Ho...ho...ho...Scott Calvin (aka Santa Clause) is back and everything seems perfect for him and his family. But when Jack Frost tries to take over Clause’s holiday, Santa has to pull double-duty. He must figure out away to keep his family happy and prevent Christmas from falling into Frost’s chilly hands. Follow along in the laugh-out loud junior novel as Santa tries to save Christmas. /DIV DIVScott Calvin has a big secret. His wife's parents don't know that he is Santa Claus! All iswell until they are invited up for a visit. Now Scott must make the North Pole look like a regular town or risk letting out his secret.
Genre: Economic assistance, Domestic
Includes. "Foreign Economic Policy for the 1960s," Report of Joint Economic Committee, Jan., 1962 (p. 101-154). "U.S. Import Duties on Agricultural Products. 1959," Revised, 1962. Agricultural Handbook No. 143, USDA (p. 329-478). "Import Restrictions Maintained by Countries of the European Economic Community by Several Other Countries That May Accede to the EEC, and by Japan" (p. 480-600), pt.1; Includes "Memorandum on H.R. 9900 of the 87th Congress, the "Trade Expansion Act of 1962,"' U.S. Tariff Commission, Apr. 9, 1962 (p. 905-1020), pt.2; Continuation of hearings on legislation to authorize the President to revise and reduce tariff and import restrictions, to authorize a trade adjustment assistance program, and to establish an Office of Special Representative for Trade Negotiations and an Interagency Trade Organization. Includes Joint Economic Committee Print "Trade Restraints in the Western Community with Tariff Comparisons and Selected Statistical Tables Pertinent to Foreign Economic Policy," 1961 (p. 1891-1957), pt.3; Includes "The European Common Market, Trade Expansion Act and California Agriculture," by Sidney Hoos (Mar. 2, 1962. p. 3699-3772), pt.6.
Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’ case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist). The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others—as Virgil is about to find out. Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie’s sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another…she thinks Virgil’s kind of cute. “You mess around with Sparkle,” Frankie told Virgil, “you could get yourself stabbed.” “She carries a knife?” “No, but I do.” Forget a storm—this one’s a tornado.
"We consider the design and implementation of international trade agreements when: (i) negotiations are undertaken and commitments made in the presence of uncertainty about future political pressures; (ii) governments possess private information about political pressures at the time that the agreement is actually implemented; and (iii) negotiated commitments can be implemented only if they are self-enforcing. We thus consider the design of self-enforcing trade agreements among governments that acquire private information over time. In this context, we provide equilibrium interpretations of GATT/WTO negotiations regarding upper bounds on applied tariffs and GATT/WTO escape clauses. We find that governments achieve greater welfare when they negotiate the optimal upper bound on tariffs rather than precise tariff levels; furthermore, when governments negotiate the optimal upper bound on tariffs, the observed applied tariffs often fall strictly below the bound. Our analysis also provides a novel interpretation of a feature of the WTO Safeguard Agreement, under which escape clause actions cannot be re-imposed in the same industry for a time period equal to the duration of the most recent escape clause action. We find that a dynamic usage constraint of this kind can raise the expected welfare of negotiating governments"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site.
Ho...ho...ho...Scott Calvin (aka Santa Clause) is back and everything seems perfect for him and his family. But when Jack Frost tries to take over Clause’s holiday, Santa has to pull double-duty. He must figure out away to keep his family happy and prevent Christmas from falling into Frost’s chilly hands. Lucy Miller is a very lucky girl. Her Uncle Scott is Santa Claus, and this Christmas he's invited her to the North Pole. But sneaky Jack Frost wants to destory Santa's workshop. Can Lucy find a way to save her uncle's work shop?