Dr. Olivier LEDOIT

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (36 of 37)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,724,297 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 37
Whatever Happened To Penny Candy?: A Fast, Clear, &hellip by Rick Maybury
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Economics for children, 21 Mar 2010
As a professional economist, I can vouch that this book presents correct economic facts and theories. The book lives up to its promise of making the subject accessible to young children. From a certain age, they can read it on their own. This could - and probably should - be their first exposure to economics, well before they get this subject matter at school. From an even earlier age, it can be used as support material for parents, or for teachers and school directors who have some freedom in designing their curriculum, to introduce children to economics.

Children are naturally fascinated by economics. They all see their parents pay for nice stuff (toys, restaurants, gas) with… Read more
The Terror of Constantinople (Aelric 2) by Richard Blake
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
This energetic thriller sends us back to a time and place so different from our own (Constantinople after the fall of Rome to barbarians) - yet so eerily similar in many ways. The government gives free stuff to the poor, politicians set up games to manipulate the collective emotions of the masses, no-one is safe walking in the streets at night, the police keep tabs on every citizen, disarm them and get busy wrecking the lives of those who say the wrong thing... Sounds familiar?

Aelric is a young, smart and rather cynical Briton that gets embroiled in a web of conspiracies woven by the Church and the Emperor. He is sent by the Pope's right-hand man to Constantinople, but soon… Read more