Book Review: The Road to SerfdomJune 6, 2019
Recently I came across the 1994 interview with Milton Friedman where he spoke about his collaboration with Friedrich Hayek and how he come to write an introduction to one of Hayek’s most popular books: The Road to Serfdom. That video reminded me that I had this book on my to-do list for a few years already so I decided that it was time to finally read it.
Book Review: The End of PowerApril 9, 2019
Power is an umbrella term and it’s not that easy to describe what it means, let alone to have any meaningful discussion about the nature and evolution of power. Interestingly, that’s exactly the topic of the book “The End of Power” written by Moisés Naím, who himself was “in power” for quite a while working as a minister and than as an executive director of the World Bank.
Game Review: ATOM RPGJanuary 24, 2019
I saw this game on Steam the day before it was officially released and it immediately caught my attention. The trailer videos gave me the clear impression that ATOM RPG is an indie clone of the first 2 games in the Fallout series but what seemed odd is the fact that the authors didn’t try to conceal that fact and they even mocked a few of the Fallout cliches in those videos.
Book Review: Phishing for PhoolsDecember 28, 2018
I added this book to my reading list after I finished another book by Robert Shiller: ‘Irrational Exuberance’, which is full of entertaining stories that help readers to understand many concepts of behavioral economics. I expected a similar experience from reading ‘Phishing for Phools’ and I wasn’t disappointed. Profit Seeking and Morality The core idea of this book is that humans are not 100% rational and everyone has weak spots that can be exploited by people who seek profit with no regard for the suffering that may be caused by operating such a business.
Book Review: Stand Firm: Resisting The Self-Improvement CrazeDecember 17, 2018
This book has a provocative title, probably that’s why it grabbed my attention and I decided to buy it to see what does the author actually mean by “Self-Improvement Craze”. I mean, who doesn’t want to improve himself? It turns out that this book has nothing against self improvement per se.