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Tales From The Crypt

When I was growing up, a popular series of comics ended up in a groundbreaking horror show called Tales From The Crypt that had a complicated rights structure that has, mercifully, prevented it so far from being rebooted.  The show … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Is Economics?

What Is Economics?:  An Guide To The World Of Supply And Demand, by Dan Smith As far as introductory guides to economics go, this is not a terrible book [1].  In seeking to be all things to all people and … Continue reading

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The Glory Of An Analyst Is To Analyze

Often I ponder the relationship between different fields of study.  For example, in economics there is a great divide between macroeconomics in its look at large scale aggregates and microeconomics that looks at individual firms and the decisions of people. … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Rough Waters

Rough Waters:  Sovereignty And The American Merchant Flag, by Rodney Carlisle From time to time I like to muse upon the fact that as a high school student I was seriously tempted to study at the United States Merchant Marine … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alexander Hamilton’s Guide To Life

Alexander Hamilton’s Guide To Life, by Jeff Wilser [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Three Rivers Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I have not previously read any of the author’s other books, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Death By Money Report

The Death By Money Report:  The Cause Of Money Stress And How A $10 Solution Can Save Your Financial Life, by Tracy Piercy with Lisa Maxwell [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Empire Of Cotton

Empire Of Cotton:  A Global History, by Sven Beckert There are a host of contradictions inherent in this particular lengthy book (in the audiobook version it covers 17 discs of more than an hour in length, requiring intestinal fortitude that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Domesday

Domesday:  A Search For The Roots Of England, by Michael Wood There is both a lot to praise and criticize about a book like this.  On the one hand, this is a book that shows a great love and attention … Continue reading

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I Came Not To Bring Peace, But A Sword: Some Thoughts On China’s Rise

[Note: This post was written for an online class on China’s Rise, and was supposed to be around 500 words. Without such space limitations I would have gone into far greater detail, but I thought it worthwhile to share my … Continue reading

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A Broader Perspective

From the point of view of a road, it is hard to understand what is going on in the road system as a whole. You see an open road in front of you, and so you drive [1]. The car … Continue reading

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