It’s the Economy, Stupid!

Yes, whenever I consider the economy I feel stupid. There's not a lot of economic theory that makes any sense to me. There are many that argue on the positive side of immigration, for instance, for economic reasons. The rationale seems to be that ever increasing population is good for the economy. They say our …

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Valuing Books Pt 2

In my last blog I outlined the obvious when it came to the valuation of 'collectable' books. Scarcity, demand and condition are the three mainstays in how much a book will cost the collector. I also encouraged anyone who wants to collect 'first editions' to do some careful research before purchasing. Part of the research …

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My Favorite Children’s Books, Part 3 – The Beginner Books

Imagine it's 1957. Random Huse has released 'The Cat in the Hat', written by one of their most prominent writers, Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. The publishing company is agog at the success of 'The Cat', printing 12,000 copies every month to meet the demand after its launch. Sales of two or three thousand copies …

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My Favorite Children’s Books, Part 2 – Dr. Seuss Revisited

"I meant what I said and I said what I meant, an elephant's faithful one hundred percent!" So says the inimitable Horton, the main character in 'Horton Hatches the Egg', the fourth book that Dr. Seuss both wrote and illustrated and, of all his books, my personal favorite. When it comes to books for the …

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