The Glass Half-Empty

Author: Rodrigo Aguilera

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1912248816

Category: Political Science

Page: 377

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Despite the doom and gloom of financial crises, global terrorism, climate collapse, and the rise of the far-right, a number of leading intellectuals (Steven Pinker, Hans Rosling, Johan Norberg, and Matt Ridley, among others) have been arguing in recent years that the world is getting better and better. But this “progress narrative” is little more than a very conservative defence of the capitalist status quo. At a time when liberal democracy appears incapable of stemming the tide of the far-right populism, and when laissez-faire capitalism is ill-equipped to deal with socio-economic problems like climate change, inequality, and the future of wok, the real advocates of progress are those willing to challenge these established paradigms. The Glass Half-Empty argues that, without criticising the systems of capitalism, the changes needed to make a better world will always fall short of our expectations. The "progress narrative" needs to be challenged before we stumble into a potentially catastrophic future, despite having the means to build a truly better world.

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Reflections on Translation Theory and Practice in Brazil

Author: Alice Leal

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 3732900681

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 8938


This book offers an unprecedented look into the field of translation studies (TS) in Brazil, placing emphasis both on the conflict theory vs. practice and on the reception of poststructuralist thought. The implied debate between the voices heard in the book represents a wide-ranging spectrum of viewpoints not only in TS in Brazil, but also in the humanities in general. Addressing issues such as the institutionalisation of translation, the aim of translation theory and translator training, the impact of poststructuralist thought on TS and the role of multilingualism in the area, this work offers an overview of the field of TS today, while proposing new strategies for translators and translation scholars that go beyond the conflicts between theory and practice and between structuralism and poststructuralism.

Is Your Glass Half Empty?

Author: James Roy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456765418

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 2483


Th is book is written for project managers and their managers to supplement their studies and experience with typical processes and relationships, based on my lifetime of lessons learned in both the domestic and international arenas, as a project manager, as a manager of project managers, and as an expert witness in the field.

The College Completion Glass—Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Author: Tiffany Beth Mfume

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475839618

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 5449


This book presents a new paradigm for higher education, one that focuses on “the value added” of postsecondary education as well as on student success beyond the traditional measure of college graduation rates, a model which merges conventional practices and supports for students with non-traditional partnerships with successful non-completers.

A Glass Half-Empty

Author: Nathan Baine

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480899097

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 5495


Matt is an unemployed loner with an alcohol problem. He spends his days and nights frequenting the same local bar near his apartment in search of his next drink. All is business as usual, until one fateful day when he is forced to come face to face with his own demons, love, lust, and a jukebox. The bar is a playground for the local patrons, each wondering how they got there and if they’ll ever leave. Along Matt’s journey, his fellow bar mates—as well as a burgeoning love interest—guide Matt through a hectic day in his neighborhood pub that changes everything. A Glass Half-Empty rings with as much brutal truth as an alcoholic’s recovery memoir. Matt’s attachment to alcohol isn’t just a substance dependency but a way of life, involving emotional connections to a community, even if that community is self-destructive. Now, Matt must navigate his life and control his addiction all while clinging to the company of friends.

The Half Empty Glass on Cedarcrest Road

Author: Caroline Christian

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481723375

Category: Humor

Page: 255

View: 7432


So you tell someone you're having a bad day and they respond with "Oh, don't worry. Things will get better." Don't you just want to haul off and smack them? What you really want to do is take their happy-doodle attitude and stick it where the sun don't shine. Well, let them live in my shoes for just one week, let alone seven years. Seven years living at this house on Cedarcrest Road was no paradise. I was always someone who looked on the bright side of everything. I always looked at the 'glass as being half full' until I lived on Cedarcrest Road.

Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

Author: Ms.Kalpana Kochhar,Ms.Catherine A Pattillo,Ms.Yan M Sun,Mrs.Nujin Suphaphiphat,Mr.Andrew J Swiston,Mr.Robert Tchaidze,Mr.Benedict J. Clements,Ms.Stefania Fabrizio,Valentina Flamini,Ms.Laure Redifer,Mr.Harald Finger

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1484391195

Category: Nature

Page: 44

View: 3068


This paper examines water challenges, a growing global concern with adverse economic and social consequences, and discusses economic policy instruments. Water subsidies provided through public utilities are estimated at about $456 billion or 0.6 percent of global GDP in 2012. The paper suggests that getting economic incentives right, notably by reforming water pricing, can go a long way towards encouraging more efficient water use and supporting needed investment, while enabling policies that protect the poor. It also discusses pricing reform options and emphasizes an integrated and holistic approach to manage water, going beyond the water sector itself. The IMF can play a helpful role in ensuring that macroeconomic policies are conducive to sound water management.

A Glass Half Full

Author: Felix Dennis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144816530X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 2692


Multi-millionaires are not supposed to write poetry. It offends against natural justice. But following a life-threatening illness, Felix Dennis, the man behind the magazine publishing powerhouse responsible for The Week and Maxim found himself scribbling lines in the oddest situations - in business meetings, at social functions, on aeroplanes and even in his sleep.

Half Full

Author: Mina Parker

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609255541

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 6825


Half Full is an invitation to take a pause. To sit still for a minute, put your feet up, and drink in the words and pictures that can replenish your soul and help you to recognize your many blessings. With 42 photographs of everyday objects looked at from different angles, plus quirky, original meditations about looking on the lighter side. These mini essays are based on quotations from wise teachers throughout history such as Helen Keller, Dolly Parton, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Emily Dickinson, Katharine Hepburn, and the author's great-grandmother. And each and every one includes a tidbit of food for thought, a piece of advice, or something to do, such as 'Look for an opportunity in a difficulty that's been dogging you.' Isn't it time to give up that half-empty glass?