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Daniel L. Everett for his book, Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle , 2008

This one sounds like fun.

As you may note, I´m an economic lightweight and prefer to stay that way!

Still. If, say, Emmanuel Todd indeed wrote one of the best books of 2009, translations would be welcome...

by Nomad on Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 at 09:27:27 AM EST
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  "Still. If, say, Emmanuel Todd indeed wrote one of the best books of 2009, translations would be welcome..."

   That is quite likely, in fact.

  See:  http://www.amazon.com/Emmanuel-Todd/e/B001IXQD6S/ref=sr_tc_2_0

  and

  After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism) (Paperback)

  Daniel Everett's book, by the way, is nothing short of brilliant.

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 at 09:45:54 AM EST
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  You could easily read, with great 'profit', Akerlof and Shiller, Animal Spirits.  Its great virtue is that it's all about economics, rather than silly physics-envy-number-crunching.  That same goes for Mandelbrot's Misbehavior of Markets.  No particular proficiency in calculation is needed for either one of them.

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge
by proximity1 on Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 at 09:51:19 AM EST
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