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The best part about it is that it’s delivered in such an open, honest, straightforward manner, without any conceit or preachiness.
I recommend it to everyone I work with (and work for).
SLOUCHING TOWARDS UTOPIA: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century, by J. Bradford DeLong
A masterful analysis of the extended 20th century (1870-2020) U.S. economy, by the former Treasury official now at the University of California, Berkeley.
The New York Times’ opinion columnist Ezra Klein spoke to Mr. DeLong in a recent podcast. Listen here.
HOW TO STAND UP TO A DICTATOR: The Fight for Our Future, by Maria Ressa
Ms. Ressa, a Filipino American journalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, set her sights on how to get things done and stuck to it through thick and thin, inspiring others along the way.
What we’re looking forward to reading in 2023
THE CREATIVE ACT: A Way of Being, by Rick Rubin
Mr. Rubin, the famed music producer, has worked with some of the world’s biggest artists, including the Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, Run-DMC, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Adele. His first book offers lessons on how to get the most out of musicians and creative types.
THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRATIC CAPITALISM, by Martin Wolf
The fraying relationship between liberal democracy and capitalism is the subject of the latest book by Mr. Wolf, the chief economics commentator at The Financial Times, who rejects the view that each would be better off untethered from the other. Instead, he offers a robust defense of democratic capitalism as the most productive political and economic system, and vitally important for all of us.