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We let Wall Street play craps with our financial system, our economy, and our tax dollars. The result -- we lost big time. Jimmy Stewart is Dead is a call to return to basics with a strategy that is very much like the one used by Stewart's character George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life: banks should be no more than intermediaries between borrowers and lenders and savers and investors. The book describes in plain English and simple terms the big con underlying the big game the web of interconnected financial, political, and regulatory malfeasance that culminated in financial meltdown and brought us to our economic knees. It also proposes the financial fix. Kotlikoff's solution is an idea he has termed limited purpose banking, a simple and essentially costless change to our financial system. It limits banks to their legitimate purpose, namely connecting (intermediating between) borrowers and lenders and savers and investors. Under limited purpose banking, all banks would operate as saving institutions and mutual funds that sell safe as well as risky collections of securities to the public. As mutual funds, the banks would simply function as middlemen. They would never, themselves, own financial assets or borrow to invest in anything except assets, needed to run their mutual funds. Hence, banks would never be in a position to fail because of ill-advised financial bets. Engaging and enlightening, Jimmy Stewart is Dead introduces a strategy for no-risk banking. The book explains the tenets of the plan such as the regained government control of the money supply and the new role of insurance companies. Author Laurence Kotlikoff, a leading economist, believes there is a better way to restore trust in our financial system and get our economy rolling than by having Unce Sam pledge to always clean up the mess. Its not to let the mess happen to begin with.Show more
Letters from your favorite leading men, addressed to your deepest fantasies. This audio-only anthology features love letters from some of your favorite book boyfriends, speaking directly to you...performed by voices you already love. Sometimes the letters are sweet, sometimes they're emotional, sometimes they're just plain FILTHY. This sultry collection of audio-only shorts is written by bestselling contemporary romance writers and performed by audiobook stars.Show more
An FBI agent fights to stop a conspiracy to unleash a deadly virus on the world in this propulsive, exhilarating new thriller. The discovery of a deadly virus being smuggled across the border pits FBI Special Agent James Mason and his strike force against an unknown adversary hell-bent on humanity's destruction. In a desperate effort to contain the pathogen, they launch a predawn raid, only to find that their enemy knows they're coming...and it's not about to be taken alive. An explosion rips through the building, killing the majority of Mason's team, including his partner and mentor. Tormented by guilt, Mason returns to his home division, but he can't seem to let go of the tragedy. He remembers seeing something inside the building before it went up in flames, something that convinces him that not only is the virus still out there, it's merely the first stage of an even more nefarious plan. Obsessed with unraveling the plot, he launches his own investigation and uncovers a shadow organization on the brink of enacting its genocidal agenda, one carried out by a sinister mass murderer who's been photographed at the epicenter of seemingly every historical pandemic...without appearing to age. An evil man who attempts to derail Mason's investigation by murdering his wife. With the help of his longtime friends-Gunnar Backstrom, a corporate espionage gun-for-hire, and Ramses Donovan, a sin merchant of questionable morality-Mason's hunt for his wife's killer leads him from a dark union at the dawn of the twentieth century to a network of Nazi collaborators and a conspiracy against mankind more than a hundred years in the making. Fueled by anger and driven by the promise of vengeance, he must overcome a monster preparing to unleash his virulent wrath upon an unsuspecting world if he's to have any hope of exposing a deep-state entity that's rooted in every facet of our society, an entity known only as...The Thirteen. Praise for The Extinction Agenda: 'Michael Laurence's blistering debut, The Extinction Agenda, is an exciting, bold, and dynamic thriller! The stakes are impossibly high, the action and suspense is non-stop, and the characters are vibrant and memorable.' -Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical 'If you love conspiracy theories (and who doesn't?), The Extinction Agenda revolves around a doozy. Michael Laurence has concocted a mind-bending thriller that chills to the bone because it's all too plausible.' -F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author "Michael Laurence explodes into the world of weird science thrillers with The Extinction Agenda. Devious, dangerous and full of twists. Highly recommended!" -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Silence and V-WarsShow more
