Social Security

Author: Andy Landis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523650248
Size: 36.93 MB
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Social Security and Medicare form the bedrock of your retirement security. You paid for them-now make them work for you! SOCIAL SECURITY: THE INSIDE STORY is detailed. Comprehensive. User-friendly. It's been hailed since 1993 as "the best" resource on Social Security and Medicare-the Social Security "bible." This new 2016 Edition is bigger and better than ever, with more examples, new graphics, new footnotes, and a completely revised chapter on Maximizing Your Social Security, updated to the latest changes in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Inside are 308 pages packed with everything you need to know: clear explanations, helpful illustrations, realistic examples, and handy web links. This is the only source of useful "Reform Targets," "Tips for Success," and "Inside Stories" revealing how Social Security really works. ANDY LANDIS has been called the Social Security "guru." His expertise is unmatched, with over 38 years' experience as a speaker, author, and former SSA representative. This is the proven and practical resource for taxpayers, retirees, financial advisors, attorneys, and HR professionals-the essential guide for everyone with a stake in Social Security.

Public Policy In The United States

Author: Mark E Rushefsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134869916
Size: 20.77 MB
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Offering the widest breadth of policy issue coverage on the market, the sixth edition of this well-regarded text covers events through the 2016 elections and beyond. Though the content has been extensively and thoughtfully revised and updated, the sixth edition maintains its clear approach, without an overreliance on policy theory, and popular threefold structure: First, it introduces readers to the American approach to public policy making as it has been shaped by our political institutions, changing circumstances, and ideology. Second, it surveys all of the major policy areas from foreign policy to health care policy to environmental policy, and does so with well-selected illustrations, case studies, terms, and study questions. Third, it provides readers with analytical tools and frameworks to examine current problems and be able to understand and critique proposed public policy solutions. New to the sixth edition is an exploration of: The Affordable Care Act and its implementation, controversies, and impact The American economy since the end of the Great Recession, trade policy, and economic equality issues Foreign policy including relations with Russia, China, and Iran, as well as the civil war in Syria, the continuing conflicts in Iraq, and the challenge of ISIS The US Criminal Justice system and its incarceration challenges as well as issues of minorities, police, and crime. This new edition includes, for the first time, a test bank with multiple choice, short answer, and discussion/essay questions as well as an instructor’s manual. Public Policy in the United States, 6e is an ideal undergraduate text for introductory courses on American Public Policy and Politics, and can be used as supplementary reading in undergraduate courses on policy process, policy analysis, and American government.

American Government Institutions And Policies Brief Version

Author: James Q. Wilson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337514292
Size: 57.78 MB
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This popular brief text for the one-semester or one-quarter American Government course maintains the framework of the Wilson, DiIulio, Bose, and Levendusky comprehensive text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends. The 13th edition of AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES, BRIEF VERSION, offers coverage of the 2014 and 2016 campaigns and elections; budget battles and the sequestration of funds; ongoing debates about immigration, gay marriage, and other key issues in American politics; and foreign-policy decisions on Afghanistan, the Middle East, and North Korea. We have also reworked each chapter to focus on a clear set of learning objectives to guide students through the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gang War

Author: Peter Walsh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781903854297
Size: 49.74 MB
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In the mid-1980s, a Chicago-style gang war erupted on the streets of one of Britain's major cities that continues unabated to this day. Gangsters with automatic weaponry brought terror to the streets of Manchester. Investigative author Peter Walsh traces the inside story of the Manchester mobs and their bloody internecine feuding. He reveals how top villains took over the drug trade and nightclub security, leaving more than three dozen dead, and tells how a new gang culture evolved unlike anything seen before in the UK.

