Common Cents: Economic+Politics+Finance A Citizen's Survival Guide

Common Cents: Economic+Politics+Finance A Citizen's Survival Guide

by Michael Harrington PhD.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499738155
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2014
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Michael Harrington is a political economist, public policy analyst, and author. He holds advanced degrees in political science, finance, and economics. His academic scholarship has garnered several national awards, including the American Political Science Association's Harold D. Lasswell Prize for best research in policy studies. His research interests encompass trade policy; capital markets; the politics of finance; risk, uncertainty and social insurance; voting patterns in American politics; agent-based modeling techniques; and the economics of inequality. He has worked in the securities and venture capital industries as an investment portfolio manager, financial analyst, and consultant. In more recent years he has taught political science as a lecturer at the University of California and worked as a research fellow and public policy analyst. He currently writes on economic policy and politics on the blog, Casino Capitalism and Crapshoot Politics.

Harrington has harbored a life-long fascination with the art, culture, and politics of the Italian Renaissance, and has lived and studied in Italy, near Florence. His enduring interest in the social movements and artistic creativity of this period led him to study the life stories of Girolamo Savonarola, Niccolò Machiavelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. As a visiting scholar to the Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, he conducted research with primary Renaissance materials for his dramatized history-fiction trilogy on Savonarola and Machiavelli. This work, titled The City of Man: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, has been an Amazon Kindle bestseller for more than five years running.

An early convert to digital technology, Harrington is a pioneer in the development of digital book formats, or eBooks. His eBooks are programmed to take full advantage of the search and link capabilities of digital text, as well as incorporating the enhancements of images, illustrations, tables, and indexes. These features give the reader the freedom to pursue their own path through the story with direct access to historical information on the Internet.

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