Category: Economics

19 January, 2015

Ramin Nassehi

GDP Fetishism

Ramin Nassehi on the use and abuse of the ubiquitous economic indicator

3 June, 2014

Ramin Nassehi

Development as Unfreedom

Easterly’s book tackles the current technocratic approach to developmental aid and urges us to question it altogether.

4 June, 2012

Philipp M. Hildebrand and Rahul Prabhakar

Capital Rules

Charles Goodhart's The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision contains a mountain of material on global banking regulation.

21 May, 2012

Musab Younis


David Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years explores the history of a concept with the same roots as "guilt" and "sin".

4 April, 2011

John Feddersen

Bringing Down the House

Hans-Werner Sinn's Casino Capitalism locates the cause of the financial crisis in banks' insufficient equity reserves.

7 June, 2010

Joel Krupa

Guiding the Invisible Hand

Joseph Stiglitz's Freefall

24 May, 2010

Tom Cutterham

The Culture of Capital

The Human Face of the Dismal Science

1 March, 2010

Mike Jakeman

Everything Must Go

John Lanchester's Whoops!

18 January, 2010

Nita Colaco

Adam Smith: A Moral Philosopher

Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments

23 November, 2009

James Moxness

The Wine-Dark Sea

David Hancock's Oceans of Wine