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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century is one of the best books I've read on the economy, comparable to Keynes's General Theory in many ways. Piketty exhaustively researches the wealth held in Europe, North America, Japan, China and the leading oil expo ...more
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Talking Dirt by Annie Spiegelman
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While the author is entertaining, the way that the book is laid out is jumpy and quirky. Written primarily for urban readers, the book takes a pretty casual approach that makes the experience less threatening for beginning gardeners. As the title sug ...more
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The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
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An articulate, entertaining and honest depiction of the move from city to country life, with plot and romance that rivals any novel. This contributes to the "back to the land" and "how I do it" genre of farming books in many significant ways. It is T ...more
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Wild Child and Other Stories by T.C. Boyle
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T.C. Boyle seldom misses and makes it look easy. He moves between different styles and genres and in short story form, his economy of prose is masterful. The stories in Wild Child are a bit uneven. My favorite is the noirish La Conchita, about the de ...more
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Epicurus
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
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