Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s new book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics and Religion is slated for release in March 2012, but you can have a look at covers for the U.S. (left) and U.K. (right) editions now.
Jonathan Gruber, a key consultant on both Mitt Romney’s 2006 Massachusetts health care overhaul and Barack Obama’s current health care plans, has a comic book out explaining Obama’s plan and how it makes life easier.
From the Boston Globe:
Health Care Reform is an attempt to distill the 1,900-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama in 2010 into a common-sensical, easy to understand book in graphic-novel form less than a tenth of the length.
The ideas are presented clearly, and although the subject is a serious one, the book is humorous in many places and contains lots of special effects you can only find in the comics. Neatly dressed, with glasses and tie, Gruber manages to escape the clutches of the gigantic “bloated and out of control … Goliath” that is our health care system - drawn as a hunchbacked giant on crutches - and to ride the two-headed crocodile helpfully labeled “Rising Costs” without even breaking a sweat.