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Punishment and Inequality in America

Punishment and Inequality in America

Over the last thirty years, the prison population in the United States has increased more than sevenfold to over two million people, including vastly disproportionate numbers of minorities and people with little education. For some racial and educational groups, incarceration has become a depressingly regular experience, and prison culture and influence pervade their communities. Almost […]

Hardships of An American Soldier

Hardships of An American Soldier

Hardships of An American Soldier By Marcus Lyman   Publisher: Smashwords Published: June 7, 2011 Category: Non-fiction/Autobiography & Memoirs Words: 59,772 (approximate)   Ebook Description   I went through the US Army Ranger School with a young West Point Lieutenant. We were Ranger Buddies, joined at the hip. He went on to become the Executive […]

Waiting For Superman

Waiting-For-Superman-Book

The American public school system is in crisis, failing millions of students, producing as many drop-outs as graduates, and threatening our economic future. By 2020, the United States will have 123 million high-skill jobs to fill—and fewer than 50 million Americans qualified to fill them.

NICKEL AND DIMED

Nickel And Dimed

NICKEL AND DIMED On (Not) Getting By In America Author: Barbara Ehrenreich Publisher: Metropolitan Books, 224 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-6389-7 Date: 2002 The idea for this book evolved from a lunch meeting with Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper’s during a discussion of future articles. The conversation had drifted to poverty and welfare reform, which, at the […]

CATCHING OUT

Catching Out

CATCHING OUT The Secret World of Day Laborers For a year, journalist Dick Reavis reported to a labor hall each morning hoping to “catch out,” or get job assignments. ‘Catching Out’ describes Reavis’s job at a factory, as a construction and demolition worker, landscaper, road crew flagman, auto-auction driver and warehouseman, and several days spent […]

IN THE RIVER THEY SWIM

In The River They Swim

IN THE RIVER THEY SWIM Essays From Around The World On Enterprise Solutions To Poverty In the era of total global competition for scarce resources, where ethnic groups are at war and the rich are getting richer, where values are being tested and transformed faster than we may reflect upon them, enterprise and technology solutions […]

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