Tag Archive: economics

The Devil’s Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig @ NYJB

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“The Devil’s Financial Dictionary” by Jason Zweig attempts to give investors the necessary tools to confront the jargon, doublespeak, hubris, arrogance, amnesia, hysteria, and general idiocy endemic to those calling themselves “financial advisors.”

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American Odd: Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson. It’s the essay the UFO nazi Bilderbergers don’t want you to read … or do they?

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The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government, by David Talbot @ NYJB

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“The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government” by David Talbot is a book chronicling the collision of two powerful dynasties, the Dulles family and the Kennedy family.

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American Odd: California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, by Jim Heimann

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I continue my essay series, American Odd, with a look at the history of the American roadside attraction in Jim Heimann’s classic California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture.

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On Being Human Redux: Notes on “Orphan Black”

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An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading

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One Nation Under God: How Corporate American Invented Christian America, by Kevin M. Kruse @ NYJB

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“One Nation Under God” sheds light on the shadowy history of political conservatism, big business, and populist fervor.

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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CCLaP Fridays: Muscle Cars, by Stephen G. Eoannou

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This week I review “Muscle Cars,” by Stephen G. Eoannou, a short story collection that follows the lives of inarticulate misfits in the Buffalo, NY area.

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CCLaP Fridays: By Way of Water, by Charlotte Gullick

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This week I review “By Way of Water,” by Charlotte Gullick, about a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses living in timber country in the Seventies.

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CCLaP Fridays: Predator: the Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution, by Richard Whittle

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This week I review Predator, by Richard Whittle, about the development and deployment of the Predator drone.

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