We tend to measure the success of a modern civilization by the products it produces and that its people use. Tangible things are easier to count than the quality of ideas.
Ever since Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, the words “white working class” have had a hocus-pocus power in American politics.
New York is a different city in 2017 than it was in 1975.
In his 1964 classic, Suicide of the West, James Burnham expressed the global geopolitical contraction of the West by showing the unmistakable trend of the Western powers’ loss of control o
Human civilization is constantly changing, argues David Smick in The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone, a manifesto for a new set of policies d
"The Smartest Places on Earth is a smart book."
Donald Trump must be punching himself for not locking up the rights to the title of Parag Khanna’s second book in the trilogy that Connectography now completes.
“Alec Ross answers the clarion call for innovators who can imagine tomorrow today.”
Without the Federal Reserve Bank, there might not be ecommerce or even an Internet, which both depend on money. A century ago the country lacked the financial institutions to be globally competiti
“a needed addition to the shelves of thoughtful parents and citizens, affluent or not.”
“When an economist argues that money is inherently a social phenomenon, that is reason enough to read the book.
“. . . in this lighthearted tale of love and market forces, Mr. Nicolson recounts how he used economics and game theory to attract women and then to form a partnership with one of them. .
“In order for ‘equal justice under the law’ to be a reality, that justice must be affordable for and accessible to everyone.”
“. . . imagine the Google ad: BIG DATA. BETTER THAN GUESSING.”
"Perhaps Mr. Klein can get paid for this book in goods with an excellent reputation for traditional value . . . like goats."
In the wake of one of the worst financial crises in memory, the matter of insider trading may seem like small potatoes.
There are many authorities who take issue with and raise concerns about the current state of our societal institutions.
“. . . an intellectual tapestry that is both a page-turner and an education.”
“After the Music Stopped is better read for background context than for strategy, programs, or initiatives that might make a real difference.”
“This book should have been titled Thinking Inside the Box About Third World Growth.”
“. . . despite Ms. Freeland’s tut-tutting about the new power elite, her unintended message is that money, status, and power have always been the gods we pursue.”
“These stories vividly illuminate how New York is perhaps the most rewarding of places to succeed and the most unforgiving of places to suffer a reversal.”
“. . . anyone concerned about the destiny of a place needs to comprehend and appropriately apply the insights and techniques of this seminal book.”
“. . . helps us to understand how we got here.”
“Beyond Outrage is a rant . . .”