The Fat Tail

I seem to just love learning about statistics and am fascinated with ideas surrounding risk. I chose to read this book (The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat) to better understand fat tail probabilities and…

What Would the Great Economists Do?

This was an interesting book, where the author (Linda Yueh) walked through big ideas from historically influential economists and demonstrated how their ideas remain pertinent in today’s modern world.  She provides the stories of their life that helped them shape their ideas.

The Righteous Mind

I really liked this book! I highly encourage all Americans to read this book. It helps keep things in perspective – helps to understand where ideas develop from those who have different opinions than you do. It even helped me understand my own default positions better. In the end, this book does what most other…

Why I voted Against Amendment #2 (Medical Marijuana)

I early voted in Florida in the 2014 election. This is why I voted against Amendment #2 (Medical Marijuana). A little background: I am a physician and I usually lean libertarian in my thoughts. I personally do not care what a fellow American wants to eat, drink, smoke, do, etc. As such, before looking into…