A selection of books perfect for your commute — or the beach.

Illustration by Patrick Hruby

Why big-wave surfers are just like actuaries

by Allison Schrager

In her new book, An Economist Walks Into a Brothel, Allison Schrager argues that we can learn a lot about risk management, moral hazard, and financial safety from the dudes who tackle 80-foot waves on fiberglass boards.

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