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Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier
3.89
liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. Glaeser convinced me that skyscrapers are important, and we need lots more of them. I found it interesting that ...more
Aug 27, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
The Family Trade (The Merchant Princes, #1)
3.51
really liked it
"The Family Trade" is a tremendously fun action adventure about development economics. Stross seems to subvert expectations; the main idea is that a 3 ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
 
The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality
3.68
liked it
The book has an interesting format and explains its concepts well. It consists of three essays on three topics(inequality within nations, inequality a ...more
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
The Hidden Family (The Merchant Princes, #2)
3.54
liked it
The fun continues. My brother and I disagree about both Miriam and Roland. I think it isn't quite believable that Miriam makes the perfect technology ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 26, 2010
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