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Bennett, James T.

Overview
Works: 96 works in 310 publications in 1 language and 11,032 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about James T Bennett
 
Most widely held works by James T Bennett
From pathology to politics : public health in America by James T Bennett( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The food & drink police : America's nannies, busybodies & petty tyrants by James T Bennett( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underground government : the off-budget public sector by James T Bennett( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do unions do? : a twenty-year perspective( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume represents a twentieth-anniversary retrospective and evaluation of What Do Unions Do? The objectives are threefold: to evaluate and critique the theory, evidence, and conclusions of Freeman and Medoff; to provide a comprehensive update of the theoretical and empirical literature on unions since the publication of their book; and to offer a balanced assessment and critique of the effects of unions on the economy and society. Toward this end, internationally recognized representatives of labor and management cover the gamut of subjects related to unions
Cancer Scam : diversion of federal cancer funds to politics by James T Bennett( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destroying democracy : how government funds partisan politics by James T Bennett( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not invited to the party : how the demopublicans have rigged the system and left independents out in the cold by James T Bennett( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how the dominant political parties - the Democrats and Republicans - have co-opted the system to their advantage. This book examines the history and array of laws, regulations, subsidies and programs that benefit the two major parties and discourage even the possibility of a serious challenge to the Democrat-Republican duopoly
Stifling political competition : how government has rigged the system to benefit demopublicans exclude third parties by James T Bennett( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stifling Political Competition examines the history and array of laws, regulations, subsidies and programs that benefit the two major parties and discourage even the possibility of a serious challenge to the Democrat-Republican duopoly. The analysis synthesizes political science, economics and American history to demonstrate how the two-party system is the artificial creation of a network of laws, restrictions and subsidies that favor the Democrats and Republicans and cripple potential challenges. The American Founders, as it has been generally forgotten, distrusted political parties. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution are parties mentioned, much less given legal protection or privilege. This provocative book traces how by the end of the Civil War the Republicans and Democrats had guaranteed their dominance and subsequently influenced a range of policies developed to protect the duopoly."--Jacket
They play, you pay : why taxpayers build ballparks, stadiums, and arenas for billionaire owners and millionaire players by James T Bennett( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation They Play, You Pay is a detailed, sometimes irreverent look at a political conundrum: despite evidence that publicly funded ballparks, stadiums, and arenas do not generate net economic growth, governments keep on taxing sales, restaurant patrons, renters of automobiles, and hotel visitors in order to build ever more elaborate cathedrals of professional sportoften in order to satisfy an owner who has threatened to move his team to greener, more subsidyhappy, pastures. This book is a sweeping survey of the literature in the field, the history of such subsidies, the politics of stadium construction and franchise movement, and the prospects for a reprivatization of ballpark and stadium financing. It ties together disparate strands in a fascinating story, examining the often colorful cases through which governments became involved in sports. These range from the wellknown to the obscurefrom Yankee Stadium and the Astrodome to the Brooklyn Dodgers move to Los Angeles (to a privately built ballpark constructed upon land that had been seized via eminent domain from a mostly MexicanAmerican population) to such arrant giveaways as Cowboys Stadium. It examines alternatives that might lessen the pressure for public subsidies, whether the Green Bay Packers model (in which the teams owners are local stockholders) or via league expansions. It also takes a look at little-known, yet significant, episodes such as President Theodore Roosevelts intervention in the collegiate football crisis of 1905a move that indirectly put the federal government on the side of such basic rule changes as the legalization of the forward pass. They Play, You Play is a fresh look at a political and economic puzzle: how it came to be that Joe and Jane Sixpack in the Bronx and Dallas subsidize the Steinbrenners and Jerry Joneses of professional sport
Unfair competition : the profits of nonprofits by James T Bennett( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doomsday lobby : hype and panic from Sputniks, Martians, and marauding meteors by James T Bennett( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal patronage of science was never contemplated by the framers of the Constitution, but they did seek to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Art" by granting inventors patent rights. However, direct subvention to scientists and scientific organizations was not considered appropriate activity of the central government. In the 19th Century, American science was funded almost entirely through private investors. Since WWII, however, the federal government has become the primary patron of American science. From the race-to-space in the 1950s to current furor over global warmin
Unhealthy charities : hazardous to your health and wealth by James T Bennett( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much good do the health charities really do - and how much good could they do? Much more, according to this eye-opening book. And with the nation in the midst of a health care crisis of epic proportions, their help is more urgently needed than ever
