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.

[amazon_link id=”1846684293″ target=”_blank” ]Why Nations Fail[/amazon_link] by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (development or rather its absence)

[amazon_image id=”1846684293″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”1846556023″ target=”_blank” ]Pity the Billionaire[/amazon_link] by Thomas Frank (US politics – I enjoyed his earlier [amazon_link id=”080507774X” target=”_blank” ]What’s the Matter with Kansas?[/amazon_link])

[amazon_link id=”0571234607″ target=”_blank” ]Capital [/amazon_link]by John Lanchester (a novel from the author of the brilliant [amazon_link id=”014104571X” target=”_blank” ]Whoops[/amazon_link] on the crisis)

[amazon_link id=”0374203032″ target=”_blank” ]What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets[/amazon_link] by Michael Sandel (I’m looking forward to this after his last book, [amazon_link id=”B002RUA4XE” target=”_blank” ]Justice[/amazon_link])

[amazon_image id=”1427214921″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”0241145104″ target=”_blank” ]Making the Future[/amazon_link] by Noam Chomsky (if it’s your cup of tea – very much not mine)

[amazon_link id=”0465019668″ target=”_blank” ]100 Plus[/amazon_link] by Sonia Arrison (about longevity, looks like it’s more in the self help/personal finance line but she’s recommended by a friend)

[amazon_link id=”1849542872″ target=”_blank” ]The Bank – Inside the Bank of England[/amazon_link] 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, [amazon_link id=”1846145104″ target=”_blank” ]Paper Promises[/amazon_link], well worth a read.