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.

The High Price of Materialism

Author: Tim Kasser

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262611978

Category: Philosophy

Page: 149

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A study of how materialism and consumerism undermine our quality of life. In The High Price of Materialism, Tim Kasser offers a scientific explanation of how our contemporary culture of consumerism and materialism affects our everyday happiness and psychological health. Other writers have shown that once we have sufficient food, shelter, and clothing, further material gains do little to improve our well-being. Kasser goes beyond these findings to investigate how people's materialistic desires relate to their well-being. He shows that people whose values center on the accumulation of wealth or material possessions face a greater risk of unhappiness, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with intimacy--regardless of age, income, or culture. Drawing on a decade's worth of empirical data, Kasser examines what happens when we organize our lives around materialistic pursuits. He looks at the effects on our internal experience and interpersonal relationships, as well as on our communities and the world at large. He shows that materialistic values actually undermine our well-being, as they perpetuate feelings of insecurity, weaken the ties that bind us, and make us feel less free. Kasser not only defines the problem but proposes ways we can change ourselves, our families, and society to become less materialistic.

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?

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.

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 3

From The White House To Federal Prison

Author: Gwendolyn Hemphill

Publisher: Voices International Publications Inc.

ISBN: 0991104129

Category: True Crime

Page: 98

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The High Price I Had To Pay 3 is an enthralling true story about the life of Gwendolyn Hemphill, a 73 year old woman currently serving a 11 year sentence in federal prison. Rising from humble beginnings and overcoming barriers of racism and poverty, Hemphill climbed to the top of the political ladder landing a respected position in the White House, under the Carter Administration. For decades, she vigorously served as a liaison who provided substantial contributions to her community, making waves in the world of Washington D.C. politics. Despite her accomplishments and her stellar career, one bad decision landed Hemphill a decade plus sentence as a first time, non-violent offender.

The High Price of Secrets

Author: Yvonne Lindsay

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373732856

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Trying to protect his foster parents, Finn Gallagher lies to Tamsyn Masters when she appears at him home looking for her mother.

An Essay on the Present High Price of Provisions

Wherein is Shewn, and Fully Explained, the Particular Causes that Enhance the Price of Each Species of Them. Particularly Corn, Butcher's Meat, Cheese and Butter; Distinguishing the Natural and Unavoidable Causes, from Those that are Artificial and Remediable, with Proper and Suitable Remedies for Preventing the Same

Author: Joseph Wimpey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Prices

Page: 68

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Ricardo's High Price of Bullion Including, An Essay on Profits

Author: David Ricardo

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596059281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

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Friend to, colleague of, and influence on the likes of James Mill, Jeremy Bentham, and Thomas Malthus, revolutionary British writer DAVID RICARDO (1772-1823) was one of the foundational thinkers of classical economics, developing theories of rent, wages, profits, value, and labor that continue to dramatically impact economic philosophy today.Here, in one volume, are two of his profoundly significant essays: In 1810's "The High Price of Bullion" Ricardo calls for the adoption of a metallic currency. And "An Essay on Profits," from 1815, contains Ricardo's arguments against protectionism in Britain's national policy, and was instrumental in the eventual defeat of the country's tariffs on agricultural products.____________________________________ALSO FROM COSIMO: Ricardo's Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

A High Price to Pay

Detention of Poor Patients in Burundian Hospitals

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Rights Watch


Category: Detention of persons

Page: 75

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