“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.
Let’s get the bad out of the way first: This is a terribly titled book. Surprisingly, there are three other identically named books in the world. One suspects they must share an editor.
“The author of such works as Liar’s Poker and Moneyball, Mr.
“Rob Hopkins combines cutting-edge process model analysis with modern scientific data using a pleasantly conversational mode.”
“Ultimately, How to Measure Anything is a treatise on decision making involving applied logic and behavioral economics.
“The contributors to this volume are all very interesting people, but one has a sneaking suspicion that they might have taken way too much LSD at some point in their carbon footprints.”
If you are expecting an entertaining and humorous book accented with personalized, experiential case studies to back up empirical data, you will find yourself sorely mistaken.
“The financial crisis of 2008 was a beauty pageant of fraud, failure, and forgiveness.
Ideas are profoundly important, yet many are innocent of the phenomenal power of ideas. Renowned economist John Maynard Keyes proclaimed:
“Greed is good: Philosophy will help you to enjoy it without guilt.” Such might be the motto of Why Businessmen Need Philosophy, a compilation of essays dedicated to the thought of Ayn Ran
The pillars of commerce—trade and finance—now seem like lost relics in an archaeological dig.
A marked shift has occurred in the tone and assumptions surrounding our national fortune.
Welcome to Redneck economics and philosophy. If Mr. and Ms.
Ian Bremmer ought to have an easy time proving his basic premise: “only genuine free markets can generate broad, sustainable, long-term prosperity.” Yet he fails.
Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big to Fail left a clear impression that Sorkin has to a great extent merely repeated the words of some of the government and business titans who played major role
“I have always preferred,” wrote the French 19th century author Anatole France, “the folly of passion to the wisdom of indifference.”
For years, Hollywood has been selling the story in which a regular guy gets threatened by the minions of an evil government, only to win out against all odds in the end.
Of Washington, it has often been noted that it doesn’t much matter what you say so long as you say it at the right time.