books about: threatens
The First Amendment Bubble: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press
Harvard University Press
In determining the news that’s fit to print, U.S. courts have traditionally declined to second-guess professional journalists. But in an age when news, entertainment, and new media outlets are constantly pushing the envelope of acceptable content, the consensus over press freedoms is eroding. The First Amendment Bubble examines how unbridled media are endangering the constitutional privileges journalists gained in the past century. For ...
Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All
Paul A. Offit M.D.
In 2010, California suffered the largest and deadliest outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough,” in more than fifty years. This tragedy was avoidable. An effective vaccine has been available since the 1940s. In recent years other diseases, like measles and mumps, have also made a comeback. The reason for these epidemics can be traced to a group whose vocal proponents insist, despite evidence to the contrary, that vaccines are ...
Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It
Paul R. Epstein
University of California Press
Climate change is now doing far more harm than marooning polar bears on melting chunks of ice—it is damaging the health of people around the world. Brilliantly connecting stories of real people with cutting-edge scientific and medical information, Changing Planet, Changing Health brings us to places like Mozambique, Honduras, and the United States for an eye-opening on-the-ground investigation of how climate change is altering patterns of ...
Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our ...
Public health officials state that vaccines are safe and effective, but the truth is far more complicated. Vaccination is a serious medical intervention that always carries the potential to injure and cause death as well as to prevent disease. Coercive vaccination policies deprive people of free and informed consent—the hallmark of ethical medicine. Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety and the right to make individual, ...
50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education
David C. Berliner
Gene V Glass
Teachers College Press
This book is guaranteed to spark lively debates and critical thinking in any classroom! Two of the most respected voices in education identify 50 myths and lies that threaten America's public schools. Berliner and Glass argue that many citizens' conception of K-12 public education in the United States is more myth than reality. Warped opinions about our nation's public schools include: they are inferior to private schools; they are among the ...
The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-being
North Point Press
We are running a collective chemical fever that we cannot break. Everyone everywhere now carries a dizzying array of chemical contaminants, the by-products of modern industry and innovation that contribute to a host of developmental deficits and health problems in ways just now being understood. These toxic substances, unknown to our grandparents, accumulate in our fat, bones, blood, and organs as a consequence of womb-to-tomb exposure to ...
Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
W. W. Norton & Company
A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government’s oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force. The world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria; the East-West standoff in Ukraine; abducted schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. Is there some thread tying these frightening international security crises together? In a riveting account that weaves history with ...
Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It
Why a return to sound money is our only hope for a true recovery and a healthy global economy Few topics are as misunderstood today as the subject of money. Since the U.S. abandoned a gold-linked dollar more than four decades ago, the world's governments have slid into a dangerous ignorance of the fundamental monetary principles that guided the world's most successful economies for centuries. Today's wrong-headed monetary policies are now ...
Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
Raghuram G. Rajan
Princeton University Press
Raghuram Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, it's tempting to blame what happened on just a few greedy bankers who took irrational risks and left the rest of us to foot the bill. In Fault Lines , Rajan argues that serious flaws in the economy are also to blame, and warns that a potentially more devastating crisis awaits us if they aren't fixed. ...
Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives
Penguin Press HC, The
In this provocative and headline-making book, Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet. In Denialism, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution of science more today than ever before. For centuries, the general view had been that science is neither good nor bad—that it merely supplies ...
Playing Our Game: Why China's Rise Doesn't Threaten the West
Edward S. Steinfeld
Oxford University Press
Conventional wisdom holds that China's burgeoning economic power has reduced the United States to little more than a customer of Beijing. Not so, writes Edward Steinfeld. In this fascinating book, Steinfeld asserts that China's growth actually enhances Western commercial supremacy. By seeking to realize its dream of modernization by integrating itself into the Western economic order, China is playing by our rules, reinforcing the dominance of ...
The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy (Bk Currents)
Privatization is one of the most important political and economic developments of our time, affecting virtually every person and state in the world. The purpose of ""The Fox in the Henhouse is to present, in clear, direct terms, an analysis of privatization that helps readers understand what is happening to them and what they can do about it. It gives people on all sides of many different privatization struggles -- over hospitals, schools, ...
Government Unions: How They Rob the Tax Payer, Terrorize Workers, and Threaten Our Democracy
The David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2012
Government Unions Gone Wild: How They Rob the Taxpayer, Terrorize Workers, and Work to Reelect the President, which uncovers the shocking truth of public service unions' corruption, thuggery, and political radicalism, and their war against capitalism and the American middle class is told in a searing new expose Written by investigative journalist Matthew Vadum, Government Unions tells of the backroom dealings between public service union ...
Mind over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health
Do you overspend? Undersave? Keep secrets about money from a spouse or family member? Are you anxious about dealing with your finances? If so, you are not alone. Let's face it–just about all of have complicated, if not downright dysfunctional, relationships with money. As Drs. Brad and Ted Klontz, a father and son team of pioneers in the emerging field of financial psychology explain, our disordered relationships with money aren’t our ...
Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity
Copyright reflects far more than economic interests. Embedded within conflicts over royalties and infringement are cultural valuesabout race, class, access, ownership, free speech, and democracy—which influence how rights are determined and enforced. Questions of legitimacy—of what constitutes “intellectual property” or “fair use,” and of how to locate a precise moment of cultural creation—have become enormously complicated in ...
Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future
Climate change, the energy crisis, nuclear proliferation—many of the most urgent problems of the twenty-first century require scientific solutions, yet America is paying less and less attention to scientists. For every five hours of cable news, less than one minute is devoted to science, and the number of newspapers with science sections has shrunk from ninety-five to thirty-three in the last twenty years. In Unscientific America , journalist ...
The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future
Senator James Inhofe
Americans are over-regulated and over-taxed. When regulation escalates, the result is an increase in regulators. In other words, bigger government is required to enforce the greater degree of regulation. Bigger government means bigger budgets and higher taxes. More simply doesn't mean better. A perfect example is the entire global warming, climate-change issue, which is an effort to dramatically and hugely increase regulation of each of our ...
Business Driven Project Portfolio Management: Conquering the Top 10 Risks That Threaten Success
Mark Price Perry
J. Ross Publishing
Business Driven Project Portfolio Management covers the top 10 risks that threaten project portfolio management (PPM) success and offers practical alternatives to help ensure achievement of desired results. Written from a business perspective, it contains the executive insights, management strategy, tactics, processes and architecture needed for the successful implementation, ongoing management, and continual improvement of PPM in any ...
The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America
William Morrow Paperbacks
Throw out everything you think you know about history. Close the approved textbooks, turn off the corporate mass media, and whatever you do, don't believe anything you hear from the government. The Rise of the Fourth Reich reveals the truth about American power. In this explosive exposé, the legendary Jim Marrs explores the frighteningly real possibility that today, in the United States, an insidious ideology thought to have been vanquished ...
The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West?
From the author of prize-winning Arrival City , a controversial and long-overdue rejoinder to the excessive fears of an Islamic threat that have spread throughout America and Europe and threaten our basic values. Since September 11, 2001, a growing chorus has warned that Western society and values are at risk of being overrun by a tide of Islamic immigrants. These sentiments reached their most extreme expression in July 2011, with Anders ...
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