´´Sleep is the best meditation.´´ -- Dalai Lama This week, we explore the secret life of sleep, in fiction and science. We´ll talk about how big pharma has medicalized sleep, and we imagine a world in which sleep is slowly going extinct. [Broadcast Date: October 24, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/141024/rt_tbon_141024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for January 3rd, 2011 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.The cover story is ´´Gene Machine´´ - Jonathan Rothberg´s desktop decoder could kick off a revolution in medicine, food, energy, even consumer products--and ignite the next $100 billion technology market.Also, ´´The Man Behind Oprah´´ - David Zaslav is a longtime TV exec, but his new Oprah Winfrey Network will define him--one way or another.Next, ´´Under the Gun´´ - As Pentagon budgets shrink, Linda Hudson must transform defense giant BAE Systems. It will not be easy or cheap.We´ll also tell you about ´´Genome Hackers´´ - In an era of cheap gene scans and vast DNA databases, will consumers be able to keep their sensitive genetic information private?Then, ´´Shrink It, Cure It´´ - GlaxoSmithKline Chief Andrew Witty has a plan to save the struggling drugmaker: Turn it into a collection of entrepreneurial biotech outfits.Followed by ´´The Resurrection of Alan Schwartz´´ - Humbled by the collapse of Bear Stearns he has found a new life--and new challenges--in turning Guggenheim Partners into Wall Street´s newest comer.And in our final story ´´One Pharma Entrepreneur´s Never Ending Quest´´ Lisa Conte mustered $200 million to make prescription drugs from plants. Payoff may be in sight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/110103/pe_forb_110103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for August 8th, 2011 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about ´´America´s Top Colleges´´ - The best years of life are also among the most expensive. Choose with care. Also, ´´From Dorm Room to $60 Billion´´ - 46-year-old Michael Dell Dropped out of the University of Texas in May of 1984. Next, ´´Forbes College All-Stars´´ - The nine young men and women who comprise our All-Star Student Entrepreneurs represent a wide swath of collegiate America. We´ll also tell you about, ´´The Best Business Schools´´ - MBAs worth the cost: Graduates at the top business schools typically get their hefty investment back within four years of leaving school. Then, ´´What They Don´t Teach You In Business School´´ - Nine things you absolutely need to know. Followed by, ´´The iPhone Uber-Hacker Who Keeps Outsmarting Apple´´ - The author of the World´s most advanced iPhone hacking tools is a teenage college student. And in our final story, ´´Rallying Pharma´s Rebels´´ -- Bernard Munos has a radical idea to save the drug industry: Take bigger risks and cut R&D. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/110808/pe_forb_110808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Socialist Register 2010, Morbid Symptoms: Health Under Capitalism, will be published in October 2009. Health care today is the object of struggle between commercial forces seeking to make it a field of capital accumulation, and popular forces fighting to keep it -- or make it -- a public service with equal access for all. This volume focuses on the historical, economic, social and political determinants of health under capitalism, addressing: - The political and accumulation strategies of ´big pharma´ - The global food industry´s production of hunger and obesity - Capitalism and mental illness - Health care as TV soap opera The forces at work in a broad range of national health care systems are examined to explain: - The limitations of the Obama administration´s plans for ending the scandal of the US health system - How Europe´s public healthcare systems are being converted into commodified markets - Workplace struggles for control in Canada´s publicly-funded healthcare system - Systemic gender discrimination in the health systems of Sub-Saharan Africa - How the Gates Fund and other international agencies have undermined the WHO´s aim of ´health for all´ - How domestic class configurations in a country like India have reinforced this The volume also examines: - Cuba´s egalitarian health policies at home and abroad - China´s dramatic shift away from universal basic healthcare, and its recent recommitment to this - How we can learn from HIV/AIDS mobilizations to build a comprehensive public health movement The volume demonstrates that the nature of health care will be determined by the outcome of the fundamental conflict between commodification and solidarity.