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The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society

ECONOMICS

The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society

Posted by Hamilton Cain ×

The new book by the financial journalist traces the journey of a powerful ideology from academic papers to the corridors of power.
Compassionate Capitalism and the Birth of “Fair Trade”

DAYBOOK

Compassionate Capitalism and the Birth of “Fair Trade”

By Steve King ×

Three decades ago this month the modern "Fair Trade" movement was born -- by a company that took inspiration from an 1860 novel of colonial exploitation.
The B&N Podcast: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The counterintuitive thinker who brought us "The Black Swan" talks about his new book "Skin in the Game", and the relationship of risk to reward.
Extend and Pretend

CURRENT EVENTS

Extend and Pretend

By Christopher Byrd ×

Two works of fiction bring to daunting life the human consequences of an economic crisis. By Christopher Byrd.
Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

HISTORY

Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

The notion of "austerity" has returned to political conversations about the fate of America's cities. Kim Phillips-Fein looks back at the the lessons offered by New York's economic crisis of the...
The Undoing Project

PSYCHOLOGY

The Undoing Project

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

Why are even experts so poor at making predictions? Our minds, says Michael Lewis in his new book, are playing tricks on us. Review by Peter Lewis.
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

POLITICS

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

In economically hard-hit Louisiana, a sociologist goes in quest of the "deep story" of conservative America. Review by Barbara Spindel.
Growing Like a Weed

DAYBOOK

Growing Like a Weed

By Steve King ×

Eleven years ago this week, the Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on medical marijuana. But that hasn't stopped many states from moving rapidly toward a world of legalized pot use.
Welcome to the Working Week

AMERICAN HISTORY

Welcome to the Working Week

By Steve King ×

This week in 1926, the forty-hour work week was born. Can it survive?
On the Edge

FICTION

On the Edge

Reviewed by Christopher Byrd ×

Why Rafael Chirbes's portrait of a Spanish community devasted by the financial crisis is the novel the world needs now. Review by Christopher Byrd.
“The Cause Needed a Martyr”

DAYBOOK

“The Cause Needed a Martyr”

By Steve King ×

This week in history: the death of Joe Hill, the fate of unions and the arrival of the "sharing economy."
Phishing for Phools

economics

Phishing for Phools

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

A Nobel Prize winner and esteemed economist join forces to explain "the bridled market that measures and enforces quality standards that keep the system from becoming a colossal Ponzi scheme."