People's Banks

A Record of Social and Economic Success

Author: Henry William Wolff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural cooperative credit associations

Page: 261

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People's Banks

A Record of Social and Economic Success

Author: Henry William Wolff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural cooperative credit associations

Page: 261

View: 6680

1600 Business Books

A List by Authors, by Titles and by Subjects

Author: Newark Public Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business

Page: 232

View: 6259

BPL News Bulletin

Author: Brooklyn Public Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 1908

Finance in an Age of Austerity

The Power of Customer-Owned Banks

Author: Johnston Birchall

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781951845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 754

This is a book in search of an alternative to the discredited investor-owned banks that have brought the rich countries into crisis and the world economy into a long period of austerity. It finds customer-owned banks Ð credit unions, co-operative banks, building societies Ð have hardly been affected by the crisis and continue to operate according to their organisational DNA: low-risk, close to the customer, underpinned by real savings, and still lending to SMEs to protect jobs and local economies. They are big business Ð in some countries with over 40% of the market Ð but networked in smaller, democratic societies whose origins go back to 1850s Germany. The book explores their history and current situation, measures the impact of the banking crisis, makes a systematic study of their advantages, compares them to alternatives (savings banks and micro-finance institutions), and investigates their supervision and governance structures. It provides hard evidence for the superiority of customer-owned banks. Finance in an Age of Austerity will appeal to public policy analysts and political commentators, academics and students interested in current issues concerning banking regulation, supervision and governance. Social commentators and campaigners concerned with providing an ethical alternative to Ôcasino capitalismÕ and social economists wanting to develop a critique of the investor-owned banking system will also find this book invaluable. It will be essential reading for banking specialists interested in broadening their understanding of a hidden sector that, since the crisis, has become much more significant.

New Frontiers of Philanthropy

A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors That Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing

Author: Lester M. Salamon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199357544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 726

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With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, new models for financing social and environmental objectives are urgently needed. Fortunately, a revolution is underway in the instruments and institutions available to meet this need. Loans, loan guarantees, private equity, barter arrangements, social stock exchanges, bonds, social secondary markets, and investment funds are just some of the actors and tools occupying the new frontiers of philanthropy and social investment. Together they hold the promise of leveraging for social and environmental purposes not just the billions of dollars of charitable grants but the hundreds of billions, indeed trillions, of dollars of private investment capital. While the changes under way are inspiring, they remain largely uncharted. This concise introduction to the topic, and its companion volume, provide the first comprehensive and accessible roadmap to these important advances. In the process, these works will better equip investors, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, business executives, government officials, and students the world over to capture the opportunities that these developments hold out to them and to our world.

The Political Economy of Microfinance

Financializing Poverty

Author: Philip Mader

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137364211

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 9295

According to the author, rather than alleviating poverty, microfinance financialises poverty. By indebting poor people in the Global South, it drives financial expansion and opens new lands of opportunity for the crisis-ridden global capital markets. This book raises fundamental concerns about this widely-celebrated tool for social development.

Bulletin (1901-195 )

Author: Brooklyn Public Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Bulletin

Author: Brooklyn Public Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Classed List

Author: Princeton University. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classified catalogs

Page: N.A

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Alphabetical Finding List

Author: Princeton University. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library catalogs

Page: N.A

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Class, Race, and Inequality in South Africa

Author: Jeremy Seekings,Nicoli Nattrass

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300128758

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 4139

The distribution of incomes in South Africa in 2004, ten years after the transition to democracy, was probably more unequal than it had been under apartheid. In this book, Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass explain why this is so, offering a detailed and comprehensive analysis of inequality in South Africa from the midtwentieth century to the early twenty-first century. They show that the basis of inequality shifted in the last decades of the twentieth century from race to class. Formal deracialization of public policy did not reduce the actual disadvantages experienced by the poor nor the advantages of the rich. The fundamental continuity in patterns of advantage and disadvantage resulted from underlying continuities in public policy, or what Seekings and Nattrass call the “distributional regime.” The post-apartheid distributional regime continues to divide South Africans into insiders and outsiders. The insiders, now increasingly multiracial, enjoy good access to well-paid, skilled jobs; the outsiders lack skills and employment.

Bibliography of 2700 Business Books

Author: Dixie business book shop, New York,Robert Lincoln Smitley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Booksellers' catalogs

Page: 114

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American book publishing record cumulative, 1876-1949

an American national bibliography

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography,R.R. Bowker Company. Product Development Dept,R.R. Bowker Company. Publications Systems Dept

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints

a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries

Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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