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North America Summaries

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The Candidate
Book

Samuel L. Popkin

Oxford UP, 2012

(9)

Blockbuster Drugs
Book

Jie Jack Li

Oxford UP, 2013

(7)

Canada – Financial Sector Stability Assessment
Report

International Monetary Fund

IMF, 2/2014

(7)

White House Burning
Book
 

Simon Johnson and James Kwak

Pantheon Books, 2012

(8)

The New New Deal
Book
 

Michael Grunwald

Simon & Schuster, 2012

(8)

What the U.S. Can Learn from China
Book

Ann Lee

Berrett-Koehler, 2012

(7)

Becoming Europe
Book
 

Samuel Gregg

Encounter Books, 2013

(6)

Why SOPA Is a Bad Idea
Video

Clay Shirky

TED Conferences LLC, 1/2012

(8)

Living in the USA
Book
 

Alison R. Lanier and Jef C. Davis

Intercultural Press, 2004

(8)

Marketing to Hispanics
Book
 

Terry J. Soto

Kaplan Publishing, 2006

(7)

The Time of Our Lives
Book
 

Tom Brokaw

Random House, 2011

(7)

Cowboys and Dragons
Book

Charles Lee

Dearborn, 2003

(9)

Americans at Work
Book
 

Craig Storti

Intercultural Press, 2004

(8)

Hispanic Marketing Grows Up
Book

Juan Faura

Paramount, 2006

(7)

Affluenza
Book

John de Graaf et al.

Berrett-Koehler, 2001

(8)

American Ways
Book
 

Gary Althen

Intercultural Press, 2003

(6)

Empire of Debt
Book
 

Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005

(9)

CFO Quarterly Global Outlook Survey
Report

Financial Executives International and Baruch College

Financial Executives Research Foundation, 8/2013

(7)

A Decade of Flat Wages
Report

Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz

EPI, 8/2013

(8)

What America Owes the World
Book

H. W. Brands

Cambridge UP, 1998

(5)

Fidel Castro
Book
 

Fidel Castro and Ignacio Ramonet

Scribner, 2008

(9)

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North America

Because of the United States’ global influence politically and economically, North American business is almost always a topic of keen interest and discussion. Financial developments in the U.S. affect many regions of the world and directly impact relationships with numerous trade partners. The summaries in this category address a full range of topics from the federal debt to America’s dealings with China and other foreign countries. getAbstract will help you gain a greater appreciation of everyday issues while also providing a long-term perspective. Every nation looks for business solutions – and the U.S. is no exception. Our summaries offer a critical assessment of the problems and challenges facing America and how they might be resolved. With the economy still struggling to gain equilibrium, private citizens and companies alike are focused on developments concerning unemployment, manufacturing and investments. You’ll learn about the different philosophies and approaches to spending and deficit. getAbstract will help you gain insight into the White House’s economic policies and how to understand the North American business climate in a political context.

China Sets Example

North American countries, according to one recurrent theme in this category, would be wise to emulate China’s blueprint for fiscal growth. In embracing a capitalistic philosophy without compromising their rich tradition, the Chinese have emerged as an economic powerhouse and America’s No. 1 competitor. North American countries can learn valuable lessons from studying China’s approach to engaging the global marketplace. By using getAbstract as a dependable reference, you’ll better understand North America’s role as a major player on the global business stage.