Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Blair, Tom.

Title Poorer Richard's America : what would Ben say? / Tom Blair.

Imprint New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.932 B575p 2010    ---  Available
Description xx, 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary Tom Blair has written, in the voice of Ben Franklin, an updated-for-today book that draws on the essence of Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack to view America in 2011.
Contents National deficit -- Religions, windows to God -- Balloons and federal budgets -- Prejudice -- The rise and fall of nations -- Real Americans -- Democracy -- A pleasant night's sleep -- America's greatest generation -- Republicans and Democrats -- The moment of conception -- The rich should pay their fair share -- Stoplights and Wall Street -- Hardships and sacrifice -- Great leaders lead -- Information caressed is knowledge -- Federal income taxes -- Ceasing to live versus dying -- The written word -- An ignorant man with no education is to be pitied -- Marital bliss -- Unintended consequences, domestic affairs -- You have a problem -- Bill of rights -- Distribute pressure, distribute consequences -- Unintended consequences, foreign affairs -- The national debt does not matter -- International affairs -- Equal rights legislation -- Social surplus -- Health care reform -- Health care reform, deux -- Department of defense -- Law of big numbers -- Branches of government -- Love and marriage -- Children -- China seeks to sell products to other countries -- America, you can do it -- Final thoughts.
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Political and social views.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Quotations.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017
Social problems -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
ISBN 9781616081904 (alk. paper)
1616081902 (alk. paper)

Available items only