Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tyler Cowen on His Book Reading Style

During an interview he conducted with the book reviewer Michael Orthofer, this exchange took place:
COWEN: What’s the best book that you never finished? 
ORTHOFER: That I never finished? I don’t know because I really finish almost everything. It takes a lot for me to give up on a book.
COWEN: See, I don’t finish most of my books. Maybe I finish 10 percent — I’m not sure — but a clear minority. Why finish books that are not as good as the next book you could be reading in respective value terms?
A snippet:


1 comment:

  1. I knew he couldn't read all of the books he lists on his blog. He might as well list them as "books I have in my possession."