Here are several more books that I recently ran across that I have put on my list to read and may be of interest to you.
The Public Wealth Of Nations: How Management Of Public Assets Can Boost Or Bust Economic Growth Dag Detter and Stefan Folster
I am interested in this due to the fact that we are closing three to five schools in our county and repurposing the money to improve the quality of education. Also, we are expanding our jail facilities and are looking to borrow in excess of around $30 million to $50 million. I was hoping this would give me some other ideas in how to use our county sales taxes and property taxes more efficiently.
This book sounds like it puts a positive spin on economists and shows how economists are really effective in giving us information to improve our individual decision making.
Nemesis: One Man And The Battle For Rio Misha Glenny
This book comes out in hardcover in February of next year, This is the incredible story of Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, due to his daughter having been diagnosed with a rare disease, becomes the kingpin of drugs in a shantytown in Rio, Brazil. This story intrigues me from the standpoint of why and for what reasons he made the decisions that he did.
I love books like this because it makes me think outside the box by using how new and invasive species are affecting the different environments in which they are introduced. Can these invasive species and what it happening with them, help me process information better in another area of my decision making. A very well researched book, it also slams some of the negative and apparently incorrect information about invasive species and their effect on our environment. Of these four selections, I would have to say that if I had to only pick one to read, it would be this one.