• ECONOMICS

Utopia or Bust

Is Marxism the "spirit of the times" for our world economy?

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  • ECONOMICS

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

A cordial look at our recession's slow recovery has all the answers, and the questions to boot.

 

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  • ECONOMICS

The Third Industrial Revolution

Will the salvation of the global economy come from a thousand points of light?

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  • economics

The Great Reset and The Rational Optimist

New books by Richard Florida and Matt Ridley that try to put recent economic turbulence in perspective.

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  • economics

I.O.U: Why Everyone Owes Everyone And No One Can Pay

How we drove the world's economy right off the road.

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.

The Promise of Hope

Killed last year in the infamous terror attack at Nairobi's Westgate mall, Kofi Awoonor was a national treasure in his native Ghana.  His career began in 1964 with Rediscovery, and this magnum opus serves as a tribute to his entire long journey charting his beloved nation's course through his accomplished poetry.

Winter Mythologies and Abbots

A pair of linked stories finds that, as translator Ann Jefferson relates, "[Pierre] Michon's great theme is the precarious balance between belief and imposture, and the way the greatest aspirations can be complicated by physical desire or the equally urgent desire for what he calls glory."