The Measure of a Nation: How to Regain America’s Competitive Edge and Boost Our Global Standing

If America were a corporation, how would an independent analyst judge its ability to compete against other corporate giants? According to the author, that hypothetical analyst would label America a corporate dinosaur and recommend that the nation either change or face extinction. This book focuses on how to improve America by first comparing its performance …


A Modest Proposal for America: Taxes, Entitlements, and the Manufactured Crisis of Federal Finance

In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal. This classic satire, which proposed solving the problem of Irish poverty by eating the children, has been a staple of English literature for centuries. Howard Steven Friedman brings this classic into the 21st century through America’s current concerns about the economy, sustainability of social programs, the environment, …

Book Chapters

von der Heydt, R., Friedman, HS, & Zhou, H (2003) Searching for the neural mechanisms of color filling-in. In: Filling-in: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization, Oxford: Oxford University Press

von der Heydt R, Zhou H, Friedman HS (2002) Neural coding of border ownership: Implications for the theory of figure-ground perception. In: Perceptual Organization in Vision: Behavioral and Neural Perspective , Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Friedman, HS, Neural Mechanisms of Object Color Representation in Areas V1, V2, and V4 of Macaque Visual Cortex (1998), Johns Hopkins University Ph.D. Thesis

angel_smallFriedman, HS, (1995) Angels and Stardust, Lawrenceville, VA: Brunswick Publishing

Friedman, HS (1992) GaAs fluorescence detection of polarized electron beam. In: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Summer Research, Stanford University Press