Here is the book that exposed the Daimler-Chrysler "merger of equals" as a bold German takeover of an industrial icon. Taken for a Ride reveals the shock waves felt around the world when Daimler-Benz bought Chrysler for $36 billion in 1998.
Author: Bill Vlasic
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Business & Economics
Here is the book that exposed the Daimler-Chrysler "merger of equals" as a bold German takeover of an industrial icon. Taken for a Ride reveals the shock waves felt around the world when Daimler-Benz bought Chrysler for $36 billion in 1998. In a gripping narrative, Bill Vlasic and Bradley A. Stertz go behind the scenes of the defining corporate drama of the decade -- and in a new epilogue chart its chaotic aftermath.
Taken for a Ride reveals the tragic and little known story of an auto and oil industry campaign, led by General Motors, to buy and dismantle streetcar lines.
Why Does America Have the Worst Public Transit in the Industrialized World, and the Most Freeways? Taken for a Ride reveals the tragic and little known story of an auto and oil industry campaign, led by General Motors, to buy and dismantle streetcar lines. Across the nation, tracks were torn up, sometimes overnight, and diesel buses placed on city streets. The highway lobby then pushed through Congress a vast network of urban freeways that doubled the cost of the Interstates, fueled suburban development, increased auto dependence, and elicited passionate opposition. Seventeen city freeways were stopped by citizens who would become the leading edge of a new environmental movement. With investigative journalism, vintage archival footage and candid interviews, Taken for a Ride presents a revealing history of our cities in the 20th century that is also a meditation on corporate power, city form, citizen protest and the social and environmental implications of transportation.
This book is entitled 'taken for a ride' because its analysis challenges and aims to
debunk two misleading narratives that have become dominant in writing on
African cities and on their informal economies. The first, which can be dubbed as
Author: Matteo Rizzo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
How does public transport work in an African city under neoliberalism? Who owns what in it? Who has the power to influence its shape and changes in it over time? What does it mean to be a precarious and informal worker in the private minibuses that provide public transport in Dar es Salaam? These are the main questions that inform this in-depth case study of Dar es Salaam's public transport system over more than forty years. The growth of cities and informal economies are two central manifestations of globalization in the developing world. Taken for a Ride addresses both, drawing on long-term fieldwork in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and charting its public transport system's journey from public to private provision. This new addition to the Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research and Practice in International Development Studies series investigates this shift alongside the increasing deregulation of the sector and the resulting chaotic modality of public transport. It reviews state attempts to regain control over public transport and documents how informal wage relations prevailed in the sector. The changing political attitude of workers towards employers and the state is investigated: from an initial incapacity to respond to exploitation, to the political organisation and unionisation which won workers concessions on labour rights. A longitudinal study of workers throws light on patterns of occupational mobility in the sector. The book ends with an analysis of the political and economic interests that shaped the introduction of Bus Rapid Transit in Dar es Salaam, and local resistance to it. Taken for a Ride is an interdisciplinary political economy of public transport, exposing the limitations of market fundamentalist and postcolonial appraoches to the study of economic informality, the urban experience in developing countries, and their failure to locate the agency of the urban poor within their economic and political structures. It is both a contribution to and a call for the contextualised study of neoliberalism.
In Taken for a Ride, Jack Doyle documents a sordid tale of delay, missed opportunities, and serious environmental culpability.
Author: Jack Doyle
Publisher: Basic Books
A hardhitting account of the smoke screen created by the "big three" U.S. auto manufacturers over harmful emissions blows the lid off a concerted effort to mislead the American people and block attempts to clean up auto pollution. Original.
"Ken Dahl provides us with a hilarious and poignant autobio comic about fear & security in a post 9/11 patriotic-frenzied world.
Author: Ken Dahl
"Ken Dahl provides us with a hilarious and poignant autobio comic about fear & security in a post 9/11 patriotic-frenzied world. Playful drawings mixed with biting social commentary illustrate Dahl's recent escapades at the San Francisco airport. There are hilarious re-tellings of pat down searches, loudspeaker announcements, having difficulty getting vegan food on the airplane & even having to say the pledge of allegiance. By the end you'll be wondering who and what are the real terrorists, that is, if you're not rolling on the floor from this great comic zine."--Microcosm Publishing description.
You for a Ride So, they will be very suspicious, but they are clueless. So, they call
themselves naïve. They are not naïve, they are suspicious but with the brains of a
caterpillar. Now, the question is how do I know whether I've been taken for a ...
