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Review: Guns, Germs and Steel (Documentary)

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel (Documentary)

Author of the book: Jared Diamond The critically acclaimed ‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ by scientist Jared Diamond was made into a documentary by the National Geographic Society in 2005. Diamond tries to uncover the answers to the perplexing question: why have some cultures/countries acquired so much wealth while others have struggled? Many theories have been … Continue reading

Book Review: Occupy

Book Review: Occupy

Book Author: Noam Chomsky Late in 2011, the Occupy movement burst to the scene showcasing its anger towards the institutions that caused the 2008 financial crisis and income inequality, among other problems. The financial center and the government were targeted as prime candidates for allowing the shrinking of the middle class and the continuous real … Continue reading

“The Entrepreneur” Book Review

By: Daniel Currie Click here for the book R. Hebert and A. Link Whatever happened to the entrepreneur in economics? The days when the entrepreneur used to be of main importance in the study of economics are long gone. We can only revel in the great masters of the 18th to the early 20th century … Continue reading

BBC: Masters of Money, John Maynard Keynes

BBC: Masters of Money, John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes’ radical ideas changed the world forever. Like him or not, there is no doubt that he deserved his place in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Keynes was an intellectual giant. His spirited intellectual battles with Friedrich von Hayek have defined an era. Indeed, there is no one … Continue reading

The End of Laissez-Faire

The End of Laissez-Faire

By John Maynard Keynes Click here for a link to the book This short book proved to be a page turner. From page one you learn about the origins of free market economics and thinking. According to Keynes, it began with David Hume and John Locke’s theories combining to form individualism. In addition to that, … Continue reading