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BOOK VOUCHER, Any suggestions on what to select?
post Posted: Mar 5 2021, 06:10 PM
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Mar 5 2021, 05:33 PM

My apologies, I misread the article.
One of my wayward sons has a collection of Dr Suess books.
Reckons its better than bitcoin now.

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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Mar 5 2021, 04:44 PM

Well, six of his books have been withdrawn, actually by the publisher. His more well known books are unaffected as far as I can see.


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Well, you won't be able to buy any Dr Seuss books at Amazon, they have been banned due to the author being a racist.
However, you can buy one A. Hitlers book called Mein Kampf ( see Amazon)
Seems theres racists,, then theres racism.
Got me stumped.

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I laughed. ... In Mission to Tashkent, Oxford University Press 1992, the author, F W Baily, wrote of Central Asia; "Many a British subaltern would have enjoyed this isolated but sporting post." He recounts how, when in disguise, he was hired by Bolshevik secret police to track down himself . Also why the intelligent spy always carries two toothbrushes.

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In reply to: krk004 on Saturday 05/04/08 06:13pm

"The Great Fire" by Shirley Hazzard.
Winner of The Miles Franklin Award: 2004
A most beautiful piece of literature.
Hypnotic and dream like quality.

However most readers would be unable to appreciate such work.


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Here is an article about the seriously-up-himself (in my view) Mr Taleb

Peter Bernstein has also written a book on risk: "Againgst the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk".

"The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent." John Maynard Keynes

"The crisis takes a much longer time coming than you think, and then it happens much faster than you would have thought." Rudiger Dornbush

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doctorj "Fooled by Randomness" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb because it'll change the way you look at markets and life in general.

Does it follow on from the "Black Swan" well worth a read to. icon14.gif

Another good book is "1000 Barrels a Second" where to after Peak Oil ( which is now )

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"Fooled by Randomness" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb because it'll change the way you look at markets and life in general.

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I am sitting on a $50 voucher (still) from Xmas.

Any suggestions on what to get?

& Why?

Do Your Own Research & Know Your Own Investment Style.

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