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Regulations to promote health and safety may be costly relative to the expected health and safety benefits and may actually have negative effects on health and safety. These negative effects, or costs, may be due to reduced private spending on health and safety, moral hazard, or the creation of new risks. The Mortality Costs of Regulatory Expenditures considers the use of cost-benefit analysis, risk-risk analysis, and health-health analysis to determine the mortality cost associated with regulatory expenditures.
With powerful, clearly written advice on how to control and to reduce dramatically unemployment insurance compensation taxes, here is an authoritative, useful guide to the UIC system. The authors draw upon their extensive experience to detail intricacies and pitfalls in the UIC system; they provide principles and strategies to help employers avoid them. With information on documenting and warning employees in cases where discharge may be imminent, proper use of the information in this book can help protect a company against unwarranted UIC tax charges. The authors also guide employers through the appeals process, demonstrating how to prepare, organize, and present a UIC case. Also included are myths and misconceptions about the UIC system, a look inside a local UIC office, and in-depth examination of how to deal with the UIC decision process, from the local office to the highest level of administrative appeal. This guide is an indispensible tool for anyone involved in hiring, discharging, or dealing with unemployment issues. Complete with sample forms and letters, a sample script of a typical UIC hearing, and comprehensive glossary, Controlling Unemployment Insurance Costs is a unique resource for employers in the private sector, and can also be used effectively by federal, state, and local government agencies. Human resource managers in universities and schools, non-profit organizations, and attorneys and paralegals will also find it valuable.
In The Costs of Crime and Justice, Mark Cohen presents a comprehensive view of the financial setbacks of criminal behaviour. Victims of crime might incur medical costs, lost wages and property damage; while for some crimes pain, suffering and reduced quality of life suffered by victims far exceeds any physical damage. The government also incurs costs as the provider of mental health services, police, courts and prisons.
Tired of the Disorganization in your life? Can't wait for the Clutter to disappear? If you are ready to get organized then Reduce Clutter to Reduce Stress is just what you need. A step by step guide that takes you from the basic organizing principles to the final result -- Getting You Organized!
This book was born out of the deep frustration the author felt while watching the 2011 Debt Ceiling debacle play out on TV. As it took shape, the President's approval rating fell to a low 36% and the Congressional approval rating plummeted to a miserable 14%. Needless to say, the mood of the nation was, and continues to be, one of general disgust for our elected representatives and a strong desire for change. The author, Eric J. Kiser, had finally had enough. Gathering a diverse group of friends around him, he formed the political action committee (PAC) "The League of Non-Aligned Voters." This political manifesto is his attempt to tell it like it is. The message: The American public seems to have forgotten how this country should work. Voters today are unhappy with the state of our union but still believe the answers to all our problems will be found with a politician already "working" in government. And, besides all evidence to the contrary, the voting public actually believes this career politician will be able to bring about the necessary improvements and reforms. The American people obviously have no idea how to go about achieving real change. If we did, we would not place our trust in a single candidate or one political party that claims to have all the answers. Meanwhile, these political parties have managed to herd a majority of Americans into two tidy little groups -- Liberal or Conservative. Red People or Blue People. Left or Right.-- Here they try to convince us that the fault for all our problems falls squarely in the lap of the opposition. Do we really believe that one party has all the answers or, that the other party is the cause of every problem on earth? I don't think so. Could it be that each side has some ideas or platforms that are good for America and some that are bad? This seems a little more accurate. But, the most likely scenario today is that both parties' share much of the blame for the problems in our current political system and both have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. This book has one simple goal in mind: To get more Americans thinking about how to regain control over the government again. This book suggests ways on how to do that by removing emotion from the equation and replacing it with logic, common sense and as much humor as we can muster. If we can just put away our partisanship long enough to remember a few basic concepts, then perhaps we can all come to a greater understanding of, and commitment to, the work that needs to be done, and why we better get to it before its too late. Remember; It was never supposed to be about moving the public to the "Left or Right." It's supposed to be about all of us moving "FORWARD!"
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