Bait and Switch

The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429915700

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America's ailing middle class what she did for the working poor Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional "in transition," she attempts to land a middle-class job—undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then trawling a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries. She gets an image makeover, works to project a winning attitude, yet is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and—again and again—rejected. Bait and Switch highlights the people who've done everything right—gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive résumés—yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle. Today's ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding their "surplus" employees—plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment, where job searching becomes a full-time job in itself. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for these newly disposable workers—and little security even for those who have jobs. Like the now classic Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch is alternately hilarious and tragic, a searing exposé of economic cruelty where we least expect it.

Bait and Switch

The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805076066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

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Focuses on the world of white-collar unemployment as seen through the eyes of the unemployed, describing the woes of "surplus" employees who are forced to confront the realities of financial hardship with few social supports or security.

Bait and Switch

The Futile Pursuit of the Corporate Dream

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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781862078970

Category: Displaced workers

Page: 237

View: 3422

The author of the international bestseller Nickel and Dimed delivers a stark warning about the future that faces corporate employees everywhere.

Bait and Switch

Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy

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Author: Julie A. Mertus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113593472X

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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It has become routine for the U.S. government to invoke human rights to justify its foreign policy decisions and military ventures. But this human rights talk has not been supported by a human rights walk. Policymakers consistently apply a double standard for human rights norms: one the rest of the world must observe, but which the U.S. can safely ignore. Based on extensive interviews with leading foreign policymakers, military officials, and human rights advocates, Mertus tells the story of how America's attempts to promote human rights abroad have, paradoxically, undermined those rights in other countries. The second edition brings the story up to date, including new sections on the second half of the Bush administration and the Iraq War, and updates on Afghanistan. The first edition of Bait and Switch won the American Political Science Association's 2005 Best Book on Human Rights.

Bait and Switch

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Author: Sharon Healy-Yang

Publisher: TouchPoint Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Romance and adventure in the vein of Susan Elia McNeal, Kathryn Miller Haines, and Rhys Bowen. It’s wartime New York, 1943. Jessica Minton, an up-and-coming young stage actress, is pondering the mixed blessings of rehearsals for a play that just doesn’t seem to be jelling, the attentions of a reliable beau she isn’t quite sure she wants to marry, and playing referee for her sister and brother-in-law’s tempestuous marriage. Just as she thinks her life couldn’t get any crazier, she becomes entangled with deceit, espionage, and murder when an unsettlingly attractive stranger makes her the unwilling custodian of a mysterious package in a Manhattan stalked by fifth columnists. Those who claim to be her allies may or may not be on the level, as Jessica is shot at, nearly stabbed in the midst of a performance, and held at gun point by a Nazi double agent. As if dodging homicide were not enough, Jessica finds herself romantically torn between her boyfriend and the elusive owner of the package–either of whom could be an Axis spy. With the help of her madcap sister Liz and a smart-aleck cat Dusty, Jessica is challenged to puzzle out whom to trust, with not just her country but her own life depending on her.

Bait and Switch

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Author: Larry Brooks

Publisher: Turner

ISBN: 9781630262785

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

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A lighter thriller, in the vein of Nelson Demille, unfolding in the world of Silicon Valley billionaires and the women who seek and use them for their money. The man: Wolfgang Schmitt: former model, newly single, habitual wiseass. It's a profile only his ailing mother could love—but it makes him perfect for one thing . . . The bait: Billionaire Nelson Scott wants Schmitt to seduce his wife—setting off a prenuptial clause that will keep her hands off his money. The job pays a million bucks just for trying. Another four if Schmitt pulls it off. All he has to do is say yes . . . The switch: Next thing he knows, he's dealing with a lot more than he bargained for. Like Scott's gorgeous, stiletto-sharp lawyer. A couple of shady suits who may or may not be Feds. And a few more dead bodies than he's used to. But in the big leagues of money and power, Schmitt happens.

Bait & Switch

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Author: Kendall Ryan

Publisher: Kendall Ryan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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I’m a rescuer. It’s in my DNA. Stray dogs. Stray women. But this one doesn’t need rescuing. She needs something real, but I never keep the ones I rescue. I could let her go… but I can’t watch her walk away. I’m an ex-Navy SEAL, and I never give up on a mission. Bait & Switch is Book 1 in the new contemporary romance series Alphas Undone, which will each feature a new couple. This is a standalone full-length novel.

