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I just finished two books, both concerning money in one aspect or another. The first was called The Undercover Economist. The author talks about everything from traffic to coffee to how to sell air. Along the way, he demonstrates several useful rules, like "You can never buy a decent used car". Anybody interested in how the world works should read this book. The great thing about this book is that I can read a chapter, walk outside, and observe the things he writes about. A real mind stimulant.
The Undercover Economist: A

Next, I read a book that Sterling College requires for some class. It is called Nickel and Dimed and follows the adventure of one lady as she plunges herself into the working class to see if she can survive. I was hoping for a lot more convincing facts - the book was mainly narrative about how disgusting her jobs were, what it was like trying to get along with coworkers, etc. Only in the footnotes and in the last chapter (analysis) did I find such facts. I'm glad I read it, though. It makes me think a lot more about the lady serving me food at a restaurant and the guys who keep the paseos clean around here.
Nickel and Dimed: C
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