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Learning How to Fly

Stansfield, Michael

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ISBN 10: 1606965719 / ISBN 13: 9781606965719
Published by Tate Publishing, 2009
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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1606965719 Signed by author on title page. Spine solid and firm. Text block firmly attached. Covers are clean and shiny. An attractive copy. Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4 in - 9 3/4 in Tall. Year: 2009. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-070189

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Title: Learning How to Fly

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Publication Date: 2009


Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Do you have a voice in your society? How many times a day do you think about or discuss important problems or issues of society? Would it make a difference? By design, America was made to be a government of, for, and by, the people. Learning How to Fly takes on the challenge put forward by Thomas Jefferson about how to give each person a direct voice in government without going through a representative or some political authority. Not the will of the majority, but rather how to achieve the maximum political liberty for everyone, in the face of a world with billions of voices all moving and pursuing different directions. Some of the topics include: How can a direct democracy preserve the rights of minorities while granting the will of the majority? Why did the early democracies fail? How is it possible to give each person a voice in his or her society without that society collapsing into anarchy? Is a republic the final form of government? What are the inherent, fundamental weaknesses and problems of republics? Logically, and from a theoretical point of view, where does the path of a republic inevitably lead? How did the designers of the U.S. Constitution define liberty for the common man? Would our present government meet, exceed, or fall below their expectations? Are you ready to leave the nest, spread your wings, and take flight with Learning How to Fly, and experience real freedom? After graduation with a business computer degree from California State University-Long Beach, Michael went on to work for GE Security, where he was instrumental in developing several of GE's core security software lines for the United States Armed Forces and for various industrial and commercial organizations around the globe. Due to the size and scope of the GE organization, learning how to navigate successfully through the bureaucracy to attend to the needs of customers became vital. It also became clear that more layers of management that were involved in any process ultimately led to less accountability and less knowledge about underlying problems and difficulties within the organization. Michael soon realized that the more accountability and representation each employee had in the business, the greater the company would flourish and the more people just seemed to enjoy their work This realization was ultimately the driving force behind this endeavor to give a people a real voice in governing their society.

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