Lightspeed: Year One compiles fiction published by the online science fiction magazine Lightspeed in its first year. Produced by Skyboat Media, and under the direction of Grammy and Audie Award-winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki, the Lightspeed podcast features audiobook-style recordings of the stories published each month in Lightspeed. 'The Cassandra Project' by Jack McDevitt, read by Stefan Rudnicki'Amaryllis' by Carrie Vaughn, read by Gabrielle de Cuir'The Zeppelin Conductors' Society Annual Gentlemen's Ball' by Genevieve Valentine, read by Rosalyn Landor'No Time like the Present' by Carol Emshwiller, read by Judy Young'More Than the Sum of His Parts' by Joe Haldeman, read by Stefan Rudnicki'How to Become a Mars Overlord' by Catherynne Valente, read by Robin Sachs'Amid the Words of War' by Cat Rambo, read by Don Leslie'Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain' by Yoon Ha Lee, read by Stefan Rudnicki'The Taste of Starlight' by John Fulz, read by Kristoffer Tabori'Tight Little Stitches on a Dead Man's Back' by Joe R. Lansdale, read by Stefan Rudnicki'Hwang's Billion Brilliant Daughters' by Alice Sola Kim, read by Cassandra Campbell'Standard Loneliness Package' by Charles Yu, read by Christian Rummel'The Silence of the Asonu' by Ursula K. Le Guin, read by Gabrielle de Cuir'Jenny's Sick' by David Tallerman, read by Mirron Willis'Black Fire' by Tanith Lee, read by Rosalyn Landor'Elephants of Posnan' written and read by Orson Scott CardShow more
When Roberto sneaks off to see a movie in his Italian village, he has no idea that life as he knows it is over. German soldiers raid the theater, round up the boys in the audience, and pack them onto a train. After a terrifying journey, Roberto and his best friend Samuele find themselves in a brutal work camp, where food is scarce and horror is everywhere. The boys vow to stay together no matter what. But Samuele has a dangerous secret, which, if discovered, could get them both killed. Lovers of historical fiction will be captivated by this tragic, triumphant, and deeply moving novel.Show more
Dan Molles' stunning Remaining saga continues in the second novella in the series set in a world ravaged by a bacterium that has turned 90% of the population into ravenous animals. The world is slipping into chaos. A mysterious plague has come stateside, and Clyde Bealey suddenly finds himself with nothing but a suitcase full of worthless things and a desperate sense that he must prove himself to his pregnant wife. As he tries to lead his family to safety through a world filled with madmen, he will learn that the cost of his pride might be more than he can bear. Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: Fractured Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust Novella 2: The Remaining: FaithShow more
D.J. Molles' stunning Remaining saga continues in this first novella in the series set in a world ravaged by a bacterium that has turned 90% of the population into ravenous animals. While Captain Lee Harden struggles to fulfill his part in Project Hometown his trusted friend and ally Major Abe Darabie works to hold up his end of the mission. But caught between his responsibility to the mission and the ambitions of a new president Abe must decide where his duty lies and whom he can trust in a country turned upside down. Book 1: The Remaining Book 2: The Remaining: Aftermath Book 3: The Remaining: Refugees Book 4: The Remaining: Fractured Novella 1: The Remaining: Trust Novella 2: The Remaining: FaithShow more
A lineman with something to prove A vendetta against a baseball legend The rise of a real-life NHL all-star The luckiest grapefruit in sports history Open up The Sports Pages, the third volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading, and you're in for all of this and more. From fiction to nonfiction, from baseball to mixed martial arts and everything in between, these are ten stories about the rush of victory and the crush of defeat on and off the field. Compiled by kid-lit all-star Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a thrilling collection of brand-new short stories from some of your favorite authors and athletes.Show more
Every time surgeons operate, they're betting their skills are better than the brain tumor, the faulty heart valve, the fractured femur. Sometimes, they're wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, known as M & M. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine is the back drop for the entire book. Monday Mornings, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, follows the lives of five surgeons at Chelsea General as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at M & M. It is on Monday mornings that reflection and introspection occurs, usually in private. It is Monday Mornings that provides a unique look at the real method in which surgeons learn - through their mistakes. It is Monday Mornings when, if you're lucky, you have a chance at redemption.Show more
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