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  • booksreddit.com:This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

    This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

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    Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing–and recovering–their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, “this time is different”–claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. With this breakthrough study, leading economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff definitively prove them wrong. Covering sixty-six countr…


  • booksreddit.com:Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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    Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only “the single most influential baseball book ever” (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what “may be the best book ever written on business” (Weekly Standard). “I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story. The story concerned a small group of und…


  • booksreddit.com:Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

    Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

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    This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.


  • booksreddit.com:Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back

    Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became “People” – And How You Can Fight Back

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    NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Unequal taxes, unequal accountability for crime, unequal influence, unequal control of the media, unequal access to natural resources—corporations have gained these privileges and more by exploiting their legal status as persons. How did something so illogical and unjust become the law of the land? Americans have been struggling with the role of corporations since before the birth of the republic. As Thom Hartmann shows, the Boston Tea Party was actually a pr…


  • booksreddit.com:Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy (Urban Institute Press)

    Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy (Urban Institute Press)

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    C. Eugene Steuerle, one of the country’s most influential economists, offers an insider’s look at tax policy based on a quarter century of working with officials of all political stripes. Steuerle outlines the principles of taxation and the early postwar period before proceeding to the tax policy battles that began with the Reagan revolution and continue today. Those expecting a simple story of triumph and defeat may be surprised. Rather than moving toward consensus and progress, tax policy h…


  • booksreddit.com:Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

    Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City

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    Phoenix, Arizona is one of America’s fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix–a city in the bull’s eye of global warming–and also the o…