Switch and Bait

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Author: Ricki Schultz

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538744996

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7004

A charming, hilarious romantic comedy told with sharp insight and sarcastic wit, for readers of Helen Fielding, Maria Semple, Emily Giffin, or Jennifer Weiner. We switch. I bait. Let me help you snag a date. All through college, Blanche Carter was known as the love doctor in her sorority. Now she's parlayed her talent into a unique consulting business: she runs the online dating profiles of Washington D.C.'s most eligible women. Armed with a battalion of rules, Blanche expertly helps her clients optimize their profiles and ace that first date. But although she'll happily message handsome strangers (and fend off dick pics) for other ladies, Blanche's most important rule is the one she has for herself: no relationships. She's seen too much heartbreak to believe in real love anymore. When a former fling pops up among the matches for one of her favorite clients, Blanche gamely messages him on her behalf. Blanche is definitely over him, and this is how she'll prove it. But if she doesn't watch out, Blanche might end up not only screwing over a client-and possibly tanking her entire business-but breaking her rule about love as well . . . Ricki Schultz's trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel. "Ricki Schultz's relatable novel will have readers LOLing."--- US Weekly on Mr. Right-Swipe "Rae is a Heroine Who Keeps It Real...She's blunt, she's sarcastic, she's honest...A brilliantly funny debut novel about a 21st century girl searching for her happily ever after."--- Bustle on Mr. Right-Swipe "Breezy, brazen...a fun beach read." --- Seattle Times on Mr. Right-Swipe "This book gave me my absolute favorite feeling: laughing out loud alone in a room, chased immediately by the swoons."--- Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author, on Mr. Right-Swipe "For a fun read that feels like an adventure in everyday life more than it does a book, this comes highly recommended."--- RT Book Reviews (FOUR STARS), on Mr. Right-Swipe

Straight Outta Comcast

Bait and Switch

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Author: Will Powers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544218434

Category:

Page: 102

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Many people wonder how Comcast remains in business while having such a bad reputation. And why haven't they been exposed? I used to wonder the same thing myself...I realized that in order for anyone to ever publish an accurate and true tell all book exposing Comcast and reveal all what they are doing and how they are doing it, it would require a tremendous amount of focus and organization of facts. Not just organization of events, but an organization of one's thoughts on the matter. Because we all know that when someone or something irritates or frustrates us, it can sometimes be difficult to focus and truly put things into perspective. Fortunately, throughout my 3 years of working at Comcast, I kept a journal of every significant event and occurrence that I saw as unethical, shady or something that was just plain ole messed up. I admit that initially I had no specific reason for keeping a journal, but as time went on, something told me that my detailed note taking would one day serve a purpose. After about a year and a half, I got the idea to write a book about Comcast. I wanted the world to know exactly what's going on and even show readers how to escape agreements without paying an early termination fee. Because of what I see unfolding and how it is affecting and going to affect so many consumers, something had to be done. Bottom line, what they are doing just ain't right. Enough is Enough!

Bait & Switch

Saving Your Relationship After Incredible Romance Turns Into Exhausting Chaos

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Author: Megan L. Hunter

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 193626871X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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Has your fairytale romance suddenly transformed into relationship chaos? Are you bewildered with how the person of your dreams has morphed into someone you barely recognize—displaying hostile, unpredictable behavior that leaves you exhausted and confused? If your relationship has deteriorated into one high-conflict scenario after another, and you’re trying to decide whether you should dig deep and try to make it work or cut your losses and exit safely, this straight-talking book has the answers you need. In Bait & Switch, relationship expert Megan Hunter provides an inside view of complicated relationships and the "Complicated Operating System". She offers practical strategies to help real couples deal with the behavior and ensuing conflict. Hunter explores the interactions, conscious and unconscious, that occur in a bait and switch relationship—both during the convincing “sales pitch” given before the partners commit to each other through marriage or moving into together and then immediately after, when the switch has been thrown and distressing behaviors are swiftly revealed—and recommends strategies for changing these dynamics. You’ll learn about the brain science behind this behavior, take tests to determine exactly what kind of relationship you’re dealing with, and develop new skills to help you minimize and contain the conflict in your relationship. In short, this book offers hope to stop the swirling chaos, whether you ultimately decide to stay or leave.

Bait and Switch

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Author: Darlene Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780505525215

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Trading places with his identical twin brother in order to catch a criminal, Mitch, a cop on an undercover mission, encounters Peyton, his brother's gorgeous and extremely irate girlfriend, and, determined to get back into her good graces for his brother's sake, he finds himself falling in love with the spirited beauty. Original.

