The Undercover Economist, Tim Harford, is all over the internets these days. He has just come out with a new book, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure — a meme no doubt familiar to the Pursuit of Innovation crowd. Beginning Monday, you can hear an extended discussion about the book over at our favorite economics podcast, Econtalk. I have penciled this one in on my summer reading list.
Harford also recently named his top five books that give unexpected lessons in economic principles, a list that included Klein & Bauman’s Cartoon Guide to Economics (my intro textbook!), Charles Perrow’s classic, Normal Accidents, and Cory Doctorow’s For the Win, a book that should “appeal to any enthusiastic player of MMO [Massively Multiplayer Online] games.” Huh.
Undercover. Unexpected. Un for the whole family.