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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis
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I want to be the kind of person that is informed about financial stuff, but honestly, the word economy just makes my eyes glaze over and my brain go numb. Keeping daily accounts and a family budget - yep, got that. Managing things like home loans, savings accounts, superannuation, paying bills - yep, can do. But as soon as you go down that old rabbit hole of world markets, capitalism and economic stimulus, you lose me. Every single time.

I kept up for over half the book; Varoufakis' style is easy to read and quite engaging. But once we left the history lesson behind, I stopped being interested.

His daughter, Xenia lives in Australia, so many of the references and details used Australian examples, which helped. The Ancient, and not so ancient, Greeks also came in for a number of references as did a whole bunch of fictional characters like Doctor Faustus, Frankenstein, Scrooge and the crew on board Star Trek.
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Reading Progress

March 2, 2019 – Started Reading
March 2, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
March 2, 2019 – Shelved
March 2, 2019 –
page 26
March 3, 2020 –
page 97
April 11, 2020 – Finished Reading

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