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The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 2nd, 2014

Sales Rank: 43395

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Back Channel: A novel

by Stephen L. Carter

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 2nd, 2014

Release Date: 2014-07-29

Sales Rank: 1052709

October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead to nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are on the move. Planes are in the air. Troops are at ... ...Read More

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Government against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences

by Daniel DiSalvo

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 2nd, 2014

Sales Rank: 539792

As workers in the private sector struggle with stagnant wages, disappearing benefits, and rising retirement ages, unionized public employees retire in their fifties with over $100,000 a year in pension and healthcare benefits. The unions defend to... ...Read More

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Atlas of Cities

by Paul Knox, Richard Florida

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 2nd, 2014

Sales Rank: 148117

More than half the world's population lives in cities, and that proportion is expected to rise to three-quarters by 2050. Urbanization is a global phenomenon, but the way cities are developing, the experience of city life, and the prospects for th... ...Read More

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Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

by Lawrence A. Cunningham

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 2nd, 2014

Release Date: 2014-10-21

Sales Rank: 409242

Berkshire Hathaway, the massive conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the world's largest and most famous corporations. Yet, for all its power and celebrity, few people understand Berkshire, and many assume it cannot survive without Buf... ...Read More

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Americans Against the City: Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century

by Steven Conn

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 2nd, 2014

Sales Rank: 132812

It is a paradox of American life that we are a highly urbanized nation filled with people deeply ambivalent about urban life. An aversion to urban density and all that it contributes to urban life, and a perception that the city was the place wher... ...Read More

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The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

by David Eimer

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 2nd, 2014

Release Date: 2014-07-15

Sales Rank: 1113474

In 1949, Mao Zedong announced the birth of the People's Republic of China, a proclamation to the world that, after centuries of war and social conflict, China had emerged as one nation. Since then, this idea has been constantly propagated for the ... ...Read More

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Walter Lippmann: Public Economist

by Craufurd D. Goodwin

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 2nd, 2014

Sales Rank: 1681398

Walter Lippmann was the most distinguished American journalist and public philosopher of the twentieth century. But he was also something more: a public economist who helped millions of ordinary citizens make sense of the most devastating economic... ...Read More

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The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic

by Jonathan Rottenberg

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on August 2nd, 2014

Release Date: 2014-02-11

Sales Rank: 152494

Nearly every depressed person is assured by doctors, well-meaning friends and family, the media, and ubiquitous advertisements that the underlying problem is a chemical imbalance. Such a simple defect should be fixable, yet despite all of the reso... ...Read More

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Capital in the Twenty First Century

by Thomas Piketty

Marginal Revolution post: Matt Yglesias on Tyler Cowen by Tyler Cowen on August 4th, 2014

Sales Rank: 14865

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. B... ...Read More

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Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

by Tyler Cowen

Marginal Revolution post: Average is Over update by Tyler Cowen on August 7th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-08-26

Sales Rank: 344768

The groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three quarters of the jobs created her... ...Read More

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Finding Equilibrium: Arrow, Debreu, McKenzie and the Problem of Scientific Credit

by Till Düppe, E. Roy Weintraub

Marginal Revolution post: *Finding Equilibrium* by Tyler Cowen on August 11th, 2014

Sales Rank: 1751407

Finding Equilibrium explores the post–World War II transformation of economics by constructing a history of the proof of its central dogma―that a competitive market economy may possess a set of equilibrium prices. The model economy for which the t... ...Read More

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Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture

by Justin McGuirk

Marginal Revolution post: *Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage* (What I’ve been reading) by Tyler Cowen on August 12th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-06-10

Sales Rank: 1091442

What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city? In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questi... ...Read More

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel

by Haruki Murakami

Marginal Revolution post: *Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage* (What I’ve been reading) by Tyler Cowen on August 12th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-08-12

Sales Rank: 79430

A New York Times #1 BestsellerA New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the yearColorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Y... ...Read More

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Fear: A Novel of World War I (New York Review Books Classics)

by Gabriel Chevallier

Marginal Revolution post: *Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage* (What I’ve been reading) by Tyler Cowen on August 12th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-05-20

Sales Rank: 265232

An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the Scott Moncrieff Prize for Translation1915: Jean Dartemont heads off to the Great War, an eager conscript. The only thing he fears is missing the action. Soon, however, the vaunted “war to end all wars” seems... ...Read More

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The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

by Dan Jurafsky

Marginal Revolution post: Facts about food by Tyler Cowen on August 16th, 2014

Sales Rank: 110464

2015 James Beard Award Nominee: Writing and Literature category Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What ... ...Read More

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Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life (Biography and Autobiography)

by Stephen Parker

Marginal Revolution post: The worst part of one of this year’s best pieces by Tyler Cowen on August 22nd, 2014

Release Date: 2014-04-10

Sales Rank: 1102350

This first English language biography of Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956) in two decades paints a strikingly new picture of one of the twentieth century's most controversial cultural icons. Drawing on letters, diaries and unpublished material, including... ...Read More

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Gaza: A History (Comparative Politics and International Studies)

by Jean-Pierre Filiu

Marginal Revolution post: *Gaza: A History* by Tyler Cowen on August 22nd, 2014

Sales Rank: 1264533

Gaza has become synonymous with conflict and dispute. Though only slightly larger than Omaha, Nebraska at 140 square miles, the small territory of Gaza has been a hot spot for bitter disputes between sparring powers for millennia, from the Ancient... ...Read More

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Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)

by Bernard McGinn

Marginal Revolution post: Bernard McGinn on St. Thomas and the *Summa* by Tyler Cowen on August 24th, 2014

Sales Rank: 957566

This concise book tells the story of the most important theological work of the Middle Ages, the vast Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a unique place in Western religion and philosophy. Written between 1266 and 1273, the Summa was c... ...Read More

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Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

by Tyler Cowen

Marginal Revolution post: “Average is Over” will come last to New Zealand by Tyler Cowen on August 25th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-08-26

Sales Rank: 344768

The groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three quarters of the jobs created her... ...Read More

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Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

by Tyler Cowen

Marginal Revolution post: Where are the wage gains going? by Tyler Cowen on August 26th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-08-26

Sales Rank: 344768

The groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three quarters of the jobs created her... ...Read More

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The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--from the Financial Crisis

by Martin Wolf

Marginal Revolution post: Friday assorted links by Tyler Cowen on August 29th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-09-11

Sales Rank: 457343

From the chief economic commentator for the Financial Times, a brilliant tour d’horizon of the new global economy and its trajectoryThere have been many books that have sought to explain the causes and courses of the financial and economic crisis ... ...Read More

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Berlin Now: The City After the Wall

by Peter Schneider

Marginal Revolution post: Love in the old East Germany by Tyler Cowen on August 30th, 2014

Release Date: 2014-08-05

Sales Rank: 668550

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic cityIt isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that of Rome or Paris; its museums do not ... ...Read More

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