Political Economy Internet Library
07/6/18   Please link to, use to educate and Share!

1.  Political Economy Books
Political Economy Studies

War on Terror Studies
Political Economy Basics
Current Interest
6. Political Economy Book Reviews

7. War on Terror Book Reviews
. Sundry Stuff
Proposed Education Manifesto

10. Searchable Libraries

10. Crib Notes
Accounting   Economics   Finance
Political Economy   
Pre Algebra   Statistics

1. Political Economy Book Summaries

Politics in Our Democratic Capitalist Federalist Republic 2p
Conservative, Liberal, and Libertarian Philosophies 1/20/20

On Grand Strategy 2p
The processes and complexities of devising grand strategies
applied to U.S. Presidents
 from Washington to Trump by J. Gaddis

Panorama of American History
Don't Know Much About History 
by K. Davis 10p
Everything You Need To Know About American History But Never Learned

Turning Points in American History 10p
Outline of a Great Course Audio covers 400 years

American Nations by C. Woodard 2p
From the
utopian "Yankeedom" to the conservative "Greater Appalachia" and liberal "Left Coast," examines cultural  differences sheds light on America's political and cultural divides and help to understand how distinct identities and values are slowly becoming more united.

Generations and The Fourth Turning 2p
W. Strauss and N. Howe

Biographies Edited by Walter
American:  Authors, Presidents and Colonial Politics Leaders
World Political Economy Leaders

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Presidential Courage 8p
Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 by M. Beschloss

Nixonland 8p

Thomas Jefferson   The Art of Power 2012 by J. Meacham

Tax Changes for a Post COVID America

Geopolitical Summaries 2-4p of recent studies from our editor


Storm Before the Calm

America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, then Triumph 1p

by George Friedman      Source     2/25/20 

American Dynasty 6p
Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by K Phillips
Welcome the Hackocracy
a look at Bush 2's difference making appointments

Second Chance 6p
Three Presidents and the Crisis of America Superpower by Z. Brzezinsk

Exorbitant Dollar Privilege

How Democracies Die 4p plus 4 videos
What History Reveals About Our Future
from S. Daniel and D, Ziblatt

The Code of Capital
How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality from K. Pistor

Political Economy of the United States 1619-2019 Anthology of 2-6p

World Political Leaders Modern analysis of Political Leaders

2. US Political Economy Studies

Gzero: Top 2020 Geopolitical Risks 2p

Constitutional History of the United States 2p

Conservatism vs. Progressivism 2p

A Very Brief U.S. Political History
Political Eras, Important Events in 1p-3p 

History of the United States 1619-1973
Many one-page studies

20th Century U.S. Decade Ranking
 Which Decade Was Best, Worst? 1p 

20th Century Decades of Problems 1P

Decades Ranked by Problems 1p

20th Century Decade Evaluation
Interaction of Politics and Economics 4p 

20th Century U.S. Political Economy 5p

Presidential Politics
Party Politics & Presidential Elections 1788-2012 5p

Measuring of Important Events

Economic Growth

Recession. Great

Recessions, Most Severe US

The Great Recession Using Quick Notes

The Cost of 20th Century Wars 1p

Economic Issues 1p each

Watergate-Where Are They Now? 2p


American Presidents   


Political Leaders, Modern Analysis    

Political Leaders U.S.   

Political Economy Leaders

3. War on Terror Studies

Prelude U.S. Terror Episodes Since 1900

The Basics
A Concise History of Christianity

Middle East Facts
40 Maps Explain Middle East

The Middle East: The Way It Is and Why
Middle East Conflict in 11 minute video
Iran 20th Century History
Iraq 20th Century Iraq
Islamic Fundamentalism

Sunni-Shiite Conflict History
Sunnis/Shiites at War 

Modern Players

Militant Hamas Vs. Moderate Fatah
Afghanistan/Iraq Wars to Forget
A Look Back at Afghanistan War


4. Political Economy Basics

Our Democratic Federalist Capitalist Republic
Building America's Democratic Federalist Republic

1. The Early Colonial Period
2. Determining Political Power and "We the People"
3. Increasing We" of "We the People"
4. Thomas Jefferson Leader of the Opposition

5. Constitutional History of Our
Democratic Federalist Republic

6. Thomas Jefferson Leader of the Opposition
7. Capitalistic Democracy Profitable Government

Supplemental Stuff

Global Populisms and Their Challenges:
the threat and potential solutions for the rise of global populism
Anna Grzymala-Busse, Didi Kuo, Francis Fukuyama, Michael McFaul

U.S. Government and Politics textbook
Political Economy Readings
One Page Economic Issue
A Brief History of US Banking is a brief chronology.

E-mail antonw@ix.netcom with suggestions.


