Mao Marx the Market

Author: Dean LeBaron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471275034
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Praise for MAO, MARX & THE MARKET "This is a gripping tale from start to finish, an extraordinary adventure told by a brilliant and idealistic businessman confronted by political disloyalty and chicanery on an epic scale. LeBaron tells his story with a punch, but his basic instincts of morality and decency shine throughout." --Peter L. Bernstein, President, Peter L. Bernstein, Inc., author of The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession "An insight-packed thriller summarizing a brilliant contrarian investor s adventures in the two great dramas of our era Russia and China; chock-full of pithy lessons relevant for investors and observers alike." --Graham Allison, Director, Robert and Renee Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University "Dean LeBaron s book on his adventures in Russia and China is a fun read. I recommend it to anyone taking their first or second or third visit to either country for business or pleasure. LeBaron brings out the personal warmth of these countries in terms of their individuals, as well as the obvious complexities of dealing with them." --David Gill, Board Member of several companies involved with Russia, Retired International Finance Corporation Official "This is the fascinating story of Dean LeBaron in his quest to participate right from the start in the opening of China and Russia following the demise of their socialist/ communist regimes. It is the best account of what happened in the emerging market world in the nineties." --Marc Faber, Editor, The Gloom Boom & Doom Report,Managing Director, Marc Faber Limited "Adventure capitalist Dean LeBaron is the Indiana Jones of finance. Follow his escapades in emerging markets and get an insider s view of the birth of capitalism in Russia and China. You ll be amused, entertained, and instructed. Mao, Marx & the Market provides a fascinating insider s view of the creation of market economies with all their attendant travails. A must read." --Bill Miller, CFA, Chief Executive Officer, Legg Mason Funds Management, Inc.

North Korea

Author: Paul French
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842779057
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This reissue of Paul French's acclaimed introduction to North Korea provides an up-to-the-minute overview of the politics, economics and history of the DPRK, with added chapters dealing with recent events. A new foreword examines why North Korea has not gone away as a country or as an issue and argues that an understanding of the country is more important now than ever. A new in-depth postscript offers analysis of recent years and why Pyongyang felt compelled to test a bomb.

Capitalist Adventures in Red Square

Author: Dean LeBaron
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132144832
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Russia still hasn’t gotten the hang of capitalism and democracy, but that doesn’t mean it’s a backwater when it comes to investment opportunities. Dean LeBaron counts himself among the optimistic few, having observed the country firsthand for years. He predicts that Russia’s growing middle class will spark rapid economic expansion once oil and natural gas prices resume their inevitable climb. Russia is a country of great contradictions. Lavish new office towers reflect its ambitions to become a modern superpower, but its economy is constrained by its Communist past. Industrial production has been weakening ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, but Russia’s enormous reserves of oil and natural gas obscure the shrinkage. Its leaders talk endlessly of economic modernization, but nothing seems to change. Critics contend that real change won’t come until the country is run by a new generation, one that hasn’t lived under a Communist system. Even so, Russia is not bereft of investment opportunities, and as real progress finally takes hold in the years to come, those opportunities will multiply. As for the here and now, the $280 billion stimulus package rolled out in response to the global financial meltdown of 2008 has helped to shore up Russia’s domestic economy and stabilize the ruble. Foreign investors see rebounding oil prices as a good reason to be optimistic about Russia’s near-term future.

