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Diane Coyle

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Diane Coyle, CBE, OBE, FAcSS is an economist and a former advisor to the UK Treasury. She was vice-chairman of the BBC Trust, the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation, and was a member of the UK Competition Commission from 2001 until 2019.
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Catastrophe and Systemic Change
Learning from the Grenfell Tower Fire and Other Disasters
Gill Kernick - Jun 30, 2021
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Diane Coyle
May 26, 2021
If you've been gripped by the saga of what happened in UK government in 2020, you'll want to read this important book by @gillkernick      source
The Plague Cycle
The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease
Charles Kenny - Jan 19, 2021
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A vivid, sweeping history of mankind’s battles with infectious disease, for readers of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Yuval Harari’s Sapiens and John Barry’s The Great Influenza.For four thousand years, the size and vitality of cities, economies, and empires were heavily determined by infection. Striking humanity in waves, the cycle of plagues s...
Diane Coyle
Mar 31, 2021
Onions and eternal vigilance: (on the wonderful book by @charlesjkenny )      source
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Identity is the New Money
David Birch - Apr 30, 2014
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This book argues that identity and money are both changing profoundly. Because of technological change the two trends are converging so that all that we need for transacting will be our identities captured in the unique record of our online social contacts. Social networks and mobile phones are the key technologies. They will enable the building of...
Diane Coyle
Mar 05, 2021
@dgwbirch I know a great book about that....      source
The Murder of Professor Schlick
The Rise and Fall of the Vienna Circle
David Edmonds - Oct 13, 2020
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From the author of Wittgenstein's Poker and Would You Kill the Fat Man?, the story of an extraordinary group of philosophers during a dark chapter in Europe's historyOn June 22, 1936, the philosopher Moritz Schlick was on his way to deliver a lecture at the University of Vienna when Johann Nelböck, a deranged former student of Schlick's, shot him d...
Diane Coyle
Jan 27, 2021
Great essay, about a great book by @DavidEdmonds100 I’ve been reading a lot about 1920s Vienna - lockdown bonus      source
Micromotives and Macrobehavior
Thomas C. Schelling - Oct 17, 2006 (first published in 1978)
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"Schelling here offers an early analysis of 'tipping' in social situations involving a large number of individuals." —official citation for the 2005 Nobel PrizeMicromotives and Macrobehavior was originally published over twenty-five years ago, yet the stories it tells feel just as fresh today. And the subject of these stories—how small and seemingl...
Diane Coyle
Jan 09, 2021
@DavidSkarbek Love that book!      source
These Truths
A History of the United States
Jill Lepore - Oct 01, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Widely hailed for its “sweeping, sobering account of the American past” (New York Times Book Review), Jill Lepore’s one-volume history of America places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—“these truths,” Jefferson called them—political equality, n...
Diane Coyle
Nov 28, 2020
@Ed_Crooks @derek_brower @JasonBordoff It’s a wonderful book!      source
Boom and Bust
A Global History of Financial Bubbles
William Quinn - Aug 06, 2020
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Why do stock and housing markets sometimes experience amazing booms followed by massive busts and why is this happening more and more frequently? In order to answer these questions, William Quinn and John D. Turner take us on a riveting ride through the history of financial bubbles, visiting, among other places, Paris and London in 1720, Latin Amer...
Diane Coyle
Nov 04, 2020
Terrific book!      source
Frank Ramsey
A Sheer Excess of Powers
Cheryl Misak - Mar 06, 2020
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When he died in 1930 aged 26, Frank Ramsey had already invented one branch of mathematics and two branches of economics, laying the foundations for decision theory and game theory. Keynes deferred to him; he was the only philosopher whom Wittgenstein treated as an equal. Had he lived he might have been recognized as the most brilliant thinker of th...
Diane Coyle
Jun 18, 2020
@billt That’s a great book!      source
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The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco - Sep 26, 2006 (first published in 1980)
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The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Baco...
Diane Coyle
May 07, 2020
Gloomy letter du jour. I recently reread Name of the Rose - excellent book:      source
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The Republic of Beliefs
A New Approach to Law and Economics
Kaushik Basu - Jun 12, 2018
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A leading economist offers a radically new approach to the economic analysis of the lawIn The Republic of Beliefs, Kaushik Basu, one of the world's leading economists, argues that the traditional economic analysis of the law has significant flaws and has failed to answer certain critical questions satisfactorily. Why are good laws drafted but never...
Diane Coyle
Oct 04, 2019
It’s a great book!      source
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