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scott klutman

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  • Democracy in Chains

  • The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
  • By: Nancy MacLean
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read if you believe in democracy

  • By H. L. Nelson on 10-11-17

compelling

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Reviewed: 08-07-18

It is almost unbelievable that this story has gone unnoticed for as long as it has. Verifiable information. I stopped many times to check the facts and they could be verified with reputable sources.

  • Give People Money

  • How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World
  • By: Annie Lowrey
  • Narrated by: Annie Lowrey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
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    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your bank account, with nothing expected in return. It sounds crazy. But it has become one of the most influential and hotly debated policy ideas of our time. Futurists, radicals, libertarians, socialists, union representatives, feminists, conservatives, Bernie supporters, development economists, childcare workers, welfare recipients, and politicians from India to Finland to Canada to Mexico - all are talking about UBI. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A pinch of Ethos, add Logos for flavor

  • By Louis Ridgway on 08-05-18

Brilliant presentation of a contraversial idea.

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Reviewed: 07-27-18

The sooner people begin hearing about this revolilutionary idea, the sooner they will grasp what a life changing idea this is. It will become a necessity as more parts of our lives become automated. It reminds me of Greece that has companies pay their workers for 13 months a year. This way they have money to go on vacation or do other things that help make life worth living.

  • Just Listen

  • Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
  • By: Mark Goulston
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043

You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great information and interesting

  • By Amy on 01-11-12

Love this book.

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Reviewed: 03-26-18

I've recommended this book to several friends and have recommended as the book of the month for an internet group I'm part of. Excellent tips on getting through to difficult people. I've gone through this book several times.

  • Verbal Judo, Updated Edition

  • The Gentle Art of Persuasion
  • By: George J. Thompson PhD, Jerry B. Jenkins, Lee Fjelstad - foreword, and others
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470

When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you’re in control. Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson's essential handbook has taught people how to communicate more confidently and persuasively in any situation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kept thinking it was already started

  • By Kim Dushinski on 05-24-17

informative practical guide for working with peopl

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Reviewed: 02-24-18

this was a great book with entertaining examples. Many examples were of police situations. Applicable ideas that work. I need to practice a little more.

  • How to Speak Dog

  • Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication
  • By: Stanley Coren PhD
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Parlez-vous Doggish? At long last, dogs will know just how smart their owners can be. By unlocking the secrets of the hidden language of dogs, psychologist Stanley Coren allows us into the doggy dialogue, or "Doggish", and makes effective communication a reality. Drawing on substantial research in animal behavior, evolutionary biology, and years of personal experience, Coren demonstrates that the average house dog can understand language at about the level of a two-year-old human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very descriptive of dog language, excellent, useful.

  • By Siv Jøssang Shields on 08-24-17

how to speak dog

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Reviewed: 01-09-18

I was rather surprised that a story about the dog language would be so long. it turns out to be much more complex than woof and bark. Listening to your dog speak requires you paying attention to the whole dog. Great book, well read.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mastering Logical Fallacies

  • How to Win Arguments and Refute Misleading Logic
  • By: Mike Livingston
  • Narrated by: Nathan W Wood
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Would you like to discover the secrets politicians, lawyers, writers, religious figures, and the media use to make false arguments sound real? Do you get infuriated when a spouse or friend uses misleading words to prove their points in arguments? Would you like to discover exactly what to say and how to say it when false logic presents itself? If you answered yes - then this book is exactly what you've been waiting for!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not all rhetoric is argument

  • By Darren Lathen on 03-15-17

This book was a good listen.

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Reviewed: 12-30-17

This book while short brought up numerous ways in which flawed logic is used in arguments. If more people could become critical thinkers I think this country would be much better off.

  • How Not to Be Wrong

  • The Power of Mathematical Thinking
  • By: Jordan Ellenberg
  • Narrated by: Jordan Ellenberg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962

Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia's views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can't figure out about you, and the existence of God.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but better in writing

  • By Michael on 07-02-14

math book

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Reviewed: 12-05-17

Even though the topic of the book is mathematics it is very interesting. The author did a great job finding fun and interesting examples.

  • iGen

  • The 10 Trends Shaping Today's Young People - and the Nation
  • By: Jean M. Twenge Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

An entertaining first look at how today's members of iGen - the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later - are vastly different from their millennial predecessors and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really, Amazon, no PDF?

  • By Elizabeth on 10-19-17

Igen

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Reviewed: 10-28-17

The next generation name I gen is the only name that fits as kids in this group have had the iPhone there entire lives. The device that reshaped the world affects the kids that grew up with it. In some ways positive, in some ways not so positive.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Animal Madness

  • How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, Gorillas on Drugs, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
  • By: Laurel Braitman
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

As Laurel spent three years traveling the world in search of emotionally disturbed animals and the people who care for them, she discovered numerous stories of recovery: parrots that learn how to stop plucking their feathers, dogs that cease licking their tails raw, polar bears that stop swimming in compulsive circles, and great apes that benefit from the help of human psychiatrists. How do these animals recover?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating book!

  • By Kathi on 06-11-14

mental illness and pharmaceuticals for animals

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Reviewed: 10-02-17

I never would have imagined these things to be true. Animals with mental illness and animal flavored Prozac. are just a couple of the things that shocked me in this book.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,729

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Everybody knows a grumpy old man like Ove.

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Reviewed: 04-18-17

book about such man and crazy idiots around him. Great book I'll read it again.