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Born On Third Base

Born on Third Base PDF
Author: Chuck Collins
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2016-09-23
Book Size: 45.40 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Born On Third Base

by Chuck Collins, Born On Third Base Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Born On Third Base book, 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.



Helping People Help Themselves

Helping People Help Themselves PDF
Author: David Ellerman
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2005-04-13
Book Size: 20.26 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 334
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Helping People Help Themselves

by David Ellerman, Helping People Help Themselves Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Helping People Help Themselves book, Surveys the theoretical foundations for a philosophy of development - including the work of Albert Hirschman, Paolo Freire, John Dewey, and Soren Kierkegaard. The author offers a practical suggestion of how goals of development can be better set and met. He shifts the locus of initiative from the would-be helpers to the doers.



Sports Talk

Sports Talk PDF
Author: Colin McNairn
Publisher: FriesenPress
Release Date: 2017-02-24
Book Size: 30.46 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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Sports Talk

by Colin McNairn, Sports Talk Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Sports Talk book, It’s game on in uncovering the many sports-inspired terms, expressions, sayings and images that populate our everyday language! That’s the challenge that this book takes on, using a playbook for each sport. It kicks off with an opening run through the game of football, then it’s out of the gate with wire-to-wire coverage of horse racing. After going for the fences and covering all the bases in the sport of baseball, the ball is kept rolling, despite many a sticky wicket, through the long-running game of cricket. A blow-by-blow account of the sweet science of boxing is followed by play-by-play accounts of 35 more sports that have been added to the roster. At the finish line, the top three sports, are scored on their relative contributions to everyday language, and declared win, place and show. The discussion is enlivened by lots of sports humour and anecdotes along with quotations from sports personalities some of which may sound quite familiar, much like déjà vu all over again.



How Much Do We Deserve

How Much Do We Deserve  PDF
Author: Richard S. Gilbert
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Release Date: 2001
Book Size: 69.61 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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How Much Do We Deserve

by Richard S. Gilbert, How Much Do We Deserve Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download How Much Do We Deserve book, Sheds new light on the injustice arising from the widening gap between rich and poor in the United States.



Economic Apartheid In America

Economic Apartheid In America PDF
Author: Chuck Collins
Publisher: The New Press
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Book Size: 37.62 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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Economic Apartheid In America

by Chuck Collins, Economic Apartheid In America Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Economic Apartheid In America book, This updated edition of the widely touted Economic Apartheid in America looks at the causes and manifestations of wealth disparities in the United States, including tax policy in light of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and recent corporate scandals. Published with two leading organizations dedicated to addressing economic inequality, the book looks at recent changes in income and wealth distribution and examines the economic policies and shifts in power that have fueled the growing divide. Praised by Sojurners as “a clear blueprint on how to combat growing inequality,” Economic Apartheid in America provides “much-needed groundwork for more democratic discussion and participation in economic life” (Tikkun). With “a wealth of eye-opening data” (The Beacon) focusing on the decline of organized labor and civic institutions, the battle over global trade, and the growing inequality of income and wages, it argues that most Americans are shut out of the discussion of the rules governing their economic lives. Accessible and engaging and illustrated throughout with charts, graphs, and political cartoons, the book lays out a comprehensive plan for action.



Semantic Leaps

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Author: Seana Coulson
Publisher:
Release Date: 1997
Book Size: 26.10 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Cognitive science
Languages : en
Pages : 622
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Semantic Leaps

by Seana Coulson, Semantic Leaps Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Semantic Leaps book,



A Purpose For Life

A Purpose for Life PDF
Author: Alexander Zax
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2005-12
Book Size: 42.59 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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A Purpose For Life

by Alexander Zax, A Purpose For Life Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download A Purpose For Life book, "Measurable and cost-effective Service (not wealth, fame, looks or ancestry) is The Key to personal happiness and determining a person's real worth. You can find it (and the lack of it) in people of all professions, political persuasions, religious groups and economic strata. The nature of their politics, religion, profession, or the degree of their wealth or fame, are not very relevant in determining a person's intelligence or heart. The joy they experience delivering useful service to - family, friends, customers, employees, employers, community, country and planet (in ever-widening spheres of influence, depending on one's ability and interests) - may be a better gauge of those qualities." "This is a book of answers for the next generation. Answers about sex, money, war, racism, life and death. Every teenager and young adult needs this book." AUTHOR BIO: Alexander Zax has enjoyed an atypical career in diverse fields. He first worked for 20 years in the social service arena (for long hours with low pay), and then spent 10 years building his own multi-million dollar businesses. He did this while helping to raise four daughters who are themselves successfully serving others in their careers today. From this he learned the common denominator to succeed in any field is a commitment to service over income. He has now founded www.TheServiceFoundation.com to help spread that philosophy.



