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Christmas Books

mvaughan Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 7:14 PM
Mr. Sowell, I thoroughly enjoy your articles and will be purchasing "Intellectuals and Society for my fiance for Christmas. Thank you for your work and writing such palletable articles. Your slight humor is enjoyable as well. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. God Bless you are your family.
Saepe_ Expertus Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 7:48 PM
mvaughan...Please...it is Dr. Sowell, Ph.D in Economics.....AND....a Korean War era United States MARINE!

During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought on-line, painlessly.

A book that fits in with the holiday spirit is "No, They Can't!" by TV show host John Stossel. It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama's old slogan, "Yes, we can!"

It is the first book I have read that asks a question about electric cars that should have been...