Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

THE GOOD SOCIETY by John Kenneth Galbraith
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 26, 1996

"An elder eminence's meagerly substantiated but righteously framed prescriptions for creating collective heavens on earth."
Always more of a critic than a scholar, Galbraith (The Culture of Contentment, 1992, etc.) here offers an exiguous primer on what, in his unabashedly partisan view, would constitute an attainably good society. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 24, 1996

"The trend is everything: Just pick one and ride it until you feel yourself click into place. (First printing of 150,000)"
Popcorn's ``click'' has nothing to do with either feminist consciousness or the PC mouse. Read full book review >

DIVIDED PLANET by Tom Athanasiou
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 22, 1996

"Few people hold that the world's environment is not in trouble, and Athanasiou does not help his cause with this querulous, obvious book."
A shrill indictment of all that is wrong with the current environmental movement. ``Environmentalism,'' political activist Athanasiou writes, ``is only now reaching its political maturity. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 17, 1996

"Mexico watchers expect hard times to come for that country, and Oppenheimer's excellent book explains just why."
NAFTA, Zapatista guerrillas, and Wall Street form the backdrop for this fine journalistic account of Mexico's current tumult. Read full book review >
HANDS OFF by Susan Lee
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 15, 1996

"An informative primer with an attitude."
A laissez-faire economist's back-to-basics restatement of the case against Washington's active involvement in commercial affairs. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 15, 1996

"At a time when the last vestiges of Great Society federalism are under siege in Congress, this well-written study commands particular interest. (Author tour)"
When you next put on a seat belt, visit a national seashore, or switch to NPR, think of the Great Society, says Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Unger (New York Univ.). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1996

"In this regard, Skrentny's book, for those willing to expend the effort, is an interesting examination of policymaking and adds important context to the affirmative action debate."
A provocative examination of affirmative action as a policymaking paradigm, by sociologist Skrentny (Univ. of Pennsylvania). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"These cavils apart, an absorbing and judicious reckoning on an innovative banker who viewed the world as his capitalistic institution's oyster."
A journalist's painstakingly thorough audit of Walter B. Wriston's stewardship at Citicorp, which he helped make into what is arguably the Global Village's most formidable and influential financial institution. Read full book review >
TEACHINGS FROM THE WORLDLY PHILOSOPHY by Robert Heilbroner
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Judicious and generous selections from the key writings of masters of the economics game, complete with perceptive commentary from their latter-day Boswell."
A lively medley of readings from nearly 20 economists who have left their mark on Western civilization. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Academics may be captivated by the interdisciplinary approach, but lawyers and general readers will bail out early on."
What's law got to do with it? Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1996

"An evenhanded inquiry into the wealth of a nation, whose findings the American electorate ignores at its economic peril."
An unsparing and unnerving audit of the cost of so-called entitlements, which makes the talking points of Washington's long- running debate on balancing the federal budget appear all but irrelevant. Read full book review >
THE FUTURE OF THE RACE by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 31, 1996

"A useful introduction to important contemporary thinkers and the question that has plagued African-American intellectuals for over 200 years."
Two of our most prominent and eloquent black intellectuals confront the challenge of W.E.B. DuBois and the notion of the ``Talented Tenth'' as it applies to themselves and other African-American thinkers at the end of the 20th century. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >