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21 Machetes
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Price: Free! Words: 21,050. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
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Take one of America's largest utilities...a delusional, error-prone CEO...a $46.5 million war chest filched from customers...California's squalid, pay-to-play ballot initiative process...what results? Hubris, overreach and venality upended by truthiness. Over-torqued battlefield dispatches create a fast-paced nonfiction novella -- a bugle call to that silent army of citizen optimists everywhere.
Canadian Health Policy in the News
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Price: Free! Words: 127,890. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Canadian health policy will always be emerging and unfolding, responding to changing environmental and economic factors, new technologies, publicly held values and differing political landscapes. "Canadian Health Policy in the News" captures a moment in time and presents the issues that concern Canadians most, grounding our national discourse and debate on healthcare in the best evidence.
Red Mittens & Red Ink: The Vancouver Olympics
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Olympics
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics were the Games of the Great Recession. A $6 billion-plus party that inspired a nation. But at what cost? This is more than a story of the thrill of victory and agony of defeat. It's about fear and greed, unity and division, celebration and anguish. It is red mittens and red ink.
How Socialized Health Care Will Radically Change America - Why Universal Health Care Will Create a Political Hegemony as In Sweden
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Price: $5.90 USD. Words: 22,810. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
A nationalized health care system is not the quick fix that its proponents claim. It is a vehicle for long-term political and economical influence and will change America in a more radical way than we can portray today. Kallberg addresses the myths about single payer universal health care by drawing comparisons with Sweden, which has one of the most comprehensive socialized health care systems.
Reconstructing Oregon’s Frankentax: Improving the Equity, Financial Sustainability, and Efficiency of Property Taxes
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Price: Free! Words: 28,910. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
The City Club of Portland chartered your committee to research the evolution of the Oregon property tax system, to understand and explain it, to evaluate its pros and cons, and to recommend improvements.
Trembling in the Ivory Tower: Excesses in the Pursuit of Truth and Tenure
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
In this gem of a book, scholar and wit Kenneth Lasson takes on all manner of excesses in the Ivory Tower which, from his insider's viewpoint, constitute little less than a full-scale assault on American values and mores. Lasson uses his sharply pointed pen to skewer both the powerful and the petty, from perpetually outraged law professors and would-be literati to ethnic hatemongers with tenure.
50 Key Questions Only We The People Can Answer
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
From August through October 2010, Stanley Bronstein walked all 50 states of the USA. Inside you will discover the 13 Self-evident Truths he learned about America and the 50 Key Questions We The People MUST ask and answer if America is to be saved.
Intelligent Designer: Evolution for Politicians
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,740. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
The Third Millennium American culture wars have produced the most scientifically illiterate politicians, including Presidential candidates, in modern times: climate change deniers, Biblical literalists, etc. This nation cannot afford such ignorance. This book brings badly needed help for a nation in desperate need of science literacy in high places. Send a copy to your elected representative!
Give Paz a Chance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,490. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 by Pennylesse. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Give Paz a Chance collects essays in media studies, cultural criticism, and politics by former White House and State Department official Joseph P. Duggan. The title essay lauds Octavio Paz's commitment to criticism as a way of thinking with integrity, as ”the imagination cured of fantasies and determined to face the world's realities.”
Food For Thoughts
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Food For Thoughts is a collection of assorted topics that readers should find interesting, and include such subjects as the economy, health care, UFO's, the broadcasting industry, the prospects and implications of possible life on other planets, and even some thoughts about the current state of comic books. If you're looking for something unusual to read, this just might be it...
The Student Loan Swindle: Why It Happened – Who’s To Blame – How The Victims Can Be Saved
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,000. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
The only way to resolve the student loan crisis is with a robust campaign of civil disobedience. This book explains how to use the Internet and social media to force a settlement on Wall Street that is fair to bankers and borrowers alike. Civil disobedience is justified by an analysis of the history of the crisis and the damage it has done to working families and our system of higher education.
Who Gets to Lead When We Don't Know Where We Are Going Or What We Want to Become?
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Price: Free! Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Ignored, abused and sued: that's the state of the Government of New Brunswick's relationship with its citizens in 2014. How the heck did we get here and what are we going to do about it? In their latest collaboration, public affairs writer Lisa Hrabluk and John McLaughlin, president emeritus of the University of New Brunswick, lay out a roadmap to drive change in New Brunswick.
Los hijos de Robespierre. Francia: de la OAS a la intervención en Libia
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,580. Language: Spanish. Published: November 8, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Esta obra se ocupa de trazar, el itinerario de una tradición que hizo de la ocupación y de las cruentes formas de represión, un hábito sostenido por siglos. Recorre desde los sueños expansivos de Richeliu y Colbert hasta la presencia en el sudeste asiático y la vergonzosa derrota a manos de los vietnamitas; desde el crudo colonialismo en Argelia hasta la escuela de tortura de la OAS.
The Great ReStart of 2019
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,340. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
The Great ReStart of 2019, by Kent Dickinson and Neal Worthington is subtitled: “The Return to Greatness that will follow the US Financial Collapse.” The book not only details the mess that we have made for ourselves as a society and the opportunities that are inherent in our situation, it envisions a comprehensive fix that moves beyond fear to hope.
Pritical Thinking - The Lost Art of Critical Thinking and Common Sense in Politics and Public Policy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Pritical Thinking is a book on a mission to restore critical thinking and common sense to American politics and public policy. It's about ending the practice of telling people what to think and teaching them how to think. Pritical Thinking offers an alternative method to evaluating politics and public policy and instills a healthy level of skepticism in conventional wisdom.
Why Liberalism? How our Sense of Empathy and Fairness Determines our Political Orientation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Ever wonder why it's virtually impossible to change someone's mind on a political issue? It's because political opinion is not based on philosophy, rational thinking or facts. But instead on the culture we've been socialized into. And specifically, how much that culture prizes empathy vs self-interest and the desire for fairness vs the desire for social stability.
Gebrandmerkt, Logboek Van Een N-VA Campagne
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Price: Free! Words: 49,880. Language: Dutch. Published: September 21, 2014 by Brandhome. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
In 'Gebrandmerkt' beschrijft Erik Saelens de ontwikkeling en het verloop van de N-VA campagne in de aanloop naar de moeder aller verkiezingen, de verkiezingen op 25 mei 2014. Zijn persoonlijke verslag geeft een meeslepende en vooral onthutsende kijk van binnenuit op de actieve tegenkrachten vanuit media, politiek, cultuur en bedrijfsleven tegen de N-VA, tegen Brandhome en tegen Saelens zelf.
Privacy for Me and Not for Thee: The Movement for Invincible Personal Encryption, Radical State Transparency, and the Snowden Hack
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,640. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security / cryptography
Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor, perpetrated the greatest assault on American intelligence in US history. Yet his select brotherhood of adversarial journalists, radical activists and anarchist hackers have remained in the shadows. This book brings them to light and challenges their war for absolute encryption even as they demand radical transparency of liberal democracies.
Wake Up America!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,890. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Chris Hedges said, "We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, government destroys freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy." Awareness of the problem (like medical care is not healthcare) is step 1, the solutions are based on understanding of true principles v false.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Civil Rights and FEMA Disaster Assistance (IS-21.11) - Ensuring the Civil Rights of FEMA Customers
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,990. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
This vital Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is designed to give you an orientation to civil rights and to provide tips and best practices to help you protect the civil rights of those we serve.