Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fubarnomics: A Lighthearted, Serious Look at America's Economic Ills

After about twenty pages, the writing style that Robert Wright uses in his book, Fubarnomics, began to drive me nuts. With the knowledge that 300 more pages followed, I gave up. My impression as I departed was that the book is more pedantic than interesting, and far less clever than Freakonomics.

Rating: Shelf of Ennui.
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1 comment:

  1. For starters, the text of my book is only 248 pages, so you only had 228 to go. But even if the book was 2,000 pages long, you've missed the point. I'm just a poor professor from South Dakota who wasn't trying to be "clever" and who didn't have a journalist or a major publisher to help me out. I wrote from a conviction that I have unique insights into the economic and political fiasco that faces us and see a possible path out. Of course if most Americans are like you and care more about cleverness and style than substance then all is lost anyway. What would our country have become if the Founders had found that Locke's writing style did not fit their fancy or that Montesquieu was far less clever than Hobbes?