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Principles by Ray Dalio
Principles: Life and Work
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Most popular books get that way by having an engaging style. Yet this book's style is mundane, almost forgetable.

Some books become bestsellers by being controversial. Others become bestsellers by manipulating reader's emotions, e.g. by being fun to r
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Time Biases by Meghan Sullivan
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I was very unsure about whether this book would be worth reading, as it could easily have been focused on complaints about behavior that experts have long known are mistaken.

I was pleasantly surprised when it quickly got to some of the really hard qu
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Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security by Roman V Yampolskiy
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This is a collection of papers, with highly varying topics, quality, and importance.

Many of the papers focus on risks that are specific to superintelligence, some assuming that a single AI will take over the world, and some assuming that there will b
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The Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen
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Tyler Cowen wrote what looks like a couple of blog posts, and published them in book form.

The problem: US economic growth slowed in the early 1970s, and hasn't recovered much. Median family income would be 50% higher if the growth of 1945-1970 had co
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The Secret Life of Science by Jeremy J. Baumberg
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This is a decent and unexciting description of how science looks to a typical scientist.

Most of what it says is right, but I was disappointed at how little it said about "why it matters", in spite of putting that in the subtitle.

The book might lead r
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Where Is My Flying Car? by J Storrs Hall
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If you only read the first 3 chapters, you might imagine that this is the history of just one industry (or the mysterious lack of an industry).

But this book attributes the absence of that industry to a broad set of problems that are keeping us poor.
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century is decent at history, mediocre at economics, unimpressive at forecasting, and gives policy advice that is thoughtfully adapted to his somewhat controversial goals. His goals involve a rather different set of priori ...more
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Causality by Judea Pearl
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The Book of Why by Judea Pearl
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This book aims to turn the ideas from Pearl's seminal Causality into something that's readable by a fairly wide audience.

It is somewhat successful. Most of the book is pretty readable, but parts of it still read like they were written for mathematici
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