books about: economist
Paul Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend
Joseph B. Treaster
Paul Volcker: An Honorable Man
No need to be a bellowing bond trader nor an obsessive and fetishistic day trader taking your market temperature by the minute to appreciate NY Times journalist Joseph B. Treaster's most readable biography, Paul Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend. In our age of cooked corporate books and perp-walking CEOs, Treaster shines an admiring and well-deserved light on the former chairman of ...
The Joy of Freedom: An Economist's Odyssey
David R. Henderson
Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Read this book!
This is an enjoyable book. It is part autobiography and part political philosophy and, perhaps best of all, it provides well supported and practical solutions to many of our country's biggest problems -- including the environment, public schools, social security and medicare, health care, etc. I rarely read a book where I feel, as I did with this one, that I would love to meet the author and ...
Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks (Hoover Institution Press Publication)
Walter E. Williams
Hoover Institution Press
Do the Right Thing - Read This Book!
This book is a compilation of columns by America's strongest voice of liberty, Dr. Walter E. Williams. In this book Dr. Williams offers his common sense, freedom-loving take on the vital issues of the day. He fearlessly confronts the many liberal fallacies responsible for eroding our precious liberties. A must read for anyone wanting to expand their base of knowledge and unafraid to confront ...
CONVERSATIONS WITH GREAT ECONOMISTS. Friedrich A. Hayek, John Hicks, Nicholas Kaldor, Leonid V.Kantorovich, ...
Jorge Pinto Books Inc., 2009
Terrific interview with Hayek
This book contains an excellent interview with Friedrich Hayek on a variety of topics. The interviewer is well informed, and Hayek is in top form providing substantive and concise answers to good questions.
STABILIZING AN UNSTABLE ECONOMY
Brilliant study of a failed system
This classic work of political economy, first published in 1986, has valuable lessons for us today. Minsky studies the recessions of 1975 and 1982, economic theory, institutions, particularly banks, and finally presents an agenda for reform. Financial traumas have led to ever-worse recessions, in 1970, 1975, 1979-80, 1982, 1987, 2002 and the present. As he notes, "the normal functioning of our ...
Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007
A Masterpiece on a man who understood dynamism
[...] Thomas McCraw's biography of Joseph Schumpeter is fluid, interesting, well paced, and evenly weighted between his private and professional lives. Schumpter is known for the phrase "creative destruction," and he lived a life with lots of both. His mother "married up" to give him access to a better education (and higher social status) in Vienna, and the boy genius made his mark there -- ...
One of a Kind: Learning the Secrets of World Leaders
Walter H. Diamond
Dorothy B. Diamond
Syracuse University Press
A winning pair: Dorothy and Walter Diamond
The free world is so fortunate to have Walter and Dorothy Diamond. For the last 50 years or so, they have traveled the world at the behest of foreign leaders to help advise them on how can they better help their people. The countrymen of over 100 nations now can live better, more productive lives because of the tireless efforts of the Diamonds in establishing Free Trade Zones around the globe. ...
The Economist's Tale: A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank
Insighful and sad account
A good book, known by few, written by an even less well known author, to which I am grateful. As (probably) most of the other readers, I learned about this book from a (very positive) book review published on the "Economist". This book tells a first person account of how bad economics, corruption, or "simple" incompetence almost caused a famine of immane proportion in Sierra Leone, in the 80s, ...
John Maynard Keynes (Columbia Essays on the Great Economists)
Hyman P. Minsky
Columbia University Press
A Book on Financial Instability
This is a great book. But it is a book about the views of Minsky, and not really on Keynes. The first chapter examines the way in which Keynes' 1936 book was received and interpreted, and Minsky's explanation is for the most part correct, namely, that Keynes' work represents more a revolution than an extension of "classical" economics. However, as is argued throughout Minsky's book, The ...
The Instant Economist
John Charles Pool
Ross M. LaRoe
An Instant Choice
The Instant Economist manages to explain the basics of economics in simple language that enables you to retain much of the information you read. I strongly recommend it for people of all fields interested in the principles behind economics, which can at times seem complex and overly-technical.
