I did not much like Kirsten Dunst in Spiderman Too plain too irl next door too whinyCompletely different story as Marie Antoinette though I mean OH MY GOD was she perfect in that role Haughty sultry manipulative vaguely Germanic Is there any German in her ProbablyStill she s The Selected Poems got nothing on Steve HiltonHe s probably a re incarnation And he knows it of course Like when he proclaims that those who want to see food produced through human less barbaric means are often dismissed as out of touch You know let them eat seasonal organic locally sourced fair trade cake And so it is that the author himself sums up the whole book on page 120You don t believe me be myuest and A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent go read it however be warned that1 The tone is that of a rant a whiny that word again luddite s manifesto 2 Half the stuff that bothers him is on the mend3 The other half really does not matter4 The human theme was added on top it truly isn t a common threadSo he worries about food uality but the truth is Kellogg s breakfast cereal is stuck on the shelves these days along with fizzy drinks Young people poor young people are eating better than ever before The tide has turnedHe worries about how wasteful we are with energy but Western European per capita energy consumption peaked in 1974 Japanese in 1990 South Korean in 1998 and US finally in 2008 The tide has turnedHe worries about the rich entrenching their children s privilege through a donation fuelled and tutor enhanced attendance of the top universities while from the other side of his mouth heralding the advent of continuous lifetime education through MOOCs like Udacity The tide has turnedHe seems to have missed the fact that the Laborovernment no friends of mine but credit where credit is due made it feasible for me to take of mine but credit where credit is due made it feasible for me to take weeks paternity leave when each of my kids was born The tide has turnedAnd then there s the stuff that s really not that big a dealYes farming should be improved The antibiotics thing really isn t on But My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA good luck feeding 7 billion people on organicallyrown food Mr Hilton And in a world where 30% of kids born in India are stunted in their The Book of Leviathan growth let s put the food on the table before we startetting too difficult And in a world where there s human organ harvesting in China to say nothing of the roughly 10000 executions per annum it s just a little bit too precious to worry about the suffering of chickensIt s not all bad This was a book that singularly failed to entertain me but at least it did have some Nine Ghosts good ideas that s what Steve Hilton is famous for and it did make me think To wit There s plenty to be said for devolution which he advocates in the first chapter on Government He makes a strong case for a living wage His idea that we need to address families rather than their itemized problems hasot to be right The idea that if you work for an institution that is backed by the Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia government your salary should be capped at the same level as aovernment salary has a lot of merit though the rest of the banking rant
was uite possibly the worst in the book in terms of stridency per subject knowledgeAnd there s also some left field uite possibly the worst in the book in terms of stridency per subject knowledgeAnd there s also some left field Like making a law against our kids having mobile devices Aha And how exactly do we شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى go enforcing that law Suppose a cop catches my daughter with an iPhone What next A night at her Majesty sI was trying to decide if this was a one star or a two star book Then Iot to the postscript which is entitled A First Step where Steve Hilton very elouently makes the case that if you have strong feelings about stuff like he clearly do. Government business the lives we lead the food we eat the way our children are brought up the way we relate to the natural world around us – it's all become too big and distant and industrialised Inhuman It's time to do something about it It's time to put people first It's time to make the world humanSteve Hilton visiting professor at Stanford University and .
