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When Money Dies, by Adam Fergusson

When Money Dies, by Adam Fergusson

The prevailing view of the cause of the hyper-inflation which Germany experienced under the Weimar Republic between 1919 and 1924 is that it resulted from the republicans’ attempt to lessen the burden of reparations imposed by the Versailles Tr... Read On

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Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair

Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair

An in-depth chronicle of the inner workings of the international diamond trade. Necessarily, since two-thirds of the trade was until recently controlled by De Beers Consolidated Mines, this book is at the same time the story of the rise of the South ... Read On

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The Good Fight: Declare Your Independence and Close the Democracy Gap

The Good Fight: Declare Your Independence and Close the Democracy Gap

Published when Nader was running for President, this is his personal declaration of independence from both major parties, which he asserts have become similarly corrupted by corporate money and power. In a well-organized, readable and impassioned ple... Read On

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Hammer, by Hammer

Hammer, by Hammer

This is the story of the luckiest man in the world. Son of Julius Hammer, a steel-foundry worker and pro-Bolshevik Russian Jewish immigrant from Odessa, who became a medical doctor and launched a drug firm, Dr. Armand Hammer—and can there be any doub... Read On

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Islamic Human Rights and International Law

Islamic Human Rights and International Law

A timely and disturbing work by an attorney and Arabic translator who researched the spread of fundamentalist Islam in Central Asia. Tracing the importance of custom in Islamic law, which he asserts has incorporated many ancient tribal and traditiona... Read On

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Ponzi: The Incredible True Story of the King of Financial Cons

Ponzi: The Incredible True Story of the King of Financial Cons

An intrepid attempt at presenting the life of the man whose machinations gave rise to the term “ponzi scheme.” Taking advantage of the economic chaos engendered by the First World War and the opportunity for financial speculation arising ... Read On

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The Running of the Bulls: Inside the Cutthroat Race From Wharton to Wall Street

The Running of the Bulls: Inside the Cutthroat Race From Wharton to Wall Street

This book attempts to be The Paper Chase for MBA’s. Using several case histories, Ridgway traces seven students in their venture into the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, the most famous and allegedly rigorous of g... Read On

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The Ideal City, by Dr. Cosimo Noto

The Ideal City, by Dr. Cosimo Noto

This book should be read in conjunction with Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward published in 1888. Published a few years after Bellamy’s work, which achieved widespread fame at the end of the 19th century, The Ideal City emulated Looking Backward and ... Read On

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No Logos, by Naomi Klein

No Logos, by Naomi Klein

An appalling book by a clueless fashionista college dropout who spent her youth demonstrating rather than preparing for maturity and a career. Whining endlessly about the oppression of “insidious capitalism” and the white male conspiracy that alleged... Read On

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