Tales of a Traveller by Washington Irving is a compilation of short stories by the great American author. Featuring famous stories like The Devil and Tom Walker, Tales of a Traveller is short to delight. The stories included in Tales of a Traveller are: Part First Strange Stories By A Nervous Gentleman. A Hunting Dinner. The Adventure Of My Uncle. The Adventure Of My Aunt. The Bold Dragoon; Or The Adventure Of My Grandfather. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Picture. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Stranger. The Story Of The Young Italian. Part Second. Buckthorne And His Friends. Literary Life. A Literary Dinner. The Club Of Queer Fellows. The Poor Devil Author. Buckthorne, Or The Young Man Of Great Expectations. The Booby Squire. The Strolling Manager. Part Third. The Italian Banditti. The Inn At Terracina. The Adventure Of The Little Antiquary. The Adventure Of The Popkins Family. The Painter's Adventure. The Story Of The Bandit Chieftain. The Story Of The Young Robber. Part Fourth. The Money Diggers. Found Among The Papers Of The Late Diedrich Knickerbocker Hell Gate. Kidd The Pirate. The Devil And Tom Walker. Wolfert Webber; Or, Golden Dreams. The Adventure Of Sam, The Black Fisherman. Commonly Denominated Mud Sam. Enjoy Tales of a Traveler by Washington Irving today!
The social security systems that, perhaps more than any other governmental programs, have characterized the development of industrial societies are under siege. On the threshold of the twenty-first century, the future of social insurance is uncertain; it may even be seriously threatened.
In this important book, nine leading scholars probe deeply into the nature of social rights, trying to read the near future and locate the most meaningful and effective role that social insurance can play as today's new socioeconomic patterns develop.
In-depth chapters analyse existing systems and recent and ongoing reforms in seven countries--Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and China. There is also a chapter on the European Union's work toward a harmonised scheme to match other programs of integration, and a chapter on the all-important interpenetration of social insurance and human rights. The authors clearly demonstrate that the unprecedented challenges faced by social insurance today arise not only from changes in the patterns of society, but also from lack of confidence and ideological prejudice on the part of both academia and public policy.
As a major analysis of why and how a great milestone in human progress is faltering under contemporary pressures, this book is of enormous value. It deserves to be read and absorbed by all professionals in the field who want to use their knowledge and skill to ensure a future in which every man, woman, and child is provided with opportunity to live as full a life as possible.
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