Book Bits: 6 Books Running The Gamut

Competition is Killing Us: How Big Business is Harming Our Society and Planet – and What To Do About It
by Michelle Meagher
Interview with author via Pitchfork Economics
Neoliberal economics says free trade is always good, and its followers try to lower trade barriers without discretion. Freedom is an essential ingredient for successful international trade—but that doesn’t mean all trade should be unregulated. Competition law expert Michelle Meagher joins Goldy to debunk common competition myths and talk about strategies to hold powerful monopolies accountable.

 

Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live
by Nicholas A. Christakis
Review via Minneapolis Star Tribune
In the predawn hours of Oct. 2, my wife stirred me awake with the breaking news that President Donald Trump and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19. I immediately reached across cat-studded blankets for my phone: Leading epidemiologists were already tweeting out astute analysis and treatment options.

One such Twitter influencer is Nicholas A. Christakis, a lauded Yale scientist whose capacious, gripping “Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live” is the first major COVID-19 book out of the gate, buoying the reader from Wuhan to Washington, from New York to New Zealand.

 

 

Market Momentum: Theory and Practice
by Stephen Satchell and Andrew Grant
Summary via publisher (Wiley)
Market Momentum: Theory and Practice is a thorough, how-to reference guide for a full range of financial professionals and students. It examines the behavioral and statistical causes of market momentum while also exploring the practical side of implementing related strategies. The phenomenon of momentum in finance occurs when past high returns are followed by subsequent high returns, and past low returns are followed by subsequent low returns. Market Momentum provides a detailed introduction to the financial topic, while examining existing literature. Recent academic and practitioner research is included, offering a more up-to-date perspective.

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