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Download and read online For Your Own Good in PDF and EPUB The tobacco controversy is usually portrayed as a battle between selfless defenders of public health and greedy merchants of death. In For Your Own Good, award-winning journalist Jacob Sullum argues that such a view conceals the true nature of the crusade for a smoke-free society. As Sullum demonstrates, this struggle is not about the behavior of corporations; it's about the behavior of individuals. It is an attempt by one group of people to impose their tastes and preferences on another. For Your Own Good shows that long before Philip Morris or R. J. Reynolds existed, tobacco's opponents condemned smoking as disgusting, immoral, addictive, unhealthy, and inconsiderate. In recent decades, they have used scientific evidence that smoking is hazardous to enlist the state in their crusade, arguing that the government has an obligation to discourage behavior that might lead to disease or injury. Given this country's tradition of limited government, however, Americans tend to be skeptical of this argument. Sullum justifies their misgivings, noting that achieving a "smoke-free society" in a nation where tens of millions choose to smoke is necessarily an exercise in tyranny. It therefore comes as no surprise that tobacco's opponents resort to censorship, punitive taxes, violations of property rights, and other coercive tactics. Sullum argues that such uses of state power are illegitimate and dangerous, threatening the freedom of anyone who dares to trade longevity for pleasure. In response to this charge, tobacco's opponents have offered various rationales designed to overcome suspicions of paternalism. They have portrayed tobacco advertising as an insidious force that seduces people into acting against their interests. They have said that smoking imposes costs on society that need to be recouped through special taxes. They have claimed that secondhand smoke poses a grave threat to bystanders, so smoking should be confined to the home. They have accused the tobacco companies of hiding the truth about the hazards and addictiveness of smoking, preventing their customers from making informed decisions. They have described nicotine addiction as a compulsive and possibly contagious illness, fitting nicely with the public health mission to control disease. Often these arguments are combined with appeals to protect children, as when former FDA commissioner David A. Kessler called smoking "a pediatric disease." Sullum refutes each of these claims and shows that the anti-smoking crusade in fact rests on two complementary beliefs: that the government should stamp out the use of hazardous drugs and that it should deter activities that impair "the public health." He argues that the dangerous implications of these ideas extend far beyond tobacco.
Download and read online Too Nice for Your Own Good in PDF and EPUB If you're like most folks, you were raised to be "nice". Yet now you find yourself asking: "If I'm so nice, why isn't my life better?" Renowned minister and lecturer Duke Robinson has the answer. Robinson says that well-intended behavior is essential to a humane society, but carries a down side. Being nice often means we take on too much, tell little lies, strive endlessly for perfection, and fall prey to other self-defeating behaviors. Now Robinson outlines the nine unconscious mistakes nice people make daily, and he shows how to correct them and avoid unnecessary stress with life-affirming actions. Learn how to: -- Say "no" and save yourself from burnout -- Tell others what you want, and actually receive it -- Express anger in healing ways that maintain valued relationships -- Respond effectively when i0rrationally criticized or attacked -- Liberate your true self. Are you, like many of us, too nice for your own good? This remarkable book will empower you to get what you need and deserve,out of life...and still be a nice person!
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Download and read online It s for Your Own Good Researching Youth Justice Practices in PDF and EPUB In comparative studies, the Belgian youth justice system is described as one of the most welfare oriented in Europe. In recent decades, several Western European countries have abandoned welfarism and have taken a punitive turn. At first sight, Belgium is not heading in the same direction: the age of criminal responsibility remains very high (18 years), and youth justice is still underpinned by a mainly protective welfare philosophy. 0However, it is important to take a more critical look at this welfare image of the Belgian youth justice system. As we know, there is (always) a tension between law in books and law in action (or action with law). Political discourse and policy do not reflect the views or demands of professionals. Policy documents therefore do not equate to ?street level? daily practices. Youth justice practices can be at the very opposite of formal welfare goals. With this collective work we address precisely this question. This collection of contributions can be understood as a jigsaw puzzle. When laying the pieces on the table, an empirical image of youth justice practices emerges, and gives insight into the complexity of the youth justice system and the tensions that characterise these interventions in the lives of so-called problematic youngsters.
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Download and read online For Your Own Good in PDF and EPUB A special issue of TJournal of Australian Studies' aimed at youth-work students, welfare professionals and social and welfare policy administrators. Nine contributors, including Judith Bessant, Geoffrey Sherington and Johanna Wyn, consider the implementation and ramifications of youth policy. Includes discussions of gender and Aboriginal issues.
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Download and read online For Her Own Good in PDF and EPUB An updated history of the experts, largely men, who have given professional advice to women makes the point that this advice has been unscientific, arrogant, biased, and generally self-serving and exposes the myths told to women in the name of science. Original.