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The Book of General Ignorance

The Book of General Ignorance Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: John Mitchinson
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The Book of General Ignorance de John Mitchinson Résumés

Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more,The Book of General Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of how little we actually know about anything. It’ll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school.Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know! Check out THE BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following: How long can a chicken live without its head? About two years. What do chameleons do? They don’t change color to match the background. Never have; never will. Complete myth. Utter fabrication. Total Lie. They change color as a result of different emotional states. How many legs does a centipede have? Not a hundred. How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It’s either six or eight. Who was the first American president? Peyton Randolph. What were George Washington’s false teeth made from? Mostly hippopotamus. What was James Bond’s favorite drink? Not the vodka martini.

Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty

Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Dr. Herbert I. Weisberg
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Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty de Dr. Herbert I. Weisberg Résumés

An original account of willful ignorance and how this principle relates to modern probability and statistical methods Through a series of colorful stories about great thinkers and the problems they chose to solve, the author traces the historical evolution of probability and explains how statistical methods have helped to propel scientific research. However, the past success of statistics has depended on vast, deliberate simplifications amounting to willful ignorance, and this very success now threatens future advances in medicine, the social sciences, and other fields. Limitations of existing methods result in frequent reversals of scientific findings and recommendations, to the consternation of both scientists and the lay public. Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty exposes the fallacy of regarding probability as the full measure of our uncertainty. The book explains how statistical methodology, though enormously productive and influential over the past century, is approaching a crisis. The deep and troubling divide between qualitative and quantitative modes of research, and between research and practice, are reflections of this underlying problem. The author outlines a path toward the re-engineering of data analysis to help close these gaps and accelerate scientific discovery.  Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty presents essential information and novel ideas that should be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of scientific research. The book is especially pertinent for professionals in statistics and related fields, including practicing and research clinicians, biomedical and social science researchers, business leaders, and policy-makers.

The Ignorance of Blood (Javier Falcón Books)

The Ignorance of Blood (Javier Falcón Books) Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Robert Wilson
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The Ignorance of Blood (Javier Falcón Books) de Robert Wilson Résumés

As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón is struggling to find the bombers. The death of a gangster in a spectacular car crash offers vital evidence implicating the Russian mafia in his investigation, but it pitches Falcón into the heart of a turf war over prostitution and drugs. Now the target of vicious hoods, Falcón finds those closest to him are also coming under intolerable pressure: his best friend, who’s spying for the Spanish government, reveals that he is being blackmailed by Islamist extremists, and Falcón’s own lover suffers a mother’s worst nightmare. He might be able to bring the perpetrators of the bombing to justice, but there will be a devastating price to pay.

Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age

Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lee McIntyre
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Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age de Lee McIntyre Résumés

Throughout history, humans have always indulged in certain irrationalities and held some fairly wrong-headed beliefs. But in his newest book, philosopher Lee McIntyre shows how we've now reached a watershed moment for ignorance in the modern era, due to the volume of misinformation, the speed with which it can be digitally disseminated, and the savvy exploitation of our cognitive weaknesses by those who wish to advance their ideological agendas. In Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age, McIntyre issues a call to fight back against this slide into the witless abyss. In the tradition of Galileo, the author champions the importance of using tested scientific methods for arriving at true beliefs, and shows how our future survival is dependent on a more widespread, reasonable world.

The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential

The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: John Mighton
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The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential de John Mighton Résumés

A revolutionary call for a new understanding of how people learn.The End of Ignorance conceives of a world in which no child is left behind – a world based on the assumption that each child has the potential to be successful in every subject. John Mighton argues that by recognizing the barriers that we have experienced in our own educational development, by identifying the moment that we became disenchanted with a certain subject and forever closed ourselves off to it, we will be able to eliminate these same barriers from standing in the way of our children. A passionate examination of our present education system, The End of Ignorance shows how we all can work together to reinvent the way that we are taught.John Mighton, the author of The Myth of Ability, is the founder of JUMP Math, a system of learning based on the fostering of emergent intelligence. The program has proved so successful an entire class of Grade 3 students, including so-called slow learners, scored over 90% on a Grade 6 math test. A group of British children who had effectively been written off as too unruly responded so enthusiastically and had such impressive results using the JUMP method that the school board has adopted the program. Inspired by the work he has done with thousands of students, Mighton shows us why we must not underestimate how much ground can be covered one small step at a time, and challenges us to re-examine the assumptions underlying current educational theory. He pays attention to how kids pay attention, chronicles what captures their imaginations, and explains why their sense of self-confidence and ability to focus are as important to their academic success at school as the content of their lessons.From the Hardcover edition.

