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Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

I figured that after the collectivist What We Are Fighting For I should read something on the complete opposite side of the spectrum.

No matter what you think of it – and regardless of whether it actually works in practice – this is a very good explanation of neoliberal theory.

Tickling the English by Dara O’Briain

This book describes O’Briain’s life on the road as he travels from venue to venue for one of his tours, intermixed with anecdotes, general observations about Britishness – from an Irishman – and some history.

I’m a fan of Mock the Week and Dara O’Briain’s standup, but this book disappointed. Despite being well-written, it feels unnecessarily long. It has some funny observations and good jokes, although a few I had already heard in his live show. Much of the content – like in Bill Bryson‘s Notes from a small island – is descriptions of English sea-side towns and theater architecture that I don’t really care for.


Written by aristillus

February 10, 2013 at 19:37

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