This powerful book sets out arguments and an agenda of policy proposals for achieving a sustainable and prosperous, but non-growing economy, also known as a steady-state economy. Theauthorsdescribe a plan for solving the major social and environmental problems which face us today on a finite planetwith a rapidlygrowing population. They show how we have to find ways to reverse the environmental crises, while at the same time, we have to eradicate poverty and erase the divide between the haves and the have-nots. They argue that the economic orthodoxy...
Discusses staging interventions for friends and family members who suffer from addictions and compulsive behavior, and provides guidelines to staging a successful intervention.
The Republic of Ireland, which declared itself in 1949, allowed the Catholic Church to dominate its civil society and education system. Investment by American and European companies, and a welcoming tax regime, created the 'Celtic Tiger' of the 1990s. That brief burst of good fortune was destroyed by a corrupt political class which encouraged a wild property boom, leaving the country almost bankrupt. What Ireland needs now is a programme of real change. It needs to become a fully modern republic in fact as well as name. This disastrous economic collapse also allows us to think through the kind of multiculturalism that Ireland needs, and to build institutions that can accommodate the sudden influx of migrants who have come to Ireland in the past 15 years. The State should take over the entire education system, for which it pays already, and make it fit for the 21st century. The political system is dysfunctional and is one of the main causes of the debacle we have just experienced. Ireland needs constitutional reform. Politicians have been let get away with murder, and there is a fatalistic sense that nothing can change. The country needs to encourage participation in, and oversight and knowledge of politics, to make people feel that they have a right to challenge the old party machines and to make a difference. It is their country, after all.
The founder of Overachievers Anonymous recounts her own experience as an overachiever and demonstrates how women can make time to get to know their families and themselves and live saner, more balanced lives
It's no secret that Christians have had a major impact on the last two presidential elections, and Dr. Rick Scarborough believes that now is not the time to retreat. Now more than ever it is critical that all Bible-believing Americans step up and let our voices be heard. Scarborough challenges Christians to become involved in political action by revealing the issues that have caused the demise of America's Judeo-Christian foundation and outlining several key steps readers can take right where they live if they agree that it's time to get involved! Discover America's rich Christian foundations and the journey to the current political landscape. Enough Is Enough will motivate every person who reads it to influence our country's policies and culture with biblical values.
Are your violence prevention and mental health efforts on campus coordinated? Are all your campus professionals aware of the system for reporting information about students who may be in distress or at-risk for harming themselves or others? Is the information reviewed and acted on? Recent campus crises have highlighted that campus administrators will be judged by three things: What the campus was doing before the crisis, its immediate response during the crisis, and the follow-up after the crisis. Born out of the call by Virginia Tech’s Zenobia Hikes for urgent action to stem the tide of societal violence, and the NASPA “Enough is Enough” campaign (www.EnoughisEnoughcampaign.org) that she inspired, this book provides guidance on how to be proactive in preventing violence, and be prepared to provide a comprehensive response to a crisis. Enough is Enough presents first-hand accounts and experienced counsel from professionals who have lived through a violent incident, and continue to deal with its aftermath. They cover violence, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion in an integrated way, and offer a comprehensive plan to create a campus-wide system for collecting information about students at-risk for self-harm or violence toward others. The authors describe how to develop university-wide emergency plans, using the National Incident Management System template and involving a wide spectrum of campus services; how to create crisis response teams and victim liaison programs; offer recommendations about communication and the management of information; and address institutionally-appropriate and sensitive ways to achieve healing and recovery. The book is addressed to administrators, student affairs, services and mental health professionals, and counselors, on all the nation’s campuses, elementary through post-secondary. A Joint ACPA & NASPA Publication
For everyone everywhere who has ever felt they can't take one more minute of hassle. Enough said!
Discusses how people can integrate prayer, harmony, and meditation in busy schedules in order to lead a more balanced, spiritual lifestyle.
Here is David Augsburger's forceful yet compassionate look at hope. He analyzes the various types of hope and the role it plays in friendships, marriages, families, and our society as we face the threat of nuclear holocaust. Incorporating stories, diagrams, case studies, and thoughts from well-known contemporaries as well as biblical reflections, Augsburger gives readers a new perspective on hope plus practical ways to apply it to their life.
