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Recommendations for Engrossing Summer Reading and Viewing


#1

Recommendations for Engrossing Summer Reading and Viewing

Ralph Nader
  1. Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Taleb (Random House, 2018). Taleb writes: “The necessity of skin in the game is a simple rule that’s necessary for fairness and justice, and the ultimate BS-buster. Never trust anyone who doesn’t have skin in the game.

#2

Thanks Ralph, I’ll have to try a few of these. So far, from your list I have only read Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains (2018) and enthusiastically second your recommendation for it. I hadn’t heard “thinkers read and readers think” before, but will at it to my list of aphorisms. Time to amend my thinking list…


#3

Let’s just say you left out two of the most engrossing summer reading recommendations you could possibly have made, Mr. Nader:

An Epiphany On Wall Street http://po.st/EpiphanyLanding

Suited For War http://po.st/SuitedForWar


#4

Thanks Ralph,

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


#5

Thanks Ralph and thanks for what you did for us in 50’s, 60’, 70’s thru today. You deserve and should have a noble designation for all you’ve done for us all in this global community.


#6

Every summer for years now, I look forward to Mr. Nader’s reading recommendations. I have never been disappointed with the results.

Thank you, Ralph, for all you have done and continue to do. You, sir, are a National Treasure.


#7

Good list - I would add one book though it is a bit off topic:

Daniel Ellsberg: The Doomsday Machine (2017)


#8

Thanks Ralph!

I’d like to recommend Johann Hari’s “Lost Connections”. Months after reading it, I’m still thinking of it, and thinking of more connections. And there’s a lot about how prescription drugs work, biologically and politically, which might make it a good companion to your recommended book by Dr. Andrew Weil.