Tag: economics

Bruce Schneier – Liers and Outliers

Bruce Schneier collected wisdom from several disciplines to Liars & Outliers: enable the trust that society needs to thrive. My legends from Economics class, the principal-agent problem, Prisoner’s Dilemma, Coase‘s… Read more »

Bruce C. Greenwald and Judd Kahn – glob•ali•za´•tion: n. The Irrational Fear that Someone in China Will Take Your Job

Bruce C. Greenwald (who teaches in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business) and Judd Kahn (a former history professor) prove globalists to be dead wrong in Glob•ali•za´•tion: n. The Irrational Fear… Read more »

Scott Berkun – Mindfire

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Scott Berkun wrote 1,500+ essays on various topics, before compiling 30 of them in Mindfire – Big Ideas for Curious Minds. Though the originals were published over a timespan of more than… Read more »

Daniel Kahneman – Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman got the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, (now translated into… Read more »

Rene Almeling – Sex Cells – The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm

Rene Ameling (1977, assistant Professor of Sociology at Yale University) attempted to sort through the questions raised by bodily commodification. Economics (my own University background), healthcare and psychology are combined… Read more »