What's the Matter with Kansas?

How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

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Author: Thomas Frank

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429900324

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 5528

One of "our most insightful social observers"* cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank turns his eye on what he calls the "thirty-year backlash"—the populist revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment. The high point of that backlash is the Republican Party's success in building the most unnatural of alliances: between blue-collar Midwesterners and Wall Street business interests, workers and bosses, populists and right-wingers. In asking "what 's the matter with Kansas?"—how a place famous for its radicalism became one of the most conservative states in the union—Frank, a native Kansan and onetime Republican, seeks to answer some broader American riddles: Why do so many of us vote against our economic interests? Where's the outrage at corporate manipulators? And whatever happened to middle-American progressivism? The questions are urgent as well as provocative. Frank answers them by examining pop conservatism—the bestsellers, the radio talk shows, the vicious political combat—and showing how our long culture wars have left us with an electorate far more concerned with their leaders' "values" and down-home qualities than with their stands on hard questions of policy. A brilliant analysis—and funny to boot—What's the Matter with Kansas? presents a critical assessment of who we are, while telling a remarkable story of how a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs came to convince a nation that they spoke on behalf of the People. *Los Angeles Times

Bait and Switch

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Author: Lucas Flint

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981920242

Category:

Page: 278

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Return to The Superhero's Son universe ... As the children of an infamous supervillain, Bait and Switch find themselves ostracized and isolated from their peers in the superhero school they attend. Even many of their teachers distrust them on the basis of their parentage. Switch wants to leave the Academy and break their supervillain mother out of prison, while Bait sees the Academy as their best chance at rising above their mother's legacy and become superheroes themselves. The two fight over these differences of opinions more often than they fight supervillains, but when their long-lost supervillain father returns with sinister plans for the twins, Bait and Switch must put aside their differences to defeat him. If they can't, then not only will they fail to get what they want, but their world will be destroyed.

Bait and Switch

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Author: JoAnn Ross

Publisher: Mira Books

ISBN: 9781551661728

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Forging great works of art as part of her plan for revenge, Sara Madison plans to steal an ancient jeweled crown but is thwarted by Noah Lancaster, an art expert who is sworn to mend Sara's ways. Reissue.

Bait and Switch

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Author: MC Lee

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1635334241

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 266

View: 4610

When Leo’s mission to investigate a high school student gets complicated, Jack gets called in—and finally learns the truth about himself.

Bait and Switch

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Author: Richard Dresser

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573692604

Category: Brothers

Page: 42

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Logically Fallacious

The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies (Academic Edition)

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Author: Bo Bennett

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456607375

Category: Education

Page: 360

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This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. With the reading of each page, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions. Logically Fallacious is one of the most comprehensive collections of logical fallacies with all original examples and easy to understand descriptions, perfect for educators, debaters, or anyone who wants to improve his or her reasoning skills. "Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime." - Bo Bennett This 2017 Edition includes dozens of more logical fallacies, over a hundred cognitive biases, practice lessons, and some common questions and answers.

Bait & Switch

Saving Your Relationship After Incredible Romance Turns Into Exhausting Chaos

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Author: Megan Hunter

Publisher: Unhooked Books

ISBN: 9781936268702

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 8735

A conflict resolution expert offers assistance to people stuck in a high-conflict relationships, addressing the perspective of both sides of the argument and providing step-by-step strategies for either staying in the relationship or getting out of it. Original. 1,000 first printing.

Government Formation and Minister Turnover in Presidential Cabinets

Comparative Analysis in the Americas

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Author: Marcelo Camerlo,Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315466473

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Portfolio allocation in presidential systems is a central tool that presidents use to deal with changes in the political and economic environment. Yet, we still have much to learn about the process through which ministers are selected and the reasons why they are replaced in presidential systems. This book offers the most comprehensive, cross-national analysis of portfolio allocation in the Americas to date. In doing so, it contributes to the development of theories about portfolio allocation in presidential systems. Looking specifically at how presidents use portfolio allocation as part of their wider political strategy, it examines eight country case studies, within a carefully developed analytical framework and cross-national comparative analysis from a common dataset. The book includes cases studies of portfolio allocation in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the United States, Peru and Uruguay, and covers the period between the transition to democracy in each country up until 2014. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of political elites, executive politics, Latin American politics and more broadly comparative politics.