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Beach Reads: 'Snoop'

Aug 1, 2008
Are there people in your office who plaster their cubicles with stuff like kitten calendars and motivational sayings? Commentator and economist Tyler Cowen introduces us to a book that wonders what all that stuff tells us about those people.

Best Beach Reads: 'The Hakawati'

Jul 31, 2008
Our series on the best Marketplace beach reads continues with commentator Mona Eltahawy and her recommendation: Rabih Alameddine's "The Hakawati."

Best Beach Reads: Leisure class theory

Jul 30, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich continues our series on the best beach reads with a look back at economics during the Gilded Age with Thorstein Veblen's "The Theory of the Leisure Class."

Best Beach Reads: 'Pattern Recognition'

Jul 29, 2008
Commentator and writer Karrie Jacobs continues our series on the best summer beach reads with William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition."

Best Beach Reads: 'Babbitt'

Jul 28, 2008
Commentator and economist Susan Lee kicks off our series on summer beach reads with Sinclair Lewis' "Babbitt."

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