January 2019

  1. Perfect month/January challenge

2. Basic Economics, Fifth Edition, A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell.


This was really good. Could (and likely will) listen to it again. I really love Thomas Sowell. I feel he is more of a classical liberal/libertarian than the quotations often used by Republicans and other conservatives use to promote and underscore their particular ideology. 


3. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Part 1.

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This audio book will likely take me all year. At 63 hours its a mammoth (and slightly scary) undertaking.  I’m also not entirely sure how I feel about the narration yet, its a little dry for my taste. I’ll see how it goes. When commuting Five Finger Death Punch often wins out over an hour of Atlas. If it starts to feel like a chore I’m ditching it. 


4. The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton


Meh. Its okay. I prefer his speaking stuff to his writing stuff. 


5. Existentialism for beginners by David Cogswell


I’ve decided I really like this ‘For beginners’ series. (mostly because it comes with pictures). This is actually a little bit of a cheat since I finished this at the end of December already… but my achievement list for January seemed a bit shallow and I felt the need to bulk things up some (you know, for self edification purposes)


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