what I am reading

(Whenever time permits) I am currently reading the following books:

The King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone by J. Morris

Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises by Kindleberger and Aliber

The two are quick reads targeted at the general audience. The King of Capital, in particular, is very catchy and hard to put down, especially if you are interested in the intrigues of high finance. Manias and Panics dispels the notion that “this time its different” and reminds us that bubbles are part of the wild schumpetarian ride we call capitalism.

I also just ordered Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of World Economy by Dani Rodrik.  I have read a bunch of good reviews of the book and will probably write something about it once it hits my mailbox since its all about a subject that is close to my heart.

In the meantime check out Rodrik’s blog.

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