I wrote this Stoic comedy book in the hope that people laugh while they learn about Stoicism. Comedy can help reveal truth to us. I hope this book helps Stoicism go mainstream because I think it's a philosophy everyone can use in good times and bad.
This new book discusses the extent to which the Japanese economy encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.
Although Japan has a strong reputation as an innovator, some people argue that this reputation is misplaced. Contrary to earlier expectations, the USA rather than Japan emerged as the leader in the biotech industries in the 1990s, and also many small firms in Japan supply only a few - or just one - other company, thereby limiting their view of the marketplace and the commercial opportunities within it. Despite the increase of international patents, international scientific citations and a positive technology trade balance, the Japanese innovation system is weak in giving birth to radical innovations.
The book explores fully these issues, making comparisons with other countries where appropriate. It concludes that the Japanese innovation system has both advantages and disadvantages and contributes to a better understanding of how policy changes take place.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 177 Pages (3,601 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 20th, 2020
Socrates was an enigmatic figure; he made no writings, and is known chiefly through the accounts of his students Plato and Xenophon. After Socrates was accused of impiety against the pantheon of Athens and corruption of the youth and sentenced to death, his students stood up in his defense. In the unique form of Socratic dialogue both, Plato and Xenophon, defended the character and teachings of their teacher.
The Life of Socrates
Defenses of Socrates
Defense by Plato
Defense by Xenophon
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 419 Pages (1,630 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 19th, 2020
The new millennium saw the unfolding of America's second Civil War, which until recently had been fought without the firing of a shot. However, the bloodshed has begun and every American citizen is facing a critical turning point in the 2020 elections.
Many Americans oppose President Donald Trump on heartfelt principal. However, many dislike Trump merely based upon what they've heard about him in the media - what they think they know, not what they actually know about the President and his policies. The purpose of this book is to guide serious voters through the non-stop barrage of hysterical accusations, distortions and personal slurs.
What follows is a straight forward account of Donald Trump's rise to the Presidency in 2016 and his years in the White House concluding with the 2020 Democrat and Republican Conventions. Whether or not one agrees with all of President Trump's policies, no other President has fulfilled so many campaign promises in such a short period.
With the country on the verge of anarchy, what lies beyond November 3rd is far too crucial to let any candidate's personality or style cloud our decision on who will sit in the Oval Office for the next four years. That decision has to be based upon facts.
Irregardless of the reader's ultimate choice, it is the sincere intention of this book to help guide the way.
A formal impeachment inquiry was launched on September 24, 2019, as a response to the Trump-Ukraine scandal and on December 18, 2019, the House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump along party lines. This book provides the complete overview of all the reports and documents related to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, including declassified documents, transcripts and reports of various US security agencies and other actors involved in the investigation of the Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Elections, the connection of the American president with the Russian Government and the Trump-Ukraine controversy, in which the president pressed the Ukrainian government repeatedly since at least May 2019 to investigate Hunter Biden.
Impeachment: An Overview of Constitutional Provisions, Procedure, and Practice
Efforts to Impeach Donald Trump
The Mueller Report
Telephone Conversation with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine
Documents & Transcripts Related to Impeachment Attempt
Resolution of Inquiry Clarifying Any Potential Misunderstanding as to Whether Actions Taken by President-elect Donald Trump Constitute a Violatiogn of the Emoluments Clause, and Calling on President-elect Trump to Divest His Interest in, and Sever His Relationship to the Trump Organization
Dismissal of James Comey
James Comey FBI Farewell Letter
Representative Al Green Calls for Trump Impeachment
Jason Chaffetz Letter to FBI Over Comey Memo
Legal Grounds for Appointing a Special Counsel
The Jurisdiction and the Power of a Special Counsel
Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference With the 2016 Presidential Election and Related Matters
Comey Statement for the Record Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Documents Related to Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 1,219 Pages (11,956 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 19th, 2020
Fake news. Alternative facts. Ideological agendas. How do you tell the difference between true and false? How do you know what it all means? In Actually, It's Not Easy, novices and experts alike can grow their ability to understand complex topics in today's world. A consistent, analytical approach results in an understandable context useful for solving problems. Timely subjects like health reform and tax policy blend with voyages into probability theory and the history of totalitarian coups. These topics, perhaps arcane at the start, achieve clarity and consequence on their way to an often-surprising thesis. Only by accepting - perhaps even enjoying - the complexity of these topics, can we hope to achieve sturdy solutions to the problems faced by our society.
The coronavirus pandemic has sparked not only a health crisis but also an economic crisis, which together pose a serious threat to food security, particularly in poorer countries. COVID-19 & Global Food Security brings together a groundbreaking series of IFPRI blog posts looking at the impacts of COVID-19 and the policy responses. IFPRI researchers and guest bloggers provide key insights and analysis on how the global pandemic is affecting global poverty and food security and nutrition, food trade and supply chains, gender, employment, and a variety of policy interventions, as well as reflections on how we can use these lessons to better prepare for future pandemics. These pieces draw on a combination of conceptual arguments, global and country-level simulation models, in-country surveys, case studies, and expert opinions. Together, they present a comprehensive picture of the current and potential impact of COVID-19 and the world's policy responses on global food and nutrition security.
Who are we? And, why are we?
Seems like a question that has been asked a million times by million people? But, do we have answers that make us objectively rationalize every situation we face, every information we come across and every thought that arises in our mind?
When I was writing this book I was aware of one simple thing. This book is not meant to be only read. This book is meant to be understood.
For thousands for years these texts have influenced millions, few understood it completely, few practiced it literally, few tried to depict the text, and few challenged it, yet there are few who truly looked at these texts as self-help and self-reform manual.
This book, according to me is for each one who has questions and would like to get some rationale and objective answers and find own conclusions based on each ones unique situation and background.
My journey till now and the fundamental thoughts that have troubled me, lead me to start studying the one book I was told has all the answers. While studying I started writing my notes based on what I have learnt till date, what I have observed, as well as what science has proven factually.
This book gave me the critical answers and allowed me to truly find peace. And I know you will find too.
"Myth and Science" by Tito Vignoli. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 239 Pages (1,826 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 19th, 2020
HERE'S HOW HE DID IT. Journalists, political scientists, and psychologists have spent years asking themselves how Donald Trump managed to take the American people captive. Now, you know.
In this volume, you'll find the 12 rules Trump followed to secure and retain his base's devotion. You don't need to ask him to find out what they are. Just watch him; listen to what he's said. You'll discover:
A man who's not immoral, but amoral: He doesn't care about what he fights for, as long as he wins.
A man whose life is built on an illusion and branding. On image, not substance. A modern-day snake oil salesman obsessed with preserving that image, because he's deathly afraid of being exposed as the fraud he really is.
A man who depends entirely on others' approval to validate him, because he's never succeeded on his own.
A man so broken that no achievement is enough to provide him with the sense of self-worth he desperately craves.
Here's what Trump's method tells us about him, and about ourselves. We can take our power back -- from him and others like him -- by exposing it for what it really is.