Playing President

Playing President PDF
Author: Robert Scheer
Publisher: Akashic Books
Release Date: 2006-05-01
Book Size: 32.28 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Playing President

by Robert Scheer, Playing President Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Playing President book, Reflections on, and interviews with, US presidents from Nixon to George W. Bush, from “one of the best reporters of our time” (Joan Didion, New York Times–bestselling author of The White Album). Robert Scheer’s interviews with and profiles of US presidents have shaped journalism history. Scheer developed close journalistic relationships with Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George H. W. Bush, and his reporting on them had a tangible impact on national debate—with examples including the famed 1976 Playboy interview in which then-candidate Jimmy Carter admitted to have lusted in his heart; and the 1980 interview with the Los Angeles Times during which the senior Bush confessed to Scheer his dream of a “winnable nuclear war.” In Playing President, Robert Scheer offers an unparalleled insight into the presidential mind, analyzing administrations from Nixon to George W. Bush, offering insights that will surprise the reader—particularly those with rigid preconceptions about the decision-making processes of our leaders. Also included are reprints of Scheer’s famous presidential interviews, along with previously unpublished interview transcripts and select writings.



Rethinking Reputation

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Author: Fraser P. Seitel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Book Size: 36.19 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Rethinking Reputation

by Fraser P. Seitel, Rethinking Reputation Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Rethinking Reputation book, Good public relations is no longer just icing-it's a strategic imperative more important to your competitive success than even advertising or marketing. This is true whether you're a century-old multibillion-dollar corporation or a penniless startup. In Rethinking Reputation, public relations guru Fraser Seitel and John Doorley, founder of the Academy for Communication Excellence and Leadership at Johnson & Johnson, examine a fascinating new set of case studies-including the BP oil spill and the launch of CitySlips-to glean the PR dos and don'ts for the new media world, covering both standard reputation maintenance and crisis management. They also show start-up companies and entrenched organizations how to use the power of word-of-mouth to jump-start business like never before. This is a wake-up call from two industry legends-for public relations professionals as well as entrepreneurs, CEOs, and anyone else tasked with representing their organization to the world. These new media lessons include: * Remember that research is cheaper, and more critical, than ever. * Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good-launch your idea before someone else does. * Don't get so excited about social media that you forget about traditional media. * In a crisis, you are never offstage. * Never lie, never whine, and never try to predict the future!



A People S History Of Poverty In America

A People s History of Poverty in America PDF
Author: Stephen Pimpare
Publisher: The New Press
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Book Size: 56.85 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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A People S History Of Poverty In America

by Stephen Pimpare, A People S History Of Poverty In America Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download A People S History Of Poverty In America book, In this compulsively readable social history, political scientist Stephen Pimpare vividly describes poverty from the perspective of poor and welfare-reliant Americans from the big city to the rural countryside. He focuses on how the poor have created community, secured shelter, and found food and illuminates their battles for dignity and respect. Through prodigious archival research and lucid analysis, Pimpare details the ways in which charity and aid for the poor have been inseparable, more often than not, from the scorn and disapproval of those who would help them. In the rich and often surprising historical testimonies he has collected from the poor in America, Pimpare overturns any simple conclusions about how the poor see themselves or what it feels like to be poor—and he shows clearly that the poor are all too often aware that charity comes with a price. It is that price that Pimpare eloquently questions in this book, reminding us through powerful anecdotes, some heart-wrenching and some surprisingly humorous, that poverty is not simply a moral failure.



Halfway To Heaven

Halfway to Heaven PDF
Author: Mark Obmascik
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-05-12
Book Size: 75.80 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Halfway To Heaven

by Mark Obmascik, Halfway To Heaven Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Halfway To Heaven book, The author recounts his effort to scale Colorado's fifty-four mountains above 14,000 feet, a quest marked by the search for hiking partners among eccentric candidates and his exploration of the culture and history of the "Fourteeners."



Reach For The Summit

Reach for the Summit PDF
Author: Pat Summitt
Publisher: Currency
Release Date: 1999-04-13
Book Size: 61.45 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Reach For The Summit

by Pat Summitt, Reach For The Summit Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Reach For The Summit book, "I'm someone who will push you beyond all reasonable limits. Someone who will ask you not to just fulfill your potential but to exceed it. Someone who will expect more from you than you may believe you are capable of. So if you aren't ready to go to work, shut this book." --Pat Summitt Pat Summitt, head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, was a phenomenon in women's basketball. Her ferociously competitive teams won the NCAA championship in 1996 and 1997 and made her the winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 women's history. Summitt wrote the first motivational book by a high-achieving female coach. In Reach for the Summit, she presented her formula for success, which she called the "Definite Dozen System." In each of the book's twelve chapters, Summitt talked about one of the system's principles--such as responsibility, discipline, and loyalty--and showed how to apply it to your own situation. Pat Summitt used her own remarkable story as a vehicle for explaining how anyone can transform herself through ambition. Through many amusing anecdotes and a few very painful memories, she revealed her mistakes and triumphs as a beginning basketball player, as an Olympic athlete, as a Division 1 coach, and as a mother. Although Summitt was not born to the easy life--she was born into a hard-working farm family in a remote corner of Tennessee--she became one of the most successful and highest-paid coaches in the country. She candidly talked about how she turned her losses into wins and then showed how you can do the same. Wonderfully entertaining and brilliantly instructive, Reach for the Summit discloses the winning secret to building a principled system and making it to the top at whatever you do. Pat Summitt's story will motivate you to achieve in sports, business, and the most important game of all--life.