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The Grasshopper and the Ant, or the Beautiful and the Damned? Why We Have What We Have, and How Government Should Take What it Needs for Charity
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Price: Free! Words: 18,160. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
This essay examines the roles of luck and hard work in determining lifetime earnings, and summarizes research showing that at least half of what we earn is explained by the "birth accidents" of gender, genes and parents. The implication for tax policy is that a sharply progressive income tax--a "Fortune Tax"--passes the tests for both fairness and efficiency. (18,000 words, 18 charts)
Who's Catcher McCall?
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Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
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"I became a hero by mistake. My desire was to be an honest coward like everyone else. Yet, I argued with the gods of power and influence and stirred up evil. And learned - the difference between a hero and a coward is not what you think, but what you do about it. I have no desire to save the world or defend the rights of others; merely my intent is to be invisible and pick my causes."
Grassroots Handbook for Effective Community Organizing
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Price: Free! Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012 by Marmalade Publishing. Category: Essay » Political
This book provides guidance and serves as a call to action for those interested in learning more about community organizing.
Don't Panic, Organise!
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Price: Free! Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011 by OpenMute Press. Category: Essay » Political
A Mute Magazine pamphlet on recent struggles in education. They should be understood as part of the more gradual process of what George Caffentzis, in his analysis of the international situation, calls the 'breakdown of the edu-deal';
Mandatory Military Service: Good or Bad?
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Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Essay » Political
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Should military service be mandatory? In this short 1000 word paper, I'll be covering the likes and dislikes and possible effects of enforcing a forced military service. If you liked it, make sure to leave a friendly review. Cheers. -Stay frosty, DerKlemm
Manifiesto ni-ni
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Price: Free! Words: 70,130. Language: Spanish. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
En esta novela, el periodista Horacio Vidal retrata su emocionante y violenta juventud en Desidia, movimiento radical que lideraba Joel Estuardo. Este personaje encarna a un muchacho de extrema izquierda que, habiendo sido atenazado por la autoridad y alterado por las drogas, le declara la guerra al mundo adulto, a una realidad asfixiante para una generación que se niega únicamente a sobrevivir.
Containing and Deterring a Nuclear Iran
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Price: Free! Words: 31,360. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
It has long been the policy of the US government that a nuclear-armed Iran would be unacceptable. Yet, whether the conventional and nontraditional means of US and Western policy can secure the end of keeping Tehran from fulfilling its longtime nuclear ambition is far from clear.
America's Passion: How a Coal Miner's Game Became the NFL in the 20th Century
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Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,150. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
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The National Football League is the premier sport in the United States. But it always wasn't that way. Author Evan Weiner takes us back to the days when the NFL was a mom and pop store operation with the players and others who witnessed the league's growth first hand. The game started in the coal mines in western Pennsylvania and is a multi-billion dollar business today.
The Subtle Change from Principles to Rules
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
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In the lazy summer days of 2007, the world appeared to be getting its groove back. Few, if any, were the signs pointing to the financial catastrophe that was about to unfold. Yet despite the feeling of relative calm and optimism, it was clear that a permanent change was occurring at the very base of society. The Subtle Change from Principles to Rules explores this change and its implications.
A Vision for 21st Century America
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Price: Free! Words: 25,450. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
After 9/11/2001, I began to study Islamic history. I saw similarities between our war on terrorism and the past war on the spread of communism and wondered what we could do to defend ourselves against terrorism. The solution appears to be achieving energy independence. This book explains how doing that will help us create the strongest nation on earth.
Truth is my Compass, & Wisdom my Helm
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Price: Free! Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Idealism
I swing from rain droplets like monkey bars. Poetry is my footing; please, come walk with me. I ski through globalization and neocolonialism. I often make huts near dehumanization and indoctrination. I totally plunge into a transdimensional mountain view of the three-dimensional reality (mostly, @ truths89.com). And with it all, I savor love and truth like the star constellation of Sirius.
How the Republican Party Saved America and Turned the World into a Paradise
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Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This is a fictional account of a post- apocalyptic world after the November Presidential Election.
My Chomsky Critique
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Series: Opinions and essays, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Noam Chomsky exploded on the academic scene while I was a graduate student in 1977, but, since I'd already had my world views rearranged by Thomas Kuhn, I never really could buy into the Chomsky fan club or a lot of their dogmas.
Silken Slippers and Hobnail Boots Surviving the Decline and Fall
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Price: Free! Words: 75,810. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Essay » Political
A collection of articles to simplify a wide variety of subjects about the present and future of the United States. It’s about clarifying and simplifying complex issues involving our evolution into an almost bankrupt, stagnant welfare state now being challenged by hungrier, aggressive, more productive nations.
To Divide and Not Conquer: Preventing Partisan Gerrymandering with Independent Nonpartisan Commissions
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Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This essay proposes that the responsibility of appropriating United States legislative districts, rather than being the responsibility of state legislatures or courts, would be best placed in the hands of independent nonpartisan commissions.
Comments On Welsh Politics
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Price: Free! Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Essay » Political
Wales – a bit of Great Britain that has punched above its weight globally but which has a population of not a lot more than two million people. So how much government does it need? The answer would seem to be 'a lot', qualified, sadly, by 'but not necessarily good government'. That and financial services regulation are the themes explored here.
Non-Ideological Manifesto: Why porn should be mandatory and childless people should get ganja subsidy
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Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Each of us filled our mind with prejudice that support our agenda rather than truth. What about if we sit back for a while and see life the way it really is. Forget all ideologies and let's come up with a real solution that really works.
Clinique Stratégique (2). Symptomatologie.
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Price: Free! Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by Les Editions Lexemplaire. Category: Essay » Political
"Revisiter le passé est une décision dangereuse. Car nous serons face à une alternative posée par la Vérité que l’on pourrait traduire d’une manière girardienne comme choix entre l’imitation ou la ressemblance. Selon la branche que nous choisirons nous irons vers le dépassement ou la violence infinie". M.F.
Thoughts on Achieving a Lasting and Honorable Peace in the Middle East
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Price: Free! Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This essay presents some thoughts on what a lasting and honorable peaceful end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may look like. It proposes specific ideas on how such a positive outcome can be attained if the parties to the conflict adopt a mindset of cooperation. Finally, it presents a long-term vision of the potential benefits of such an outcome to the peoples of the Middle East.
THE POET The Life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray
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Price: Free! Words: 195,640. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Jim Murray: America's best sportswriter