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An Ounce of Preparation

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Whereas the first five chapters talk primarily of companies’ reactions to disruptions, Chapter 6 begins the discussions of more proactive preparations. These preparations include the fundamental ... More


Environmental Security: Policy within a Violent Imaginary

Johannes Stripple

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The environment is now well established as part of an imagery of a world that is becoming more violent, more conflict ridden and less secure for many people. Imaginations of a climate changed world ... More


Why Moral Status Enhancement Is a Morally Bad Thing

Nicholas Agar

in Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter presents a moral argument for avoiding the creation of post-persons. Degrees of cognitive enhancement that risk moral status enhancement should, by implication, also be avoided. This ... More


Occupying a Vast Camp: The 1901 Buffalo Pan-American Exposition

Julie K. Brown

in Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026574
eISBN:
9780262258630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo has been aptly described as a “vast camp”. The event came at a time when the work of Buffalo’s medical professionals and their public health counterparts ... More


Capital Purchase Program and Other TARP Support Programs

Hal S. Scott

in Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

With the onset of the financial crisis, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was established by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) to stabilize the US financial system. The ... More


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