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Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild
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Yes Hillary. There really is a right-wing conspiracy. It may not be vast but it is focused, well financed and very effective. Propaganda is not a vestige of bygone Communism. It is now being used to mislead, indoctrinate and exploit good conservative ...more
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The Flivver King by Upton Sinclair
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"The only thing he could think of was to have Congress vote huge sums to his friends and beneficiaries, the great banks and corporations which had put up his campaign funds. The theory was that this money would seep down to consumers and promote trad ...more
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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
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Funny, unusual and interesting is the best way to describe Martel’s latest. Overall, it was quite enjoyable but I must set the record straight about the fabled Iberian rhinoceros. It does not toddle around the hills of Portugal. A wooly rhinoceros ro ...more
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The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve by Peter Conti-Brown
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Peter Conti-Brown has written a most enlightening book. He bares the myriad of influences and pressures on the Federal Reserve. While some seek to exert influence for the public good, many are promoting selfish interests. Their efforts cause innocent ...more
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Boomerang by Michael   Lewis
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This is a stupid book by an irritating writer. Michael Lewis is like a reality show host who disparages, insults, laughs at and denigrates unfortunate victims of economic calamities. He is a literary Donald Trump who, to his credit, does manage to us ...more
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The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis by Ben S. Bernanke
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Bernanke is a brilliant teacher. His lectures are clear and concise. He is transparent about monetary policy, freely admitting mistakes, highlighting lessons learned, and providing sage guidance for the future. He is circumspect about the 2008 bailou ...more
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Only Yesterday by Frederick Lewis Allen
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This book was written in 1931 just after one of the most innovative decades in American history. It chronicles how people thought and felt at the time. It also followed the 1929 stock market crash and the start of the Great Depression. That term had ...more
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Just -- William by Richmal Crompton
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I grew up reading William, Biggles and yes, Billy Bunter. Even after all this time, Richmal Crompton's short stories are still hilarious and most enjoyable. Perhaps I am descending into my second childhood.
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The Bullies of Wall Street by Sheila Bair
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Shelia Bair adds a human element to the Great Recession – a topic she covered in detail in her book “Bull by the Horns”. Like the Great Depression of the 1930s, it scarred a generation. The country is still recovering from the economic destruction. I ...more
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