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Book Reviews

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Dr. Murray's Guide to Getting Ahead Stan A. Veuger 04/10/2014
Charles Murray’s new book addresses topics ranging from the specifics of day-to-day workplace behavior to the ultimate sources of human flourishing.
The Death of Money James Rickards 04/09/2014
The prospect of the dollar failing, and the international monetary system with it, looks increasingly inevitable. The dollar nearly ceased to function as the world’s reserve currency in 1978, and similar symptoms can be seen today.
Tribal Wisdom in Modern Times Michael M. Rosen 03/19/2014
An ambitious new book grapples with some of the thorniest socio-moral questions ever to have bedeviled political philosophers, falling short when it attempts to apply its meta-morality to a practical issue.
5 Years After the Crash, What do Americans Think of Wall Street, Banks, and Free Enterprise? Karlyn Bowman and Andrew Rugg 09/13/2013
While many have investigated the causes of the financial crash, few have examined the public’s reaction to it.
James Q. Wilson and the Defense of Moral Judgment Sally Satel 08/08/2013
Twenty years ago, James Q. Wilson powerfully articulated the idea that humans’ moral sense is innate, not learned.
Information, the Entrepreneur, and George Gilder’s New Economic Thinking Arnold Kling 07/17/2013
George Gilder’s vision of data-driven capitalism has much to recommend it, but caution is warranted.
Rediscovering American Exceptionalism Josh Good 07/12/2013
In his latest book, Charles Murray says that today's America would be unrecognizable to our Founding Fathers.
Expecting the Unexpecting Michael M. Rosen 03/25/2013
Jonathan Last’s recent book gives an incisive analysis of the plummeting U.S. birth rate's key economic effects.
Was Mancur Olson Wrong? Jonathan Rauch 02/15/2013
The great economist turned political science on its head. But a new book says Olson was off base.
The Constitution, in Text and Spirit Michael M. Rosen 01/11/2013
Akhil Reed Amar seeks to establish a new approach to jurisprudence.