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The Collapse Of The Common Good

Author : Philip K. Howard
ISBN : 9780307416988
Genre : Law
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In pursuit of fairness at any cost, we have created a society paralyzed by legal fear: Doctors are paranoid and principals powerless. Little league coaches, scared of liability, stop volunteering. Schools and hospitals start to crumble. The common good fades, replaced by a cacophony of people claiming their “individual rights.” By turns funny and infuriating, this startling book dissects the dogmas of fairness that allow self-interested individuals to bully the rest of society. Philip K. Howard explains how, trying to honor individual rights, we removed the authority needed to maintain a free society. Teachers don’t even have authority to maintain order in the classroom. With no one in charge, the safe course is to avoid any possible risk. Seesaws and diving boards are removed. Ridiculous warning labels litter the American landscape: “Caution: Contents Are Hot.” Striving to protect “individual rights,” we ended up losing much of our freedom. When almost any decision that someone disagrees with is a possible lawsuit, no one knows where he stands. A huge monument to the unknown plaintiff looms high above America, casting a dark shadow across our daily choices. Today, in the land of free speech, you’d have to be a fool to say what you really think. This provocative book not only attacks the sacred cows of political correctness, but takes a breathtakingly bold stand on how to reinvigorate our common good. Only by restoring personal authority can schools begin to work again. Only by judges and legislatures taking back the authority to decide who can sue for what can doctors feel comfortable using their best judgment and American be liberated to say and do what they know is right. Lucid, honest, and hard hitting, The Collapse of the Common Good shows how Americans can bring back freedom and common sense to a society disabled by lawyers and legal fear. From the Trade Paperback edition.

House Reports

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Find The Black Box

Author : Dr. Ira Williams
ISBN : 9781491702451
Genre : Health & Fitness
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200,000 preventable deaths each year in the US healthcare system is like having 20Boeing 747 airliners crashing each week. Things are bad in our nation's healthcaredelivery system; people are dying needlessly in hospitals every single day. In Findthe Black Box, author Dr. Ira Williams provides a thorough discussion of the Americanhealthcare system and its inherent problems, offering solutions to create a healthcaresystem that works.Williams presents a host of facts to show the inadequacies of current healthcare as heanswers these questions: - What has always been missing in our nation's healthcare delivery system?- Why have current efforts failed to change the system that will continue to fail?- Why are some of these efforts highly questionable, if not illegal?Find the Black Box explores the truths behind the continuing increase in medical errorsand explains how healthcare in the nation is unorganized, dysfunctional, and chaotic.Williams shows how better healthcare is possible.

On Leadership

Author : Donald J. Palmisano
ISBN : 9781628733273
Genre : Business & Economics
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Every day, leaders around the world make decisions that affect millions of people. The results of these decisions are mixed. Sometimes—like when Nelson Mandela led the fight against apartheid—our leaders inspire positive change on a grand scale. But at other times—like when various leaders failed to respond adequately to Hurricane Katrina—poor leadership yields disastrous outcomes. Anyone can claim to be a leader in times of calm, but crisis situations sift the true visionaries from the false ones. Recent events in global affairs make it increasingly apparent that nations must cultivate and encourage true leaders—and eschew false ones—if they hope to survive. Fortunately, effective leadership is a skill that can be taught, especially through the study of exemplary figures of the past. In each chapter of On Leadership, Dr. Donald J. Palmisano cites an example of positive or negative action as a source from which to glean essential leadership lessons. Through guided analysis of each real-life situation, readers will learn detailed, practical methods and strategies for becoming true leaders. This second edition includes two new chapters which are highly applicable to today’s issues: "Leadership in Crisis: The British Petroleum Gulf Oil Spill," and "Emerging Leaders in a Time of Crisis." On Leadership provides crucial advice for those who aspire to become effective leaders in any position.

The Public Order And The Sacred Order

Author : Stephen M. Krason
ISBN : 9780810863972
Genre : Religion
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The Public Order and the Sacred Order evaluates a range of contemporary social and political questions in light of Catholic social teaching, philosophy, great political thinkers, and America's founding tradition. It treats a wide range of topics, including · economics · education · free speech · abortion · church-state relations · American legal trends · international politics Through discussions of these and other issues confronting contemporary American society, author Stephen M. Krason offers a scholarly social commentary, suggests means for a reconstruction of sound social and political thought, and calls for a renewal of American institutions, politics, and culture. The book is structured in three parts: Part I sets out foundational principles guided by Catholic social teaching, philosophical reasoning, Western political thought, and the American founding; Part II examines and evaluates the numerous issues in light of the principles set out in Part I; and Part III provides approaches to the issues-both general and specific policy ideas-consonant with the foundational principles set out in Part I. There is also a volume of important Catholic Church documents, Supreme Court cases, and excerpts of important writings in the history of Western and American political thought that let the reader examine directly many documents discussed in the text of the book. Along with being a strong and focused defense of traditional Catholic approaches to the questions of our time, the vast array of material covered makes this book an invaluable reference for anyone interested in contemporary politics.

Safeguarding Americans From A Legal Culture Of Fear

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
ISBN : LOC:00129148998
Genre : Law
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Resident Staff Physician

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ISBN : UCLA:L0087566857
Genre : Interns (Medicine)
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The Power Of Principles

Author : William J. Byron
ISBN : UCSC:32106018466620
Genre : Business & Economics
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"What are the principles that can help corporations avoid the ethical quicksand that has pulled down Enron, WorldCom, Arthur Anderson, and others? Through concrete examples drawn from many levels of corporate life, Byron commends ten "old" principles to the minds and consciences of those who are now or hope soon to be the decisionmakers in the American business system."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviving The Left

Author : Dwight Furrow
ISBN : UOM:39015078808279
Genre : Philosophy
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In a serious but lively, engaging, and often polemical style, Furrow articulates a new way of understanding the moral foundations of liberalism that will restore its political fortunes along with Americas shattered moral authority.

The Small Business Advocate

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ISBN : NYPL:33433088908318
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