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.

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]

by Thomas Frank (US politics – I enjoyed his earlier

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

by Michael Sandel (I’m looking forward to this after his last book,

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

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

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

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,

, well worth a read.