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Summer Reading

Because of family matters, this past Spring found me way behind in my reading (including reading books that I agreed to review — a task which I’m catching up on now).  Here are three books that I’m especially eager to read this summer once my decks are all clear:

Stealing from Each Other: How the Welfare State Robs Americans of Money and Spirit
, by Edgar K. Browning (2008).  Economists know Butch Browning for his excellent research in public finance.  This book promises to be well-researched, well-reasoned, and important.

The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom, by Robert A. Levy & William Mellor (2008).  Bob Levy (a successful entrepreneur turned successful lawyer and inspiring policy analyst) and Chip Mellor (co-founder and president of the vital Institute for Justice) bring, I’m sure, passion and brilliance to their review of some of the Supremes’ most unfortunate rulings.

Fooled By Randomness, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2005).  The praise this book has received is immense — and not least from Russ Roberts.