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$2.00 a Day by Kathryn Edin
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Yikes. You must read this book and you will feel depressed and very very lucky. The new $2 a day poverty is appalling and Edin does a fantastic job at explaining both policy and the people. It is important to know exactly what policy decisions led to ...more
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Saving Capitalism by Robert B. Reich
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Because this is my field, there was nothing in here that I didn't already know, but this is a must-read for all Americans. Reich has a gift for clear thinking and exposition. I found a few of his assertions to be overreaching and the book is certainl ...more
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow
read in January, 2016
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This is one of the best biographies I've ever read. If you have read my book, How the Other Half Banks, you will know that I am already a big fan of Hamilton on banks, but I had always assumed he came from an elite upbringing. Chernow does a great jo ...more
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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer
read in November, 2015
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Wolitzer knows how to draw out people that you know and give them thoughts that are totally normal. It's nice to live with these people and follow their lives. Reading her books is like sitting and chatting with your girlfriends about mutual friends. ...more
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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
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I wanted to love this book because of the strong female bond and the excellent writing, but it was so hard for me to get through it and too little payoff I'm afraid. Perhaps the next books are better, but I'm afraid it was a bit too slow for me.
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America's Bank by Roger Lowenstein
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This book has some flaws--it's very in the weeds of it all and too little analysis for my taste. However, it's one of the best central bank histories out there and fills a big void in banking history. Hopefully, accounts like this will put to rest th ...more
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How the Other Half Banks by Mehrsa Baradaran
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Other People's Money by John Kay
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This book is readable, informative, and most importantly, it is right. The author accurately describes and diagnosis some of the major issues in finance today. I had a few disagreements with him--especially on whether banks are indeed different than ...more
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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2015
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I went into the book store and asked for a good fiction read and the clerk said that this one was really long and really devastating and he wept through the whole thing. So I picked it up and read it. And now I'm going to need some prozac. He was rig ...more
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