Portfolio SocietyPortfolio Society

Personal bankruptcies, 102, 171 n.46, 171 n.48. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, 145–46 n.24. Piketty, Thomas, 29, 147 n.30. Polanyi, Karl, 89, 105. Poon, Martha, 75, 158 n.18, 159 n.27. Portfolio society.

Author: Ivan Ascher

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781935408826


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As financial markets expand and continue to refashion the world in their own image, the wealth of capitalist societies no longer presents itself as it did to Karl Marx in the nineteenth century, as a “monstrous collection of commodities.” Instead, it appears as an equally monstrous collection of financial securities, and the critique of political economy must proceed accordingly. But what would it mean to write Capital in the twenty-first century? Are we really to believe that risk, rather than labor, is now regarded as the true fount of economic value? Likewise, can it truly be the case that the credit relation — at least in the global North — has replaced the wage relation as the key site of exploitation and political struggle? And finally, if precarity is indeed the name of today’s proletarian condition, what possible future does it actually portend, what analysis does it require? Through a series of creative substitutions, Ascher’s Portfolio Society extends Marx’s critical project in bold and unexpected ways. In this work, Ascher demystifies crucial dimensions of contemporary finance and considers the predicaments of societies whose own future is now shaped by volatile financial markets. In the end, we may find that much has changed and much has not; relations of domination still endure, and mystifications do abound; but the devil is in the details, and that is where Ascher would have us dwell. At once a critique of modern finance and of the societies under its spell, Portfolio Society succeeds in revealing the potential limits of Capital, while reveling still in its limitless potential.

The Routledge Handbook of Law and SocietyThe Routledge Handbook of Law and Society

However, research has shown that lately the corporate debt market is more strongly driven by investors' concern for an overall 'balanced risk portfolio'. In his fascinating book Portfolio Society: On the capitalist mode of prediction, ...

Author: Mariana Valverde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000345957


Page: 274

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This innovative handbook provides a comprehensive, and truly global, overview of the main approaches and themes within law and society scholarship or social-legal studies. A one-volume introduction to academic resources and ideas that are relevant for today’s debates on issues from reproductive justice to climate justice, food security, water conflicts, artificial intelligence, and global financial transactions, this handbook is divided into two sections. The first, ‘Perspectives and Approaches’, accessibly explains a variety of frameworks through which the relationship between law and society is addressed and understood, with emphasis on contemporary perspectives that are relatively new to many socio-legal scholars. Following the book’s overall interest in social justice, the entries in this section of the book show how conceptual tools originate in, and help to illuminate, real-world issues. The second and largest section of the book (42 short well-written pieces) presents reflections on topics or areas concerning law, justice, and society that are inherently interdisciplinary and that are relevance to current – but also classical – struggles around justice. Informing readers about the lineage of ideas that are used or could be used today for research and activism, the book attends to the full range of local, national and transnational issues in law and society. The authors were carefully chosen to achieve a diverse and non-Eurocentric view of socio-legal studies. This volume will be invaluable for law students, those in inter-disciplinary programs such as law and society, justice studies and legal studies, and those with interests in law, but based in other social sciences. It will also appeal to general readers interested in questions of justice and rights, including activists and advocates around the world.

Reports and Papers Read at the Meetings of the Architectural Societies of the Archdeaconry of Northhampton the Counties of York and Lincoln etc Reports and Papers Read at the Meetings of the Architectural Societies of the Archdeaconry of Northhampton the Counties of York and Lincoln etc

8vo . by Architectural Society . 1844 to Nottinghamshire - Plans , Sections , and 1849 . Elevations of the Chancel of All Saints , Howlet's Views of . 4to . Hawton . By G. G. Place . Large folio . Notitiæ Ludæ . 8vo , 1834 .



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Fuzzy Portfolio OptimizationFuzzy Portfolio Optimization

Konno, H., Piecewise linear risk functions and portfolio optimization. Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan, 1990, Vol. 33, No. 2, 139–156 77. Konno, K. and Yamazaki, H., Mean absolute deviation portfolio optimization ...

