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Flash Boys by Michael   Lewis
" Michael Lewis is a very clever man and a gifted story teller. He is not a great analyst or historian. Flash Boys purports to uncover a vast conspiracy ...more "
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Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoğlu
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Powerful case for incentives over control

Take Friedman's Capitalism and Freedom and place it in a macro context and you have the essence of Why Nations Fail. The authors debunk popular theories of development and modernization with example after exam
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Disorganized Crimes by Bernard E. Munk
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Organized crime is a systematic, directed enterprise to break the law. Disorganized crimes arise when incentives are so perverse and legal structures are so misaligned that damage far greater than that from organized crime arises without any concerte ...more
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Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey by John Currence
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John Currance was born and raised in New Orleans and for many years has been head of a small, distinguished restaurant empire in Oxford Mississippi. Traditional southern culinary roots are deep in his recipes, but many show inventiveness comparable t ...more
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Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie by Peggy Wolff
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Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie is a collection of essays about the Midwest and food. The authors come from a broad swath of short story writers and novelists with a common geographical bond. Not all are food writers though they all dearly love the subj ...more
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Campfire Cuisine by Robin Donovan
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Campfire Cuisine is subtitled Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors. When I came across the description I was excited at the thought of expanding the range of options for our regular canoe wilderness excursions into the BWCA and the Quetico. What a ...more
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Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman
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Ok, I freely admit to not knowing who Nick Offerman was before I ordered this book. I liked the title about paddling your own canoe. I liked the hype on Amazon. Bang. It was on my Kindle. A little bit into the book I discovered Nick is a big star on ...more
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
" Good review, Karl. My ninth grade English teacher would remind us that the assassin was hanged for his crimes. He may have also been (well?) hung, but ...more "
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Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
Bad Monkey
by Carl Hiaasen
read in July, 2013
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Carl Hiaasen is more than a little off, and that's why many of us enjoy him so much. In true Hiassan fashion chapter one has a few characters that get the ball rolling but then are never heard from again. Often they are tourists to South Florida that ...more
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