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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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Red And Orange Narcissus

May 21, 2017 Red and Orange Narcissus Narcissism is named after the Greek Myth of Narcissus. Narcissus saw his own reflection in a pool and died because he refused to leave the pool.  Poor Echo fell in love with him, … Continue reading

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The Age of American Unreason

The Age of American Unreason By Susan Jacoby, 2009 Jacoby writes about anti-intellectualism in America. She was inspired by the book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter, which was published in 1963. Jacoby points out that more than half … Continue reading

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Last Man Standing

  December 27, 2015 Last Man Standing is a sitcom starring Tim Allen. It has been on for 5 Seasons, starting in 2011. I didn’t know Tim Allan had a new sitcom until 2012. I caught it on TV one … Continue reading

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Shaw and the Play of Ideas

Shaw And The Play of Ideas By Robert F Whitman, 1977 Shaw’s hostility to Capitalism as the source of most of civilized man’s economic, social and moral ills, is both well known and persuasive throughout his writing….And war in general … Continue reading

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Edge of Tomorrow

October 9, 2014 Edge Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 Sci-Fi Action movie with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. It is based on Hiroshi Sakurazak’s novel All You Need Is Kill. Will Cage is stuck in a time loop. Aliens … Continue reading

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