A small group of women from a reserve called Tobique embarrassed the Canadian government in front of the world and brought the plight of Native women and Native experience to the eyes of millions. These are their stories about growing up Native and female. It is the story of a struggle to end one hundred years of legislated sexual discrimination against Native women in Canada. Their struggle started with the occupation of a band office, continued with a hundred-mile march to Ottawa, and ended up in the United Nations.
Spending time in the Pilbara region of Western Australia as part of the Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Royal Commission, Sydney lawyer Noel Olive began listening to, and then recording, the stories and experiences of the local Indigenous people. That material forms the basis of a history from an Aboriginal perspective of Aboriginal-European relations in the region, from colonial times to present day. The author previously edited a book of Aboriginal histories from the same region (Karijini Mirlimirli FACP 1997), which was well received by reviewers and is a recommended text in both the legal profession and Aboriginal Studies courses.
Rosetta is the author of this long awaited auto-biography called "Enough Is Enough!". She is a woman who has survived many forms of abuse and adversities as a child and as an adult. But with her love for God and respect for life she was able to maintain some level of sanity without the use of drugs or alcohol. However, the choices she made were just as toxic or worse. After years of living in denial and trying to run away from the truth, God has shown her that there is no getaway. Even in total darkness there is truth. Rosetta's situations are not unique. In her journey she has learned that God helps those who let Him! The purpose of "Enough is Enough!" Is to deter anyone contemplating suicide, change the minds of sex offenders, prevent child abuse, domestic violence and abuse of any kind.
A lifelong follower of the American political scene, political pundit Brendan Kelly treats readers with his conglomeration of thoughts in this call to action. He tells of his progression through the political system of our times from Democrat to Republican, through Independent to Libertarianism. As an easy read, Enough is Enough is aimed at those who realize our nation is in deep trouble and are capable of joining the fray to repair the damage we have sustained in the past century. Kelly will provide readers with a road map of where we've been, where we are and where we need to be if we wish to survive the return of world slavery that existed before our first revolution.
Only about 6 percent of the population that are alcoholic need to quit drinking completely in their recovery process, yet nearly 90 percent of treatment programs and substance abuse treatment practitioners require total abstinence from alcohol. Cynthia Turner is not one of them. In Can I Keep Drinking? she provides you with easy-to-follow tools, checklists, and quizzes to help you answer the question “Can I keep drinking?” and figure out a way to have a healthier relationship with alcohol.
The American way of life pushes people to constantly strive for more--more money, more stuff, more clout. But how much is enough? And how do we know when we have too much of a good thing? In this provocative, paradigm-shifting book, Will Davis Jr. challenges readers to discover the peace that comes through contentment with what we have and compassion for those in need. Through surprising statistics, scriptural insight, and real-life stories, Davis gently leads readers to consider living with less in order to do more for the kingdom. Thought-provoking discussion questions and short chapters make this a perfect study for small groups. No one will come away from this powerful book unchanged.
A provocative and timely call for a moral approach to economics, drawing on philosophers, political theorists, writers, and economists from Aristotle to Marx to Keynes. What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on. The authors begin with the great economist John Maynard Keynes. In 1930 Keynes predicted that, within a century, per capita income would steadily rise, people’s basic needs would be met, and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Clearly, he was wrong: though income has increased as he envisioned, our wants have seemingly gone unsatisfied, and we continue to work long hours. The Skidelskys explain why Keynes was mistaken. Then, arguing from the premise that economics is a moral science, they trace the concept of the good life from Aristotle to the present and show how our lives over the last half century have strayed from that ideal. Finally, they issue a call to think anew about what really matters in our lives and how to attain it. How Much Is Enough? is that rarity, a work of deep intelligence and ethical commitment accessible to all readers. It will be lauded, debated, cited, and criticized. It will not be ignored.
An ordinary man who has accomplished extraordinary feats in life - Kenneth Raupp relates the story of intimate love, supreme sadness, humor, valor and fox hole religion laid bare as never before.
Enough is Enough revolves around actual events in May 1968. Harold Wilson knows the public thinks he's a slippery liar, the newspapers are out for his blood, and the party which once loved him is now plotting to remove him. Still, he has failed to spot at least two other conspiracies brewing. Bernard Storey, a journalist, stumbles on the rival plots and enters a world of lying and spying, back-stabbing and blackmail, malicious gossip and false intelligence.