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The Homevoter Hypothesis: How Home Values Influence Local Government Taxation, School Finance, and Land-Use Policies
William A. FischelJust as investors want the companies they hold equity in to do well, homeowners have a financial interest in the success of their communities. If neighborhood schools are good, if property taxes and crime rates are low, then the value of the homeowner's principal asset--his home--will rise. Thus, as William Fischel shows, homeowners become watchful citizens of local government, not merely to improve their quality of life, but also to counteract the risk to their largest asset, a risk that cannot be diversified. Meanwhile, their vigilance promotes a municipal governance that provides services more efficiently than do the state or national government.Fischel has coined the portmanteau word "homevoter" to crystallize the connection between homeownership and political involvement. The link neatly explains several vexing puzzles, such as why displacement of local taxation by state funds reduces school quality and why local governments are more likely to be efficient providers of environmental amenities. The Homevoter Hypothesis thereby makes a strong case for decentralization of the fiscal and regulatory functions of government. (20011227)
Victoria Intimate Home: Creating a Private World (Victoria Magazine)
Victoria magazine pays tribute to private spaces, special places where a joyful love of life thrives and every day offers a round of pleasures. With the help of the magazine’s experts and 85 exquisite color photos, a haven can exist right in your very own home. All it takes is some imaginative decorating and “emotional furnishings” devoted to your personal pursuits. For example, you might install a cushioned window seat for solitary reverie, keep a basket with stationery and pen at the ready, or showcase favorite collectibles that will delight your eye. Bedrooms and baths emphasize grace and light, with creamy linens, flowery coverlets, and gossamer-sheer curtains. Inspirational writings from beloved authors such as Virginia Woolf, Balzac, and Saki accompany the superb photos.
Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age
Michael ShumanNational drug chains squeeze local pharmacies out of business, while corporate downsizing ships jobs overseas. All across America, communities large and small are losing control of their economies to outside interests. Going Local shows how some cities and towns are fighting back. Refusing to be overcome by Wal-Marts and layoffs, they are taking over abandoned factories, switching to local produce and manufactured goods, and pushing banks to loan money to local citizens. Shuman details how dozens of communities are recapturing their own economies with these new strategies, investing not in outsiders but in locally owned businesses.
Work at Home Now: The No-nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living
Christine Durst and Michael Haaren"Work At Home Now is the ultimate guide for teleworkers. Its smart, practical advice and trove of great resources and tips will be valuable to anyone hoping for the freedom and challenge of working at home."--Daniel H. Pink, author of Free Agent Nation and A Whole New Mind"America's ultimate expert on work at home"--Woman's World Magazine, on Christine Durst"A must-read for anyone considering a home-based job."--Fortune Magazine, on The 2-Second Commute"Chris and Mike know the home-based career arena better than anyone I've met."--Jeannie Lopez, Core Compliance Expert, Spouse Employment and Volunteer Program, United States Air Force Academy"Chris and Michael know from personal experience about working virtually."--BusinessWeekMany legitimate home-based jobs and projects can be found online, but trustworthy guidance is scarce. Worse, with a 56-to-1 scam ratio in work-at-home ads, the terrain is a minefield of fraud.Nevertheless, customer service agents, researchers, test scorers, tutors, writers, and concierges are just a few of the many people regularly hired to work from home. A growing number of Fortune 500 companies, including UnitedHealth Group, American Express, and Northrop Grumman, also hire home-based personnel.In Work at Home Now, you'll learn:The top insider tips on good and bad Google search terms.How to find the "needles in the haystack" on Craigslist, Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and other big sites.Where the real jobs for mystery shoppers, transcriptionists, and similar part-time specialties can be found.Scam-spotting tips that even law enforcement doesn't know.Including interviews with hiring managers and successful home-based workers, Work at Home Now is the ultimate guide to finding the work-at-home job or project you want most.
101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, Revised 2nd Edition
Priscilla Huff and Priscilla Y. HuffWhich Home Business Is Best for Me?Can I be a stay-at-home mom and still earn extra income? Where can I find expert advice on working out of my home? How much will it cost to get started?For years, author Priscilla Huff has run a successful writing business out of her home while balancing family life with a home-based business. In fact, this book is living proof of her success. And now her expertise is available to you. From start-up costs to potential income, this fully updated and revised edition covers such vital topics as:·Choosing the perfect home-based business ·The first steps to starting any business ·101 best home-based businesses for women: customer service, arts and crafts, entertainment, computer and mail order, home-based distributorships and franchises, and more ·Finding and using valuable resources, including: local, state, and federal government sources; business and professional associations; books and other publications ·And much, much more! You'll also find businesswomen relating stories of success and financial reward. They provide solid advice on what works—and what doesn't— when it comes to training, equipment, marketing, publicity, and pricing formulas. If you've ever dreamed of owning your own business, this book should be your first investment.
101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women, 3rd Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Started on the Road to Success (For Fun & Profit)
Priscilla HuffCan I be a stay-at-home mom and still earn extra income? Which home business is best for me? Where can I find expert advice on launching my own business? How much will it cost to get started?For nearly two decades, bestselling author and home-based business guru Priscilla Y. Huff has run a successful writing business out of her home while balancing her family life. In fact, this book, now in its third edition, is proof of her success. Her valuable advice on what works—and what doesn't—is available to you. From start-up costs to potential income, this book shows you how to:·Choose the perfect home-based business from 101 of the best: customer service, arts and crafts, entertainment, computer and high tech, mail order, home-based distributorships and franchises, and many others ·Take the first steps to starting any business ·Find and use valuable resources, including local, state, and federal government sources; business and professional associations; books, Web sites, and other publications ·And much, much more!You'll also find inspiring stories from businesswomen who have achieved success and financial reward. If you've ever dreamed of owning your own business, this book should be your first investment.
