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Mark Ross Pellegrino is an American actor of film and television. He is best known for his work as Lucifer in Supernatural, Paul Bennett in Dexter, Jacob in Lost and as Bishop in Being Human.
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Out of Poverty
Sweatshops in the Global Economy (Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society)
Benjamin Powell - 2014-05-15
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This book makes a compelling case for the benefits of third-world sweatshops in improving wages and working conditions. The author uses economic theory to argue that much of what the anti-sweatshop movement advocates for would only harm the very workers they intend to help. The ultimate goal is improving the welfare of citizens in these countries, and this book offers insight into the most effective methods to achieve that. A must-read for activists and policy makers alike.
Mark Pellegrino
@PuckLoptr @TagunMarina @AlexEpstein Out of poverty by Benjamin Powell (Cambridge university press) is also a tremendous book about this topic and sweat shops in general.      source
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The Road
Cormac McCarthy - 2006-10-02
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In a desolate, post-apocalyptic America, a father and son trek towards an unknown West Coast in a desperate attempt to survive. Armed only with a pistol, scavenged supplies, and each other, they encounter danger and uncertainty at every turn. The Road is a heart-wrenching story of love and endurance in the face of catastrophic destruction. Cormac McCarthy's vivid prose paints a stark portrait of humanity's best and worst qualities.
Mark Pellegrino
@Island_Aum I LOVE that book... (I love all father son stories) the dad is amazing in that book. Very scary though. Beware.      source
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Apocalypse Never
Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All
Michael Shellenberger - 2020-06-23
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A lifelong environmental activist and energy expert speaks out about the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism in his thought-provoking book. Michael Shellenberger separates science from fiction by providing basic facts that most remain ignorant of. He sheds light on the powerful financial interests, desires for status and power, and the spiritual impulse of supposedly secular people for transcendence that drives this apocalyptic environmentalism. The new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs, and Shellenberger's book is an eye-opening read for anyone who wants to understand the many complex issues at play.
Mark Pellegrino
Book rec. A must read for anyone who cares about human flourishing and a healthy world.      source
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David & Goliath
The explosive inside story of media bias in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Shraga Simmons - 2012-02-11
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"David & Goliath" is a thought-provoking firsthand account that exposes the media bias surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Written by renowned expert Shraga Simmons, this comprehensive book covers over 11 years of "frontline" experiences and reveals the truth behind media misconceptions. From secret negotiations with CNN executives to grassroots campaigns and their sweeping effects on Mideast media coverage, "David & Goliath" is a captivating analysis with over 2,000 footnotes. This timely book showcases how media distortion fuels violence and hinders the prospects of a peaceful settlement.
Mark Pellegrino
@twisted_words @TeresaRJ3 @capitalistparty @DailyRippleMag @debcameron60 @PhoenixTruths @JonasAfrend @DaveBall77 @gnvrbyd @AGTCnews @KnightofRue @alllibertynews @Ltdsoltd @yellowblacklp @DarwanD1 @SoniaGentili1 @ReginaGutgemann @teragramus @RRasgorshek @NadjaFriedel @rdlln @JRodrigues8014 @LPNational @PeterSchiff It also shows how indoctrinated their fan base is... speaking of which...a great book on the crazy, biased reporting on Israel: David and Goliath by Shraga Simmons.      source
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When Nietzsche Wept
A Novel Of Obsession (P.S.)
Irvin D. Yalom - 2005-01-04 (first published in 1992)
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A compelling blend of fact and fiction, this novel set in 19th century Vienna tells the story of a secret pact between Europe's greatest philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, and one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, Josef Breuer. As Breuer attempts to use his experimental "talking cure" to save Nietzsche from suicidal despair, he confronts his own inner demons and discovers the redemptive power of friendship.
Mark Pellegrino
@TeresaRJ3 He was a bundle of contradictions... read: When Nietzsche Wept. Great book.      source
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The State of Humanity
Julian L. Simon - 1995-01-01 (first published in 1994)
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Explore the present state of humanity and its environment in this thought-provoking book by Julian L. Simon. With contributions from over 50 scholars from around the world, readers gain new insights into issues such as deforestation, pollution, poverty, and mortality. Each section offers historical context and considers the efficacy of current policies. A must-read for anyone interested in cultural, social, economic, and environmental perspectives.
Mark Pellegrino
@gnvrbyd @rickrepetti @rickballan @PrimateBri @platypusrex256 @LevelToPower @TeresaRJ3 @AynRand_is_Dead @wellsm8 @twisted_words @KeepItRealLuke @Musicfreak78 @lucidunity2 @angel_scoggins @TheMartyrSpeaks @MDSebach @_ad_libertatum_ @Anarchofree @_AuberonHerbert @comicalwagner @Harun07321327 @Anarchist_Rants @DuneSlaya @Mr_Abysmalyxia @SageThinker99 @HoundJuliet @LuciSoc @JohnFis87569576 @mwhi4321 @djpazzer @678GUY @RalphScenic @GeneKrupa18 @ProletariatRis1 @vrijomslachtig @anonbene5 @jeffreyatucker Basic economics is the Chicago school... part monetarist... it sane and easy to read. Try George Reisman: Capitalism. But you MUST read Julian Simon’s book The State of Humanity.      source
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Who Needs It
Ayn Rand - 1984-11-01 (first published in 1982)
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Explore the fundamental force of philosophy with this collection of powerful essays. Authored by a notable American philosopher, these thought-provoking pieces explore a wide range of topics, from education and morality to censorship and inflation. Discover the importance of choosing a rational and practical philosophy in all aspects of life, and the potential consequences of failing to do so. This inspiring and profound work is a must-read for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the world around them.
Mark Pellegrino
@gnvrbyd @MDSebach @AynRand_is_Dead @rickballan @avidfilm @PhoenixTruths @SageThinker99 @Musicfreak78 @mwhi4321 @angel_scoggins @triadaxiom @TeresaRJ3 @PrimateBri @The_Real_BiM Not just sometimes. All the time. Rand wrote a great book on the topic entitled Philosophy Who NeedsIt. It demonstrates just how pervasive the influence of philosophy is over ALL aspects of life.      source
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Sanford Meisner on Acting
Sanford Meisner - 1987-07-12
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Learn the craft of acting from one of the greatest teachers of our time in this captivating book. Follow an acting class of eight men and eight women as they go from basic exercises to polished performances of contemporary American plays. Meisner's empathic and encouraging teaching style provokes emotion, laughter, and technical mastery from his students. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in acting or appreciating the craft.
Mark Pellegrino
For all those who wanted my acting book recs. They are: Sanford Meisner On Acting and The Practical Handbook For The Actor.      source
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John Leguizamo
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A Practical Handbook for the Actor
Melissa Bruder - 1986-05-01
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Discover the secrets of acting from six experienced actors who have worked with renowned playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. In this practical handbook, they share their methods and philosophies of the theater to help aspiring actors hone their craft.
Mark Pellegrino
For all those who wanted my acting book recs. They are: Sanford Meisner On Acting and The Practical Handbook For The Actor.      source
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The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
Alex Epstein - 2014-11-13
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This book challenges the conventional wisdom that fossil fuels are destroying our planet, arguing that they are actually making our world safer and more affluent. The author contends that the key to a healthy environment is development, and that the fossil fuel industry is the only way to reliably produce cheap energy on a global scale. Though acknowledging the challenges, the book argues that the overall benefits of fossil fuels, including largely unseen environmental benefits, are too great to ignore.
Mark Pellegrino
Gods job on @DennisDMZ @AlexEpstein . Folks read his book 'the MORAL case for fossil fuels'      source