1. The Economists’ Voice: Top Economists Take On Today’s Problems, edited by Stiglitz, Edlin, and DeLong, useful excerpts from the journal.
2. Noam Scheiber, The Escape Artists: How Obama’s Team Fumbled the Recovery. I enjoyed reading this book very much, though I am not the one to judge its account of “inside baseball.” There is plenty on Geithner and Summers. Here is Warsh on Scheiber on Summers.
3. Matthew D. Adler, Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis. A detailed examination and defense of social welfare functions, which I have not read.
5. Alan Beattie, illustrious FT correspondent, Who’s in Charge Here?: How Governments are Failing the World Economy, eBook only, due out in March.