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7/6/2014 1:44:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Thett3 started this, but he has asked me to take over the details as he was busy. So here we go.

There has been a great interest shown in starting a DDO book club, so this thread will be used to decide which book we shall read! After we have selected a book, we will take 1-2 weeks to read the book depending on the length, and then reconvene in a thread and possibly a hangout in order to discuss the book.

For the selection process we're going to take two steps. Step 1 will be a primary voting, then step two will be to make a final selection. So, in this thread, each member may nominate up to three unique selections. The top three books that receive the most nominations will be voted on in the second round. The works nominated should at least be of novel length, and should not be vulgar or pornographic. PLEASE ONLY NOMINATE IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DDO BOOK CLUB

Please format your nominations as follows

Book1 - Author
Book2 - Author
Book3 - Author


The voting will end tonight at 1 AM DDO Time, at which point I will make a thread for the final selection.
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7/6/2014 1:45:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
NOTE: Once you have placed your nomination, you MAY NOT change it, so please pick carefully!
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7/6/2014 1:47:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'll place my nominations:

The Stranger - Albert Camus
Odds Against Tomorrow - Nathaniel Rich
The Bully Pulpit - Doris Kearns Goodwin
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7/6/2014 1:59:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/6/2014 1:53:58 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seus

Of novel length you cheeky bastard.
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7/6/2014 2:00:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Predictably Irrational- Dan Ariely
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7/6/2014 2:01:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/6/2014 1:59:59 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 7/6/2014 1:53:58 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seus

Of novel length you cheeky bastard.

Dammit, you got me.
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7/6/2014 2:02:59 PM
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The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran

Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on how to change the world - Ernesto Che Guevara

Lack and Transcendence - David Loy
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7/6/2014 2:13:10 PM
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The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

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7/6/2014 3:09:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
VOTE COUNT

1 The Stranger - Albert Camus
1 Odds Against Tomorrow - Nathaniel Rich
1 The Bully Pulpit - Doris Kearns Goodwin
1 Predictably Irrational- Dan Ariely
1 The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
1 Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on how to change the world - Ernesto Che Guevara
1 Lack and Transcendence - David Loy
1 The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
1 Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
1 Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

It's a big clusterf*ck tie. Let's get some repeat votes!
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7/6/2014 5:25:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/6/2014 3:09:32 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
VOTE COUNT

1 The Stranger - Albert Camus
1 Odds Against Tomorrow - Nathaniel Rich
1 The Bully Pulpit - Doris Kearns Goodwin
1 Predictably Irrational- Dan Ariely
1 The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
1 Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on how to change the world - Ernesto Che Guevara
1 Lack and Transcendence - David Loy
1 The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
1 Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
1 Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

It's a big clusterf*ck tie. Let's get some repeat votes!

The way that I know most book clubs work is that they have a rotation of members, and when its on a member, they just decide the book for that week or biweek. That might be the way to go here.
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7/6/2014 5:25:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/6/2014 5:25:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 7/6/2014 3:09:32 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
VOTE COUNT

1 The Stranger - Albert Camus
1 Odds Against Tomorrow - Nathaniel Rich
1 The Bully Pulpit - Doris Kearns Goodwin
1 Predictably Irrational- Dan Ariely
1 The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
1 Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on how to change the world - Ernesto Che Guevara
1 Lack and Transcendence - David Loy
1 The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
1 Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
1 Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

It's a big clusterf*ck tie. Let's get some repeat votes!

The way that I know most book clubs work is that they have a rotation of members, and when its on a member, they just decide the book for that week or biweek. That might be the way to go here.

I think you may be right
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7/6/2014 5:29:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/6/2014 5:25:49 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 7/6/2014 5:25:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 7/6/2014 3:09:32 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
VOTE COUNT

1 The Stranger - Albert Camus
1 Odds Against Tomorrow - Nathaniel Rich
1 The Bully Pulpit - Doris Kearns Goodwin
1 Predictably Irrational- Dan Ariely
1 The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
1 Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on how to change the world - Ernesto Che Guevara
1 Lack and Transcendence - David Loy
1 The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
1 Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
1 Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

It's a big clusterf*ck tie. Let's get some repeat votes!

The way that I know most book clubs work is that they have a rotation of members, and when its on a member, they just decide the book for that week or biweek. That might be the way to go here.

I think you may be right

I volunteer, at my own expense, to be the first member in the rotation. You're welcome, guys.
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

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7/6/2014 5:34:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/6/2014 5:25:49 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 7/6/2014 5:25:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 7/6/2014 3:09:32 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
VOTE COUNT

1 The Stranger - Albert Camus
1 Odds Against Tomorrow - Nathaniel Rich
1 The Bully Pulpit - Doris Kearns Goodwin
1 Predictably Irrational- Dan Ariely
1 The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
1 Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on how to change the world - Ernesto Che Guevara
1 Lack and Transcendence - David Loy
1 The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
1 Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
1 Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

It's a big clusterf*ck tie. Let's get some repeat votes!

The way that I know most book clubs work is that they have a rotation of members, and when its on a member, they just decide the book for that week or biweek. That might be the way to go here.

I think you may be right

That may end up being a bad idea. What if somebody has very specific interests and recommends a highly technical book for us non-specialists to read?
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7/6/2014 5:37:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/6/2014 5:34:33 PM, Sargon wrote:
At 7/6/2014 5:25:49 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 7/6/2014 5:25:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 7/6/2014 3:09:32 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
VOTE COUNT

1 The Stranger - Albert Camus
1 Odds Against Tomorrow - Nathaniel Rich
1 The Bully Pulpit - Doris Kearns Goodwin
1 Predictably Irrational- Dan Ariely
1 The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
1 Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on how to change the world - Ernesto Che Guevara
1 Lack and Transcendence - David Loy
1 The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
1 Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
1 Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

It's a big clusterf*ck tie. Let's get some repeat votes!

