What We’re ReadingAugust 21, 2018
Recently we were asked about the latest books and ideas contributing to our economic analysis. Here’s an incomplete list of what we’ve been reading this summer.
Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy
By Dani Rodrik
A discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today’s global economy.
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
By Nassim Taleb
The author of The Black Swan challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility.
How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds
By Alan Jacobs
Jacobs digs into the nuts and bolts of the cognitive process, offering hope that each of us can reclaim our mental lives from the impediments that plague us all.
Six Billion Shoppers: The Companies Winning the Global E-commerce Boom
By Porter Erisman
The practical guide to e-commerce in emerging markets — and how to profit from their explosive boom.
|Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
By Jonathan Haskel & Stian Westlake
The rise of intangible investment is an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity.
Credit Amazon.com for book cover images and synopses which have been edited.