Economics

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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.

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“The author of such works as Liar’s Poker and Moneyball, Mr.

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“Rob Hopkins combines cutting-edge process model analysis with modern scientific data using a pleasantly conversational mode.”

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“Ultimately, How to Measure Anything is a treatise on decision making involving applied logic and behavioral economics.

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“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.”

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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.

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“The financial crisis of 2008 was a beauty pageant of fraud, failure, and forgiveness.

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Ideas are profoundly important, yet many are innocent of the phenomenal power of ideas. Renowned economist John Maynard Keyes proclaimed:

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“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

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The pillars of commerce—trade and finance—now seem like lost relics in an archaeological dig.

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A marked shift has occurred in the tone and assumptions surrounding our national fortune.

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“I have always preferred,” wrote the French 19th century author Anatole France, “the folly of passion to the wisdom of indifference.”

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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.

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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.

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Welcome to Redneck economics and philosophy. If Mr. and Ms.

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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.

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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

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