Jeff Sachs believes that the best way to alleviate global poverty is through massive doses of foreign aid (The End of Poverty). Michael Strong in his book Be the Solution offers a wager to compare two sets of countries after 20 years (p 190): Sachs–The 20 nations that have received the most government-to-government foreign aid [...]
That’s it, I did it and I want to tell the world about it. It’s been a long but entertaining journey of a bit more than 100 pages, and I finally went through. Deep down in the dark water of privatization but notwithstanding appealing intellectual ideas. So, if I could do it, so can you! [...]
Check out Tom Palmer’s book, Realizing Freedom: Libertarian History, Theory and Practice. His book ranges from the theory of justice to foreign policy, from the economics of public goods to gay rights in Russia. Palmer addresses the nature of freedom, law, rights, and justice; the morality of markets; and the institutional frameworks of free societies.
The School Choice Campaign and Penguin Books launched Professor James Tooley’s new book “The Beautiful Tree-A Personal Journey into How the world’s Poorest People are Educating Themselves” in November 2009. The book highlights a wave of change sweeping the nation and the role of numerous small but inspiring private schools run by good samaritans from [...]
The Road to Serfdom is a book written by Friedrich von Hayek which transformed the landscape of political thought in the 20th century. The Road to Serfdom is among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism.
Instead of reading the entire book you can get a pretty good idea of its main arguments by reading the illustrated version of the Road to Serfdom published in Look Magazine later distributed by the general motors.
A Better India, A Better World
In this extraordinarily inspiring and visionary book, N.R. Narayana Murthy shows us that an society working for the greatest welfare of the greatest number — samasta jananam sukhino bhavantu — must focus on two simple things: values and good leadership. Drawing on the remarkable Infosys story and the lessons learnt from the two decades of post-reform India, Narayana Murthy lays down the ground rules that must be followed if future generations are to inherit a truly progressive nation.
Market responds to a large number of signals emanating from an equally large number of sources and the soundness of the market depends a lot on the reliability of these signals themselves. One of the important signals that market participants rely heavily on while choosing their investment avenues is the rating of financial institutions and [...]
See an extract of A Better India: A Better World in this week’s Outlook, to be out in April by Penguin. The three books that influenced Murthy’s thinking are: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber; My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi; and Peau Noire, Masques Blancs (Black Skin, White [...]