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Betsey Stevenson

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Betsey Ayer Stevenson is an economist and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
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The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir - 1989-12-17 (first published in 1949)
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A groundbreaking analysis of the Western concept of "woman," this powerful text explores inequality and otherness. This long-awaited new edition features significant portions reinstated from the original French text. Simone de Beauvoir's masterwork remains as thought-provoking and relevant today as it was 60 years ago.
Betsey Stevenson
@MarcieBianco That book so deeply influenced me and re-reading it just makes me feel a little defeated.      source
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The Undercover Economist Strikes Back
How to Run--or Ruin--an Economy
Tim Harford - 2014-01-16 (first published in 2013)
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Delve into the world of macroeconomics with this engaging and thought-provoking read by a bestselling author. In this book, the author strips away the hype and jargon to reveal the truth about how the global economy really works. With wit and expert knowledge, he explains why we should all care and what we can do to gain a better understanding. A must-read for anyone paying attention to the state of the world's economy today.
Betsey Stevenson
@MarkVinPaul @mslater_johnson @Gen_Pov @ezraklein This is the audio book you listened to? I find it to be an incredibly relatable explanation of macro ideas. I'm surprised that you didn't like it.      source
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What's Going on in There?
How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
Lise Eliot - 2000-10-03 (first published in 1999)
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Discover how the human brain develops from conception through the first critical five years of life in this thought-provoking book. As a neuroscientist and a mother, the author shares how nurturing can affect brain development and explores the roles of genetics and environment. With real-life examples and cutting-edge research, the book delves into the evolution of senses, motor skills, social behaviors, and mental functions like attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence. Learn how parents can help their children grow smarter, happier, and healthier through brain-building practices.
Betsey Stevenson
@ElizWebHand @Claudia_Sahm OMG I LOVED that book. I treated it like my bible when I was pregnant with my first. I have two copies and it was marked up in many places.      source