A regular feature calling attention to important books and articles that CHN staff, board, and collaborating scholars are reading and recommend. Quot libros, quam breve tempus.
J. Earle, C. Moran, and Z. Ward-Perkins, The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts (Manchester University Press, 2017).
B. M. Evans and S. McBride, Austerity: The Lived Experience (University of Toronto Press, 2017).
M. Ignatieff, The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World (Harvard University Press, 2017).
E. Minnich, The Evil of Banality: On the Life and Death Importance of Thinking (Roman and Littlefield, 2017).
P. Mirowski, Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown (Verso, 2013).
S. McBride and B. M. Evans, eds. The Austerity State (University of Toronto Press, 2017).
J. C. Scott, Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States (Yale University Press, 2017).
J. C. Scott, Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play (Princeton University Press, 2017).
S. Solman and P. Fernbach, The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone (Riverhead Books, 2017).
K. Raworth, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017).
W. Scheidel, The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2017).