Seven years after the cataclysmic events of fall 2008, when the global financial system all but melted away, we have the testimony of the last of the key decision-makers during that crisis: then-Fe
“On Inequality is neither informative nor entertaining.”
“Dr. Piper has written an eye-opening book about a hotly contested vital resource. . . . No hiding in libraries for this academic. . . .
Urging the imperative “to distinguish between the desirable and the vital as well as between the feasible and the impossible,” Richard Haass forcefully, cogently, and compellingly makes the case th
“. . . both a highly engaging read and a cry for more humane, healthy, and dignified living and working conditions for migrant laborers.”
“Whether you are suited to working naked or not, it is coming to your city—in fact, it's already here.”
“Dealing with big ideas and important concepts, Balance is engagingly and accessibly told . . .”
“This is a punch-packing, heart-breaking, and ultimately invigorating book . . .”
“The elements of Occupy Wall Street defy ‘simple categorization—they don’t fit into neat little boxes.
“Melvin A. Goodman is a damn fine author, and National Insecurity is a damning assessment of U.S. defense spending and covert operations.”
“. . . a long song of praise for marijuana and a continued puzzlement as to why the drug remains illegal.”
“Why Capitalism? summarizes Professor Meltzer’s past scholarship for a general audience and reiterates his policy proposals in the context of the present economic crisis.
“Ms. Vanderkam's interesting book argues that much of what we want is within reach. ‘Every dollar is a choice,’ and often we make those choices without thinking them through. . . .
“. . . Where Did the Jobs Go is nothing like a prescription for fixing America’s jobs problem, regardless of the subtitle’s promise (And How Do We Get Them Back?).
“Supported and illuminated by a series of powerful graphic displays of key changes and realigned relationships, Race Against the Machine is simultaneously sophisticated, yet access
“Many will disagree with Michael O’Hanlon on essential points. But the level of debate is what counts so that our armed forces are supported by intelligent strategic decisions.
“It’s too bad, really, that Against Thrift fails at its most basic level. Dr. Livingston is daring, original, obviously well read, and—to a liberal reader—well intentioned.
“What’s needed, in fact, is much more pressure from outside Nigeria combined with the work of really active NGOs.
“Mr. Neuwirth seamlessly blends history and economic theory in with his narratives, . . . This is a fun read, and not just for professors of political economy.
The essence of the argument that Tyler Cowen advances in The Great Stagnation is that the U.S.’s prosperity over the last three decades has been derived from “lots of low-hanging fruit .
“The Deepening Crisis is an ambitious book but it falls short on delivery. . . .
After an economic meltdown, a decade of war in the Middle East, and an Old Testament geyser in the gulf, we face a fork in the road of our national journey: Are our institutions—be they government,