I sure do suck at making time to keep this site updated in any semblance of a reasonable frequency. Perhaps, I’ve been reading too many books lately. As such, I’ll throw out a few book recommendations to tide you over until I start writing more!
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century by Thomas E. Woods. Jr
If you at all think that the federal government has reached its tentacles too far into much of American life and hope for a way to suppress the constant growth of government, this book provides very factual, very rational means of doing so from the perspective empowering the States in the way and means that the framers intended.
Perhaps the best look at why our economic house of cards almost came crashing down. Unfortunately, trillions in money we don’t have were squandered to perpetuate the myth that our economy is back on solid footing by politicians seeking to avoid being in office when it comes crashing down. This book was very well written and very easy to read.
I actually read this and “The Know It All” by AJ Jacobs. Both are entertaining books. If only I had thought of putting myself through the torture of reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica (now obsolete thanks to Wikipedia), or living as literally, the Bible, for one year. I’d have probably shot myself in the head before day 365.
I’ve always been a big passive index fund investor, but this book confirmed that which I already believed. It also introduced the idea of Value Averaging, which I will be researching more into the future. VA provides a boost in investment returns over my normal Dollar Cost Averaging, but requires a bit more calculation.
NOTE: The links above are through my Amazon Associates account, so if you pick up any of these titles, please use the links above.