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In search of the best ideas, insights and perspective in published works.

cancer

Books | Thank you for smoking

A review of Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Economic Revolution, by Doug Fine.

cancer

Books | Scientific anarchy

A review of Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science, by Michael Brooks

finance

Books | Card blanche

A review of Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire -- and How It All Came Crashing Down, by Ben Mezrich.