Opportunity costs, a continuing series

I have been reading The Fourth Star by David Cloud and Greg Jaffe, two Pentagon correspondents. It’s a biography of four four-star generals, which then morphs into a history of the war in Iraq. An excellent read and a good companion to Tom Ricks’s books about Iraq, with less recent detail but a longer and more character-driven perspective on Generals Petraeus, Casey, Abizaid and Chiarelli. If you’re interested in such things, strongly recommended.

I have not, therefore, read David Owen’s “Green Metropolis“, which looks intriguing. I’m a big fan of Owen’s New Yorker piece, “Green Manhattan“, which argues – correctly – that cities are much more environmentally friendly than they seem.

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