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Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014
Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014
by Martina Cole
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.40

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent investment, 3 Feb. 2014
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Contains masses of information not available elsewhere without much effort. Well organised, easy to find what you want. Bang up to date too.


The Road to Serfdom (Routledge Classics)
The Road to Serfdom (Routledge Classics)
by F. A. Hayek
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, 28 Mar. 2013
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This book is now rather dated, but still provides a valuable insight into the thought processes during the second world war regarding the need to re-assess the world's economic structure after 1945. I found it helpful but much more limited than Hayek's later work (The Constitution of Liberty).


The Constitution of Liberty (Routledge Classics)
The Constitution of Liberty (Routledge Classics)
by F.A. Hayek
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough and thoughtful, 28 Mar. 2013
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Hayek presents his arguments very thoroughly, but also demonstrates considerable insight into the issues covered. This book provides valuable background to the entire argument about liberty, the free market and capitalism.


The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice
The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice
by Liam Murphy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 25 Feb. 2013
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I enjoyed this work and found a great deal of quotable material in it. The main criticism would be that the authors do not volunteer much information on the fundamental criticisms of their own view: they do not set out the case for and against the underlying issue of ownership, but simply assume that this is a given.
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The Spirit Level Delusion: Fact-Checking the Left's New Theory of Everything
The Spirit Level Delusion: Fact-Checking the Left's New Theory of Everything
by Christopher John Snowdon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 25 Feb. 2013
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The case as set out in the original 'Spirit Level' is initially convincing, but (as pointed out by this book) some of the statistics are open to challenge. The criticism, from my point of view as an economist and philosopher, is that the entire argument is founded on outcomes. I consider that the essence of human life is to flourish by having autonomy, and by our all being different rather than equal. We all want different things, and have different levels of commitment and effort; we therefore recognise the need to accept different outcomes so long as there is a reasonable safety level for the poor and the needy. As is commonly observed, life is a journey not a destination, and to simplify it into measurable statistics is to completely miss the essence.
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Red Bones (Shetland)
Red Bones (Shetland)
by Ann Cleeves
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 25 Feb. 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. Well plotted, and excellent characterisation. It was a page-turner, and has made me want to read further books by Ann Cleeves.


Dead Water (Shetland Series 5)
Dead Water (Shetland Series 5)
by Ann Cleeves
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real page-turner, 25 Feb. 2013
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This was an excellent read, let down only by the overall plot which seemed a little contrived (in the sense of it being rather unlikely).


Ramozz @  300Mbps Wireless Wifi Repeater Extender IEEE 802.11N Network Router Range Expander
Ramozz @ 300Mbps Wireless Wifi Repeater Extender IEEE 802.11N Network Router Range Expander

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It does work, 12 Jan. 2013
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This repeater does help to extend the range of a wifi signal, but perhaps not by as much as one might wish. But given its small cost, it is good value for what it does.


Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality (Studies in Marxism and Social Theory)
Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality (Studies in Marxism and Social Theory)
by G. A. Cohen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £40.99

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rather partial political polemic, 17 July 2010
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This is a philosophical attack on capitalism. It is obviously written by a highly competent philosopher and I must admit I found it quite useful, but to my mind the tone is unpleasantly spiteful. It is as if the author is so committed to his political view (and so virulently opposed to the work - of Robert Nozick - that he is criticising) that the philosophy has to follow in order to justify. The author is not exploring with an open mind. I found some of the sentences tediously long with far too much comment in parenthesis - as if he is talking down to a simpleton. Some of the generalisations were, I felt, based on rather weak and unlikely counter-examples, yet the author seemed perfectly happy to rely on these as proving those generalisations.
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