Worth a Look: Local is Our Future – Steps to an Economics of Happiness

5 Star, Complexity & Resilience, Culture, Research, Democracy, Economics, Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design, Philosophy, Survival & Sustainment, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution

From a renowned pioneer of the anti-globalization movement, a primer on working towards a localized world

From disappearing livelihoods to financial instability, from climate chaos to an epidemic of depression, we face crises on a number of seemingly unrelated fronts.  This well-referenced book traces the common roots of these problems in a globalized economy that is incompatible with life on a finite planet. But Local is Our Future does more than just describe the problem: it describes the policy shifts and grassroots steps – many of them already underway around the world – that can move us towards the local and, thereby, towards a better world.

Review: The Source Field Investigations – The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations behind the 2012 Prophecies, by David Wilcock

6 Star Top 10%, Change & Innovation, Complexity & Resilience, Consciousness & Social IQ, Cosmos & Destiny, Culture, Research, Intelligence (Collective & Quantum), Intelligence (Extra-Terrestrial), Intelligence (Spiritual), Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design, Science & Politics of Science, Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy, Technology (Bio-Mimicry, Clean), Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, Water, Energy, Oil, Scarcity
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David Wilcock, The Source Field Investigations: The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations Behind the 2012 Prophecies (Dutton, 2011)

6 Star – Authentic, Compelling, Sensible Documentation and Explanation of Cosmic Consciousness, Energy, & Stellar Civilizations

Reviewed by Robert David Steele

This is the big picture connect the dots master work and it manages to avoid a focus on stellar civilizations per se while documenting the inter-actions of energy, consciousness, time, and space, within which matter (and seeing through matter), free energy, remote viewing, and stellar civilization in various forms, all make sense.

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Robert Steele @Amazon: Summary Review with Links – Never Play Dead How the Truth Makes You Unstoppable by Tomi Lahren (Trump Revolution Book 40)

6 Star Top 10%, America (Founders, Current Situation), Biography & Memoirs, Civil Society, Consciousness & Social IQ, Culture, Research, Democracy, Misinformation & Propaganda, Politics, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized)
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6 Stars – Righteous Common Sense, From the Heart, Speaking to All of Us – Including Generation Z and All Women of All Ages Ready to Lead America Forward

This four page summary review includes links that add to the Kindle experience.

Tomi Lahren is a cross-over talent, an independent critical thinker with both sass and grace. She is totally in step with First Lady Melania Trump on “be best” and she is, in contrast to the other authors that are erudite on one end and pundishly legalistic on the other, the common sense middle ground.

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Review: Never Play Dead – How the Truth Makes You Unstoppable by Tomi Lahren

6 Star Top 10%, America (Founders, Current Situation), Biography & Memoirs, Civil Society, Consciousness & Social IQ, Culture, Research, Democracy, Misinformation & Propaganda, Politics, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized)

SUMMARY REVIEW

Tomi Lahren, Never Play Dead: How the Truth Makes You Unstoppable (HarperCollins, 2019)

6 Stars – Righteous Common Sense, From the Heart, Speaking to All of Us – Including Generation Z and All Women of All Ages Ready to Lead America Forward

Robert David STEELE Vivas

On an impulse, after reading and then writing rave reviews of George Will’s deep tome, The Conservative Sensibility, and Democrat Marianne Williamson’s A Politics of Love I was moved by forces unknown to buy this book, and I lucked out.

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Robert Steele @Amazon: Summary Review with Links: A Politics of Love by Marianne Williamson (Trump Revolution Book 39)

6 Star Top 10%, America (Anti-America), America (Founders, Current Situation), Capitalism (Good & Bad), Civil Society, Congress (Failure, Reform), Democracy, Empire, Sorrows, Hubris, Blowback, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Intelligence (Spiritual), Justice (Failure, Reform), Peace, Poverty, & Middle Class, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Priorities, True Cost & Toxicity, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized)
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This is a six page summary review of a political-cultural-economic-social transformation that is both needed and possible, by the one person seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency who appears authentic, inclusive, and truthful. Links to free online supporting documentation for the author’s radically humanistic and deeply spiritual proposals are included in the formal review. An additional five pages of links and one paragraph extracts are appended to give the Kindle reader easy access to a range of mass media depictions of the author that range from angelic to whacko.

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Review: A Politics of Love by Marianne Williamson with Additional Links

6 Star Top 10%, America (Founders, Current Situation), Best Practices in Management, Capitalism (Good & Bad), Civil Society, Complexity & Resilience, Congress (Failure, Reform), Consciousness & Social IQ, Crime (Government), Decision-Making & Decision-Support, Democracy, Disease & Health, Economics, Education (General), Education (Universities), Empire, Sorrows, Hubris, Blowback, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Justice (Failure, Reform), Leadership, Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design, Peace, Poverty, & Middle Class, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), True Cost & Toxicity, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized), War & Face of Battle, Water, Energy, Oil, Scarcity
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Marianne Williamson, A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution (HarperOne, 2019)

6 Stars – The Only Authentic Democratic Candidate

Reviewed by Robert David Steele

This is a six page summary review of a political-cultural-economic-social transformation that is both needed and possible, by the one person seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency who appears authentic, inclusive, and truthful. Links to free online supporting documentation for the author’s radically humanistic and deeply spiritual proposals are included in the formal review. An additional five pages of links and one paragraph extracts are appended to give the reader easy access to a range of mass media depictions of the author that range from angelic to whacko.

