NYC JoeBooks

Hi!
This is the groups page for the Manhattan JoeBooks club.

We just started, but the plan is to meet every six weeks, picking off the books that the cJ Brain Trust is recommending one by one. We generally meet on Sundays, 5ish in Lower Manhattan.

If you're interested in joining our group, click the "subscribe" link to the right (or register/login first). As long as we have space for more readers, you're in!

Kind of group:
JoeBooks club

NYC JoeBooks - The Myth of the Rational Voter

10/28/2007 - 5:00pm
10/28/2007 - 7:00pm
Etc/GMT-4

The NYC JoeBooks club hits its third read, this time taking in Jason Furman's recommendation, The Myth of the Rational Voter - which tells us how we're all, by nature, bad economists.

Jason's not the only one who says it's a must-read; the Economist dug it, as did blogger/Harvard economist guru Greg Mankiw. Not everyone's raving though; Louis Menand gave it a rant at the New Yorker.

Any way you slice its 200 pages, it's sure to give us something to talk about.

state:
New York
host:
Julia Kamin
contact:
julia at citizenjoe dot org
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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)

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)

NYC JoeBooks

09/16/2007 - 5:00pm
09/16/2007 - 7:00pm
Etc/GMT-4

We'll be meeting for our second book ever (!), reading Maggie Mahar's Money-Driven Medicine.

MDM was recommended by Leif Wellington Haase, the former health care fellow at The Century Foundation and now the guy heading up New America Foundation’s California office. So says Leif:

where:
The location will be emailed to group members.
state:
New York
host:
Phil & Julia
contact:
julia@citizenjoe.org
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state:
New York