Berto Jongman: The System is Rigged (Against Whistleblowers)

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Blowing the Whistle: Former US Official Reveals Risks Faced by Internal Critics

Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing in the Age of Snowden

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May 25

Worth a Look: The Internet is Not the Answer

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The Internet Is Not the Answer, by longtime Internet skeptic Andrew Keen, offers a comprehensive look at what the Internet is doing to our lives. The book traces the technological and economic history of the Internet, from its founding in the 1960s through the rise of big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity. Startling and important, The Internet Is Not the Answer is a big-picture look at what the Internet is doing to our society and an investigation of what we can do to try to make sure the decisions we are making about the reconfiguring of our world do not lead to unpleasant, unforeseen aftershocks.

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May 23

Review: Nation on the Take – How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy

Categories: 4 Star,Democracy
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Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman

4 Stars New Material on One Old Issue — Neglects the Other Eleven Electoral Reform Issues

There is new material in this book, the authors are passionate, informed, and articulate, and they raise an issue that is of vital importance. However, and I list ten other books below to make the point, this is not a new issue, nor is it the whole issue. There are twelve separate electoral reforms that must be implemented together, in a single simultaneous Electoral Reform Act, if we are to restore integrity to how we elect our representatives (at all three levels — the authors excel at showing how state and local initiatives are changing the fund-raising dynamic).

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May 12