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.