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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segre...
by Richard Rothstein

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p>A <em>Publisher's Weekly</em> Top 10 Best Books of 2017<br /><br />Long-listed for the National Book Award<br /><br /><br /><br />"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." —William Julius Wilson</p><br /><p>In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through <em>de facto</em> segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, <em>The Color of Law</em> incontrovertibly makes clear that it was <em>de jure</em> segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.</p><br /><p>Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (<em>The Atlantic</em>), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of <em>de jure</em> segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north.</p><br /><p>As Jane Jacobs established in her classic <em>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</em>, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post–World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods.</p><br /><p>The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. “The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book” (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein’s invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.</p>
Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, ...
by Mark Gates

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English

Pages

126

Publication Date

May 31, 2017

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<b> “On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” - Peter Steiner<br />On the blockchain, nobody knows you’re a fridge.” - Richard Gendal Brown</b> <br /><br />Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet. <br /><br />Governments and companies are rushing to implement blockchain technology in a range of areas that could impact every person on the planet within a few years. <br /><br />Is blockchain technology one of the greatest technological revolutions in history or is it just hype? <br /><br />Will blockchain technology cause governments and banking systems to change the way they process information or will it be business as usual? <br /><br />In this book, we’ll look at the answers to these questions along with addressing the different sides of the arguments, for and against, blockchain technology. <br /><br /><b>Blockchain is not just bitcoin, blockchain technology is much bigger than bitcoin and it is predicted to change the world. </b> <br /><br /><h2>Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money. </h2> <br /><br /><b>In this book you will learn :</b><br /><ul> <br /><li> What is the blockchain?</li> <br /><li> How blockchain works</li> <br /><li> Difference between blockchain and bitcoin</li> <br /><li> Benefits of using blockchain technology</li> <br /><li> Disadvantages / dangers of using blockchain technology </li> <br /><li> Blockchain and the finance industry</li> <br /><li> Blockchain and other industries </li> <br /><li> Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies</li> <br /><li> Impact of blockchain technology </li> <br /><li> The future of bitcoin and blockchain</li> <br /><li> And more….</li> <br /></ul> <br /><br /><i>“This technology is being used in ways that have implications for central banking that span all the functions that we have.” <br />- Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada</i><br /><br /><b>KINDLE BOOK: <br />NOTE:</b> You do not need a kindle reader to read this, you can read this on smartphone or in a web browser<br /><br /><b>☆☆To purchase this book for kindle scroll to the top and select Buy now with 1 Click ☆☆</b><br /><br /><br />
Lessons from a Lemonade Stand: An Unconventional Guide to Governm...
by Connor Boyack

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English

Pages

145

Publication Date

December 13, 2017

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There’s nothing quite like seeing a child’s entrepreneurial endeavor be shut down by police officers or bureaucrats. But while that child’s hope for a quick buck may be dashed, their experience provides them—and you, through this book—invaluable insights into government and law.<br /><br />Are all laws legitimate? And does winning a popularity contest (also called an election) give somebody the authority to boss you around? What if the government outlaws something you need to do? Is it okay to break the law if doing what’s right has been classified as wrong?<br /><br />Surprising, engaging, and filled with examples, <i>Lessons from a Lemonade Stand</i> offers essential answers for teenagers and adults looking to better understand the world we live in.<br /><br />“The ideas of freedom can heal our world and improve our lives. <i>Lessons from a Lemonade Stand</i> provides an ample supply of this much-needed medicine. My prescription for the rising generation? <u>Read this book!</u>”<br />—<b>Lawrence W. Reed</b>, President, Foundation for Economic Education<br /><br />“Take all the sweet platitudes you’ve ever heard about government — These wise public servants are innocently pursuing the common good! Government gets its just powers from our consent! — roll them into a ball, and throw them away. In their place, read <i>Lessons from a Lemonade Stand</i>, which contains more plain truth about the nature of government than any student ever heard in what we laughingly call our institutions of higher learning.”<br />—<b>Tom Woods</b>, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History</i><br /><br />
Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing
by , Laurie Macfarlane

