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unnamednewbie13
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Solid pages. I want to know more about this defrocked Unitarian minister named Thor.
KEN-JENNINGS
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I picked up Capital in the Twenty First Century by the economist Thomas Piketty. Anyone ever read it? One of my golf buddies recommended it to me.  It arrives tomorrow. I should have it finished by the end of next week, depending on the writing.
uziq
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yeah i read it a few years ago when it was the must-have coffee table book of the year. pretty straightforward thesis, in my opinion. the writing is good but doesn't shy away from proper economics (as opposed to political economy). can't imagine it has found many sympathetic ears in america ... but definitely picked up by the usual strand of left-leaning politicos in france, spain, italy and greece (varoufakis, especially).
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I remember hearing articles about how he got some fundamental math wrong or his data was off. Of course that doesn't refute the underlining thesis but that's out there.
uziq
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economics and statistics aren’t exactly apodictic. a right-wing free-marketeer will have a vastly different take with the same data. the underlying theory is more compelling than the methodology/demonstration imo.
RTHKI
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Read the first four dune books. Really liked em. Now back to reading the A Clash of Kings.
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Rereading ASoIF?
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

What do you think about Stephen King? I am reading my first novel of his. The book is a 1200 pager and I am 300 in since I started Saturday. So it's an easy read.
Finally got around to finishing it today.

I liked it but the last 50 pages I mostly skimmed. I heard King's books never have good endings and this was true for this one.
RTHKI
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

Rereading ASoIF?
Yea, I reread the first book last year. Started book 2 but stopped. Started again, halfway through.
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RTHKI wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

Rereading ASoIF?
Yea, I reread the first book last year. Started book 2 but stopped. Started again, halfway through.
What did you think about how the show ended?
RTHKI
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The last 2 episodes were complete trash and the battle for winterfell, along with the buildup episode, was very underwhelming.
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Epstein didn't kill himself
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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943
https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008 … tory-1943/
Those were the days, a chap could be as racist and anti-semitic as he liked and still be a hero.
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Expanded on the story a good deal compared with the Paul Brickhill version covering more of the after-effects, failure to capitalise on the success, but less detail on the technical development IIRC. Arthur Harris doesn't seem to come out of anything well.

I should probably try some of Hastings other books, they're slightly more soulless than Beevor but lighter on some of the mind-numbing detail.
Epstein didn't kill himself

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