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Ilya Somin
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Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter de Ilya Somin Résumés

One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government. Often, many people understand that their votes are unlikely to change the outcome of an election and don't see the point in learning much about politics. This may be rational, but it creates a nation of people with little political knowledge and little ability to objectively evaluate what they do know.In Democracy and Political Ignorance, Ilya Somin mines the depths of ignorance in America and reveals the extent to which it is a major problem for democracy. Somin weighs various options for solving this problem, arguing that political ignorance is best mitigated and its effects lessened by decentralizing and limiting government. Somin provocatively argues that people make better decisions when they choose what to purchase in the market or which state or local government to live under, than when they vote at the ballot box, because they have stronger incentives to acquire relevant information and to use it wisely.

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter, Second Edition

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter, Second Edition Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Ilya Somin
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Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter, Second Edition de Ilya Somin Résumés

One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government. Many people understand that their votes are unlikely to change the outcome of an election and don't see the point in learning much about politics. This creates a nation of people with little political knowledge and little ability to objectively evaluate what they do know.Ilya Somin mines the depths of  public ignorance in America and reveals it as a major challenge for democracy. He weighs various potential solutions, provocatively arguing that political ignorance is best mitigated and its effects lessened by decentralizing and limiting government. People make better decisions when they choose what to purchase in the market or which state or local government to live under, than when they vote at the ballot box, because they have stronger incentives to acquire relevant information and to use it wisely. The second edition of Democracy and Political Ignorance fully updates its analysis to include new and vital discussions of the "Big Sort" and its implications for "voting with your feet," the connection between political ignorance and the disproportionate political influence of the wealthy, new proposals for increasing political knowledge, and up-to-date survey data on political ignorance from recent elections. The first edition of this book attracted interest around the world, and has been translated into Italian and Japanese.

The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong

The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: John Lloyd
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The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong de John Lloyd Résumés

From the brains behind The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series. The original Book of General Ignorance was published in 2006. It has since been translated into twenty-six languages and sold over 1.2 million copies.      Now, just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. Whether it's history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong.      For example, do you know who made the first airplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of Coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What was the first dishwasher built to do? What color are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you?      Whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong. The Second Book of General Ignorance is the essential text for everyone who knows they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do.

A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, the Usurpation and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People

A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, the Usurpation and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, the Usurpation and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People de Lysander Spooner Résumés

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...to Dartmouth College, by the king of England, before the Revolution, was a contract; and that a law of New Ilampshire, annnlling, or materially altering, the charter, without the consent of the trustees, was a " law impairing the obligation " of that contract. But, in this case, as in that of Fletcher vs. Peck, the court gave no general definition of " the obligation of contracts." But in the year 1824, and again in 1827, in the case of Ogden vs. Saunders (12 Wheaton 213) the question was, whether an insolvent law of the State oi New York, which discharged a debtor from a debt, contracted afier the passage of the law, or, as the courts would say, "contracted under the law"--on his giving up his property to be distributed among his creditors--was a"law impairing the obligation of contracts?" To the correct decision of this case, it seemed indispensable that the court should give a comprehensive, precise, and universal definition of " the obligation of contracts "; one by which it might forever after be known what was, and what was not, that "obligation of contracts," which the State governments were forbidden to "impair" by "any law" whatever. The cause was heard at two terms, that of 1824, and that of 1827. It was argued by Vebster, VVheaton, Virt, Clay, Livingston, Ogden, Jones, Sampson, and Haines; nine in all. Their arguments were so voluminous that they could not be reported at length. Only summaries of them are given. But these summaries occupy thirty-eight pages in the reports. The judges, at that time, were seven, viz., Marshall, Vashington, Johnson, Duvall, Story, Thompson, and Trimble. The judges gave five djfierent opinions; occupying...

