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The Coming Generational Storm
Laurence J. Kotlikoff
0262612089
Jan 2005
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Review
"The Coming Generational Storm lays out the problems in understandable language and compelling detail." -- The Washington Post
"...Kotlikoff proffer plenty of evidence to back up their claims." -- Anne Wagner, National Journal
"The Coming Generational Storm...lays out in easy-to-understand prose why Social Security and Medicare need a comprehensive overhaul." -- Gregory D. Hess, Los Angeles Times
"This is a book any serious investor should absorb and act upon." -- Jonathan Chevreau, National Post
"...Filled with advice on protecting what you've got and making it grow before and during retirement." -- Chris Tucker, Dallas Morning News
"This may be the year's most important book. Essential." -- R. M. Whaples, CHOICE
"The policy solutions of Kotlikoff and Burns are specific and ingenious...." -- Michael...


While Europe Slept : How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
Bruce Bawer
0385514727
February 21, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Having recently published an indictment of Christian fundamentalist intolerance in the U.S. (Stealing Jesus), New York native Bawer relocated to Europe with his Norwegian partner in 1998 and found an even more dangerous strain of religious and cultural bigotry ensnaring Western Europe. A swarming menace called radical Islam, he writes, rings Europe's cities in smoldering Muslim ghettos, provoking everything from so-called honor killings and political assassinations to the Madrid subway bombings and the massacre of school children in Beslan. Worse, the Taliban-like theocracy Bawer sees looming inside backward immigrant populations resistant to integration flourishes under the protective wing of Western Europe's America-bashing, multicultural, liberal establishment. The latter correspond to the appeasers of Nazi...


The Constitution of Liberty
F. A. Hayek
0226320847
October 15, 1978
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Book Description
"One of the great political works of our time, . . . the twentieth-century successor to John Stuart Mill's essay, 'On Liberty.'"--Henry Hazlitt, Newsweek

"A reflective, often biting, commentary on the nature of our society and its dominant thought by one who is passionately opposed to the coercion of human beings by the arbitrary will of others, who puts liberty above welfare and is sanguine that greater welfare will thereby ensue."--Sidney Hook, New York Times Book Review

In this classic work Hayek restates the ideals of freedom that he believes have guided, and must continue to guide, the growth of Western civilization. Hayek's book, first published in 1960, urges us to clarify our beliefs in today's struggle of political ideologies.



The Raw Deal
Joe Conason
0976062127
Sept 2005
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- David Brock, Media Matters for America
"With insight and clarity, Joe Conason shows . . . a lavishly funded and breathtakingly dishonest conservative PR campaign."

- Josh Marshall, talkingpointsmemo.com
"Let this book be your x-ray machine to see through the President’s lies."

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Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Endangered America's Long-Term National Security
Robert Patterson
0895261405
March 25, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Buzz" Patterson was a military aide to President Clinton from May 1996 to May 1998 and one of five individuals entrusted with carrying the "nuclear football"—the bag containing the codes for launching nuclear weapons. This responsibility meant that he spent a considerable amount of time next to the president, giving him a unique perspective on the Clinton administration. Though he arrived at the job "filled with professional devotion and commitment to serve," he left believing that Clinton had "sown a whirlwind of destruction upon the integrity of our government, endangered our national security, and done enormous harm to the American military in which I served."

Dereliction of Duty is not a personal attack on President Clinton or a commentary on his various scandals; rather, it...



How to Get SSI and Social Security Disability: An Insider's Step by Step Guide
Mike Davis
0595125743
January 2000
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Book Description
More people are denied SSI and Social Security Disability than are allowed benefits the first time they apply. This includes children and adults. Appeals can take a year or more. In a simplified step by step guide Mike Davis gives disability applicants the crucial information they need to know and exactly what to do to make the best case the first time around. A former SSI and Social Security Disability Claims Examiner, the author has worked on over 4000 cases over a seven year period. "Too often I have had to deny a claim when I thought there was a genuine disability, but the case was not complete enough to render a favorable decision. What I have tried to do in this book is give the reader the information needed to present his or her case fully, accurately, and in the best possible light. I believe this will...


The Plot Against Social Security
Michael A. Hiltzik
006083465X
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A Pulitzer Prize–winning financial journalist for the Los Angeles Times, Hiltzik gathers arguments made by a plethora of economists and skeptics into a comprehensive, biting critique of the privatization agenda and what he calls the "astroturf" alliance of right-wing ideologues, Wall Street opportunists and Republican political operatives that "aims to propagate, and then exploit, public ignorance." Prophecies of the Social Security trust fund's bankruptcy, he finds, are based on dubious and politically biased forecasts; more realistic projections have the trust fund growing nicely over the next 75 years. Even if doomsayers' predictions come true, he notes, the system's solvency can be safeguarded by straightforward fixes; simply lifting the cap on Social Security taxes—thus taxing high-income workers...


Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists Criminals & Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores
Michelle Malkin
0895261464
September 25, 2002
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Book Description
There were 19 hijackers aboard the planes that attacked America on September 11. This book reveals the shocking, true identity of the 20th hijacker.

