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The Miracle Letters of T. Rimberg by Geoff Herbach
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A well executed first novel from Herbach.
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In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders
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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
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Gladwell writes Tipping Point", but this time for a much less complex theory. The book is full of interesting summaries of scientific social studies and Gladwell's anecdotes, but there's nothing here that couldn't be summarized in a shorter article.
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Modernity At Sea by Cesare Casarino
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Making Poor Nations Rich by Benjamin Powell
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Here's the shorter version of each of these essays:

Give money to the folks in the Third World will become national capitalists and all the problems will go away through smart investment, directed social development and improved financial systems.

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Wonder Woman, Vol. 2 by Jodi Picoult
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This was probably the worst comic that I've read in several years. Picoult's writing is so predictable and sloppy that if the storyline -- which extends past this volume, btw -- wasn't so short, I would've just quit reading it.
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The Concept of Model by Alain Badiou
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The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
The Undercover Economist
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