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reviewed Overheated

Sep 1 Public

Overheated (2021, PublicAffairs) 3 stars

OK, but not great

3 stars

This book has been quite hyped, and the reviewer quotes from the back cover certainly sing its praises, but I'm struggling to see how this sets itself apart from the other books that have come out more recently, inspired by the idea of a Green New Deal. If anything, the litany of tales of corruption and regulatory capture just felt rather disempowering, and the concluding chapter, which might have been a chance to pull it all together, just felt a bit all over the place.