Monday, October 20, 2008

Worth reading - October

Three things I read lately that I really liked:

Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture: Taylor Clark: Books Not just knee-jerk liberalism.

Jeff Jacoby on health care in the Globe:

We thus ended up with a healthcare system in which the vast majority of bills are covered by a third party. With someone else picking up the tab, Americans got used to consuming medical care without regard to price or value. After all, if it was covered by insurance, why not go to the emergency room for a simple sore throat? Why not get the name-brand drug instead of a generic?

Michael Burstein's new book is coming out. Publication party is November 2. I have not read all of the stories in it, but I especially recommend "75 Years" and "Time Ablaze".