Worst Books - Cafe Hayek
Here are a few:
"1. Douglas Rushkoff, Throwing Rocks At the Google Bus. (I review it here.) I’m still not convinced that this book isn’t meant to be a spoof on bad books.
2. George Akerlof and Robert Shiller, Phishing for Phools. (I review it here.) If you’re an unapologetic elitist with frightening quantities of hubris dashing through your veins, you’ll enjoy this book.
3. Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. (I review it here.) Piketty gives no evidence that he understands basic economics, and plenty of evidence that he hasn’t a clue about the first principles of price theory. This book – allegedly about economics – is, in short, economics-free."
I would provide my list, but as Don says, "one mark of many bad books is their forgeability." Indeed!
But I too have a few:
1. Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States - a history book completely free from the tethers of reality
2. David Barton's The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believe About Thomas Jefferson
3. Noam Chomsky's, well any book by Chomsky! - silly Marxist who reverentially cite only himself, and then obliquely.
4. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring - unscientific, silly hogwash
5. Paul Ehrlich's Population Bomb - silly hogwash
6. Gabriel García Márquez's Hundred Years of Solitude - Marxist hogwash, attempting to destroy enlightenment, and reason
7. Al Gore, any book by Gore bit especially books/films regarding the environment