Political Science

Dude, Where's My Country?

Author: Michael Moore

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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He's the man everyone's talking about. He's taken on gun freaks, stupid white men and corporate crooks. Now Michael Moore is on a new mission: to get us of our behinds and kicking out the corrupt political elites who rule our lives.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Modern Jeremiahs

Author: Mark Stephen Jendrysik

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 966

This book identifies where modern Jeremiahs place the sources of national decline and their purposed solutions and its analysis also reveals the central problem faced by this form of writing: the need to balance condemnation of certain practices within the democratic polity with calls for repentance. For these writers and political actors, the tensions created by these demands prove impossible to resolve, as the modern jeremiad further divides an already divided nation.
Business & Economics

Life in the Market Ecosystem

Author: Stuart K. Hayashi

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 777

View: 214

Life in the Market Ecosystem, the second book in the Nature of Liberty trilogy, confronts evolutionary psychology head on. It describes the evolutionary psychologists’ theory of gene-culture co-evolution, which states that although customs and culture are not predetermined by anyone’s genetic makeup, one’s practice of a custom can influence the likelihood of that person having children and grandchildren. Therefore, according to the theory, customs count as evolutionary adaptations. Extending that theory further, as entire systems of political economy—capitalism, socialism, and hunter-gatherer subsistence—consist of multiple customs and institutions, it follows that an entire political-economic system can likewise be classified as an evolutionary adaptation. Considering that liberal-republican capitalism has, insofar as the system has been implemented, done more to reduce the mortality rate and secure human fertility than other models of societal structure, it stands to reason that liberal-republican capitalism is itself a beneficent evolutionary adaptation. Moreover, as essential tenets of Rand’s Objectivism—individualism, observation-based rationality, and peaceable self-interest—have been integral to the development of the capitalist ecosystem, important aspects of the Objectivism are worthwhile adaptations as well. This book shall uphold that position, as well as combat critiques by evolutionary psychologists and environmentalists who denounce capitalism as self-destructive. Instead, capitalism is the most sustainable and fairest political model. This book argues that of all the philosophies, Objectivism is the one that is most fit for humanity.

Sons of America

Author: Lancelot Larsen

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 876

View: 551

Sons of America, Vol. 2 tells a story about a man who unknowingly befriends a serial killer and chooses to quit his dead-end life and accompany his new partner in a nomadic lifestyle based on basic survival by homicide. Their random acts of misanthropy lead them from Los Angeles to New York City where they meet an otherworldly malevolent businessman who offers them the opportunity to expand their horizons in an act of terrorism.

Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Developer's Handbook

Author: Klaus Löffelmann

Publisher: Pearson Education


Category: Computers

Page: 976

View: 984

Your expert guide to building modern applications with Visual Basic 2010 Take control of Visual Basic 2010—for everything from basic Windows and web development to advanced multithreaded applications. Written by Visual Basic experts, this handbook provides an in-depth reference on language concepts and features, as well as scenario-based guidance for putting Visual Basic to work. It's ideal whether you’re creating new applications with Visual Basic 2010 or upgrading projects built with an earlier version of the language. Discover how to: Use Visual Basic 2010 for Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation projects Build robust code using object-oriented programming techniques, such as classes and types Work with events and delegates—and add your own events to custom classes Program arrays, collections, and other data structures in the Microsoft .NET Framework Solve problems quickly and easily using My namespace in Visual Basic Dive into Microsoft LINQ, including LINQ to XML and LINQ to Entities Tackle threading, multitasking, and multiprocessor development and debugging
Political Science

The Third Industrial Revolution

Author: Jeremy Rifkin

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 114

The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet," just like we now create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Union Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm. The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players — heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs — who are pioneering its implementation around the world.

Free School Teaching

Author: Kristan Accles Morrison

Publisher: State University of New York Press


Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 544

Chronicles the author’s personal and professional journey within the American educational system.
Foreign Language Study

Michael Moore. A Rebel and his Counter-Rebels

Author: Harry Körner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 19

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Pre-University Paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Applied Geography, grade: 2-/10P., , language: English, abstract: When on November 2nd in the year 2004 the world’s single left super-power’s citizens went to choose between incumbent George W. Bush and his challenger John F. Kerry to become the nation’s next president, the whole planet glanced excitedly at their TV in order to be informed as soon as possible about whom of the two would be the one to lead the United States of America in the forthcoming four years. Too much had been happening between 2000 and 2004, during the first period of the Bush administration in power. Events like the terror attacks on September 11th 2001, the resultant Afghanistan war and so-called war on terror and of course – most importantly – the invasion of Iraq which began in march 2003 and was suspected not to be waged due to the existence of Saddam’s mysterious “weapons of mass destruction”, but much more likely because of the country’s extensive oil fields, had been changing the world’s political consciousness and especially the view towards a western civilization that did not seem to stand for peace-keeping or democracy any more, as it was seen almost a whole century ago, but as a Goliath that was trying to raise a hegemony just to be able to fulfill his wishes no matter which non-allied country or people with a different culture suffered from this. Yet it was not only abroad that vast forms of protest began to form themselves, but also in the U.S. One of this movement’s most polarizing phenomenons is meanwhile world-widely known and had not least co-motivated these developments in Europe and particularly in Germany: leftist writer, director and polemic Michael Moore. As a vehement critic of his government’s policy, this man specially published a book and a film in the wider pre-election phase only with the goal of removing Bush from his presidency. This agitator, these two outputs and how his opponents try to prevent him from spreading his message shall be dealt with on the following pages.
Biography & Autobiography

Fifty Contemporary Film Directors

Author: Yvonne Tasker

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 494

View: 544

Fifty Contemporary Film Directors examines the work of some of today’s most popular and influential cinematic figures. It provides an accessible overview of each director’s contribution to cinema, incorporating a discussion of their career, major works and impact. Revised throughout and with twelve new entries, this second edition is an up-to-date introduction to some of the most prominent film makers of the present day. The directors, from differing backgrounds and working across a range of genres, include: Martin Scorsese Steven Spielberg Sofia Coppola Julie Dash Shane Meadow Michael Moore Peter Jackson Guillermo Del Toro Tim Burton Jackie Chan Ang Lee Pedro Almodóvar. With further reading and a filmography accompanying each entry, this comprehensive guide is indispensable to all those studying contemporary film and will appeal to anyone interested in the key individuals behind modern cinema’s greatest achievements.