Tag Archive for Books

There Is Some Good News Re: The Piketty Book

Apparently no one is reading it. The Summer’s Most Unread Book Is… – WSJ: “How can we find today’s greatest non-reads? Amazon’s “Popular Highlights” feature provides one quick and dirty measure. Every book’s Kindle page lists the five passages most…

Quick Book Review: Bourbon by Dane Huckelbridge

This one was a quick fun read (author’s site), with some history mixed in. There’s also a good deal of unintended economics. Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit by Dane Huckelbridge Some items from the book. 1. Ramon Llull…

A Few Good Books …

A few recent books I’ve enjoyed. Too busy for reviews lately. Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists Amazon.com: The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline: Where the Crew Lives, Eats,…

Manhattan Fact of The Day – Equine Edition

From A Grand Complication: The Race to Build the World’s Most Legendary Watch by Stacy Perman. Think about the daily pollution, filth, and disease that existed on city streets prior to the advent of the automobile. A nod to Dr. Boudreaux…