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The Resource Democracy in one book or less : how it works, why it doesn't, and why fixing it is easier than you think, David Litt

Democracy in one book or less : how it works, why it doesn't, and why fixing it is easier than you think, David Litt

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Democracy in one book or less : how it works, why it doesn't, and why fixing it is easier than you think
Title
Democracy in one book or less
Title remainder
how it works, why it doesn't, and why fixing it is easier than you think
Statement of responsibility
David Litt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Here's something true for almost every American. The democracy you live in today is different, completely different, than the democracy born into. Since 1980, the number of Americans legally barred from voting has more than doubled. Since the 1990s, odds of living in a competitive Congressional district have fallen by more than half. In the twenty-first century alone, the amount of money spent on Washington lobbying has increased by more than 100 percent. Meanwhile, new rules in Congress make passing new bills nearly impossible, no matter how popular or bipartisan they are. No wonder it feels like representatives have stopped representing the people. Millions of Americans now recognize that democracy is in trouble and that the trouble goes beyond Trump. But too often, they are looking in the wrong places for solutions. Voter suppression is real, but Voter ID laws aren't tipping elections. Getting rid of bizarrely shaped districts won't end gerrymandering
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Litt, David
Dewey number
321.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Gerrymandering
Label
Democracy in one book or less : how it works, why it doesn't, and why fixing it is easier than you think, David Litt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The drawing of lots : the non-voters -- Rick versus Ricky : the officially disenfranchised -- The sasquatch hunters : the unofficially disenfranchised -- How to plan a fyre festival : the discouraged -- Take a shit with Irv Litt : the geography of gerrymandering -- Ms. Codfish's classroom : the "great compromise" -- An appendix : the Electoral College -- Old Sheldon : the campaign finance system -- I'm just a doomed bill : the House of Representatives -- The spartan retention of the body's juices : the Senate -- Possum kingdom : the lobbyists -- Slapping Stephen Field : the judges
Control code
on1120147424
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780062879363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1120147424
Label
Democracy in one book or less : how it works, why it doesn't, and why fixing it is easier than you think, David Litt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The drawing of lots : the non-voters -- Rick versus Ricky : the officially disenfranchised -- The sasquatch hunters : the unofficially disenfranchised -- How to plan a fyre festival : the discouraged -- Take a shit with Irv Litt : the geography of gerrymandering -- Ms. Codfish's classroom : the "great compromise" -- An appendix : the Electoral College -- Old Sheldon : the campaign finance system -- I'm just a doomed bill : the House of Representatives -- The spartan retention of the body's juices : the Senate -- Possum kingdom : the lobbyists -- Slapping Stephen Field : the judges
Control code
on1120147424
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780062879363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1120147424

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