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What books do top CEOs, policymakers, academics, etc recommend reading this year?

Barry Eichengreen sends us to Bloomberg’s interesting compilation of 2012 book recommendations from CEO, policy makers, investors, economists, academics and authors. The most popular picks were Robert A. Caro’s “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” “Volcker: The Triumph … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on Promoting High-Skilled Immigration

I’ve been reading Michael Lind‘s book, Land of Promise,  and found this Jefferson quote on page 39: Jefferson opposed Hamilton’s policy of promoting skilled immigration, because of his prejudice against urban mechanics and factory workers. He wrote that such ‘ephemeral … Continue reading

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