Title: Zen and the Art of Funk Capitalism: A General Theory of Fallibility
Author: Karun Philip Publisher: iUniverse ISBN: 978-059520514
Genre: Political History/Economic Theory/Theory of Economics
Reviewed by: Anthony Avina
Pacific Book Review
Economics is so much more than just the simple study, understanding and practice of wealth and business. Economics impacts many aspects of our society. As Ben Bernanke once said, “The ultimate purpose of economics, of course, is to understand and promote the enhancement of well-being.” In author Karun Philip’s book Zen and the Art of Funk Capitalism: A General Theory of Fallibility, the theories of economics and the reality of the economy are put to the test as the author explores not only economics in general, but it’s relations to law, philosophy and more.
In this book, the author not only explores their experiences as an entrepreneur and the practice of economic theory versus the reality of economics, but goes even deeper, exploring philosophy and the inherent idea that knowledge itself is fallible. It explores how the practice of capitalism works sometimes, but not all the time as it promises to. The book is a study of Western practices and the impact these philosophical differences have on several aspects of everyday life.
One of the best aspects of this book is its readability. It is filled with an abundance of information in just a hundred or so pages, and yet the message it conveys is readable enough for anyone to be able to jump into the book and have a firm understanding of its message. Not only that, but the author has created some truly thought-provoking ideas and messages which will allow readers to learn something new with each reading.
This is a read for anyone who enjoys economics, philosophy and the impact of economics and philosophy on history and politics in general. As a history and philosophy enthusiast, it was interesting to see the author’s ability to utilize these two subjects into the study of economics, a subject not everyone is passionate about, and made for it to be fascinating and interesting to read and study. It is a rare talent that an author is able to convey this message for general audiences, and yet Karun Philip has done this marvelously in his book.
Overall this is a fascinating book that readers will have difficult putting down. From the practice of entrepreneurship to the theory of culture and its impact on business and economics, this book is loaded with practical, theoretical and philosophical questions and ideas that challenges the reader on every level, and yet keeps it interesting and fresh for the reader to engage with the author’s message. Grab your copy of Karun
Phillip’s Zen and the Art of Funk Capitalism: A General Theory of Fallibility and see for yourselves why this book is fresh and educational, as well as deep thinking, for all readers to enjoy.