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Economics Takes A Holiday

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Holidays help define our culture, but people forget that they are closely connected with economics.

Author Holley Hewitt Ulbrich combines her lifelong fascination with our nation's most special occasions and her love of economics in this fascinating account. You'll learn why Punxsutawney Phil might play a role in economic forecasting; how Valentine's Day could just be an example of heartless capitalism; how Earth Day provides insights about property rights; how Father's Day and Mother's Day helps us understand the history of the American family.

Holidays are about communities, cultures, history, and our relationship with the natural world, and they offer a way to highlight a context in which we make our choices. Since they are scattered throughout the year, they help us explore emerging ideas of behavioral and neo-institutional economics in small, seasonal doses.

Join Ulbrich as she explores what these occasions say about our economic system, our society, and ourselves with Economics Takes a Holiday.


The Last Holiday

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'Leave it to Scott-Heron to save some of his best for last. This posthumously published memoir is an elegiac culmination to his musical and literary career. He's a real writer, a word man, and it is as wriggling and vital in its way as Bob Dylan's Chronicles: Volume One.' New York Times

In the autumn of 1980, Stevie Wonder invited Gil Scott-Heron and his band to join him on a forty-one-city tour across America. The purpose of the tour, which included a major rally in Washington on the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday, was to galvanise popular support for the creation of a national holiday in honour of the great civil rights leader. The Last Holiday is Scott?Heron's fascinating account of what took place and how he came to be there.

Raised by his grandmother in Tennessee, Scott-Heron's journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most uncompromising and influential songwriters of his generation is a remarkable one. Politically savvy and socially conscious, savagely satirical yet deeply compassionate, he is regularly cited as the godfather of rap, and his unexpected death in May 2011 marked the loss of one of the world's most eloquent musicians. In the words of Sarah Silverman, 'he mirrored ugliness with beauty, audacity and valour'. Chuck D of Public Enemy remarked, 'we do what we do and how we do because of you', and Eminem felt that 'he influenced all of hip-hop'.

A heartfelt and beautifully written memoir, The Last Holiday is full of bright insights into the music industry, New York, the civil-rights movement, modern America, governmental hypocrisy, Stevie Wonder and our wider place in the world. It is also a fitting testament to the generous brilliance of Gil Scott-Heron and to the Spirits that have guided him.

About the Author

In a musical career spanning five decades, from Small Talk at 125th and Lenox to I'm New Here, Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011) released twenty albums and many seminal singles including 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,' 'Home Is Where the Hatred Is,' 'Winter in America,' 'B Movie,' 'Johannesburg,' and 'Lady Day and John Coltrane.' He was also the author of three previous books two novels, The Vulture and The Nigger Factory and Now and Then: The Poems of Gil Scott-Heron.


Dane's Odyssey To A Real Valentine's Day [a Holiday Story 2] (siren Publishing Menage Everlasting Manlove)

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[Siren MEnage Everlasting ManLove: Erotic Alternative MEnage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, spanking, light consensual BDSM, food play, HEA] For years Gramps told Dane Kennedy that a real Valentine's Day is more than cards and chocolate. It includes lovers, family, and friends. The secrets Dane holds close prevent him from finding what Gramps is talking about. A phone call changes Dane's world and he's put in the excruciating position of making a life and death decision.Vyce and Fyuri Romeo push all of Dane's attraction buttons. The big Native American brothers are muscled, dark-skinned, and powerful. But are they as strong inside as they are on the outside? Another phone call devastates Dane. One of his secrets has been discovered and could cost him millions.Dane runs but Vyce and Fyuri find him. The brothers set rules that Dane pushes against, testing the limits and discovering the pleasures of punishment. Life has torn holes into Dane's fragile soul. But sometimes heartaches are of our own making. Sometimes secrets aren't always a secret. Watch Dane find this out when he's given a real Valentine's Day. ** A Siren Erotic Romance



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