Category Archives: Books

Shiller on “devising” economies…

“You have to understand people first before you can understand how to devise an economic system for them.” – Robert Shiller Yale economist Robert Shiller offers some inadvertent insight into the mind of an economist as he discusses his book … Continue reading

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Coincidental Book Recommendations

In an interesting bit of coincidence, two of the most recent books I’ve read have each pointed me towards adding the same book to my reading list: “The first systematic book on leadership: the Kyropaidaia of Xenophon–himself no mean leader … Continue reading

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Library additions and my love-hate relationship with Half Price Books

We live in the city of Chicago because, despite all of the drawbacks, we prefer it over the suburbs.  In fact, we rather dislike the suburbs.  We like cities.  We like small towns.  We like the country.  But suburbs just … Continue reading

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