New books in 2012 – part 3

Before the New Year I wrote here and here about some forthcoming books to look forward to. Here is a round-up of a few I missed, in no special order.

Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (development or rather its absence)

Pity the Billionaire by Thomas Frank (US politics – I enjoyed his earlier What’s the Matter with Kansas?)

Capital by John Lanchester (a novel from the author of the brilliant Whoops on the crisis)

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael Sandel (I’m looking forward to this after his last book, Justice)

Making the Future by Noam Chomsky (if it’s your cup of tea – very much not mine)

100 Plus by Sonia Arrison (about longevity, looks like it’s more in the self help/personal finance line but she’s recommended by a friend)

The Bank – Inside the Bank of England by Dan Conaghan (I know nothing about this but the author followed me on Twitter….)

I was asked to look out for forthcoming titles on Japan but haven’t found any. But there is this interesting contrarian feature by Eamonn Fingleton, The Myth of Japan’s Failure.

And here as a bonus is my review for The Independent of Philip Coggan’s new book, Paper Promises, well worth a read.

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