The way that I know most book clubs work is that they have a rotation of members, and when its on a member, they just decide the book for that week or biweek. That might be the way to go here.

I think you may be right

That may end up being a bad idea. What if somebody has very specific interests and recommends a highly technical book for us non-specialists to read?

Ground rule: No highly technical books. Pick books that are generally easy to intermediate level on topics.

Alternatively:
50% vote for veto on the book choice.
Debate me: Economic decision theory should be adjusted to include higher-order preferences for non-normative purposes http://www.debate.org...

Do you really believe that? Or not? If you believe it, you should man up and defend it in a debate. -RoyLatham

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It's an app to meet friends and stuff, sort of like an adult club penguin- Thett3, describing Tinder
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7/6/2014 6:34:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/6/2014 5:37:02 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 7/6/2014 5:34:33 PM, Sargon wrote:
At 7/6/2014 5:25:49 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
At 7/6/2014 5:25:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 7/6/2014 3:09:32 PM, tylergraham95 wrote:
VOTE COUNT

1 The Stranger - Albert Camus
1 Odds Against Tomorrow - Nathaniel Rich
1 The Bully Pulpit - Doris Kearns Goodwin
1 Predictably Irrational- Dan Ariely
1 The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
1 Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on how to change the world - Ernesto Che Guevara
1 Lack and Transcendence - David Loy
1 The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
1 Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
1 Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

It's a big clusterf*ck tie. Let's get some repeat votes!

The way that I know most book clubs work is that they have a rotation of members, and when its on a member, they just decide the book for that week or biweek. That might be the way to go here.

I think you may be right

That may end up being a bad idea. What if somebody has very specific interests and recommends a highly technical book for us non-specialists to read?

Ground rule: No highly technical books. Pick books that are generally easy to intermediate level on topics.

Alternatively:
50% vote for veto on the book choice.

I think the second option is superior because it's less subjective and easier to enforce.
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7/6/2014 6:42:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
If that's the case we should probably remove the General Theory from the list. Hazlitt's a much easier read.
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7/6/2014 7:00:48 PM
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At 7/6/2014 2:13:10 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

My last nomination proves I'm not a hack.

That self-promotion though.

Also, I second Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
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7/6/2014 7:02:00 PM
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At 7/6/2014 7:00:48 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 7/6/2014 2:13:10 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money -- John Maynard Keynes
Capital in the Twenty-First Century -- Thomas Pikkety
Economics in One Lesson -- Henry Hazlitt

My last nomination proves I'm not a hack.

That self-promotion though.

Yeah, you're right. Normally I would frown upon such a thing. But, heck, I'm Lord Keynes. Rules don't apply to me.

Geez, I've been watching too many biased rap videos lol.

Also, I second Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Yay!
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"The sight of my succulent backside acts as a sedative for the beholder. It soothes the pain of life and makes all which hurts seem like bliss. I urge all those stressed by ridiculous drama on DDO which will never affect your real life to gaze upon my cheeks for they will make you have an excitement and joy you've never felt before." -- Dr. Dennybug

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7/6/2014 8:30:50 PM
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Is it too late to join?

If not, I nominate the Pikkety book.

If The Stranger gets chosen, I'm leaving, though. I've read it multiple times.
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7/6/2014 8:42:27 PM
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How about NO elections?

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7/6/2014 8:43:49 PM
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Picketty's book is like, REALLY expensive in India. Are you guys going to try get it free online or am I just being a broke college kid?
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7/6/2014 8:44:52 PM
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At 7/6/2014 8:43:49 PM, Cermank wrote:
Picketty's book is like, REALLY expensive in India. Are you guys going to try get it free online or am I just being a broke college kid?

Why is it so expensive? It's 39.00 US.
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7/6/2014 8:47:23 PM
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At 7/6/2014 8:43:49 PM, Cermank wrote:
Picketty's book is like, REALLY expensive in India. Are you guys going to try get it free online or am I just being a broke college kid?

http://www.amazon.in...

It's about 15.00 US on amazon.in.
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7/6/2014 8:48:43 PM
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At 7/6/2014 8:44:52 PM, YYW wrote:
At 7/6/2014 8:43:49 PM, Cermank wrote:
Picketty's book is like, REALLY expensive in India. Are you guys going to try get it free online or am I just being a broke college kid?

Why is it so expensive? It's 39.00 US.

I dunno. Shipping costs maybe. Its over 900rs here, thats over my monthly college expense. Ah well.
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7/6/2014 8:49:32 PM
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Why is everyone making a big deal on pikkety's book? It's liberal and only sold 130,000 copies in France and the US. That's pretty weak book sales for something this hyped.
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7/6/2014 8:51:11 PM
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At 7/6/2014 8:48:43 PM, Cermank wrote:
At 7/6/2014 8:44:52 PM, YYW wrote:
At 7/6/2014 8:43:49 PM, Cermank wrote:
Picketty's book is like, REALLY expensive in India. Are you guys going to try get it free online or am I just being a broke college kid?

Why is it so expensive? It's 39.00 US.

I dunno. Shipping costs maybe. Its over 900rs here, thats over my monthly college expense. Ah well.

900rs is less than 15.00 US... India is really that cheap to live in?