Building America S Skilled Technical Workforce

Author by : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Language : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Skilled technical occupationsâ€"defined as occupations that require a high level of knowledge in a technical domain but do not require a bachelor’s degree for entryâ€"are a key component of the U.S. economy. In response to globalization and advances in science and technology, American firms are demanding workers with greater proficiency in literacy and numeracy, as well as strong interpersonal, technical, and problem-solving skills. However, employer surveys and industry and government reports have raised concerns that the nation may not have an adequate supply of skilled technical workers to achieve its competitiveness and economic growth objectives. In response to the broader need for policy information and advice, Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce examines the coverage, effectiveness, flexibility, and coordination of the policies and various programs that prepare Americans for skilled technical jobs. This report provides action-oriented recommendations for improving the American system of technical education, training, and certification.


Cost Benefit Analysis And The Environment Further Developments And Policy Use

Author by : OECD
Language : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Description : This book explores recent developments in environmental cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This is defined as the application of CBA to projects or policies that have the deliberate aim of environmental improvement or are actions that affect, in some way, the natural environment as an indirect consequence


The Welfare Of Nations

Author by : James Bartholomew
Language : en
Publisher by : Biteback Publishing
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Description : Why is unemployment so low in Switzerland but so high in Spain? Why is social housing more successful in Singapore than in France? Why do welfare states across the world function so differently to Britain's? The twentieth century experienced an epochal war between capitalism and communism, but the real winner of the conflict, James Bartholomew argues, was welfare statism. The defining form of government of our age, welfare states have spread across the advanced world and are changing the very nature of modern civilisation. In his bestselling book The Welfare State We're In, Bartholomew controversially argued that the British welfare state has done more harm than good. Many people - including Lady Thatcher - responded by saying, 'If that is the case, what should we do about it?' Now, in this hard-hitting and provocative new contribution, Bartholomew sets out to answer that question. Travelling across the globe, from Australia in the east to San Francisco in the west, he investigates what happens elsewhere in the world and considers which welfare models Britain could potentially follow. His search for the best education, healthcare and support services takes him to eleven vastly different countries as he teases out the advantages and weaknesses of other nations' welfare states and delves into crucial issues such as literacy, poverty and inequality. What damage is being done by failing welfare states? What lessons can be learned from the best welfare states? And is it too late to stop welfare states permanently diminishing the lives and liberties of people around the world?


March Against Syngenta

Author by : MultiWatch
Language : en
Publisher by : Schwabe AG
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Description : Many citizens from Basel in Switzerland were disgusted when they heard that their city canton's government had selected Syngenta as the main sponsor of Basel's appearance at the 2015 World Fair in Milan. The multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation stands for toxic pesticides, genetically engineered seeds, patents on plants and industrial agriculture, a main culprit of global warming. Soon after the announcement, NGO alliance MultiWatch hosted a two-day conference; it also organized Basel's first 'March against Monsanto and Syngenta'. This book is a compilation of the team's findings after one year of watching Syngenta, and also includes contributions by Vandana Shiva and other guest authors supporting the campaigners. The bottom line is that there is no room for this multinational corporation in sustainable and ecological agriculture.


Financing Patterns Of European Buy Outs

Author by : Sascha Kaumann
Language : en
Publisher by : diplom.de
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Description : Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: The 1980 s saw the creation of a new form of corporate takeover: Leveraged Buy-Outs. Extensively discussed, they led to a widespread public debate on corporate governance in the US that culminated in a 1989 congressional hearing on the possible implications of leveraged Buy-Outs for the economy. The public picture was clear: The Barbarians at the Gate travelled in pin-striped suits knocking on executives doors while asking for their seat in the corporate boardroom. Actions such as, paying for acquisitions with borrowed money, cutting jobs, stealing tax money from the state through increased leverage and selling the firms after a couple of years for a huge profit, all contributed to the image of LBO financiers as corporate raiders. Not only within the public spectre, but moreover, economic literature seriously criticised the one-off gains and zero-sum sources of value associated with leveraged Buy-Outs. Summers labels the private benefit of LBO shareholders as being achieved at the expense of other stakeholder groups, misevaluations and future growth opportunities. Despite this, advocates of this new form of organisation were to be found. Not only did investors searching for higher returns in a low interest environment, welcome the advent of the LBO asset class, but moreover literature began to develop awareness of the benefits of those transactions. The solution to acute incentive problems found in public corporations, which this new form of takeover was able to offer led Jensen to remark: The last share of publicly traded common stock will be sold in 2003 . Knowledge of this new acquisition technique quickly began to reach Europe and by 1989 the total value of Buy-Out transactions undertaken reached bn 6.5 in the old continent, a 70% year on year increase from 1981. After a fall in Buy-Out activity in the late 1990 s transactions have recently increased with prominent examples in 2003 including the bn 1.05 takeover of BertelsmannSpringer, the science and business media publishing unit of Bertelsmann, by UK financial sponsors Cinven and Candover and the bn 5.7 takeover of Seat PagineGialle by a consortium of BC Partners, CVC Capital Partners, Investitori Associati, and Permira, Europe s biggest Buy-Out in 2003. Of particular interest to both the academic and financial communities, is the aspect of their financing structure. Why are LBOs financed with so much debt? How are the complicated financing structures [...]


Critical Discussion Of The Predatory Trading Theory From Brunnermeier Pedersen

Author by : Christian Weiß
Language : en
Publisher by : GRIN Verlag
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Description : Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Business economics - Banking, Stock Exchanges, Insurance, Accounting, grade: 2,0, University of Regensburg, course: Empirical Capital Market Research, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: What were the reasons for the great c rash of the Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) of hedge funds in 19981? In short: predatory trading. But what is predatory in effect? How can predatory trading occur? What are the consequences of predatory trading? How can predatory trading be avoided? These questions will be answered in the following paper. The following description gives a first impression of predatory trading: “When you smell blood in the water, you become a shark. ... when you know that one of your number is in trouble ... you try to figure out what he owns and you start shorting those stocks ..."2The first part of this paper deals with the basics of the model of the predatory trading theory, the second part elaborates the advantages and disadvantages which are summed up in the last part.


Acoustical Oceanography

Author by : Clarence Samuel Clay
Language : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Expected Performance Of The Atlas Experiment

Author by : European Organization for Nuclear Research
Language : en
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