Hooked on GrowthHooked on Growth

Jack Doyle , Taken for a Ride : Detroit's Big Three and the Politics of Pollution ( New York : Four Walls Eight Windows , 2000 ) , 66-73 . 26. Doyle , Taken for a Ride , 86-88 . 27. Doyle , Taken for a Ride , 125-28 . 28.

Author: Douglas E. Booth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742527182


Page: 292

View: 587

This accessible and provocative book explores whether getting 'unhooked' from economic growth to meet the needs of the environment is possible. Although giving the environment priority over growth may seem radical, the author argues that it can be accomplished using marketable emissions allowances, transferable development rights, and other tools popular with conventional economists. It can also be achieved by creating more interesting and environmentally friendly urban landscapes less beholden to the automobile. The key problem will be ensuring that everyone who wants employment can find it. This will require a transition to a shorter workweek, the wistful goal of many a harried worker. More leisure, a higher-quality environment, and more attractive cities and towns are the potential rewards of a less consumption-oriented society. Yet how can the power of special interests be overcome in the name of environmental conservation? This is the author's critical final question as he offers a clear path to a sustainable economic and environmental future.

Behind Closed DoorsBehind Closed Doors

9 10 'Taken for a Ride', Panorama (18 February 1980), dir. Martin Young. Foot, 'National Buggerall Club', Private Eye (1978), pp. 17−18. 11 Ibid. http://www.thechipboard.com/archives/archives.pl/bid/302/md/read/id/39441/sbj/curzon7 8 ...

Author: Seth Alexander Thévoz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472146458


Page: 384

View: 687

With a keen eye for the juicy anecdote, Thévoz tells the fascinating and entertaining story of the rise, decline and resurgence of London's private members' clubs, from the late-eighteenth century to the present day. In doing so he looks at cultural and political developments beyond the clubs, revealing how while the clubs may have been products of their city and country, they also exerted significant influence on London, Britain and places far beyond. This is a chronicle, as informative as it is entertaining, of the ups and downs of London clubland, and how it had an impact on parts of the world far from London. It is packed with amusing anecdotes and illustrative examples of the growth of this quirky, unique institution, which grew to spread around the world. London, though, with its four hundred clubs, was always at its heart. Thévoz reveals how everything we might have thought we knew about these clubs is wrong. They may have started out as white, male, aristocratic watering holes - but that's only part of the story. All sections of society built their own clubs and lived their lives there: highbrow and lowbrow; women and men; working-class, middle-class and upper-class; international and British. The club has been central to a distinctively British form of leisure over more than three centuries. Behind Closed Doors is a distillation of a decade of research and writing on London clubs, based on exclusive behind-the-scenes access to archives and proceedings, as well as a love of gossip and scandal.

Extension of the European Recovery Program 1949 Hearings Held in Executive Session Before the Committee On 81 1 Executive Hearings Held on Feb 16 18 24 25 March 1 2 3 4 7 1949 MAde Public Sept 1974Extension of the European Recovery Program 1949 Hearings Held in Executive Session Before the Committee On 81 1 Executive Hearings Held on Feb 16 18 24 25 March 1 2 3 4 7 1949 MAde Public Sept 1974

We have been taken for a ride so often . Let's not be taken for another one . Follow along the trend of the times and realize we are living in a changing world where things today are out- moded tomorrow . Senator LODGE .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations


ISBN: STANFORD:36105045328361


Page: 416

View: 453

Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950

Now , if someone told you that he was taken for a ride , , it would be highly significant that a major offense of great proportion was committed ; would you think so ? Mr. CORDWELL . I think so ; but it still isn't my job to investigate ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration


ISBN: LOC:00187009121


Page: 1256

View: 991


Well , sir , I read something in the paper about the ride Mr. Fedder — this was laterMr. ... Now , if someone told you that he was taken for a ride , it would be highly significant that a major offense of great proportion was committed ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration


ISBN: UOM:39015030483146


Page: 1654

View: 466

Lives Per GallonLives Per Gallon

42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 Doyle, Taken for a Ride, 316. Doyle, Taken for a Ride, 318. Evidence of a Conspiracy. Doyle, Taken for a Ride, 313; and Evidence of a Conspiracy. Doyle, Taken for a Ride, 313.

