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Anything Goes?

Emerging from Poverty: The Economics That Really Matters

by Gerald M. Meier
Professor Gerald Meier’s purpose is set out in the first sentence of his book. He wants to appraise “the efforts by economists to understand the economics of being poor as well as the policy measures they have proposed that will allow the countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America to …

City Lights

Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life

by Jane Jacobs
Last year two American friends, one conservative, the other liberal, independently sent me copies of Mrs. Jacobs’s book because they thought that while I would disagree with much of the argument, I would nevertheless find the book very interesting. They were right on both counts. Assessment of the merits and …

Three Poems by Arthur Rimbaud

ETERNITY It is discovered. What? Eternity. In the whirling light Of sun become sea. O my sentinel soul, Let us always desire The nothing of night And the day on fire. From the voice of the World And the …