Category Archives: Books

Book Review: When Government Helped




By GREGORY N. HEIRES The New Deal era beginning in the 1930s set up the government structure we enjoy today. But ever since, conservatives have waged a protected war on “Big Government.” The assault on government deepened with the presidency … Continue reading






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The Foreclosed Dreams of African Americans




By GREGORY N. HEIRES The housing crisis has led to the foreclosure of the homes of 10 million people–equivalent to the population of Michigan. The foreclosures have particularly devastated the African-American community, which lost over half its wealth because of … Continue reading






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Finding Hope Amidst Our Despair




By GREGORY N. HEIRES Day of Destruction, Days of Revolt By Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Nation Books New York, 2012 Decades of attacks on our standard of living have led to a category of non-fiction that you might describe … Continue reading






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Book Review: Inequality Undermines Democracy




By GREGORY N. HEIRES Joseph E. Stiglitz The Price of Inequality W.W. Norton & Co. New York, 2012 Inequality is a top issue in this year’s presidential election thanks to Occupy Wall Street protestors More recently, inequality won renewed focus … Continue reading






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