Books Recommended by Balaji Srinivasan
Seeing Like a State
How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
James C. Scott
Source: "There’s a sense in which the term 'real name' is a misnomer. A better term is a state name — a name which makes you legible to the state." - Balaji Srinivasan
The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State
Source: "Decent book — by a central banker! — on the lack of legitimacy of central banking and the regulatory state writ large." - Balaji Srinivasan
How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Source: "Tackles the problem of modern distraction by empowering us to break the bad habits at the root of the issue." - Balaji Srinivasan
The Kill Chain
Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare
Source: "The US military has a perfect record in its war games with China. China has won every round." - Balaji Srinivasan
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