Thorstein Veblen: Victorian Firebrand
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BOOK REVIEW, July 11, 1999
. . . . Stanford alumni Elizabeth and Henry Jorgensen have written a clear, engrossing biography that corrects significant errors in previous accounts, but they can't overcome the central problem, Veblen himself . . . . Veblen returned to Palo Alto in 1927, 18 years after Stanford fired him for supposed "immorality." . . . .the signal achievement of this book (flawed mainly by the Jorgensens' ...
Guide to Organisation Design: Creating high-performing and adaptable enterprises (The Economist)
For anyone wondering why changing the org chart didn't make the comapny work better
It's too bad that for most people organizational design equals the org chart. What this means is that the organization has a structure of some kind, but that no thought or care is given to the way the organization functions as an entity. Today, everyone competes with everyone everywhere. Those who are the most poised to deliver all of their energy, maximize the use of their resources, and have ...
The country kitchen
Della T Lutes
Michigan's answer to MFK Fisher
Mildly intrigued by the title of this book, I bought a used copy...a flea market in Lunenberg, Mass. this past fall. It turned out to be a real gem. Superbly well-written, it weaves together accounts of the author's family life in rural Michigan at the turn of the Twentieth Century with recipes of the food the family ate. The effect is very much along the lines of MFK Fisher's books about her ...
Guide to Supply Chain Management
Economist Books, 2009
Best book on supply chain management
This book is great. I did not know that The Economist had a series of Guides like this. There are so many brilliant diagrams, charts, and tables that I have post-its on about 50 pages and have the book on my shelf for easy access.
The Fly Swatter: How My Grandfather Made His Way in the World
Growing up Nicholas Dawidoff had a talkative and demonstrative larger-than-life maternal grandfather who had lived in, to paraphrase the Chinese curse, interesting times: his home town Odessa during the Russian revolution and Vienna (where he had to start over, learning German as a student) during the rise of Nazism. Alexander Gerschenkron (called Shura) had married a fellow student, Erica ...
Guide to Business Planning (Economist)
Planning for the Business Plan
I liked this book because it answers a lot of practical questions while making you think strategically. It's great if you need to do a business plan, but helps you to do the planning for what needs to be considered before and after the business plan phase. The spreadsheet download is a nice touch, and helps you to collect the relevant data needed for doing a business plan.
Making Economic Sense
Murray N. Rothbard
Ludwig Von Mises Inst
Rothbard's legacy: a fine posthumous collection
Murray Newton Rothbard tragically ceased to be "the State's greatest _living_ enemy" when he died in 1995. But his thought lives on in this posthumous collection, mostly drawn from his monthly essays for _The Free Market_ between 1982 and 1995. These essays cover a wide range of topics, from the welfare state to Clintonomics to fiat money to U.S. intervention in the Middle East -- and ...
Cooking with Soup (A Campbell Cookbook)
Home Economists of Campbell Kitchens
Campbell Soup Company 1976
YES TO THIS BOOK
I CALLED THIS MY "RED BOOK".THIS BOOK TELLS ME WHAT TO DO WITH MY CANS OF SOUP I HAVE IN MY PANTRY.LOTS OF THE RECIPE ARE USEFUL WHEN I FEEL THAT I WANT TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH JUST "A CAN OF SOUP IN A HAND".I AM NOT AN EXPERIENCED COOK BUT THIS IS A VERY DEPENDABLE COOKBOOK.SO I SAY YES!!!!!
Economist on Wall Street (Peter L. Bernstein's Finance Classics): Notes on the Sanctity of Gold, the Value of ...
I am the author! so what do you expect I would think about my book!!!!! PLB
I am the author. Natch, it's five stars! But this is hardly an objective review. PLB
Dictionary of Economics
Economist Books, 2003
Handy and dense
This, the Fourth Edition of The Economist's handy publication, is not a dictionary in the ordinary sense of the term. There is no pronunciation guide and most of the entries are phrases, not single words, e.g., "circular flow of money," "durable goods," "Gibrat's law," "marginal utility," "theory of games," etc. The "definitions" are more like explanations, some of them quite elaborate. Nobel ...
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