Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Dole and Page Library Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2016-2017 Academic year.
Established in 2002 by Malcolm Dole, Jr., Class of 1953, in memory of his Dole and Page family forebears. The fund shall be used to acquire materials for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, with a preference for scholarly works related to the field of Economics.
Europa World plus: Renowned as one of the world’s leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
Saving capitalism : for the many, not the few
Summary:Outlines how the American economic system is failing, with increasing income inequality and a shrinking middle class, and reveals how a market designed for broad prosperity can reverse the trend toward diminished opportunity. –Publisher
The end of average : how we succeed in a world that values sameness
Summary:“The rising star and face of the new field “science of the individual” draws from the latest psychological and sociological research to show that success is found in individual strengths and weaknesses that don’t fit along any average curve–a powerful manifesto for change in the ranks of Emotional Intelligence and The Power of Habit.Modern science has proven that people behave and learn in distinctive ways. And yet these individual patterns get lost in our institutions of opportunity–from education to the workforce–which remain rooted in the misguided belief that statistical averages are good enough to understand individuals and identify their unique talents. Standardized tests, grading systems, job applicant profiling, performance reviews–they invariably ignore our differences and ultimately fail at measuring our capacity for success.In this first popular book on the science of the individual, Todd Rose, a pioneer in the field draws on the latest research to show how, when we focus on individual findings rather than group findings or averages, we can rethink the world and everyone’s potential in it. By understanding the three “principles of individuality”–the principle of the jagged profile, the principle of context, and the principle of pathways–we can avoid setting ourselves and those we are tasked with helping succeed (our children, students, employees) up for repeated failure and instead find the right path for success.The End of Average reminds us that we are not anything close to average–because the average is a statistical myth–and presents a new way of understanding and maximizing everyone’s potential”–
Chickenizing farms & food : how industrial meat production endangers workers, animals, and consumers
Summary:“Over the past century, new farming methods, feed additives, and social and economic structures have radically transformed agriculture around the globe, often at the expense of human health. In Chickenizing Farms and Food, Ellen K. Silbergeld reveals the unsafe world of chickenization – big agriculture’s top-down, contract-based factory farming system – and its negative consequences for workers, consumers, and the environment. Drawing on her deep knowledge of and experience in environmental engineering and toxicology, Silbergeld examines the complex history of the modern industrial food animal production industry and describes the widespread effects of Arthur Perdue’s remarkable agricultural innovations, which were so important that the US Department of Agriculture uses the term chickenization to cover the transformation of all farm animal production. Silbergeld tells the real story of how antibiotics were first introduced into animal feeds in the 1940s, which has led to the emergence of multi-drug-resistant pathogens, such as MRSA. Along the way, she talks with poultry growers, farmers, and slaughterhouse workers on the front lines of exposure, moving from the Chesapeake Bay peninsula that gave birth to the modern livestock and poultry industry to North Carolina, Brazil, and China. Arguing that the agricultural industry is in desperate need of reform, the book searches through the fog of illusion that obscures most of what has happened to agriculture in the twentieth century and untangles the history of how laws, regulations, and policies have stripped government agencies of the power to protect workers and consumers alike from occupational and food-borne hazards. Chickenizing Farms and Food also explores the limits of some popular alternatives to industrial farming, including organic production, nonmeat diets, locavorism, and small-scale agriculture. Silbergeld’s provocative but pragmatic call to action is tempered by real challenges: how can we ensure a safe and accessible food system that can feed everyone, including consumers in developing countries with new tastes for western diets, without hurting workers, sickening consumers, and undermining some of our most powerful medicines?”–Publisher.
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