The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay [Audiobook]

The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay [Audiobook]
The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay [Audiobook] by Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman, read by Steve Menasche
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7h 39m | 215.42MB

America's runaway inequality has an engine: our unjust tax system.

Even as they became fabulously wealthy, the ultra-rich have seen their taxes collapse to levels last seen in the 1920s. Meanwhile, working-class Americans have been asked to pay more. The Triumph of Injustice presents a forensic investigation into this dramatic transformation, written by two economists who revolutionized the study of inequality. Eschewing anecdotes and case studies, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman offer a comprehensive view of America's tax system, based on new statistics covering all taxes paid at all levels of government. Their conclusion? For the first time in more than a century, billionaires now pay lower tax rates than their secretaries.

Blending history and cutting-edge economic analysis, and writing in lively and jargon-free prose, Saez and Zucman dissect the deliberate choices (and sins of indecision) that have brought us to today: the gradual exemption of capital owners; the surge of a new tax avoidance industry; and the spiral of tax competition among nations. With clarity and concision, they explain how America turned away from the most progressive tax system in history to embrace policies that only serve to compound the wealth of a few.

Trading Systems and Methods (Wiley Trading), 6th Edition [EPUB]

Trading Systems and Methods (Wiley Trading), 6th Edition [EPUB]
Trading Systems and Methods (Wiley Trading), 6th Edition by Perry J Kaufman
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119605355 | 113.2MB

The new edition of the definitive reference to trading systems―expanded and thoroughly updated.

Professional and individual traders haverelied on Trading Systems and Methods for over three decades. Acclaimed trading systems expert Perry Kaufman provides complete, authoritative information on proven indicators, programs, systems, and algorithms. Now in its sixth edition, this respected book continues to provide readers with the knowledge required to develop or select the trading programs best suited for their needs. In-depth discussions of basic mathematical and statistical concepts instruct readers on how much data to use, how to create an index, how to determine probabilities, and how best to test your ideas. These technical tools and indicators help readers identify trends, momentum, and patterns, while an analytical framework enables comparisons of systematic methods and techniques.

This updated, fully-revised edition offers new examples using stocks, ETFs and futures, and provides expanded coverage of arbitrage, high frequency trading, and sophisticated risk management models. More programs and strategies have been added, such as Artificial Intelligence techniques and Game Theory approaches to trading. Offering a complete array of practical, user-ready tools, this invaluable resource:

  • Offers comprehensive revisions and additional mathematical and statistical tools, trading systems, and examples of current market situations
  • Explains basic mathematical and statistical concepts with accompanying code
  • Includes new Excel spreadsheets with genetic algorithms, TradeStation code, MetaStock code, and more
  • Provides access to a companion website packed with supplemental materials

Trading Systems and Methods is an indispensable reference on trading systems, as well as system design and methods for professional and individual active traders, money managers, trading systems developers.

Kombucha and Kimchi: How Probiotics and Prebiotics Can Improve Brain Function [EPUB]

Kombucha and Kimchi: How Probiotics and Prebiotics Can Improve Brain Function [EPUB]
Kombucha and Kimchi: How Probiotics and Prebiotics Can Improve Brain Function by Dr Soki Choi
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510748989 | 26.12MB

Discover the mind-gut connection, and boost your mood with the kings of gut-healthy fermented foods—kombucha and kimchi!

Did you know you can fight Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s, MS, ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, and more with what you eat? The discovery of the gut-brain-axis is quickly emerging as the most exciting health concept in decades. Mounting evidence has shown that gut bacteria aren't just good for a healthy immune system or maintaining our weight—they're also good for the brain!

In this groundbreaking book, Soki Choi takes us through the microbiotic revolution and the latest breakthroughs in gut-brain research that show how intestinal flora shapes neural development and brain biochemistry. Combining the latest science—presented in accessible, layman terms—with practical tips on how to eat, Choi also shares twenty of her best recipes for kombucha and kimchi, the fermented foods packed with good gut bacteria.

Follow your gut, treat food as medicine, and indulge in kombucha and kimchi to nourish your brain!

The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution: How to Thoughtfully Handle Difficult Situations, Conversations, and Personalities [EPUB]

The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution: How to Thoughtfully Handle Difficult Situations, Conversations, and Personalities [EPUB]
The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution: How to Thoughtfully Handle Difficult Situations, Conversations, and Personalities by Rosalie Puiman
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781507211328 | 1.3MB

Successfully handle difficult conversations, remain civil, and end an argument peacefully with this straightforward and mindful guide to conflict resolution.

