Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Euro: And Its Threat to the Future of Europe by Joseph Stiglitz, read by Mike Fitzpatrick. From Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author Joseph Stiglitz, author of Globalization and Its Discontents, this is the essential audio guide to the future of Europe. Solidarity and prosperity fostered by economic integration: this principle has underpinned the European project from the start, and the establishment of a common currency was supposed to be its most audacious and tangible achievement. Since 2008, however, the European Union has ricocheted between stagnation and crisis. The inability of the Eurozone to match the recovery in the USA and UK has exposed its governing structures, institutions and policies as dysfunctional and called into question the viability of a common currency shared by such different economies as Germany and Greece. Designed to bring the European Union closer together, the euro has actually done the opposite: after nearly a decade without growth, unity has been replaced with dissent and enlargements with prospective exits. Joseph Stiglitz argues that Europe´s stagnation and bleak outlook are a direct result of the fundamental flaws inherent in the euro project - economic integration outpacing political integration with a structure that promotes divergence rather than convergence. Money relentlessly leaves the weaker member states and goes to the strong, with debt accumulating in a few ill-favoured countries. The question, then, is: Can the euro be saved? Laying bare the European Central Bank´s misguided inflation-only mandate and explaining why austerity has condemned Europe to unending stagnation, Stiglitz outlines the fundamental reforms necessary to the structure of the Eurozone and the policies imposed on the member countries suffering the most. But the same lack of sufficient political solidarity that led... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Fitzpatrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000985/bk_pauk_000985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fantaisies : sept pièces pour pianoPartition, Format 22 x 32 cm, 24 pages, avec partie séparée de la pièce Marcel, pour piano 4 mains.Compositeur Maria Inês Guimaraes.Ce recueil est un voyage musical à travers des compositions créées dans une pensée esthétique éclectique. Assez courtes, ces pièces lient un certain néoclassicisme aux modes d’écriture des musiques contemporaines et, dans deux d’entre elles, aux rythmes brésiliens. Les formes utilisées sont très diversifiées et construites par des traits contrastés qui sont comme des passerelles menant à une évasion singulière. Maria Inês propose aux jeunes pianistes, entre la 3e et la 6e année d’apprentissage, une rigueur d’écriture, mais sans figer la partition. Elle laisse aussi au duo professeur-élève, s’il le souhaite, un champ de possibilités à explorer selon leurs parcours et leurs sensibilités.Maria Inês Guimarães est pianiste concertiste, compositrice, musicologue, pédagogue. Elle est présidente du Centre Euro-brésilien de Musique (Cebramusik) et du Club de Choro de Paris et professeur de piano et improvisation libre au Conservatoire d’Antony depuis 1999. Elle a réalisé ses études musicales au Brésil dans le cadre classique et a aussi une formation en musiques improvisées. En France, depuis 1988, Maria Inês a étudié à l’École Normale de Paris et elle a soutenu un doctorat en Histoire de la Musique et Musicologie à la Sorbonne-Paris IV. Son œuvre en tant que compositrice et interprète est publiée en Europe et en Amérique Latine. Sa discographie comporte onze CD : Alma Brasileira, Fronteras Latinas, Nepomuceno, Oswald, Danses et oiseaux du Brésil, Dominica in Palmis-Lobo de Mesquita, Saudades das Selvas Brasileiras-Villa-Lobos, Axuí, Primavera, Contrepoint-Villa-Lobos-Kurtág et Norte e Sul. AngelusPetite fantaisie Pièce pour CarolinaRomance et RigaudonJoão AntônioHarmonius, melodiusMarcel
Since the second edition of this popular Very Short Introduction published in 2007, the world has faced huge economic and political change. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, John Pinder and Simon Usherwood cover a range of topics, including the Union´s early history, the workings of its institutions and what they do, the interplay between ´eurosceptics´ and federalists, and the role of the Union beyond Europe in international affairs and as a peace-keeper. In this fully updated third edition, Pinder and Usherwood incorporate new material on the Lisbon treaty, the EU fiscal crisis, the state of the single Euro currency in its wake, and conclude by considering the future of the Union and the choices and challenges that may lie ahead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David DeSantos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015396/bk_adbl_015396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 10th edition of the long-established definitive guide to the EU. From its original six members (who formed the European Economic Community in 1957) what became the European Union had grown to 27 members in 2007, with several more candidates for membership standing in the wings. This long-established definitive guide to the workings of the EU provides Comprehensive coverage of the institutions, the mechanisms, every area of EU competence from agriculture to workers´ rights The effects of the single market and the single currency and the successes and stresses of the euro zone The implications of the Lisbon treaty The impact of the enlargement of the EU and the prospects for further enlargement and for closer political integration The Guide to the European Union is well-established as the clearest and most comprehensive guide to how the EU operates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012990/bk_adbl_012990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for October 10th, 2011 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story: ´´Reckless Billionaire´´ - Wildcatter, Risk Addict Aubrey McClendon Has Bet It All On Shale. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Entrepreneurs Versus Lawyers´´ - Venture capitalists are throwing tens of millions at startups, trying to automate basic legal services. Can John Suh´s LegalZoom do to lawyers what Craigslist did to newspapers? Next, ´´Invading North Korea´´ - What´s a Yankee doing trying to bring America´s most iconic consumer brand to the world´s most repressive communist regime? Then, ´´Europe´s Economic Crisis Is Not a Euro Crisis´´ - What should be a simple debt-workout matter is in danger of spinning into a genuine catastrophe. Also, ´´Needed: Butt Kicker´´ - Mary Barra, the most important woman in the auto industry, is trying to get General Motors´ lumbering bureaucracy to move quicker and smarter. Tough job for anyone, especially a 26-year insider. Followed by, ´´To Shame a Thief´´ - Mobile tracking can stop gadget and data losses. This power in the wrong hands can lead to some costly embarrassments. And in our final story, ´´Call to ARMs´´ - Forget the subprime mess. These days adjustable rate mortgages are a good deal for certain well-off homeowners looking to refinance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/111010/pe_forb_111010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for November 26, 2012 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about, ´´The Next King of Volkswagen.´´ Maybe -- intense, precise and a little wild, Wolfgang Durheimer led turnarounds at Porsche and Bentley. Now he´s Volkswagen´s rising star.Also, ´´Inside Thingiverse, the Radically Open Website Powering the 3D Printing Movement´´ -- When owners of a Makerbot 3-D printer need a shirt button or a cold-air intake for their Porsche 928, they don´t pull out a sewing kit or call a German chop shop. Instead, they flip on their printer and download the object of their desire from the Web. Next , ´´A Cloud Economy Innovation: Apple´s iPhone Gets Its Own Robot´´ -- Josh Guyot created an elegant, inexpensive device that turned iPhones into remote-controlled robotic video machines. But, with production well underway, his company was suddenly ambushed. Then, ´´Can an Hour-Long Aptitude Test Predict Startup Home Runs? Adeo Ressi Thinks So´´ -- Ressi believes he has the psychological key to entrepreneurship. The Silicon Valley establishment is doubtful. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Rich Kinder´s Energy Kingdom´´ -- The one-time president of Enron is the most important man in the American Energy Boom. Followed by, ´´Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Home in Europe´´ -- Thanks to a weaker euro, low interest rates, and crashing real estate prices in parts of the euro zone, many American Europhiles of average means are buying a piece of the Old World . And in our final story, ´´Luxury for Less: New Web Sites and Shops Offer Gently Used Designer Goods´´ -- Consignment shopping, once considered declasse, is now chic and done in the open. It can even be a moneymaker as well as a money saver. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/121126/pe_forb_121126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.