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Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order
Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order
by Philip Coggan
Edition: Hardcover

34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific book, 16 Dec. 2011
Not many people understand how the world got into such a financial mess. Philip Coggan is the best possible guide. He explains the world of finance with a clarity that is really quite surprising, given the complexity of the subject matter. And he tells stories that grip the reader from the start. Who knew that modern governments, with their overactive printing presses, had outdone the Roman emperors who debauched their gold coins by mixing them with cheaper metals? I can't recommend this book highly enough.


Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
by Ian Goldin
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An exceptional book, 16 Dec. 2011
This is an excellent rebuttal to those who think that immigrants steal jobs from the native-born and make things worse for the places they move to. Goldin and co don't dismiss or play down any of the evidence that contradicts their conclusions. But they make a compelling case that the advantages of allowing people to live more or less where they please vastly outweigh the costs. People who enjoy this book would probably also enjoy Robert Guest's "Borderless Economics", which tackles the same themes with more anecdotes and on-the-ground reporting.


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