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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<p>Why are house prices in many advanced economies rising faster than incomes? Why isn’t land and location taught or seen as important in modern economics? What is the relationship between the financial system and land?</p><p>In this accessible but provocative guide to the economics of land and housing, the authors reveal how many of the key challenges facing modern economies - including housing crises, financial instability and growing inequalities - are intimately tied to the land economy. Looking at the ways in which discussions of land have been routinely excluded from both housing policy and economic theory, the authors show that in order to tackle these increasingly pressing issues a major rethink by both politicians and economists is required.</p>
Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America
by Adam Winkler

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

September 19, 2011

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<p>A provocative history that reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America's cultural divide.</p><br /><em>Gunfight</em> is a timely work examining America’s four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In this definitive and provocative history, Adam Winkler reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America’s cultural divide. Using the landmark 2008 case <em>District of Columbia v. Heller</em>—which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation’s capital—as a springboard, Winkler brilliantly weaves together the dramatic stories of gun-rights advocates and gun-control lobbyists, providing often unexpected insights into the venomous debate that now cleaves our nation.
Rebooting Justice: More Technology, Fewer Lawyers, and the Future...
by , Stephanos Bibas

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<div>America is a nation founded on justice and the rule of law. But our laws are too complex, and legal advice too expensive, for poor and even middle-class Americans to get help and vindicate their rights. Criminal defendants facing jail time may receive an appointed lawyer who is juggling hundreds of cases and immediately urges them to plead guilty. Civil litigants are even worse off; usually, they get no help at all navigating the maze of technical procedures and rules. The same is true of those seeking legal advice, like planning a will or negotiating an employment contract.<BR><br /><BR><br /><I>Rebooting Justice</I> presents a novel response to longstanding problems. The answer is to use technology and procedural innovation to simplify and change the process itself. In the civil and criminal courts where ordinary Americans appear the most, we should streamline complex procedures and assume that parties will not have a lawyer, rather than the other way around. We need a cheaper, simpler, faster justice system to control costs. We cannot untie the Gordian knot by adding more strands of rope; we need to cut it, to simplify it. <br /><br /></div>
TOP CASES of The FBI - Volume 2 (Notorious FBI Cases)
by RJ Parker PhD

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English

Pages

230

Publication Date

November 13, 2017

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From underworld gangsters to homegrown terrorists, the Federal Bureau of Investigations has tracked down and arrested some of the most infamous felons in history.<br /> <br />In this 2nd volume of TOP CASES of The FBI, Parker includes more recent and illustrious cases broken down into major criminal categories; Organized Crime and Gangsters, Counterintelligence/Espionage, Violent Crime/Major Thefts/Bank Robberies, Civil Rights, White Collar Crime, and Terrorism.<br /> <br />Some of the more notorious investigations detailed in the book include; Black Dahlia, Hurricane Katrina Fraud, American Traitor Robert Hanssen, Undercover FBI Agent Joseph Pistone, the KKK, and the Anthrax Attacks post 9/11.<br /><br />
Nachbarrecht für Baden-Württemberg (German Edition)
by Hans-Jörg Birk

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German

Pages

298

Publication Date

December 20, 2017

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Nachbarschaftskonflikte von A-Z<br /><br />Der Kommentar behandelt anschaulich alle Konflikte, die sich durch Einwirkungen auf das Grundstück ergeben können, wie z.B. Nachbar- und Grenzwände, Antennenanlagen oder Grenzabstände von Zäunen, Bäumen, Sträuchern oder Hecken. Er zeigt das System des Nachbarrechtsgesetzes und seines Interessenausgleichs auf und hat das Ziel, Streitigkeiten zu vermeiden oder einer nachvollziehbaren Lösung zuzuführen.<br /><br />Bestens über aktuelle Änderungen informiert<br /><br />Die Neuauflage berücksichtigt insbesondere zwischenzeitlich erfolgte Gesetzesänderungen, wie z.B. die Bestimmung über den Überbau durch Wärmedämmung in § 7c, sowie die Verlängerung von Verjährungsfristen hinsichtlich des Beseitigungsanspruchs von mittleren und größeren Gehölzen. Außerdem sind zahlreiche seit der letzten Auflage ergangene Gerichtsentscheidungen und die zu den einzelnen Themenfeldern erschienene Fachliteratur in die Kommentierung einbezogen worden. <br /><br />Der Kommentar für Experten und ratsuchende Nachbarn<br /><br />Aufgrund seiner klaren und einfachen Darstellungsweise ist das Werk nicht nur für Juristen, sondern auch für interessierte Laien, wie Grundstückseigentümer, Gartenbesitzer oder Landwirte wichtig. Auch Baubehörden, Bauplaner, Gerichte, Anwälte und Gemeindevorsteher erhalten wertvolle Informationen.
Civil Code Receivables General light novel de minpo (national qua...
by otaki nayu

