reviews

Category archives for reviews

My review of Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming is up at the Firedoglake book salon. It begins: Question: What’s the difference between a computer salesman and a used car salesman? You’ll have to click through to find out the answer.

I reviewed Freakonomics when it first came out and really liked it. So I was looking forward to the sequel Superfreakonomics. Unfortunately, Levitt and Dubner decided to write about global warming and have made a dreadful hash of it. The result is so wrong that it has even Joe Romm and William Connolley in agreement.…

Clueless is as clueless does

This book review by Matt Taibi of Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat is brilliantly funny. Go read it. Taibi’s review has been widely linked and praised by bloggers but I have found a blogger who didn’t like it—John Ray, who wrote about it: But reading these diatribes of rage and hate does certainly explain…

A Fun Read for the Whole Family

We bought a house a few years ago. It was our first entry into the real estate market and it was quite scary. Most houses in Sydney are sold by auction, and this seemed to be a way to coax buyers into paying more than they could afford. We saw a house that my wife…