A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope

A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope
Author: Lemony Snicket
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0061757101

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NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided. Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The tenth book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.

Corridors Of Power

Corridors Of Power
Author: C.P. Snow
Publisher: House of Stratus
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2010-01-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0755118391

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The corridors and committee rooms of Whitehall are the setting for the ninth in the Strangers and Brothers series. They are also home to the manipulation of political power. Roger Quaife wages his ban-the-bomb campaign from his seat in the Cabinet and his office at the Ministry.

It's a Slippery Slope

It's a Slippery Slope
Author: Spalding Gray
Publisher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1997-09-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0374525234

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Within the span of a single year, Spalding Gray marries and divorces one woman, moves in with another who bears him a son, and learns to ski.

Slippery Slope

Slippery Slope
Author: Giles Merritt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2016
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0198757867

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A hard-hitting warning that Europe's prospects are gloomy unless Europeans awake from their torpor and embrace the often difficult changes necessary to flourish in the 21st century world. From one of our most influential thinkers on European matters.

The Slippery Slope of Healthcare

The Slippery Slope of Healthcare
Author: Steven Z. Kussin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2020-03-24
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1538121638

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Dr. Steven Kussin, physician and a pioneer in the Shared Decision movement, takes readers through the steps of how to avoid the many pitfalls of unnecessary and sometimes even dangerous medical care. The American healthcare system is subsidized by its services to healthy people. The goal as it is for any business is to encourage people to become consumers by creating an emotionally-fueled demand for things that are suddenly and urgently needed. It’s hard to make healthy people well; it’s easy to make them sick. Under the goal to make you even healthier, the medical industry identifies and encourages investigations and preventive technologies for ‘problems’ unlikely to occur, unlikely to harm, unlikely to benefit from testing, and, once diagnosed, unlikely to benefit from treatment. Profitable services go on indefinitely for those who are young and well. For the health care industry being in good health is not just the best way to live; good health is also the slowest way to die. Many people find themselves on what the author calls the Slippery Slope, experiencing a cascade of escalating misfortunes produced by more tests with incrementally greater risk, expense, and fewer benefits. Many people, who, in the attempt to improve what is already just fine, unquestioningly pay an immediate and visible price for what are distant, invisible, and uncertain benefits. The central starting point for initiating a Slippery Slope adventure can be the first blood test, the first screening test, the first x-ray, the first pill, or the first diagnosis that’s accepted by unwitting and trusting consumers. The bottom of the Slippery Slope is occupied by those previously well but who now are damaged, and by others who suffered needless unscheduled deaths. America’s famed consumer skepticism when judging retail products is curiously and dangerously absent in their interactions within the healthcare system. Here, Steven Kussin offers strategies that give readers knowledge and power by offering unique perspectives, information, and resources. He confronts the mighty forces arrayed against health care consumers and helps readers learn to identify them themselves. The power of money, the authority of science, the stature of physicians, the lure of elective health ‘improvements’, the promise of technology, and the pitch perfect, perfect pitches of televised ads all conspire to push people in directions that are often at odds with their stated priorities and interests. This book is dedicated to one lesson: The view from atop the Slope, before making a health care decision, is better than the view from the bottom, after having made a bad one. For more information visit https://theslipperyslopebook.com/

Forced Exit

Forced Exit
Author: Wesley J. Smith
Publisher: Crown
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1997
Genre: Current Events
ISBN: 9780812927900

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Exposing the false premise of the euthanasia movement to make a compelling case against assisted suicide, "Forced Exit" reveals the horrors of the Netherlands, where 8.5 percent of all deaths are attributed to assisted suicide and where Dutch doctors have rapidly moved from euthanizing the terminally ill to killing infants with birth defects.

Slippery Slope Arguments

Slippery Slope Arguments
Author: Douglas N. Walton
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023
Genre: Ethics
ISBN: 9781383012996

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A "slippery slope argument" is one where you find yourself involved in a sequence of inescapable consequences leading to a disastrous outcome. The author examines these arguments used in issues such as abortion, euthanasia, pornography and censorship, and the decriminalization of marijuana.

Euthanasia, Ethics and Public Policy

Euthanasia, Ethics and Public Policy
Author: John Keown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2002-04-25
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780521009331

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Whether the law should permit voluntary euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is one of the most vital questions facing all modern societies. Internationally, the main obstacle to legalisation has proved to be the objection that, even if they were morally acceptable in certain 'hard cases', voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide could not be effectively controlled; society would slide down a 'slippery slope' to the killing of patients who did not make a free and informed request, or for whom palliative care would have offered an alternative. How cogent is this objection? This book provides the general reader (who need have no expertise in philosophy, law or medicine) with a lucid introduction to this central question in the debate, not least by reviewing the Dutch euthanasia experience. It will interest all in any country whether currently for or against legalisation, who wish to ensure that their opinions are better informed.

Euthanasia: Searching for the Full Story

Euthanasia: Searching for the Full Story
Author: Timothy Devos
Publisher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2021-03-17
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 3030567958

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This open access book has been written by ten Belgian health care professionals, nurses, university professors and doctors specializing in palliative care and ethicists who, together, raise questions concerning the practice of euthanasia. They share their experiences and reflections born out of their confrontation with requests for euthanasia and end-of-life support in a country where euthanasia has been decriminalized since 2002 and is now becoming a trivial topic.Far from evoking any militancy, these stories of life and death present the other side of a reality needs to be evaluated more rigorously.Featuring multidisciplinary perspectives, this though-provoking and original book is intended not only for caregivers but also for anyone who questions the meaning of death and suffering, as well as the impact of a law passed in 2002. Presenting real-world cases and experiences, it highlights the complexity of situations and the consequences of the euthanasia law.This book appeals to palliative care providers, hematologists, oncologists, psychiatrists, nurses and health professionals as well as researchers, academics, policy-makers, and social scientists working in health care. It is also a unique resource for those in countries where the decriminalization of euthanasia is being considered. Sometimes shocking, it focuses on facts and lived experiences to challenge readers and offer insights into euthanasia in Belgium.

Logically Fallacious

Logically Fallacious
Author: Bo Bennett
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2012-02-19
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1456607375

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This book is a crash course in effective reasoning, meant to catapult you into a world where you start to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. The focus of this book is on logical fallacies, which loosely defined, are simply errors in reasoning. With the reading of each page, you can make significant improvements in the way you reason and make decisions. Logically Fallacious is one of the most comprehensive collections of logical fallacies with all original examples and easy to understand descriptions, perfect for educators, debaters, or anyone who wants to improve his or her reasoning skills. "Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime." - Bo Bennett This 2021 Edition includes dozens of more logical fallacies with many updated examples.