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Only The Super Rich Can Save Us

Author : Ralph Nader
ISBN : 9781609803629
Genre : Fiction
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"In the cozy den of the large but modest house in Omaha where he has lived since he started on his first billion, Warren Buffett watched the horrors of Hurricane Katrina unfold on television in early September 2005. . . . On the fourth day, he beheld in disbelief the paralysis of local, state, and federal authorities unable to commence basic operations of rescue and sustenance, not just in New Orleans, but in towns and villages all along the Gulf Coast. . . He knew exactly what he had to do. . ." So begins the vivid fictional account by political activist and bestselling author Ralph Nader that answers the question, "What if?" What if a cadre of superrich individuals tried to become a driving force in America to organize and institutionalize the interests of the citizens of this troubled nation? What if some of America's most powerful individuals decided it was time to fix our government and return the power to the people? What if they focused their power on unionizing Wal-Mart? What if a national political party were formed with the sole purpose of advancing clean elections? What if these seventeen superrich individuals decided to galvanize a movement for alternative forms of energy that will effectively clean up the environment? What if together they took on corporate goliaths and Congress to provide the necessities of life and advance the solutions so long left on the shelf by an avaricious oligarchy? What could happen? This extraordinary story, written by the author who knows the most about citizen action, returns us to the literature of American social movements—to Edward Bellamy, to Upton Sinclair, to John Steinbeck, to Stephen Crane—reminding us in the process that changing the body politic of America starts with imagination.
Category: Fiction

Born On Third Base

Author : Chuck Collins
ISBN : 9781603586832
Genre : Business & Economics
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As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the system operating in their favor--all while retreating into enclaves that separate them further and further from the poor and working class. On the other side, those who find it increasingly difficult to keep up or get ahead lash out--waging a rhetorical war against the rich and letting anger and resentment, however justifiable, keep us from seeing new potential solutions. But can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? Is it really good for anyone that most of society's wealth is pooling at the very top of the wealth ladder? Does anyone, including the one percent, really want to live in a society plagued by economic apartheid? It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins. Born into the one percent, Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality. He uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative. Collins calls for a ceasefire and invites the wealthy to come back home, investing themselves and their wealth in struggling communities. And he asks the non-wealthy to build alliances with the one percent and others at the top of the wealth ladder. Stories told along the way explore the roots of advantage, show how taxpayers subsidize the wealthy, and reveal how charity, used incorrectly, can actually reinforce extreme inequality. Readers meet pioneers who are crossing the divide to work together in new ways, including residents in the author's own Boston-area neighborhood who have launched some of the most interesting community transition efforts in the nation. In the end, Collins's national and local solutions not only challenge inequality but also respond to climate change and offer an unexpected, fresh take on one of our most intransigent problems.
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : NWU:35556039239256
Genre : Current events
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Category: Current events

National Journal

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ISBN : NWU:35556039242417
Genre : Legislation
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The Nation

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132680039
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Animal Envy

Author : Ralph Nader
ISBN : 9781609807535
Genre : Fiction
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Ralph Nader's newest work of the imagination, Animal Envy, is a fable about the kinds of intelligences that are all around us in other animals. What would animals tell us—about themselves, about us—if there were a common language among all animal species? A bracingly simple idea, one that has been used before in books like George Orwell's Animal Farm and E. B. White's Charlotte's Web among others, but never like this. In Animal Envy, Ralph Nader proposes, quite plausibly, that a programmer has created a "digital translation" app whereby animals of different species, from insects to whales, can speak to one another, and through a "hyper-advanced converter" these animals can then also speak, both collectively and individually, to humans. It is decided that there will be a global assembly. It will be called "The Great Talkout." Humans are persuaded to reserve 100 hours of network coverage so The Great Talkout may begin and will be viewed by humans everywhere, in all human languages, as well as all animal languages. The narrative that ensues is deeply felt and powerfully informed. Just as he did when he wrote Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us, Nader shows here that his visionary genius knows no limits. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556039061502
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

Giving The Sacred Art

Author : Lauren Tyler Wright
ISBN : 9781594732249
Genre : Religion
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A practical guide outlines the ways in which cultivating a lifestyle of generosity can be a source of personal transformation, spiritual renewal, and deep joy, sharing inspiring thoughts for living a life of abundance and spirit-filled generosity. Original.
Category: Religion

Utopian Novels

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 115559276X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 75. Chapters: Lost Horizon, The Dispossessed, Erewhon, Childhood's End, Walden Two, Vril, The Begum's Fortune, Utopia, News from Nowhere, For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs, Looking Backward, Ecotopia, A Traveler from Altruria, A Crystal Age, Island, Herland, Moving the Mountain, Ionia, The Diothas, Islandia, The World a Department Store, Earth Revisited, List of sequels to Looking Backward, Kazohinia, New Atlantis, The Old New Land, Sub-Coelum, Andromeda, The Naked Sun, 2150 AD, With Her in Ourland: Sequel to Herland, Men Like Gods, The Commonwealth of Oceana, Woman on the Edge of Time, The Gate to Women's Country, The Great Romance, Always Coming Home, Unveiling a Parallel, Red Star, Equality, Voyage to Faremido, The Milltillionaire, Triton, Mizora, Kirinyaga, New Amazonia, Fire on the Mountain, Seven Days in New Crete, Aristopia, Young West, Arqtiq, Three Hundred Years Hence, A Prophetic Romance, The Blazing World, Erewhon Revisited, The Fifth Sacred Thing, Equality; or, A History of Lithconia, Through the Eye of the Needle, A Dream of John Ball, The Year 4338: Petersburg Letters, Three Thousand Years, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, A Planet Called Utopia, Intermere, List of Utopian novels, 2894, Originator, The Golden Book of Springfield, Ca?a prawda o planecie Ksi. Excerpt: Vril is a substance described in Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1871 novel The Coming Race, which was later reprinted as Vril: The Power of the Coming Race. The novel is an early example of science fiction. However, many early readers believed that its account of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called "Vril" was accurate, to the extent that some theosophists accepted the book as truth. Furthermore, since 1960 there has been a conspiracy theory about a secret Vril Society. The vril Race was original...

