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Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, 2012 The book applies insights from institutional economics, development economics and economic history to understand why nations develop differently, with some succeeding in the … Continue reading

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Fates and Furies

December 11, 2015 Fates and Furies Fates and Furies is a novel by Lauren Groff. It has become a bestseller since its release in September of this year. The reviews have been mixed. Groff is a talented writer, but Fates … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower Series

June 18, 2006 The Tower We journeyed toward the tower, passing through the wilderness. The sun was setting in the western sky, but it was still incredibly hot. What was the tower anyway? The center of power? The gateway to … Continue reading

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Peculiar

Peculiar It has been a peculiar week, more so because I’ve read the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children than anything. The week itself has only been peculiar in the usual way that my life varies. When I … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black This week has been a grimm week in prison. First we watched Orange is the New Black and then Season 3 of Grimm. Though the completely different shows, the two do share a certain black … Continue reading

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Walking Metaphors

September 3, 2014 Moral Molasses is the title of a blog on The Walking Dead by Steven Scholzman in 2011. Though it was primarily about Season 2, it still holds true for Season 4. Perhaps more so. He asserts that … Continue reading

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Evanescence

Evanescence I heard Bring Me To Life in the commercial for Daredevil back in 2003. I absolutely loved the song and went out and bought the CD shortly after that. I put in the CD and listened to the whole … Continue reading

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