The American Dream Deferred (The Brookings Essay) by Cory Booker

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) shares the story of his father’s journey from poverty to middle-class prosperity, but says the bargain that helped his father and other workers achieve the American Dream is now broken. Sen. Booker reflects on the trends and practices contributing to stagnant wages in the United States, including a corporate culture that favors shareholder payouts over investments in workers; barriers to worker mobility, like non-compete clauses; and the “fissuring” of the workforce, as companies today are more likely to contract out labor to low-cost vendors rather than employ directly.Senator Booker calls for policies that will address these and related challenges, expand opportunity for all Americans, and restore the bargain for all who seek it.

Author: Cory Booker

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Prison Possibilities Dialogue Series: Volume 3 Dialogues by Reverend Mike Wanner

I continue to invite readers to consider publishing a simple 200 word article about an idea that has the capability to be the seed of a positive perspective shift for the readers of it. This is not an invitation to vent or blame. I encourage you to publish the articles yourself and submit to news media and politicians and also send them to me at ReverendMikeWanner@aol.com if you would like me to consider publishing your possibilities.This is an invitation to share something wise that can be the seed that is needed by those who read your idea. You could intend that they will be able to focus their energy in a way that will prepare your idea seed to grow and help them and others. The messages could help heal, release, grow from, process, understand, rethink, conceptualize, organize and otherwise analyze the who, what, when, where, how and why of an event. Understanding things can allow new perspectives of the ways that everything and everyone fits in to the grand scheme of things.

Author: Reverend Mike Wanner

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Ten things about the economy by Ruben Deprez

To make a democracy work everybody should be well informed, since we are all decision makers. I collected and detailed 10 things about the economy we should all know. I didn’t study at Harvard or Princeton, but i do agree with Theodore Roosevelt that it is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.

Author: Ruben Deprez

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Prison Possibilities Dialogue Series: Volume 3 Dialogues by Reverend Mike Wanner

I continue to invite readers to consider publishing a simple 200 word article about an idea that has the capability to be the seed of a positive perspective shift for the readers of it. This is not an invitation to vent or blame. I encourage you to publish the articles yourself and submit to news media and politicians and also send them to me at ReverendMikeWanner@aol.com if you would like me to consider publishing your possibilities.This is an invitation to share something wise that can be the seed that is needed by those who read your idea. You could intend that they will be able to focus their energy in a way that will prepare your idea seed to grow and help them and others. The messages could help heal, release, grow from, process, understand, rethink, conceptualize, organize and otherwise analyze the who, what, when, where, how and why of an event. Understanding things can allow new perspectives of the ways that everything and everyone fits in to the grand scheme of things.

Author: Reverend Mike Wanner

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Ten things about the economy by Ruben Deprez

To make a democracy work everybody should be well informed, since we are all decision makers. I collected and detailed 10 things about the economy we should all know. I didn’t study at Harvard or Princeton, but i do agree with Theodore Roosevelt that it is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.

Author: Ruben Deprez

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Broken Trust Why Congress Has Failed America:A Revealing Look Their Duties, Benefits, Lobbyist Ties, And Failures by Cheryl Leonard

Congress, the word is powerful, but the legislators are gridlocked and ineffective. The 2015 polls show a approval rating of just 16%, with an all time low of 9% during the 2013 government shutdown. They have failed America, and the American people have voiced their discontent with them. This book is an examination into the reasons behind that failure.

In addition to this book, there will be two accompanying volumes that will be sold separately and released soon. These volumes illustrate the wealth, secrets, and personal agendas of the top 4 influential leaders in Congress. These exposes will shock and amaze you and you will learn why the congressmen work so diligently to protect their political status. The first volume profiles John Boehner (Speaker of the House) and Nancy Pelosi (Minority Leader in the House). The second volume outlines Mitch McConnell (Senate Majority Leader) and Harry Reid (Senate Minority Leader).

Author: Cheryl Leonard

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By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia by Nancy Shields Kollmann

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms–and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctions between Russian and European history.Through the prism of honor, Kollmann examines the interaction of the Russian state and its people in regulating social relations and defining an individual’s rank. She finds vital information in a collection of transcripts of legal suits brought by elites and peasants alike to avenge insult to honor. The cases make clear the conservative role honor played in society as well as the ability of men and women to employ this body of ideas to address their relations with one another and with the state. Kollmann demonstrates that the grand princes—and later the tsars—tolerated a surprising degree of local autonomy throughout their rapidly expanding realm. Her work marks a stark contrast with traditional Russian historiography, which exaggerates the power of the state and downplays the volition of society.

Author: Nancy Shields Kollmann

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