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1 The Wealth of Nations: An I...
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3 The Road to Serfdom
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4 Debt: The First 5,000 Years
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5 Naked Economics: Undressing...
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6 Economics in One Lesson: Th...
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7 Das Kapital
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8 Basic Economics: A Citizen'...
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9 The Shock Doctrine: The Ris...
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10 Globalization and Its Disco...
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11 Man, Economy, and State: Wi...
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12 Human Action: A Treatise on...
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13 Banker to the Poor: Micro-L...
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14 Free to Choose: A Personal ...
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15 Freakonomics: A Rogue Econo...
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16 Fault Lines: How Hidden Fra...
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17 The Social Contract, a Disc...
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18 The Wealth and Poverty of N...
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19 The Great Transformation: T...
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20 The Worldly Philosophers
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21 Meltdown: A Free-Market Loo...
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22 The Return of Depression Ec...
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23 How an Economy Grows and Wh...
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24 The Black Swan: The Impact ...
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25 A Brief History of Neoliber...
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26 Principles of Political Eco...
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27 The Ascent of Money: A Fina...
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28 Debunking Economics - Revis...
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29 The Communist Manifesto
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30 How Markets Work: Disequili...
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31 How Rich Countries Got Rich...
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32 A Beautiful Mind
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33 Freefall: America, Free Mar...
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34 Crony Capitalism in America...
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35 Free Prices Now!
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36 The Theory of the Leisure C...
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37 ECONned: How Unenlightened ...
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38 A Game as Old as Empire: Th...
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39 The Truth About Markets: Th...
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40 Thinking, Fast and Slow
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41 Steve Jobs
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42 On Colonialism
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43 The Smartest Guys in the Ro...
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44 Crash Proof 2.0: How to Pro...
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45 The Enigma of Capital: And ...
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46 The Condition of the Workin...
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47 Small is Beautiful.A study ...
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48 Green Illusions
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49 The Bush Agenda: Invading t...
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50 The Great Wave: Price Revol...
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51 Butterfly Economics A New G...
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52 Development, Geography, and...
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53 No LOGO
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54 The Irish Famine
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55 The Free-Market Innovation ...
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56 Economic Science and the Au...
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56 Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) ...
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58 The Logic of Collective Act...
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59 Traders, Guns & Money: Know...
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60 The Penguin Dictionary of E...
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61 The Oxford Handbook of Poli...
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62 Development as Freedom
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63 The House of Medici: Its Ri...
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63 The Economics Anti-Textbook...
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65 The Lever of Riches: Techno...
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66 The Making of Modern Econom...
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67 SuperFreakonomics: Global C...
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68 The Bed of Procrustes: Phil...
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69 Monetary theory; Inflation,...
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70 The Roaring Nineties: A New...
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71 The Company of Strangers: A...
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71 This Time Is Different: Eig...
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73 Politics and Markets : The ...
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74 The Mind and the Market: Ca...
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75 The Battle for the Soul of ...
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76 Global Dreams: Imperial Cor...
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77 The Accidental Theorist and...
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78 Goddess of the Market: Ayn ...
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79 China Inc
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80 The Market System: What It ...
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81 Dignity and Defiance: Stori...
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82 Writings
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83 Leaving Neverland: Why Litt...
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84 The Moral Underground: How ...
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85 The Origins of Internationa...
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86 Colonialism and Neocolonialism
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87 Thieves' World: The Threat ...
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88 Discourse on Colonialism
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89 Macroeconomics
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90 The Value of Nothing: How t...
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90 Venture: A Collection of Tr...
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90 The Invisible Hook: The Hid...
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90 The Euro as a Stabilizer in...
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90 <<Die>> Red Bull Story Der ...
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90 The Next Boom
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90 Capitalism: A Very Short In...
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90 Work 2.0: Nowhere to Hide
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90 Supply Shock: Economic Grow...
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90 Moneyball: The Art of Winni...
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Michael Economy I don't realy know anything about economics, but this woman put together a pretty good list, so i figured I'd seed the goodreads list with it:

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Jay This is a much better list.

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