Monday, January 17, 2011

Final reading list for Political Economic Thought

This semester I am teaching Political Economic Thought, where we study writings on the economic from people from multiple ideological perspectives.

Here is the reading list. 

Cowen, Tyler. “Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist.” Dutton Adult. 2007.

Friedman, Milton. “Capitalism and Freedom, Fortieth Anniversary Version.” The University of Chicago Press. 2002.

Krugman, Paul. “The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008.” W.W. Norton & Company Inc. 2009.

Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engles. “The Communist Manifesto.” Signet Classic. 1998.

Powell, Jim. “FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression.” Three Rivers Press. 2003.

Sowell, Thomas. “The Quest for Cosmic Justice.” Simon & Schuster. 1999.

Sowell, Thomas. “The Housing Boom and Bust.” Simon & Schuster. 2009.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. “Freefall: American, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy.” W.W. Norton. 2010.

Thaler, Richard H. and Cass R. Sunstein. “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. Revised and Expanded Edition.” Penguin Books. 2009.

As we move through the semester, I may post comments on each book after we finish the class discussions. 

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