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Ezra Klein writes on economic and domestic policy for The Washington Post, at http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein. He has been an associate editor at The American Prospect and contributes to the group food blog the Internet Food Association.

American Colossus

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American Colossus

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A sweeping survey of Gilded Age America traces the rise of modern wealth, and its power.

Beyond Ideology

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Beyond Ideology

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A new book grapples with the question of why our legislative branch has been so frequently gridlocked.
The Best Books on Politics and Policy for 2009

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The Best Books on Politics and Policy for 2009

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Ezra Klein offers some suggestions for books to help illuminate a tumultuous year in public affairs.

Super Freakonomics

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Super Freakonomics

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Ezra Klein measures a sequel’s unintended consequences.
True Compass

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True Compass

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The long-awaited memoir from the Lion of the Senate testifies to the centrality of the Kennedy identity in his life and career.
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

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The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

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Why the cure for our ailing medical establishment requires a journey over the horizon.
The Walkable City: From Haussmann’s Boulevards to Jane Jacobs’ Streets and Beyond

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The Walkable City: From Haussmann’s Boulevards to Jane Jacobs’ Streets and Beyond

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What would life be like if driving weren't the only way to get there?
The Liberal Hour: The 1960s and the Remaking of American Life

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The Liberal Hour: The 1960s and the Remaking of American Life

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Did a set of arcane procedural changes upend decades of American political stasis?
Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do

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Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do

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Why everything you know about political demographics is wrong.
Grand New Party

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Grand New Party

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A prescription for Republican renewal.
Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders

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Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders

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An argument for more open borders, from a politically conservative perspective.
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions

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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions

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How the real nature of human decision-making challenges some cherished fundamentals of economics.