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Broken Strings, Missing Notes

...strengthening democracy and seeking justice in a nation out of tune by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½; 384 pages; ISBN 0-9721875-1-0; 2005.

Reader responses..."a wonderful book," "a desperately needed vision," "one of the most engaging books of nonfiction I've read this year"

We live in a nation that is out of tune. Partisan disagreements grow ever more strident as the gap between the rich and poor grows ever larger. Broken Strings, Missing Notes speaks to those seeking to build a more just, humane, and sustainable society, to religious communities concerned about distortions of their traditions, to conservatives concerned about fiscal irresponsibility and our costly mistakes in Iraq, and to liberals searching for new ways to express their ideals. It uses a metaphorical model of our democracy based on the violin to unite its various themes. This model is the inspiration for the title of the book as well as its goal -- to ensure that there are no longer any "broken strings" or "missing notes" in our society.

Broken Strings, Missing Notes may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Broken Strings, Missing Notes [pdf 2.1MB]


Business Decisions

...the impact of corporate mergers and global capitalism on our lives by Larry J. Eriksson.

First Edition; 5½ x 8½; 224 pages; 9 illustrations; ISBN 0-9721875-0-2; 2002.

Reader responses..."thoughtful, insightful,useful," "prophetic," "well reasoned and documented scholarship"

Business Decisions presents a unique Wisconsin perspective on the challenges that corporate mergers and global capitalism present for employees, their families, and local communities. It questions our often unqualified enthusiasm for the business paradigm and market system. Business Decisions offers innovative suggestions on how we can build communities and businesses that are more humane and inclusive, focused on people rather than numbers -- where business decisions become people decisions.

Business Decisions may be downloaded at no charge from the following link: Business Decisions [pdf 1.1MB]


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