Dream Hoarders

Author: Richard V. Reeves
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815735499
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Dream Hoarders sparked a national conversation on the dangerous separation between the upper middle class and everyone else. Now in paperback and newly updated for the age of Trump, Brookings Institution senior fellow Richard Reeves is continuing to challenge the class system in America. In America, everyone knows that the top 1 percent are the villains. The rest of us, the 99 percent—we are the good guys. Not so, argues Reeves. The real class divide is not between the upper class and the upper middle class: it is between the upper middle class and everyone else. The separation of the upper middle class from everyone else is both economic and social, and the practice of “opportunity hoarding”—gaining exclusive access to scarce resources—is especially prevalent among parents who want to perpetuate privilege to the benefit of their children. While many families believe this is just good parenting, it is actually hurting others by reducing their chances of securing these opportunities. There is a glass floor created for each affluent child helped by his or her wealthy, stable family. That glass floor is a glass ceiling for another child. Throughout Dream Hoarders, Reeves explores the creation and perpetuation of opportunity hoarding, and what should be done to stop it, including controversial solutions such as ending legacy admissions to school. He offers specific steps toward reducing inequality and asks the upper middle class to pay for it. Convinced of their merit, members of the upper middle class believes they are entitled to those tax breaks and hoarded opportunities. After all, they aren’t the 1 percent. The national obsession with the super rich allows the upper middle class to convince themselves that they are just like the rest of America. In Dream Hoarders, Reeves argues that in many ways, they are worse, and that changes in policy and social conscience are the only way to fix the broken system.

The Happiness Problem

Author: Wren-Lewis, Sam
Editor: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447353552
Size: 13,26 MB
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We appear to have more control over our lives than ever before. If we could get things right – the perfect job, relationship, family, body and mind – then we’d be happy. With enough economic growth and technological innovation, we could cure all societal ills. The Happiness Problem shows that this way of thinking is too simplistic and can even be harmful: no matter how much progress we make, we will still be vulnerable to disappointment, loss and suffering. The things we do to make us happy are merely the tip of the iceberg. Sam Wren-Lewis offers an alternative process that acknowledges insecurity and embraces uncertainty. Drawing on our psychological capacities for curiosity and compassion, he proposes that we can connect with, and gain a deeper understanding of, the personal and social challenges that define our time

The Splintering Of The American Mind

Author: William Egginton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1635571340
Size: 17,38 MB
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A timely, provocative, necessary look at how identity politics has come to dominate college campuses and higher education in America at the expense of a more essential commitment to equality. Thirty years after the culture wars, identity politics is now the norm on college campuses-and it hasn't been an unalloyed good for our education system or the country. Though the civil rights movement, feminism, and gay pride led to profoundly positive social changes, William Egginton argues that our culture's increasingly narrow focus on individual rights puts us in a dangerous place. The goal of our education system, and particularly the liberal arts, was originally to strengthen community; but the exclusive focus on individualism has led to a new kind of intolerance, degrades our civic discourse, and fatally distracts progressive politics from its commitment to equality. Egginton argues that our colleges and universities have become exclusive, expensive clubs for the cultural and economic elite instead of a national, publicly funded project for the betterment of the country. Only a return to the goals of community, and the egalitarian values underlying a liberal arts education, can head off the further fracturing of the body politic and the splintering of the American mind. With lively, on-the-ground reporting and trenchant analysis, The Splintering of the American Mind is a powerful book that is guaranteed to be controversial within academia and beyond. At this critical juncture, the book challenges higher education and every American to reengage with our history and its contexts, and to imagine our nation in new and more inclusive ways.

Hoarders Doomsday Preppers And The Culture Of Apocalypse

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137468084
Size: 20,51 MB
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The culture of twenty-first century America revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world.

Caring Enough To Help

Author: Richard Dortch
Editor: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780892215027
Size: 18,54 MB
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Richard Dortch, who has been through the fire of defeat and crippling stress, brings healing to those frantic to help the ones they love. In Caring Enough to Help the One You Love, Dortch gets down into the arena with those who are hurting, offering his wealth of personal experience and wisdom to all in need of help. Do you love and care enough to help?

John Stuart Mill

Author: Richard Reeves
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782397132
Size: 18,29 MB
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A young activist and highly-educated Cambridge Union debater, Mill would become in time the highest-ranked English thinker of the nineteenth century, the author of the landmark essay On Liberty and one of the most passionate reformers and advocates of his revolutionary, opinionated age. As a journalist he fired off a weekly article on Irish land reform as the people of that nation starved, as an MP he introduced the first vote on women's suffrage, fought to preserve free-speech and opposed slavery, and, in his private life, pursued for two decades a love affair with another man's wife. To understand Mill and his contribution, Richard Reeves explores his life and work in tandem. His book is a riveting and authoritative biography of a man raised to promote happiness, whose life was spent in the pursuit of truth and liberty for all.

Stuff Your Face Or Face Your Stuff

Author: Dorothy K. Breininger
Editor: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757317375
Size: 14,72 MB
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While organizing the lives of her many clients, Emmy-nominated organizing expert Dorothy Breininger learned to face her own stuff, and lost seventy-five pounds in the process. In this one-of-a-kind book she addresses weight loss from the much-needed perspective of what lies underneath our cluttermetaphorically, physically, and emotionally.

The Dream Of The Golden Mountains

Author: Malcolm Cowley
Editor: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books
ISBN:
Size: 19,18 MB
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The Glory And The Dream A Narrative History Of America

Author: WILLIAM MANCHESTER
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 15,14 MB
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Living In The Realm Of Miracles And Angel Encounters

Author: Brigitte A. Murchison
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146530696X
Size: 14,39 MB
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Living In The Realm Of Miracles and Angel Encounters You will experience unbelievable, soul-stirring, miracles that will alter your reality of this world. Be prepared to be amazed and illuminated in these compelling and riveting true life stories of miracles and angel encounters, such as Louisiana author, Anne Butler, held in the arms of angels, premonition dream visions of: 9/11 disaster, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa's deaths, Space Shuttle Columbia's crash, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Firsthand accounts of miracles, such as: pets brought back to life, divine healings, lives saved, angels at a Joyce Meyer conference, angels saving author's life, Hurricane Katrina miracle, and many more incredible and inspiring stories of faith, proving the overpowering evidence of the existence of angels and miracles in our world today. Read this intriguing and inspirational book of astonishing faith filled stories where ordinary things may not be what they seem What a wonderful God we have - he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does he do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass onto them this same help and comfort God has given us 2 Corinthians 1: 3-5 (TLB)