How Each of Us Can Change the World

eBook - 2007
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A look at how individual endeavors can save lives and solve problems, offering compelling examples of both citizen and corporate activism at work in the world today. "Almost everyone--regardless of income, available time, age, and skills--can do something useful for others and, in the process, strengthen the fabric of our shared humanity." Inspiring stories of people and organizations--some famous, as well as many private citizens whom readers will be hearing about for the first time--show that the act of giving takes many forms; that offerings of time, skills, objects, and ideas can be just as important as contributions of money; and that the lives of those who give are changed as well.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307268921
Characteristics: xiii, 240 p.,ill. ;,25 cm


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Mar 16, 2016

I'm rather surprised that one who bragged, and now merely humble-brags about having attended Oxford and Yale, could write so poorly. A decent high school student could write a book just as good. Each chapter is like a softly uttered impromptu speech with vague generalities, a little description, and lots of praise, with the remaining ninety percent filled in with anecdotes.
The book as a whole is oblivious to readers and generous people outside of the U.S.A..
Nevertheless, there is a very useful appendix with further reading and organization contacts; its best part.

Feb 08, 2016

Oh wow and far out!
Bill Clinton, who helped destroy entire industries in the US economy, helped destroy endless number of American workers' livelihoods and careers - - not just in his signing of NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the REIT Modernization Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act, and the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, but after the presidency, Clinton lobbyied on behalf of numerous // free trade agreements \\ [e.g., like the Jordan-America FTA, where factories and their jobs were offshored to Jordan, and then not Jordanian workers, but imported cheapest labor, worked them, such as Bangladeshis and Filipinos, et cetera, while being managed by the King's relatives]!
Maybe Billy means giving away American jobs and lives, huh?

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