Economics: The Users Guide—Ha-Joon Chang

I am one of those people who have a mental block about economics. When I read about it, my eyes glaze over and my brain goes “are you kidding?” and shuts down. I think this is ridiculous. I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person, and economics isn’t exactly theoretical physics. So when I came across …

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How to be both…a creative not-quite conundrum

The cover is deceptively like a book for young adults, a simple coming of age tale--two teenage girls from some time in the 1970s, walking on a street somewhere (possibly) in Paris. Ali Smith's novel, shortlisted for last year's Man Booker Prize, caught me from the first page--no, actually, from the title. It's been described …

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