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Fifty Shades of Pain: How Obamacare Will Slowly Strangle America
By chrism168
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Fifty Shades of Pain: How Obama Care Will Slowly Strangle America” examines fifty of our professions, actions and pursuits, describing how each will be affected, diluted and obliterated by Obama Care. From Sports, to Doctors to Driving to Sex, this tome provides how the most important legislative initiative of our time will end up destroyin
The Student Loan Swindle: Why It Happened – Who’s To Blame – How The Victims Can Be Saved
By Bill Zimmerman
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.
Reconstructing Oregon’s Frankentax: Improving the Equity, Financial Sustainability, and Efficiency of Property Taxes
By pdxcityclub
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.
Canadian Health Policy in the News
By Evidence Network
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.
Libertarian Renaissance
By George Phillies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,230. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Former Libertarian Party State Chair George Phillies proposes a systematic plan for fixing the difficulties that ail the Libertarian Party. His objective is majority party status for the Libertarians.
Against Excess
By Mark Kleiman
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.
Give Paz a Chance
By Joseph P. Duggan
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.”
Why Liberalism? How our Sense of Empathy and Fairness Determines our Political Orientation
By Eric Balkan
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.
21 Machetes
By John Geesman
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.