Friday, March 14, 2014

Recent Book Arrivals

Publishers often send me books for potential reviewing at EPJ. I don't review them all, but starting with this post I will announce any books I receive.  Later, I will review some of them, but not all.

The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty: Answers to Your Most Important Money Questions by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz. Looks like a pretty solid basic on financial planning. Schwab-Pomerantz is the daughter of Charles Schwab.

The Tragedy of the Euro (2nd edition) by Phillipp Bagus. Bagus is a student of Austrian economics. From the blurb: Bagus explains that the Euro is not what the older classical liberals had hoped for but instead is a politically managed money that is destined for failure. He writes with a keen sense for economic analytics and empirical detail, offering one of the most accessible and yet rigorous accounts of the emergence of the Euro. He predicts its downfall due to political pressures, bad banking practices, and exploding public-sector liabilities. The analogies with the dollar are indeed close, but with welfare states at a more advanced stage, it will be a race to see which paper currency will crumble first. Professor Bagus brings theoretical power to investigating one of the most important topics in economics today. His arguments and evidence convinced even Jesus Huerta de Soto to withdraw support for the Euro.

Defending the Undefendable II: Freedom in All Realms  by Walter Block. Walter is back with a book that carries on the argument first launched in Defending the Undefendable that converted many, many people into hardcore libertarians. From the blurb: Walter Block's daring, funny, iconoclastic Defending the Undefendable is a libertarian classic. In this sequel Block defends even more of society's hidden heroes, those unfairly maligned entrepreneurs, workers, and capitalists who create value through free and voluntary interaction, and he does it in the same colorful and engaging style.

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