Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Big Questions

Looking for a Christmas gift for that special econonerd in your life?  Try Steven Landsburg's new book, The Big Questions

I recently finished it, and it is much fun. Reading it is like having dinner and sharing a bottle of claret with a smart, creative, iconoclastic friend.  The conversation jumps from topic to topic in math, physics, philosophy, economics, public policy, etc., in a seemingly random fashion, and your friend does not always convince you of his point of view.  But throughout you are entertained, and in the end you are even edified.