It’s important to share your thoughts and opinions with others—and even more important to be able to do so without starting an argument or offending someone. Now you can prevent and resolve conflicts with help from this guide covering everything from understanding your own emotions better and learning how to address people in different situations, to getting through a difficult conversation, coming to a positive conclusion, and disengaging yourself when necessary.

The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution provides the essential tools to mindfully communicate during any challenging situation. With this practical and informative guide in hand, you have the power to transform any difficult exchange or disagreement into a positive, constructive conversation.

When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas [EPUB]

When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas [EPUB]
When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Dilemmas
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780316492522 | 7.83MB

Advice for modern dilemmas from the greatest Western philosophers.

How can Kant comfort you when you get ditched via text message? How can Aristotle cure your hangover? How can Heidegger make you feel better when your dog dies?

When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher explains how pearls of wisdom from the greatest Western philosophers can help us face and make light of some of the daily challenges of modern life. In twelve clever, accessible chapters, you'll get advice from Epicurus about how to disconnect from constant news alerts and social media updates, Nietzsche's take on getting in shape, John Stuart Mill's tips for handling bad birthday presents, and many other classic insights to help you navigate life today.

Hilarious, practical, and edifying, When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask a Philosopher brings the best thinkers of the past into the 21st Century to help us all make sense of a chaotic new world.

Landscape Painting: The Complete Guide [EPUB]

Landscape Painting: The Complete Guide [EPUB]
Landscape Painting: The Complete Guide by Richard Pikesley
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785006715 | 263.95MB

Underpinning all good landscape painting is observation. Starting from this standpoint, this book introduces the artist to painting the natural and man-made landscape. Initially equipped with just a handful of pencils and paper to explore the world outside, it allows confidence to grow alongside an understanding of the art and craft of painting landscape.

Written by artist Richard Pikesley, it demonstrates his approach and that of other contributors, who illustrate the diversity of paths that can be taken to achieve a passionate and personal response to the landscape. Richly illustrated with over 300 colour images, this book emphasizes the importance of observation, and advises on how to 'learn' the landscape; it teaches the rudiments of drawing, and develops confidence and technical understanding of the subject; it explains colour mixing on the palette, and how colour works in nature and is affected by sunlight.

Also included is a guide to the materials, equipment and techniques of the landscape painter. Finally, there is advice on presenting, framing and displaying your work, and how to find exhibition opportunities.

Injury Prevention and Management for Dancers [EPUB]

Injury Prevention and Management for Dancers [EPUB]
Injury Prevention and Management for Dancers by Nick Allen
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785006579 | 110.34MB

Dancers represent a unique athletic population. They can often be required to perform a variety of shows of differing intensity and styles: professional ballet dancers may perform up to 150 shows a year, across eighteen different productions. The dynamic and demanding nature of dance can however lead to injury, making injury prevention and management a vital part of dance training.

Drawing on research and knowledge from both sports and dance medicine, this book will provide dance and healthcare professionals with a fundamental understanding of dance terminology, physiology and movement requirements, and how these relate to specific injuries commonly sustained in dance. Proposed models and structures of pathology-specific rehabilitation and usable examples are illustrated with step-by-step photographs and anatomical diagrams, as well as case studies for common injuries. Training programmes, conditioning exercises and advice are supported by findings from contemporary medical literature to ensure an informed, conclusive and evidence-based approach to the healthcare of dancers.

Chapters will cover a range of issues including the unique challenges seen in dance and how they differ from other athletic populations; physical preparation and conditioning for dance; injury prevention, tracking and management models and an exploration of the regional anatomical injuries commonly seen in dance. Structured rehabilitation and detailed exercise programmes are covered and dance criteria for musculoskeletal injuries, concussion and post-surgery are discussed.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Oxford Landmark Science) [EPUB]

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Oxford Landmark Science) [EPUB]
The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Oxford Landmark Science) by Richard Dawkins
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780198788911 | 0.47MB

In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as the unit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals. So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extended phenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences.

The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort.

Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Antimatter (Oxford Landmark Science), 2nd Edition [EPUB]

Antimatter (Oxford Landmark Science), 2nd Edition [EPUB]
Antimatter (Oxford Landmark Science), 2nd Edition by Frank Close
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 978-0198831914 | 16.69MB

Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar matter we encounter everyday; where left becomes right, positive becomes negative; and where, should matter and antimatter meet, the two annihilate in a blinding flash of energy that makes even thermonuclear explosions look feeble by comparison.

It is an idea long beloved of science-fiction stories--but here, renowned science writer Frank Close shows that the reality of antimatter is even more fascinating than the fiction itself.