Pancham Padukolai Perazhivu Communism

Author: அரவிந்தன் நீலகண்டன் / Aravindan Neelakandan
Publisher: Kizhakku Pathippagam
ISBN: 8184935226
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"கம்யூனிஸம் உலகுக்குக் கொடுத்த கொடை பஞ்சம், படுகொலை, பேரழிவு. கம்யூனிஸத்தின் பெயரைச் சொல்லி உலகெங்கும் கொன்று குவிக்கப்பட்ட அப்பாவி மக்களின் எண்ணிக்கை பல கோடி. உலகில் தாம் சென்ற இடங்களில் எல்லாம் கம்யூனிஸ்டுகள் படுகொலைகளையும் பேரழிவுகளையும் ஈவு இரக்கமின்றி ஏற்படுத்தினார்கள் என்பதை ஆதாரத்தோடு நிறுவுகிறது இந்நூல். லெனின், ஸ்டாலின், மாவோ என்று தொடர்ச்சியாக கம்யூனிஸத் தலைவர்கள் எல்லோருமே எப்படி ரத்தம் தோய்ந்த வரலாற்றை எழுதினார்கள்? எப்படி சக தோழர்களையே வேட்டையாடினார்கள்? புக்காரினும் டிராட்ஸ்கியும் என்ன ஆனார்கள்? சே குவேரா உண்மையிலேயே இளைஞர்களின் ரோல் மாடல்தானா? ஸ்டாலின், லெனினை எப்படி எதிர்கொண்டார்? ரஷ்யா உண்மையிலேயே கனவு பூமிதானா? வதைமுகாம்கள், கூட்டுப்படுகொலைகள் என்பதெல்லாம் ஹிட்லர் காலத்துக்கு முன்பே ரஷ்யாவில் உண்டா? வரலாற்றின் மிக முக்கியமான இந்தக் கேள்விகளுக்கெல்லாம் விடையளிக்கிறது இந்தப் புத்தகம். கம்யூனிஸம் இந்தியாவில் ஏற்படுத்திய தாக்கம் என்ன? நேருவின் கம்யூனிஸப் பாசம் இந்தியாவுக்குத் தந்த பரிசு என்ன? தாஷ்கண்ட்டில் லால் பகதூர் சாஸ்திரிக்கு என்ன ஆனது? கம்யூனிஸ்டுக் கட்சிகள் இந்தியாவில் ஆடிய ஆட்டங்கள் என்ன? இவற்றையும் பதிவு செய்திருக்கிறது இந்நூல். வெறும் வாய்ப்பந்தல் போடாமல், சிவப்பு பயங்கரத்தைப் பற்றிய ஒவ்வொரு குறிப்பையும் அதற்கான ஆதாரத்துடன் எழுதியுள்ளார் அரவிந்தன் நீலகண்டன். தமிழ்ப் புத்தக வரலாற்றில் மிக முக்கியமான நூலாக இது அமையும்."

Dean LeBaron s Treasury of Investment Wisdom

Author: Dean LeBaron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471233420
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dean LeBaron's Treasury of Investment Wisdom Today, investors are faced with an information overload when it comes to investment opportunities. It's hard to find straight answers on which investment vehicles are the best, which ones will last, and what opportunities truly suit your needs. Dean LeBaron's Treasury of Investment Wisdom easily answers all these questions for you. This comprehensive guide to the world's greatest investment ideas and thinkers gives you everything you need to understand today's complex and exciting investment landscape. "There have been other books on investment gurus, but none as complete nor as entertaining as this one. Dean LeBaron has produced an enlightening, thorough, and thought-provoking compendium of the thinking of many of the nation's investment professionals. It covers all the major investment styles and vehicles, from active portfolio management to venture capital, and offers theoretical insights into everything from behavioral finance to market efficiency, providing point and counterpoint. It's a must read." -Michael J. Clowes, editorial director, Pensions & Investments and Investment News and author of The Money Flood: How Pension Funds Revolutionized Investing Filled with commentaries and opinions on a wide range of must-know investment issues, Dean LeBaron's Treasury of Investment Wisdom is your guide to a profitable investing future. Take your investment knowledge to the next level with one-of-a-kind insights that have made the best investors in the world what they are today.

