Dark commerce—smuggling, counterfeiting, pirating, fencing—is one of humanity’s oldest professions, noted and condemned by leaders of Mesopotamian empires, Egyptian scribes, and Greek philosophers.
“Collier endorses capitalism for the long haul because it ‘has the potential to lift us all to unprecedented prosperity.’ However, he writes that ‘capitalist societies must be ethical as we
“A copy of Peter Phillips’ Giants: The Global Power Elite should be in everyone’s book case, like a good dictionary or atlas.”
“This book is full of deep insights and good ideas.”
“From ancient Greece to the modern globalized economy, Kurz distills the essence of various schools of thought and the personalities who made them.”
Life is paradox: As Aesop noted, dogs enjoy greater security than wolves, but lack freedom. Wolves have more freedom than dogs but may be eaten by even stronger denizens of the wild.
“Discrimination and Disparities demonstrates once again that Sowell is one of America’s and the world’s great public intellectuals.”
In a recent interview, Professor Allan Lichtman—who has successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections since 1982—said America’s founding fathers “believed that impeachment was a crit
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 2016 presidential campaign cycle has proven to be the most unpredictable and volatile in modern history.
“Beyond Outrage is a rant . . .”
“. . . a useful, timely, relevant contribution.”
“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.”
The pillars of commerce—trade and finance—now seem like lost relics in an archaeological dig.
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