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Ken Blanchard Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub
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A New Era of Expansion and Relocation

Stephen Laroche ECW Press ePub


Once the Colorado Rockies became the New Jersey Devils in 1982–83, the NHL experienced the calmest era of its post-expansion years, and there was no team movement of any kind for nearly a decade. It was a time that saw the end of the four-year stranglehold on the Stanley Cup by the New York Islanders and the rise of the Edmonton Oilers, who won five championships over a seven-season span.

Not long after the end of the 1987–88 season, the most significant trade in hockey history took place when Wayne Gretzky was sent to the Los Angeles Kings on August 9, 1988. The deal was regarded as the best thing for the NHL’s hopes of expanding, as the Great One was exposed to a whole new audience in California and the game began to garner interest in non-traditional markets.

At the time, the NHL was drafting up some long-term plans to expand its membership from 21 teams to 30 by the end of the 1990s. While specific locations were not named, there were certainly hopes that some of these new clubs would come from warmer locales.

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Forrie, Allan Thistledown Press ePub
“Father Kennedy’s Jubilee” by Donald Ward is about a childless and essentially abstinent married couple returning to Saskatoon after having visited a small town to attend a mass for the wife’s uncle’s fiftieth anniversary as a priest. When a strange man passes them in his car and appears to be about to throw his cat out the window, a miracle occurs, injecting new life into their marriage.

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CHAPTER TEN: The psychotherapeutic couple: where we are after therapy; an afterword

Rami Aronzon Karnac Books ePub

The “we” in the title of our afterword could be an impersonal frst person plural, referring primarily to those of us who have completed the psychotherapeutic process: where do “we” fnd ourselves psychologically after psychotherapy? To some degree this fnal chapter does deal with this aspect of the aftermath of therapy. More important, perhaps, than the process itself is where that process takes us for the rest of our lives. But this fnal chapter has another subject as well. It is an attempt to make good on the unique situation of the co-authorship of a former therapist with his former patient. The “we” in our title, then, is also a personal “we”. It also refers to the two individuals who have written this book. This chapter will deal with the transformation in the relationship between the former therapist and the former patient, which occurred when they came together to write this book. In general, the relationship between the therapist and the patient ends with the end of the therapy itself. In the case of this book, that relationship was quite atypically revived some years later in the radically different form of a writing partnership. In this fnal chapter we want to refect on the psychotherapeutic process from within that change in our relationship.

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5 Moral Capitalism and Poverty: Must the Poor Be With Us Always?

Stephen Young Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

When my pockets were full of money, all my friends were standing round;
Now when my pockets are all empty, not a friend on earth can be found.

—Ramblers Blues, American folk ballad

Plate sin with gold, and the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pigmys straw does pierce it.

—King Lear, act 4, scene 4, William Shakespeare

MARKET CAPITALISM AND THE PRIVATE PROPERTY it uses to create an endless flow of wealth bring great benefits. But, within national economies and in the world at large, not everyone shares in this wealth. Consider the facts on global poverty even after a decade of dramatic economic growth, during which time private sector market activity created the controversial phenomenon known as globalization.1 Communism committed suicide, and free markets were finally recognized as the economic system that best produces goods and services.2

One billion people in the world are doing well, mostly in the European Union, the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and in a few other countries. The face value of stock market capitalization in these wealthy countries rose from roughly some $9 trillion in 1990 to some $35 trillion before the market downturn of 2000. These stock markets hold more than 95 percent of the worlds equity capital. By the end of the decade, on the other hand, half of all our humans—three billion people—live on less than three US dollars a day. Another two billion people are poor but live in countries that are making some economic progress.

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