Dice Have No Memory:Big Bets and Bad Economics from Paris to the Pampas William Bonner
Right now, Congress, the Fed, and the Treasury are all gambling with your future and your money. And it´s contagious. Economies around the globe are suffering from the biggest multitrillion-dollar bets ever wagered on big governments and miraculous financial interventions in pretend ´´free markets.´´ One man saw it all coming and told his readers well in advance of today´s crisis. Bill Bonner reports on the true health and well-being of the world´s largest economy to over half a million readers each day in The Daily Reckoning. His newsletter is to the mainstream financial press what the Gnostic Gospels are to the King James Bible. Back in 2000, Bill Bonner sounded like a prophet crying in the wilderness. While everyone scrambled to purchase shares of the latest and hottest dot-com, Bill announced his Trade of the Decade: Sell dollars, buy gold. Back in 2000, you could get an ounce for around $264. Today, you could pay as much as $1,400 for that same ounce. Finally, some of Bonner´s best pronouncements, predictions, and profitable analysis are collected in one place. Dice Have No Memory gathers Bonner´s richest insights from August 1999 through November 2010 to form a chronological narrative of economics in America. Here´s a fraction of what you´ll find inside: Gold says ´´I Told You So´´ Three out of Four Economists Are Wrong Imperial Overstretch Marks Why Debt Does Matter Economic Zombies Shuffle Towards Bankruptcy Bonner´s Dice Have No Memory offers elegies for economists, tips for investors, tirades against wasteful warfare past and present, and practical guides to modern finance with graceful prose, well-earned intelligence, and riotous irreverence. Bill Bonner´s common sense genius rips the window dressing off modern finance - a world normally populated by misguided do-gooders, corrupt politicians, and big bankers empowered by dubious ´´mathematical´´ truth 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Bonner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004720/bk_adbl_004720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edition no.: BVK2169ISBN: 9783761821695Volume / Series: Documenta musicologica II/42 / Bärenreiter FacsimileEditor: Lockwood, Lewis / Del Mar, Jonathan / Rebmann, MartinaLanguage(s) of work: English, German, JapaneseProduct format: FacsimileBinding: half-cloth bindingPages / Format: 476 S. - 40,7 x 37,8 cm Facsimile of the autograph score in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn and the Bibliothèque nationale de FranceWith his ninth symphony, Beethoven ventured into new musical dimensions. In the final movement, soloists and chorus join forces with the orchestra and Schiller’s ´´Ode to Joy” becomes a global aspiration, a declaration: ´´ Alle Menschen werden Brüder ! / All mankind becomes brothers.” In his commentary the great Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood describes the plea which Beethoven wanted to deliver at that time with this work and how views of this have changed over the centuries. Jonathan Del Mar, a renowned editor of Beethoven’s works, comments on noteworthy passages in the autograph manuscript and allows the reader to share in the composer’s working process.Already the large-format paper which Beethoven used for some passages makes the large forces clear. Cuts, sometimes reversed later, show how he wrestled with the final version of the musical text and refined it right down to the last detail. The history of the autograph manuscript reflects an episode in German history: after storage in various places because of the war, the major parts were returned to Berlin but were initially divided by the Berlin Wall and only reunited in 1990. Martina Rebmann who is the Director of the Music Department at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin traces this story.In 1972 the main theme of the last movement was chosen by the Council of Europe as the European anthem and in 1985 it was adopted by the European Community as its official anthem. In 2001 the manuscript was listed in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. For the first time the facsimile presents all the parts of the manuscript including pages preserved in Bonn and Paris as well as the trombone and contrabassoon parts.BÄRENREITER FACSIMILESynonymous with the highest authenticity The BÄRENREITER FACSIMILE seal is used exclusively for facsimile editions published by Bärenreiter which meet the highest demands in both scholarly and technical terms.The distinguishing features include:- a facsimile in high quality colour printing- attractive cover design- scholarly commentary´´What a joy for all of us to have a readily available facsimile of Beethoven 9 at last. Jonathan Del Mar’s work on the symphonies has become the gold standard of contemporary editing for us all, an astonishing work of scholarship which is miraculously practical. These two virtues are not often bedfellows… I welcome his guiding hand on this new project, and look forward to a fascinating exploration.”Sir Simon Rattle 1. Facsimile: Sinfonie No. 9 op. 125 2. Facsimile: Additional Parts 3. Commentary/Kommentar
´Which is the best band I´ve been in? The Small Faces were the most creative, The Faces were the most fun, The Who were the most exciting. These were electrifying days in music. We were all untried, untested. What was stopping us? Nothing.´ As drummer with The Small Faces, Faces and later The Who, Kenney Jones´ unique sense of rhythm was the heartbeat that powered three of the most influential rock bands of all time. Beginning in London´s postwar East End, Kenney´s story takes us through the birth of the Mod revolution, the mind-bending days of the late 1960s and the raucous excesses of the ´70s and ´80s. In a career spanning six decades, Kenney was at the epicentre of many of the most exciting moments in music history and has experienced everything the industry has to offer. He jointly created some of the world´s most loved records, hung out with the Stones, the Beatles, David Bowie, Keith Moon and Rod Stewart, and suffered the loss of close friends to rock ´n´ roll excess and success. The legacy created by Kenney and his bandmates has influenced acts as diverse as Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols and Oasis. Now, for the very first time, Kenney tells the full story of how a young Cockney Herbert played his part in the biggest social transformation in living memory - the people, the parties, the friendships, the fallouts, the laughter, the sadness, the sex, drugs, and a lot of rock ´n´ roll, while also opening up about his own deeply personal battles and passions, too. This is a vivid and breathtaking immersion into the most exciting era of music history and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David John, Kenney Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000015/bk_bonn_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.