Everything you always wanted to know about the economic, cultural, historical, and culinary significance of cod.
The writer never really succeeds in making the Simulmatics story seem important, partly because due to endless digressions about the bad marriages of the men who founded the company and partly because she avoids any substantial assessment of the actual models they used.
The purposeful one-sided rant makes the book lose all credibility, in particular since the arguments can easily be reversed – especially in the wake of Trump’s desperate challenge the US election outcome.
In the US election system, geographic concentration puts democrats at a fundamental disadvantage.
The book resists the temptation to get lost in juicy stories, but focuses on the evolution of ideas.
The hypothetical scenarios are well crafted and unfortunately not as far-fetched as one might hope.
Update: After the Capitol attack (6 Jan. 2021) it became clear how close we came to this type of scenario.
Good diagnosis of current monetary policy, but combined with a disappointingly naive belief in the free market as panacea.
The book should be mainly read for the anecdotes on female astronauts and nerdy coast guards.
In choosing the personal perspective of the leader, makes the book prone to the narrative fallacy.
The author weaves the perspective of women, slaves, and other disadvantaged grouped into the narrative of US history, making the work part of a bigger movement.
Extensive justification of why Snowden exposed the scope of surveillance by the NSA (with too many references to patriotic US heros among Snowden’s ancestors).
The book would have been a better read if it had focused on one of its two narratives: the rise of algorithmic trading and the forays of hedge fund executives into US politics.
The author’s recommended retun to a local solidarity may address the issue at hand, but will also pose significant threats for ‘diversity and inclusion’.
the set-up in which interesting historical facts serve to make a political argument makes the author prone to the narrative fallacy.
Overly chauvinistic and politically correct story of how intelligence and cyber crime are convering, written boringly – I eagerly await the Michael Lewis version…
The level of Trump’s incompetency is not even shocking.