Book Bits: Climate Change, Pandemics, WFH And Their Effect On Economy

● Fighting the First Wave: Why the Coronavirus Was Tackled So Differently Across the Globe
Peter Baldwin
Summary via publisher (Cambridge U. Press)
COVID-19 is the biggest public health and economic disaster of our time. It has posed the same threat across the globe, yet countries have responded very differently and some have clearly fared much better than others. Peter Baldwin uncovers the reasons why in this definitive account of the global politics of pandemic.

● Iconoclasm: A Survival Guide in the Post-Pandemic Economy
Tony Zorc
Press release via publisher (Forbes Books)
Beginning with an examination of the early market impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Iconoclasm seeks to diagnose the underlying societal problems that contributed to a collective panic and ultimately a once-in-a-generation economic shift – one that will likely be felt for years to come.
While there were a number of contributing factors to the initial dysfunction of America’s pandemic response, in Zorc’s view, they merely exacerbated the real problem: a lack of independent thought. At all levels of leadership across the country, people were scared, looking for answers from others, and stayed reactive amid their own uncertainty. But, according to Zorc, there is a better way

● Beautiful Economics: A Guide to Gentle World Domination
Howard Collinge
Summary via publisher (powerHouse Books)
What if we could all become rich in Life Dollars , a currency that gives value to all the things that make life rich, sustainable and worth living. What if our economy measured success in terms of Gentle World Domination (GWD) instead of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), where clear blue skies, social harmony and spiritual and mental well-being were the measures of a nation’s true wealth. In Beautiful Economics: A guide to Gentle World Domination , author Howard Collinge challenges conventional economic theory while championing a new kind of cross-disciplinary economics that brings together anthropology, spirituality, science, philosophy, letter-writing, creativity and most importantly, the art of storytelling.

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