Books Recommended by Tyler Cowen
The American Dream Is Not Dead
(But Populism Could Kill It)
Michael R. Strain
Source: "Just how good or bad are things in America right now? [This book] is the most balanced and informative take on this question you are likely to see." - Tyler Cowen
The Senkaku Paradox
Risking Great Power War Over Small Stakes
Michael E. O'Hanlon
Source: "About what options a U.S. government would have — short of full war — to deal with international grabs by China or Russia." - Tyler Cowen
Confessions of a Sociopath
A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
Source: "One of the most interesting parts of the memoir is how she reconciles being both a 'psychopath' and a Mormon..." - Tyler Cowen
Generation Priced Out
Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America
Source: "A YIMBY book, with good historical material on San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other locales involved in the struggle to build more." - Tyler Cowen
The Infinite Machine
How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum
Source: "Yes, this is the story of Vitalik Buterin and Ethereum. Very useful, and I am glad there is now a good book on this topic." - Tyler Cowen
Children of Ash and Elm
A History of the Vikings
Neil S. Price
Source: "I have only browsed this book, yet it appears to have much more information about the Vikings than other books I know." - Tyler Cowen
Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse
Harvey A. Silverglate
Source: "A frank and brutal documentation of why you should never trust a prosecutor or speak to the FBI." - Tyler Cowen
The Cure That Works
How to Have the World's Best Health Care -- at a Quarter of the Price
Sean Masaki Flynn
Source: "A look at how to translate ideas from Singapore’s health care system into the United States." - Tyler Cowen
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