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.”
The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College published a volume of Hyman P. Minsky's articles under the title: Ending Poverty: Jobs Not Welfare in 2013. Minsky's analysis of financial instability is well-known, particularly after the financial crisis. This volume was published to highlight one of Minsky's other concerns, which was ending poverty via a high-pressure job market. Although the first article within the book was first published almost 50 years ago, the writings are still relevant.
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.