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Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner

Very quick and fun read. It discusses incentives and then discusses how they have affected certain real-life situations. In some ways, this book seems to be more about sociology than economics. It is interesting that a wide range of topics is covered, but there is little justification in the book for the relations the authors find.

The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

I picked this up because it’s a classic, and I was curious how a travelogue of a fairly simple journey could be so well regarded. It didn’t disappoint.

The Broker by John Grisham

What can I say? I was feeling vulnerable and lonely at a foreign train station, and this was the most reasonable thing I could find. It was okay.

Economics by The Economist

Not the book with the most imaginative title, but very well worth the read. It takes a practical look at the modern economy, using real-life examples. It’s a bit biased towards laissez-faire capitalism, which is to be expected from an Economist publication, but it does attempt to cover other viewpoints as well.


Written by aristillus

July 20, 2012 at 11:04

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