A Brief Introduction to Markdown

Hello! Welcome to the world of Markdown. This is a primer for absolute beginners, so even if you have no idea what this is all about, I recommend you give the Introduction a read, so that you can see if it’s something that can be of use to you. If you write a lot on your computer, just love writing in general, or want to write more, then dive in, as Markdown will save you a lot of headaches and hugely boost your writing process.

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“Economics: A User’s Guide” by Ha-Joon Chang

Welcome to Very Concise Book Reviews! I’m planning on reviewing here the books I read from now on, in… a very concise way. No bells or whistles, just the pure, meaty review.

In a Nutshell

This book wants to be a primer on all things economics. I picked it up out of curiosity towards the subject, and found it satisfying my needs. By the end, I felt like I had a firmer grasp on the topics and ready to move on to other, more in-depth readings, so I’d definitely say it hit the mark. Since it’s an introductory book, you really do not need to know anything about economics in order to enjoy it.

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Voting Every Day

We live in an age of abundance. Abundance of services, products, events, and much more. Such abundance, in fact, that we are not dependent on any single entity anymore in almost every aspect of life. If we want to buy bread, we can choose among at least 5 different brands, all with different production methods, facilities and ethics.1 When we want to open a bank account, we have at least 7 or 8 choices. So let’s not waste these chances and let’s be conscious while giving our money away, because every time we open our wallet, we are voting for the brand we give our money to.

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  1. It is true that there are actually way less brands than we think. That deserves its own blog post. Still, we always have the nice option to buy local.