REVIEW: “Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations” by Brandon L. Garrett

Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations, by Brandon L. Garrett Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 978-0674368316 Copyright November 2014, Hardcover, 384 Pages An absolute legal delight. Greatly comprehensive and extraordinarily fascinating, this book nimbly surveys corporate prosecutions and white-collar crimes. With trained focus on dissecting deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, the book…

REVIEW: “How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation” by Marc Bousquet

How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation, by Marc Bousquet NYU Press, 978-0814799758 Copyright January 2008, Paperback, 281 Pages Dexterously written and strikingly thought provoking, this book examines deep-seated problems plaguing America’s academic labor system. Sprinkled with skepticism and cynicism, the author bluntly lay bare the paradoxes and ironies, abuses and superexploitations existing within the…

REVIEW: “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” by Cathy O’Neil

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil Crown, 978-0553418811 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 272 Pages An engaging read on the intersection between data science and politics, education, law enforcement, healthcare and more. The practical orientation of the book makes it a compelling read for data nerds and less mathematically inclined…

REVIEW: “The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline” by Jonathan Tepperman

The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline, by Jonathan Tepperman Tim Duggan Books, 978-1101902981 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 320 Pages The Fix is immensely informative, tremendously engaging, and remarkably researched. The book makes for a synchronously enjoyable and educational read; the awe-inspiring narratives of nations successfully overcoming seemingly insurmountable trials are deeply inspiring….

REVIEW: “A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World (Columbia Business School Publishing)” by Joe Carlen

A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World (Columbia Business School Publishing), by Joe Carlen Columbia University Press, ISBN: 978-0231173049 Copyright October 2016, Hardcover, 256 Pages A Brief History of Entrepreneurship is an unbelievably enthralling and inspirational book, especially so for enthusiasts, practitioners and students of entrepreneurship and business. An inconceivably content-rich…

REVIEW: “Europe Isn’t Working” by Larry Elliott, Dan Atkinson

Europe Isn’t Working, by Larry Elliott, Dan Atkinson Yale University Press, ISBN: 978-0300221923 Copyright August 2016, Hardcover, 320 Pages Europe Isn’t Working is a strikingly ingenious book. With its content constructed with extraordinarily penetrating analyses and strong arguments, and coupled with comprehensive explanations and lucid writing, the book adeptly furnishes a compelling case against the euro. Though an…

REVIEW: “Economic Thought: A Brief History” by Heinz D. Kurz

Economic Thought: A Brief History, by Heinz D. Kurz Columbia University Press, ISBN: 978-0231172585 Copyright May 2016, Hardcover, 224 Pages Economic Thought provides an eclectic survey of the history of economic thought, and a myriad of pertinent economists. Exceedingly lucidly written and highly accessible, the concise chronological rendition of the diverse schools of economic thought, encompassing both the…

REVIEW: “The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins” by James Angelos

The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins, by James Angelos Broadway Books, ISBN: 978-0385346504 Copyright June 2016, Paperback, 320 Pages The Full Catastrophe is an astoundingly comprehensive survey of the convoluted circumstances contributing to the Greek fiscal demise, and complications stemming from the Greek commitment to the memorandum of understanding—the mnimonio—with “the Troika,” which comprises the…

REVIEW: “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” by Rana Foroohar

Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, by Rana Foroohar Crown Business, ISBN: 978-0553447231 Copyright May 2016, Hardcover, 400 Pages Makers and Takers is a magnificently intellectual book. The book is packed with highly compelling arguments illustrating the “complex phenomenon” of financialization colonizing American business, complete with plentiful pertinent examples, solid research,…