The Director

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017400125
Genre : Industrial management
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Category: Industrial management

Climate Justice

Author : Henry Shue
ISBN : 9780191022807
Genre : Political Science
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The fruit of twenty years of moral reflection on the emerging greatest challenge to humanity of the 21st century, these far-sighted and influential essays by a pioneering practical philosopher on the tangled questions of justice between nations and justice across generations confronting all attempts at international cooperation in controlling climate change sharply crystallize the central choices and offer constructive directions forward. Arguing that persistent attempts by U.S. negotiators to avoid the fundamental issues of justice at the heart of persistent international disagreement on the terms of a binding multilateral treaty are as morally misguided as they are diplomatically counter-productive, Henry Shue has built a case that efforts to price carbon (through cap-and-trade or carbon taxes) as a mechanism to drive down greenhouse gas emissions by the affluent must, for both ethical and political reasons, be complemented by international transfers that temporarily subsidize the development of non-carbon energy and its dissemination to those trapped in poverty. Our vital escape from climate change rooted in the dominance of the fossil fuel regime ought not, and in fact need not, come at the price of de-railing the escape of the world's poorest from poverty rooted in lack of affordable energy that does not undermine the climate. The momentum of changes in the planetary climate system and the political inertia of energy regimes mean that future generations, like the poorest of the present, are vulnerable to our decisions, and they have rights not to be left helpless by those of us with the power instead to leave them hope.
Category: Political Science

Elements Of Responsible Politics

Author : B.P. Dauenhauer
ISBN : 9789401135641
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of essays draws together work done during a period of more than fifteen years. In the course of these years much has changed, including much about politics. Patterns of political activity have been trans formed. Ways in which we had been accustomed to construe politics have been substantially modified and sometimes replaced. Some apparently in tractable conflicts have been resolved. Other, apparently more manageable, conflicts have shown shocking durability. A number of political doctrines once considered indefinitely serviceable have lost all relevance. And the material and technical resources at our disposal look strikingly different than they did just a few years ago. Practical politics of whatever stripe encounters at every turn ever more grave environmental degradation. But, or so this collection assumes, not everything political has changed. Some political issues, both "theoretical" and "practical," remain persistently trenchant. Questions like the following demand ever renewed consideration. What is the point and worth of belonging to a political community? What entitlements and responsibilities follow upon such membership? Or even more fundamentally, what conditions are required for there to be politics at all? Taken together, the essays collected in this volume propose a way both to understand and to engage in politics which is properly responsive both to perennial political issues and to the peculiar exigencies of our era. Some of them present criticisms of widely held, warmly cherished ways of addressing political matters. Others propose constructive alternatives.
Category: Philosophy

The Country Gentleman

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ISBN : OSU:32435058871773
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

Printers Ink

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ISBN : UOM:39015064566378
Genre : Advertising
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Category: Advertising

How To Save Your Teeth Your Money

Author : Melvin Denholtz
ISBN : 0442220804
Genre : Medical
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A comprehensive, practical guide to obtaining high-quality dental care at the lowest possible cost explains dental problems and treatments, questions to ask, methods of evaluating dentists, and dental techniques
Category: Medical

The Painspotter S Guide To Broken Britain

Author : Andrew Holmes
ISBN : 9781907293160
Genre : Humor
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Welcome to Broken Britain! MPs are blaming 'The System' for their thieving behaviour. Bankers have burnt through more cash than President Mugabe and still been bailed out. Britain is Broke. Only one thing's going to sort this mess out - some good old-fashioned finger pointing. It's time to take revenge... Painspotting style. Let the Painspotting commence! This book is more effective than Prozac and cheaper than therapy. You may be angry, you may be mad, you may even be institutionalised, but put the baseball bat away, hang up your lynching rope, and let the Painspotting commence! 50 of the best Love them, hate them, blame them, rate them: The Painspotter's Guide to Broken Britain introduces the 50 most frightful characters you'll meet in a financial crisis, so prepare to laugh out loud at the Frightened Fat Cat, the Miserable Middle Class, the Self-help Saddo and many more.
Category: Humor

Can The Us Survive Doomsday

Author : Freddie L. Sirmans
ISBN : 9781425745370
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Freddie L. Sirmans former education is limited to a high school grad and one semester of college. But, he is a fairly well read neurotic survivor. He has one of the deepest and penetrating economical minds there is today. He knows the US and western Europe is doomed unless they privatize out of their welfare states. The welfare state has all but destroyed western civilization. The liberals and their welfare state have destroyed our culture and any capacity to barter as a last resort to survive. A lack of true survival struggle is the main causes of liberalism.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit