Payback

Download or Read eBook Payback PDF written by Daniel R. Fischel and published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book was released on 1995 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Payback

Book Synopsis Payback by : Daniel R. Fischel

This revisionist's view of the '80s by a leading conservative economist--who argues that the so-called "decade of greed", spearheaded by the rise of Michael Milken and Drexel Burnham, actually improved corporate America--examines how Michael Milken became a scapegoat in a complicated and convoluted mess made by the government.

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  • Publisher – HarperCollins Publishers
  • Total Pages – 376
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  • ISBN-10 – UVA:X002673011
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Payback

Download or Read eBook Payback PDF written by Margaret Atwood and published by House of Anansi. This book was released on 2008 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Payback

Book Synopsis Payback by : Margaret Atwood

Explores debt as a central historical component of religion, literature, and societal structure, while examining the idea of humanity's debt to the natural world.

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  • Publisher – House of Anansi
  • Total Pages – 242
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780887848001
  • ISBN-13 – 0887848001

Payback

Download or Read eBook Payback PDF written by Thane Rosenbaum and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2013-04-10 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Payback

Book Synopsis Payback by : Thane Rosenbaum

We call it justice—the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the incarceration of corrupt politicians or financiers like Rod Blagojevich and Bernard Madoff, and the climactic slaying of cinema-screen villains by superheroes. But could we not also call it revenge? We are told that revenge is uncivilized and immoral, an impulse that individuals and societies should actively repress and replace with the order and codes of courtroom justice. What, if anything, distinguishes punishment at the hands of the government from a victim’s individual desire for retribution? Are vengeance and justice really so very different? No, answers legal scholar and novelist Thane Rosenbaum in Payback: The Case for Revenge—revenge is, in fact, indistinguishable from justice. Revenge, Rosenbaum argues, is not the problem. It is, in fact, a perfectly healthy emotion. Instead, the problem is the inadequacy of lawful outlets through which to express it. He mounts a case for legal systems to punish the guilty commensurate with their crimes as part of a societal moral duty to satisfy the needs of victims to feel avenged. Indeed, the legal system would better serve the public if it gave victims the sense that vengeance was being done on their behalf. Drawing on a wide range of support, from recent studies in behavioral psychology and neuroeconomics, to stories of vengeance and justice denied, to revenge practices from around the world, to the way in which revenge tales have permeated popular culture—including Hamlet, The Godfather, and Braveheart—Rosenbaum demonstrates that vengeance needs to be more openly and honestly discussed and lawfully practiced. Fiercely argued and highly engaging, Payback is a provocative and eye-opening cultural tour of revenge and its rewards—from Shakespeare to The Sopranos. It liberates revenge from its social stigma and proves that vengeance is indeed ours, a perfectly human and acceptable response to moral injury. Rosenbaum deftly persuades us to reconsider a misunderstood subject and, along the way, reinvigorates the debate on the shape of justice in the modern world.

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  • Publisher – University of Chicago Press
  • Total Pages – 325
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780226726618
  • ISBN-13 – 0226726614

Payback

Download or Read eBook Payback PDF written by David P. Barash and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Payback

Book Synopsis Payback by : David P. Barash

From the child taunted by her playmates to the office worker who feels stifled in his daily routine, people frequently take out their pain and anger on others, even those who had nothing to do with the original stress. The bullied child may kick her puppy, the stifled worker yells at his children: Payback can be directed anywhere, sometimes at inanimate things, animals, or other people. In Payback, the husband-and wife team of evolutionary biologist David Barash and psychiatrist Judith Lipton offer an illuminating look at this phenomenon, showing how it has evolved, why it occurs, and what we can do about it. Retaliation and revenge are well known to most people. We all know what it is like to want to get even, get justice, or take revenge. What is new in this book is an extended discussion of redirected aggression, which occurs not only in people but other species as well. The authors reveal that it's not just a matter of yelling at your spouse "because" your boss yells at you. Indeed, the phenomenon of redirected aggression--so-called to differentiate it from retaliation and revenge, the other main forms of payback--haunts our criminal courts, our streets, our battlefields, our homes, and our hearts. It lurks behind some of the nastiest and seemingly inexplicable things that otherwise decent people do, from road rage to yelling at a crying baby. And it exists across boundaries of every kind--culture, time, geography, and even species. Indeed, it's not just a human phenomenon. Passing pain to others can be seen in birds and horses, fish and primates--in virtually all vertebrates. It turns out that there is robust neurobiological hardware and software promoting redirected aggression, as well as evolutionary underpinnings. Payback may be natural, the authors conclude, but we are capable of rising above it, without sacrificing self-esteem and social status. They show how the various human responses to pain and suffering can be managed--mindfully, carefully, and humanely.

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  • Publisher – Oxford University Press
  • Total Pages – 223
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780199752980
  • ISBN-13 – 0199752982

The Big Payback

Download or Read eBook The Big Payback PDF written by Dan Charnas and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-11-01 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Big Payback

Book Synopsis The Big Payback by : Dan Charnas

“There has never been a better book about hip-hop…a record-biz portrait that jumps off the page.”—A.V. Club THE INSPIRATION FOR THE VH1 SERIES THE BREAKS The Big Payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a “rapping DJ” in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007. On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, The Big Payback tallies the list of who lost and who won. Read the secret histories of the early long-shot successes of Sugar Hill Records and Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC's crossover breakthrough on MTV, the marketing of gangsta rap, and the rise of artist/ entrepreneurs like Jay-Z and Sean “Diddy” Combs. 300 industry giants like Def Jam founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons gave their stories to renowned hip-hop journalist Dan Charnas, who provides a compelling, never-before-seen, myth-debunking view into the victories, defeats, corporate clashes, and street battles along the 40-year road to hip-hop's dominance. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 672
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781101568118
  • ISBN-13 – 1101568119