Yesterday I added Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equality by: Claudia Goldin and Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America by: Heather Cox Richardson to the Recommended Reading List.
Career and Family by Harvard faculty’s and recent Nobel Prize winner in Economic, Dr. Goldin, explores both the participation and compensation of women in America’s labor force over the last century or so. It is must reading especially for young women starting with high school students.
In Democracy Awakening Dr. Richardson of Boston College’s faculty provides the most comprehensive, relevant and yet interesting American history lesson I have ever experienced. In it she warns of the danger of the extreme right wing and MAGA movement in today’s America.
I just added Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism by; Rachel Maddow to the Recommend Reading list. In it Dr. Maddow explores the history of the right wing/Nazi sympathizers in pre-World War II America.
The shocking parts is that they largely got away with their dastardly deeds and what is going on today is largely the same with just a different “cast”.
I just added Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again In Rural America by: Jane Kleeb to the Recommended Reading List. I’m late to the dance with this one which was published in January of 2020.
This is a must read for political operatives and those who allocate campaign/political resources!
Go beyond the sub-title and the real value of Kleeb’s work shines through. Listening is the number one skill of a field operator or candidate can have. Instead of getting into an (unproductive) confrontation find the common ground.
From a national level Kleeb espouses one of the principle I have advocated for years: the national party needs to invest in state and local parties.
My only regret in reading this book is that it spent so long on my “book wish list”.
I just added The Heat Will Kill You First: Life And Death On A Scorched Planet by Jeff Goodell to the Recommended Reading List.
This is Goodell’s second climate change book to make this list and this one concentrates on the global warming aspect. It also touches on an aspect of climate change that is too little discussed – climate migration.
I just added Poverty, By America by: Matthew Desmond to the Recommended Reading List.
The Princeton sociology professor explores poverty and inequality in America. Who benefits from it and how simply it could be largely fixed will surprise you. But don’t expect any solutions any time soon.