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Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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Callahan, David

Summary: While there have always been those who cut corners, the author shows that cheating on every level--from the highly publicized corporate scandals to Little League fraud--has risen dramatically in the last two decades. Why all the cheating? Why now? Callahan pins the blame on the dog-eat-dog economic climate of the past two decades. An unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequality have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 174 CAL

Niebuhr, Reinhold

Summary: This volume includes four books written by the author: Leaves from the notebook of a tamed cynic, Moral man and immoral society, The children of light and the children of darkness, and The irony of American history. There is also a selection of lectures, sermons, essays, and prayers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 230 NIE

Sandel, Michael J.

Summary: "A world-famous political philosopher, and the bestselling author of Justice, reveals the driving force behind the resurgence of populism: the tyranny of the meritocracy and the resentments it produces"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 SAN

Lukianoff, Greg

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Summary: "Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising--on campus as well as nationally. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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Mac Donald, Heather

Summary: "America is in crisis, from the campus to the workplace. Toxic ideas--bred in college classrooms and nurtured by politicized scholarship--have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in the larger culture. Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton? Oppressive. American history? Tyrannous. Teachers upholding rigorous standards or employers hiring by merit? Racist and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370.117 MAC

Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 TAL

Summary: It all began on a fateful weekend in September of 2008 when the American economy was on the verge of melting down. Then-Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, his former protege John Thain, and Ken Lewis, one of the most powerful bankers in the country, secretly cut a deal to merge Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. This episode of Frontline draws on high-profile interviews with key players...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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