James Beard award-winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation´s history. Daisy McAfee Bonner, for example, FDR´s cook at his Warm Springs retreat, described the president´s final day on earth in 1945, when he was struck down just as his lunchtime cheese soufflé emerged from the oven. Sorrowfully, but with a cook´s pride, she recalled, ´´He never ate that soufflé, but it never fell until the minute he died.´´ A treasury of information about cooking techniques and equipment, the book includes 20 recipes for which black chefs were celebrated. From Samuel Fraunces´s ´´onions done in the Brazilian way´´ for George Washington to Zephyr Wright´s popovers, beloved by LBJ´s family, Miller highlights African Americans´ contributions to our shared American foodways. Surveying the labor of enslaved people during the antebellum period and the gradual opening of employment after Emancipation, Miller highlights how food-related work slowly became professionalized and the important part African Americans played in that process. His chronicle of the daily table in the White House proclaims a fascinating new American story. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009709de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This volume goes beyond presently available phenomenological analyses based on the structures and constitution of the lifeworld. It shows how the science of history is the mediator between the human and the natural sciences. It demonstrates that the distinction between interpretation and explanation does not imply a strict separation of the natural and the human sciences. Finally, it shows that the natural sciences and technology are inseparable, but that technology is one-sidedly founded in pre-scientific encounters with reality in the lifeworld. In positivism the natural sciences are sciences because they offer causal explanations testable in experiments and the humanities are human sciences only if they use methods of the natural sciences. For epistemologists following Dilthey, the human sciences presuppose interpretation and the human and natural sciences must be separated. There is phenomenology interested in psychology and the social sciences that distinguish the natural and the human sciences, but little can be found about the historical human sciences. This volume fills the gap by presenting analyses of the material foundations of the understanding of expressions of other persons, and of primordial recollections and expectations founding explicit expectations and predictions in the lifeworld. Next, it shows, on the basis of history as applying philological methods in interpretations of sources, the role of a universal spatio-temporal framework for reconstructions and causal explanations of what has really happened. Thomas M Seebohm took his Dr. phil. habil. at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in 1969. Vis. professor 1970-1972 and then professor at the Pennsylvania State University and at the New School for Social Research 1973 -1984; Institutional offices: chairman of the Philosophische Seminar; Dean Fachbereich 11 (Philosophic I Pedagogik), the Universitat Mainz between 1984-1999. Guest professorships in Canada, Germany and Latvia. Extra-institutional professional offices: member of the board of directors, Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology. Member of the board of the Kant - Gesellschaft e. V. Bonn; president of the Kant - Gesellschaft e.V Bonn. 1988-1990 Secretary of the Inner Circle of the Allgemeine Gesellschaftfür Philosophie in Deutschland; Honorary Member: North American Kant Society. Ballard Prize: Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology (for: Hermeneutics, Method and Methodology, Contributions to Phenomenology 50, 2004.)
?This book presents a rigorous treatment of the mathematical instruments available for dealing with income distributions, in particular Lorenz curves and related methods. The methods examined allow us to analyze, compare and modify such distributions from an economic and social perspective. Though balanced income distributions are key to peaceful coexistence within and between nations, it is often difficult to identify the right kind of balance needed, because there is an interesting interaction with innovation and economic growth. The issue of justice, as discussed in Thomas Pikettys bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century or in the important book The Price of Inequality by Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, is also touched on. Further, there is a close connection to the issue of democracy in the context of globalization. One highlight of the book is its rigorous treatment of the so-called Atkinson theorem and some extensions, which help to explain under which type of societal utility functions nations tend to operate either in the direction of more balance or less balance. Finally, there are some completely new insights into changing the balance pattern of societies and the kind of coalitions between richer and poorer parts of society to organize political support in democracies in either case. Oxford Universitys Sir Tony Atkinson, well known for his so-called Atkinson theorem, writes in his foreword to the book: [The authors] contribute directly to t he recent debates that are going on in politics. [...] with this book the foundation of arguments concerning a proper balance in income distribution in the sense of identifying an efficient inequality range has got an additional push from mathematics, which I appreciate very much. Dr. Thomas Kämpke is a senior scientist at the Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing in Ulm, Germany. He is working in various areas of applied sciences including mathematical modeling in economical and technological applications. Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz Josef Radermacher (Dr. h.c.) holds a faculty position for Data Bases / Artificial Intelligence at the University of Ulm and, at the same time, is the Director of FAW/n (Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing/n), Ulm. Member of the Club of Rome and of several national and international advisory boards as well as President of the Senat der Wirtschaft e. V. (Senate of the Economy), Bonn, President of the Global Economic Network (GEN), Vienna, and Vice President of the Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna.
