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1st February 2016 Darat (Lackey)
How The West Was Lost
How The West Was Lost
Fifty Years of Economic Folly--And the Stark Choices Ahead

Dambisa Moyo's book is about economics, specifically growth, and is adorned with brush strokes that paint a rising China (followed by the other three BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India) overtaking the west (or just the US) in size, clout, and several kinds of agenda-setting.... Read more
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31st July 2015 09:50 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
How to Predict the Unpredictable
How to Predict the Unpredictable
The Art of Outsmarting Almost Everyone

There is a spoiler at the end of the prologue to this, which is that humans are predictable when they try to be random. Though, this reviewer was more intrigued in the opener to learn of Claude Shannon's 'Ultimate Machine', which she swiftly you-tubed. She's a fan of that already. Anyway,... Read more
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25th January 2015 09:55 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
Honey Money
Honey Money

Catherine Hakim, a British social scientist, refers to "erotic capital" as the fourth personal asset. The first three are economic capital (money, wealth), human capital (expertise, education, intelligence) and social capital (slightly ill-defined networking and influencing capability,... Read more
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22nd January 2015 06:03 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
How Much Is Enough?
How Much Is Enough?
Money and the Good Life

This is a book that seeks to unmask neoclassical economics as an imposter: the study of the allocation of scarce resources is uprooted by the Skidelskys--in their manifesto to switch out scarcity for abundance. (It's a perception thing, don't you know). At the same time, modern liberalism... Read more
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4th January 2015 02:39 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
Here Comes Everybody
Here Comes Everybody
How Change Happens when People Come Together

One of many books written about social networks, one of few worth writing about.
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27th January 2011 10:06 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs
Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs

Insight into how many of our most prescribed medicines were found by accident.
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11th October 2007 05:43 PM by kittynh Go to last post
Hiding the Elephant
Hiding the Elephant

History of stage magicians
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