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By Dave Hickey

The 23 essays (or "love songs") that make up the now vintage quantity Air Guitar trawl a "vast, invisible underground empire" of delight, via checklist shops, honky-tonks, artwork galleries, jazz golf equipment, cocktail lounges, surf outlets and hot-rod shops, as restlessly at the circulation because the the United States they depict. Air Guitar pioneered a type of plain-talking in cultural feedback, willingly subjective and continually candid and direct. A necessary analyzing software for paintings enthusiasts, neophytes, scholars and academics alike, Hickey's book—now in its 3rd edition—has galvanized a iteration of paintings fans, with new takes on Norman Rockwell, Robert Mapplethorpe, Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol and Perry Mason. In June 2009, Newsweek voted Air Guitar one of many best 50 books that "open a window at the occasions we are living in, whether or not they deal without delay with the problems of this day or just support us see ourselves in new and mind-blowing ways," and defined the ebook as "a seamless mix of feedback, own historical past, and a deep appreciation for the sheer nuttiness of yankee life." this is often the booklet version of Air Guitar, initially released in print shape in August 1997.

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The definition of ‘hard-working’ is left vague, no doubt intentionally. Since most people would like to think of themselves as hard-working, everyone can understand the policy as especially designed to benefit them, with a warm sense of satisfaction that the lazy, undeserving ‘others’ are rightfully put in their place. In the actual policies implemented, of course, such as tax credits, ‘work’ is equated with paid work, and effort is measured in hours rather than in sweat and tears. Finally, the principle of equality, self-evidently, concerns itself with the shape of the overall distribution.

I begin in the next section by considering whether searching for underlying normative principles in social policy makes sense. I argue that even if different conceptions of what is right and good are necessarily traded against each other and against other values and objectives in the messy business of practical politics, it is nevertheless worthwhile to analyse the theories of social justice that contribute to the overall mix of motivations. Social policy has an important role to play in uncovering and exploring these, as Glennerster’s work has demonstrated.

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