- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press (January 17, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0231150687
- ISBN-13: 978-0231150682
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,528,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World Hardcover – January 17, 2011
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Mr Kołodko is one of the heavyweight economic thinkers of post-communist Europe.Mr Kolodko's latest book paints a on a wide canvas. I find it maddening in places but never dull. Here's a sample.By Edward Lucas
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What makes my book different from the others?
I like to say that economics, and the social sciences in general, ought to be as simple as possible, but no simpler. In "Truth, Errors, and Lies..." I'm trying to approach the issues in a scientific-model-shaped way that is nevertheless grounded in concrete, comprehensible realities--a complexity of issues combined with a simplicity of explanations. I point out the interaction between culture and politics, technology and the economy, the environment and business, money and happiness, the past and the future, America and China, wisdom and stupidity, strategy and chaos, Europe and Africa, religion and competitiveness. The feedback and causal relations between these events and processes are what's fascinating in our interdependent world. And I believe this is what makes my book different from the others.
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on facts and so he isnt bound by ideologies. The book is multilayered
because - as he says - things interconnect and play together. It's a deeply
thoughtful book by a true intellectual and for independent thinkers.
A page turner, brilliant..One can not put this book down...The BEST reviews by THE world renowned economists, writers, Nobel Prize winners..A MUST..Do not missed out! HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED. 5 STARS; SHAME, WE DO NOT HAVE 6 STARS!