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Monopolized

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Available July 21, 2020 and via pre-order—From the cars we drive to what toothpaste we use, Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power tells how a tiny group of corporations have come to dominate every aspect of our lives. Over the last 40 years our choices have narrowed, our opportunities have shrunk and our lives have become governed by a handful of very large…  More About: Monopolized

Terms of Disservice

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Hardly a day goes by without new headlines about the dark side of digital technology. Many of those headlines concern the role of social media companies in distributing false and misleading information that inflames social and political divides and even helps sway elections. Facebook, Google, and Twitter, once seen as creating an engaged, positively interconnected global community, are now on the defensive, facing harsh criticism…  More About: Terms of Disservice

Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

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Pharmaceutical breakthroughs such as anti­biotics and vaccines rank among some of the greatest advancements in human history. Yet exorbitant prices for life-saving drugs, safety recalls affecting tens of millions of Americans, and soaring rates of addiction and overdose on pre­scription opioids have caused many to revile the industry. Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America looks at the heroes and villains of the trillion-dollar-a-year…  More About: Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

A Purse of Your Own

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In A Purse of Your Own: An Easy Guide to Financial Security, wealth coach Deborah Owens urges women to take control of their lives and purses by leveraging intuition, creativity and empathy to build personal wealth. Filled with fun quizzes (Pursercises), resource guides (Pursessentials) and examples of real women from housewives to executives who have drastically changed their lives (Purseonality Profiles), A Purse of Your…  More About: A Purse of Your Own

Unsavory Truth

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What can we believe about the food we eat? Where does reliable information come from? It turns out that most studies about health benefits of food are funded by companies that sell those foods. Unsavory Truth reveals how the food industry manipulates nutrition science.

Author Marion Nestle explains these studies are more about marketing than science; they are often paid for by companies that sell…  More About: Unsavory Truth

Land of the Fee

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In "Land of the Fee: Hidden Costs and the Decline of the American Middle Class", Devin Fergus offers a compelling explanation for the mounting problem of wealth inequality: the explosion of fees accompanying virtually every transaction that people make.

These perfectly legal fees are buried deep within the verbose agreements between vendors and consumers—agreements that few people fully read or comprehend. The…  More About: Land of the Fee

The Truth about Social Security

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In, "The Truth about Social Security: The Founders' Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies, and Common Misunderstandings", Nancy Altman uses Social Security founders' own words to debunk myths and reveal the truth about the most popular and successful government program in our nation's history. According to Kirkus Reviews, "Altman's approach is uniquely historical she looks at the speeches and writings of those who originally designed…  More About: The Truth about Social Security

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

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Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, examines the lives of many middle-class Americans who can now barely afford to raise children.

Through firsthand storytelling, Quart explores how our country has failed its families. Her subjects—from professors to lawyers to caregivers to nurses—have been wrung out by a system that doesn’t support them, and enriches only a tiny elite.

Quart offers solutions…  More About: Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

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"Bunk" asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of “truthiness” where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art. The author wends through a uniquely American history with a rogue’s gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers―from the humbug of P. T. Barnum and Edgar Allan Poe to the unrepentant bunk…  More About: Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

Money Confidence: Really Smart Financial Moves for Newly Single Women

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Dealing with money issues as a newly single woman (whether widowed or divorced) is the topic of Kerry Hannon's recent book, now in paperback. Hannon offers on-point advice to help newly single women rebuild their lives and get a grip on their finances as quickly as possible. Information includes practical, can-do suggestions that cover he gamut from creating a budget to investing, where to turn for financial advice and…  More About: Money Confidence: Really Smart Financial Moves for Newly Single Women

 

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