What We Are Reading Today: Arguing With Zombies by Paul Krugman

What We Are Reading Today: Arguing With Zombies by Paul Krugman
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Updated 25 February 2020

What We Are Reading Today: Arguing With Zombies by Paul Krugman

What We Are Reading Today: Arguing With Zombies by Paul Krugman

There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won’t die.

In “Arguing with Zombies,” Krugman tackles many of these misunderstandings, taking stock of where the US has come from and where it is headed in a series of concise, digestible chapters, according to review published on goodreads.com.

Drawn mainly from his popular New York Times column, they cover a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate. Explaining the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security, and so much more with unrivaled clarity and precision, Arguing with Zombies is Krugman at the height of his powers.

This book puts Krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year and is an indispensable guide to two decades’ worth of political and economic discourse in the US and around the globe.


What We Are Reading Today: Breath Taking

What We Are Reading Today: Breath Taking
Updated 24 January 2021

What We Are Reading Today: Breath Taking

What We Are Reading Today: Breath Taking

Author: Michael J. Stephen

In Breath Taking, pulmonologist Michael Stephen takes us on a journey to shed original and much-needed light on our neglected and extraordinary lungs, at a most critical societal moment.
Stephen’s overriding concern seems to be maintaining our lungs and airways in tiptop shape.
“The health of our lungs in the absence of disease rests not in a pill or an injection, but in ensuring above all a healthy environment for our breath,” he writes.
The book explores the crucial role of breathing in human existence, discussing evidence of how breathing practices can contribute to healing of numerous illnesses.
“He explains in lay terms the links our lungs have with our immune system and with society at large,” said a review in goodreads.com.
The science is clearly explained in a conversational tone and with emotion appropriate to the subject matter.
Stephen incorporates patients and his own experiences as a pulmonologist into the story, which creates a closer bond between author and reader.