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328.73 J
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 325 pages ; 24 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-300) and index.
Contents
Introduction: The little harm thesis -- Rise of the filibuster. Birth of a notion ; "Victorious in the midst of unbroken defeats" ; Dawn of the supermajority ; An idea whose time has come -- Tyranny of the minority. The superminority ; Outside in ; Means of control ; What it takes ; The uniter -- Conclusion: How to save the Senate.
Summary
"An insider's account of how politicians representing a radical minority of Americans are using "the greatest deliberative body in the world" to hijack our democracy. Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the US Senate, yet the Senate allows an almost exclusively white, predominantly male, and radically conservative minority of the American electorate to impose its will on the rest of us. How did we get to this point? In Kill Switch, Adam Jentleson argues that shifting demographics alone cannot explain how Mitch McConnell harnessed the Senate and turned it into a powerful weapon of minority rule. As Jentleson shows, since the 1950s, a free-flowing body of relative equals has devolved into a rigidly hierarchical, polarized institution, with both Democrats and Republicans to blame. The current GOP has merely used the methods pioneered by its predecessors, though to newly extreme ends. In a work for readers of How Democracies Die and even Master of the Senate, Jentleson makes clear that, without a reevaluation of Senate practices--starting with ending the filibuster--we face the prospect of permanent minority rule in America"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9781631497773 hardcover
1631497774 hardcover
40030407444
40030405249
Descript.
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min. 54 sec.)) : sound, color.
Note
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 26, 2015.
Contents
Regulation in American Life (0:40) -- Bayonne Bridge Controversy (2:33) -- Leadership Issues (1:41) -- No One in Charge (1:05) -- Political Paralysis (0:54) -- Liberal Democracy Issues (0:29) -- Retirement Home Micro Regulation (1:24) -- Public Facility Bureaucracy (1:24) -- Medicare Inefficiency (2:26) -- Healthcare Dilemma (1:38) -- Corporations vs. Government (1:25) -- Technocratic Government Model (2:31) -- Push-Back against Government (2:57) -- Balancing Discretion and Rules (3:00) -- Scientific Management Model (1:14) -- Valuing Human Choice (1:04) -- Automatic Government History (2:11) -- Automatic Government Inefficiency (1:06) -- System Change (1:39) -- Uniform Commercial Code (1:43) -- Public Support for Government Change (1:54) -- Outside Political Pressure (1:08) -- Advocates for Change (1:17) -- Government Amendments (2:58) -- Common Good Foundation (2:39) -- New Government Vision (0:41) -- Reform Predictions (2:36) -- Credits: Author Philip K. Howard on "The Rule of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws and Broken Government" (0:07)
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Summary
In 1995, Philip K. Howard wrote "The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America," kicking off a national conversation about bureaucratic overreach and regulation. In this interview he discusses how his new book, "The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government," extends and elaborates his analysis. It isn't bureaucratic gridlock or partisan polarization that's keeping Washington in perpetual mismanagement, argues Howard, but a fog of rules and regulations that have made it nearly impossible to figure out who is responsible. Until civil servants can use common sense and practical judgment, he says, the government won't gain the flexibility needed for solving today's problems.
Audience
9 & up.
System Det
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, July 3, 2015).
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Films Media Group, film distributor.
Reason Foundation, production company.
Title
Rule of Nobody, Saving America From Dead Laws and Broken Government
Call #
323.44 H
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xii, 395 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note
Includes index.
Contents
The Anglosphere miracle -- The same language, the same hymns, the same ideals -- Anglo-Saxon liberties -- Rediscovering England -- Liberty and property -- The first Anglosphere Civil War -- The second Anglospehre Civil War -- Anglobalization -- From empire to Anglosphere -- Consider what nation it is whereof ye are -- Anglosphere twilight?
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
Why does the world speak English? Why does every country at least pretend to aspire to representative government, personal freedom, and an independent judiciary? This book is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of those principles, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. According to author Daniel Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms--individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government--are not broadly "Western" in the usual sense of the term. Rather, they are the legacy of a very specific tradition, one that was born in England and that the Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited. By the tenth century, a thousand years before most modern countries, England was a nation-state whose people were already starting to define themselves with reference to common-law rights. Inventing Freedom explains why the extraordinary idea that the state was the servant, not the ruler, of the individual evolved uniquely in the English-speaking world. It is a chronicle of the success of Anglosphere exceptionalism.--From publisher description.
Subject
Title
Freedom : how the English-speaking peoples made the modern world
ISBN/ISSN
9780062231734
0062231731
9780062231741 (pbk.)
006223174X (pbk.)
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