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Rutger C. Bregman is a Dutch popular historian and author. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics, including Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World, which has been translated into thirty-two languages.
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The Slave Ship
A Human History
Marcus Rediker - 2008-09-30 (first published in 2007)
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Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the eighteenth century. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, court records, diaries, and firsthand accounts, The Slave Ship is riveting and sobering reconstructing in chilling detail a world nearly lost to history: the "floating du...
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It was a drawing of the slave ship 'The Brooks'. The historian @MarcusRediker tells us that it was actually a 'graphic understatement'. See his wonderful book -->      source
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How to Create a Vegan World
A Pragmatic Approach
Tobias Leenaert - 2017-06-29
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In this thought-provoking book, Tobias Leenaert leaves well-trodden animal advocacy paths and takes a fresh look at the strategies, objectives, and communication of the vegan and animal rights movement. He argues that, given our present situation, with entire societies dependent on using animals, we need a very pragmatic approach. How to Create a V...
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Fantastic book. Motto: stop trying to be pure, start changing the world. Written by @TobiasLeenaert, founder of one of the most effective organizations that's trying to change our food system.      source
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The Scout Mindset
Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't
Julia Galef - 2021-04-13
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A better way to combat knee-jerk biases and make smarter decisions, from Julia Galef, the acclaimed expert on rational decision-making. When it comes to what we believe, humans see what they want to see. In other words, we have what Julia Galef calls a soldier mindset. From tribalism and wishful thinking, to rationalizing in our personal lives and ...
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Just finished this one by @juliagalef. Highly recommended. It's not easy to become (more of) a scout, but it's hard not to be inspired by this book.      source
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How to Tame a Fox
Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution
Lee Alan Dugatkin - 2019-04-14 (first published in 2016)
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Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs—they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken—imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a fe...
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One of those books I couldn’t have done without. Tells the amazing story of a Russian scientist who domesticated a fox and revolutionized our understanding of human nature. Brilliantly written – can’t recommend it enough.      source
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Difficult Women
An Imperfect History of Feminism
Helen Lewis - 2020-02-27
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Well-behaved women don’t make history: difficult women do. Feminism’s success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Helen Lewis argues that too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It’s time ...
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Just finished this brilliant book by @helenlewis. Long time since I underlined so much in a book. Love her observation that 'universal basic income' is just another phrase for 'wages for housework'.      source
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The Triumph of Injustice
How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay
Emmanuel Saez - 2020-10-20 (first published in 2019)
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Even as they have become fabulously wealthy, the ultra-rich have seen their taxes collapse to levels last seen in the 1920s. Meanwhile, working-class Americans have been asked to pay more. The Triumph of Injustice presents a forensic investigation into this dramatic transformation, written by two economists who have revolutionized the study of ineq...
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One of the best books I’ve read this year. Crystal clear, rigorously empirical. Should be read by policymakers from around the globe, especially in the US. It’s *the* to-do-list for the next president. Will be published next month. @gabriel_zucman      source
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A Brief but Affectionate History - Revised and expanded Edition
Diane Coyle - 2015-09-22
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 横扫各类财经图书殊荣。《华尔街日报》年度十大好书/《金融时报》及麦肯锡年度商业类佳作/世界商业图书Axiom Business大奖/《Choice》年度商业杰作…… 全球政商界精英连袖推荐。经济合合与发展组织秘书长安赫尔·古里亚,前英国央行行长默文·金,前美国白宫经济政策主任托德·布赫霍尔茨,美国经济学泰斗泰勒·柯文,高收益债券教头马丁·弗里德森,发展经济学先驱赛尔奎因,日本经济研究中心特别顾问、前任会长小岛明,《卧底经济学》作者蒂姆·哈福德,英国经济学家约翰·凯,投资分析专家约翰·莫尔丁等。强烈推荐 英国经济学巨擘、BBC副主席黛安娜·科伊尔力透纸背之作 一天读完300年发展史,让你透彻洞悉GDP如何深度影响每个人的生活随着中国经济体积的日益庞大,GDP的增长速度日益进入“L”型...
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@faisalnazir @AaronBastani Yes. Source is Diane Coyle’s great book about the history of GDP      source
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The Lost Boys
inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiment
Gina Perry - 2019-04-02
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An investigative history of one of social psychology’s classic―and most controversial―studies: the Robbers Cave experiment In 1954, a group of American boys attended a remote summer camp where they were split into two groups, and encouraged to bully, harass, and demonize each other. The results would make history as one of social psychology’s class...
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This is a really good book about the famous Robbers Cave Experiment, written by @GinaPerry. Just read it for the 2nd time and can recommend it to anyone who's interested in (social) psychology.      source