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led to almost panic in Whitehall In the end promises were made to Scotland that Whitehall will be unable to keep under the existing system We could expect Scottish independence to be revisited in the near futureAnother aspect of alienation is cultural rather than eographical Whitehall currently is at a loss ABOUT WHY IT IS THAT PERFECTLY SANE AND WELL why it is that perfectly sane and well Britons from the Muslim community would choose to revert to the Dark Ages by joining ISIS I see this as a symptom of deep alienation that The Establishment struggles to understand It is not difficult to construct a narrative where rowing ineuality lack of opportunity and lack of social mobility engenders this alienation The inhumanity of the economic and political systems described in this book simply makes the manifestation of this alienation extremeThis is not a difficult book to read However as I read it I continually struggled with the uestion of culpability The author was well placed in the Cabinet Office for a number of years Why is it that he did so little when he was able to change the system against which he now writes He does address this uestion but I found his answer just a little superficial Perhaps that is the problem He was unable to do much because he simply lacked the constituency for change This tends to support the view that profound change needs to be external because the system is incapable of change from within Too ahead of its time Like kimchi in the 70 s or sushi in the 80 s Maybe in a couple of decades this will seem Orwellian If not we ll probably be at war or extinct I loved this book as it ave a completely new perspective on so many of the issues that we deal with on a regular basis Rather than looking at issues in a holistic way or from a distance as we freuently doReferendum Led To Almost Panic
it rather asks the uestion of how should decisions be made whilst recognising the impact on the individualGivenrather asks the uestion of how should decisions be made whilst recognising the impact on the individualGiven very broad nature of the topics covered Health Education Food Planning etc it s unsurprising that certain chapters won t interest everyone but for those chapters that are of interest I think this will be a book that I ll return to time and again However there is the slightly disheartening factor that at the end Steve Hilton encourages us to be elected to effect the change Having been elected I have the unfortunate knowledge that being elected is only the beginning of the struggle as the number of those elected who resist change and don t care for the human interaction with overnment are many and the forces of stasis and preservation in aspic are strongIt s not just the system that s self involved and unwilling to change the politicians are just as likely to be that way inclined For that reason I ave the book a 4 star rating rather than a five star The overarching idea of creating a human world is appealing and ambitious The author attempts to break the idea down into aspects of society such as education space nature Overall the book feels like a personal reflection journal ie expect sections of ramblings and venting of the author s frustration towards politics bureaucracy and society s apathy towards the issues he has raised There s an episode of Father Ted in which Dougal has an idea Pressed for detail to flesh out his vision he panics complaining that he didn t realise that having one big idea would mean he had to have lots little ones More Human feels much like this an interesting central tenet that of considering human impacts when making policy fails Ssible offering the latest research compelling stories and case studies from all over the world across industry politics education design and social action to show us what can happen when we make our world human This book is a manifesto and call to action for a local accountable and human way of living that will make us productive fulfilled and ultimately happie.
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From Me Then HOT OFF THE PRESS In Yesterday Sme then HOT OFF THE PRESS In yesterday s July 8 2015 George Osborne has introduced a living wage As Janan Ganesh says in today s FT the chancellor made the announcement twice to savour the reaction on the opposing benches which blended rage at his plagiarism shock at his daring and the utwrenching realisation that here was a policy they could not possilby oppose George Osborne may not have been plagiarising from Labour though as readers of this book know very well So bravo to Steve Hilton Documentary relic of the Cameron overnment I m in a book Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students group and this is the latest dreary non fiction choice I ve had to put up with But unless you re an historian in the year 2117 writing a study of the collapse of the UK there s no reason to look at this and it s only worth a paragraph of your thesis anyway Steve Hilton is a minor bureaucrat with major dreams If this babble catches who knows maybe his career will rise as well Easy to read and thought provoking but a tad repetitive The central idea of making society ineneral about people as individuals rather than statistics is a ILLERAMMA Kathalu good one but some of the proposed solutions are either too vague to have substance or just unrealistic Agreed with maybe half of what Hilton was saying though and considering his previous relationship with the Conservatives that s prettyood Absolutely loved this book It was eye opening for me I was also fortune enough to meet Steve Hilton while I was reading the book American Literature Student Text giving me an opportunity to discuss it with him I can t recommend this book enough There is much in this book that rings true The basic premise is that the advances of the previous couple of centuries democraticovernment the welfare state Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance global companies have spawned their own degenerate This is bureaucracy The interactions of the individual with their community in the form ofovernmental organisations are characterised by rule bound relationships that have very little flexibility This way of operating extends to commercial organisations For example it is maddening to try to order something from the breakfast menu in a restaurant just five minutes after the cut off timeWhy has this arisen It is because we have come to place the process before the people being served Those who serve the process take priority over those who are being served The needs of the bank are placed before the needs of the customer The role of the education system is to employ teachers rather than to educate children Mr Hilton considers 10 aspects of modern life where the system has taken over so that the process of delivery matters than the people to whom it is being deliveredThe argument is well made The problem is identified Unfortunately the solution seems to elude the author Apart from a The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems general wish that people could be placed centrally than processes the book is a bit thin on what to do about it We need not fret too much because people are actually taking control anyway One of the big surprises to Whitehall in recent years is the degree of alienation towards the centre of the country Britain is very tightlyoverned from London and people are starting to react against this The best example of this is the desire of 45% of the Scottish electorate to br. Ormer senior adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron believes that the frustrations people have with overnment politics their economic circumstances and their daily lives are caused by deep structural problems in the systems that dominate our modern world – systems that are broken because they've rown too far from the human scale He shows us how change is po.