Category Archives: business/economics


Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis 2003 / 288 pages read by Scott Brick 10h 26m rating:  8.75 / nonfiction – baseball-tech What in the world is a nice girl like me doing reading a … Continue reading

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Factory Man:

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy 2014 / 442 pages (Kindle) rating: 8.5 / nonfiction-business “Between 2001 and 2012, 63,300 American factories closed their doors and five million … Continue reading

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Capital in the 21st Century

Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty 2014 / 696 pages rating 10 (yes) / non-fiction – economics So what’s up with this new and very hot-selling economics book, “Capital in the 21st Century” by Thomas Piketty? Published in … Continue reading

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Civilization: The West and the Rest

Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson (Brit) 2011 / 432 pages Rating:   8.5 /  Socio-Economic History Very interesting book – I’ve thought some of these things but I don’t think I’ve ever read them – not … Continue reading

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Plutocrats:  The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland 2012 – 336 pages read by Allyson Ryan – 5h 50m rating:  9 This non-fiction economics type book is definitely not an apology … Continue reading

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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

BOOMERANG: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis 2011 – 224 pgs audio read by Dylan Baker 7h 14m rating 8.5 Sometimes Lewis is reminds me of an economic Bill Bryson – he comes off as arrogant in … Continue reading

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