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Discussion in 'Ask Jack' started by Dave Robinson, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Hey Dr Kruse,

    Do you have any book recommendations for increasing financial IQ as well as books to further understand macroeconomics?

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  2. Jack Kruse

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    to understand value investing: Ben Graham.
    growth investing Peter Lynch
    bond markets: Ray Dalio
    derivative the Najarian brothers
    Basic Economics, by Thomas Sowell. Read everything Sowell has written
    "Economics in One Lesson," is another. It was first published in 1946, is a good starting point for anyone who needs a thorough but not overly technical explanation of economics and how economies work.

    Economic history: "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" by Thomas Piketty

    Austrian economics: An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, vol. 1, Economic Thought Before Adam Smith.

    Niccoli Machivelli: The Prince.
    In modern times, Machiavelli's reputation as a preacher of evil has been replaced by the admiration of political scientists as the founder of their discipline. For Machiavelli had cast off outdated moralism to look at power coolly and hardheadedly. A tough-minded realist, he was the pioneer developer of modern, positive, value-free political science. As the mercantilist, power-oriented founder of modern "scientific" method, Sir Francis Bacon, was to write early in the 17th century: "We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do."

    Machiavelli's final sense of what it is to be a man of virtú and his final words of advice to the prince can thus be summarized by saying that he tells the prince to ensure above all that he becomes a man of "flexible disposition": he must be capable of varying his conduct from good to evil and back again "as fortune and circumstances dictate."

    It tells you how governments us fear to control obedient idiots.

    Critical Thinking: "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman,
  3. Awesome thank you so much. I will read all of that

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