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The Resonance of Unseen Things (Paperback, 2016, University of Michigan Press) 5 stars

Review of 'The Resonance of Unseen Things' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

“You only see a shadow. That’s the only way you know it’s there, by the shadow on the ground.”

so simple and sensitive in its storytelling, so intricate and artful in its thinking. effective as a travelogue to an extent I've never seen - reading this feels like being on a trip and talking to UFO watchers yourself, every new idea fitting in perfectly, revealing a little more of the hidden pattern. also insightful American ethnography, clearly articulating ideas at which not much other writing I've seen has been able to take more than wide potshots. very very good

Utopia for Realists (2018, Back Bay Books) 4 stars

Utopia for Realists: The Case for a Universal Basic Income, Open Borders, and a 15-hour …

Review of 'Utopia for Realists' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

this reads like a book-length version of that "dumbass leftist" post I wish I could find where the guy's like "I dunno, man, I'm not like a scientist or anything but it seems fake as hell that we can't afford houses for everyone". not a criticism, I love that post