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Contents

 

Introduction

 

Chapter   I     Education

 

How useful was high school?

Vouchers

How useful was college?

Far Left and Far Right

Beware of Idealism

 

Chapter   II    Oh, to save the world

 

A      Baptism by fire

 

Living in Slums

Domestic Version of Peace Corps

 

B      Reflections

 

Social Work in the Past

How Not to Study a Gang Banger

Liberal Psychobabble

Social Work Myths

Welfare Reform

The Homeless

Hazlitt on Poverty

Why Immigrants Pass our Poor

Advice to the Poor

 

C   Independence

 

How to Kill a Care Home

A Suicidal Friend

Neighborhood Care Homes

 

Chapter   III      Land lording

 

A Bad Neighborhood

Living with Bums

Legal Nightmare over Rented Room

 

Chapter   IV  The light goes on

 

A     Liberal pitfalls

 

Liberal Myths

The Liberal Media

Social Classes and Liberals

Liberal Spin on Riots

 

B     Economics

 

Discovering Milton Friedman

Discovering Thomas Sowell

What the Free Market Wants

Minimum Wage

Privatization

 

C     Values

 

The Decline

Self-pity

 

Appendix

 

Liberal and conservative positions

Traditional Values

People, places, publications, think tanks

 

Author’s bio