Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Version 4.0

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Version 4.0

by Gordon L. Anderson

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Overview

This book explains the evolution of the core principles of political philosophy contained in the US Constitution and how, in the quest for power and wealth, they have been circumvented and misapplied by those who followed after the founders. The resulting dysfunctional, bloated, and debt-ridden system can be fixed by reapplying principles that prevent special interests from hijacking government. The final chapter suggests changes that would eliminate numerous conflicts of interest and create checks and balances that would make the system more efficient and functional.

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BN ID: 2940014529112
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 04/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Gordon L. Anderson earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion at the Claremont Graduate University. He has been editor-in-chief of International Journal on World Peace since 1992. He is author of many articles and books, including Philosophy of the United States: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (2004) and Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Version 4.0 (2009).

Anderson has a long experience with the analysis of major political systems. In 1985, he organized with Professors Alexander Shtromas, Morton A. Kaplan and 90 sovietologists, in Geneva, Switzerland, a conference on "The Fall of the Soviet Empire: Prospects for Transition to a Post-Soviet World." Observers later stated that this conference not only accurately predicted the end of the Soviet Union, but may have helped guide its peaceful transition. In 1987, in the Philippines, with the guidance of Professors Ilpyong J. Kim and Morton A. Kaplan, a similar study with 90 sinologists was conducted on "China in a New Era: Challenges and Opportunities." Then in 1989, in London, England, with the guidance of Professor Edwards Shils he organized a conference of 90 experts on democratic government titled "Liberal Democratic Societies: The Present State and Future Prospects." He edited Morality and Religion in Liberal Democratic Societies, one of the seven books published from this conference. Anderson also serves as President of the Minnesota Legislative Evaluation Assembly, of which he has been a member evaluating the Minnesota legislature since 1999.

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