Cuadro de texto: Take it Easy Consultants  

This is a short presentation given by an external consultant to the senior management of a British  company called “Nuts and Bolts”. The company       produces nuts and bolts for use in industries. IN 1999 they launched a new generation of nuts and bolts and now, in late  2000 they have run into difficulties in the market. To overcome those difficulties they have called in a top management consultant, Peter Smith Pérez, from “Take it Easy Consultants.  
Let's sit in on his presentation.
“Good morning. Four months ago, in the face of the current difficulties, your chairman requested my team to prepare a series of options and           recommendations for management as a matter of priority. Briefly, Nuts and Bolts´ successes with the new bolt range have not been  sustained this year. Sales are down and with the poorest pre-tax profits for many years,  
the Nuts and Bolts share price is dangerously low.  What is more, our   projections to 2001 offer very little comfort.

 

Cuadro de texto: Jokes
 I
- Will the band play anything I request?
- Yes, sir.
- Well, tell them to play dominoes
II
-Take a deep breath and say ´nine´ three times
- A-a-ah,  twenty-seven

Cuadro de texto: Say it Now! British Institute
   
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Cuadro de texto: Capitalism’s Business Plan for Education

Education as a social institution has been subordinated to international market goals including the language and self-conceptualisation of educators themselves.
Richard Hatcher in his article `Getting down to the business: schooling in the globalised economy' in the radical British education journal Education and Social Justice (2001) (Trentham Books) (and also in his 2002 Socialist Education Association booklet The Business of Education: How Business agendas drive Labour Policies for Schools) shows how Capital/Business has two major aims for schools.
The first aim is to make sure schools produce compliant, ideologically indoctrinated, pro capitalist, effective workers. That is, to ensure that schooling and education engage in ideological and economic reproduction. National state education and training policies in the business agenda FOR education are of increasing importance for national capital. In an era of global capital, this is one of the few remaining areas for national state intervention- it is the site, suggests Hatcher, where a state can make a difference.
The second aim is for private enterprise, private capitalists, to make money out of it, to make private profit out of it, to control it: this is the business agenda IN schools.

Cuadro de texto:  Carlos A. Trevisi, Editor in chief
sayitnow@trevisifoundation.com

  

Cuadro de texto: The economy of Argentina is Latin America's third-largest,with a high quality of life and GDP per capita. An upper middle-income economy, Argentina has a firm    foundation for future growth for its market size, the levels of foreign direct investment, and percentage of high-tech exports as share of total manufactured goods.
The country benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector and a diversified industrial base.
Historically, however, Argentina's economic performance has been very uneven, in which high economic growth alternated 
 
 
 

Cuadro de texto: with severe recessions, particularly during the late twentieth century, and income maldistribution and poverty increased. Early in the twentieth century it was one of the richest countries in the world and the richest in the Southern  hemisphere, though it is now an upper-middle income country. Argentina is considered an emerging market by the FTSE Global Equity Index, and is one of the G-20 major economies. 

 

 

 Argentina: Statistics

 

GDP $370.26 billion (nominal) $642.4 billion PPP) (22nd, 2010)[2]

 

GDP growth: 9.2% (2010)

 

GDP per capita: $9,583 (nominal, 2011) $15,854 (PPP) (52nd, 2010)

 

GDP by sector Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 9.2%; mining, 3.3%; manufacturing, 18.8%; construction, 5.2%; commerce and tourism, 13.5%; transport, communications and utilities, 8.5%; finance, real estate and business services, 15.0%; government, 6.3%; education, health care and other, 20.2%. (2010)[1]