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  • The Only-Two-Party System: Why Third Parties Are Unconstitutional

    by Richard McFarlane
    In the United States of America, third parties are unconstitutional. "Unconstitutional" does not mean illegal or extralegal. It means incompatible with the Constitution, including its unwritten parts. "Third parties" means any group, however organized, that intends to influence public policy by nominating and electing candidates for office, other than the two major parties whether Democrats and Republicans, or Democratic-Republicans and Federalists. The third parties that have formed and diss... more
  • Towards a Nickel and Dime Society

    by Cecil Young
    a look at how society is being transformed an all-inclusive bundles to a pay as you go nickel and dime society
  • Cover Up

    by Damien Comerford

    Non Fiction author Damien Comerford reopens the investigations of five major crime news events—including the death of Princess Diana—to reveal questions the media should have asked to get the truth.

  • My First Impression of China--Washingtonians' First Trips to the Middle Kingdom

    by Wendy Liu
    My First Impression of China--Washingtonians' First Trips to the Middle Kingdom is a collection of 35 first trip to China stories by some of Washington state's government, business, academic and community leaders, marking the 35th anniversary of U.S.-China and Washington state-China relations: 1979-2014.
  • Neither Here Nor There: A First Generation Immigrant in Search of American Exceptionalism

    by Frans Jager
    A first generation immigrant comes to the United States with an expectation that he is making a good deal. That by coming to the USA he will shape a better future for himself and his family than he could expect to have by staying put. But we are living in a fast moving age where circumstances change frequently and fundamentally. The purpose of NEITHER HERE NOR THERE is to give an honest account of one personal journey from the old country (the Netherlands) to America. It looks back at how the a... more
  • Florence Kelley, Factory Inspector in 1890s Chicago, and the Children

    by Leigh Buchanan Bienen
    Florence Kelley, a lifelong advocate for women and children, came to Chicago with her three children fleeing an abusive husband. She lived at Hull-House in the 1890s and was appointed state factory inspector by Governor John Peter Altgeld, becoming the first woman to hold that post in the United States. As factory inspector she and her colleagues worked to place children in school and remove them from tenement factories and dangerous industrial environments. With colleagues she conducted a wage ... more
  • Humanity's Dilemma - How to Make Earth a Peaceful Place Where All Humans Can Flourish

    by Russell Hill

    This book  identifies reasons why humanity has failed to flourish on Earth in a way that enables every individual to manifest his or her unique mental and physical capabilities in a way that takes full advantage of their genetically produced functionality.  If you accept Darwin's Theory of Evolution, then you must accept that every human beinig that is born into this world is a potential genetic contributor toward enabling our species to remain viable as Earth'... more

  • Exchanging Autonomy: Inner Motivations as Resources for Tackling the Crises of Our Times

    by Marco Senatore
    The twofold purpose of the work is to define some dimensions (relational, functional and existential) of individual autonomy and promote their dissemination within society, in particular through the introduction of some legal and economic tools. Moreover, starting from references to authors such as Adam Smith, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, Theodor W. Adorno, Jürgen Habermas and Amartya Sen, the book highlights the key role of individual autonomy for rediscovering a sense of community and dealing wi... more
  • Passaic: The True Story of One Man's Journey Through American Immigration, Detention and Deportation

    by Daniel Kunstler
    Inspired by one immigrant's story standing in glaring conflict with American ideals, Daniel Kunstler spent six years researching and documenting U.S. immigration enforcement practices. Arguing that our immigration and removal system is a matter of choice over necessity, Kunstler advocates correcting the drift of law from justice to make us into the people we say we are.
  • 978-0-9915831-5-7

    by Paul J. Harrington
    In The Commonsense Rules, former attorney and business executive Paul Harrington exposes the truth about the perfect storm of economic, fiscal, and political forces that are about to collide in an unprecedented national disaster. He proposes a comprehensive package of innovative and bold solutions, founded in the natural laws referred to in the Declaration of Independence as the source of our “unalienable rights.” Only a new constitution can save the United States, according to the author. ... more
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights: A Public Policy Agenda for Uniting a Divided America

    by Wally Swan
    After two years of work, the book that I have edited titled “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights: A Public Policy Agenda for Uniting a Divided America” (CRC Press) is scheduled to come out on October 3, 2014. Why is this book of interest to you? (1) It is the only book provides information about what comes next for the LGBT community after marriage in 19 states; as well as (2) It defines how we may achieve equality in the 30+ states that have no protections for LGBT people re... more
  • Feardom: How Politicians Exploit Your Emotions and What You Can Do to Stop Them

    by Connor Boyack
    What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear. Sometimes the fear derives from a pre-existing threat. At other times, crises are created or intensified to invoke a sense of panic and anxiety where none previously existed. This pattern is as predictable as it is destructive. The end result is the same: a loss of liberty. Policies that are costly, oppressive, and ... more
  • The Credit Crisis: Magical Thinking, Irrationality and the Role of Inequality

    by Niccolo Caldararo
    The world economy is undergoing dynamic change, theories of finance and markets like the efficient market theory have collapsed in the face of the credit crisis. My analysis puts 19th and 20th century theories of economic behavior into a uniformitarian context using cross cultural examples and a new framework for analyzing human economic behavior. The book uses examples from peoples and bankers as well as recent conditions that brought on the crisis to teach a practical paradigm for the new gl... more
  • Best Interests of the Children

    by Robert & Miriam Fertig
    BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILDREN The ethical principles of Beneficence and Non-Maleficence exist in the medical world to maximize benefit and to avoid harm to patients. It is the duty to assist persons in need, and its converse, the duty to refrain from causing harm. These same principles apply to the Best Interest standard used in the children and families dependency welfare system, to protect defenseless children from parental abandonment, neglect and abuse. Annually, nearly 700,000 children... more
  • A Man and a Motorcycle, how Hamid Karzai came to power

    by Bette Dam
    With a secondhand motorcycle, the support of a few powerful tribesmen and a good friend in the CIA, the unknown Hamid Karzai willed himself to power as the new hope of Afghanistan. Acclaimed journalist Bette Dam chronicles the astonishing rise of Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed leader from obscurity to one of the most influential figures in the global war on terror. Following the 2001 toppling of the Taliban, a fragile Afghanistan was on the brink. Karzai, armed with a recipe for victory came within i... more
  • Beyond Liberty Alone

    by Howard I. Schwartz, PhD
    The concept of liberty has been taken hostage by the political Right over the last forty years in an effort to justify all sorts of destructive political positions. The result is a theory of liberty that is destructive to our planet, our nation, and our moral selves. Beyond Liberty Alone takes back the concept of liberty, peeling away the distorted popular assumptions that inform the Right’s understanding of this critical political concept and, in its place, proposes an alternative that’s pro... more