Chris SehyBook List
I was worried about maintaining this list and then I found Amazon's Listmania. It seemed like a great idea. Type in the title, add a comment and you're done. I started in earnest and added a few books before I had to go do other things. Multiple attempts at editting were useless and I wasn't able to add any more books to the list. Amazon has definitely created a WORM (Write Once Read Many) device. So much for the easy way out.
The Lasater's from Fast Food Nation with their ranch in Southern Colorado are mentioned in the May 2004 National Geographic article "Change of Heartland, America's Great Plains."
Books I've Read
I'm a better reader than a writer, so you're best bet is to click the links for book information and reviews by others.
The Lazy Person's Guide to Investing: A Book for Procrastinators, the Financially Challenged, and Everyone Who Worries About Dealing With Their Money by Paul B. Farrell
For ultimate in laziness just check out the Vanguard website and you'll get most of the content in this book, but in less time.
The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans and Their Families by Beth Shulman
This book is the perfect complement to Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed. I disagree with her solutions, but it's still a good read. Expansion of EIC galls me as well as the notion that unemployment should be available to those who choose to quit their jobs for any reason. I'm not against unemployment insurance, but you should be looking for work to claim unemployment insurance money.
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken
There was a lawsuit over the title of this book letting you know that the Right is afraid of what Mr Franken has to say.
White Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioration of Work and Its Reward in Corporate America by Jill Andresky Fraser
Less people cared about what happened to higher paid workers, but it's no less important than Nickel and Dimed.
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
Not a scientific study, but a good look at what it's like to work for minimum wage today.
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
Covers how fast food gets to you with a generous dose of the true social costs of your meal.
Standard and Poor's The Dividend Rich Investor by Joseph Tigue and Joseph Lisanti
Covers the advantages of stocks that pay dividends and provides strategies as well as a list of stocks to consider.