What I’ve Been Reading

  1. Brad Stone, The Upstarts. Comprehensive, well-researched look into the rise of Uber and Airbnb. The founders’ sheer force of will while building their businesses is impressive.
  2. Tom Wainwright, Narconomics. Fascinating exploration that uses economics to examine drug cartels as firms. Makes a compelling case for why the “War on Drugs” has not succeeded and advocates for rethinking policy interventions.
  3. Simon Blackburn, Think. A refreshingly accessible primer on philosophy that explores eight topics (e.g. knowledge, free will, reasoning) through the viewpoints of the who’s who of the western tradition. 

P.S. The format of this post is inspired by Tyler Cowen who shares his voracious reading habits on his excellent blog Marginal Revolution.

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