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.
“. . . troubling enough to crowd mourners’ benches all across the nation.”
“. . . 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 . . .”
“True to his word, the author manages to spell it all out for us in down-to-earth detail with nary a hint of academia clogging up the process.”
“Ms. Vanderkam's interesting book argues that much of what we want is within reach. ‘Every dollar is a choice,’ and often we make those choices without thinking them through. . . .
“It’s too bad, really, that Against Thrift fails at its most basic level. Dr. Livingston is daring, original, obviously well read, and—to a liberal reader—well intentioned.
“. . . with a title paying tribute to vampires, this is a book you can sink your teeth into. . . . Floss will be useless for clearing out the debris.”
“. . . a useful, timely, relevant contribution.”
Most books about major business events tend to focus on the most recent activity, to concentrate on consequences rather than causes, and to emphasize the perpetrators’ personalities more than their
“Mr. Neuwirth seamlessly blends history and economic theory in with his narratives, . . . This is a fun read, and not just for professors of political economy.