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The United States And The Promesa To Puerto Rico An Analysis Of The Puerto Rico Oversight Management And Economic Stability Act

Author : Maria de los Angeles Trigo
Language : English
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Your guide to the U.S. Congress’s discussions and drafting of the PROMESA.

The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, PROMESA, establishes an Oversight Board in Puerto Rico with review and certification powers over the Puerto Rico government.

Under PROMESA, although the Puerto Rico Governor and Legislature will still be elected by Puerto Ricans, their laws, regulations, executive orders, fiscal, financial and economic decisions must be reviewed and approved by an Oversight Board whose seven members are appointed by the U.S. President.

This is pretty much a throwback to the Foraker Act of 1900 under which the U.S. President appointed the Puerto Rico’s Governor, Cabinet members, and members of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. The U.S. President also appointed the members of one of the two legislative chambers, which usually gridlocked with the chamber elected by Puerto Ricans.

The book analyzes all drafts of PROMESA and how the law’s language reflects the plenary power and control of the U.S. Congress over Puerto Rico; how tweaking with semantics did not diminish the colonialist aspect of the law; the hurdles in the law's implementation; and why it is indeed the Foraker Act for this century.

Some chapters are based on articles I published in LinkedIn throughout March and April 2016, that have been expanded for publication in the book.

The United States And The Promesa To Puerto Rico

Author : María de los Ángeles Trigo
ISBN : OCLC:962037438
Genre : Budget deficits
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War Against All Puerto Ricans

Author : Nelson A Denis
ISBN : 9781568585024
Genre : History
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In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down. In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the US government bombed its own citizens. Nelson A. Denis tells this powerful story through the controversial life of Pedro Albizu Campos, who served as the president of the Nationalist Party. A lawyer, chemical engineer, and the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard Law School, Albizu Campos was imprisoned for twenty-five years and died under mysterious circumstances. By tracing his life and death, Denis shows how the journey of Albizu Campos is part of a larger story of Puerto Rico and US colonialism. Through oral histories, personal interviews, eyewitness accounts, congressional testimony, and recently declassified FBI files, War Against All Puerto Ricans tells the story of a forgotten revolution and its context in Puerto Rico's history, from the US invasion in 1898 to the modern-day struggle for self-determination. Denis provides an unflinching account of the gunfights, prison riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert activity, and mass hysteria that accompanied this tumultuous period in Puerto Rican history.

People Get Ready

Author : Robert W McChesney
ISBN : 9781568585222
Genre : Political Science
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Humanity is on the verge of its darkest hour—or its greatest moment The consequences of the technological revolution are about to hit hard: unemployment will spike as new technologies replace labor in the manufacturing, service, and professional sectors of an economy that is already struggling. The end of work as we know it will hit at the worst moment imaginable: as capitalism fosters permanent stagnation, when the labor market is in decrepit shape, with declining wages, expanding poverty, and scorching inequality. Only the dramatic democratization of our economy can address the existential challenges we now face. Yet, the US political process is so dominated by billionaires and corporate special interests, by corruption and monopoly, that it stymies not just democracy but progress. The great challenge of these times is to ensure that the tremendous benefits of technological progress are employed to serve the whole of humanity, rather than to enrich the wealthy few. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols argue that the United States needs a new economy in which revolutionary technologies are applied to effectively address environmental and social problems and used to rejuvenate and extend democratic institutions. Based on intense reporting, rich historical analysis, and deep understanding of the technological and social changes that are unfolding, they propose a bold strategy for democratizing our digital destiny—before it's too late—and unleashing the real power of the Internet, and of humanity.

El Gibaro

Author : Manuel L. Alonso
ISBN : 0849029260
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Puerto Rico

Author : José Trías Monge
ISBN : 0300076185
Genre : History
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Jose Trias Monge, a Puerto Rican legal scholar and former government official, discusses the island's century-old relationship with the USA. He argues that the process of decolonization should begin immediately.

We Wanted Workers Unraveling The Immigration Narrative

Author : George J. Borjas
ISBN : 9780393249026
Genre : Business & Economics
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From “America’s leading immigration economist” (The Wall Street Journal), a refreshingly level-headed exploration of the effects of immigration. We are a nation of immigrants, and we have always been concerned about immigration. As early as 1645, the Massachusetts Bay Colony began to prohibit the entry of “paupers.” Today, however, the notion that immigration is universally beneficial has become pervasive. To many modern economists, immigrants are a trove of much-needed workers who can fill predetermined slots along the proverbial assembly line. But this view of immigration’s impact is overly simplified, explains George J. Borjas, a Cuban-American, Harvard labor economist. Immigrants are more than just workers—they’re people who have lives outside of the factory gates and who may or may not fit the ideal of the country to which they’ve come to live and work. Like the rest of us, they’re protected by social insurance programs, and the choices they make are affected by their social environments. In We Wanted Workers, Borjas pulls back the curtain of political bluster to show that, in the grand scheme, immigration has not affected the average American all that much. But it has created winners and losers. The losers tend to be nonmigrant workers who compete for the same jobs as immigrants. And somebody’s lower wage is somebody else’s higher profit, so those who employ immigrants benefit handsomely. In the end, immigration is mainly just another government redistribution program. “I am an immigrant,” writes Borjas, “and yet I do not buy into the notion that immigration is universally beneficial. . . . But I still feel that it is a good thing to give some of the poor and huddled masses, people who face so many hardships, a chance to experience the incredible opportunities that our exceptional country has to offer.” Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent, We Wanted Workers is essential reading for anyone interested in the issue of immigration in America today.

Defining Status

Author : Arnold H. Leibowitz
ISBN : 0792300696
Genre : Law
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Working Class New York

Author : Joshua Benjamin Freeman
ISBN : 9781565847125
Genre : History
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Contains a sweeping history of the model city that working class New Yorkers created after World War II and discusses how anti-communist sentiment in the 1950s and fiscal crisis in the 1970s combined to decimate the labor movement and bring a crushing blow to liberal idealism.

Game Theory And The Transformation Of Family Law

Author : Allan R. Koritzinsky
ISBN : 1936268949
Genre : Law
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Explores how the mathematical principles of Game Theory can transform the business of family law and optimize client outcomes.


Author : Edward L. Bernays
ISBN : UOM:39015014432473
Genre : Propaganda
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