This page will consist of books that have influenced me greatly in recent years, and in the past – primarily non-fiction. I hope to categorize and add to the list periodically, and to give a brief annotation of each entry. The present list is in no particular order.
Steven Waldman, Founding Faith (New York: Random House, 2008)
Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom (New York: Random House, 1999)
Chris Hedges, Death of the Liberal Class (New York: Nation Books, 2010)
Hernando de Soto, The Mystery of Capital (New York: Basic Books, 2000)
L. Randall Wray, Modern Money Theory (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
Mahmoud Mohamed Taha, The Second Message of Islam (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse U. Pr., 1987)
Jeffrey A. Winters, Oligarchy (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Pr., 2011)
Emanuel Swedenborg, True Christianity (J. Rose, translator) in 2 vols (West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 2010)
Dean Baker, Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer (Washington, DC: Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2016)
John Kay, Other People’s Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People (N.Y.: Public Affairs/ Perseus Books, 2016)
Bruce R. Scott, The Concept of Capitalism (N.Y.: Springer, 2009)
This is “the intellectual core” of Scott’s Capitalism: Its Origins and Evolution as a System of Governance (N.Y.: Springer, 2011), which he wanted to make public in light of the political discourse in the lead-up to the U.S. Affordable Care Act (“Obama Care”, 2010). I haven’t read the larger work.
Desiderius Erasmus, In Praise of Folly, (Rotterdam, 1511), and On Free Will (1524)
Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America (New York: Henry Holt/ Picador, 2010)