Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (development or rather its absence)
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty
Pity the Billionaire by Thomas Frank (US politics – I enjoyed his earlier What’s the Matter with Kansas?)
What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
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.