Bachelor Pad Economics
Submitter: I bought this book for my college library in order to fill a gap for personal finance books geared toward young men. The description and ratings were good, so even though it was a self-published book I decided to take a chance and order it. To my horror, however, the book was full of crude and misogynistic passages–and completely off topic from finance. As I went through it, it kept getting worse and worse. This book was published in 2013 but sounds like it came from the 50s in its attitudes towards women. Needless to say, this book is never making it to the shelf.
Holly: The author blogs at CaptainCapitalism.com. I Googled some reviews of this book and found mostly positive reviews. One of them did indicate that not everyone will agree with his candid, politically incorrect style, but pretty much said to ignore those parts and keep reading.
Here’s an interview with the author and Ed Drisc0ll on PJ Media. Around 7:52 he talks about how it’s stupid to major in any liberal arts subject. That includes any major that deals with feelings and emotions, the color of your skin/ethnicity (“Chicano American Studies” was the example given as “stupid”), or English in an English-speaking country. My advice is to know your community before you add this book to the collection.
Holly’s Postscript: Just so we’re clear, I’ve never met Submitter and don’t work at their library. This book has nothing to do whatsoever with my place of work or our policies. The reviews I found *are* mostly positive and I do still suggest knowing your community before you add *any* book to the collection. Let’s not confuse me and my workplace with submitter’s college library or their opinions with mine.