The Only Game in Town Book
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The Only Game in Town


  • Author : Mohamed A. El-Erian
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997637

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The Only Game in Town Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A roadmap to what lies ahead and the decisions we must make now to stave off the next global economic and financial crisis, from one of the world’s most influential economic thinkers and the author of When Markets Collide • Updated, with a new chapter and author’s note “The one economic book you must read now . . . If you want to understand [our] bifurcated world and where it’s headed, there is no better interpreter than Mohamed El-Erian.”—Time Our current economic path is coming to an end. The signposts are all around us: sluggish growth, rising inequality, stubbornly high pockets of unemployment, and jittery financial markets, to name a few. Soon we will reach a fork in the road: One path leads to renewed growth, prosperity, and financial stability, the other to recession and market disorder. In The Only Game in Town, El-Erian casts his gaze toward the future of the global economy and markets, outlining the choices we face both individually and collectively in an era of economic uncertainty and financial insecurity. Beginning with their response to the 2008 global crisis, El-Erian explains how and why our central banks became the critical policy actors—and, most important, why they cannot continue is this role alone. They saved the financial system from collapse in 2008 and a multiyear economic depression, but lack the tools to enable a return to high inclusive growth and durable financial stability. The time has come for a policy handoff, from a prolonged period of monetary policy experimentation to a strategy that better targets what ails economies and distorts the financial sector—before we stumble into another crisis. The future, critically, is not predestined. It is up to us to decide where we will go from here as households, investors, companies, and governments. Using a mix of insights from economics, finance, and behavioral science, this book gives us the tools we need to properly understand this turning poin

The Only Game in Town Book
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The Only Game in Town


  • Author : Mohamed A. El-Erian
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300222531

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The Only Game in Town Excerpt :

An incisive analysis of the state of the global economy and what the future holds. Surrounded by sluggish growth, high rates of unemployment, rising inequality, growing financial instability and increased social tensions, pessimism about our future abounds. Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, one of the world's most influential economic thinkers, explains lucidly the realities of the economic choices that we will soon face. The path that the global economy and markets are on is ending. But what comes thereafter is far from predestined. It critically depends on choices that we make as households and companies, and decisions that our political representatives take. The Only Game in Town details how the world is increasingly being shaken, both from above and from below. It illuminates the growing internal contradictions, the constraints that are undermining growth and prosperity, and the radical overhaul in thinking that is required. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, central banks were handed responsibility for the fate of the global economy. Lifting the veil on the inner workings of these powerful and innovative institutions, El-Erian explains why they cannot save us this time around. Laying out a road map for growth, The Only Game in Town shows how and why collaboration between central bankers, policymakers and business leaders is essential. Drawing on insights from behavioral science, economics and finance, this book provides the tools needed to understand the uncertainties that lie ahead and return us to a path of prosperity. Thought provoking and insightful, this book is required reading for investors, policymakers, and anyone interested in the future.

The Only Game in Town Book
Score: 3.5
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The Only Game in Town


  • Author : Mohamed A. El-Erian
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300223064

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The Only Game in Town Excerpt :

Surrounded by sluggish growth, high rates of unemployment, rising inequality, growing financial instability and increased social tensions, pessimism about our future abounds. Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, one of the world’s most influential economic thinkers, explains lucidly the realities of the economic choices that we will soon face. The path that the global economy and markets are on is ending. But what comes thereafter is far from predestined. It critically depends on choices that we make as households and companies, and decisions that our political representatives take. The Only Game in Town details how the world is increasingly being shaken, both from above and from below. It illuminates the growing internal contradictions, the constraints that are undermining growth and prosperity, and the radical overhaul in thinking that is required. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, central banks were handed responsibility for the fate of the global economy. Lifting the veil on the inner workings of these powerful and innovative institutions, El-Erian explains why they cannot save us this time around. Laying out a road map for growth, The Only Game in Town shows how and why collaboration between central bankers, policymakers and business leaders is essential. Drawing on insights from behavioral science, economics and finance, this book provides the tools needed to understand the uncertainties that lie ahead and return us to a path of prosperity. Thought provoking and insightful, this book is required reading for investors, policymakers, and anyone interested in the future.