American Government

Author: Scott F. Abernathy
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 154430739X
Size: 47.27 MB
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American government is not just one story—it’s many stories. Our stories. And they are still being told. In American Government: Stories of a Nation, author Scott Abernathy tunes in to the voices of America’s people, showing how diverse ideas throughout our nation’s history have shaped our political institutions, our identities, the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. His storytelling approach brings the core concepts of government to life, making them meaningful and memorable, and allowing all students to see themselves reflected in the pages. For the new Brief Edition, Abernathy has carefully condensed and updated the content from the Full version, giving you the information you need--and the stories you can relate to--in a more concise, value-oriented package.

La Gran Apuesta

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Tres años antes de la crisis mundial del 2008 originada por las hipotecas subprime que hundió prácticamente el sistema financiero global, cuatro tipos fuera del sistema fueron los únicos que vislumbraron que todo el mercado hipotecario iba a quebrar. Decidieron entonces hacer algo insólito: apostar contra el mercado de la vivienda a la baja, en contra de cualquier criterio lógico en aquella época... Adaptación del libro "La gran apuesta" de Michael Lewis, que reflexiona sobre la quiebra del sector inmobiliario norteamericano que originó la crisis económica mundial en 2008. (FILMAFFINITY).

Security Mom

Author: Juliette Kayyem
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476733759
Size: 10.25 MB
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In her insider's look at American emergency and disaster management, Juliette distills years of professional experience into smart, manageable guidelines for keeping your family safe in an unpredictable world. From stocking up on coloring books to stashing duplicate copies of valuable papers out of state, Juliette's wisdom does more than just prepare us to survive in an age of mayhem--it empowers us to thrive. Her message, the result of years working where tragedy has thrived, is ultimately positive: starting in our homes, each of us--every mom, dad, aunt, uncle, yes every citizen--has the capacity to build a more resilient nation. Security Mom is an utterly modern tale about the highs and lows of having-it-all parenthood and a candid, sometimes shocking, behind-the-scenes look inside the high-stakes world of national security.

Irs Whistleblower

Author: Richard M Schickel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692574409
Size: 53.53 MB
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Tax Collector Richard M. Schickel share his life of 33 years in the Internal Revenue Service. T This book tells all the ways that people are abused by the IRS and all the taxpaying public abuses the IRS. One of the abuses is the $50 billion that is paid out in fraudulent refunds every year. Reading this book will save you big money with the IRS.

Bravehearts

Author: Mark Hertsgaard
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 151070342X
Size: 13.21 MB
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Whistleblowers pay with their lives to save ours. When insiders like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden or ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley or Big Tobacco truth-teller Jeffrey Wigand blow the whistle on high-level lying, lawbreaking or other wrongdoing—whether it's government spying, corporate murder or scientific scandal—the public benefits enormously. Wars are ended, deadly products are taken off the market, white-collar criminals are sent to jail. The whistleblowers themselves, however, generally end up ruined. Nearly all of them lose their jobs—and in many cases their marriages and their health—as they refuse to back down in the face of increasingly ferocious official retaliation. That moral stubbornness despite terrible personal cost is the defining DNA of whistleblowers. The public owes them more than we know. In Bravehearts, Hertsgaard tells the gripping, sometimes darkly comic and ultimately inspiring stories of the unsung heroes of our time. A deeply reported, impassioned polemic, Bravehearts is a book for citizens everywhere—especially students, teachers, activists and anyone who wants to make a difference in the world around them.

The Punishment Of Virtue

Author: Sarah Chayes
Publisher: Portobello Books
ISBN: 1846276284
Size: 77.74 MB
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EBOOK EDITION WITH A NEW PREFACE What happens when the War on Terror media circus packs up and leaves town? Sarah Chayes spent six years in Afghanistan in order to find out. Living in the old capital, Kandahar, dressing like a man and befriending the heroic Chief of Police, Akrem, she gained unparalleled access to tribal leaders, cunning warlords, jihadist insurgents and opium traders, as well as politicians, security chiefs and Pakistani Intelligence agents - all contending for power in this uniquely strategic place at a pivotal moment in its history. Hers is an urgent book, and a mesmerizingly readable story.