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What You Should Know About Inflation by Henry Hazlitt

What You Should Know About Inflation by Henry Hazlitt My rating: 4 of 5 stars This short, lucid primer explains everything you need to know about the current economy. Yes, that’s right: the current economy. For although this book was … Continue reading

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Marx by Karl Marx

Marx by Karl Marx My rating: 3 of 5 stars The two works in this volume, Capital and Manifesto of the Communist Party, represented efforts by their author to wear the hats respectively of social scientist and of revolutionary firebrand. … Continue reading

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Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson

Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet by Tim Jackson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Although, as a longtime environmentalist, I’m a member of the choir that this author is preaching to, I found myself resisting much of … Continue reading

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The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars I forget when I first became aware of the existence of Adam Smith and his famous work on economics, … Continue reading

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Cities and the Wealth of Nations by Jane Jacobs

Cities and the Wealth of Nations by Jane Jacobs My rating: 5 of 5 stars (This review is an edited version of a blog-post I wrote on the occasion of the death of Jane Jacobs in 2006.) The first I … Continue reading

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