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Robert Steele @Amazon: Summary Review with Links: The Conservative Sensibility by George Will (Trump Revolution Book 38)

6 Star Top 10%, America (Anti-America), America (Founders, Current Situation), Capitalism (Good & Bad), Civil Society, Congress (Failure, Reform), Crime (Government), Economics, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Justice (Failure, Reform), Leadership, Misinformation & Propaganda, Politics, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Public Administration, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution
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This is a seven page summary review of one of the greatest books in modern political, economic, and cultural literature. The review concludes with links to other published literary commentary on the book being reviewed, and to superb videos where George Will is interviewed about his book, in this way augmenting the Kindle experience.

The Conservative Sensibility is a masterwork, a capstone work for the author, for his time, for the Republic, and for We the People who have lost our Republic.

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Review: The Conservative Sensibility by George F. Will – Handbook for an American Renaissance

7 Star Top 1%, America (Anti-America), America (Founders, Current Situation), Capitalism (Good & Bad), Civil Society, Congress (Failure, Reform), Crime (Government), Democracy, Economics, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Justice (Failure, Reform), Leadership, Misinformation & Propaganda, Politics, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Public Administration, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution
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7 Stars – Handbook for an American Renaissance – Life Transformative

Robert David Steele

This book is a masterwork, a capstone work for the author, for his time, for the Republic, and for We the People who have lost our Republic. Of the over 2,500 books I have reviewed, 10% of which have received a 6 star rating, this book is easily in the top 25 and perhaps the top 10. The last book I remember that impressed me this much was Philip Allot’s The Health of Nations: Society and Law beyond the State (Cambridge, 2002) but this book is closer to home, focused on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the collapse of the US federal government with a Presidency run amok, a Congress in abdication, and a judiciary all too passive as the Constitution is shredded.

This glorious piece of work, clearly a handcrafted deeply researched endeavor (not a collection of past columns) that draws on all forms of erudition from poetry and theater and fiction to history, philosophy, and science, is noteworthy for integrating deep and diverse citations from the varied leading individuals in the US executive, US legislature, and US judiciary.

The top four points made by this book, in my view, are these:

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Review: The Future Is Asian by Parag Khanna

5 Star, Atlases & State of the World, Culture, Research, Diplomacy, Economics, Future, History, Intelligence (Commercial), Public Administration, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution
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Parag Khanna

5 Stars – Utterly brilliant insights and data, but publisher should have invested in graphics to match

Parag Khanna is for me the single best observer and reporter on the substance of Asia which he takes great pains to point out is not just China (a third of Asia’s population) but includes particularly vast swaths of Russia, India, Central Asia, Southeast Asia including Indonesia and Australia, and Turkey.

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Review (Guest): Everything You Need to Know by David Icke

6 Star Top 10%, Banks, Fed, Money, & Concentrated Wealth, Complexity & Resilience, Consciousness & Social IQ, Cosmos & Destiny, Culture, Research, Intelligence (Collective & Quantum), Intelligence (Extra-Terrestrial), Misinformation & Propaganda, Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Religion & Politics of Religion, Science & Politics of Science, Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy, Threats (Emerging & Perennial), Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution, Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized)
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6 Stars

Guest Review  by Makia Freeman

  • The Holographic, Quantum Nature of Reality and The Holographic, Quantum Nature of Humanity
  • Our Holographic Reality is Actually a Giant Computer Simulation
  • The Fall of Man Via the Orion-Saturn-Moon Distortion
  • Other Subjects Covered: ETs, Perception Control and Sabbatean Frankism
  • PC (Political Correctness) = Psychological Warfare (Zionists Against Straight White Men, Particularly)
  • Assimilation: Where It’s Headed If More Don’t Wake Up Fast

Here are 2 key quotes from the book:

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Review: Skin in the Game – Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

6 Star Top 10%, America (Founders, Current Situation), Best Practices in Management, Capitalism (Good & Bad), Change & Innovation, Complexity & Resilience, Consciousness & Social IQ, Culture, Research, Economics, Intelligence (Commercial), Misinformation & Propaganda, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

6 Star – Skin in the Game = Ethics = Sustainable

By the author Black Swan and Anti-Fragility, among many other works, this book is a simplified overview — a capstone work — and the easiest to read.

Skin in the Game is defined by the author as symmetry of risk and reward — in other words, you don’t get to externalize losses to others while reaping the rewards without any personal risk.

That pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with banking, commerce, government, religions, and universities.

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