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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 Cult of the Amateur: How today's Internet is killing our culture - Andrew Keen A very pessimistic view of the future of media. He believes our books, movies and music will disappear only to be replaced with amateurs taking over. Typical web 2.0 stuff where all of us become publishers, reviewers and movie makers a la youtube... Since we are all amateurs and not getting paid for out work, he thinks it will not be very good!

I found it to be a very interesting read, but I do disagree with his conclusions. How many people have said that music downloading would ruin the business? We really don't see that happening as there are tons of new bands out there that are still making interesting music. Will people actually stop watching tv and going to the movies only to stay home and watch inane drivel on youtube? Hmmmm, somehow, I don't think so!