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Solomon, Lewis D.

Overview
Works: 120 works in 431 publications in 2 languages and 8,674 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD2755.5, 346.73066
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lewis D Solomon
Paul D. Wolfowitz : visionary intellectual, policymaker, and strategist by Lewis D Solomon( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long-time State Department hand, Deputy Secretary of Defense for five years, and one of the architects of the Bush Doctrine, Wolfowitz is a crucial figure in post-Cold War foreign and security policy. This biography of Wolfowitz traces his intellectual development and bureaucratic influence at key points along the road to Baghdad and beyond
Multinational corporations and the emerging world order by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking our centralized monetary system : the case for a system of local currencies by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporations, law and policies : materials and problems by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's water and wastewater crisis : the role of private enterprise by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Water Sheikhs and Dam Builders, Francesca de Châtel discusses the problems and paradoxes of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the past, present, and future of water in the region and exposing the roots of the current water crisis. The author provides a colorful portrait of a resource that is inextricably entwined with the history and future of the region and its peoples. Based on four years of research and travel from Iran to Libya and from Israel to Syria, the book combines interviews, historical anecdotes, and hard facts to reveal the complexity of this invaluable resource. The first four chapters focus on the historical and cultural legacy of water in the region and form the background to the second part of the book, which addresses various aspects of the current crisis. The last two chapters look at the future of water management, identifying a number of strategies that could lead to more sustainable water use.--Résumé de l'éditeur
In God we trust? : faith-based organizations and the quest to solve America's social ills by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He also explores the major obstacles facing the federal effort to fund faith-based organizations, spending considerable time on the financial and legal challenges that have been posed by political opponents. In God We Trust? is a timely analysis of a deeply important issue."--Jacket
Cycles of poverty and crime in America's inner cities by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the best hopes of the past half century, black urban pathologies persist in America. The inner cities remain concentrations of the uneducated, unemployed, underemployed, and unemployable. Many fail to stay in school and others choose lives of drugs, violence, and crime. Most do not marry, leading to single-parent households and children without a father figure. The cycle repeats itself generation after generation. It is easy to argue that nothing works, given the policy failures of the past. For Lewis D. Solomon, fatalism is not acceptable. A complex and interrelated web of issues plague inner-city black males: joblessness; the failure of public education; crime, mass incarceration, and drugs; the collapse of married, two-parent families; and negative cultural messages. Rather than abandon the black urban underclass, Solomon presents strategies and programs to rebuild lives and revitalize America's inner cities. These approaches are neither government oriented nor dependent on federal intervention, and they are not futuristic. Focusing on rehabilitative efforts, Solomon describes workforce development, prisoner reentry, and the role of nonprofit organizations. Solomon's strategies focus on the need to improve the quality of America's workforce through building human capital at the socioeconomic bottom. The goal is to enable more people to fend for themselves, thereby weaning them from dependency on public sector handouts. Solomon shows a path forward for inner-city black males."--Provided by publisher
The privatization of space exploration : business, technology, law and policy by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By unleashing entrepreneurial activity, Solomon writes, it may be possible to move the space program from the historic province of NASA and several giant aerospace firms and create a renaissance in human spaceflight. The private sector can energize the quest for space exploration and shape the race for the final frontier. Space entrepreneurs and private sector firms have already made significant innovations in space travel. They have plans for future tourism in space and safer shuttles. Solomon details current U.S. and international laws dealing with space use, settlement, and exploration. He then offers policy recommendations to facilitate privatization." "In the first decade of the twenty-first century, private enterprise is bubbling away, threatening to change the space landscape forever. Individuals are designing spacecraft, start-up companies are testing prototypes, and reservations are being taken for suborbital space flights. With for-profit enterprises carving out a new realm, it is entirely possible that space will one day be a sea of hotels and/or a repository of resources for big business. It is important that regulations are in place for this eventuality. The Privatization of Space Exploration is likely to become the standard reference work in a new field that has great importance, huge implications, and urgency for everyone."--Jacket
Corporations : examples and explanations by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evangelical Christian executives : a new model for business corporations by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tech billionaire$ : reshaping philanthropy in a quest for a better world by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a result of the rapid wealth creation in recent years, the world now boasts 1,125 billionaires, many of whom are self-made, according to the Forbes' 2008 list. Their massive wealth has created new philanthropic challenges. Imaginative giving by the new billionaires is beginning to transform philanthropy in terms of timing, involvement, strategy, and tactics. How this development impacts society as a whole is the subject of Lewis Solomon's book." "As the author notes, the traditional categories of business and philanthropy may no longer serve to meet the challenge of social problems. In the twenty-first century the tools and resources used to solve societal problems will be far more varied and mixed than previously. We now see interesting partnerships and new ways of thinking. The divide between profit and social good will narrow. If successful in using their money in innovative ways, government or for-profit business could scale up the catalytic efforts of the new philanthropists. This volume is a proactive, innovative guide to a new era, not just a new technique of monetary support."--BOOK JACKET
The quest for human longevity : science, business, and public policy by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Quest for Human Longevity is also about business. Solomon examines eight corporations pursuing various age-related interventions, profiling their scientific founders and top executives, and examining personnel, intellectual property, and financing for each firm. Academic scientists form the link between research and commerce."--Jacket
