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Blink

Recommended by Jennifer Min We don’t often take our gut instinct seriously, but it’s time that we do. That’s the message Gladwell tries to get across in Blink. Gladwell tells a series of intriguing stories about moments where people have made decisions in a blink –...
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Fear

Recommended by Dylan Mortimore Widely regarded as one of the greatest investigative journalists of all-time, Bob Woodward was best known for his role in reporting on the Watergate Scandal, which saw Richard Nixon resign from office in 1974. In...
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The Man Who Knew

Recommended by Declan Hunt A masterful biography of former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan, written by Sebastian Mallaby as the product of five years research and unparalleled access to his subject and close associates. The story of Greenspan is also the story of modern...
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Why Nations Fail

Recommended by Daniel Walton A study into the economic and political successes of nations across the globe, as well as the mistakes that less successful nations have made. The argument, above all, is that inclusive political structures motivate economic development,...
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The Rise and Fall of American Growth

Recommended by Declan Hunt Robert J. Gordon argues the high rates of economic growth seen in the US during the “special century” of 1870-1970 were a one time event, and that there is no reason to expect these rates to ever return. His thesis can be distilled into five...
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One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger

Recommended by Daniel Walton A case for rapidly growing the population of America, yet by proxy and cultural/political association the arguments can extend to Australia. As the right side of politics retreats into nativism and the left largely pushes back against...

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