Best Economic Policy Books
Here you will get Best Economic Policy Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Discrimination and Disparities
Author: by Thomas Sowell
Published at: Basic Books; Enlarged edition (March 5, 2019)
An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell’s brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparitiesEconomic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics.
Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate. Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics.
This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision-from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.
2. The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans–and How We Can Fix It
Author: by Dorothy A. Brown
Published at: Crown (March 23, 2021)
A groundbreaking expos of racism in the American taxation system from a law professor and expert on tax policyImportant reading for those who want to understand how inequality is built into the bedrock of American society, and what a more equitable future might look like.Ibram X.
Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an AntiracistDorothy A. Brown became a tax lawyer to get away from race. As a young black girl growing up in the South Bronx, she’d seen how racism limited the lives of her family and neighbors.
Her law school classes offered a refreshing contrast: Tax law was about numbers, and the only color that mattered was green. But when Brown sat down to prepare tax returns for her parents, she found something strange: James and Dottie Brown, a plumber and a nurse, seemed to be paying an unusually high percentage of their income in taxes.
When Brown became a law professor, she set out to understand why. In The Whiteness of Wealth, Brown draws on decades of cross-disciplinary research to show that tax law isn’t as color-blind as she’d once believed. She takes us into her adopted city of Atlanta, introducing us to families across the economic spectrum whose stories demonstrate how American tax law rewards the preferences and practices of white people while pushing black people further behind.
3. The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
Author: by G. Edward Griffin
Published at: American Media; 5th edition (September 11, 2010)
Where does money come from?Where does it go?Who makes it? The money magicians’ secrets are unveiled. We get a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, their pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money.
A dry and boring subject?Just wait! You’ll be hooked in five minutes. Reads like a detective story – which it really is.But it’s all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of all history. It’s all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity.
Creature from Jekyll Island is a “must read.” Your world view will definitely change. You’ll never trust a politician again – or a banker.
4. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Author: by Peter Thiel
Published at: Currency; Illustrated edition (September 16, 2014)
A New York Times Bestseller The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory – the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades – delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society.
Stephanie Kelton’s brilliant exploration of modern monetary theory (MMT) dramatically changes our understanding of how we can best deal with crucial issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs, expanding health care coverage, climate change, and building resilient infrastructure.
Any ambitious proposal, however, inevitably runs into the buzz saw of how to find the money to pay for it, rooted in myths about deficits that are hobbling us as a country. Kelton busts through the myths that prevent us from taking action: that the federal government should budget like a household, that deficits will harm the next generation, crowd out private investment, and undermine long-term growth, and that entitlements are propelling us toward a grave fiscal crisis.
6. The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents–The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2)
Author: by Hayek
Published at: University of Chicago Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2003)
”Ray Dalio’s excellent study provides an innovative way of thinking about debt crises and the policy response.” – Ben Bernanke ”Ray Dalio’s book is must reading for anyone who aspires to prevent or manage through the next financial crisis.” – Larry Summers ”A terrific piece of work from one of the world’s top investors who has devoted his life to understanding markets and demonstrated that understanding by navigating the 2008 financial crisis well.” – Hank Paulson ”An outstanding history of financial crises, including the devastating crisis of 2008, with a very valuable framework for understanding why the engine of the financial system occasionally breaks down, and what types of policy actions by central banks and governments are necessary to resolve systemic financial crises.
This should serve as a play book for future policy makers, with practical guidance about what to do and what not to do.” – Tim Geithner ”Dalio’s approach, as in his investment management, is to synthesize information, and to convert a sprawling and multi-faceted issue into a clear-cut process of cause and effect.
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Author: by Daron Acemoglu
Published at: Currency; Illustrated edition (September 17, 2013)
Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography?
Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest.
The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people.
9. Oneness vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom
Author: by Vandana Shiva
Published at: Chelsea Green Publishing (August 31, 2020)
With a new epilogue about Bill Gates’s global agenda and how we can resist the billionaires’ war on life This is what globalization looks like: Opportunism.Exploitation. Further centralization of power. Further disempowerment of ordinary people…. Vandana Shiva is an expert whose analysis has helped us understand this situation much more deeply.
Russell Brand Widespread poverty, social unrest, and economic polarization have become our lived reality as the top 1% of the world’s seven-billion-plus population pushes the planetand all its peopleto the social and ecological brink.In Oneness vs. The 1%, Vandana Shiva takes on the billionaire dictators of Gates, Buffet, and Mark Zuckerberg, as well as other modern empires like Big Tech, Big Pharma, and Big Ag, whose blindness to the rights of people, and to the destructive impact of their construct of linear progress, have wrought havoc across the world.
