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by Richard McFarlaneIn 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
by Cecil Younga look at how society is being transformed an all-inclusive bundles to a pay as you go nickel and dime society
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.
by Wendy LiuMy 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.
by Frans JagerA 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
by Leigh Buchanan BienenFlorence 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
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
by Marco SenatoreThe 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 Deportationby Daniel KunstlerInspired 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.
by Paul J. HarringtonIn 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 Americaby Wally SwanAfter 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
by Connor BoyackWhat 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
by Niccolo CaldararoThe 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
by Robert & Miriam FertigBEST 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
by Bette DamWith 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
by Howard I. Schwartz, PhDThe 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