Written by a renowned psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in Economics, Thinking, Fast and Slow is an engaging book that reveals how people think and make decisions. In addition to being a fun read, the book shows where our intuition can sometimes fail us and what we can do to tap into the slower, more logical brain.
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Forget what you thought you knew about the Great Depression and consider the possibility that most of what the New Deal did actually hurt more than it helped. The really ironic thing is that this is exactly what my parents – who were actually there – always told me. I just never believed them until now.
This book upends so many misconceptions and stereotypes that it never ceases to amuse and amaze. Never will you think about “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” in the same way — because most of the “rich” among us lead very modest lives.
Muller does an admirable job of elucidating important thought about how money makes the world we live in different from what came before. Here you’ll find not only Smith, but also Burke, Marx, Weber, Simmel, Schumpeter, Keynes, Hayek, and others. Scholarly but extremely readable.
How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire
by Stan Hinden
In this book, a retired financial journalist from The Washington Post wrote about what it was like for him to retire and where he found himself under-prepared. By covering a list of important topics, from whether you are truly ready to retire to planning for serious illnesses, Stan described his learnings from thinking through and experiencing this complex, life changing transition.
If this doesn’t turn you into a Hamiltonian, nothing will. Plus, it’s a fitting backdrop to today’s news, so much of which revolves around money (currency) and the role that the Federal government, especially the Federal Reserve, plays in it.