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BOOK REVIEW: “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea” by Mark Blyth (2013)

Austerity: The History of a Dangerous IdeaSuccess often depends on timing. Though Mr Blyth has been working on this book for two years, its launch seems to have come at a very appropriate moment. After several years of austerity measures, public opinion in countries across the world is becoming more critical on the cutbacks their governments have brought in to reduce their deficits. Adding to that is the discovery that Reinhart and Rogoff’s models, the theoretical underpinning of these policies, were erroneous. This is a well researched and well argued book and the title, “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea”, will give you a clear indication of where the author stands. 

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BOOK REVIEW: “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman (2011)

Thinking Fast and Slow is one of Amazon’s best sellers at the moment. Deservedly, so. This book is the summary of the research done by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman for the past 40 years in behavioral economics.

Behavioral what? Don’t switch off just yet. The book is easy to read and a lot of fun. Have you ever thought that you were being a bit lazy (intellectually speaking, that is?) This book will explain why and a whole lot more. It gives any business person a sharp insight into how irrational decisions can be made by some very intelligent people. Kahneman is a brilliant scholar and an absolute delight to read.

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