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I Read Things: Life From the Ground Up

Dante, The Divine Comedy (Audible). I love Audible because it lets me listen to the classics on my (short!) commute. You can get a Kindle version for $0 (click the image). My current listen is Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained. Thomas Sowell, Discrimination and Disparities. This reminds me a lot of Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, which came out a few […]

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I Write Things: Economics and the Environment

I’ve always been interested in environmental issues, and I’ve written some papers, articles, and reviews on the issue. Here’s sort of a one-stop shop for those. The Creation of Knowledge in Society: Waste Defined by Property and Exchange (Independent Institute, July 25, 2017) More and Better: Resources Defined Through Property and Exchange (Independent Institute, May […]

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I Read Things: 1848–or 8000 BC—And All That

Mike Rapport, 1848: Year of Revolution. This is a detailed look into the revolutions that rocked Europe at the beginning of the “treason of the clerisy”–Deirdre McCloskey’s term for the intellectuals’ rebellion against European liberalism and embrace of socialism, nationalism, and nationalism. James C. Scott, Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States. […]

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I Read Things: Bedtime Stories

Essential Hulk, Volume 1. This is bedtime reading with David (our five-year-old). It’s interesting to read comics from the 1960s and see, among other things, one of the ways in which fear manifested itself in the early cold war. Rise of the Isle of the Lost. This is the third novel in the Disney’s Descendants franchise, […]

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