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Negative thinking is "verboten"
on 12 September 2013
I did not take to this book. The analysis of countries prospects is defined by a scoring on various metrics which Goldman Sachs has come up with ( education, rule of law, demographic growth etc... ). You then wind up up the machine and watch it go. Just extrapolate over decades and you have your answer of which countries will do well. That seems to be about it. Anyone who likes history knows that the history of humanity is one big unforcastable mess with some pretty serious reverses. A lot of unpleasant, angry, emotional people always seem to pop up to mess up the story. It never runs smoothly on the railway tracks which this book predicts. So I was very disappointed by this book. A lot of the books out there on the economy and fantastically depressing. I thought this might be a counterweight. It isn't. Best avoided.