Business & Money

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  • booksreddit.com:The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

    The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

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    Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law
    Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magicians' secrets are unveiled. We get a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, their pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A dry and boring subject? Just wait! You'll be hooked in five minutes. Reads like a detective story – which it really is. But it's all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of all history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation,… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

    The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future

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    A forceful argument against America’s vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist.America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled true,…


  • booksreddit.com:Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization...

    Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization…

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    A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don’t change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren’t enough: even when it’s literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive.Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations?In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs–alon…


  • booksreddit.com:The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

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    A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go roundNiall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What’s more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilizati…


  • booksreddit.com:Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation (Vintage Departures)

    Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation (Vintage Departures)

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    The world’s second-wealthiest country, Japan once seemed poised to overtake America. But its failure to recover from the economic collapse of the early 1990s was unprecedented, and today it confronts an array of disturbing social trends. Japan has the highest suicide rate and lowest birthrate of all industrialized countries, and a rising incidence of untreated cases of depression. Equally as troubling are the more than one million young men who shut themselves in their rooms, withdrawing from…


  • booksreddit.com:The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

    The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

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    An extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today. Adam Tooze’s controversial new book challenges the conventional economic interpretations of that period to explore how Hitler’s surprisingly prescient vision- ultimately hindered by Germany’s limited resources and his own racial ideology-was to create a German super-state to dominate Europe and compete with what he saw as America’s overwhelming power in a soon-to- be globaliz…


  • booksreddit.com:Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

    Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

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    I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it’s like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I’ve been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I’ve coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this bo…


  • booksreddit.com:Thinking

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

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    Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientKahneman’s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis’s The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Cha…


  • booksreddit.com:False Start: How the New Browns Were Set Up to Fail

    False Start: How the New Browns Were Set Up to Fail

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    “[A book] NFL fans in general and Browns’ fans in particular will definitely want to read . . . a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at how the new Browns were created and what’s kept them from making the progress everyone expected.” — Houston Chronicle“Your team never had a chance.” Terry Pluto, one of Cleveland’s top sportswriters, takes a hard look at the unhappy beginnings of the new Cleveland Browns franchise. This book chronicles the backroom deals, big-money power plays, poor decision…


  • booksreddit.com:Time Management for System Administrators: Stop Working Late and Start Working Smart

    Time Management for System Administrators: Stop Working Late and Start Working Smart

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    Time is a precious commodity, especially if you’re a system administrator. No other job pulls people in so many directions at once. Users interrupt you constantly with requests, preventing you from getting anything done. Your managers want you to get long-term projects done but flood you with requests for quick-fixes that prevent you from ever getting to those long-term projects. But the pressure is on you to produce and it only increases with time. What do you do?The answer is time managem…


  • booksreddit.com:Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter

    Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food (Arts and Traditi…

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    More than Mom’s apple pie, peanut butter is the all-American food. With its rich, roasted-peanut aroma and flavor; caramel hue; and gooey, consoling texture, peanut butter is an enduring favorite, found in the pantries of at least 75 percent of American kitchens. Americans eat more than a billion pounds a year. According to the Southern Peanut Growers, a trade group, that’s enough to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon (although the association doesn’t say to what height).Americans spoon it ou…


  • booksreddit.com:Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)

    Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)

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    Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required readin…


  • booksreddit.com:The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

    The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

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    An extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today. Adam Tooze’s controversial new book challenges the conventional economic interpretations of that period to explore how Hitler’s surprisingly prescient vision- ultimately hindered by Germany’s limited resources and his own racial ideology-was to create a German super-state to dominate Europe and compete with what he saw as America’s overwhelming power in a soon-to- be globaliz…


  • booksreddit.com:Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective

    Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective

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    How did the rich countries really become rich?  In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain ‘good policies’ and ‘good institutions’, seen today as necessary for economic development. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to ‘kick away the ladder’ with which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing countries from adopting policies and in…


  • booksreddit.com:Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

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    We like to imagine that medicine is based on evidence and the results of fair testing and clinical trials. In reality, those tests and trials are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors who write prescriptions for everything from antidepressants to cancer drugs to heart medication are familiar with the research literature about a drug, when in reality much of the research is hidden from them by drug companies. We like to imagine that doctors are impartially educated, when in …


  • booksreddit.com:Thinking

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    439

    Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientKahneman’s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis’s The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Cha…


  • booksreddit.com:One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

    One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

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    We’re often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of “Christian America” is an invention—and a relatively recent one at that.As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when businessmen enlisted religious activists in their fight against FDR’s New Deal. Corporations from General Motors to Hilton Hotels bankroll…


  • booksreddit.com:Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worth…


  • booksreddit.com:I Will Teach You To Be Rich

    I Will Teach You To Be Rich

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    At last, for a generation that’s materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi’s 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance- banking, saving, budgeting, and investing-and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.


  • booksreddit.com:Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

    Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

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    “Overdressed does for T-shirts and leggings what Fast Food Nation did for burgers and fries.”—Katha Pollitt Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenny now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. And we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it’s cheaper to just buy more. Cline sets out to uncover the true n…