Mark Baraniecki

Books and Notes


Book Reviews Notes

Future Crimes: A Journey to the Dark Side of Technology by Marc Goodman

          The advantages and disadvantages of transparency.

The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy by Richard Duncan

         The Quantity Theory of Credit

The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World by Michael Pettis

         A useful but not so complete look at world trade balances.

Morality, Competition and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics by Joseph Heath

         The interesting "Market Failures" approach to Economics.

The inside story of Austro-German intrigue; or, How the World War was brought about by Josef Goricar

         Pre-WW1 Austro-German ideas of Eastern Empire.

Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and South East Asia by Joe Studwell

        "We are poor because our Úlites have no sense of nation"

Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis in Democratic Capitalism by Wolfgang Streeck

         The Debt State vs Democracy.

The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance by Eswar Prasad

         An interesting analysis of the Dollar with some questionable conclusions.

Master of the House: Stalin and his Inner Circle by Oleg Klevniuk

         Dysfunctional Communism operated by a hardworking tyrant.

The Crack: A Belfast Year by Sally Belfrage

         A valuable look at the "Troubles" of Northern Ireland

Goodbye, Great Britain: The 1976 IMF Crisis by Kathleen Burk & Alec Cairncross

         British Socialism of the 1970's and the Sterling Crisis

Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism by Joseph Heath

        Efficiency as a non-political concept

Breakout Nations: In Persuit of the Next Economic Miracles by Ruchir Sharma

        Economic development: What works and what doesn't

Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army by Donald Engels

        Military logistics in the Classical Age

Wolves in the City by Paul Henissart

        The last days of French Algeria

Americanism versus Bolshevism by Ole Hanson

       The 1919 Bolshevik I.W.W. strike recorded by the ex mayor

Russia from the American Embassy, April 1916 - November 1918 by David R. Francis

       The Russian Revolution as witnessed by the US Ambassador

Korea: The Impossible Country by Daniel Tudor

       Dissatisfied Korea

Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

      The history of half-forgotten Europe

The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankrupcy - How to Save Yourself and Your Country by Peter Schiff

       An interesting book but where's the inflation?

The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy by William Strauss & Neil Howe

       Woodstock to Animal Farm

America First: Why Americans Must End Free Trade, Stop Outsourcing and Close Our Open Borders by Paul Streitz

       Outsourcing, offshoring and the de-industrialization of America

The Servant Economy: Where America's Elite is Sending the Middle Class by Jeff Faux

        Failed US Democracy



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