Author: Yong Fang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540779261


Page: 176

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Most of the existing portfolio selection models are based on the probability theory. Though they often deal with the uncertainty via probabilistic - proaches, we have to mention that the probabilistic approaches only partly capture the reality. Some other techniques have also been applied to handle the uncertainty of the ?nancial markets, for instance, the fuzzy set theory [Zadeh (1965)]. In reality, many events with fuzziness are characterized by probabilistic approaches, although they are not random events. The fuzzy set theory has been widely used to solve many practical problems, including ?nancial risk management. By using fuzzy mathematical approaches, quan- tative analysis, qualitative analysis, the experts’ knowledge and the investors’ subjective opinions can be better integrated into a portfolio selection model. The contents of this book mainly comprise of the authors’ research results for fuzzy portfolio selection problems in recent years. In addition, in the book, the authors will also introduce some other important progress in the ?eld of fuzzy portfolio optimization. Some fundamental issues and problems of po- folioselectionhavebeenstudiedsystematicallyandextensivelybytheauthors to apply fuzzy systems theory and optimization methods. A new framework for investment analysis is presented in this book. A series of portfolio sel- tion models are given and some of them might be more e?cient for practical applications. Some application examples are given to illustrate these models by using real data from the Chinese securities markets.

Civil Society and the Reform of FinanceCivil Society and the Reform of Finance

... portfolio society, the organization man has been replaced by the daytrader, buying and selling various species of capital, from homes reconceived as options on future price increases, to a college education whose estimated net ...

Author: Charles McDaniel, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317503484


Page: 286

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Efforts to resolve the recent financial crisis have obscured a more deeply rooted financialization crisis that impacts not only the market economy but also the vital civic and moral traditions that support it. This book reveals the cultural influence of finance in reshaping the foundations of American civil society and proposes a return to certain "first principles" of the Republic to restore the nation’s economic vision. This book demonstrates how funding concerns and financial incentives "revalue" faith traditions, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and even the nation’s healthcare system in ways that are eroding the diversity of American culture. These changes also undermine the ethical framework of both democratic government and the free-market system. While financial influence has diminished the value of civil society, this book proposes that revitalized intermediary institutions still offer the best path forward in restoring the financial sector and, more broadly, enriching the American competitive ethic toward development of a more virtuous economy. The book is written for an academic and professional audience, offering a blueprint for the involvement of civil society with government in providing more communally integrated oversight that could contribute to a genuine democratization of finance.

Law and Society Approaches to CyberspaceLaw and Society Approaches to Cyberspace

Thus, cyberspace presents society with three design options: abolition, which challenges racial mapping by promoting ... By encouraging a diversified policy portfolio, society can exploit synergies created by flexible zoning while ...

Author: Paul Schiff Berman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351154147


Page: 770

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During the past decade, the rise of online communication has proven to be particularly fertile ground for academic exploration at the intersection of law and society. Scholars have considered how best to apply existing law to new technological problems but they also have returned to first principles, considering fundamental questions about what law is, how it is formed and its relation to cultural and technological change. This collection brings together many of these seminal works, which variously seek to interrogate assumptions about the nature of communication, knowledge, invention, information, sovereignty, identity and community. From the use of metaphor in legal opinions about the internet, to the challenges posed by globalization and deterritorialization, to the potential utility of online governance models, to debates about copyright, free expression and privacy, this collection offers an invaluable introduction to cutting-edge ideas about law and society in an online era. In addition, the introductory essay both situates this work within the trajectory of law and society scholarship and summarizes the major fault lines in ongoing policy debates about the regulation of online activity.

Report of the Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of ScienceReport of the Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

The arrangement of this portion has therefore had to be made in portfolios , boxes and cases of various sizes . When the size is not stated it will be ... Series of the Liverpool Geological Society , Leeds Geological ( Portfolio . ) ...

Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting


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Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and SocietyEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

A third method for determining excessive trading involves the use of modern portfolio theory and sophisticated statistical techniques to compare the expected return of any given broker-managed portfolio with a large number of mutual ...

Author: Robert W. Kolb

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916523


Page: 2437

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The five volumes of this ultimate resource recognize the inherent unity between business ethics and business and society, that stems from their shared primary concern with value in commerce. This Encyclopedia spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.

Markets and Civil SocietyMarkets and Civil Society

This hypothesis is also not supported: the no state—no state sequence is negatively associated with maintaining a mixed goal portfolio (although the statistical association is not significant: the adjusted standardized Pearson residual ...

Author: Victor Pérez-Díaz

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845459376


Page: 278

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The nature of the currently emerging European society, which includes the economic and social transformation of Eastern and Central European countries, has been hotly debated. At its center is the relationship between markets and civil society within political and social contexts. The contributors to this volume offer perspectives from various disciplines (the social sciences, conceptual history, law, economics) and from several European countries in order to explore the ways in which markets influence various forms of civil society, such as individual freedom, social cohesion, economic effectiveness and democratic governance, and influence the construction of a civil society in a broader sense.