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Japanese

Pages

269

Publication Date

December 17, 2017

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<br />●債権法を制する者が民法を制する! 宅建士、行政書士試験でも最重要項目なので総論と各論に分けて細かく解説。合格後に、司法書士試験を目指している方に合わせたハイレベルな内容が、会話文形式で楽々読めて理解できる!<br /><br /><br />●ライトノベルで学ぶ 民法条文 逐条解説は、『会話文形式で、民法の第一条から第千四十四条まで、すらすら読めるテキスト』です。<br /><br />難化する一方の宅建士試験、行政書士試験を攻略するためのポイントは、試験科目の条文と判例を徹底的に読み込むことです。<br />条文と判例の知識の量によって宅建士試験、行政書士試験の合否が左右されると言っても過言ではありません。<br /><br />とは言え、判例六法等で、民法の第一条から読み込んでいくのは、きついものがあります。<br />このテキストは、会話文形式で、民法の第一条から第千四十四条まで学ぶことができます。条文を一通り読むと同時に、重要な判例知識を学ぶことができます。<br /><br />入門書ではありません。宅建士試験、行政書士試験で問われる項目はすべて網羅しており、一部は、司法書士試験、司法試験レベルの内容も含んでいます。<br /><br />民法は、条文と条文が有機的に絡み合っており、個々の条文の意味が理解できていないと、理解できません。このテキストでは、第一条から順にみていくと同時に、個々の条文がどのような関係でつながっているのかを詳細に解説しています。<br /><br />学説の対立のある論点については、主要な学説に軽く触れています。宅建士試験では、学説まで知る必要はありませんが、行政書士試験、司法書士試験、司法試験等に挑戦する場合は必須の知識になります。<br /><br />いずれ勉強しなければならないのなら、今のうちに、勉強しておきましょう。<br /><br /><br />●ライトノベルで学ぶ 民法条文 逐条解説のレベルは、『司法書士試験の民法を8割理解できる内容』です。<br /><br />このテキストを一通り理解すれば、宅建士試験、行政書士試験に楽々合格できるのはもちろん、公務員試験等、民法が試験科目となっている他の試験にも、合格できるだけの実力が身につきます。<br /><br />法学部で勉強している方が大学四年間で学ぶ民法のレベルを凌駕する内容となっています。このシリーズをマスターすれば、法学部出身者よりも民法に詳しくなります。<br /><br />宅建士試験、行政書士試験のテキストを一通り終えているものの、民法に苦手意識がある方は、このテキストを一通り読みこんでください。民法が得意科目になること請け合いです。<br /><br />宅建士試験、行政書士試験合格後、司法書士試験に挑戦しようと考えている方は早い段階で、このテキストに取り掛かってください。司法書士試験勉強のスタートをスムーズに切ることができます。<br /><br />このテキストは、宅建士試験レベルの民法を一通り勉強していることを前提に話が進みます。そのため、初心者がいきなりこのテキストを読んでも理解することは難しいです。<br /><br />まずは、一般的な宅建士試験用のテキストで勉強してください。その後で、さらに実力を高めたい方が読むのに最適な内容となっています。(ライトノベル小説で学ぶ宅建士試験基本テキストシリーズがおススメ!)<br /><br />高度な内容でありながら、会話文形式で書かれているため、小説を読む感覚で、すらすらと読み進めることができます。<br /><br />一般的な民法の解説書や判例六法等を読んでいると眠くなって頭に入らないという悩みを抱えている方も多いと思います。<br /><br />でも、小説ならば、眠くならずに、すらすら読めるのでは?<br /><br /><br />●ライトノベルで学ぶ 民法条文 逐条解説 あらすじ<br /><br />ライトノベル小説で学ぶ宅建士試験基本テキストシリーズに引き続き、宅本建太郎&桜咲胡桃のコンビが登場。<br />建太郎は、司法書士の胡桃の指導を受けながら、ハイレベルの民法知識を身につけていく。<br /><br />・主な登場人物<br /><br />宅本建太郎<br />桜咲司法書士事務所補助者。宅建資格の勉強中。ひょんなことから伯父不動産王 宅本健一の莫大な遺産を相続することになる。『株式会社 宅本・オーガナイゼーション』の二代目会長兼社長に就任。<br /><br />桜咲胡桃<br />宅建士。司法書士。桜咲司法書士事務所所長。宅本建太郎の上司にして恋人。元アイドルで可愛い顔立ちに、小柄ながらもB90 W60 H86と素晴らしいボディの持ち主。<br /><br /><br />●民法改正への対応について<br />このテキストはいわゆる債権法分野の改正には対応していません。<br />平成29年現在施行されている、現行民法の条文を基にした解説書となっています。<br />改正法は現行法の問題点や矛盾を正すために制定されるものです。ですから、現行法を理解することで、改正法もより深く理解できます。<br />まずは、現行法から勉強しましょう。<br />※民法改正対応版は別途公開する予定です。<br /><br /><br />●著者略歴 (「BOOK著者紹介情報」より)<br />大滝 七夕<br />新潟県村上市出身。『大滝七夕』は、ネット小説・著作限定のペンネームで本名や作家名ではない。<br />法学部在学中に行政書士、宅建等の資格を取得し、卒業後は、都内の行政書士事務所、法律事務所等に勤務する傍ら、法律雑誌の記事や小説を執筆し、作家デビュー。法律知識と実務経験をもとにしたリーガルサスペンスを中心に、ファンタジーや武侠小説などを執筆。<br />行政書士としては、開業以来、十数年以上にわたり、建設業、宅建業の後継者問題、事業承継を専門的に手掛けている。(本データはこの書籍が刊行された当時に掲載されていたものです) <br />
Inmigración. Las nuevas reglas. Guía de Univision (Spanish Edit...
by Univisión

