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Zacharia Wahls

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Zacharia Wahls is an Iowa state senator, and American LGBTQ+ activist and author.
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Discipline Is Destiny
The Power of Self-Control (The Stoic Virtues Series)
Ryan Holiday - 2022-09-27
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Discover the awesome power of self-discipline with this must-read book from bestselling author Ryan Holiday. Drawing on the wisdom of historical figures like Lou Gehrig, Queen Elizabeth II, and Marcus Aurelius, Discipline is Destiny shows how mastering yourself is key to achieving success and avoiding misery. With engaging examples and practical guidance, Holiday emphasizes the importance of boundaries and restraint in a world of temptation and excess. Learn the four simple virtues of Stoicism and how discipline is the foundation upon which all other virtues depend. Don't miss out on this essential guide to self-mastery and success.
Zacharia Wahls
@q13_z7 @farnamstreet 💯 - for more on this topic, strongly recommend @RyanHoliday's latest book, Discipline is Destiny      source
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James Altucher
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Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond - 2016-03-01
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This book explores the struggles of eight families in Milwaukee as they fight to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted provides a powerful perspective on poverty and economic exploitation while presenting new solutions to one of America's most pressing issues. With unforgettable scenes of both hope and loss, it serves as a reminder of the importance of having a home.
Zacharia Wahls
The wave of national evictions that will happen over the next month is going to be devastating and the effects will be long-lasting. @just_shelter's book "Evicted" is worth your time. Here are my notes from when I first read it in 2017:      source
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An American Story
Amy Goldstein - 2017-04-18
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This book is a meticulous dive into the effects of a massive General Motors plant shutdown in Janesville, Wisconsin, at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Goldstein offers readers an intimate account of the fallout from the plant closure, documenting how the town's residents coped in ways both expected and surprising. Through the stories of autoworkers, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers, Goldstein shows how this event reflects the larger trend of the American middle class being hollowed out. This is a timely, insightful, and resolutely human exploration of a major issue affecting millions of Americans.
Zacharia Wahls
The best book I've read on this question RE: re-training after factory closures is Janesville by Amy Goldstein.      source
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Barack Obama