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Key Points from Books: The Economist’s View of The World

As the year goes to an end and my book list is getting shorter, I thought I’d share another eye-opening book, for both economist and non-economist alike, written by Steven E. Rhoads. The version I’m reading was published in the … Continue reading

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Key Points from Book: The Magic Money Tree and Other Economic Tales

by Forni Lorenzo My primary motivation for writing this book is that, all too often, economic policy seems to do harm and impose unnecessary costs on populations of many different countries. These costs result in the waste of scarce resources, … Continue reading

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Key Points from Books: Blowout

BLOWOUT: CORRUPTED DEMOCRACY, ROGUE STATE RUSSIA, AND THE RICHEST, MOST DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRY ON EARTH by Rachel Maddow Turns out Putin made mistakes over the past fifteen years—big, fundamental, hard-to-reverse mistakes. That can happen when you try to build your country’s … Continue reading

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Key Summary from Books: Red Roulette

RED ROULETTE: AN INSIDER’S STORY OF WEALTH, POWER, CORRUPTION, AND VENGEANCE IN TODAY’S CHINA by Desmond Shum Growing up hungry and alone in Shanghai instilled in my dad a fear of forming deep connections with those around him. He hated … Continue reading

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Key Points from Iran: A Modern History

By Abbas Amanat Iran perhaps is one of the most invaded and most revolution-prone countries in world history, a debatable merit with lasting consequences. In between the Islamic conquest and the rise of the Safavid state, Iran survived more as … Continue reading

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