Free politics and current events Kindle books for 28 Sep 18

The Opioid Crisis Wake-Up Call: Health Care is Stealing the American Dream. Hereâ??s How We Take it Back

by Dave Chase

“Dave Chase is the first and just about only person that’s ever been able to give me hope and a real pathway to fundamental change in our convoluted health care system.” 
â?? Paul Shoemaker, Founding President of Social Venture Partners International, Author of Can’t Not Do: The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World. Named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential People in the Nonprofit Sector” by The NonProfit Times, and “Philanthropist of the Year” by Future in Review
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The opioid crisis is not an anomaly. Instead, it’s a self-inflicted wound, driven by a catastrophically dysfunctional health care system, leading to what has become the largest public health crisis in 100 years. Fortunately, proven antidotes exist — all created and spearheaded by forward-looking citizen leaders and employers. It’s time to scale these solutions nationwide, stop the crisis in its tracks and move us light years closer to solving the larger disaster that is our health care system.

As you read this, countless people are leaving clinics and hospitals with over 30-day supplies of opioids for lower back pain, and other diagnoses for which opioids have little evidence of helping. Further, people are receiving opioid prescriptions for procedures where evidence-based medicine doesn’t justify such as many spinal procedures and asymptomatic wisdom tooth removal.

We need to mobilize the resources necessary to help those already enslaved by opioid use disorders. At the same time, we also need to turn off the enormous flow of people becoming addicted. Only by traveling upstream to stop addiction before it starts will we ever clean up the opioid crisis–and prevent future floods of addiction. 

In The Opioid Crisis Wake-Up Call, Dave Chase explores the already-existing solutions to the largest public health crisis in a 100 years, updating and expanding on the content and themes from his 2017 bestseller, The CEO’s Guide to Restoring the American Dream. Here he uncovers the upstream fixes designed to stop the crisis at its source. Chase’s message is this: resolving the opioid crisis, at the CEO, citizen, and community level, brings us miles closer to fixing the systemic failures of U.S. health care.

Top 10 Reasons Why Black America Dislikes Trump

by P.R. Blackstone

Russia owes every single American an apology. And to be honest, many of our fellow Americans owe us an apology too. We will forgive you for making one of the biggest political mistakes of our time, and in the very near future, we hope you’ll be able to forgive yourselves. The truth is, we’ve been hoodwinked, bamboozled and led astray. We were warned, but our fears won and took over our ability to make sound decisions. Because we lost focus, the America we all know and love is . . . a divided nation that cannot stand as is.

In this brief and complicated, yet very precise e-book, I wanted to express my sincere thoughts about the current President and briefly share the Top 10 reasons why African Americans dislike him. Many people will be able to relate; others may very well strongly disagree. That’s perfectly okay, and whether you do or don’t agree, the information included will allow you to explore and examine my views, as a black woman in America. My views may seem harsh at times, but so many of us feel as if we’re at a point of no return. With that in mind, take off your #MAGA caps and put your listening hats on. Relax, and for African Americans, feel free to nod or shrug your shoulders. From issues relating to Trump and the flag, to growing racism in this country, I’m going to take you there so you can process it all. Are you ready? 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . . GO.

Almost Poetic: Go mad or write mad poetry

by Dawson Berzenji

Almost Poetic is a poetry collection of Ethical and Moral Philosophy that challenges the reader’s mindset. This book will teardown what you thought was stable and true, this book can re-invent you if you let it. You can be a new person with a new mind, you can think for yourself and never let another human define you. You can be free and able to live your own life, you can break the chains society, teachers, parents, and peers have shackled you into.

Almost Poetic is here at your side walking along with you through life. This book can change you if you let it.

A 40-Year Trek

by David Alan Harwood

This is a descriptive story of my life from age 4 or so to the present time. It covers my life from being an upstate New York small town boy who went overseas to work as a volunteer in Nepal. It is the evolution of a typical American child transformed to an individual working for the Peace Corps. I describe key times and events as well as people in my life that led to what I am today. I explain key events and people that shaped my character. Most parts are in my Nepal life, the most dramatic. I include poetry that I wrote in those times as poems are more concise in thought. Readers can go through my various experiences with me. I hope to pass on that knowledge I learned to those who would read it.

Time Geography in the Global Context: An Anthology (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

Time-geography is a mode of thinking that helps us understand change processes in society, the wider context and the ecological consequences of human actions. This book brings together international time-geographic research from a range of disciplines. ã??

Swedish geographer Torsten Hägerstrand is a key foundation for this book, and an introductory biography charts the influences that led to the formation of his theories. A central theme across time-geography research is recognizing time and space as unity. Contributions from the Netherlands, the USA, Japan, China, Norway and Sweden showcase the diverse palette of time-geography research. Chapters study societies adjusting to rapid urbanization, or investigate the need for structural changes in childcare organization. The book also delves into green transportation and the interplay between humans and nature in landscape transformation. Applicational chapters look at ICT effects on young people’s daily life and methods for engaging clients in treatment practice.

This book situates the outlook for this developing branch of research and the application of time-geography to societal and academic contexts. Its interdisciplinary nature will appeal to postgraduates and researchers who are interested in human geography, urban and regional planning and sociology.

Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau

A Book that Transformed America

Civil Disobedience was Thoreau’s first published book and continues to transform American discourse. It is unusual for its symbolism and structure, its criticism of Christian institutions, and its many-layered storytelling.
The ideas presented in this essay have influenced some of the most powerful and influential people in history, including Martin Luther King Jnr, Leo Tolstoy, President John F. Kennedy and Ernest Hemingway. It was a seminal piece of work in the shaping of Gandhi’s three decade-long non-violent revolution against British-occupied India.

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