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Co-author of East of Tiffany's, 13 short stories of a Latino immigrant's success in USA; a journey from West Harlem to Sutton Place and Park Avenue. Check out the reviews in Amazon.com and in Barnes and Noble.

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Titanes de la Filosofia

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Great Gatsby: Is Nick Gay?

All my books are now in NOOK

Ideas About the Novel is a prophetic book that all writers must own.

Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99


Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language. Transliterated into easy language for enjoyable reading pleasure. Because The Lazarillo of Tormes pointed a new direction, European and American literature benefited with titles that today are considered classics: Cervantes’ Rinconete and Cortadillo; Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders, Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews; Tobias Smollett’s Roderick Random, and Peregrine Pickle; Voltaire’s Candide; Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. And many others to include American works ranging from Mark Twain to Saul Bellow.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art. According to Ortega, the arts don't have to tell a human story; art should deal with its own forms—and not with the human form.

Sentence Openers
How writers open their sentences makes prose agile, interesting, and athletic. This e-book teaches how to break the pattern Subject-verb-object--and discard openings that begin with nouns, articles, and pronouns.

East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality. While business terminology is interwoven throughout these short stories, it's not business lessons that I take away with me, but life lessons. The circumstances and the characters' profound humanity are relatable despite their zip code . "Luke, Postmodern Man" offers a new vista into faith, suffering, and love of neighbor. Way after you read this book you'll find yourself thinking about the various characters throughout the series of stories and will find solace in their unwavering faith. The narrators' ability to reflect on their hardships with such serenity is inspiring.



My writing was as flat as a sidewalk. And then I downloaded ...

Mary Duffy's Toolbox for Writers
After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers! Every page is filled with great writing tips, training lessons, and wonderful useful writing skills! Not only do I write essays for college, but also short stories!
--IVONNIE Indrawan
College student
Sentence Openers on KINDLE

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All my books are now in KINDLE


Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99
Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Sentence Openers
East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5


The most beloved short story from Spanish literature
All my books are in NOOK $0.99 or in Amazon KINDLE $0.99








All my books are now in NOOK

Ideas About the Novel is a prophetic book that all writers must own.
Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99

Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art.

Sentence Openers
How writers open their sentences makes prose agile, interesting, and athletic.

East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality.



My writing was as flat as a sidewalk. And then I downloaded ...

Mary Duffy's Toolbox for Writers
After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers!
--Ivonnie Indrawan
College student
Sentence Openers on KINDLE

Sentence Openers on NOOK





Available in KINDLE $0.99


Available in KINDLE $0.99

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I Want to Make Money: Adam Smith (1723 – 1790)

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When Adam Smith published his textbook An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, little did he know that he had written the bible of the economic system now called ‘capitalism.’
As if it was an omen of things to come, Smith published his landmark book (Wealth of Nations, for short) precisely in the year of 1776—the same year of the declaration of independence of the United States of America.

The three basic doctrines that Adam Smith espoused in his economic textbook are (1) The invisible hand theory (2) Laissez-faire, and (3) Division of labor.

The invisible hand theory is a metaphor for the invisible forces that is competition and selfishness. Competition brings out the best in individuals, and if individuals see to their own survival and comfort they will prosper. In the end, the cumulative individual efforts will spill over to the community. And everyone will benefit. For example, when students seeking their own advantage (selfishness) go beyond high school on to college and get college degrees, those same individual will during their lifetimes be more productive. Not only will they be professionals and well educate, but they will represent their communities and become respected spokespersons. In addition they will surely earn higher incomes pay more taxes, thereby improving their communities and the entire nation.

Laissez-faire (from the French ‘leave it alone’ or ‘hands off,’ means that the government should not interfere with the citizens private lives and businesses. The less government is the best for the people. So, government should have a minimum role in guiding of the life of the country. That is why in the United States it is anathema for the Government to own private enterprises. Adam Smith’s laissez-faire capitalism almost floundered during the Great Depression, and the government had to step in and rescue and resuscitate the moribund system.

The division of labor doctrine argues for specialization. In the olden times a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ was a revered figure and much sought after. Today, a jack with no trade will starve. A GP—a general practitioner medical doctor will not earn 1/20th of what a plastic surgeon earns. That is why colleges and universities force students to declare a major, which is a way of saying: ‘you must specialize, if you want to make a good living.’ In this section of the Wealth of Nations, if one looks closely, one could learn the secret of wealth creation: either you sell your skills or you sell a product. Individuals that sell both will inevitably accumulate wealth.

In sum, let’s not ignore the wisdom of Adam Smith’s legacy, appropriate what he taught in the Wealth of Nations, and make your own wealth. Conversely: if you wish to be poor, disregard the above points.

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