The Only Game in Town Book

The Only Game in Town


  • Author : Frank Daniel Gilroy
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: American drama
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN 10 : 057361346X

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Aging Las Vegas chorine Fran Walker drifts into an affair with lounge pianist and compulsive gambler Joe Grady while waiting for her married lover, San Francisco businessman Thomas Lockwood, to finalize the divorce he has been promising to get for the past five years. By the time Lockwood keeps his word and is free to marry his mistress, she finds she has fallen in love with Joe, who has finally accumulated enough money to fulfill his dream of relocating to New York City and beginning a new life there. Faced with the choice of a possible career in Manhattan or marriage to Fran, Joe opts for the latter after losing a tough poker game.

One Game at a Time Book
Score: 5
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One Game at a Time


  • Author : Harnarayan Singh
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771073908

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the distinct and vibrant voice behind Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi comes the story of pursuing a dream and defying the odds, reminding us all of hockey's power to unite. BoninoBoninoBonino! Ask a hockey fan if they have heard the wonderfully electric call of Nick Bonino's overtime-winning goal from the 2016 Stanley Cup Final and they will almost surely answer with a resounding yes! That's because video clips of the Hockey Night in Punjabi broadcast immediately went viral, amplifying the profile of Harnarayan Singh, the voice behind the call. Growing up in small-town Alberta, Harnarayan was like many other kids who dreamed about a life within the sanctum of the game they idolized. There was only one small difference--he didn't look like any of the other kids. And when he sat down on Saturday nights to tune in to Hockey Night in Canada with the rest of the nation, he couldn't ignore the fact that the broadcasters or analysts didn't look like him either. Undeterred, Harnarayan worked his way from calling imaginary hockey games with his plastic toy microphone as a child, to funding secret flights from Calgary to Toronto every weekend in the early days of Hockey Night in Punjabi, to making history as the first Sikh to broadcast an NHL game in English. Full of heart, humour, and bursting with personality (and maybe a few family prayers for Wayne Gretzky), One Game at a Time is the incredible and inspiring story of how Harnarayan Singh broke through the longstanding barriers and biases of the sport he loves. But more than that, Harnarayan blends his unabashed love of hockey with a refreshing and necessary positive message about what it means to be a Canadian in the world, making him one of the most influential ambassadors of the game today.

The Only Game in Town Book

The Only Game in Town


  • Author : David Remnick
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-06-14
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812979985

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For more than eighty years, The New Yorker has been home to some of the toughest, wisest, funniest, and most moving sportswriting around. The Only Game in Town is a classic collection from a magazine with a deep bench, including such authors as Roger Angell, John Updike, Don DeLillo, and John McPhee. Hall of Famer Ring Lardner is here, bemoaning the lowering of standards for baseball achievement—in 1930. John Cheever pens a story about a boy’s troubled relationship with his father and the national pastime. From Lance Armstrong to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in The Only Game in Town. At The New Yorker, it’s not whether you win or lose—it’s how you write about the game.

The Biggest Game in Town Book
Score: 4
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The Biggest Game in Town


  • Author : Al Alvarez
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2009-08-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408806630

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Since its first publication twenty years ago, The Biggest Game in Town has become a sought-after cult classic. Acclaimed writer and critic Al Alvarez delves into the murky and compelling world of high-stakes Vegas poker, where 'the next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing'. Uncovering an exotic underground rich in ambiance and eccentricity, The Biggest Game in Town is a real one of a kind, deftly capturing the skewed psyches and peculiar rites of professional poker players who descend every year for the World Series of Poker. It's a world that seems almost too surprising and bizarre to be true. 'A cool, precise, sharply witty, vivid evocation of a place and people, their appearances, behaviour and speech..Mr Alvarez is a shrewd analyst of the psychology of gamblers and a cleverly selective recorder of their bizarre talk with which, directly and indirectly, they reveal their secure grasp of unreality and their insane courage' Sunday Telegraph 'It will have most readers sitting on the edge of their seats' Sunday Times 'A new classic on gambling...it's quite brilliant' Time Out 'This is a magnificent book. Beyond the straights and full houses, Alvarez has written about people who are extremely good at what they do, and about America' San Francisco Chronicle

The Only Game In Town Book

The Only Game In Town


  • Author : Fergus Moffat
  • Publisher : Fe Moffat
  • Release Date : 2020-11-30
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 0648529010

