Something for Nothing

The All-Consuming Desire that Turns the American Dream into a Social Nightmare

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418551848

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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America's greatness comes from people working hard to fulfill their dreams. But today that greatness is being undermined by people using the government to steal other people's dreams (and money). Rather than participate and innovate in the marketplace, generating goods and services that benefit society, people are increasingly vying for political advantage to live at the expense of others. Something for Nothing reveals the social and personal threats inherent in this emerging "grabbing match" culture, juxtaposing free-market virtues against government vices, explaining how the something-for-nothing mentality corrupts the political system, undermines corporate success, and stifles the individual's ability to prosper and contribute long-term to society. More than exposing the dangers, however, Tracy helps readers set a personal and culture-wide agenda for change.
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Something for Nothing

A Novel

Author: David Anthony

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616200227

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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His extravagant suburban lifestyle deteriorating along with his small-aircraft business in the face of the 1970s oil crisis, Martin Anderson attempts to clear his mounting debts by using his planes for drug runs to Mexico only to find himself wrongly implicated in a double murder. Original. A first novel.
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Shoplifting Addiction and Recovery

Author: Terrence Daryl Shulman

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741417790

Category: Self-Help

Page: 190

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Something For Nothing

Author: Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

Publisher: FitzMaurice Publishers

ISBN: 1878693190

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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This book is a compilation of sayings useful to understanding Eastern thought and General Semantics. The agreement between General Semantics and Eastern philosophy is profound, illuminating, and deepens the understanding of both. For instance, the expressions, “The description is not the described,” and, “The thought is not the thing,” are found in both Eastern philosophy and General Semantics. Both systems arrive at reality as nonverbal, silent, and beyond comprehension with thought. This despite the fact that one is spiritual and one is atheistic. Two entirely different approaches arriving at the same ultimate conclusions is exciting and enlightening. You will find the sayings herein amusing, helpful, interesting, and thought provoking. Let the sayings pass that don’t open to you now. Focus on the sayings that bring stillness. Listen beyond the words. Feel, rather than think, the sayings through. Sense, rather than think, the music behind the words.
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Something for Nothing

Author: Lory Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595367313

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Set in 1971, in the remote reaches of British Columbia, this comedic first novel follows the adventures of the small, isolated town of Nothing, B.C., as it finally gets television. Not everyone in the mountain community is excited by the prospects of a television tower on the top of the mountain, least of all Sol Nothing, the town's curmudgeon and patriarch. But he can't hold back progress all by himself. Enter a television crew, led by the slick Robert Dupry, there to document the momentous transformation. Another newcomer to town arrives in the form of Susan Sawtensky, a clumsy, cultural anthropologist, with a heart of gold, there to study the affects of television on the town's inhabitants. Before you can say Jiffy Pop, the two camps are locked in a tug of war of ideas on the merits and mayhem of television. When the ancient, wizened Indian Chief Old Stick in the Mud, living high in the mountains, is finally consulted about his feelings concerning the advent of television, we know we've entered into a bizarre, perhaps even magical world. Something For Nothing is that rare romantic comedy that tickles the funny bone as it touches the heart. Television comes to Nothing, and Nothing will ever be the same again.
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Something for Nothing

Luck in America

Author: Jackson Lears

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101200375

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Jackson Lears has won accolades for his skill in identifying the rich and unexpected layers of meaning beneath the familiar and mundane in our lives. Now, he challenges the conventional wisdom that the Protestant ethic of perseverance, industry, and disciplined achievement is what made America great. Turning to the deep, seldom acknowledged reverence for luck that runs through our entire history from colonial times to the early twenty-first century, Lears traces how luck, chance, and gambling have shaped and, at times, defined our national character.
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Something for Nothing

A Novel

Author: Michael W. Klein

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262297965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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David Fox (Ph.D. Economics, Columbia, Visiting Assistant Professor at Kester College, Knittersville, New York) is having a stressful year. He has a temporary position at a small college in a small town miles from everything except Albany. His students have never read Freakonomics. He thinks he is getting the hang of teaching, but a smart and beautiful young woman in his Economics of Social Issues class is distractingly flirtatious. His research is stagnant, to put it kindly. His search for a tenure-track job looms dauntingly. (The previous visiting assistant professor of economics is now working in a bookstore.) So when a right-wing think tank called the Center to Research Opportunities for a Spiritual Society (CROSS)--affiliated with the Salvation Academy for Value Economics (SAVE)--wants to publish (and publicize) a paper he wrote as a graduate student showing the benefits of high school abstinence programs, fetchingly retitled "Something for Nothing," he ignores his misgivings and accepts happily. After all, publication is "the coin of the realm," as a senior colleague puts it.But David faces a personal dilemma when his prized results are cast into doubt. The school year is filled with other challenges as well, including faculty politics, a romance with a Knittersville native, running the annual interview gauntlet, and delivering the culminating "job talk" lecture under trying circumstances. David's adventures offer an instructive fictional guide for the young economist and an entertaining and comic tale for everyone interested in questions of balancing career and life, success and integrity, and loyalty and desire.
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Something for Nothing

Author: Ann Redisch Stampler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618159826

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Dog lived in the noisiest part of Bialystok. All day long he heard the hubbub of the nearby marketplace, and all night long he heard the banging and clanging of workmen unloading their goods. When he could take the racket no more, Dog set off for the country to find a quieter place to live. On his first night in his new home, a gang of howling and yowling, hissing and screeching cats terrorize him, destroying his newfound peace and quiet. Inspired by a Jewish folk tale, the story tells how Dog outwits the rascally cats It makes for a humorous, satisfying story, exuberantly illustrated with stunning jewel-toned paintings reminiscent of Marc Chagall's. Afterword. AUTHOR: Ann Redisch Stampler based her two books for Clarion on stories from her grandmother, who was born in Belarus and moved to the United States as a young girl. AGE: 7-10 GRADES 3-5
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