Synthetic biology : science, business, and policy by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly forty years, using recombinant DNA tools, researchers, and then businesses, have genetically engineered organisms by transferring naturally occurring genes from one organism into another. Doing so modifies the genetic code of living cells, imparting new traits and achieving desired results; this is done in the production of proteins, pharmaceuticals, and seeds. Synthetic biology, argues Solomon, could free scientists from the need to find natural genes to make such desired modifications. Synthetic biology permits more complex and sophisticated bioengineering than what can be achieved through previous genetic modification techniques. Drawing on non-biological scientific and engineering disciplines, including information technology and nanotechnology, synthetic biology strives to rearrange an organism's genes on a far wider scale by rewriting its genetic code, the chemical instructions need to design, assemble, and operate a species. By allowing the writing of artificial genetic codes, synthetic biology can transform existing industries and spawn new ones, creating new products as well as radically reshaping existing items. Arguing for self-regulation by the scientific and business communities, Lewis D. Solomon recommends a policy framework that would guard against governmental overregulation, which could create a barrier to innovation. Although synthetic biotechnology holds considerable social and economic potential, absent a nurturing regulatory climate, it may prove difficult to translate research discoveries into commercially viable applications."--Provided by publisher
The promise and perils of infrastructure privatization : the Macquarie model by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title focuses on the Macquarie Group Ltd. From its modest beginnings in Australia, Macquarie has achieved preeminence as the world's leading non-governmental operator of infrastructure assets. Its infrastructure fund model leases (or buys) staid assets ranging from toll roads to airports, piles on debt and reaps handsome rewards
Detroit : three pathways to revitalization by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As America's most dysfunctional big city, Detroit faces urban decay, population losses, fractured neighborhoods with impoverished households, an uneducated, unskilled workforce, too few jobs, a shrinking tax base, budgetary shortfalls, and inadequate public schools. Looking to the city's future, Lewis D. Solomon focuses on pathways to revitalizing Detroit, while offering a cautiously optimistic viewpoint.Solomon urges an economic development strategy, one anchored in Detroit balancing its municipal and public school district's budgets, improving the academic performance of its public schools, rebuilding its tax base, and looking to the private sector to create jobs. He advocates an overlapping, tripartite political economy, one that builds on the foundation of an appropriately sized public sector and a for-profit private sector, with the latter fueling economic growth. Although he acknowledges that Detroit faces a long road to implementation, Solomon sketches a vision of a revitalized economic sector based on two key assets: vacant land and an unskilled labor force.The book is divided into four distinct parts. The first provides background and context, with a brief overview of the city's numerous challenges. The second examines Detroit's immediate efforts to overcome its fiscal crisis. It proposes ways Detroit can be put on the path to financial stability and sustainability. The third considers how Detroit can implement a new approach to job creation, one focused on the for-profit private sector, not the public sector. In the fourth and final part, Solomon argues that residents should pursue a strategy based on the actions of individuals and community groups rather than looking to large-scale projects
Financial security & personal wealth by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Solomon offers new perspectives on how to meet the future costs of social security without bankrupting the next generation or gravely damaging the U.S. economy. He also shows, more broadly, how to provide for the financial security of America's senior populations."--Jacket
Bratproofing your children : how to raise socially and financially responsible kids by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers practical parenting advice aimed at establishing a sense of social and financial responsibility in children
Corporate finance and governance : cases, materials, and problems for an advanced course in corporations by Lawrence E Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building an opportunity society : a realistic alternative to an entitlement state by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-first-century US policymakers face a great challenge: How can federal government help more people achieve the American dream? Specifically, how can we provide greater opportunities for less-prosperous individuals, enabling them to succeed through hard work, on their merits, and take increased responsibility for their lives? Lewis D. Solomon sees this as the challenge of our time. He seeks to thread the fine public policy needle between social democratic efforts to perfect the world and those who negatively view public sector programs. Based on the premise that capitalism is not inherently unjust and defective, and American capitalism's structural features do not inexorability thwart opportunity, Building an Opportunity Society offers the possibility of more limited, carefully structured, cost-effective, empirically verified federal policies and programs. Solomon first provides the background and context of many existing domestic challenges and problems that the current and proposed federal policies and programs seek to address. He then analyses the federal safety net that keeps Americans from poverty and helps reduce income inequality. Finally, he presents a lifecycle analysis of current federal policies and programs, preventive and remedial, designed as part of the Entitlement State, but if restructured could facilitate the building of an Opportunity Society. Solomon challenges policymakers to take a fresh look at how best to achieve society's goals for all citizens."--Provided by publisher
From Athens to America : virtues and the formulation of public policy by Lewis D Solomon( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Athens to America calls for reversing the withdrawal of character formation in the political domain, making the case for public sector involvement at the federal, state, and local levels. Lewis D. Solomon combines political science, philosophy, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and medical research to illustrate how we can formulate public policies that will enable all people to grow and develop into the healthy humans they are capable of being."--Jacket
 
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In God we trust? : faith-based organizations and the quest to solve America's social ills
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Rethinking our centralized monetary system : the case for a system of local currenciesCorporations, law and policies : materials and problemsAmerica's water and wastewater crisis : the role of private enterpriseIn God we trust? : faith-based organizations and the quest to solve America's social illsThe privatization of space exploration : business, technology, law and policyCorporations : examples and explanationsEvangelical Christian executives : a new model for business corporationsTech billionaire$ : reshaping philanthropy in a quest for a better world
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Solomon, Lewis D.

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English (216)

Spanish (1)