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Title The power and independence of the Federal Reserve

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 9:06am
Author Conti-Brown, Peter, 1981-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "The independence of the Federal Reserve is considered a cornerstone of its identity, crucial for keeping monetary policy decisions free of electoral politics. But do we really understand what is meant by "Federal Reserve independence"? Using scores of examples from the Fed's rich history, The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve shows that much common wisdom about the nation's central bank is inaccurate. Legal scholar and financial historian Peter Conti-Brown provides an in-depth look at the Fed's place in government, its internal governance structure, and its relationships to such individuals and groups as the president, Congress, economists, and bankers. Exploring how the Fed regulates the global economy and handles its own internal politics, and how the law does--and does not--define the Fed's power, Conti-Brown captures and clarifies the central bank's defining complexities. He examines the foundations of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, which established a system of central banks, and the ways that subsequent generations have redefined the organization. Challenging the notion that the Fed Chair controls the organization as an all-powerful technocrat, he explains how institutions and individuals--within and outside of government--shape Fed policy. Conti-Brown demonstrates that the evolving mission of the Fed--including systemic risk regulation, wider bank supervision, and as a guardian against inflation and deflation--requires a reevaluation of the very way the nation's central bank is structured. Investigating how the Fed influences and is influenced by ideologies, personalities, law, and history, The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve offers a clear picture of this uniquely important institution"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The view from Prince Street

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 9:06am
Author Taylor, Mary Ellen, 1961-
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image 9780425278260.jpg
Summary Rae McDonald was fifteen when a car accident took her sister's life and threw her own into reckless turmoil. When she got pregnant a year later, she found a loving couple to adopt the child. Since then, she's buried her grief and guilt under a heart of stone. Lisa Smyth survived the fateful crash, but never told the truth about what happened. And when a family obligation draws her back to Alexandria, the weight of Lisa's guilt grows heavier by the day. As both women confront a past refusing to be forgotten, long-buried artifacts are discovered by the Shire Architectural Salvage Company that point to a shared history between families. Now, Rae and Lisa must finally ask themselves if denying the past is worth sacrificing the future.

Title My Office Sway

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 9:06am
Author Rutledge, Patrice-Anne, author.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Format: Books

Title Microsoft Office 2016 at work for dummies

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 9:06am
Author Wempen, Faithe, author.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Series: For dummies
Format: Books

Title iPad

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 9:06am
Author Hart-Davis, Guy, author.
Edition: 4th edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Series: Teach yourself visually, Visual, a Wiley brand : read less-learn more®
Format: Books

Title Fodor's Bahamas.

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:03pm
Publication Date(s) 1986-2016
Format: Continuing Resources Regular print

Title 1916 : a global history.

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:03pm
Author Jeffery, Keith.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The 30-day sobriety solution : how to cut back or quit drinking in the privacy of your own home

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:03pm
Author Canfield, Jack, 1944-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Jack Canfield, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul; franchise and coauthor of The Success Principles, and Dave Andrews, a recovery expert, join forces to present a revolutionary program to help you cut back or quit drinking entirely--in the privacy of your own home. Alcohol kills one person every ten seconds worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Thankfully, now, for anyone who feels that alcohol has become a problem--and for the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery and looking to be reinspired--this new program introduces a groundbreaking model for sobriety that you can achieve in your own home. The 30-Day Sobriety Solution grew out of Jack Canfield's decades-long work in self-esteem and success training. Its principles were carefully developed into a program by Dave Andrews and tested by thousands whose amazing stories of recovery are shared throughout the book. Organized into five phases that span 30-day periods, this book guides you through each day with practical exercises that, over time, allow you to more easily make positive choices again and again. "The Sobriety System" is an empowerment program that moves systematically from beliefs (including limiting ones) to feelings and emotions to concrete actions and behaviors that promote better outcomes. Integrating neuroscience, cognitive therapy, proven tools, and teachings, The 30-Day Sobriety Solution is a clear, practical daily program that will help you achieve your goals--whether that's getting sober or just cutting back--and create positive, permanent change in your life"-- Provided by publisher. "A groundbreaking program to help you cut back or quit drinking entirely--in the privacy of your own home"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:03pm
Author Teitel, Amy Shira, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Maggie Smith : a biography

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:03pm
Author Coveney, Michael, 1948- author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
Format: Books

Title Complete guide to prescription & non-prescription drugs.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 1983-2016
Format: Continuing Resources Regular print

Title National Geographic's guide to the national parks of the United States.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 1989-2016
Format: Continuing Resources Regular print

Title Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch country.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 2005-2016
Series: Eyewitness travel guides, 1542-1554
Format: Continuing Resources Regular print

Title Provence & the Côte D'azur.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 1995-2016
Format: Continuing Resources Regular print

Title Barcelona & Catalonia.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 1999-2016
Series: Eyewitness travel guides, 1542-1554
Format: Continuing Resources Regular print

Title Aruba.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 2008-2016
Series: Fodor's in focus
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Coastal Carolinas.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 2001-2016
Series: Moon handbooks
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Malta and Gozo : the Bradt travel guide.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 2010-2016
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Malaysia & Singapore.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 2008-2016
Series: DK eyewitness travel
Format: Continuing Resources Regular print

Title Brazil.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:01am
Publication Date(s) 2007-2016
Series: DK eyewitness travel guide, 1552-1554
Format: Continuing Resources Regular print

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