Category Archive for ‘Book Reviews’

Aug 15
2008

My Inner Economist

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Being an economist at heart, I recently bought and have just finished reading the book “Discover Your Inner Economist” by Tyler Cowen. The tagline for the book proudly states, “Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist.” Along with the tagline, there is a great media byte on the […]

Aug 4
2008

Peterman Philosophy

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Recently, I ran across the book “Seinfeld and Philosophy” by William Irwin and being such a huge Seinfeld fan, I happily placed the book on the store counter and forked over $20 so I could enlighten myself. The book contains 14 essays written by several professional philosophers about different subjects throughout the 9 year television […]

Jul 23
2008

The FairTax

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Your first inclination may be to ask how tax and fair can be remotely placed in such close proximity. If you ask any segment of our society, they will all explain how they are taxed inappropriately and other classes of our society are receiving better benefits than they currently are. Of course, every class is […]

Jul 22
2008

Economic Choices

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Recently, I finished a book I had been reading off and on for a while. “The Economic Naturalist: In Search of Explanations for Everyday Enigmas” by Robert H. Frank provides a simple statement about how we make our choices in our lives. This statement is one in which I have, through the years, tried to […]

Jul 16
2008

Ventura Substance

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Recently, I purchased the book “Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me” written by Jesse Ventura because I’m always looking for new ways to spark alternative thought processes. I happened to see Jesse’s appearance on the Tonight Show promoting his latest book and I thought it would be something of substance. Jesse has long been known […]

Jul 8
2008

One Percenter

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I just finished reading the book “ProBlogger” written by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett. The book is written to help bloggers learn about the profession and determine if blogging is the right direction to pursue with their time. Darren and Chris have successful blogging businesses and they make their living writing, supporting, and commenting on […]

Apr 23
2008

Vindicated Review

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Let’s go for a book review today. I just purchased the latest Jose Canseco book titled “Vindicated” and have been reading through it. It’s a follow up book to his first book, “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big.” His first book was published in 2005, before the congressional Mitchell […]

Apr 11
2008

Book Reviews

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Welcome to the first post in the Book Reviews category.  In this category, I plan on posting a short review of books that I have read or have been suggested for me to read to spur active discussion and conversation.  My wife and I have an extensive library at home ranging across a wide variety […]