Mr. S. Janakiram

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The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Every&hellip by Richard Wilkinson
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My opinion of the book:
This book was extremely well written, documented and argued. Although it was meant to "de-academise" scientific research and make it available to non-scientifically trained individuals, it requires careful reading and concentration. This book is not a light read, it still contains the academic style one finds in academic journal articles. Personally, I would have enjoyed seeing the statistical test results myself rather than taking their word for it.

Altogether a great book and a delight to see some very courageous academics willing to brave the obvious torrent of mud-slinging its' publication would resulted in.

Since I am an inveterate… Read more
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalis&hellip by Naomi Klein
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All in all, I reckon for those interested in this book, the central thesis Naomi Klein defends and argues in this book is (p. 87):

"[... Pinochet's] Chile under Chicago School Rule was offering a glimpse of the future of the global economy, a pattern that would repeat again and again, from Russia to South Africa to Argentina: an urban bubble of frenetic speculation and dubious accounting fuelling superprofits and frantic consumerism, ringed by the ghostly factories and rotting infrastructure of a development past; roughly half the population excluded from the economy altogether; out-of-control corruption and cronyism; decimation of nationally owned small and medium-sized… Read more