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This book details the development of remote-controlled railroad distributed motive power. DP shares the motive force throughout the train rather than concentrating it all conventionally at the head-end. Many railroads have found that it is the only solution to increasing network capacity other than to install duplicate or triplicate trackage. It is important that the history of technological development be accurately recorded and perhaps more so in the case of a niche application such as this; a technology that has so assuredly contributed to the safe operation of long, heavy freight trains. LOCOTROL was the progenitor of the technology, and Moffat's account-being the only known detailed history of these developments-is a remarkable contribution to such literature.This book is for both rail professionals and historians interested to the origins and technical development of LOCOTROL. It is not an instruction manual on how to operate LOCOTROL. It does, though, include descriptive narrative and graphic substance around how LOCOTROL operates and how it is operated; the better to describe and explain it. The LOCOTROL product continues to evolve, and-not intending to pursue this incremental development as far as the current day-this history is limited to the iteration known as LOCOTROL III. Since taking over Harris Controls, GE Transportation have greatly advanced the technology, integrating it with the electronic control of locomotives and train air braking.Prior to the advent of ECP braking, distributed power had arguably been the single greatest technological advance for railroading since the introduction of the automatic coupler and the air brake triple valve. Originally known by various names before receiving the proprietary name LOCOTROL, this was the first distributed power scheme to be proven in regular service and for 40 years was the only practical application of this technology.

X Factor Vol  5 Book

X Factor Vol 5


  • Author : Peter Allen David
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2008-10-08
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781302367558

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X Factor Vol 5 Excerpt :

Following the events of Messiah CompleX, X-Factor Investigations is in shambles. Jamie is a basketcase from his trip to a nightmarish future, Layla's fate is completely in the air, and Wolfsbane has to leave the team to join X-Force, though none of her friends can know about it. What will Wolfsbane tell the X-Factor team? What are they going to do about Layla? How is Jamie coping with his guilt? Get onboard here for X-Factor's brand-new direction! Collects X-Factor #28-32 and X-Factor: The Quick and the Dead.

The Only Game in Town Book

The Only Game in Town


  • Author : Robert M. Garrow
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Baseball
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 0979574129

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Getting in the Game Book

Getting in the Game


  • Author : Dawn FitzGerald
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466851160

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"I'd rather kiss Derek's padded butt than leave the ice right now with everyone thinking that it's too rough out here for a girl." Seventh grader Joanna Giordano wants to play ice hockey, but the only game in town is the boys' middle school team. Everyone tries to talk her out of playing--from the principal and the coach to the class bully, and even her best friend, Ben. With humor and a feisty spirit, Joanna fights for her place both on and off the ice.

Ready Player One Book
Score: 4
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Ready Player One


  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307887450

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

The Age of Stagnation Book

The Age of Stagnation


  • Author : Satyajit Das
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633881594

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The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade. That is the message of this brilliant and controversial summary of our current economic predicament from an internationally respected consultant and commentator on financial markets, who predicted the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The author challenges the assumption that growth can be perpetual and questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural changes needed. He is particularly critical of the "easy money" approach to dealing with the great recession of 2008, citing the dangers of excessive debt and deep-seated fundamental imbalances. The fallout of these poor policies, he argues, will affect not only the business sector, but also the lifestyles and prosperity of average citizens and future generations. The author concludes with a thought experiment illustrating the large-scale changes that will be necessary to restore economic, financial, and social sustainability. This experiment has already been tried in Iceland, which went bankrupt in the wake of the 2008 crisis, and now, after a painful adjustment, is on the road to recovery. Written for the lay reader and peppered with witty anecdotes, this immensely readable book clearly explains the missteps that created the current dilemma, why a recovery has proved elusive, and the difficult remedies that must eventually be applied to ensure a stable future.

The Economics of Discontent Book

The Economics of Discontent


  • Author : Jean-Michel Paul
  • Publisher : Tomson
  • Release Date : 2019-06-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811417306

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The social contract that has underpinned growth and political stability in the Western world since World War II has broken down. Houses, health care and higher education have become unaffordable to a majority of people, while the burden of unregulated monopolies, globalization and uncontrolled immigration has fallen disproportionately on the lower and middle classes. Wrapped in political correctness, an increasingly out of touch Western elite continues catering to special interests and fails to grasp the urgency for change. Populist movements harnessing public anger appear unable to propose and implement effective solutions. The last financial crisis was bad enough. But the next crisis will spread deeper and wider. And yet we stand economically, politically and most of all intellectually unprepared. This book is the story of how we have arrived at the brink of disaster and how we can move away from the win-lose policies of recent decades to restore much-needed balance.

Invitation to the Game Book
Score: 3.5
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Invitation to the Game


  • Author : Monica Hughes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1993-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671866921

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Invitation to the Game Excerpt :

Unemployed after high school in the highly robotic society of 2154, Lisse and seven friends resign themselves to a boring existence in their "Designated Area" until the government invites them to play The Game.