High Price

A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

Author: Carl Hart

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062198939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives. Young Carl didn't see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist—Columbia University’s first tenured African American professor in the sciences—whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction. In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, Dr. Carl Hart recalls his journey of self-discovery, how he escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies. Interweaving past and present, Hart goes beyond the hype as he examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing.

High Price

A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

Author: Carl Hart

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062015891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A provocative and eye-opening memoir, High Price will change the way we think about addiction, poverty, and race, as well as our policies on drugs. As Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences, groundbreaking neuroscientist Carl Hart has redefined our understanding of addiction. His controversial landmark research goes beyond the hype of the antidrug movement to shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and to explain why current policies are failing. In High Price, Hart recalls his personal story—and though he escaped neighborhoods that were entrenched in systemic poverty, he has not turned his back on them. But balancing his former street life with his achievements today has not been easy—a struggle he reflects on publicly for the first time here.

High Price

A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

Author: Carl Hart

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062015884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction. As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist—Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences—whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction. In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, he recalls his journey of self-discovery and weaves his past and present. Hart goes beyond the hype of the antidrug movement as he examines the relationship among drugs, pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing. Though Hart escaped neighborhoods that were dominated by entrenched poverty and the knot of problems associated with it, he has not turned his back on his roots. Determined to make a difference, he tirelessly applies his scientific research to help save real lives. But balancing his former street life with his achievements today has not been easy—a struggle he reflects on publicly for the first time. A powerful story of hope and change, of a scientist who has dedicated his life to helping others, High Price will alter the way we think about poverty, race, and addiction—and how we can effect change.

A High Price

The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Author: Daniel Byman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199831746

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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The product of painstaking research and countless interviews, A High Price offers a nuanced, definitive historical account of Israel's bold but often failed efforts to fight terrorist groups. Beginning with the violent border disputes that emerged after Israel's founding in 1948, Daniel Byman charts the rise of Yasir Arafat's Fatah and leftist groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine--organizations that ushered in the era of international terrorism epitomized by the 1972 hostage-taking at the Munich Olympics. Byman reveals how Israel fought these groups and others, such as Hamas, in the decades that follow, with particular attention to the grinding and painful struggle during the second intifada. Israel's debacles in Lebanon against groups like the Lebanese Hizballah are examined in-depth, as is the country's problematic response to Jewish terrorist groups that have struck at Arabs and Israelis seeking peace. In surveying Israel's response to terror, the author points to the coups of shadowy Israeli intelligence services, the much-emulated use of defensive measures such as sky marshals on airplanes, and the role of controversial techniques such as targeted killings and the security barrier that separates Israel from Palestinian areas. Equally instructive are the shortcomings that have undermined Israel's counterterrorism goals, including a disregard for long-term planning and a failure to recognize the long-term political repercussions of counterterrorism tactics.

High-Profit Selling

Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price

Author: Mark HUNTER

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814420095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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In the high-pressure quest to make a sale, acquire a contract, and beat out other bidders, sales professionals frequently resort to cutting prices, offering discounts, or making other concessions that cut into their operating marginsùshort-term strategies that are destructive to the long-term sustainability of their business. High-Profit Selling helps readers understand that their sales goal shouldn't simply be to sell more, but to sell more at a higher priceàand that success comes only to those focused on ôprofitable sales.ö This eye-opening book shows readers how to: Avoid negotiating ò Actively listen to customers ò Match the benefits of their product or service with the customer's needs and pains ò Confidently communicate value ò Successfully execute a price increase with existing customers ò Ensure prospects are serious and not shopping for price Too many salespeople believe that a sale at any price is better than no sale at all. This powerful guide helps move readers toward a profit-centered approach that will strength en their relationships and increase their bottom line.

The High Price I Had To Pay

Sentenced to 12 1/2 Years for Victimizing Lehman Brothers Bank

Author: Jamila T. Davis

Publisher: Voices International Publications Inc.

ISBN: 0991104196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 105

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The High Price I Had To Pay is a captivating real-life story that reveals another aspect of the inside fraud perpetrated by Lehman executives that has yet to be told! Years before the 2008 Financial Crisis, a major epidemic of mortgage fraud surged throughout the country. The FBI geared up to combat the problem, imprisoning thousands who alleged to have victimized Wall Street giants, such as Lehman Brothers. Hidden safely behind the auspices of being a “victim,” savvy Ivy League bank executives created additional fraudulent schemes to further their profit. Utilizing their “victimizers” as scapegoats, the bankers’ clever plan went undetected. Consequently, the real architects of the massive fraudulent lending schemes escaped unpunished. And the “small fries,” who the bankers blamed, were left to do big time! This illuminating synopsis by author Jamila T. Davis, who is currently serving a 12 ½ Year sentence in federal prison for bank fraud, is shared from a unique standpoint. Davis was labeled by Lehman attorneys as the 25 year old mastermind who devised an elaborate mortgage scheme that defrauded their bank of 22 million dollars. Her shocking story captures the inside tricks of Wall Street elite and takes you up-close and personal into a world driven by greed and power. Davis’ story will leave you amazed and make you think. Have savvy Wall Street executives, such as Richard Fuld, been able to out smart the world? And while these executives escape unpunished, is it fair that “small Fries, “like Davis, are left to do big time?

