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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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Audiobook Review: The Big Short

The Big Short, by Michael Lewis, narrated by Jesse Boggs Some twenty years after writing about his own experiences as a 1980s stock trader in training at Goldman Sachs, Lewis turned his surprising financial expertise (surprising at least to those … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How To Run—Or Ruin—An Economy, by Tim Harford, read by Cameron Stewart and Gavin Osborne Although this book is called an unabridged audiobook, the author clearly makes some comments here that he likely did not … Continue reading

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Ástandsbörn

Recently I have been paying attention to one of the periodic leaks of previously private information that occurs in our contemporary world and that erodes trust in our corporate and political elites. One of these scandals, one which has not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Capitalism, Slavery, And Republican Values

Capitalism, Slavery, And Republican Values: American Political Economists, 1819-1848, by Allen Kaufman This book, at slightly over 160 pages if its lengthy introduction and forward by a couple of fellow Marxist travelers is included, is at least mercifully short. One … Continue reading

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