By now, everyone recognizes the severity of the 2007-08 financial crisis. But, to many Americans, the bailouts, stimulus packages, and regulatory schemes aimed at solving the problem seemed to merely pull the economy further into the mire of bureaucracy, party politics, and unsustainable debt that led to the crisis in the first place. Only the bankers and officials who caused the problem were in a position to solve it, and so fixing the system necessarily meant becoming part of it - and thus making it even harder to fix. This is the crux of the Juggernaut. A sprawling, uncontrollable system that only grows larger and more berserk the more we try to quell it, the Juggernaut has become a way of life. It is not, as many would suggest, a product of the last 10 or even 30 years. Rather, it is inherent in the system itself, with roots that reach as far back as Columbus and the dawn of modern times. In this stunning new story of political economy, author Eric Robert Morse examines why the modern system has become so unwieldy and explains what must be done to correct it. His astute analysis and fascinating storytelling take readers on an epic journey, from the dawn of free-market capitalism during the age of exploration, through the industrial revolution and Adam Smith, to the rise of Keynesianism and the dominance of the welfare state. Drawing from all corners of political, social, and economic study, including specialism and the division of labor, competition and game theory, and statism and public choice theory, Morse weaves together a groundbreaking economic theory, which promises to shake up the current political discourse and usher in a new era of cooperation and prosperity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Filbrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006810/bk_acx0_006810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you like to discover how to build, plant, and maintain your hydroponics system even if it is your first time?Did you know that there are different types of hydroponics systems, some of which cost just a few dollars to make?Do not you know where to start? Then this is the book for you!Hydroponics gardening is an ancient practice that has been around for thousands of years and is a great way to grow plants without the soil. It is becoming more prevalent in the modern day, thanks to the desire for many people to grow their own food in an organic system that is entirely natural.With practical information aimed at home DIYers, this book shows just how to build, plant, and maintain a lot of hydroponic systems, some of which cost just a few dollars to make. You’ll also discover an insightful exploration of hydroponic gardens, many tricks, tips, and the best ways to grow healthy plants with ease.Here’s what else you’ll learn:The science and philosophy behind hydroponicsWhy hydroponics is set to be the agriculture of the futureTypes of hydroponic gardens. Which one is best for you?Hydroponics fundamentals - nutrient solutions, pH, oxygen, and moreHow to build your own hydroponics systemLights to use for your hydroponics systemHow to start growing with the Kratky methodHow to plant, germinate, transplant, and grow seedlingsHow to keep your plants healthyTips, tricks, and hacks to always grow healthy plants in your gardenCommon mistakes to avoidAnd much more!The totalistic nature of the content in this guide will provide you a lot of advice and practical strategies that will give you several great ideas and help you save your time.With this book, you will get all the advantages of eating healthy, nutritious, and utterly organic food!Get a copy of Hydroponics / 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey D. Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/195552/bk_acx0_195552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The U.S. health care system is in critical condition--but this should come as a surprise to no one. Yet until now the solutions proposed have been unworkable, pie-in-the-sky plans that have had little chance of becoming law and even less of succeeding. In Code Red, David Dranove, one of the nation's leading experts on the economics of healthcare, proposes a set of feasible solutions that address access, efficiency, and quality. Dranove offers pragmatic remedies, some of them controversial, all of them crucially needed to restore the system to vitality. He pays special attention to the plight of the uninsured, and proposes a new direction that promises to make premier healthcare for all Americans a national reality. Setting his story against the backdrop of healthcare in the United States from the early 20th century to the present day, he reveals why a century of private and public sector efforts to reform the ailing system have largely failed. He draws on insights from economics to diagnose the root causes of rising costs and diminishing access to quality care, such as inadequate information, perverse incentives, and malfunctioning insurance markets. Dranove describes the ongoing efforts to revive the system--including the rise of consumerism, the quality movement, and initiatives to expand access - and argues that these efforts are doomed to fail without more fundamental, systemic, market-based reforms. Code Red lays the foundation for a thriving health care system and is indispensable for anyone trying to make sense of the thorny issues of health care reform. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001391/bk_adbl_001391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why has successful school reform been so difficult to achieve, despite decades of well-intentioned efforts, endless rhetoric, and billions of dollars of investment? Why do most U.S. schools continue to produce disappointing results? Why is there such a disconnect between the schools we need and the schools we have? In this thoughtful and insightful book, Ronald A. Wolk tackles these questions head-on, identifying key assumptions that have shaped the debate on school reform for the past several decades, including the emphasis on standards and testing, calls for a longer school day and year, the push to enroll more students in advanced math classes, and the quest to place a highly qualified teacher in every classroom. Backed by research and other evidence, he points out the flaws in each assumption, and then proposes alternative assumptions as the basis for new, innovative schools that would emphasize such elements as Individualized instruction, with various pathways for learning; Real-world contexts for learning; Performance assessment; A restructuring of public education to expand preschool; and Transformation of the teachers' role from instructor to advisor. Acknowledging that the current system is too entrenched to accept radical reform, Wolk suggests incorporating his assumptions into a separate, parallel strategy for new schools. The result is a provocative proposal for teachers, administrators, policymakers, parents, and others to consider as they contemplate the future of public education in the United States. The book is published by ASCD. