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How penicillin fooled us

Perhaps it's the mark of a good book that after you read it, you begin seeing evidence for its thesis in lots of different areas. Since reading Tyler Cowen's "The Great Stagnation," I've been seeing a lot of support for...

By Ezra Klein  | February 15, 2011; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Books, Health  
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I'd read it

That's from the Malcolm Gladwell book generator....

By Ezra Klein  | February 8, 2011; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Can 'The Box' get smaller?

I spent some of my weekend reading Marc Levinson's "The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger." The book is trying to answer the question of how we got to a world where,...

By Ezra Klein  | February 7, 2011; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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'The Great Stagnation,' Part II

Karl Smith disagrees with Tyler Cowen. The problem isn't with innovation, he says. It's with us: To the extent we are throwing money at unproductive uses, is this a supply problem as Tyler posits or a demand problem, as I...

By Ezra Klein  | January 31, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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'The Great Stagnation'

Book reviews tend to force the author to combine two questions that don't go very well together. The first is, "Should you read this book?" The second is, "What do I think about the thesis of this book?" So in...

By Ezra Klein  | January 31, 2011; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Books, Inequality  
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'Paper Doll Orgy'

It's been a heavy few days around here, but one of the bright spots was walking to the mailroom and finding a copy of Ted McCagg's “Paper Doll Orgy” waiting for me. McCagg is a brilliant, absurdist cartoonist whose...

By Ezra Klein  | January 12, 2011; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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No way to run a government, Ezra Klein , October 7, 2010
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What I read on my summer vacation, Ezra Klein , August 30, 2010
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Hayek on Social Insurance, The Washington Post editors , July 9, 2010
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Catastrophe thinking, Ezra Klein , April 7, 2010
Michael Lewis and the idiots, Ezra Klein , April 7, 2010
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Karl Rove gets a taste of his own medicine, Ezra Klein , March 16, 2010
Book: The remix, Ezra Klein , February 19, 2010
Scott Brown to write a book, Ezra Klein , February 10, 2010
Against books -- sort of, Ezra Klein , February 9, 2010
No more cheap Kindle books?, Ezra Klein , February 3, 2010
The dead writers' society, Ezra Klein , January 29, 2010
'Stealth Democracy', Ezra Klein , January 25, 2010
Sonic boom, Ezra Klein , January 15, 2010
The problem with campaign books, Ezra Klein , January 12, 2010
Super Feminomics, Ezra Klein , October 19, 2009
More on Super Freakonomics, Ezra Klein , October 16, 2009
The Shoddy Statistics of Super Freakonomics, Ezra Klein , October 16, 2009
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Learning From Pretend, Ezra Klein , July 27, 2009
In Fed We Trust, Ezra Klein , July 21, 2009
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