The Size of Others' Burdens

The Size of Others' Burdens

Barack Obama, Jane Addams, and the Politics of Helping Others

eBook - 2015
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Americans have a fierce spirit of individualism. We pride ourselves on self-reliance, on bootstrapping our way to success. Yet, we also believe in helping those in need, and we turn to our neighbors in times of crisis. The tension between these competing values is evident, and how we balance between these competing values holds real consequences for community health and well-being. In his new book, The Size of Others' Burdens, Erik Schneiderhan asks how people can act in the face of competing pressures, and explores the stories of two famous Americans to develop present-day lessons for improvi.
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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Apr 07, 2015

There are great sociologists, and then there's this guy? Choosing President Obama, who has granted immunity from prosecution to the banksters, while repeatedly proclaiming to the nation that they broke no laws [Huh? Law of Fraudulent Conveyance, millions upon millions of times; financial fraud, millions of times; millions of felonies, as they committed a felony each and every time they falsified an affidavit {robo-signing}; tax laws as they violated the REMIC status, rehypothecation - - illegal use of the same collateral multiple times, and many other laws], signed legislation granting legal immunity to Monsanto for their GMOs; supports the horrors of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which will allow banking scams to grow exponentially and globally; preemptive arrests of organizers and protesters, applauded on national TV the mass firing of every teacher at a [extremely predominantly Black-American] Chicago school, based upon the alleged behavior of several teachers [all were rehired after a wrongful termination ruling], privatizing of schools, appointed an endless number of neocons to his supposedly democratic administration, and on and on - - was one really bad and faulty idea!

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