Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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Thing 1
There is no such thing as a free market

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Thing 1
There is no such thing as a free market

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11

Thing 2
Companies should not be run in the interest of their owners

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11

Thing 2
Companies should not be run in the interest of their owners

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23

Thing 3
Most people in rich countries are paid more than they should be

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23

Thing 3
Most people in rich countries are paid more than they should be

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31

Thing 4
The washing machine has changed the world more than the internet has

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31

Thing 4
The washing machine has changed the world more than the internet has

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41

Thing 5
Assume the worst about people and you get the worst

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41

Thing 5
Assume the worst about people and you get the worst

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51

Thing 6
Greater macroeconomic stability has not made the world economy more stable.

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51

Thing 6
Greater macroeconomic stability has not made the world economy more stable.

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62

Thing 7
Free-market policies rarely make poor countries rich

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62

Thing 7
Free-market policies rarely make poor countries rich

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74

Thing 8
Capital has a nationality

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74

Thing 8
Capital has a nationality

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88

Thing 9
We do not live in a post-industrial age

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88

Thing 9
We do not live in a post-industrial age

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102

Thing 10
The US does not have the highest living standard in the world

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102

Thing 10
The US does not have the highest living standard in the world

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112

Thing 11
Africa is not destined for underdevelopment

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112

Thing 11
Africa is not destined for underdevelopment

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125

Thing 12
Governments can pick winners

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125

Thing 12
Governments can pick winners

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137

Thing 13
Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer

it only works under certain conditions: if they're forced to actually invest in productive things (through policy measures) and then share the fruits of such growth through a strong welfare state (or other such mechanism)

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137

Thing 13
Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer

it only works under certain conditions: if they're forced to actually invest in productive things (through policy measures) and then share the fruits of such growth through a strong welfare state (or other such mechanism)

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148

Thing 14
US managers are over-priced

part of the reason behind high executive paychecks is the power this class commands--often, they sit on other companies' boards and thus have no reason to question rising paychecks as a whole (p155). plus, as a class, they have enormous political power, even for supposedly leftist parties like the Democratic Party

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148

Thing 14
US managers are over-priced

part of the reason behind high executive paychecks is the power this class commands--often, they sit on other companies' boards and thus have no reason to question rising paychecks as a whole (p155). plus, as a class, they have enormous political power, even for supposedly leftist parties like the Democratic Party

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157

Thing 15
People in poor countries are more entrepreneurial than people in rich countries

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157

Thing 15
People in poor countries are more entrepreneurial than people in rich countries

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168

Thing 16
We are not smart enough to leave things to the market

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168

Thing 16
We are not smart enough to leave things to the market

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178

Thing 17
More education in itself is not going to make a country richer

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178

Thing 17
More education in itself is not going to make a country richer

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190

Thing 18
What is good for General Motors is not necessarily good for the United States

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190

Thing 18
What is good for General Motors is not necessarily good for the United States

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199

Thing 19
Despite the fall of communism, we are still living in planned economies

obviously economies are still planned--the difficulty is planning the right things, at the right levels (p.200)

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199

Thing 19
Despite the fall of communism, we are still living in planned economies

obviously economies are still planned--the difficulty is planning the right things, at the right levels (p.200)

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210

Thing 20
Equality of opportunity may not be fair

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210

Thing 20
Equality of opportunity may not be fair

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221

Thing 21
Big government makes people more open to change

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221

Thing 21
Big government makes people more open to change

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231

Thing 22
Financial markets need to become less, not more, efficient

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231

Thing 22
Financial markets need to become less, not more, efficient

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242

Thing 23
Good economic policy does not require good economists

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242

Thing 23
Good economic policy does not require good economists

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252

Conclusion: How to rebuild the world economy

there is nothing "natural" about the situation we are in now (post-2008 financial crisis)--we need to understand how we got here and stop voting for neoliberal policies that will only hurt us in the end (in a nutshell)

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252

Conclusion: How to rebuild the world economy

there is nothing "natural" about the situation we are in now (post-2008 financial crisis)--we need to understand how we got here and stop voting for neoliberal policies that will only hurt us in the end (in a nutshell)

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