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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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2016 Television

February 29, 2016 Television The Walking Dead has returned from its mid-season. It seemed that people either loved it or hated it. Though they some inconsistencies, like them starting out walking during the day and seemingly not getting very far … Continue reading

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Unbearable Happiness

Unbearable Happiness Juliette Binoche is a French actress who first came to my attention in The English Patient. After seeing her that in 1996, I went back and watched her earlier films. I was excited to see that she and … Continue reading

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The Nazi’s Place in German History

  The Nazi’s Place in German History Cari Gilkison, History 518 Fall 1998 The place of the Nazi’s in German history is important, but it should not overshadow the rest of its long and diverse history.  The Nazi’s were not … Continue reading

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Covert Affairs

April 3, 2012 Covert Affairs Covert Affairs is the name of a USA show I discovered this past week.  It premiered last year on the USA Network, which I don’t get, of course.  I wouldn’t have known the show existed … Continue reading

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