Download and read online Winner Take All Politics in PDF and EPUB A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time— the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich. We all know that the very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades while most Americans haven’t. In fact, the exorbitantly paid have continued to thrive during the current economic crisis, even as the rest of Americans have continued to fall behind. Why do the “haveit- alls” have so much more? And how have they managed to restructure the economy to reap the lion’s share of the gains and shift the costs of their new economic playground downward, tearing new holes in the safety net and saddling all of us with increased debt and risk? Lots of so-called experts claim to have solved this great mystery, but no one has really gotten to the bottom of it—until now. In their lively and provocative Winner-Take-All Politics, renowned political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson demonstrate convincingly that the usual suspects—foreign trade and financial globalization, technological changes in the workplace, increased education at the top—are largely innocent of the charges against them. Instead, they indict an unlikely suspect and take us on an entertaining tour of the mountain of evidence against the culprit. The guilty party is American politics. Runaway inequality and the present economic crisis reflect what government has done to aid the rich and what it has not done to safeguard the interests of the middle class. The winner-take-all economy is primarily a result of winner-take-all politics. In an innovative historical departure, Hacker and Pierson trace the rise of the winner-take-all economy back to the late 1970s when, under a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress, a major transformation of American politics occurred. With big business and conservative ideologues organizing themselves to undo the regulations and progressive tax policies that had helped ensure a fair distribution of economic rewards, deregulation got under way, taxes were cut for the wealthiest, and business decisively defeated labor in Washington. And this transformation continued under Reagan and the Bushes as well as under Clinton, with both parties catering to the interests of those at the very top. Hacker and Pierson’s gripping narration of the epic battles waged during President Obama’s first two years in office reveals an unpleasant but catalyzing truth: winner-take-all politics, while under challenge, is still very much with us. Winner-Take-All Politics—part revelatory history, part political analysis, part intellectual journey— shows how a political system that traditionally has been responsive to the interests of the middle class has been hijacked by the superrich. In doing so, it not only changes how we think about American politics, but also points the way to rebuilding a democracy that serves the interests of the many rather than just those of the wealthy few.
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Download and read online Kate the Great Winner Takes All in PDF and EPUB Fifth grader Kate (the Great) is back in business. Specifically the food-drive business, as she, Brooke, and (odd) Nora try to win the Junior Guides competition. But lately their trio has felt imbalanced, with Kate on the outside. It doesn’t help that the American Revolution unit at school is turning everyone against each other. Armed with her smarts, an artillery of doodles, and maybe even some advice from Eleanor Roosevelt, Kate must find a way to keep her friends, old and new. "A breezy, enjoyable excursion...A zippy little visit with a likable 10-year-old." -Kirkus Reviews
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Download and read online Winner Take All in PDF and EPUB Over the past thirty years, the United States has lost commanding leads in business after business. We no longer make cameras, TVs, MP3 players, cell phones, or DVD players, and we have become the world's largest debtor nation. Everyone thinks this is because of cheap labor costs, but in fact Asian leaders have a fundamental and different way of thinking about business. They are playing a different game. If the U.S. wants to regain its competitiveness and preserve its global power, it must play the game as it's played in the rest of the world. Winner Take All tells us what it takes to be competitive, and how we need to reform our thinking to regain what we have lost. Richard Elkus isn't afraid to bring a few sacred cows to the slaughter. This is the essential primer for any policy maker, business leader, or general reader interested in knowing how America can regain the economic clout it once had.
Download and read online Winner Takes All in PDF and EPUB "A vibrant, fast-paced story. Sassy wit, likable characters and breathtaking sexuality... Fans of Friday Night Lights titles will love this one." --Library Journal THE LOVE OF THE GAME Money. Fame. Endorsements. Blake Carpenter had it all -- before his professional football career spiraled out of control. Determined to rebuild his life, he takes on coaching the high school team in his Colorado hometown. Despite a few fumbles, Blake knows he can lead these boys to victory. As long as he can keep his eyes on the prize and off the team's distractingly gorgeous physical therapist. Annabelle Turner knows all about the scandal that cost Blake his NFL career, and she'll be damned if she's going to let his mistakes hurt her team. What she doesn't count on is the intense attraction that turns every heated run-in they have into a wildly erotic competition. Point by point, play by play, kiss by kiss, they try to keep things professional for the good of the team. But when the score is this close-and the passion this fierce-it's anybody's game . . .
Download and read online Winner Takes All in PDF and EPUB The 21st Century will be an unprecedented and unpredictable time for change. Yet despite the uncertainties that may appear unsettling for some, the new millennium can be a bright and exciting place to build a rewarding, positive future, according to the new book, Winner Takes All: Exceptional People Teach Us How to Find Career and Personal Success in the 21st Century. Whether we are Baby Boomers, Generation Xers or individuals just coming of age at the turn of the century, to be successful in a future of unknowns we must be willing to embrace change and tackle problems differently. The old rules no longer apply, according to Nelson, an Encino, California clinical psychologist and author. Traditional problem-solving approaches will be insufficient or ineffective.In Winner Takes All, Nelson includes the incredible stories of exceptional people who have risen above the challenges they faced. These "Winners" are individuals from all walks of life, from so-called "ordinary people" to celebrities like Christopher Reeve and Muhammad Ali. Winner Takes All shares the secrets of how these Winners faced a future suddenly filled with frightening unknowns without traditional moorings (as many of us will face in the 21st Century), and yet were able to create successful and satisfying lives for themselves. Nelson shows, in a seven-step process, how Winners reach out to the future for solutions to their problems and challenges instead of into a past that holds less and less relevance. She discusses what constitutes a Winner's belief system and how a certain type of belief opens the future in a positive and dynamic way. Nelson also explores how Winners focus on their dreams for the future to pull them forward and how those dreams are translated into compelling and realistic goals. She delves into a Winner's approach to resources and shows us the attitudes that Winners use to lead them into a successful future and the attitudes that must be left behind. Finally, she examines the skills that Winners use to keep on winning, even as the future shifts and changes. Winners come in all shapes and sizes, representing all ages, ethnicities, physical capabilities and genders. What sets Winners apart from those who view the future with trepidation, is not their outward appearance, education or ability, says Nelson, but their inner traits and qualities, she believes, we all share but often fail to use in a winning way. “I wrote Winner Takes All as a manual for success in the coming century,” Nelson explains “Anyone who looks ahead wondering 'How am I going to succeed?', 'How am I going to make it?', will find their confidence restored in the inspiring stories and advice contained in the book. I believe we can all live better, happier lives, but most of us simply lack the skills to do so. I'm out to change that.”
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Download and read online Doctor Who Winner Takes All in PDF and EPUB Rose and the Doctor return to present-day Earth, and become intrigued by the latest craze – the video game, Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning? Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is raging. The Quevvils need to find a new means of attacking the ruthless Mantodeans. Searching the galaxy for cunning, warlike but gullible allies, they find the ideal soldiers on Earth. Will Rose be able to save her family and friends from the alien threat? And can the Doctor play the game to the end and win? Featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit science fiction series from BBC Television
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