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Meltdown

Meltdown

Judy Shelton In October 2008, when the U.S. Government authorized a $700 Billion bailout of the primary investment banking firms (e.g. Citigroup, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, et al), I saw Judy Shelton interviewed on CNBC. In 1994, she published an extremely well written and thoroughly researched and documented plea for a return to monetary sanity: […]

The Politics of Heroin

The Politics of Heroin

By Alfred McCoy Alfred McCoy, a University of Wisconsin scholar, wrote a monumental historical study detailing the ways in which the governments of the major world powers largely created the heroin trade to finance mercenaries, to do their bidding, throughout much of the 20th Century. Beginning around 1910, the Brits galvanized a monopoly of trade […]

Savage Beauty

Savage Beauty

A Biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) Nancy Millford This biography is one that most will surely love. It covers every emotion, trauma and joy in the human experience, as it reveals the biography of likely the greatest poetess or poet of the 20th Century also teaches us much about poetry itself and the […]

Seeing The Elephant

Seeing The Elephant

Peter Marber I heard Peter Marber speak at an HSBC conference. He is a money manager, an author of several financial books, a teacher at Columbia University and has been a guest on CNN, CNBC, etc. His title, “Seeing The Elephant”, refers to a Hindu fable in which five blind men touch different parts of […]

The Sovereign Individual

The Sovereign Individual

James Dale Davidson & Lord William Rees-Mogg, 1997 “To dare a thought is to risk being wrong.” “We live in the age of computers, but our dreams are still spun on the loom.” “Information technology transcends the tyranny of place.” These renowned prognosticators (authors of earlier best sellers, Blood in the Streets and The Great […]

Thank You for Arguing

Thank You for Arguing

Jay Heinrichs Thank You for Arguing (TYA) is about the art of convincing or persuading others or finding “harmony in discord,” as Horace said. While lighthearted and full of satirical humor, it presents many helpful points, some of which we know but too often ignore and others that fresh and edifying. TYA offers a good […]

The Trial of Henry Kissinger

The Trial of Henry Kissinger

By Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens, a well-known journalist, who writes for Vanity Fair and other publications and who has authored several books, is a brilliant polemicist and an indefatigable researcher, more of a scholar than a newsman. The instant book is so patently defamatory that, were it not true, Kissinger could have sued and won […]