About the Author
Michelle Malkin is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate. Her twice-weekly column is published by nearly 100 clients, including the Miami Herald, Detroit News, Washington Times, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, and New York Post. Malkin is a Fox News commentator and frequent radio talk show guest, and has appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, the McLaughlin Group, ABC's 20/20, and MSNBC. Malkin, the daughter of Filipino immigrants, was born in Philadelphia in 1970 and raised in southern New Jersey. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and lives with her husband and daughter in...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Social Security
Lita Epstein
0028643178
Jan 2002
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About the Author
Lita Epstein is managing editor of Business to Business Magazine in Atlanta. She co-authored Teach Yourself Retirement Planning in 24 Hours, which was published in September 2001. In the financial-planning area, Lita develops online courses on topics such as investing for retirement and finance and investing for women. She was the content director for a financial services website, MostChoice, and managed the investing-for-women site at About. She also wrote TipWorld's Mutual Fund Tip of the Day in addition to columns about mutual fund trends for numerous websites. As a congressional press secretary, Lita gained firsthand knowledge about how to work within and around the federal bureaucracy, giving her great insight into how government programs work. In the past, Lita has been a daily...


Terror and Taboo
Joseba Zulaika
041591759X
July 16, 1996
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Book Description
Terror and Taboo is about the mythology of terrorism; it is an exploration of the ways we talk about terrorism. It offers incontestable evidence to support the idea that we give power to terrorism by the way we write and talk about it.

According to Zulaika and Douglass, we make terrorism worse by the way we represent it in the media and in everyday conversation. Through their examination of terrorism, they propose to remove the taboos surrounding terrorism.

Terror and Taboo is full of examples to ground the authors premise, ranging from specific examples, such as tendency to talk more about where Timothy McVeigh shopped for weapons than about the international traffic in arms by legitimate nations, to more theoretical interpretations that will be familiar to...


Social Security Benefits Handbook
Stanley A. Tomkiel
1572483954
Aug 2004
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From Booklist
It's not as if there were a dearth of information about Social Security. The Social Security Administration's own regularly updated Social Security Handbook runs 676 pages and includes a 70-page index. And though obtaining publications from the Government Printing Office should not be a barrier, it sometimes is for some libraries. For those looking for accessible, understandable assistance, attorney and former Social Security claims representative Tomkiel has distilled details about how Social Security is administered and what benefits are available for whom into clearly presented, easy-to-locate explanations. Though their shelf life may be limited, books on topics such as this that are both authoritative and relatively inexpensive make valuable acquisitions. David Rouse --This text refers to an out of...


When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America
Ira Katznelson
0393052133
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Rather than seeing affirmative action developing out of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, Katznelson (Desolation and Enlightenment) finds its origins in the New Deal policies of the 1930s and 1940s. And instead of seeing it as a leg up for minorities, Katznelson argues that the prehistory of affirmative action was supported by Southern Democrats who were actually devoted to preserving a strict racial hierarchy, and that the resulting legislation was explicitly designed for the majority: its policies made certain, he argues, that whites received the full benefit of rising prosperity while blacks were deliberately left out. Katznelson supports this startling claim ingeniously, showing, for instance, that while the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act was a great boon for factory workers, it did nothing for maids and...


POLICE SERGEANT EXAM
LearningExpress, LearningExpress Editors
1576853357
January 1, 2000
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Book Description
Working as a police officer has many advantages, including job security, a good salary, and excellent benefits making for a highly competitive job market. Police Sergeant Exam provides essential test prep, while explaining how to become a police offer, and how the selection process works. It includes six complete Police Officer Exams, with full answer explanations featuring information and practice for all sections of the exam, including Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and Spelling, Math, Judgment, Map Reading, along with Memory and Recall.


The Battle for Social Security
Nancy Altman
0471771724
Oct 2005
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From Booklist
Altman, a pension-rights advocate, traces the history of Social Security from its introduction in 1935, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt offered it as a safety net to protect not only the elderly but also children and disabled people. We learn that Roosevelt faced stiff opposition to his innovative concept, and ever since it has attracted controversy. The author claims that President George W. Bush has broken ranks with every president since Roosevelt, Republican and Democrat, in his current, high-profile effort to undo the program. She is highly critical of the Bush strategy, which she chronicles in detail. The author also offers a three-prong solution to Social Security's long-term projected shortfall--conversion of the residual estate tax to a dedicated Social Security tax, restoration of the maximum taxable wage...


Social Security: The Phony Crisis
Dean Baker
0226035468
September 2001
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Book Review
The sky isn't falling on Social Security, say economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot in this readable but sophisticated defense of America's popular government-run retirement program. The public suspects Social Security won't be solvent in the 21st century, they continue, because of "an avalanche of misinformation, disinformation, and powerful political and financial interests." The authors are both liberal economists, and they believe that the privatization of Social Security favored by many libertarians and younger Americans would involve great risk and possibly destroy a system of entitlements that has rescued millions of retirees from spending their golden years in poverty. Although they admit the stock market has averaged a 7 percent rate of return over the last 75 years--much higher than anything Social Security can...


