Review: ANTIFRAGILE – Things That Gain From Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb 7 Star Transformative — As Important as Governing the Commons — LOCALIZE For those who do not know this, Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action earned Elinor Ostrom a Nobel Peace Prize in Economics. This book, by the author of Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable …

Review: Revolution

Russell Brand 5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Intricate, Non-Violent, and Optimistic, November 4, 2014 In relation to the 2,000 plus non-fiction books I have reviewed here at Amazon, this book is brilliant. Normally I would consider giving it four stars for lacking an index and endnotes, obviously needed for the poorly educated morons that …

Review: STOP, THIEF! The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance

Peter Linebaugh 5.0 out of 5 stars David Bollier’s Review is Better, This Is My Attempt, April 21, 2014 I was very impressed by David Bollier’s review of this book at his web site (look for < “Stop, Thief!” – Peter Linebaugh’s New Collection of Essays > and am encouraging him to port that excellent …

Review: In An Unspoken Voice – How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

Peter A. Levine 5.0 out of 5 stars Demands Careful Reading, A Capstone Book that Emphasizes BALANCE, April 21, 2014 I read this book at the same time as Cyntia Sue Larson’s Quantum Jumps: An Extraordinary Science of Happiness and Prosperity and E. Graham Howe as edited by William Stranger, The Druid of Harley Street: …

Review: Collapsing Consciously – Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times

Carolyn Baker 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 Star Best Book to Both Catalyze and Deepen Your Awakening, March 24, 2014 This is a 6 star book (my top 10% across the 98 categories in which I read), and I consider it a book to be stunningly effective. At the age of 61 with no …

Review: Economics of the 1%

John Weeks 4.0 out of 5 stars While Relevant and Pointed, Suffers from Hyperbole and Lack of Clarity, February 16, 2014 On balance, Lionel Tiger’s book The Manufacture Of Evil: Ethics, Evolution, and the Industrial System is the better book, along with those by William Greider, John Bogle, and Matt Taibbi: The Soul of Capitalism: …

Open Power: Democracy Lost & Found Essay, Book Review Blurbs and Links [Updated 3 MAR 2015]

NEW: Kindle Book Open Power ($2.99) OLD: Core Documents for Both Initiatives (Free) OLD: the foundation book The Open Source Everything Manifesto ROBERT STEELE: There are two schools of thought on effecting political (and hence economic and social) reform. One school is the school of love — this school emphasizes trust building and doing no …