We know that once, antimatter and matter existed in perfect counterbalance, and that antimatter then perpetrated a vanishing act on a cosmic scale that remains one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Today, antimatter does not exist normally, at least on Earth, but we know that it is real for scientists are now able to make small pieces of it in particle accelerators, such as that at CERN in Geneva.

Looking at the remarkable prediction of antimatter and how it grew from the meeting point of relativity and quantum theory in the early 20th century, at the discovery of the first antiparticles, at cosmic rays, annihilation, antimatter bombs, and antiworlds, Close separates the facts from the fiction about antimatter, and explains how its existence can give us profound clues about the origins and structure of the universe.

Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

iPhone For Dummies, 13th Edition [EPUB]

iPhone For Dummies, 13th Edition [EPUB]
iPhone For Dummies, 13th Edition by Edward C Baig, Bob LeVitus
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119607960 | 31.3MB

Unleash the power of your iPhone!

The iPhone you carry in your pocket or purse gives you enormous power to get things done. It puts you within easy reach of your family and friends, provides instant access to your favorite music, TV, and movies, lets you to follow and react to news and events, and makes it possible to share your life in pictures and video with anyone in the world―all within seconds. And this is just scratching the surface of what it can do!

This updated edition of iPhone for Dummies covers the latest versions of the device and the latest version of the iOS operating system. Beginning with how to get started with a new phone―navigating the settings, hooking up to wifi, sharing audio and video ― you’ll also find out the many ways in which the iPhone’s tools and applications can bring an extra dimension to all aspects of your life.

  • Explore the latest version of iOS
  • Change your life with must-have apps
  • Get artsy with photos, videos, and creative applications
  • Troubleshoot common problems with ease

Whether you’re just getting started or want to get even more from your iPhone, this book puts all the power in your hands!

The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition [Audiobook]

The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition [Audiobook]
The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition [Audiobook] by F A Hayek, edited by Ronald Hamowy, read by Mike Chamberlain
2019 | MP3@64 kbps | 20h 7m | 554.13MB

From the $700 billion bailout of the banking industry to president Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus package to the highly controversial passage of federal health-care reform, conservatives and concerned citizens alike have grown increasingly fearful of big government.

The Constitution of Liberty is considered Hayek's classic statement on the ideals of freedom and liberty, ideals that he believes have guided - and must continue to guide - the growth of Western civilization. Here, Hayek defends the principles of a free society, casting a skeptical eye on the growth of the welfare state and examining the challenges to freedom posed by an ever-expanding government - as well as its corrosive effect on the creation, preservation, and utilization of knowledge. In opposition to those who call for the state to play a greater role in society, Hayek puts forward a nuanced argument for prudence. Guided by this quality, he elegantly demonstrates that a free market system in a democratic polity - under the rule of law and with strong constitutional protections of individual rights - represents the best chance for the continuing existence of liberty.

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers [Audiobook]

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers [Audiobook]
Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers [Audiobook] by Andy Greenberg, read by Mark Bramhall
2019 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 12h 2m | 335.95MB

"Sandworm is much more than a true-life techno-thriller. It's a tour through a realm that is both invisible and critical to the daily lives of every person alive in the 21st century." (Los Angeles Times)

From Wired senior writer Andy Greenberg comes the true story of the most devastating cyberattack in history and the desperate hunt to identify and track the elite Russian agents behind it

In 2014, the world witnessed the start of a mysterious series of cyberattacks. Targeting American utility companies, NATO, and electric grids in Eastern Europe, the strikes grew ever more brazen. They culminated in the summer of 2017, when the malware known as NotPetya was unleashed, penetrating, disrupting, and paralyzing some of the world's largest businesses - from drug manufacturers to software developers to shipping companies. At the attack's epicenter in Ukraine, ATMs froze. The railway and postal systems shut down. Hospitals went dark. NotPetya spread around the world, inflicting an unprecedented 10 billion dollars in damage - the largest, most devastating cyberattack the world had ever seen.

The hackers behind these attacks are quickly gaining a reputation as the most dangerous team of cyberwarriors in history: a group known as Sandworm. Working in the service of Russia's military intelligence agency, they represent a persistent, highly skilled force, one whose talents are matched by their willingness to launch broad, unrestrained attacks on the most critical infrastructure of their adversaries. They target government and private sector, military, and civilians alike.

A chilling, globe-spanning detective story, Sandworm considers the danger this force poses to our national security and stability. As the Kremlin's role in foreign government manipulation comes into greater focus, Sandworm exposes the realities not just of Russia's global digital offensive, but of an era where warfare ceases to be waged on the battlefield. It reveals how the lines between digital and physical conflict, between wartime and peacetime, have begun to blur - with world-shaking implications.