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A new movement is afoot that promises to save the world by revolutionizing philanthropy, making non-profit organizations operate like business, and creating new markets for goods and services that benefit society. Nick-named "philanthrocapitalism" for short, its supporters believe that business...
04/18/2008
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With mounting evidence that global warming, natural resource depletion and other effects have ramped up in with Americans' need to constantly consume, even active environmentalists like Gus Speth can't seem to do enough to stop the earth's rapid destruction. In his latest book, A Bridge at the Edge...
03/28/2008
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Up to Our Eyeballs is a lively and timely exploration of the causes and consequences of the explosive rise in consumer debt, and of the unyielding financial and economic crises. Woven together with insightful analysis and a breadth of personal accounts, Up to Our Eyeballs offers an explanation for...
03/11/2008
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Paying taxes. It's something almost everyone loves to hate. 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes makes the case for thinking about taxes in a fresh and progressive way and offers plenty of material for anyone interested in countering the conservative anti-government, anti-tax agenda. Written by...
01/01/2008
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Distinguished Senior Fellow Robert Kuttner demonstrates how the American economy is shaped by financial elites and their speculative excesses. He debunks alarmist claims about federal expenditures on programs like Social Security and Medicare and exposes the genuine dangers: unchecked deregulation...
11/06/2007
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Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. In a book that explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in...
08/07/2007
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In a compelling work of original reportage, Senior Fellow Jonathan Cohn travels across the United States to investigate the reasons behind the country's health care crisis and its impact on individual Americans. The only country in the developed world that does not guarantee access to medical care...
04/19/2007
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Distinguished Senior Fellow Benjamin R. Barber offers a provocative and compelling look at the ways in which capitalism is consuming U.S. society. Bringing together extensive empirical research and original theory, Barber seeks to understand how the global economy overproduces goods and targets...
03/19/2007
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Extensively researched and told with illuminating detail, American Furies is a dramatic examination of US penitentiaries and their surrounding communities. Senior Fellow Sasha Abramsky explains how prisons are no longer motivated by goals of rehabilitation, but rather are driven by political...
02/13/2007
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How can we move from serving soup until our elbows ache to solving chronic social ills like hunger or homelessness? How can we break the disastrous cycle of low expectations that leads to chronic social failures? The answers to these questions lie within Momentum, a fresh, zestful way of thinking...
09/29/2006
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