Publisher: Isha Foundation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"In the Presence of the Master" is a series of stirring and insightful discourses given by Sadhguru. In his willingness to share, Sadhguru offers glimpses of the profound wisdom that is otherwise accessible to enlightened beings only. Offering the rare possibility to go beyond all limitations, a veritable Guru takes the seeker on a mystical journey towards the ultimate liberation. Considering a Guru as someone who is supposed to guide the seeker in his quest for self-realization, the statement “A Guru always takes you for a Ride” may sound provocative, contradictory and unjust, at first sight; however, there are comprehensible, even compulsory reasons for it. In this volume, Sadhguru delivers rare insights into the Guru-shishya relationship.
Stan Motjuwadi's " Taken for a Ride " is plainly about an arrest under apartheid's
notorious “ influx control ” laws . As a poem about human rights abuses it is
limited and documentary , rising only to an ironic shrug . But the happenstance of
Author: P. R. Anderson
Publisher: Jacana Media
Love poems written by South Africans, and set in its police vans and bluegum trees, its backyards and its bedrooms, are collected in this anthology.
How to buy a car without getting taken for a ride will arm you with the information you need to get a great deal. This book will help with the anxiety you experience when going to the dealership. Negotiating a car deal is a highly controlled process. If you don't know how it works you are at a great disadvantage. This book reveals trade secrets of how most dealerships negotiate a car deal. How to buy a car without getting taken for a ride will show you how to use this information for your benefit. There are well known websites that will give you retail prices and suggested trade-in values--this is good. Don't stop there. Just knowing the selling price of a car is not enough. You will learn how the dealership manipulates you. You will learn what happens behind closed doors at the dealership; how they decide what your trade is worth; how they use your credit report to their advantage; how they price used cars and how to buy at dealer invoice. You will learn when the best time is to buy a car. The purpose of this book is to do several things. One, reveal the tactics used by most salesmen in the auto sales industry who take from you your hard-earned money. Two, to give automobile buyers the edge they need to negotiate a car deal to their advantage. Three, to give you the reader, the knowledge and confidence to control the process so you don't get taken for a ride.
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20. Doyle, Taken for a Ride, 20. As quoted in Doyle, Taken for a Ride, 22. Doyle, Taken for a Ride, 70. Efforts to Discourage/Eliminate Alternative Vehicles or ...
Author: Terry Tamminen
Publisher: Island Press
Category: Political Science
How much would you pay for a gallon of gas? $4.00? $10.00? Would you pay with the health of your lungs or with years taken from your lifespan? The infamous "pain at the pump" runs much deeper than our wallets, argues Terry Tamminen, former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and current Special Advisor to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Petroleum may power our cars and heat our homes, but it also contributes to birth defects and disorders like asthma and emphysema, not to mention cancer. In Lives Per Gallon, Tamminen takes a hard look at these and other health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil. While the petroleum industry is raking in huge profits, Tamminen shows, it is studiously avoiding measures that would lessen the hazards of its products. Using the successful lawsuits by state governments against big tobacco as a model, the author sets forth a bold strategy to hold oil and auto companies accountable and force industry reform. He also offers a blueprint for developing alternative energy sources based on California's real world experiences. Certain to be controversial, Lives Per Gallon is an unblinking assessment of the true price of petroleum and a prescription for change. The choice is clear: continuing paying with our health, or kick our addiction and evolve beyond an oil-dependent economy.
Containing three previously published shorts and six new pieces, Taken for a Ride will take you down paths both familiar and new.
Author: M C Dwyer
Containing three previously published shorts and six new pieces, Taken for a Ride will take you down paths both familiar and new."Of Grief and Griffins" -- Wren is just looking for some peace and quiet and a time for healing when a griffin invades her island retreat."Don't Wake the Dragon" -- Street thief Lily gets a chance to start a new life, but first she needs to burgle a dragon."Pooka Problems" -- Pooka is the least of Tessa's problems as she is whisked away to the Realms of Faerie and has to deal with dangerous creatures and teenage boys."Taken for a Ride" -- Another unsuspecting maiden is whisked away for adventures in Faerie and discovers that Elves cannot always be trusted."Prudence Lingers Long" -- Prudence is stuck in a house that fulfills all of her whims but none of her desires. If she wants to escape, she'll have to take matters into her own hands."Dragon's Fire" -- Angry at the loss of her home and future, a young girl decides to confront the menace that destroyed her village."Hospitality" and "Cursed" are both flash fiction pieces of 1500 and 500 words respectively."Arachnophobia" exposes the author's true feelings about spiders.
