JoeBooks clubs

a club of your own

Don't see a JoeBooks club in your hood - or just want to start your own? It's a breeze.

  • start a group page (you'll have to log in or register first, if you haven't already)
  • from your group page, you can
    • invite members
    • post meeting times
    • email group members about future meetings
    • allow group members to post comments on the group page

the book list

We asked a bunch of big thinkers to recommend "the book they think all Americans should be reading" - and this is what they came up with.

Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

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author:
Bryan Caplan
in a nutshell:
An economist explains how most of us don't think like economists.
recommender:

Jason Furman

Average: 5 (2 votes)

Money Driven Medicine

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author:
Maggie Mahar
in a nutshell:
Why health care doesn't operate like other industries.
recommender:

Leif Wellington Haase

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)

Age of Abundance

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author:
Brink Lindsey
in a nutshell:
Explains how today's right and left grew out the simple fact that most Americans were no longer worried about scarcity after WWII.
recommender:

No one really - but the Economist really liked it

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Democracy's Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World's Most Popular Form of Government

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author:
Michael Mandelbaum
in a nutshell:
The world may be moving toward more democracy - but that doesn't mean it's a smooth ride. The author susses out why there may be many bumps and dips along the way.
recommender:

James Hoge, Editor of Foreign Affairs

Average: 1 (1 vote)

The Utility of Force

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author:
General Sir Rupert Smith
in a nutshell:
A Brit General explains how wars can no longer be won with force alone.
recommender:

Ian Bremmer

No votes yet