The Speech

On Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class
Author: Bernie Sanders
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1568585543
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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On Friday, December 10, 2010, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders walked on to the floor of the United States Senate and began speaking. It turned out to be a very long speech, lasting over eight and a half hours. And it hit a nerve. Millions followed the speech online until the traffic crashed the Senate server. A huge, positive grassroots response tied up the phones in the senator's offices in Vermont and Washington. President Obama reportedly held an impromptu press conference with former President Clinton to deflect media attention away from Sanders' speech. Editorials and news coverage appeared throughout the world. In his speech, Sanders blasted the agreement that President Obama struck with Republicans, which extended the Bush tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, lowered estate tax rates for the very, very rich, and set a terrible precedent by establishing a "payroll tax holiday" diverting revenue away from the Social Security Trust Fund, threatening the fund's very future. But the speech was more than a critique of a particular piece of legislation. It was a dissection of the collapse of the American middle class and a well-researched attack on corporate greed and on public policy which, over the last several decades, has led to a huge growth in millionaires even as the United States has the highest rate of childhood poverty in the industrialized world. It was a plea for a fundamental change in national priorities, for government policy that reflects the needs of working families, and not just the wealthy and their lobbyists. Finally, Sanders' speech-published here in its entirety with a new introduction by the senator-is a call for action. It is a passionate statement informing us that the only people who will save the middle class of this country is the middle class itself, but only if it is informed, organized, and prepared to take on the enormously powerful special interests dominating Washington.

Why Democracies Flounder and Fail

Remedying Mass Society Politics
Author: Michael Haas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319740709
Category: Political Science
Page: 523
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Democracy is in crisis because voices of the people are ignored due to a politics of mass society. After demonstrating how the French Fourth Republic failed, wherein Singapore’s totalitarianism is a dangerous model, Washington is enmeshed in gridlock, and there is a global democracy deficit, solutions are offered to revitalize democracy as the best form of government. The book demonstrates how mass society politics operates, with intermediate institutions of civil society (media, pressure groups, political parties) no longer transmitting the will of the people to government but instead are concerned with corporate interests and have developed oligarchical mindsets. Rather than micro-remedy bandaids, the author focuses on the need to transform governing philosophies from pragmatic to humanistic solutions.

Focus On: 100 Most Popular 20Th-century American Politicians


Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publisher: e-artnow sro
ISBN: N.A
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US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Handbook - Strategic Information and Regulations


Author: IBP, Inc.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1438755872
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 300
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US Senate Health, Education, Labor And Pensions Committee Handbook

Politics without Stories

The Liberal Predicament
Author: David Ricci
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107170842
Category: Philosophy
Page: 250
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Conservatives use great stories to prescribe government policy. Liberals engage the world via science and pragmatism, rendering liberalism less inspiring. This book examines this difference.

Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

The U.S. in Global Context
Author: Katherine S. van Wormer,Rosemary J. Link
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322424
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.

Bernie's Sermon

The Historic Senate Speech on Corporate Greed, Income Inequality, and America's Decline
Author: Bernie Sanders
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514783856
Category:
Page: 126
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On December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont spoke for over eight hours on the floor of the Senate. As he spoke, and as the hours passed, millions began to watch the speech online; worldwide news coverage ensued. Worthwhile reading for any concerned citizen, and mandatory reading for anyone following politics in 2015, Senator Sanders's plea for common sense and fairness is sure to resonate for years to come.

Bernie Sanders' December, 2010 Filibuster on Corporate Greed

An Historic Speech
Author: Sen Bernie Sanders
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781470027285
Category:
Page: 196
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On December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont stood on the floor of the United States Senate and delivered an eight hour filibuster to protest rising corporate greed in the United States, as well as the decline of the Middle Class.

GED Test For Dummies

with Online Practice
Author: Murray Shukyn,Dale E. Shuttleworth,Achim K. Krull
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118678168
Category: Study Aids
Page: 480
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Score higher on the GED with this book + online practice If you're preparing for this all-important exam, GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice gets you up and running on everything you can expect on test day, from overviews of the test sections to invaluable reviews and test-taking strategies for all the subjects covered—and everything in between. In the book, you'll find hands-on, digestible information for navigating your way through the Language Arts/Reading and Writing Tests, Social Studies Test, Mathematics Test, and Science Test. Whether you're looking to perfect your grammar and punctuation skills, get familiar with the types of fiction and nonfiction passages you'll encounter, take the fear out of math and science, put the social in your studies, or answer multiple-choice questions with confidence, this unintimidating guide makes it easy to score higher and pass this vital exam. The accompanying online experience helps you further your skills by providing practice questions with answers and full explanations This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest version of the GED Includes 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations and walkthroughs. Offers clear overviews of all the topics covered on the GED Includes special considerations if English is your second language It's all at your fingertips! Prepare for the test, improve your chances of success, and increase your earning power and job prospects with the help of GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice

Нерассказанная история США


Author: Оливер Стоун, Питер Кузник
Publisher: Азбука-Аттикус
ISBN: 5389089030
Category: Political Science
Page: 928
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Мы не хотим заново пересказывать всю историю нашей страны — это попросту невозможно. Мы стремимся пролить свет на то, что мы считаем предательством идей, легших в основу ее исторической миссии, — поскольку нам кажется, что все еще есть надежда исправить эти ошибки до того, как XXI век окончательно вступит в свои права. Нас глубоко беспокоит курс, взятый США в последнее время. Почему наша страна размещает во всех уголках земного шара свои военные базы, общее количество которых, по некоторым подсчетам, перевалило за тысячу? Почему США тратят на свои вооруженные силы больше денег, чем все остальные страны, вместе взятые? Почему наше государство по-прежнему содержит огромный арсенал ядерного оружия, большая часть которого находится в постоянной боевой готовности, хотя, по сути, ни одна страна сегодня не представляет для нас непосредственной угрозы? Почему ничтожному меньшинству состоятельных американцев позволено оказывать такое мощное влияние на внутреннюю и внешнюю политику США и СМИ, в то время как широкие народные массы страдают от снижения уровня жизни, а их голос в политике слышен все слабее? Почему американцы вынуждены мириться с постоянным надзором, вмешательством государства в их личные дела, попранием гражданских свобод и утратой права на частную жизнь? Это повергло бы в ужас отцов-основателей и прежние поколения американцев. Почему в нашей стране именно те, кем движет жадность и узколобый эгоизм, правят теми, кто ратует за такие общественные ценности, как доброта, щедрость, сочувствие к окружающим, общность интересов и верность общенародным идеалам? И это лишь малая толика тех вопросов, которые мы зададим на страницах этой книги. И хотя мы не надеемся, что сумеем найти ответы на все из них, мы все же постараемся представить исторические факты так, чтобы читатели смогли самостоятельно углубиться в изучение заинтересовавших их вопросов. В истории Американской империи мало хорошего. Но необходимо честно и открыто говорить о ней, если мы хотим, чтобы Соединенные Штаты когда-нибудь отважились пойти на коренные реформы, которые позволят им играть ведущую роль в продвижении человечества вперед, вместо того чтобы всячески тормозить его прогресс. Оливер Стоун, Питер Кузник

USA Today


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Category: United States
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Rights


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Category: Civil rights
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Exodus from empire

the fall of America's empire and the rise of the global community
Author: Terrence Edward Paupp
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: 9780745326139
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
View: 914
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This book lays out a comprehensive vision for a new world order based on cooperation between the developing world and leading Left countries in Latin America. Arguing that the ravages off corporate capitalism are unsustainable, Terrence E. Paupp presents an energetic critique of the problems of empire and looks ahead to a global the against hte IMF and U.S. hegemony. "There is no book quite like this. . . . Paupp has achieved a well-articulated alternative vision of a future world order based on law, equity, and sustainability." ---Richard Falk, Princeton University and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara "A brilliant treasure-trove of wisdom aimed at putting equity to work for all of mankind rather than a favoured few." ---Larry Birns, Director, Council on Hemispheric Affairs "Paupp proposes a comprehensive strategy which calls for the development of a new global ethic based on the idea of an inclusive global community." ---Bill Wickersham, Adjunct Professor of Peace Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia "Exodus from Empire offers, confidently, a way to see that another world is possible. It's light in a time of darkness." ---Brian Foley, Florida Coastal School of Law

National Journal


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Category: Legislation
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Теория когнитивного диссонанса


Author: Леон Фестингер
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040944055
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
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Самая известная работа классика психологии Леона Фестингера в современном изложении. Понятие «когнитивный диссонанс» плотно вошло в нашу жизнь ‒ этот психологический феномен воздействует на наше поведение и восприятие мира. Люди стремятся к внутреннему равновесию между получаемой информацией и личными мотивами своего поведения – иногда даже вопреки здравому смыслу. Стремление снизить диссонанс является важнейшей потребностью в жизни любого человека ‒ автор доказывает это результатами многочисленных экспериментов и удивительными историческими фактами.

Labor relations reporter

Analysis/News and background information
Author: Bureau of National Affairs (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
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Publisher: N.A
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The Encyclopædia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Daily Labor Report


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Category: Working class
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