2007 Policy #06 Family Top Books

Earth Policy #6: Family

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
The Seventeen Traditions
1.  The Seventeen Traditions by Ralph Nader
The list author says:
“See my longer review.  This is a fundamental book, if you buy only one book from this list, buy this one.”
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Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future
2.  Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future by Margaret J. Wheatley
The list author says:
“Margaret Wheatley is one of the top ten minds I pay attention to.”
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The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
3.  The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman
The list author says:
“I actually read this.  The sad thing is that this kind of communication has to be taught from kindergarten on, or it will not “stick.”  Our families are in disarray in part because all the other policies place little value in the nuclear family, which is actually the foundation stone for the Nation and for communal prosperity and stability.”
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The Great Risk Shift: The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care, and Retirement--And How You Can Fight Back
4.  The Great Risk Shift: The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care, and Retirement–And How You Can Fight Back by Jacob S. Hacker
The list author says:
“Defensive manual.  It is all connected.”
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The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans
5.  The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans by Beth Shulman
The list author says:
“This show how policies in Economy impact on Family.”
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Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time
6.  Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time by Charles E. Schumer
The list author says:
“The problem is that the middle class is being disenfranchises and the same time that the self-sufficient blue collar worker is becoming unemployed.  Corporations have zero commitment to Nation, community, or humanity, and that is something we can change.”
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How to Survive Your Husband's Midlife Crisis: Strategies and Stories from the Midlife Wives Club
7.  How to Survive Your Husband’s Midlife Crisis: Strategies and Stories from the Midlife Wives Club by Gay Courter
The list author says:
“Everyone has a mid-life crisis.  Everyone also has menopause.  None of us have a clue on how to get through either.”
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All Grown Up And No Place To Go: Teenagers In Crisis, Revised Edition
8.  All Grown Up And No Place To Go: Teenagers In Crisis, Revised Edition by David Elkind
The list author says:
“Worth reflection.”
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The Breaking Point: How Female Midlife Crisis Is Transforming Today's Women
9.  The Breaking Point: How Female Midlife Crisis Is Transforming Today’s Women by Sue Shellenbarger
The list author says:
“The female side.  See also menopause (at OSS.Net, use Google search on that site for Menopause Memorandum.  Two pages.”
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Why Are So Many Black Men in Prison?
10.  Why Are So Many Black Men in Prison? by Demico Boothe
The list author says:
“A large part of the black family crisis comes from bad policy in economy (not fostering full employment), justice (fostering a privatized prison industry) and health (making marijuana a jail sentence).”
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A Nation Under the Influence: America's Addiction to Alcohol
11.  A Nation Under the Influence: America’s Addiction to Alcohol by J. Vincent Peterson
The list author says:
“All too true.  The whole issue of why we allow legal drugs that kill vastly more people than illegal drugs is one for the Wisdom Councils–obviously we cannot trust our elites.”
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On Your Own: A Family's Guide to Disaster Preparedness
12.  On Your Own: A Family’s Guide to Disaster Preparedness by G. Dale Stewart
The list author says:
“This is important.  Localized resilience begins with the family, then the neighborhood, then the village, and so on.”
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Poor Families in America's Health Care Crisis
13.  Poor Families in America’s Health Care Crisis by Ronald Angel
The list author says:
“I was very impressed by the book Working Poor (see Economy).  For the poor, a minor health set-back is life and job destroying.  We cannot let that happen!”
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Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy
14.  Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy by Jody Heymann
The list author says:
“I personally believe that it should be national policy that all families receive sufficient wages from one full time job or two half-time jobs, to properly attend to their children.  Families are an intangible value that most simply do not computer.”
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A Parent's Guide for Suicidal and Depressed Teens: Help for Recognizing if a Child is in Crisis and What to Do About It
15.  A Parent’s Guide for Suicidal and Depressed Teens: Help for Recognizing if a Child is in Crisis and What to Do About It by Kate Williams
The list author says:
“See Rage of the Random Actor and my longer review.  We are losing touch with our teenagers just as they are encountering pressures, influences, and threats that were simply not there when we were growing up.”
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Parents in Prison: Children in Crisis, an Issue Brief (Series of CWLA Issue Briefs)
16.  Parents in Prison: Children in Crisis, an Issue Brief (Series of CWLA Issue Briefs) by Cynthia Beatty
The list author says:
“This kills me.  There has got to be a better way that does not separate parents, and mothers especially, from their children.”
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Youth, Murder, Spectacle: The Cultural Politics Of "Youth In Crisis" (Cultural Studies)
17.  Youth, Murder, Spectacle: The Cultural Politics Of “Youth In Crisis” (Cultural Studies) by Charles R. Acland
The list author says:
“Excellent contextual perspective.”
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When Children Want Children: THE URBAN CRISIS OF TEENAGE CHILDBEARING
18.  When Children Want Children: THE URBAN CRISIS OF TEENAGE CHILDBEARING by Leon Dash
The list author says:
“Rock bottom.”
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Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make--or Break--Your Child's Future
19.  Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make–or Break–Your Child’s Future by Rosalind Wiseman
The list author says:
“Interesting depictions.”
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War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
20.  War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race by Edwin Black
The list author says:
“Scary, but the kind of thing we have to pay attention to, or it becomes real.”
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Social Policy for Children and Families: A Risk and Resilience Perspective
21.  Social Policy for Children and Families: A Risk and Resilience Perspective by Jeffrey M. Jenson
The list author says:
“Thoughtful.”
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Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System
22.  Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System by Michael P. Nichols
The list author says:
“New insights–there is a science and an art to evaluation.”
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America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty (Sex, Love, and Psychology)
23.  America’s War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty (Sex, Love, and Psychology) by Marty Klein
The list author says:
“Attacking consensual legal sex is a sure-fire way of increasing perversions and disease and mental disorders.”
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Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts
24.  Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts by Samuel Totten
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“The other rock bottom.”
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