• ECONOMICS

Utopia or Bust

Is Marxism the "spirit of the times" for our world economy?

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  • ECONOMICS

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

A cordial look at our recession's slow recovery has all the answers, and the questions to boot.

 

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  • ECONOMICS

The Third Industrial Revolution

Will the salvation of the global economy come from a thousand points of light?

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  • economics

The Great Reset and The Rational Optimist

New books by Richard Florida and Matt Ridley that try to put recent economic turbulence in perspective.

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I.O.U: Why Everyone Owes Everyone And No One Can Pay

How we drove the world's economy right off the road.

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April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.