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Dust in the Wind: Real FEMA Disaster Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 144,470. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Integrating vital information and touching tales of compassion, Robert Winter, a twenty five year FEMA veteran, tells stories, tragic and hilarious, from his time working as a contract FEMA inspector. Including first-hand insight into the dealings of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, tips on working with FEMA to get fast assistance, and practical information regarding disaster recovery.
Against Excess
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You set the price! Words: 186,050. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
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Mark Kleiman cuts through the rhetoric of the war on drugs and the legalization debate to discuss the practical options to control a wide range of substances. Both drug-taking and drug-control can be done to excess, and "Against Excess" shows how we can limit the damage done by both errors. It argues we need a middle ground: "grudging toleration" -- neither prohibition nor full legal availability.
Understanding Thomas Sowell
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,780. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
An examination of the underlying assumptions in Sowell's libertarian analysis of society with a view to pinpointing exactly where liberals are most likely to part company with him. Starting with Sowell’s view of the role of intellectuals in our society, Patterson digs down into the conceptions of knowledge and reason underlying Sowell’s ideas about social processes, justice, and morality.
"And Gulliver Returns" Book 8 Politics--the Science of the Possible
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Price: Free! Words: 116,610. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Dr. Singh of the university assists the commander and his friends to see how people are motivated through political techniques-- such as fear, violence, sympathy, lying,etc. Our values and psychological motivations are used by others to manipulate us and by us to manipulate others. What techniques might be best to move people to do something about global warming and overpopulation?