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Binyamin Appelbaum

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Binyamin Appelbaum is the lead writer on business and economics for the Editorial Board of The New York Times. He joined the board in March 2019.
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The WEIRDest People in the World
How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
Joseph Henrich - 2020-09-08
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Harvard University's Joseph Henrich, Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, delivers a bold, epic investigation into the development of the Western mind, global psychological diversity, and its impact on the worldPerhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you're...
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@TonyFratto The surprising history of cousin marriage bans is at the center of this fascinating book:      source
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Americans Reaching for Hope
Nicholas D. Kristof - 2020-01-14
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With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an "other America." The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar j...
Binyamin Appelbaum
Just finished "Tightrope" by Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Such a good book: Both sweeping and intimate in its portrait of all that has gone wrong for lower-income Americans. I guess I'm a year late, but it's really good.      source
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The Economists' Hour
False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society
Binyamin Appelbaum - 2019-09-03
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The Economists' Hour is the biography of a revolution: The story of how economists who believed in the power and the glory of free markets transformed the business of government, the conduct of business and, as a result, the patterns of everyday life. In the four decades between 1969 and 2008, these economists played a leading role in reshaping tax...
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The Kindle version of The Economists' Hour is on sale for $3.99 today. Great book! I recommend it highly.      source