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" What is it that distinguishes the thousands of years of history from what we think of as modern times? . . . the revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk; the notion that the future is more... "
Social Protection Sector Strategy: From Safety Net to Springboard - Page 1956
2001 - 76 pages
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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Peter L. Bernstein - 1998 - 400 pages
...civilization. The revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature. Until human beings discovered a way...
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Hearing on Chairman's Draft, H.R.--, "The Community Protection and Hazardous ...

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health - 1999 - 122 pages
...postulates that what sepatates modern times from the thousands of yean of hisrory is humankind's "mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women ate not passive before nature." Those with an interest in how human...
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Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies

Alcira Kreimer, Margaret Arnold - 2000 - 193 pages
...Introduction The revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature. — Peter L. Bernstein, Against the...
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Managing Energy Risk: A Nontechnical Guide to Markets and Trading

John Wengler - 2001 - 393 pages
..."The revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk — the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature." This observation puts into context...
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Comedy After Postmodernism: Rereading Comedy from Edward Lear to Charles ...

Kirby Olson - 2001 - 184 pages
..."The revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature" (1996, 1). The forecasting method of...
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Risk Methodologies for Technological Legacies

Dennis Bley, Vitaly A. Eremenko - 2003 - 366 pages
...Traditions The revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature. Peter L. Bernstein Against the Gods:...
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Risk and Morality

Richard V. Ericson, Aaron Doyle - 2003 - 461 pages
...'the revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature.' But his basic point- that our capacity...
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Pech moet Weg

F. J. H. Mertens - 2003 - 96 pages
...toe: The revolutionary idea that defmes the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature. Until human beings discovered a way...
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Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and ...

Zoltán J. Ács, David B. Audretsch - 2003 - 555 pages
...... The revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature" (Bernstein, 1996, p. 1). The purpose...
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Investment Management: Portfolio Diversification, Risk, and Timing--Fact and ...

Robert L. Hagin - 2004 - 336 pages
.... the revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk; the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature. Until human beings discovered a way...
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