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Paul Krugman

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Paul Robin Krugman is an American economist who is the Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a columnist for The New York Times.
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The Afghan Campaign
A Novel
Steven Pressfield - Jun 05, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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WHAT LENGTHS WILL THEY GO TO TO ACHIEVE VICTORY? 330 BC: Alexander The Great launches his bloody and brutal campaign in the Afghan Kingdoms...Among the ranks of Macedonian infantry is Matthias. The youngest of three brothers, he is eager to prove himself, but as he joins the front-line, he comes to realise that warfare has changed. The Macedonians ...
Paul Krugman
Apr 14, 2021
Recalling a great book about the hopeless attempt to pacify Afghanistan — by Alexander the Great's Macedonians      source
Dune
Deluxe Edition
Dune Series
Frank Herbert - Oct 01, 2019 (first published in 1965)
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A deluxe hardcover edition of Frank Herbert's epic masterpiece--a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes: - An iconic new cover- Stained edges and fully illustrated endpapers- A beautifully designed poster on the interior of the jacket- A redesigned wo...
Paul Krugman
Sep 09, 2020
As a teenager, I was a total Dune fanatic; my friends and I used to have mock knife fights where the killing blow had to be delivered slowly to get through the other guy's personal shield, which means a lot if you've read the book 2/      source
Beige Book
Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Rese.
Federal Reserve Districts - Jan 13, 2014
Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest that national economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace during the reporting period of September through early October. Eight Districts reported similar growth rates in economic activity as during the previous reporting period, while growth slowed some in the Philade...
Paul Krugman
Sep 02, 2020
The Beige Book — economics by talking to people — is one of the Fed's more interesting institutions. It seems especially useful now, when conventional economic measures are having a hard time dealing with crazy times 1/      source
The Lord of the Rings
50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition
J. R. R. Tolkien - Oct 12, 2005 (first published in 1955)
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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it t...
Paul Krugman
Mar 24, 2019
The gift that keeps on giving. Remember that there are two books that can greatly influence teenaged boys: Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is about a fantasy world whose unrealism can seriously warp your personality and outlook. The other is about orcs.      source
SparkNotes Literature Guides:Making the reading experience fun!  When a paper is due, and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; a review quiz; and essay t...
Paul Krugman
Mar 24, 2019
The gift that keeps on giving. Remember that there are two books that can greatly influence teenaged boys: Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is about a fantasy world whose unrealism can seriously warp your personality and outlook. The other is about orcs.      source
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Billionaires and Stealth Politics
Benjamin I. Page - Dec 03, 2018
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In 2016, when millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump, many believed his claims that personal wealth would free him from wealthy donors and allow him to “drain the swamp.” But then Trump appointed several billionaires and multimillionaires to high-level positions and pursued billionaire-friendly policies, such as cutting corporate income taxes...
Paul Krugman
Dec 01, 2018
Meanwhile, I've been reading a really interesting new political science book, which tells us that billionaires are, in general, very conservative and mostly back right-wing politicians and causes 3/      source