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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
4.01
The majority of economics that Americans are going to encounter is fairly limited-- the names Krugman, Friedman, Smith emerge, but to what extent do w ...more
Dec 2014
Nov 29, 2014
 
The Accumulation of Capital
4.12
In a day when Marxist thought in America is all too frequently associated with vague hippie sentiment, it's good to know that one can be a passionate ...more
Jul 2013
Jul 20, 2013
 
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
4.04
In the wake of the Second World War, Joseph Schumpeter wrote an exceptionally intriguing book that everyone, capitalist or socialist in persuasion, sh ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 14, 2013
 
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
3.97
Ha-Joon Chang wields powerful analytical weapons, my friend.

The free market doesn't work. I've got a strong sympathy for Marx, so I didn't really need
...more
Sep 2012
Sep 19, 2012
 
Capital, Vol 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
4.18
After cogitating on Marxist theory for years, I finally read the entirety of Volume One of Capital. Yay. What surprises me (and apparently a lot of pe ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 01, 2009
 
The Worldly Philosophers
4.10
Raise your hands if you've read The Wealth of Nations. Keynes' General Theory. Any of Capital beyond Volume 1? Or even Volume 1 itself? Economics, rea ...more
Nov 2014
Nov 15, 2014
 
Globalization and Its Discontents
3.84
Joseph Stiglitz is the sort of thinker who can appeal to pretty much everyone on the political spectrum, conservative, liberal, and leftist. While tho ...more
Apr 2013
Mar 26, 2013
 
The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
4.01
If you know Stiglitz's work at all, The Price of Inequality is exactly how you'd imagine he'd write a book about the monumental irrationality of our u ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 05, 2015
 
Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities: Prelude to a Critique of Economic Theory
4.00
An unusually dense and technical work that, while not heavy on the math, is a hard climb for anyone other than trained economists. Few emphatic statem ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
3.81
I disagree with Krugman on a number of fundamental points. As more of a market skeptic than he, I am less inclined to believe that simple, technical f ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
The Economics of Discrimination
4.00
While it might not be fashionable (and possibly not even correct) to reduce human behavior to a set of numbers, Gary Becker does a good job of it and ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 11, 2008
 
The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (Updated and Expanded)
3.93
What I dig about Krugman in the articles I've read of his is his remarkable ability to convert dense, calculus-derived economic concepts into everyday ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 21, 2009
 
Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation
4.17
Sen's theory fundamentally holds water. I'm not sure how this would hold up to the reader who doesn't really care that much about political economy, b ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 28, 2008
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