Official lies : how Washington misleads us by James T Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From welfare to drugs to defense, Uncle Sam consistently misrepresents problems so that his muscles can grow ever larger. Poverty statistics have been systematically overblown in order to win greater spending on social programs. (Astonishingly, 22,000 households officially designated as "poor" own Jacuzzis or heated swimming pools.). Agricultural aid, advertised as a balm to ailing all-American families right out of Norman Rockwell, has in fact showered millionaire farmers (including the Prince of Liechtenstein!) with a bounty of taxpayers' dollars. Official Lies takes on the preposterous scare stories: the myth of global warming (or a new ice age, depending on the computer one uses and the weather in Washington), the poison apple hoax, the asbestos mess, and others. Behind each of these hoodwinkings is the most powerful special interest in the world - the U.S. government - seeking to enhance its own power
Mandate madness : how Congress forces states and localities to do its bidding and pay for the privilege by James T Bennett( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do drivers' licenses that function as national ID cards, nationwide standardized tests for third graders, the late unlamented 55 mile per hour speed limit, the outlawing of the eighteen-year-old beer drinker, and the disappearing mechanical lever voting machine have in common? Each is the product of an unfunded federal mandate: a concept that politicians of both parties profess to oppose in theory but which in practice they often find irresistible as a means of forcing state and local governments to do their bidding, while paying for the privilege. Mandate Madness explores the history, debate, and political gamesmanship surrounding unfunded federal mandates, concentrating on several of the most controversial and colorful of these laws. The cases hold lessons for those who would challenge current or future unfunded federal mandates
Tax-funded politics by James T Bennett( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Tax-Funded Politics, James Bennett argues that governmental agencies, rather than combating abuses, aid and abet them in order to increase their own size and scope. Drawing on a broad range of examples, Bennett shows how the ideals of the nation's Founding Fathers have been subverted by molding and manipulating the will of the people through government-orchestrated propaganda."--Jacket
Homeland security scams by James T Bennett( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A direct consequence of the War on Terror launched after the attacks of September 11, 2001 is an awareness of the need for homeland security. This war is being used to justify a huge expansion of government powers and spending, but funds allocated for homeland security are often for programs for removed from anything that might be termed "defense" or "security." In Homeland Security Scams, James T. Bennett shows that this government spending is doing very little to make us safer, but a great deal to make us poorer, less free, and more dependent on the federal government."--Jacket
Deregulating labor relations by Dan C Heldman( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better government at half the price : private production of public services by James T Bennett( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate welfare : crony capitalism that enriches the rich by James T Bennett( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the time of Alexander Hamilton's "Report on Manufactures" through the Great Depression, American towns and cities sought to lure footloose companies by offering lavish benefits. These ranged from taxpayer-financed factories, to tax exemptions, to outright gifts of money. This kind of government aid, known as "corporate welfare," is still around today. After establishing its historical foundations, James T. Bennett reveals four modern manifestations. His first case is the epochal debate over government subsidy of a supersonic transport aircraft. The second case has its origins in Southern factory relocation programs of the 1930s - the practice of state and local governments granting companies taxpayer financed incentives. The third is the taking of private property for the enrichment of business interests. The fourth - export subsidies - has its genesis in the New Deal but matured with the growth of the Export-Import Bank, which subsidizes international business exchanges of America's largest corporate entities. Bennett examines the prospects for a successful anti-corporate welfare coalition of libertarians, free market conservatives, Greens, and populists. The potential for a coalition is out there, he argues. Whether a canny politician can assemble and maintain it long enough to mount a taxpayer counterattack upon corporate welfare is an intriguing question. -- from dust jacket
The future of private sector unionism in the United States by James T Bennett( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the long-term decline of the labour movement in America, exploring the outlook for labour and unions in the 21st century. There are insights from contributors from a range of backgrounds - academic and non-academic, domestic and foreign, pro- and anti-union
 
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From pathology to politics : public health in America
Alternative Names
Bennett, J. 1942-

Bennett, J. T. 1942-

Bennett, James 1942-

Bennett, James Th. 1942-

Bennett, James Thomas 1942-

Bīnīt, Ǧīms

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The food & drink police : America's nannies, busybodies & petty tyrantsWhat do unions do? : a twenty-year perspectiveCancer Scam : diversion of federal cancer funds to politicsNot invited to the party : how the demopublicans have rigged the system and left independents out in the coldStifling political competition : how government has rigged the system to benefit demopublicans exclude third partiesUnfair competition : the profits of nonprofitsThe doomsday lobby : hype and panic from Sputniks, Martians, and marauding meteorsTax-funded politics