John Perkins’s New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man would be better named as an update to Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Much of the New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is stuff that appeared in the original book. So, I only read about 40 percent of this version. Still, New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man was decent read.
John Perkins’s Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is one of the most important books I have ever read. As an American who cares about people in other countries, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man was an infuriating read. The book is an excellent example of exactly how much America’s foreign policy has been designed around the interests of corporations.
The Census Bureau released two critical reports demonstrating a lot about American society in 2017. Together, they highlight the widening gap between the rich and those living in poverty, the advantages of living in blue states, and the racism that still dominates much of American life.
This is a very simple question: what has America’s version of capitalism done for you?
Personal investing isn’t the sexiest or funnest topic to discuss; however, it’s a very important topic. Before sharing my thoughts on the topic of index investing, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: I’m not giving financial advice. I’m not a financial advisor. I’m simply a guy who loves to read a lot, decided I should invest my own money, and set about learning how.
As the title indicates, here are a few quick thoughts about current political stories:
John C. Bogle’s Common Sense on Mutual Funds, Updated 10th Anniversary Edition is one of the most influential books I have ever read. If you are at all interested in learning more about investing your money, you need to read this book.
David Bach’s The Automatic Millionaire is an absolute must read for anyone interested in saving money. Even though I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about money, I learned a lot from Mr. Bach’s insightful work. What really stood out to me about The Automatic Millionaire is how well Mr. Bach communicated concepts that are often hard to understand and can sometimes be intimidating.