Steve Gillman

Biography

I write on a wide variety of subjects and I try to approach each with an eye to what others have missed. My book "101 Weird Ways to Make Money" (Wiley and Sons 2011) is my best seller so far. I like money as a subject, but I'm more passionate when writing about important social and political matters. I think Social Security should be replaced with something else, religion is dangerous, marriage should be eliminated as a legal institution, and flags are worth less than rags. I do not respect authority in any form, because I respect people and their rights as individuals. I think obedience to law is a matter of convenience, not a duty. Might never makes right, even when it is the might of the majority.

I am sometimes wrong, and I think we should beware of anyone who cannot say the same. We should all change our minds as new information and knowledge become available. So I may change what I have to say on a subject from one book to the next. If that annoys some readers all I can say is look for a guru elsewhere--I only intend to suggest new and useful ideas and to encourage readers to do their own thinking.

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Books

The Survival Guide for Interesting Times
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,660. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Interesting times can come to a nation or an individual, and this guide will help you get ready in either case. Surviving everything from a job loss to a nuclear bomb is covered. Other subjects include how to survive debt, social chaos, dog attacks, plane crashes, car chases, gun fights, wilderness emergencies, currency collapses, dictators and general economic troubles.
Sky Child
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,860. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Essay » Sociology
The danger of teaching young children moral and religious concepts is explored in the first of the ten essays in Sky Child. Other pieces look at how to reform welfare, how to change your life with metaphors, three definitions of poverty, the price of money, the non-duty of civil disobedience, why America is not a Christian nation, how to tax fairly, and why the author has no respect for the law.
Mind Puppet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Essay » Sociology
You are manipulated by your own mind, the author of Mind Puppet says. In the other nine essays he suggests we disrespect the flag, get rid of retirement, put a dollar value on human life, and stop prosecuting corporate crime, among other ideas.
Blue Snake
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
Blue Snake's ten essays openly challenge cherished beliefs and cultural myths. Author Steve Gillman invents a new god to show the lack of evidence for others. He proposes we get rid of Social Security, says we have no duty to country, and explores the idea of words as a root of war. Guilt, hatred of America, pushing the poor away, evil within us, and how to quit a job are other subjects covered.
Gay Jesus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,620. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
In its ten essays Gay Jesus provides new perspectives on everything from jury duty and military service to sacred books and the origin of consciousness. The essay, "Reject All Authority," is perhaps most indicative of the author's approach. Other subjects include hidden taxation of the poor, the potential immorality of licensing laws, and who should pay third world debt.

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