Entrepreneur Magazine: Starting an Import/Export Business
Entrepreneur MagazineFrom the source you trust most-everything you need to start up, grow, and prosper in international trade...If you're excited by the opportunities you see in international trade but nervous about facing a world of problems you don't understand, you've come to the right place. In Starting an Import/Export Business, the experts at Entrepreneur Magazine help you break into this fast-growing field and thrive. You'll find the whole story on the import/export business in this easy-to-use guide--clear concise information that demystifies the foreign trade process and explains precisely what clients expect from import/export services.In addition to all the basics you need to start your own business, this book is loaded with helpful statistics on international trade with 17 countries, sample documents, and resource listings. You'll learn about trade regulations, how to deal with customs services, and the best ways to protect trademarks and copyrights. You'll discover the best places to go for working capital, how to attract clients, and when to hire consultants.You'll also learn how to:* Price goods and services and calculate exchange rates.* Choose the best payment method for each transaction.* Cope with international legal issues.* Manage your company's finances.* Market your services both at home and abroad.* Hook up with import and export distribution systems.There's never been a better time to launch yourself into the exciting world of international trade, and Starting an Import/Expert business is the ideal book to get you going.ENTREPRENEUR Magazine is the banner publication of the Entrepreneur Magazine Group. It has the largest newsstand circulation of any business monthly and has a total ABC audited circulation of 385,000. The Entrepreneur Magazine Group also publishes Business Start-Ups and Entrepreneur in Mexico, as well as videos, audiocassettes, and software that deal with business start-up management.Also available from the Entrepreneur Magazine library: Making Money With Your Personal Computer, The Entrepreneur Magazine Small Business Advisor.
The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well
Deborah NeedlemanStyle is a luxury, and luxury is simply what makes you happy.Over the years, founding editor in chief of domino magazine Deborah Needleman has seen all kinds of rooms, with all kinds of furnishings. Her conclusion: It’s not hard to create a relaxed, stylish, and comfortable home. Just a few well-considered items can completely change the feel of your space, and The Perfectly Imperfect Home reveals them all. Ranging from classics such as “A Really Good Sofa” and “Pretty Table Settings” to unusual surprises like “A Bit of Quirk” and “Cozifications,” the essential elements of style are treated in witty and wonderfully useful little essays. You’ll learn what to look for, whether you are at a flea market or a fancy boutique—or just mining what you already own. Celebrated artist Virginia Johnson’s original watercolor illustrations bring the items and the inspiring rooms of world-famous tastemakers to vibrant life. Styling tips and simple how-tos show you techniques to put it all together to create, say, a beautifully made bed (the fast way and the fancy way), an inviting reading nook, or an effortlessly chic display of pictures.According to Deborah, the point of decorating is to create the background for the best life you can have, with all its joys and imperfections. This book will show you how. Deborah Needleman is the editor in chief of WSJ. Magazine and creator of the Off Duty section of The Wall Street Journal. She was the founding editor in chief of domino magazine and coauthor of domino: the book of decorating.  Virginia Johnson’s illustrations have appeared in books by Kate Spade and on textiles carried in more than one hundred stores, including Barneys, Liberty of London, and Net-A-Porter. perfectlyimperfect.com 
The Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide to Making Money from Home, Revised 2nd Edition: Choosing the Business That's Right for You Using the Skills and Interests You Already Have
Liz FolgerIncrease Your Family’s Income While Taking Care of Your Children!Did you know that millions of moms just like you are making money from the comfort of their homes? You can do it too! Stay-at-home mom expert Liz Folger shows you step-by-step how you can stay home with your kids and make money doing something you really enjoy. From scrapbooking, catering, and massage therapy to pet sitting, accounting, Web designing, and hundreds more, you can turn your skills and talents into profits for you and your family. Inside, you’ll learn how to: ·Find a business you love ·Plan and budget your time ·Manage yourself, your business, and your family ·Tap into the Internet’s vast resources and opportunities ·Avoid get-rich scams and costly mistakes ·Obtain a business license ·And much, much more! You’ll also discover tips and advice from 35 moms who have started their own successful businesses from home. If they can do it, why not you? With The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide, you too can turn your home-business dreams into reality. "This latest edition of The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide will continue to inspire moms (and dads) in finding that perfect balance between a work-from-home venture and family life.” —Priscilla Y. Huff, author of 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women “Liz Folger provides solid, invaluable information that will start you off right toward home-business success. The National Association of At-Home Mothers highly recommends this book for any mother wishing to make money from home." —Jeanette Lisefski, founder of AtHomeMothers.com and the National Association of At-Home Mothers "On-target guidance that will hone your entrepreneurial skills and lead you to success in the right home-based business." —Richard Henderson, publisher of Home Business Magazine
The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides)
Rob HopkinsWe live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies to keep money in the local area.There are now over 30 "transition towns" in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with more joining as the idea takes off. They provide valuable experience and lessons-learned for those of us on this side of the Atlantic. With little proactive thinking at the governmental level, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. If your town is not a transition town, this upbeat guide offers you the tools for starting the process.
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