Their single-minded pursuit of profit has undemocratically enforced uniformity and monocultures, division and separation, monopolies and external controlover finance, food, energy, information, healthcare, and even relationships. Basing her analysis on explosive facts, Shiva exposes the 1%’s model of philanthrocapitalism, which is about deploying unaccountable money to bypass democratic structures, derail diversity, and impose totalitarian ideas based on One Science, One Agriculture, and One History.
10. Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist
Author: by Kate Raworth
Published at: Chelsea Green Publishing; Illustrated edition (March 29, 2018)
A Financial Times “Best Book of 2017: Economics 800-CEO-Read Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times.
Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike. That’s why it is time, says renegade economist Kate Raworth, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century.
In Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.
11. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Author: by Thomas Piketty
Published at: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (August 14, 2017)
A New York Times #1 BestsellerAn Amazon #1 BestsellerA Wall Street Journal #1 BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerA Sunday Times BestsellerWinner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the British Academy MedalFinalist, National Book Critics Circle AwardIt seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the yearand maybe of the decade.
Paul Krugman, New York TimesThe book aims to revolutionize the way people think about the economic history of the past two centuries. It may well manage the feat. The EconomistPiketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an intellectual tour de force, a triumph of economic history over the theoretical, mathematical modeling that has come to dominate the economics profession in recent years.
Steven Pearlstein, Washington PostPiketty has written an extraordinarily important bookIn its scale and sweep it brings us back to the founders of political economy. Martin Wolf, Financial TimesA sweeping account of rising inequalityPiketty has written a book that nobody interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore.
12. The War on Cash: How Banks and a Power-Hungry Government Want to Confiscate Your Cash, Steal Your Liberty and Track Every Dollar You Spend. And How to Fight Back.
Author: by David McRee
Published at: Humanix Books (June 23, 2020)
The War on Cash: How Banks and a Power-Hungry Government Want to Confiscate Your Cash, Steal Your Liberty and Track Every Dollar You Spend. And How to Fight Back is a wake-up call to every one about the tactics being used by governments to restrict the public’s use of cash and to abuse the laws for its own purposes.
Powerful forces are threatening your financial freedom. All over the world, including in the United States of America, governments, certain academics, banks and non-governmental organizations (nonprofits) are working in a coordinated way to stop you from using cash. The War on Cash is a shocking look into the banks and power-hungry government plans to confiscate your cash, steal your liberty, and track every dollar you spend.
AND HOW TO FIGHT BACK!
13. The Great Demographic Reversal: Ageing Societies, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival
Author: by Charles Goodhart
Published at: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2020 edition (August 9, 2020)
This original and panoramic book proposes that the underlying forces of demography and globalisation will shortly reverse three multi-decade global trends it will raise inflation and interest rates, but lead to a pullback in inequality. Whatever the future holds, the authors argue, it will be nothing like the past.
Deflationary headwinds over the last three decades have been primarily due to an enormous surge in the world’s available labour supply, owing to very favourable demographic trends and the entry of China and Eastern Europe into the world’s trading system.
This book demonstrates how these demographic trends are on the point of reversing sharply, coinciding with a retreat from globalisation.The result? Ageing can be expected to raise inflation and interest rates, bringing a slew of problems for an over-indebted world economy, but is also anticipated to increase the share of labour, so that inequality falls.
Covering many social and political factors, as well as those that are more purely macroeconomic, the authors address topics including ageing, dementia, inequality, populism, retirement and debt finance, among others. This book will be of interest and understandable to anyone with an interest on where the world’s economy may be going.
14. AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, And The New World Order
Author: by Kai-Fu Lee
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company; 1st edition (September 1, 2018)
THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERDr. Kai-Fu Leeone of the world’s most respected experts on AI and Chinareveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected.
Indeed, as the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs.
But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not. But he provides a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.
15. The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: by John Perkins
Published at: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 2nd edition (February 9, 2016)
Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this new edition of the New York Times bestseller brings the story of Economic Hit Men up-to-date and, chillingly, home to the U.S. But it also gives us hope and the tools to fight back.
Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere elseto become the dominant system of business, government, and society today.
Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it. Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them.
If the EHMs can’t maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal toolsfalse economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military powerare used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago.
16. Wealth, Poverty and Politics
Author: by Thomas Sowell
Published at: Basic Books; 2nd edition (September 6, 2016)
In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth.
We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. Sowell contends that liberals have a particular interest in misreading the data and chastises them for using income inequality as an argument for the welfare state.
Refuting Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and others on the left, Sowell draws on accurate empirical data to show that the inequality is not nearly as extreme or sensational as we have been led to believe. Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.