Enjoy the Decline Book Review

enjoy the decline

The Decline is Accelerating Aaron Clarey of Captain Capitalism fame published Enjoy the Decline back in 2013. Clarey, a self-described “motorcycling, fossil-hunting, tornado chasing, book-writing, ballroom dancing economist,” made his strong grip on economics clear throughout the 204 pages of Enjoy the Decline. One of Clarey’s primary concerns back in 2013 was the government deficit. Having … Read more

The Coddling of the American Mind Book Review

the coddling of the american mind

Raising Our Children the Wrong Way Safe Space. Microaggression. Trigger Warning. These new terms have invaded the lexicon of college campuses as Generation Z (those born after 2000) begins to leave the safety of their childhood homes to attend college. Greg Lukianoff, an attorney advocating for civil liberties in academia, partnered with social psychologist Jonathan … Read more

One Year After Book Review

One Year After

Adapting to Life after “The Day” William Forstchen continues his story about the people of Black Mountain after an EMP strike in One Year After. Readers learn that over 80% of Americans have died in the year following the EMP strike. Over half of the population of Japan, Eastern Europe, western Russia, and the Ukraine have … Read more

The Fifth Risk Book Review

The Fifth Risk Book Review

A Different Take on the Government Michael Lewis, author of Liar’s Poker, The Big Short, and Moneyball, delves into the workings of government bureaucracy in his new book, The Fifth Risk. Lewis manages to remove political ideology from his narrative, instead focusing on the work performed by civil servants within the Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Energy (DOE), … Read more

Winners Take All Book Review

Winners Take All Book Review

A Growing Divide Anand Giridharadas, a former foreign correspondent for The New York Times, draws attention to the hypocrisy practiced among the “philanthropic” elites in his Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. I’ll share my thoughts on his take in this Winners Take All book review. Giridharadas introduces us to “MarketWorld,” the … Read more

One Second After Book Review

One Second After

When Life as You Know It Ends William Forstchen’s One Second After follows the life of John Matherson after an EMP strike rids Black Mountain, North Carolina of electricity. Matherson, a former Army Colonel and well respected college professor, recognizes the extent of the crisis early. Having learned about them during wartime, he informs the town’s leaders … Read more