Category Archives: History

Rents and Rent-Seeking

The idea of rent is quite old, going back thousands of years to the ancient world. It originally applied primarily to land, and meant that some people had ownership rights to the land and could demand payment (rent) from anyone who … Continue reading

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A Review of The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal

The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal by M. Mitchell Waldrop My rating: 5 of 5 stars Having just read Katie Hafner’s Where Wizard’s Stay Up Late I was ready to tackle this book, which … Continue reading

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Review of A History of Europe

A History of Europe by John Morris Roberts My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read the audiobook version. People who know me well enough will learn that my first degree was in History, and it is still a strong … Continue reading

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