Building Societies in the 1980 sBuilding Societies in the 1980 s

The Competitive Disadvantage Which Smaller Societies Face with Regard to Wholesale Funding Since their entry into the ... the liability portfolio of a building society particularly in an environment where the traditional retail deposit ...

Author: Leigh Drake

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349096800


Page: 341

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Building societies are at the forefront of the enormous changes and challenges taking place in industry. This book charts these changes and attempts to explain why they have taken place, and what the significant issues are, for the future development of the industry.

Curriculum Innovations in Changing SocietiesCurriculum Innovations in Changing Societies

The portfolio of progress provides a platform with which students can summit the works that they themselves are satisfied with or for which they feel pride. This portfolio enables students to see their own progress and experience the ...

Author: K. W. Chau

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462093591


Page: 546

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and SocietyThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

sound reason, might turn over a portfolio only once or trade enough to collect only 2% in fees and commissions. A third method for determining excessive trading involves the use of modern portfolio theory and sophisticated statistical ...

Author: Robert W. Kolb

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483381541


Page: 4072

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Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition explores current topics, such as mass social media, cookies, and cyber-attacks, as well as traditional issues including accounting, discrimination, environmental concerns, and management. The new edition also includes an in-depth examination of current and recent ethical affairs, such as the dangerous work environments of off-shore factories for Western retailers, the negligence resulting in the 2010 BP oil spill, Apple’s exploitation of outdated tax code, the gender wage gap, the minimum wage debate and increasing income disparity and the unparalleled level of debt in the U.S. and other countries with the challenges it presents to many societies and the considerable impact on the ethics of intergenerational wealth transfers. Key features include: seven volumes, with more than 1,200 signed entries by significant figures in the field cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources Thematic Reader’s Guide groups related entries by general topics Index allows for thorough browse-and-search capabilities in the electronic edition.

Data Mining Applications for Empowering Knowledge SocietiesData Mining Applications for Empowering Knowledge Societies

Collecting “Meaningful” Portfolios allocating the same amount of assets/funds to each portfolio-item. A collection of such portfolios can be modelled as a traditional transaction-database P. Mining a set of ARs from P, ...

Author: Rahman, Hakikur

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599046594


Page: 356

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Presents an overview of the main issues of data mining, including its classification, regression, clustering, and ethical issues. Provides readers with knowledge enhancing processes as well as a wide spectrum of data mining applications.

Credit and Consumer SocietyCredit and Consumer Society

the effect of external factors such as competition and legal and regulatory requirements on the level of estimated credit losses in the institution's current portfolio; and • changes in the credit risk profile of the loan portfolio as a ...

Author: Dawn Burton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415405218


Page: 168

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The language of credit and debt is almost ubiquitous in daily life. In advanced modern societies, financial institutions and other organizations have become increasingly active in lending money to consumers, and consumers apparently more than willing to take advantage. This groundbreaking new book offers an analysis of this important phenomenon, arguing that we have entered an era in which credit and debt are sanctioned, delivered and collected through new cultural and economic mechanisms. Written in an accessible and straightforward style, the book takes a multi-disciplinary approach, examining consumer credit and debt in both societal and economic contexts. It explores key topics such as: the historical context of credit and debt current theories of a consumer-centred society the credit industry attempts at government regulation. Credit and Consumer Society establishes the wider analysis of consumer credit and debt as a discipline in its own right. It is important reading for students and researchers in business and management, finance, public policy and sociology, as well as for policy makers and consumer groups working directly in this field.

Report of the Annual MeetingReport of the Annual Meeting

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Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting


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Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science


ISBN: UCAL:B3748749



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Report of the Annual MeetingReport of the Annual Meeting

logical Association , & c . North WALES AND ISLE OF MAN ( I. ) Size 14 x 12 inches . Part 4 . Series of the Liverpool Geological Society , Leeds Geological ( Portfolio . ) Association , and Mr. A. O. Walker 36 Part 5 . ( Portfolio . ) ...

Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science


ISBN: UOM:39015023133187



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Proceedings Fraternal Actuarial AssociationProceedings Fraternal Actuarial Association

Fraternal Actuarial Association. PORTFOLIO : The term " portfolio ” in investment parlance is used to designate a composite “ Investment Account ” : a list of securities owned by any financial institution . Every investment portfolio of ...

Author: Fraternal Actuarial Association


ISBN: UOM:39015017361521



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