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The History of Latin America by Marshall C. Eakin
"A decent primer on Latin American history, but the writing style was painful to read. Excessively repetitive and poorly organized. The frequent comments offset in parentheses interrupted the flow of the writing. Additionally, the author's excessiv..." Read more of this review »
The History of Latin America by Marshall C. Eakin
" I've wanted to find a book covering the period when Simon Bolivar was active in South America. It sounds like this is not the one. "
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The Lost Science of Money by Stephen A. Zarlenga
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This is a huge and curious book, according to the author originally published in Switzerland in German. The English version came out 13 years ago.

The point it tries to make is that money is a legal concept and should by law be issued by government as
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Booms and Depressions by Irving Fisher
" glad you liked it Caroline "
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Booms and Depressions by Irving Fisher
Booms and Depressions
by Irving Fisher
read in April, 2015
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Not long ago I read and reviewed Fisher's "The Money Illusion" (1928) that sought to familiarize the public with inflation, reasoning that a dollar is variable in value and should never be considered a standard of value in itself.

This book, written i
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel C. Dennett
" Thanks for the compliment. Dennett definitely has something important to say, tries so very diligently to get it across and it nags at the mind to try ...more "
Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel C. Dennett
"This is my first Dennett book, and he had me worried in the first chapter with all that philosophy. Then I recognized something from my study of of effective field theory:

"Here, then, is Darwin's dangerous idea: the algorithmic level is the level..." Read more of this review »
Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel C. Dennett
"I picked up this book because I'm an atheist and I wanted to read something by one of the New Atheists, because the notion that anyone would want to capitalize "atheist" seemed somewhat anti-atheistic to me (aatheistic?), and Dennett appeared to b..." Read more of this review »
Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel C. Dennett
"As I neared the end of my second month of slogging through this book, I asked myself, "What keeps you going? Each night you read a page or two, re-read half of those, and then start again the next night."

The answer is that this book is so dense an..." Read more of this review »
Goliath by Max Blumenthal
" Molly, thank you. The blog is at http://endoccupation.blogspot.com/ though I have not been posting nearly as much as when I began, when I was out to e ...more "
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