Equitable Access to High-Cost Pharmaceuticals

Author: Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128119624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Equitable Access to High-Cost Pharmaceuticals seeks to aid the development and implementation of equitable public health policies by pharmaco-economics professionals, health economists, and policymakers. With detailed country-by country analysis of policy and regulation, the Work compares and contrasts national healthcare systems to support researchers and practitioners identify optimal healthcare policy solutions. The Work incorporates chapters on global regulatory changes, health technology assessment guidelines, and competitive effectiveness research recommendations from international bodies such as the OECD or the EU. Novel policies such as horizon scanning, managed-entry agreement and post-launch monitoring are considered in detail. The Work also thoroughly reviews novel pharmaceuticals with particular research interest, including cancer drugs, orphan medicines, Hep C, and personalized medicines. Evaluates impact and efficacy of current access policies and pricing regulation of high-cost drugs Incorporates existing guidelines and recommendations by international organizations Compares and contrasts how different countries fund and police high-cost drug access Explores novel and emergent policies, including managed entry agreement, analysis of real world data and differential pricing Reviews novel pharmaceuticals of current research interest

Overdressed

The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Author: Elizabeth L. Cline

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 1591846544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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Evaluates the costs of low-priced clothing while tracing the author's own transformation to a conscientious shopper, a journey during which she visited a garment factory, learned to resole shoes, and shopped for local, sustainable clothing.

High Price

Art Between the Market and Celebrity Culture

Author: Isabelle Graw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933128795

Category: Art

Page: 244

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First published in German by DuMont in 2008.

High Price

Drugs, Neuroscience, and Discovering Myself

Author: Carl Hart

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780670919741

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 352

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The straight glass pipe filled with ethereal white smoke. It was thick enough to see that it could be a good hit. The smoker closed his eyes and lay back in the battered leather office chair. Eventually he exhaled, a serene smile on his face, his eyes closed to savour the bliss. Fifteen minutes later, the computer signalled that another hit was available. 'No thanks, doc,' he said, raising his left hand slightly. He hit the space bar on the Mac in the way that he'd been trained to press to signal his choice. Although I couldn't know for sure whether he was getting cocaine or a placebo, I knew the experiment was going well . . . ' High Price is the absorbing, inspiring memoir of Carl Hart, who grew up in one of Miami's toughest hoods. Today he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction. In this provocative memoir, Dr Hart tells his story of self-discovery: how he escaped a life of crime and drugs, and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies. Hart unmasks the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation. His findings revolutionise our ideas about drugs, race and our minds.

The High Cost of Free Parking

Updated Edition

Author: Donald Shoup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351178067

Category: Architecture

Page: 808

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One of the American Planning Association’s most popular and influential books is finally in paperback, with a new preface from the author on how thinking about parking has changed since this book was first published. In this no-holds-barred treatise, Donald Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why our cities sprawl on a scale fit more for cars than for people, and why American motor vehicles now consume one-eighth of the world's total oil production. But it doesn't have to be this way. Shoup proposes new ways for cities to regulate parking – namely, charge fair market prices for curb parking, use the resulting revenue to pay for services in the neighborhoods that generate it, and remove zoning requirements for off-street parking. Such measures, according to the Yale-trained economist and UCLA planning professor, will make parking easier and driving less necessary. Join the swelling ranks of Shoupistas by picking up this book today. You'll never look at a parking spot the same way again.

The High Cost of Good Intentions

A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs

Author: John F. Cogan

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 150360425X

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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Federal entitlement programs are strewn throughout the pages of U.S. history, springing from the noble purpose of assisting people who are destitute through no fault of their own. Yet as federal entitlement programs have grown, so too have their inefficiency and their cost. Neither tax revenues nor revenues generated by the national economy have been able to keep pace with their rising growth, bringing the national debt to a record peacetime level. The High Cost of Good Intentions is the first comprehensive history of these federal entitlement programs. Combining economics, history, political science, and law, John F. Cogan reveals how the creation of entitlements brings forth a steady march of liberalizing forces that cause entitlement programs to expand. This process—as visible in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as in the present day—is repeated until benefits are extended to nearly all who could be considered eligible, and in turn establishes a new base for future expansions. His work provides a unifying explanation for the evolutionary path that nearly all federal entitlement programs have followed over the past two hundred years, tracing both their shared past and the financial risks they pose for future generations.

The Making of a Fly

The Genetics of Animal Design

Author: P. A. Lawrence

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632030484

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Understanding how a multicellular animal develops from a single cell (the fertilized egg) poses one of the greatest challenges in biology today. Development from egg to adult involves the sequential expression of virtually the whole of an organism's genetic instructions both in the mother as she lays down developmental cues in the egg, and in the embryo itself. Most of our present information on the role of genes in development comes from the invertebrate fruit fly, Drosophila. The two authors of this text (amongst the foremost authorities in the world) follow the developmental process from fertilization through the primitive structural development of the body plan of the fly after cleavage into the differentiation of the variety of tissues, organs and body parts that together define the fly. The developmental processes are fully explained throughout the text in the modern language of molecular biology and genetics. This text represents the vital synthesis of the subject that many have been waiting for and it will enable many specific courses in developmental biology and molecular genetics to focus on it. It will appeali to 2nd and 3rd year students in these disciplines as well as in biochemistry, neurobiology and zoology. It will also have widespread appeal among researchers. Authored by one of the foremost authorities in the world. A unique synthesis of the developmental cycle of Drosophila - our major source of information on the role of genes in development. Designed to provide the basis of new courses in developmental biology and molecular genetics at senior undergraduate level. A lucid explanation in the modern language of the science.

The High Price of Secrets

Author: Yvonne Lindsay

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460322762

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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In this Master Vintners novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Yvonne Lindsay, surprising secrets bring two people to the brink…. Protecting his foster parents means everything to Finn Gallagher. So when stunning Tamsyn Masters appears on his doorstep, looking for her mother, he does what he has to do—he lies to her. It's not as if Tamsyn hasn't done worse. And if a harmless seduction will keep her where he wants her, why not? Now Finn has another secret…he's falling for Tamsyn. She's not what he thought, and time is running out. The choice is clear—Tamsyn or the truth. Because he can't have both.