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Bennett, James T.

Overview
Works: 92 works in 268 publications in 1 language and 10,718 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JK1118, 336.73
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Most widely held works about James T Bennett
 
Most widely held works by James T Bennett
Underground government : the off-budget public sector by James T Bennett( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 646 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
Destroying democracy : how government funds partisan politics by James T Bennett( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfair competition : the profits of nonprofits by James T Bennett( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhealthy charities : hazardous to your health and wealth by James T Bennett( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhealthy Charities argues that the original mission of the leading health charities - helping the needy - has been subverted in a quest for fund-raising that benefits primarily the executives of the organizations and the medical establishment. Examining such groups as the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association, the authors conclude that health charities hinder rather than help disease research - or at best play a minor role in the research arena, despite their claims. Many individual programs are of dubious content and merit. "Public education" programs are often little more than fund-raising efforts. And the poor, ironically, are less well served by our charitable organizations than are other groups
Official lies : how Washington misleads us by James T Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 374 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
From pathology to politics : public health in America by James T Bennett( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deregulating labor relations by Dan C Heldman( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tax-funded politics by James T Bennett( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 246 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
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 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeland security scams by James T Bennett( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 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
Mandate madness : how Congress forces states and localities to do its bidding and pay for the privilege by James T Bennett( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 209 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
The politics of American feminism : gender conflict in contemporary society by James T Bennett( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of private sector unionism in the United States by James T Bennett( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 186 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
Cancer Scam : diversion of federal cancer funds to politics by James T Bennett( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 173 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( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 132 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
They play, you pay : why taxpayers build ballparks, stadiums, and arenas for billionaire owners and millionaire players by James T Bennett( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 92 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
Stifling political competition : how government has rigged the system to benefit demopublicans exclude third parties by James T Bennett( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 83 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
The doomsday lobby : hype and panic from Sputniks, Martians, and marauding meteors by James T Bennett( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 63 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
 
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What do unions do? : a twenty-year perspective
Alternative Names
Bennett, James Thomas 1942-

Bīnīt, Ǧīms

Languages
English (135)

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Unfair competition : the profits of nonprofitsFrom pathology to politics : public health in AmericaThe food & drink police : America's nannies, busybodies & petty tyrantsTax-funded politicsHomeland security scamsThe politics of American feminism : gender conflict in contemporary societyThe future of private sector unionism in the United StatesCancer Scam : diversion of federal cancer funds to politics