Growing concern about inequality has led to proposals to remake American society according to ill-conceived and coercive “egalitarian” values that are fundamentally unfair.
This unique book reveals the modern romance with equality as a destructive flirtation. The elites who advocate such notions claim they champion the poor—but more often than not the nostrums of this managerial class undermine, rather than advance, mass prosperity and human well-being.
The authors of In All Fairness challenge all of the prevailing egalitarian ideas, including the claim that the country is riven by inequality in the first place. After all, our economy thrives with a division of labor that allows individuals who are unequal in interests and talents to pursue their own unique goals. Looked at in this way, equality is far more widespread than overheated rhetoric might lead one to expect—as factual data show.
Something happened and motivated these quiet activists to make an impact on their family, organization, or community. They chose to speak up about issues they care about. Some are following a tradition of generational activism. Others became involved for the first time and suddenly realized they were engaged in activism. IMPACT: PERSONAL PORTRAITS OF ACTIVISM gathers personal essays, poems, short stories and drama from around the world to show how actions big and small can lead to some form of justice.
"How can we reduce death and injury caused by guns?" is the wrong question. A much better question is "how can we reduce the overall rates of suicide and violent crime?" Gun Mania brings that question to the forefront by looking at the history of America and four other nations to identify why guns are a core element of only the American culture, and implications for reducing our rate of violent deaths. The United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were all settled and developed, initially, by migrants from the United Kingdom. But key differences in the development circumstances led to guns becoming a core cultural element only in America. Because guns are not significant in the cultures of these other countries, they have been able to implement substantial gun control. Because guns are a core element of the American culture, the sorts of gun measures that have been accepted in the other four countries generally will not work in America.
"Hartwig presents eloquent and consistent arguments that eschew right or left paradigms, offering many details." -Kirkus Reviews
America is in trouble--politically, economically, and socially. But there is still hope for avoiding a course for self-destruction, and Mark J. Hartwig's provocative and insightful new book offers suggestions for righting the "ship of democracy."
Hartwig posits that America has become what he coins a placebocracy: A system of governance whereby a state--likely a devolving democracy--its institutions and codependent private sector entities introduces ineffective mechanisms overtly designed to manage public frustrations in lieu of resolving actual political, economic, and sociocultural problems.
In Volume I, the focus is on the leadership work context where women work. Shocked at what I found, this sobering, candid discussion makes a clear but disturbing connection between the secrets of abusive power and control of domestic violence and leader's abusive power behaviors in companies. The book shows how Inequity is linked to bias against women in relation to their gender, image, money, and sex, in the church, in society, and the workplace. This is not for the faint of heart! Contemporary leaders have found inexcusable ways to circumvent laws and keep workplace secrets silent - with seeming impunity. But retributive and restorative justice present ways to achieve sustainable change that breaks barriers to women’s leadership.
If women can lead why does leadership culture block access to women as leaders? This volume tells all! It breaks the code of silence to uncover the most potent and coercive way leaders use to intimidate and keep women from access to leadership, empowerment, and self-determination. It exposes how power differentials are leveraged through narratives that manipulate the truth about women’s leadership into believable myths and the spins that influence perspectives on women. The volume highlights women’s leadership effectiveness, describes metaphors that explain women’s leadership, reviews a public case example of a woman candidate seeking a top leadership position, and concludes with what to do when you are hard-wired to lead and want to lead. It is a thought-provoking, groundbreaking and candid look at how culture influences leadership practice through the lens of gender bias. An eye-opener!
In this collection of poetry and fictional prose, national award-winning author Thelma T. Reyna explores President Trump’s effects on the nation during his first pivotal year in office. Speaking in the voices of constituents on both sides of the political aisle, Reyna weaves factual news and other public reports with real and imagined characters to give a reality-based context to the emotions, opinions, fears, hopes, and dreams of Americans in the amazingly untraditional Trump presidency.
If Donald Trump was a cat, what kind of cat would he be? What kind of antics would he get up to? What would the other cats think? Anna Lussenburg and Greg Perry, an award-winning cartoonist, have come together to give you the answer in this hilarious book that takes Donald Trump and puts him through the spin cycle. Whoever said, 'satire is dead' hasn't read this book!
Crump turns the world inside out to fit his golden image and creates a dystopian world where only the 'right' cats are welcome. Of course, all his short-sighted policies allow for the perfect storm of repression and unintended effects. Crump the Cat is an entertaining allegorical tale in which all kinds of cats come together to triumph over inequality and discrimination.
If you enjoy political cartoons or are looking for a funny book on Donald Trump that will have you roaring with laughter, this is it!