Category Archives: Synopses of Books

Galbraith’s Economics of Innocent Fraud

A Synopsis of J. K. Galbraith’s final book: The Economics of Innocent Fraud: Truth for our Time       Late in life, at the end of his long career as an economic advisor to governments, as a Professor of … Continue reading

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Joseph Stiglitz (2012) The Price of Inequality

 A Synopsis of the book: The Price of Inequality (2012)  by Joseph Stiglitz       INCREASES IN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC INSTABILITY:             THEIR LINKS TO INEQUALITY      In 1887 England’s Lord Acton wrote: “power tends to … Continue reading

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The Spirit Level and its Critics

 “THE SPIRIT LEVEL” AND ITS CRITICS    Extremes of financial inequality, their possible sources and their potential dangers, have lately become the focus of an increasing number of books and articles. This has been particularly true since the western financial … Continue reading

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Wilkinson & Pickett (2009) The Spirit Level

                    A Synopsis of the book:  The Spirit Level (2009)                           by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett INEQUALITY: THE PRIME SUSPECT … Continue reading

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McQuaig & Brooks (2010) The Trouble With Billionaires

A Synopsis of the book:  The Trouble With Billionaires by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks (2010) SOCIETIES IN AND OUT OF BALANCE: EFFECTIVE SHARING OF WEALTH AND POWER     A careful balance between private and public access to “property” … Continue reading

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L. Kohr (1957) The Breakdown of Nations

A Synopsis Of Leopold Kohr’s Book The Breakdown of Nations (1957) WHY SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL, NATURAL, IMPERATIVE, AND GENERALLY UNOBTAINABLE     Every human life has its seasons. And so does every human society, organization, and culture. There are times … Continue reading

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