Poverty and Social Work Issues
Waiting on a Train
The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service
Paperback ISBN: 1603580646
McCommons spent much of 2008 on Amtrak researching this book. Here he celebrates the joy of train-riding and, gracefully preaches its efficiency together with a sketch of passenger train history, its current progress, the oil- and votes-loving opponents, and the proponents--even among the freight roads' executives. One UP executive spoke the company line about its obligation to move Amtrak over the road expeditiously: "...we don't care". A fine primer on economics, politics, engineering. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Indispensible Chomsky
Paperback ISBN: 1565847032
An introduction to Noam Chomsky's views on the politics of power discusses third-party politics in the United States, the suppression of dissent, U.S. foreign and domestic policy, and the role of the media.
How to Change the World
Paperback ISBN: 0195334760
Now published in more than twenty countries, David Bornstein's How to Change the World has become the bible for social entrepreneurship-in which men and women around the world are finding innovative solutions to a wide variety of social and economic problems. Whether delivering solar energy to Brazilian villagers, expanding work opportunities for disabled people across India, creating a network of home-care agencies to serve poor people with AIDS in South Africa, or bridging the college-access gap in the United States, social entrepreneurs are pioneering problem-solving models that will reshape the 21st century. How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of many such individuals and what they have in common. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world. The case studies in the book include Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the international campaign against landmines she ran by e-mail from her Vermont home; Roberto Baggio, a 31-year old Brazilian who has established eighty computer schools in the slums of Brazil; and Diana Propper, who has used investment banking techniques to make American corporations responsive to environmental dangers. The paperback edition will offer a new foreword by the author that shows how the concept of social entrepreneurship has expanded and unfolded over the last few years, including the Gates-Buffetts charitable partnership, the rise of Google, and the increased mainstream coverage of the subject. The book will also update the stories of individual social entrepreneurs that appeared in the cloth edition.
The Next Diet for a Small Planet
Hardcover ISBN: 1585421499
Including recipes from such acclaimed vegetarian culinary pioneers such as Alice Waters and Nora Pouillon, the author and her daughter present a thought-provoking book that traces their odyssey around the world to unearth the greatest obstacles we face at the new millennium, where they found practical visionaries who are making a difference in world hunger. 35,000 first printing.
The End of Poverty
Economic Possibilities for Our Time
Paperback ISBN: 0143036580
A respected international economic advisor and the director of The Earth Institute shares a wide-spectrum theory about how to enable economic success throughout the world, identifying the different categories into which various nations fall in today's economy while posing solutions to top political, environmental, and social problems that contribute to poverty. Reprint.
The House That Love Built
The Story of Millard & Linda Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing
Hardcover ISBN: 1571745467
"Thirty years ago, entrepreneur Millard Fuller and his wife Linda left behind their materialistic lifestyle and crumbling marriage to start over as missionaries in Zaire. On returning to Georgia, they founded Habitat for Humanity and, as their personal Christian ministry, started building houses to bring new life to the poverty-stricken. The House That Love Built is their story"--Provided by publisher.
Wealth and Democracy
A Political History of the American Rich
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0767905334
Explores the history of the American rich, from the founding of the nation to the present day, exposing a detrimental political pattern that has hindered the democratic process and profoundly impacted the nation's economy.