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  • The Judiciary's Class Warby Glenn Harlan Reynolds

    Encounter Books 2018; US$ 5.99

    The terms “Front-Row Kids” and “Back-Row Kids,” coined by the photographer Chris Arnade, describe the divide between the educated upper middle class, who are staying ahead in today’s economy, and the less educated working class, who are doing poorly. The differences in education—and the values associated with elite schooling—have produced a divide... more...

  • Obama Health Law: What It Says and How to Overturn Itby Betsy McCaughey

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 5.84

    The fight against ObamaCare is just beginning. The new health law, signed on March 23, 2010, destroys our constitutional rights. For the first time in history, the federal government will dictate how doctors treat their privately insured patients. That will affect you, no matter what brand-name health plan you have. Worse, some hospitals will stop... more...

  • How Obama is Transforming America Through Immigrationby Mark Krikorian

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 5.84

    President Obama and his allies have made no secret about their immigration goals: easy amnesty, loose enforcement, and ever-higher levels of legal immigration. One prominent labor leader has boasted that continued mass immigration "will solidify and expand the progressive coalition for the future." In this penetrating Broadside, Mark Krikorian lays... more...

  • Why America Needs School Choiceby Jay P Greene

    Encounter Books 2011; US$ 5.84

    Expanding school choice and competition is the single most important action we can take to improve America's schools. Although school choice faces strong opposition from powerful teacher unions and their entrenched political allies, expanding choice via vouchers, charters, and tax credits has repeatedly been shown to improve student achievement,... more...

  • Obama's Education Takeoverby Lance T Izumi

    Encounter Books 2011; US$ 5.84

    President Obama has laid the groundwork for an unprecedented centralization of education policy under the guise of promoting educational innovation, accountability, and improved student achievement. In reality, Obama’s new national standards, curricula, and testing in addition to huge spending commitments by the federal government ¬ shift the policymaking... more...

  • Wounds That Will Not Healby Russell K Nieli

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 28.20

    Racial preference policies first came on the national scene as a response to black poverty and alienation in America as dramatically revealed in the destructive urban riots of the late 1960s. From the start, however, preference policies were controversial and were greeted by many, including many who had fought the good fight against segregation and... more...

  • From Despair to Hopeby Henry G. Cisneros; Lora Engdahl; Kurt L. Schmoke

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 24.29

    For decades, the federal government's failure to provide decent and affordable housing to very low-income families has given rise to severely distressed urban neighborhoods that defeat the best hopes of both residents and local officials. Now, however, there is cause for optimism. From Despair to Hope documents the evolution of HOPE VI, a federal... more...

  • Promoting the General Welfareby Alan S. Gerber; Eric M. Patashnik

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 22.01

    The U.S. Constitution calls on the government to "promote the general welfare." In this provocative and innovative book, a distinguished roster of political scientists and economists evaluates its ability to carry out this task. The first section of the book analyzes government performance in the areas of health, transportation, housing, and education,... more...

  • Behavioral Science & Policyby Craig Fox; Sim B. Sitkin

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 25.05

    The success of nearly all public- and private- sector policies hinges on the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. Today, such behaviors are better understood than ever, thanks to a growing body of practical behavioral science research. However, policymakers often are unaware of behavioral science findings that may help them craft and... more...

  • Intergovernmental Management for the 21st Centuryby Timothy J. Conlan; Paul L. Posner; Alice M. Rivlin

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 24.29

    A Brookings Institution Press and the National Academy of Public Administration publication America's complex system of multi-layered government faces new challenges as a result of rapidly changing economic, technological, and demographic trends. An aging population, economic globalization, and homeland security concerns are among the powerful factors... more...