Mankiw!

I don’t normally blog on Sundays, but I’m starting to think of you guys as friends, so I want to share my delight at these valued words from Greg Mankiw, an economist I have long held in the highest esteem. From his blog:

Looking for a Christmas gift for that special econonerd in your life? Try Steven Landsburg’s new book, The Big Questions.

I recently finished it, and it is much fun. Reading it is like having dinner and sharing a bottle of claret with a smart, creative, iconoclastic friend. The conversation jumps from topic to topic in math, physics, philosophy, economics, public policy, etc., in a seemingly random fashion, and your friend does not always convince you of his point of view. But throughout you are entertained, and in the end you are even edified.

I’m of course delighted by the sales push, but even more so by hearing these words from someone I respect as much as Greg.

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1 Response to “Mankiw!”


  1. 1 1 Ben Alexander

    Hey, congratulations on getting as many kind words on your new book as you already have. And since its a monotonic function, I feel certain you’ll accumulate more! (I haven’t read it so I can’t in good conscious add to your growing collection!)

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