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$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing In America

$2.00 A Day: Living On Almost Nothing In America By Katheryn J Edin and Luke Schaefer, 2015 After the Civil War in the 1870s, Aid was created for the Windows of the War.  That was about all that was available … Continue reading

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Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, 2012 The book applies insights from institutional economics, development economics and economic history to understand why nations develop differently, with some succeeding in the … Continue reading

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Gentrification

July 1, 2017 Gentrification Gentrification comes from the old French word genterise, which means “of gentle birth.”  The term refers to the process of renovating poor urban neighborhoods. Gentrification can be seen as an attempt to beautify or civilize the … Continue reading

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Shameless

Shameless I read that Shameless is the most watched series on Netflix in America. Sherlock Holmes is the most watched Netflix show in England.  This sparked my curiosity and so I binged watched Shameless this week—all 7 Seasons. The first … Continue reading

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Betrayal of Science and Reason

Betrayal of Science and Reason Ehrlich, 1996 In this hard-hitting and timely book, Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich challenge those who downplay the reality and importance of global environmental problems with appealing but misleading rhetoric. Such efforts to … Continue reading

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Silent Spring

Silent Spring Rachel Carson, 1962 Silent Spring begins with a “fable for tomorrow” – a true story using a composite of examples drawn from many real communities where the use of DDT had caused damage to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural … Continue reading

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Our Endangered Atmosphere

Our Endangered Atmosphere Gary E McCuen, 1987 Several major scientific reports have been published on this issues.  The Department of Energy Review, NASA and several foreign agencies agree. Greenhouse warming of 3 to 8 degrees is expected for the doubling … Continue reading

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