The final chapter of the outlaw biker, One Percenter Revolution rubs noses with modern rebels that are reviving the rebel attitudes of decades passed. Definitely don’t pass these guys on the highway. One Percenter Revolution: Riding Free in the 21st Century finishes the trilogy startedby best-selling author and editor of Easyriders magazine Dave Nichols with One Percenter: The Legend of the Outlaw Biker and The One Percenter Code: How to Be an Outlaw in a World Gone Soft. One Percenter Revolution introduces readers to a whole new generation of rebels dedicated to living on the edge and letting their freak flags fly! The book is populated with nonconformists, from 20-something bikers breathing new life into the 1970s outlaw lifestyle, to city-dwelling café racers who ride the razor's edge. From Euro parkour disciples of danger to wing suited batmen, this revolution is gaining in momentum like a rat rod doing a smoky burnout. One Presenter Revolution follows a whole new generation of wolves thriving in a land of sheep. Sons of Anarchy has inspired young people to don leathers and twist the grip on stripped down motorcycles, looking to quell their thirst for rebellion, and films like Mad Max: Fury Road preaches to would-be War Boys, the stage is set to explore the evolution of outlaw bikers and the revolution of the modern savage.
The revolutionary wave that swept the Middle East in 2011 was marked by spectacular mobilization, spreading within and between countries with extraordinary speed. Several years on, however, it has caused limited shifts in structures of power, leaving much of the old political and social order intact. In this book, noted author Asef Bayat—whose Life as Politics anticipated the Arab Spring—uncovers why this occurred, and what made these uprisings so distinct from those that came before. Revolution without Revolutionaries is both a history of the Arab Spring and a history of revolution writ broadly. Setting the 2011 uprisings side by side with the revolutions of the 1970s, particularly the Iranian Revolution, Bayat reveals a profound global shift in the nature of protest: as acceptance of neoliberal policy has spread, radical revolutionary impulses have diminished. Protestors call for reform rather than fundamental transformation. By tracing the contours and illuminating the meaning of the 2011 uprisings, Bayat gives us the book needed to explain and understand our post–Arab Spring world.
Technopoles - planned centres for the promotion for high- technology industry - have become a key feature of national economic development worldwide. Created out of a technological revolution, the formation of the global economy and the emergence of a new form of economic production and management, they constitute the mines and foundries of the information age, redefining the conditions and processes of local and regional development. This book is the first systematic survey of technopoles in all manifestations: science parks, science cities, national technopoles and technobelt programmes. Detailed case studies, ranging from the Silicon Valley to Siberia and from the M4 Corridor to Taiwan, relate how global technopoles have developed, what each is striving to achieve and how well it is succeeding. Technopoles of the World distills the lessons learnt from the successes and failures, embracing a host of disparate concepts and a few myths, and offering guidelines for national, regional and local planners and developers worldwide.
A PUBLIC POLICY REVOLIUTION: A New Direction for a New Americaasserts that America's economic life is ruled by a supply-side drip-down system that overwhelmingly favors capital over labor and leads to a massive income inequality, preventing the country from reaching its economic potential. Author John Shtino believes that this existing supply-side system is a ticking time bomb that is supported by all major parties and an American elite that is incapable of implementing the changes needed to make America greater than ever, including truly reforming health care, ending welfare as we know it, simplifying the tax code, legalizing victimless crimes, creating a new education paradigm, bringing the debt to fifteen percent of GDP, and much more.Thus, A Public Policy Revolution is dedicated to the destruction of the supply-side system, offering as a replacement a new demand-push paradigm, which would treat capital and labor fairly and guide us toward a more prosperous and equitable America.Since the author further believes that neither party as presently constituted can bring about this much-needed change, he aims to dramatically change the Democratic Party, or, if unsuccessful in this attempt, to establish a meaningful third party.His work not only examines the economic and political problems facing the United States, but also offers means to solve them.
A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece." -Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights." -The New York Times Book Review
A very readable introduction to world economic history employing an international approach that spans feudalism and the development of modern capitalism in different developing economics. This text takes a narrative cause-effect approach rather than an analytical one.