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March 03, 2011

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan Speaks Out on the Costs of Government Activism

Dr. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, issues a major analysis of the U.S. government's economic recovery

March 01, 2011

“Dummies Month” Celebrates 20 Years of “Making Everything Easier”

Now, beginning March 1, a group of best-selling For Dummies authors will take to BlogTalkRadio’s Internet airwaves on a new “For Dummies” channel.

February 25, 2011

An Actor and a Gentleman

Award-winning actor Lou Gossett Jr. takes an unvarnished look at the daunting challenges and incredible triumphs of his fifty-five year career.

February 16, 2011

Coffee: Grounds for Debate (Philosophy for Everyone)

The world consumes 500 billion cups of coffee per year. Caffeine is one of the most widely taken psychoactive drugs on earth, and coffee is its foremost delivery system. Coffee: Grounds for Debate (March 2011) asks how and why we have come to prefer the infused beverage as one of our most popular drinks and how our chief indulgence and symbol of “the good life” has become a source of full-bodied ethical, aesthetic, and environmental philosophical debate. 

February 11, 2011

Farmville For Dummies

With over 80 million active users, FarmVille is a real-time farm simulation game developed by Zynga

February 10, 2011

The Asian Dilemma: Asia’s path of economic growth could rewrite our planet’s future

A new and provocative approach to capitalism, economics and the way that Asia will shape both  its own future and that of the world in the 21 century. Consuptionomics is a timely examination of the need for Asia to challenge the conventional wisdom about markets and economic growth as promoted by the West. It suggest that Asian governments will need to impose constraints on the future of consumption lead growth and that the role of the state will be crucial in this regard.

February 01, 2011

Wiley, AOL, Mark Burnett, and Coalition Films Announce Web Programming Production Agreement

Digital Series Based on CliffsNotes® Literature Guides Set for 2011

January 03, 2011

The New Financial Deal

In The New Financial Deal, Skeel analyses each of the main components of the Dodd-Frank Act, explaining how they will work and showing that the new regulatory framework depends on precisely the qualities that Americans found so offensive about the bailouts of 2008: special treatment of the largest financial institutions and ad hoc intervention in the event of trouble.  

December 16, 2010

CAPITAL OFFENSE: How Washington’s Wise Men Turned America’s Future Over To Wall Street

According to conventional wisdom, if the economy is not in full recovery by the fall, President Obama will sacrifice one of his high-ranking economic advisors, most likely Tim Geithner.  However, not only is he more likely to send National Economic Council head Larry Summers on permanent vacation, it's far past time for Obama to abandon the ideology they both represent.

December 14, 2010

Name That Movie!

Can students really learn the high-level vocabulary words affable and pariah from the Family Guy movie?

December 13, 2010

The Global Debt Trap

The great debt crisis of recent years, prematurely declared “dead and buried” by government leaders on both sides of the Atlantic, has suddenly returned to haunt those same leaders where it hurts them the most—in their own sovereign debts. Thus, Claus Vogt and Ronald Leuchel’s book, The Global Debt Trap: How to Escape Danger and Build A Fortune, with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Martin D. Weiss, could not be more timely. In it, the authors explain what’s most likely to happen next and what the average investor-citizen can do—not only to survive the debt crisis but to actually use it to grow wealth. 

December 09, 2010

Barbarians of Wealth

The Huns, The Vikings, Charlemagne, Genghis Khan. These groups and individuals are infamous for changing history and for the methods they used to force their rule on dozens of provinces and territories. Their names are also associated with the suffering of millions and the lavish lives they lived as a result of their conquests. Sandy Franks and Sara Nunnally’s new book Barbarians of Wealth: Protecting Yourself from Today’s Financial Attilas demonstrates how these historic predators are not so different from the financial barbarian of current times, which include now historic names such as Goldman Sachs, AIG, Alan Greenspan and the U.S. banking industry, including the Federal Reserve.

December 08, 2010

THE AMISH WAY: Patient Faith in a Perilous World

This new book from the trusted insider-outsider authors of the best-selling Amish Grace explores the deep spirituality, faith, and practices of the Amish people, a group whose way of life and values continue to fascinate a wide range of readers

December 07, 2010

Are All Movie Viewing Experiences Enjoyable? Watching with the Parents and Other Scenarios of Emotional Distress

A new study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology shows that all of that squirming and averting of eyes is normal, especially when you are accompanied by your parents. The authors of the study assert that not all movie-watching experiences are enjoyable or positive. Some movies make us feel downright uncomfortable or disturbed in their content and delivery, while others are inspirational, touching, or have us rolling on the floor. However, your movie watching companion also determine how much you will enjoy a particular film; this includes your parents, your first date, or someone you do not know very well.

November 09, 2010

Fatherhood: The Dao of Daddy: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Dating: Flirting With Big Ideas: Philosophy for Everyone:

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Gardening: Cultivating Wisdom: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Motherhood: The Birth of Wisdom: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone

November 08, 2010

Serial Killers: Being and Killing: Philosophy for Everyone

“Not so much a subject matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just about the Big Questions, but about little ones too. This series invites everyone to ponder things they care about, big or small, significant, serious … or just curious.”—Philosophy for Everyone