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Love, Lies, and Deception
L.P. Dover
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government
Yaron Brook, Don Watkins
Confessions of a Corporate Slut
Jacqueline Gum
Freestyle Community Drum Circles
Rick Cormier
The Bliss Balance - Create Success, Peace, and Happiness in Your Life
Rebekah Harkness
Ocean of Fear
Helen Hanson

The Matthew Effect: How Advantage Begets Further Advantage

The Matthew Effect: How Advantage Begets Further Advantage - Daniel Rigney A whole book about the current significance of one bible passage: Matthew 13:12: "for whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath."

You would expect this to be religious in tone, but it is in fact, a sociological tome. An interesting one at that! It basically explores all the ways the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Quick and easy to read, definitely not a dry textbook type of book.

I found it a little discouraging. Most of it talks about how any advantage or disadvantage you were born with tends to bring on more advantages or disadvantages, as the case may be.....

Would recommend!