Books

Reboot!

Phil M. Burgess
"It’s better to wear out than rust out.”  That is the message ofReboot!  While American culture glamorizes the “Golden Years” of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life.  Based on solid research from the social and medical sciences, the author says, “It is better to die with your boots on, fully engaged in helping others and repairing the world.”

Utah and America's New Economy: Expanding the Winners' Circle

Philip M. Burgess and Glenn Pascall
With data and commentaries, Profile of Western North Americafourth in a series of studies on the West led by Institute president Phil Burgess for the Denver-based Center for the New West. This latest study, co-authored by Burgess and Glenn Pascall, former business editor of the Seattle Times, shows how the New Economy is bringing benefits to almost everyone, almost everywhere, and certainly to Utah.

The book was released in late January in time to provide a new perspective on Utah for visitors -- including the worldwide press corps -- to the Winter Olympic Games, beginning the second week in February, 2002. Summit Group Communications, 2001. 65 pp.

Western North America: Indicators of an Emerging Continental Market

Philip M. Burgess and Michael Kelly
With data and commentaries, Profile of Western North Americapaints a comprehensive picture of the people, places, and economics of western North America--United States, Canada, and Mexico--and how these nations are growing closer by almost every measure. A useful forward-looking reference book. Fulcrum Press, 1995. 414 pp.

Profile of the West

Philip M. Burgess, Jack E. Brizius and Susan E. Foster
An extensive database and commentaries on the land and people of the West--its economy, its place in the world market, taxes, government finance and spending, and how the region fares in innovation and technology and in many social indicators. Dex Publications, 1987. 336 pp.

Western Coal Exports

Phil M. Burgess
New York: McGraw-Hill, December 1981.
One of six volumes assessing the capacity of coal-chain industries that link coal fields of the American West to major Pacific Rim markets: coal supply, inland transportation, seaports for export and import, sea lift, and demand for Western coal in the utility, steel and cement industries in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.  Study chaired by Utah Governor Scott Matheson on behalf of eleven Western governors; advisors included senior executives of all coal chain industries; specialists in natural resources, law, and marketing; representatives of major environmental groups and industry and government representatives from Pacific coal-using nations.

International Politics

By Philip M. Burgess, James E. Harf and Lawrence E. Peterson
International and Comparative Politics: A Quantitative Approach - This textbook provides a novel introduction to quantitative methods, allowing students to apply newly-acquired analytical skills to problems involving military spending and arms races, the impact and effects of foreign assistance programs, political alignments in the United Nations, and processes of economic and politcal developmment and integration. Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1979. 189 pp.

Public Goods and Voluntary Mobilization: A Multistage Investigation of Collective Action and Labor Unions.

Phil M. Burgess & Richard A. Conway
Santa Monica: Sage Publishing Company, 1973 (with Richard A. Conway.

Elite Images and Foreign Policy Outcomes: A Study of Norway.

Phil M. Burgess
Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 1968.

Reboot

Reboot!

It’s better to wear out than rust out.”  That is the message of Reboot!  While American culture glamorizes the “Golden Years” of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life.

Reserve Your Copy