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Spanish

Pages

272

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<p style="text-align:center"><B>Todo lo que un inmigrante debe conocer para vivir legalmente en Estados Unidos</B></P> <p>Inmigrar a Estados Unidos tiene nuevas reglas: Un gobierno que quiere imponer leyes más estrictas, amenaza de deportación, falsa información, estafas, miedo. Todo ha complicado la situación del inmigrante. Por eso Univision te brinda los recursos y los consejos para que puedas enfrentar la nueva realidad que estamos viviendo.</P> <p></P> <p>En esta guía, los expertos en inmigración de Univision, el abogado Armando A. Olmedo y el editor principal de inmigración Jorge Cancino, te explican claramente varios aspectos que todo inmigrante debe saber:</P> <p></P> <p>o Cómo funciona el proceso migratorio de Estados Unidos</P> <p>o Las principales visas para entrar al país de visita o para trabajar</P> <p>o Qué es asilo y refugio y quiénes pueden acogerse a ellos</P> <p>o Cómo obtener la residencia</P> <p>o Cómo convertirte en ciudadano americano</P> <p>o Legal o ilegal: Qué debes hacer ante la nueva realidad</P> <p>o Cuáles son tus deberes y derechos como inmigrante</P> <p></P> <p>Con un texto informativo, claras ilustraciones, datos precisos y casos reales, Inmigración, las nuevas reglas es la guía de Univision que te acompañará en tu proceso de inmigración, desde que dejas tu tierra hasta que vives el sueño americano.</P>

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