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Getting Out Of Control
Emergent Leadership in a Complex World
Neil Chilson - 2021-09-22
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Shoshana Weissmann
Finally finished @neil_chilson's book! Reports of him recently being appointed to East Virginia govt, unrelated. Really, really enjoyed it. Light read, and thinks through everything that relates to emergent order      source
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A Time to Build
From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream
Yuval Levin - 2020-01-21
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A leading conservative intellectual argues that to renew America we must recommit to our institutionsAmericans are living through a social crisis. Our politics is polarized and bitterly divided. Culture wars rage on campus, in the media, social media, and other arenas of our common life. And for too many Americans, alienation can descend into despa...
Shoshana Weissmann
@jonward11 @ryangrim Fucking love that book and Yuval      source
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The Captured Economy
How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality
Brink Lindsey, Steven M. Teles - 2017-10-13
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Economists have long taught that there is a tradeoff between efficiency and equity-that is, between making a bigger pie and dividing it more fairly. This idea is what makes our current predicament so puzzling: today we are faced with both a stagnating economy and sky-high inequality. Both problems have many causes, but Brink Lindsey and Steven M. T...
Shoshana Weissmann
@upzone_CA HAHAHA I LOVED that book!!      source
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The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
Haben Girma - 2019-08-06
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The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage. Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abi...
Shoshana Weissmann
@chrisFnicholson @JarrettDieterle GOT you tysm!! I actually just sent a good online guide about it to everyone who does graphics!! After I read @HabenGirma's book - which is SO worth the read - I've been wanting to do some re-coding and fixing!      source
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Randy Bryce
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Why Cities Lose
The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide
Johnathan A. Rodden - 2019-06-04
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A prizewinning political scientist traces the origins of urban-rural political conflict and shows how geography shapes elections in America and beyond Why is it so much easier for the Democratic Party to win the national popular vote than to build and maintain a majority in Congress? Why can Democrats sweep statewide offices in places like Pennsylv...
Shoshana Weissmann
@smcoffman21 Unfortunately not a lot out there besides a handful of articles but also a GREAT book on why the problem developed as it did — Why Cities Lose, released last year. FASCINATING but slow read!      source
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Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari - 2016-06-14 (first published in 2015)
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Now a New York Times BestsellerA hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voicesAt some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom ...
Shoshana Weissmann
@ScottGreenfield @RVA2MI @ASFleischman Check out Aziz's book Modern Love. Attempt to explain through too much choice      source
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Jay Shetty
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Jonathan Haidt - 2013-02-12 (first published in 2012)
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As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossiblechallenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows ...
Shoshana Weissmann
@JeffRomeo8 LOVE him and that book      source
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A Guide to the Good Life
The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
William B. Irvine - 2008-11-04
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One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still ...
Shoshana Weissmann
Everyone needs to chill out and read A Guide to the Good Life. Great book on stoicism with which I largely agree      source
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A Republic, If You Can Keep It
Neil Gorsuch - 2019-09-10
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Justice Neil Gorsuch reflects on his journey to the Supreme Court, the role of the judge under our Constitution, and the vital responsibility of each American to keep our republic strong. As Benjamin Franklin left the Constitutional Convention, he was reportedly asked what kind of government the founders would propose. He replied, “A republic, if y...
Shoshana Weissmann
This book is SO ILLUSTRATIVE of how and why weakening the separation of powers perverts justice both intentionally and accidentally      source
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Law Man
Memoir of a Jailhouse Lawyer
Shon Hopwood - 2017-09-28
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Shon Hopwood was a good kid from a good Nebraskan family. Those who knew him well would never have imagined that, as a young man, he’d be adrift with few prospects and plotting to rob a bank. But he did, committing five armed bank robberies before being apprehended. Serving ten years in federal prison, Shon feared his life was over. He wasn’t sure ...
Shoshana Weissmann
I recently finished @shonhopwood's book. It's SO worth the read. And a few passages that hit me -      source