Economics

An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (Version 2.0
An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (Version 2.0

Review: Mr. Friedman should run for president! he's already assembled a superb cabinet. Everyone should read this book and then put these words into action -FAST. Awesome read, could not put it down the second time. Read more

Janesville: An American Story
Janesville: An American Story

Review: Great read! I lived in Janesville when "the plant" ruled the blue-collared world. Everyone I knew had a connection to assembly line. A Chevy dealer friend of mine in Galesburg, Illinois always told me the Janesville factory produced vehicles with the fewest post manufacturing problems. Most of the workers did not like the assembly line jobs but the pay and benefits allowed people to buy houses and of course new cars. When the plant closed...a big void was left that could never be filled. Everyon... Read more

The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town
The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town

Review: A well-written book and poignant for those of us who grew up there. It very accurately reflects life there in the 1940s and 50s. I left in 1960, long before all hell broke lose in that lovely little town, and the story leaves a very bad taste in the mouth. Still, if the business could have been somehow restructured with more automation - yes, fewer jobs - the company might have been viable. The unspoken (and unwritten) part of the story is that if a industrial worker can become reasonably profic... Read more

Super Freakonomics
Super Freakonomics

Review: I'll admit it upfront. I am a Freakonomics lover! And I expected big things from Super-Freakonomics. And I received!

This book is terrific. Outstanding! Incredible!

Buy this book! This is the best book I have on my Kindle (and I have a lot of books)! Read more

The Global Elites' Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis
The Global Elites' Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis

Review: A lucid explanation of complex systems that's a must read if you want to understand how economic shocks of the past will be repeated and AMPLIFIED by many orders of magnitude in the future by: extremely entangled variables, instant communication, synthetic money, currency war, cyber attacks, and the elite's drive to stay in control. The resultant government actions will mean the end of our liberties as we know (and believe in) them today. However, there ARE things you can do to prepare... Read more

Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Review: Talk about a boring book, this is one of them. Who cares? I can't imagine being interested in things that happened a long time ago and of little real interest as well. The author could have made this a better book to read, but didn't. Read more

and Zombie Banks Are Destroying America - How the New World Order
and Zombie Banks Are Destroying America - How the New World Order

Review: This book was actually really interesting and informative. If you are interested in learning how our country has been taken over by a shadow government then not only do you need to read this book, but I also recommend you check out David Icke and read his stuff. Also next time your online type in [...] and browse around to learn more about this conspiracy. This book covers a wide range of topics ranging from FEMA camps, corrupt healthcare/Big Pharma, the bailouts,microchips, police state/marshal... Read more

Why Some Thrive Despite Them All - Uncertainty - Chaos and Luck
Why Some Thrive Despite Them All - Uncertainty - Chaos and Luck

Review: Jim Collins is at it again. Collins, along with co-author Morten Hansen and a team of over 20 researchers, spent roughly nine years trying to determine why some companies thrive during chaotic, uncertain and unstable times while other companies do not. If you have read some of Collins' earlier books, the theme in "Great by Choice" certainly won't surprise you. In "Built to Last," published in 1994, Collins, co-author Jerry Porras and their research team wrote about what makes for a "visionary... Read more

and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

Review: This book is extremely well written and pulls together a lot of information from various sources. It also has a number of proprietary insights that made it a great read even for someone like me that followed these events very closely as they unfolded. Ms. Kolhatkar is a talented writer and she set the bar high with this one. I look forward to her next book. Read more

and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Review: An outstanding and deep analysis of how computer and robotics technology (especially artificial intelligence) is shaping the world we live in but more importantly, are heading toward in the not-so-distant future. Of special note is the explanation of the widening income and wealth gap and how it is driven by advancing technology, a gap that is growing wider and is slowly making its way to center stage in US politics. The book is penetrating in its analysis and enormous in its scope. A must-read ... Read more

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