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!
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.
No one really - but the Economist really liked it
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: