Books Of Interest September 9, 2013

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York (Photo credit: blmiers2)

The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles In The City     William B. Helmreich

This to me is the astonishing story of William Helmrich, a professor in New York City, who takes over four years to walk all five boroughs in New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island and cover every block for a total of over 6,000 miles. He has the opportunity to speak with numerous New Yorkers from immigrants up to former mayors and the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Their stories are intertwined to bring us the captivating story of what New York is all about. This looks like a fascinating read!!!

Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge and Chance     Edmund Phelps

This Nobel-Prize winning economist explores the history of prosperity and why some nations prosper and at what level public, private and culture factors play in this prosperity. He also plays the skepticism card in explaining the history of prosperity and economic progress and the decline of modern capitalism. If you have interest in the working or non-working of economics this book looks to be of interest.

The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, And The Origins of Inequality     Angus Deaton

The author tells the story of economic prosperity of the world over the previous 250 years and why some people became wealthier and healthier than others. He delves into the glaring inequalities between people and countries as well as some of the setbacks that have held some geographic regions back. I am purchasing this for my pile!!!

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