Category Archives: Book Bits

Book Bits | 17 June 2017

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● A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation By Scott Nations Review via Publishers Weekly Nations (The Complete Book of Option Spreads and Combinations), a CNBC contributor, offers a fascinating look at five major stock market crashes: the Panic of 1907, Black Tuesday, Black Monday, the […]

Book Bits | 10 June 2017

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● Money Machine: The Surprisingly Simple Power of Value Investing By Gary Smith Review via NY Times “Instead of trying to predict short-term zigs and zags in stock prices, value investors evaluate individual stocks and the market as a whole by looking for good companies that have low stock prices relative to their dividends, earnings […]

Book Bits | 3 June 2017

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● The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America By Rick Wartzman Review via Publishers Weekly Wartzman, a senior advisor at the Drucker Institute, documents the deterioration of company-employee loyalty at some of America’s corporate giants in this insightful economic history. Identifying the “great American dream” as having a “good […]

Book Bits | 27 May 2017

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● Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History Review via Prospect Stephen King, a Senior Economic Adviser to HSBC, has written a timely book called Grave New World, which is an excellent guide to this new global landscape. The combination of up to the minute economic analysis with a long look […]

Book Bits | 27 May 2017

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● Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History Review via Prospect Stephen King, a Senior Economic Adviser to HSBC, has written a timely book called Grave New World, which is an excellent guide to this new global landscape. The combination of up to the minute economic analysis with a long look […]

Book Bits | 20 May 2017

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● Who Stole Our Market Economy?: The Desperate Need For Socioeconomic Progress By A. Coskun Samli Summary via publisher (Palgrave Macmillan) This book discusses the current landscape of our market economy, which is in the hands of financiers and billionaires who decrease competition as well as consumer power. In order for society to fully thrive […]

Book Bits | 20 May 2017

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● Who Stole Our Market Economy?: The Desperate Need For Socioeconomic Progress By A. Coskun Samli Summary via publisher (Palgrave Macmillan) This book discusses the current landscape of our market economy, which is in the hands of financiers and billionaires who decrease competition as well as consumer power. In order for society to fully thrive […]

Book Bits | 20 May 2017

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● Who Stole Our Market Economy?: The Desperate Need For Socioeconomic Progress By A. Coskun Samli Summary via publisher (Palgrave Macmillan) This book discusses the current landscape of our market economy, which is in the hands of financiers and billionaires who decrease competition as well as consumer power. In order for society to fully thrive […]

Book Bits | 20 May 2017

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● Who Stole Our Market Economy?: The Desperate Need For Socioeconomic Progress By A. Coskun Samli Summary via publisher (Palgrave Macmillan) This book discusses the current landscape of our market economy, which is in the hands of financiers and billionaires who decrease competition as well as consumer power. In order for society to fully thrive […]

Book Bits | 13 May 2017

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● Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities By Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro Summary via publisher (Princeton University Press) Economists often act as if their methods explain all human behavior. But in Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities, especially […]