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Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World by [Kolodko, Grzegorz W.]
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"Grzegorz Kolodko has written an extraordinarily wide-ranging and thought-provoking book. It is easy to disagree with parts of his argument. But the book makes plain not only the scale of the challenges humanity now confronts but the potential for humane, pragmatic and co-operative solutions. " --Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times

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They used to say in Warsaw of the globetrotting, four-time Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, "God is everywhere. Kolodko's already been there." In his latest book Truth, Error, and Lies, Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes us on a breathtaking journey through territories, centuries, and disciplines, including some formerly uncharted, at nerve-wracking speed. One will always be entertained, inspired, and enlightened. -- D. Mario Nuti, University of Rome La Sapienza Truth, Errors, and Lies distills lessons for development learned from a whole life of work and observations by a thinker and practitioner of economic transition and real-world politics. -- Justin Yifu Lin, chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank Kolodko has been an important player in the transition of the Polish economy and has wide experience and original insights into themes and trends in the international economy. Every reader with an interest in economic development can benefit from reading this book. -- Robert A. Mundell, Nobel laureate in economic sciences Kolodko astounds the reader with his erudition and, something of immeasurable value in a book on economics, never permits him to become bored. Thanks to the successful marriage of economics, history, sociology, politics, and literature, Truth, Errors, and Lies is light reading but not devoid of theoretical gravity, ideal for the beach and, at the same time, just right for a university seminar. Le Monde Diplomatique This huge canvas depicting recent developments in economic policy is an outcry against the neoliberalism that dominated policymaking in the last quarter of the twentieth century and a hopeful assessment of the departures in economic thinking over the past two decades. Although I do not agree with Kolodko that the neoliberals have a monopoly on lying and the neo-left are pure in heart, I believe this book is a valuable meditation on the heterodox approach to economic policy now springing up across the world. -- Edmund S. Phelps, Nobel laureate in economic sciences Grzegorz Kolodko has written an extraordinarily wide-ranging and thought-provoking book. It is easy to disagree with parts of his argument. But the book makes plain not only the scale of the challenges humanity now confronts but the potential for humane, pragmatic and co-operative solutions. -- Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times The book is splendidly written, brimming with riches, and, like the Bible, can be studied from beginning to end and from end to beginning. -- Janusz Czapinski Books of a similar nature to "Truth, Errors and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" include Alvin Toffler's "Future Shock," published in 1970, and Francis Fukuyama's "1989 The End of History"...The whole civilized world talked about them...This book will play a similar role. -- Andrew Ziemski In a world that focuses on trees or even on the barks of the trees, Professor Kolodkobook deals with all the forests of the world, and not only the forests of today but alsothose of the past and the future. -- Professor Vito Tanzi, Former Director of Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF Professor Kolodko is certainly very outspoken; he does not mince words. My own specialty is theory,which inter alia is meant to inform policy; the book gets directly at the policy matters themselves. -- Robert J. Aumann, Hebrew University, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences Grzegorz Kolodko -- an economist who sets out in pursuit of the volatile world to unravel the nexusof humanity's concerns -- is not daunted by the complexity of the task. His ever-vigilant optimism cutsthrough the conundrum and leads him to boldly denounce conformism, hypocrisy and opportunistic thinking. Aided by his knowledge, practical experience and erudition of a humanist equally at home with Hafez, Montaigneor Orwell, he wields with panache his narrative spiced with anecdote and irony. A real tour de force! -- Jozef Hen, writer But this book is well worth reading, even if you disagree with its arguments and dislike its conclusions. Eastern Approaches - Economist blog 4/12/2011

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  • Publisher: Columbia University Press; Tra Rep edition (5 Nov. 2010)
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  • Language: English
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HASH(0x94c50204) out of 5 stars A must-read for everyone interested in currest afairs, economics and the world! 23 Feb. 2011
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Well known journalist and commentator, Andrew Ziemski, has said about Kolodko's story: Books of a similar nature to `Truth, Errors and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World' include Alvin Toffler's `Future Shock', published in 1970, and Francis Fukuyama's 1989 `The End of History'. The whole civilized world talked about them. This book will play a similar role." He's right! The book deserves so much to be international bestseller and it's great that now everybody can read it in English. It's enjoyable and inspiring, because the author talks about difficult and complex issues in easy and understandable way. Indeed, after reading it one can realize whither the world is going and how we can adjust to this paramount changes Kolodko debates about. And it's so good that you can talk with author on his blog [...]as well as on [...].
HASH(0x94e08054) out of 5 stars For independent thinkers 8 Mar. 2011
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This is an extraordinary book, structured exquisitely. The author draws
on facts and so he isnt bound by ideologies. The book is multilayered
because - as he says - things interconnect and play together. It's a deeply
thoughtful book by a true intellectual and for independent thinkers.
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Very good book, definitely worth to read.
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The book of the YEAR!!!! Fascinating, thought provoking, intellectual, and yet, very easy reading.., for everybody...
A page turner, brilliant..One can not put this book down...The BEST reviews by THE world renowned economists, writers, Nobel Prize winners..A MUST..Do not missed out! HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED. 5 STARS; SHAME, WE DO NOT HAVE 6 STARS!
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