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You might enjoy Kevin Phillips' Wealth and Democrary, available cheap at Abe books, if you have not read it.

"Highly readable for all its charts and graphs"

Now that I have gotten your attention:

Had to read this one two times, it was so meaty.

Phillips compares the great economic empires, Spain, Dutch, thru American of the last 5 centuries.

As I recall, Phillips argued that Britain and US are reenacting now, more exaggeratedly, the same finance capitalism frenzy that gripped Britain at the turn of the twentieth century.

"When the abyss stares at me, it wets its pants." Brian Hopkins

by EricC on Sun Jun 24th, 2007 at 06:16:17 PM EST
That book has indeed been recommended to me before. But as I have (I take) so little time to read book these days , and my pile to-read is biiig, I hesitate to buy more...

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Jun 24th, 2007 at 06:23:56 PM EST
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