Category: Economic Thinking Books

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Notes on NCFCA Policy Topics

NCFCA posted potential debate topics for 2017-2018: A. Resolved: The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its budget and appropriations process. B. Resolved: The United States should significantly reform its policies regarding higher...

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The Real Story of Globalization

A review by Marina Tanase of The Race to the Top: The Real Story of Globalization by Tomas Larsson Using real-world examples, Tomas Larson explains what globalization actually is, offering readers powerful stories and abundant intelligent...

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Monetary Nationalism: A Bad Idea at Home and Abroad Money, Markets and Sovereignty  by Benn Steil and Manuel Hinds Review by Lauren Blankenship My introduction to economics began with the principles of “sound money”...

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Reflections on Lou Carabini’s Inclined to Liberty by Andrada Busuioc I wrote the first introduction to this review after reading only a few chapters of Lou Carabini’s Inclined to Liberty.  Those chapters led me...

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Migration – like Tango – is a Paradoxical ‘Dance’ of Both Loss and Adventure by Cristina Tanase She has travelled to tango and tangoed to live: from her birth place, Bulgaria, to what she...

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Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers offers an entertaining mix of adventures across science, sports, culture studies, and statistics. Maybe some of the upbeat stories paint too rosy a picture of practice, computers, scholarships, and strong families...