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Economics in One Lesson

Economics in One Lesson, written in 1946 by Henry Hazlitt, is an excellent book. From Chapter 1: Doesn’t everyone know, in his personal life, that there are all sorts of indulgences delightful at the moment but disastrous in the end? Doesn’t every little boy know that if he eats enough candy he will get sick? Doesn’t the fellow who gets …

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Book review: The Boy Plunger

The Boy Plunger is a biography of J.L. Livermore. J.L. Livermore (Jesse to those who didn’t know him) is the same person who is the subject of the seminal (no homo) investing tome Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. While Reminiscences was known to be loosely based on Livermore’s life, The Boy Plunger endeavors to be a¬†historically accurate biography of one …

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