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Book Review: Door To Door

Door To Door:  The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World Of Transportation, by Edward Humes This book would have been a much better book had the author not tipped his hand repeatedly to show his bias against passenger vehicles.  Adopting the usual … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise Of The Creative Class

The Rise Of The Creative Class, by Richard Florida This book was an unmitigated failure on a variety of levels.  For one, in reading this book the author’s agenda, especially his pro-gay and anti-family agenda, and even anti-working class agenda, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Natural Capitalism

Natural Capitalism:  Creating The Next Industrial Revolution, by Paul Hawken, Amcry Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins But is it capitalism?  About the highest praise I can give this book is that it is not complete rubbish.  There are aspects of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Loonshots

Loonshots:  How To Nurture The Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, And Transform Industries, by Safi Bahcall In reading this book it became very obvious that the author was someone who had a high view of science and medicine, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Make A Nerdy Living

Make A Nerdy Living:  How To Turn Your Passions Into Profit, With Advice From Nerds Around The Globe, by Alex Langley In reading this book I wondered if I was the right kind of nerd.  To be sure, I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bored And Brilliant

Bored And Brilliant:  How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive And Creative Self, by Manoush Zomorodi I think in many ways that this book is a bit misdirected.  It is not being bored that makes someone brilliant, but rather … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engineering Victory

Engineering Victory:  How Technology Won The Civil War, by Thomas F. Army Jr. As is often the case in books like this, I think that the author is overselling his point a little bit, but only slightly.  In stark contrast … Continue reading

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Book Review: Technology And The Civil War

Technology And The Civil War, by Shane Mountjoy It is hard to know whether to judge a book like this harshly for passing along several mistaken views (such as the claim that the Union fought a “total war” instead of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War

Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War:  How The North Used The Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, And More To Win The Civil War, by Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen I would have had more reasonable expectations going into … Continue reading

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On The Role Of Government In The Fostering Of Innovation And Creativity

In his book Innovators, writer Walter Isaacson makes a strong case for the importance of the role and legitimacy of government in fostering innovation and creativity through the development of public goods like the infrastructure of the internet.  In the … Continue reading

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