Done: The Secret Deals that are Changing Our World
What if the way we understand our world is wrong? What if it isn't politicians and events that shape our lives, but secret deals made by people you've never heard of?
This book tells the story of the secret deals that are changing the world, and revolutionizing everything we do, including money, the food we eat, what we buy, and the drugs we take to stay well. These deals n...more
The book is composed of fifteen mostly unrelated chapters, each dealing with a particular economic/political issue. The book is constructed so that each event is explained by some surprising hidden set of decisions by a few people/companies.
Unfortunately, while the book makes some interesting observations, the explanations are often quite shallow and there is a sense that complex events are being reframed in a particularly contrived fashion to work within the breezy structure ...more
Yikes, this book came out over 9 months ago and was released for sale a few days ago and I just found out about it now? Dang!
He's the same guy that wrote about inequality. The French economist? Oh wait that's Pettit. This is the British journalist that has slightly thick lips and almost talks with a lisp. He's made some good docos. Cool.
Oops: Thomas Picketty. How is he French?! This book The Economics of Inequality
Double oops, it's Thomas Piketty also wrote Capital in the Twenty-First C ...more
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