“How Capitalism Was Built” by Anders Aslund – Chapter 1: Communism & Its Demise

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“Introduction to Arithmetic Book 1” by Nicomachus (c. 100 AD)

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“Of Followers and Friends” by Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

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“Resolutions when I Come to Be Old” by Jonathan Swift (1709)

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