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Reviewer: Ruggero Rossi Tags: There is no tags Comments: 1

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In the XX century an invention changed completely the way of trading: the shipping container. Usually people do not think about the container as an invention since it looks like just obvious that things have to be put in some kind of box for shipping, but still in the near past it was not so. [...]

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Reviewer: Ruggero Rossi Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

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This book is about the problem of sustainability. The author explains, referencing many authors and studies, how the current economic model is not self-sustainable and how it already damaged the ecological environment, how it flattened cultural diversities, how it consumed resources without replacing them, condemning not only the humans but the nature as a whole to [...]

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Reviewer: Ruggero Rossi Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

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This book contains an historical analysis about economical and technical development of nations, mainly focused in the last 600 years, with a particular importance to colonialism. It explains the causes, the reasons, and the mechanisms that made possible for some countries to achieve economical success and others with apparently similar initial situation to fail. The author investigates [...]

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Reviewer: Alberto Lusoli Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

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The book begins with an image, the image proposed by Plato in the Cave’s myth. The book suddenly introduce the main question, are we [members of the modern society] trapping ourselves in Plato’s Cave? The question is rhetorical, the real problem is can we escape from the cave? Like in the original tale, the answer [...]

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Reviewer: Anton Tornberg Tags: There is no tags Comments: 0

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In this book Martin sets out to answer the question; where do structures come from? The main focus of the book is thus to reconstruct and investigate the process whereby individual relationships combine to form structural units, which in turn aggregate to form large-scale structures. In other words, he seeks to investigate how social structure [...]

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