A Letter To Grover Cleveland On His False Inaugural Address: The Usurpations And Crimes Of Lawmakers And Judges And The Consequent Poverty, Ignorance And Servitude Of The People

A Letter To Grover Cleveland On His False Inaugural Address: The Usurpations And Crimes Of Lawmakers And Judges And The Consequent Poverty, Ignorance And Servitude Of The People Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A Letter To Grover Cleveland On His False Inaugural Address: The Usurpations And Crimes Of Lawmakers And Judges And The Consequent Poverty, Ignorance And Servitude Of The People de Lysander Spooner Résumés

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges: And the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People

A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges: And the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges: And the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People de Lysander Spooner Résumés

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A Letter to Grover Cleveland : On His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude Of The People

A Letter to Grover Cleveland : On His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude Of The People Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A Letter to Grover Cleveland : On His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude Of The People de Lysander Spooner Résumés

Lysander Spooner was an American individualist anarchist, political philosopher, Unitarian, Christian abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, legal theorist, and entrepreneur of the nineteenth century. He is also known for competing with the U.S. Post Office with his American Letter Mail Company, which closed after legal problems with the federal government.

A letter to Grover Cleveland on his false inaugural address the usurpations and crimes of lawmakers and judges and the consequent poverty ignorance and servitude of the people 1886 [Hardcover]

A letter to Grover Cleveland on his false inaugural address the usurpations and crimes of lawmakers and judges and the consequent poverty ignorance and servitude of the people 1886 [Hardcover] Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A letter to Grover Cleveland on his false inaugural address the usurpations and crimes of lawmakers and judges and the consequent poverty ignorance and servitude of the people 1886 [Hardcover] de Lysander Spooner Résumés

Lang:- eng, Pages 114. Reprinted in 2015 with the help of original edition published long back[1886]. This book is in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Original Title: A letter to Grover Cleveland on his false inaugural address the usurpations and crimes of lawmakers and judges and the consequent poverty ignorance and servitude of the people 1886 [Hardcover], Original Author: Lysander Spooner

Cette liste de livres pour ceux qui cherchent à lire et à apprécier le livre Ignorance, vous pouvez lire ou télécharger des livres Pdf / ePub et n'oubliez pas de donner crédit aux auteurs pionniers. Notes Certains livres peuvent ne pas être disponibles pour votre pays et uniquement pour ceux qui s'abonnent et dépendent de la source des sites Web de la bibliothèque de livres.

The Book of General Ignorance

The Book of General Ignorance Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: John Mitchinson
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The Book of General Ignorance de John Mitchinson Résumés

Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more,The Book of General Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of how little we actually know about anything. It’ll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school.Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know! Check out THE BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following: How long can a chicken live without its head? About two years. What do chameleons do? They don’t change color to match the background. Never have; never will. Complete myth. Utter fabrication. Total Lie. They change color as a result of different emotional states. How many legs does a centipede have? Not a hundred. How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It’s either six or eight. Who was the first American president? Peyton Randolph. What were George Washington’s false teeth made from? Mostly hippopotamus. What was James Bond’s favorite drink? Not the vodka martini.

Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty

Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Dr. Herbert I. Weisberg
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Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty de Dr. Herbert I. Weisberg Résumés

An original account of willful ignorance and how this principle relates to modern probability and statistical methods Through a series of colorful stories about great thinkers and the problems they chose to solve, the author traces the historical evolution of probability and explains how statistical methods have helped to propel scientific research. However, the past success of statistics has depended on vast, deliberate simplifications amounting to willful ignorance, and this very success now threatens future advances in medicine, the social sciences, and other fields. Limitations of existing methods result in frequent reversals of scientific findings and recommendations, to the consternation of both scientists and the lay public. Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty exposes the fallacy of regarding probability as the full measure of our uncertainty. The book explains how statistical methodology, though enormously productive and influential over the past century, is approaching a crisis. The deep and troubling divide between qualitative and quantitative modes of research, and between research and practice, are reflections of this underlying problem. The author outlines a path toward the re-engineering of data analysis to help close these gaps and accelerate scientific discovery.  Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty presents essential information and novel ideas that should be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of scientific research. The book is especially pertinent for professionals in statistics and related fields, including practicing and research clinicians, biomedical and social science researchers, business leaders, and policy-makers.