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T. Travis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002852/bk_acx0_002852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harald Maier, the Ex-professional biker, 3 times participant in the Tour de France, 3 times winner of the Crocodile Trophy, winner of more than 200 professional bike races, nutrition and mental coach of many successful sportsmen and well-known personalities, explains you on this audiobook the obvious connections between adequate nutrition and long-term health, describing how you can strengthen your immune system and supply your body with what it needs most. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: N.N.. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rebe/000278/bk_rebe_000278_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Congress' approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, Congressional scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress - and the United States - to the brink of institutional failure. In this revised edition, the authors bring their seminal book up to date in a political environment that is more divided than ever. The underlying dynamics of the situation - extremist Republicans holding government hostage to their own ideological, antigovernment beliefs - have only gotten worse, further bolstering their argument that Republicans are not merely ideologically different from Democrats, but engaged in a unique form of politics that undermines the system itself. Without a fundamental change in the character and course of the Republican Party, we may have a long way to go before we hit rock bottom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009037/bk_blak_009037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get over your need for perfectionism and learn to let the little things go with this soothing program from the world-renowned Sleep Learning System, narrated by best-selling hypnotherapist Rachael Meddows. Just turn on the tracks, relax, and let your subconscious mind do the work for you. The Sleep Learning System is specially designed to work with your subconscious mind during your sleep cycle. The guided meditation and soothing background music will deeply relax your body and mind for the perfect night's sleep, while allowing you to access the deepest parts of your mind. And now Sleep Learning is better than ever, thanks to the soothing voice of Rachael Meddows. With this audiobook, you will learn how to control that urge to go over and over the same tasks, and stop driving yourself mad with your tendency to aim for perfection. This program comes with new two inductions that are exclusive to Sleep Learning programs with Rachael Meddows! When you wake up you'll feel well rested, peaceful, focused, and ready to take on your day. This guided mediation system gives you positive suggestions that will help you quiet your mind and melt away stress, leaving your body deeply relaxed for a great night's sleep. While you're sleeping, the program will help remove self-doubt and negative self-beliefs and triggers that cause you to aim at perfectionism. Learn how to let it go and live a more stress-free life! The special inductions will gently guide you into your REM stage of sleep, working with your subconscious to make lasting change that you can see. Let Rachael Meddows and The Sleep Learning System help you today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachael Meddows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023203/bk_acx0_023203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you only had 21 days left to live, what would you want to accomplish before you go?Bringing your most important ideas to life isn’t easy. If you find yourself procrastinating, too busy to get your most important work done, or not sure how to get started, something needs to change before it’s too late.This book is for you if …You’re overwhelmed, overworked, and wanting more from lifeYou’re under-achieving and under-delivering on your promises to yourself and othersYou’re tired of your own excuses because you know you can do betterYou want more freedom, more income, and more impactYou have important work to do before you leave this worldAnd most importantly:You’re up for the challenge of achieving your biggest goals in lifeOnce you get rid of those ineffective working habits, excuses for holding back, and annoying voices in your head, you’ll be free to achieve your biggest goals and projects in life fearlessly - faster than you ever thought possible.Today can be the day that everything changes for youThis book is designed to get you results in your business and life by giving you the systems, tools, and mindset you need to bring your biggest ideas and most important projects to life in 21 days or less.If you’re a fan of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris, The One Thing by Gary Keller, or The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, you’ll love this practical and engaging audiobook.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emmanuel Alejandro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132572/bk_acx0_132572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most triathletes are well aware of the three main disciplines in triathlon, but there’s a fourth, critical discipline that’s frequently overlooked and causes athletes to underperform, if it’s not properly addressed: Nutrition.Imagine getting through your race feeling strong throughout the entire day, free of cramps, passing dozens or even hundreds of athletes who are fading because they aren’t fueled correctly. This is what a well-executed strategy for race nutrition will allow you to do. Proper triathlon nutrition can be the difference between a personal best and a did not finish.Triathlon Nutrition Foundations teaches you an easy-to-execute system to figure out your exact caloric needs for any race, giving you the best shot at a finish you never imagined was possible. This audiobook provides detailed instructions for how to choose your fuel sources, when to take them, and precisely how much is needed. You’ll have a leg up on your competitors and never again have to worry about a badly-timed bonk during an important race!“Triathlon Taren” Gesell is a triathlete who has become known for his wildly popular YouTube channel, Instagram account, and podcast, where he shares tips, tricks, hacks, the latest scientific findings and time-tested knowledge to help age-groupers get to their start lines confident and their finish lines strong. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Taren is also the head coach of TeamTrainiac.com, a training platform supporting a growing community of triathletes from all around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Taren Gesell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/207330/bk_acx0_207330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.