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Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Richard W. Painter

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In order to be effective, federal ethics law must address sources of systematic corruption rather than simply address motives that individual government employees might have to betray the public ... More


Why Rhetoric about Economic Insecurity Can Be Self-Undermining

Adam Seth Levine

in American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter presents a theory about how people decide to spend money or time on something. It shows the link between being reminded of a personal financial constraint and actual behavior requires ... More


Accounting for Gender: Norms and Pathologies of Personal Finance

Miranda Joseph

in Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687411
eISBN:
9781452949109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687411.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of accounting in constituting gendered norms and pathologies of personal finance through the production and circulation of knowledge, especially statistical ... More


Financial Education in High School

Lewis Mandell (ed.)

in Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that high school students are sorely in need of financial knowledge. Students who took courses in financial management or personal finance did not do any better on financial ... More


Cloud Computing: A Paradigm Shift?

Nayan B. Ruparelia

in Cloud Computing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262529099
eISBN:
9780262334129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter addresses the following questions: Why cloud computing? What is so special about cloud computing? How will it affect you, your work, and our society? Just as Microsoft Windows became ... More


Self-Control and Money

Stuart Vyse

in Going Broke: Why Americans Can't Hold On To Their Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195306996
eISBN:
9780199847099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306996.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Few people would have financial problems if they were able to put together a sensible budget and stick to it. Many of the small choices made on a daily basis are often in direct conflict with the ... More


Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism

Miranda Joseph

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687411
eISBN:
9781452949109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687411.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

It is commonplace to say that criminals pay their debt to society by spending time in prison, but what is a “debt to society?” How is crime understood as a debt? How has time become the equivalent ... More


Wrong but Predictably Wrong: Labor, Landlord-Tenant, and Consumer Finance

J. Mark Ramseyer

in Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226281995
eISBN:
9780226282046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282046.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Japanese judges offer a routinized service. Rather than aim for the unattainable first-best particular, they supply the manageable second-best routine. Yet Japanese judges do not always choose ... More


Were They Prepared for Retirement?: Financial Status at Advanced Ages in the HRS and AHEAD Cohorts

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise

in Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines people's finances in the years leading up to their death, focusing on the variations in financial circumstances and well-being across the population. The analysis makes use of ... More


Drowning or Weathering the Storm?: Changes in Family Finances from 2007 to 2009

Jesse Bricker, Brian Bucks, Arthur Kennickell, Traci Mach, and Kevin Moore

in Measuring Wealth and Financial Intermediation and Their Links to the Real Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226204260
eISBN:
9780226204437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204437.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

In 2009, the Federal Reserve Board implemented a survey of families that participated in the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) to gain detailed information on the effects of the recent recession ... More


Accounting for Time: The Entrepreneurial Subject in Crisis

Miranda Joseph

in Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687411
eISBN:
9781452949109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687411.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of accounting in shaping time and thus the temporal structuring of life itself, while dwelling in/on the inherent contradictions of entrepreneurial subjectivity. ... More


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