Social Security Under the Gun
Arthur Benavie
1403971757
Feb 2006
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Review
"This well-written and well-argued primer...gives a lucid account of the dollars-and-cents details..."--Publishers Weekly
"If you are planning to retire any time in the next 75 years, you ought to read this book. It is a clear and knowledgeable look at the way Social Security works now and can work in the future, and an unprejudiced account of the various proposals for 'saving' the system. And then you can explain it all to your children." --Robert M. Solow, Nobel laureate in economics and professor emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"...the most well written, informative, easy to understanding guide outlining the issues of Social Security solvency I have seen."--Solomon W. Polachek, SUNY Binghamton


Social Security
Andy Landis
1560526017
Apr 2001
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Provides a basic understanding of the system and what is working, what has changed, what will not change, how new directions happen, how long things take, and all the other practical issues that concern people. Guidance on effective ways to get information and take action.


Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits
David A. Morton
0873379144
May 2003
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Carl Dye, President, American Schools Association
The most significant addition in many years to our Continuing Education curriculum for re-certification of RNs, rehabilitation professionals and counselors.

Book Description
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is an essential book for anyone dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. Written both for first-time applicants and those who already receive Social Security Disability, Dr. David Morton's book demystifies the program in plain English, thoroughly explaining: *what Social Security disability is *what benefits are available to disabled children *how to prove a disability *how age, education and work experience affect benefits *whether or not one can work while receiving benefits *how to appeal a denial of benefits *how to...


Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits
Joseph L. Matthew
1413304486
March 2006
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Senior Times
Written with clear, complete explanations that will explain how benefits can actually be claimed, how and when to file claims. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Michael Pellechia, Syndicated Columnist
A handy reference … [this] publisher’s credentials in self-help law are impeccable. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption, and Orphanage Care in China
Kay Ann Johnson, Amy Klatzkin (Editor)
0963847279
February 2004
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Book Description
Kay Johnson has done groundbreaking research on abandonment and adoption in China. In Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son, Johnson untangles the complex interactions between these social practices and the government’s population policies. She also documents the many unintended consequences, including the overcrowding of orphanages that led China to begin international adoptions. Those touched by adoption from China want to know why so many healthy infant girls are in Chinese orphanages. This book provides the most thorough answer to date. Johnson’s research overturns stereotypes and challenges the conventional wisdom on abandonment and adoption in modern China. Certainly, as Johnson shows, many Chinese parents feel a great need for a son to carry on the family name and to care for them in their old age. At...


Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do about It
Peter G. Peterson
0374252874
July 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For years, Peterson, secretary of commerce under Nixon and author of Gray Down, has been a compelling Cassandra, warning that the mix of growing debt, an aging population, and deficits in Social Security and Medicare portend disaster. Now, he laments, Republicans pursue reckless supply-side economics and Democrats, assuming a repeal of Bush's tax cuts would enable new government spending, are unwilling to consider limits on entitlements. Citing study after study, the author shows that it is a failure of leadership, not knowledge, that has let deficits loom. Beyond that, add the new burdens imposed by September 11—and the fact that European countries, aging like us, likely will have less money for security and international aid. Peterson attacks 10 partisan myths, among them that means-testing federal...


Congressional Budget Office
Noah Meyerson
0160722942
July 2005
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Generation Debt: Why Now Is a Terrible Time to Be Young
Anya Kamenetz
1594489076
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Surveying the economic realities facing today's 20- and 30-somethings, 24-four-old Kamenetz decides, "It's not too dramatic to say that the nation is abandoning its children." Thanks to skyrocketing tuition and changes in federal funding, college students are graduating with an average of almost $20,000 in loans at the same time that jobs have become scarcer, real wages have dropped and the cost of health care has soared. Is it any wonder that kids are boomeranging home and racking up credit card debt? Kamenetz, who first wrote about these issues for the Village Voice, intertwines an analytical overview of the new economic obstacles with interviews of the financially strapped and descriptions of her own experience struggling to make ends meet as a freelance journalist. Her book is livelier than Tamara Draut's...


The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
Alfred W. McCoy
1556524838
May 1, 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Nearly 20 years ago, McCoy wrote The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia , which stirred up considerable controversy, alleging that the CIA was intimately involved in the Vietnamese opium trade. In the current volume, a substantially updated and longer work, he argues that pk the situation basically hasn't changed over the past two decades; however the numbers have gotten bigger. McCoy writes, "Although the drug pandemic of the 1980s had complex causes, the growth in global heroin supply could be traced in large part to two key aspects of U.S. policy: the failure of the DEA's interdiction efforts and the CIA's covert operations." He readily admits that the CIA's role in the heroin trade was an "inadvertent" byproduct of "its cold war tactics," but he limns convincingly the path by which the agency and its...


Compilation of the Social Security Laws, V. 1
House (U S ) Committee on Ways and Means
0160724856
July 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Contains the Social Security Act and selected provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. 

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