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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
My innocence and belief in the foundations of free-market capitalism has slowly eroded over the last decade, starting with the implosion of Enron (where I worked) to the financial crisis we currently …
posted a Quick Tip about The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Ma.... August 25, 2010
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Entertaining and Informative Review of the recent market crash.
reviewed The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Ma.... May 12, 2010
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Michael Lewis is one of the most gifted and entertaining writers today - anyone who has read his reputation-forming Liar's Poker will know this (if you haven't, and you aspire to a career in finance, …
Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the
I will say that John Perkins is on to something. I will not say that he is on to EVERYTHING. Mr. Perkins does an excellent job demonstrating how capitalism running amuck has caused short-sighted CEO's …
reviewed Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Revea.... November 30, 2009
Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the
Perkins, John. "Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial markets Imploded--and What We need to Do to Remake Them', Broadway Business, 2009.    The Real Details    …
reviewed Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Revea.... November 23, 2009
Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the
Although I am a longtime political and news junkie, it is not possible for me to accurately determine the truth of all the claims that are made in this book. However, I do know a great deal of history …
reviewed The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story.... September 30, 2009
The Day Wall Street Exploded
  "As it grew, New York had become not a melting pot but a city of extremes: the capital of capitalism and of radicalism, of wealth and poverty, of high-minded reform and pragmatic enterprise, …
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great
When I reviewed Bob Murphy's The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Capitalism almost precisely two years ago, I said it was a shame that book was needed as badly as it is. Ironclad proof of how right …
reviewed Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why t.... February 09, 2009
Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock
In discussions of today's economic meltdown and what to do about it, the Federal Reserve is a stealth helicopter: it never shows up on the radar. With the exception of a few esoteric specialists and those …
reviewed Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, He.... November 27, 2008
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They say that those who do not know history are certainly doomed to repeat it.  It has been my observation that the overwhelming majority of students who have graduated from our high schools in the …
reviewed A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalis.... January 18, 2008
A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men,
. . . on a subject most people don't even consider!    I'm a big history buff. I'm even reasonably proficient on some of the monetary battles which have taken place throughout American …
reviewed A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalis.... December 27, 2007
A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men,
Like the early American currency that the author describes, this book is a bit inflated. We are told that in many places, counterfeit and other dubious currency was the only medium that enabled trade …
reviewed A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalis.... December 24, 2007
A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men,
I admit to one of those folks who thrive on trivia, in particular, historical trivia. This book fit my needs perfectly. This history of counterfeting in our country, the United States, is not something …
reviewed A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalis.... December 10, 2007
A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men,
The history of banks and banking in the expanding United States in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is an amazing one. As the frontier moved westward faster than anyone had anticipated, …
reviewed A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalis.... December 02, 2007
A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men,
A book about counterfeiting runs the risk of going in two, potentially dangerous, directions. It could become a technical tome, full of monetarist detail or obscurities of weights and measures. Or it …
From Third World to First : The Singapore Story:
This book really shows you what's behind the man and how he thinks. A real insight into an important leader.     It is helpful that he breaks the chapters down by subject. The sections …
Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
I bought this book after falling in love with Ferguson's "Pity of War." Sadly, I think Ferguson did a much better job understanding the nature of WWI than the American soul.     First, …
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