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Betsy

Betsy's Non-Blog

I'm not a blogger. I just love to read.

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Blindsighted
Karin Slaughter
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
The Silver Ships
S. H. Jucha

The Price Of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue And Prosperity

The Price Of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue And Prosperity - Jeffrey D. Sachs This was not quite what I was expecting, but it's an excellent book. I was looking for a book to help me understand economics and the current economic situation of the U.S., and maybe the world. A tall order, but Sachs has a great reputation.

This book does explain how we have gotten where we are economically, but not in a great deal of detail. He also covers political and sociological causes, then goes into solutions. However, his solutions are not very new, and I didn't get a good feeling for how they could actually be accomplished. No concrete practical steps to take, rather some overarching pie-in-the-sky prescriptions.

The fact that I agree with most of what he said didn't keep me from feeling just slightly disappointed.