The Minimalist Program has advanced a research program that builds the design of human language from conceptual necessity. Seminal proposals by Frampton & Gutmann (1999, 2000, 2002) introduced the notion that an ideal syntactic theory should be ‘crash-proof’. Such a version of the Minimalist Program (or any other linguistic theory) would not permit syntactic operations to produce structures that ‘crash’. There have, however, been some recent developments in Minimalism – especially those that approach linguistic theory from a biolinguistic perspective (cf. Chomsky 2005 et seq.) – that have called the pursuit of a ‘crash-proof grammar’ into serious question. The papers in this volume take on the daunting challenge of defining exactly what a ‘crash’ is and what a ‘crash-proof grammar’ would look like, and of investigating whether or not the pursuit of a ‘crash-proof grammar’ is biolinguistically appealing.
A fully updated follow-up to Peter Schiff's bestsellingfinancial survival guide-Crash Proof, which described theeconomy as a house of cards on the verge of collapse, with over 80pages of new material The economic and monetary disaster which seasoned prognosticatorPeter Schiff predicted is no longer hypothetical-it is here today.And nobody understands what to do in this situation better than theman who saw it coming. For more than a decade, Schiff has not onlyobserved the economy, but also helped his clients restructure theirportfolios to reflect his outlook. What he sees today is a nationfacing an economic storm brought on by growing federal, personal,and corporate debt; too little savings; and a declining dollar.Crash Proof 2.0 picks up right where the first edition-abestselling book that predicted the current market mayhem-left off.This timely guide takes into account the dramatic economic shiftsthat are reshaping the world and provides you with the insights andinformation to navigate the dangerous terrain. Throughout the book,Schiff explains the factors that will affect your future financialstability and offers a specific three step plan to battle thecurrent economic downturn. Discusses the measures you can take to protect yourself-as wellas profit-during these difficult times Offers an insightful examination of the structural weaknessesunderlying the economic meltdown Outlines a plan that will allow you to preserve wealth andprotect the purchasing power of your savings Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Crash Proof2.0 will help you survive and thrive during the coming years ofeconomic uncertainty.
Release on 2010-12-15 | by Peter D. Schiff,John Downes
How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse
Author: Peter D. Schiff,John Downes
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The economic tipping point for the United States is no longer theoretical. It is a reality today. The country has gone from the world's largest creditor to its greatest debtor; the value of the dollar is sinking; domestic manufacturing is winding down - and these trends don't seem to be slowing. Peter Schiff casts a sharp, clear-sighted eye on these factors and explains what the possible effects may be and how investors can protect themselves. For more than a decade, Schiff has not only observed the U.S. economy, but also helped his clients reposition their portfolios to reflect his outlook. What he sees is a nation facing an economic storm brought on by growing federal, personal, and corporate debt, too-little savings, a declining dollar, and lack of domestic manufacturing. Crash-Proof is an informed and informative warning of a looming period marked by sizeable tax hikes, loss of retirement benefits, double digit inflation, even - as happened recently in Argentina - the possible collapse of the middle class. However, Schiff does have a survival plan that can provide the protection that readers will need in the coming years.
BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT HANDING YOUR TEENS THE CAR KEYS, DO EVERYONE A BIG FAVOR: CRASHPROOF THEM! Every year, six million sons and daughters will become first-time drivers. Fifty-eight percent of them will be involved in a car accident within a year of getting their license, and a significant portion of these crashes will be fatal. But here's the good news: research has shown that car crashes can be reduced by up to 30 percent when you, the parent, are actively involved in your teen's instruction and set certain limits. In Crashproof Your Kids, certified driving instructor and dad Timothy Smith has combined the collective wisdom of numerous experts to develop the Crashproof Plan: a series of behind-the-wheel exercises designed to improve your teen's driving awareness, behavior, and skill in a way that fits your schedule. Written in a highly accessible, informal, and often humorous style, this comprehensive plan begins where drivers' education programs end, and includes: • A step-by-step plan to develop your teen's braking, car control, and defensive driving skills • How to handle road emergencies and basic car maintenance • Tips on helping your teen deal with dangerous distractions, including peer pressure and the use of alcohol and drugs • The Crashproof Contract, which outlines the expectations, responsibilities, and rules of the road for both the teen and the parent You'll get plenty of help on how to communicate vital driving concepts to your teen, and you'll laugh, learn, and sympathize with stories from parents who have already been there. Crashproof Your Kids is an essential resource for any parents wanting to help their teenagers successfully navigate the single most dangerous activity they'll ever undertake.
In his many years as a partner in a major international law firm, Schweich has seen hundreds of people ruined by unexpected financial mistakes. Now, he shares his three-part "crashproofing" plan for avoiding most types of professional, fiscal, and personal crises.
Release on 2005 | by James C. Wyant,Xiangjun Zhang,International Commission for Optics,United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research. Asia Office,Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
optical devices and instruments : 21-26 August, 2005, Changchun, China
Author: James C. Wyant,Xiangjun Zhang,International Commission for Optics,United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research. Asia Office,Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pubpsher: Society of Photo Optical
Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.
Profit from the Coming Inflation Tidal Wave and Dollar Devaluation
Author: David Skarica
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The United States has a problem – a big problem. Due to costs associated with the massive bailout of financial institutions deemed "too big to fail," on-going armed conflicts, and a move towards socialism, another even bigger bubble is about to burst – the debt bubble. The Great Super Cycle: Profit from the Coming Inflation Tidal Wave and Dollar Devaluation is an intriguing look at the relationship between Washington and Wall Street; the history of political shifts in power and how those shifts influenced the global economy; and, the ways investors can profit as economies move away from U.S. dollar and debt. The book: Discusses how a socialist America will result in the U.S. economy becoming far less competitive, while causing funds to move offshore Details how investors can profit by investing in gold, oil, and Asian markets Explains major cyclical movements from the mega cycle of world power to stock market cycles which last 10-20 years. As the United States begins to deal with its massive debt bubble, The Great Super Cycle just might prove the most powerful tool an investor has for making money in the turbulent years to come.
We have just experienced the worst financial crash the world has seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. While real economies in general did not crash as they did in the 1930s, the financial parts of the economy certainly did, or, at least, came very close to doing so. Hundreds of banks in the United States and Europe have been closed by their supervisory authorities, forcibly merged with stronger partners, nationalized or recapitalized with the tax payers' money. Banks and insurance companies had, by mid 2010, already written off some 2000 billion dollars in credit write-downs on loans and securities. In this book, Johan Lybeck draws on his experience as both an academic economist and a professional banker to present a detailed yet non-technical analysis of the crash. He describes how the crisis began in early 2007, explains why it happened and shows how it compares to earlier financial crises.