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Freakonomics
A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)
Steven D. Levitt - 2009-08-25 (first published in 2005)
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Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner offer the long-awaited paperback edition of Freakonomics, the runaway bestseller, including six Freakonomics columns from the New York Times Magazine and a Q & A with the authors.Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?How much do parents reall...
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2013-04-02
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
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Predictably Irrational
The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely - 2010-04-27 (first published in 2008)
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Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded ed...
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Economics in One Lesson
The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
Henry Hazlitt - 1988-12-14 (first published in 1946)
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A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitts Economics in One Lesson is a classic economic primer. But it is also much more, having become a fundamental influence on modern libertarian economics of the type espoused by Ron Paul and others.Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the Austrian School, which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, F...
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The Road to Serfdom
F. A. Hayek - 2007-03-30 (first published in 1944)
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An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and ba...
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Margaret Thatcher
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The Wealth Of Nations
Adam Smith - 2018-01-18 (first published in 1776)
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth, and is today a fun...
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Nudge
Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Richard H. Thaler - 2009-02-24 (first published in 2008)
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From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisionsNew York Times bestsellerNamed a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and educatio...
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Misbehaving
The Making of Behavioral Economics
Richard H. Thaler - 2016-06-14
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Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth—and change the way we think about economics, ourselves...
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty - 2017-08-14 (first published in 2013)
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A New York Times #1 Bestseller An Amazon #1 Bestseller A Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Sunday Times BestsellerWinner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the British Academy MedalFinalist, National Book Critics Circle Award"It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Cen...
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The Myth of the Rational Market
A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
Justin Fox - 2011-02-08
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“Do we really need yet another book about the financial crisis? Yes, we do—because this one is different….A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the mess we’re in.”—Paul Krugman, New York Times Book Review “Fox makes business history thrilling.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch A lively history of ideas, The Myth of the Rational Market by former Tim...
Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee
Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
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The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi
Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu
Good Economics for Hard Times by Abhijit V. Banerjee
Human Action by Ludwig von Mises
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed
Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
Capital by Karl Marx
The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes
GDP by Diane Coyle
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner
Americana by Bhu Srinivasan
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth
More Money Than God by Sebastian Mallaby
Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Economic Facts and Fallacies by Thomas Sowell
Small Is Beautiful by E. F. Schumacher
The Republic of Beliefs by Kaushik Basu
The Rise and Fall of Nations by Ruchir Sharma
Economics for Humans, Second Edition by Julie A. Nelson
Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan
Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital by Carlota Perez
Makers and Takers by Rana Foroohar
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Economics by Paul Samuelson
Information Rules by Carl Shapiro
Against the Gods by Peter L. Bernstein
The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely
Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
The Green and the Black by Gary Sernovitz
Capitalism in America by Alan Greenspan
The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
The Everything Economics Book by David A Mayer
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Markets, State, and People by Diane Coyle
The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism by Peter J. Boettke
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Think Twice by Michael J. Mauboussin
Calculation and Coordination by Peter J Boettke
Postcapitalism by Paul Mason
What Would the Great Economists Do? by Linda Yueh
The Armchair Economist by Steven E. Landsburg
Hidden Order by David D. Friedman
The Great Surge by Steven Radelet
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The Go-Giver by Bob Burg
Give and Take by Adam Grant
Principles by Ray Dalio
The Law by Frédéric Bastiat
The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert J. Gordon
The Gulag Archipelago Abridged by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Scale by Geoffrey West
Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott
Superforecasting by Philip E. Tetlock
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Random Family by Adrian Nicole Leblanc
Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
The Power of Moments by Chip Heath
Free to Choose by Milton Friedman
You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt
Black Edge by Sheelah Kolhatkar
The Price of Peace by Zachary D. Carter
Evil Geniuses by Kurt Andersen
Stress Test by Timothy F. Geithner
Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
The Anatomy of the State (LvMI) by Murray N. Rothbard