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My 10 most important books

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Mary Knox Merrill / The Christian Science Monitor / File

(Read caption) An employee (name withheld) organizes books at the Boston Public Library, Copley Branch, in Boston. The 10 most important books for blogger Tim Kane includes an encyclopedia, a comic book, and classic science fiction.

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What are the 10 most important books you have read in your life? (Tyler Cowen actually recommends that we list the most influential). Anyway, here are mine:

  1. The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers
  2. Leading Lever of Riches by Joel Mokyr
  3. The 2007 Index of Economic Freedom
  4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  5. The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
  6. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
  7. The Mighty Avengers, Issue # 160-177
  8. What It Takes: The Way to the White House by Richard Ben Cramer
  9. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joesph Schumpeter
  10. The World Book Encyclopedia

I don't have links, but here is one I highly recommend: goodreads.com. I keep a list of the books I read, with my notes, and also keep tabs on my friends.

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