• ECONOMICS

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

How does a rigorous, seven-hundred page economic history become a lionized hit? Through the canny voice of professor Thomas Piketty, and his demystification of inherited wealth, Karl Marx's true legacy, and what we mean when we talk about monetary "growth" and "inequality".

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The Map and the Territory

Economic and behavioral insights from Alan Greenspan, the man often tasked with drafting Wall Street's commandments.  Practical observations into the ways of the marketplace complement neatly explained abstruse theories.

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Debtors' Prison

Austerity takes a beating in this biting, statistics-saturated commentary on the history of debt forgiveness and the current state of fiscal crises around the world.

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  • ECONOMICS

The Price of Everything

Economics is far from "the dismal science" in Eduardo Porter's sparkling and often counterintuitive analysis of the values we irrationally assign to myriad services, products, and programs, from coffee to exclusive license plates to health care. 

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The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics

Who said economics is the dismal science? An award-winning illustrator and a comic economist (really) team up to chase the blahs away from the subject in this witty course in microeconomic theory. Read more...

July 29: On this day in 1878 Don Marquis was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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