Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Logic of Life


The Logic of Life by Tim Hartford tackles so-called illogical and irrational quotidian things. The main question he investigates in the book is: just how can one make sense of certain things in life?
Life, Hartford's book says, is not as insanity-filled as it might appear to be.
Life is, actually, quite logical if seen in the right context and with the right measure of lucidity.
Hartford's book is a beautifully presented picture of human life. Instead of numbers, data, and statistics, the verbally inclined economist makes his point by recounting human stories and experiences. For therein lies a fundamental understanding of our seemingly illogical existence.
An excellent read.

2 comments:

Will said...

Congrats on the 'Starbucked' review I just read....

dave said...

i guess that would make him an effective author, the fact that to make his economics-informed point he does not depend on numbers and stats but rather on the human experience.....no?