Arrived in my pile

Thomas Rid, Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History.  Lots on Timothy Leary and the Whole Earth Catalog, among other topics, my browse of it was interesting.

Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong, Concrete Economics: The Hamiltonian Approach to Economic Growth and Policy; “And so America needs another redesign — and it needs it right now.”  My browse impressions are all positive, although perhaps I see larger roles for spontaneous order, and luck, in any new Hamiltonian redesign.

Aileen M. Kelly, The Discovery of Chance: The Life and Thought of Alexander Herzen.  A “fully-rounded” study of a thinker who is not read enough by Anglo-Americans.

Dennis Hale, The Jury in America: Triumph and Decline.  Appears to be a quite good survey and overview, from the beginning of the republic up through the present day.

Todd G. Buchholz, The Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them.  This one I haven’t pawed through yet.


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