How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 16:29

"“Without countervailing voices, naming and challenging power, political freedom withers and dies. Without countervailing voices, a better world can never materialise. Without countervailing voices, wells will still be dug and bridges will still be built, but only for the few. Food will still be grown, but it will not reach the mouths of the poor. New medicines will be developed, but they will be inaccessible to many of those in need.”

Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn't Work without a Strong Middle Class

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 15:15

"For the past several decades, politicians and economists thought that high levels of inequality were good for the economy. But because America’s middle class is now so weak, the US economy suffers from the kinds of problems that plague less-developed countries. As Hollowed Out explains, to have strong, sustainable growth, the economy needs to work for everyone and expand from the middle out. This new thinking has the potential to supplant trickle-down economics—the theory that was so wrong about inequality and our economy—and shape economic policymaking for generations."

The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 13:48

"Americans have always loved guns. This special bond was forged during the American Revolution and sanctified by the Second Amendment. It is because of this exceptional relationship that American civilians are more heavily armed than the citizens of any other nation.

Or so we're told.

The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:11

"In this new and expanded edition of Chossudovsky’s international best-seller, the author outlines the contours of a New World Order which feeds on human poverty and the destruction of the environment, generates social apartheid, encourages racism and ethnic strife and undermines the rights of women. The result as his detailed examples from all parts of the world show so convincingly, is a globalization of poverty.

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:04

"Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time.