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Karic31

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (24 of 35)
Location: Edinburgh, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,178,778 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 35
The Economist - UK Edition by The Economist
The Economist - UK Edition by The Economist
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why no Kindle Fire?, 3 Feb 2013
I used to subscribe to this via my old Kindle and at 10 a month it is HALF PRICE that of the actual magazine in the newsstands, so I can only presume all the reviews here moaning about the price are based on an older price I've not seen.

BUT, for Christmas I just got a Kindle Fire (and I'm sure I can't be the only one!) and now I've just discovered the Economist doesn't support it!!! What? So I've had to STOP my subscription when really all I want to do is have it. Why the oversight? When will it be corrected? Hurry up please.
Britannia Unchained: Global Lessons for Growth and&hellip by Kwasi Kwarteng
12 of 22 people found the following review helpful
I'm not a Tory, far from it, I'd consider myself a pragmatist concerned only with promoting those ideas that work.

This is exactly what this book sets out to do, it takes 5 or 6 key failings in Britain today and looks at how other nations have solved them in the past or are currently solving them now. It is written with a sense of (justified) urgency as it sees how the BRIC nations are rapidly developing their global influence - if Britain doesn't get its house in order soon then we're doomed to be left behind as a small nation on the fringes of an EU bloc from which we are isolated. The authors get this and convey it convincingly, but their sense of optimism in Britain's future… Read more
Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth by Andrew Smith
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading, 15 April 2007
I am surprised by some of the criticism about this book being to focussed on the author's life and not on those of the astronauts. Yes there is frequent comment about the author's journey in search of the moonwalkers - but that's the point! By using himself as a narrative device he can provide crititcal thinking on what he sees while also highlighting how difficult it can to find the survivors. He was one of the baby boomers that grew up in the US and saw the Apollo landings as a child. He is from the same generation that had such high hopes for the future but then saw it fade away as the Apollo missions were cancelled and the dream died. He is perfectly placed to comment on what he seems… Read more

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