Who knew the keys to consumerism lay in Keith Richards' six string?
John Bogle and William Bernstein re-make their case for passive investing.
A smattering of post-election politics reading.
The eurozone is on track to post an average year of economic growth.
Rare earth metals aren't rare. We've got 1,300 years of reserves in the US alone!
The US health care reform law is in the books, but the challenges facing our country's legislature are just beginning.
Steven Rattner's Overhaul is a fine enough account of the US auto bailout as a financial and political event, but Paul Ingrassia's Crash Course provides the necessary context to see why it happened.
Fearing change is human, but change is what makes capitalism great.
After a long business trip, a few reading suggestions.
How We Decide proves Jonah Lehrer ranks among the best active science writers, while Sheena Iyengar's The Art of Choosing is a sometimes cluttered but broader meditation on the act of choice in our lives.
If you're looking for a major bout of deflation, you'd better be hoping for a monetary policy mistake.
Lee Eisenberg's The Number is a surprisingly fresh take on the issues of savings and retirement.
A housing recovery would help, but we aren't lost without it.
Instead of planning for attention-grabbing hyperinflation, consider today's reality and what's more likely in store.
Nicholas Carr's The Shallows is spotty, but ultimately an important read for today's investor. Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus often makes the right points, but in tedious fashion.
Anatole Kaletsky's Capitalism 4.0 is deft, erudite, and essential reading for those looking to better understand the global macroeconomic future ahead.
David H. Freedman's book about why and how experts are often wrong lacks depth and is probably not worth your time.
Jonathan Fox's Myth of the Rational Market is a great primer into the history of efficient market theory, but doesn't do what the title promises.
The Richest Man in Babylon is a great book for your graduating grandchildren, but probably too hammy for the rest of us.
With his newest bestseller, The Big Short, Michael Lewis proves he's still the most entertaining financial journalist around. But his cynicism betrays him too often.
Brian S. Wesbury's It's Not as Bad as You Think: Why Capitalism Trumps Fear and the Economy Will Thrive picks up where Milton Friedman left off.
Capitalism and Freedom is the best entry point into the world of Milton Friedman.
The Wiedemer brothers' Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown is sure to go down in infamy as a landmark of today's pessimism.
The Fed raised the discount rate Friday—a baby step toward normalizing monetary policy.
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