The Ignorance of Blood (Javier Falcón Books)

The Ignorance of Blood (Javier Falcón Books) Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Robert Wilson
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The Ignorance of Blood (Javier Falcón Books) de Robert Wilson Résumés

As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón is struggling to find the bombers. The death of a gangster in a spectacular car crash offers vital evidence implicating the Russian mafia in his investigation, but it pitches Falcón into the heart of a turf war over prostitution and drugs. Now the target of vicious hoods, Falcón finds those closest to him are also coming under intolerable pressure: his best friend, who’s spying for the Spanish government, reveals that he is being blackmailed by Islamist extremists, and Falcón’s own lover suffers a mother’s worst nightmare. He might be able to bring the perpetrators of the bombing to justice, but there will be a devastating price to pay.

Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age

Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lee McIntyre
Editeur: Routledge
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Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age de Lee McIntyre Résumés

Throughout history, humans have always indulged in certain irrationalities and held some fairly wrong-headed beliefs. But in his newest book, philosopher Lee McIntyre shows how we've now reached a watershed moment for ignorance in the modern era, due to the volume of misinformation, the speed with which it can be digitally disseminated, and the savvy exploitation of our cognitive weaknesses by those who wish to advance their ideological agendas. In Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age, McIntyre issues a call to fight back against this slide into the witless abyss. In the tradition of Galileo, the author champions the importance of using tested scientific methods for arriving at true beliefs, and shows how our future survival is dependent on a more widespread, reasonable world.

The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential

The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: John Mighton
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The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential de John Mighton Résumés

A revolutionary call for a new understanding of how people learn.The End of Ignorance conceives of a world in which no child is left behind – a world based on the assumption that each child has the potential to be successful in every subject. John Mighton argues that by recognizing the barriers that we have experienced in our own educational development, by identifying the moment that we became disenchanted with a certain subject and forever closed ourselves off to it, we will be able to eliminate these same barriers from standing in the way of our children. A passionate examination of our present education system, The End of Ignorance shows how we all can work together to reinvent the way that we are taught.John Mighton, the author of The Myth of Ability, is the founder of JUMP Math, a system of learning based on the fostering of emergent intelligence. The program has proved so successful an entire class of Grade 3 students, including so-called slow learners, scored over 90% on a Grade 6 math test. A group of British children who had effectively been written off as too unruly responded so enthusiastically and had such impressive results using the JUMP method that the school board has adopted the program. Inspired by the work he has done with thousands of students, Mighton shows us why we must not underestimate how much ground can be covered one small step at a time, and challenges us to re-examine the assumptions underlying current educational theory. He pays attention to how kids pay attention, chronicles what captures their imaginations, and explains why their sense of self-confidence and ability to focus are as important to their academic success at school as the content of their lessons.From the Hardcover edition.

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Ilya Somin
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Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter de Ilya Somin Résumés

One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government. Often, many people understand that their votes are unlikely to change the outcome of an election and don't see the point in learning much about politics. This may be rational, but it creates a nation of people with little political knowledge and little ability to objectively evaluate what they do know.In Democracy and Political Ignorance, Ilya Somin mines the depths of ignorance in America and reveals the extent to which it is a major problem for democracy. Somin weighs various options for solving this problem, arguing that political ignorance is best mitigated and its effects lessened by decentralizing and limiting government. Somin provocatively argues that people make better decisions when they choose what to purchase in the market or which state or local government to live under, than when they vote at the ballot box, because they have stronger incentives to acquire relevant information and to use it wisely.

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter, Second Edition

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter, Second Edition Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Ilya Somin
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Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter, Second Edition de Ilya Somin Résumés

One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government. Many people understand that their votes are unlikely to change the outcome of an election and don't see the point in learning much about politics. This creates a nation of people with little political knowledge and little ability to objectively evaluate what they do know.Ilya Somin mines the depths of  public ignorance in America and reveals it as a major challenge for democracy. He weighs various potential solutions, provocatively arguing that political ignorance is best mitigated and its effects lessened by decentralizing and limiting government. People make better decisions when they choose what to purchase in the market or which state or local government to live under, than when they vote at the ballot box, because they have stronger incentives to acquire relevant information and to use it wisely. The second edition of Democracy and Political Ignorance fully updates its analysis to include new and vital discussions of the "Big Sort" and its implications for "voting with your feet," the connection between political ignorance and the disproportionate political influence of the wealthy, new proposals for increasing political knowledge, and up-to-date survey data on political ignorance from recent elections. The first edition of this book attracted interest around the world, and has been translated into Italian and Japanese.

