Monday, July 28, 2008

What I am Reading

How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink

My favorite O'Rourke article, hands down. I read it from time to time, primarily to remind myself how poor of a writer I am. And also in a sad hope that I can improve by reading more articles like this one. Or at least by reading this one over and over.

The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

This book is on track to be the best I have read all year. Caplan clearly articulates the debate thus far, then adds his contribution to the discussion. Most importantly, he couples his scholarly research with witty stories and interesting quotes. Add this one to your queue. Preferably near the top.

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