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Stephen Kinsella

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Stephen Kinsella is an Irish economist. He is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick's Kemmy Business School in Ireland and a columnist with Ireland's Sunday Business Post. He has written a number of books about the Irish economy.
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Extrastatecraft
The Power of Infrastructure Space
Keller Easterling - Aug 16, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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Extrastatecraft controls everyday life in the city: it’s the key to power – and resistance – in the twenty-first century. Infrastructure is not only the underground pipes and cables controlling our cities. It also determines the hidden rules that structure the spaces all around us – free trade zones, smart cities, suburbs, and shopping malls. Extra...
Stephen Kinsella
Dec 06, 2020
This book is turning into a delight. Thanks @Niamh_NicGhabh and colleagues for the recommendation.     source
Amusing Ourselves to Death
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Neil Postman - Dec 27, 2005 (first published in 1985)
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Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time, to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs. In this eloquent, persuasive book, Neil Postman alerts us to the real and present dangers of this state of affairs, and offers compelling suggestions as to how to with...
Stephen Kinsella
Aug 01, 2019
@AlanReillyIRL @t0nyyates @WhelanKarl Yes! Fantastic book. So glad you're re-reading it.     source
The Code Book
The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Simon Singh - Aug 29, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, t...
Stephen Kinsella
Jun 07, 2019
@gavreilly @SLSingh Love that book     source