5.  Current Interest Book Reviews

1. A Demon of Our Own Design
Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of…by R Bookstaber

2. The End of Theory: Financial Crises, the Failure of Economics, and the Sweep of Human Interaction by Richard Bookstaber, Book Review
Prof. Dr. Richard Bookstaber Presentation 78 min video

3. What Risks Are Building in the Markets  26 min

4. The Four Horsemen of the Econopocalypse 15 min

by Richard Bookstaber

5. Wealth Track Asset Allocation Discussion 9 min

6. Demons of Our Own Design
Bloomberg Interview
13 min video

37 Advice and Dissent Alan Binder


Epilogue Terrorism Against the West 1975-2015   

Other Stuff
50 Years: Legacies of the 1967 War 6 videos

Conservative Brookings Institution

many short written reports

Podcast: The 1967 War 57 min podcast


6. Political Economy Book Reviews

Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century
"Why We' re in a New Gilded Age" by T. Piketty 2014

The Shifts and Shock What We Learned from the Financial Crisis by Martin Wolf 9/11/14

Seven Bad Ideas

How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America

and the World by Jeff Madrick Reviewed by Peter

Richardson 2014

Hoodwinked  An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them, by  John Perkins

Education and Income Inequality, chapter 21
The Age of Turbulence, Adventures in a New World
by Alan Greenspan  

"This Time Is Different" is a history of financial collapse from 1300 to the present.

"The Shock Doctrine: The evil of “Disaster Capitalism, a book report video was posted to the Crooks and Liars  blog on December 1, 2007

"Nickel and Dimed" On (Not) Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara Ehrenreich. Written from the perspective of the undercover journalist, ...

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
is critical and a good source of the twenty-three items 

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

7. War Book Reviews

The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army Book Reviews from the New York Times, Crooks and Liars, and The Economist

How jihad went freelance
 is a review of three recent books. Al-Qaeda has  evolved from a single group to an amorphous movement. Does that make it less dangerous or more so? Jan 31st 2008 of The Economist.

The Center Holds Obama and His Enemies is "the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration." Video by Jonathan Alter, 2013  

Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century. By Christian Caryl. Basic; 400 pages argues that 1979 belongs to the select club of real turning-points: "years in which one era ended and another was born. 1917 proved to be a bloody dead end and 1848 proved to be, in A.J.P. Taylor’s phrase, “a turning-point in history when history failed to turn”. But others, such as 1789 (when France’s ancient régime collapsed) and 1517 (when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door), resound down the ages." Editors note: Was the liberalism of the 20th century coming to an end?

Free Trade Doesn't  Work by Ian Fletcher, adjunct fellow at the United States Business and Industry Council, and CPA' In his effective 267 pages of text, Ian Fletcher dissects and often demolishes fundamental teachings about the benefits and risks of trade and replaces them with evidence based updates.  He then recommends a practical alternative based on clear objectives.

Nemesis by Chalmers Johnson from Stephen Lendman of counter currents "Our democracy and way of life are now threatened because of our single-minded pursuit of empire with a well-entrenched militarism driving it that's become so powerful and pervasive it's now an uncontrollable state within the state."

How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda in Three Easy Steps
review from  Boing Boing  
I just got done reading Howard Clark's new book "How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda (in Three Easy Steps). He's an ex-Marine and former Homeland Security adviser who says the way to win the war on terrorism is to help empower the mainstream Muslim community, who in recent years has been overshadowed in the public spotlight by fringe Al-Qaeda extremists. The whole idea of fighting terrorism with ideas and not weapons is definitely nothing new, but Clark's populist tone and foreign policy street cred was a refreshing perspective to have in the discussion. "Click on the link below in the next 30 minutes and I'll throw in this egg slicer absolutely free! Here's how to order!" Book's official site...

One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy In this CSPAN2 book interview,  Allison Stanger talks of her book which looks at the increasing use of private contractors by the U.S. government and argues that with proper oversight contractors can be valuable tools for carrying out our foreign policy.  Includes audience Q&A. 

Terrorism Studies Library


8. Sundry Stuff

2019 Index of Economic Freedom of the World

Vladimir Putin    Part 2    Part 3 20 Year Analysis
Axios World editor Dave Lawler's special report 12/19

Documentary Films
Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy from Yale

A Concise History of Christianity

How the West Was Lost Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices
Ahead by Dambisa Moyo
1 page review and  8 Minute Video, 43 Minute Video

The Predator State Video Part 1     Part 2

Thoughts Concerning Society

Capitalistic Democracy

Generations and The Fourth Turning

The Big Secret Behind U.S. Federal Deb

Who Will Solve These Health Care Problems

Causes and Solutions to Health Care Problems

U.S. Education Vs. Germany and Britain, Our Biggest Value Added Competitors

GDP Per Capita by State

Election Issues

1 page summaries of federal debt, health care, education & economy

Decades of US Problems Faced by US

Guns, Germs, and Steel
the fates of human societies '...attempts to explain why Eurasian civilizations, as a whole, have survived and conquered others, while attempting to refute the belief that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral, or inherent genetic superiority." 

The Limits of Power
The End of American Exceptionalism, Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. The Limits of Power Democracy Now interviews Andrew Bacevich, a conservative historian who spent twenty-three years serving in the US Army. 

9 . Proposed Education Manifesto

Updated 11/1/19       Please Share  

One-Page Executive Summary  

Part One Opinions Matter

Historical Observations  from Confucius to Summers

Current Leaders Advise from Ten Experts

Part 2 Education Truths

Ten Commandments of Education
suggestions to these Axiom and Postulate

 Part 3 Education Must Adjust as the
World Changed, Good Jobs Disappeared

Part 4 Implementation Goals

Local Community Prioritizes Goals

Educating the Class of 2034 Goals

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