Book Review

REVIEWED BY Jesi


A. ECONOMICS

Book Review Posts 

GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

THE PRICE OF INEQUALITY

THE GROWTH MAP

WHY NATIONS FAIL

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 

MAKING GLOBALIZATION WORK 

B. LITERATURE

THE ALCHEMIST

THE GOOSE IS OUT

THE WHITE TIGER

TO KILL A MOKCING BIRD

ELEVEN MINUTES

C. Reading List

THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO EQUALITY : Professor Danny Dorling, Oxford;

THE END OF POVERTY : Jeffery D. Sachs; 

THE GREAT ESCAPE :  Prof Angus Deaton (reviewed by Professor Kenneth Rogoff);


Music for refreshment



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Making Globalization Work

Written by Joseph E. Stiglitz ®  Four years after his global bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offered his agenda for reform. Now in paperback, Making Globalization Work puts forward radical new ways of dealing with the crippling indebtedness of developing countries, a new system of global reserves to overcome international financial instability, and an economically incentive framework for… Continue reading Making Globalization Work

Guide to Equality

(READING LIST) Book Written by Professor Danny Dorling, Oxford,  Equality is the coming issue of our day. Societies all over the world are experiencing spiraling inequality, led by countries such as the US and Britain, which reached their high-water mark of equality in the 1970s., only to head firmly and swiftly in the opposite direction… Continue reading Guide to Equality

Why Nations Fail

Authors: Daron Acemoglu is the Killian Professor of Economics at MIT & James A. Robinson, a political scientist and an economist. Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it… Continue reading Why Nations Fail

Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crisis

Author: Professor Anwar Shaikh Cmpetition and conflict are intrinsic features of modern societies, inequality is persistent, and booms and busts are recurrent outcomes throughout capitalist history. State intervention modifies these patterns but does not abolish them. Exploring the genesis of an important work, one that critiques mainstream neoclassical economics and offers an alternative framework for… Continue reading Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crisis

Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception 

Author: George Akerlof and Robert Shiller Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well… Continue reading Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception 

Globalization and its Discontents

Reviewed by Jesi Joseph E. Stiglitz is Nobel laureate in economics for his work on Asymmetric Information (2002) and University Professor at Columbia University. He was Chairman of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers (1993-97) and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank (1997-2000). He was working in the White House when Russia began its… Continue reading Globalization and its Discontents

The Price of Inequality

© Jesi Divided society endanger our future America is no longer the land of opportunity. ‘‘Justice for all’’ is being replaced by ‘‘justice for those who can afford it’’ and the number of people who can afford it is rapidly diminishing. Increasing inequality has already reached its “intolerable” level. Society is divided and polarized. Polarisation of… Continue reading The Price of Inequality

The Growth Map: Jim O’Neill

Reviewed by Jesi © January 2014 Professor Jim O’Neill famously coined the term ‘BRIC’ (Brazil, Russia, India & China) economies in a 2001 paper, predicting that Brazil, Russia, India and China would become future powerhouses of the world economy. Jim O’Neill a PhD economist from the University of Surrey coined the acronym BRICs first from their initials to describe them in… Continue reading The Growth Map: Jim O’Neill

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