Tag Archives: Economics

The Science Of Liberty by Timothy Ferris

I’ve had this book on my shelf practically since it came out in 2010, but in hindsight, I’m glad I waited to read it until now.  With eight years of the Obama administration behind us, it provides an interesting lens … Continue reading

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The International Bank Of Bob by Bob Harris

Bob Harris is a freelance writer who, when the book opens, is working on a magazine piece rating top hotels worldwide.  As he sits amid luxurious surroundings in Dubai, he notices the immigrant workers slaving away in unfathomable heat.  We … Continue reading

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The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher

All I can say is “I can’t believe I took so long to read this!”  I have owned this book for 20 years, and for 20 years it has sat on my shelf collecting dust.  I have always been a … Continue reading

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River Town: Two Years On The Yangtze by Peter Hessler

And I figured that if you have to listen to Marxist interpretations of literature, you might as well hear them at a college where the students clean the classrooms. In 1996, Peter Hessler arrived in the river town of Fulan, … Continue reading

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Travels In Siberia by Ian Frazier

A writer with self-professed “Russia Love”, Ian Frazier thoroughly documents (complete with background history and any other vignette he finds interesting) his five trips to Siberia – the last in 2009.  Luckily for Frazier, I’m a history and interesting fact … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

“The dawn came, but no day.  In the gray sky a red sun appeared, a dim red circle that gave a little light, like dusk; and as that day advanced, the dusk slipped back toward darkness, and the wind cried … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Continuing on with my American Revolution/colonial America reading, I eagerly delved into Alexander Hamilton.  I had already read Chernow’s Washington and deemed it the best biography I’ve ever read. Alexander Hamilton started out meeting all my expectations.  Chernow’s excellent research … Continue reading

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