The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World Economy

Author: Minqi Li
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 158367182X
Format: PDF
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In recent years, China has become a major actor in the global economy, making a remarkable switch from a planned and egalitarian socialism to a simultaneously wide-open and tightly controlled market economy. Against the establishment wisdom, Minqi Li argues in this provocative and startling book that far from strengthening capitalism, China’s full integration into the world capitalist system will, in fact and in the not too distant future, bring about its demise. The author tells us that historically the spread and growth of capitalist economies has required low wages, taxation, and environmental costs, as well as a hegemonic nation to prevent international competition from eroding these requirements. With the decline of the economic power of the United States, its current hegemonic role will deteriorate and the unprecedented growth of China will so erode the foundations of capital accumulation—by pushing wages and environmental costs up, for example—that the entire capitalist system will be shaken to its core. This is essential reading for those who still believe that there is no alternative.

Dean LeBaron s Book of Investment Quotations

Author: Dean LeBaron
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471153504
Format: PDF, Docs
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Praise for Dean LeBaron s Book of Investment Quotations "Looking for a pungent quote to help round out a speech or paper? You ll find it here. Looking for a pleasant, enlightening reading experience? You ll find that here too. Enjoy Dean LeBaron s fine compendium at your leisure." John C. Bogle, Founder, The Vanguard Group "A delightful compilation of humorous and thought-provoking quotations on all aspects of investment management from one of the legends of the investment business." Burton G. Malkiel, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street "Humorous and humbling. This must be the greatest collection of words that I wish I had said, expressing insights that I wish that I had had. To open the book to any page is to assure yourself of joy." Bob Monks, Chairman of Lens Investment Management LLC and Publisher, www.ragm.com "A delightful and remarkably insightful collection of aphorisms, adages, and epigrams lovingly hand-collected over the years by the dean of modern investment management." Andrew W. Lo, Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management "From Warren Buffett to Jack Welch, Dean LeBaron has assembled a vast collection of insightful and wry quotes about investing in particular and life in general. It s great fun to browse, and an invaluable resource for speeches and articles." Martin Barnes, Managing Editor, The Bank Credit Analyst "A veritable march through a battery of apt quotations. They have been judiciously drawn from a wide variety of sources, old and new, combining humor with wisdom. I don t know what quote addicts did before Dean LeBaron began collecting. This treasure chest, with its very personal touch, supersedes all earlier efforts at collecting investment quotations. With its broad coverage and thoughtful section summaries, I find it an extremely helpful and enjoyable desk companion." William Wirth, Credit Suisse Group

Maonomics

Author: Loretta Napoleoni
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609803523
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of "communism with a profit motive." Maonomics charts the prodigious ascent of the Chinese economic miracle and the parallel course of the West’s ongoing insistence on misconstruing China and its economy even as we acknowledge its growing influence and importance. Maonomics is a warning call whereby Western governments can avoid economic collapse by learning how to understand more clearly what the lessons of the Chinese economy really are. Based on first-hand reporting from China during frequent visits in the last several years, Maonomics lends credence to the Chinese view and translates it for Western readers. For example, the Chinese too are attached to their vision of democracy, but it is different from ours. It isn’t focused as much on voting as it is economic opportunity and the fair distribution of wealth and prosperity. Napoleoni also separates failed Leninist political ideology from true Marxist theory, showing that Marx’s writings do not reject profit so long as it is used to benefit the people. Marx’s dictatorship of the proletariat is being realized in China, she argues, where giant steps forward are being made in the name of progress and the wellbeing and prosperity of the Chinese people. Looking at the Chinese economy up close, any economist would be hard pressed to say that they are not on the right track. Here Loretta Napoleoni offers a front row seat on the greatest show on earth: the peaceful economic revolution that is shifting the balance of power in the world from West to East.

China and New Left Visions

Author: Jie Lu
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739165186
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The first English anthology on China’s New Left in a global context, this book presents the history, background, and the focuses of the most critical force in contemporary China. Well-versed in Chinese history and its global connections, the writers provide well documented and insightful perspectives on China’s pursuit of a path radically different from capitalist globalization.