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In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India

by Edward Luce

Marginal Revolution post: What should I ask Ed Luce? by Tyler Cowen on June 3rd, 2017

Release Date: 2008-03-11

Sales Rank: 358832

As the world's largest democracy and a rising international economic power, India has long been heralded for its great strides in technology and trade. Yet it is also plagued by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and a vast array of other social a... ...Read More

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The Retreat of Western Liberalism

by Edward Luce

Marginal Revolution post: What should I ask Ed Luce? by Tyler Cowen on June 3rd, 2017

Sales Rank: 1521

In his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times chief US columnist and commentator Edward Luce charted the course of America’s relative decline, proving to be a prescient voice on our current social and political turmoil. In ... ...Read More

The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Become Richer, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality

by Brink Lindsey, Steven Teles

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Sales Rank: 6455042

Economists have long taught that there is a tradeoff between efficiency and equity -- that is, between making a bigger pie and dividing it more fairly. This idea is what makes our current predicament so puzzling: today we are faced with both a sta... ...Read More

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The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return

by Mihir Desai

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-23

Sales Rank: 2702

"A fascinating new perspective on modern finance," --Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics"Lucid, witty and delightfully erudite...From the French revolution to film noir, from the history of probability to Jane Austen and The Simpsons, th... ...Read More

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Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities

by Gary Saul Morson, Morton Schapiro

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Sales Rank: 70441

A provocative and inspiring case for a more humanistic economicsEconomists often act as if their methods explain all human behavior. But in Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities... ...Read More

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Our Lady of the Assassins

by Fernando Vallejo

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Sales Rank: 66286

"A point in case is his Our Lady of the Assassins, based on the autobiographical novel of one of Colombia's best writers, Fernando Vallejo, whose work has yet to be translated into English and published in the United States. One of the most import... ...Read More

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Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It

by Richard V. Reeves

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Sales Rank: 859

America is becoming a class-based society.It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity while incomes for most other America... ...Read More

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La verdad de Agamenón (Spanish Edition)

by Javier Cercas

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Release Date: 2013-04-04

Sales Rank: 2050676

Un libro híbrido de relatos, pasiones y recuerdos autobiográficos. A la escritura de Javier Cercas se la reconoce por un estilo y una voz inconfundibles, pero también por la mezcla inextricable de géneros que conviven en ella y por la naturalida... ...Read More

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Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution

by Jonathan Abrams

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-03-14

Sales Rank: 26831

The definitive, never-before-told story of the prep-to-pro generation, those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA.   When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be a... ...Read More

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Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

by Susan Southard

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Release Date: 2016-08-02

Sales Rank: 116635

WINNER of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Dayton Literary Peace PrizeFINALIST for the Ridenhour Book Prize • Chautauqua Prize • William Saroyan International Prize for Writing • PEN Center USA Literary Award NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF ... ...Read More

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The Coming of the Golden Age: A View of the End of Progress,

by Gunther Siegmund, Stent

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Sales Rank: 180072

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Qatar: Securing the Global Ambitions of a City-State

by David Roberts

Marginal Revolution post: Wednesday assorted links by Tyler Cowen on June 7th, 2017

Sales Rank: 110426

Rarely has a state changed its character so completely in so short a period of time. Previously content to play a role befitting its small size, Qatar was a traditional, risk-averse Gulf monarchy until the early 1990s.A bloodless coup in 1995 brou... ...Read More

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Qatar: A Modern History

by Allen J. Fromherz

Marginal Revolution post: Wednesday assorted links by Tyler Cowen on June 7th, 2017

Sales Rank: 68083

What role does Qatar play in the Middle East, and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the ruling Al-Thani family shaped Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an ... ...Read More