An Unexpected, Austro-Primal SantaTuesday, December 25, 2012
Santa brought two gifts to my mailbox this week: review copies of Mark Sisson’s new book, The Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness, and Harry Veryser’s It Didn’t Have To Be This Way: Why Boom and Bust is Unnecessary – and How the Austrian School of Economics Breaks the Cycle. Both books are due out in January. I am happy to say I know both of these gentlemen, and my first pass at both of their books confirms that they will be important works within each of their respective disciplines. I plan to review each of them in January for LewRockwell.com.
First, Mark Sisson’s newest book, according to the review letter, aspires to “take the Primal concepts and lifestyle to a new level using the ancestral model to create not just a healthier body, but also a more balanced and fulfilling life.” His intent is to “get to the very core of what makes us human and tap into our genetic recipe for health, happiness, and fulfillment.”
On the other hand, I’ve talked to Harry Veryser at great length about his new book on the Austrian School of Economics. Harry teaches economics at the University of Detroit, and formerly, Walsh College, where I was fortunate enough to have earned my Master of Arts in Economics under Harry. As Tom Woods notes in his recommendation of the book, Harry covers a ton of ground in this unique look at the financial crisis and ensuing fallout, including Austrian history and a reconstruction of economics.