Economists are poor sociologists, argues the Yale economics professor and 2013 Nobel laureate. He chooses five books that help in the search for the ultimate causes of things.
Political economist Dani Rodrik says the history of globalisation goes back not just to 1980, not just to 1945, not just to the ‘first era of globalisation’ in the 19th century – but all the way back to the Mongol conquests
The leading international economic adviser of his generation and special adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon says we can reduce poverty by devoting just a modest fraction of our vast wealth to the effort
Recycling is more than just a blue and green bin in your pantry, says journalist Adam Minter – it’s a global trade with centuries of history that stretches from American scrapyards to Chinese e-waste recycling villages
If you were the last person alive and had to leave a testament to how our world worked, which five books would you choose? One political economist makes his 'desert island' choices.
The Wall Street money manager diagnoses the ills of America’s political and economic system in a fizzing, irreverent analysis (with promised f-bombs thrown in)
Three decades of growing inequality and collapsing public morality have pitched America into crisis, imperilling its democracy. But there are precedents for a way out, says Robert Reich