Social Security in China On the Possibility of Equitable Distribution in the Middle Kingdom

Politics, Sociology

Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English by Rebecca Gowers
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris
Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South by Keri Leigh Merritt
Social Security in China: On the Possibility of Equitable Distribution in the Middle Kingdom by Yanzhong Wang
Humanitarian Aid, Genocide and Mass Killings : Medecins Sans Frontieres, the Rwandan Experience, 1982-97

Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English by Rebecca Gowers

English | March 31st, 2016 | ASIN: B01624N48C, ISBN: 014197897X | 193 pages | EPUB | 0.60 MB

Nothing inflames the language gripers like a misplaced disinterested, an illogical irregardless, a hideous operationalisation. To purists these are ‘howlers’ and ‘non-words’, fit only for scorn. But in their rush to condemn such terms, are the naysayers missing something?
In this provocative and hugely entertaining book, Rebecca Gowers throws light on a great array of horrible words, and shows how the diktats of the pedants are repeatedly based on misinformation, false reasoning and straight-up snobbery.
The result is a brilliant work of history, a surreptitious introduction to linguistics, and a mischievous salute to the misusers of the language. It is also a bold manifesto asserting our common rights over English, even as it questions the true nature of style.

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris

English | September 17th, 2005 | ASIN: B000VUCIZE, ISBN: 0393035158, 0393327655 | 349 pages | EPUB | 2.32 MB

“The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated….Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say.”—Natalie Angier, New York Times
In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic. Winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction.

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South by Keri Leigh Merritt

English | May 8th, 2017 | ISBN: 110718424X, 1316635430, 9781107184244 | 374 pages | True PDF | 3.01 MB

Analyzing land policy, labor, and legal history, Keri Leigh Merritt reveals what happens to excess workers when a capitalist system is predicated on slave labor. With the rising global demand for cotton – and thus, slaves – in the 1840s and 1850s, the need for white laborers in the American South was drastically reduced, creating a large underclass who were unemployed or underemployed.
These poor whites could not compete – for jobs or living wages – with profitable slave labor. Though impoverished whites were never subjected to the daily violence and degrading humiliations of racial slavery, they did suffer tangible socio-economic consequences as a result of living in a slave society. Merritt examines how these ‘masterless’ men and women threatened the existing Southern hierarchy and ultimately helped push Southern slaveholders toward secession and civil war.

Social Security in China: On the Possibility of Equitable Distribution in the Middle Kingdom by Yanzhong Wang

English | 2017 | ISBN: 9811056420 | 168 Pages | PDF | 3.3 MB

This book reviews the development of China’s social security system from 1949 onwards and analyzes its features in each stage. By emphasizing the role of the social security system in regulating income distribution, it points out some problems in the current social security framework that are becoming apparent as the income gap continues to grow. It proposes various measures such as intensifying the reform of the social insurance fund, expanding old age insurance coverage, promoting health equality, and establishing a new rural medical security system that could be employed to improve the system’s equitability, sustainability, and inclusivity.

Humanitarian Aid, Genocide and Mass Killings : Medecins Sans Frontieres, the Rwandan Experience, 1982-97

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1526115514 | 157 Pages | PDF | 3.12 MB

Throughout the 1990s, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was forced to face the challenges posed by the genocide of Rwandan Tutsis and a succession of outbreaks of political violence in Rwanda and its neighbouring countries. Humanitarian workers were confronted with the execution of almost one million people, tens of thousands of casualties pouring into health centres, the flight of millions of people who had sought refuge in camps and a series of deadly epidemics. Drawing on various hitherto unpublished private and public archives, this book recounts the experiences of the MSF teams working in the field. It is intended for humanitarian aid practitioners, students, journalists and researchers with an interest in genocide and humanitarian studies and the political sociology of international organisations.