1. Red State Blue State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do, by the consistently impressive Andrew Gelman.
3. Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust, by Elena Panaritis. An update on the debates on Hernando de Soto and the associated land and property issues.
4. The Mirrored Heavens, by David J. Williams. A science fiction story for people who take the idea of space elevators for granted.
5. The Household: Informal Order Around the Hearth, by the noted law and economics scholar Robert C. Ellickson.
If I’m not reading them, it’s because I’ve been spending my time with Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Norris’s McTeague, both for my Liberty Fund conference in Cleveland.