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The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer By Dean Baker
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In his new book, economist Dean Baker debunks the myth that conservatives favor the market over government intervention. In fact, conservatives rely on a range of “nanny state” policies... More > that ensure the rich get richer while leaving most Americans worse off. It’s time for the rules to change. Sound economic policy should harness the market in ways that produce desirable social outcomes – decent wages, good jobs and affordable health care. Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. You may also download this title for FREE at www.conservativenannystate.org.< Less
Why Mommy Loves the State By Bretigne Shaffer
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Mommy didn't always love the state. First she had to learn about what it was and what it could do for her. Read all about Mommy's fun adventures with government and how, no matter how bad it gets,... More > Mommy never gives up on the power of the state to fix everything!< Less
Why Mommy Loves the State By Bretigne Shaffer
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Mommy didn't always love the state. First she had to learn about what it was and what it could do for her. Read all about Mommy's fun adventures with government and how, no matter how bad it gets,... More > Mommy never gives up on the power of the state to fix everything!< Less
The Adventures of Tracey Podge: A Lady of our Time By John Price
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Tracey Podge is a rather large lady. Her story was inspired by the Government and all the medical services urging us to lead healthy lifestyles and avoid obesity. Tracey is the answer and refutation... More > to the nanny state and all its interfering advice. She knows in her heart they are right but life is difficult and stressful and she finds comfort in junk and convenience food. She is married to Darren and has two children known as the Podgeletts and they all share her life-style choices and would get very grumpy if Tracey were unwise enough to dabble in healthy food. The book details nine episodes in their lives.< Less
Abolish The Drinking Age: The Conservative Case Against Alcohol Regulation By Wayland Ellis
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America's drinking laws contradict everything that America is supposed to be about. America is one of only a few countries with a drinking age as high as 21. Only a handful of other countries have... More > such a high age limit. The drinking age has become a ritual, with twenty-first birthday parties being seen as a rite of passage, an event that marks a person's transition to adulthood. Underage drinking has been a target for draconian government intrusions. SWAT teams raid college campuses, police bust teenage parties, and even people in their 70s can be asked to show their IDs when buying alcohol from some shops and bars. There has never been any intelligent debate about alcohol. There has only been confusion and emotive responses. Once a substance is legal and sold in many shops, it is both futile and highly problematic to attempt to seem tough by saddling the public with licensing laws, age restrictions, and regulations on opening hours and the price of alcohol.< Less
Abolish The Drinking Age: The Case Against Alcohol Regulation By Wayland Ellis
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Challenge 25 has had a profound impact on our everyday lives. For most of the time, people can quietly forget about health and safety regulations, CCTV cameras, and smoking bans. However, it is now... More > impossible for most people to go about their lives without seeing those offensive and insulting “UNDER 25?” notices on a daily basis. The whole thing has ruined our quality of life. Supermarkets used to be places where shoppers enjoyed going. They were friendly, welcoming places in which the staff wanted to provide you with a service. However, they are now authoritarian places where the nanny state is shoved right in your face, and those hideous notices have spoiled our once pleasant weekly shopping trip.< Less
The Death Of Freedom By Wayland Ellis
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The Death of Freedom is about the insidious erosion of personal liberty in Britain. I have written this book because people in Britain seem unaware of what has taken place. I feel strongly that our... More > country has gone too far down this road, and urgently needs to change direction. I’ve been personally troubled by much of what has happened, and wanted to alert people to the situation as well as give my suggestions about what should be done. I’m hopeful that people who read my book will be more informed about what is going on and will think about the issues I raise. My book will bring the issues to peoples’ attention.< Less
Consensus By Phyllis Jones
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A novel, set in a post-catasprophe world. All the world's problems appear to have been solved and the peaceful continents are ruled by the consensus of the people. However, all is not quite as it... More > seems. The story centres around one woman's search for truth and personal identity and is set partly in mainland Europe and partly in a Britain that has been returned to wilderness.< Less
Consensus By Phyllis Jones
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A novel, set in a post-catasprophe world. All the world's problems appear to have been solved and the peaceful continents are ruled by the consensus of the people. However, all is not quite as it... More > seems. The story centres around one woman's search for truth and personal identity and is set partly in mainland Europe and partly in a Britain that has been returned to wilderness.< Less
Universal Underwear - A Nation's Struggle for Social Justice By S V Rupaul
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A tale of a diffident people in the “Land Of Opportunity”, who rise up to challenge the injustice of undergarment inequality. A movement of mass discontent takes hold that fends off the... More > entrenched interests of the undergarment manufacturers to bring about undergarment equality and access for all.< Less