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The Development of the American Social Welfare State from Nixon to Obama

Human Progress and American History, Book 2
Narrated by: William Bahl
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: History, American
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This book is the second part of three parts on the development of the American social welfare state from 1933 to 2016. This volume is focused on the action (or inaction) toward a comprehensive social welfare state during the American presidential administrations of Richard Nixon to Barack Obama (until January 2016). This volume is concentrated mainly on American economic philosophy, in particular the common misperceptions around the term neoliberalism. We will examine these beliefs and what effect they have had on any development of the American social welfare state.

©2016 Thomas F. Winterbottom (P)2017 Thomas F. Winterbottom

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This audiobook is well worth finishing!

This audiobook is well worth finishing. I may not have caught everything, but I feel I've just taken a bath in knowledge. and I am inspired to change and make a difference; it was very detailed and rigorous.

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This audio book is extraordinary!

This audio book is extraordinary: beautifully written, impressive in scope and scholarship. A compelling and ambitious study of American history that will enrich the classroom and provoke new scholarship.

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gave me an abundance of understanding

This may be the best Great Audible that I have listened too. I covers a huge amount of history. This one gave me an abundance of understanding in the development of the American Social Welfare State from Nixon to Obama. The narrator was superb. Highly recommended.

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incredibly educational

This audiobook was gorgeous, devastating, and incredibly educational. The narrator (William Bahl) did a great job.

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very well researched and well-written

A very well researched, written and narrated audible book! This book is well-documented presentation that is written in a humorous, albeit thought-provoking style. Liked it!!!

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American social welfare state

As what the author says, this volume is concentrated mainly on American economic philosophy, in particular the common misperceptions around the term neoliberalism. You will learn the beliefs and what effect they have had on any development of the American social welfare state.

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Human Progress and American History

This book is important in its attempt to seek out a new and potentially exciting way of viewing human progress and American history through the lens of nature’s influence. Historians should imitate and improve upon this attempt.

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This book will enlighten you and open your eyes

It pulls together history most especially history of the development of the American social welfare state from Nixon to Obama. This book will enlighten you and open your eyes.

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very interesting & educational for students and...

A fascinating, well-researched, well-written and balanced history of the Human Progress and American History starting with Nixon to Obama. This book is really worth it, very interesting and educational for students and historian.

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thoroughly engaging

This book dares us to think differently in the way the best history books do—by thoroughly engaging listeners in unexpected ways and in challenging our perceptions of the ways the world works.

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  • 28-01-20

Quite intriguing!

Honestly, this audiobook was quite intriguing; it arouse your mind/brain towards the American history, I must say that I have learned and discovered a lot from this audible.

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  • 28-01-20

A worthwhile listen!

Well-written, backed up be solid research, and it was very informative, interesting - definitely a worthwhile listen.

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  • Shi Fen
  • 28-01-20

This audio book is so refreshing

This is a very well-rounded and entertaining audiobook! The author, Thomas F. Winterbottom is brilliant, Moreover, this audio book is so refreshing and I love the content!

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  • Jericks' Library
  • 28-01-20

well researched and based on real sources

I found this book to be very well written, insightful and thought provoking. It is well researched and based on real sources! Such a good audiobook. I strongly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Jhonny Bravo
  • 04-02-20

An outstanding audiobook.

I am amazed and impressed with the overflowing content in here. An outstanding audiobook!! Highly recommended!

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  • James Howard
  • 30-01-20

I find it very enlightening

I have found this book immensely helpful in understanding the American history in comparison to many conservative books that typically just list the litany of stupid things they propose. I find it very enlightening with the amount of useful and new information he gives.

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  • Hanna Santos
  • 30-01-20

Highly recommended

Packed with well researched history, anecdotes and causation for America's present political crises.
You will, I guarantee, get much valued history, information and perspective from this serious study.

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  • Mark Daniel
  • 29-01-20

American History

Groundbreaking look at American History through the Development of the American Social Welfare State. Well written, very informative and engaging! Very comprehensive book about human progress and American history!
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Rebecca M.
  • 29-01-20

This is beautifully narrated!!

I greatly enjoyed the audio version book, and the author's insights. The conservation ideals are something that we can gain from. I will definitely be enjoying this book few more times to gain as much information and insight as possible from the Development of the American Social Welfare State from Nixon to Obama. This is beautifully narrated.

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  • New Yorker
  • 29-01-20

American Economic Philosophy

The book focused mainly on American economic philosophy, in particular the common misperceptions around the term neoliberalism. It will help you to examine these beliefs and what effect they have had on any development of the American social welfare state.

12 people found this helpful