The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong

The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: John Lloyd
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The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong de John Lloyd Résumés

From the brains behind The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series. The original Book of General Ignorance was published in 2006. It has since been translated into twenty-six languages and sold over 1.2 million copies.      Now, just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. Whether it's history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong.      For example, do you know who made the first airplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of Coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What was the first dishwasher built to do? What color are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you?      Whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong. The Second Book of General Ignorance is the essential text for everyone who knows they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do.

A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, the Usurpation and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People

A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, the Usurpation and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, the Usurpation and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People de Lysander Spooner Résumés

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...to Dartmouth College, by the king of England, before the Revolution, was a contract; and that a law of New Ilampshire, annnlling, or materially altering, the charter, without the consent of the trustees, was a " law impairing the obligation " of that contract. But, in this case, as in that of Fletcher vs. Peck, the court gave no general definition of " the obligation of contracts." But in the year 1824, and again in 1827, in the case of Ogden vs. Saunders (12 Wheaton 213) the question was, whether an insolvent law of the State oi New York, which discharged a debtor from a debt, contracted afier the passage of the law, or, as the courts would say, "contracted under the law"--on his giving up his property to be distributed among his creditors--was a"law impairing the obligation of contracts?" To the correct decision of this case, it seemed indispensable that the court should give a comprehensive, precise, and universal definition of " the obligation of contracts "; one by which it might forever after be known what was, and what was not, that "obligation of contracts," which the State governments were forbidden to "impair" by "any law" whatever. The cause was heard at two terms, that of 1824, and that of 1827. It was argued by Vebster, VVheaton, Virt, Clay, Livingston, Ogden, Jones, Sampson, and Haines; nine in all. Their arguments were so voluminous that they could not be reported at length. Only summaries of them are given. But these summaries occupy thirty-eight pages in the reports. The judges, at that time, were seven, viz., Marshall, Vashington, Johnson, Duvall, Story, Thompson, and Trimble. The judges gave five djfierent opinions; occupying...

A Letter To Grover Cleveland On His False Inaugural Address: The Usurpations And Crimes Of Lawmakers And Judges And The Consequent Poverty, Ignorance And Servitude Of The People

A Letter To Grover Cleveland On His False Inaugural Address: The Usurpations And Crimes Of Lawmakers And Judges And The Consequent Poverty, Ignorance And Servitude Of The People Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A Letter To Grover Cleveland On His False Inaugural Address: The Usurpations And Crimes Of Lawmakers And Judges And The Consequent Poverty, Ignorance And Servitude Of The People de Lysander Spooner Résumés

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A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges: And the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People

A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges: And the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges: And the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People de Lysander Spooner Résumés

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A Letter to Grover Cleveland : On His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude Of The People

A Letter to Grover Cleveland : On His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude Of The People Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A Letter to Grover Cleveland : On His False Inaugural Address, The Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude Of The People de Lysander Spooner Résumés

Lysander Spooner was an American individualist anarchist, political philosopher, Unitarian, Christian abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, legal theorist, and entrepreneur of the nineteenth century. He is also known for competing with the U.S. Post Office with his American Letter Mail Company, which closed after legal problems with the federal government.

A letter to Grover Cleveland on his false inaugural address the usurpations and crimes of lawmakers and judges and the consequent poverty ignorance and servitude of the people 1886 [Hardcover]

A letter to Grover Cleveland on his false inaugural address the usurpations and crimes of lawmakers and judges and the consequent poverty ignorance and servitude of the people 1886 [Hardcover] Livre Pdf/ePub eBook Auteur: Lysander Spooner
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A letter to Grover Cleveland on his false inaugural address the usurpations and crimes of lawmakers and judges and the consequent poverty ignorance and servitude of the people 1886 [Hardcover] de Lysander Spooner Résumés

Lang:- eng, Pages 114. Reprinted in 2015 with the help of original edition published long back[1886]. This book is in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Original Title: A letter to Grover Cleveland on his false inaugural address the usurpations and crimes of lawmakers and judges and the consequent poverty ignorance and servitude of the people 1886 [Hardcover], Original Author: Lysander Spooner