Book Review -How the Scots invented the modern world-Part 1

I came to know about this book by Arthur Herman via Chetan Parikh(One among the top value investors in India) from his website http://www.capitalideasonline.com/.He recommends this book as a good read for investors.Review by him can be found here-

http://www.go2cio.com/articles/index.php?id=1070.

Every christian should also read this -as this book also talks about Scottish Reformation initiated by John Knox and Presbyterianism there.

I finished two chapters.Main things I learnt are:

1)George Buchanan and Samuel Rutherford advocated against monarchy and for limited government before John Locke.Their works “A dialogue concerning the rights of the crown in scotland” and “Lex Rex” testifies this.

2)Literacy paved the way for Scottish enlightenment.

3)Unification with England resulted in Free movement and trade.It ultimately helped Scotland.

4)First form of modern democracy can be traced back to the Scottish Presbyterian elder selection.

Will post the learnings from remaining chapters in coming posts. 

 

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January 3, 2013 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Christianity-A cause for change in the world

Power of the Gospel to change cultures is often ignored in Christian circles.Please go through these images taken from wikipedia.

1)Christianity in the world

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2)Freedom in the world

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3)Economic and Human development in the worldImage

4)Literacy in the world

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Compare the first figure with the rest.

Conclusion:Message of Christ is changing world

December 30, 2012 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

Road to Serfdom and the genuine case against Socialism

If you live in India,definitely socialist thinking will come across your life.Socialism has a huge market in India.Our great leaders kept it so close to their hearts.Only C. Rajagopalachari and very few like him talked about genuine freedom in India.We have to be free from this bad collectivist ideology and need to bring back individual accountability and genuine freedom.Then only India will become rich.

The best classic work against socialism is Road to serfdom by F.A.Hayek.It’s condensed version as PDF is available in http://mises.ch/library/Hayek_Road_to_Serfdom_RD_condensed.pdf

Full version of the book can be ordered from flipkart at
http://www.flipkart.com/books/0415253896

It will be a great investment.Learn it and raise your voice against PLANNING AGAINST FREEDOM

December 19, 2011 at 5:33 am Leave a comment

Be an RTI Activist and get Killed soon

Reports of RTI(Right To Information) activists got murdered is on the rise.It is a great tool to end corruption.If you have the courage to be an RTI Activist join 5thpillar

December 17, 2011 at 6:50 am Leave a comment

Please go through the books given in right side

These are some of the books which shaped my economic and political thinking.Please go through them as some of them is available freely online

December 16, 2011 at 6:05 am Leave a comment

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