Roy Jenkins follows up Churchill with a book of a very different shape - short and semi-autobiographical, but also full of the wit and erudition which made that book such a success. Each of the 12 cities are described with a mixture of architectural interest, topographical insight, and personal anecdote.Jenkins includes three British cities: Cardiff, which was the metropolis of his Monmouthshire childhood; Birmingham, which he represented in Parliament for 27 years; and Glasgow, which aroused in him an enthusiasm far transcending politics. Further afield there is Paris; Brussels, where he lived for four years as president of the European Commission; Bonn; Berlin, surveyed from its pre-war splendour through to its architectural resurgence of the 1990s; Naples; and Barcelona. From Lord Jenkins´s over a hundred visits to North America, there emerge highly personal recollections of New York and a more objective view of Chicago. Dublin, so near to home and yet so distant, makes up the dozen.Twelve Cities is a fascinating and sparkling collection from one of our very finest writers. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Russell Beale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000356de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book examines the efficiency and effectiveness of economic policies in Europe, and explores the implications for social equity. It argues for an integrated approach to economic and social objectives, and discusses the ways in which welfare states and institutions can contribute to equity and efficiency objectives. ROBERTO ARTONI Professor of Public Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy TONY ATKINSON Professor of Economics, University of Oxford; Fellow, Nuffield College, UK FRANCESCA BETTIO Professor of Labour Economics, University of Siena, Italy SAMUEL BOWLES Professor of Economics, University of Siena, Italy; Research Professor and Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program, Santa Fe Institute ALESSANDRA CASARICO Associate Professor of Public Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy MASSIMO DANTONI Associate Professor of Public Economics, University of Siena, Italy BJÖRN A. GUSTAFSSON Professor, Department of Social Work, Göteborg University, Sweden; Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany ARJUN JAYADEV Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA TERESA MUNZI Researcher, LIS (Luxembourg Income Study) UGO PAGANO Director, Doctoral School in Economics and President, Graduate School S. Chiara, University of Siena; Visiting Professor, CEU (Budapest), Hungary JANNEKE PLANTENGA Professor, Utrecht School of Economics, The Netherlands ROBERTO SCAZZIERI Professor of Economic Analysis, University of Bologna, Italy; Senior Member, Gonville and Caius College and Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK TIMOTHY M. SMEEDING Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Administration, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA; Founding Director, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University; Founder and Director Emeritus, Luxembourg Income Study Project
This book takes a new look at the golden age in neoclassical growth theory and explores in detail sustainability and optimum growth in China, the US and Europe. Innovation, foreign direct investment, trade and growth dynamics are key elements in modern economies - including perspectives on green growth and aspects of the knowledge production function in the context of multinational companies. As such the book considers the role of foreign direct investment in a modified growth model and discusses innovation in an enhanced Mundell-Fleming macro model. Moreover, for the first time it directly links a knowledge production function to the macro production function in a broader context, including real money balances in the production function. It shows - also with empirical relevance - that FDI inward stocks relative to the GDP of host countries, the number of researchers and per capita income are relevant drivers of new knowledge and the stock of knowledge, respectively. This new Schumpeterian theoretical approach lends itself to important policy conclusions for both OECD members and newly industrialized countries. Prof. Paul J. J. Welfens is Jean Monnet Professor for European Economic Integration, Chair for Macroeconomics, President of the European Institute for International Economic Relations at the University of Wuppertal, Alfred Grosser Professorship 2007/08 at Sciences Po in Paris, Research Fellow at IZA in Bonn, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at AICGS/Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C.