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Inflation Tax: The Plan To Deal With The Debts
Inflation Tax: The Plan To Deal With The Debts
Price: 4.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise and easy to read, yet informative, 25 July 2013
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I like to think I have some idea of what inflation is and that the flip side of it eroding the level of government debt in real terms is that it also erodes personal wealth. I also sometimes think it would be nice to know more about why, for instance. 2% has been chosen as the magic number that many governments seem to target for inflation, or what is likely to happen when they try to unwind QE. But then I get put off by the thought of seeking answers in an economics text book that is about as exciting as watching paint dry.

If you're in the same boat, read this book. It's short, it's easy to read, it flows well, it doesn't treat the reader as an idiot, and yet it conveys a huge amount of information and pulls together the facets of debt, inflation and government policy in a coherent and satisfying way.

The assertion that inflation is deliberately used as a form of taxation in the UK (and elsewhere) in order to reduce its debt burdens is bold, and you may not necessarily agree with it (though the author supports his view with plenty of evidence), but even if you don't you can still learn a lot from this book.

Those, like me, who believe an understanding of history always helps will particularly enjoy the sections that deal with how present day government policy on debt and inflation came to be. And, as you might expect from an author with a market research background, the use of statistics and charts is excellent.

Cocoa: Programming for OS X
Cocoa: Programming for OS X
by Aaron Hillegass
Edition: Paperback
Price: 35.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine introduction to Cocoa, now updated for Xcode, 29 Oct 2004
I can echo the positive comments of other reviewers and would just add that the 2nd edition (summer 2004) is even better because it is based on Panther and Xcode throughout. This gives it an edge over the other introductory books, which at present are I believe all based on the earlier development environment (ProjectBuilder). For a beginner like me it is helpful if the screenshots show the application you are actually using!
Mr Hillegass writes well, and his experience in running training courses shows through clearly.

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