In my youth I dated a girl who was a business student, and I used to constantly annoy her with my anti-corporate comments. She finally challenged me to read up on corporations so that I would know what I was talking about. I went to the library and picked out at random an economics book on corporations .Fortunately for me, and unfortunately for her, the book I chose was "The New Industrial State". It was a fantastic read, and I became even more annoying on the subject.Another fun read, as I marvel at Vancouver's pre-Olympics real estate bubble, is "A Short History of Financial Euphoria". It's a hoot.The farm that Galbraith grew up on is just down the road, over the bridge, and through the apple orchard from my hometown.
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