Author: Terry Tamminen

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597265355


Page: 272

View: 823

How much would you pay for a gallon of gas? $4.00? $10.00? Would you pay with the health of your lungs or with years taken from your lifespan? The infamous "pain at the pump" runs much deeper than our wallets, argues Terry Tamminen, former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and current Special Advisor to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Petroleum may power our cars and heat our homes, but it also contributes to birth defects and disorders like asthma and emphysema, not to mention cancer. In Lives Per Gallon, Tamminen takes a hard look at these and other health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil. While the petroleum industry is raking in huge profits, Tamminen shows, it is studiously avoiding measures that would lessen the hazards of its products. Using the successful lawsuits by state governments against big tobacco as a model, the author sets forth a bold strategy to hold oil and auto companies accountable and force industry reform. He also offers a blueprint for developing alternative energy sources based on California's real world experiences. Certain to be controversial, Lives Per Gallon is an unblinking assessment of the true price of petroleum and a prescription for change. The choice is clear: continuing paying with our health, or kick our addiction and evolve beyond an oil-dependent economy.

Amendments to the National Labor Relations ActAmendments to the National Labor Relations Act

If that man did not belong to that union , he would not be taking a free ride . In my estimation he would have been " taken for a ride , " be- cause that is what he got- " taken for a ride . " That is a big lot of hooey that because a ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor


ISBN: LOC:00040125371


Page: 814

View: 247

Warren Commission Complete Investigation Commission s ReportWarren Commission Complete Investigation Commission s Report

You have a little bit of New England accent or Rhode Island or the Boston area? Mr. PIZZO. You can't miss it—you can't hide it. Mr. JENNER. Now, you volunteered there a second that the man had taken a ride in the Comet Caliente?

Author: President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy - U.S. Government

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664103444


Page: 10367

View: 658

The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson through Executive Order 11130 on November 29, 1963 to investigate the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy that had taken place on November 22, 1963. This book includes the Commission's report, which was based on the investigation, as well as all the supporting documents collected during the investigation, and the testimony or depositions of 552 witnesses.

Collins Cobuild Advanced Dictionary of EnglishCollins Cobuild Advanced Dictionary of English

I've had to fight. phrase If you say that someone has been taken for a ride, you mean that they have been deceived or cheated. [informal] J You got taken for a ride. Why did you give him five thousand dollars? phrase If someone rides ...

Author: Harper Collins Publishers

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama

ISBN: 9786020323299


Page: 1672

View: 644

This dictionary of American English is designed to help learners write and speak accurate and up-to-date English. • Ideal for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English • Based on the Collins 4.5-billion-word database, the Collins Corpus • Up-to-date coverage of today’s English, with all words and phrases explained in full sentences • Authentic examples from the Collins Corpus show how English is really used • Extensive help with grammar, including plural forms and verb infl ections • Fully illustrated Word Web and Picture Dictionary boxes provide additional information on vocabulary and key concepts • Vocabulary-building features encourage students to improve their accuracy and fl uency: †- Word Partnership notes highlight important collocations †- Thesaurus entries offer synonyms and antonyms for common words †- Usage notes explain different meanings and uses of the word • Supplements on Grammar, Writing, Speaking, Words That Frequently Appear on TOEFL® and TOEIC®, Text Messaging and Emoticons

Riding the Roller CoasterRiding the Roller Coaster

Lutz, Guts, 83—84; Flammang, Chrysler Chronicle, 418; and Bill Vlasic and Bradley A. Stertz, Taken for a Ride: How Daimler—Benz Drove Of with Chrysler (New York: William Morrow, 2000), 152. Vlasic and Stertz, Taken for a Ride, 27—29; ...

Author: Charles K. Hyde

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814337813


Page: 408

View: 621

From the Chrysler Six of 1924 to the front-wheel-drive vehicles of the 70s and 80s to the minivan, Chrysler boasts an impressive list of technological "firsts." But even though the company has catered well to a variety of consumers, it has come to the brink of financial ruin more than once in its seventy-five-year history. How Chrysler has achieved monumental success and then managed colossal failure and sharp recovery is explained in Riding the Roller Coaster, a lively, unprecedented look at a major force in the American automobile industry since 1925. Charles Hyde tells the intriguing story behind Chrysler-its products, people, and performance over time-with particular focus on the company's management. He offers a lens through which the reader can view the U.S. auto industry from the perspective of the smallest of the automakers who, along with Ford and General Motors, make up the "Big Three." The book covers Walter P. Chrysler's life and automotive career before 1925, when he founded the Chrysler Corporation, to 1998, when it merged with Daimler-Benz. Chrysler made a late entrance into the industry in 1925 when it emerged from Chalmers and Maxwell, and further grew when it absorbed Dodge Brothers and American Motors Corporation. The author traces this journey, explaining the company's leadership in automotive engineering, its styling successes and failures, its changing management, and its activities from auto racing to defense production to real estate. Throughout, the colorful personalities of its leaders-including Chrysler himself and Lee Iacocca-emerge as strong forces in the company's development, imparting a risk-taking mentality that gave the company its verve.