studies based on fieldwork in many different settings around the archipelago. The studies bring to life figures of authority who have sought to carve out positions of power for themselves using legal and illegal means. These figures include village heads, informal slum leaders, district heads, parliamentarians, and others. These individuals negotiate in settings where the state is evident and where it is discussed: coffee houses, hotel lounges, fishing waters, and street-side stalls. These case studies, and the broader trend in scholarship of which they are a part, allow for a new theorization of the state in Indonesia that more adequately addresses the complexity of political life in this vast archipelago nation. State of Authority demonstrates that the state of Indonesia is not monolithic, but is constituted from the ground up by a host of local negotiations and symbolic practices.

The Almighty And The Dollar

Author: Mark J. Allman
Publisher: Anselm Academic
ISBN: 9781599820873
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The Almighty And The Dollar. Drawing on the U.S. Catholic bishops' 1986 statement Economic Justice for All, The Almighty and the Dollar presents the Christian perspective on economic justice as it pertains to the contemporary economy. In addition to substantial extracted portions of the bishops' 1986 statement that are particularly relevant to today's economic situation, The Almighty and the Dollar includes chapters on globalization, welfare reform, racism, immigrant justice, and more. Both practical and theoretical in content, The Almighty and the Dollar serves as an aid for anyone interested in reflecting further upon ethical values and economic justice.

Age Of Discovery

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250085101
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Age Of Discovery. The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact—and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how. Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others—and make us all more vulnerable to one another. Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That’s why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we’re headed. To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we’ve been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery. Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish—if we learn from the first.

A Full Life

Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501115634
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A Full Life. In this autobiography, President "Carter tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world"

The Things They Carried

Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547420293
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The Things They Carried. A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.