The Final Diagnosis by Arthur HaileyIm simply loving this one. Unable to put down the book. Once you are in to it, you are hooked and the impact is great! This book definitely is different from what i have/ used to read until now. Not the traditional thriller/ fiction types.
Its always been one of my Dads highly recommended books to me and for some strange reason i had only kept postponing and now, i only wish i had not.
i recommend one to read to know what it takes to run the show in a hospital and you get a perspective on things at the back end. What we get to see is the doctors, nurses, few admin/ clerical ppl but what it is like behind the scenes is truly a revelation, at least to me. I have honestly never thought about hospital administration and politics that might be involved. Overall a good read.
Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times by Thomas Piketty
Thomas Piketty burst forth from academic obscurity in with his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The French economist had mounted the most devastating attack on the economic establishment for years, showing how capitalism, especially its US variant, steadily shifted more wealth to the wealthy at the same time as making the whole system ever more precarious. As such, it inevitably has less force or sustained argument than his full-length studies. But key themes quickly become insistent. Piketty argued from the start of the financial crisis that the bankers should be made to pay for the costs of the bailout: the first section of this collection is titled Why Save the Bankers?
Last year saw the publication of the dated The Economics of Inequality, which probably should not have been revived. As somebody who writes economics columns for this newspaper, I have mixed feelings about collections of this kind. Some pieces stand the test of time, others do not.
The medium matters a lot when it comes to writing. Newspaper columns need to be very special to justify being turned into a book. They must possess a certain timeless quality. But that's extremely hard to achieve. Because when one is writing columns one is not actually trying to be timeless. One is trying to be timely.
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