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bei jm./(in . ... taken for a ride sl Daß es einem so erfahrenen Mann wie dem
Bausch passieren kann, derart hereinzurasseln! – Wenn du gehört hättest, was
Author: Hans Schemann
Category: Foreign Language Study
This unique dictionary covers all the major German idioms and is probably the richest source of contemporary German idioms available, with 33,000 headwords. Within each entry the user is provided with: English equivalents; variants; contexts and precise guidance on the degree of currency/rarity of an idiomatic expression. This dictionary is an essential reference for achieving fluency in the language. It will be invaluable for all serious learners and users of German. Not for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
As for provisions , the Colonel recommended me to take some stchi , cabbage
soup , with meat cut up in it . ... The principal difficulty for a traveller , in his
opinion , was the forage ; a sufficient supply of it must be taken for a fourteen
... Bicycle ent from , and fundamentally better than , Wheel can be taken for a spin
but never for everyday objects . Yet at least since the Cubists a ride . Hobbled
and perched on a wood stool , first glued newspaper fragments and decora - it is
Author: Sarah Ganz Blythe
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Looking at Dada is an accessible introduction to Dada and its times. It examines some thirty major, representative artworks from each of the principal cities where the movement took hold: Z�rich; Berlin; Cologne; Hanover; Paris; and New York. Largely drawing on the unparalleled collection held by MoMA, it investigates all of the major areas and processes in which the Dada artists worked.
TAKEN. FOR. A. RIDE. This colloquial phrase can be interpreted in one of two
ways. It refers either to the victim of a ... a completely genuine use of the phrase –
to someone who is taken for a ride somewhere and does not come back in one ...
Author: Judy Parkinson
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
How on earth did 'with bells on' come to express enthusiasm? What do chips on shoulders have to do with inferiority complexes? And who is the face that launched a thousand ships? Did you know that 'the rule of thumb' refers to the use of the thumb to make measurements, as the first joint of the average adult thumb measures one inch? Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas provides us with the meanings of these well-worn and much-loved phrases by putting these linguistic quirks in context, and explaining how and why they were first used. Absorbing, diverting and fascinating - Spilling the Beans really is the bee's knees!
Roger Collis. axis : how to avoid being taken for a ride Hugh Thomas , the British
historian and author of the Spanish Civil War , once said that fascist parties are
composed primarily of waiters and taxi drivers , ' the middle classes at their worst
Author: Roger Collis
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
* Fully updated new edition from columnist Roger Collis
He shook his head and laughed, “We've been used, abused, taken for a ride. We'
ve been fools.” He turned to Willis Mchunu, the ANC deputy speaker in the
provincial parliament, “Well, you comrades were also taken for a ride! Now,
Author: Andrew Ragavaloo
Publisher: Real African Publishers
A true story, this gripping narrative reads like a political thriller as it describes one South African town's year of terror in the early days of the new post-apartheid government. Sifiso Nkabinde, the regional leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in the town of Richmond, KwaZulu Natal, is expelled for being a police spy. A self-proclaimed warlord during the conflict in the area in the early 1990s, he reverts to violent activities following his expulsion and is believed by the townspeople to be responsible for inciting a small-scale civil war in Richmond that leaves more than 100 people dead over the course of a year. The mayor of the town, who is the author of this account, stands firmly in charge even as he is under constant threat by Nkabinde's henchmen. This deeply moving account stands as a testament to the importance and fragility of democracy.
I told Joe not to wait, not knowing how long this would take. Turns out it wasn't
long. They had got their money from the ... “It's not much money, señor.” Well
that's not the point, is it? I don't like being taken for a ride after being taken for a ride.
Author: James O'Reilly
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
The Best Travel Writing 2010 is the seventh volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. In The Best Travel Writing 2010 readers will explore the mysteries of superstition in Cameroon, discover the meaning of life with an Irish carpenter on a long flight, take adopted children to Korea on a Homeland Tour, delve deep into a sacred Japanese pilgrimage, travel solo in Panama's forbidding Darien jungle, comprehend the nuances of bargaining in Senegal...and much more.