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Book Review: The Rise Of The Creative Class Revisited

The Rise Of The Creative Class Revisited, by Richard Florida Given that I was not a big fan of the original version of this book, was the revised and updated version of it any better?  I’m not sure, the revised … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise Of The Creative Class

The Rise Of The Creative Class, by Richard Florida This book was an unmitigated failure on a variety of levels.  For one, in reading this book the author’s agenda, especially his pro-gay and anti-family agenda, and even anti-working class agenda, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mass Flourishing

Mass Flourishing:  How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, And Change, by Edmund Phelps Whenever one reads about innovation and creativity, and there are a lot of books about the subject, you have to know what the agenda of the person … Continue reading

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Homo Economicas In His Natural Habitat

It is one of the more lamentable but also more obvious aspects of human existence that the interests of people trump the political goals and intentions of various rules and regulations.  Over and over again, we see governments attempt to … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1929: The Year Of The Great Crash

1929:  The Year Of The Great Crash, by William K. Klingaman I expected more out of this book having read another book where the author went through another dark year and discussed what happened among the people (especially those people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Swan

Black Swan:  The Impact Of The Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Unknown unknowns have long been a problem in human understanding, and with this toughtful extended personal essay from the insightful Taleb I have now read all of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fooled By Randomness

Fooled By Randomness:  The Hidden Role Of Chance In Life And In The Markets, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Some books feel like treatises where the author seeks to present himself as being the first and/or last word on a given … Continue reading

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Book Review: Uninve$ted

Uninve$ted:  How Wall Street Hijacks Your Money & How To Fight Back, by Bobby Monks with Justin Jaffe and Bree LaCasse It is striking and remarkable that in reading a book that I thought would complement what I had been … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bogleheads’ Guide To Investing

The Bogleheads’ Guide To Investing, by Mel Lindauer, Taylor Larimore, and Michael LeBoeuf Reading this book, which took months to arrive through all of the previous readers who put it on hold in the library, prompted me to ask a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Don’t Count On It!

Don’t Count On It!:  Reflections On Investment Illusions, Capitalism, “Mutual” Funds, Indexing, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, And Heroes, by John. C. Bogle If you’ve read books by the author before, and I have [1], there is much that the reader will find … Continue reading

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