Libertarianism attempts to establish a set of property rights as a complete political morality, its argument proceeding from liberty tout court, as the unique foundational aspect of well being that grounds rights. In this book, Attas presents a sympathetic reconstruction of the libertarian argument and then brings to bear a critical evaluation leading to an ultimate rejection of libertarianism. Exposing the limitations of libertarianism and disclosing its errors, Attas argues that the rights which libertarians adopt with respect to persons (self-ownership), natural resources (original acquisition) and products are indefensible given what liberty must be.
The relationship between a market and a consumer is complex. Far from simply an exchange of services there is an often complex transaction of feeling, meaning and experience. How does the study of relationship marketing interpret this? In this exciting new book the authors explore the factors of relationship marketing in its contemporary context, with the consumer in mind. From the experience of a football club supporter to experiences of gap year travel, to text messaging behaviour, and to using the library, the focus of this text is on the consumer perspective. From this angle, issues of relationship marketing, and its management, take on a new and exciting bearing. Topics examined include: frameworks for analyzing the consumer experience; consumer communities; issues of customer loyalty; the impact of ICT on relationship marketing; and the creative consumer. Each chapter is supported by - or based on - an in-depth case study, many of which are drawn from the authors' research.
Winner of the 2003 Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security presented by the TIAA-CREF Institute In this book, Peter Diamond analyzes social security as a particular example of optimal taxation theory. Assuming a world of incomplete markets and asymmetric information, he uses a variety of simple models to illuminate the economic forces that bear on specific social security policy issues. The focus is on the degree of progressivity desirable in social security and the design of incentives to delay retirement beyond the earliest age of eligibility for benefits. Before analyzing these models, Diamond presents introductions to optimal income tax theory and the theory of incomplete markets. He incorporates recent theoretical developments such as time-inconsistent preferences into his analyses and shows that distorting taxes and a measure of progressivity in benefits are desirable. Diamond also discusses social security reform, with a focus on Germany.
The first in a brand new series of first board books, featuring the many well-loved toys in David Ellwand's vintage collection. Here, the intrepid teddies set out for a walk through the bluebell woods, collecting friends one by one as they go. Babies will love the friendly teddy faces and toddlers will enjoy learning to count to 10 as they follow the bears on the see-saw, the swings and playing hide and seek in the woods. There are plenty of visual jokes to amuse children and adults alike with the added challenge of trying to spot the little dog hiding in every picture.
With Marketing Your City, U.S.A.: A Guide to Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan, you'll discover how easy it is to market your hometown to potential tourists. You'll find a simple, sure-fire strategy proven to bring out the charm and beauty of any town, anywhere. You'll learn ways to improve the "packaging" of your community, while at the same time improving its visible appeal to tourists. Marketing Your City, U.S.A. gives you the guidelines for developing and selecting objectives, key strategies, and tactics that will help you produce or increase revenue through increased tourism.
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