Political Science - Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare

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Social Security Works!: Why Social Se...

Nancy Altman

A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system-people who know that Social Security will not "go broke" and does not add a penny to the national deb...

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Published: Jan 2015

Seasons of Hope

Frank Bice

In Seasons of Hope, author Frank Bice reflects upon his experience with gratitude and service in the world of football and lacrosse. With coaches as father figures, and highlighting the athletic fields of Manhasset, Saint Mary's, Cran...

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Published: Aug 2016

Trapped in America's Safety Net: One ...

Andrea Louise Campbell

When Andrea Louise Campbell's sister-in-law, Marcella Wagner, was run off the freeway by a hit-and-run driver, she was seven-and-a-half months pregnant. She survived-and, miraculously, the baby was born healthy. But that's where the g...

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Published: Sep 2014

So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to...

Peter Edelman

Income disparities in our wealthy nation are now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. The structure of today's economy has stultified wage growth for half of America's workers—with even worse results at the bottom and...

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Published: Sep 2013

Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime...

Susan Herman

This year more than 20 million Americans will become victims of crime. Very few will get the help they need to get their lives back on track. Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime presents a new approach, designed to help victims rebu...

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Published: Mar 2010

Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of T...

Jane Mersky Leder

My brother took his own life on his thirtieth birthday. My life has never been the same. Thirty plus years after publishing the first edition of Dead Serious, this second completely revised and updated edition covers new ground: bully...

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Published: Jan 2018

Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Gover...

Star Parker

Uncle Sam's Plantation is an incisive look at how government manipulates, controls, and ultimately devastates the lives of the poor—and what Americans must do to stop it. Once a hustler and welfare addict who was chewed up and spit ...

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Published: Aug 2010

Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar Ame...

Paul Starr

In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not...

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Published: Jan 2013

Scars Across Humanity: Understanding ...

Elaine Storkey

Every three seconds, a girl under the age of 18 is married somewhere across the world usually without her consent and sometimes to a much older man. Combining rigorous research and compelling personal testimonies, Elaine Storkey inves...

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Published: Nov 2015

Never Enough: America's Limitless Wel...

William Voegeli

Since the beginning of the New Deal, American liberals have insisted that the government must do more-much more-to help the poor, to increase economic security, to promote social justice and solidarity, to reduce inequality, and to mi...

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Published: Feb 2012

A Stolen Childhood

Casey Watson

Bestselling author and teacher Casey Watson shares the horrifying true story of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old girl with a deeply shocking secret she's too young to even understand.When Casey first meets Kiera, a small slight girl who's...

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Published: May 2015
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