Warning: Do not read on if you have not read all released material for the "A Song Of Ice And Fire" series (which goes beyond the HBO adaptation, "Game Of Thrones"), for this post is dark and full of spoilers.
Submitted by Hunter Lewis via The Mises Economic blog, This 42 year economist from French academe has written a hot new book: Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The US edition has been published by Harvard University Press and, remarkably, is leading the best seller list, the first time that a Harvard book has done so. A recent review describes Piketty as the man “who exposed capitalism’s fatal flaw.”
In 2010, during the Vancouver Olympics, Stephen Harper gave a revealing interview to Sports Illustrated about his upcoming hockey book, a subject he’s been coy about with Canadian reporters.The prime minister said his research into the early days of hockey — from the 1870s until the First World War — shows how important the sport was in our idea of what it meant to be Canadian.
Hillary Clinton is a big fan of briefing books. As Barack Obama's envoy to the world she devoured great, thick binders on every subject imaginable, she writes in "Hard Choices", a new memoir published on June 10th.
When I started Bankers Anonymous, I decided I would not spend any time on “How to Invest” books, because I believed the whole genre unworthy of serious consideration. Instead, I would consider “How Not to Invest” books as decidedly more fruitful variations on a theme, warning readers about pitfalls and snake oil pitches in the books-on-investing world.