Browse every book hyperlink ever posted on Marginal Revolution (is this the second best web site ever?)

My product:

Marginal Revolution is one of the most popular economics blogs on the Internet, with a libertarian slant. It has been in constant operation since 2003, and has posted over 4000 links to books on Amazon.

I got the idea for this product from the Indie Hackers interview for Hacker News Books.

The site is totally functional, now I need to promote it and get some users (like me) who are superfans of Marginal Revolution and often buy books after reading about them on there.

Feedback and ideas appreciated!

Here is the link, that was posted by linuxfan2718 at IndieHackers, and for the pointer I thank P.



Or self-supporting, as the Amazon case may be.

There is no Great Stagnation in book linking.

Last thing I want to do is sign up for another website so I'll post the comment here. His site could really use a search function rather than just browsing through months of book recommendations.

But if you wanted to search, you could just search MR itself.

Just search site:

I love it. but how about a "random month" section? It would be a neat way to dig through old MR posts and find books you've forgotten about

Thank you for this feedback, I have acted on it and added a "Random Month" button, enjoy!

'(is this the second best web site ever?)'

No, according to Betteridge's law of headlines - 'Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.'

Though one can be impressed at your product, though - getting a cut as an Amazon affiliate from leveraging 'one of the most popular economics blogs on the Internet' is certainly profitable. Is any book that is not available with a bit of that affiliate payola from Amazon actually listed?

I believe you are on to something there! I never saw a book mentioned here that was not available on Amazon. I am now very suspicious about the selection criteria! Then again, practically ALL books are available from Amazon. But still!

For a change, the Complacent Class is also available from Barnes and Noble - Amazon too, but still.

Awesome. I have been looking for something like this.


Cowen reads all these books so we don't have to. Or do I misunderestimate us. [When I was a freshman I asked a professor for a reading list, books and studies he considered essential reading. He pointed in the direction of the library.]

Wikipedia is surprisingly good if you want to read a book without actually going through it. For example Fukuyama's book (which I have read, Sam Fulsome) but others too. Good for movies as well. Of course it's not the same as actually reading the book or seeing the movie but it's 50% as good.

Bonus trivia: Who Killed Hammarskjold? by Susan Williams (2014) should be next on TC's read list, it sparked a UN investigation after it was published and a new one is ongoing as late as May of this year. See Book Depository for a quick summary. It's about White Privilege.

I would like to see Tyler & Alex's views on each book within the database without having to come back to the What I've Been Reading link or other to Marginal Revolution. It means a lot more clicking back to the MR site when I'd prefer to see that information in front of me on the Books site.

Wow, Tyler "read" 48 books just during the month of May alone!

He read 'War & Peace' last night.

Its about Russia.

+1 (Woody Allen said: "it's about some Russians")

>with a libertarian slant.

The greatest trick Tyler ever pulled is convincing the world he "leans libertarian."

I clicked through, and I think the site is cool. There are book covers, which are great, and links to the original articles, including TC's Bloomberg posts. There also seem to be books that I didn't realize were on MR because they are only linked to.

Having said that, there's something to be said for less efficient and less collated book browsing. I find that most book recommendation sites are now just top ten collections whose entries I've already mostly read or read around. While searching for "Against the Grain" on my library's database, for example, I found three other books that I wanted to read. I of course put holds on all of them and will probably read one of them. They don't have a copy of "Against the Grain" yet, but I would count that 30 seconds of wild goose chase on the library database as a reading win if just one of the books I found turns out to be interesting and novel.

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