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Lincoln by Gore Vidal
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“A mistake is not something to be determined after the fact, but in the light of the information until that point”
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Onward by Howard Schultz
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Onward by Howard Schultz
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The Everything Store by Brad Stone
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A great story of a company that revolutionised the way we buy things, read and publish books. A candid look in to the personality of an extremely intelligent and complex man behind Amazon. Required reading for my students to take a critical look into ...more
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How Capitalism Saved America by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
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The Mormon People by Matthew Bowman
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Traitor's Gate by Michael Ridpath
Traitor's Gate
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New genre for Michael who's better known for his Scandi fiction. A nice story that got better after a bit of a hesitant start. Evidence of extensive historical research of pre-war Germany.
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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
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Gladwell takes cognitive science and turns it into an accessible story. Nice journalistic style.
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Ludwig von Mises
“He who only wishes and hopes does not interfere actively with the course of events and with the shaping of his own destiny.”
Ludwig von Mises, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

Friedrich Hayek
“Freedom to order our own conduct in the sphere where material circumstances force a choice upon us, and responsibility for the arrangement of our own life according to our own conscience, is the air in which alone moral sense grows and in which moral values are daily recreated in the free decision of the individual. Responsibility, not to a superior, but to one's own conscience, the awareness of a duty not exacted by compulsion, the necessity to decide which of the things one values are to be sacrificed to others, and to bear the consequences of one's own decision, are the very essence of any morals which deserve the name.”
Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

Friedrich Hayek
“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine the can design.”
Friedrich Hayek

John Stuart Mill
“The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple principle, as entitled to govern absolutely the dealings of society with the individual in the way of compulsion and control, whether the means used be physical force in the form of legal penalties, or the moral coercion of public opinion. That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right. These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil, in case he do otherwise. To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him must be calculated to produce evil to someone else. The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Joseph Alois Schumpeter
“History is a record of "effects" the vast majority of which nobody intended to produce.”
Joseph Alois Schumpeter

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