The basic thesis of this book, which modestly sets out to present a “science in the making,” is that “scarcity is not just a physical constraint.
“a clarion call for citizen action, offering a cornucopia of examples . . .”
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“Social Security Works! knocks . . . the mainstream belief that Social Security is going broke, to its knees.”
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“To live one’s life as an artist is to dream of immortality.”
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“Until one understands what incentives motive people, it is impossible to predict how new policies will actually work.”
In the introduction to her book The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World Alison Wolf states that “until now all women’s lives, whether rich or poor,
“We—mainstream society—cannot afford to ignore their needs and potential contributions.”
In her insightful and absorbing new book Catherin Steiner-Adair exposes how the Internet and technology are disintegrating family systems.
Anne Katherine is a boundaries expert: what they are, what they do, why you need them, and how to set them.
“A masterful study of the painful reality of life . . .”
Reading Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience is a bit like reading one really long college research paper—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
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The strength in Brave New World of Healthcare Revisited is its brevity.
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This entertaining and well-structured book is an ethnography of the New Domesticity movement which the author sees as sweeping America.
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