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An Of Two Minds Essentialsm is a sharply focused discussion of one of the core issues of our era. While each is a stand-alone book, the Essentialssm shed light on the new socio-economic era we are entering. The Essentials are compact (less than 30,000 words) and affordable (less than $4 for ebooks and less than $9 for print editions).

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Inequality and the Collapse of Privilege
8,900 words, 75 pages ($3.95, Kindle ebook, $6.95 print)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Privilege?
Overview of Privilege and Destabilization
The Importance of Eliminating Privilege

Chapter One: Understanding Privilege

Chapter Two: Privilege, Inequality and Poverty

Chapter Three: Privilege and Our Mode of Production

Chapter Four: The Nature of Financial Privilege

Chapter Five: The Nature of Political Privilege

Chapter Six: Narratives that Enforce Privilege

Chapter Seven: The Nature of Social Privilege

Chapter Eight: The End Game: Crisis and the Collapse of Privilege

Why Our Status Quo Failed and Is Beyond Reform
27,600 words, 90 pages ($3.95, Kindle ebook, $6.95 print; audiobook $5.95)

the book's website

Table of Contents: (from the book's website)

Humanity s Six Integrated Problems
Entrenched Poverty
An Economic Model of Expanding Consumption in a World of Finite Resources
An Economic Model that Uses Wages to Distribute the Output of the Economy
A Political-Economic Model of Central States Dominated by Elites
An Economic Model that Depends on Credit (Borrowing from the Future) to
Fund Today s Consumption
A Crisis of Purpose and Meaning
Is the Status Quo Solving These Problems, Or Is It the Problem?

How Money Is Created and Distributed
The Way We Create Money Creates Inequality/Poverty
The Illusory Promise of the Gold Standard
The Limits of Blockchain Crypto-Currencies
The Moral Foundation of Money

The Eight Types of Capital
The Scarcest Capital Is the Most Valuable Capital
We Optimize What We Measure

The Limitations of the Market and the State
Limitations of the State and Universal Basic Income
Limitations of the Market
The Market, State and Labor
The Limits of Profit as a Determinant of Value
The Unsustainability of State Social Welfare Spending
The Neoliberal/State Fantasy of Taxable Profits and Wages
The Destabilizing Consequences of Globalization
Ownership Capital and Shared Capital
The Tyranny of Price
The Fundamental Failure of the Market and State

The Failure of Economic Orthodoxy
The Failure of the Either/Or Orthodoxies of Capitalism or Marxism
The Pathologies of the Market
Derealization and the Destruction of Authenticity
The Institutionalization and Internalization of Perverse Incentives
Institutionalized Powerlessness and the Crisis of the Individual
The Consumerist Destruction of the Authentic Self
The Structure of Collapse
Why the Status Quo Is Beyond Reform
The Way Forward


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