a nation of takers america s entitlement epidemic new threats to freedom series

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A Nation Of Takers

Author : Nicholas Eberstadt
ISBN : 9781599474366
Genre : Political Science
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In A Nation of Takers: America’s Entitlement Epidemic, one of our country’s foremost demographers, Nicholas Eberstadt, details the exponential growth in entitlement spending over the past fifty years. As he notes, in 1960, entitlement payments accounted for well under a third of the federal government’s total outlays. Today, entitlement spending accounts for a full two-thirds of the federal budget. Drawing on an impressive array of data and employing a range of easy- to- read, four color charts, Eberstadt shows the unchecked spiral of spending on a range of entitlements, everything from medicare to disability payments. But Eberstadt does not just chart the astonishing growth of entitlement spending, he also details the enormous economic and cultural costs of this epidemic. He powerfully argues that while this spending certainly drains our federal coffers, it also has a very real,long-lasting, negative impact on the character of our citizens. Also included in the book is a response from one of our leading political theorists, William Galston. In his incisive response, he questions Eberstadt’s conclusions about the corrosive effect of entitlements on character and offers his own analysis of the impact of American entitlement growth.

Democracy S Dangers Discontents

Author : Bruce S. Thornton
ISBN : 9780817917968
Genre : Political Science
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By democracy we usually mean a government comprising popular rule, individual human rights and freedom, and a free-market economy. Yet the flaws in traditional Athenian democracy can instruct us on the weaknesses of that first element of modern democracies shared with Athens: rule by all citizens equally. In Democracy's Dangers & Discontents, Bruce Thornton discusses those criticisms first aired by ancient critics of Athenian democracy, then traces the historical process by which the Republic of the founders has evolved into something similar to ancient democracy, and finally argues for the relevance of those critiques to contemporary U.S. policy. He asserts that many of the problems we face today are the consequences of the increasing democratization of our government and that the flaws of democracy are unlikely to be corrected. He argues that these dangers and discontents do not have to end in soft despotism—that American democracy's aptitude and strength can be recovered by restoring the limited government of the founders.

Men Without Work

Author : Nicholas Eberstadt
ISBN : 9781599474700
Genre : Political Science
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By one reading, things look pretty good for Americans today: the country is richer than ever before and the unemployment rate is down by half since the Great Recession—lower today, in fact, than for most of the postwar era. But a closer look shows that something is going seriously wrong. This is the collapse of work—most especially among America’s men. Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist who holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, shows that while “unemployment” has gone down, America’s work rate is also lower today than a generation ago—and that the work rate for US men has been spiraling downward for half a century. Astonishingly, the work rate for American males aged twenty-five to fifty-four—or “men of prime working age”—was actually slightly lower in 2015 than it had been in 1940: before the War, and at the tail end of the Great Depression. Today, nearly one in six prime working age men has no paid work at all—and nearly one in eight is out of the labor force entirely, neither working nor even looking for work. This new normal of “men without work,” argues Eberstadt, is “America’s invisible crisis.” So who are these men? How did they get there? What are they doing with their time? And what are the implications of this exit from work for American society? Nicholas Eberstadt lays out the issue and Jared Bernstein from the left and Henry Olsen from the right offer their responses to this national crisis. For more information, please visit http://menwithoutwork.com.

Author : Harvard Business Review
ISBN : 9786035037822
Genre : Business & Economics
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عن الإستراتيجيّة هل يستغرق تطوير الإستراتيجية في شركتك وقتًا طويلًا، ولا يأخذ تطبيق ذلك إلا القليل من الوقت؟ يحتوي الكتاب على عشر مقالات أساسية كتبها أكثر خبراء الإدارة تأثيرًا، وتشمل موضوعات تسبب القلق الدائم للمديرين الطموحين والقادة المتعطشين للإلهام؛ وهم على استعداد للعمل مع الأفكار الكبيرة، من أجل تسريع نجاحاتهم ونجاحات الشركات التي يعملون فيها. سيحفزك هذا الكتاب على: • تميّز شركتك عن المنافسين. • توضيح ما تختص به شركتك. • صياغة رؤية لمستقبل مجهول. • إيجاد المحيطات الزرقاء في السوق بلا منازع. • استخدام بطاقة الأداء المتوازن في قياسإستراتيجيتك. • وضع إستراتيجيتك من خلال عبارة جديرة بالذكرلا تُنسى. • جعل الأولويات واضحة. • تخصيص الموارد في وقت مبكر. • توضيح حقوق اتخاذ القرار من أجل تخاذ القرارات على نحوٍ أسرع. العبيكان 2016

Author : مالكولم غلادويل
ISBN : 9953294844
Genre : Decision-making
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The Illustrated London News

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ISBN : ONB:+Z256662300
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Author : Rajiv Chandrasekaran
ISBN : 9789960547510
Genre : History
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رواية غير مسبوقة عن الحياة في منطقة بغداد الخضراء، المحاطة بالأسوار، ذات الأشجار الباسقة، والفيلات الفاخرة، وبرك السباحة الفوارة، التي شكلت مقراً للاحتلال الأمريكي في العراق. يأخذنا راجيف شاندراسيكاران، رئيس مكتب الواشنطن بوست السابق في بغداد، برفقته إلى داخل المنطقة، الفقاعة، المفصولة عن وقائع الحرب، حيث تتداخل مهمة إعادة إعمار البلد المدمر مع ما تتضمنه أمريكا المصغرة من مصادر للهو. يروي شاندراسيكاران، مستعيناً بالمئات من المقابلات والوثائق المهمة، قصة قاطني المنطقة الخضراء، وما سادها من أفكار، خلال مرحلة الاحتلال، بدءاً من الحاكم الإمبراطوري بول بريمر الثالث، وانتهاء بجموع من بلغوا العشرينيات من الموظفين الموكلين بمهمة تطبيق الفكرة المتمثلة في قدرة الأمريكيين على بناء ديموقراطية جيفرسونية في البلد الشرق أوسطي المنكوب. يجسد الكتاب قصة مدهشة عن أرض ساحرة، تبرز فيها حماقات حكومتنا إلى أبعد الحدود، وهذا الكتاب سيتم التداول بشأنه، بلا ريب، طيلة السنوات المقبلة. العبيكان للنشر

The Illustrated London News

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ISBN : SRLF:C0000090738
Genre : London (England)
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Author : مورتيمر آدلر
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Author : دافيد فرومكين
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