Is all this pie-in-the-sky thinking? Perhaps so, but Smick’s call for a fairer capitalism makes for bracing reading for students of the modern economy and polity.
You do have a coherent narrative — an honest, cohesive explanation for why the world is the way it is, without miracle cures or scapegoats. And that is why everybody should hope this book does very well indeed.
Among its components are bonds and land, of course, but also, not surprisingly, “physical gold and silver…(coins and bars, no numismatics)” and, more surprisingly, museum-quality fine art. There’s much for the alarmist here but food for thought for the calm investor, too.
...adds an important detail: like wind and water, globalisation is powerful, but can be inconstant or even destructive. Unless beloved notions catch up with reality, politicians will be pushed to make grave mistakes.
There are few revelations, but readers looking for stories from women who have succeeded in spite of sexism will find a plethora here.
In the end, Hodgkinson defines bohemians in business as people who want “to enjoy our work and enjoy our everyday life and make a living from it, all at once”. If this is you, then add this wry and helpful eccentric book to your reading list.
Kidder’s style as a nonfiction writer, which he has described as “the voice of a person who (is) well-informed, fair-minded and temperate,” is sometimes a bit too judicious.
Though the book is not long, Tepperman goes into impressive detail in each case study and delivers his assessments in clear, pared-down prose, careful to describe most of his success stories as experiments that could still fail.
Unlikely to sway those for whom the idea of economic inequality is anathema, but a set of arguments worth considering.
The final chapter, in which O’Neil discusses Facebook’s increasing electoral influence, feels eerily prescient. She offers no one easy solution, but has several reasonable suggestions as to how the future can be made more equitable and transparent for all.
Libertarians may squall, but investors just beginning to look at emerging market trends may find value in this book.
Some of the other lessons from the head ball coach: treat others fairly, maintain a good reputation, have a charming spouse, and value your country club membership. An easy, straightforward read with plenty to chew on for fans of college football, especially the SEC.
This book, a product of a massive reporting job by more than 25 Washington Post reporters and editors, provides the definitive look at the real Donald Trump, not that there were many disguises or subterfuges that distorted his true image.
His bias against wealthy European states, Germany in particular, subtly infects the book...None of this undermines Stiglitz’s argument that Europe needs a redivision of currencies to rebalance trade.
Stiglitz’s indictments of the single currency, and his solutions to its supposed structural flaws, are conventional and also unconvincing. By contrast, his critique of specific policies is original and extremely helpful.
A book that will challenge conventional wisdom among readers who intuitively believe that corporations often game the system.
Although income inequality, overcrowded prisons, drought, and traffic continue to challenge California, Zacchino persuasively portrays the state as vibrant, farsighted, and civic minded.
Running alongside Ahrens’s own personal “midlife crisis” were Hyundai’s great efforts to elevate the middling brand into the luxury market, alongside German and Japanese cars. Amid the author’s personal journey reside priceless cultural and professional insights.
Their efforts influenced the culinary arts for decades to come. A highly readable, illuminating look at the many ramifications of feeding the hungry in hard times.
...writing has served as therapy for her is reflected in this narrative...However, Spencer-Devlin’s post-recovery activities, such as her time as a motivational speaker, may be of less interest to some readers...