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So, You Want to Write a Book

Wall to wall books in several rooms

"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book." ~  Marcus Tullius Cicero

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February Book Lust


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PIMCO’s Ring of Fire


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Repaying the Debt with Alchemy/Science

John Hodgman has quite a gig going with his "You're Welcome" series on The Daily Show. This one's terrific -- our debt ceiling is now a "debt convertible."

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October Book Lust

This month's Book Lust column has guest reviews by a couple of StockTwits friends on financial matters as well as a review of Harvard professor Sander's book on Justice, which I originally heard about on the Diane Rheme Show. Buddha's Brain combines two of my favorite subjects while two other books address the current economic crisis. Please submit your suggestions for November's column.

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Sink AND Swim

Yesterday I asked a question about attitudes toward individuals filing for bankruptcy protection.

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Papal White Paper

Papal encyclicals don't normally hit my radar. But this summer, when the Vatican released what some called a papal white paper on economic globalization and ethics, I took note because of the subject and the fact that so many people ask me "What's a white paper?"Since so few white papers garner any publicity, I'm commenting on this one, released prior to the G8 meeting in Italy.

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Books in Queue

I'm a book lush. My reading aspirations, however, always outstrip my productivity. Here are a couple of books that have my attention. First, Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Second, To Serve God and Wal-Mart. I'd love to hear from anyone who's read them.

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Global Defense Bonds?

What if we paid down our massive foreign debt by selling our portfolio of defense weapons to a global defense bond fund? I got the idea from a white paper published by the Prince's Rainforest Project, which I covered in the May blog.

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Compassion Fatigue

As a ghostwriter with financial services clients, I stay abreast of developments in their professional publications. Ran across an article in Investment News on consumer-focused financial planners' mental health challenges during this Great Recession.

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