C. E. Bazlinton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (28 of 30)
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Princes of the Yen: Japan's Central Bankers and th&hellip by Richard Werner
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Although I have not yet finished reading this book I must start to review it as it seems so important to sorting the economic woes of our time. Richard Werner the author, communicates his inside knowledge of the Japanese economic scene during the 1990's until the book's publication in 2003. He reveals what was always a puzzle to most commentators, that is: how such a successful economy that rose from the ashes of devastating defeat after the 1939-45 war WW2, to such a height, peaking in about 1990, and for much of the time since has been so moribund. His constant refrain is that the handling of credit creation by the central bank (Bank of Japan) was the key to the fluctuation of the… Read more
The Silver Bullet by Fred Harrison
The Silver Bullet by Fred Harrison
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The Silver Bullet

A tour de force. This book is a must-read for anyone trying to understand why global poverty is so enduring. Be warned though that it will probably generate a lot of frustration in readers because of the blindness of the target audience of global poverty campaigners who need to benefit from its incisive forensic insights. The index is excellent.

Harrison shows that the current neglect of key issues by such world famous advisers such as Jeffrey Sachs and Joseph Stiglitz, will prevent poverty being tackled with any sort of effectiveness. He shows their ignorance of a proper appreciation of how land and natural resources should be handled to benefit a… Read more
Location Matters: Recycling Britain's Wealth by Tony Vickers
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The book covers the need for a shift of taxes from those currently on human enterprise onto those on natural resources. Out would go such as vat, income tax and corporation tax, in would come such as land value tax. The economy runs far less efficiently because we do not do this. Vickers cites a study of 200 cities in the US, most of which tax land separately to buildings. The greater the proportion of tax on the land of the plot compared with that on the building on it, the greater the renewal of the city.

He sees the chances for Land Value Tax (LVT) being implemented in the UK increasing, due to the possibilities for Scotland, Wales and London to tax independently. He thinks… Read more