I, Light Bulb with Bonus eBook by Michael Patrick Leahy
(Voices of the Tea Party)

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New from Broadside Books' Voices of the Tea Party. I, Light Bulb: A Death Row Testimonial as told to Michael Patrick Leahy, demonstrates how the American economy has gone from free markets to politically correct, government controlled crony capitalism in the half century since Leonard E. Read wrote the classic essay I, Pencil. Leahy tells the story of the ban on the current generation of incandescents from the perspective of a condemned 100 watt light bulb. In the voice of the light bulb, Leahy points out the need for political activism to reverse this ban, arguing that it not onlyprevents an innocent incandescent light bulb from continuing a useful economic life, it also deprives every American of their own economic liberty and freedom of choice.

Readers who buy I, Lightbulb will also receive the bonus companion e-book The Disastrous Lightbulb Ban by Howard Brandston, at no additional cost. Brandston, the internationally recognized expert on lighting most well known for lighting the Statue of Liberty, explains why the federal government's ban on the current generation of incandescent light bulbs is such a bad idea. He explains how in 2007 a Democrat controlled Congress, the lamp manufacturers, the Department of Energy, and George W. Bush combined to force us to replace inexpensive and safe incandescent light bulbs with expensive, unsafe Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs that contain mercury. In this companion book to I, Light Bulb, Brandston concludes by encouraging citizen political activism to repeal this ridiculous ban.

 

About Michael Patrick Leahy

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Michael Patrick Leahy is an innovative leader in both the tactics and strategy of grassroots conservative new-media activism. As cofounder of Top Conservatives on Twitter, Leahy helped to form the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition. With a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford, he has more than two decades of private-sector experience in technology and communications. He is the author of several books, including Rules for Conservative Radicals. He lives in Tennessee. Howard Brandston is one of the most recognized lighting experts in the country. He has more than fifty years experience in lighting design, engineering and electronics, designing illumination for more than 2,500 commercial, institutional, residential and governmental projects. He is most well known for lighting the Statue of Liberty. He is a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society and has been a guest lecturer or visiting professor at Ohio University, City College of New York, Cooper Union, Temple University, Hofstra University, and Washington University. He was formerly Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and worked at the Lighting Research Center there. He held the Feltman Chair in Lighting at Cooper Union and was adjunct professor of Social Science and Humanities.His light sculptures have been shown in art galleries throughout the United States and are permanently installed in museums and university collections.In March, 2011 Mr. Brandston testified before a committee of the United States Senate on behalf of repealing the ban on the current generation of incandescent light bulbs.
 
Published July 19, 2011 by Broadside e-books. 47 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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