Book splat (What I’ve been reading)

Jean Edward Smith, Eisenhower in War and Peace, very well written, not that much economics.

Alasdair Roberts, America’s First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder After the Panic of 1837, stronger on aftermath than causes.

David Tuckett, Minding the Markets: An Emotional Finance View of Financial Instability, a behavioral/cognitive/neuro interpretation of the actions of four fund managers, as they related to the financial crisis.

Alan Peacock, Anxious to do Good: Learning to be an Economist the Hard Way, memoirs, gentlemanly not juicy.

David Wolman, The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers — and the Coming Cashless Society, an informed and well-written look at the continuing evolution of money.

In my pile is Michael J. Sandel, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets (how many times has this book been written by now?), Kevin A. Clarke and David M. Primo, A Model Discipline: Political Science and the Logic of Representation (philosophy of science), and Robert V. Dodge, Schelling’s Game Theory: How to Make Decisions.

The very good The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy, by my colleague Philip Auerswald, will be out very soon.


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