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  • booksreddit.com:Basic Economics

    Basic Economics

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    Witnessed this convo just now in CA… Guy: why did your lunch prices go up? Girl behind register: because of the minimum wage increase. Guy: but why did your lunch prices go up? Girl: because someone has to pay for my raise. TOP KEK YOUNG GIRL REDPILLS CA LIBERAL CUCK.
    In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages and has a… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict

    The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict

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    The true cost of the Iraq War is $3 trillion―and counting―rather than the $50 billion projected by the White House. Apart from its tragic human toll, the Iraq War will be staggeringly expensive in financial terms. This sobering study by Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard professor Linda J. Bilmes casts a spotlight on expense items that have been hidden from the U.S. taxpayer, including not only big-ticket items like replacing military equipment (being used up at six times the p…


  • booksreddit.com:The Next Decade: Empire and Republic in a Changing World

    The Next Decade: Empire and Republic in a Changing World

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    Protestor at Trump rally, Austyn Crites, can be found in wikileaks
    The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the imminent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing the skills that will be required by the decade’s leaders. In the long view, history is seen as a series of events—but the course of those events is determined by individuals and their actions. During the next ten years, individual leaders will face signifi… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

    Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

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    “‘As far as I can determine there is only one solution [to the CEO’s demand to save more money]’, the HR representative wrote to her superiors. ‘That would be the death of all existing retirees.'”It’s no secret that hundreds of companies have been slashing pensions and health coverage earned by millions of retirees. Employers blame an aging workforce, stock market losses, and spiraling costs- what they call “a perfect storm” of external forces that has forced them to take drastic me…


  • booksreddit.com:"Hey

    “Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This”: A Guide to Creating Great Ads (Adweek Magazine Series)

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    A funny, irreverent overview of the good, the bad, and the ugly in advertising. Luke Sullivan, a copywriter at one of the nation’s most prestigious ad agencies, divulges all the secrets to making a great ad. With hysterical examples and anecdotes, he gives tips and pointers on how to create an ad that will “go in one ear and stay there.”


  • booksreddit.com:Major League Losers: The Real Cost Of Sports And Who's Paying For It

    Major League Losers: The Real Cost Of Sports And Who’s Paying For It

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    A welfare system exists in this country that transfers hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers to individuals who hardly require government assistance. State and local officials, mesmerized by vague promises and starry-eyed visions of the future, cave in to ever escalating demands from the system’s beneficiaries, without ever finding out whether the public is served by such policies. It’s a scandal, really, and reform is long overdue if we are to rein in the abuses perpetrated by … Ame…


  • booksreddit.com:The Great Divergence: China

    The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy.

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    The Great Divergence brings new insight to one of the classic questions of history: Why did sustained industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe, despite surprising similarities between advanced areas of Europe and East Asia? As Ken Pomeranz shows, as recently as 1750, parallels between these two parts of the world were very high in life expectancy, consumption, product and factor markets, and the strategies of households. Perhaps most surprisingly, Pomeranz demonstrates that the Chinese an…


  • booksreddit.com:Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

    Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

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    From its roots in 17th-century Britain to its modern incarnation in Enron and WorldCom, the modern corporation — restless, autonomous, and self-perpetuating — has gained potency. Designed to seek profit and power, the corporation has pursued both objectives with endless tenacity, steadily bending the framework of the law and incurring destruction in its path. Where did the corporation come from? How did it get so much power? What is its ultimate trajectory? Considering the importance of suc…


  • booksreddit.com:The Elusive Quest for Growth : Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

    The Elusive Quest for Growth : Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

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    Since the end of World War II, economists have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, fostering education, controlling population growth, and making aid loans as well as forgiving those loans on condition of reforms. None of these solutions has delivered as promised. The problem is not the failure of economic…


  • booksreddit.com:Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights

    Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights

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    Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human RightsWas the Boston Tea Party the first WTO-style protest against transnational corporations? Did Supreme Court sell out America’s citizens in the nineteenth century, with consequences lasting to this day? Is there a way for American citizens to recover democracy of, by, and for the people?Thom Hartmann takes on these most difficult questions and tells a startling story that will forever change your understanding of …


  • booksreddit.com:The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

    The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

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    SeattleOil.com  The Internet writings of John Michael Greer – beyond any doubt the greatest peak oil historian in the English language – have finally made their way into print. Greer fans will recognize many of the book’s passages from previous essays, but will be delighted to see them fleshed out here with additional examples and analysis.The Long Descent is one of the most highly anticipated peak oil books of the year, and it lives up to every ounce of hype. Greer is a captivating, brillian…


  • booksreddit.com:Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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    The rise of Sanders | Le blog de Thomas Piketty
    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eightee…


  • booksreddit.com:Math You Can't Use: Patents

    Math You Can’t Use: Patents, Copyright, and Software

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    This lively and innovative book is about computer code and the legal controls and restrictions on those who write it. The widespread use of personal computers and the Internet have made it possible to release new data or tools instantaneously to virtually the entire world. However, while the digital revolution allows quick and extensive use of these intellectual properties, it also means that their developers face new challenges in retaining their rights as creators. Drawing on a host of …


  • booksreddit.com:Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)

    Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)

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      Few books in computing have had as profound an influence on software management as Peopleware . The unique insight of this longtime best seller is that the major issues of software development are human, not technical. They’re not easy issues; but solve them, and you’ll maximize your chances of success.   “Peopleware has long been one of my two favorite books on software engineering. Its underlying strength is its base of immense real experience, much of it quantified. Many, many varied p…


  • booksreddit.com:The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

    The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

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    In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman’s free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement’s peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq today, Klein shows how Friedman and his followers have repeatedly harnessed terrible shocks and violence to implement their radical policies. As John Gray wrote in The Guardian, “There are very few books that really help us understand the present. T…


  • booksreddit.com:The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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    The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower–and middle–class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren’t talking. Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven nar…


  • booksreddit.com:The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Modern Library Chronicles)

    The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Modern Library Chronicles)

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    From the acclaimed authors of A Future Perfect comes the untold story of how the company became the world’s most powerful institution.Like all groundbreaking books, The Company fills a hole we didn’t know existed, revealing that we cannot make sense of the past four hundred years until we place that seemingly humble Victorian innovation, the joint-stock company, in the center of the frame. With their trademark authority and wit, Economist editors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge reveal…


  • booksreddit.com:Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

    Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

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    A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt’s classic primer is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journali…


  • booksreddit.com:The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L...

    The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S&L…

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  • booksreddit.com:Beyond Hello

    Beyond Hello

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    This tutorial offers help to improve every telephone interaction a company has with its valued customers. Drawn from Davis’ experiences, the book includes exercises, stories and examples of how attitude, telephone etiquette, communication styles and listening skills impact the bottom line.