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Sacrifice

by Mark Vaughn

This is the original essay written by Mark Vaughn as published in 2009. The author was working as a security officer in Dallas Texas. It is an essay that examines the question of homelessness and how it affects those who have served in the armed forces, especially those who have seen combat. It feature the original song lyric by Mark Vaughn, Can You See me as submitted to NSAI in Nashville, Tennessee....

Genre: Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 6 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2017 onward  

How I Live Comfortably in Costa Rica On a $ 1,000 U.S. Disability Check: How to escape poverty and live comfortably...

by Rev. Nathon Quinn Dees

This is a guide to getting the system to work for you.
While a diagnosis of mental illness or an injury can be a dream crushing death sentence for many, it can be a ticket to a more peaceful and productive life to those intelligent enough to listen to the valuable information that I am about to convey to you through my proven experience
Let’s Begin. The Whole Story!...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2017 onward  

A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty

by G. Schweiger and G. Graf

This book is open access under a CCBY license.   Child poverty is one of the biggest challenges of today, harming millions of children. In this book, it is investigated from a philosophical social justice perspective, primarily in the context of modern welfare states. Based on both normative theory (particularly the capability approach) and empirical evidence, the authors identify the injustices of child poverty, showing how it negatively affects the well-being of children as well as their whole life course. But child poverty is not 'given by nature'. It is avoidable and there is certainly the moral duty to alleviate it. Therefore, Graf and Schweiger develop a normative theory of responsibilities, which clarifies the moral role of different agents in the poor child's environment – the f...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2017 onward  

The Politics of Evidence (Open Access): From evidence-based policy to the good governance of evidence (Routledge...

by Justin Parkhurst

There has been an enormous increase in interest in the use of evidence for public policymaking, but the vast majority of work on the subject has failed to engage with the political nature of decision making and how this influences the ways in which evidence will be used (or misused) within political areas. This book provides new insights into the nature of political bias with regards to evidence and critically considers what an ‘improved’ use of evidence would look like from a policymaking perspective.Part I describes the great potential for evidence to help achieve social goals, as well as the challenges raised by the political nature of policymaking. It explores the concern of evidence advocates that political interests drive the misuse or manipulation of evidence, as well as counter...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 May 2017 onward  

Policies to Address Poverty in America

by Melissa S. Kearney and Benjamin H. Harris

One-in-seven adults and one-in-five children in the United States live in poverty. Individuals and families living in poverty �not only lack basic, material necessities, but they are also disproportionally afflicted by many social and economic challenges. Some of these challenges include the increased possibility of an unstable home situation, inadequate education opportunities at all levels, and a high chance of crime and victimization.Given this growing social, economic, and political concern, The Hamilton Project at Brookings asked academic experts to develop policy proposals confronting the various challenges of America's poorest citizens, and to introduce innovative approaches to addressing poverty.� When combined, the scope and impact of these proposals has the potential to vastl...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 360 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 May 2017 onward  

Eleven Essays

by Dhugal Bissett

‘Wildly idealistic, yet executed with intensity and precision’. - RM...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 May 2017 onward  

The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy (Development in the Americas)

by Inter-American Development Bank and Samuel Berlinski

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure or strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currentl...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty, Science & Maths
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 April 2017 onward  

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