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Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it 4 years ago
As hard as Nasar tried, I still found the book depressing and Nash to be an unlikable person. (The movie did not do the book justice and in fact I would call it a fairytale based on the book). Nevertheless, the book is fascinating because of the people who surround Nash, personally and professionall...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
In her preface, Nasar describes Grand Pursuit as “the story of an idea that was born in the Golden Age before World War I,” the grand pursuit of “turning economics into an instrument of mastery” that could drive prosperity, rather than the “dismal science” that cautioned against government or even v...
travelin
travelin rated it 5 years ago
John Nash won his Nobel for economic models based on game theory. This was the popular attempt to reduce human enterprises to closed-world, zero-sum rational (logical?) models. Subsequent economists have won Nobels for saying that this is simply impossible.I'm not any sort of expert, but it's just p...
Linhtalinhtinh
Linhtalinhtinh rated it 6 years ago
My friend is absolutely right on many problems of this book - the lack of real analysis, pretty obvious and horrible biases, etc. "...the author just skims through the whole thing, telling us what the general population chose to remember about each economist." But I guess her complaint here is exact...
suzannewallberg
suzannewallberg rated it 7 years ago
I love to read biographies, they are interesting, give broader perspective and allow to learn more about people I'm interested in. this one is excellent. You read it not as a normal biography but a real-life fiction book.Although it's a biography ot is really fast-paced and I just couldn't put it do...
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