September 2, 2014

Book Reviews

Every now and then we read a book we like so much we just have to share it with the world.

Is The Stock Market Rigged? (and how to create a media frenzy)

Is The Stock Market Rigged?

In order to inflame the public’s ire about market corruption, the author of “Flash Boys” carefully sidesteps a number of important facts.

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“Halestorm” And “Abducting Arnold” Author Interview

Abducting Arnold by Becky Akers

Becky Akers is a free-lance writer and historian as well as the author of two novels set during the American Revolution.

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Chronicles of Aria Prime, Episode One by AJ Reissig

AJ Reissig

The adventure begins as a tale of interstellar travel, but quickly morphs into a space opera and post-apocalyptic survival story.

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The Autobiography of Fezziwig

Rumored movie cast for The Autobiography of Fezziwig

Finally revealed, the life of Fezziwig, an English businessman during the cusp of the Industrial Revolution.

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Marotta Family Recipes Published

Momma Jean’s Kitchen: Featuring Marotta Family Recipes

A celebration of both the joy of family and the comfort of Italian cuisine.

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When Helping Hurts

when helping hurts

Much of the assistance Americans provide to those in need is doing more harm than good.

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Dystopian Reading List

Three Guy Fawkes

Here are some other dystopian classics for your reading displeasure

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“Knowledge and Power” by George Gilder

George Gilder's "Knowledge and Power"

Economic growth is so easy….

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Bailing out the Boneheads

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The recent AIG marketing campaign makes my skin crawl. In what they are calling “America’s Profit,“ AIG boasts that repayment of the bailouts created a positive return for taxpayers.

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Jack Bogle: The Father of Passive Funds Gets Active

Jack Bogle - Line Drawing

I found it very interesting that Bogle directs much of his criticism at the mutual fund industry and even Vanguard itself. Bogle argues that fund companies should be doing a better job challenging the excesses of executives and corporate managers.

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Why do women earn lower incomes than men?

Mom reading to daughter

Choosing to work less than 80 hours is not wrong, especially not when all you are going to get is that last 30%.

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Mystery Novels Featuring Money Manager Anderson Crown by Donald Jay Korn

Donald Jay Korn author of the Anderson Crown mysteries

Interview with Donald Jay Korn, author of mystery novels “Payable On Death” and “In For a Pounding” featuring money manager Anderson Crown.

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Sound advice for our times from 1946

Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlit

“Economics in One Lesson” by Henry Hazlitt is one of the classics which should be required reading before voting. It is interesting to see that he knew more in 1946 than the politicians of our age.

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How should we manage a non-profit endowment?

Prudent Practices for Investment Stewards

“There exists a timeless and flexible process for successful investment management decision making that is specifically tailored for Investment Stewards.”

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Book Review: The Investment Answer

Investment Answer

When Gordon Murphy, an investment banking veteran, was told he only had six months to live, he decided to use his last days to write a book aimed at changing the way most individual investors think about investing.

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