Search results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 1,068 items for :

  • Refine by access: User-accessible content x
Clear All
Open Access (free)
Ian Scott
Henry Thompson

3 Money Introduction In Wall Street:  Money Never Sleeps, the banks have taken over Gekko’s job. I was shocked when I went back to this in 2010. In Wall Street, Gekko had been the outsider, the inside trader guy, the thief, the blackmailer –​and that’s what the banks do now. In the old days the banks would never have done that, it was considered immoral, but by 2010 the whole thing had shifted because of deregulation.1 By the time Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps hit cinemas in September 2010, banking, the financial markets and capitalism in general had all

in The cinema of Oliver Stone
Open Access (free)
Baker and Berman, and Tempean Films
Brian Mcfarlane

picture called A Date with a Dream (1948). That was our first break, as it were, into the movie business. We were pretty green at that time, so we used our own money, which we probably would have been forced to do, because, coming out of the army, we had no reputation to fall back on. So we financed it ourselves; I think the film cost about just under £10

in British cinema of the 1950s
Dirk Luyten
David Guilardian

years later, the new specialised Cancer Institute Jules Bordet combined four floors for the poor with three floors for paying patients (who occupied one-third of the beds). 78 Despite these changes the public healthcare system kept losing money. By 1933, the CAP hospitals of the capital suffered a deficit of 9.5 million F. 79 Notwithstanding the hardships of public healthcare

in Medical histories of Belgium
Thomas Robb

5 All out of money 1976–77 There is a difference between being a charitable benefactor and host to a parasite. William Simon’s explanation of US policy towards Britain during the IMF crisis1 Introduction Allegedly suffering from the first stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Harold Wilson announced he would resign as prime minister in March 1976. As one close associate of the prime minister recalled, Wilson had simply ‘had enough’.2 A battle for the party leadership (and thus to become prime minster) ensued which the ‘champion of the moderates’ James Callaghan

in A strained partnership?
Sabine Clarke

the concentration of rapid industrialisation in a few key areas, only to have this rejected. 43 Lewis’s last attempt to make a case to CEAC for the development of centres of industrialisation in the empire was a memorandum prepared with F. V. Meyer. ‘The Analysis of Secondary Industries’ stated that focused points of industrial development were the most efficient way to spend development money and most likely to provide an environment in which new factories might flourish. This document was notable for attacking a basic Colonial Office

in Science at the end of empire
Swati Mehta Dhawan
Julie Zollmann

including refugees in mainstream financial services, refugee financial transactions are hived off into separate, closed and second-rate financial systems. Where access to mainstream finance could be helpful for sustaining a livelihood (as with Kenya’s ubiquitous mobile money system), financial encampment becomes one more hurdle for refugees to jump in their attempts to earn a living in spite of a restrictive policy environment. Kenya and Jordan are helpful locations to study the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Intermediating the Internet Economy in Digital Livelihoods Provision for Refugees
Andreas Hackl

imaginary in which anyone from anywhere in the world can make money online by simply joining a platform ( Kaurin, 2020 ). The problem is that such disintermediation produces myriad barriers for a wide range of marginalised populations, such as refugees. These include barriers to access such as the high costs of information and communications technology (ICT) ownership, a lack of internet access or limited digital skills ( Foster et al. , 2019 : 57). But

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Amanda Alencar
Julia Camargo

in displacement contexts is a way to integrate refugees’ lives within the new configurations of global capitalism, while reducing their access to humanitarian aid and protection. For a small number of participants, the opportunity of earning money was the main reason for them to carry out ICT-mediated jobs. This is the case of Ricsy (24, unemployed) and Luz (28, housewife) who said they engaged in informal work that involved access to ICTs as a way of increasing family

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Digital Skills Training and the Systematic Exclusion of Refugees in Lebanon
Rabih Shibli
Sarah Kouzi

to open bank accounts. Local banks interpreted the 2012 US Treasury statement to ‘prohibit deceptive transactions for or on behalf of any person subject to United States sanctions on Syria’ ( Domat, 2016 ) as a risk for dealing with all Syrian refugees. Accordingly, online payments and money transfers were not possible and PayPal, a widespread method for payment by online work platforms, did not operate in Lebanon

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Open Access (free)
Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

focusing on furniture and furnishings. Among other things, this entailed installing softer lighting, distributing simple materials to filter the harsh florescent bulbs, erecting divides to address the lack of privacy and adding splashes of colour and comfort throughout. It was, I immediately felt, an important if modest idea. The three Viennese projects were simple but effective, cheap but transformative, fast but sensitive. They had been implemented with small amounts of money

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs