Seven million roses. Three million tulips and three million chrysanthemums. Welcome to the Dutch village of Aalsameer, the world's largest flower market. Aalsameer is the first stop on a breathless tour of world markets led by McMillan, an economist at Stanford University.
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Felicitous economics? Hard to believe, but McMillan's prose resembles single malt, going down easy as it stimulates A wide-ranging, illuminating history of that old, colorful, and sometimes disgraceful institution known as the marketplace: exotic, innovative, and everyday; on terra firma and in cyberspace; bazaar to eBay. Graduate School of Business , are those that develop from the bottom up over time through trial and error, always restless and reshaping themselves with creativity and flexibility.
Shortcutting the process rarely works. Unlike free-market zealots, he appreciates that markets are imperfect and can even be disastrous. A well-designed competitive market puts resources into the hands of those who can best use them. Occasionally wonky but overall a good case for how the dismal science can make the world less—well, dismal. Economics can be put to use in figuring out these big-issue questions. Data can be adduced, for example, to answer the question of whether immigration tends to suppress wages.
A timely, vividly realized reminder to slow down and harness the restorative wonders of serenity. An exploration of the importance of clarity through calmness in an increasingly fast-paced world. Recognizing that this goal requires immense personal discipline, the author draws on the representational histories of John F. These examples demonstrate how others have evolved past the noise of modern life and into the solitude of productive thought and cleansing tranquility.
Throughout the narrative, he promotes that concept mindfully and convincingly. Already have an account? Log in. Trouble signing in? Retrieve credentials. Sign Up. Hard to believe, but McMillan's prose resembles single malt, going down easy as it stimulates. Clarifying and humanistic. Page Count: Publisher: Norton. No Comments Yet. Pub Date: Nov. Page Count: Publisher: PublicAffairs.
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REINVENTING THE BAZAAR
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Book Report : REINVENTING THE BAZAAR:The Natural History of Markets.
Clear, insightful, and nondogmatic, this book gives us a new appreciation for one of our most ubiquitous institutions. From the wild swings of the stock market to the online auctions of eBay to the unexpected twists of the world's post-Communist economies, markets have suddenly become quite visible. We now have occasion to ask, "What makes these institutions work? How important are they? How can we improve them?
Reinventing the Bazaar: A Natural History of Markets