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Branko Milanovic

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Branko Milanović is a Serbian-American economist. He is most known for his work on income distribution and inequality. Since January 2014, he is a visiting presidential professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an affiliated senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study.
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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 1
Edward Gibbon - May 12, 2012 (first published in 1776)
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery....
Branko Milanovic
May 09, 2021
@Picketer It is actually the most readable book. It is like a book of incredible adventures--and for me the greatest gain was that many isolated historical instances that I was unable to put in their exact context, simply fell into place thanks to Gibbon.      source
How Rome Fell
Death of a Superpower
Adrian Goldsworthy - Sep 28, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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A major new history of the fall of the Roman Empire, by the prizewinning author of ...
Branko Milanovic
Apr 14, 2021
@MGF91 @Patrick_Wyman @DiegoCastaneda I liked Averil Cameron, The Later Roman Empire; Ward- Perkins, The Fall of Rome (I used his data in one of my papers) and an old and short book, Walbank, The decline of the Roman Empire in the West. Also A Goldsworthy, How Rome Fell (but do not remember it well).      source
The Fall of Rome
And the End of Civilization
Bryan Ward-Perkins - Sep 07, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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Was the fall of Rome a great catastrophe that cast the West into darkness for centuries to come? Or, as scholars argue today, was there no crisis at all, but simply a peaceful blending of barbarians into Roman culture, an essentially positive transformation?In The Fall of Rome, eminent historian Bryan Ward-Perkins argues that the "peaceful" theory ...
Branko Milanovic
Apr 14, 2021
@MGF91 @Patrick_Wyman @DiegoCastaneda I liked Averil Cameron, The Later Roman Empire; Ward- Perkins, The Fall of Rome (I used his data in one of my papers) and an old and short book, Walbank, The decline of the Roman Empire in the West. Also A Goldsworthy, How Rome Fell (but do not remember it well).      source
The Later Roman Empire
AD 284-430
Averil Cameron - Oct 01, 1993
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A comprehensive study which introduces the reader to the vigour and variety of the fourth century AD.After being beset by invasion, civil war and internal difficulties for a century, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in AD 284 desperately needed the organizational drive he brought to the task of putting its administration and defences on a...
Branko Milanovic
Apr 14, 2021
@MGF91 @Patrick_Wyman @DiegoCastaneda I liked Averil Cameron, The Later Roman Empire; Ward- Perkins, The Fall of Rome (I used his data in one of my papers) and an old and short book, Walbank, The decline of the Roman Empire in the West. Also A Goldsworthy, How Rome Fell (but do not remember it well).      source
xiii 97p cloth, dustjacket, index, bibliography, map, plates, very good...
Branko Milanovic
Apr 14, 2021
@MGF91 @Patrick_Wyman @DiegoCastaneda I liked Averil Cameron, The Later Roman Empire; Ward- Perkins, The Fall of Rome (I used his data in one of my papers) and an old and short book, Walbank, The decline of the Roman Empire in the West. Also A Goldsworthy, How Rome Fell (but do not remember it well).      source
The Passions and the Interests
Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph (Princeton Classics, 2)
Albert O. Hirschman - Oct 06, 2013 (first published in 1977)
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In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests--so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice--was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of...
Branko Milanovic
Apr 08, 2021
Read 3 of Hirschman's books & they were all excellent: The Passions and Interests Exit, Voice and Loyalty Development Projects Observed Many people may not fully appreciate the originality of it b/c many of Hirschman's ideas have become so fully absorbed.      source
Development Projects Observed
Albert O. Hirschman - Apr 11, 2002 (first published in 1967)
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The experience accumulated in the wake of more than two decades of sustained effort to promote growth and change in the low-income countries presents a rich field for scholarly inquiry and new insights into the development process. The success and failures of such projects, the new skills and attitudes they impart, and the internal tensions they so...
Branko Milanovic
Apr 08, 2021
Read 3 of Hirschman's books & they were all excellent: The Passions and Interests Exit, Voice and Loyalty Development Projects Observed Many people may not fully appreciate the originality of it b/c many of Hirschman's ideas have become so fully absorbed.      source
Exit, Voice, and Loyalty
Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States
Albert O. Hirschman - Dec 31, 1969 (first published in 1970)
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An innovator in contemporary thought on economic and political development looks here at decline rather than growth. Albert O. Hirschman makes a basic distinction between alternative ways of reacting to deterioration in business firms and, in general, to dissatisfaction with organizations: one, "exit," is for the member to quit the organization or ...
Branko Milanovic
Apr 08, 2021
Read 3 of Hirschman's books & they were all excellent: The Passions and Interests Exit, Voice and Loyalty Development Projects Observed Many people may not fully appreciate the originality of it b/c many of Hirschman's ideas have become so fully absorbed.      source
The World Turned Upside Down
A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Yang Jisheng - Jan 19, 2021
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Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail.As a major political event and a crucial turning point in the history of the People’s Republic of China, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) marked the zenith as well as the nadir of Mao Zedong’s ...
Branko Milanovic
Apr 02, 2021
Yang Jisheng's "The World Turned Upside Down" is like a symphony, it is powerful. But interestingly when you finish the book, it is the events of 1966-67, of the early Cultural Revolution that, like one's youth, stand out in their excitement and diversity. And weirdly: freedom.      source
The Deep State
The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government
Mike Lofgren - Sep 13, 2016
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred exposé of who really wields power in Washington   Mike Lofgren is back with a book perfectly pitched for the frenzied circus of the primaries. His argument this time is that for all of the backstabbing and money grubbing of the campaign season, the politicians we ...
Branko Milanovic
Mar 08, 2021
@WasiMOra His book on the Deep State is very good.      source
Godfather of the Kremlin
The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism
Paul Klebnikov - Sep 14, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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From nuclear superpower to impoverished nation, post-communist Russia has become one of the most corrupt regimes in the world. Paul Klebnikov pieces together the previous decade in Russian history, showing that a major piece of "the decline of Russia' puzzle lies in the meteoric business career of Boris Berezovsky. Transforming himself from a resea...
Branko Milanovic
Feb 16, 2021
@mikiki112 I think they could be the same. It is a serious book:      source
Thy Hand, Great Anarch! India by Nirad Chaundhuri
The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923 by Franz Kafka
Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
Forbidden Colors by Yukio Mishima
Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima
The Invisible Hand? by Bas van Bavel
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The Meritocracy Trap by Daniel Markovits
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The China Boom by Ho-Fung Hung
Escaping Poverty by Peer Vries