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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
3.72
I second-guessed my purchase of Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein's Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, almost the minute I...more
Jan 2039
Jun 26, 2008
 
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When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa
3.67
Game theoretic exploration of the sub title: "Rather than probing the motives of rebels or the nature of their organizations, I instead ask: Why would...more
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Mar 26, 2010
 
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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
4.03
If you think you might enjoy this book, you will. Johnson does a good explaining his theory of innovation (disclaimer: with which I agree), provides a...more
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Oct 09, 2010
 
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Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places
3.83
If I could give the book 3.5 stars I would. If you've read "Bottom Billion" (highly recommended), then I don't think you'll necessarily get much out o...more
Jan 2039
Apr 04, 2009
 
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A Study of History, Abridgement of Vols 1-6
3.99
The second best book on understanding history as more than discrete, poorly defined "periods."

Toynbee's criticism of historical analysis is spot on, t...more
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Jun 26, 2008
 
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The Evolution of Civilizations
4.53
Best work of its kind. THE book to read on historical analysis. Better than Toynbee, better than Durant. Changes the way you read and think about not...more
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Jun 26, 2008
 
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The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities
3.94
Olson's explanation of the rise and decline of nations is spot on. Furthermore, it applies to all groups, from the smallest social group to the larges...more
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Jun 26, 2008
 
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The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
3.83
Pick this up instead of Gladwell's "Outliers." Pairs well with Taleb's "Black Swan." Should be required reading for high school statistics classes.
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May 26, 2009
 
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Taking Economics Seriously
3.75
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Mar 09, 2010
 
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The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660 - 1783
3.71
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Apr 22, 2009
 
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Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History
3.65
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Apr 27, 2009
 
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Lawlessness and Economics: Alternative Modes of Governance
4.10
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May 26, 2009
 
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The Economy of Cities
4.04
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Jun 29, 2008
 
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To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World
4.08
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Jul 07, 2009
 
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The Ungovernable City
3.89
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Jul 26, 2009
 
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The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia
4.02
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Nov 07, 2009
 
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Fixing Failed States: A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World
3.61
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Nov 29, 2009
 
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Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development
3.50
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Nov 29, 2009
 
22
African Economies and the Politics of Permanent Crisis, 1979-1999
4.00
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Dec 25, 2009
 
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The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times
3.91
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Feb 05, 2010
 
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Natural Experiments of History
3.43
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Feb 15, 2010
 
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The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire
3.88
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Feb 15, 2010
 
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War in Human Civilization
4.41
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Sep 21, 2008
 
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The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
3.44
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Feb 21, 2010
 
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Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India
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Feb 24, 2010
 
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One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth
3.92
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Jun 28, 2008
 
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Social Emergence: Societies as Complex Systems
3.93
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Mar 15, 2010
 
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Status Signals: A Sociological Study of Market Competition
2.33
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Mar 15, 2010
 
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Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty
4.05
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Jul 06, 2008
 
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The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses
3.62
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Mar 28, 2010
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