Carsten Jahnke – Die Hanse (read in German)
Nice to read as an example of a successful alternative power structure (in the sense of Graeber en Wengrow), that is nonetheless is firmly rooted in proto-capitalist principles.
Politics and court life in the high middle ages evoked in a juicy style.
Everything you always wanted to know about the economic, cultural, historical, and culinary significance of cod.
Good diagnosis of current monetary policy, but combined with a disappointingly naive belief in the free market as panacea.
Most intriguing where the described ‘globalization’ takes the for of trade – rather than old-fashioned conquest
The metroric rise of art prices is a fascinating topic, but the author get a bit lost in his effort to ducoment each twist or turn in the lives of the secondary characters in his story.
The book clearly illustrates that climate change is the prisoner’s dilemma ‘par excellence’
Giridharas key argument is that elites only support change to the point where their privilege is not endangered.