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Everything is Bullshit review [Sep. 13th, 2014|08:59 pm]
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Everything Is Bullshit: The greatest scams on Earth revealedEverything Is Bullshit: The greatest scams on Earth revealed by Alex Mayyasi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really enjoy the Priceonomics blog, so I was happy to support them even though this is just a collection of essay from the site.

Some of these I considered pretty obvious (demand for diamonds was created by DeBeers! Companies that make packaged foods lobby Congress a lot and get laws passed!), but there are definitely a few gems here. I specifically enjoyed the article about how a comedy writer became homeless (which honestly didn't have much to do with the book's premise, but was gripping and well-written), the donate cars for charity article, and the bicycle thief one.

So it all depends on what you know or have read before. I'd recommend it regardless and just skip to the next chapter if you get bored.

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